Talk-radio host and friend Chris Plante recently made an excellent point about Hollywood. As horrible new revelations of sexual misbehavior surface about former Les Moonves, it's highly unlikely anyone's going to make a movie about him, or about Matt Lauer, or Charlie Rose and so on. But there are two fictional projects (and a new documentary) ...Read more
National Public Radio is out begging for donations this week, with major stations like Washington's WAMU offering gifts like those silly reusable grocery bags touting the "Power of Truth." But the truth can be pretty embarrassing. Apparently, NPR exploits cheap labor.
Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi has revealed that according to ...Read more
Everyone seems to have his own George H.W. Bush story. I'll give one that gives an insight into this man's character.
Some years ago, we were at his home in Kennebunkport after having sped across the water in his infamous speedboat for lunch (yes, with Secret Service chase boats hopelessly trying to keep up). We were going to say our goodbyes ...Read more
The death of former president George Herbert Walker Bush created a calm oasis of civil discourse, if only for a couple of minutes. It was appropriate to salute this man's kindness and statesmanship, even if you disagreed with him passionately, as many conservatives did.
And yet, it's a bit odd that pundits suddenly remember the kinder, gentler ...Read more
Hollywood's a bit inconsistent when the topic is the press. It was a righteous guardian of the truth against the Catholic Church in "Spotlight" and against Richard Nixon in "The Post." But now, in the new movie "The Front Runner," it is painted as the villain -- when its target was Gary Hart.
He was expected to be the Democratic nominee in 1988...Read more
The well-publicized "caravan" of Central American migrants has arrived in large numbers at our border near Tijuana, Mexico, despite MSNBC's Joe Scarborough insisting the caravan is like a tale of Martians: "They're not comin'." They are attempting to climb over and through walls, and CNN's Jim Acosta had lectured the president saying it would ...Read more
Michelle Obama has a new memoir out called "Becoming." Add two words: "Very Wealthy." The Obamas struck a $65 million book deal for his-and-hers memoirs, and next to it is their $50 million production deal with Netflix. They are set to cash in to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. One outlet has called them a "billion-dollar brand." ...Read more
Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw of Texas first came to national attention when his looks -- especially the patch over his eye that he lost serving in Afghanistan -- were mocked on "Saturday Night Live." The NBC show amended its rudeness by putting him on the show the next week and allowing him to make an earnest pitch to Americans to "never ...Read more
It's very easy for media elites in Manhattan to decide that one tweet can prove small towns in Wisconsin are stuffed with racists and anti-Semites. On Nov. 12, ABC, CBS and NBC all leaped on a tweet from a contributor of the left-wing talk show "The Young Turks." It showed a months-old prom photo of a collection of teenage boys from Baraboo High...Read more
CNN's war on the Trump White House is now entering the legal system. CNN filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit insisting that denying its chief White House shouter Jim Acosta a permanent press pass has caused "irreparable harm," and that Acosta has a constitutional right to shout at the president under...Read more
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" is taking on a very sour look. Alec Baldwin didn't appear with his tired Trump impression on the Saturday before the midterms, perhaps because he reportedly punched a man in the face in New York's Greenwich Village in a parking spot dispute.
"SNL" tried to joke its way out of that mess at the end of its opening skit ...Read more
During the last weekend before the 2018 midterms, the media decided an ad by President Trump was "racist" and therefore refused to air it. CNN, NBC, Facebook and even Fox News took that position.
The "star" of this commercial is Luis Bracamontes, a Mexican citizen who has repeatedly entered America illegally and who shot two California police ...Read more
The frightening exposure of pipe bombs being mailed to prominent Democrats and media outlets, followed by a horrific shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, led to news networks lecturing, hour after hour, on the tone of our civic discourse.
Physicians, heal thyselves.
These are not dispassionate observers of the national scene. These are ...Read more
It's Halloween and time for another round of outrage over inappropriate costumes.
Once upon a time, parents -- most of them, anyway -- were concerned with oversexualized costumes for little children, but how unenlightened was that ? Today we're focusing our energy on what's really important. Now it's all about "cultural appropriation." ...Read more
The New York Times located its newest, freshest outrage on the Trump administration in a Department of Health and Human Services memo that's not new -- it's been circulating since last spring. Some insensitive bureaucrat argued that federal policy on gender should be based on "a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and ...Read more
News is whatever the press wants it to be. When the national media really hate a story, they try to bury it, and if it has the audacity to resurface, they try to bury it all over again. In 2013, Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of three babies whose necks he snipped after they were born ...Read more
So, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has announced she commissioned a DNA test to address her long-standing claims of having Cherokee ancestry. The Boston Globe reported that her DNA analysis "suggests she's between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American."
The fraction 1/1,024 works out to 0.09 percent. So since Sen. Warren is .09 percent American Indian, ...Read more
Hillary Clinton isn't president, but Hollywood is offering the biggest consolation prize it has: working her into TV plots where she can be toasted as wise and wonderful. Within the first two weeks of the fall season, CBS has done this twice.
On the Oct. 7 episode of drama "Madam Secretary," terrorists send a rocket-propelled grenade into the ...Read more
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell revved up his Outrage Machine on Friday night once it became apparent that Brett Kavanaugh was going to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. There was a new crime against democracy -- or rather, there was a very old crime. It's called the Senate.
Come again? Senators are elected, but since they voted to give President ...Read more
The major media gaudily celebrated the weepy humanity of Jimmy Kimmel when he was a sympathetic figure -- when his infant son Billy needed surgery and he pleaded for "health care for all," and then again a year ago, after the senseless massacre in Las Vegas, where he grew up. But there's the mean-spirited, heckling Hyde to this Jekyll that you ...Read more