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, 20 Nov 2019 01:32:33 -0800 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 bf9fd1fe7ef3b7f3af47b935dc394f15 The Impeachment-Promoting Press Bores the Public for 11/20/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/11/19/the-impeachment-promoting-press-bores-the-public Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Rep. Adam Schiff's Democratic impeachment hearings are under way &#8212; airing live all over the dial &#8212; and the liberals are quite upset that America couldn't care less. NBC News spurred rage on Twitter for daring to admit online that the first two witnesses "lacked the pizzazz necessary to capture public attention."</p> <p>The Washington Free Beacon posted some hilarious tweets railing against this reality. One read: "My heart was racing at points. I had to turn off the radio and calm down a few times." Another: "When I tried to turn them off, my 15 yr old yelled at me to turn it back on because he was listening to it." And another: "I was so moved by their patriotic, factual testimony that I actually cried."</p> <p>For all the desperate media advertising that these hearings are "historic," the first day attracted about 13.8 million viewers, and the numbers began to sink on day two, attracting just 12.7 million. Day two drew nearly 7 million less viewers than James Comey's 2017 testimony about his being fired from the FBI. It was more than 3 million less than former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's testimony got in February. Those testimony days didn't damage Trump. Neither amounted to a historic hill of beans.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 20, 2019</p> 61756dde20d70f14f98d81c835090db0 Which Movies Have 'Outdated Cultural Depictions'? for 11/15/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/11/19/which-movies-have-outdated-cultural-depictions Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Disney is launching its Disney Plus video streaming service, which promises to be tremendously popular, which is unfortunate. "Experts" from the enlightened side of the tracks are unrolling their grievances about how the Disney film catalogue is full of racism, sexism and loathsome bigotry of all sorts.</p> <p>It was only a matter of time, wasn't it? And <span class="column--highlighted-text">is anyone surprised that Disney met this ridiculous assault with capitulation?</span><p>Updated: Fri Nov 15, 2019</p> 1ccbf5d29d09c778ed609874336775de 'News' Shows Try to Beat Trump Senseless for 11/13/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/11/19/news-shows-try-to-beat-trump-senseless Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As the Democrats gear up for their impeachment hearings and the networks all prepare to preempt their regular programming to help the Democrats ruin President Donald Trump, there is one thing we know. <span class="column--highlighted-text">The networks are always and forever going to try and beat this president senseless with negative coverage.</span></p> <p>It's out of control.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 13, 2019</p> 2b16dac046ea4659bfe313bd8124d5f8 Katie Hill Finds Her Shills for 11/08/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/11/19/katie-hill-finds-her-shills Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Former California Rep. Katie Hill resigned after only 10 months on the job ... and it doesn't sound like she did it willingly. Hill admitted to having had an affair with a female campaign staffer but denied an alleged affair with her male congressional legislative director &#8212; a violation of House ethics rules. RedState and the Daily Mail posted pictures of a naked Hill apparently brushing the hair of her female love interest. Hill blamed the photo release on her husband, since they are engaged in a nasty divorce.</p> <p>On her way out, Hill was honored by the media elites for giving a lectern-pounding farewell address in which she claimed she was victimized by a sexist double standard. This is downright bizarre. Anyone with some experience in Washington can cite careers ended by sex scandals &#8212; Republicans like former Sen. Larry Craig and former Reps. Mark Foley and Christopher Lee, and, most recently, former Democratic Sen. Al Franken. Hill was the pioneering female in this parade. This proves there <i> isn't </i> a double standard.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 08, 2019</p> e3e5622d3ff517a46d1ad199cfa503f9 Twitter Tilts 2020 With an Ad Ban for 11/06/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/11/19/twitter-tilts-2020-with-an-ad-ban Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that his platform will no longer accept political advertising. He tweeted: "We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought."</p> <p>Let's stipulate from the outset that Twitter should have that right to do so, as should CBS, Comedy Central and the Disney Channel. <p>Updated: Wed Nov 06, 2019</p> aff1e4a5a60e6199308603874f7df9c1 Jane Fonda's New Socialist Stunts for 11/01/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/19/jane-fondas-new-socialist-stunts Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>One of the strangest things about liberals is how they think getting arrested is some kind of achievement. Take Jane Fonda, who, at the tender age of 81, is still ranting about capitalist America ruining the world. Only this time, the issue is "climate change" instead of the Cold War.</p> <p>"Hanoi Jane" infamously sat behind a communist antiaircraft gun in Vietnam in 1972, and today, one could imagine her aiming her big gun at commercial aircraft ruining the planet with their notorious carbon emissions.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 01, 2019</p> 1ec0fc446abab30753b84d9b6add22e3 Media Can't Stand Trump Winning -- Ever for 10/30/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/19/media-cant-stand-trump-winning-ever Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The successful U.S. military campaign to bring swift justice to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is clearly a big, big victory for America. Rather than surrender, the world's most wanted terrorist tugged on a suicide vest and blew himself to pieces. He made sure the blast killed three of his children, too.</p> <p>The media coverage could easily be predicted. Straight news has disappeared. Absolutely everything needs to be put through a political filter.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 30, 2019</p> 20420fc732c02452a0dfa6ee8ed2aa64 Speech Police and 'Safe Spaces' for 10/25/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/19/speech-police-and-safe-spaces Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Freedom of speech is in the First Amendment for a reason. Freedom begins with the ability to speak your opinion without fear of censorship or violent reprisal or imprisonment. This is a precious human right, not something that most countries in the world revere like we have. <span class="column--highlighted-text">But here in America, free speech is most dangerously under attack in the one place you would not expect: the universities.</span></p> <p>Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla have created a new documentary on the subject called "No Safe Spaces." Prager announces near the outset that a Pew Research Center survey found 49% of college students do not support free speech if it's designated as "hate speech." He asked, "Do you know how moronic that is? The issue of free speech doesn't apply to love speech. Nobody ever threatened love speech."<p>Updated: Fri Oct 25, 2019</p> 453cd2ed6312de90dc5804d02d4fa116 The March of Death by Anonymous Sources for 10/23/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/19/the-march-of-death-by-anonymous-sources Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>CNN host Jim Sciutto was mocked for tweeting two months ago, "Let's please ban the word 'narrative' from our discussion of the news and this president. There is only one version of the facts and the truth. Full stop."</p> <p>CNN is about the last place you should look for what Sciutto demands of the news media. Full stop.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 23, 2019</p> 081b66b753d8c2f9e4d01e7947a2dc33 No Truth in Washington Post Advertising for 10/18/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/19/no-truth-in-washington-post-advertising Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>One of the most interesting parts of the CNN Democratic debate this week had nothing to do with the debates. It came during a commercial break. The Washington Post bought commercial time &#8212; which isn't shocking, since the Democrats are the paper's natural subscriber base. It's how The Post promoted itself that was truly jaw-dropping.</p> <p>The ad resembles a computer screen with a cursor floating over a button that reads, "Unsubscribe." It starts with the phrase "Clickbait as news." Is that true? The Post abhors clickbait?<p>Updated: Fri Oct 18, 2019</p> 7577e1517569949ea9c41a471803b806 The Incredible Vanishing Whistleblower for 10/16/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/19/the-incredible-vanishing-whistleblower Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The partisans at The Washington Post pretended in a front-page Sunday "news" article that somehow, President Trump was losing his marbles in rage, going "beyond his often-untethered bounds." Readers were supposed to be highly disturbed about his mental state after learning he held a raucous rally in Minneapolis and said supposedly crazy things like how the Democrats are carrying out "a brazen attempt to overthrow our government."</p> <p>What is this attempt to impeach and remove Trump, if not overthrow him? Democrats might argue that even if Trump were removed, Vice President Pence would remain and, thus, there would be a continuum. But does anyone believe Democrats would be satisfied with that? The Post recently published a kooky article laying out how they could also take down Pence and make House Speaker Nancy Pelosi president.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 16, 2019</p> 351bb879c5ff972de30bb8c0845898ad The NBA Grovels to China for 10/11/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/19/the-nba-grovels-to-china Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The National Basketball Association found itself in the middle of a political firestorm of its own making when the Houston Rockets' general manager tweeted something simple and admirable: "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong." The NBA's first statement was cowardly. It began: "We recognize that the views expressed by... Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable." Morey buckled and deleted his tweet.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">The NBA then went overseas to grovel.</span><p>Updated: Fri Oct 11, 2019</p> 7b28579b3bd88dc42f9a70be1db05a81 Republicans Vs. Screaming Anchors for 10/09/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/19/republicans-vs-screaming-anchors Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Politico posted a curious headline by senior media reporter Michael Calderone the other day: "News anchors fight back against GOP senators' refusal to condemn Trump." <span class="column--highlighted-text">At this point, is it really news that "news anchors" are fighting the GOP?</span> </p> <p>Calderone in this case refers to CNN's Jake Tapper and NBC's Chuck Todd. Let's address them separately. <p>Updated: Wed Oct 09, 2019</p> 7aa4212a2d862e761503b07a1601a84f The Self-Congratulation in Banned Books Week for 10/04/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/19/the-self-congratulation-in-banned-books-week Fri, 04 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Washington Post book critic Ron Charles made a confession the other day. "I banned a book," he wrote. "Or at least I helped get it banned, which makes Banned Books Week a little awkward for me this year. Like celebrating Arbor Day by cutting down a tree."</p> <p>The book is titled "The Trigger: The Lie That Changed the World &#8212; Who Really Did It and Why." It's an 898-page paperback. The author, David Icke, is a longtime conspiracy kook from Britain. The publisher is also David Icke. This book is the latest example of 9/11 trutherism. In this version, the "satanic" Israeli government did it, in addition to its role in international drug running and assassinating John F. Kennedy. Charles called it "harebrained word vomit."<p>Updated: Fri Oct 04, 2019</p> 0240dec34f92e09d402f3081d3580376 Beware the 'Right-Wing Media Machine'? for 10/02/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/10/19/beware-the-right-wing-media-machine Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the fall of 1998, House Republicans took special counsel Kenneth Starr's report on then-President Bill Clinton's impeachable conduct and launched an impeachment inquiry. The media elites roared in disgust. Then-NBC host Gwen Ifill quoted an unnamed (naturally) House Judiciary Committee member who compared the Starr report to a terrorist truck bomb dropped on the Capitol steps. Keith Olbermann compared mild-mannered Starr to Heinrich Himmler.</p> <p>This &#8212; and there's much more of it &#8212; is worth rereading, as CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy is warning the public about a "right-wing media machine" that has demonstrated "zero willingness to abide by any traditional rules of engagement." That shameless "machine" opposing President Trump's impeachment and removal is, of course, composed of Fox News, talk radio, conservative websites and an "army of trolls" on the internet.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 02, 2019</p> a26630e26eef46d37fdf92d1ca64e4f4 Pelosi Bows to Hollywood Extremists for 09/27/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/19/pelosi-bows-to-hollywood-extremists Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally announced she would support an impeachment process, she was bowing to left-wing extremists who have never accepted the 2016 election results.</p> <p>And Tinseltown is positively giddy. <p>Updated: Fri Sep 27, 2019</p> e6bf102a9658f952532f9d904b69aac8 Abortion Horrors Buried By the Press for 09/25/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/19/abortion-horrors-buried-by-the-press Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The grotesque nature of abortion and the industry that profits from it is routinely hidden by the national press beneath a gauzy layer of rhetorical blather about "a woman's right to choose." It's drummed into the public daily: Abortion is a precious civil right and a sacrament of feminism, never a death, let alone a murder.</p> <p>Look no further than the discovery of more than 2,200 dead unborn babies in the Illinois home of a recently deceased abortion doctor named Ulrich Klopfer. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 25, 2019</p> 278f9b93c0e57287f55674c56d09f625 Earth Worship and Climate Confessions for 09/20/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/19/earth-worship-and-climate-confessions Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Gaianism is alive and well in what we call Western civilization. In advance of the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23, leftists are actively practicing their faith. Man has despoiled the Earth and now must ... confess to the Earth.</p> <p>Think we're exaggerating? <p>Updated: Fri Sep 20, 2019</p> 49e6dab1ad66bf055aae37fb31535ba2 New York Times Smears Kavanaugh All Over Again for 09/18/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/19/new-york-times-smears-kavanaugh-all-over-again Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On Sept. 15, The New York Times ran a long Sunday Review article by its reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly in which they promoted their new book, "The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation."</p> <p>The book could be titled "Bitter Tears for Leftists." You knew it was going to happen. Just as they cannot concede that Donald Trump won the presidency, they refuse to accept Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. <p>Updated: Wed Sep 18, 2019</p> 245b6aeec0bcd5ac581d803fc0d22daa God Takes a Beating on Television for 09/13/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/brent-bozell/09/19/god-takes-a-beating-on-television Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's a fallacy to suggest that in the news media, business trumps politics. CNN's and MSNBC's dismal ratings are in direct proportion to their deliberate decision to embrace far-left anti-Trumpism.</p> <p>The same holds true for commercialized Hollywood, except in this case, it's not just anti-Trumpism that excites. The hatred is deeper. <span class="column--highlighted-text">Hollywood is committed to levels of anti-Christian bigotry never before seen in its industry. </span>There's no discernible market demand for it, but it believes Christianity must be insulted at every opportunity.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 13, 2019</p>