Krauthammer: ISIS Has Succeeded in Spreading Terror, Even if Manchester Explosion Wasn’t an Attack

As Fox News reported on the deadly explosion in Manchester, UK, Charles Krauthammer remarked that the incident shows how much of an impact extremist terrorism has had on society. Krauthammer was speaking with Martha MacCallum as they went over the explosion which left at least 19 people dead and scores more injured at an Ariana Grande concert. The syndicated columnist noted many people in Europe have been put on edge due to the recent acts of violence and terror that have taken place around the continent in recent months. “Even if this was an accident, in some sense it’s a success and a fact of the terror war,” Krauthammer said. “Not that there hasn’t been stampedes before the era of terror, but it’s the first thing people think about in these attacks, and I think it contributes to the fact that Continue reading "Krauthammer: ISIS Has Succeeded in Spreading Terror, Even if Manchester Explosion Wasn’t an Attack"

Trump Reportedly Asked Intelligence Chiefs to Publicly Push Back Against FBI Probe

Trump A new report states that President Trump asked top intelligence leaders to join him in publicly denying that his presidential campaign coordinated with the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. The Washington Post reports that Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Michael S. Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency, were both asked by Trump to “push back” against the FBI after James Comey announced that a collusion investigation was underway. Trump’s request reportedly came after the former FBI director confirmed the probe before the House Intelligence Committee, and both Coats and Rogers declined Trump’s requests. From WaPo:
Trump made his appeal to Coats days after Comey’s testimony, according to officials. That same week, Trump telephoned Rogers to make a similar appeal. In his call with Rogers, Trump urged the NSA director to speak out publicly if there was no evidence of collusion, according Continue reading "Trump Reportedly Asked Intelligence Chiefs to Publicly Push Back Against FBI Probe"

Trump Reportedly Asked Intelligence Chiefs to Publicly Push Back Against FBI Probe

Trump A new report states that President Trump asked top intelligence leaders to join him in publicly denying that his presidential campaign coordinated with the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. The Washington Post reports that Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Michael S. Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency, were both asked by Trump to “push back” against the FBI after James Comey announced that a collusion investigation was underway. Trump’s request reportedly came after the former FBI director confirmed the probe before the House Intelligence Committee, and both Coats and Rogers declined Trump’s requests. From WaPo:
Trump made his appeal to Coats days after Comey’s testimony, according to officials. That same week, Trump telephoned Rogers to make a similar appeal. In his call with Rogers, Trump urged the NSA director to speak out publicly if there was no evidence of collusion, according Continue reading "Trump Reportedly Asked Intelligence Chiefs to Publicly Push Back Against FBI Probe"

Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Goodbye In Scathing NYT Column


After decades of grappling with her relationship with former President Bill Clinton and the ensuing media frenzy, Monica Lewinsky is bidding goodbye to Roger Ailes, a man who shamelessly capitalized on the scandal. 


Or, rather than saying goodbye to Ailes himself, Lewinsky is saying goodbye (and good riddance) to the atmosphere he created. As she wrote in a Monday column for the New York Times: “This is not another obituary for Roger Ailes, who died last week a year after being ousted at Fox News. It is, I hope, instead an obituary for the culture he purveyed — a culture that affected me profoundly and personally.”


Lewinsky outlines the way that Ailes’ success building Fox News into the cable juggernaut it is today was intimately tied to the sensationalization and 24/7 coverage of her most painful public moments. She writes:



Just two years after Rupert Continue reading "Monica Lewinsky Bids Roger Ailes Goodbye In Scathing NYT Column"

Police Respond to Reports of Explosion at Arena During Ariana Grande Concert, Confirm Multiple Fatalities

Multiple people died and more were injured at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom on Monday, and police are saying they have responded to reports of an explosion. A number of social media posts first reported the explosion, including a video showing a crowd of fans evacuating the stadium: Manchester Police issued a statement confirming the incident, as well as “a number of confirmed fatalities and others injured.” The statement said emergency services were responding to reports of an explosion at the arena, and asked people to avoid the area: Watch Fox News’ report above. UPDATE –– 7:20 pm ET: NBC News is reporting now that at Continue reading "Police Respond to Reports of Explosion at Arena During Ariana Grande Concert, Confirm Multiple Fatalities"

MSNBC Hits Ratings Milestone Amid Blitz Of Trump Bombshells


During an especially frenzied news cycle, MSNBC scored its best week in its 21-year-history by beating out both CNN and Fox News in total prime-time viewers and among the demographic prized by advertisers.
The week of May 15 kicked off with the bombshell that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats, followed the next day with a report that he urged then-FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. More revelations about Flynn followed, along with the naming of a special prosecutor for the Russian investigation. Trump’s reported boast to the Russians about firing “nut job” Comey capped off one of the more chaotic weeks in U.S. politics. 
MSNBC progressive hosts Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell averaged 2.44 million total viewers and 611,000 viewers ages 25 to 54, a coveted demographic, according to Nielsen Continue reading "MSNBC Hits Ratings Milestone Amid Blitz Of Trump Bombshells"