Thankfully, not everyone in showbiz thinks Hollywood virtue-signaling is the most charming thing in the universe. Recently, celebrity podcast host Joe Rogan had a mouthful for the glamorous Hollywood stars who put out a video compilation of them singing a cheesy John Lennon song during Chinese virus quarantine.
Univision midday anchor Borja Voces suggested Thursday that President Donald Trump despises undocumented immigrants, in a rant about how undocumented immigrants were excluded from the government´s emergency economic assistance package.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson and his guest slammed Twitter for allowing communist regimes to spread misinformation while censoring scientific debate about the cure for COVID-19. Carlson, on his show Tucker Carlson Tonight, acknowledged that there is room for debate concerning the best course of action to solve the coronavirus pandemic. He and his guest, attorney Harmeet Dhillon, who serves on President Donald Trump's 2020 advisory council, agreed that free speech to debate is critical during a time like this. Dhillon observed that Twitter was “censoring people for reporting that a drug that had been approved by the FDA is a hopeful alternative to suffering and dying from this disease.”
Worried about the spread of the coronavirus? Many are, but is allowing the United States government to track people using location data a good idea? A slim majority of 84 tech experts surveyed have said that the U.S. government should not harness Americans’ location data in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus, reported The Washington Post’s Cat Zakrzewski March 30. Fifty-one percent of The Technology 202’s standing panel of experts “from across the government, the private sector and the consumer advocacy community” said that the U.S. shouldn’t emulate other countries in using digital surveillance measures.
If you’re a “white evangelical Christian,” you might want to check your back for a bullseye -- or maybe just a “Kick Me!” sign. Everybody’s looking for someone or something to blame for our current crisis, and for the progressives of The New York Times, The Washington Post and other elite newsrooms, you’re it. (Shhh, don’t mention the Chinese government, you racist!)
Jason Alexander, everyone’s favorite overweight, neurotic schlub from Seinfeld, George Costanza, has been making some pretty over-the-top observations about the state of America under President Trump lately. On April 2, the actor blasted the president as the “most despicable person” to ever have become president and insisted that Trump’s actions have directly resulted in the current death toll of those infected by the coronavirus.
It is not the first time a prominent media outlet has been forced to retract a video piece as a result of misleading and erroneous editing. CBS News was the latest to be caught in the act of disseminating shoddy news packaging in the form of an overflowing Italian hospital video within a story about New York City Covid-19 cases.
Since Tuesday, liberal journalists on CNN and MSNBC have been teaming up with elected Democrats to shoot down the notion that their collective obsession with impeaching President Trump slowed the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The biased coverage argued the “talking point” was “dangerous” and predicted that it would not “pick up much traction.”
Yesterday was April Fools’ Day. Looks like a prominent liberal business outlet did not get that memo and fell prey to a major climate change prank. MarketWatch ran a story on April Fools’ Day originally headlined “Google will no longer pay lobbyists that deny climate change, pledges zero emissions by 2025.” The problem? The source for that story came from a parody account, according to a MarketWatch update.
Another network poll is out finding majority support for Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and this time CBS didn’t even manage 10 seconds for the news. Instead, CBS This Morning on Thursday skipped the positive numbers and barely mentioned the survey at all. In the 7am hour, co-host Tony Dokoupil announced, “A CBS News poll out this morning shows about half of Americans, 51 percent of us, believe the outbreak will get worse in the next month. Only 28 percent think it will get better.”
Don’t be fooled. Though Ellen Degeneres may be the pleasant, smiling face of popular daytime talk show Ellen, some of the people calling the shots behind the scenes aren’t quite as jovial and happy-go-lucky as their brand pays them to appear. Though he tries to toe the well-adjusted, normal guy line for the sake of his career, Ellen executive producer Andy Lassner turns into a quaking, rage-filled troll every time President Trump tweets.
While the first three months of 2020 were overloaded with news -- ranging from the impeachment of President Trump to the arrival of the coronavirus outbreak -- the liberal MSNBC “news” channel failed to attract new viewers and matched the same ratings from a year ago. The stagnation in numbers comes in stark contrast to the Fox News Channel, which gained 38 percent during the same period, and even the ratings-challenged CNN, which actually grew its numbers by a surprising 18 percent.
On Thursday morning, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released an open letter to President Donald Trump about the $75 million grant Public Broadcasting (CPB) received in the overall coronavirus bill. Bozell explained just how wasteful that money is and what $75 million could do if put to actually FIGHTING the spread of corona. He declared, “Now more than ever, Americans must pull together in a spirit of unity. Not in the spirit of division that CPB has advocated through its decades of biased programming.”
Liberal media outlets were quick to shill for former President Barack Obama’s recent swipes at President Donald Trump. CNN, USA Today and The Washington Post all pushed liberal spin stories elevating Obama’s tweet, which took two veiled shots at the Trump administration. One alleged the administration’s denial "of warnings of a pandemic." Obama’s other shot bleated about the consequences of “climate denial” over Trump's decision to roll back his auto emission standards.
On Tuesday's Amanpour & Co. on PBS, NPR hoste Michel Martin did an interview with Stuart Stevens, one of those GOP strategists who became red-hot Never Trumpers. Stevens insisted "the original sin of the modern Republican party is race," and Martin used that to rip into Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush....inaccurately.