Denial is an addictive coping mechanism, and comedian Kathy Griffin’s latest interview is a masterclass on how it turns people into a contemptible pile of crazy. Griffin used the friendly lefty reporters at The Daily Beast to spin another account of her innocence and mistreatment by President Trump after her unsavory decapitation performance art.
Entertainment media continue to wage war on President Donald Trump and conservatives, with major networks, cable TV, and streaming services hurling insults and ignorant opinions at every opportunity. In February alone, at least 40 separate entertainment programs attacked conservative values and/or President Donald Trump while promoting a hardcore progressive agenda.
Finally, Taylor Swift has promised to grace us with more of her political opinion. After years of media haranguing and being quiet when asked her opinions on the bad Orange Man (Vice claimed her silence may be partially to blame for Trump’s election) the pop princess claimed that from here on out she “will be more active in political campaigns.”
It’s been about six months since Kathy Griffin’s last epic plea for attention. It must be time for her publicists (how’s that for a thankless job?) to their earn their retainer again. Everyone’s heard ad nauseam how she was blacklisted after her severed Trump head stunt. The world is hip to her story about Trump loosing government agents on her. And there may even be those who believe, all evidence to the contrary, that she’s funny and likable enough to have survived her attempted career suicide-by-OrangeMan.
According to Time Magazine, Veep star and former Seinfeld leading lady is a shining beacon of Hollywood feminine power, because — yeah you get it — she’s funny, beautiful, doesn’t take crap from no man, and has all the right liberal heroes. Oh and she also thinks Trump’s a “moron” too. This is the kind of stuff that gives her that “America’s Sweetheart” quality.
From the Feb. 28 Washington Post comes a useful reminder that in Progressive Land the sky is always falling; the cause just depends on which Chicken Little is doing the screaming. Or when.
It’s always good to have a friend in your corner, especially when things are getting hairy. In the case of Jussie Smollett, the gay African American who cried MAGA, his Hollywood producers are BFFs. On Wednesday The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that showrunners for TV Drama Empire have no plans to cut Smollett from the show, despite the fact that he probably committed a felony at the expense of legitimate police matters and conservatives everywhere.
Jussie Smollett’s all but confirmed hate crime hoax provided a huge misstep for lefty journalists, celebrities and politicians, who were immediately ready to take his inconsistent story at face value and hit common Americans over the head with it. As soon as the Empire actor began peddling his bizarre story, the whole showbiz world came to his support, hysterically calling it evidence of a white supremacy and anti-LGBTQ epidemic.
Alec Baldwin sure knows a thing or two about the feeling of being threatened. He’s seen it multiple times, both in the eyes of the man he punched in a parking squabble, and in the fearful faces of the paparazzi he’s been recorded bellowing at. But now Baldwin expects the world to believe he’s the snowflake after Donald Trump criticized his Trump impression on SNL, wondering whether the “retribution” Trump seeks for character assassination means harming Baldwin or “his family.”
It used to be that journalists didn’t need fire safety seminars to know they could get burned publishing stories that lacked facts or context. But when the original, deceptively edited video of Nathan Phillips and the Covington kids emerged, the press swaddled itself in oily rags, grabbed a Zippo and went full “Johnny Human Torch.”
Accountability from the media? Say it ain’t so, Brian Stelter! It’s been a banner couple of weeks for fake news. First there was Buzzfeed’s reckless insistence on unverifiable Trump collusion, and then there was the sick media feeding frenzy over the “racist” Covington Kids that weren’t racist. But there was a third that maybe you haven’t heard about: The Telegraph’s (U.K.) fabricated expose on Melania Trump, for which they’ve since apologized and agreed to pay damages, as it was composed of “a number of false statements.”