On Friday's MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC contributor Zerlina Maxwell was the latest liberal commentator to show herself to still be in denial of the fact that the Barack Obama administration also kept some illegal immigrant children in cage-like structures as she claimed that it is a sign of President Donald Trump's "racism" that his administration also does so. She also claimed that there is "terrorism" committed by white nationalists in the U.S. "on an ongoing basis."
Two of the New York Times's most execrable tendencies came together in one awful story, set for print in Sunday’s edition. It combined the paper’s “Red Century” homages and other paeans to Communist regimes (who supposedly supported “women’s rights” despite being genocidal dictatorships) with the paper’s habit of gleefully puncturing what it considers lazy jingoistic pro-American mythology on days like Independence Day, or the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Times contributor Sophie Pinkham’s ludicrous “How the Soviets Won the Space Race for Equality -- The U.S.S.R. sent women and people of color to space years before the U.S.”
While NewsBusters has spent a copious amount of words this week on the liberal bias on television this week against the President for his criticism of the squad, a review of The Washington Post showed that it spilled more than its share of ink to defend the so-called “Squad” over the course of 16 print stories from Monday to Friday, ranging from supposedly straight news items to some that actually featured a slightly different font to delineate that change to analysis.
Wrapping up a series of reports on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, on Friday’s Today show, dour NBC correspondent Harry Smith used the opportunity to bemoan the lack of progress over the past five decades on liberal agenda items like climate change and economic inequality, among other “problems here at home.”
Near the end of its evening newscast Telemundo, NBC’s Spanish-language affiliate network, recently had the temerity to treat its viewership to two and a half minutes of good news. Three cheers for a buoyant economy in which Latinos make up 63% of new homeowners in the United States.
Remember in 2016 when Iran seized ten American sailors and their riverine command boats and when their Iranian captors photographed them on their knees with their hands behind their heads and videotaped confessions, and when then Secretary of State John Kerry thanked the Iranians for treating our sailors well despite this probable violation of the Geneva Convention? It was one of the most embarrassing episodes for the country during the Obama era, but on Friday's MSNBC Live, former member of Obama's national security council and current NBC analyst Ned Price declared that the episode's quick resolution actually proves that Obama's Iran strategy is superior to President Trump's.
The Top Gun sequel is set for release next June, but all is not right with Maverick. It seams the producers have bent the knee to strongman Xi Jinping in Beijing. On Twitter, Globe and Mail reporter Mark MacKinnon noted that the Top Gun: Maverick trailer features Maverick’s iconic leather jacket; however, the new rendition removed the original Japanese and Taiwanese flag patches. MacKinnon later revealed that China’s Tencent Pictures is one of the main producers of the new Top Gun which explains the change.
Elected officials are no longer allowed to tweet innocuous support for the United States Navy, if you believe Twitter. Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott met with Twitter officials on July 15 to discuss why his tweet about the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, was covered up by Twitter.
After hosting the first two-night debate of Democratic candidates at the end of June for the 2020 presidential election, CNN decided to add some drama to the process of selecting participants for the second round, which will take place on July 30 and 31. That choice drew fire from James Poniewozik, chief television critic for the New York Times, who slammed the selection as giving the Thursday night program “the appearance of a Powerball drawing and just as much depth.”
CNN’s New Day ventured into preposterous territory on Friday morning when co-host Alisyn Camerota pinned the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting on Donald Trump. Camerota comments may be a new low even for CNN as she ignored this key point: Shooter Robert Bowers went out of his way to say how much he DISLIKED the President.
Last month at CAA Amplify, an annual conference to promote diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry, President and CEO of National Women’s Law Center and Co-Founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund Fatima Goss Graves issued what was described as “a demand and a plea” for more abortion scenes onscreen in light of new pro-life laws because “[t]he stories on abortion do not match our reality.”
If there was an award for most Trump-deranged pundit on cable television, Donny Deutsch would be the frontrunner. In the wake of the President’s attacks on the so-called “squad” and the “send her back” chants at Trump’s rally in Greenville, North Carolina in reference to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Deutsch has completely melted down, decrying on Colbert’s The Late Show Tuesday night that we are living in the “most frightening time this country has ever faced.”
CNN host Jake Tapper devoted a large amount of Thursday’s edition of The Lead to covering the chants of “send her back” that erupted during President Trump’s rally in North Carolina the night before when he brought up Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a refugee from Somalia who is now an American citizen. Tapper and his guests used the chants as an excuse to paint President Trump as a racist and compare him to segregationists Huey Long and George Wallace.
Several days later, the liberal media still hasn’t moved past President Trump’s controversial tweets, but are instead rallying around them in opposition. MSNBC’s All In host, Chris Hayes, took a leading position Thursday night by denouncing all Republicans and Trump supporters, and calling for a revolution of sorts against the Trump administration.
Thoughtful political opinions add to the appeal of Miss America contestants. That is, unless they are anything right of Bernie Sanders. On July 18th, Pro-Trump Miss Michigan Kathy Zhu claimed that she had her title revoked for refusing to wear a hijab and for tweeting “insenstive” political statistics.