If Hollywood’s #MeToo maxim “believe all victims” is to be held as some universal moral standard, then Johnny Depp’s side of the story must be given some serious credence as well. The actor has endured two years of media attacks over allegations of domestic abuse from ex-wife Amber Heard, however new evidence has surfaced that might indicate that Depp has been the abuse victim all along.
All this week, NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of 2017. Monday, we presented the most outrageous examples of journalists fawning over liberal or left-wing icons; on Tuesday, we showcased some of this year’s nastiest attacks on Republicans or conservatives; Wednesday, we highlighted the media’s freak-out over President Donald Trump; and yesterday was a look at the stupidest quotes of the year. Today, we finish the series with some of the most outlandish celebrity quotes of 2017.
New York Times reporter Dan Bilefsky devoted a long review-interview in Saturday Arts to left-wing British journalist Jonathan Freedland’s novel about the assassinating of a president, “Trump Is Stranger Than Fiction.” He dutifully passed along the suggestion that such assassination porn was inevitable “when the top guy in the White House appears to be recklessly lurching toward global destruction....” Bilefsky, a foreign reporter for the paper, has previously blamed Brexit for hate crimes, but betrays no concern that this novel may provoke in similar fashion, and registers nothing objectionable about the epidemic of imagined presidential assassinations among liberal "artists."
On Thursday at the Media Research Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala featuring the 2017 DisHonors Awards, liberal actress Ashley Judd beat out stiff competition to win the “Kathy Griffin Celebrity Dumbass Award” with a deranged rant during the far-left Women’s March. Conservative syndicated talk radio host and WMAL personality Chris Plante was the presenter for this category while Act for America Founder and Chairwoman Brigitte Gabriel accepted the “DisHonor” in jest.
President Donald Trump has a knack for getting under the liberal media’s skin and driving them into hyperbolic criticisms of just about everything he does. Whether it was tweeting out a goofy .gif of him wrestling CNN to the ground, or delivering a patriotic speech overseas the press couldn’t contain their overreactions. The following is a collection of worst media and celebrity outbursts from the past few weeks:
On Friday, while both NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America provided full reports on left-wing actor Johnny Depp joking about assassinating President Trump, CBS This Morning could only manage 45 seconds of air time out of its two-hour broadcast to mention the latest outrageous celebrity outburst.
On June 22, at the Glastonbury Arts festival in England, Johnny Depp decided to join the circle of violent speech aimed at President Trump while introducing one of his films onstage. “Can we bring Trump here?” he asked the audience. When met with boos of disapproval, he tried to explain. “I need think he needs help. Oh, this is going to be in the press, it will be horrible. But when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
What is it with Johnny Depp and Victorian Era serial killers?
Six years ago the liberal Hollywood fixture played London police detective Frederick Abberline in "From Hell," a violent conspiracy theory-driven whodunnit about the 1888 murder spree of Jack the Ripper. In his newest big screen release, Depp stars as the title character in "Sweeney Todd," a film about a fictional 19th century London barber who kills his customer-victims using his barber's razor.
Pretty ghoulish stuff, of course, but according to Depp, such a monstrous character is also deserving of some empathy. Reports Tom O'Neil of the Los Angeles Times: