Jake Tapper Appears to Take Shots at NBC For ‘Media Complicity’ in Harvey Weinstein Story

Stunning new details in the Harvey Weinstein story were reported Tuesday by The New Yorker — in a lengthy piece by NBC News investigative journalist Ronan Farrow. But one of the country’s most prominent news anchors has questions about why Farrow’s reporting was published by The New Yorker, and not aired on NBC. CNN’s Jake Tapper posted this tweet on Tuesday morning, shortly after Farrow’s article was published online: The Lead host has been all over the Weinstein story since it broke in The New York Times last Thursday, and a significant angle of his coverage has focused on media complicity. Last week, Tapper had former Times editor Sharon Waxman on his show. Waxman claims the paper essentially killed a damning story on Weinstein back in Continue reading "Jake Tapper Appears to Take Shots at NBC For ‘Media Complicity’ in Harvey Weinstein Story"

CNN’s Cillizza Mocks the Idea of Trump as Master Strategist: He’s Playing ‘Zero-Dimensional Chess’

There is no there there. That’s according to CNN’s resident expert of there — politics reporter Chris Cillizza. Tuesday on New Day, Cillizza completely mocked the idea that President Donald Trump is a master politician who’s playing some game that the everyone else doesn’t understand. “I believe very strongly he is someone who — the strategy is that there really isn’t a strategy,” Cillizza said. “The (Sen. Bob) Corker (R-TN) attack makes no sense…It may well be good for his base. It may well help down the line. But in the near term, which is trying to accomplish things, trying to say to the people who elected him, ‘I changed Washington, I did this, I did that,’ it doesn’t make any sense.” He added, “I really do think you’re dealing with someone who’s playing zero dimensional chess.” Of course, the inescapable fact is that Trump did Continue reading "CNN’s Cillizza Mocks the Idea of Trump as Master Strategist: He’s Playing ‘Zero-Dimensional Chess’"

Bill Kristol Goes Off on Fmr. White House Adviser: ‘Trump Will Kick You When it Seems Useful for Trump’

Conservative pundit Bill Kristol taught President Donald Trump’s former communications adviser Jason Miller a lesson on America’s separation of powers Monday morning. During a CNN discussion between the two, Miller asserted that Republican Senator Bob Corker should resign if he’s not willing to help Trump pass his agenda, to which Kristol responded by reminding him that Corker is there to represent the people of Tennessee — not work for the president. “He’s not there to represent Trump. He’s there to represent the people,” said Kristol regarding Corker’s recent verbal protests against Trump. Kristol also accused Trump of only employing “one way street” loyalty, meaning that he demands Republicans remain loyal to him throughout his numerous scandals, but refuses to offer the same courtesy to the more moderate members of his party. “You can be loyal to him and say critical things after Charlottesville. That was not astonishing to say something Continue reading "Bill Kristol Goes Off on Fmr. White House Adviser: ‘Trump Will Kick You When it Seems Useful for Trump’"

Bill Kristol Goes Off on Fmr. White House Adviser: ‘Trump Will Kick You When it Seems Useful for Trump’

Conservative pundit Bill Kristol taught President Donald Trump’s former communications adviser Jason Miller a lesson on America’s separation of powers Monday morning. During a CNN discussion between the two, Miller asserted that Republican Senator Bob Corker should resign if he’s not willing to help Trump pass his agenda, to which Kristol responded by reminding him that Corker is there to represent the people of Tennessee — not work for the president. “He’s not there to represent Trump. He’s there to represent the people,” said Kristol regarding Corker’s recent verbal protests against Trump. Kristol also accused Trump of only employing “one way street” loyalty, meaning that he demands Republicans remain loyal to him throughout his numerous scandals, but refuses to offer the same courtesy to the more moderate members of his party. “You can be loyal to him and say critical things after Charlottesville. That was not astonishing to say something Continue reading "Bill Kristol Goes Off on Fmr. White House Adviser: ‘Trump Will Kick You When it Seems Useful for Trump’"

GOP Congressman Defends Conflicting Trump-Tillerson Policies as a ‘Strategy’

Rep. Sean Duffy appeared on New Day Monday morning and defended President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s apparently contradictory approaches to North Korea. The Wisconsin Republican first responded to Sen. Bob Corker’s remarks that Trump’s rhetoric could set the U.S. “on the path to World War III,” arguing that the approach of past administrations to North Korea has failed. “President Trump is taking a new approach, which I think is smart,” Duffy said. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked whether Duffy was talking about “Secretary Tillerson’s approach of diplomacy or President Trump’s approach of tweeting?” Duffy replied that “you can’t separate Tillerson from Trump,” to which Camerota pointed out that the two have disagreed publicly about policy with regards Continue reading "GOP Congressman Defends Conflicting Trump-Tillerson Policies as a ‘Strategy’"

Pro-Gun GOP Congressman Doesn’t Understand Difference Between Auto and Semi-Auto Rifles

Pro-Second Amendment advocates have constantly called-out reporters and gun control advocates for their ignorance on firearm details and gun laws — but now one of their own is doing just that. Representative Trent Franks, a Republican from Arizona, is a hardcore pro-Second Amendment member of congress — he even received an A grade from the National Rifle Association, which aside from an A+, is the highest praise a politician can receive from the powerful group. However, in a cringey interview on CNN, Franks revealed his ignorance on firearms by suggesting there is no difference between an automatic machine gun and a rifle with a rapid-fire attachment. The difference between the two has been a hotly debated issue lately, as the Las Vegas shooter responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in US history is believed to have used a firearm modifier known as a bump stock. This feature allows a semi-automatic Continue reading "Pro-Gun GOP Congressman Doesn’t Understand Difference Between Auto and Semi-Auto Rifles"

Dem Congresswoman on Trump’s ‘Terrifying’ North Korea Comments: ‘These Are War Tweets’

On Saturday, President Donald Trump launched perhaps his most aggressive Twitter attack against North Korea yet, saying that there “is only one option” to solve the nuclear crisis — and Democrat Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal believes these threats are tweets of war. “I think it’s incredibly irresponsible. These are war tweets, is what it looks like,” said Jayapal while appearing on CNN’s Newsroom. The Twitter comments the Washington state congresswoman referred to as “terrifying for the country” included Trump saying “talking to North Korea” has gotten nowhere in the past 25 years, so “only one thing will work!” — many taking this as Trump outright calling for military action. Jayapal’s full comment to CNN’s Ana Cabrera went as follows:
“I think it’s incredibly irresponsible. These are war tweets is what it looks like. You know, [he’s] undermining all of his negotiators who are trying to find other ways, I believe, Continue reading "Dem Congresswoman on Trump’s ‘Terrifying’ North Korea Comments: ‘These Are War Tweets’"