Shepard Smith Delivers Harrowing Opener Recounting the Timeline of New Zealand Mosque Shooting


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Fox News’ Shepard Smith presented a harrowing opening segment Friday afternoon, recounting the chain of events leading up to the horrific massacre killed 49 people and injured dozens between two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Smith said he will not share the gunman’s name, face, or his video live-streaming the horrific killing spree, but that he would recount what a Fox News editor described after watching it. “An editor here watched it and provided the following information: ‘The gunman seems upbeat, almost casual, as he sits in his car before the massacre. There are guns in the passenger seat visible on the video and one tucked beside his leg,’ he says, describing the rifles as being covered in white supremacist symbols, while the car’s stereo blares a Serbian tune celebrating a Muslim-killer.” Smith continued, “Our editor could hear the GPS, a British woman’s voice giving the killer directions to Continue reading "Shepard Smith Delivers Harrowing Opener Recounting the Timeline of New Zealand Mosque Shooting"

Fox News Guest Steamrolled By Kennedy’s Fervor for Investigating Hillary Clinton: ‘You Like Pointing and Yelling at Me’


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An already heated debate on Fox News’ Outnumbered ended up in a shouting math, as the show hosts piled on a guest for not caring enough about investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s email. COO of UBS Investment Bank Robert Wolf, the day’s #OneLuckyGuy, ended up asking the hosts to tone it down. “Don’t you want to know what happened? What would be wrong with a foreign and wide look at what was going on with that top secret server situation with Hillary Clinton?” asked Harris Faulkner. Wolf said he was okay with the FBI and Department of Justice investigating Clinton while she was state secretary, but since it is no longer relevant, it is a waste of time. Kennedy snapped at Wolf that he was simply spewing “talking points,” and argued it is still relevant because the FBI agents who were around during Clinton’s email Continue reading "Fox News Guest Steamrolled By Kennedy’s Fervor for Investigating Hillary Clinton: ‘You Like Pointing and Yelling at Me’"

Judicial Watch Founder Calls on Kellyanne Conway to ‘Dump’ Her ‘Pathetic Hateful Slob’ Husband


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Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman called on White House advisor Kellyanne Conway to drop her husband George Conway for being a “pathetic hateful slob” Thursday afternoon. “Time for Kellyanne to Dump Her So-Called Husband! He is a Pathetic Hateful Slob!” tweeted Klayman, sharing a link to a report that Conway’s husband had called President Donald Trump a “pathological” liar. Klayman also tagged the president, as well as a few other television and radio personalities on the right, in his tweet. Conway’s husband slamming her boss is nothing new. An outspoken Washington attorney, he often criticizes Trump for being mentally unstable, lying, irrational, and “self-defeating.” “Wether or not impeachment is in order, a serious inquiry needs to be made Continue reading "Judicial Watch Founder Calls on Kellyanne Conway to ‘Dump’ Her ‘Pathetic Hateful Slob’ Husband"

Australian Senator Responds to Tragic Mosque Shooting By Condemning… Muslims?


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An Australian senator shocked the world with a statement following the tragic Christchurch mosque shooting Friday, with the most unexpected condemnation of the Muslim community. After 49 people were killed and 20 were injured between two New Zealand mosques, Senator Fraser Anning said he is “utterly opposed to any form of violence” in the New Zealand community, and “totally condemn[s] the actions of the gunman.” But that condemnation was immediately followed up with a condemnation of “the increasing Muslim presence” in both Australia and New Zealand. “As always, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to claim that the causes of today’s shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views but this is all clichéd nonsense,” Anning wrote in a statement. “The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the Continue reading "Australian Senator Responds to Tragic Mosque Shooting By Condemning… Muslims?"

Dan Abrams Blasts Beto O’Rourke For Lying About 2020 Run: ‘The Truth Matters!’


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Remember when Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) told 60 Minutes correspondent Jon Wertheim he would not run for president in 2020, “no matter what?” Well, Democrats certainly don’t. “In fact,” O’Rourke said just in November, he is “completely ruling that out, not going to do that.” “No matter what? Win or lose you’re not going to run in 2020?” asked Wertheim, to which O’Rourke responded: “Win or lose, I’m not — I’m not running in — in 2020. I got to tell you, it’s — it’s incredibly flattering that anyone would ask me the question or that that’s even up for discussion. But, but since people have asked, the answer’s no.” That was during his campaign against incumbent Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) not long ago in 2018, which he lost to Cruz. And now he’s suddenly back in campaign mode? But Democrats don’t seem surprised. In fact, Continue reading "Dan Abrams Blasts Beto O’Rourke For Lying About 2020 Run: ‘The Truth Matters!’"

