On Tuesday, all three network morning shows were gleeful over the news that Barack and Michelle Obama had signed a deal with Netflix to create original content for the online streaming service. Hosts happily touted “a lot of people very excited” about the announcement and cheered that the former president and first lady “got paid,” with the agreement rumored to be worth tens of millions of dollars. Missing from much of the adulation, except for a brief mention on NBC, was the fact that the Netflix executive in charge of content was a major Obama campaign donor.
Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have signed an extensive contract to create new movies and television shows for Netflix. That agreement potentially includes scripted and unscripted programs, documentaries and feature films. Of course, the Monday announcement came as no surprise to anyone familiar with the connection between the pay-cable channel and the former Democratic occupants of the White House, along with Obama Administration officials and entertainment executives who have supported the family in the past.
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.
CNN and The Washington Post are two of the most fervent believers that Democracy in America relies on their tough stance against the Trumps. "#FactsFirst!" "Democracy dies in darkness!" But when it comes to the Obamas, they can only pander, pander, and pander to their greatness. Liberals went crazy about a two-year-old black girl staring up at the new Michelle Obama portrait (that doesn't exactly look like her) at the National Portrait Gallery. So Michelle Obama seized the PR bonus of meeting the girl herself, and these Titans of Toughness were the loveliest lapdogs.
Another show is congratulating itself for pushing the envelope by attacking President Trump. The new season of CBS’s The Good Fight plans to feature episodes on Trump’s impeachment, white supremacy, racial injustice, and the Russian golden showers scandal. Sunday’s premiere, "Day 408," opens with an anti-Trump tweet being praised by the Obamas. Liz Reddick posts a tweet calling President Trump a white supremacist. At the funeral of her father, a man approaches and says, “Michelle and Barack asked me to extend their condolences… They loved your tweet by the way…It had to be said.” How brave, to join the mass of people tweeting that Trump is a white supremacist.
Proving that there’s nothing too small that the media won’t attack the current administration for, Washington Post gossip columnist Emily Heil bashed the Vice President for his Valentine’s Day gift choice, in an article in today’s Post.
While traditionalists surely looked quizzically at the contemporary portraits that Barack and Michelle Obama commissioned for display in the National Portrait Gallery, one could count on The Washington Post and The New York Times to explain how wonderfully revolutionary the Obamas were to promote African-American painters to overturn the "bland propriety" of white traditions.
Michelle Obama doesn’t want you to think that she has an agenda, in any way, shape, or form. But for all her talk about unity and being “an open-hearted nation,” she can’t resist the typical liberal complaints about the Trump administration. In the same vein, Ellen Degeneres, who denies being political, also cannot avoid slamming conservative politics on her show. When Ellen told Michelle Obama that “I feel like the world is a very scary place right now,” the former First Lady responded, “People are afraid … about the direction of the country.”
An impersonation of former President Barack Obama used during the filming of a sex tape lands the lead character in Showtime’s White Famous in hot water with the black community. The December 3 episode is titled “Scandal.”
This week, the Obamas hosted a two-day summit on leadership in Chicago, complete with a celebrity lineup of speakers and entertainers from Prince Harry to Lin Manuel Miranda. Former First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with poet and family friend Elizabeth Alexander to talk about leadership Wednesday morning, in a live-streamed discussion.
Comedy Central’s Broad City is known for its outrageously inappropriate humor. But Wednesday, October 26th’s episode, “Witches,” went beyond outrageous into extremely bizarre and depraved. One thing is clear after watching this shockingly vulgar episode…Broad City does not care about or welcome conservative viewers.
At an awards ceremony in D.C. Sunday night honoring David Letterman, President Trump was the most talked about person in the room. Liberal celebrities and politicians, including Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Schumer, Michelle Obama and Sen. Al Franken all gathered at the Kennedy Center to honor the former CBS late night host with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which rewarded Letterman for his “social criticism” and “insightful” humor.