Journalist Lisa Miller has a hostile 5,500-word profile of "bully" Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the July 24 edition of New York magazine, complete with cloying, cutesy “portraits” of DeVos (none particularly gentle-looking) “commissioned” from schoolchildren. The headline selection serves as a reliable CliffsNotes summary of the text: “Who Is Betsy DeVos? And how did she get to be head of our schools?” The cover tag: “Betsy DeVos, Underperformer – The social promotion of an education zealot.”
Monday’s firing of recently hired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci along with the replacement of Reince Priebus with John Kelly as Chief of Staff has left the media in an uproar about the “chaos” in the White House. On CNN’s New Day Tuesday, political analyst and former host of NBC’s Meet the Press David Gregory argued that the firings and hirings undermined the integrity of the presidency. “Well I mean, I just think it’s been a joke,” Gregory scoffed.
After a six-month respite, the Associated Press has started aggressively going after Donald Trump and his administration over conditions in the U.S. economy. In an opening salvo at 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, the AP criticized as "not completely accurate" the following completely accurate Trump tweet: "Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising."
PBS president Paula Kerger appeared at the summer tour of the Television Critics Association to make dire warnings about PBS stations shutting down in Alaska if President Trump's plan to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting passes Congress. This is exactly the same playbook the pubcasters used in the mid-90s when Newt Gingrich promised to zero them out.
The season finale of VH1’s Daytime Divas goes ugly against the token conservative host and her right to lawfully carry a concealed weapon. In the July 31 episode titled “Whose Show Is It Anyway?” the hosts of “The Lunch Hour” discover that Heather (Fiona Gubelmann) conceal carries a gun in her purse. The predictable liberal angst over an American constitutional right ensues.
Growing more impatient with each passing day of NFL training camp, Colin Kaepernick apologists in the media are now pitching their "entitlement tent" in Baltimore. There, the Ravens are razor thin at the quarterback position, and these media believe the team owes Kaepernick a rich contract.
We’re past the point for me to say AMC’s Preacher has jumped the shark in terms of Christianity, but that certainly doesn’t stop the show from trying. This latest episode just introduced a background for Jesus Christ so crazy that Dan Brown’s asking questions.
ESPN continues its trend of injecting left-wing politics into its coverage of events in the sporting world. This time, the network decided to add its political two cents to its coverage of MLB legend Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez' induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Some of you might remember when liberals in the media mocked former First Lady Nancy Reagan for merely dabbling in astrology. Well, thirty years later it is the media liberals who are seriously consulting astrologers in the desperate hope they might reassure them that perhaps the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 could spell doom for the Trump presidency.
The fallout from last week’s departure of Sean Spicer as White House press secretary and Reince Priebus as chairman of the Republican National Committee spilled into MSNBC’s liberal programming on Sunday. Our friends at Mediaite found that one-time weekday host Thomas Roberts -- now a weekend host -- made a harsh assertion about Spicer’s future during an edition of MSNBC Live.
To vociferously oppose MS-13 is to, in so many words, descend from the rhetorical lineage of lynch-mob sympathizers in the Jim Crow south. So says Slate’s Jamelle Bouie in his Thursday piece “Make America Afraid Again”:
The Washington Post published Sunday about going on a tour backed by the US-designated terrorist group Hezbollah. With no counterbalance to the propaganda-laced piece, titled "Hezbollah takes journalists in Lebanon on a tour to prove Trump wrong," the article was anything but news.
Venezuela’s president held a sham election on July 30 that created an assembly out of his own supporters, to bypass that country’s elected representatives and rewrite the constitution. But, inexcusably, the broadcast networks seem to be going out of their way to avoid reporting on this glaring example of how socialism inevitably turns out, if it’s allowed to continue unchecked.
Ah, Jezebel. In a society where children don’t sing on the streets for their dinner, the phrase “neo-Dickensian” doesn’t really apply. However, contributor Sarah Seltzer found it relevant in light of the Republican attempt to overturn Obamacare. After all, in her opinion, these times are “bloated by economic and social inequality.”
In her Jezebel article, “We’ve Stopped Even Pretending to Care About Children,” published Friday, Seltzer stated that, “This year, my first year as a mother, my first in Trump’s America, I realized that as a culture, we’ve given up even the pretense that we give a shit about children.”
The writers from liberal late night shows pine for the days of Barack Obama when they could go a whole week without making fun of the president. According to an article in Variety, “the general consensus” among writers who appeared at a panel in Beverly Hills is “I don’t want this job.” Writer for The Daily Show Hallie Haglund complained, “To try to find a new way to go after that can be really boring.”