Think of Who Is America? as another generation of the classic Candid Camera TV program that used hidden recording equipment to catch people “in the act of being themselves." Now imagine that instead of the decidedly non-political Allen Funt behind the cameras, the 2018 host is Socha Baron Cohen, a liberal activist who is trying to bring down as many GOP officials as he can while giving most liberals and Democrats a “free ride.”
Jonathan Van Ness, one of the hosts of the Netflix cable channel’s Queer Eye television series, learned the hard way this week what happens to people who dare to disagree with their fellow liberal Democrats in public. The clash started after candidates from the GOP won primary elections across the country the previous day, but his reward for stating that not all Republicans are evil and racist was to be slammed by other posters online.
Breaking news: an unfunny female comedian takes a jab at a female member of the Trump family. What happened to supporting fellow women and feminism? Ivanka Trump released a statement published July 24 revealing that she shut down her clothing line to focus on her work in Washington and that it is the “only fair outcome for my team and partners.”
There’s nothing quite so rare as a “fair and balanced” media take on entertainment and politics. For proof, look no further than CNN, which missed the mark. For proof, look no further than CNN, which missed the mark. During a special report, aired on July 20, titled The Trump Show: TV’s New Reality, CNN host Brian Stelter, New York Times critic James Poniewozik and Salon critic Melanie McFarland talked to television producers and actors about the rise of Trump TV and its significance.
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.
I thought we had seen it all from radical feminists — and what we've seen is way, way more than anyone other than a gynecologist needs to see. Six years ago, Code Pink zealots traipsed across the fruited plain in giant female reproductive organ costumes demanding “respect” for women's bodies and women's abortion rights. They called themselves “dancing vaginas.”
One might expect Jerry Seinfeld's latest edition of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, "2018: Freshly Brewed," on Netflix to get political, since comedians just can't seem to help themselves right now in jumping on the Trump bashing train, so I was pleasantly surprised to find the focus on funny instead of on politics. In fact, when guests tried to get political, Seinfeld quickly shut them down, or - shock - they talked about liberal intolerance!
It seems like former Daily Show star Michelle Wolf is really trying to one-up TBS’s Samantha Bee for the nastiest, foulest, most partisan female comedian on television. After making mean-spirited swipes at women in the White House when she hosted the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this April, she’s taken her vulgar routine to Netflix in her new show, The Break With Michelle Wolf, which premiered just a few weeks ago.
Kiss Me First, which is new to American audiences on Netflix, but originally premiered back in April in the UK, is a bizarre story for young adults. If it's not the appalling number of references to anal sex, it's the borderline encouragement of suicide or the overall idea that nothing matters because "lunatics are in charge now." Overall, I have to wonder what the creators were thinking, and what anyone was thinking, either here or abroad, in choosing to air it.
The left can’t help but own up to its insanity, apparently. On Netflix, comedienne Michelle Wolf, best known for her White House Correspondents Dinner debacle, was so proud of being labelled “unhinged” by the Republican National Committee that she built an entire episode of her show The Break around it.
Deemed the “woke” superhero, Marvel’s Luke Cage returned June 22 on Netflix for a second season of racial issues, gun-running, drugs, corrupt politicians, and social justice. This year, however, there’s the added bonus of more Trump references. Just what every show doesn’t need nowadays!
Part 5 (otherwise known as season 3, part 1) of The Ranch, starring Ashton Kutcher, was released June 15 on Netflix and our heroes just found out that the gas pipeline, which was going to bring them some much-needed financial relief, has been canceled thanks to protesters. When Rooster meets one of the protesters in a bar, he tells her she "fucked up a lot of peoples' lives with that protest" and realizes that is the one thing that could stop him from hitting on an attractive woman.