First up, thank you to Joe Biden. Jonathan Turley writes about Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson who Joe has nominated for the Supreme Court. I know very little about her. But my one thought on this was, "Don't say you're going to nominate a Black woman and then nominated someone who is bi-racial. I didn't ask for the promise that it was a Black woman but I did ask that, having said that, he'd nominate a Black woman and not a bi-racial one or a multi-raical one.
It's not a minor point to those of us who have a Black mother and a Black father. It tends to come across as yet another effort to promote light skin over those of us who are darker. So thank you, Joe.
So Peacock streaming service has The 355 and Marry Me but somehow it's still not worth it to me. Not as a paying member. There's just not enough content. And a lot of the content, like Modern Family, I'm already streaming on another platform.
They really haven't done much in terms of TV shows. If the fat blond weren't on Tina Fey's show (something Girls4Ever), I might be able to take that show. But she can't act and couldn't act on Cougar Town. She brings the whole show down. Repeatedly.
The only show I have loved on Peacock that was made for that service is One of Us is Lying and they should have gone into overdrive producing a second season the minute they saw the first episode. It kept me hanging on the edge with the twists and then turns and the cast is perfect.
What's not perfect? The lack of classic films. This is an NBC - Universal stream. They should be offering a lot more Universal films from the 20th century.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Monday, February 28, 2022. Leaders? A title that's rarely earned or deserved.
File it under #MEDIABELIEVESWHITELIVESMATTERMORE?
SEveral outlets have, while cheerleading events in Ukraine and war on Russia, fingered their inner ractists. Among those jizzing in public? Ben Kesslen (NEW YORK POST) reports on Charlie D'Agata:
A senior foreign correspondent at CBS News apologized Saturday after he said on air that the war in Ukraine can’t be compared to those in Iraq and Afghanistan — because the Eastern European nation is more “civilized.”
Correspondent Charlie D’Agata was reporting from Kyiv, Ukraine when he said Friday that Ukraine “isn’t a place, with all due respect, like Iraq or Afghanistan, that has seen conflict raging for decades.
“This is a relatively civilized, relatively European — I have to choose those words carefully, too — city, where you wouldn’t expect that or hope that it’s going to happen,” he continued.
D’Agata issued an apology on the broadcaster’s streaming network Saturday, after his comments went viral — racking up more than 1.5 million views on Twitter — and were swiftly condemned as racist and historically inaccurate.
At THE WRAP, Harper Lambert notes:
Imraan Siddiqi, the executive director of Muslim grassroots advocacy and civil rights organization CAIR Washington, expressed his criticism by simply tweeting the clip with the caption “Civilized”.
“Matter of Fact” host and “Real Sports with Brian Gumbel” correspondent Soledad O’Brien also reacted on Twitter.
“‘Relatively civilized, relatively European': when the white dude reporter knows he’s being kinda racist but carries on anyway. Whew,” she wrote. “Can we please diversify news coverage and get rid of this crap. Please.”
Sana Saaed Tweets:
Hi it’s me Almas from uncivilized Afghanistan logging from civilized Oceana, so even more civilized from all of USA. Shame Charlie D’Agata.
is this the type of ignorant bigots you hire? Do better.
Gwen Wren rejects Charlies/ faux apology:
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE decided to show 'solidarity' with the White peopole -- something they've never done for the Haitians or the Palestinians or . . . They took to the stage to note that they stood with Urkaine.
Acadmy Award winner Sean Penn took a break from his non-stop homophobia, abusing women and accidentally -- or 'accidentally' -- getting his buddy El Chapo arrested to note that he stood with Ukraine. Well, shen you've got Sean Penn on your side . . . you're screwed.
Sean's homophboia was once weell known but apparently all it took was a cameo on ELLEN and portraying Harvey Milk for Sean to be forgiven. Others who've made mistakes as juveniles haven't been extended the same rehab. Sean's so untouchable for some that he thinks he can question the masculinity of other men if they do something he sees as feminine (such as how they dress).
He bonded with Ukraine over mutual Whitness and Whitness certainly explains how he directed five films and cast them. Where did we ever get the idea that Sean was of the left?
Sexist, homophobic, racist. That's Sean Penn. And, so sad, that's also a great number in the media. Josephine Harvey (HUFFINGTON POST) notes:
Daniel Hannan, a British journalist and former pro-Brexit politician, wrote in The Telegraph, “They seem so like us. That is what makes it so shocking. War is no longer something visited upon impoverished and remote populations. It can happen to anyone.”
And Al Jazeera English anchor Peter Dobbie said it was “compelling” that the refugees appeared to be “middle-class people.”
“These are not obviously refugees trying to get away from areas in the Middle East that are still in a big state of war. These are not people trying to get away from areas in North Africa,” he said. “They look like any European family that you would live next door to.”
In addition to accusations of racism, several critics called out the inaccurate implication that this type of conflict has been limited to countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia in recent history, pointing to wars in Europe in the 1990s.
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