Three months in, this project has started to yield some conclusive results. I came into this knowing that liberals get offended by LGBT and race issues while conservatives get offended by anything involving Obama or anything that questions God. This month, the media was focused on two big issues: the missing Malaysia airliner, and the crisis in Ukraine. This month was also a very bad month for fans of satire. Continue reading March Outrage-O-Meter: Noah and the 31 days of offensiveness
Twitter blew up in a firestorm of “I’m offended” tweets when “The Colbert Report’s” official account tweeted a racy quote from the show. Michelle Malkin, a blogger and Fox News contributor, was a prominent member of the trending hashtag #CancelColbert. Continue reading Nice try Malkin, Colbert’s not going anywhere
With all of the unrest in Ukraine and Venezuela, a lot of the less partisan news organizations turned their eyes offshore, leaving MSNBC and Fox News to fight over scraps at the bottom of the barrel. For the sake of this timeline, I’m sticking strictly to outrageous events here on the homefront — which makes for a very quiet February on the national scale. Continue reading February Outrage-O-Meter: Defense cuts and anti-gay bills, oh my!
From Duck Dynasty to Chick-Fil-A, being offended has become a national pastime. It’s much easier to shut our eyes and plug our ears than it is to face the problems being brought up. So I present to you the first part of Whim’s 2014 outrage timeline where we’ll document every event that caused someone, somewhere, to overreact and do an analysis of who overreacted, and whether it was justifiable.
Continue reading January Outrage-o-meter: Richard Sherman and Chris Christie stir the pot