Bono at Davos: ‘Capitalism is Not Immoral — It’s Amoral’

January 23rd, 2019 5:42 PM
U2 frontman Bono at least partly defended capitalism at the 2019 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. His remarks came just days after outspoken Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. attacked the “system” and ranted against the coexistence of billionaires and poverty.

U2 Concert Has Demon ‘Spray-Painting First Lady’s Coat'

July 12th, 2018 4:06 PM
The rhetoric in this country over politics has become so extreme. Yet somehow, for a few media outlets, it’s not extreme enough.

Bono at UN: Organizations of Global Community ‘Under Attack’

July 3rd, 2018 3:58 PM
The world’s ambassador for peace and self-righteousness, Bono hasn’t been holding up well in light of recent criticisms against the UN and NATO.

Bono Won’t Work With Trump: ‘You Can’t Believe’ What He Says

December 28th, 2017 2:47 PM
Hollywood and the media are willing to swallow any and all negativity geared towards President Trump and his administration. U2’s lead singer Bono decided to gripe about Trump in his latest interview with Rolling Stone. His complaint? The president and the vice-president did nothing to stop cuts to PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief).  

Bono: 'What Do You Have to Lose' With a Trump Presidency? 'Everything'

September 26th, 2016 2:41 PM
As if the politicization of Sunday night football wasn’t enough, you can now have politics shoved down your throat while watching a concert too. At the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas on September 23, Bono warned screaming fans against a Trump presidency, or as Rolling Stone put it, “spun the Republican nominee’s gloomy rhetoric into an optimistic message.” 

Bono: Donald Trump Is the ‘Worst Idea That Ever Happened to America’

September 20th, 2016 12:16 PM
According to Bono, Donald Trump is the “worst idea that ever happened to America.” CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose interviewed  the Irish rock star on Tuesday and the journalist fretted over why Hillary Clinton wasn’t doing better. But first Bono assailed, “America is the best idea the world ever came up with. But Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that…

Music Stars Take Shots at Trump at iHeartRadio Awards

April 3rd, 2016 11:56 PM
Unlike the Oscars and the Grammys, the iHeartRadio Music Awards mostly stuck to entertainment - with the exception of two not-so-thinly-veiled hits at Donald Trump from two of the music industry’s biggest stars.

Bozell Column: Hard-Rocking Hypocrisy

March 17th, 2012 8:01 AM
You know it’s election season when Republican candidates get angry phone calls from liberal musicians telling them not to use their old music (like Survivor whacking Newt Gingrich for using “Eye of the Tiger” from 1982). Meanwhile, Democrats are handed new anthems on a silver platter written with their re-elections in mind. Bruce Springsteen’s new album has been hailed as…

Bono Praises George W. Bush for Saving Millions in Africa, Prendergast

July 19th, 2011 4:10 AM
 A truly amazing coincidence happened on Monday night as former President George W. Bush was praised for helping millions in Africa by two separate public figures in two unrelated matters - the fight against AIDS in Africa, and South Sudan’s successful fight for independence - on two different television shows. As rocker Bono of U-2 appeared as a guest on CBS’s Late Show with…

Bono: Without Bill Clinton 'Universe Just Wouldn't Be As Friendly To H

April 29th, 2010 12:21 PM
On Thursday, Time magazine published a love letter from activist and musician Bono to former President Bill Clinton."There are professors who pretend to be populists and populists who pretend to be professors," the U2 lead-singer began his piece in the Heroes section of the 2010 Time 100 list. "But there have never been a head and heart so perfectly matched as the pair within…

Bono Discovers Sustainable Development Isn’t Sustainable

May 20th, 2009 11:31 AM
The big problem with renewable energy is that it just doesn’t renew itself. The sun does not shine enough and the wind doesn’t blow enough to power the towns, cities, factories, hospitals and schools that make our lives so livable. No environmentalist would ever allow their child to be treated in a hospital fully powered by “renewables”. They would not take the risk that the wind might stop…

CNN’s Ed Henry: Palin Trip to UN ‘Like Speed Dating with World Lea

September 23rd, 2008 2:47 PM
CNN’s Ed Henry introduced a new and odd adage about Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s trip to the United Nations on Tuesday’s American Morning. Instead of trying something similar to the "education" line that CBS’s Julie Chen used, the White House correspondent focused on how the McCain campaign was "trying to cram a lot in for Sarah Palin over the next two days…

Bono: Islamic Aggression 'Real and Grave' Threat, Media Silent

November 6th, 2007 1:30 PM
The press loves to headline celebrities who speak out against President Bush, the war against Islamic fundamentalism and anything else that falls in with the media's favorite storylines. How will they report it when a celebrity does not hew to the accepted partyline? Bono, frontman of the music group U2, is about to find out. Bono is one of the few celebrities for whom I confess to some…