Journalists are racing to target President Trump and blame the Florida shooting on guns and the NRA. So, it might be a good time to look back. President Ronald Reagan wrote an essay in the spring of 1983. He was talking about exactly what was not on display in Parkland, Florida in the heart and soul of shooter Nikolas Cruz- the value of, and the respect for, human life. And in the aftermath of the school shooting that left seventeen dead? The nation’s media was also determined - one might say determined to the point of obsession to place blame.


Washington Post art critic Philip Kennicott ripped into the Age of Reagan in reviewing a new exhibit at Washington's Hirshhorn Museum that “explores the evaporation of the line between art and commodity in the 1980s.” Attacking Reagan apparently required a dollop of the never-ending Fake News of the Reagan administration’s “purposeful neglect” of homosexuals dying from AIDS.


Time is everything, especially when it comes to understanding the media’s priorities. At the end of January, there were two marches the same weekend both claiming to stand for women. But the network coverage was anything but similar.


During a report questioning President Trump’s “mental fitness” on Friday’s CBS This Morning, Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook also smeared Ronald Reagan by promoting a disproved conspiracy theory about the 40th president’s health: “And there are questions about whether Ronald Reagan had symptoms of Alzheimer’s while in office.”
 


Continuing the liberal media’s insistence that they can diagnose someone as mentally or physically ill, Monday’s Deadline: White House featured detestably liberal Republicans Nicolle Wallace and David Jolly asserting that Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer’s while President to the point that he may have been unfit for office. Reagan came up during a segment about the likelihood that there’s something wrong mentally or physically with President Trump.


After seeing all the vitriolic nonsense being thrown at Donald Trump for being supposedly mentally ill, it’s easy to think back to Democrats’ original “mentally unfit” punching bag: President Ronald Reagan. Unfortunately for us, Fox’s Family Guy had the same idea with another joke aimed at the expense of both President Reagan and his wife Nancy.


Appearing as a guest on Saturday's MSNBC Live, frequent Republican guest and MSNBC contributor Michael Steele was critical of Republicans pushing to cut taxes and blamed GOP tax cuts for making Democrats "have to raise" taxes later. He also declared that, while congressional Republicans present the tax cut plan as a "Christmas present," it actually amounts to "coal." Host Alex Witt was also befuddled at why people believe "trickle-down economics" works as she claimed that "we've not seen it work before."


Appearing as a guest on Friday's The Beat with Ari Melber, Huffington Post global editorial director Howard Fineman -- also an MSNBC contributor -- went negative on Republicans planning to cut taxes as he described them as "getting drunk on egg nog," and claimed that cutting taxes "periodically gets them into trouble." He went on to suggest that the internet deregulation plan would amount to "an all-out war on" the middle class voters who elected Donald Trump.

 


As with most streaming shows of late, at least the ones that try to be edgy (which means pretty much all of them), it takes a minute to process what you’ve watched sometimes. Such is the case with Netflix’s Lady Dynamite which so far tops the list of confusing and bizarre streaming shows.


At the Associated Press on Friday, economics writer Paul Wiseman attempted to rewrite history, pretending that "trickle down" economics is a term Republicans have used for their economic plans since the days of Ronald Reagan, and that the current GOP tax plan which has made it through the House and is being considered by the Senate is more of the same thing. In fact, Reagan's policies, which were supply-side, growth-oriented and behavior-changing, did not cause only tiny amounts of money to "trickle down" to everyday Americans; they instead led to explosive and sustained employment and across-the-board income growth which hasn't been seen since.


As liberal playright and Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler appeared as a guest on Wednesday's Tavis Smiley show on PBS, she and host Smiley ruminated over why so many women voted to make Donald Trump President in spite of his history of harassing women, with the two drawing a parallel between women and blacks who are "self-loathing" or have "self-hatred."


The third season of Amazon’s Red Oaks aired October 20th in six thirty-minute episodes. A comedy series, it is a quick binge that is actually enjoyable. In today’s entertainment world, finding something fun to watch can feel like chasing a unicorn.