Watch Liberals Support the GOP Tax Plan… After Being Told It Came From Bernie Sanders


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We’ve seen this type of video before where a guy with a camera interviews people on the street to ask them questions just to turn the political tables on them at the end. Well in this episode of “Ami On The Loose,” political satirist Ami Horowitz took to the streets in East Village, or as he refers to it as “liberal mecca,” to speak to liberals about the recently passed GOP tax plan. But here’s the catch. Horowitz decided to explain the GOP tax plan to Democrats… but told them it was being drafted as an alternative to the GOP tax plan by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The results were stunning. Here were some of the talking points Horowitz pulled from the GOP tax plan that he said was drafted by Sanders.
If you’re making $50,000 or less, most families of four will not be paying any taxes at all. Continue reading "Watch Liberals Support the GOP Tax Plan… After Being Told It Came From Bernie Sanders"

Don Lemon Calls Out Filmmaker of Doc on Sweden Over Questionable Crime Stats


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If you thought you’d heard the end of the President Trump-Sweden Incident saga, you were wrong. CNN’s Don Lemon interviewed Ami Horowitz Monday night about his YouTube documentary Stockholm Syndrome and the unexpected uproar it has caused after President Trump egregiously claimed an incident had occurred “[Friday night] in Sweden” after watching a Tucker Carlson segment featuring the doc. “Let’s talk about the numbers,” Lemon said in reference to Horowitz’s film’s accusation that there was a sharp increase in violent crimes “over the last few years in Sweden” all of which could be traced back to immigrants. “We looked at the stats from the U.S. State Department. Here’s what we learned: Crime rose about 7% from 2015; much of that was non-violent computer fraud and vandalism. In 2015 violent crime would decrease slightly,” Lemon would claim of the facts he had complied. Continue reading "Don Lemon Calls Out Filmmaker of Doc on Sweden Over Questionable Crime Stats"

Swedish Cops Say ‘Madman’ Documentarian Cited by Trump Took Them Out of Context


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The fallout of President Donald Trump’s comments on Saturday implying there was a terror attack in Sweden the night before is not just landing on him. The segment on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that aired did happen Friday, as well as Ami Horowitz, the documentary filmmaker featured therein that started all of this, are now coming under further scrutiny. On Monday, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter ran an interview with two police officers who were featured in Horowitz’s documentary, who are both claiming that their answers were edited out of context. “It was supposed to be about crime in high risk areas,” said Jacob Ekström, one of the two officers. “Areas with high crime rates. There wasn’t any focus on migration or immigration.” He further explained that Horowitz “edited the answers” since “we were answering completely different questions in the interview.” His colleague Continue reading "Swedish Cops Say ‘Madman’ Documentarian Cited by Trump Took Them Out of Context"

Did Trump Think There Was an Attack in Sweden Because of a Tucker Carlson Segment?


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Trump said a lot of ridiculous things at Saturday’s rally at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport. Among those things was his improper use of “good” (when he actually meant “well”) — “He’ll do so good,” in reference to newly appointed EAP head Scott Pruitt — and his gross mispronunciation of the word “chasm.” But things would take an especially head-scratching turn when Trump would make reference to an incident “last night in Sweden.” A quick Google search turns up a whopping zero results for any combination of the search words “incident,” “attack,” Sweden,” and “February 18.”
What Trump seems to be referencing is actually a segment that aired last night on Tucker Carlson about a documentarian and the film he made regarding immigration in Sweden. (If we’re splitting hairs, the interview actually took place Continue reading "Did Trump Think There Was an Attack in Sweden Because of a Tucker Carlson Segment?"

Yale Students Sign Petition to End First Amendment


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PetitionConservative documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz released a video in conjunction with Fox News showing Yale University students agreeing to sign a petition that would repeal the First Amendment. The First Amendment of course protects the freedom of speech, press, religion, and (ironically) the right to petition. But by framing the measure as a way to end microagressions and preserve “safe spaces,” Horowitz got fifty students to sign the the petition in the hour he spent collecting signatures. “I think this is fantastic. I absolutely agree,” one male student says. “Excellent!” said another female student. “Love it.” “You shouldn’t be exposed to things you don’t want to hear,” Horowitz tells one student signing the petition, as she murmurs her agreement. Watch above, via Fox News. [Image via screengrab]
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