Rex Tillerson Defends Not Taking Reporters On Foreign Trip, Says He Doesn’t ‘Need’ Them






Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended the State Department decision not to bring the American press corps with him on his trip to Asia, saying he wasn’t “a big media press access person.”
In an interview with the conservative Independent Journal Review, the only outlet allowed on the trip, Tillerson said he would evaluate whether to take reporters with him on a case-by-case basis, depending on whether he needed them to communicate his message or not.
“First and foremost is what is my mission and why am I going? How can I best accomplish that mission? What’s the most effective way for me to do that? I’m not a big media press access person. I personally don’t need it,” said the former ExxonMobil CEO in the interview, published Saturday. Continue reading "Rex Tillerson Defends Not Taking Reporters On Foreign Trip, Says He Doesn’t ‘Need’ Them"

White House Press Secretary Rips Reporters In First Briefing Room Appearance

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer used his first appearance in the White House briefing room to unequivocally rebuke the press and accuse reporters of misreporting the size of the crowd at Donald Trump’s inauguration.


Spicer claimed that photos of the inaugural crowd on the National Mall did not accurately reflect the number of people who attended the event. However, photos of Trump’s inauguration showed that the crowd was significantly smaller than it was at Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
Spicer also criticized a report from White House reporters saying Trump had removed a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office. The report was later corrected. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Watch Michael Moore Rip Up A Copy Of The Washington Post With Trump On The Front Page






Filmmaker Michael Moore ripped up Saturday’s copy of The Washington Post with a front page featuring President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
“So I woke up this morning, picked up The Washington Post and the headline read ‘Trump takes power,’” Moore said during remarks at the Women’s March on Washington. “I don’t think so! Here’s the power. Here’s the majority of America right here. We are the majority.
He then continued to read from the Post: “New president vows to end American carnage.”
“Mr. Trump, we are here to end the Trump carnage,” he said.
Then, he ripped the paper in half.
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New Yorker Cover Imagines The Childishness Of A Donald Trump Presidency

With just one week until President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, The New Yorker used its cover to imagine what his presidency will be like.


The cover features Trump trying to fit into an amusement ride meant for children. Earlier this month, Trump met with executives of Condé Nast, the parent company of The New Yorker, as well as David Remnick, the magazine’s editor, and Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair. Remnick had called Trump’s election “an American tragedy.”
Take a look at the cover below:



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Greta Van Susteren To Get Nightly Show On MSNBC




Former Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren will have a new show on MSNBC, the network announced Thursday.
Van Susteren will have a daily weekday show that airs 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. called “For The Record with Greta” ― a variation on the name of her Fox show, which was called “On The Record.” The show begins on Monday and will cover “news coverage and analysis of the day’s top headlines spanning politics and beyond,” according to a network release.
“I’m thrilled to start my next chapter at MSNBC,” Van Susteren said in a statement. “The network is the right destination for the smart news and analysis I hope to deliver every day, and I look forward to joining the talented journalists and analysts I respect Continue reading "Greta Van Susteren To Get Nightly Show On MSNBC"

Gretchen Carlson Will Make First TV Anchoring Appearance Since Roger Ailes Lawsuit




Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor, will return to television on Jan. 3 after filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against then-Fox head Roger Ailes, which led to the influential TV executive stepping down from his position.
New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reported Friday that Carlson will return to the air to host the 9 a.m. hour of NBC’s “Today” show. 




Carlson, a former host on “Fox and Friends” filed a lawsuit against Ailes in July, alleging that he had requested a sexual relationship with her, harassed her and then declined to renew her contract when she rebuffed his advances. The suit prompted many women to go public Continue reading "Gretchen Carlson Will Make First TV Anchoring Appearance Since Roger Ailes Lawsuit"

Donald Trump Will Be President In Just Over A Month And The Constitution Is Already Under Attack




With a little over a month until Donald Trump takes office, the president-elect and his allies have already begun to attack the guarantees of the First Amendment, signaling how imperiled the fundamental freedoms of the Constitution could be under a Trump presidency.
Trump has long shown contempt for the media and, as he prepares to take power, he and his allies haven’t held back.
On Thursday, Corey Lewandowski, who is Trump’s former campaign manager and expected to have a role in a Trump White House, said that New York Times editor Dean Baquet should be in jail because the paper published parts of Trump’s tax return during the campaign.
“We had one of the top people at The New York Times come to Harvard University and say, ‘I’m willing to go Continue reading "Donald Trump Will Be President In Just Over A Month And The Constitution Is Already Under Attack"