Column: NPR's Ritual Shaming of Tom Hanks

June 18th, 2021 9:00 AM

Few movie stars have been more exalted than Tom Hanks. You’d never expect a guy with his nice-guy branding to get a strong slap in the face in the political arena. But Hanks penned a “guest essay” for The New York Times lecturing on racism, which opened him up for a shaming from the Left. 

Sorry Forrest: NPR Blasts Hanks for Encouraging 'White Exceptionalism'

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June 14th, 2021 1:25 PM

Tom Hanks is a well-meaning liberal. He shares all the obligatory lefty pieties of Hollywood, but he doesn't hate America. Not like, say, an NPR employee does. So when Hanks penned a New York Times op-ed calling for U.S. schools to teach the Tulsa Massacre and other episodes of American racism, he probably expected a pat on the back. What he got was race-obsessed bile.

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Tom Hanks to Host Celebrity Inauguration Special

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January 13th, 2021 11:42 AM

Pro-tip to celebrities and politicians: saying the word “united” several times doesn’t actually unite people. And neither will this celebrity-filled salute to Joe Biden’s inauguration, even if it’s hosted by “America’s Dad” Tom Hanks.

Scary Joe Scarborough

SCARY Scarborough: Trump Voters Are 'Sticking Their Hand in a Blender'

October 29th, 2020 3:55 PM

In an era when professional comedy and news-reporting are nearly synonymous, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough decided to try his hand at humor. However, on Thursday's Morning Joe, the host utterly failed in that attempt as he gruesomely compared supporting President Trump to becoming horribly injured by a kitchen appliance.

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Michael Moore Wants Tom Hanks To Run For President

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October 17th, 2018 12:38 PM
If reality TV star Donald Trump can become president, why not solid gold Hollywood royalty? That’s what left-wing director and big, gassy hypocrite Michael Moore thinks. Lee Moran of Huffington Post reported on Oct. 16 that the filmmaker, during an interview on Good Morning Britain, confessed to hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that he may consider asking Tom Hanks to run for president…
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Tom Hanks: ‘Tyrant’ Trump Attacking Media Is ‘A Threat to Us All’

January 11th, 2018 10:31 AM
CNN International journalist Christiane Amanpour sat down with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, the stars of Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, Wednesday, to talk about what else? How their movie was a referendum on President Trump.
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NBC: New ‘Post’ Movie ‘Very Timely’ With ‘Our Press Under Siege’

January 4th, 2018 12:06 PM
In a fawning interview with the stars of The Post, on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-anchor Savannah Guthrie gushed over Hollywood’s latest love letter to the liberal media: “The movie is getting great reviews. And for something that took place 45 years ago, it feels like it could have been ripped right out of a newspaper today. Very timely.” 

Meryl Streep Shifts Blame for #MeToo Silence to Melania and Ivanka

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January 3rd, 2018 3:57 PM
Apparently, an actress can dodge a bullet by making an issue about conservative politics. Actress Meryl Streep, interviewed by the New York Times along with her co-star in The Post Tom Hanks, was asked by Cara Buckley about her silence on sex predator Harvey Weinstein, the producer Streep worked with for many years. She deflected the question by telling Buckley, “I don’t want to hear…

Seven Questions the Press Must Ask Tom Hanks About ‘The Post’

December 10th, 2017 5:00 PM
Oscar winner Tom Hanks tried to heal the nation in wake of Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory. Most celebrities predicted the end of the world, or similar calamities, after Nov. 8, 2016. Not Hanks. The Forrest Gump star struck a more reassuring tone during a public appearance days after the election. Here’s what he told The Hollywood Reporter at the time.

Tom Hanks: Trump is Guilty of ‘Biggest C*k-Up On The Planet Earth’

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October 23rd, 2017 5:13 PM
Most people tend to stop and think a bit before making an overstatement. But not Tom Hanks. At the National Archives Foundation Gala this weekend, he told his audience that Trump’s call to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow was “one of the biggest cock-ups on the planet earth.” Ironically, Hanks’ previous statements were about history and its importance. Would Hanks rank…
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‘Celebrities On Our Side Are Smart’: Moore Begs Dems Run Oprah in 2020

August 3rd, 2017 2:47 PM
After bashing Trump adviser Stephen Miller as a racist for defending immigration reform, then bashing the state of Missouri for their recently passed “racist” law that protects businesses from unfounded lawsuits, the View crew had still more ill-informed hot takes to give on Thursday’s show. Equally as loony liberal activist Michael Moore was today’s guest, and he fit…

Bozell & Graham Column: 'Saturday Night Live' Supports 9/11 Killers

March 25th, 2017 7:45 AM
In the stunned aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, America healed in part by tuning in to Saturday Night Live, just a few miles from the wreckage of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. We all felt like New Yorkers and like Pentagon employees after radical Islamic terrorists killed more than 3,000 Americans by hijacking four airplanes.  Now, many years later, the American Civil Liberties…
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NBC Gushes Over 'Favorite Obama Moment' Celebrity Tribute Video

January 9th, 2017 2:56 PM
As if the media hasn’t fawned over President Obama’s “legacy” enough, NBC did so again Sunday night, promoting an over-the-top farewell video from the White House. In the video, celebrities and activists gush over their “favorite Obama moment” in the past 8 years. The answers ranged from the trite to the controversial, from climate change to Michelle’s…
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NBC's Guthrie, Tom Hanks Hype Overpopulation: 'The Math Does Add Up'

October 24th, 2016 3:53 PM
On Monday's Today, NBC's Savannah Guthrie and Tom Hanks boosted the supposed crisis of overpopulation, which is part of the plot of the actor's new movie, Inferno. Guthrie touted "Malthusian theory" during the interview. Hanks revealed that a former professor of his introduced him to "the concept that eventually, the world will have too many people in it in order to…