Vanity Fair media writer Joe Pompeo -- whose recent oeuvre includes an embarrassing puff piece/cover story on Beto O'Rourke -- is kvetching at The New York Times for getting nervous about its reporters making appearances on The Rachel Maddow Show. They worried about "liberal media war"!
MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews made clear on Wednesday’s Hardball that, despite Beto O’Rourke’s November 2018 electoral loss in Texas, he’s still enamored with former El Paso-era Congressmanand excited about his presidential campaign. At one point in the show, Matthews cheered the gooey, gushy Vanity Fair profile of O’Rourke as “the best kiss I’ve seen for a candidate in a long time” and a candidate looking so “optimistic” and “sunny.”
Late Wednesday afternoon and hours ahead of announcing a presidential campaign to El Paso’s NBC affiliate, lefty-wing rag Vanity Fair published a profile of liberal former Congressman Beto O’Rourke that rivaled some of the worst Obama hero worshipping during the 2008 campaign by devotees such as Lee Cowan, Chris Matthews, and Terry Moran.
Vanity Fair is still investigating Kavanaugh. Evgenia Peretz, Vanity Fair contributing editor, posted a long expose of Kavanaugh’s alma mater: “‘Men for Others, My Ass’: After Kavanaugh, Inside Georgetown Prep’s Culture of Omertà.” Through guilt by association, she tried to imply the school’s code of silence was concealing something foul in Kavanaugh’s past (which she offers zero evidence for) and tied Kavanaugh to a shameful incident that happened at the school two decades after he graduated. The story began with fuzzily sourced observations from Georgetown Prep’s class of ’83 Homecoming this October, featuring cameos from the now-notorious crew from the senior yearbook.
Following his $100 million midterm donations to Democrats and an official party registration switch, many bet former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will run for president in 2020. Let media speculation over his odds (and promotion of his candidacy) begin.
Vanity Fair’s Joe Pompeo wrote on a web-based internet phenomenon that political “junkies” (to coin a phrase) are obsessed with: “Certain Readers May Have a Nervous Reaction’: The New York Times Election Needle Is Back, with a Few New Safety Feature -- After the trauma of November 8, 2016, the Times is taking steps not to trigger its readers -- even as it rolls out not one, but two midterm-election needles.” The needle injected Democratic political addicts with a false sense of well-being. And managing editor Joe Khan revealed a bit too much about the special snowflakes that populate his paper’s newsroom.
New York Democratic congressional candidate and “self-avowed” socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a liberal media darling with her $40 trillion wish list of government programs. Vanity Fair proved it again with its November issue.
That issue included the latest installment of its “New Establishment” list. Ocasio-Cortez made the list along with “Democratic hopefuls” Ayanna Pressley, Andrew Gillum and Beto O’Rourke as “The Ground-Breakers.”
If you had to think of an adjective that the nation’s mainstream media would most readily apply to supporters of President Trump, what would it be? “Bigoted,” “unintelligent,” and the now-infamous “deplorable” immediately come to mind. Hardly a news cycle seems to churn by where Trump, his policies, and his proponents aren’t categorically smeared.
Last week, film critic Christian Toto wrote about an elitist liberal movie called First Reformed, which stared Ethan Hawke as a pastor allegedly preaching eco-terrorism. Toto wrote this in his DVD review about the sad, but not surprising film here. It's not exactly surprising since it comes from an arthouse film and television studio based in New York City and established in 2012 called A24 Films. It’s recently received glowing praise from some of the usual suspects in the liberal media, such as GQ, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair.
The journalistic gushing over Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke continued on Wednesday as Vanity Fair insisted not only is the liberal senatorial candidate the man to make Texas blue, he might also topple Trump in 2020. Journalist Peter Hamby isn’t the first to rhapsodize over O’Rourke, but he may be the most effusive. The writer fawned:
In light of the recent accusations against Les Moonves, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver found it his duty to address workplace harassment and to help resurrect an old liberal hero. On his July 29 show, after giving his own thoughts about sexual harassment, Oliver turned to the person he said “kickstarted” the conversation about workplace harassment back in the 90s; this was none other than Anita Hill who accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment after he was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1991.
Need more evidence that there are two Americas? Here: Left-wing hatred of Melania Trump is inversely proportional to flyover admiration for the first lady. In just the last month, late-night clown Jimmy Kimmel mocked Trump's Slovenian accent, CNN contributor April Ryan attacked her as "not culturally American," former Hillary Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines derided her genteel presence at former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral, and horror writer Stephen King snickered at her hospitalization this week for kidney surgery.