In the wake of the NBA agreeing to play games in the United Arab Emirates, it is my hope that Florida governor Ron DeSantis will call on Disney to demand that its ESPN subsidiary cancel its contract with the basketball league. In the UAE, homosexuality is punishable by death and abortion is also a criminal offense.
Reading the recent New York Times hit job on FOX News host Tucker Carlson I was reminded of the prescient brilliance of Paddy Chayefsky, who wrote the screenplay for the 1976 movie Network. Chayefsky not only envisioned the rise of Carlson, but he also foresaw the diminished influence of the New York Times.
BuzzFeed this week published a disturbing expose about KKR’s involvement with BrightSpring, which operates more than 600 nationwide residential facilities supposedly “caring” for disabled persons, some of whom can’t speak, bathe, or feed themselves. According to BuzzFeed, BrightSpring residents have routinely been subjected to neglect and abuse, sometimes resulting in death.
Only persons with ice in their veins could read BuzzFeed’s story and not be saddened and outraged.
For a half century, most Americans instantly associated the Washington Post with the Watergate reporting of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. To a new generation, the Post exemplifies the “journalism” of Taylor Lorenz.
Let’s just say that if the Post wasn’t owned by Jeff Bezos, its future would be far from assured.
For those tired of corporate wokeness and enjoy people who have been wronged get their due, there is much to be grateful for these days. Disney, Netflix, CNN, The Intercept, and Houston Methodist Hospital have all been served their just desserts.
Underscoring how America’s establishment media seeks to distract the country from the broader issues threatening the country, the Washington Post today posted a story headlined, “DeSantis takes on Disney in a culture was with national implications.”
No, the real culture war is with China. Thanks to Hollywood, America has already surrendered.
SNL’s cold open this past weekend again mocked Fox News and the network’s hosts. But Fox News is having the last laugh – in the first quarter of the year, Fox News eked out a three percent primetime audience gain, while MSNBC and CNN lost about half their audiences.
Those who despise Fox News and its politics would be wise to consider why the network possibly has more primetime viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined.
SNL’s latest cold open imagined the virtual meeting White House officials held last week with about 30 TikTok “influencers.” Watching the parody, I wondered if millennials whose worldviews are shaped by TikTok influencers found it all that funny.
The SNL characters didn’t seem all that exaggerated.