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 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:25:00 -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 c2f3dd4488775a0e9fd89da5794c7507 Burying Gosnell All Over Again for 10/19/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/18/burying-gosnell-all-over-again Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>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 alive. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, a refugee from Nepal who was overanesthetized, and faced hundreds of lesser counts. He was sentenced to life without parole. </p> <p>To read the police report on this man is to understand &#8212; and be horrified by &#8212; pure evil. Yet over the 56-day trial, the TV network newscasts ignored it, despite a roiling controversy over their flagrant omissions of this monster's terrible and unsanitary clinic. Only when the convictions were announced did the three networks really acknowledge the story, and only with a yawn. CBS offered 33 bland words. </p> <p>The networks simply do not want to tell the truth about abortion. <p>Updated: Fri Oct 19, 2018</p> e847a7cc62a06912fc51d8442a6671ed Elizabeth Warren's No 'Woman of Color' for 10/17/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/18/elizabeth-warrens-no-woman-of-color Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>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."</p> <p>The fraction 1/1,024 works out to 0.09 percent. So since Sen. Warren is .09 percent American Indian, she may now be eligible to own .09 percent of a casino. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 17, 2018</p> 9ddf877191bd7a3b20c8136107185bf5 CBS Prime-Time Shows Honor Hillary for 10/12/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/18/cbs-prime-time-shows-honor-hillary Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>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. </p> <p>On the Oct. 7 episode of drama "Madam Secretary," terrorists send a rocket-propelled grenade into the White House during a signing ceremony for an India-Pakistan peace treaty. It turns out the terrorists are the Aryan Popular Force, white nationalists with a neo-Nazi echo. </p> <p>In the last 10 minutes of the episode, fictional Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord meets in her office with actual former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell, and they all make noble minispeeches about reassuring the country.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 12, 2018</p> ba6983cd58ae8259cd6a9176c099f97b The Senate's an 'Unfixable Crime Against Democracy'? for 10/10/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/18/the-senates-an-unfixable-crime-against-democracy Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>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 &#8212; or rather, there was a very old crime. It's called the Senate.</p> <p>Come again? Senators are elected, but since they voted to give President Trump a narrow victory, it can't be democracy. The Founding Fathers designed a Senate that wasn't elected by the people but by the state legislatures. (Some regret that the 17th Amendment changed that.)</p> <p>O'Donnell lamented that America's never been worse: "And so the Senate is now deeply undemocratic and getting worse every single day. People who live in countries that have never really pretended to be fully democratic don't feel the disappointment and sickness that Americans feel when democracy so obviously fails."<p>Updated: Wed Oct 10, 2018</p> 792cf106e3b5011c330c261e0ccd84b9 Downplaying Jimmy Kimmel's Bullying for 10/05/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/18/downplaying-jimmy-kimmels-bullying Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The major media gaudily celebrated the weepy humanity of Jimmy Kimmel when he was a sympathetic figure &#8212; 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 <span class="column--highlighted-text">there's the mean-spirited, heckling Hyde to this Jekyll that you won't hear about.</span> </p> <p>On the Sept. 26 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" the host proposed chopping off Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's penis: "I think there's a compromise here, and ... hear me out on this. So Kavanaugh gets confirmed to the Supreme Court. OK. Well, in return, we get to cut that pesky penis of his off in front of everyone. No?"<p>Updated: Fri Oct 05, 2018</p> 01fac7fb334394dcdac6251352b9b2b6 The Kavanaugh Combat and Campus Cranks for 10/03/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/18/the-kavanaugh-combat-and-campus-cranks Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For Washington Post readers, we offer a quiz. Guess which one of these now-deleted tweets from Washington, D.C., Catholic college professors about the Brett Kavanaugh battle and Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick is considered scandalous and newsworthy. </p> <p>1. "Swetnick is 55 y/o. Kavanaugh is 52 y/o. Since when do senior girls hang with freshmen boys? If it happened when Kavanaugh was a senior, Swetnick was an adult drinking with&by her admission, having sex with underage boys. In another universe, he would be victim & she the perp!"<p>Updated: Wed Oct 03, 2018</p> 7b6e6e994f6d03965d65a2954d54bdad Literary Taste Vs. Stormy Daniels for 09/28/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/18/literary-taste-vs-stormy-daniels Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's fascinating when the national media's literary tastemakers make room for the transparently tasteless. Time magazine offered its picks for "The Best New Books to Read Fall 2018," and two ticks down from former first lady Michelle Obama's memoir was "Full Disclosure" by anti-Trump porn star/stripper Stormy Daniels. She "promises to divulge plenty &#8212; from her alleged relationship with the President to her much-contested NDA."