Connect with us

Wire

Jay Leno, Other High-Powered Comedians Head to The Daily Wire to Join Adam Carolla’s ‘Truth Yeller’

Western Journal

Published

on

Comedy has been a target of cancel culture since long before the left’s current woke crusade. This makes a lot of sense. After all, stand-up is all about getting laughs, and often that involves attacking the establishment, which tends to make some enemies.

In the 1990s and early 2000s, going after the sponsors and advertisers of comedians was actually a more common tactic of the religious right (although, not to nearly the same degree as today’s woke crusaders). Most often this would come in the form of Christian mothers’ advocacy groups looking to cancel comedians for telling obscene jokes.

At times, those efforts were successful, but more often they failed. After all, at that time, the left-wing establishment had comedians’ backs, especially as they broke against the right-wing establishment’s norms.

In the last 20 to 30 years, however, things changed. The progressive left asserted dominance over the country’s cultural institutions — media, entertainment and so on — and, all of a sudden, challenging the establishment became unacceptable. That’s why, when Adam Carolla attempted to pitch his new series of comedy specials — “Truth Yeller” — to places like Netflix and HBO, none of the traditional networks were having it.

take our poll - story continues below

Did SCOTUS make the right decision on medical mandates for large businesses?

  • Did SCOTUS make the right decision on medical mandates for large businesses?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Flag And Cross updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

This certainly wasn’t because those networks believed such a series wouldn’t be profitable — as a comedian, podcaster and radio personality, Carolla has built up an enormous following. The reason networks wanted to distance themselves is because Carolla isn’t afraid to share his conservative point of view.

“They don’t like guys like me on their network,” Carolla told The Western Journal.

“In a town known as Hollywood, where they never stop talking about the evils of McCarthyism, they’ve decided to attempt to stifle everyone’s voice who disagrees with them.”

So, Carolla went to the one place that wouldn’t cancel him — The Daily Wire. In the months since the conservative company announced its new initiative to produce entertainment content, The Daily Wire has seen many great successes. From the studio’s debut action-thriller “Run Hide Fight” to its Candace Owens-hosted conservative take on the Oprah-style talk show format, “Candace,” The Daily Wire keeps seeing success after success.

Through its partnership with Carolla, the company now hopes to delve into the world of comedy.

“They want to do comedy. I want to do comedy. There’s no play under the traditional media, let’s say, in Hollywood. So, why not go over to The Daily Wire and do it there?” Carolla said.

“God bless The Daily Wire for having a platform and a place where people that are basically being blackballed in Hollywood can go.”

Carolla isn’t the first Hollywood celebrity to benefit from The Daily Wire’s riposte to Hollywood’s woke cancel culture. After popular actress Gina Carano was fired from working on Disney’s “The Mandalorian,” The Daily Wire hired her to work on several new projects, including the upcoming western feature-film “Terror on the Prarie.”

More recently, The Daily Wire announced a new partnership with former ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams, who had been ousted from the company for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

When it came to his own venture with the conservative studio, it didn’t take much convincing for Carolla to get popular comedians like Jay Leno and Rob Riggle to join him. This was for a number of reasons, chief among them being the fact that, in Carolla’s own words, “The Daily Wire pays.”

It wasn’t all about the financials, however. Carolla believes many of his guests hope to perform in front of a more diverse audience and, in general, most comedians today would “prefer not to perform in front of a progressive audience.”

“I look at conservative, ‘conservative audiences,’ as sort of regular folk, and I think everyone would rather perform in front of regular folks than regular woke,” Carolla told The Western Journal.

Carolla’s new series isn’t a “political stand-up show.” Unlike the Hannah Gadsbys of the world (and there are many of those nowadays), The Daily Wire’s content isn’t aiming to produce political propaganda.

In the first episode of Carolla’s new series, which debuted on Thursday, the comedian takes aim at Joe Biden — and Donald Trump. Both he and his guests aren’t trying to push politics — they’re trying to make people laugh.

