This week's Mainstream Media Scream features one of the more interesting Hollywood head scratchers to the Big Media, this time actress Meryl Streep to CBS This Morning.

Asked by host Charlie Rose to recall her experience addressing to the Democratic National Convention, where she introduced Hillary Clinton, actress Meryl Streep said on Wednesday's CBS This Morning:

"It was personal. It was sort of, it meant an enormous amount to me because I just felt the press of history behind me. I felt my grandmother and my mother, imagining what they would feel. My mother was born before women could vote. It's very recent that we've been admitted to the United States with our rights, and so I felt it was a moment in history and I felt like I was surfing this huge wave of wonderfulness."

She was on the CBS morning show to promote, with Hugh Grant, her new movie, Florence Foster Jenkins.

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick: "By Streep's standard that 1920 is 'very recent,' the Calvin Coolidge presidency was 'very recent.' Her formulation about getting 'admitted to the United States with our rights' displays a remarkable degree of bitterness for a wealthy woman who has always had the right to vote, but I guess that reflects how liberals are always quick to see the worst in America."

Rating: Four out of five screams.

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