Occupy Wall Street
While Al Sharpton is known for giving powerful speeches, the liberal civil rights activist also has had more than his share of blunders using certain words or phrases. The latest example of this came on Sunday morning, when the host of the PoliticsNation program on the liberal MSNBC cable channel got his tongue twisted by mispronouncing “homicide” as “homo-cide.”
New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor filed a full-page ad for the anti-Trump “resistance” for Wednesday’s edition: “Activists for Liberal Causes Join Forces Against Common foe: Trump.” The page was designed for maximum impact, with four good-sized photos of protesters, plus several long quotes from lefties running under a different eye-catching font under the headline “‘Resist’ Becomes A New Battle Cry.” The Times performed similar puffery for the unhappy left-wing campers of Occupy Wall Street, a movement that faded to nothingness despite the paper's best publicity efforts (the Tea Party, of course, got the old, white, racist treatment).
The leftist press really wants to disappear the story of the man who, accompanied by his husband, was kicked off of a Jet Blue flight for harassing President-Elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka. Having learned more about the ejected pair, I can understand why — but it's not the media's job to try to minimize and suppress the incident's details, which they are clearly doing.
TMZ broke the news early Thursday morning that "an out-of-control passenger on her flight began verbally berating her and 'jeering' at her 3 kids." Luckily, this happened while the plane was still on the ground, and "JetBlue personnel escorted the unruly passenger off the flight." They also ejected his husband. Yahoo News's joke of a headline: "Man kicked off JetBlue flight for questioning why Ivanka Trump was on it."
Class war returns to the front page of the Sunday New York Times, with business reporter Nelson Schwartz’s long jeremiad against special cruise ship packages which surely represent a new Gilded Age, “In New Age of Privilege, Not All Are in Same Boat." On the list of lamentables was a special $10,000 cruise option "hidden" on a ship offering less expensive choices. Yet for a paper which seethes at such Dickensian injustice, it doesn’t have a problem with sponsoring cruises to Japan that cost a minimum of $9,595. The paper has a history ofhypocrisy in slamming rich people while also avidly catering to its rich liberal readership.
In a break from the more traditional post-debate analysis routine, the Fox News Channel chose to award the cast of The Five its sole post-Democratic debate hour on Thursday and, of course, it featured humorous quips from co-host Greg Gutfeld. The quirky Gutfeld opined that, among many spit takes throughout the hour, the debate was more along the lines of a “wild kingdom” instead of “a country bear jamboree” in which “Hillary didn’t just take off her gloves” but “wanted to take off [Bernie Sanders’s] head.”
It’s not too often that funny jokes at the expense of the left get made. At least outside of conservative circles. It’s even less often that it happens on network television. Yet, such a rare occurrence did in fact occur on Thursday night’s episode of NBC’s Shades of Blue, titled ‘Who Is It That Can Tell Me Who I Am?’
Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change with his encyclical, Laudato Si’, has resulted in some strange and “radical” alliances.
The Guardian (UK) reported on June 27 that the Vatican added pro Occupy Wall Street activist Naomi Klein to a growing list of activists for its upcoming environmental conference. Klein is an “ferocious critic of capitalism” and a “secular radical,” according to the left-wing Guardian newspaper.
Protesters began their occupation of Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, 2011, nearly two years ago. Participant Media and two filmmakers have commemorated the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement with a new documentary film that was released Sept. 6.
As if there aren’t enough Occupy-themed films, now there is the documentary, “99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film.” It is supposed to be from an isolationist perspective, at least according to the filmmakers Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites, who said in a recent interview “we were never part of Occupy.” In that Red Carpet Crash interview with Jimmy Ryan, Ewell described the media coverage of the OWS as “condescending.” Ryan praised the film repeatedly and claimed “it doesn’t polarize in any way.”
Apparently, three movies attacking Wall Street wasn’t enough. Hollywood’s made another anti-capitalist film to be released November 15. The biopic of former Wall Street stockbroker, Jordan Belfort, who is also a conman, stars known liberal actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The “Titanic” star is a well-known environmental activist and has donated more than $40,000 to Obama’s two presidential campaigns.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” is based on a memoir of the same name. In the book, Jordan Belfort described his life as a stockbroker who worked the system to lead a lavish lifestyle filled with sex, drugs and partying before he was jailed for fraud and money laundering. The dark comedy by Martin Scorsese, stars DiCaprio as the sleazy Belfort. The trailer portrays his daily life as glamorous and exciting while at the same time, poking fun at Belfort for his over-the-top lifestyle.
Kanye West’s new song, launched on May 17, compared consumerism to slavery. “What you want, a Bentley? Fur coat? A diamond chain?” he rapped. “New slaves.”
In his nearly two minute long song, West ranted about corporations and consumerism. “F*** you and your corporations,” he rapped. “I know that we the new slaves.”
Occupy Wall Street is still alive and kicking to director Uwe Boll and actor Dominic Purcell. Even though the OWS movement didn’t even last for a full year, Boll had decided to make a film depicting an outsider violently attacking and murdering Wall Street Executives.
“Assault on Wall Street,” set to be released in limited theaters on May 10, 2013, depicts a man who decided to get his life back after the market crash by strapping on a mask, entering a bank with bombs and guns, and blowing the bank to smithereens while killing lots of people.
The Hollywood types love a good class warfare story.
A new Sony Pictures film set to release on Aug. 9, 2013, is no exception. “Elysium” starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is set far into the future, where “Sometime in the future, the class divide of the 1% grows so intense that the richest of the rich decide to build their own colony in space - the titular Elysium - where poor people are not allowed to live,” according to TGDaily.