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.”
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested after being kicked out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London...finally. For media who have spent the fast few years focused on the narrative, Assange was seen as the face that symbolized the threat posed to the United States by Russia, second only to Vladimir Putin. However, it wasn't always that way.
Whether you’re media types like Brian Stelter or outlets such as Vanity Fair, it’s Fox News and right-of-center news outlets that have an obsession with socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). But segments like one on Thursday’s Last Word and cover stories like the latest issue of Time by lefty writer Charlotte Alter (and daughter of longtime liberal journalist Jonathan Alter) prove otherwise.
Dinosaur media outlet Time magazine awarded Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a gushing cover story for the April 1 issue, rhapsodizing over the “phenom” who is “the best storyteller in the [Democratic] Party.” Ocasio-Cortez’s hard-left brand of socialism is portrayed positively and Time national correspondent Charlotte Alter found no time to mention the cow farting and airplane elimination removal part of the Green New Deal.
What do the white, female mayor of a Hallmark program's fictional Town of Hope Valley and Duke basketball sensation Zion Williamson have to do with one another? Actress Lori Loughlin, who stars in the popular TV program "When Calls the Heart," has been implicated (with others) in a college admissions bribery scandal, and Williamson is not getting any of the Blue Devils' $34 million in basketball revenue. TIME magazine senior writer Sean Gregory says the scandal is connected to a bad odor polluting college sports.
On Tuesday, liberal actress/Project Runway host Alyssa Milano shared her outrage over a TIME dispatch headlined "Honduran Woman Delivers Stillborn Baby In ICE Custody." I had a popular tweet by simply adding the comment "When delivering babies alive matters to Hollywood." Milano is a staunch abortion advocate.
According to Time Magazine, Veep star and former Seinfeld leading lady is a shining beacon of Hollywood feminine power, because — yeah you get it — she’s funny, beautiful, doesn’t take crap from no man, and has all the right liberal heroes. Oh and she also thinks Trump’s a “moron” too. This is the kind of stuff that gives her that “America’s Sweetheart” quality.
One can only wonder at this point. Does the liberal media have any idea - any idea at all - as to how much they are damaging their own credibility? The latest case in point: the phone calls Donald Trump Jr. made in the wake of the now-famous Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016. Samples include stories like this from 2018:
The continuing fallout from last Friday's encounter between students from the Covington Catholic High School and Native American activist Nathan Phillips led to NBC's Today co-host Savannah Guthrie verbally attacking Nicholas Sandmann in what was supposed to be an interview, asking the Kentucky teen if he should apologize for his actions at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Despite Guthrie's liberal bias, Time magazine TV critic Judy Berman bitterly complained from --- wait for it --- the left for Guthrie’s “bizarre conversation” with the student “allowed him to defend himself.”
Recall this cover of Time magazine? It featured a photoshopped President Trump gazing down at a sobbing little girl - the two-year old child, Yanela Sanchez, supposedly separated from her mother just after the Honduran mother had illegally crossed the border into the United States. The caption: “Welcome to America.” In fact, Time had not only photoshopped the President into the make-believe picture, the actual photo of the crying little girl inaccurately tried to give the impression the child had been cruelly separated from her mother by the Border Patrol. It wasn’t true, and Time was forced to issue a correction that read: