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You May Be Surprised By What Some Liberal Critics Are Saying About Michael Moore’s New Anti-Trump Movie

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You would think that, in 2018, the fastest way to a movie critic’s heart would be to spend 90 minutes complaining about and ruthlessly slamming Trump.

Michael Moore has learned that, for many critics, this was entirely true with his new film, “Fahrenheit 11/9”.

But they weren’t all thrilled.

While the film, Moore’s second on Trump (and no, Trump hasn’t even been in office two years yet, so just think about how much of Moore’s head he occupies), received an 85% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, there was a stunning 18% that found it to be “rotten.”

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And it wasn’t all from conservatives.

A handful of left-leaning critics seem to have had one collective response: “Yawn.”

That’s right!

Apparently, while liberals have no hesitation at bashing Trump day in and day out, when it’s coming from Michael Moore, was it so much to expect a little originality?

The Daily Wire captures a few of the underwhelmed reviews:

David Sims, The Atlantic

“A disjointed, occasionally powerful, often grating grab bag of recent political events, a mess that’s forgivable only because it does reflect the messy state of the world.”

“Moore’s disdain for President Trump is mostly contained to lazy shots about his (undeniably creepy) affection for his daughter Ivanka; he’s perhaps assuming that his audience will not need much convincing on Trump’s leadership deficiencies.”

Jake Cole, Slant Magazine

“Fahrenheit 11/9 represents a sincerely bold attempt to capture the overwhelming civic decay that led to our current political crisis, but Michel Moore’s circus-showman duplicity is as crass and abhorrently self-promoting as that of Donald Trump.”

Rafer Guzman, Newsday

“A short review of Moore’s film could consist of three words: We knew that. … If Moore really wanted to explain how Trump became president, he might have spent some screen time talking with Trump supporters. Instead, ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ just feels like comfort food for the Resistance.”

Mark Feeney, Boston Globe

“By the end of ‘Fahrenheit’ Moore is in rant mode. ‘The America I want to save is the America we never had’ (huh?) and ‘We have to get rid of the whole rotten system that gave us Donald Trump.’ That basically means any part of the Democratic Party to the right of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whom we briefly glimpse in a news clip.

“The movie’s a dynamic mess, and the dynamism makes the messiness feel that much messier.”

Stephen Dalton, Times

“Fahrenheit 11/9 is funny and mischievous in parts, but too little of it feels fresh or shocking.”

Yikes!

Maybe it’s time for Moore to find a new powerhouse.

 

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CUOMO KAPUT! CNN Takes Bold Action After Anchor’s Unconscionable Behavior

CNN has had enough of their primetime star’s scurrilous behavior.

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The moral ambiguity of the mainstream media took a backseat this week, at least in one decision made by CNN, after primetime star Chris Cuomo was once again embroiled in an abhorrent scandal.

Cuomo, the younger brother of disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, had earlier been caught using his vast media resources in an effort to help the Empire State lawmaker plot a PR strategy to combat a scandal of his own:  Being credibly accused of sexually assaulting and harassing at least one dozen women, some of whom were employees of the governor at the time.

Now it has been revealed that the pundit also went so far as to contact some of his brother’s accusers, which was a step too far for CNN.

CNN has suspended prime time anchor Chris Cuomo “indefinitely, pending further evaluation,” after new documents revealed the cozy and improper nature of his relationship with aides to his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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A second hour of “Anderson Cooper 360” aired in Cuomo’s place on Tuesday night. A town hall about Covid-19 will air Wednesday night.

Tuesday’s announcement about the suspension was the equivalent of a cable news shockwave. Cuomo’s 9 p.m. program is frequently CNN’s most-watched hour of the day. He is a larger-than-life presence at the network. And he was determined to stay on TV this year despite a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations against his brother, which culminated in the governor’s resignation three months ago.

The network did not mince their words.

“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” a CNN spokesperson said Tuesday evening. “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.”
“When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly,” the spokesperson continued. “But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.”
“However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew,” the spokesperson added. “As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”
There is no telling how long Cuomo could be sidelined, or if a return to CNN is even possible given what we know about the egregiousness of his actions.

