Things have been getting difficult in the town of South Park, Colorado, and they come to a head in the December 6 season finale, "Splatty Tomato." With the recent nuclear attack President Garrison (a thinly veiled parody of President Trump) launched against Canada, the world is on the brink of disaster and the kids of the town claim to see the president lurking around at night. The only people in the town who still trust him seem to be Bob White and his family: "The Whites still support the president," they say, but "no one cares about the Whites" anymore. (I see what you did there, South Park!)
Things are changing at South Park Elementary School and when PC Principal gets a new Vice Principal named Strong Woman, the last thing he expects is to have feelings for her. A PC man can't possibly have feelings for a co-worker, that would be inappropriate!
Have you noticed how so many media outlets have gone soft on President Donald Trump? Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, the Daily Show, etc.. All are now treating Trump with kids gloves. Yes, yes! Of course I'm just kidding. The fact is that the mainstream media in both its news and entertainment shows have presented an almost solid wall of total hostility towards Trump. So what happens when just one entertainment show treats Trump as a side character without weighing in on how evil he supposedly is?
South Park always manages to get to the heart of modern culture with the most ridiculous of situations. In the October 11 episode, "Franchise Prequel," the matter at hand is the way falsehoods spread like wildfire on Facebook - with a not-so-sublte jab at Russian propaganda thrown in.
Columbus Day is coming up, and South Park obviously can't let that pass in a year in which everything in American history is so incredibly politicized.
South Park stepped it up with their second episode of the season, "Put it Down," which took on the President Trump's penchant for posting controversial tweets. The students of South Park Elementary School in Colorado are feeling nervous about a few things in this week's episode - including the looming threat of North Korea, distracted driving, and suicide - and the president's tweets are ever-present and putting everyone on edge.
South Park kicked off its 21st season on September 13 by taking on the entitlement of the uneducated, working-class, angry white men who were said to be Trump's base.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone won't tar Trump in the show's upcoming season. That made the media very, very angry. Cartman, Kyle and Kenny, meet Jimmy Fallon. The Tonight Show host once treated Donald Trump like a guest on his late night program. Because … that’s what the reality show host was.
Almost fifteen years ago, South Park paid tribute to a trailblazing animated TV series by calling an episode “The Simpsons Already Did It.” According to Columbia Journalism Review columnist Joel Simon, regardless of the current hubbub over President Trump’s media-bashing, several “Latin American populist” heads of state, including the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, already did it, or something a lot like it, long before Trump dubbed certain MSM outlets “the enemy of the people,” a description he reaffirmed Friday morning in his speech at CPAC.
With 2017 rapidly approaching, I decided that, as NewsBusters managing editor, it would be worthwhile to take a look back at the top ten most-read blogs from 2016. Once again, tens of millions of people flocked to NewsBusters for the best and worst media bias in newspapers, television news, social media -- and liberal outbursts from celebrities.
South Park goes full Trump in Wednesday night’s episode “Members Only.” Newly minted Presidential Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon are there to oversee Mr. Garrison completing the “transition” into Donald Trump – he now has Trump’s hair and facial expressions. I'm not even sure whether to refer to him as Mr. Garrison or Trump at this point.
South Park creators Trey Stone and Matt Parker are known for their quick turnaround of new episodes, but airing a new episode on Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after the election results came in, was particularly impressive.