Things got heated on New Day this morning as The Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol had it out with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson about the Nunes memo and the FBI. The two squabbled and shouted over each other for much of the segment as CNN’s Alisyn Camerota tried desperately to moderate. “There’s been no indication that those who have been interviewed at the White House in the Mueller investigation have not been fully cooperating,” Ferguson said. “There has been a ton of speculation that the president wants to shut this down, is going to try to shut this down. He hasn’t fired the people that you would need to fire to shut them down.” “His supporters should make clear it is unacceptable to fire Rosenstein and to fire Mueller,” Kristol responded, after some back-and-forth about whose turn it was to speak (looks like they need a talking stick Continue reading "Bill Kristol and Ben Ferguson Clash Over Memo: ‘Are We Seriously Still Talking About the Secret Society?!’"
Earlier this week, after a multi-day campaign to push a campaign that FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were part of a “secret society” to take down President Trump, the text that served as the basis of the conspiracy theory was released. And lo and behold, the text revealed that it was all just a joke instead of a cabal of Deep Staters plotting against the president. During a CNN panel discussion tonight on the subject, political commentator Ben Ferguson pushed back on the notion that the text was made in jest. When host Jim Sciutto tried to tell him the text reportedly referred to gag gifts of Putin-themed calendars, Ferguson lashed out and exclaimed that FBI agents should never joke when involved in investigations. After Ferguson and fellow panelist Sally Kohn tangled for a few minutes, Sciutto jumped in to try to set the record straight after Ferguson Continue reading "Ben Ferguson Blows Up After CNN Host Tells Him ‘Secret Society’ Text Was a Joke: ‘That’s Absurd!’"
Things got a bit heated and tense at the end of an HLN debate on President Donald Trump‘s reported “shithole” comments when one panelist insinuated that another is racist. As you would imagine, the accused was none too happy. And he let it be known. During the discussion, conservative commentator Ben Ferguson confronted liberal pundit Bill Press on something he claimed Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said in the past about Mexico. In an attempt to paint Durbin as a hypocrite since the Illinois Democrat has pilloried Trump over his remarks, Ferguson pushed Press to defend Durbin supposedly calling Mexico a “hellhole” in 2013. “Ben, I have not seen that and I am not going to comment on that,” Press responded, causing Ferguson to tell him to “Google it.” “Believe it or not. I am not going to take it from you as the actual fact,” Press noted. (And Continue reading "Watch Ben Ferguson Get Bent Out of Shape After Bill Press Hints He’s a Racist"
On Thursday night, CNN host Don Lemon lost his cool with conservative pundit Ben Ferguson while discussing President Donald Trump‘s newly-released interview with The New York Times — and the result was a cable news shouting match for the ages. Ferguson insisted that many people feel that those who worked in the Obama administration like Hillary Clinton were given “special treatment” for actions they would have been indicted for if they were Republicans. “For example, when you clearly have top secret information on a laptop that you have on a server in the basement of your house,” Ferguson said. “And then you send those top secret classified documents to people that aren’t even cleared to see them and then you forward them to your husband, who by the way is in jail by the name of Anthony Weiner.” Lemon was furious. “Man, what does this have to do Continue reading "Don Lemon Wrecks Ben Ferguson in Shouting Match for the Ages: ‘I Don’t Want to Hear About Benghazi!’"
Earlier today, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to comment on his scheduled meeting with “Chuck and Nancy” to discuss a new spending bill and tax reform, stating that he didn’t see a deal because the Democratic leaders wanted illegal immigration, high taxes and more crime. Unsurprisingly, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi backed out of the meeting. This afternoon, CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin brought on CNN political commentators Ben Ferguson and Keith Boykin to discuss this development. Well, discuss maybe isn’t that accurate of a description. Almost immediately, the two men began shouting over each other as they tried to make their points. The liberal Boykin exclaimed that the president “poisoned the waters” by sending out his tweet this morning while the conservative Ferguson kept insisting that Democrats can’t claim the moral high ground if they “don’t show up to the meeting like a Continue reading "Watch Ben Ferguson and Keith Boykin Yell Over Each Other in Epic CNN Fight"
CNN’s Reliable Sources opened this morning with a rather timely discussion of President Trump‘s anti-media attacks, following the President tweeting a fan-made video of him literally fighting back against CNN. After Brian Stelter wondered whether Republican leaders will actually speak out against these tweets, Carl Bernstein said the new tweet is “not just anti-CNN, it’s anti-freedom of the press, it’s anti-freedom of speech.” New York Magazine correspondent Olivia Nuzzi said the tweet is just the latest example of memes going from places like InfoWars and Reddit to the President of the United States’ Twitter feed. CNN commentator Ben Ferguson pushed back a bit and said it was a “humorous” tweet that didn’t imply violence. “Everybody knows that wrestling is fake,” he added. Stelter pointed out that so many people in the press get threats on a daily basis, but Ferguson said everyone keeps trying to make this into Continue reading "Carl Bernstein: Trump’s Tweet Not Just Anti-CNN, But ‘Anti-Freedom of the Press,’ He Wants Lapdogs!"
Following last night’s bodyslamming of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, Montana At-Large House Republican candidate Greg Gianforte has been front and center in the news cycle. So, of course, CNN had to convene a panel to discuss Gianforte’s actions and if they are representative of President Donald Trump’s impact on GOP politics. While panelists David Jolly and April Ryan saw parallels, with Jolly saying this was the environment Trump created, conservative commentator Ben Ferguson thought that Gianforte’s actions were inexcusable but solely his and shouldn’t be connected to the president. Yet, while making the point that Gianforte’s violence to a reporter had nothing to do with Trump, Ferguson ended up invoking not only Barack Obama but also Anthony Weiner. Yes, Anthony Weiner. And it caused the panel to break down. With Ryan noting that both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence supported Gianforte, Ferguson cited Obama’s prior support of Weiner Continue reading "CNN Panel Melts Down When Ben Ferguson Brings Up Anthony Weiner During Gianforte Discussion"