L. Brent Bozell from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:36:37 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss L. Brent Bozell from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/l-brent-bozell-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell 95d886c03cdbc83a094bc710a3975599 The Laughable Boston Globe for 08/22/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/18/the-laughable-boston-globe Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Boston Globe successfully organized a campaign to get nearly 350 newspapers, large and small, to publish an editorial on Aug. 16 on "the dangers of the administration's assault on the press." They laughably claimed: "This whole project is not anti-Trump. It's really pro-press."</p> <p>This was The Globe's summation: "The greatness of America is dependent on the role of a free press to speak the truth to the powerful. To label the press 'the enemy of the people' is as un-American as it is dangerous to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries."</p> <p>It's easy (and obvious) for any newspaper to write purple prose about the glories of the First Amendment and the crucial role the press plays in keeping governments accountable. The rebuttal is just as easy: Many liberal media outlets stink at holding liberal politicians accountable. Instead, they gush over them and defend them at every turn, refusing to advance stories that could damage their reputations. Let's do a quick review of The Globe "holding liberals accountable."<p>Updated: Wed Aug 22, 2018</p> 4a25c8f6759b035a1c6445f7e3b01b61 Nonsense About 'Crybaby' Conservatives and Hollywood for 08/17/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/18/nonsense-about-crybaby-conservatives-and-hollywood Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine, perpetually bilious writer James Wolcott has attacked the "myth of Hollywood's conservative blacklist." He finds it highly amusing that anyone would fear damage to their acting career for publicly favoring this president. </p> <p>"Hollywood conservatives still act as if prison searchlights are prowling the studio parking lot," Wolcott wrote. "A bigger bunch of crybabies you've seldom heard in your life."<p>Updated: Fri Aug 17, 2018</p> 6886178b1af3d050127e49bcddd159c6 NBC Lowers the Bar for Omarosa for 08/15/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/18/nbc-lowers-the-bar-for-omarosa Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>NBC "News" is perfectly demonstrating why the American people distrust the media's professed belief in facts, or their supposed approach of holding a story until they have enough documented evidence. </p> <p>The latest shameless exhibit? Championing former "Apprentice" star and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman's new "tell-all" book in which she claims President Donald Trump is a racist and a bigot. She claims that she has heard a tape recording (which she did not produce) of Trump saying the N-word on the set of his NBC reality show. In the book, Newman describes hearing <i> about </i> the tape but not hearing it herself. She claimed on Sunday that she personally listened to it after her book had gone to press.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">As with the "Access Hollywood" tape, NBC seems to be trying to do penance for the "sin" of building Trump's national profile over the years with "The Apprentice" and then "Celebrity Apprentice."</span> It doesn't seem sorry for making Newman a rich and famous TV personality &#8212; and now a well-compensated author of tabloid trash. NBC overdosed on the story with 67 minutes of "fake news" right out of the gate. <p>Updated: Wed Aug 15, 2018</p> 2a41fa82bc07477a53b320ab0315ed8a The War on Traditional 'Gender Identity' for 08/10/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/18/the-war-on-traditional-gender-identity Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Political Correctness Police, starting with the perpetually victimized GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and a group called 50/50 by 2020, are trying to impose quotas on everything Hollywood does. </p> <p>Leftist fascism is not on the march. It is galloping. <p>Updated: Fri Aug 10, 2018</p> d6383a3f66ecd022b53366aba00a2a67 Reporters Suddenly Hate The Soviets? for 08/08/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/18/reporters-suddenly-hate-the-soviets Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Reporter Andrea Mitchell is celebrating 40 years with NBC News and appeared on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" to discuss the milestone. Host Trevor Noah suggested that the killing of five people in an Annapolis, Maryland, newsroom could be laid at President Trump's door (he wasn't joking). Mitchell demurred but denounced Trump for calling the media the "enemy of the people." </p> <p>The term certainly has a Soviet echo. That said, conservatives certainly could consider them the enemy. We prefer calling the "objective" media the "opposition party." <p>Updated: Wed Aug 08, 2018</p> 222480e098376f46b828a3ff8bca4104 CNN Pits Lebron James Against Trump for 08/03/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/18/cnn-pits-lebron-james-against-trump Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Pro basketball legend LeBron James was interviewed on "CNN Tonight" on July 30. Host Don Lemon warmly congratulated him for opening a school for 240 at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. If only it could've ended there, focused just on that. But you knew it wouldn't.</p> <p>Because, as they say, "<i> This </i> ... is CNN." It was expected that Lemon would encourage James to trash President Trump, because that's what CNN does, hour by hour, minute by minute. James said that during his childhood, he came to a better understanding of white people through sports. He said: "When you're a part of sports ... it just brings so much camaraderie and so much fun. You know, we are in a position right now in America, more importantly, where this whole, this race thing, is taking over, you know. And because I believe our president is kinda trying to divide us." <p>Updated: Fri Aug 03, 2018</p> 2f72bed24d5e5f3ff5ce2a5223070b06 The Emmy Awards Tilt to the Left for 08/01/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/18/the-emmy-awards-tilt-to-the-left Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On July 26, the News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations were announced, and PBS topped the list with 45 nominations. CBS led the broadcast networks with 31 nods, followed by CNN and HBO with 22 each, and ABC with 20. </p> <p>MSNBC got 5. Vice News got nine. Al-Jazeera International USA got five. And The New York Times got seven &#8212; for videos! Even the liberal website Vox got three. <p>Updated: Wed Aug 01, 2018</p> 55c682628f6d7e90d56354e3028333ac Hollywood Hypocrisy on Guns for 07/27/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/18/hollywood-hypocrisy-on-guns Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In the long, hot summer of television, gun control hasn't been a big issue in the news media, which is not acceptable to its rabid cousins in the world of entertainment. For them, guns are the root of all evil, so let the story be told! </p> <p>Take, for example, a Freeform (formerly ABC Family) show called "The Bold Type" about young women working at a magazine in New York City called Scarlet (think: Cosmopolitan). The July 17 episode features two roommates and workmates named Jane and Sutton who get into an argument. Jane finds out that Sutton (who comes from rural Pennsylvania) has a shotgun in the apartment. Jane says: "What else are you keeping from me? Do you have a MAGA hat? Do you watch 'Hannity'? And do you drive a monster truck? Because otherwise, I don't understand why you have a gun."</p> <p>This is a classic eruption of coastal elitism: Guns are for Trump-loving, Fox-watching rednecks. Jane lectures Sutton by saying that "half the country knows that our lawmakers are bought by the NRA and think that gun ownership is barbaric."<p>Updated: Fri Jul 27, 2018</p> efda28b5e6cd4b7b7bc6c56abad01bec Media Wail for Brennan and Clapper for 07/25/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/18/media-wail-for-brennan-and-clapper Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Republican Sen. Rand Paul sent the media into another meltdown on July 23 when he called on President Trump to revoke the security clearance of former President Obama's CIA Director John Brennan. He charged that Brennan is "monetizing" his privileges by becoming an on-air analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. That doesn't even count Brennan's speaking fees.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Brennan's spouting inanities about treason that make a mockery of his former position is a disgraceful spectacle.</span><p>Updated: Wed Jul 25, 2018</p> a1c26f53bb6948776b38bc578ff4f190 Showtime 'Fakes News' for the Left for 07/20/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/18/showtime-fakes-news-for-the-left Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>CBS's pay-cable Showtime channel is the latest backer of con artist/"comedian" Sacha Baron Cohen's performance art, as in the movies "Borat" and "Bruno." It's a new TV show called "Who Is America?" that is designed, as usual, to mock Americans &#8212; mostly conservatives &#8212; as gullible and stupid.</p> <p>The most prominent victim this time around is former Gov. Sarah Palin, who said she was asked to appear in a "legit Showtime historical documentary" but instead was pranked by Cohen and asked questions she said were "full of Hollywoodism's disrespect and sarcasm." Cohen also apparently asked former Vice President Dick Cheney to autograph a "waterboard kit." The promise of these embarrassments thrills the left. It was not an auspicious debut: It drew just 327,000 viewers. Among the key demographic of adults ages 18 to 49, it pulled a low 0.1 rating.</p> <p>Even as the first show began with Cohen pulling a prank on Sen. Bernie Sanders, it's Cohen's fraudulent tea party patriot who's the joke. When Sanders does his usual socialist schtick about redistributing the wealth, Cohen's character says, "I prefer to be anally raped than give one more dollar to the Treasury." Sanders just calmly watches him ... which might make most viewers suspect Sanders knows what's being filmed. