Journalists simply can’t get enough of Greta Thunberg, the radical 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who wants people to stop flying in order to save the planet. MSNBC hosts on Wednesday bashed their own kids as not living up to the great climate hero.
During the past several weeks, Chris Cuomo -- host of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time program -- and Don Lemon -- anchor of CNN Tonight -- have used the weeknight “handoff” from the first show to the next as an opportunity to discuss items of interest to both liberal announcers. On Monday evening, the hosts bemoaned the fate of Shane Gillis, a comedian who was fired just days after it was announced he was going to join the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
While CBS This Morning and ABC’s Good Morning America both devoted full reports on Monday to the arrest of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck on drug charges following two recent overdose deaths at his Los Angeles home, NBC’s Today show was remarkably silent on the major political news.
Shane Gillis’ immediate firing from Saturday Night Live over one year-old insensitive Chinese jokes has generated serious discussion about how our society should deal with being offended by entertainers and other members of the media. Granted there’s a whole swarm people putting out credible arguments about how Shane was offensive, but fellow comedians see his decisive termination as a symptom of something worse: a culture that seeks to destroy what it disagrees with, which signals trouble for comedy, and ultimately free speech at large.
Comedian Chelsea Handler loves being browbeaten about her white privilege by woke millennial college students, apparently. On The View Wednesday, she admitted that in her new Netflix documentary about white privilege, she visited a liberal college campus where black students “took her to task” her about her own privilege. Handler said she even took sexual harassment and racial sensitivity classes, which “everyone” should be taking, she said.
Wednesday on The View, the panel roundly criticized former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday. As Democrats aggressively grilled Lewandowski, he refused to answer several questions and even slammed the media at one point. View co-host Joy Behar raged against both Lewandowski and Brett Kavanaugh’s temperament during their respective hearings as worse than “murderers and pimps.”
After years of fiery preaching about a coming climate apocalypse, at least one media outlet took the religious fervor to new levels. As part of NBC News’ new “dedicated” unit on climate change — “Climate in Crisis” — which launched Sept. 15, NBC made itself the environmental priest welcoming confessions for climate sins.
Another academic study has determined that certain common phrases used on Twitter are “aggressive” or “bullying.”
After previously being banned in mid-May, One America News Network’s White House correspondent Chanel Rion has been mysteriously suspended from twitter once again. “And just like that, Twitter no longer deemed me worthy of existence” she tweeted on her backup account before adding “No reason given for my suspension. Absolutely unacceptable.”
MSNBC commentator Elie Mystal is pretty proud of how much he hates the President, and apparently anyone who lives in one of his properties. So much so, that he boasted on Twitter that he fantasizes driving his car into a Trump condominium lobby.
In a segment that shockingly did not come out of The Babylon Bee, MSNBC, the network that came up with the phrase "Moscow Mitch" and other dignified political commentary that asserts that behind every Republican is a Russian stooge, decided it would be worth their while to give a wide-ranging interview to an actual Russian stooge, NSA leaker Edward Snowden, on Monday night's The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.
The “stunning and horrifying” discovery of over 2000 aborted babies in the home of a now-dead abortionist has drawn just scant coverage on the cable channels and nothing on the networks. The New York Times reported on the grisly finding, but relegated Ulrich Klopfer to page A-22 of the paper. The headline blandly explained, “More Than 2,200 Preserved Fetuses Found at Property of Dead Doctor, Officials Say.”
While beefing about Major League Soccer (MLS) banning the anti-fascist Iron Front banner at its games, retired NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes in a UK Guardian rant that curtailing the free speech of athletes or fans is not consistent with our vision of democracy. His is a slanted view of democracy, though, because he also says that if sports leagues allow fans to wear MAGA hats or play the National Anthem, then they must also allow all political activities.
When Alisyn Camerota of CNN questions Corey Lewandowski regarding his truth-telling standard, he zings her by saying he never lies under oath, "which is clearly more than some of your contributors." Lewandowski singles out CNN contributor Andy McCabe, who is under criminal referral for lying to the FBI and the Inspector General.
In the digital country that Facebook is building, with currency, a population of 2.38 billion, and a corporate oligarchy, a new Oversight Board will act as a sort of Supreme Court. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on September 17 that Facebook had released its charter and plan for the Independent Oversight Board. Zuckerberg wrote that the board will “protect free expression for our community.”