</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">St. Martin's Press is promoting its Daniels memoir with blurbs from The New York Times ("The latest and perhaps juiciest Trump tell-all to land this year") and New York Magazine ("Due to land in October like a late tropical storm, and could affect the midterm elections"). You can see why they love this book: their deeply felt and eternal hope that this porn star will ruin Donald Trump's presidency.</span><p>Updated: Fri Sep 28, 2018</p> 0d3eb71e9664c7574b0ec8dc53562f13 The Vast Anti-Kavanaugh Conspiracy for 09/26/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/18/the-vast-anti-kavanaugh-conspiracy Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi wrote a Sept. 25 article on liberal-media bias headlined "Kavanaugh Supporters See a Conspiracy Afoot." The Post painted this as a little crazy, like a UFO is involved. Can anyone imagine the idea of the Democrats and liberal reporters working hand in glove to torpedo a Republican nomination?</p> <p>Maybe we can remember Supreme Court nominees Robert Bork and Douglas Ginsburg in 1987, John Tower in 1989 or Clarence Thomas in 1991. Maybe we can recall John Ashcroft being tarred as a racist in 2001. In these cases and many others, "objective" reporters lined up and repeated the Democrat talking points as "news" and often succeeded in wrecking nominations. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 26, 2018</p> 8b1e41fbf8c97cd6174f3af95e5093df Anita Hill, the Janet Cooke of Sexual Harassment for 09/21/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/18/anita-hill-the-janet-cooke-of-sexual-harassment Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Anita Hill, perennially painted as the "Rosa Parks of sexual harassment" by the national press, is back on the scene as the media push the unproven teenage-groping accusations against Brett Kavanaugh. The New York Times asked her to write an op-ed on how we can get these next Kavanaugh hearings "right." The Boston Globe put Hill on the front page, lecturing about a better protocol in Congress for sexual harassment claims. </p> <p>Asking Anita Hill how to get a fairer congressional hearing is like asking Janet Cooke how to get better newspaper reporting. If you're too young for the analogy, Janet Cooke won a Pulitzer Prize for selling a fraudulent story in The Washington Post in 1980 about Jimmy, an imaginary 8-year-old heroin addict who "lives for a fix."<p>Updated: Fri Sep 21, 2018</p> 5a2fa4f5c2210732c4555f58f51f0577 The Media and Kavanaugh's Kangaroo Court for 09/19/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/18/the-media-and-kavanaughs-kangaroo-court Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The erupting accusation of "attempted rape" against Judge Brett Kavanaugh when he was 17 show just how shameless the Democrats and the "Facts First" media have become. They are promoting an accusation when the accuser can't remember when or where it happened. That is enough to stop a Supreme Court nomination? </p> <p>The media/Democrat message is that the Senate cannot have a vote until we get to the bottom of this horrible accusation. <span class="column--highlighted-text">Is there anyone following this story who doesn't believe they are stalling until after the midterm elections, when they hope to gain one or two seats necessary to defeat Kavanaugh permanently? </span>The calculation is as cold as the timing was transparent. So where are the media blowing <i> that </i> whistle? </p> <p>Let's revisit Juanita Broaddrick. She was pursued by the Paula Jones legal team in the fall of 1998 during the impeachment probe of then-President Bill Clinton, who was seeking her testimony about being violently raped by 31-year-old Clinton in Little Rock's Camelot Hotel on April 25, 1978. Back then, the liberal logic was the exact opposite: We can't report anything on Broaddrick until after the Senate impeachment trial &#8212; when President Clinton is safe. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 19, 2018</p> d11211ac9b1940c1d84354e7efea3ee9 The Absolute Shamelessness of Les Moonves for 09/14/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/18/the-absolute-shamelessness-of-les-moonves Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Hollywood continues to be rocked by Ronan Farrow articles in The New Yorker that unfurl charges against powerful men and accuse them of sexual harassment and assault. The latest piece includes a second passel of accusations against CBS Corporation CEO Les Moonves, who seemed to have survived a first salvo in July. Moonves had more power than former "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose, who was fired almost immediately after allegations against him were published in the Washington Post. </p> <p>But not enough. This time, Moonves is slowly being lowered into a yearlong consulting gig after Farrow published new and nauseating on-the-record accounts from six women. He has been accused of forced oral sex, indecent exposure, Bob Packwood-style tongue kissing and even throwing one woman into a wall. It's going to be a protracted legal and financial mess, underlining how much power Moonves wielded at the summit of CBS. </p> <p>Accusers hated the idea that under his contract, Moonves would accept a "golden parachute" worth hundreds of millions of dollars. That's now being withheld pending an internal investigation, but CBS has promised to donate $20 million to a #MeToo organization. <p>Updated: Fri Sep 14, 2018</p> 6b0be6ff1be8fc061447da1a93d50a8d Kenneth Starr Still Getting Hardballs for 09/12/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/18/kenneth-starr-still-getting-hardballs Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Twenty years after recommending to Congress that then-President Clinton be impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice, Kenneth Starr has written a book about it. Surely, with the passage of time and many other books exploring the Lewinsky affair and the other Clinton scandals, Starr can be treated with dignity and respect.</p> <p>Back then, he faced ABC's Diane Sawyer calling his Starr report "demented pornography, pornography for Puritans."