That’s why “Truth Yeller” stands out from the other comedy series and specials one might find at places like Netflix or HBO. A unique format keeps things fresh, high-powered guests keep the audience laughing and a lack of political correctness breaths some fresh air into a genre that’s sorely needed some.

More importantly, unlike most mainstream comedy specials one might see in 2021, conservatives can watch “Truth Yeller” knowing that the people who made it don’t hate them for everything they believe.

Head over to The Daily Wire to watch Adam Carolla’s “Truth Yeller.” The first two episodes, featuring comedians Jay Leno and Rob Riggle, are now streaming.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Wire

Americans Unleash on Biden After Encountering Bare Shelves at Grocery Stores Across Country

Western Journal

Published

on

President Joe Biden’s supply chain crisis has been raging for some time, and it is now wreaking havoc on Americans trying to live their everyday lives.

According to Fox News, a growing number of Americans are experiencing massive shortages at their local grocery stores, and they are directing their ire at Biden because of it.

Many Twitter users began using the hashtag #BareShelvesBiden to showcase the precarious situations at their local stores.

take our poll - story continues below

Did SCOTUS make the right decision on medical mandates for large businesses?

  • Did SCOTUS make the right decision on medical mandates for large businesses?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Flag And Cross updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Some users told stories of the lengths they had to go to in order to find seemingly basic food items.

“This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels,” one user said. “Found the bagels but zero — ZERO — plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you’re pretty much out of luck.”

Even CNBC senior White House correspondent Kayla Tausche compared the situation to the apocalypse, which is surprising coming from an employee of a leftist establishment media outlet.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms noticed the problem too, albeit only through the third party she hired to shop for her. She suggested that the supply shortages were a localized issue.

Some commenters felt Bottoms was trying to insinuate that southwest Atlanta was having problems because it is a lower-income area. If that was her intention, residents from other portions of Atlanta and surrounding areas quickly rebutted the claim.

By the looks of it, Biden’s supply chain crisis is affecting almost everyone, regardless of income or political affiliation.

As a general rule, it is not a good development for a president when his failures start to greatly affect the lives of everyday Americans.

Will supply chain issues hurt Democrats in the midterm elections?

While many less politically inclined citizens may be willing to overlook foreign policy issues or government spending excesses, they are much less likely to ignore their own inability to buy the food they want.

In a time where Biden’s approval is tanking and Democrats are panicking about the upcoming midterm elections, empty grocery store shelves are just another point in a long list of problems for the Biden administration.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

President Joe Biden’s supply chain crisis has been raging for some time, and it is now wreaking havoc on Americans trying to live their everyday lives. According to Fox News, a growing number of Americans are experiencing massive shortages at their local grocery stores, and they are directing their ire at Biden because of it. Many Twitter users began using the hashtag #BareShelvesBiden to showcase the precarious situations at their local stores. Thanks #BareShelvesBiden pic.twitter.com/sEPBCoeIDc — NRCC (@NRCC) January 10, 2022 More #BareShelvesBiden https://t.co/opm0zSOgwh — Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) January 9, 2022 #BareShelvesBiden in dark blue Oakton, Virginia pic.twitter.com/JM4bXL7CDn — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 10, 2022 Some users told stories of the lengths they had to go to in order to find seemingly basic food items. “This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels,” one user said. “Found the bagels but zero — ZERO — plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you’re pretty much out of luck.” #BareShelvesBiden at Stater Bros in Simi Valley, CA. This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels. Found the bagels but zero – ZERO – plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you’re pretty much out of luck. pic.twitter.com/qS7Lx8gRMa — Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) January 9, 2022 Even CNBC senior White House correspondent Kayla Tausche compared the situation to the apocalypse, which is surprising coming from an employee of a leftist establishment media outlet. Apocalypse now pic.twitter.com/j48ALuYtoQ — Kayla Tausche (@kaylatausche) January 9, 2022 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms noticed the problem too, albeit only through the third party she hired to shop for her. She suggested that the supply shortages were a localized issue. I’ve received 8 messages & counting from my very polite @Instacart shopper over the…

Continue Reading

Wire

Soros-Backed Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Indicted on 4 Federal Charges

Western Journal

Published

on

immigration

On Thursday, a federal grand jury chose to indict Baltimore’s top prosecutor on four counts.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby now faces charges of perjury and “making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes,” the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland told The Associated Press.

