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 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:40:22 -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 52b5a2bf59fc05711c2b0ea7b86756f5 Skipping the Philly Fanatics at Netroots Nation for 07/17/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/19/skipping-the-philly-fanatics-at-netroots-nation Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The radical fringe of the left came to Philadelphia last weekend for the annual Netroots Nation conference. It was extremist enough that only four Democrat presidential contenders dared to show their face there. By contrast, more than 10 came to Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention in April.</p> <p>Here's how kooky the Netroots conference was. The organizers created compassionate confusion with "All Gender Restrooms" offered for attendees. At one point, abortion advocates carved up a watermelon to illustrate how they would remove "pregnancy tissue." They described extracting "a wee little watermelon fetus."</p> <p>If ever there were an event that was ripe for parody, this was it. Yet you didn't hear any negative coverage of it on the broadcast networks. ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS ignored it, while others worked to make these watermelon-aborting fanatics look as normal as they could.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 17, 2019</p> e101602b50ba50a1aa150a44be42c43f Colbert Cartoon Crumbles Truth for 07/12/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/19/colbert-cartoon-crumbles-truth Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If you're a liberal, what's more fun than watching the liberal press trash conservatives seven days a week? How about watching the entertainment media mock conservatives for complaining about all this abuse?</p> <p>CBS-owned Showtime has created a Trump-blasting animated series called "Our Cartoon President," reminiscent of that George W. Bush-bashing "Lil' Bush" series that Comedy Central made while Bush was in office. Can you imagine Showtime having aired a president-mocking cartoon while Bill Clinton or Barack Obama were in office? How about one about President Hillary? They wouldn't dare. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 12, 2019</p> c9ca88669ac22663cd92b70e5d2f02da The Media's Overwrought July 4 Debacle for 07/10/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/19/the-medias-overwrought-july-4-debacle Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's fair to say that a week doesn't go by where President Trump doesn't want to be the center of attention. That being the case, he must be well-satisfied with events leading up to the Fourth of July. He succeeded in creating another full-blown media panic about the erosion of democracy and the collapse of civilian control of the military, all because he is behaving like a dictator. The "news" manufacturers wanted us to know Trump was bending the national holiday into a celebration of his love of self. </p> <p>The Washington Post kicked off the hate-filled hyperbole when Trump first announced that he would be giving a speech at the Lincoln Memorial and wanted tanks on the Washington Mall and jet flyovers. Stop here and ponder: What in the world is wrong with the president of the United States delivering an address on America's birthday? And what is wrong with showing an infinitesimal display of her military might that ensures her freedoms? <p>Updated: Wed Jul 10, 2019</p> 1d672acc3f45b1162fa907c74890c02b Trolling the 4th of July for 07/05/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/19/trolling-the-4th-of-july Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Liberals are loudly denouncing President Trump for his plans to insert himself into Fourth of July festivities in the nation's capital. He'll deliver a speech &#8212; as if that is unique &#8212; and provide tanks for the parade &#8212; as if that's controversial. And so they compare Trump to Kim Jong Un. </p> <p>Then there are others who are using this anniversary to take it in the opposite direction. <span class="column--highlighted-text">Those same leftists are using the celebration of our nation to attack her.</span> Their actions are deliberately designed to offend ... to grab everyone's attention ... to please the people who really can't stand the thought of American exceptionalism. This nation needs to be diminished. Why not do so on her birthday? Here's some evidence. <p>Updated: Fri Jul 05, 2019</p> 83f60a74aa6445fcf00c292cb65982fa CNN Wildly Exaggerates the 'Explosion' of Hate for 07/03/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/07/19/cnn-wildly-exaggerates-the-explosion-of-hate Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>CNN marked the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday week with a one-hour special called "State of Hate: The Explosion of White Supremacy." These people pledge allegiance to "Facts First" in their marketing, but on what factual basis is there an "explosion of white supremacy" in America? </p> <p>CNN will deny it, of course, but at the end of the day, it doesn't see much difference between white supremacists and Trump Nation. CNN spent an hour promoting fringe racist figures like Richard Spencer and David Duke, who promised he was going to "fulfill the promises of Donald Trump." But this was outdated, since Spencer tweeted last November, "The Trump moment is over, and it's time for us to move on."<p>Updated: Wed Jul 03, 2019</p> 7209bc7157159a8ade7ff6e05212f722 'Fact-Checkers' Find Democrats Are Truth Tellers for 06/28/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/19/fact-checkers-find-democrats-are-truth-tellers Fri, 28 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>One reason many Americans don't trust those "fact-checker" websites is because to know them is to see right through their incessantly liberal worldview. These impartial arbiters of truth routinely defend Democrats as being "Mostly True" on everything while savaging Republicans as just the opposite. It's not just Donald Trump, mind you. It's Ted Cruz. And Rick Santorum. And Newt Gingrich. And pretty much anyone who challenges liberal orthodoxy. </p> <p>So it was maddening that NBC News put its "fact-checker" Jane Timm on the first Democrat debate, who then proclaimed on the "NBC News Now" livestream, "It was a pretty clean debate." No errors? Timm proceeded to support Julian Castro for tying the "tragic death of that father and daughter to Trump's own immigration policies." She added, "And we checked that. It is true!" <p>Updated: Fri Jun 28, 2019</p> 932fbfd9046167f90e26cb1e60039cc4 The Media's Speeding Ticket on Tagging Trump With Rape for 06/26/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/19/the-medias-speeding-ticket-on-tagging-trump-with-rape Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>BY L. BRENT BOZELL III AND TIM GRAHAM </p> <p>RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019</p> <p><p>Updated: Wed Jun 26, 2019</p> 70f69fd58f91495e8f1e07d90ce24f26 Oberlin Punished for Fact-Free Food Fight for 06/21/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/19/oberlin-punished-for-fact-free-food-fight Fri, 21 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Oberlin College in Ohio has devolved into one of academe's most infamous examples of political correctness, one of those unwelcoming places that rails against anyone who brings speakers to campus if those speakers upset Oberlin's crusades against the racist/sexist/anti-gay menace. </p> <p>Now Oberlin's administration is being punished in a very significant way for a very significant offense, and it's about time. It has taken political correctness to an abusive extreme. The Wall Street Journal opinion section headline summed it up: "Oberlin Pays for Smearing the Town Grocer." It has been ordered to pay $44 million in damages to Gibson's Food Market and Bakery. How so? </p> <p>On Nov. 9, 2016, a black male Oberlin student attempted to buy wine at Gibson's using a fake ID. Allyn Gibson, a grandson of the market owner, refused to sell alcohol to the underage student and then noticed he was hiding two bottles of wine under his shirt. Gibson called the police, and the student tried to run off, dropping the bottles on the floor. When Gibson pursued him, it turned violent. Police arrived to see Gibson on the ground being beaten by the black male and two black female Oberlin students. <p>Updated: Fri Jun 21, 2019</p> c7412809607756d0cf35aca75d5b7af8 Univision Tilts the Newsroom and the Courtroom for 06/19/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/19/univision-tilts-the-newsroom-and-the-courtroom Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Just like its star, the showboating anti-Trumper Jorge Ramos, Univision cannot simply act like a "news" network. <span class="column--highlighted-text">It's a left-wing lobbying operation badly disguised as a "news" network. </span>It's one thing to slant the news. It's another to enter the policy arena and fight for the left-wing agenda &#8212; in the courts, no less. </p> <p>Univision has filed an amicus brief challenging the Trump administration for daring to add a question on the 2020 census that asks whether the person filling out the form is a citizen of the United States. It's a plain question. Census officials have been inquiring about citizenship status in one form or another for most of our nation's history. One does not conduct surveys of taxi drivers with people who aren't taxi drivers. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 19, 2019</p> ecb2508e77a52859376945edc9e807c8 HBO Drags Disney Star Into the Gutter for 06/14/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/19/hbo-drags-disney-star-into-the-gutter Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The programmers at HBO pride themselves in setting the tone for the rest of television, especially when it comes to the absence of taste, from Bill Maher's "Real Time" talk-show tantrums to Lena Dunham marching around undressed on "Girls." </p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">Every time HBO hits the bottom of the gutter, it finds a way to go deeper still. </span>It is really headed into the gutter, and it knows it. A new HBO series about teenagers and sex and drugs called "Euphoria" is starting June 16, starring 22-year-old Zendaya, another former Disney Channel star desperately seeking to keep her career alive in the eyes of Hollywood casting agents and limiting herself to one name in the pursuit of that. <p>Updated: Fri Jun 14, 2019</p> 78ab0a9570a89dd88fed637d3026f4c6 NBC Names Debate Moderators -- or Celebrators for 06/12/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/19/nbc-names-debate-moderators-or-celebrators Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The first Democratic presidential debates are scheduled for NBC and MSNBC on June 26 and 27. The Comcast-owned networks have just announced a team of five moderators for the 20 candidates who are allowed to participate, or one moderator per four contenders. <span class="column--highlighted-text">Let's review this tilted team of liberal journalists/activists.</span></p> <p>1. Rachel Maddow is a leftist, Trump-hating Russiagate conspiracy theorist. She ended her last turn as a debate moderator by hugging both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. When this was mocked, she promised she would also hug Republicans if they would let her moderate a debate. This is never going to happen. Maddow's show has been a hot spot in recent months for easy, positive publicity for Democratic presidential candidates ... and Hillary Clinton ... and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. You get the pretty picture. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 12, 2019</p> e3f8a19bfccd094989ce949128daada5 Abortion Is Sacred in Hollywood for 06/07/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/19/abortion-is-sacred-in-hollywood Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In recent years, generous tax credits have brought a wave of Hollywood productions to Georgia. Then the state legislature passed, and the governor signed a very protective pro-life bill. The reaction was furious. How can the will of the people stand? </p> <p>Network reporters, all aligned with movie and TV studios, pronounced that their conscientious corporate overlords might forgo the tax breaks to show their support for untrammeled abortion, even though there is no demand from their shareholders &#8212; their owners &#8212; that they do any such thing.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 07, 2019</p> 5b08d58021380fd82993dd610d23e41e Mueller Strikes Out. Media Reports Home Run for 06/05/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/06/19/mueller-strikes-out-media-reports-home-run Wed, 05 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Color us surprised. The nightly news obsession over nonexistent Trump-Russia collusion isn't abating. It's actually growing! They cannot be shamed. They cannot be shaken by inconvenient facts. It's been established there was no collusion, no obstruction, no high crime that's impeachable, and so what? The media are hammering this collusion theme more than ever.</p> <p>In the months we were writing our new book, "Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump," the most troublesome chapter dealt with Russia. As we went to press, the Mueller report had not yet been released. What dramatic ending would it bring? Truth be told, we expected something, some slap on the wrist in an attempt to justify tens of millions of taxpayer dollars expended over two years. But the ending was a pathetic whimper, not a bang. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 05, 2019</p> 395b917ef663c3644ff766313e6b463a Campus Crusade Against Christianity for 05/31/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/05/19/campus-crusade-against-christianity Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>A new survey of college students by the liberal-leaning Knight Foundation shows the future of the First Amendment doesn't look so bright in America. It found 41 percent said "hate speech" should not be protected by the Constitution. Only 58 percent thought it should. </p> <p>In fact, a 2017 survey out of UCLA found that out of 1,500 college students who were asked whether "hate speech" is protected by the First Amendment, only 39 percent correctly said yes. On campus today, it can be defined as "unsafe" to hear an opinion you don't like. Unwelcome speech is compared to a physical attack.<p>Updated: Fri May 31, 2019</p> ed98afb9a3ba83863362d3b17c55048a The Outrage Over Pelosi-Mocking Videos for 05/29/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/05/19/the-outrage-over-pelosi-mocking-videos Wed, 29 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Two videos mocking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were hot topics heading into Memorial Day weekend. One distorted and slowed down Pelosi's speech at the Center for American Progress to create the impression she was drunk. The other one was an edited package of Pelosi's very real verbal blunders and stammers that aired on the Fox Business program "Lou Dobbs Tonight."</p> <p>President Trump was slammed for retweeting the Lou Dobbs video, and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani was condemned for sharing (but then taking down) the distorted "drunken" Pelosi video. It's routinely suggested by the left that nearly all misinformation in America can be blamed on Trump and his backers. </p> <p>Trump fakes aren't considered outrageous. In January, a video of Trump's first address from the Oval Office was badly doctored by a Seattle TV station, making it look as if the president was sticking his tongue out languidly between sentences, and he appeared more orange than he looked in the actual video. This wasn't unnoticed. Millions of his supporters saw this and were outraged. It undoubtedly came across the radar screen of those same journalists who are now so upset about the Pelosi videos. <p>Updated: Wed May 29, 2019</p> 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>