Our very secular national media have a favorite narrative when it comes to “hate speech” and religion. Since 9/11, our national sin is “Islamophobia." Anti-Semitism continues to exist in isolated pockets, but it's so... yesterday. “Hate speech” against Muslims is now a top shelf matter for the politically concerned. Apparently only "Islamophobic news organizations" covered the protests of Jewish groups protesting two Friday sermons by imams in California calling for the elimination of the "filth" of the Jews.
The Daily Beast interviewed former Saturday Night Live star Norm McDonald about comedy, politics, and his old show. McDonald said he could not believe the over-dramatic opening of SNL right after the election, with Kate McKinnon somberly playing the piano and singing as Hillary. He thought it was absurd, that Hillary's loss would be like someone had died. He also said all the show's mockery of Trump was "playing into Trump's hands."
For years, if not decades, it's been obvious that all too many local, regional, and national journalists do everything they can to keep important details about criminal acts committed by people who are in this country illegally out of their reports. A Wednesday story written up at OregonLive.com, the web site of the Oregonian newspaper, provides a perfect and genuinely sickening example.
Right about now, Trump hating actor T.J. Miller must be starting to regret that he burned his bridges behind him when he bad mouthed his former cast members of the hit comedy Silicon Valley when he left that show. Perhaps he thought that he was just so chock full of talent that he would be too big to fail. Well, his newest project, The Emoji Movie, has just been released and it has been universally panned. Critics hated it so much that for awhile it earned a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (now upgraded slightly to 3%).
The disgraced Keith Olbermann continues to spew his incoherent ramblings on the platform GQ gives him. In an episode of the Resistance with Keith Olbermann titled "The Media Must Fight Back," posted on July 20, he declared CNN should dox the guy who posted the wrestling GIF of Trump beating CNN and that "War has been declared on the values of this country by the man in charge of this country."
On Friday morning, Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas faintly -- very faintly -- praised Republicans for their straightforwardness while damning them for their supposed hostility to political freedom. The post’s headline: “Republicans are totalitarians, and they’re being more honest about it every day.”
This week news broke that Hillary Clinton’s much touted memoir, that’s due for release this Fall, finally had a title: What Happened. Mockery ensued from the right and left over the groan worthy title that showed Clinton still isn’t willing to take any responsibility for losing the election. That notion was met with vehement agreement and disagreement at the table on The View, as hosts Sunny Hostin and Jedediah Bila battled over why Clinton really lost.
Surprising no one, Univision continues to give favorable coverage to ObamaCare. Also surprising no one: that the network continues to do so without presenting any opposing perspective.
In a sign of how the liberal media outlets don’t generally change hands without the satisfaction of selling to a fellow progressive, David Bradley, the chairman and owner of Atlantic Media announced Friday that he is selling a majority stake in The Atlantic to Laurene Powell Jobs and her organization Emerson Collective. Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steven Jobs, proclaimed in 2015 in Time magazine that Hillary Clinton was "one of America's greatest modern creations."
The New York Times, never overly interested in Middle America, has nonetheless long had the knives out for Kansas’ Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, striving to make him a national example of the perils of foolish tax cutting and delighting in his “failed” right-wing experiment in Kansas. Mitch Smith and Jacey Fortin. “Kansas Governor to Be Nominated as Ambassador.” The reporters took precisely four words before employing a piece of vocabulary that the paper (and more recently President Trump) uses to indicate disapproval: "Sam Brownback, the beleaguered governor of Kansas..."
If there’s one thing the media can agree on with British baby Charlie Gard, it’s that his life made a difference. On Friday, little Charlie passed away after his life support was withdrawn. He would have celebrated his first birthday next Friday, August 4.
The Thursday edition of MSNBC’s All In saw quite some rhetorical hyperventilating as host Chris Hayes and AM Joy host Joy Reid expressed grave concern that the Trump administration will use the FBI as their “political tool” against their enemies a la “lions eat[ing] Christians” at the Roman Coliseum.
How quickly things change for liberal journalists. On Wednesday, after voting to allow debate to proceed on repealing ObamaCare, the Huffington Post sneered that John McCain will “die with dishonor.” Now, he’s “Jesus.” That hyperbole came from MSNBC contributor and editor of Business Insider Josh Barro.
On Friday's New Day, CNN host Alisyn Camerota oddly tried to argue from the left with Republican Rep. Scott Taylor over President Donald Trump's newly announced transgender ban in the military, even though the Virginia Republican clearly stated that he does not agree with the move. At one point, he even had to admonish the CNN host by responding, "Don't put words in my mouth like that, please. As I said before, I don't support the ban on transgender."
Once again, Bustle gushed over Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. Richards recently claimed her pro-abortion comments spoke for all women – yet nearly half of America believes abortion is murder.