Fox News's revamped nightly lineup will do little to stabilize its wobbling, increasingly directionless schedule, says Ken Tucker.
Unlike in previous seasons of "American Horror Story,"' the scariest stuff here emanates not from monsters but from the citizen down the street.
John Oliver made a hilarious movie trailer starring a wax figure of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and several Academy Award nominees.
Earlier this week, Donald Trump’s Trump For President committee released its first 2017 campaign ad, which extols the president’s first 100 days in office. After listing Trump’s putative accomplishments, the voice-over narrator says, “You wouldn’t know it from watching the news,” and displays a composite picture of NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, and CBS’s Scott Pelley — over which is stamped, in red capital letters, ”Fake news.” CNN has announced that it will not run the ad because, it says, “The mainstream media is not fake news, and therefore the ad is false.”
Tucker Carlson interviewed President Trump on Fox News on Wednesday night. Carlson got some fresh reaction from the president about Tuesday night’s Rachel Maddow tax-return scoop: Trump has “no idea where they got it, but it’s illegal. … They’re not supposed to have it and it’s not supposed to be leaked, and it’s certainly not an embarrassing tax return at all. … It’s an illegal thing they’ve been doing. … I think it’s a disgrace. ...
Susan Sarandon, the great actor and less-great political analyst-activist, appeared last night on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes and proceeded to give the kind of interview that not only makes Fox News fans more confident in their contempt for liberals, but also leaves people like me — a fan of Sarandon as an artist — reconsidering who to root for her when she plays Bette Davis versus Jessica Lange’s Joan Crawford in the upcoming FX whoop-de-doo Feud. You may recall that Sarandon was a huge Bernie Sanders supporter and an aggressive anti-Hillary Clinton proponent. “Can you look me in the eyes and say, 24 days into the Trump administration, ‘This is what I expected it to be’?” asked Hayes.
There was no poetry read during the inauguration of Donald Trump early Friday afternoon. “It’s going to be only America first, America first,” said Trump, who gave a raised-fist salute at both the start and the finish of his speech. In a phrase that was immediately taken up and spread like wildfire on social media, Trump invoked “American carnage”: “The crime, and the gangs, and the drugs that have stolen so many lives… This American carnage stops right here, right now.” Of course, to those who oppose Trump, “American carnage” became one more bit of foreshadowing of the gloom-and-doom Trump’s critics believe his presidency ushers in.