In the wake of the presidential election in which liberals are convinced fake news is responsible for Hillary Clinton’s loss, the clueless liberal media has vowed to fact check everything to ensure Donald Trump doesn’t get away with deceiving the public in the say way the liberal media does. In that spirit the Associated Press has fact-checked Trump’s claim that leftist actress Meryl Streep is “overrated.” Thank goodness for this important service to honesty and journalistic integrity.
You probably know by now that at last night’s Golden Globe Awards Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech to slam Donald Trump as a threat to everything liberals hold dear. Trump responded with a tweet calling the actress overrated. While the AP was not interested in fact-checking Streep’s fact-free anti-Trump rant, they went head first in to defend her against the charge of being perceived as greater than she actually is.
President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday, calling Meryl Streep “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” following her speech Sunday night at the Golden Globe awards
While “overrated” is an opinion, Streep, who took aim at Trump in her speech while accepting the Globes lifetime achievement award, holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor. She has earned 19 Oscar nominations and three wins, as well as a record 29 Golden Globe nominations and eight wins, and two Emmy Awards.
Just the fact that the AP admits this is Trump’s opinion and unprovable but still went ahead in attempt to disprove him is insane, but they accidentally gave him some credibility. You don’t have to read all of this, the point is that Meryl Streep has won lost of awards:
Plus there’s a Presidential Medal of Freedom, not to mention 10 People’s Choice Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, four National Society of Film Critics Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor and has been named a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest civilian honor given by the French government.
She’s also earned a Tony Award nomination, five Grammy Award nominations, the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, an American Comedy Award, an Irish Film and Television Award, two Italian Online Movie Awards, two Teen Choice Award nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Additionally, there have been honors from film critics from Toronto, St. Louis, San Francisco, Phoenix, Palm Springs, New Jersey, Iowa, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Florida, North Texas, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C.
Acting is art and art is subjective. Streep has won all of these awards based on other people’s opinions of her. That she has so many awards means that lots of people think that she’s good a what she does and that actually proves that she’s overrated.
When the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl last year they were awarded the championship trophy because they beat the Carolina Panthers, not because some football insiders decided they should get the Vince Lombardy Trophy. When Streep or anyone else wins an Oscar it is because industry insiders made the call. Winning an entertainment award is not the same thing as actually proving or accomplishing something.
Maybe Streep is a great actress and maybe she’s not. Personally I don’t like her because she’s hard to look at and her movies are boring. Hollywood seems to love her as they heap praise and awards on her and that by the very definition is her being overrated.
I’m going to rate this AP fact-check as: completely bullshit.