It’s hard to compete with the crazy takes often expressed by hosts of The View, but on Friday, guest Margaret Atwood certainly came close. The author of the dystopian Handmaid’s Tale came to the show to talk about the Hulu adaptation of her book and her new sequel to the thirty-year-old aforementioned novel. While there, the Canadian author slammed the United States' abortion laws, even arguing that the government should pay for every woman’s house, food, clothing and medical bills, if they are “forced to give birth,” or more bluntly, forced to not kill their children.
The “stunning and horrifying” discovery of over 2000 aborted babies in the home of a now-dead abortionist has drawn just scant coverage on the cable channels and nothing on the networks. The New York Times reported on the grisly finding, but relegated Ulrich Klopfer to page A-22 of the paper. The headline blandly explained, “More Than 2,200 Preserved Fetuses Found at Property of Dead Doctor, Officials Say.”
Fact-checkers have been given an enormous amount of authority over what news stays and what cannot be allowed to flourish on Facebook. Pro-life organization Live Action found this out the hard way last week, after the platform was fact-checked by abortionists and Facebook threatened to limit the page’s outreach. Although Facebook stepped back from that decision after Senators Josh Hawley (R-MI) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) sent a letter to the company, the fact-checkers have not backed down.
New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg latest Trump-fearing packet of fury was promoted with a comic-book image that took up the entire front page of the Sunday Review: “The Changing Face Of Dystopia -- In the sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the truth saves. If only that still worked in real life.” Goldberg unashamedly conflated fiction and reality and saw the usual ominous parallels between Atwood’s fantasy and reality under President Trump.
On Friday's Velshi and Ruhle show, MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle fretted over Democratic presidential candidates not taking the U.S. Supreme Court seriously enough as an issue, and particularly the Court's influence on abortion rights, as she devoted a segment to the issue. Correspondent Shannon Pettypiece worried that moderates might side with Republicans on late-term abortion if Democrats do not do a better job of talking up their views on the issue.
You know what really sounds like a priority for the next president of the United States — well besides orchestrating a bunch of whacky plans about free college or using $3 trillion dollars to stop humanity from eating beef? How about ignoring many of the other problems faced by the average citizen and giving special treatment to the plight of drag queens? That’s what Elizabeth Warren wants to do.
New York Times publishing-industry reporter Alexandra Alter interviewed novelist Margaret Atwood about The Testaments, a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, which has been repurposed as a hit streaming show and a source of feminist memes and protests against the Trump administration. The Times can’t shake the fantasy that the United States has transformed into some dystopian society under President Trump: "Some elements have become even more aligned with current events, with the erosion of reproductive rights, separation of parents from their children at the border and the targeting of minorities by white supremacists."
An argument broke out on Friday’s The View, between co-hosts Meghan McCain and Whoopi Goldberg, over whether Bernie Sanders and other 2020 Democrats were pushing eugenics as a way to combat climate change. Whoopi fiercely defended Sanders’ promoting abortion as a way to slow population growth, even claiming that the eugenics movement had nothing to do with minorities or birth control.
Recently, the University of Vermont Medical Center was accused of forcing a nurse to assist with an abortion against her will, a violation of federal conscience rights laws. According to Vice, the fact that a pro-life nurse objected to performing an abortion “shows we need to be more discerning about who is worthy of serving the public.” So much for the right to choose.
It’s been almost 3 years and yet liberals are still puzzling over how President Trump won the 2016 election. Comedian Anthony Jeselnik has a new answer: he lays blame at the feet of Saturday Night Live head Lorne Michaels. “I think Lorne Michaels helped get Trump elected,” Jeselnik said in an interview with Matt Wilstein on The Daily Beast’s The Last Laugh podcast, released on Tuesday.
CNN’s 10 back-to-back “climate crisis” town halls with 2020 Democrats were every bit a sideshow one could expect them to be. But there a few moments, Wednesday night, that stood out as particularly off the rails. Between advocating for global abortions, $16 trillion in new government spending, and insidious proposals to manipulate what you eat, it had some people pointing out it was a gold mine for GOP campaign ads.
Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) save thousands of women and babies each year which makes them public enemy number one to the abortion-worshipping left in Hollywood. In the third season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Chlöe (Anne Winters), a pregnant teen seeking an abortion, is “tricked” into going to a CPC--a “traumatizing” event, according to Entertainment Weekly.