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, 28 Mar 2017 10:30:42 -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 dcf9b6fde3812e50c9abf452a493e23b 'Saturday Night Live' Supports 9/11 Killers for 03/24/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/03/17/saturday-night-live-supports-911-killers Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the stunned aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, America healed in part by tuning in to "Saturday Night Live," just a few miles from the wreckage of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. We all felt like New Yorkers and Pentagon employees after radical Islamic terrorists killed more than 3,000 Americans by hijacking four airplanes. </p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Now, many years later, the American Civil Liberties Union is demonstrating its bizarre definition of "civil liberties"</span> by complaining that the 9/11 terrorists are not having their civil rights respected. One article on the website was headlined "Will the 9/11 Defendants Ever Get a Fair Trial?" Most Americans wonder why anyone responsible for 9/11 is still breathing. <p>Updated: Fri Mar 24, 2017</p> 631ecf8b7fdea74f3df6258b1f0ef366 Time to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Propaganda for 03/22/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/03/17/time-to-stop-taxpayer-funded-propaganda Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is long past overdue. No president, including Ronald Reagan, has seriously pushed an immediate winding down of this corrupt and outdated waste of taxpayer funds. Who would have ever imagined that Donald Trump would be the first to do it? </p> <p>His first budget proposal takes that step, not just to save of ton of taxpayer money ($450 million <i> is </i> a lot of money) but also to establish a principle about our leftist media. It's simply not appropriate for the federal government to fund Democrat propaganda badly disguised as news. <p>Updated: Wed Mar 22, 2017</p> ee5a98987877aff20f73d334b4e11654 Hollywood Rebels Under Trump for 03/17/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/03/17/hollywood-rebels-under-trump Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Just as the liberal "news" media have doubled down on fierce liberal activism since President Trump's inauguration, Hollywood is pushing the leftist agenda. Variety celebrates the crusade &#8212; that is what this is &#8212; in an article headlined "TV Gets Woke: How Scripted Series Are Confronting Social Issues Like Never Before."</p> <p>It is not that Hollywood <i> should </i> be political; it is that the industry <i> must </i> be political. Even the sitcoms need to be political. "Social media is in a constant conversation about things," proclaimed NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. "It doesn't feel authentic to not address what's going on in the world and what people are really talking about. I think that's a sweet spot for comedy in general."</p> <p>She points to "The Carmichael Show" on NBC, which, like so many series advancing left-wing causes, is not a hit but features plots about hot topics like gentrification. A character defined it saying: "Gentrification is essentially when developers look at a neighborhood the way Richard Gere looked at Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman.' You know, you see past all the flaws of the past. You see a perfect spot for a Starbucks or an Ethiopian restaurant run by non-Ethiopians."<p>Updated: Fri Mar 17, 2017</p> c1908a7d44cfc2579345f21f096e3335 Hiding the Media's Disapproval Rating for 03/15/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/03/17/hiding-the-medias-disapproval-rating Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The latest poll by USA Today and Suffolk University carried some eye-opening numbers about public disapproval of the media's aggressive attempts to run the country. It found that President Trump has a 47 percent approval rating and that 44 percent disapprove of him.</p> <p>That's not surprising. The media talk about his unpopularity all the time. <p>Updated: Wed Mar 15, 2017</p> 60c2586ad0ee7be90f00069e1fa38cf7 ABC's Huge Gay Propaganda Flop for 03/10/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/03/17/abcs-huge-gay-propaganda-flop Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>They say network television is a profit-oriented business, but that's obviously not the case when it clashes with Hollywood's sexual politics. Last week, ABC tried to lecture America with a four-part miniseries on the radical gay left called "When We Rise," and it tanked in ratings despite heavy promotion throughout the Academy Awards broadcast the night before the premiere.</p> <p>Nightly ratings were cracking just below three million viewers. The cable network FX drew far larger numbers for its O.J. Simpson miniseries last year. The History Channel drew almost two million viewers recently for its miniseries "SIX" about Navy SEAL Team Six. Those are obscure cable channels next to ABC.