Are comedians, or reporters, really “important people”?

Are comedians, or reporters, really “important people”?

Are comedians, or reporters, really “important people”?

Ah, Hollywood. The land of make-believe and where the Haves look down from their vaunted palaces built in the hills on the figurative, if not literal, unwashed masses. A town where making your living wearing greasepaint and courting the paparazzi apparently convinces you that you are a political genius, or at least the moral voice of the country. How that shine has waned of late. Harvey Weinstein, and now his younger brother, Bob, have become the poster bad boys for sexual harassment. Less than six months earlier, Kathy Griffin “beheaded” Donald Trump in a photo shoot that backfired on her. Not that it should have surprised anyone after she offered to do a “beat down” on Barron Trump the previous year. Jimmy Kimmel has basically said he doesn’t care if Republicans don’t watch his show. Chelsea Handler has tweeted that our generals should basically overthrow the government and Joy Behar says we shouldn’t criticize comedians because they’re “important” people. Double-standard much?

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Handler’s 25th Amendment Tweet

Now, I doubt most rational people take Handler seriously. Like so many comedians, she takes herself seriously enough. However, for the sake of argument, let’s see what she’s proposing. The 25th Amendment deals with several scenarios, ranging from what happens if there is no longer a vice-president to what happens if the president dies while in office, resigns or is removed from office. The provision Chandler appears to be referencing is Section 4:

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. . . .

James Woods Responds to Handler.

Note first that the Vice-President has to be a part of this process, something Chandler fails to do. Also note it would take more than our generals to fulfill the provisions of this section. In fact, as James Woods noted in his response to Handler’s tweet, what she is basically suggesting is that the generals of our military forces perform a coup d’tat.

Or course, according to Joy Behar, none of us should be criticizing Handler or any other comedian. “I really don’t think that it’s appropriate to attack comedians. We’re on the right side of things,” she said. “Also, the comedians are there to say the emperor has no clothes,” she added. “We’re important people right now. So, I don’t know why attack comedians.”

Remember, this is the woman who has verbally castigated her conservative co-hosts on The View for years for not having the right opinions. She claims the protection of being a comedian while at the same time using her seat at the table for The View as her own political platform. Does she expect viewers to forget her attacks on the Second Amendment and even Ronald Reagan? Does she expect those same viewers to consider her a comedian when she spent time at the Democratic National Convention acting as a reporter, interviewing Maxine Waters, Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi? Double-standard much? Apparently not since comedians are “special”.

But it’s not just our so-called comedians who show their vile side on Twitter. Yesterday, CNN reporter Daniella Diaz clearly illustrated the double-standard the left so readily applies when it comes to politics and most especially to President Trump. After Trump assisted Mitch McConnell from the podium after their press conference, Diaz tweeted the following:

Not only is the comment more than a bit “snarky”, it ignores a fact that should be known by any reporter: McConnell is a polio survivor who occasionally needs assistance walking. But Diaz, showing her journalistic integrity, decided to overlook that in order to strike out at the two men. Can you imagine how Diaz and her fellow media talking heads would have reacted if Trump had made that comment about any of their left-leaning darlings? Remember the uproar when Trump was less than flattering about, well, anyone but especially the reporter who suffered from a disability. That became a talking point in Clinton’s campaign, one the media happily took up.

This lack of journalistic integrity isn’t confined to CNN and Diaz. Last month, AP tweeted about Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos flying via private jet to tour schools and attend other work-related events. That tweet was eventually deleted by AP. Nor was AP the only organization to report on DeVos’ use of the private jet. However, after receiving further information, BuzzFeed News clarified the report. DeVos was flying in a private jet but she was doing so on her own dime. In fact, it was her own private jet. Yet neither AP nor The Hill updated their reports. One can only guess that was because it didn’t fit the narrative.

Is it any wonder the average person looks at the media with doubt and cynicism? Between the media, that helped hide the scandal surrounding Weinstein for years, and so-called comedians and other Hollywood types proclaiming they know best what the country should do, people are fed up. How long will it be before the backlash grows? Perhaps they should ask the NFL how its profit margins, especially from TV, are doing this season.

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  • GWB says:

    I really don’t think that it’s appropriate to attack comedians. We’re on the right side of things,

    Holy Narcissus, Fatman! This shows an extreme level of self-righteous preening and self-love – possibly never before seen outside of Nero, Napoleon, and Al Gore. You’re good and righteous because you’re a comedian?!? That she wasn’t simply struck down on the spot is an argument against the existence of a just God.

    Also, the comedians are there to say the emperor has no clothes

    Where the hell were you during the years of 2009-2016?!? It certainly wasn’t crying out “The emperor has no clothes!” It sounded a lot more like “Look at that bright shiny silk suit he’s got on! Isn’t it wonderful? I want a suit just like that! Isn’t he dreamy?!?”

    We’re important people right now.

    “Right now” you appear to be. Admittedly that doesn’t speak well to the intelligence or wisdom of the American electorate. But, the fact you’re “important” does NOT mean you are yourself intelligent or wise – nor even particularly witty. (Trust me on this one, Joy, “witty” is not an epithet normally applied to you by anyone with more than a handful of brain cells to rub together.) You don’t actually have any qualifications for your importance. Which sounds an awful lot like the jester is the naked one. (Eeeewwwww)

  • David R Byler says:

    I don’t watch these people, so they aren’t very important to me.

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