Brian Maloney is Editor-in-Chief of Media Equalizer. A longtime radio host and political analyst, Brian founded the Radio Equalizer website in 2004. He's been a frequent guest on cable talk channels including Fox News Channel, CNN, the former CourtTV and local television affiliates. Contact: radioeq at gmail.com
Have a problem with political correctness? Then be ready to be slapped with every new disparaging identifier emerging from the grievance machine.
That’s the fate of unfortunate UK Guardian readers subjected to Jessica Valenti’s insistence that “we can all live with” speech suppression as long as it’s for the greater good.
How wonderful is that?
Anyone opposed to the ever-increasing assault on our language must be a heteronormative, cisgendered oppressor who more likely than not makes liberal use of the c-word when referring to women. Got it? Read all »
To our media friends, there’s absolutely nothing more exciting than a nasty public spat between a politician and TV talk host, especially when both have ties to the Fox News Channel!
That Sarah Palin’s denunciation of Bill O’Reilly occurred during Sean Hannity’s show on the very same channel means it’s a guaranteed coverage tsunami. The only question is which is hated most by the mainstream media: Palin, O’Reilly, Hannity or Fox as a whole? Read all »
And they probably don’t eat grits, either!
Probable GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been using a book tour to rip his former Fox News Channel colleagues to shreds, singling out the women in particular for their “trashy” use of “unprofessional” profanity during meetings. That has many on both the left and right reacting strongly this morning. Read all »
If we told you a company with ties to the North Korean government had been entrusted with moving the personal property of American troops moving overseas, would you believe it?
Truly, it seems preposterous to think the federal government could allow this to happen, but according to a bombshell report just published at the Daily Caller, it’s real and the results to date have been predictably disastrous. Read all »
File this under “the one where Friends fail to fits in with ‘modern gender politics'”.
By the standards of circa-2015 political correctness, does the long-running sitcom pass the test? The show that brought a huge young audience to NBC’s primetime lineup in the 1990s was apparently a hotbed of anti-gay, misogynistic antics and all-around bigotry.
That’s according to the historical revisionists over at Slate, where Ruth Graham has been taking notes while binge-watching reruns on Netflix. Could it be the next Amos ‘n Andy? Read all »
*** UPDATED BELOW 26 Jan – Gasparino names Andrew Ross Sorkin as “the heckler” ***
With CNBC’s ratings plunging so low they no longer pay Nielsen to measure them, you might think NBC’s economic happy talk channel would take a hard look at what’s wrong (all the background info you could possibly need is found here).
Instead, they’re playing a vindictive game, targeting high-profile guests who dare to appear elsewhere. If we see you on Fox, we’ll ban you from CNBC! Read all »
This has got to be New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s worst nightmare: a gigantic electronic billboard featuring Sheriff Joe Arpaio!
At a time when DeBlasio has done so much to promote divisions between the public and police, a Godzilla-sized image of Arizona’s best-known law enforcement official right in Times Square has got to be unnerving. Read all »
Just how out-of-control has the media been on the NFL’s Deflategate scandal? Sports anchors have taken to calling it “our Watergate”, while even the White House is fielding ridiculous questions about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and underinflated footballs.
But in the face of enormous global turmoil (the fall of Yemen to extremists, Saudi king’s death, collapse of the Euro, rapid economic disintegration in Venezuela, etc) the story increasingly appears to be a carefully-constructed distraction from our government’s recent failings. Read all »
You know it’s bad when even Jon Stewart is fed up!
The annual guilt-release gathering of billionaires at Davos, Switzerland is once again underway as the global elite tackle “climate change” and “income inequality” despite flying in 1700 private jets for the occasion.
First class is for the little people! Read all »
On your list of worst nightmares, where does suddenly-plunging elevator rank?
If not number one, at least in the top five, right?
For Greta Van Susteren, that bad dream suddenly became reality as the car abruptly dropped four floors with no warning at all, then left her and several others trapped between levels with no way out. Lasting 10 frightening minutes, they were finally able to pry the doors open and crawl out.
Incidentally, if a lift is headed uncontrollably to the bottom, the best possible way to survive is to lie flat on the floor.
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