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.
Hollywood wants people to see America as a dystopia – or so it seems in one new music video. In a music video released by Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) called This is America, the artist came together with four other rappers to apparently reveal the bleakest aspects of America. Feted by the media as “powerful” and a “masterpiece,” the May 5 video portrays riots, violence, a church choir shooting, drug abuse, suicide, and fear, while Gambino/Glover raps in the background, “This is America.”
There’s a swagger in her step as Cecile Richards conducts a book tour around the media surrounding her departure from the summit of Planned Parenthood after 12 years. Call it a victory lap. Everywhere she goes, adoring liberal interviewers ask her if she’ll run for office next. After all, it’s not like she has millions of little skeletons in her closet.
Remember about a decade ago when New York Times "conservative" David Brooks stared with awe and admiration at the crease in Barack Obama's pants leg and took that as a sign that he would be a very good president? Well, in a latter day update of that, Vanity Fair writer Kenzie Bryant is currently gazing with complete fascination at President Donald Trump's pant legs and is obsessing over their size. There is neither awe nor admiration in Bryant's tone but there is an unhealthy overdose of very weird obsession as she wonders What Is Going on with Trump’s Pant Legs? One Humble Theory:
James Wolcott complained about the lack of Obama in the April edition of Vanity Fair. The writer who fantasized about a revenge-tinged "reckoning" following a Trump expulsion from office is now grumbling about Obama enjoying himself way too much while ignoring the Democrats in "Can Obama rescue the Democrats?" with a subtitle of "While Barack Obama revels in the perks of the post-presidency, the Democratic base longingly wonders if he’ll ever again direct his gaze their way."
Following the resignation of Gary Cohn as top economic adviser, President Donald Trump selected CNBC contributor and former anchor Larry Kudlow for the spot.
Many liberal media outlets raced to attack the vocal free trade proponent who was the latest prominent person to join the Trump administration. Kudlow had previously served as an informal adviser to the campaign. They attacked him over his support for tax cuts and supply-side economics, as well as failed forecasts.
The recent media frenzy over EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s travel expenses and use of first-class cabins, often lacked crucial information — like the death threats he has received.
According to The Wall Street Journal in November 2017, Pruitt gets five times as many threats as the previous EPA administrator and there had been “explicit death threats.” His family was also threatened. Yet, some media outlets completely ignored the existence of threats as they criticized his travel costs.
Perhaps it is time to award Vanity Fair contributor T.A. Frank a kewpie doll for experiencing a brief moment of mental clarity. Although his January 21 column takes the requisite liberal shots at President Donald Trump and Republicans over the current government shutdown, when you get past that and dig into his details it amazingly confirms that Trump was correct in holding firm on the DACA conditions he clearly set forth which must be met for any negotiations to go forward on that issue. Frank's strange encounter with the truth begins with his recognition that despite the obfuscation by the Democrats and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, DACA is indeed the reason for the shutdown in WILL DEMOCRATS LOSE THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN?