‘The Laziest, Most Ignorant President in History’: Lawrence O’Donnell Rips Trump for Quitting on AHCA

In the wake of President Donald Trump apparently throwing in the towel on the American Health Care Act as he’s said he’s done negotiating and just wants a vote on it tomorrow before moving on to tax reform, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell took the president to task for the message he sent to Congress. “If you are a House Republican and this is a tough vote for you, the president is saying to you on the front page of the New York Times tomorrow,” O’Donnell said. “I quit, and I quit in the Senate. I do not have the patience or the ability to stay focused on this and get it through the Senate, which is much harder than getting it through the House.” After guest Steven Brill said he agreed with O’Donnell but wanted to point out that he watched Obamacare and Continue reading "‘The Laziest, Most Ignorant President in History’: Lawrence O’Donnell Rips Trump for Quitting on AHCA"

John King to Jeffrey Lord: What Does Media Bias Have to do With Trump Lying 14 Times in TIME Interview?

This morning, TIME Magazine published an interview of President Donald Trump that included the president repeating a number of dubious claims and ending the whole thing by telling reporter Michael Scherer that he must be doing something right because he’s president and “you’re not.” Following an interview with Scherer on CNN tonight, anchor Anderson Cooper turned to his panel for a discussion. And political commentator and fervent Trump defender Jeffrey Lord wanted to use the TIME piece as an example of media bias. Lord mentioned a column he wrote about TIME and how they showed President Barack Obama with a beaming smile and, eight years later, displayed a photo of Trump scowling. “Now, all I’m suggesting to you is when you constantly say that one person is the greatest thing since sliced bread and your media analysis is this guy is terrible,” he stated. Continue reading "John King to Jeffrey Lord: What Does Media Bias Have to do With Trump Lying 14 Times in TIME Interview?"

Carlson to Defense Attorney: Are You Putting Your ‘Soul on the Line’ by ‘Impugning’ Teen Rape Victim?

At the beginning of tonight’s broadcast of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, host Tucker Carlson grilled the defense attorney of an undocumented immigrant who has been accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Maryland. After recapping the latest developments in the Rockville rape case in which two high-school students were accused of sexually assaulting one of their classmates — and one of the suspects, Henry Sanchez-Milian, is in the country illegally — Carlson brought on David Moyse, the attorney for Sanchez-Milian. After a bit of a back-and-forth over who is paying Moyse to represent the suspect — Moyse wouldn’t disclose to Carlson that info — the Fox host pushed the lawyer on whether he’d represent Sanchez-Milian on his immigration issues if he’s found innocent. The attorney pointed out he doesn’t do immigration law and is not really focused on his status. Following Continue reading "Carlson to Defense Attorney: Are You Putting Your ‘Soul on the Line’ by ‘Impugning’ Teen Rape Victim?"

Broadcast News Abandons Climate Change Coverage, Study Finds






Despite being packed with record-breaking weather events, 2016 saw a significant drop in broadcast news coverage of climate change, according to a study released Thursday. 
ABC, NBC CBS and Fox News Sunday collectively devoted two-thirds less time to coverage of climate change than they did in 2015, according to the nonprofit watchdog Media Matters. The year’s coverage of climate change was the least since 2011, the study found.
Media Matters broke down the coverage on Sunday shows and nightly news shows, which Fox News does not have. 

Overall, climate change coverage on the networks dropped from a combined 96 minutes in 2015 to just 50 in 2015, with none of the networks showing an increase. ABC, with just six minutes of coverage, took the title for least air time Continue reading "Broadcast News Abandons Climate Change Coverage, Study Finds"

‘This is Going to Save America’: GOP Congressman on American Health Care Act

In the wake of House leadership postponing tonight’s healthcare bill vote and President Donald Trump stating that he’s done negotiating on it and will move on after a vote tomorrow, Fox News’ Eric Bolling spoke to two Republican congressmen who continue to support the bill. With a number of conservative and moderate House members expressing unease with the plan and publicly coming out that they won’t vote for it, Reps. Chris Collins and Duncan Hunter — both early Trump supporters — attempted to use their appearance tonight sell the AHCA. Right away, Hunter went all in on why this needed to pass. “Because this is going to save America,” Hunter stated, in response to Bolling asking why he liked the bill. “To put it simply — it is Obamacare, which is failing, or it is this. This is a good bill, gonna save people money. Continue reading "‘This is Going to Save America’: GOP Congressman on American Health Care Act"