In case you ever questioned the mainstream media’s liberal bias (and why Trump justifiably loathes them), look at NBC’s tweet from the Golden Globes, about Oprah Winfrey.
“Nothing but respect for OUR future president. #GoldenGlobes”
The tweet came from the network’s official Twitter account. Clearly, NBC, which theoretically operates an objective news division, wasn’t even trying to hide its bias in preferring that a liberal be elected president next time around.
In an effort to save any shred of credibility it has left, NBC issued a lame tweet on Monday, saying their support of Oprah running for president was — uhh — oh: A mistake!
“Yesterday a tweet about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey was sent by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the broadcast. It is in reference to a joke made during the monologue and not meant to be a political statement. We have since removed the tweet.”
Of course, this isn’t new news. During the 2016 election, NBC joined legions of other liberal news organizations in pro-Hillary Clinton election coverage. This loose, unprofessional tweet from NBC revealed the network’s true political colours.
Whether you voted for President Donald Trump, and whether you approve of him or not, NBC’s actions give credence to Trump’s frequent rants that the mainstream media dislikes him, and refuses to report accurately on his presidency.
But let’s get back to that Oprah moment at the Golden Globes, the one that got NBC all giddy about a Winfrey presidential campaign. In receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award, Winfrey seized upon the #MeToo movement raging in Hollywood. She talked about Recy Taylor, a black woman who was gang-raped in 1944 by six white men, and told people what happened to her at the time — rather than remain silent.
According to the New York Times, two all-white grand juries refused to indict the men, so Taylor’s case never went to trial. Alabama lawmakers apologized in 2011. Taylor died last month at age 97.
“A new day is on the horizon … the time when nobody ever has to say, ‘Me too’ again.”
A righteous and determined Winfrey seemed to want to equate Taylor’s harrowing but empowering story to the new rallying cry for Hollywood women to keep up their hashtag-protest against the climate that has permitted predatory sexual behaviour.
Watching the parade of actresses walk the red carpet in glistening black gowns wasn’t a message of protest at all. Rather, it was a glaring reminder that these women made their fortune and fame off remaining silent about Harvey Weinstein’s crude behaviour.
Sorry, I like you, Oprah, but there’s no comparison between Taylor, a black woman who had no rights and spoke out when it mattered — to the elite, privileged Hollywood actresses who spoke out against abuse when it was convenient (not to mention trendy).