The moral ambiguity of the mainstream media took a backseat this week, at least in one decision made by CNN, after primetime star Chris Cuomo was once again embroiled in an abhorrent scandal. Cuomo, the younger brother of disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, had earlier been caught using his vast media resources in an effort to help the Empire State lawmaker plot a PR strategy to combat a scandal of his own:  Being credibly accused of sexually assaulting and harassing at least one dozen women, some of whom were employees of the governor at the time. Now it has been revealed that the pundit also went so far as to contact some of his brother’s accusers, which was a step too far for CNN. CNN has suspended prime time anchor Chris Cuomo “indefinitely, pending further evaluation,” after new documents revealed the cozy and improper nature of his relationship with aides to his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. A second hour of “Anderson Cooper 360” aired in Cuomo’s place on Tuesday night. A town hall about Covid-19 will air Wednesday night. Tuesday’s announcement about the suspension was the equivalent of a cable news shockwave. Cuomo’s 9 p.m. program is frequently CNN’s most-watched hour of the day. He is a larger-than-life presence at the network. And he was determined to stay on TV this year despite a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations against his brother, which culminated in the governor’s resignation three months ago. The network did not mince their words. “The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” a CNN spokesperson said Tuesday evening. “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.” “When Chris admitted…

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CNN Opens Investigation into Chris Cuomo After Bombshell Revelation Drops

The network’s statement was highly unsatisfactory.

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CNN’s primetime pairing of Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo is quite rare.  You see, nowhere else can you find two consecutive “infotainment” shows hosted by men of such shamelessness.

For those not in the know:  Don Lemon is facing allegations of ugly sexual harassment in which the host was purported to have stuffed his hand down his pants and then asked a man to smell his fingers, complete with a threatening inquisition as to what sort of genitalia that man prefers.

Chris Cuomo, who had previously been criticized for using his media resources to help craft a PR strategy for his grope-y ex-governor of a brother, is now facing another similarly distasteful accusation.

CNN host Chris Cuomo used his sources in the media world to seek information on women who accused his brother Andrew Cuomo, then the governor of New York, of sexual harassment, according to documents released Monday by the New York Attorney General’s Office.

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While Chris Cuomo has previously acknowledged advising his brother and his team on the response to the scandals, the records show that his role in helping the then-governor was much larger and more intimate than previously known.

And the act was blatant.

Chris Cuomo was actively in touch with Melissa DeRosa, who was the then-governor’s top aide, about incoming media reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment by Andrew Cuomo, according to exhibits from the Attorney General’s probe and a transcript of his interview with the state’s investigators. He also lobbied to help the governor’s office as it sought to weather the storm of accusations, and he dictated statements for the then-governor to use.

“Please let me help with the prep,” Chris Cuomo said to DeRosa in one message in early March. Then, three days after the New York Times reported in March about how Andrew Cuomo attempted to kiss a woman, Anna Ruch, in an unwanted advance at a wedding, Chris Cuomo texted DeRosa: “I have a lead on the wedding girl.”

CNN, whose very existence is dependent upon editorialized knee-jerk reactions suggested that they’d need a few days to assess the situation before casting any sort of castigation in Cuomo’s direction.

CNN’s primetime pairing of Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo is quite rare.  You see, nowhere else can you find two consecutive “infotainment” shows hosted by men of such shamelessness. For those not in the know:  Don Lemon is facing allegations of ugly sexual harassment in which the host was purported to have stuffed his hand down his pants and then asked a man to smell his fingers, complete with a threatening inquisition as to what sort of genitalia that man prefers. Chris Cuomo, who had previously been criticized for using his media resources to help craft a PR strategy for his grope-y ex-governor of a brother, is now facing another similarly distasteful accusation. CNN host Chris Cuomo used his sources in the media world to seek information on women who accused his brother Andrew Cuomo, then the governor of New York, of sexual harassment, according to documents released Monday by the New York Attorney General’s Office. While Chris Cuomo has previously acknowledged advising his brother and his team on the response to the scandals, the records show that his role in helping the then-governor was much larger and more intimate than previously known. And the act was blatant. Chris Cuomo was actively in touch with Melissa DeRosa, who was the then-governor’s top aide, about incoming media reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment by Andrew Cuomo, according to exhibits from the Attorney General’s probe and a transcript of his interview with the state’s investigators. He also lobbied to help the governor’s office as it sought to weather the storm of accusations, and he dictated statements for the then-governor to use. “Please let me help with the prep,” Chris Cuomo said to DeRosa in one message in early March. Then, three days after the New York Times reported in March about how Andrew…

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