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 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:56:46 -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 a9a450e692346f71bac9c15aec761707 Hollywood Never Apologizes for Ultraviolence for 10/20/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/17/hollywood-never-apologizes-for-ultraviolence Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Hollywood's hypocrisy about Harvey Weinstein is only outdone by its hypocrisy about gun control.</p> <p>We still don't know why Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal in an evil attack on an outdoor concert crowd in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, killing 59 people and injuring more than 500. But Hollywood's glitterati seem to know, apparently. They quickly and predictably jumped on Twitter and other media outlets to denounce the National Rifle Association as a terrorist and demand "common sense gun control" that, as usual, wouldn't have stopped Paddock in any way.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 20, 2017</p> 1e4631f8f773c2848723d552d901c444 Liberal Billionaires Are Never Villains for 10/18/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/17/liberal-billionaires-are-never-villains Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Charles Pierce, the resident radical-left political pundit at Esquire magazine &#8212; that intellectual powerhouse best known for its Sexiest Woman Alive award &#8212; is lamenting the role of Steve Bannon in electing President Trump, as well as Trump financial backers "Robert and Rebekah Mercer, the reactionary New York gozillionnaires." </p> <p>Pierce wanted everyone to read about a lawsuit filed in May (news that's almost half a year old is "breaking" if the targets are conservatives) by a former Bob Mercer employee named David Magerman who, reportedly against company policy, felt compelled to tell The Wall Street Journal that his boss had "contempt for the social safety net" and wanted "government be shrunk down to the size of a pinhead." (Horrors!) In his lawsuit, Magerman upped the ante and claimed that Mercer held racist views.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 18, 2017</p> 0a4653e65bd159e0d6d7bb91f0482030 Hollywood Moralists Exposed As Hypocrites for 10/13/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/17/hollywood-moralists-exposed-as-hypocrites Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On Feb. 28, 2016, the entertainment industry gave the Oscar for best picture to "Spotlight," a fictionalized version of The Boston Globe's reporting of sexual abuse and its cover-up within the Catholic Church in Boston. The self-congratulation looks amazing now, after the exposure of decades of alleged harassment, and perhaps even rape, by Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein.</p> <p>"This film gave a voice to survivors, and this Oscar amplifies that voice, which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the Vatican," said "Spotlight" producer Michael Sugar. "Pope Francis, it's time to protect the children and restore the faith."<p>Updated: Fri Oct 13, 2017</p> 4c43ba4719e2fbf5d7dd45bc825e1776 The Russian Facebook Fizzle for 10/11/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/17/the-russian-facebook-fizzle Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In their book "Shattered," Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes report that within 24 hours of losing the presidential election, Hillary Clinton was ordering her campaign to argue that it was hacked by Russia. Just as reporters leaped to find "news" to corroborate her allegations of a "vast right-wing conspiracy" (VRWC for short) during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, they have lunged at stories of Russian interference to validate VRWC 2.0. </p> <p>Second verse, same as the first. The media outlets most deeply invested in the narrative about Russia having somehow masterfully manipulated the 2016 election are beginning to struggle as the actual facts tumble out. Getting a closer look at the Russia Facebook postings doesn't help the Sore Loser Chorus. In fact, it demolishes it. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 11, 2017</p> 56c8babb40c216825c6b70465cd8e126 A Rerun of the 'Da Vinci' Kook for 10/06/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/17/a-rerun-of-the-da-vinci-kook Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Dan Brown, the author of "The DaVinci Code," is back with another blockbuster anti-religion novel, and CBS "Sunday Morning" rolled out the red carpet on Oct. 1 to honor him and his massive commercial success. The segment began with what he called his "fortress of gratitude" &#8212; his house loaded floor to ceiling, over several stories, with bookshelves ... stuffed with copies of Dan Brown's own books. </p> <p>So we know who Dan Brown worships. <p>Updated: Fri Oct 06, 2017</p> 4924196da6b6777d789cde10cc96997b The Inevitable Bias Avalanche in Las Vegas for 10/04/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/17/the-inevitable-bias-avalanche-in-las-vegas Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history." That was the summary of the horrific end to the country music festival on the Las Vegas strip, with 59 people killed (as we file this) and more than 500 injured. The early network reports were all news, but everyone knew what would follow immediately: an avalanche of liberal anger that gun control wasn't installed to prevent this from happening. </p> <p>The spirit of the "fact-finding" and "objective" media elite was characterized in a tweet from Cal Perry, a global editor for digital content at NBC News. "Been a journo for a while now. It has become impossible to report just, 'facts' about gun violence. The fact is America needs gun control." </p> <p>This is why most Americans distrust "independent fact checkers" with media credentials. Emotions trump facts. It's a "fact" that Hillary Clinton was the most qualified, deserving Democratic nominee in modern history. It's a "fact" that the Russians installed Donald Trump in the presidency. It's a "fact" that guns cause violence. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 04, 2017</p> e8de142c96fd17a82828e74fbbe2a7c0 Critics Hate Military Shows in Prime Time for 09/29/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/17/critics-hate-military-shows-in-prime-time Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The fall premieres have begun on prime-time TV, and just when you thought we couldn't sink lower into the cesspool, there are new "milestones" for the liberal cultural commissars to honor. The Daily Beast reported with great pride that the Amazon show "Transparent" will have TV's first transgender full-frontal nude shot, during a massage scene: "When he tweaks her back, she rolls over, exposing her breasts and, for the first time for a transgender actress on television, her penis."</p> <p>The liberals who despise being called "fake news" so casually describe it as "her penis."<p>Updated: Fri Sep 29, 2017</p> 2d5493d8fd7293bc0495507a11c0a4ec Trump vs. the NFL for 09/27/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/17/trump-vs-the-nfl Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The national media remain obsessed over President Trump's tweets, especially when they can be interpreted as racially inflammatory. Liberal sports journalists spent the summer hoping and wondering when the original national anthem kneeler, Colin Kaepernick, was going to get another quarterback job in the NFL. It never happened, so some (predictably) saw Racist America at work, punishing Kaepernick for his courageous stance (or kneel). </p> <p>President Trump apparently lost patience with this nonsense and tweeted: "If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect ... our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, you're fired. Find something else to do!"<p>Updated: Wed Sep 27, 2017</p> bc191ea58c98115b5983ed27fa3d40be An Overwrought Hatefest at the Emmy Awards for 09/22/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/17/an-overwrought-hatefest-at-the-emmy-awards Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The latest telecast of the Emmy Awards on CBS drew the second-lowest audience ever, just 11.4 million, and that is no surprise. This show could not have been more predictable, quickly devolving into a boorish hourslong festival of Trump bashing and Hillary mourning. </p> <p>Awards shows used to be blockbusters for TV. But in the Age of Trump, they're becoming screaming political spectacles, like the infamous funeral/pep rally for Sen. Paul Wellstone in 2002. The red-state audience knows it's going to be a leftist hootenanny attack on conservatives all night long. Why put up with it? So they don't bother. <p>Updated: Fri Sep 22, 2017</p> cce9ede900f11f5560810215a82967a5 Hillary's Insane Charge of the Media as Pro-Trump for 09/20/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/17/hillarys-insane-charge-of-the-media-as-pro-trump Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Of all the ridiculous excuses Hillary Clinton could possibly make on her book tour to explain why she couldn't win the 2016 presidential election, the most ridiculous has to be that the national media favored Donald Trump. </p> <p>The easiest way to point and laugh? Witness the Clinton-loving media greet that ludicrous insult as very credible and worth considering. The folks on NBC's "Today" show just nodded along. Clinton unspooled her guilt trip in a video interview with Ezra Klein for the leftist site Vox. She claimed, "We don't control the media environment the same way the right does."<p>Updated: Wed Sep 20, 2017</p> a188e86b8bc76a83afe13ea03a14523b Here Comes a Chappaquiddick Movie for 09/15/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/17/here-comes-a-chappaquiddick-movie Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Consider it a minor miracle. Some brave souls in Hollywood have made a movie about then-Sen. Ted Kennedy's actions in the car accident that left Mary Jo Kopechne dead and abandoned on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island in the summer of 1969. It even stars well-known actors like Bruce Dern, Ed Helms, Kate Mara and Jim Gaffigan. It just debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.