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:
By Randy Hall | | October 21, 2016 | 5:29 PM EDT
Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos used the opportunity of being a guest on CBS's Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Thursday night to criticize Donald Trump's use of the term “bad hombres” during his final debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday.
The GOP candidate for president used the phrase while discussing his views on illegal immigration, which led Colbert to call Trump a “loco hombre” before discussing Ramos's new documentary, Hate Rising, to explore the Republican campaign's “connection to racism and white nationalism.”
By Scott Whitlock | | October 21, 2016 | 4:40 PM EDT
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Friday promoted a petition by “concerned” United Nations staffers against the honoring of Wonder Woman, a “large-breasted white woman” who wears an “American flag motif.” The fictional DC comics character is being hailed as an “Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.”
By Kyle Drennen | | October 21, 2016 | 4:16 PM EDT
While filling in for co-host Matt Lauer on Friday’s NBC Today, Nightly News anchor Lester Holt laughably claimed that the liberal New York elite at Thursday night’s Al Smith dinner should have been a friendly audience for Donald Trump. Noting how they jeered the Republican nominee’s address at the charity event, a baffled Holt declared: “He got booed. And not only did he get booed, but in a room where a lot of what you consider his crowd was.”
By Callista Ring | | October 21, 2016 | 3:33 PM EDT
Another gushy movie about President Obama will surface a month after the election. The Root reported that Netflix will be releasing an original movie, Barry, documenting Obama’s early college years. The teaser trailed released Thursday featured a brazenly inspirational message that read, “Before he gave hope, before he created change, before he made us believe ‘we can,’ he was Barry.” This gushy movie probably doesn’t resemble anything like the 2006 movie portraying the fictional assassination of George Bush, Death of a President.
By Sarah Stites | | October 21, 2016 | 3:10 PM EDT
Certain atheist groups are fuming about a Christian film that debuts tonight, claiming that the producers wrongly paint its protagonist as a martyr. Yet, THR did a commendable job in setting the issue straight.
By Clay Waters | | October 21, 2016 | 2:16 PM EDT
Even when the New York Times does run articles (not on the front page) about Democratic scandals, it tried desperately to turn attention to old Republican Party controversies. That was the case with two Friday articles involving possible Democratic vote fraud and electoral disruption.
By Tim Graham | | October 21, 2016 | 2:14 PM EDT
On Friday morning, Fox host Brit Hume tweeted about the John Podesta emails hacked by WikiLeaks: “I never imagined you could do a puff piece about Podesta's emails, but @washingtonpost has done it.” The Post turned to left-wing Style writer Dan Zak to take a light approach. Above a picture of Podesta, the tease was “In the insider’s inbox: Political zingers, recipes, honey-do lists, and UFOs.” Below was the headline: “Well the truth is out there now.”
By Curtis Houck | | October 21, 2016 | 1:53 PM EDT
Not surprisingly, CNN’s post-Al Smith Dinner analysis did not take kindly to Donald Trump on Thursday night as the assembled crew didn’t object to the crowd booing Trump and applauded Hillary Clinton’s remarks as “self-deprecating,” “singeing,” and “traditional” since she’s so familiar with dinners like this along with the elitist Gridiron Club.
By Sarah Stites | | October 21, 2016 | 1:01 PM EDT
If there’s one admirable thing about Kathy Griffin, it’s this: she doesn’t claim to be tolerant. Thus, when the lewd comedienne released two videos vulgarly attacking Donald Trump, it was simply consistent with her shtick.
By Kyle Drennen | | October 21, 2016 | 12:28 PM EDT
After refusing to report on New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan condemning the “offensive” and “patronizing” anti-Catholic rhetoric revealed in leaked e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, on Friday, the hosts of NBC’s Today committed journalistic malpractice by continuing to ignore the controversy during an interview with the Church leader.
NY Times Attacks Trump With Misleading Abortion 'Fact-Checks,' Positions HRC as ‘Crusader For All Women’By Clay Waters | | October 21, 2016 | 12:26 PM EDT
Friday’s New York Times continued to dubiously fact-check Donald Trump, this time on abortion, while positioning Hillary Clinton as a pro-choice heroine of women on the front page. Reporter Farah Stockman hailed Hillary as finally emerging as a champion for women under the eye-rolling headline “Clinton Arrives As a Crusader For All Women.” Even the women she slimed in defense of her sleazy husband?