There's no need for me to give any more background on what this is all about. Ellen DeGeneres explains it all in her opening monologue on her show:
Naturally, leftists are all over her Twitter feed saying George W Bush is a war criminal, so she should not be kind to a war criminal.
Pete's Prep: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
From Outside The Beltway: "Elizabeth Warren’s Troubling Relationship with the Truth - "She's been fibbing about how she left a teaching job nearly half a century ago."
Mark Hemmingway at Real Clear Politics: "Chuck Todd and the Demise of True Journalism"
China is really pretty awful:
- The Wall Street Journal: "National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver addressed criticism that his response to a controversy over a tweet by a team executive deferred too much to Beijing’s views, even as a Chinese state broadcaster said it wouldn’t air two games scheduled for this week. Mr. Silver was addressing the controversy over a momentary show of support for Hong Kong antigovernment protesters by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey in a tweet Friday. Mr. Silver said the league’s initial statement about China left people angered and confused, in a nod to criticism that it deferred too much to Beijing’s views. An initial statement by the NBA over the weekend said the league recognized that Mr. Morey’s now-deleted tweet “deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable.” An extra line in a Chinese version of the statement expressed “extreme disappointment” in Mr. Morey’s “inappropriate comments.”
- From Rock, Paper, Shotgun: A videogamer was censored and fined after supporting Hong Kong in an interview. The hosts were also fired.
- The Hollywood Reporter: "After the "Band in China" episode mocked Hollywood for shaping its content to please the Chinese government, Beijing has responded by deleting all clips, episodes and discussions of the Comedy Central show."
- From the NY Times: "“South Park,” the long-running Comedy Central cartoon whose mockery has spared few touchy topics, was erased from major platforms in China after an episode last week taunted Chinese censors and the far-reaching effect they often have on American entertainment."