Remember when late night TV shows were supposed to be funny and entertaining? No more. Late Night With Seth Meyers writers filed on stage July 26 to recite a collective attack against the President Trump and his daughter, Ivanka. And of course, the liberal media – from HuffPost to Rolling Stone joined in their ‘group troll.’
It wasn't all acting. The incredibly loud-mouthed, obnoxious character of Erlich Bachman on HBO's comedy hit, Silicon Valley, seems to be matched in these characteristics by the actor who portrayed him, T.J. Miller. Miller last made the news in a big way when he was arrested last December for hitting his Uber driver for the high crime of not sharing his Trump Derangement Syndrome.
More than a year after Huffington Post co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington stepped down from her position, the staff at the HuffPost website is preparing to go on a seven-week, 23-city bus tour to “Listen to America” as part of an attempt to enhance its “new, less-partisan image.” Lydia Polgreen, a former editor with the New York Times and the current editor-in-chief of the site, announced on Thursday, July 13, that the purpose of the tour is to learn about people in America by traveling across the country this autumn.
This week, NewsBusters and other sides noticed that after the death of Otto Warmbier, The Huffington Post edited, but did not take down a controversial article entitled “North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal.”
Washington Post media blogger Eric Wemple also grew interested in why the HuffPost would keep the Warmbier-bashing piece, when it unpublished a contributor arguing President Trump was right about the negatives of immigration in Sweden...as if that was more offensive. Here's what he found: the Huffington Post is terrible at returning phone calls from other media outlets.
With all the hostile rhetoric against Donald Trump going around these days, it’s not surprising that people in the entertainment industry have made the Republican president one of their favorite targets. The most recent example of this trend is an animated video released by a musician called “Moby” -- though his real name is Richard Melville Hall -- who displayed his hatred of Trump by depicting him as “a Nazi-esque leader” who dies in an explosion while in the form of a swastika and then a dollar sign.
On Monday, a 2016 Huffington Post article titled “North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal” was updated following the death of its subject, Otto Warmbier. Although some bold wording is no longer seen in the article, the article has kept all of the controversial parts that led many to blast its insensitivity when it was first published.
Tragic news broke Monday evening when the family of Otto Warmbier, the American college student taken by North Korea and returned in a coma, put out a statement that their son passed had away earlier that afternoon. “Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today,” the statement said. When Otto was first detained by the Communist regime, multiple outlets mocked his arrest and impending doom.
HuffPost — previously known as the Huffington Post, the far-left entity whose cashed-out original owners made themselves millionaires on the backs of thousands of unpaid bloggers — "laid off 39 staffers on Wednesday, a move that follows parent company AOL's acquisition by telecom giant Verizon." On Thursday, Sam Stein, the website's senior politics editor, demonstrated such tone-deafness that one has to wonder how he escaped being among those who were let go.
In the aftermath of the shooting targeting Republican congressmen in Alexandria, VA, the media has called for both sides to cool down their rhetoric. As if the vitriol and hate were equal on both sides. The truth is it isn’t. Huffington Post writer Jesse Benn is case and point. The Huffington Post has long been a place for the fringe left to spew their venom.
The Huffington Post -- home of some notably hateful rants, like the ex-Washington Post writer who said unlike George W. Bush, "You could argue that even the world’s worst fascist dictators at least meant well" -- has a line contributors can cross. On Sunday night, it was the notion of executing President Trump for treason...and a cast of accessories including Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, the Vice President, the Senate Majority Leader, and the Speaker of the House! The unhinged HuffPost contributor was Jason Fuller.
Conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh dedicated time on his Friday program to mocking a deranged Huffington Post column by Thomas Jefferson School of Law professor Marjorie Cohn that President Trump’s withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris climate deal “constitutes an impeachable offense” and crime against humanity.
The Trump administration has given late night TV new life. But for all their digs at the president, Stephen Colbert and his ilk aren’t doing much better than POTUS at bringing the country together.