Huh? Famous Director Lashes Out, Blames Objective Media For Hillary Loss

Posted on Fri 11/18/2016 by


ScottWhitlockpicture-68-1409685216By Scott Whitlock ~

Hollywood director Ethan Coen joined the celebrity freak out over Donald Trump’s victory. One half of the famous Coen brothers, the filmmaker penned a New York Times op-ed on Sunday. Writing a satirical set of “thank you notes,” he lashed out at Jimmy Fallon for being too nice to a racist monster. Coen also blamed the media for being… too objective, condemning “reportorial balance.”

coenethanRegarding the genial Fallon, Coen (pictured) sneered at the NBC late night host: “How did you manage to shine a nonthreatening light on someone who alarms so many women, frightens so many undocumented families and slurs so many minorities? Can’t have been easy! Thanks!”

Playing the race card, he continued, “Maybe now you could have the Grand Wizard on your show: He leans his head to you, you slip his hood off and ruffle his hair. Could be a cute bit!” 

The problem with journalists, according to Coen, is that they were too objective:

All our media friends. Thank you for preserving reportorial balance. You balanced Donald Trump’s proposal that the military execute the innocent families of terrorists, against Hillary’s emails. You balanced pot-stirring racist lies about President Obama’s birth, against Hillary’s emails. You balanced a religious test at our borders, torture by our military, jokes about assassination, unfounded claims of a rigged election, boasts about groping and paradoxical threats to sue anyone who confirmed the boasts, against Hillary’s emails. You balanced endorsement of nuclear proliferation, against Hillary’s emails. You balanced tirelessly, indefatigably; you balanced, you balanced, and then you balanced some more. And for that — we thank you. And thank you all for following Les Moonves’s principled lead when he said Donald Trump “may not be good for America, but he’s damn good for CBS.”

The co-director of Fargo, True Grit and The Big Lebowski didn’t find much fault with Hillary Clinton:

I cannot thank: Hillary Clinton. She is not a morally perfect person — her fault! She was not the perfect candidate — her fault! Misogyny may have magnified her failings so as to show them balancing the outsized failings of her opponent — and that might not be her fault.

Coen joins director Joss Whedon, known for The Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On Monday, he hyperventilated, “This is simple: Trump cannot CANNOT be allowed a term in office. It’s not about 2018. It’s about RIGHT NOW.” Whedon did not explain how he planned to stop Trump.

On Thursday, Whedon tweeted about evil Republicans: “Ryan & the GOP were always gonna fall in line for Trump. Libs quibble, evil shrugs.” In another tweet on Thursday, the director fumed, “Hillary played the woman card. Black activists – the race card. But no one calls out Trump for playing the amoral illiterate shitstain card.”

Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center’s site.

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