</p> <p>At this moment, one could imagine it as a counterreaction to taking down Confederate statues. If there's anything in our modern history that needs a reassessment &#8212; or just a reality check &#8212; it's the hidebound mythology around Kennedy, that noble "Lion of the Senate."<p>Updated: Fri Sep 15, 2017</p> bfa71efb2e8be3fe7927fac6cefe823b CBS: Corrupt, Biased Sunday for 09/13/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/17/cbs-corrupt-biased-sunday Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For anyone who doubts the daily double standard of the news media, just look up CBS show episodes from Sunday, Sept. 10. Up first, "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley softly and sweetly served one puffball after another to Hillary Clinton for her book-tour kickoff. That evening, anchor Charlie Rose harshly lectured President Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, on "60 Minutes." </p> <p>Days in advance, CBS rushed out clips of Rose lecturing Bannon on his dissent from Catholic bishops regarding illegal aliens who entered the country as children. Rose said: "Can I remind you, a good Catholic, that Cardinal Dolan is opposed to what's happened with DACA. Cardinal Dolan!"<p>Updated: Wed Sep 13, 2017</p> ca8cd95863f37469d175cdc92304f860 Cheers for Your First Abortion? for 09/08/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/17/cheers-for-your-first-abortion Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The first requirement for a feminist is to be shameless about abortion. In the wake of the 2015 videos exposing the horrific Planned Parenthood racket around dead baby parts, a gaggle of feminists created a social media campaign called #ShoutYourAbortion with the aim of dispelling all "sadness, shame, or regret" about abortions. One should shout about it with pride and even joke about it. </p> <p>The campaign manufactures T-shirts emblazoned with the Orwellian phrases "Abortion is freedom" and "Everyone knows I had an abortion."<p>Updated: Fri Sep 08, 2017</p> e4643363e7f7526ea00cf296dac5a5cb Truth Suffers in Defense of Antifa for 09/06/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/17/truth-suffers-in-defense-of-antifa Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For decades, liberal journalists have often tried to discredit conservative protest movements, from the tea party to the pro-lifers, by smearing them with violent extremists. So it's fascinating to read liberal Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan warn on Sept. 4 against tarring the anti-Trump "resistance" with an antifa brush. The headline read "Quick to Vilify, But Slow to Explain It." </p> <p>Sullivan claimed that all most people know about antifa, the far-left-leaning militant groups, is what they've heard from President Trump and what they've guessed from video of "club-wielding protesters shown endlessly on TV." This leads them to think antifa members are "the left-wing equivalent of neo-Nazis." Sullivan said, "That's not only untrue, but it has the effect of tarring everyone who protests Trump, as well as those who peacefully march for climate-change awareness or rally against hate-mongering speakers." <p>Updated: Wed Sep 06, 2017</p> 8364865213eaba8570248e86b794dbf2 Leftist Artists Show Hate for Houston Victims for 09/01/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/17/leftist-artists-show-hate-for-houston-victims Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The nation's eyes are fixated on dramatic flooding in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, where the death toll (so far) is thankfully small compared to flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The government response on all levels seems to be fairly effective, and unlike with Katrina, the press coverage hasn't been dominated by accusations of racism or inhumanity in the rescue effort.</p> <p>There's one obvious exception: cartoonists for the left. Politico tweeted an image by radical artist Matt Wuerker in which he mocks Christian wackos wearing Confederate flag shirts. A man being rescued from his rooftop declares: "Angels! Sent by God!" A Coast Guard pilot is shown correcting him. "Er, actually Coast Guard ... sent by the government," he says. </p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">After mocking the victims still suffering from a hurricane as stupid religious folks, Wuerker tried to dig himself out of a hole on Twitter.</span> He lamented: "Just trying to point out times like this we're lucky to have rescue services. Don't see how this takes away from private individuals heroism." Then he added: "Respectfully &#8212; it's making fun of the Secessionist movement. Not at all aimed at all Texans." Politico soon deleted its promotional tweet, but not the cartoon.