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Only a few months ago, "comedian" Michelle Wolf gave a cringe-worthy performance at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner.  During that disastrous bit, Wolf crossed several lines of decency, particularly in her personal attacks on White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  So onerous were her remarks that even leftists commended Sanders for her dignified behavior during Wolf's onslaught. That was in April, news broke yesterday that Netflix has cancelled Wolf's show after only ten episodes.  Apparently, many of those associated with the show found out about it on Twitter.

I'm a big fan of Special Report with Bret Baier on FOX News. Baier is one of the best straight news guys on the network, if not on all of television and he's very good at keeping himself out of the story. This week Baier was on Late Night with Seth Meyers and it was fascinating to see him on the other side of an interview. He spent most of the time talking about news coverage of the election and Trump, naturally. Mediaite covered the segment:
Fox’s Bret Baier Tells Seth Meyers It’s a ‘Challenge’ When Trump Takes the Media ‘On a Ride’ Baier did a pretty good Trump impersonation when describing the times the then-candidate would confront him about the content of his show.

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dystopian masterpiece. Part of the book's genius lies in its nomenclature, and most definitely its insight into the political propaganda process. Thus, the Ministry of Truth, or "Minitrue" for short:
As with the other Ministries in the novel, the Ministry of Truth is a misnomer and in reality serves the opposite of its purported namesake: it is responsible for any necessary falsification of historical events. In another sense, and in keeping with the concept of doublethink, the ministry is aptly named, in that it creates/manufactures "truth" in the Newspeak sense of the word. The book describes a willful fooling of posterity using doctored historical archives to show a government-approved version of events.
The government in the US does its share of that sort of thing, but under President Obama the practice has reached new heights (or depths, if you want to look at it that way). But the left is not limited to governmental publications. It now has the full cooperation of the press, an institution that is supposed to bring us the truth and can serve to counter government propaganda. The left also has the movies, TV and other popular entertainment, and the vast majority of entertainers.

Many people have written about our media which, with few exceptions, has become an arm of the Democratic Party. The other casualty of this era is the world of comedy. Last year, I wrote about it in a piece titled Cowardly Comedy in the Age of Obama. Little has changed since then. Most American comedians seem to have no problem speaking truth to power when Republicans are in charge but have found themselves unable to do so for the last seven years. It's obvious that many of these same comics are hoping to carry their sad act into the age of Hillary as well. David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon put together the informative reel below which shows the lopsided treatment the left gets from America's court jesters. Of course, there are consequences for all of this.
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