Just a couple weeks ago the media were warning about “startling new research” by Princeton and Scripps scientists that indicated faster global warming, but it turns out that panic was overblown. The researchers issued corrections to the paper after a climate skeptic pointed out a math error in the study.
A few days ago, USA Today News & Enterprise Reporter Scott Gleeson made a list of 12 athletes "who would make great politicians." The reasons given for the athletes' political qualifications are in some instances thin to say the least. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of them are progressives, headed up by the Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and including the Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins, NBA coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich and former Olympic skater Adam Rippon (see photo). Tim Tebow made the list, but as a Christian pro-lifer he's in the minority.
Democrats just flipped 27 seats and regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, but one of the surviving GOP congressmen is already facing renewed heat for a controversy that arose during his campaign. Liberally biased USA Today writer Christine Brennan says it's time to go after Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan again, though he won re-election.
The winner of Sunday's 2018 UCI Women's Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles towered over the runners-up on the victory stand. Silver medalist Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands and bronze medalist Jennifer Wagner of the U.S. never had a chance against gold medalist Rachel McKinnon, a biological male of superior height and leg strength.
The smear of Judge Brett Kavanaugh widens. USA Today writer Erik Brady suggests the Supreme Court nominee stay off basketball courts while kids are around. Kavanaugh predicted this could happen, during Thursday's Senate Judicial Committee hearing. He said the taint of smear could result in the loss of his opportunity to volunteer as a youth coach again. Brady's pointed remarks proved the nominee a man who understands the full ramifications of the attacks against him.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and that didn't work out too well. The NFL's reputation is on fire and Commissioner Roger Goodell is fiddling, too. As headlines blast "The NFL is Now One of the Most Divisive Brands in the U.S.," and "NFL Sinks to Least Popular Top Professional or College Sport," the commish is engaging in social justice activism, according to Nancy Armour's USA Today report.
Casting neutrality to the wind, USA Today's Josh Peter is openly cheering for Serena Williams to take the record for most career grand slam tennis titles from the current record holder, Margaret Court (at right in photo with Williams). Peter briefly introduces Williams in his lead graph and then uses the next six paragraphs for an anti-Christian attack on the "homophobe" Margaret Court, now an ordained Pentecostal pastor who believes marriage is one man and one woman.
During an interview with USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page on Friday’s CBS This Morning, fill-in co-host Bianna Golodryga expressed concern that the anonymous anti-Trump op/ed published in The New York Times would contribute to the public’s “erosion of trust” in the news media.
USA Today sports columnist Nancy Armour has had it with white people who are “stubbornly ignorant” about NFL protests. She writes that it should not take a Democrat senatorial candidate who dazzles her with his Bobby Kennedy-type looks to have to explain the reason why the NFL’s malcontents are justified in their protests during the national anthem.
So much for the land of the free! We who oppose protest in sports (see file photo of Philadelphia Eagles' protesters) are really "fascists" and should think about moving to a backwards nation, writes USA Today's Brent Schrotenboer. Furthermore, the man in the White House is engaged in a "fascist frenzy." Standing for the national anthem is indicative of a fascist political philosophy that “exalts nation and often race above the individual," and is symbolic of "a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”
Sometimes the journalistic fawning over Barack Obama crossed a line from sycophantic to just plain weird. Such was the case for the August 2011 issue of Esquire, featuring a headline wondering “How can we not love Obama?” Writer Stephan Marche described the Democrat as an “astounding, ecstatic human achievement” and a “world-historical soul.” Okay...