For Tuesday’s show this past week, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel took his camera out to Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles to ask people to identify North Korea on a map. Not surprisingly, total failure. Take an amusing, if depressing, look at how clueless many are as more than one person pointed to Europe, the Middle East, Australia, South America and even....Canada.
The Washington Post is trying a new tactic to mock President Trump's tweets: they assembled a "Washington Post Kids Chorus" of grade-school kids to sing (or rap) actual Trump tweets.
They posted the video on Friday, and Jonathan Easley at The Hill tweeted: "WaPo getting kids to mockingly sing Trump's tweets seems needlessly antagonistic and a dumb move right now."
Barack Obama believes that “there are no red states or blue states, just the United States,” and Sophia McClennen agrees with him, sort of. In a Saturday piece for Salon, the Penn State prof declared that since “the GOP attacks on the idea of the truth and on the concept of fact-checking are only going to get more absurd,” before long “we won’t code maps by blue and red states; we will code them by whether their voters favor facts or fantasy.”
Talk about betraying a bias. A reporter from the Washington Post actually admitted that she and her cohorts had “a little bit of fun” assembling and highlighting examples of foreign leaders who have mocked President Trump. Anne Gearan, the reporter who cheerfully wrote a story last week titled, “Trump said foreign leaders wouldn’t laugh at the U.S. Now they’re laughing at him.”
Chelsea Handler may be a far-left comedian known for railing against conservatives, but in Friday's episode of her Netflix show, she had fun at the expense of her fellow liberals as her Chelsea show ran a parody of an anti-Trump liberal named Gary who is obsessed with watching CNN. When his wife and children take away his TV, the poor guy goes to extreme lengths just to get the latest Trump news from CNN -- ranging from visiting a cross-dressing prostitute to breaking into a neighbor's home to watch Van Jones -- and then ends up in prison bullying his cellmate into keeping quiet while he indulges in David Gergen and Jake Tapper.
Your average liberal journalist isn't going to think The New Yorker magazine when it comes to fake-news sites on Facebook. But my wife hopped in the car yesterday and asked, in a please-shoot-this-down tone: "Trump didn't really say that if I'm impeached, I'll have the greatest ratings ever." My first reply -- not kidding -- was "that sounds like Andy Borowitz and his brand of humor/hate at the Borowitz Report. Sure enough, it was.
Radical-left journalist Ken Silverstein is exposing liberal-media hero John Oliver at Observer.com (until recently owned by Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner). It seems the moralist who preached against income inequality and tax dodging in July 2014 is practicing what he preached against. Oliver had a tax attorney set up two revocable trusts, one for him and one for his wife, to hide the couple’s purchase of a $9.5 million Manhattan penthouse. “Then he used a tax loophole created by Donald Trump himself back in the 1970s.”
TV comedy cannot be too harsh when directed at Donald Trump. There are no limits, and CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert has proven it. Under the rubric of corporate loyalty after the president cut an interview short with CBS host John Dickerson, mocking his show as “Deface the Nation,” Colbert called president a “prick-tator” and then suggested the only thing the president’s mouth was good for was as a “holster” for the sexual organ of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.
Both The Washington Post and Twitchy drew attention to the jokey disagreement between White House Correspondents Association president Jeff Mason of Reuters and his hired Trump-ripper of the night, Hasan Minhaj of The Daily Show. "I was explicitly told not to go after the administration," Minhaj said. "You were not told that," Mason said. Clearly, you don't set a no-Trump-bashing standard and hire a leftist hack with a Muslim background from Comedy Central.
Comedian Don Rickles, who passed away Thursday at age 90, in May of 2014 told David Letterman, on the Late Show, that “the highlight of my life was doing the Ronald Reagan Inaugural.” Below is video, from YouTube, of Rickles’ politically incorrect performance at President Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural Gala, for the 40th President’s second term, held at the old (since torn down) Washington Convention Center, on Saturday night, January 19, 1985.
The back-page “Parody” in The Weekly Standard is a beauty in this week’s edition, mocking the idea that CBS anchor Scott Pelley is somehow brave to decry Donald Trump as divorced from reality with his “pointed truth-telling.” The fake-news Washington Post headline was “CBS News parts ways with anchor Scott Pelley: Anchor fired for anti-Trump stance.”
The reporter quotes were very amusing. “It’s simple. Scott was fired for abandoning the careful neutrality that CBS is famous for,” said longtime CBS correspondent Steve Kroft. “CBS just doesn’t tolerate ideology in the newsroom,” he added. “This is the network of Dan Rather, after all.”
The Washington Post is joining the liberal chorus of wishful thinkers that Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer impression might damage Spicer and Donald Trump. Post reporter Elahe Izadi – who pitches herself as a stand-up comedian on the side – set out to promote anonymously-sourced stories of Trump unrest over the skit, and find leftist comedians who wished and hoped the NBC comedy show could convince President Trump to resign.