All Rise just aired its pilot episode on CBS Monday night and the new legal drama is chock full of wokeness.
The Memphis-based and blues-infused new legal drama Bluff City Law has a high-minded premise: that attorneys like Elijah and Sydney Strait are fighting to “change the world” by going after evil corporations willing to “ruin your life” to protect their profits.
Liberal producer Chuck Lorre’s sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola might be new, but its ending certainly was not. Monday night’s pilot episode for the new CBS show about a Nigerian immigrant nurse (Abishola, played by Folake Olowofoyeku) and her white patient (Bob, played by Billy Gardell), ended with a signature Lorre vanity card that was a clear shot at President Trump and his campaign’s red MAGA hats. The card simply showed an image of a yellow IMAG (Immigrants Make America Great) hat, the same one Lorre wore to promote his new show in August.
While the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were busy fawning for the bitter ranting of radical climate teen Greta Thunberg at the United Nations on Monday, they completely ignored her cohorts in Washington, D.C. staging an illegal protest to shut down the city’s major traffic arteries, resulting in an all-day traffic nightmare in the nation’s capital.
CNN’s Brian Stelter devoted an entire segment of Sunday’s Reliable Sources to complaining about “Trump’s Anti-Media Playbook.” The chyron at the bottom of the screen suggested that President Trump treats the media with “hostility and mockery,” apparently failing to realize those adjectives perfectly describe the media’s treatment of President Trump. Stelter’s guest for the segment, Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik, engaged in plenty of “hostility and mockery” towards President Trump by referring to him as an “adolescent psychopath” and a “laughingstock.”
Of course, the liberal media heaped praise onto the teenage prop their fearmongering had driven to hysterics. Radical climate activist Greta Thunberg threw a temper tantrum at the United Nations on Monday where she claimed the world ruined her childhood, threatened her opponents, and made faces at President Trump’s back. It was that later action that CBS Evening News falsely suggested was some sort of faceoff with Trump that had him backing down.
New on September 23: “If you want the state to claim ownership of women’s bodies, you should pay,” so just like those drafted into the army, women prevented from getting an abortion should get “their food, their lodging and clothing, their medical, all of that covered,” author Margaret Atwood contended on ABC’s The View. Joy Behar agreed: “Something’s got to be done. Something, some remuneration if you are forced to give birth to some child you don’t want.”
For CNN's John Avlon, the question is not whether or not President Trump should be impeached, its whether Democrats will dare to put principle over politics. Avlon spent Monday morning urging Democrats to dig into allegations Trump may have tried to blackmail Ukraine into investigating whether Joe Biden inappropriately used his position as Vice President to get the Prosecutor General of Ukraine fired when he was looking into a company that employed his son, Hunter, at the time, by threatening to withhold military aid to the embattled country. He accused Republicans of engaging in "situational ethics" -- while engaging in some of his own.
On Monday, the network morning shows managed to feature some variant of the word “impeachment” a total of 17 times while reporting on President Trump’s phone call with the President of Ukraine about corruption allegations against Joe Biden’s son Hunter. In addition, ABC, NBC and CBS eagerly touted a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accusing Trump of “lawlessness.”
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos’ recent opinion column, titled “Why I’m Not Quitting Twitter” was written, in part, as an explainer into his continued presence on social media. However, it also provides a fascinating insight as to how he views debate, and gives us a window into his biases.
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on Friday and Monday lectured viewers that climate change isn’t a “partisan” issue. Instead, anyone who “breathes” should endorse the efforts to save the planet. This, of course, ignores the multi-trillion price tag for many of the Democratic plans to solve global warming. Talking to former Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee on Monday, Velshi insisted, “You have long believed that this shouldn't be, [that] governors can be very influential in changing, with respect to climate change. And that this shouldn’t really be partisan.”
The New York Times unleashed a farrago of fear-mongering opinions over the weekend, targeting the Republican Party as dirty, dangerously dogmatic, and downright evil. Columnist Farhad Manjoo produced another example of his recent free-floating fear of the Republican Party in his thought experiment: “Tucker Carlson 2024.” The text box: “I imagined a president worse than Trump. Welcome to my nightmare.” The graphic showed host the popular Fox News host Carlson as a wounded cyborg with his metal frame showing from under his skin camouflage. Contributor Annalee Newitz profiled notorious moralist Anthony Comstock to compare him to modern-day social conservatives.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe stooped to a new low on Monday morning when the assembled panel refused to condemn 2020 Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld’s insistence that President Donald Trump should be put to death because, in his mind, he’s committed treason for his conversations with the Ukrainian president. Not only that, but Weld twice made this case while panelists Mike Barnicle, Mika Brzezinski, Elise Jordan Joe Scarborugh, and Michael Steele refused to push back along with fellow Trump challengers Mark Sanford and Joe Walsh.
ISIS terrorists are posting videos and tweets and mixing propaganda in with tweets about the protests going on in Egypt. BBC journalist Abdirahim Saeed tweeted that “Isis fan boys/ bots are flooding the main Egypt protest hashtags.” As of September 23, videos watermarked with the black Isis flag were still popping up under the hashtag #ميدان_التحرير, which is Arabic for Tahrir Square.
Talk about cozy. Democratic donor Gayle King on Monday lamented the non-campaign of Democratic donor Oprah Winfrey and the fact that the talk show host passed on moderating a Democratic debate. CBS This Morning co-host King joked about support from Jesus if Winfrey decided to run: “Oprah said that Jesus would have to call her in order to do that. I told her, ‘Jesus called me, What should I say?’”