Omarosa Manigault Newman
The media have found themselves inflicted with another case of Trump Derangement Syndrome after President Trump unleashed a series of tweets pertaining to immigration and DACA. During Monday's edition of CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, host Erin Burnett asked President Trump's former deputy campaign manager if there was "any way to interpret our country as being stolen when you are referring to immigrants coming from the south as anything other than racist."
Taking a rare break from Trump-shaming, Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver moved onto the next most opportune object of late-night derision: Vice President Mike Pence. Certainly not as bombastic or controversial as his boss, Donald, the VP has inspired loathing on the left simply because of his disciplined adherence to conservative values. Commenting on Pence’s grey hair, Oliver started off by calling him an “ashen weasel” or “the opposite of a silver fox.”
Figure skater Adam Rippon made an appearance on CNN’s New Day Wednesday morning. It should have come as no surprise that the media treated Rippon with kid gloves, putting him on a pedestal as the “first openly gay man to compete for the U.S. at the Winter Olympics.” The media spent nearly the entire duration of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games fawning over Rippon, as well as openly gay freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy; CNN provided no exception.
The Hollywood dream factory is the stuff of nightmares these days. That’s no reflection on the horror genre, on the rebound thanks to slick indies like It Follows, It Comes at Night and the highly anticipated Hereditary. Nor does it connect to the dwindling number of souls who line up to buy movie tickets these days. That’s a different kind of scary for industry bean counters.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following open letter today in response to ongoing hateful comments made by ABC hosts, including The View’s Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin. Hostin referred to Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith as “dangerous.” Behar equated it to a “mental illness.”
CNN's Chris Cuomo seemed perplexed that evangelicals support President Trump, arguing that they only support him because "he's right on abortion."
Tuesday on The View, the liberal hosts displayed a sudden respect for fired White House staffer Omarosa Manigault, after the controversial figure took her fame to reality television to spread malicious gossip about the Trump White House. With the exception of Meghan McCain, the hosts touted Omarosa’s supposed “leaks” about Vice President Mike Pence’s “scary” Christianity on CBS’s Celebrity Big Brother this week, as gospel-truth.
During Thursday’s tumultuous White House press briefing, the most important topic was the resignation of staff secretary Rob Porter following serious allegations of spousal abuse and the Trump administration’s confounding response. Other topics included government funding, North Korea, and the Olympic games, but the first non-Porter question was CBS correspondent Paula Reid shamelessly asking about comments made by former aide Omarosa on CBS’s Celebrity Big Brother.
The Grammys are over (and if you watched it, sorry: those IQ points are gone forever.) The Oscars are a little over a month away. That means the we’ve reached peak entertainment awards season, with all the glitz, style and self-congratulation kicking into overdrive.
The NAACP Image Awards on Monday were less an awards show and more an attempt to push liberal talking points. Host Anthony Anderson longed for a third Obama term and bashed an African American former Trump aide as a sellout. Others on the show lobbied for Democratic wins in the 2018 midterms.
Congressional Republicans were one step closer to realizing their hopes for tax reform on Thursday as it appeared as though the House and Senate had reconciled nearly all of the legislation. Hearing the recommendations and concerns of the public, the Republicans preserved the current tax code’s deductions for student loans, medical bills, and added a $10,000 cap for state and local taxes. But of the three major network news outlets, NBC was the only one that left them out of their evening broadcast.
Hours after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that former Apprentice contestant-turned-White House staffer, Omarosa Manigault Newman, had resigned, and would be leaving the White House this January, CNN's April Ryan reported that she was actually fired.