To most people in Hollywood, the right side of the political spectrum is a monolith - if you dare to associate yourself with or utter a word of praise about anyone who calls himself or herself conservative, you’ve just aided President Trump in the further destruction of this country and ought to be ridiculed. It’s Left, or left out.
American journalists have decided to take a page out of a Russian troll’s book, in order to build their own narrative. Jezebel contributor and purported comedian Sara Benincasa tweeted out on January 13 that she would offer $300 to “the journalist who very seriously asks Trump his opinion on our nation’s relations with Wakanda and gets the question and answer recorded live on video.”
Ah, Jezebel. In a society where children don’t sing on the streets for their dinner, the phrase “neo-Dickensian” doesn’t really apply. However, contributor Sarah Seltzer found it relevant in light of the Republican attempt to overturn Obamacare. After all, in her opinion, these times are “bloated by economic and social inequality.”
In her Jezebel article, “We’ve Stopped Even Pretending to Care About Children,” published Friday, Seltzer stated that, “This year, my first year as a mother, my first in Trump’s America, I realized that as a culture, we’ve given up even the pretense that we give a shit about children.”
Kids these days. They love listening to rappers who threaten to reenact the Columbine High School massacre. On Monday, Jezebel launched their Teen Week (it’s like Shark Week, only better!) with an article devoted to breakout teen star Lil Yachty, complete with reviews from real teens.
The writers at Jezebel must have had a liberal melt-down last week that rivalled their forecast of the ice caps melting. It resulted in two diatribes against the easiest targets they could find: Donald and Ivanka Trump. On Thursday, July 6, Jezebel contributor Stassa Edwards, instead of merely reporting on the fake news that Poland’s First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda refused to shake hands with President Donald Trump, reported on all the times that a European leader allegedly snubbed America’s POTUS. While Edwards admitted that “the slight was likely accidental,” she went on to call the cycle of handshakes and snubs the “Trumpian game of handshake.”
Aditi Natasha Kini blasted Hollywood portrayals of interracial couples in a Thursday item for the feminist website Jezebel — specifically, two movies about "a brown man wanting to date a white woman." Kini asserted that the films were "masturbatory fantasies." The writer singled out these movies for their depictions of "brown" women as "caricatures...and/or the butts of a joke." She contended, "Representation isn't a checklist, or an excuse for exclusion of more minoritized people. 'Representation' like this furthers white supremacy."
Planned Parenthood just discovered a law in New York that throws a wrench in their structure. The state has a mandate that “forces women . . . to give birth to babies who will die in their first moments of life.” Such a statute will apparently cause more suffering in abortion clinics.
The law caused problems for one couple, Erica Christensen and Garin Marshall, whose baby would have suffocated from the effects of natural birth. A C-section was needed, but instead, the couple opted to fly out to Colorado and terminate the pregnancy. In her article, “How Many More Women Will Suffer at the Hands of New York’s Outdated Abortion Law?,” Jezebel contributor Prachi Gupta complained that the law in New York that bans late-term abortions, except in cases of the imminent death of the mother, does not allow the euthanasia-minded Planned Parenthood to kill infants in the womb who are already doomed to die.
An all-female screening of Wonder Woman sounds like a fun marketing technique. But Jezebel decided to make the promo sound like it was a key role in the pro-choice feminist stand. The Alamo Drafthouse, based in Austin, Texas, received backlash from the public after announcing an all-female screening of Wonder Woman. According to Jezebel, the all female screening meant that “not just the audience, but the projectionists, chefs and theater staff, will be all female or those who identify as such.” And when the outcry got out of hand, Alamo Drafthouse creative manager Morgan Hendrix told The Washington Post that “providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we’re doing something right.”
It’s Jezebel’s birthday. The left bows in homage.
Jordan Michael Smith, writing for The Guardian, reviews the influence brought about by Jezebel’s presence in the media for the past 10 years. Anna Holmes, the founder of the site, was an editor at InStyle when she started Jezebel. According to Smith, she “hated the magazine’s worship of luxury, the lack of racial diversity, and the shallowness of women’s publications generally.”
Faith Salie, a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning and a comedic panelist on the snarky NPR game show WaitI Wait! Don't Tell Me!, penned a piece for the fiercely feminist website Jezebel . The headline was "Bill O'Reilly Didn't Harass Me, But His Viewers Did."
Leave it to the lefty gossip site Jezebel to use an innocent baby as a means to entice its audience into reading more “bad news” about the Michael Brown verdict: Darren Wilson’s going to be a father. Actually, the news of the baby was barely mentioned in the post.
Jezebel’s Hillary Crosley blogged about the recent interview Officer Darren Wilson gave to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday – less than 24 hours the grand jury decided not to indict Wilson for shooting Brown in August.
Michelle Duggar, of the popular TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” is under heat again from the media for publicly sharing her conservative religious views.
Earlier in the week, residents in Fayetteville, Arkansas received robo-calls from the famous mother, in which she warned families to protest a new anti-discrimination bill that went before the city council Tuesday night and passed. The ordinance prohibits employers or businesses from discriminating against transgenders in issues of housing, employment and public restrooms. In the robocall, Michelle Duggar warned parents that the new law would allow men to use women’s bathrooms and locker rooms, possibly endangering women and children.