Despite terrible storylines and a notable, real-life #MeToo-type scandal, Showtime’s SMILF has somehow returned for a second season. In an effort to prove how grossly insane that decision was, the latest episode goes full throttle with the disgusting and sacrilegious “humor.” Sadly, last week's fairly tame season two premiere seems to have only been a fluke.
On Monday Meet The Press host Chuck Todd challenged the media in a piece for The Atlantic to embrace what most of them are already embracing and in effect become part of the "resistance" by urging them to "stop complaining---and start fighting back." Only a day later, Fox News host Tucker Carlson challenged Todd to take a break from "fighting back" and explain what he knew about the NBC coverup of the Harvey Weinstein story.
On Friday’s Today show, NBC News acknowledged allegations from former investigative producer Rich McHugh that the network tried to kill reporting from McHugh and fellow journalist Ronan Farrow exposing the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal. However, the vast majority of the paltry one-minute-eight-second report, 43 seconds (63%), focused on NBC’s denial of the claim.
On Thursday, NBC News was rocked by back-to-back investigative reports by The New York Times and The Daily Beast detailing breaches of journalistic integrity and threats to “smear” Ronan Farrow, who has since left the organization. His crime? Trying to expose Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior. If the accusations are accurate, it could explain why NBC superstar Matt Lauer was allowed to get away with what he was doing for decades.
The list of those skeptical of Hollywood’s woke bona fides keeps growing. When the New York Times reported on serial sexual assault allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein in October it rocked Hollywood. A bevy of big names soon followed, from director Brett Ratner to Oscar winner Kevin Spacey.
Harvey Weinstein is indicted. Roseanne Barr is fired. Now let’s take a look at the liberal media and how they reported these two stories. A few samples for your consideration, starting with Harvey stories:
Just when it seemed that Michael Moore had finally left the national stage for good, the liberal filmmaker and activist took advantage of comments made this week by comedian Roseanne Barr and President Donald Trump to place the public spotlight squarely back on himself. In a Twitter message posted on Wednesday, Moore stated: “I know Roseanne. And I know Trump. And they are about to rue the day they knew me … .”
In the world of celebrity scandals, there is a controversy brewing: should one’s political leanings be made part of the scandal? The answer depends on what those political leanings are. Broadcast network coverage of recent major scandals makes that abundantly clear.
Rolling Stone’s Tessa Stuart interviewed New York Times campaign reporter Amy Chozick about her new book on covering the Hillary Clinton campaign, and revealed Chozick to be amazingly forgiving of Clinton and quite uncaring about female victims of male predation – at least those whose stories could conceivably hurt Hillary’s chances. And she again apologized about her paper actually covering campaign news -- the leaked emails from the Clinton team.
During an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday to promote his new book critical of American foreign policy, journalist Ronan Farrow confessed that “one of the most surprising beats was how hard it was to get some people on the record.” He then specifically singled out former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who attempted to cancel an interview with him because of his reporting on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.
Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Seal bucked the trend of celebrities protecting themselves over the sexual assault cases rampant in Hollywood, particularly against disgraced bigwig producer Harvey Weinstein.
Twin toadying: New York Times political reporter Amy Chozick relished Hillary Clinton and other women D.C. liberal feminist figures (both in and out of power) in two stories Sunday, one on the front of Sunday Styles and one on the front of Sunday Business. Chozick, who led the paper’s coverage of Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign, couldn’t help fawning over Clinton even in a mildly critical story.