The Daily Beast
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.
The idea that a subtle rouge on a man be some shocking or subversive thing need not apply anymore as DC superhero actor and crossdresser extraordinaire Ezra Miller would like to prove. The Flash star recently graced St. Laurent’s Paris Fashion Week Runway with his usual genderbending style and The Daily Beast loved it so much, they think other guys should try it out.
Apparently last night’s Oscars weren’t woke enough for some devout lefties. Despite jokes at the expense of Donald Trump, several mentions of the plight of immigrants, and of course some race-baiting from director Spike Lee, Daily Beast writer Kevin Fallon claimed that the show “made the case for its own irrelevancy.”
The NRA may have just discovered the best way to trigger far lefties this Valentines Day, literally. Alt-left media outfit The Daily Beast put on its best righteous indignation face on Thursday by decrying the National Rifle Association’s romantic holiday marketing, which consisted in advertising the AR-15 as a “crowning jewel — just like your special lady.”
Two days after airing a Super Bowl commercial that depicts journalists as people of great importance and integrity, The Washington Post published an error-ridden fact check of President Trump’s State of the Union address. Written by Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, and Meg Kelly, it contains an array of half-truths, straw men, and outright falsehoods.
Take a deep breath as the Daily Beast plunges into the depths of Trump Derangement Syndrome with off the charts diatribes against the New England Patriots. Their crime? According to the Daily Beast writer, Corbin Smith, on Friday it is because the Patriots are Team MAGA due to their star quarterback, coach, and owner being suspected of (GASP!) supporting President Donald Trump.
The Annual GLAAD Media Awards Nominations recently hit the internet rounds, rewarding all things gay in entertainment and journalism. Of course all the gayest staples were present in terms of movies and TV shows. Gay teen dramedy Love, Simon rounded out the list for “Outstanding Movies,” while Will & Grace, Modern Family, and Dear White People were listed as contenders for the TV nod. My money’s on Will & Grace for it’s very flam rendition of our 16th president, “Gaybraham Lincoln” and his “Lincoln log.” Really.
Ah, the Sundance Film Festival, where the magic of independent film takes center stage and audiences thrill to the prospect of discovering show biz’s next new big thing. According to The Daily Beast, that next big thing may be the “most unlikely star of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival,” Lucien Greaves, the leader of The Satanic Temple. Greaves and his group are the subject of the documentary Hail Satan?
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.”
On Thursday's New Day show, CNN's John Avlon presented another of his infamous "Reality Check" segments which is more akin to liberal spin than an actual effort to clearly inform viewers about the issues. The CNN analyst argued against a border wall as he cited Politifact to dismiss claims of 2,000 homicides being committed by illegal immigrants in one year being reported by ICE for FY2018.
In a statement that most modern liberals would consider to be blasphemous, “Vice” movie director Adam McKay told the Daily Beast that President Trump has done “nowhere near the damage” to America that Bush and Cheney did.
The Daily Beast website posted a curious piece titled "Fox News Loves Trump. Dems Want to Complicate That Marriage." Gideon Resnick and Max Tani suggested Democrats are discussing doing more outreach to conservative media outlets as the 2020 campaign gets under way. Eric Swalwell favors more Fox News engagement. Former Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer opposed it as going on an "RNC livestream" and "racist Pravda territory."