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 10, 2017</p> 725681adc4282ac6b2ee17ccc7cbf453 The Media's Anonymous-Sources Hypocrisy for 03/08/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/03/17/the-medias-anonymous-sources-hypocrisy Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders exposed a notable bit of hypocrisy on ABC's "This Week." As the liberal media boiled over President Trump accusing former President Obama of wiretapping him, ABC host Martha Raddatz spat at Sanders about a conservative blog's reporting, saying: "And Heat Street, they have two sources with links to the counterintelligence community. That's it. Anonymous sources."</p> <p>Sanders shot back: "I love how anonymous sources don't count when it's something that's positive in this administration and against the former one. You guys use anonymous sources every single day. ... But now that there are new anonymous sources, it doesn't matter."<p>Updated: Wed Mar 08, 2017</p> 91ba783a876ce931492898199b1cb81c Trump Hits a Home Run for 03/03/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/03/17/trump-hits-a-home-run Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>One after another, the pundits hailed President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress as his finest speech, though the usual naysayers were quick to snarkily add that it was his only good speech. Yuk-yuk. Fox News Channel's Brit Hume, a serious analyst with, by his count, some 40 of these speeches under his belt, called Tuesday night's address one of the most riveting and unforgettable speeches he's ever heard. Hume said the general consensus was Trump "hit it out of the park." </p> <p>We agree. We wish only that he'd given this speech in Cleveland when he accepted the Republican Party nomination, and that he'd made it his stump speech thereafter. We are absolutely convinced that had he done so, he would have demolished Hillary Clinton. What enraged his critics (and dismayed so many of his supporters) was the constant and boorish showmanship. Take that out of the equation, and millions would have come to his camp.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 03, 2017</p> 6814f511a8d704be433355e3c6e10321 Networks Yawn as DNC Lurches Further Left for 03/01/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/02/17/networks-yawn-as-dnc-lurches-further-left Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>While the media do everything but spontaneously combust at the sight of President Trump, they ignore the other party in turmoil. Over the course of eight years, President Obama plunged the Democrats deep into a crater. But his media buddies paid no attention because nothing Democrats do or don't do bothers them. </p> <p>For weeks now, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison have been campaigning to lead the Democratic National Committee. And for weeks, the networks have ignored it. They would rather spend hours analyzing whether Trump is going to keep disrespecting them. (News flash: He will.) <p>Updated: Wed Mar 01, 2017</p> e7ca46487d7c2182973c04b7ad09000e A Speech to Denounce Meryl Streep for 02/24/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/02/17/a-speech-to-denounce-meryl-streep Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Actress Meryl Streep isn't just denouncing the dire state of America at Hollywood awards shows. She's now taking her speech to far-left events, recently accepting the Ally Award from the LGBTQ political-correctness police at the Human Rights Campaign. Since so many Americans will never get to stand on an awards show stage and speak their mind about what's wrong with the world, we thought we'd present a speech responding to Streep and what she represents.</p> <p>"It is such an opportunity to present our thoughts on behalf of the broad swath of America that didn't earn the right to offer grand orations about politics and world history on national television because we took acting classes at Vassar and Yale. It is refreshing to speak up for people who don't complain about growing up inside what Meryl Streep calls 'the straitjacket of conformist suburban life.'<p>Updated: Fri Feb 24, 2017</p> 87d73c785000671e82dc6c4dcad0947f Planned Parenthood's Pandering Press for 02/22/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/02/17/planned-parenthoods-pandering-press Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Every time you hear the network anchors and reporters act outraged about President Trump calling on "friendly" reporters and the fact that there's something desperately wrong about trying to avoid negative publicity and hostile questions, think of Planned Parenthood. </p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">As with virtually anyone on the left, journalists treat Planned Parenthood as the most sacred of cows.