No, Mocking Beto’s Cheesy ‘Betomaniac’ Ad is Not Going to ‘Ruin’ His 2020 Bid


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If you have spent any time on social media in the ten hours since Rep. Beto O’Rourke‘s (D-TX) announcement that he is running for president in 2020, you may have noticed his 2018 senate campaign videos circulating among his critics. The “Betomaniac” campaign ad features a team of ladies swooning and fangirling over “the man” O’Rourke, who is strong and hip and gentle. Another video features a group of parents, grandparents, and children dancing for Beto. Cheesy, I know. To top it all off, recall he spent a recent visit to the dentist filming himself for Instagram while getting a cleaning and talking about immigration with his dental hygienist. The eye rolls were strong with that one. But it doesn’t exactly make me hate the man. For some reason, O’Rourke’s critics seem to think harping on it will. The video is being shared with all kinds of snarky comments: Continue reading "No, Mocking Beto’s Cheesy ‘Betomaniac’ Ad is Not Going to ‘Ruin’ His 2020 Bid"

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Faces Investigation for Apparently Running Business From Jail


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The United States Bureau of Prisons has launched an investigation into “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli‘s latest mischief, this time from his jail cell. Shkreli, who was sentenced to seven years in prison less than a year ago on three counts of committing and conspiring to commit securities fraud, has reportedly continued to run his biotech business from his jail cell using a contraband cell phone. The U.S. BOP opened an investigation into Shkreli after learning about his alleged contraband cell phone from a Wall Street Journal report. According to the U.S. BOP, possession of a cell phone in prison is a “greatest severity level” violation, and conducting a business in prison is a “moderate severity level” violation.

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Meghan McCain Accuses Jewish Cartoonist Eli Valley of Anti-Semitism After He Mocks Her in Cartoon


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The View hostess Meghan McCain accused Jewish cartoonist Eli Valley of anti-Semitism Friday afternoon, after he tweeted a cartoon depicting her crying over Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s (D-MN) comments about Israel. “This is one of the most anti-Semitic things I’ve ever seen,” McCain shot back at the cartoonist. “Also, this reveals so much more about you than it does me…” Valley responded with more cartoons surrounding Omar which he has called Omartoons, which mock the Republican Party for crying about anti-Semitism on the left when there are similar characters on the right. His original cartoon of McCain featured her wearing a cross while surrounding herself with Jewish artifacts and crying about anti-Semitism.

Why I Wish HBO’s Leaving Neverland Never Aired


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By now, everybody’s heard of Leaving Neverland, HBO’s documentary featuring the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson and his alleged affinity for having sexual relationships with young children. Some of his victims spoke out about his actions for the first time as adults, and now the entire world of MJ music is in complete turmoil. To show their disgust at MJ’s pedophilia displayed in the documentary, radio stations across the world are now pulling his music. Some media networks are even ridding themselves of his music completely. Frankly, I’m surprisingly annoyed that this is happening. And I kind of wish Leaving Neverland never aired, because of the reaction it is getting. I mean, I hate pedophiles. And I think they should be shamed and everybody should know about what MJ did. And, of course, his suffering victims should be supported and comforted wholeheartedly… These new allegations bring Continue reading "Why I Wish HBO’s Leaving Neverland Never Aired"

Chelsea Manning Taken Into Custody for Refusing to Testify About Wikileaks in Sealed Court


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Former army intelligence veteran Chelsea Manning was taken into custody for contempt of court Friday morning, after refusing to testify about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in front of a secret federal grand jury. The sealed hearing was held in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia, the same district in which a sealed indictment of Assange was revealed. Before entering the court, Manning, an anti-secrecy activist, told reporters she would be happy to share what she knows to the public. “I don’t believe in the grand jury process, I don’t believe in the secrecy of this,” she said. “I have no problem explaining what happened. I’ve done it before. Why we should go this in a secret closed hearing with only the prosecutor, no lawyer, and a grand jury that is barely able to act independently?”

