Sandy Hook Parents Drop Megyn Kelly As Host Of Gala Over Alex Jones Interview

Livid over Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, an anti-gun violence group founded by parents of children killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting has axed the NBC anchor as host of an upcoming event

Sandy Hook Promise cannot support the decision by Megyn or NBC to give any form of voice or platform to Alex Jones and have asked Megyn Kelly to step down as our Promise Champion Gala host,” said Nicole Hockley, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, in a statement on Monday night. “It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview.”

The fundraising event, which the group hosts to honor advocates against gun violence, is scheduled for Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.

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Jeffrey Lord Blames Ariana Grande For Manchester Attack

Professional troll Jeffrey Lord proved that he’ll stop at no lengths to defend Donald Trump, blaming Ariana Grande for the Manchester attack while attempting to explain the president’s recent digs at London’s mayor.
After Trump mocked London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to Saturday’s deadly terror attack as “pathetic,” Lord said Khan was partly to blame for “not taking care of the terrorism.” Cooper then asked Lord, “what if [Trump] had tweeted against Ariana Grande for not providing enough security at her venue? Would that be fair too?”
“Sure,” Lord responded. “What you’re trying to illustrate is there is a serious problem here and we have collectively in this world not taken this serious enough and people are getting killed.”
Grande had been preforming at a concert hall in Manchester, U.K. last month when a suicide bomber killed 22 people, including parents and children.
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Media Outlets Rescind Endorsements Of GOP Candidate Charged With Assaulting Reporter

Multiple media outlets rescinded their endorsements of a Republican congressional candidate after he was charged with assaulting a reporter. 
The Billings Gazette, the Missoulian and the Helena Independent Record had all endorsed Greg Gianforte, who is running to fill an open U.S. House seat in Montana. But they all changed their minds after Gianforte was arrested for assaulting Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs at a campaign event on Wednesday.
Jacobs, who was taken to the hospital in an ambulance, said that Gianforte grabbed his neck and body-slammed him, breaking his glasses. Fox News journalists who were at the scene corroborated this account, as did an audio recording. Police arrested Gianforte, who has blamed Jacobs for the altercation, and charged him with misdemeanor assault. 
Newspapers quickly pulled their support for the Republican candidate.

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Donald Trump Threatens To Stop Holding Press Briefings

President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the media, threatening to stop holding press briefings.

The threat appeared to be in reference to media backlash against Trump’s surrogates, who this week offered contradictory explanations of the president’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Trump claimed in a tweet that it wasn’t possible for them to be accurate because he’s so busy.
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Morning Joe Co-Hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski Are Engaged

The co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” are finally confirming what viewers had suspected for months.
Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are engaged, a spokesperson for the network told HuffPost. According the New York Post, which first reported the news, the couple made it official over the weekend while on vacation in Antibes, France. 
As Mediaite points out, guest Harold Ford Jr. congratulated the pair during Thursday’s broadcast, which co-host Willie Geist rushed to clarify was in reference to the show’s good ratings.
Scarborough and Brzezinski’s on-air banter has helped fuel the constant rumors that the two were dating. As Jezebel put it, their chemistry is “endearing and sexually tense as hell.”
The pair hadn’t gone out of their way to deny the reports, either.
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Elizabeth Warren On Workplace Sexism: ‘Bill O’Reilly, We Are Looking At You’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out disgraced former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly as proof that sexism in the workplace is a serious issue.
“Women know what it’s like to get paid less for doing the same job as a man. They know what it’s like to struggle with the skyrocketing cost of childcare, know what it’s like to go to college where sexual assault is all too common and know what it’s like to have a sexist boss,” Warren said in a speech Wednesday night. “And yes Bill O’Reilly, we are looking at you.”
The senator was delivering the keynote address at an event hosted by EMILY’s List, a liberal PAC that works to help female Democrats get elected.
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Tucker Carlson Takes Over Bill O’Reilly’s Time Slot In More Ways Than One

Tucker Carlson officially took over the Fox News time slot that Bill O’Reilly once occupied by praising the networks’s disgraced former host, mocking women’s rights advocates, and celebrating President Donald Trump.
“I watched Bill O’Reilly at this hour for years, and I always marveled at how well-prepared he was, how tough he was, and how crisply and directly he expressed his views,” Carlson said at the start of Monday’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight. “He set a high bar, and I’m gonna do my best to meet it.”
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