The USA Today ran an abhorrent story this week, the kind no news outlet should have let pass the pitch phase.
The newspaper published a story saying Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh cannot be trusted around children. The following excerpt is from the original story, courtesy of The Federalist.
The nation is deeply divided. Sometimes it feels like we don’t agree on anything anymore. But credibly accused sex offenders should not coach youth basketball, girls or boys, without deeper investigation. Can’t we all agree on that?
Proof that Kavanaugh is a sexual threat to children? Non existent. That didn’t matter. To the paper’s modest credit, it quickly backpedaled via a serious revision.
Welcome to Journalism, 2018 style.
Here’s betting fellow “journalist” Tom Arnold of Vice fame won’t even bother to make amends for his statements. Arnold picked up that horrific theme on his Twitter account this week.
It’s beyond disgraceful. Yet liberal stars can literally say anything they want about conservatives and they won’t be punished.
Bill Maher compared Sarah Palin’s family, including her special needs child, to inbred monsters.
Joss Whedon insulted cancer-stricken teens to mock Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican.
Ron Perlman suggesed Nikki Haley is sleeping with President Donald Trump (the #MeToo crowd was especially silent on this one…)
Samantha Bee called First Daughter Ivanka Trump a feckless “c***.”
Jim Jefferies sexualized First Lady Melania Trump, calling her “wooden” and “dirty.”
That’s just a tiny sample.
But … if Roseanne Barr, who recently embraced Republican President Donald Trump, sends out one racially charged tweet her show and career are history. Barr’s apology didn’t help her. The aforementioned stars didn’t apologize for their comments.
Why bother? The Media’s Outrage Machine never so much as got turned on.
Does anyone think Vice will drop Arnold from its inexplicable series “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes?”
Of course not.
It’s why Outrage Culture, captured by both Derek Hunter’s Outrage, Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood and Glenn Beck’s Addicted to Outrage: How Thinking Like a Recovering Addict Can Heal the Country isn’t just a sham. It’s a shameless political tool.
[Cross-posted from Hollywood in Toto.]