On Sunday, NPR host Michel Martin interviewed Maroon 5 keyboardist P.J. Morton on his solo record and a song that “caught my ear” called “Religion.” The lyrics included: “I don't think I like your religion. Don't always make the best decisions. Not saying you don't have good intentions. I know that you are only human.” Of course, this song was about evangelicals and Donald Trump, and somehow, Trump and his fans were comparable to religious backers of slavery.
In an interview with Hoda Kotb for Monday’s NBC Today, liberal talk show host and prominent Hillary Clinton booster Ellen DeGeneres laughably claimed “I’m not like a political person in any way.” Rather than challenge that absurd declaration, Kotb simply fawned: “Despite her stand against having President Trump on her show, Ellen doesn’t shy away from using her platform to comment on his policies.”
During a testy exchange on CNN’s New Day Monday morning, anchor Chris Cuomo accused White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah of “sounding like the Clinton folks” when it came to his criticism of the FBI. Cuomo apparently forgets that just a year and a half earlier, he himself sounded a lot like the “Clinton folks”, as he repeated the Democratic Presidential candidate’s talking points surrounding the Clinton e-mail investigation throughout the 2016 Presidential Election season.
Fox’s The X-Files has been working overtime on their anti-Trump agenda this season, but they’ve truly outdone themselves with this latest episode. In a fictional world full of conspiracy theories - even parallel universes - where people seem to reject objective truth, one thing never changes: Donald Trump must be mocked at all costs.
On Friday, the College of William & Mary announced that former FBI Director James Comey, a 1982 graduate, will "will teach a three-credit course on ethical leadership" beginning this fall. Establishment press coverage of Comey's assignment, coinciding with being named "an executive professor in education," has mostly avoided the myriad reasons why having him teach such a course is a horrible lapse in judgment by W&M.
More proof that the Donald Trump presidency, just one year old, is already working the last nerves of liberals: The New York Times is putting pieces in its high-profile Sunday Review section that may be better handled by a qualified counselor. “A Trump-Size Hole in Our Relationship” by Gina-Abercrombie Winstanley, former US ambassador to Malta, was undiplomatic both to Trump and to a close friend, while using a dubious metaphor to characterize the result of a free and fair election. The section's lead story credits Trump for altering the space-time continuum: “It’s Been a Year of This? – Trump’s presidency has flown by – and felt interminable." The online title: “Is Trump Warping Our Sense of Time?”
The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards aired January 21 on TNT and it was all about the ladies, from First Lady Melania Trump, to the #MeToo women. For the first time, the awards show incorporated a host, actress Kristen Bell and a decision was made in advance to only use female presenters. Men were relegated to second class status, only helping to present the nominations of ensemble awards.
If you have been on Twitter recently then you know the red hot hashtag that is #ReleaseTheMemo. So why the popularity? Well, according to Rolling Stone, it is due in large part to the Russians. Yes, the Russians Are Coming to Twitter in the form of their bots to hype that hashtag. The subtitle of Rolling Stone's silly article by Bob Moser explains it: "Republicans claim a secret document reveals a Hillary Clinton plot "worse than Watergate" – and they're getting a big boost from Russian bots."
The January 18 episode of Will & Grace was as offensive as ever. They took a bizarre number of shots at the Bible out of nowhere as well as delivering some stale Russia "jokes."
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 26,000 for the first time on Wednesday. When it first jumped the 26,000 hurdle during Tuesday's trading, only to fall back at the close, CNN's Christine Romans somewhat surprisingly noted it. But as she did, she positively and erroneously spun the market's awful pre-presidential election history in a way that even some conservatives have ignorantly come to accept.
Over the years, the dominant media have become infamous for touting Republicans who decide to support a Democrat for President. But on Wednesday's New Day, viewers got to see a rare example of the media highlighting the opposite in the form of a group of former Democrats in Ohio who switched parties, voted for Donald Trump, and still support him enthusiastically.
Good news for all those anti-Trumpers out there who couldn't get enough of Michael Wolff's work of fiction, Fire and Fury. The book (novel) will be produced as a TV series according to an exclusive report in the January 17 Hollywood Reporter. Of course, it is pretty much a given that the portrayal of President Donald Trump will end up being so over the top divorced from reality that it will inadvertently end up as a comedy series where much of the audience will laugh at, not with, the producers of the show.