Merry Christmas from Family Guy, where you can reflect on the Christmas spirit with an episode of…an underage Meg orgasming on Santa’s lap?
Last week, Showtime premiered its reboot The L Word: Generation Q, with an episode that included lesbian porn and period sex, among other things. This week featured transgender sex.
Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, the deluded duo of former journalists behind Fusion GPS, the Democratic opposition research group responsible for the discredited “dossier” from British spy Christopher Steele, has put out a calling card for business in Great Britain: “Britain needs its own Mueller report on Russian ‘interference.’” Simpson and Fritsch, who helped snarl Donald Trump and his staff in years of bad-faith investigations, may be aiming for new political markets now that the U.S. establishment has belatedly gotten wise after a devastating Inspector General report.
The New York Times demonstrated more strange new respect for Christianity in a prominent story by contributing opinion writer Molly Worthen, including a graphic that took up the entire front of the Sunday Review: “What Would Jesus Do About Inequality?” Push birth control, hate the Koch brothers, and read journalist Jane Mayer, evidently: "Participants are moving beyond the idolatry of the free market to a conversation about economic justice..."
Paranoia was striking deep on the set of AM Joy today. Host Joy Reid devoted a segment to a discussion of the supposedly serious possibility that President Trump would refuse to leave office after two terms, the constitutional limit of the 22nd Amendment notwithstanding.
Saturday Night Live went after a conservative family group for objecting to a lesbian ad on the Hallmark Channel during the sketch comedy show’s December 14 episode hosted by actress Scarlett Johansson.
The Washington Post has assembled an array of mean-spirited comedians on staff, from Gene Weingarten to Alexandra Petri to cartoonists Tom Toles and Ann Telnaes. So when it comes to choosing sensitivity over comedy, they're major hypocrites. But they ran a Sunday opinion-section lecture that you should never joke about people choosing their gender pronouns.
The combined enrollment of the U.S. Naval and Army academies is nearly 9,000, but after the annual football rivalry game between the two rivals in Philadelphia Saturday, media are obsessed with three of them for supposedly making racist hand gestures at the game.
In one of the only instances of former FBI Director James Comey being held to some form of account for his overseeing of the bureau’s misconduct during the Russia investigation, Fox News Channel anchor Chris Wallace grilled Comey on what he knew about lies his people were telling the FISA court, his false statements to the public, and whether or not he would resign if he was still the head of the FBI.
The Democratic Party and media crusade to impeach President Trump didn’t appear to be going well Sunday, as New Jersey Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew was set to vote against the Articles of Impeachment and become a Republican in the process. ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Sunday Today spent some of their mornings trying to convince the public it was no big deal. Yet, part of the intent of the hearings was to peel Republicans away from Trump, which would’ve been celebrated.
ESPN First Take yell man Stephen A. Smith is under fire for making a mockery of journalism ethics. On Friday, The Root writer Stephen A. Crockett Jr. joined in with Jemele Hill's Twitter criticisms of Smith for secretly working with Jay-Z to arrange last month's failed NFL workout for Colin Kaepernick. Crockett and Hill, a writer for The Atlantic, are giving Smith no mercy.
In the past week, in the aftermath of the shooting attack that killed three U.S. Navy sailors on a military base in Pensacola, Florida, Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends show has given substantial attention to the problem of most troops not being allowed to carry weapons on base. In several segments this week, the show highlighted the views of several Navy troops who are speaking out on the issue.
On his Saturday show, CNN host Michael Smerconish nudged CNN analyst/losing Florida gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum that the Conservative landslide in Britain is a warning sign for the American Democrats in 2020. Gillum threw gallons of cold water on the notion, even suggesting Trump has done nothing for red-state voters on the economy. He sold them a "bill of bads."
New York Times reporter Marc Tracy made the front of Friday’s Business section with a story on press outrage over the treatment of late Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs, in “Richard Jewell,” directed by Clint Eastwood. Journalists are suddenly outraged over the common practice of Hollywood fictionalizing stories based on real life by adding details to juice up the story. Many movies have portrayed journalists as fictionally heroic without any complaints. But now that Eastwood is holding up irresponsible journalism in an unflattering light, the press is in full howl.
CNN host Chris Cuomo began his closing argument Friday night by complaining that Democrats did not fight hard enough to make their case for impeachment. Cuomo also repeatedly used the hashtag #DirtyDonald that recently began trending on Twitter when describing President Trump’s behavior; making him essentially indistinguishable from a Democratic activist.