Tag: Ronan Farrow

There’s no magazine for the Memorial Day weekend but the guys from Mag Men are still around. In this episode, the group discusses the sometimes absurd and makes-no-sense reopenings and how its confusing. There’s also the criticism of keeping parks, tennis courts, soccer fields and hiking trails closed.

Also up for discussion is Ben Smith’s piece in the New York Times about Ronan Farrow and how resistance journalism gets a pass when the writers are misleading or get something wrong.

It’s all crazy martinis today! Join Jim and Greg as they respond to MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski begging Twitter to start censoring Trump’s tweets.  They also have little use for Matt Lauer re-emerging and portraying himself as a victim. And they unload on the bizarre coverage of Joe Biden’s options for a running mate, drooling over the thoroughly unqualifed Stacey Abrams while doing no work to research far more viable options.

Jim Geraghty is back and firing on all cylinders for three big stories today!  First, he and Greg poster dunk on LeBron James for calling Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey “uneducated” for his tweet urging people to stand up for freedom in Hong Kong and suggesting such speech can be very harmful – to the Chinese government and NBA profits apparently.  In complete contrast to LeBron’s cowardice, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is loudly applauded for hammering his own employer for following the path of least resistance in spiking Ronan Farrow’s story on Harvey Weinstein.  And they roll eyes before ripping Tom Steyer for telling supporters a win for the Democrats in 2020 means the end of the Republican Party forever and a Republican win “literally” means the end of the world.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the allegation emerging now against Brett Kavanaugh but dating back to the 1980’s, and while the allegation is disturbing, they agree a lot more specifics need to come out before it can be taken credibly.  They also applaud Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for blasting the rank partisanship that has become  a hallmark of Supreme Court confirmation debates.  And they slam the New York Times for clearly implying that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley ordered $52,000 curtains for her ambassadorial residence in New York City, when the same article makes it clear the spending decision was made in the Obama administration.

The Most Powerful Woman in the World Is a Man

 

The #MeToo movement may be on the verge of claiming its biggest scalp to date. On Friday, The New Yorker published allegations of misconduct against the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CBS, Les Moonves.

Unlike Harvey Weinstein’s company, CBS is a publicly traded behemoth. Moonves has led CBS to huge profits, $13.7B in revenue in 2017 and healthy 4 percent increase from the previous year. People like having Moonves where he is, atop the television network with the most viewers in the nation. So it will be interesting to see where this leads. According to the article, Moonves’ egregious behavior spanned from the 1980s to the late 2000s. Perhaps he learned the lessons of the Clinton years well, lessons that the American Left is only now beginning to regret.

Which brings us to our titular subject, “The Most Powerful Woman in the World,” which, in fact, appears to be a man. Despite there being heavyweight women in the news media — reporters, anchors, editors, publishers — a list that’s long and varied, it is a man that’s truly leading this movement. And that man is Ronan Farrow.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer will run for the U.S. Senate in North Dakota, and even though he’s not as conservative as we might want him to be, by all accounts Cramer gives the GOP its best chance to defeat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.  Jim also details his frustration with the constant demand for a national conversation on gun laws when so many gun control activists have little grasp of the facts and little idea what the existing laws are.  And they react to Ronan Farrow’s column detailing Donald Trump’s efforts to carry on a months-long affair and keep it a secret, all while he was married to Melania and just months after their son was born.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for squashing the “blue slip” system and expediting the confirmation of judicial appointments.  Even though they’re pretty sure President Trump is joking about pulling network licenses in response to “fake news,” they explain why a president should never be threatening the existence of a media outlet over their content.  And they cheer Ronan Farrow for his impressive reporting on the extent of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assaults and harassment, while also blasting NBC for its lame explanation for refusing to run the story months ago.

MSNBC, CNN in Race to the Bottom — Jon Gabriel

 

“MSNBC is in serious trouble.” That according to Dylan Byers, Politico’s left-leaning media reporter and regular critic of Fox News.

The Peacock Network’s crazy uncle in the attic has struggled to find a voice ever since Bush left office and Obama’s halo began to fade. Shockingly, MSNBC’s obsessions with racial insults, ritualistic Palin hate and New Jersey traffic reports have not translated to ratings or revenue.