The liberal site Slate was delighted with a new video message about the "war on drugs" produced by Green Point Creative. It’s not the same classic anti-drug message she famously delivered back in the ’90s, though she’s still got her frying pan and some eggs. But now it's about how the brown eggs get smashed by drug laws, not the white eggs. Get it?
The left’s boycott strategy doesn’t always work. Since the beginning of February, Ivanka Trump Collection has seen “some of the best performing weeks in the history of the brand" president of Ivanka Trump Collection, Abigail Klem, told Ana Colon of Refinery29. Over the last several months, liberal media outlets have propped up the #grabyourwallet movement that created a list of retailers to boycott because they carry Trump family products. Those efforts particularly targeted Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. The Huffington Post’s Jamie Feldman highlighted the list, saying it is a “one-stop way to boycott the Trumps.” New York Times columnist Rachel Abrams praised #grabyourwallet’s founder Shannon Coulter in a lengthy piece that sympathized with her desire to shop “with a clear conscience.”
This post goes straight into the "Just When You Didn't Think They Could Sink Any Lower (But They Always Manage)" file. At Slate.com on Thursday, staff writer Isaac Chotiner took the occasion of Alan Colmes's death only hours earlier to criticize him as a "buffoon and patsy," and as "Fox News’ Original Liberal Weakling."
It appears “feminists” are choosy when it comes to the type of woman they decide to rally behind and defend. Then again, it’s when it comes to the view of Heather Schwedel and her Slate post “When Melania Trump Is Thanking You for “Support[ing] Women,” Something Is Very Wrong.” A little backstory. Last week, The New York Times scolded one of their reporters for calling First Lady Melania Trump a “hooker.”
Do liberals really think cartoons aimed at five year olds should be pushing climate change propaganda? One Slate writer does. Slate’s parenting advice columnist Melinda Wenner Moyer whined that cartoons just don’t have enough climate change indoctrination. Moyer wrote on Feb 6, that said she found it strange that when she mentioned climate change to her five year old, he said he didn’t know what it was. Moyer argued that, since her son was learning scientific things like “A cheetah can run 70 miles per hour” and “Venus and Earth are about the same size,” those cartoons should be warning him about the “hugely important environmental issue” of climate change.
How much does Donald Trump’s presidential administration resemble Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich? It’s “Too Close for Comfort,” concludes Slate staff writer Isaac Chotiner. He conducts an occasional series of politicized interviews with various figures, and he took up that disturbing parallel in his latest. The subhead: “How much do the early days of the Trump administration look like the Third Reich?"
Appearing as a guest on Friday's All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, liberal Slate columnist and recurring MSNBC guest Michelle Goldberg asserted that Republicans are being "traitorous" by support President Donald Trump, and that they were giving their support so that they can get in return "tax cuts, voucherized Social Security, and forced childbirth." She also found Trump to be a "madman" and a "megalomaniac unstable demagogue" who is "wholly unsuitable to be President."
Democrats are looking for a scalp among President Trump’s cabinet nominees, and seem to have settled on his pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, a firm conservative and advocate for charter schools in her home state of Michigan. Dana Goldstein, an education journalist who recently came aboard from the liberal site Slate, contributed to the liberal mockery of DeVos and slammed school vouchers in “Opposition to Education Pick Is Broad and Vocal.”
Critics from across the media spectrum have slammed BuzzFeed for publishing something they failed to corroborate, a 35-page dossier of smarmy allegations against Donald Trump that was assembled by a firm hired to do opposition research on the GOP candidate. But on CBS Saturday morning, Slate editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg saluted BuzzFeed’s decision to disseminate the anti-Trump hit piece: “I’m glad BuzzFeed published it because I got to read it.”
Meteorologist Eric Holthaus, who has appeared a couple of times on these pages in the past (more on that shortly), is in therapy.
Well, okay, lots of people are. But get a load of what has driven Holthaus into therapy: "I know many ppl feel deep despair about climate, especially post-election." And it's because of this, "There are days where I literally can't work," and "We don't deserve this planet."
In the mid-1990s, when the great Norm Macdonald was kicking off his “Weekend Update” segments of Saturday Night Live with, “And now, the fake news,” pretty much everyone knew what he meant. These days, however, disputes over definitions of “fake news” seem as common as fake news itself. It may be that the lefty writer angriest about fake news is media critic and political blogger Allison Hantschel, who in a Tuesday post at First Draft blamed the problem on both conservative media (for undermining the mainstream media) and the MSM (for not vigorously defending itself until it was too late).
It seems that so much happened in 2016 that some major developments were hardly noticed. For example, L.V. Anderson suggested in a Thursday post that this was the year in which a large portion of the left suddenly was forced to realize that America sucks. “After Trump’s election, it is more or less impossible to believe that we are making meaningful progress,” she wrote. “White liberals who woke up horrified on Nov. 9 weren’t horrified because the world had suddenly changed -- we were horrified because the scales had finally fallen from our eyes, and we could at least see our unjust, racist, sexist country for what it is. The next president will not be a woman, the makeup of the Supreme Court will not shift toward progressivism, and we are not jolly passengers on a cruise ship sailing toward an era of tolerance, justice, and respect for the dignity and rights of all.”