Is the pope Catholic? Judging by the latest news out of Rome, this week the answer is yes. Predictably, it’s not playing well with his biggest fans in the secular media. Now that Francis has come out against active homosexual priests, media liberals are calling him a “homophobe” and lamenting that he’s not as “cool” as they once thought. Indeed, when lefties note Papa Francisco is “still Catholic,” you know it isn’t meant as a compliment.
Two months after investigative reporter Brian Ross and long-time producing partner Rhonda Schwartz resigned from ABC News, an editor with the liberal Daily Beast website has claimed that even though Ross made an “erroneous assertion about the president,” he’s “still employable.” Regarding his new work for the Law & Order streaming website, Ross stated: “We get feedback right away, good and bad, and the bosses pay attention to it, as they should. But this sense that something goes wrong, you correct it, you go on -- now it’s a death sentence from the point of view of the president. His attacks on the media are going to have, and are having, a chilling effect.”
Hysteria has been coursing through the left at the thought of Donald Trump’s conservative policies turning America into some right wing dystopia. So much so that liberals have turned to using the fictional land of Gilead from Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale as a warning for the kind patriarchal doom that could befall our society.
Over the weekend, MSNBC repeatedly failed to condemn the removal of Sarah Huckabee Sanders from a Virginia restaurant because of her political affiliation. The story received only minutes of coverage, often being squeezed into the last moments of a program in favor of wall-to-wall coverage of the immigration crisis, but the tacit approval of the removal was remarkable.
The Daily Beast is bashing a Vogue interview with Kendall Jenner for “coming out” as heterosexual. Because, you know, that’s the “default sexuality.”
An almost down-to-earth celebrity discussed the hypocrisy of celebrity opinions with the Daily Beast, and then went on to give his own hypocritical celebrity opinion.
The far left is ready to say anything in order to villainize the current administration. After President Donald Trump tweeted his support for Sue Kruczek, a mother who lost her son to the opioid epidemic, who appeared on Fox and Friends on February 12, someone wasn’t happy. Dean Obeidallah, a columnist for CNN and the Daily Beast and a radio host on SiriusXM, replied to Trump’s tweet with a story from Politico about Kellyanne Conway and an angry statement blaming Trump for the death of Sue Kruczek’s son.
The world’s bloodiest, most ruthless dictator is sending his sister to Pyeongchang for the Winter Olympics this week, and Donald Kirk at the Daily Beast finds it, in a word, “charming.”
Typically, a film based on the life of a saint doesn’t involve blatant blasphemy. However, The Ornithologist has decided to break every single boundary while relating the director’s version of “the legend” of St. Anthony of Padua. In a review of the film, Daily Beast contributor Nick Schager calls the movie “equally pious and profane” that should be approached as a work of art. As he puts it, the plot is “best experienced with an open mind and a willingness (if not eagerness) to get lost inside it’s strange, beguiling world.”
On Morning Joe Tuesday, co-hosts Mika Brezinski and Joe Scarborough attacked White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon as a "Leninist," based on remarks Bannon made to political scholar Ron Radosh, who wrote about the 2013 interaction in an article for The Daily Beast. In an email to Radosh, Bannon denied the remarks.
“Conscientiously” committing a felony is OK if done for environmental purposes, says the Daily Beast. On Feb. 6, 2017, the Daily Beast published an article reveling at the news that eco-activist Ken Ward, who appeared to admit he had committed a felony, was walking free. The article was written by Ted Hamilton, co-founder of the Climate Defense Project, which offered Ward legal help in his trial. He argued that committing crimes in defense of the climate is moral and necessary.
The left is up in arms over the pharmaceutical CEO who raised prices for a drug mostly used by AIDS patients by more than 5,000 percent, but experts CNBC interviewed said regulatory barriers helped make it possible.
Founder and CEO of Turing Pharmaceutical, Martin Shkreli bought the generic drug Daraprim, which is used for parasitic infections in pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals. He hiked its cost from $13.50 a pill to $750, a whopping 5,455 percent.