The press rose as one in outrage Wednesday upon learning that Fort Sill, an Army base in Oklahoma, which is being used as a temporary shelter for migrant children, had been used as a Japanese internment camp during World War II. One fact buried and downplayed: Fort Sill was also used to hold migrant children as recently in 2014, under the administration of one Barack Obama. But at the time, it seems that zero media outlets who covered the controversy made the connection between World War II internment and the Obama administration’s housing of migrant children.
The dinosaur publication Time magazine, which you may have forgotten still existed (or you only see at the dentist now), still pumps out liberal spin and reporting from a left-leaning perspective. The latest example of that trend is an article published in the Sunday, June 9 edition that focused on a small hotel in Michigan offering pregnant women free stays and no-cost transportation from states that have “severe restrictions” on abortion.
On Sunday, Time columnist and editor Ian Bremmer thought it would be clever to tweet an outrageous, and completely fake, “quote” from President Trump praising North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, to see what happened. The quote spread like wildfire on Twitter of course, and Bremmer achieved his goal of duping a lot of people on both sides of the aisle, before he was called out and deleted the tweets.
Actor Jeff Daniels is lecturing the racist pro-Trump "mob" is devaluing decency and honesty. It’s a little rich when the Hollywood Left itself as the guardian of decency and respect and honesty. They all lined up with Bill Clinton in 1998, and nobody in their company rewrote a literary classic to lecture him on ethics, honesty, and decency.
Hollywood’s hot new trend is to boycott the entire state of Georgia because Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill making it harder to kill unborn babies. Following her threatened boycott in March, one-time actress and full-time shrew Alyssa Milano had already convinced David Simon, creator of The Wire, to join the fad. Now there are few other big celebs getting in on the action.
The passage of abortion laws in Georgia and Alabama have caused a flurry of media reactions, including many misleading ones. At least 16 articles claimed or suggested women would be jailed for having abortions, even though the laws’ text is available for all to read, and specifies women will not face prosecution.
TIME magazine in recent months has published a series of puffball cover stories for Democrats from Nancy Pelosi to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Now it's time to celebrate Pete Buttigieg, next to the husband Chasten Buttigieg, with the words "First Family" on the cover. Doesn't it seem a bit early for that kind of hype? But the gay pride was overwhelming.
Over the weekend, President Trump held a rally in Wisconsin, where he criticized Democratic Governor Tony Evers for saying he’d veto a bill requiring doctors provide medical care to babies born alive from an abortion. The media predictably pounced.
Climate change alarmist Robert Redford had an interesting way to commemorate Earth Day on Monday, when the liberal actor warned that people should avoid focusing on political issues because he couldn’t see why any of those would matter “without a planet to live on.” For a change among such extremists, Redford didn’t set a deadline for when life on our planet would end. Instead, he stated that the world is “approaching an irreversible tipping point” because of the “damage mankind has caused all around us every day and everywhere.”
Another year of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People means another promotion of Planned Parenthood. Dr. Leana Wen came on as the abortion giant’s new president in November 2018, replacing the outgoing Cecile Richards, who was included twice before, and already Wen made TIME's 2019 list.
It's that time of year for TIME magazine to issue its 100 "Most Influential" issue. The strangest selection may be Christine Blasey Ford, who made unproven allegations of teenage sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh. If she's one of the world's "most influential" figures, how was Kavanaugh confirmed for the Supreme Court? Apparently, this is the annual Wishful Thinking issue.
The co-hosts of CBS This Morning on Wednesday celebrated Gayle King’s selection for the Time 100 Most Influential People list. John Dickerson read the gushing tribute by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, hailing the “all-time great” King. DuVernay praised, “What most don’t understand about Gayle is that this perfected proximity to others is a superpower that the best journalists possess.”