Jesse Watters: Because Franken/Conyers Are Dems, Media Won’t Make Dems Go On Record About Them

On Friday night, Jesse Watters pointed out what he thought was a double standard when it comes to the media and how they cover political scandals. Filling in for Laura Ingraham, Watters led the panel discussion about the latest developments in the sexual harassment scandals surrounding Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). Liberal analyst Cathy Areu argued that both Conyers and Franken have been “punished” because House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has called for an ethics investigation on Conyers and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said that Franken might have a hearing. Watters pushed back that Franken hasn’t “faced punishment,” but Areu also mentioned at least he was “apologetic” unlike GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. Republican strategist Josh Jordan called out Democrats for having “one standard” whenever Republicans are caught in such scandals but “sweeping it under the cover” when they involve other Democrats. Watters Continue reading "Jesse Watters: Because Franken/Conyers Are Dems, Media Won’t Make Dems Go On Record About Them"

Chris Stirewalt: If Dems Don’t ‘Get Serious’ on Franken/Conyers, They Can’t Say Anything About Roy Moore

On Wednesday night, Fox News Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt warned Democrats about their handling of the sexual harassment allegations surrounding Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers. Stirewalt first dismissed the significance of the “sad” news story of Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), whose nude selfie and lewd texts were leaked online, and despite being humiliating and that it may end his career, it’s “different” from the scandals that have hit Democrats in recent days. “For these Democrats, if they don’t get serious about Franken and about Conyers,” Stirewalt said, “they’re not going to be in a position to say anything about Roy Moore.” He then explained the “total disaster” of a Senate candidate Moore is, but because Democrats are “so far have been unwilling to address” Franken and Conyers “in the right ways,” he asked, “what are they going to say?” “And that’s exactly what President Trump Continue reading "Chris Stirewalt: If Dems Don’t ‘Get Serious’ on Franken/Conyers, They Can’t Say Anything About Roy Moore"

Oops! Judge Jeanine Pirro Caught Telling Staffer ‘You’re Pissing Me Off’ On Live TV

F*ck it, we’ll do it live. Sometimes things are said on television that aren’t meant to be heard on television. On Wednesday night, Judge Jeanine Pirro was tasked with filling in for Sean Hannity. And as the broadcast returned from a commercial break, let’s just say she wasn’t ready. “You know, you’re pissing me off,” the Fox News host told a person believed to be a staffer off-camera. (Neither guest for the segment that followed was physically in the studio with Pirro. Both appeared via satellite.) Pirro caught herself instantly, realizing that she was already live. “Welcome back to this special edition of Hannity!” she quickly exclaimed. But the damage was already done. The sudden bounce in her chair and the subtle glance to the side of the camera as she pivoted to another segment were clear indicators that Pirro was caught off-guard. Don’t worry Judge, it happens Continue reading "Oops! Judge Jeanine Pirro Caught Telling Staffer ‘You’re Pissing Me Off’ On Live TV"

Mediaite‘s Larry O’Connor Slams Panelist on Sanctuary Cities: Don’t Say I Was Painting Immigrants As Criminals

On Tuesday night, Mediaite Contributing Editor Larry O’Connor had a fiery exchange with a panelist regarding to recently federal court ruling that blocked President Trump‘s order to cut funding to sanctuary cities. Johns Hopkins University professor Wendy Osefo sided with Judge William H. Orrick‘s decision, saying there’s “no way” to enforce this order and that it had nothing to do with his liberal leanings. Meanwhile, O’Connor mocked Democrats for “now embracing federalism” and asked where they’ve been “for the past six decades.” “I think for most Americans, when you see this sanctuary city policy and you see cities and counties and states deciding, ‘Yeah, we’re not going to cooperate with the federal government on this. We are going to disobey the law. We are going to pick and choose what laws are valid and which aren’t but still give me all the federal tax dollars.’ It Continue reading "Mediaite‘s Larry O’Connor Slams Panelist on Sanctuary Cities: Don’t Say I Was Painting Immigrants As Criminals"

Ingraham Calls On ‘Old Timers’ in Congress To Retire: They’re ‘Long Past Their Expiration Dates’

In wake of the recent sexual harassment allegations made against 88-year old Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Laura Ingraham went after Capitol Hill’s “dinosaurs” on both sides of the aisle who she thinks have in Congress for far too long. She kicked off her monologue by slamming the recently-discovered “slush fund” that’s been taking taxpayer money for sexual harassment settlements and how virtually no one on Capitol Hill knew about it. “When the government is this large and this unwieldy, mischief is bound to follow both personal and professional. And soon, no one is looking out for the people,” she said. “They’re just looking to cover themselves and representatives? Well, they settle into their positions of power and year after year, term after term, they tune out their constituents. And pretty soon, they’re taking orders from the swamp rather than the people. So if we want to end the corruption and Continue reading "Ingraham Calls On ‘Old Timers’ in Congress To Retire: They’re ‘Long Past Their Expiration Dates’"

Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’

In the midst of the tidal wave of sexual harassment allegations, Newt Gingrich warned that innocent individuals could be swept up and have their lives destroyed. Sean Hannity invoked certain cases like the Duke lacrosse team where the media got it “so wrong” and that there’s no “clear line” like there was with the photograph of Al Franken. There’s a risk here that one allegation can destroy somebody and it’s not true or it’s far more nuanced than anybody wants to know,” Hannity told the former speaker. Gingrich responded by acknowledging that he was “going out on a limb.” “We’ve had a very long tradition in America going all the way back to the Boston Massacre in the 1770s that you were innocent until proven guilty and that you have the right of a presumption of innocence,” Gingrich said. “And I think, again, if you have somebody like Harvey Continue reading "Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’"

Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’

In the midst of the tidal wave of sexual harassment allegations, Newt Gingrich warned that innocent individuals could be swept up and have their lives destroyed. Sean Hannity invoked certain cases like the Duke lacrosse team where the media got it “so wrong” and that there’s no “clear line” like there was with the photograph of Al Franken. There’s a risk here that one allegation can destroy somebody and it’s not true or it’s far more nuanced than anybody wants to know,” Hannity told the former speaker. Gingrich responded by acknowledging that he was “going out on a limb.” “We’ve had a very long tradition in America going all the way back to the Boston Massacre in the 1770s that you were innocent until proven guilty and that you have the right of a presumption of innocence,” Gingrich said. “And I think, again, if you have somebody like Harvey Continue reading "Newt Gingrich: We Can’t Allow ‘Hysteria’ To Destroy People By Those Who Solely Want to ‘Get Even’"