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 20, 2018</p> 1e51a5dd3c4d0dad494b7d2fe66db3dd Avenatti, the Media's Legal Hero for 07/18/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/18/avenatti-the-medias-legal-hero Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On July 10, The New York Times Magazine devoted nearly 6,000 words to Michael Avenatti, the Trump-trashing lawyer representing porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had sex with President Donald Trump. How is he worthy of so much attention?</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">This man is running a one-man show trafficking in anti-Trump propaganda.</span> He started as the defender of the porn star and stripper. He has moonlighted with memos suggesting Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen is the tool of Russian oligarchs. Now he's even taking on immigrants who came to the country illegally as clients to paint Trump as evil for separating mothers and children at the Mexican border. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 18, 2018</p> 79187e88b48ac8d55274712bb776e297 Hollywood Balks At Brett Kavanaugh for 07/13/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/18/hollywood-balks-at-brett-kavanaugh Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>No one is more upset about Trump's second Supreme Court nomination than the liberal media ... unless it's the entertainment elites in Hollywood and Manhattan. These liberals couldn't see the flagrant hypocrisy surrounding their sentences as they unloaded their fear and loathing on television and Twitter.</p> <p>For example, notice the white male late-night comedians mocking Trump for naming a white male to the court. On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel joked Trump "narrowed his candidates down to three &#8212; but, in the end, Kavanaugh was the white man for the job." Stephen Colbert pulled a Bingo card from his pocket on CBS. "I have Trump nomination Bingo," he announced. "You see, all the squares say 'White Guy.'"<p>Updated: Fri Jul 13, 2018</p> 5c15530e5bfa6d0a04ee5804c4bea6ed The Media Vs. Brett Kavanaugh for 07/11/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/18/the-media-vs-brett-kavanaugh Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Supreme Court retirements under President Donald Trump cause an extra measure of heartburn for Democrats. They nominated Hillary Clinton and her seven-mile train of scandalous baggage for president, and that's jake. They elected Bill Clinton as president, who perjured himself and sullied his office. Not a problem. </p> <p>The one guarantee with Trump appointing Judge Brett Kavanaugh is that the Democrats, fueled by their mindless street mobs, will try to destroy him. It's how Democrats behave. It is not how the "news" media should behave. Is there <i> anyone </i> who disputes that? But it is how they will comport themselves, because they are one with their Democratic brothers and sisters.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 11, 2018</p> 93612ddb98b7e70e8b12ab78d99cf0e9 New Jersey Votes to Fund the Media for 07/06/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/18/new-jersey-votes-to-fund-the-media Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In the liberal mind, the way to prove you value something is by funding it with taxpayer money. So if you love journalism, you take taxpayer money and give it to journalists. </p> <p>It is a sacred mantra of the left that corporate funding of media inevitably results in a pro-corporate media bias. Consistency would dictate that government funding of media would lead to a pro-government bias. </p> <p>Not in New Jersey. The idea of the press as a check and a balance on government has just been placed on the Jersey Turnpike and squashed to pieces. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 06, 2018</p> 16d6d6e0e9dcaeb0f012d04ee85b0ecf CNN Host Proclaims 'National Emergency' for 07/04/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/18/cnn-host-proclaims-national-emergency Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>July started with a lull. On the Monday before Independence Day, the news network morning shows led with the oppressively hot weather. The normal feverish panic about living in Donald Trump's America was missing for a few hours. </p> <p>You can count on CNN "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter to stay true to the trash-Trump parade. At the liberal Aspen Ideas Festival, he interviewed Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron. Stelter claimed to speak for the crowd when he began asking: "Are we living through a national emergency? And if so, how in the heck should journalists be covering it that way?"</p> <p>Baron replied that it isn't his place to answer that. His newspaper's role "is to cover very aggressively this administration as we would cover any other administration." He claimed, "We're not in the business of sort of characterizing the era."