Ever heard of the news outlet Porter? Up until Oct. 1, neither had I.
Apparently the fledgling platform (begun in 2014) is getting quite a bit of traffic and media praise after it asked feminist actress Emma Watson to write a posthumous letter to Dr. Savita Halappanavar, an Indian dentist who passed away in 2012 due to a miscarriage. Feminists and other activists alleged that Dr. Halappanavar’s request for an abortion, if accepted, would have saved her life. Dr. Halappanavar’s story became the rallying cry in a left-wing movement which sought the repeal of Ireland’s now-defunct Eighth Amendment (which generally forbade abortion).
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.
In the increasingly bipolar media coverage, Justice Kennedy retiring is bad, but a socialist winning a Democratic primary is cause for overwhelming, sickening joy.
People magazine may have just been plugging the latest comedy book by Ali Wentworth...but it also served as a puff piece for her husband George Stephanopoulos in the days before the big Jim Comey Sunday night book special. “I went through my bad-boy stage before I met him, and the reason I was blown away by him is because he has so much integrity.”
We all know the press loves to congratulate itself on “holding Trump accountable,” with such pompous slogans as “Facts First” as “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” However sometimes that braggadocious attitude stoops so low it’s beyond parody. Take for example Wednesday’s Good Morning America, where the anchors eagerly gushed that two of their hosts made People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” annual list.
The newest edition of People magazine could barely touch the sex scandal of Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein. Tucked in the top-left corner of the cover were the words “A sexual harassment scandal rocks Hollywood.” Inside, there was not a whole page of copy. By contrast, this week’s People gave three pages to a big article on former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, whose sexual harassment accusations against Fox News chief Roger Ailes created a similar hubbub a year ago.
Abortion and cherry pies: that’s what Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards does best. According to People magazine, she is the “Wonder Woman” of abortion rights. The interview, posted on People on July 12, called the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation a “passionately committed dynamo” who is “marshaling thousands in the battle” for lots of abortions.
The cover story of the July 3 edition of People magazine carries the theme “100 Reasons to Love America,” and number one is Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the HGTV show Fixer Upper. It’s odd enough that the four-page article never mentions Buzzfeed's attempt to scald them for attending a church opposing same-sex marriage. Then came “99 More Reasons to Love America”…which largely skipped over the liberty-and-justice-for-all part and lunged into the typical liberal messaging,
For two Nigerian girls, tragedy spurred a desire to impact the world for good. Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu—abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram in April 2014—just graduated from Oregon’s Canyonville Christian Academy. From the bright smiles on their faces as they proudly displayed their diplomas, you’d never know the trauma they had overcome to get to that point.
For world-renowned sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross, 2008 was a tumultuous year. Engaged and scheduled to compete in the Summer Olympics, Richards-Ross discovered that she was pregnant one month prior to her race. Wracked with fear and worry, the Christian athlete did the unthinkable—she had an abortion—and immediately regretted the decision.
Jim Carrey defended Kathy Griffin’s photo stunt yesterday at his premiere of the Showtime series, “I’m Dying Up Here.” His advice to her? “Hold up a severed leg as well.” In an article put out by People Magazine, Carrey shrugged off Griffin’s gruesome photo.
People magazine is no stranger to being used to rehabilitate liberals -- even when it sounds hopeless. (Case in point: Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Weiner). In the May 1 People they try to rehabilitate disgraced CBS anchorman Dan Rather, now hailed by liberals as an anti-Trump crusader. Online, the headline oozed: "Inside Dan Rather’s Unexpected Comeback 11 Years After CBS Exit: ‘I Was Aching to Do Something'."