On Monday’s The View, the hosts opened up the show by crying outrage because President Trump praised a Long Island lockdown protest last Friday in a tweet. Joy Behar in particular was upset because angry protesters harassed a local news reporter there, so they were comparable to “white supremacists and neo-nazis” which Behar falsely asserted Trump also praised.
Fictional hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod delivered his own variation of Gordon Gekko’s famous “greed is good” monologue on this week’s Billions. In so doing, it revealed more than just Axe’s ruthlessness. It proved that his idea of what capitalism is, is not the same capitalist theory of economics supported by Adam Smith or Milton Friedman and lauded by conservatives and libertarians.
Saturday’s New York Times cheered on the no-limits left-wing spending wishlist of congressional Democrats in “G.O.P.’s Slow Approach To Aid Risks Blowback” by congressional reporter Carl Hulse. It is Hulse’s favorite type of story, one he rewrites constantly: Democrats in Congress pressuring Republicans to cave in on one thing or another -- immigration, spending, taxes, etc: "But their resistance -- born of spending fatigue and policy divisions -- is proving increasingly unsustainable...."
In an absolutely bonkers segment on Friday’s The View, the liberal hosts tore into former New Jersey governor and current ABC contributor Chris Christie for calling for the economy to reopen, two weeks ago. Showing how they have no interest in having a rational or fair conversation, co-host Whoopi Goldberg demanded Christie “choose” which of his family members he wanted to “sacrifice.”
The choice before us seems to be no choice at all: stay inside and have no human contact with another soul, keep businesses closed, denying a livelihood to millions, or step outside and risk death. Though I believe the risk is small when comparing the number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have recovered with the number who have died, fear may be the greater threat.
A liberal newspaper admitted the public health costs the virus-induced global economic disaster could have on the global population and how its effects could likely outpunch the coronavirus itself. “The economic devastation wrought by the pandemic could ultimately kill more people than the virus itself,” The Los Angeles Times admitted.
What is going on over that NBC News? On Monday, they threw Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo under the bus and reported on how he was forcing elderly coronavirus patients into nursing homes. Then, on Tuesday, they credited President Trump for funding a groundbreaking manufacturing technique that would allow syringes for vaccines to be produced faster, in greater number, and domestically.
Economist and member of the Save Our Country Task Force Stephen Moore came out swinging against neglecting the economy further amidst the ongoing pandemic. After noting that over 200,000 people worldwide, and over 70,000 Americans, have died from the coronavirus, Moore began his exclusive video for MRCTV by asking a question.
Lefty group Priorities USA Action disgustingly continues to put its billionaire funding from George Soros and Donald Sussman to dubious use launching ads exploiting the coronavirus to attack the president. Newly released data from Advertising Analytics showed that another 30-second Priorities USA Action anti-Trump attack ad, with the spot title “First,” lead all 93 political TV ads about the coronavirus aired between May 2 and May 8. It aired 1,186 times. That means the ad had at least 35,580 seconds of airtime.
Are capitalists monsters? Does making a lot of money require a person act like a “monster” to get there?
Showtime’s Billions answered that question with a resounding, expletive-laden “yes” on May 10, in “The Chris Rock Test.” As hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) faces off with billionaire rival Michael Prince (Corey Stoll) during Prince’s financial annual conference “The Mike,” Axe declares himself a “monster,” and says they all are or they wouldn’t be there.
As Americans debate how to reopen our society in the wake of COVID-19, we seem to be breaking down into three groups: first, those who believe the virus isn't particularly serious and desperately want to reopen everything as soon as possible (a small minority of Americans, by polling data); second, those who believe the virus is extraordinarily serious and want everything to remain closed as long as possible (a significant minority of Americans); and third, those who believe the virus is extraordinarily serious, that the economic damage brought about by COVID-19 is extraordinarily serious and that we will have to reopen in considered fashion (the vast majority of Americans).
Ever the temperamental type, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose took out his anger with the Trump administration on Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin on Monday, May 6. The Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Famer appeared to be spoiling for a fight on social media, bashing Mnuchin seemingly from out of nowhere.