Whoopi Goldberg Reveals Near-Death Experience With Pneumonia: ‘I Came Very, Very Close to Leaving the Earth’


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The View took a brief break from regular programming Friday in order to show a pre-taped segment of Whoopi Goldberg updating fans on the state of her health. Goldberg, who has been absent from the show for more than a month, revealed she had a near-death experience with serious pneumonia and septic shock. “I am here. I am up and moving around — not as fast as I’d like to be, but I am okay. I’m not dead,” said Goldberg, describing her illness — which involved a range of issues including excessive fluid in both lungs. “Yes, I came very, very close to leaving the earth. Good news: I didn’t,” she said. The View co-host thanked her fans, and said she had received all kinds of support from both her supporters and her haters. “We all know that’s gonna change when I get back,” she joked, as the audience watching the Continue reading "Whoopi Goldberg Reveals Near-Death Experience With Pneumonia: ‘I Came Very, Very Close to Leaving the Earth’"

Steny Hoyer Dismisses Bernie Sanders’ ‘Incorrect’ Defense of Omar: ‘This is About Stereotypes’


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Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) hit back at Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on MSNBC Thursday, after Sanders released a statement defending Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her comments about Israel, in which he said anti-Semitism should not be conflated with criticism of Israel’s government. House Democrats had planned to vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism Thursday, but after much internal debate, the resolution was revised to include all forms of hate.  Sanders’ statement reads:
Anti-Semitism is a hateful and dangerous ideology which must be vigorously opposed in the United States and around the world. We must not, however, equate anti-Semitism with legitimate criticism of the right-wing, Netanyahu government in Israel. Rather, we must develop an even-handed Middle East policy which brings Israelis and Palestinians together for a lasting peace. What I fear is going on in the House right now is an effort to target Congresswoman Omar as a Continue reading "Steny Hoyer Dismisses Bernie Sanders’ ‘Incorrect’ Defense of Omar: ‘This is About Stereotypes’"

Congress’s Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism is a Dumb Waste of Time


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Democratic leadership in Congress has been under a lot of pressure from all sides lately with its resolution to condemn anti-Semitism. Republicans are taunting Democrats for being too slow to respond to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s questionable anti-Israel comments, while House Democrats battle on whether condemning anti-Semitism is necessary or simply a waste of time. As a Jewish pro-borders Republican who thinks highly of Israel and thinks Omar is awful, I strongly agree with those Democrats. This resolution condemning anti-Semitism is a dumb waste of time and nothing short of a PR stunt. Other than giving Democrats a chance to pose for Jewish supporters and Republicans a chance to eagerly label Democrats as “the real anti-Semites”, what good is a resolution condemning anti-Semitism going to do for anybody? Is it going to stop ordinary people from harassing or making fun of Jews? Is it going to make Omar, whose anti-Israel Continue reading "Congress’s Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism is a Dumb Waste of Time"

Watch Speechless Erik Prince Fail to Defend Calling Iraqis ‘Barbarians’ in Al Jazeera Interview


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Former Blackwater founder Erik Prince experienced a somewhat dead-end during an interview with Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan, after being asked about an excerpt in his book in which he described the civilians under his watch in Iraq as “barbarians.” “What drives you when you come up with these plans to do private security in a lot of these Muslim majority countries? Because you yourself have referred to the people your men were fighting in Iraq as barbarians who crawled out of the sewer,” Hasan challenged, on the network’s Head to Head. “You say in your memoir, ‘These are the chanting barbarians American troops were sent to liberate?” Prince answered in the affirmative and said he has no problem calling suicide terrorists barbarians. Hasan pointed out Prince’s team had not been sent to “liberate” terrorists; rather, Iraqi civilians. The former Blackwater founder began stumbling on his words as Continue reading "Watch Speechless Erik Prince Fail to Defend Calling Iraqis ‘Barbarians’ in Al Jazeera Interview"

House Democrats Reportedly Clashed in Closed-Door Meeting Over Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism


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After pushing back a vote to condemn anti-Semitism scheduled Wednesday to at least Thursday, House Democrats broke out into a closed-door sprawl over whether a resolution is warranted. Several freshman House Democrats such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) pushed back on the resolution, which they claimed is an anti-Muslim assault on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Omar is in the news for another controversial comment she made about the Israel lobby during a town hall in Washington’s Busboys & Poets last week, which the cafe had live-streamed on its Facebook page Friday. Some Democrats, such as Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), said they will not sign a resolution condemning anti-Semitism if it specifically names Omar. Others see the resolution as a cave to Republican bait that ignores anti-Muslim bias. “We need to have an equity in our outrage,” said Rep. Ayanna Continue reading "House Democrats Reportedly Clashed in Closed-Door Meeting Over Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism"

Doug Schoen: Mike Bloomberg Will Not Endorse Joe Biden for Possible 2020 Election Run


