Logic and identity politics are clashing as tech workers openly question the dogma of diversity. Quartz reported on an internal conflict at Microsoft as employees accused the tech company of discriminating against Asian and white men. The comments were written by an anonymous female Microsoft program manager and have received a perfect storm of both support and condemnation. She continued by asking “does Microsoft have any plans to end the current policy that financially incentivizes discriminatory hiring practices?” She clarified by then elaborating that what she is criticizing is that “leadership is awarded more money if they discriminate against Asians and white men.”
The journalists on Monday's Morning Joe offered very little push back to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he appeared to push his city's own version of the Green New Deal (GND). Co-host Joe Scarborough began asking "What are you doing" and how would New York's effort "provides a road map for Democrats and independents and some progressive or forward thinking Republicans nationwide?"
Following a one-week hiatus, the liberal hosts of The View had a mini-meltdown over the results of the Mueller report, at Monday’s Hot Topics table. Co-host Joy Behar was adamant that the big mistake here was on Mueller’s part for not forcing President Trump to sit down for a one-on-one interview or testify before Congress. She angrily ranted that had he done so, Trump would have lied for sure and would’ve been impeached “automatically.”
For progressives, the world is a mysterious and ever-surprising place. Like The Washington Post in it’s April 22 piece, alerting readers that “Sri Lanka’s bloody Easter puts spotlight on a new terror threat.” “New?” Militant Brazilian Methodists? Laplandian separatists?
Al Jazeera’s never exactly been a reliable source of news when it comes to Islamist atrocities. So it’s not surprising that an Al Jazeera English reporter cried “Islamophobia” in response to reports that an outspoken extremist Muslim leader had a part in the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed almost 300 people and injured 500 others visiting local Christian Churches for Easter Sunday services.
Another day and another 2020 Democrat with a high profile media spot to announce a presidential bid. This time, Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos on Monday pushed Congressman Seth Moulton to be more aggressive in supporting impeachment. Stephanopoulos also appeared to minimize Moulton’s military service. The Congressman cited his experience in the Marines (Moulton was awarded two Bronze Stars over four tours of duty in Iraq). Stephanopoulos touted his patriotism and the GMA host waved this away: “You're a patriot, but there are 18 other patriotic Democrats in the race as well. You're the 19th official candidate. What sets you apart?”
With the focus of the discussion on the Mueller report shifting from collusion to obstruction of justice, some in the media are just as convinced that President Trump obstructed justice in addition to having colluded with the Russians. Their proof that Trump is guilty of obstruction is in his behavior, because innocent people do not act the way Trump has acted. One of these media personalities is MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, who made the charge during Monday's Morning Joe.
Social media platforms have pledged to rid their sites of “hate” and “terrorism.” But after the horrific bombing in Sri Lanka that killed nearly 300 Christians on Easter, they have remained strangely silent.
On ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos Sunday, Terry Moran doubled down on a surprising admission he made one month ago on the program, that the Mueller report would be a “reckoning” for the media and Democrats, after they spent so much time hyping it. On Easter Sunday, Moran emphasized again how the “obsession” of using it to impeach Trump was going to backfire spectacularly for the left.
New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg went way out on the post-Mueller report ledge for everyone to see, on the front of the paper’s Sunday Review, telling Democrats to get on with it and send Trump to prison: "I’ll admit to having watched this over and over again; it’s one of the most satisfying bits of wish fulfillment I’ve ever seen. Wish fulfillment is all it was, though. It’s a national disgrace that Trump sleeps in the White House instead of a federal prison cell..."
MSNBC and CNN are pushing impeachment harder than the Dem presidential candidates themselves. On Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski suggests Democrats have a "patriotic duty" to impeach and MSNBC contributor Adrienne Elrod twice says that Dems have "no choice" but to impeach. On CNN's New Day, Alisyn Camerota reacts almost angrily to Jeffrey Toobin's flat assertion that Dems won't impeach. Camerota says "I'm not so sure. The feeling is today . . . is that if you don't do something [impeach], if you're Congress and you don't do something, then you're saying that the President is above the law."
Alan Dershowitz told Howard Kurtz on Sunday's MediaBuzz that, despite his long and distinguished legal career, CNN chose Michael Avenatti over him to be their go-to guy for legal analysis about the Trump-Russia collusion probe.
The Washington Post "Fact Checker" squad has one article featured every Sunday in the A-section. On Easter Sunday, Glenn Kessler established that Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg should not claim Vice President Mike Pence spoke in favor of "conversion therapy" to press homosexuals to drop their same-sex attraction. "We can find no evidence that Pence ever expressed support for conversion therapy." And yet....where are the Pinocchios?
When Hollywood desperately tries to normalize non-binary gender fluidity to television audiences, usually the character is an adult. In the April 21 episode of NBC’s Good Girls, the non-binary character is a tween.
There’s just never a decent break when it comes to Madam Secretary. Not content to ruin the day before Christmas Eve by pandering on illegal immigration, CBS’s political series aired its season 5 finale with white nationalist terrorism, Russia conspiracies, and climate change on Easter Sunday. Looks like liberals will never learn from November 2016.