The old journalism adage of “If it bleeds, it leads,” is a well-known one. A modern innovation of that saying, to suit the race-obsessed liberal sports media hell-bent on stoking the flames of racial hatred, might be: “If it’s not bleeding, poke it, and see what happens.” Such a mentality was clearly in use when USA Today writer Jorge Ortiz penned an article titled “Baseball’s culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve players of different ethnicities.”
Ultra-lefty actress and comedian Margaret Cho is feeling the Bern. And apparently her choice to support self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders caused her great anguish because she is also an adoring Hilary Clinton fan.
Recently on HuffPost Live, Cho was asked if she had any intentions to run for office someday.
“I’m not sure if I have the, uh, moral fiber and fortitude and integrity that it would take to be a real politician and you know by real politician I mean somebody like, um, Senator Sanders or of course the wonderful Hilary Clinton,” Cho responded.
The healthy living editor for The Huffington Post reacted to the CNN GOP debate by criticizing Donald Trump and others for “peddling dangerous and bad ideas about health,” because of their remarks about vaccinations.
Criticism of “anti-vaccination” stances is rich coming from Huffington Post, which has repeatedly been a platform for anti-vaxxer opinions including actor Jim Carrey’s. In 2009, Carrey insisted that there was still uncertainty about the safety of vaccinations. Over the years, others also stoked fear about vaccination safety including David Kirby, Dr. Bob Sears and comedian Bill Maher.
There’s nothing worse than liberal celebrities spouting political commentary — except when such comments are unfounded and serve as a sort of pied piper for younger generations.
Cultural icon and Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters recently sat down with HuffPost Live and discussed his views on Israel’s “oppressive regime” and ill-treatment of Palestine. Waters stated that his involvement in the BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement began back in 2006, giving him plenty of time to be well-versed on the issue.
This past Wednesday night, USA Network premiered the season finale of “Mr. Robot” after postponing it for a week. Why the wait? NBCnews reported, “a ‘graphic scene’ similar to the fatal shootings on live television of two journalists Wednesday in Virginia.”
You know the liberal media have nothing of value to talk about when they decide to turn on their precious Hollywood allies —for no reason!
Last Sunday, Taylor Swift premiered her new music video “Wildest Dreams” at the VMAs. The surprisingly good video sets 1920’s old Hollywood glam against spectacular African scenery. But according to Jezebel’s highly unsatisfied Madeleine Davies there is a huge problem with the video having “… nary a black person in sight.”
Isn’t it funny how anti-religion liberal elitists are so quick to blame Christianity when a Christian messes up, as if the failure to live up to an ideal is the ideal’s fault.
Yesterday HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps and guest, entertainment journalist Dayvee Sutton, commented on the continuing Duggar drama. According to a statement released by the Duggar family, the married man and father of four children recently decided to check himself into a long-term treatment center after being the subject of two major scandals this year.
During an article posted Tuesday by Jim Romenesko on his website, the retired newsman relayed what happened when David Sze -- a member of Arianna Huffington's research staff -- got more than he bargained for last week when he contacted professional journalist Laurel Lipton, asking to use information she had reported in a book the co-founder of the liberal Huffington Post is in the process of writing, with the promise of citing that research.
Lipton responded angrily, stating: “The rapacious Ms. Huffington seems to believe that journalism skills are worth nothing, and that my beleaguered colleagues and I should be thrilled to help her make hundreds of millions of dollars in return for 'exposure.'”
Did Rush Limbaugh force Fox News, in the wake of the Donald Trump/Megyn Kelly dust-up, to back down and welcome Trump back on its network? That's what New York Times reporter Nick Confessore suggested on today's Morning Joe.
Asked by Mika Brzezinski who was the most powerful person in the media today, Confessore responded: "I think Fox or Rush Limbaugh [whose last name Confessore pronounced "Lim-bow], right? In this primary, right? There were two institutions that could have put a stop to Trump, talk radio and Fox. And talk radio likes him and Fox backed down."
Sometimes, imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery.
“Once again, cultural appropriation is igniting a flurry of controversy,” wrote The Huffington Post’s Julee Wilson. The writer referred to a hair tutorial featured in the August issue of Allure: “You (Yes, You) Can Have An Afro*.” The asterisk beneath read: “*even if you have straight hair.”
“It’s no surprise that the article, presumably aimed toward white women, is causing quite the commotion,” continued Wilson. “The Afro style in particular would have been an amazing opportunity to use a black actress, and yet there were no actresses of color used in the feature.”
Jeff Schweitzer heralded the discovery of an apparent Earth-like planet as a nail in the coffin for religion in a Thursday item on Huffington Post. Schweitzer, a scientist, "rationalist," and former Clinton administration senior policy analyst contended that "with this discovery, we come ever closer to the idea that life is common in the universe," and added that religions would "all will come out and say such a discovery is completely consistent with religious teachings. My goal here is to declare this as nonsense before it happens."
Arianna Huffington is no pachyderm, politically speaking, but like the elephant, she apparently never forgets--or forgives. Three years ago, Donald Trump called Huffington "unattractive both inside and out." Arianna has now returned the favor, relegating HuffPo's coverage of Trump to its entertainment section.
On today's Morning Joe, HuffPo's Sam Stein was put in the unenviable position of defending his boss's decision, arguing that Trump is a mere "lounge act" whose position in the polls is simply "sustained by the media." Joe Scarborough blasted the decision as "absolutely absurd," and Mika Brzezinski, in the unkindest-but-truest cut of all, said that many would argue that one Barack Obama was similarly sustained by the media in 2008.