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Bloomberg advisor and Fox News analyst Doug Schoen says former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg will not endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 presidential election and will instead focus on the issues he cares about. After considering running for president and hinting about it for months, Bloomberg had finally released a statement Tuesday evening saying he will not be running for president in 2020. Schoen described himself and Bloomberg as centrist Democrats on Fox Business Wednesday and said the former mayor believes certain issues are better fought for privately. He added Bloomberg will not fight for the impeachment of President Donald Trump as some of his Democratic peers are doing. “He had a statement yesterday where he said candidly he wasn’t sure he could win a Democratic primary given the leftward drift of the party,” Schoen of Bloomberg. “He felt, and I believe he would have been Continue reading "Doug Schoen: Mike Bloomberg Will Not Endorse Joe Biden for Possible 2020 Election Run"

MSNBC’s Garrett Haake: Democrats Looking for ‘Goldilocks Option’ to Condemn Omar ‘Without Going Too Far’


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MSNBC reporter Garrett Haake discussed Democrats’ dilemma with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Live with Craig Melvin Wednesday morning, saying the party has become increasingly restless with the perceivably anti-Semitic comments made by the young congressman but aren’t quite sure about what to do about it. Democrats were set to vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism Wednesday but delayed it to at least Thursday amidst debate of anti-Semitism within the party. “Democrats are in a jam. They’re not sure exactly how they want to deal with this issue. Democratic leadership are upset with the comments Congresswoman Omar has made,” said Haake, adding it’s “not the first time” the Democratic congresswoman has made questionable comments about the Israel lobby. Haake said some House Democrats are afraid that by voting on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, they might be limited in their criticisms of Israel. He also added that Omar has already been Continue reading "MSNBC’s Garrett Haake: Democrats Looking for ‘Goldilocks Option’ to Condemn Omar ‘Without Going Too Far’"

Stephanie Ruhle: Trump Might Be Running for Reelection Only to Avoid Being Indicted


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MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle seems to believe President Donald Trump has no reason to run for reelection in 2020, other than a fear of getting indicted otherwise. On Wednesday morning, Ruhle cited a New York Times article that claimed anonymous sources close to the President were predicting he may be running for reelection in part to avoid getting in legal trouble because of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation on him. “Let’s talk about how twisted that is, okay? He would run because if he’s a private citizen, he’ll get indicted,” said Ruhle, as the TimesBret Stephen agreed. Stephens said as a president, Trump is protected from criminal activities he potentially did as a private citizen, such as hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal during his campaign. Stephens said his offenses are impeachable, but that he’s more likely to get punished for Continue reading "Stephanie Ruhle: Trump Might Be Running for Reelection Only to Avoid Being Indicted"

Forbes Gets Roasted For Calling Kylie Jenner a ‘Self-Made Billionaire’: She’s as Self-Made as ‘A Tube of Cookie Dough’


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Journalists and media figures mocked a Forbes article which proclaimed reality television star Kylie Jenner the youngest “self-made” billionaire in the world Tuesday. The 21-year-old Jenner’s net worth recently topped $1 billion — a milestone she reached at a younger age than even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who hit $1 billion at age 23. Critics are mocking Forbes for comparing Jenner’s fortune with Zuckerberg’s fortune, considering Jenner was raised in a family with a net worth of hundreds of millions of dollars (if not more) who helped establish and invest in her business (she was already worth $5 million before her business started). They also put her on one of the most popular reality television shows in the country — where she’s starred for the past decade. Zuckerberg, conversely, founded his tech giant as a mere college student living in a dorm. Here’s a sampling of the reaction:

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin Expresses Bewilderment at Roger Stone Flirting With Gag Order: ‘Insane, What He’s Doing’


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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin expressed bewilderment Tuesday, after Roger Stone posted a photo to his Instagram story which appears to be flirting with the conditions of his gag order. The photo, now deleted, urged followers to donate to his legal defense fund, and had the caption “who framed Roger Stone?” After a previous photo on Stone’s Instagram page depicted Judge Amy Berman Jackson (the presiding judge in his case) with rifle crosshairs in the background, Stone was placed under a gag order prohibiting him from publicly criticizing or alluding in any way to Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation. Toobin said it was “insane” that Stone would jeopardize himself by publishing another questionable photo to his Instagram account. “I think he’s playing with fire. I think he could get locked up. I mean, this is insane what he’s doing,” said Toobin, adding in an aside that Stone’s book Continue reading "CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin Expresses Bewilderment at Roger Stone Flirting With Gag Order: ‘Insane, What He’s Doing’"