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 Sun, 26 May 2019 21:06:05 -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 4612779bf9b6d6e439ff0385415366a6 Jeff Daniels and the Arrogance of the Left for 05/24/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/05/19/jeff-daniels-and-the-arrogance-of-the-left Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The actor Jeff Daniels is now the toast of Broadway for his leading role in the Southern civil rights tale "To Kill a Mockingbird," adapted for the stage by leftist screed-writer Aaron Sorkin. Harper Lee's book has been recalibrated for the Trump era. Time magazine explains it's allegedly less about racism than about white liberals and black people assembled against a resentful Southern power structure. </p> <p>Daniels imagines the tale differently. He told Time that Attorney General William Barr's press conference on the Mueller report is somehow "exactly" what the play is about now. "It's about, where's goodness and decency? It's respect and honesty and truthfulness and 'do unto others.' Where is that? I didn't see it this morning. I haven't seen it for two years."<p>Updated: Fri May 24, 2019</p> 119c8e74dd895f01ffbd5516f2c39526 Mark Levin Takes on the Press for 05/22/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/05/19/mark-levin-takes-on-the-press Wed, 22 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Best-selling author and talk radio star Mark Levin has another terrific new book that debuted at No. 1 on the charts. The media habitually ignore Levin's books &#8212; no New York Times reviews, no TV interviews, nothing &#8212; and it must drive them insane that he still sells millions of copies. But this one's called "Unfreedom of the Press," and it's a direct shot at them, so some may find it impossible to resist a response. One has already responded and in so doing explains why Levin chose to unload on her profession. </p> <p>Book critic Annalisa Quinn took to National Public Radio's website to give her studied review. She was not pleased. She wanted her readers to know that. "'Unfreedom Of The Press' Is Full Of Bombast And Bile" was her title. This is really something, coming from NPR, which has uncorked bombastic and bilious attacks on conservatives, including conservative talk radio, for years.<p>Updated: Wed May 22, 2019</p> 2832cd3d3d14d1939d6ec0b59599c2d2 The Hollywood Left Hates Alabama for 05/17/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/05/19/the-hollywood-left-hates-alabama Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill on May 14 protecting unborn babies from the slaughter of abortion. The vote wasn't close in the state legislature: 74-3 in the House, 25-6 in the Senate.</p> <p>One more state has come to its senses.<p>Updated: Fri May 17, 2019</p> 1a17bb48a43b0d29afa4d98c7a3cca7e The Washington Post Wants Team Trump Removed or Jailed for 05/15/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/05/19/the-washington-post-wants-team-trump-removed-or-jailed Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Washington Post is on a power trip again, high on the possibilities of ruining some more Republicans, like Woodward and Bernstein hoping to repeal the Nixon landslide over McGovern in those golden days of Watergate. They are goading the Democrats from the hard left for contempt citations, impeachments and even jail time. </p> <p>Washington Post opinion writer Greg Sargent wrote a piece with the headline "Democratic equivocation over impeachment is a moral and political disaster." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jerry Nadler are in danger of a "dereliction of institutional duty," he says, and to show concern that the Republicans will not vote to convict the president in the Senate is "fatally flawed." <p>Updated: Wed May 15, 2019</p> f3d42ae162fdbdfd064be0297039ed1a Seth Meyers, Ilhan Omar's Publicist for 05/10/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/05/19/seth-meyers-ilhan-omars-publicist Fri, 10 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the Trump era, the media not only made the late John McCain a sainted figure. They made his entire family saints. Attacking them was like an attack on the best that humanity has to offer. When reports emerged that then-White House aide Kelly Sadler said in the senator's last weeks that his opposition to CIA director nominee Gina Haspel was no longer relevant since he was "dying anyway," there was about a week of teeth gnashing and garment rending for political blasphemy. Sadler was tarred, feathered and eventually dismissed. </p> <p>But<span class="column--highlighted-text"> this secular sainthood can quickly be rescinded</span>. Meghan McCain says conservative things on television &#8212; especially calling out the left for anti-Semitism, saying the Democrats may be echoing Britain's Labour Party soon &#8212; and now she's getting thrown under the bus. <p>Updated: Fri May 10, 2019</p> d424b7fc849bada9dc09a57d384bac6d Skipping Over Hillary and Obama Fights for 05/08/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/05/19/skipping-over-hillary-and-obama-fights Wed, 08 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>New York Times reporter Peter Baker offered new insights into how badly former President Barack Obama reacted to Hillary Clinton losing the 2016 election. It came in a new edition of his book "Obama: The Call to History." But since Obama sounded whiny about how history unfolded, the news media don't want to talk about it.