President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday evening to share criticism about ex-CIA director John Brennan that he heard on Fox News. “’John Brennan is a stain on the Country, we deserve better than this.’” Former Secret Service Agent and author of new book, ‘Spygate, the Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump,’ Dan Bongino,” Trump wrote, referring to the conservative commentator and frequent Fox News guest. He added: “Thank you Dan, and good luck with the book!” Bongino’s comments came during a discussion of Trump’s decision to yank Brennan’s security clearance just one day after Brennan criticized him on both Twitter and MSNBC citing Brennan’s “erratic behavior.” Speaking to the Wall Street Journal earlier today, Trump pushed back on criticism of his decision, telling the WSJ, “[I] would put a Republican on, too, if I thought they were incompetent or crazy.” Brennan also spoke Continue reading "Trump Tweets Praise of Fox News Guest Who Called John Brennan ‘A Stain on the Country’"
The Omarosa Manigault Newman saga is a story of news value: the president hired the villain from his reality TV series to work in a senior role in the White House, where she was paid the top taxpayer funded salary, apparently recorded a bunch of conversations, was eventually fired and is now releasing those tapes as the president calls her a “dog”. Fox & Friends thought otherwise. On Wednesday morning, the president’s favorite morning show bashed White House reporters for focusing on Manigault Newman in Tuesday’s press briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “Yesterday was the White House press briefing and Sarah Huckabee Sanders was forced to answer questions about this,” Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt said. “A few questions about Afghanistan, China, South America, ISIS, Mueller and Turkey,” she continued, “but the majority — like four times the amount of questions — were about Omarosa. The media is obsessed Continue reading "Fox & Friends Bashes Press Corps Asking About Omarosa, Conveniently Forgets Fox News Reporter"
Fox News’ Ed Henry had on Trump 2020 campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson Tuesday night for a contentious interview on her shifting stories about a potential tape of the president using the N-word. Pierson, who in the conversation referred to former White House official Omarosa Manigault Newman as a “dog chasing a bone,” was asked a pointed question by Henry. In light of Trump’s jab at Manigault Newman (“Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!” he tweeted Monday), Henry said: “The president called Omarosa a dog. I was talking to you before the show. You have a son. You always in private talk to me about him, you love him very much. I’m going to leave the president out of this. Do you raise your son to call a woman, any woman in this country, a dog?” “Well, this isn’t about my son,” Pierson said. Continue reading "Fox News’ Ed Henry Confronts Katrina Pierson: Do You Raise Your Son to Call Women Dogs?’"
On Outnumbered on Fox News Tuesday, Tweets from President Donald Trump referring to former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as a “dog” and other insults were, for a moment, the object of criticism. “My word,” said host Melissa Francis of the tweets. “What a terrible idea.” Francis wondered at the President’s word choice. “Why use that kind of language?” Co-host Lisa Boothe rushed the conversation away from Trump’s tweeted insults and toward their own takedown of the ex-Trump insider. After several rounds of conversation on Omarosa’s lack of credibility, an argument from Jessica Tarlov that Trump voters won’t be swayed by any racism on his part, and a good deal of bashing of the media for even covering the “clickbait” story of literal audio recordings of the President of the United States and top officials like Chief of Staff John Kelly and Trump campaign Senior Adviser Continue reading "Outnumbered Hits Trump For Insulting Omarosa in ‘Terrible’ Tweets: ‘Why Use That Kind of Language?’"
The long-rumored tape recorded during production of The Apprentice in which President Donald Trump is said to have used the N-word has gotten renewed traction this week, thanks to claims from Omarosa Manigault Newman supporting its existence. But thanks to a family connection, one Fox News anchor isn’t buying it. Tuesday on America’s Newsroom, Julie Banderas — filling in for Sandra Smith — rebuked Omarosa’s charge that Trump said the N-word, citing a close relative who was on the production staff of the long-running reality show. “Let me tell you, full disclosure, my sister worked on The Apprentice,” Banderas said. She added, “My sister having worked on the show for years, [never] heard him use the N-word.” Banderas is speaking about her sister, Melissa Bidwell — who worked as a camera operator on the show. According to the industry website Production Beast, Bidwell was a camera operator Continue reading "Fox News Anchor Cites Her Sister ‘Who Worked on The Apprentice‘ to Refute Trump’s Alleged Use of N-Word"
President Donald Trump’s former aide Sebastian Gorka is giving out phony Fox News business cards, Mediaite has learned. Gorka, who was fired from his nebulous role at the White House late last year, has been giving out business cards that include his personal information, like his Gmail address and cell phone number — as well as a poorly edited and outdated Fox News logo. Behold, Gorka’s homemade card: “Sebastian Gorka Ph.D.,” the card reads. (Gorka goes by “Doctor Gorka” on Fox News, where he serves as a contributor). When compared to a real, current Fox News business card, Gorka’s does not pass a cross examination test. As one can see, a real card includes Fox News’ current logo, which adds the “Channel” part of the company’s name and features searchlights on only one side of the logo instead of both. Mediaite was informed about Gorka’s custom made stationary Continue reading "Ex-Trump Aide Seb Gorka is Giving Out Fake Fox News Business Cards"
A memo written last month by White House counsel Don McGahn says that Communications Director Bill Shine has been exempted from federal ethics laws so that he can meet with people from his old network, Fox News. A report on the memo from The Daily Beast indicates that Shine and Director of National Economic Council Larry Kudlow were both given waivers allowing them to communicate with their former colleagues. “The Administration has an interest in you interacting with Covered Organizations such as Fox News,” the memo says. “[T]he need for your services outweighs the concern that a reasonable person may question the integrity of the White House Office’s programs and operations. I have determined that it is appropriate and in the public interest.” The Shine development gives new depth to the connotations of the White House’s cozy relationship with Fox News. Before this news came out, political observers raised Continue reading "White House Waives Ethics Rules to Let Bill Shine Take Meetings With Fox News"