Sarah Huckabee Sanders Reacts to Mika Brzezinski’s Attacks: ‘I Think It’s Sad’

On Friday night, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared on The Ingraham Angle. Sanders was asked to react to recent attacks against her, especially from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, claiming the press secretary “never says anything that is truthful” and that she’s “helping damage this republic,” as well as––as Ingraham put it––the “crap” that she has to put up with in the White House briefing room. “Look, it helps that I have three toddlers at home, so I’m pretty good at having a lot of patience and sometimes deal with somethings you don’t want to deal with,” Sanders began. “This is a president that has been elected by the forgotten men and women of this country a lot of liberals have contempt for those people, whether they’re men, whether they’re women and they want to attack us.” The press secretary said that President Trump is focused on “getting things Continue reading "Sarah Huckabee Sanders Reacts to Mika Brzezinski’s Attacks: ‘I Think It’s Sad’"

21st Century Fox Responds to Criticisms of Murdoch Comments About Harassment Scandal

21st Century Fox is responding tonight to a new report about how current and former Fox News staffers are feeling about Rupert Murdoch‘s recent comments about harassment at the network. Murdoch was asked about how “harmful” allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News have been for the business, and he said, “It’s all nonsense.” He defended how Fox News handled the Roger Ailes matter and said they were getting flak for being a more conservative news outlet, though he did note that now “all the liberals are going the drain.” That comment, of course, is in reference to how sexual harassment scandals have been hitting other major news networks in the past few weeks. A new report from Yashar Ali in The Huffington Post says that current and former Fox News female staffers aren’t happy about Murdoch’s remarks, seeing them as overly dismissive:
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Anderson Cooper: Looks Like Nothing Can Break Trump’s ‘Feedback Loop of Fox News Talking Points’

President Trump criticizing the FBI today set off quite a bit of commentary today on his relationship with Fox News. And Anderson Cooper opened with the President’s statements tonight, also invoking CNN’s cable news competitor. Trump today left an open question about whether he would pardon Michael Flynn (though one of his lawyers insisted that’s not on the table). Cooper brought up how today and on other notable occasions, Trump has responded to questions by saying, “You’ll see…” But he also brought up “the campaign Fox News has been on to try to discredit the Mueller investigation.” And after bringing up part of Trump’s comments about the FBI today and the people who are “very angry” about it, Cooper invoked “Sean Hannity and other Fox News anchors”:
“The President can watch whatever TV programs he wants, but he probably should also be getting intelligence briefings about Russia’s interference Continue reading "Anderson Cooper: Looks Like Nothing Can Break Trump’s ‘Feedback Loop of Fox News Talking Points’"

CNN’s Toobin on Trump Saying a Lot of People Are Angry at FBI: He Means ‘People Who Watch Fox News’

On CNN earlier tonight, Jeffrey Toobin became the latest cable newser to take a shot at Fox News over its coverage of the FBI and the Mueller investigation. The anti-Trump texts sent back and forth by two FBI agents have come under serious scrutiny, and there’s been some criticism aimed at the FBI from Fox News and President Trump. The President said a lot of people are “angry” at the FBI, but Toobin said Trump should have been more specific:
“Consider how amazing it is that the President of the United States is attacking, over and over again, the Attorney General, the Justice Department, the FBI––calling them biased, calling them incompetent, saying ‘a lot of people’ are upset about it. You know who ‘a lot of people’ are? ‘A lot of people’ are the people who watch Fox News. Other than that, a lot of people are actually not upset Continue reading "CNN’s Toobin on Trump Saying a Lot of People Are Angry at FBI: He Means ‘People Who Watch Fox News’"

Steve Schmidt Goes on a Tear Against Fox News: Like ‘Propaganda in Authoritarian Countries’

Steve Schmidt went on a tear against Fox News this afternoon over “breathtaking dishonesty” in talking about the FBI. The anti-Trump texts sent between two FBI agents have been big news this week, but over the past few days there’s been a lot of heated anti-FBI rhetoric on Fox (with even comparisons to the KGB). On MSNBC this afternoon, Nicolle Wallace showed some of those Fox clips, including a Sean Hannity panel when the host said, “Watergate on steroids.” John Heilemann said when you watch those clips, you see “useless idiots.” Wallace said Hannity is “the tip of the spear in the smear campaign,” but Schmidt went a hell of a lot farther:
“That Fox News panel––the breathtaking dishonesty of it is beyond my ability to articulate. That is no longer a news organization. That is what American state media looks like. That is what White House-controlled Continue reading "Steve Schmidt Goes on a Tear Against Fox News: Like ‘Propaganda in Authoritarian Countries’"

Jake Tapper Knocks ‘Extremist’ FBI Rhetoric from Trump Supporters, Fox News

CNN’s Jake Tapper opened today with President Trump‘s “stunning but no longer surprising” comments on a potential Michael Flynn pardon. “I don’t want to talk about pardons with Michael Flynn yet,” the President said, “we’ll see what happens. I can say this, when you look at what’s going on with the FBI and the Justice Department, people are very, very angry.” (Ty Cobb said afterwards that a pardon isn’t being considered.) But Tapper also took note of the comments Trump made criticizing the FBI and DOJ and how he said people are “very, very angry.” “Who? What people?” Tapper asked. “I’ll tell you who. Those whom the President pays the closest attention to: his supporters.” He proceeded to show a few clips rom Fox News tearing into the FBI (i.e. comparing it to the KGB, “banana republic”):
“So by ‘people who are Continue reading "Jake Tapper Knocks ‘Extremist’ FBI Rhetoric from Trump Supporters, Fox News"

Fox News Contributor: Media Hates Omarosa Because She’s a Minority Who Supports Trump

Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy has a theory as to why many in the media have reacted so gleefully to Omarosa Manigualt’s dramatic ouster from the White House. Manigault, a former reality TV star who served as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison in President Donald Trump’s administration, was dumped resigned this week, according to her account. Reports, however, suggest otherwise, with many claiming Manigault was fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly, who had long bristled at her high-drama antics. Manigault made a name for herself as the arch-villain on Trump’s reality show The Apprentice, and reportedly took up that role in the White House, Continue reading "Fox News Contributor: Media Hates Omarosa Because She’s a Minority Who Supports Trump"