The charges are related to Mosby’s alleged lies about “meeting qualifications for coronavirus-related distributions from a city retirement plan in 2020.”

Prosecutors say Mosby lied on multiple mortgage application forms when she attempted to buy homes in Kissimmee, Florida, and Long Boat Key, Florida.

take our poll - story continues below

Did SCOTUS make the right decision on medical mandates for large businesses?

  • Did SCOTUS make the right decision on medical mandates for large businesses?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Flag And Cross updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Mosby first entered the spotlight in 2015 during the infamous Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray.

The openly progressive prosecutor pursued charges against the six police officers involved in Gray’s death.

In the end, none of the officers were convicted.

Mosby has long been criticized for her progressive approach.

Under her tenure in Baltimore, which began in 2015, the number of murders, rapes, aggravated assaults, burglaries and robberies all rose, according to an Oct. 27, 2020, report from The Heritage Foundation.

Most recently, Mosby faced criticism in November for defending Joseph Rosenbaum, the convicted sex offender who was shot while allegedly attempting to murder Kyle Rittenhouse during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, racial justice riots of 2020.

This most recent federal indictment comes months after a federal investigation into her affairs was first announced.

Both Mosby and her husband Nick Mosby, the president of the Baltimore City Council, faced various accusations in March of 2021 related to their alleged illicit use of campaign funds.

The duo was purportedly using campaign funds to pay off personal legal fees and travel expenses.

A federal probe was issued into their financial dealings at the time.

The accusations and alleged discrepancies did not stop at the campaign funds, however.

An additional federal subpoena had been issued to two churches in order to investigate whether Nick Mosby had been making financial contributions to either institution.

Both Mosbys were reportedly issued a lien by the IRS following three full years of unpaid taxes on their property. It is unknown if that lien was paid.

The two perjury counts carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison and the two mortgage-related offenses could carry with them a maximum of 30 years in prison each, according to the AP.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

On Thursday, a federal grand jury chose to indict Baltimore’s top prosecutor on four counts. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby now faces charges of perjury and “making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes,” the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland told The Associated Press. The charges are related to Mosby’s alleged lies about “meeting qualifications for coronavirus-related distributions from a city retirement plan in 2020.” Prosecutors say Mosby lied on multiple mortgage application forms when she attempted to buy homes in Kissimmee, Florida, and Long Boat Key, Florida. Mosby first entered the spotlight in 2015 during the infamous Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray. The openly progressive prosecutor pursued charges against the six police officers involved in Gray’s death. In the end, none of the officers were convicted. Mosby has long been criticized for her progressive approach. Under her tenure in Baltimore, which began in 2015, the number of murders, rapes, aggravated assaults, burglaries and robberies all rose, according to an Oct. 27, 2020, report from The Heritage Foundation. Most recently, Mosby faced criticism in November for defending Joseph Rosenbaum, the convicted sex offender who was shot while allegedly attempting to murder Kyle Rittenhouse during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, racial justice riots of 2020. This most recent federal indictment comes months after a federal investigation into her affairs was first announced. Both Mosby and her husband Nick Mosby, the president of the Baltimore City Council, faced various accusations in March of 2021 related to their alleged illicit use of campaign funds. The duo was purportedly using campaign funds to pay off personal legal fees and travel expenses. A federal probe was issued into their financial dealings at the time. The accusations and alleged discrepancies did not stop at the campaign…

Continue Reading
The Schaftlein Report

Latest Articles

Best of the Week