On Monday, both NBC’s Today show and CBS This Morning marked the two-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement by interviewing the New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein story in the fall of 2017. However, missing from the coverage was any mention of the scandals that hit both networks just weeks following Weinstein, with the firings of Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose.
Morning Joe ripped a resolution adopted by the Alabama Republican Party calling for the expulsion from Congress of Ilhan Omar, but fails to mention the latest controversies concerning her, in which she has been accused of conducting an affair with a married man, and paying him and his consulting firm hundreds of thousands of dollars in possible violation of campaign finance law.
As Apple plans to launch its new streaming service this fall, the tech company released a new trailer for one of the flagship series that will be featured on Apple TV+. The Morning Show depicts a fictional network broadcast being thrown into turmoil following the firing of a longtime anchor over allegations of sexual misconduct. Many have noticed the obvious parallels to the 2017 Matt Lauer scandal at NBC’s Today show.
Just when it seemed that the #MeToo movement had faded into the background, one of the many men taken down by the scandal has attempted to return to the spotlight, a move that has enraged several victims of sexual harassment charges. Mark Halperin, a former contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, has drawn fire for writing a new political book -- entitled How to Beat Trump: America’s Top Political Strategists on What It Will Take -- that is causing many women to ignore apologies for his previous behavior and call his book “a slap in the face to all women that he has victimized.”
Looks like Epstein conspiracy theories are catnip for the Morning Joe gang. Two days ago, we noted that Joe Scarborough had tweeted out a bizarre theory based on Russsian involvement, and suggested that it was "bullshit" to label Epstein's death a suicide. The irony/hypocrisy of Scarborough's assertion was that he proceeded to condemn President Trump for having retweeted another theory.
In the aftermath of the suicide of billionaire and accused pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in federal custody on Saturday there has been plenty of finger pointing, some of it serious, some of it conspiratorial. MSNBC's The Beat host Ari Melber joined Stephanie Ruhle on Monday morning's MSNBC Live to point the finger at President Trump and Attorney General Barr.
This could be the biggest display of chutzpah since the guy convicted of offing his parents pleaded for mercy on the basis of being an orphan. MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough had the gall Monday morning to condemn President Trump over an Epstein conspiracy theory, despite having floated a bizarre one himself. Shortly after the news of Epstein's death became public on Saturday morning, Scarborough took to Twitter.
The Clinton family is about to get the true crime drama treatment this next year. Season three of popular series American Crime Story will focus on the storyline of former President Bill Clinton’s lewd dalliances with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky during his term in the oval office. Monica Lewinsky is reported to be a producer.
Liberal journalist fervor for the #MeToo movement comes packed with caveats and reservations when the target is Democratic politicians -- but it’s open season on conservative figures. Case in point: Former Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt’s Friday newsletter, which dealt with a New Yorker report by liberal journalist Jane Mayer -- a hypocritical defense of Al Franken, the former Saturday Night Live comic turned Democratic senator for Minnesota, who resigned after multiple allegations of sexual harassment, the most prominent from Leeann Tweeden, who had photographic evidence.
Guys, before you tuck into your avocado toast and soy latte, get your phone out of your man-bag and click on over to The Hollywood Reporter for a discussion of “toxic masculinity.” Batman V. Superman and Zombieland actor Jesse Eisenburg discussed his new film The Art of Self-Defense with THR, praising the movie’s message as being a critique of said “toxic masculinity.”
The hypocritical hosts of ABC’s The View displayed no shame on Tuesday’s show, passionately insisting that former Democrat Senator Al Franken should not have resigned after sexual assault allegations and damning photos came out against him in 2017. Yet the hosts had no problems slamming conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a “guilty” “coward” and “frat boy” when baseless accusations with much less evidence came out against him in 2018.
It was another bad day on Wednesday for The Resistance as it was revealed that the Southern District of New York had ended their probe concerning the Trump Organization and alleged hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal. And on cue, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News saw no reason to acknowledge this while ABC's World News Tonight only gave it a 16-second news brief.