Hysterical Headlines (Funny or Absurd) for April 25th – How dare celebrities support Trump!
Bottom Line: These are the daily doses of nonsense in the media and my hot takes on them...
To be blunt, Shania, your comment backing Trump was really dumb - Miami Herald – Leonard Pitts
Excerpt: Canadian singer Shania Twain apologized after the Twitterverse was outraged at her for saying that she would have voted for President Trump.
Dear Shania Twain:
I used to love “Roseanne.” I don’t know if that show aired in Canada, where you’re from, but here in the States, it was considered appointment TV, groundbreaking and mercilessly funny.
That’s why I welcomed news of its reboot. But the show ended up sitting on my DVR for weeks. See, I had read where its star, Roseanne Barr, is a supporter of Donald Trump and I was conflicted. Critics said the reboot tackled the issue head on; I understand Laurie Metcalf, who plays Roseanne’s sister, Jackie, even shows up in a pink hat, representing the resistance.
So I wrestled with it for awhile. But in the end, I deleted the show unwatched. Because the lamentable truth is, I don’t want to have anything to do with anyone who supports that guy.
Hot Take: Textbook bigotry. It's unfortunate that someone as talented as Leonard continues down this path (joining the chorus of bigots who jumped on Shania Twain for expressing that she should would have voted for Trump if she could have). There's such a disgusting double-standard. If entertainers toe the leftist line they're part of the club and enlightened. Heaven forbid they deviate from leftist group think – they're jumped on beaten up rhetorically. This type of intolerance is shameful. It's truly unfortunate that the Miami Herald perpetuates bigotry perpetuated by Pitts as SOP these days. What's even more ironic is this excerpt by Pitts: the dumbness of your statement is secondary to the fact that in making it, you — perhaps unwittingly — chose a worldview, defining yourself in opposition to those of us who place a premium on inclusion, compassion and decency. Are leftists now so blind to bigotry that they don't realize they literally stand in direct opposition to inclusion? How compassionate is bigotry? Is it decent? Stunning.
Kanye Dares to Question the Liberal Narrative Rafael Mangual, City Journal
Hot Take: Remember "Revenge of the Nerds"? This is like revenge of the cool people. Conservatives have been used to only having one of the celebs to lean on for years. This is encouraging – even if it appears as though careers are mostly over by the time they're willing to speak up. It's kinda hard to blame them though...