Neither foreign powers nor terrorists are our greatest threat, according to William Astore's Huffington Post blog. The retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and history professor appears to have torched his bridges with the military and warns that the patriotic and military displays at professional sporting events are a big threat to democracy. Following the lead of ESPN writer Howard Bryant, who wrote a book on this topic, Astore admits he's not the first to warn about "the dangers of mixing sports with the military, especially in corporate-controlled blenders."
It's quite simple: Some political relatives are more equal than others. Agenda-driven journalists love to exploit familial dysfunction when a prominent politician is conservative and his or her kinfolk espouse liberal views. When a vengeful offspring, sibling, cousin or distant relation wants to wreak havoc, instant fame and adoration are just a tweet or call away. The media schadenfreude over such bloody bloodline battles is thicker than California wildfire smoke.
Behold Friday’s installment of things you won’t see six-person CNN panels on. In a story published Friday morning by the left-leaning Huffington Post, reporter Kevin Robillard released video of Democratic Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen suggesting that fellow Tennessee Congresswoman and Republican senatorial candidate Marsha Blackburn should kill herself.
Several NFL players protested or showed disrespect during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of exhibition games Thursday night. The Huffington Post's Carla Herrera reported that they violated the league's policy banning "peaceful protest" without referencing the fact that the NFL froze the policy three weeks ago and began negotiating a new policy with the NFL Players Association.
Huffington Post columnist Robert Kuttner should right now go over to PredictIt and place the maximum allowed bet of $800 on President Donald Trump not being the 2020 Republican nominee. After all, according to Kuttner's August 6 column, Trump won't be the 2020 Republican nominee. Why? Because Trump's Sunday tweet reiterated what was well known since July 2017---that his son Donald Trump, Jr. met with a Russian lawyer to seek information about the Hillary Clinton campaign.
HuffPost says baby boomers panicked by the popularity of socialism, just need to “relax.”
Senior political economy reporter Zach Carter declared “Socialism is Good Now,” on HuffPost July 29. At the same time, actual socialism was collapsing in both Venezuela and Nicaragua.
In light of the recent accusations against Les Moonves, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver found it his duty to address workplace harassment and to help resurrect an old liberal hero. On his July 29 show, after giving his own thoughts about sexual harassment, Oliver turned to the person he said “kickstarted” the conversation about workplace harassment back in the 90s; this was none other than Anita Hill who accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment after he was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1991.
Last Thursday, Hillary Clinton showed up to a Broadway performance of Hello Dolly! and was given a rather warm welcome. Bette Midler, one the production’s stars, claimed that Clinton’s appearance made everyone in attendance “unbelievably happy.”
Racial discrimination expert and social justice knight Anne Hathaway is leading the Hollywood charge against “white privilege” in America. Following the tragic, unprovoked murder of Nia Wilson in Oakland on July 22, Hathaway took to social media to unleash a scorching rebuke of white people for their inaction regarding racism in America.
Though the left defends their own when they call women “c*nts,” heaven forbid if even a liberal newspaper should call a woman “big.” Twitter and the internet have gone insane over a July 22 review written by The New York Times critic Laura Collins-Hughs about the latest Broadway production of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” in which she happened to mention that one of the stars, Alysha Umphress, is “bigger than the other women on stage.” This apparently qualifies as fat-shaming.
After The View host Sara Haines announced on-air Monday that she was leaving the show to co-host the new third hour of ABC’s Good Morning America, rumors about who will replace her are flying. Reports are speculating that Fox and Friends’ weekend host Abby Huntsman is in talks with the network to fill her spot.
As long as they have the media on their side, comedians can actually build a career out of displays of ill-humored ridicule and provocative statements. None have embraced this so well as The Break host Michelle Wolf, who recently took aim at ICE law enforcement officials.