Amidst the NBC News controversy of declining to support contributor Ronan Farrow’s bombshell story on Harvey Weinstein, NBC’s Today co-host Matt Lauer praised Farrow on Wednesday for working on it at NBC but failing to disclose the network’s refusal to publish it (hence why it went to The New Yorker).
Variety and The Huffington Post are reporting that NBC News passed on Ronan Farrow’s investigation into Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual exploitation of women. NBC declined to comment on the record as to why it would let this scoop slip away. Unnamed sources said the story Farrow brought to NBC was underbaked. On Tuesday night's The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, Farrow objected to that spin.
Despite all the liberal preaching, Hollywood has no moral boundaries.
Harvey Weinstein, the man who pushed feminism and social justice and who has been a major donor and player in Democratic politics and liberal causes, has just been accused of rape by three women who were interviewed by the New Yorker. Ronan Farrow reported, “Three women told me that Weinstein raped them.” Farrow interviewed thirteen women total, who told stories of rape, assault, and inappropriate exposure and harassment, all committed by Weinstein over the past three decades.
DONALD TRUMP!!! ...Sloooowly I turned...step by step.....
Poor Bill McKibben. The former New Yorker staff writer couldn't get Donald Trump out of his mind so, in order to keep from going out of his mind, McKibben took a trip to the Alaskan wilderness. Gates of the Arctic National Park. However, even on the 8.4 million acres of the park with no roads, ranger stations, nor even trails, he still couldn't purge his mind of you-know-who. McKibben recounts his gallant but failed effort in I Went All the Way to the Alaskan Wilderness to Escape Donald Trump which begins with him waxing poetically about the beauty of nature in remote Alaska.
When Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, some Americans thought the Electoral College rigged the presidency for Trump, and that hatred persists to this day. Once Trump became President, Syria’s latest chemical weapons attacked transpired and though most Americans supported that decision to bomb Syria, the radical left did not. In Hollywood, the level of post-election bitterness has only grown. Therefore, the entertainment elite has purposefully created content insulting millions of thanks to their severe cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Once a woman-hating blowhard, always a woman-hating blowhard. Keith Olbermann, the "new" face of the Democratic resistance on Conde Nast's digital video platform, is the same old foul-mouthed beast he was on cable TV. Over the weekend, the former MSNBC frother went berserk over Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's anodyne call for prayers "for all those in the path of #HurricaneHarvey" and her promise to "assist impacted schools."
In the aftermath of the Charlottesville violence, the press is so willing to latch onto anything in entertainment as relevant to the world as they see it. Even if it makes Texans the villains in the midst of a disaster of epic proportions. On August 25, the B movie, Bushwick, was released and desperate critics noticed it. What would have been merely ignored by film reviewers in a previous time, or dismissed as violent and shallow, instead received glowing reviews from such sources as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Vulture. The plot focused around a fantasy where Texas secedes from the United States, and starts a second civil war.
Support mental health or I'll kill you! New Yorker magazine seems to have this deep psychological need for President Donald Trump to be officially called crazy by psychiatrists. That need is so urgent that their August 23 article by Jeannie Suk Gersen on this subject almost exactly echoes their May 22 story by Jane Mayer on the same topic.
Ordinarily, when someone gets their life together, congratulations or encouragement of some kind is in order. Amanda Petrusich of the New Yorker seems to think otherwise. In her article published last week, "Miley Cyrus's Creepy Return To Wholesomeness," Petrusich analyzed Cyrus’s new song, “Malibu,” which is, in her opinion, “equal parts bohemian and smarmy.”
Petrusich did not approve of Cyrus’s new direction, mainly because she found that the superstar’s decisions in the past were those of a “creative risk-taker” which made her a “figure to root for.”
Jeffrey Toobin pretty much let the cat out of the bag about the real desired purpose (by the Democrats and the mainstream media) of the investigation by the new Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the May 19 New Yorker. He basically concedes that there is a good possibility that no criminal evidence of collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russians will be found. What he reveals, and it is no big surprise to anyone who follows politics, is that the information collected during the course of this investigation could be politically damaging to President Trump if it is released.
Your average liberal journalist isn't going to think The New Yorker magazine when it comes to fake-news sites on Facebook. But my wife hopped in the car yesterday and asked, in a please-shoot-this-down tone: "Trump didn't really say that if I'm impeached, I'll have the greatest ratings ever." My first reply -- not kidding -- was "that sounds like Andy Borowitz and his brand of humor/hate at the Borowitz Report. Sure enough, it was.
In an 18-minute Friday interview on the New Yorker Radio Hour, CNN President Jeffrey Zucker contended that "Fox News ... is state-run TV," that "MSNBC has become the opposition," and that "CNN is seeking the truth." Yes, he really said that. Zucker also doesn't like the term "fake news" any more — even though his network was one of the earliest post-election promoters of the term when they thought they could use it as a club against others.