NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon offered an anti-Trump commentary without ever mentioning Trump. But the worst part was hailing Al Gore. "I have a special respect for political losers," Simon said. And Gore earned his respect. So did Hillary Clinton, who "deftly avoided any real response" to scandal charges in the final debate.
By Jack Coleman | | October 22, 2016 | 7:55 PM EDT
Vanity Fair magazine just ended its third annual "New Establishment Summit" in San Francisco, a three-day conclave bringing together "titans of technology, politics, business, media and the arts for inspiring conversations on the issues and innovations shaping the future." More accurately, what the magazine's predominantly liberal readership would deem "inspiring." At least one of those conversations, between New York magazine writer Frank Rich and purported humorist/Vanity Fair contributing editor Fran Lebowitz, hardly qualifies.
By P.J. Gladnick | | October 22, 2016 | 4:15 PM EDT
If you are a journalist unwilling to be absorbed into the Global Warming Borg, you are most definitely not welcome to report on the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference next month in Morocco. For proof of this hositility towards such independent journalists, you need only listen to the incredibly condescending and dismissive tone of the UN spokesperson for that conference, Nick Nuttall, as he is interviewed by the As It Happens host, Carol Off, on CBC Radio. The target of Nuttall's ire for not blindly accepting the Global Warming ideology is Ezra Levant of The Rebel. Before we get to Nuttall's sneering dismissal of journalists not willing to become part of the UN cheering squad, let us watch Levant explain the situation:
By Sarah Stites | | October 22, 2016 | 3:30 PM EDT
Toward the end of the last 2016 presidential debate, Donald Trump muttered four words that sparked a feminist firestorm: “Such a nasty woman.” Little did he know that celebrities, women’s magazines and pro-choice organizations would reclaim the insult for their cause.
By Christian Toto | | October 22, 2016 | 1:30 PM EDT
The far-left filmmaker ripped into corporations, gun rights and President George W. Bush before most Hollywood voices rose up on those issues. He was loud and unabashedly so. Even if you disagreed with him, you knew he had his finger on the pulse of liberal America. Now, Moore is rushing out a new film attacking Donald Trump. Could Moore be any later to the party?
By Tim Graham | | October 22, 2016 | 1:23 PM EDT
Alex Griswold at Mediaite pointed out that star PBS filmmaker Ken Burns is out on cable television ranting the liberal line again. The program was Amanpour on CNN International after the debate on Thursday. Christiane Amanpour, his fellow Obama enthusiast, was interviewing him about his latest PBS documentary on saving Jews from the Nazis, which they both naturally thought offered Republican parallels.
By Tom Blumer | | October 22, 2016 | 11:33 AM EDT
Thursday evening, Venezuela's Bolivarian Socialist government arbitrarily suspended the recall effort against "President" Nicolas Maduro, demonstrating beyond any doubt that the South American country now functions as a dictatorship. Given its gravity, this news, described in coverage at the Wall Street Journal as "a crisis of democracy," is not getting the visibility it should be receiving.
Salon Writer: Chris Wallace Shouldn’t Have Used the ‘Medically Nonsensical’ Term ‘Partial-Birth Abortion’By Tom Johnson | | October 22, 2016 | 10:08 AM EDT
The liberals who thought Chris Wallace did a bang-up job as moderator of the third presidential debate were judging strictly by appearances, contended Daily Kos’s Laura Clawson and Salon’s Gary Legum in separate articles. Clawson pooh-poohed the praise for Wallace, sneering that he “really wasn’t all that. Unless the ‘that’ is ‘a purveyor of right-wing talking points masked as “fair and balanced” questions.’” Legum called Wallace “a creature of Fox News, a point of view he betrayed through both his selection of several questions and the right-wing frame he gave to them. Which might have tickled the amygdala of conservatives everywhere, but also managed to perpetrate for a mainstream audience a couple of the more pernicious policy myths that haunt our political discourse.”
By Clay Waters | | October 22, 2016 | 9:56 AM EDT
Saturday’s New York Times attacked Republican positions on voting from two angles. Reporter Yamiche Alcindor responded to Donald Trump’s refusal to say he would accept the election results with typical liberal hyperbole, comparing Trump’s comments to actual dictatorships abroad: “For Some Immigrants, Trump’s Warning on Election Results Sounds All Too Familiar.” Reporter Michael Wines took another angle, dismissing the danger of vote fraud as a false campaign tactic by Republicans in “How Citing Voter Fraud Became a Political Tactic.”
By Dan Gainor | | October 22, 2016 | 8:50 AM EDT
Editor’s Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. (We hope. Dear Lord, please!) You’re racist. Just for reading this column. Look, it’s got black print, but the page is dominated by the white background. Essentially, the black type has to survive in a world dominated by the white background.
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | | October 22, 2016 | 8:02 AM EDT
In the aftermath of the final presidential debate, some pundits were struck dead that Donald Trump would be so rude as to describe Hillary Clinton as a “nasty woman.” Would you like a lesson in the meaning of hypocrisy? Let's see what their colleagues said about Trump after the debate.
On Comedy Central, host Trevor Noah described Trump this way: A “giant, novelty dildo was on stage behind the podium.” On CBS, Late Show host Stephen Colbert wondered if after the election, “he's just going to wipe his fat ass with the Constitution.”
By Lindsay Kornick | | October 22, 2016 | 12:47 AM EDT
Fox's show The Exorcist is much like its film predecessor in taking delight in how outrageously shocking it can go. Unfortunately, the exploits in an R-rated movie are apparently now suitable for a primetime television series. In this case, they spread out the story of a possessed girl over a full season with more conflicts from the priests and more gruesome demonic possession.
By Karen Townsend | | October 21, 2016 | 11:58 PM EDT
During the episode “I’m Here to Volunteer” of Netflix’s Chelsea, a solid reason to vote for Hillary Clinton’s opponent became apparent – Chelsea Handler contemplates moving to Canada if Donald Trump becomes America’s 45th president.
By Tim Graham | | October 21, 2016 | 11:20 PM EDT
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were harsher than the usual joking pols at Thursday night’s Al Smith Dinner in New York. Many media outlets accurately reported both threw hard jabs. But NPR tilted to Hillary with the opinionated headline: “At Al Smith Dinner, Donald Trump Turns Friendly Roast Into 3-Alarm Fire.”
NPR pop-culture reporter Sam Sanders acknowledged Hillary was throwing “zingers,” but he let the liberal New York crowd set the stage: Trump was booed, and Hillary was greeted with big laughter.
By P.J. Gladnick | | October 21, 2016 | 7:05 PM EDT
Gee, maybe at times entertainers prefer to talk about entertainment rather than politics. It seems that a BBC interviewer could have learned that lesson in a rather embarrassing way when he interviewed Lady Gaga and proceeded to ask her about the U.S. presidential race. As you can see below, Lady Gaga was rather reluctant to provide answers as the interviewer was forced to wait through long painful silences. The UK Daily Mail chronicled the pain endured by the interviewer Charlie Stayt: