A prominent American businessman said the media have unfairly “pounced” on recent data to slam Gov. Scott Walker’s employment policies in Wisconsin. CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder, whose company owns Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr. and other restaurants, defended Walker’s jobs record on CNBC’s Squawk Box May 19. According to Puzder, Walker’s critics in the media took data “completely out of context” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “The media was like saying, you know, things weren’t good last week, he’s [Walker] a terrible governor. Well, if you look over the four years, the results have been incredibly good, better than... continue reading
You have to wonder if there’s anything Dan Savage could do that would cost him the love of the media elites. His being a nasty bigot hasn’t kept ABC from developing a prime time sitcom based on his life , and now Newsweek thinks readers would benefit from Savage’s thoughts on the state of sex in America. Lauded by the magazine as “the mouthpiece of modern sex,” the gay activist and sleazy sex columnist focused many of his answers on consent and respect. “We should be kind and considerate and compassionate and forthright and honest. What matters is consent, joy... continue reading
How does liberal Hollywood spin a scandal which disgraced a veteran journalist and an award-winning producer? Use a discredited liberal journalist’s take on it, of course. Sony Pictures has agreed to do just that by adapting Mary Mapes memoirs defending “Rathergate” into a major film called Truth . Mapes and Dan Rather’s 60 Minutes report based on likely forged memos about President Bush’s military record got both her and Rather fired from CBS in 2004. The Wrap reported this morning that Robert Redford will play Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett will play Mary Mapes, with Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace and... continue reading
Liberal feminist icons are apparently the trend in the upcoming election cycle. First, “Madam Secretary,” a TV series inspired by Hillary Clinton came out last fall, and now a movie about liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the works. Deadline reports that Israeli-born American actress Natalie Portman is cast to portray the Jewish Supreme Court Justice in a biopic about Ginsburg’s fight for “equal rights,” titled “On The Basis of Sex.” The film is directed by Marielle Heller, who’s coming-of-age tale about a teenage girl losing her virginity to her mother’s boyfriend was a Sundance and media... continue reading
Despite the media’s anti-Christian attitude , this star’s faith isn’t holding her back. Country singer Carrie Underwood won the “Top Christian Song” at 2015 Billboard Music Awards with her hit “Something in the Water” on May 17. With over 12 million YouTube views , the song speaks to the power of baptism and conversion. The song, released last fall, detailed a change that comes with baptism, or “something in the water.” Then somebody said what I'm saying to you Opened my eyes and told me the truth They said, ‘Just a little faith, it'll all get better.’ So I followed... continue reading
“Dad, what’s ‘humor?’ “Well, it was a way of talking about things – mixing truth with absurdity or irony – that helped us navigate uncomfortable issues. It made people smile and laugh. They even allowed it in the media sometimes. But that was all long ago, before the Rise of the Perpetually Offended.” If you think that conversation is far-fetched, get a load of USA Today’s Ted Berg. Berg got sniffy about an exchange on Washington, DC’s 106.7 The Fan between the hosts and Washington Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan, who jokingly discussed what position Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper... continue reading
Global warming alarmists in Australia tanked a project at University of Western Australia because they don’t agree with one person connected to the new venture, prompting complaints of “censorship” and “bullying.” In April, the University of Western Australia (UWA) announced it would create the Australian Consensus Centre, as part of its business school. The mission of the new department would be to apply an “economic lens to proposals to achieve good for Australia, the region and the world, prioritizing those initiatives which produce the most social value per dollar spent,” according to Inside Higher Ed . The Australian effort was... continue reading
Abortion affects only one person – the woman – according to feminist media. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks, in a 242 to 184 vote on May 13. In response, the feminist media like Slate and Salon accused the bill of “punish[ing] women” while also bashing the bill’s argument – that 20-week unborn babies feel pain. In January, the House vote on a similar bill that caused a political fight over rape victim exceptions was cancelled. The now-passed bill states that victims of rape must seek medical... continue reading
When it comes to Hollywood, Proverbs got it right: there is nothing new under the sun. Trailers for ABC’s fall TV lineup are being released and the new show OIL appears to be more of same anti-gas and oil propaganda television networks and movie producers have been dredging up for years. With narration that sounded like it came straight from a 1990s disaster movie, the narrator said, “Welcome to a town with oil fields so vast a new millionaire is made every single day.” The story is about a couple that moves into an oil boomtown, supposedly like towns in... continue reading
At least six people died and many more were injured in a terrible Amtrak accident on the night of May 12, and before the cause had been discovered, multiple cable news networks used the tragedy to make a political point. Programming on CNN, CNBC and MSNBC all used the accident to claim the government needed to spend more on infrastructure all before National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators made an assessment to determine the cause of the crash. The investigation is underway, although noted the morning of May 13, "Law enforcement officials familiar with the Philadelphia regional and long-distance... continue reading