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 01, 2017</p> 3ec4894e0d44c368e6bfbb0e1b70e979 The Liberal Media Didn't Work Against Hillary for 08/30/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/17/the-liberal-media-didnt-work-against-hillary Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>As Hillary Clinton prepares to promote her new book on her 2016 election loss, simply titled "What Happened," the rest of us prepare to hear every excuse about how her allegedly inevitable juggernaut landed in a ditch. The most implausible villain in this scenario is the liberal media; somehow they were disloyal to the Clintons and "played by the Republicans."</p> <p>Hillary die-hards are promoting a new report from Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society that insists the press was remarkably unfair to her campaign. Former Clinton aide Peter Daou tweeted out the study and insisted it should "result in mass apologies from the media."<p>Updated: Wed Aug 30, 2017</p> 4033fa25834012c914ce5d91b270bfd8 ESPN's Robert Lee Belly-Flop for 08/25/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/17/espns-robert-lee-belly-flop Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>ESPN has been working hard for several years to establish itself as just another sermonizing member of the liberal media, most audaciously by hailing "Caitlyn" Jenner with an award for "courage" in 2015 for facing down such tortures as the disrespectful use of "incorrect pronouns." Soldiers who lost their lives in combat hadn't a fraction of Jenner's bravery, according to their judgment.</p> <p>Now, ESPN has shown its true colors, which is to say: The people there are idiots. In the wake of the media's Charlottesville feeding frenzy, it reassigned a college football announcer named Robert Lee away from covering the University of Virginia football game against William and Mary on Sept. 2. Even liberal sports junkies like NBC's Chuck Todd tweeted: "This is stupid. Sorry. Someone's PR team is way too sensitive." As everyone now knows, Robert Lee is Asian-American.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 25, 2017</p> 55116105cc059cb31ccc0dbe29d5faa5 The Media Normalize the Antifa Extreme for 08/23/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/17/the-media-normalize-the-antifa-extreme Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In March, "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd made an ad for his show in which he lamented to the public: "What about our politics? Are there any rules anymore, and if so, will anybody play by them?" Todd assured viewers that he and NBC would enforce some rules. "These days, politics could use a little refereeing," he intoned. "And we're not afraid to blow the whistle."</p> <p>Wrong. The rulebook is being shredded. The antifa movement, or anti-fascist movement of far-left-leaning militant groups, is justifying violent action in the streets to beat back racists and neo-Nazis. Violence &#8212; not as an accidental outburst but as an explicit strategy &#8212; used to be seen as a beyond-the-pale extreme. Now Todd & Co. are ushering antifa's extreme into polite society. The NBC referees believe rioting is worth at least some respect as a way to jolt the debate to the left. On the streets, the real referees, the police, are getting injured with rocks and urine-filled bottles to the head. We've lost count of the number of cops who have been murdered by Black Lives Matter supporters. <p>Updated: Wed Aug 23, 2017</p> e6a04da28df2c40b06ae83f92f740332 Colin Kaepernick: History's Hero? for 08/18/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/17/colin-kaepernick-historys-hero Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The National Football League's preseason is underway, and national anthem-hating quarterback Colin Kaepernick still doesn't have an NFL job. One can easily identify the liberal journalists by their anguish over this so-called injustice. You can also identify them by their dishonest arguments. </p> <p>Washington Post sports columnist Jerry Brewer pulled out a very large straw man on Aug. 17 in a column headlined "Days of Docile Black Athlete Have Ended. Get Used to It." He doubled down in the text, saying: "Sorry for the inconvenience, sports fans, but the days of the docile black athlete are over. This isn't a time to stick to sports. This isn't a time to be afraid because Kaepernick has been blackballed." To argue that Kaepernick's critics want "docile blacks" is character assassination. <p>Updated: Fri Aug 18, 2017</p> 107f0008dfcf30360fe3613f3043d2f8 The Press Is Not Trusted or Popular for 08/16/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/08/17/the-press-is-not-trusted-or-popular Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>CNN delighted in reporting the results of a recent poll question that asked: "How much do you trust the things you hear in official communications from the White House? Do you trust almost all, most of it, just some of it, or nothing at all?"</p> <p>If a regular viewer of CNN were to choose anything higher than zero, you'd assume he was a victim of the opioid epidemic. Given the size of CNN's audience as a percentage of the national population, this was an issue.</p> <p>Forty-three percent picked "some of it," as people tend to do in a poll. Twenty-four percent chose "almost all" or "most," and 30 percent picked "nothing at all."<p>Updated: Wed Aug 16, 2017</p>