In a rare instance of dissent, Fox & Friends this week pleaded with President Donald Trump to make amends after his catastrophic press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s performance at the presser was widely panned — by many even at Fox News — given that he stood up on stage beside the autocrat and went out of his way to defend Russia against the charges of his own government that the Kremlin attacked US elections in 2016. In response to the deafening criticism, Trump issued a hilarious televised statement on Tuesday, in which he admitted that he believes Russia interfered with the election (but added: “Could be other people also. There’s a lot of people out there.”) before proposing a laughably nonsensical explanation of why he kowtowed to Putin (“I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t,'” he claimed.) Fox & Friends happily bought into it. Continue reading "Fox & Friends 100% Buys Into Trump’s Absurd Russia Walk-Back: ‘He’s Certainly Not Putin’s Poodle’"
Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin had a strong reaction to the strong reaction among President Donald Trump‘s critics over his remarks he made at the Helsinki summit. After Sean Hannity repeated his assertion that the past 24 hours was the “single worst” in the history of the mainstream media, Levin responded by sharing something he learned. “What we’ve learned about the media- several of the hosts and guests is we have a lot of psychopaths out there, that’s for sure,” Levin told Hannity. “Comparing the president’s conference with Putin to Pearl Harbor, 9/11 Kristallnacht, the beginning of the Holocaust, calling him a traitor and treasonous. You know, two weeks ago, they said he was running Japanese internment camps and Nazi concentration camps. This is the pseudo-media. And now comes to Russia. Now the liberals, the media, the Democrats, some Republicans- very upset about Russia. You know, they’ve Continue reading "Mark Levin Sounds Off on ‘Psychopaths’ in The Media: ‘They’ve Had More Positions on Russia Than Stormy Daniels’"
On Tuesday night, Townhall senior columnist Kurt Schlichter and Fox News contributor Richard Fowler had a fiery debate over President Donald Trump‘s handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit. Schlichter told Fox News anchor Shannon Bream that Trump’s critics have “completely lost it” with their reaction to Trump’s remarks at Monday’s press conference, saying that “normal people” would rather have better relations with Russia than “another endless war.” “Look, I’m literally a Cold Warrior. I was literally in Germany during the end of the Cold War, I have no illusions about the Russians. I helped train Ukrainians. But peace is better than war,” Schlichter said. “And all this crazy talk about this is an act of war and going onto ‘this is treason’ is dumb. I think it’s going to hurt the Democrats.” Fowler pushed back, saying that Russian government “bought fake news,” “misinformed Continue reading "Fox News Panel Erupts Over Russia: ‘You Act Like You’re Surprised That The Russians Act Like Russians!’"
CNN commentator Kirsten Powers had some words for President Donald Trump as well as a cables news competitor over the remarks he made at the Helsinki summit this week. Don Lemon asserted that Trump’s clarification which includes that “other people” could have been involved in the meddling of the 2016 election “undermines his own clarification” that he accepts the conclusions of the US intel agencies that all point to Russia as the culprit. Powers insisted that he was “giving cover” to congressional Republicans, who many have spoke out condemning Trump for not holding Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable at their joint press conference, adding Trump “rarely gets pushback” from people in his own party. She then invoked Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade, who criticized Trump over his “ridiculous” tweet blaming the US for poor relations with Russia, something she’s certain the president did not expect. “Look, I get Continue reading "Fmr Fox Newser Kirsten Powers: If Obama Said All That in Helsinki, ‘Fox News Would Burn to the Ground’"
On Tuesday night, Sean Hannity kicked off his how with a bold declaration about the media’s coverage of the Helsinki summit between President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin. “What we’re going to cover this hour is so, so vitally important because you have just witnessed the single worst 24 hours in the history of your mainstream media,” Hannity told his viewers. “And according to the abusively biased press, well the ‘sky is literally falling, the world as you know it is now over, and the president that you the American people duly elected is a traitor in the pocket of Vladimir Putin and Russia.'” The Fox News host blasted the “self-righteous, sanctimonious, delusional” media for being the “cheerleaders and crusaders” for Democrats and urges his viewers to ask themselves what was the “worst thing” that happened in Helsinki. “Your mainstream media- they were out for blood even before Continue reading "Hannity Calls Trump-Putin Summit Coverage the ‘Single Worst 24 Hours’ in the History of the Media"
On Tuesday, Sean Hannity defended President Donald Trump amid criticism of his clarification for remarks that were said at his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the Helsinki summit, Trump suggested he believed Putin “strong” rebuke of allegations of meddling in the 2016 election. Today, he backtracked, insisting he meant to say he doesn’t see any reason why it “wouldn’t” be Russia instead of “would,” which is a complete reversal from his rhetoric at the press conference. Hannity told his viewers Trump made it “perfectly clear” earlier that Trump “trusts our intel agencies.” “In case the left forgot, what you just saw from President Trump is a position that he has clearly articulated over and over and over and over again,” Hannity said. “And if you’re media had any honesty in them, they would remind you, they would do their job.” The Fox News host then played Continue reading "Hannity: Trump Made It ‘Perfectly Clear’ With Clarification Today He ‘Trusts Our Intel Agencies’"
On Tuesday, Tucker Carlson kicked off his show by slamming President Donald Trump‘s remarks claiming that he misspoke at the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Earlier in the day, Trump offered a clarification, saying that he meant to say word “would” instead of wouldn’t, which is a complete reversal from the press conference in which he seemed to take Putin’s word about Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election over the US intel community. Carlson began by accusing the media and the foreign policy establishment, both he referred to as “political parties,” of coming together in attacking the president. “Well as the rage storm swirled, the president bowed to the inevitable, genuflecting before U.S. intelligence agencies whose judgment must never be questioned and recited the now obligatory loyalty to the spy bureaucrats now in charge of our country,” Carlson said. He called his clarification a “hostage tape” went Continue reading "Tucker Carlson: Trump ‘Bowed’ to US Intel Community Working to ‘Destroy’ Democracy"