Chris Christie took shots at his fellow Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Tuesday morning, telling the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe that they had made America less safe with their stances on metadata collection. expired only a few days ago after Republicans like Cruz and Paul joined Democrats to pass the US Freedom Act. That act, Christie argued, made the United States “weaker and less able” to fight terrorism. “Has Ted Cruz’s position and Rand Paul’s position on collecting metadata made America less safe?” host Joe Scarborough asked. “Yes,” Christie responded simply. “So Ted Cruz has made America less safe?” pressed Scarborough. “Sure he Continue reading "Chris Christie: Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Have Made America Less Safe"
Remember back in September how Donald Trump said that CNN shouldn’t accept any of the profits they made from the second GOP debate and should give it all to veterans charities? Well, he’s doing it again. Trump spoke at a Georgia rally last night, where he kept up his say-anything style with his usual blasts of “dumbass politicians” and throwing shade at just about everyone under the rainbow. However, in the latest of The Donald flaunting of his media magnetism, the GOP frontrunner is now threatening to charge CNN $5 million for his appearance at the next Republican presidential debate in retaliation for the oh-so-horrible coverage they’ve done on him, particularly his meeting with black pastors yesterday. “How about I tell CNN, who doesn’t treat me properly I’m not gonna do the next debate, okay,” Trump asked the audience. “How about we do this for CNN: I won’t do the Continue reading "Trump Threatens CNN: Give Me $5 Million Or I Won’t Show Up for Next Debate!"
On Fox’s The Five today, Greg Gutfeld repeatedly insisted that they cannot give Donald Trump a pass or the benefit of the doubt on mocking a disabled reporter when they wouldn’t be so kind if it was a Democrat. He decided to be the one to tell Trump to knock it off “because clearly nobody else will.” He said if President Obama mocked someone in that same way, “we would have the pitchforks.” Eric Bolling attempted to defend Trump, saying it’s possible he didn’t know the reporter was disabled. He suggested that Trump’s being held to an unreasonable standard. Gutfeld shot back that’s clearly not true when “we’re letting him get away with anything.” Kimberly Guilfoyle also hedged, saying it’s wrong for anyone to mock disabled people, but not definitively judging whether Trump did Continue reading "Fox’s Gutfeld: We Can’t Give Trump a Pass on Things We Would Shred Obama For"
In a wide-ranging interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that a group of 100 African-American pastors issued a statement clarifying that they had not endorsed Trump because the #BlackLivesMatter protest group forced them to. “I think what happened, probably some of the #BlackLivesMatter folks called them up and said, ‘Oh, you shouldn’t be meeting with Trump because he believes that all lives matter,'” he said. “What I think what happened is a lot of pressure was put on them,” Trump continued. “But it doesn’t matter, I’m going to have a meeting and have no idea what the meeting is. I’m going to a meeting, I have a great relationship with the black pastors.” “I have fantastic relationships with the people,” he repeated. “But I do think pressure was put on them when Continue reading "Donald Trump: Black Pastors Pulled Endorsement Because #BlackLivesMatter Told Them To"
The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. By nearly any measure, there is a tremendous amount of interest in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Television ratings for the first two Republican presidential debates have been through the roof, and the dialogue and drama that surrounded both events have given Wrestlemania a run for its money. None of this is particularly new, but what will be new, and play a massive role this election cycle, is streaming video. In 2016, the massive volume of video content will help voters decide who is elected as the next President of the United States. Video of all types — live, on-demand, streaming, device-driven — will play a significant role in how candidates convey their message. Video will represent one of the primary ways voters connect
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