Where to Invade Next is scattershot, reductive, and irritating; it’s also smart, funny, heartfelt, and moving. It is, in other words, a Michael Moore …Read More
The mainstream media often develops a fascination with conservative figures who don’t seem quite as bad as the rest. Megyn Kelly, with her bombshell looks and that infamous clear anchor desk that shows off her legs, has been the subject of many a semi-fawning profile.
Perhaps it was only by comparison to the months-long send-off for David Letterman earlier this summer that Jon Stewart’s farewell to The Daily Show could seem so, well, low-key.
Very few would argue against the lickability of donuts: with such a panoply of flavors and glazes, they are an undeniably seductive snack — and a recently leaked video, seemingly of Ariana Grande surreptitiously licking donuts (that weren’t rightfully hers!) in a shop corroborates this notion. But was such a gesture actually a win for donuts, or, as the Right would hilariously have it, a subtle attack on the pastry as a synecdoche for America, which she also stated in the video that she “hates?” And so the silliest news story of the week actually seems to be getting the pop star in some trouble, while simultaneously exposing the franticness of the Right to condemn anyone who seems “unpatriotic.”
I never thought I would say this, but here we go: Bravo, Fox News. Bravo, standing ovation, etc. I had no idea you were playing such a long game — nearly 20 years now — nor that you would so slyly, casually reveal said long game in a three-minute segment on a Wednesday morning. It’s sort of brilliant! Yet in a Fox & Friends discussion of “the Frozen Effect,” the network (accidentally, perhaps?) let the cat out of the bag. While working up a lather of faux-outrage over Hollywood’s insistence on “turning our men into fools and villains,” host Steve Doocy all but winked at the camera. It hit me like a ton of bricks — that’s what Fox News has been doing all this time! Satirizing male stupidity and villainy by crafting comically transparent personas of male stupidity and villainy! They’ve out-Colbert’ed Colbert!