We are about to find out whether Democrats meant it when they lamented the loss of civility in Washington. Having won the majority in the House of Representatives in Tuesday's election, will they cooperate with Republicans and "reach across the aisle," or will they pander to their base, which wants President Trump's blood? Guess which scenario I'm betting on Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who will likely head the Financial Services Committee, has promised to seek revenge on the banks, which she notes loaned money to people in the '90s so they could buy houses they couldn't afford.
NBC’s Law and Order: Special Victims Unit is back with another whopper of an episode. After covering illegal immigration and school shootings, the fictional cop show kicks the bias up a notch by addressing the Justice Kavanaugh allegations. What could possibly go right with this?
The three networks in September deluged viewers with incessant coverage of unproven sexual abuse accusations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But when some of those claims fell apart, ABC and NBC went silent on the crumbling assertions. As reported in the USA Today, Friday, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Judy Munro-Leighton to the FBI to be investigated for taking “responsibility for authoring an anonymous letter that made allegations that Kavanaugh and a friend raped her..”
New York Times reporter Kate Kelly is somehow back on the Brett (now Justice) Kavanaugh beat in Monday’s paper, covering in blurry fashion Kavanaugh attending a high school reunion at Georgetown Preparatory: “At Reunion, Kavanaugh Is Hailed as Hero.” One may detect some seething between the lines of Kelly’s clipped, hostile rendition of the event: "Following allegations that he had sexually assaulted a young woman during high school, Justice Kavanaugh’s drinking, rowdy behavior and treatment of women at Georgetown Prep nearly derailed his nomination.
Even the awards shows on PBS have a liberal bias. Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepted the Mark Twain Prize for Humor from the Kennedy Center in Washington on October 21. In the ceremony, which airs on PBS stations, the actress slammed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (and critics of Obamacare).
Jeff Flake spent the past year grandstanding against President Trump on his way out of office and still can’t get supporters in the liberal media. The Republican Senator from Arizona was mercilessly grilled on his Kavanaugh vote on Tuesday’s The View, all the while being lauded as a "moderate" voice in his party.
The Brett Kavanaugh saga has really lit a feminist fire at New York magazine, whose “Women in Power” series of interviews with prominent women (liberal activists, liberal politicians, and liberal journalist Andrea Mitchell) was published in an online series and compiled in the October 15-29 print issue. Unsurprisingly Anita Hill held the lead slot of the massive feature. The headline trumpeted “Anita Hill Won, Even Though She Lost.” Linda Sarsour, the media-celebrated Muslim “feminist."
Soopermexican at The Right Scoop reported how The Washington Post was exposed on conservative Twitter for a complete lack of professionalism. On Friday, Post "Reliable Source" gossip columnist Emily Heil made this her top item of the day. Georgetown Prep is creating a position for alumni relations to handle the damage from the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. There was just one problem. It's not a new position, and they posted a job notice in July, not "this week." Heil was told this.
All that is certain in life is death, taxes, and leftist celebrities speaking crudely. The latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter has a cover story celebrating British actress Claire Foy (The Crown, First Man) walking around D.C. calling Donald Trump the "giant penis of America," and saying she'd like to do with a pro-Kavanaugh protester: rip up his poster and violently hurt him.
New York Times’ Susan Chira, a “senior correspondent and editor on gender issues,” handed her paper’s mighty megaphone to angry anti-Kavanaugh women in “After Kavanaugh, Some Women Feel Powerless, Others Pumped Up.” Chira had nudged against the conventional liberal wisdom that all women were against Judge Brett Kavanaugh in a Sunday Review piece. But her Wednesday piece read as emotionally charged feminist propaganda: "The words they choose: Despair. Rage. Fear. Hopelessness. Determination."
While a guest on Tuesday night’s edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS, Brooke Baldwin, host of the weekday CNN Newsroom program, doubled down on her contention that liberal protesters shouldn’t be described by using the “m-word” or “mob.” Colbert began the discussion by condescendingly stating: “You got in a little trouble from ‘the Twitter people’ because you said one of your guests called Democratic protesters ‘mob,’ a ‘mob,’ and you said: ‘We’re not going to use the ‘m-word’ around here.’”
The metaphors don't get any better (or worse) than this: A van carrying Hillary Clinton, fresh from throwing her #MeToo sisters under the bus this weekend, crashed into a parking garage pillar on the way to a New Jersey campaign fundraiser Tuesday for beleaguered Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. At her side was Huma Abedin, who is divorcing convicted serial sexter and underage girl stalker ex-Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner.