Liberal activist and film maker Michael Moore has decided to celebrate his Twitter account surpassing the five million mark by doing what he loves best: trying yet again to bring down GOP President Donald Trump. On Monday, July 24, the creator of such “schlockumentaries” as Fahrenheit 9/11 -- a 2004 film criticizing then-President George W. Bush -- and Sicko, in which Moore sought expert opinion on health-care systems from his parents, will donate $1,000 to the anti-Trump group supported by each of five followers of his website.
Last week, Bustle.com published an interview giving insight into the detached reality of two members of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. Desi Lydic is a field correspondent and Michele Wolf is a writer and on-screen contributor for the not so funny comedy show. Lydic lamented the horrible world of Trump.
Anti-Trump MSNBC host Joy Reid is so eager to prove Trump colluded with Russia to win the election, that she will say just about anything to make it true. The AM Joy host embarrassed herself last Friday in a tweet where she claimed that two of Trump’s wives just happened to be from “Soviet Yugoslavia.”
The two major plot points in the July 23rd episode of Comedy Central’s Legends of Chamberlain Heights, titled “Confederate Flags of Our Fathers,” disrespects police as murdering pot smokers and compares the Confederacy to Al-Qaeda.
The front of the New York Times Sunday Review was dominated by a graphic of an Escher-type staircase under the headline “Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.’s -- According to the women who almost were.” If you think you know where the story is going...you’re right. It begins and ends with sour grapes from Susan Chira on how sexism foiled Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes. The paper spent the general election contest, from debate coverage to the arts pages, suggesting a vote for anyone other than Hillary Clinton was sexism, while showing no concern over the idea of women voting for Hillary solely because she was a woman.
A Kansas woman who entered a national makeup artists contest has been disqualified from personally redeeming her prize after having been declared its winner. Why? Because, and only because, she posted on Instagram, without comment, a "Trump for President" 2016 graphic on Election Day last year. Despite having all the necessary evidence documenting what happened, the Wichita Eagle's related story headline only conceded that this is something Gypsy Freeman only "says."
Chris Cillizza, an advocacy journalist and politics editor for CNN, is having a very difficult week. Not only did Cillizza struggle to respond to questions asked during an online Reddit AMA [Ask Me Anything] session on Tuesday, July 18, but on the following day, he jumped into a thunderstorm of “Fake News” when he claimed that no media outlet reported anything about a "secret meeting” at which President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, engaged in a “sinister” dialogue.
Friday morning on Fox & Friends, Washington Post Writers Group columnist Ruben Navarrette, Jr. gave President Donald Trump only grudging and partial credit for the steep decline in illegal border crossings from Mexico into the U.S. so far this year.
Appearing on MSNBC’s 11 a.m. ET hour on Friday, Republican North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer called out the “unhealthy obsession” the media have with accusations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, sending co-hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle into full freak-out mode. The liberal anchors dismissed the notion as “nonsense.”
The Dow Jones Industrial Average set its 26th record high of the year on July 19, prompting Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney to check in on the “Trump rally” and how much it boosted American wealth.
The rally began after Donald Trump’s presidential victory brought optimism that he would pursue tax reform and other pro-growth economic policies.
For at least one New York Times political reporter, the Trump presidency is literally a joke. Matt Flegenheimer’s Washington Memo was headlined “Like a ‘Soap Opera,’ Only Not as Fun.” The text box longed for better, non-Trump days: “If only it were all just the figment of the imagination.” He wrote: It’s Iran-contra with a spray tan, Lewinsky with a grande covfefe. Exploring the studio space, Flegenheimer sounded like an improv comedian: "It's 'The Godfather,' but this time there’s a silent son-in-law in charge of Middle East peace for some reason."
In the wake of President Trump’s interview with The New York Times, where he hammered his Attorney General and pressed on the Russia investigation, MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber demonstrated that NBC can’t get its story straight. “And with regard to [Special Counsel] Mueller … just to be clear, neither the new FBI director nor the president has any ability to remove the special counsel,” Melber told colleague Katy Tur during Thursday’s MTP Daily. But just over a month earlier, their colleagues were freaking out about just that.