No trade misplaced extra credibility in 2021 than the media. These guys lied, misled, and misplaced their audiences at charges nearly humorous.
Aside from a number of winners — like Tucker Carlson, Joe Rogan, Pat McAfee, Megyn Kelly, Matt Walsh, and Alex Cooper — most media members have been losers in 2021.
So I picked the 4 greatest of the yr:
Joy Reid is disgusting. It’s shameful that even MSNBC, a community that reaches getting old liberals, permits her to unfold such hate and lies on tv.
Reid spent most of her 2021 screaming like a wounded animal for relevancy. Notably, she related — with none proof — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to a intercourse trafficking ring after which stated that DeSantis “killed children.”
See, Reid hates white individuals. She stored reminding us weekly.
According to Reid, conservatives solely maintain black individuals alive to cook dinner white individuals’s steaks. What does that imply? We don’t know. Reid didn’t present any examples. So we simply went with it.
More lately, Reid posted a cringe headline to her MSNBC weblog following the Kyle Rittehnhoue verdict. Check it out:
MSNBC allowed that too.
Interestingly, it was as soon as unclear whether or not Reid hated white males or white ladies extra. 2021 cleared that up when Reid blamed white ladies for pressuring colleges into educating “Confederate Race Theory.”
Reid is a bigoted racist with a small viewers. Reid’s primetime present, known as one thing along with her identify in it, didn’t beat cable information exhibits that air in the daytime.
Keith Olbermann is now not a sports activities anchor or a political pundit. He’s nothing. Olbermann is a tragic man who yells conspiracies into an iPhone on his balcony.
In 2021 alone, Olbermann blamed Dave Portnoy and Barstool for a Michigan college taking pictures, stated the U.S. ought to limit vaccine entry from Texans, known as for Tucker Carlson’s arrest, unfold misinformation about Ashli Babbitt, and canceled his failing YouTube present.
Olbermann resides proof of what years of lies, distress, hypocrisy, and baseless indignation do to a human.
The unhappy state of Olbermann is a warning to the woke. This is the way it ends: lonely and pathetic.
Maria Taylor was on observe to succeed Stephen A. Smith because the face of ESPN. Then in 2020, she modified course. Taylor noticed George Floyd’s demise as a chance. She knew that her bosses at ESPN now felt strain from Disney to show they have been not racist. So they allowed pundits to cowl alleged police brutality on ESPN’s airwaves irresponsibly.
After Taylor noticed the Twitter response to her misinformed “I said what I said” rant on racism, she felt she was an invincible power as she entered a contract yr in 2021.
Taylor additionally used a deceptive narrative that ESPN didn’t re-sign three different black ladies — Jemele Hill, Josina Anderson, and Cari Champion — as leverage. Blue checks warned ESPN it higher not lose one other black lady ever once more — ever. Therefore, Taylor was so assured that she turned down a $5 million a yr off from ESPN — $5 million wasn’t adequate for Maria the Great.
She needed Stephen A. Smith cash, which is $12 million a yr however she thought it was $8 million. Nevertheless, even ESPN couldn’t adjust to that demand. So it acquired ugly.
Taylor and her group tried to burn the partitions at ESPN. They held onto a year-old privately recorded audio name of Rachel Nichols, to which they leaked to a helpful fool on the New York Times for extra leverage. Taylor’s group price Nichols her profession. Nichols’ profession is over.
Ultimately, Taylor left ESPN for NBC. Now, she’s an afterthought making much less cash than ESPN provided her. If it weren’t for an image along with her new colleague Drew Brees, whom she known as racist, she’d be irrelevant.
As @burackbobby_ factors out both Maria Taylor is a forgiving particular person, who doesn’t maintain a grudge (appears pretty unlikely given the Rachel Nichols incident) or #MariaTaylor was by no means truly mad at Drew Brees, she was solely indignant as a result of it was good for her model. –@claytravis pic.twitter.com/8gTcmxTFPV
— OutKick (@Outkick) August 31, 2021
When you utilize your race and gender to earn a much bigger paycheck, you’re a loser. Especially when your plot fails in the tip as Taylor’s did.
I didn’t blame Chris Cuomo for placing his household first. However, an AG report in November revealed that Cuomo didn’t act as a brother over an anchor. Instead, he labored as each a brother and an anchor. Cuomo used the ability and assets inherited from CNN to dig up dust on his brother’s accusers. And so CNN fired him.
Cuomo additionally departed his every day SiriusXM radio present, claiming he wanted time to ponder his future following CNN’s determination.
I do count on Cuomo to return to media in some type, although it will not be in 2022. A reported sexual misconduct allegation looms over Cuomo’s future, possible taking different networks and streaming companies out of the operating for now.
Cuomo might need to accept his personal YouTube or digital present, a job separate from company overlords. And whereas that route may be profitable, it’s possible Cuomo won’t ever return to the identical degree of relevancy he had in primetime.