</span> In the last few weeks, from the women's marches through the March for Life and other protests of Planned Parenthood, none of the networks will investigate or even cover the activities of these merchants of death. <p>Updated: Wed Feb 22, 2017</p> 87f7984d372dba4d3103c55ec486fe25 'Saturday Night Live' Smears Kellyanne for 02/17/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/02/17/saturday-night-live-smears-kellyanne Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The New York Times was correct in 2011 when it proclaimed that "Saturday Night Live" has no equal "when it comes to stamping a politician in the public consciousness." Republican politicians like former Gov. Sarah Palin were described as incapable of escaping the "SNL" treatment, and voters actually thought Palin uttered Tina Fey's satirical line "I can see Russia from my house." </p> <p>And yet, the NBC show couldn't seem to locate a comedic angle on President Barack Obama, as the Times noted after his third year in office. He came into the White House as his impersonator Fred Armisen lamely spoke over a cool jazz beat: "I take my kids to school,/ I don't lose my temper,/ It's my only rule/ I keep it cool." <p>Updated: Fri Feb 17, 2017</p> 88dd81582feda4b277d999c6d0529203 Suddenly, Friendly Reporters Are Offensive for 02/15/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/02/17/suddenly-friendly-reporters-are-offensive Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The Trump administration is less than a month old, and former Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, the brand-new national security adviser, has resigned. This matches the picture the anti-Trump media want to paint right now: Chaos. Disarray. Amateur hour. </p> <p>They also expect the president to help them paint it. This is why they're going nuclear. But he chose to ignore them instead. <p>Updated: Wed Feb 15, 2017</p> bf2e595c161a8385f7d59d49b378d5f4 Tables of Transparency Turn on the Litigious Left for 02/10/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/02/17/tables-of-transparency-turn-on-the-litigious-left Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>When Pope Francis visited America in 2015, one topic that seemed mandatory to address was the old scandal over priests found guilty of sexually abusing children. Despite more than a decade of reforms and a more liberal-pleasing pontiff, some activists never stopped bashing the Catholic hierarchy. </p> <p>The group Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, disparaged Francis' meeting with victims as an empty public relations gesture, a dodge. On CNN, SNAP spokesman Manny Vega exclaimed: "If he really ... wants to put an end to this, he has to be completely transparent, allow the names to go unredacted, allow the files &#8212; allow researchers to get into the Vatican files and take a look at everything that's happened. There has to be complete disclosure. That hasn't happened yet."<p>Updated: Fri Feb 10, 2017</p> 473b4298a668b952dc57b9a264bdc99c The Great Manipulators at Time for 02/08/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/02/17/the-great-manipulators-at-time Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Time magazine has singled out White House strategist Steve Bannon for its Darth Vader cover treatment. Shown is a picture of Bannon looking like a Marvel Comics villain and the title "The Great Manipulator." Bannon dared to identify the liberal media as "the opposition party." Time took offense and demonstrably proved him right. </p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Demonizing the president's aides is something Time and its liberal ilk have not done to Democrats since the days of President Jimmy Carter, when Time was liberal but not nearly as leftist as it is today.</span> At this point eight years ago, the same magazine was profiling President Obama's aide Larry Summers as the "brash and brilliant economic adviser," the "economic wunderkind ... moving at flank speed" who speaks with "an almost poetic clarity." <p>Updated: Wed Feb 08, 2017</p> 6dae28490d88aa1e3691cabef88fc0eb Hail the Gender-Fluid Scouts? for 02/03/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/02/17/hail-the-gender-fluid-scouts Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The Boy Scouts of America, or BSA, used to be derided as a "traditional, values-based" organization, whose oath spoke of a "duty to God" and whose law insisted the Scouts be "reverent." Now the BSA worships something else: corporate donations. It should have been expected after it folded on homosexual Scouts and then on homosexual scoutmasters. </p> <p>Within a month of being pressured by the case of 8-year-old Joe Maldonado, who was born a girl named Jodi Maldonado, the BSA folded on God and how he "made them male and female." In today's culture, the secular left lets man overrule God. This cowardly shell of an organization should just scrap the references to God, and every God-respecting church should jettison their Boy Scout units to the nearest secular gathering place. <p>Updated: Fri Feb 03, 2017</p> d1ad1d5eaafa1e87ecb9efb86120f313 2017: The Year Conservative Protests Are News for 02/01/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/01/17/2017-the-year-conservative-protests-are-news Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It shouldn't be considered remarkable that all three major broadcast networks offered a news story on the tens of thousands who came for the 2017 March for Life. But it is. Between the morning and evening shows, the networks gave it almost 22 minutes of airtime altogether. To illustrate how shocking that number is, consider that last year, ABC gave the march 35 seconds of coverage. NBC ignored it altogether. Ditto for CBS. </p> <p>There are two obvious reasons for this change. First, unlike the Reagan administration or the two Bush administrations, the Trump administration made modern history by sending speakers &#8212; two top-shelf speakers &#8212; Vice President Pence and top White House advisor Kellyanne Conway. Both were eloquent additions who made it an obvious news event. <p>Updated: Wed Feb 01, 2017</p> 3549ab8747f387c40363f20577b737d3 HBO's Supervillainous 'Young Pope' for 01/27/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/01/17/hbos-supervillainous-young-pope Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In a conversation about homosexuality a few years ago, a Catholic priest made a powerful observation. "Do you realize Heaven is full of gay saints?" he said. His point: The homosexual condition exists; the exercise is sinful. Those honoring God's law carry an especially heavy cross through life, and for that they are rewarded with paradise. </p> <p>The atheist cannot separate the sinner from the sin because he doesn't acknowledge the existence of sin. What to do about those who condemn the sin but also demand that the sinner be loved? The atheist hates Christianity, and Christianity-haters have no problem purposely distorting the Church's teachings while slandering its leaders if it will advance their agenda. <p>Updated: Fri Jan 27, 2017</p> a056749f32501d21492f749ecb188db8 The Ongoing Gosnell Blackout for 01/25/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/01/17/the-ongoing-gosnell-blackout Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Six years ago, a deeply disturbing story emerged from a poor neighorhood in Philadelphia. In a horrific 261-page report, prosecutors accused abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell of delivering seven babies alive and then killing them by snipping their spinal chords with scissors, as well as allowing a woman who had survived 20 years as a refugee in Nepal to be incompetently overmedicated. She died.</p> <p>Documentary filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney have written a new book titled "Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer." Journalists will sneer, since they somehow suggest abortion is a choice, not murder. <p>Updated: Wed Jan 25, 2017</p> 28883ce4347cbd4f5f662ca40c504b77 Snoozing at Teachers Who Abuse Children for 01/20/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/01/17/snoozing-at-teachers-who-abuse-children Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>On Jan. 13, a judge in Houston, Texas, sentenced Alexandria Vera to 10 years in prison. Her crime? The 25-year-old teacher at Stovall Middle School struck up a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student &#8212; having sex almost every day, she said, for nine months &#8212; but with the parents' approval. She could be eligible for parole in five years. </p> <p>Prosecutors alleged Vera groomed the child and his family, moving the teen and his father into her home and pretending she was dating the father. She also bought groceries for the boy's family and paid the phone bills. She even became pregnant by the boy. When child-protection workers closed in, she got an abortion. Unsurprisingly, the boy is now in foster care.</p> <p>One would assume this story of a sexual predator would be plastered all over the national news. Isn't this the kind of crusading story full of human interest and melodrama? Apparently not. ABC, CBS, and NBC couldn't be bothered. Fox had a segment on "The Kelly File" when it broke open last year. CNN's Headline News shows &#8212; Drew Pinsky's last year, and Ashleigh Banfield's last week &#8212; gave it a single spin. <p>Updated: Fri Jan 20, 2017</p> 82a2c5ba06f3e157a498b1ac3899d446 Michelle Obama's Cult in the Media for 01/18/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/01/17/michelle-obamas-cult-in-the-media Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>BY L. BRENT BOZELL III AND TIM GRAHAM</p> <p>RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017</p> <p><p>Updated: Wed Jan 18, 2017</p>