<p>Updated: Wed Jul 04, 2018</p> 69932b405b801279c54cf486644a1e49 Liberals Hype Comedian 'Collusion' for 06/29/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/18/liberals-hype-comedian-collusion Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The late-night hosts hate President Donald Trump, so the idea that they would make friendly alliances shouldn't be shocking. But as we've come to understand, in today's world anything that reflects negatively on this president becomes "news." So when Stephen Colbert at CBS called up Jimmy Fallon at NBC and Conan O'Brien at TBS for a joint mockery of Trump, the liberal media jazzed up its importance. </p> <p>Vanity Fair called it a "Historic Group Chat," as if these were world leaders in arms negotiations. Entertainment Weekly hyped them as superheroes engaging in an "Avengers-esque collaboration." CNN senior media reporter Brian Stelter led his "Reliable Sources" newsletter with the headline "Late night collusion!" </p> <p>This underlines how <span class="column--highlighted-text">liberals elevate late-night comedians and "Saturday Night Live" satirists as the smartest, greatest Americans, an honor they don't deserve.</span><p>Updated: Fri Jun 29, 2018</p> 69d9576f701a3d0637f4596adfc09e19 Afghanistan: Less Important Than Porn Stars for 06/27/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/18/afghanistan-less-important-than-porn-stars Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The "news" you see at night on broadcast television is defined by what "outrage" has been perpetrated by President Donald Trump. Last week, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted an enormous chunk of their airtime to parents who immigrated to the country illegally being separated from their children by federal agents &#8212; 128 minutes, almost half of their total nightly airtime not including commercials, according to the Media Research Center. </p> <p>By contrast, other parts of the nation's business are nearly invisible. Take, for one example, America's war in Afghanistan, which is obviously not a new topic, since it started in 2001 and is now the longest war in American history. If it doesn't feel like that, it's because it's out of sight, out of mind. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 27, 2018</p> d258cb4fa1fd0fe385f5a4b0960bbef4 This Is Seth Meyers on Drugs for 06/22/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/18/this-is-seth-meyers-on-drugs Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>CNN host Van Jones, a former Obama White House aide, interviewed NBC late-night host Seth Meyers with the usual reverence that liberals offer to comedians of the Resistance. "You're an icon. You're a legend," Jones gushed. "You're doing a phenomenal service to the country."</p> <p>But the best comedy in this interview came when Jones asked about the jesters lining up against President Trump. "You are really tough on him. A lot of the late-night folks are really tough on him," Jones acknowledged. "Do you feel that the red-state folks have a legitimate complaint when they say all these late-night guys are just a, you know, attack squad against the president and there's no diversity there when it comes to ideological diversity or fairness?"<p>Updated: Fri Jun 22, 2018</p> cf3547ba09823c2204200d979e4115f9 The Media Insulate Obama From Scandal for 06/20/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/18/the-media-insulate-obama-from-scandal Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Former President Barack Obama is swaggering around and claiming he didn't really have any scandals as president. In February, he said we "didn't have a scandal that embarrassed us." This only means shamelessness can seem like a winning tactic. In May, he said, "I didn't have scandals, which seems like it shouldn't be something you brag about."</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">By any objective measure, this man is a liar.</span><p>Updated: Wed Jun 20, 2018</p> 211358c30900552b80856e39f123e64e Hollywood Isn't Supportive of Abortion? for 06/15/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/18/hollywood-isnt-supportive-of-abortion Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Feminists who embrace the "right" to abortion &#8212; the right to destroy an unborn life on a woman's demand at any point in pregnancy &#8212; just will not accept they are powerful enough in Hollywood. Abortion scenes in TV and movies need to be more "educational" and end the "stigma" of violence against unborn babies, such as being torn to pieces and feeling the pain of being chemically burned to pieces. Both things have been proved true after the 20-week period, yet it remains a "stigma" against their mothers.</p> <p>This lecture came again during a recent panel discussion at the ATX Festival in Austin, Texas, titled "Her Body, Her Choice." Rina Mimoun, who scripted an abortion plot for the drama "Everwood" back in 2003, is still upset the main doctor character on the show wasn't an abortionist, as they wanted. She's upset that abortion is relegated to a Very Special Episode. </p> <p>"The goal for all of it &#8212; network, streaming, everything &#8212; is to stop making it the one-off episode or the arc," Mimoun said. "It would be nice if it was just part of the conversation and didn't have to be so special and so earnest and so important."<p>Updated: Fri Jun 15, 2018</p>