</p> <p>Twenty years later, nothing has changed. In a Sept. 10 interview on "CBS This Morning," anchor Norah O'Donnell brought up one of his lawyers: "One of the things we've learned the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh worked on your team, worked on this investigation of President Bill Clinton. He wrote and suggested some very explicit, salacious questions should be asked of President Clinton, but you didn't agree to do that. Why?" <p>Updated: Wed Sep 12, 2018</p> eaf735ae4f6a1ec5aeb1f1bf20d67dca Nike and Corporate Political Correctness for 09/07/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/18/nike-and-corporate-political-correctness Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>It is hard to fathom that there really exists a body of public opinion that supports Nike's decision to make former NFL star Colin Kaepernick the center of its new "Believe in something" advertising campaign. This is the fellow who believes in wearing socks depicting cops as pigs and wears a pro-Fidel Castro T-shirt because he believes that under that murderous dictator, Cuba was a better country than his own, perhaps because he believes his country was founded on slavery and the "genocide of Native Americans."</p> <p>Washington Post sports columnist Barry Svrluga gushed over the ad, saying: "Nike did what the NFL hasn't been able to do: It chose a side. That it happened to be correct is all the better."</p> <p>The full slogan Nike is unveiling is especially obnoxious when Kaepernick's name is attached to it: "Believe is something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." He's a pampered multimillionaire athlete, and even though his career is all but over, he still somehow commands a contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars. There's sacrifice for you. You wonder what the families of fallen police officers are thinking right now. <p>Updated: Fri Sep 07, 2018</p> e4c9b6c1bf721a4dde5321ba8eab675e Chuck Todd Badly Undermines Himself for 09/05/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/18/chuck-todd-badly-undermines-himself Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Apparently, a weekly show on NBC and a nightly show on MSNBC weren't large enough platforms for Chuck Todd to complain about troublesome conservatives, so he's written an article for the liberal magazine The Atlantic titled "It's Time for the Press to Stop Complaining &#8212; and to Start Fighting Back." </p> <p>Under the headline, he added, "A nearly 50-year campaign of vilification, inspired by Fox News's Roger Ailes, has left many Americans distrustful of news outlets. Now, journalists need to speak up for their work." <p>Updated: Wed Sep 05, 2018</p> d7ab5fc4060d7cd126fe197f22f49701 CNN'S Love Letter for 'RBG' for 08/31/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/18/cnns-love-letter-for-rbg Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If CNN really wanted to brand itself as a "Facts First" news channel, why did it promise to air a gushy documentary about fiercely feminist Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Labor Day weekend? In case you didn't know, this film is actually a production by "CNN Films," founded in 2012 to offer "distinguished, thought-provoking documentary programming to audiences on CNN's platforms around the world."</p> <p>CNN's film "RBG" first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where the media fawned all over it, and her. Entertainment Weekly oozed: "Forget movie stars. The hottest celebrity at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend was Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg." Ginsburg's apparently iconic line is "All I ask of my brethren is that they take their feet off our necks."<p>Updated: Fri Aug 31, 2018</p> 6569f349f4a2e71cdc66e783ecf12105 Corrupt Democrats Are Not 'News' for 08/29/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/18/corrupt-democrats-are-not-news Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>When seeking to demonstrate the degree to which the "objective" news media act like Democratic partisans, the best place to start is scandals, as in "Have you heard all about the latest Republican scandal?" versus "What Democrat scandal?"</p> <p>On Aug. 8, Republican congressman Chris Collins of the Buffalo, New York, suburbs was indicted for insider trading and lying to the FBI. ABC, CBS and NBC played this story to the hilt, with 18 minutes and 24 seconds of coverage in just the first 24 hours, according to the Media Research Center. CBS devoted the most coverage, pounding away for 7 minutes and 6 seconds. ABC came in second, offering 5 minutes and 41 seconds, and NBC was right behind, with 5 minutes and 37 seconds. </p> <p>On Aug. 21, prosecutors indicted California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter on charges of wire fraud and campaign finance violations. The morning and evening newscasts on ABC and CBS spent a total of 4 minutes and 44 seconds covering the story in the first 36 hours. In contrast with Collins, Hunter was "lucky" that there was breaking anti-Trump news &#8212; the conviction of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and the guilty plea of former longtime Trump confidante and lawyer Michael Cohen to charges of campaign finance violations.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 29, 2018</p> 781b438dd9999c81a05f7ba292ccc30c Oprah Shouts for Abortion for 08/24/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/18/oprah-shouts-for-abortion Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Over the years, Oprah Winfrey has seemingly evolved into America's mom. After her TV career, she sounds like an evangelist preaching a feminist substitute to replace religion in her monthly Oprah Magazine. Her August issue carries this motivational nugget of Oprah wisdom on the cover: "We all want to feel radiant, joyful, and alive. It starts with choosing love &#8212; in any form." No mention of faith, but no surprise there.</p> <p>How do you feel "radiant, joyful, and alive"? Winfrey has the answer. In this very issue, she devotes a full-page ad to promote &#8212; ready? &#8212; the hashtag ShoutYourAbortion. According to Oprah Winfrey, a good way to show you're "choosing love" is to murder your unborn baby.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 24, 2018</p> 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>