Most people assume that minority comedians will take any opportunity they can to bash President Trump.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Thanks to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States in November 2016, angry liberal Hollywood, still unable to accept the will of American voters, is dusting off and bringing back a television show from the 1990’s. This time it is the show devoted to witchcraft and female empowerment on the old WB network, titled Charmed. Since it's 2018, the three sisters can no longer be white and one of them has to be a lesbian, apparently.
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.
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett took heaps of abuse this past week for opting to punt on fourth-and-one during last Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to Houston. This weekend, former NFL cornerback Domonique Foxworth, who now writes about racism in sports for ESPN's social justice blog, The Undefeated, made Garrett the poster boy for white privilege at the expense of African-Americans unable to secure jobs as head coaches and general managers in the NFL.
Reporter Matt Flegenheimer prodded the Democratic party to abandno a moral high ground he is deluded into thinking the party currently holds, in “Democrats Debate if High Road in Politics Is Leading Anywhere – Party of ‘We Go High’ Is Just Getting Angry,” on the front of Saturday’s New York Times. As if the Democrats haven’t been in full angry mode for years, culminating in aggressive protests and actual violence committed against congressional Republicans, and then the anti-Kavanaugh mobs.
The nation’s film critics found a new comedy, about a fascist president who demands loyalty oaths, to be “all too possible.” Apparently The Oath’s plausibility struck too close to home for some journalists. The Washington Post’s Michael O’Sullivan began by acknowledging the movie is a liberal fever dream: “Yes, lefties are this film’s target audience; if you’re not a compulsive consumer of Saturday Night Live’s cold open or Stephen Colbert’s monologue, this movie is not for you.”
Here’s the thing that baffles. Suddenly this week, as analysis of the Kavanaugh turmoil came to a head, my old CNN colleague Matt Lewis boldly suggested he obvious: that the mobs chasing Senator Ted Cruz and wife Heidi out of a Washington restaurant, not to mention those pounding - literally - on the doors of the Supreme Court and storming the Senate until arrested were, well, mobs.
Gosnell works on so many levels it’s hard to count them all. The film tackles one of the most emotional subjects in our culture – abortion – with grace and care. The screenplay packs a specific point of view but leaves the soapbox storytelling off the frame. We’re gripped by a narrative that could chase away those with weak stomachs.
Do these people hear themselves when they talk? On October 11, 2002, ABC’s Barbara Walters offered this bizarre validation of Fidel Castro’s dictatorship: “If literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth.” Of course, if your yardstick for freedom is freedom, Cuba doesn’t do so well.
ABC’s primetime special of First Lady Melania Trump Friday evening was more about President Trump and everything the media saw wrong with him than the actual First Lady. Badgering her to condemn Trump on his immigration policies, border policy, Twitter “bullying” and more, ABC’s Tom Llamas also spent a great deal of the show speculating about Trump’s marriage, asking invasive and downright rude questions like, “Do you love your husband?”
Retired football superstar Herschel Walker (second from right in photo) has expressed disgust with CNN for not firing Don Lemon, Bakari Sellers and Tara Setmayer after their "despicable" remarks about rapper Kanye West's (second from left in photo) White House meeting with President Donald Trump. The Washington Times and Fox News are among the very few covering this story, but most networks are ignoring Walker's remarks.
Hillary Clinton isn’t president, but Hollywood is offering the biggest consolation prize they have: working her into TV plots where she can be toasted as wise and wonderful. Within the first two weeks of the fall season, CBS has done this twice, on Madam Secretary and the reboot of Murphy Brown.
Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler broke out the swagger on Wednesday, beginning his latest article: "President Trump wrote an opinion article for USA Today on Oct. 10 regarding proposals to expand Medicare to all Americans — known as Medicare-for-All — in which almost every sentence contained a misleading statement or a falsehood." But some of these are predictions, not facts. Does Kessler have a crystal ball in his office? This is just crystal bull.
Between Thursday night and Friday evening, a number of shows on both CNN and MSNBC have pushed claims by Democrats that Georgia Republicans are engaging in "voter suppression" targeted at black voters because of reports that more than 50,000 new voter registrations of mostly black voters are being held in limbo because of errors in the paperwork. But only CNN's Jake Tapper has bothered to note that Secretary of State and gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp gave an explanation for why a disproportionately large number of black voters were affected.
Whenever there is unusually cold weather in winter or chilly temps in summer, the more sardonic among us will quip, so much for global warming.Those who believe global warming -- sorry, climate change -- poses an imminent threat and has for decades (huh ...?) invariably reply, that's not climate, that's weather. More accurately, they respond this way ... until the next big hurricane.