On Friday night, Laura Ingraham expressed disappointment in former RNC Chair Michael Steele over remarks he made about the Trump administration’s policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the border. Steele appeared on MSNBC that morning and called the detainment centers that are housing illegal immigrant children “concentration camps for kids” and warned people at home that “their kids could be next.” “You just saw the former head of the GOP, who I know I’m really disappointed in you Michael Steele,” Ingraham reacted. “Accusing the president of running concentration camps?” Ingraham said as a mother of three children that the idea of parents being separated from their children is “horrific” and “feels wrong.” “To describe what we are doing at our border, where people cross the border illegally or present themselves and say, ‘I want asylum,’ as ‘concentration camps’ is both, I think, dismissive in minimizing the Continue reading "Ingraham Hits Ex-RNC Chair Steele For Saying Trump’s Running ‘Concentration Camps’: ‘I’m Really Disappointed in You’"
Bill Maher closed his show Friday night by addressing police brutality in America. “We need to stop saying that ‘most cops are good’ like we know that to be true,” Maher said. “I hope it’s true, but I need some evidence… unlike cops. The bad ones, not the good ones. The problem is, again, we don’t really know what that percentage is. That’s what I’m asking tonight. If most cops are good, why are there so many videos of them being bad?” Maher then referred to a few recent instances of videos that went viral of cops using physical violence on unarmed individuals including a woman on the beach and a homeless man. “That’s a lot of videos of guys that barely exist doing sh*t that hardly ever happens,” Maher reacted. “This is why NFL players want to take a knee, not because they hate the anthem.” “It Continue reading "Maher Calls For #MeToo Movement of Police: If Most Cops Are Good, Why So Many Videos Of Them Being Bad?"
Bill Maher sounded off on the recently-released DOJ IG report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation. He began by mocking President Trump for his repeated assertions that the IG report absolves him over the Russia investigation, but Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) pointed out how “seven words” have gotten so much attention. She was referring to the text FBI agent Peter Strzok sent during the election to his lover Lisa Page that “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming president. Maher himself weighed in on Strzok’s infamous text. “So nobody reads the 500 pages. Our side never catches a break!” Maher exclaimed. “They’ve got this one thing that is a smoking gun-type thing. And this is not just an opinion when it’s a guy in the FBI in charge of investigations, he wasn’t doing that! He was trying to impress the girl he was f**king! That’s all it was! She Continue reading "Maher Blasts ‘Smoking Gun-Type’ Text From IG Report: Strzok Was Just ‘Trying To Impress The Girl He Was F**king’"
On Friday night, conservative columnist George Will sat down with Bill Maher and weighed in on the Trump presidency and the current state of the Republican Party. Maher began the conversation by asking Will to respond to remarks made by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) that the GOP has become “cult-ish” in its handling of President Trump, something Will didn’t exactly agree with. “It’s not a cult. A cult implies misguided if sincere worship. This is fear,” Will told Maher. “They’re not worshipful, they are invertebrates. they are frightened.” Will did agree with Maher that there’s a “cult of personality” among Trump’s supporters, who he said are “vengeful” if you differ from the president, but added that he is “the biggest threat” to Republicans in Congress who want to seek reelection. However, when asked about if the Republican Party “bears responsibility” for the rise of Donald Trump, the #NeverTrump conservative Continue reading "George Will to Maher: The GOP Isn’t a ‘Cult’ Under Trump Because ‘They’re Frightened’"
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz weighed in on the recent jailing of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort for alleged witness tampering. Dershowitz began by responding to Rudy Giuliani‘s stunning remarks about how President Trump may “clean up” the Mueller probe with presidential pardons, which he thought he had the “perfect right” to say as Trump’s lawyer. However, it was his thoughts about Manafort sitting in jail that had Dershowitz bothered. “It is terribly unfair for Manafort to join thousands of other people, many of them minority people, many of them poor who are sitting in jail with the presumption of innocence,” Dershowitz told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. “We don’t know whether he tampered witnesses. All we know is he’s been indicted for that. You can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. This so undercuts the presumption of innocence when we put people in jail, poor or Continue reading "CNN’s Toobin Slams Dershowitz After He Insists It’s ‘Terribly Unfair’ Manafort is in Jail: ‘You Can’t Make Up The Facts’"
Trump ally Roger Stone appeared on Fox News on Friday and weighed in on the recent jailing of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Stone theorized that the real reason why Manafort is sitting in a jail cell is that the feds want to force him to plead guilty and avoid going to trial and suspected that he was the subject of an “illegal, unconstitutional” FISA warrant. Stone told Tucker Carlson that he had submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to “get to the bottom” about his own reported surveillance. “It’s become abundantly clear that having come up empty-handed of any evidence of Russian collusion, having no proof of any hijinks with WikiLeaks because I’ve received nothing from them and passed nothing on, it’s now abundantly clear that the special council seeks to go through every aspect of my personal, business, and political life trying to conjuror up some Continue reading "Roger Stone Calls the Mueller Probe ‘Orwellian’: ‘I’m Being Persecuted’ For Supporting Trump"
The relationship between the press and the Trump presidency hasn’t exactly been a healthy one, and nowhere is the mutual disdain more evident than at the daily press briefings. It seems like Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has at least one intense exchange per day, often with CNN’s Jim Acosta or April Ryan. But as contentious as they generally are with Sanders, they pale in comparison to Playboy reporter and CNN contributor Brian Karem. The immigration debate has always been emotional. But in recent weeks, the Trump administration has been pushing a policy that separates illegal immigrants from their children at the border as a way to discourage more illegal immigrants from coming to the United States. Whether you support the policy or don’t, a reporter’s personal views shouldn’t affect their work. Sadly, advocacy journalism is all the rage these days. After being grilled by another reporter on the subject, Continue reading "CNN’s Brian Karem Should Be Embarrassed By His Childish Outburst at Sarah Huckabee Sanders"