It Was Like ‘Waiting to Get Cancer’: GMA Producer Opens Up About Preventative Double Mastectomy

Paige More is a booker and segment producer for Good Morning America who documented her preventative double mastectomy on social media. In a segment and personal essay, she recounted the tough choice she made after finding out at the age of 22 that she tested positive for a gene that gave her an 85% chance of developing breast cancer. (Her story is very similar to that of Angelina Jolie, for those of you who remember her New York Times op-ed from 2013.) “I could either go into high-surveillance programs where you’re in and out of doctors’ offices every six months and you’re doing MRIs, you’re doing mammograms,” she explained. “I really felt like it wasn’t surveillance and it was more just waiting to get cancer. I felt like every single day I looked in the mirror and I was like, ‘I’m going to get cancer today.’ Continue reading "It Was Like ‘Waiting to Get Cancer’: GMA Producer Opens Up About Preventative Double Mastectomy"

‘I Detest You’: Fox News Quotes Chrissy Teigen and the Model Responds

When model and sarcastic social media sensation Chrissy Teigen weighed in on the United Airlines-leggings debacle, Fox News quoted her. Teigen, who is an outspoken advocate for women and avowed liberal, wanted nothing to do with that whatsoever. Behold: After telling the president’s favorite channel she detests it, she began receiving tweets from Fox News fans almost immediately. She just retweeted them, though quite a few seemed to have little to do with the topic of children being penalized for wearing leggings to the airport. Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 1.45.09 PM Then, she summed it all up Continue reading "‘I Detest You’: Fox News Quotes Chrissy Teigen and the Model Responds"

‘Do You Know How Deeply Embarrassing This Is For Republicans?’: Meghan McCain Fumes Over Healthcare Bill

Meghan McCain went off on the failed healthcare bill vote on Fox News’s Outnumbered today. “Listen, I’ve been salty and embarrassed all weekend. I really have been. Went to a party on Friday and it’s the only thing in Washington D.C. everyone can talk about,” she said. She listed everything she’s mad at when it comes to the way this “signature bill” was “completely blown”: Paul Ryan was on the list, as was the GOP’s determination to shove the bill through the House quickly and the opposition of the Freedom Caucus. “Do you know how deeply embarrassing this is for Republicans?” she demanded after scathingly insisting that “Washington can’t get its act together” in spite of being handed a Republican majority in the House, Senate, and Oval Office specifically to fix the healthcare system. Then, in a timely Donald Trump reference, she railed, “Apparently, the  Continue reading "‘Do You Know How Deeply Embarrassing This Is For Republicans?’: Meghan McCain Fumes Over Healthcare Bill"

‘Do You Know How Many People Watch Fox?’: Jedediah Bila Defends Former Employer on The View

On The View today, the women discussed CBS’s Ted Koppel telling Fox News’s Sean Hannity he’s bad for America. “I actually do think he’s good for America in the same way that I think Rachel Maddow is good for America, Bill Maher is good for America,” said former Fox employee Jedediah Bila. “The more opinions the better, and that doesn’t mean that I’m going to watch him and I’m going to agree and I’m going to form my opinions based on what he’s saying…” Whoopi Goldberg said she doesn’t think Hannity uses many facts on his show and asked if that bothered Bila. Immediately after Bila said she thought there was some fact-based reporting on HannitySunny Hostin pointed out that he’s just not a journalist. Bila responded to that by saying he never claims to be. Sara Haines said she doesn’t believe people Continue reading "‘Do You Know How Many People Watch Fox?’: Jedediah Bila Defends Former Employer on The View"

North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Will Cost the State a Lot in Lost Business (Like, a Lot)

shutterstock_481660720 Last year, North Carolina pushed forward with the “bathroom bill” that required transgender individuals to use the bathroom corresponding with their assigned sex, not their gender identity. Now we know what the law cost the state. We knew then it cost them a lot of money. Big-name musical acts pulled their concerts from the state, as did the NCAA with tournament games and PayPal with a facility expansion. All of this happened as the Department of Justice lambasted then-Governor Pat McCrory, and he reportedly responded to criticism by planting questions at his pressers to avoid talking about the bill at all. Ready to find out what it cost besides McCrory’s job? The AP is exclusively reporting that after an analysis, they found the bathroom bill “will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years.” They note that their tally is “likely Continue reading "North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill Will Cost the State a Lot in Lost Business (Like, a Lot)"

Veterans Tell Fox News They Don’t Like Trump’s Budget: ‘We Spend Too Much’

In a new online segment called Embed.ded Truth, a Fox News producer who worked on the 2016 campaign trail shared some insights. After talking about Donald Trump‘s controversial new budget proposal with fellow Fox producer Emily DeCiccioChris Snyder revealed what a few veterans he spoke to in South Carolina had to say about the proposed increases in defense spending. “We spend too much,” said a veteran who voted for Trump, but disagreed with the decision to invest in Lockheed Martin’s F-35 plane. “I’ve heard a couple of folks try to explain to me the way it’s gonna work and it sounds all well and good but throwing money at a project isn’t going to make it better.” Watch above [image: screengrab] Lindsey: Twitter. Facebook.

After Trump Goes Golfing, Sean Spicer Gets Roasted for Old Tweet

Today, Donald Trump went golfing for the 12th time in the nine weeks he has been President. That’s not really a big deal, of course. Presidents can golf! Considering that he is now golfing more than any of his predecessors did and routinely lambasted Barack Obama for golfing, though, he’s getting a lot of heat for the hypocrisy. The White House knows that, which is why they keep his golf outings quiet.