</p> <p>Like every other leftist, Obama was shocked by the election results, thinking there was "No way Americans would turn" to Donald Trump, as Baker wrote. Obama's "legacy, he felt, was in safe hands." He could not believe the American people had "turned on him" for a man he had written off as a "cartoon."<p>Updated: Wed May 08, 2019</p> 227306368a5e3fb8cb38e4f19b6172b8 The Clintons and the Kowtowing Comedians for 05/03/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/05/19/the-clintons-and-the-kowtowing-comedians Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Liberal comedians were outraged that the White House Correspondents Association brought on a Trump-bashing historian rather than a Trump-bashing comedian for its huge annual televised dinner on April 27&#8212; an exercise in narcissism if ever there was one. The message was the same, but history just isn't as glamorous as comedy.</p> <p>Two miles away from that event, Jordan Klepper &#8212; who flopped as a late-night replacement for Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central &#8212; bragged to an audience, "You are the only room tonight in D.C. that has the guts to put a president and a comedian on the same stage." </p> <p>Klepper was appearing as the paid comedian at the Bill and Hillary Clinton touring stage show. The notion that it took "guts" for the Clintons to put an obsequious liberal jester onstage with them &#8212; now, that's funny! <p>Updated: Fri May 03, 2019</p> a971085e867903219e5be9b6ef917f8b 10,000 Pinocchios From the Washington Post for 05/01/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/04/19/10000-pinocchios-from-the-washington-post Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The liberal subscribers of the Washington Post adored the latest grand ruling from the paper's "Fact Checker," Glenn Kessler. He asserts President Trump has just crossed the threshold of "10,000 false or misleading claims." Kessler did a round of interviews with delighted anchors on CNN and MSNBC.</p> <p>Everyone knows the president can unload a whopper, like when he recently suggested of wind turbines, "they say the noise causes cancer." But the Post's 10,000 is a Democratic Party talking point, a marketing strategy to build a liberal subscriber base. "Readers begged us" to do this, Kessler said. Of course they did.<p>Updated: Wed May 01, 2019</p> 2c5474c69b2e75a14a1c247740353366 The Persecution of the 'Easter Worshippers' for 04/26/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/04/19/the-persecution-of-the-easter-worshippers Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Imagine taking your family to Easter Sunday services to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus when &#8212; bam! &#8212; a psychopathic suicide bomber blows the church to pieces. This happened in Sri Lanka at two Catholic churches &#8212; St. Anthony's Shrine in the capital city of Colombo and St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo &#8212; as well as an evangelical church in Batticaloa. Hundreds died. </p> <p>The size of the death toll and the holy-day church bombings were dramatic enough for the news media in America. Politicians began tweeting their thoughts and prayers, which normally draws abuse from some of the more radical elements of the left. <p>Updated: Fri Apr 26, 2019</p> cfa8e80e372e96fb0c37c89a16387cf9 The Media's Push for Impeachment for 04/24/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/04/19/the-medias-push-for-impeachment Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Mueller report is out, and Donald Trump's summary got it right: "no collusion, no obstruction." Mueller could also have labeled him the next iteration of St. Teresa, but it still wouldn't have made a lick of difference. The left wants him impeached &#8212; period. </p> <p>No one on the left is more upset than pretty much everyone in the press. MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski insists Democrats have to do their "patriotic duty to step up for the country." That's lipstick-on-a-pig talk. Their obsession may require medical treatment. It's becoming pathological.</p> <p>NBC's Chuck Todd thinks that if there were no impeachment push, it would be "okaying the idea of foreign adversaries helping out political campaigns." He pressed Rep. Jerrold Nadler saying, "you have all of this case of obstruction presented in the Mueller report, as you've just stated. Some might ask ... 'Why haven't you opened an impeachment inquiry?'"<p>Updated: Wed Apr 24, 2019</p> 266f99914b474fc9137aeb581eb39220 The End of Cathedral Culture for 04/19/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/04/19/the-end-of-cathedral-culture Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Shortly after the tragic sight of Notre Dame Cathedral going up in flames in Paris, as crowds watched and sang "Ave Maria," historian Victor Davis Hanson put our modern times in perspective. </p> <p>He told Fox News: "it's going to be very hard in our society to ever build a cathedral again, much less to repair them, because we don't believe in what they represented. And it's ironic, because we don't like the past. We are at war with the past. We tear down monuments. We don't build cathedrals. We erase names."<p>Updated: Fri Apr 19, 2019</p> 47380fb07f6ea63cf15e032befe1b93d Pulitzer Prizes and Howling Omissions for 04/17/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/04/19/pulitzer-prizes-and-howling-omissions Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Pulitzer Prizes are just another way the anti-Trump media congratulate themselves as doing the Lord's work (if only they believed in Him). Just look at the list of judges, most from top brands: the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, ProPublica and, of course, the Columbia School of Journalism, which runs the whole racket. </p> <p>All are squarely on the left. This is not debatable unless such a challenge comes complete with a laugh track.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 17, 2019</p> 869cc71257a86ff9a2ccaa9ca7ff9479 The Dictionary Adds 'White Fragility' for 04/12/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/04/19/the-dictionary-adds-white-fragility Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>One of strangest developments in today's internet culture is how website dictionaries, which one might presume to be objective, have dabbled in "woke" leftist politics as a way of drawing clicks. USA Today reporter Jessica Guynn, who explains that her job is to explore how the digital world can "amplify bias and widen disparities," delighted in reporting how the term "white fragility" has been added to dictionaries as a result of racial discussions on social media.</p> <p>Sociologist Robin Di Angelo, one in the endless line of perpetually bored, arrogant and/or ignorant "experts" on race, coined the term "white fragility" in 2011. It was overlooked initially (and for good reason: It's stupid). But naturally, it has picked up steam along with the political career of Donald Trump. After Trump won the presidency in 2016, the Oxford Dictionaries put the term on its short list for word of the year. Last week, it was added to Dictionary.com, defined as "the tendency among members of the dominant white cultural group to have a defensive, wounded, angry, or dismissive response to evidence of racism."<p>Updated: Fri Apr 12, 2019</p> 9ab06f985802562afd425044f917ba45 Poll Underlines Liberal Dominance in TV News for 04/10/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/04/19/poll-underlines-liberal-dominance-in-tv-news Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Hollywood Reporter performed a poll on the news media, and the finding is still unexpected and shocking to some. The headline was "Americans Think All Network News Channels Lean Liberal, Poll Finds." </p> <p>Common sense has won.<span class="column--highlighted-text"> Can we dispose of the ridiculous fiction that the network news product is objective, strictly balanced and nonpartisan?</span><p>Updated: Wed Apr 10, 2019</p> 387c40a61524bc48cb8fe962faed9406 Trying to Unplug 'Unplanned' for 04/05/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/04/19/trying-to-unplug-unplanned Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The conversion of Abby Johnson &#8212; from one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in America to pro-life leader &#8212; sounds like the kind story line that would never make its way into the movie theater. But it has. "Unplanned" debuted in 1,059 theaters on March 29 and grossed $6.1 million on its opening weekend, double the commercial expectations. It received an A-plus CinemaScore from audiences. It has been expanded to 1,700 sites and is captivating millions with its heart-wrenching portrayal of the reality of abortion and the organization that champions the atrocity.</p> <p>Johnson estimates she was personally responsible for overseeing 22,000 abortions at her clinic in Bryan, Texas, during her Planned Parenthood career. She had two of her own. This is her story, necessarily rated R because of its honest depiction of what transpires inside the Planned Parenthood clinic. The opening scene depicts the moment of conversion. Abby, who serves in a management capacity, is asked to assist with an ultrasound abortion of a 13-week-old baby. She watches &#8212; and the viewer watches very real footage &#8212; as the unborn baby resists, moving desperately to avoid the suction tube. It swooshes into the cylinder of death, exiting into a bucket with blood and pieces of human tissue. The womb is now empty. Abby Johnson falls apart.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 05, 2019</p> 1a47b6d4f4c12c25246ea38673bebfd3 When Joe Biden Is Suddenly Creepy for 04/03/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/04/19/when-joe-biden-is-suddenly-creepy Wed, 03 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Democrat-media complex has suddenly decided that Joe Biden has a creepiness problem. Why now? Why not when he was vice president for eight years? Does anyone remember the allegedly fierce White House press corps pelting the press secretary with questions, asking when then-President Obama would tell his understudy to stop putting his hands on women &#8212; and little girls &#8212; and putting his face uncomfortably close to theirs? </p> <p>There have been scads of photos of Biden pawing women, putting his arms around girls, kissing their necks, etc. Conservatives have mocked them for a long time. But liberals always suggested it was just "Biden being Biden." <p>Updated: Wed Apr 03, 2019</p> 8f0c42e411778d643f36b36a9c4f3e51 Streisand's Bizarre Michael Jackson Defense for 03/29/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/03/19/streisands-bizarre-michael-jackson-defense Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Times of London published a sugary celebrity interview on March 21 titled "Barbra Streisand at 76: dog cloning, art collecting and being a grandma."</p> <p>Talk about burying the lede. <p>Updated: Fri Mar 29, 2019</p> decb348e1f6c7f6c4df67ba4b00046d6 The End of the Collusion Fantasy for 03/27/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/03/19/the-end-of-the-collusion-fantasy Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The psychedelic balloon of liberal hope in Robert Mueller is no more. It started to leak helium months ago, and some liberals worried that his final conclusions might be ... "disappointing." They wanted the special counsel to deliver the goods, the evidence of collusion. This would not make Donald Trump an ordinary run-of -the-mill felon. This would make him complicit in an effort to subvert the federal government. Donald Trump would be a traitor. </p> <p>What a pound full of sick puppies. To wish this against your own president is its own form of anti-Americanism, if one contemplates the ensuing constitutional upheaval at home and the truly frightening international scenarios abroad. Russia, China, Iran and North Korea would run wild, as would every dangerous terror movement across the globe. A patriotic liberal would set aside personal and political hostilities and celebrate the vindication of his president.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 27, 2019</p> 10b6fcd279a39a9a7fd73f3a03342e57 Shrill Abortion Plots, Streaming Live for 03/22/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/03/19/shrill-abortion-plots-streaming-live Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Liberals are that strange species that supports abortion on demand. And yet in their strongholds, like the District of Columbia, they hire inspectors to fine restaurants hundreds of dollars for offering their customers plastic straws. It's not surprising that television shows don't base entire plots on the "Straw Cops." But they do insert plots that promote the feminist "empowerment" of abortion.</p> <p>The latest example is the aptly titled show "Shrill," with six episodes streaming on Hulu &#8212; now owned 60 percent by Disney, 30 percent by Comcast and 10 percent by Time Warner. "Shrill" is mostly a show about "fat acceptance," about learning to love yourself even if the world looks at you and thinks you're unattractive or unhealthy. <p>Updated: Fri Mar 22, 2019</p> dfb17b3d1f14519532fc758a7744cd69 Here Comes a Cakewalk for Democrats for 03/20/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/03/19/here-comes-a-cakewalk-for-democrats Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>At this point in Donald Trump's presidency, we've become almost numb to the daily panic and screeching that defines his press coverage. Some can't take it anymore. They shouldn't show CNN at airports for fear those people will jump out of their planes in midair to escape it all.</p> <p>But at the dawn of the 2020 presidential campaign, we can already see what's coming, the contrast in tone between "news" coverage of Trump and the bus full of his Democratic opponents. It's going to be just preposterous. It will have all the fairness and balance of a waiter asking you if you'd like to dine on filet mignon or ingest rat poison. <span class="column--highlighted-text">Would you prefer to sample Democracy or stick to more of the Darkness?</span><p>Updated: Wed Mar 20, 2019</p>