All over a children’s book … On his HBO television show Sunday night, John Oliver tore into a new book by Vice President Mike Pence’s daughter, Charlotte Pence. The 24-year-old Ms. Pence had the temerity to write a children’s book about Marlon Bundo, a rabbit that, in real life, lives at the Naval Observatory, the home of the vice president. But because the book is by and about Mike Pence’s family, Oliver targeted it and them for scorn and derision.
Oliver decided to come up with a new story starring Marlon Bundo, one in which the bunny is gay. Not only that, after the episode aired, Oliver’s fans took to Amazon to flood the site with one-star reviews of the book. Imagine if Sean Hannity or Tucker Carlson had done that to a children’s book written by one of the Obama daughters, or Chelsea Clinton. Now it gets worse. The Washington Free Beacon’s Alex Griswold tweeted out a link to this story at NPR, which explains where the proceeds from the book are going.
Proceeds from “Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President” will go to an art therapy program called Tracy’s Kids and a nonprofit, A21, that’s working to end slavery and human trafficking.
Oliver must feel nice siding against a book that funds anti-slavery efforts. Bravo!
Are spin classes ageist, sizeist, and racist? … Media bias oozes out of every part of the mainstream media, even in the style pages. Washington Post style writer Lavanya Ramanathan asked the pressing question this past weekend, “Is your spin class too young, too thin and too white?” You get these types of pieces in the media because all they see is discrimination around every corner.
Um … There must have been something in the water at Washington Post HQ last week. In the same Sunday edition with the spin class story, art critic Philip Kennicott wrote about a new art exhibit of photos of Japanese internment camps during World War II. Kennicott used the occasion of the exhibit to attack Donald Trump. There is one big problem, though. Kennicott never mentioned the name of the president (or his party) who established the camps: Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt. NewsBusters has the details. This is the state of your media.
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What’s the cause? … The New York Times is out with a lengthy piece on the rise of tuberculosis in Venezuela. The cause of this, and of the rise of malaria, diphtheria, and measles in the country, is blamed on rising poverty. The Times has a long history of covering for socialists and communists. So I decided to search the story for the words “socialism” and “socialist,” and, just like I thought, they don’t appear in the story. The Times wrote a story about how socialism has caused a rise in tuberculosis without mentioning the word socialism. As always: Protect the narrative!
Hype machine … To the leftist media, the indictment of Donald Trump is just around the corner. Any day now, the FBI is going to lead the president out of the White House in cuffs. That is the daily fantasy of folks like MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. Now Matthews has taken it one step further, hyping on his television show last night that Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller are locked in a “battle to the death.” The hyperbole is strong in this one.
I am not sure if BOTUS Marlon Bundo reads WTF MSM!? Though I would be honored if he did. If you have Bundo’s email, could you send him over to the WTF MSM!? signup page? Better still, kindly send your friends. Then as always, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you see the media or tech giants do something that makes you say WTF.
Rob Eno is the editor of Blaze Media’s WTF MSM!? newsletter.