Lady Doritos Shows The Stupidity Of Internet Feminism

Lady Doritos Shows The Stupidity Of Internet Feminism

If you were looking for Exhibit A that internet feminism values outrage over rational thought, look no further than the backlash over “Lady Doritos” – a proposal floated by PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi. The idea behind Lady Doritos was that the signature chip brand would develop “low-crunch” chips that don’t “have so much of the flavor stick on the fingers.” The CEO said women might find the chips appealing because they “don’t like to crunch too loudly in public” or “pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.” This caused…

Sports Illustrated Shouldn’t Be Celebrating Flab

Sports Illustrated Shouldn’t Be Celebrating Flab

Sports Illustrated is repeating its plus sized swimsuit gimmick by using its “curviest model ever” on this year issue and hiring Hunter McGrady, a model who became “much happier” after she went from a size 2 to a size 16 (and her career reciprocally blossomed with her waistline). There is definitely a lesson to be learned from McGrady’s tales, as she bemoans the fact that as a size 4 she was too large to be a traditional model. The supply and demand of models unfortunately necessitates that very few humans can meet…

CNN’s Oscar Coverage Highlights Their Obsession With Race

CNN’s Oscar Coverage Highlights Their Obsession With Race

Few things in life bring us together like the movies. That’s why Thanksgiving is always one of the biggest box office weekends of the year. We may not actually be capable of spending an entire day with our family without someone bringing up the “emergency loan” our brother ended up spending on a custom waterbed, but you can still sit with your loved ones in a dark theater for two hours without a fistfight breaking out. Movies are supposed to be a unifying force in America. That’s why it was so…

The Fact Check Of “The Fake News Awards” Exposes That Fact Checking Is Fake News

The Fact Check Of “The Fake News Awards” Exposes That Fact Checking Is Fake News

This past week, Donald Trump held “The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards” on the GOP’s website, so if you think Trump hasn’t accomplished anything, at the very least he repealed the Obama administration’s regulation that every award ceremony has to be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Just think – if Trump wasn’t in office, we’d have had to suffer through Doogie Houser rapping a parody song called “Bodak Yellow Journalism” before the winners were revealed (the secret to awards show is that you can bypass several hours of banter between Jessica Chastain and…

If It Wasn’t Aziz Ansari Being Accused, Would People Be Defending Him?

If It Wasn’t Aziz Ansari Being Accused, Would People Be Defending Him?

For the first time, the #MeToo movement is receiving significant blowback from mainstream sources. After Aziz Ansari was anonymously accused in a website literally called “Babes” of sexually assaulting a girl after a date, the online mob was uncharacteristically divided. Depending on which opinion columnist you read, Aziz’s actions either represented the type of conduct that exemplifies rape culture, or represented the experience many of us have had after partaking in dollar margarita night, and waking up next to our dental hygienist with vague memories, an aching shoulder, and a severe sense of shame….

If Only Trump’s New Years Resolution Was Not To Tweet, His Approval Rating Would Soar

If Only Trump’s New Years Resolution Was Not To Tweet, His Approval Rating Would Soar

America had, by many traditional objective metrics, a very good first year under Donald Trump. Unemployment dropped to the lowest rate in 17 years. The stock market was so strong that it literally set a new record for setting new records. ISIS, the global Islamic caliphate that popularized morbid internet videos before Logan Paul made it cool, was defeated. Trump gave Americans a tax cut. Most of the big Russia stories reported immediately turned out to be fake news. Given that people love passive income, hate ISIS, and hate taxes even more than…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Isn’t Poorly Rated Because Of Bigots, It’s Just A Bad Movie

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Isn’t Poorly Rated Because Of Bigots, It’s Just A Bad Movie

The battle over political correctness has reached a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Controversy erupted when people started noticing that while Star Wars: The Last Jedi was approved of by 96% of top movie critics on Rotten Tomatoes, only 51% of fans said that they liked the movie. The media reported that the discrepancy was due to alt-right trolls (the alt-right and Russia are the liberal gods of mischief – responsible for everything from hacking elections to misplaced keys). However, Fandango quickly released a press release stating that its…

The 12 Days Of Fake News Christmas

The 12 Days Of Fake News Christmas

It’s December, which means its time for everyone to start their Christmas shopping and find that absolutely perfect, thoughtful gift for their loved ones – or alternatively, to search “last minute gift ideas for mother” on Amazon. But this holiday season, the media is spreading fake news in lieu of Christmas cheer. Instead of ten lords a-leaping, we’re getting ten leakers a-lying. So join me as we sing a song to celebrate this new yuletide carol: On the first day of December, the fake news gave to me, a wrong report that caused the Dow…

The Dow Drop Shows That The Resistance Isn’t Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

The Dow Drop Shows That The Resistance Isn’t Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

On election night, as the markets began to fall with the news that Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton,  New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman stated that that the financial markets would never recover. Krugman said that “we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight.” Yet a week after he said that, the markets rose to record highs. And not even a full year into Trump’s term, the Dow Jones had climbed to 24,000. Krugman’s prediction proved about as accurate as guessing that the lead…

Apple Shows That “Diversity” Is Code For Less White (And Sometimes Asian) Men

Apple Shows That “Diversity” Is Code For Less White (And Sometimes Asian) Men

After just six months on the job, Apple’s first vice president of diversity and inclusion is stepping down. Personnel changes at high level companies are not unusual. Just like Apple forces out the old iOS each year in order to make customers “upgrade” to a buggier, slower version, this is the human equivalent. But what makes Smith’s departure noteworthy is that she is seemingly being pushed out for her comments at a conference where she claimed that employees can be diverse in ways other than race: When asked whether she would be focusing on any group of…