Donald Trump has only been in the White House since Friday, but liberal extremists are already hammering the Republican president as a threat to human rights around the world who “despises the notions of fundamental rights and human dignity” and is a “blatant racist demagogue and would-be dictator.”
That's the opinion put forth on Monday by Natalie Nougayrede, a columnist for the liberal British Guardian newspaper who declared that Trump's presidency “risks unleashing a tsunami that could sweep away the human rights movement as it has so far existed.”
Jessica Roy spotlighted Merrimack College Professor Melissa Zimdars's list of "False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical 'News' Sources" in a Tuesday item on Los Angeles Times's "Trail Guide" blog. Roy pointed out that "Breitbart, the 'platform for the alt-right' whose chairman was just named Trump's chief strategist, is on there." However, Professor Zimdars, a self-identified feminist, also included less-controversial, mainstream websites such as RedState, The Blaze, and Twitchy on her "fake news" list.
On Monday, ABC's GMA and NBC's Today pressed Reince Priebus over his future role as chief of staff to Donald Trump. NBC's Matt Lauer hyped that "to some, you're an odd choice for chief of staff, because they've...heard Donald Trump say....we're going counter to the establishment. You are the establishment. You're the ultimate insider."
While speaking at the One Young World Summit in Ottawa, Canada, singer and activist Cher not only slammed both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, she also attacked the GOP presidential candidate's sons -- Donald Trump, Jr., and Eric Trump -- for posting an online picture of themselves holding a dead leopard they killed during a hunt in Africa.
Referring to the photograph, Cher declared: “I think that when that kind of message is sent from people who are influential, it’s the exact wrong message” even though the singer took a different view of the value of life in August of 2012, when she declared: “May God take my voice if I stop promoting abortion.”
It certainly should come as no surprise that Barbra Streisand -- a famous singer and very liberal Democrat -- decided to make fun of Donald Trump during a fund-raising event held for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton when Streisand changed the lyrics to the song “Send in the Clowns” so they slammed the Republican presidential candidate. The event, which took place on Friday in New York City, was referred to as an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)-focused occasion when the 73-year-old Grammy-winner altered the words to the 1973 Stephen Sondheim classic to ask “Who is this clown?”
During this year's presidential campaign, most of the airtime has been focused on Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, but Green Party representative Jill Stein has found an unusual way to get some publicity: vandalizing construction equipment for an energy pipeline.
According to an article posted by CBS and the Associated Press on Wednesday, Morton County in North Dakota has issued a warrant for the arrest of Stein, who is accused of misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief after spray-painting construction equipment during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.
In an article posted on the Breitbart.com website Monday morning, reporter Adelle Nazarian charged that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg's Wednesday meeting with “leading conservatives” to address their concerns regarding the site's treatment of conservative outlets would only be attended by people who are “part of the anti-Trump and 'Never Trump' movement.”
However, Alex Griswold of the Mediaite.com site charged that Nazarian's article is “complete BS” and further noted that “literally none of that is true.”
Two days after Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski allegedly forcefully grabbed the arm of Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC finally noticed this disturbing incident just as a Trump protester was sucker punched at a rally on Wednesday night. All told, the three network evening newscasts combined for two minutes and 18 seconds reporting on how Fields tweeted a photo of bruises on her arm from Lewandowski and statements from the Trump campaign that vehemently denied the incident ever happened.
A new Gallup survey has revealed that Americans have approximately twice as much confidence in law enforcement personnel -- 52 percent -- as they do in newspapers -- 24 percent -- and television news -- 21 percent.
The telephone poll was conducted June 2-7 and included Gallup's newest survey on confidence in U.S. institutions, which it has updated every year since 1993.
If it weren't for bad luck, senior ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos would have no luck at all.
According to a poll released Tuesday by Rasmussen Reports, a plurality of 46 percent of likely voters think that the co-host of the weekday Good Morning America program and This Week, a Sunday news and interview show, should be banned from any coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign.
The fallout from the revelation that ABC's George Stephanopoulos -- the co-anchor of Good Morning America and host of the Sunday morning This Week program -- donated $75,000 to the foundation run by Hillary Clinton and her family intensified on May 17, when two of his former co-workers hammered him while they were guests on CNN's Reliable Sources show.
The strongest criticism came from Carol Simpson, who indicated that after Stephanopoulos was the communications director for Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, he served as White House communication director until 1996: "There is a coziness that George cannot escape."
During a press conference in Vatican City on Tuesday, people described as “papal heavies” interrupted “an awkward question” being asked by Marc Morano -- publisher of the skeptical Climate Depot website -- who wanted to know what Ban Ki-Moon, secretary-general of the United Nations, thinks about climate change deniers.
According to an article written by James Dellingpole for the Breitbart.com site, Morano was asking the U.N. official if he had a message for the delegation of scientists who had flown to Rome to urge Pope Francis to “reconsider his ill-advised position climate change” as part of an exchange that has recently been described as “nasty” and “almost like denying gravity.”