This Week In Stupid: Real Media(D) Headlines From 10/6/19-10/12/19

Written by K. Walker on October 13, 2019

From railing against the Joker movie to defending Elizabeth Warren’s lies, here are the best of the worst of the Media(D)’s headlines this week.

There were two main stories that the Partisan Press was hitting pretty hard this week — the attempt to discredit the much-hyped and blockbuster hit, Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix that was directed by Todd Phillips who moved from his normal genre of comedy because he was tired of “woke” culture, the second was fierce defense of the lie that Elizabeth Warren told about getting fired from her first job because she was pregnant.

Sunday, October 6

Forbes notes that Melinda Gates is pledging $1 Billion to promote “gender equality.”

One of the things that Melinda Gates is hoping to fix is the debunked “gender pay gap” that is can be explained entirely by the work choices that men and women make. 

Does Melinda Gates have her own fortune that she made through her own work or is she pledging the money that her husband made?

Yeah, it’s her husband’s cash.

Oh, the irony!

The push to stigmatize the new Joker movie began before it even hit the theaters. Concerns were raised that the depiction of the Joker as a sympathetic character would inspire people to commit horrendous crimes.

One take on CNN is typical — the resentful “white men” like Arthur Fleck, who eventually becomes the Joker, is the kind of person that voted for Donald Trump in 2016.

(Jeff Yang clearly doesn’t understand either the Joker or Trump supporters.)

Monday, October 7

Supporting President Trump is “selling out” and “trading principle for power” says Frank Bruni of the New York Times.

If the Joker himself isn’t enough to make the movie problematic, maybe noting that one song used in the film was by a convicted sex offender will keep the masses away.

The Daily Beast published a piece that is concerned about the overwhelming support President Trump has from members of the military and what side they would take if there is another civil war.

Tuesday, October 8

The New York Times reported that one online forum has people posting photos of their arms to prove their race because their political and social views were not sufficiently progressive. The unpopular views were considered the opinions of “white” people, so users were posting proof that they were not actually white.

Randy Laist of the New York Times is of the opinion that the 90s sitcom Seinfeld ushered in the Trump era. Sure it did.

The demonization of the Joker movie, which has a brilliant performance by Joaquin Phoenix, is so troubling that it should be denied Academy Awards.

Really? When did that change? In 1992, Silence of the Lambs, which was just as troubling, won Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.

Wednesday, October 9

The real story about Elizabeth Warren lying about that time that she was fired for being pregnant is that conservatives have “latched on to” these things called facts.

No, wait.

The real story about Elizabeth Warren not being fired for her pregnancy is that other women were fired for being pregnant around that time. It’s the greater story that is relevant, not the actual facts about Warren’s own personal experience.

Don’t watch the Joker because it stigmatizes mental illness.

Wait, didn’t they just say that it glamourized the Joker so much that it could inspire copycats? Which is it?

Thursday, October 10

A horrid opinion piece in USA Today suggests that in order for the NBA to further appease China, Rocket’s GM Daryl Morey should resign for his pro-democracy tweet. How absurd!

Another of those hot takes on the Joker claiming that it reinforces negative stereotypes about mental illness and violence.

Vox reports that it should be ok for people to knowingly infect someone with HIV because it can now be treated.



Friday, October 11

Newsweek is triggered that Greta Thunberg was denied the Nobel Peace Prize and it instead went to Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia for ending the conflict with Eritrea and promoting peace.

Newsweek believes that the decision was a political one because the prize committee is run by Norway, a country that exports oil and gas.

This writer believes Elizabeth Warren’s story because pregnancy discrimination in the 1970s was real — she knows because she asked her mom.

Saturday, October 12

Forbes suggests women travel to Pakistan — alone.

This seems like bad advice.

The New York Times says that James Comey has found a new lease on life working hard in the anti-Trump Resistance. He is committed to getting the President removed from office in the next 13 months.

Is this news? Isn’t that what he has he been doing for the past 3 1/2 years?

All of this B.S. and they still wonder why we call them “fake news.”

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll