Wednesday's episode of Netflix’s Chelsea, titled “LGBTQ Life with Jane Lynch & E.J. Johnson,” was an ode to all things “queer” – lesbian, gay and transgender, in particular. After lesbian actress Jane Lynch (Glee, Hollywood Game Night) and E.J. Johnson, a cross-dressing gay man who is the son of basketball legend Magic Johnson, recounted their own personal stories, Chelsea introduced a “gender reassignment surgeon.”
By Sarah Stites | | July 21, 2016 | 2:51 PM EDT
At the RNC convention on Wednesday, former Olympian and transgender advocate Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner discussed his staunch alignment with the GOP, despite his concerns about the party’s stance on LGBT issues.
The interview was covered by CNBC and sponsored by the American Unity Fund, a group which is “dedicated to advancing the cause of freedom for LGBT Americans by making the conservative case that freedom truly means freedom for everyone.”
By Maggie McKneely | | July 21, 2016 | 2:12 PM EDT
The Hillary Clinton propaganda machine has been hard at work leading up to her presumptive presidential nomination. Entertainment media have been littered with a multitude of TV shows, movies, children’s books, and even songs inspired by the Democratic candidate.
By Kyle Drennen | | July 21, 2016 | 2:05 PM EDT
On Thursday’s NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell couldn’t wait to get away from the “razor-sharp rhetoric” of the Republican National Convention and move on to the love-fest for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week: “After today, Hillary Clinton gets her turn planning a convention designed to prove that she is not the demon the Republicans have been portraying all week.”
By Tom Johnson | | July 21, 2016 | 1:50 PM EDT
According to reform conservative (or former conservative) Frum, Republicans in Cleveland were feeling “embattled, defensive, and pessimistic” before the Melania Trump plagiarism story broke. Now, Frum speculated in a Tuesday piece for The Atlantic, “that mood of pessimism must be even grayer,” and since he lays out “ten reasons why Melania Trump’s speech matters and will continue to matter,” he clearly believes GOPers have ample reason to be down in the dumps, commenting that "suddenly there is one easy-to-understand incident that encapsulates in one grim joke all this convention’s cavalcade of derp."
By Sarah Stites | | July 21, 2016 | 12:54 PM EDT
Gotta catch ‘em all! Minorities, that is.
According to SNL’s Michael Che, spotting a minority at the GOP convention is as exciting as finding a rare Pokémon. So, in the spirit of America’s latest game craze, he created “Trumpémon Go” and jetted off to the RNC to catch what he could. Or, Che clarified, “As Trump would always say, ‘Let’s round up some brown people.’”
By Kristine Marsh | | July 21, 2016 | 12:25 PM EDT
Joy is at it again on The View. Thursday’s episode began with the panel discussing last night’s events at the Republican National Convention and whether or not they thought Ted Cruz was sincere in his non-endorsement of Donald Trump. CNN’s Sunny Hostin disagreed with panelists Joy Behar and ABC’s Sara Haines, the latter of whom thought Cruz was just doing this “for himself.” When Hostin began to defend Cruz standing up for his “party’s platform,” Behar outrageously compared the GOP platform to Hitler’s manifesto.
What a Riot! WashPost Claims Under Ailes, Fox Went Right As Other Networks 'Hewed Close to the Center'!By Tim Graham | | July 21, 2016 | 12:25 PM EDT
For the second day in a row, The Washington Post ran a front-page story on the expected departure of longtime Fox News boss Roger Ailes. The headline was “A big divide for Fox News chief, sons of Murdoch.”
Conservatives spewed coffee and/or laughed at the fourth paragraph, where business reporters Ana Swanson and Steven Mufson pretended that most networks – ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, PBS – huddled tightly around centrism:
By Kristine Marsh | | July 21, 2016 | 11:48 AM EDT
Broadcasting from the RNC in Cleveland Wednesday night, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah brought on CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour to discuss journalistic ethics. The longtime liberal anchor, who has spent her career pushing a left-wing agenda, audaciously told Noah, that journalists shouldn’t be neutral or unbiased in their reporting. Instead, she claimed, journalists should “find the truth” and report it.
By Samantha Cohen | | July 21, 2016 | 11:46 AM EDT
Thursday on Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski made a prediction about the presidential debates forthcoming this fall: Hillary Clinton will “slaughter” Donald Trump. The liberal host said this only moments after she expressed desire for a “nice, peaceful convention” for Democrats next week in Philadelphia, contrasted with the current Republican convention in Cleveland that she believes has been consumed with “horrible, despicable things.”
By Kyle Drennen | | July 21, 2016 | 11:36 AM EDT
On Thursday, NBC’s Today blasted Ted Cruz in the most hyperbolic terms over the Texas Senator’s unwillingness to endorse Donald Trump during a Wednesday night speech at the Republican National Convention. Co-host Savannah Guthrie went biblical on the conservative lawmaker: “Peter King said it was a disgrace, that he's a liar. Chris Christie said it was an awful and selfish speech. I was walking out last night, I overheard a delegate say, ‘Let's call him Judas Cruz.’”
By Sarah Stites | | July 21, 2016 | 11:30 AM EDT
Hollywood Oscar-winner Charlize Theron was selected as the opening ceremony speaker at the 2016 International AIDS Conference this week. In front of thousands of attendees, the South African actress and founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project shared a pretty astounding fact – bigotry is the reason AIDS is still ravaging the globe.
Quote of the Day for Wednesday: Smerconish Claims Christie 'Overplayed' It, Crucified Hillary Christ?By Tim Graham | | July 21, 2016 | 10:32 AM EDT
One of the liberal media’s greatest hypocrisies is its opposition to rhetorical excess. Journalists claim to favor a civil discourse where everyone acknowledges the decency and humanity of their opponents. But in reality, they think conservatives are the forces of inhumanity, and liberal heroes are “iconic,” even comparable to divinity. CNN weekend host Michael Smerconish became the poster boy for this hypocrisy on Wednesday night, proclaiming the Republicans have “overplayed” their rhetoric against Hillary Clinton “in poor taste” – as he unabashedly compared her plight in Cleveland to the crucifixion of Jesus.
By Jorge Bonilla | | July 21, 2016 | 9:52 AM EDT
Jorge Ramos' latest column clarifies and brightens a formerly blurry line between journalism and advocacy; between neutrality and partisanship, tacitly endorsing Hillary Clinton for President in the process.
By Kyle Drennen | | July 21, 2016 | 8:12 AM EDT
Still harping on accusations of plagiarism against Melania Trump during an interview with Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer demanded an apology from the GOP operative for suggesting Hillary Clinton’s campaign was fueling the story: “You even went as far as to blame Hillary Clinton....you said, ‘When Hillary Clinton is threatened by a female, the first thing she does is try to destroy that person,’ would you offer Secretary Clinton an apology for blaming her?”