The media remain steadfast in their opposition to now-President-elect Donald Trump. In their attempts to deny him first the office and now legitimacy therein, they have come up with all sorts of shorthand descriptives that are either vague or outright disingenuous.
One of the most annoying of these - is “Donald Trump is anti-(free) trade.”
The latest media person to fail to think and count to ten before hitting the "Tweet" button is Matthew Dowd. Once a Democrat, Dowd came over to the Republican Party in 1999, and was George W. Bush's chief campaign strategist during the 2004 campaign. He became an independent in 2008 and is currently a Chief Political Analyst at ABC News. He also claims to be Catholic, but clearly has a politically twisted understanding of the first Christmas.
Late Monday afternoon, MTV News underlined its reputation of being a haven for far-left millennials as it released a video on Twitter, dubbed “2017 Resolutions for White Guys,” that offered advice such as stop “mansplaining” and stop saying All Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter.
The new original anti-business drama Incorporated premiered this week on the Syfy network. Produced by Hollywood lefties Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, it’s a liberal polemic preaching about the dangers of eeeeevil multinational corporations, capitalism, and global warming disguised as trendy, futuristic, post-apocalyptic entertainment.
On the heels of her Twitter meltdown over Donald Trump unexpectedly defeating Hillary Clinton, MSNBC host Joy Reid's AM Joy show on Saturday was not surprisingly chock full of race obsession. From guests accusing white voters of voting against their interests because of racism, to Reid claiming that there would be "neo-Nazism" in the White House, to accusations that black New Yorkers were "terrified" when Rudy Giuliani was mayor, racism was a recurring topic throughout the two hours of the show.
On Sunday, Hillary Campaign Manager Robby Mook dodged a question from Jake Tapper on CNN's State of the Union about indications that black turnout for the former Secretary of State in North Carolina during early voting has not been strong. Meanwhile, a black Trump supporter, who the press seems to believe can easily be turned into an object of ridicule, continues to run circles around them in interviews.
Thursday evening, Venezuela's Bolivarian Socialist government arbitrarily suspended the recall effort against "President" Nicolas Maduro, demonstrating beyond any doubt that the South American country now functions as a dictatorship. Given its gravity, this news, described in coverage at the Wall Street Journal as "a crisis of democracy," is not getting the visibility it should be receiving.
ABC’s new comedy American Housewife premiered Tuesday night but completely missed the mark in depicting the philosophically conservative son in the family, as frequently happens. The pilot took the intellectually lazy way out and portrayed the conservative son as uncaring, money-grubbing, and selfish.
When it comes to covering the economy under President Obama, the broadcast networks have a habit of covering good economic news, but glossing over or ignoring bad economic news. It turns out coverage of income and poverty data from the Census got the same treatment with all three networks covering “great news” on Sept. 13, 2016. However, a year earlier only CBS Evening News covered the data showing stagnant income and poverty rates. Even that show waited days to report the news.
WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa on Sunday. She was a celestial figure to many for sweating away in Calcutta, India, with "the poorest of the poor." By that oft-used term meant the poor for whom a government poverty line would be a luxury. Mother Teresa took in street urchins, the hopelessly sick and the dying -- lost souls who were at death's door.
On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin devoted a segment to the decision by Georgetown University to grant what Baldwin referred to as "reparations" to make up for the school's history of owning slaves, with the school planning to enact several plans, including offering admission to descendants of slaves who were owned by the university. As Baldwin spoke to her guest, Maxine Crump -- who is a descendant of one of these slaves -- the CNN host did not take the time to question whether the development does harm by encouraging black Americans in general to feel that they are owed payback that would have to be acquired from their fellow Americans.
Writer/director Elizabeth Wood remembers the day her parents used the provocative 1995 film Kids as a “cautionary tale” to discourage risky behavior. It backfired. Wood believes Kids actually “encouraged” her “to be worse behaved.”
“Drugs! Sex! Cool! The danger of it was very appealing,” she told Vice.