By Tom Johnson | May 19, 2016 | 11:39 PM EDT

Even though Donald Trump is “dumb” and “racist,” he might constitute an upgrade in the Republican party’s leadership, suggests Rolling Stone’s Taibbi. That’s because before Trump turned into the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, the public faces of the party were “mean, traitorous scum.” Republicans, wrote Taibbi in the magazine’s June 2 issue, “dominated American political life for 50 years and were never anything but monsters…Their leaders, from Ralph Reed to Bill Frist to Tom DeLay to Rick Santorum to [Mitt] Romney and [Paul] Ryan, were an interminable assembly line of shrieking, witch-hunting celibates…the kind of people who thought Iran-Contra was nothing, but would grind the affairs of state to a halt over a blow job or Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.”

By Tom Johnson | April 29, 2016 | 9:16 PM EDT

A few months back, some maintained that Ted Cruz was ineligible for the presidency because, in their view, he wasn’t a natural-born citizen of the United States. In a Thursday article, Jeb Lund made an even more extreme argument about Cruz, suggesting that he isn’t even a full-fledged person. Specifically, Lund opined that both Cruz and his would-be running mate, Carly Fiorina, are “spectacular failed approximations of human beings,” and huge liars to boot.

Lund also contended that it’d be futile for Cruz to use Fiorina as attacker-in-chief against Hillary Clinton: “Leave aside institutional opposition to equal pay for equal work, forget opposing the re-signing of the Violence Against Women Act…skip over attacks on reproductive rights and ask who came up with the 25 years of ridicule of Clinton…If a quarter century of that bothered Republican voters, then Carly Fiorina is not the solution, especially when her idea of acknowledging a war on women is claiming that Hillary Clinton invented it…And if a quarter century of sexism and legislative scorn didn't bother Republican voters, then what single thing does she change in the slightest?”

By Kristine Marsh | February 15, 2016 | 12:58 PM EST

The news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death this past Saturday shocked the country. A Reagan appointee, Scalia was also Catholic, socially conservative, and brilliant; a combination that made him the left’s most-hated member of the Supreme Court. While his passing was respectfully treated by many in the media, there were still many far-left journalists who refused to show the late Justice respect, even in death. These tweets below confirm some of these writers open contempt and bias towards the Supreme Court’s leading conservative voice.

By Brent Bozell | and By Tim Graham | February 6, 2016 | 8:00 AM EST

Macklemore is the stage name of a white rapper from Seattle named Ben Haggerty. He and his publicists are currently trying to convince the hip-hop press and the music media to notice the greatness of his new nine-minute song “White Privilege II.”

He raps: “White supremacy isn't just a white dude in Idaho. White supremacy protects the privilege I hold. White supremacy is the soil, the foundation, the cement and the flag that flies outside of my home. White supremacy is our country's lineage, designed for us to be indifferent.”

By Brent Bozell | and By Tim Graham | January 23, 2016 | 8:08 AM EST

Sean Penn has long been the poster boy for the Hollywood Left, another one of those overpaid dilettantes who constantly berate the country that’s given him international fame and incredible wealth. Penn’s loathing of Yankee imperialism is so intense that he thinks America is “over-demonizing” a Mexican drug kingpin that Forbes magazine estimates is responsible for the deaths of 34,000 people – mostly Mexicans.

In an act of sheer self-promotion, Penn exploited an acting connection to gain an audience with notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, fresh from a prison escape. Instead of asking this man how he could butcher so many thousands of men, women and children, he asked him to condemn the American “war on drugs.”

By Melissa Mullins | January 15, 2016 | 5:38 PM EST

Once again, Rolling Stone has come under fire for its lack of journalistic ethics over actor Sean Penn’s recent interview with Joaquin Guzman – better known as “El Chapo” – and giving the drug cartel kingpin editorial approval of the article. The beginning of Penn’s article came with a disclosure - confessing that names had been changed, locations were unnamed, and that the world’s most famous prison escapee of 2015 reviewed and approve the article prior to publication. Yes, the same magazine that painted an innocent University of Virginia fraternity as a den of gang rapists had no problem publishing a sympathetic piece for real devil.

By Tom Blumer | December 14, 2015 | 6:07 PM EST

One hesitates to give attention to Jesse A. Myerson. But it's probably worth it, if for no other reason to contend that many of his beliefs are likely shared by the mindless lemmings disguised as "journalists" who wildly cheered on Saturday when an obviously orchestrated "climate change" agreement designed ultimately to redistribute massive amounts of wealth from developed to underdeveloped countries — which would virtually guarantee that they will stay undeveloped — was announced in Paris.

Almost two years ago, Myerson, whose experience includes "the Media and Labor Outreach committees at Occupy Wall Street," identified of "Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For" in a Rolling Stone column. A week ago at The Nation, he vacuously attempted to elaborate on one of those five ideas, namely: "Let’s get rid of private housing."

By Bryan Ballas | December 12, 2015 | 3:03 PM EST

In reaction to the Planned Parenthood fetal tissue harvesting videos, Rolling Stone decided to seek out an expert opinion. In their words, they sought to interview Dr. Cheryl Chastine, “an actual abortion provider, not a pundit or a politician — about all this.” As if abortion doctors weren't political activists?

The author is Andrea Grimes, last mocked for penning this notion in Rolling Stone: “the myth that Planned Parenthood is a baby-killing behemoth persists, despite all evidence to the contrary.”

By Tom Johnson | November 11, 2015 | 5:29 PM EST

Robin Williams’s first album was called Reality…What a Concept. More than one lefty blogger implied that Unreality…What a Concept would have been a fitting title for Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate.

By Randy Hall | November 10, 2015 | 6:23 PM EST

Almost a year after Rolling Stone magazine published an article entitled “A Rape on Campus” that claimed several members of a fraternity at the University of Virginia gang raped an anonymous woman, the fallout over the “flawed story that purported to expose a culture of rape” at the school continued on Monday, when the publication was hit by a third lawsuit over the supposed incident.

The new claim, which was filed in the nearby Charlottesville Circuit Court by the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity chapter at the university, seeks $25 million from the “magazine of pop culture and current events” for “presumed damages, compensatory damages and actual damages for harm and injury to its reputation,” as well as becoming “the object of an avalanche of condemnation worldwide.”

By Tom Johnson | October 16, 2015 | 12:25 PM EDT

Rupert Murdoch is in a pickle, and the famously abrasive lefty writer Taibbi is loving every minute of it. In a Tuesday article for Rolling Stone, Taibbi portrays Murdoch as “desperate… because he senses his beloved audience of idiots” abandoning Fox News in favor of Donald Trump, “a onetime Fox favorite who is fast becoming the network's archenemy.”

Taibbi argues that Fox News must routinely dumb itself down in order to stay popular; Murdoch and Roger Ailes, he writes, “know they've spent a generation building an audience of morons. Their business model depends on morons; morons are the raw materials of their industry, the way Budweiser is in the hops business…[But] you have to keep upping the ante to make it work. Trump is…going to places now that make even Rupert Murdoch nervous.”

By Tim Graham | October 11, 2015 | 4:53 PM EDT

Planned Parenthood is delighted with Rolling Stone magazine. They’re sending around a link to the hippie rag. Andrea Grimes penned what might be the most deluded clause of the year: “the myth that Planned Parenthood is a baby-killing behemoth persists, despite all evidence to the contrary.”

That makes as much sense as the magazine's false tale of gang rape at the University of Virginia.