Former President Barack Obama still inspiraes many a journalist. Karen Tumulty, a longtime correspondent for Time magazine and, until last year, a national political correspondent for the Washington Post, pleaded in a Tuesday column this past week for Obama to save the nation from President Donald Trump. “Speak up, President Obama,” read the July 16 Washington Post print headline.
How freaked out was NPR after the "Send Her Back" chants went around at Trump's rally in North Carolina? On NPR's nationally distributed afternoon show Here & Now on Thursday, host Robin Young heard "brownshirts from Nazi Germany," and NPR political director Ron Elving asserted we were living in an Orwellian dystopia.
After CNN historian David Brinkley compared President Trump on Thursday to “demagogues” like Huey Long and George Wallace, CNN global affairs analyst and Washington Post columnist Max Boot called Trump a demagogue on Friday's CNN Tonight and accused him of “bringing fascism to America,” an idea that even far-left CNN political commentator Van Jones pushed back on.
This time ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro really meant it when he told his team to avoid "pure politics." In response to Dan Le Batard's nasty, race-based attack on President Donald Trump Thursday, Pitaro took the "harsh" step on Friday of ordering the distribution of a memo reminding employees to cut the politics.
So in the middle of the media firestorm featuring President Trump and his battle with four progressive Democrat freshman members in the House calling themselves “The Squad” — a whirlwind of stories over racism and anti-Semitism — The Washington Post ran a big story on none other than George Takei.
The Washington Post on Friday couldn’t let old rivalries go, even in death. The paper’s obituary for long time Washington Times editor Wesley Pruden dripped with contempt for the “defiantly abrasive” conservative and his paper. In fact, the paper offered nicer coverage to Fidel Castro, hailing the dead dictator as a “romantic figure in olive-drab fatigues and combat boots.”
On her MSNBC show, Joy Reid puts it to black Republican strategist Lenny McAllister that since President Trump's policies, supposedly, hurt poor people, he has nothing to offer poor whites other than racism. When McAllister tries to raise school choice as an issue Republicans can support, and which helps African-Americans in particular, Reid shuts him down, changes the subject, and moves to another guest.
In the Trump era, journalists and hosts like to think they are truth tellers and that “democracy dies in darkness.” So it’s always good to look back, from time to time, at the Obama years. 2020 Debate moderator Rachel Maddow may despise the current Republican president, but she but she couldn’t restrain the gush when it came to Barack Obama. Four years ago this week, on July 14, 2015, Maddow hailed the achievement of “this American generation.”
Sony Corporation makes some of the best consumer electronics on the market. So why is the gadget maker letting their Sony Pictures Entertainment subsidiary (through its Columbia Pictures label) go the way of the rest of mainstream Hollywood and alienate a large swath of Americans with liberal social justice propaganda, which is even inserted in their entertainment, despite ending up performing poorly at the box office? The most recent example comes in a new film version of the 70’s TV classic Charlie’s Angels.
Today’s stars say the worst things possible about Republicans. The current Commander in Chief endures the nastiest rhetoric. The attacks typically involve the words “Hitler,” “Holocaust” or garden-variety “fascist.” President Donald Trump isn’t alone, though. Conservatives like Paul Ryan, Betsy DeVos and Justice Brett Kavanaugh also receive celebrity-based attacks beyond the pale of polite banter.
In the most liberal cities in America, the goal of maximum “inclusion” often requires an energetic scrubbing of language, especially on terms of gender. This week, the Berkeley City Council voted to amend its municipal code to achieve maximum sensitivity to the ever-increasing demands of the gender-smashing Left.
On his radio show Friday, Rush Limbaugh noted how CNN Inside Politics host John King found his mockery of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez distasteful. Rush says the congresswoman's name with an exaggerated Spanish accent for fun. But King inaccurately claimed Rush -- an "old white guy" -- was mocking how AOC had an accent when she talked -- but she has no Spanish accent. It's like how Rush would use a William F. Buckley impression when he would say the name of Rev. Jesse Jackson. Clearly, King doesn't listen to this show on a regular basis.
Thursday's Washington Post announced the Democrats attempt to rewrite recent history by deleting all tweets by their party members reflecting their feuds.
With the first week of the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell in the books, it has showcased a CNN-like penchant for liberal bias and punditry masquerading as reporting. On Friday, the Trump coverage offered an embrace of anti-Semitic, corrupt, and far-left Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by attacking the President for “demonizing” her to please his “anti-immigrant base.” To make matters worse, an additional segment skewed the President’s “go back” tweet with the help of at least two covert liberal activists.
It appears there is at least one ethnic group that is safe to mock on CNN. WASPs, namely White Anglo Saxon Protestants. CNN's Chris Cuomo mocked FNC host Tucker Carlson for what he perceived (not quite accurately) was Carlson's ethnic background to slam him during Cuomo Prime Time, Thursday.