Sharia Law has Come to America!

I really need to apologize to conservatives. For years I mockingly dismissed those on the right who warned us that that “sharia law” was coming to America. But I was wrong. As they predicted, extremists living amongst us are hell-bent on imposing laws based on their religious texts. And now they have succeeded, bigly. Sharia law has indeed come to America – Christian sharia that is. This week we saw several examples of right wingers attempting to or succeeding at turning their religious scriptures and beliefs into American law.  On Friday, the Trump administration took two big steps in this direction.  First, they rolled back a federal requirement under the ACA that mandated employers who offer health insurance to cover birth control for their female employees.  So now if an employer claims they have a religious based objection to providing women birth control, their female employees are denied coverage. Continue reading "Sharia Law has Come to America!"

What Happened? The Loudest Part of Hillary Clinton’s Book Tour is Her Silence on Harvey Weinstein

  Hillary Clinton has been a busy woman this past month promoting her 2016 memoir What Happened, a now New York Times best-seller. We’ve seen her go on nearly every daytime talk show, late-night talk show, and cable news show to talk about how the presidency was taken from her by Russia, James Comey, Bernie Sanders among many things. Despite the wishes of fellow Democrats of wanting her to go away and having a lower approval rating than President Trump, Clinton refuses to disappear because she desperately wants to be relevant. You can tell because she has weighed in on everything, from waging war with the NRA after the Las Vegas shooting, the ongoing NFL anthem protests, Trump’s handing of Puerto Rico, to the health care debate, it’s as if she needs to weigh in on everything. So why hasn’t she weighed in on Continue reading "What Happened? The Loudest Part of Hillary Clinton’s Book Tour is Her Silence on Harvey Weinstein"

CBS’ Week From Hell

Not a great week in journalistic excellence over at Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite‘s old stomping grounds. The “Tiffany Network” had three embarrassing episodes which shine an unflattering light on how sloppy and undisciplined social media practices can expose an organization’s usually sterling reputation to ridicule. First came the outrageous postings of an executive on her Facebook page disdainfully ridiculing the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas as “gun-toting Republicans” not worthy of her sympathy. “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Hayley Geftman-Gold on as first reported by The Daily Caller. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.” Geftman-Gold was
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CBS’ Week From Hell

Not a great week in journalistic excellence over at Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite‘s old stomping grounds. The “Tiffany Network” had three embarrassing episodes which shine an unflattering light on how sloppy and undisciplined social media practices can expose an organization’s usually sterling reputation to ridicule. First came the outrageous postings of an executive on her Facebook page disdainfully ridiculing the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas as “gun-toting Republicans” not worthy of her sympathy. “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Hayley Geftman-Gold on as first reported by The Daily Caller. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.” Geftman-Gold was
Continue reading "CBS’ Week From Hell"

Why My Fellow Conservatives Are Wrong To Target Films And Video Games Defending Gun Rights

On Sunday’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper on CNN former Senator (and presidential candidate) Rick Santorum suggested violent acts depicted in television programming, films and video games bear some responsibility on gun violence and, in particular, mass shootings. As reported here at Mediaite, Santorum suggested that while the political left consistently focuses on gun control and infringements on the Second Amendment, violent depictions should bear some (if not equal) responsibility for tragedies like last week’s mass murder in Las Vegas:
“Violence in television and the video games — there is a mountain of evidence out there, psychological evidence, about what we’re doing to our young people with these video games, violent video games, and you never hear the left trying to go after Hollywood or the gaming market,” Santorum exclaimed. “It is never involved in this discussion. Where is the solution? Here we are. Where is the Continue reading "Why My Fellow Conservatives Are Wrong To Target Films And Video Games Defending Gun Rights"

Calling Out Critics of Bill O’Reilly Who Are Suddenly Silent Over Harvey Weinstein

Sexual harassment is one of those things that should be easily condemned by any rational human being. Just look at what happened a year ago today when the infamous Access Hollywood tape of then-candidate Donald Trump leaked. There was bipartisan outrage, much of it believe it or not coming from Republicans. Trump’s most loyal supporters dismissed it as “locker room talk,” but even if that were the case it was still degrading to women and disgusting to most of the country. And if the opposing candidate wasn’t Hillary Clinton, such a damning tape would have destroyed his campaign. Fast forward to today, where film mogul Harvey Weinstein is finding himself in the center of controversy after The New York Times pushed an exposé that documents decades of sexual harassment. Over half a dozen cases were mentioned, including actress Ashley Judd who alleges that Weinstein lured her into a hotel Continue reading "Calling Out Critics of Bill O’Reilly Who Are Suddenly Silent Over Harvey Weinstein"

Mediaite‘s Larry O’Connor Gets Feted by Tucker Carlson Over Anti-Gun Control Column

On Friday night, Mediaite contributing editor Larry O’Connor appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight and discussed his column that slammed “foreign-born” Trevor Noah and James Corden for weighing in on the gun control debate in America. Tucker Carlson called the column “such a smart piece” because it calls out the liberal “contradiction” that claims the “racist” Trump administration “wants to kill people” but they should “control all the firearms.” O’Connor said that he developed the idea for the column with the help of the “really intelligent” listeners of his D.C.-based radio show and how recent events from the NFL anthem protests to the Puerto Rico disaster relief paint President Trump as a racist by the left and yet they “want to take all the guns from the American people and give them to a racist, incompetent, evil government.” “I don’t know about you, but if a hurricane Continue reading "Mediaite‘s Larry O’Connor Gets Feted by Tucker Carlson Over Anti-Gun Control Column"