Alex Jones Has Been Banned For Violating Social Media Guidelines… Why Not Louis Farrakhan?

The platform of Alex Jones was drastically diminished this week after Facebook and YouTube banned his social media pages while Apple and Spotify removed his content from their services. Among many disgusting and absurd things, the InfoWars founder is known for pushing off-the-wall conspiracy theories from claiming that the Sandy Hook massacre was staged, pushing “Pizzagate” during the election, to insisting that the U.S. government was turning frogs gay. Before being banned from Facebook, Jones was suspended for 30 days in late July after threatening Special Counsel Robert Mueller for, as he alleges, covering up for high-profile pedophiles. “That’s a demon I will take down, or I’ll die trying,” Jones said on The Alex Jones Show. “It’s not a joke. It’s not a game. It’s the real world. Politically. You’re going to get it, or I’m going to die trying, bitch. Get ready. We’re going to bang heads. We’re Continue reading "Alex Jones Has Been Banned For Violating Social Media Guidelines… Why Not Louis Farrakhan?"

Can Media Take a Break Break From Trump’s War on Them To Cover Real War Zone in Chicago?

As President Donald Trump continues to stoke a war of distraction on the mainstream media in order to provide his base an antagonist to defeat at the polls in 2018 and 2020, journalists have understandably become concerned for their safety along with their loved ones. From CNN’s Brian Stelter to the New York TimesBret Stephens to MSNBC’s Katy Tur, corporate media journalists have shared unsettling accounts ranging from death threats to assault. CNN’s Jim Acosta has become quite the polarizing figure, standing on the front lines in decrying the threats and hyena mentality coming from Trump supporters at the president’s Bizzaro World rallies. Journalists — even ones that, quite frankly, perpetuate sensationalist, substance-less coverage on Trump and Russia 24/7 at the expense of serious news and injustice nationwide — deserve the ability to do their job without threats of imminent death. There’s no excuse or rationale for Continue reading "Can Media Take a Break Break From Trump’s War on Them To Cover Real War Zone in Chicago?"

No, the Press is Not the Trump-Billed ‘Enemy of the People.’ They Are Actually His Best Friend

On Thursday, the biggest issue of the news cycle was whether the president of the United States really thinks that the press is an “enemy of the people.” This debate far overshadowed the startling revelation that our top intelligence official now admits that he still has no idea what really happened at the inexplicable Helsinki summit, but we all know that people in the media love nothing more than talking about themselves. Previously, President Donald Trump has indeed called the press the “enemy of the people,” but when his “favorite” daughter Ivanka said in an interview that she disagrees with her father about that assessment, it ignited a fresh series of news stories. Trump himself weighed in on the topic by slightly adjusting his phrasing, saying that it is specifically “Fake News!” which is the “enemy of the people.” But the main event came at Continue reading "No, the Press is Not the Trump-Billed ‘Enemy of the People.’ They Are Actually His Best Friend"

Jerry Falwell Jr. is Definitely a Religious Leader

Jerry Falwell Jr. and Jeff Sessions speak to students at Liberty University in November, 2016.

On Thursday morning, Jerry Falwell Jr., apparently fresh off a night on the town with the other Jr., launched a tweet attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It… did not go well for him. Here’s the original tweet. Obviously, this was prompted by President Donald Trump‘s own spleen-vent on Wednesday as he applied intense political pressure on the AG, deliberately and with intent, to step in and fire Robert Mueller and the rest of the investigators conducting Continue reading "Jerry Falwell Jr. is Definitely a Religious Leader"

Ivanka Trump’s ‘Low Point’ Remark Reveals How Flimsy Her Charade Is

With her doe-eyed, bummed-out stare into the face of America today, Ivanka Trump would have you think that she’s some innocent force for good in a turbulent world. What she doesn’t know is that everyone sees her exactly as she is: Cold, hard, shiny plastic. In a live interview with Axios on Thursday, Trump said that when her father, President Donald Trump, separated children from their parents, it “was a low point” for her in working for the administration. Now, if reading that sentence alone didn’t make you want to get up from your chair, find a very sharp object, and poke yourself in the eye repeatedly with it, the rest of what I’m about to say probably won’t resonate with you. However, if you are now back in your seat after said eye-poking and want to read on through the bleeding mess in your field of vision, please go Continue reading "Ivanka Trump’s ‘Low Point’ Remark Reveals How Flimsy Her Charade Is"

Here Is What Happened When I Attended the Premiere of Dinesh D’Souza’s New Pro-Trump Film, Death of a Nation

Last night, here in Los Angeles, I attended the premiere of conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s new pro-Trump documentary film, Death of a Nation, which opens nationwide this weekend. Without a doubt, I had a truly unique perspective on the event. You see, in what seems like another life, I had two conservative documentaries premiere in Los Angeles. So I knew that at least some of the crowd was going to be people who, in the pre-Trump era, were big fans of my work, but who now laughably see me as some sort of traitor to whatever it is that “conservatism” has become. I was very curious to see what it would be like to be with these same people after they had effectively become part of Trump’s “Cult 45.” My wife warned me before I left, only half-jokingly: “You are not allowed to get arrested… not even
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Hmmm… Why Does Sean Hannity Seem So Hesitant to Criticize Michael Cohen?

It is unquestioned that, since nearly the start of his presidential run, President Donald Trump’s most consistent and aggressive media defender is Fox News and talk radio host Sean Hannity. Hannity has even gone to the insane lengths of accusing murder victim Seth Rich of having been killed, presumably by the DNC, because the Democratic aide supposedly gave the party’s emails to WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign (he didn’t). In short, there has been no issue too absurd, or position too hypocritical, for Hannity to immediately dive into the fight on behalf of the man who reinvigorated his media career by injecting his shows with ratings steroids. That is, until Michael Cohen recently appeared to “flip” on Trump. In the last week, it has been revealed that Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, secretly taped Trump during the height of the presidential campaign, and that he is willing to Continue reading "Hmmm… Why Does Sean Hannity Seem So Hesitant to Criticize Michael Cohen?"