Pro-Trump CNN Guest Blasts McCain For Not Wishing Melania Trump Well: ‘The Bad Blood Goes Both Ways’

The saga of White House aide Kelly Sadler continues. Ever since Sadler made comments in a private meeting dismissing Sen. John McCain as “dying,” the news cycle has revolved around the White House’s bizarre inability to both apologize for the comments and stop leaks about the inside efforts to contain the fallout. Women Vote Trump co-chair Amy Kremer appeared on CNN’s New Day with political commentator Ana Navarro to discuss the White House’s latest comments on the controversy. Kremer questioned whether Sadler even made the comments she has apologized privately to Meghan McCain for, before criticizing the Arizona senator’s daughter for making “a big deal out of it to the public.” “I think the whole thing should be dropped, I don’t think that we should continue on with this,” Kremer said. The pro-Trump guest then brought up Monday reports about Melania Trump and former Democrat Senator Harry Reid‘s Continue reading "Pro-Trump CNN Guest Blasts McCain For Not Wishing Melania Trump Well: ‘The Bad Blood Goes Both Ways’"

Farrow: Firm Harvey Weinstein Hired To Quash Sexual Harassment Reports Also Used to Get Dirt on Iran Deal Brokers

The New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow reported late Sunday night that Black Cube, the Israeli-based private intelligence firm that Harvey Weinstein used to target women and journalists looking to expose his story, is the same firm that was used to try to dig up dirt on former Obama administration officials who helped to broker the Iran deal. The Guardian reported this weekend that Trump aides worked on the effort to smear these officials – particularly Colin Kahl and Ben Rhodes – in an attempt to discredit the Iran deal and to garner public support for President Donald Trump Continue reading "Farrow: Firm Harvey Weinstein Hired To Quash Sexual Harassment Reports Also Used to Get Dirt on Iran Deal Brokers"

CNN’s Camerota Spars With Ronna McDaniel Over RNC’s Sex Scandals: What Does This Say About ‘Culture’?

In recent months, the Republican National Committee’s former Finance Chair Steve Wynn and top deputy Elliott Broidy, have both been involved in sexual misconduct scandals. Another top deputy, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, has been involved as a fixer of sorts in several scandals. This begs the question which was asked Monday on New Day by Alisyn Camerota., who first listed off the RNC’s growing collection of scandals. “What does this all say about the culture at the RNC?” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel tried to downplay the scandals — after stumbling over her response — by minimizing Wynn and Broidy’s roles. “Elliot and Steve resigned,” McDaniel said. “Obviously, the charges were troubling. We have hundreds of fundraisers.” Camerota pursued her line of questioning, as the interview grew tense. “In this Me Too moment what does it say that your finance committee is embroiled in this?” Continue reading "CNN’s Camerota Spars With Ronna McDaniel Over RNC’s Sex Scandals: What Does This Say About ‘Culture’?"

Fmr Sinclair News Director Warns: They ‘Co-Opt The Credibility’ of Local Anchors to ‘Promote a Political Agenda’

  Aaron Weiss, a former news director at a local station who quit after it was bought by Sinclair, appeared on CNN’s New Day to explain what it’s like to have the broadcasting group begin to influence coverage. In 2013, Weiss was a news director at a station in the Midwest that was bought by Sinclair, when “we started getting these must-run pieces everyday that would come down from corporate.” “The must run pieces were generally political,” he explained. “Some of them were pre-produced packages from corporate, some of them were scripts that anchors were expected to Continue reading "Fmr Sinclair News Director Warns: They ‘Co-Opt The Credibility’ of Local Anchors to ‘Promote a Political Agenda’"

CNN’s Camerota Takes Heat For Calling Out ‘Dumbass Colleges’ That Rejected David Hogg

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota is facing something of a backlash after she called out the colleges who decided not to accept Parkland, Florida student turned gun control advocate David Hogg. The shooting survivor and student activist appeared on CNN’s New Day this morning in order to talk about his feud with Laura Ingraham, the Fox News host who recently taunted him for getting rejected from several schools he applied to. Since Hogg has a high grade point average and has become a major public figure since the attack on his high school, Camerota wondered “What kind of dumbass colleges don’t want you?!” Of course, universities are under no specific obligation to accept Hogg, and quite a few conservatives on Twitter were unhappy with Camerota’s opinionated comments:

CNN’s Camerota Grills Avenatti on How Much Money Stormy Daniels Would Take to ‘Go Away’

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota interviewed lawyer Michael Avenatti on Friday, and she grilled him to find out what exactly Stormy Daniels is trying to get out of her lawsuit against Michael Cohen and President Donald Trump. As they talked about Avenatti’s rejected motion to depose the president, Camerota asked whether the attorney would take new action or “tease” new evidence to support his case. Camerota focused on the latter when she noted how Avenatti tweeted a picture of a mysterious DVD before his client appeared on 60 Minutes, but no one really knows what evidence it may have. Avenatti insisted things were going according to plan and that he hasn’t been dodging questions about the case, but Camerota stayed on target and said eventually he’d have to produce evidence to establish the connection between Daniels and Trump. “What is your evidence that there was an affair?” Camerota asked. “At Continue reading "CNN’s Camerota Grills Avenatti on How Much Money Stormy Daniels Would Take to ‘Go Away’"

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota to David Hogg: ‘What Kind of Dumbass Colleges Don’t Want You?!’

As Alisyn Camerota spoke to David Hogg about his feud with Fox’s Laura Ingraham, the CNN host expressed amazement that the student gun control activist was turned down by certain colleges despite his high grades and national profile. Hogg discussed why he doesn’t find Ingraham’s apology sincere after her personal attacks against him, and Camerota noted that the saga started when she mocked him for not getting accepted into several of the colleges he applied to. “I am stunned that four colleges rejected you,” Camerota exclaimed. “What kind of dumbass colleges don’t want you?! You have taken the country by storm. How do you explain this? Did they reject you before the Parkland massacre?” Hogg explained that the rejection letters came “two weeks ago,” after the Parkland massacre at his high school, though he wasn’t particularly concerned about it. “It goes to show that regardless of whether you Continue reading "CNN’s Alisyn Camerota to David Hogg: ‘What Kind of Dumbass Colleges Don’t Want You?!’"