MI Democrat Nominee: I Will ‘Probably Not’ Support Pelosi, She Doesn’t Speak to my District’s Issues

Democratic congressional nominee for Michigan Rashida Tlaib has become the latest left-leaning political figure to say she will not support a bid to make Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Speaker of the House again. When Tlaib spoke to John Berman on Thursday for CNN’s New Day, she told him she would “probably not” vote for Pelosi because “I need someone who is connected with the different levels of poverty going on” in her district. Tlaib continued to say Pelosi’s “troubling” support of big banks wouldn’t put her people first, so Berman asked if she thought Pelosi is a “Democratic sellout.” “I don’t know,” Tlaib said. “All I can tell you is she doesn’t speak about the issues that are important to the Continue reading "MI Democrat Nominee: I Will ‘Probably Not’ Support Pelosi, She Doesn’t Speak to my District’s Issues"

Trump Weighs in on Morning Ratings War: Fox & Friends ‘Blowing’ Away ‘Dead Show’ Morning Joe, CNN’s New Day

President Donald Trump, as is well known, watches a colossal quantity of television. And since his years as the star of a hit reality TV show, he cares a great deal about ratings. On Thursday, Trump weighed in on the contentious morning ratings battle. “Wow, @foxandfriends is blowing away the competition in the morning ratings,” Trump tweeted. “Morning Joe is a dead show with very few people watching and sadly, Fake News CNN is also doing poorly. Too much hate and inaccurately reported stories – too predictable!” Ratings-wise, the president is correct. In the newly released Nielsen ratings for Continue reading "Trump Weighs in on Morning Ratings War: Fox & Friends ‘Blowing’ Away ‘Dead Show’ Morning Joe, CNN’s New Day"

Rudy Giuliani Appears on Both CNN and Fox News to Claim Collusion Isn’t A Crime

The tune, she has changed. President Donald Trump‘s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, went on both Fox & Friends and New Day to tell the American people that there was no collus– no wait, that was an old script – to tell the American people that he’s not sure collusion is a crime. That would seem to indicate that Trump maybe, you know, did collude with Russians, and that Giuliani is now saying: it doesn’t really matter. Speaking to a nonplussed Alisyn Camerota on New Day, Giuliani said: “I don’t even know if that’s a crime, colluding about Russians. You start analyzing the crime. The hacking is the crime. … The President didn’t hack.” “That certainly is the original crime,” Camerota replied dryly.

Meanwhile, on the other side of things, Fox & Friends‘s Pete Hegseth was practically falling over himself to give Giuliani an award in patience Continue reading "Rudy Giuliani Appears on Both CNN and Fox News to Claim Collusion Isn’t A Crime"

CNN Echoes NY Times Publisher on Dangers of Trump’s Press Rhetoric: Rally-Goers ‘Receptive’ to Violent Language

Many journalists agree with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger‘s assessment in his meeting with President Donald Trump that the president’s rhetoric about journalists is harmful and dangerous, and a panel on CNN’s New Day helped to explain why. “Nobody quite knows when the rhetoric becomes an excuse for somebody,” Washington Post Congressional Reporter Karoun Demirjian said, mentioning the massacre of journalists in Annapolis. “It’s not completely out of the realm of possibility that people take physical action to harm and kill members of the press.” “I guess I would add to your publisher with one other beat. I’m not just concerned that the president described the media as the enemy of the people, I’m really concerned that there’s such a reservoir of support for that sentiment in the country,” CNN Political Analyst David Gregory, filling in for John Berman, noted. “There are people out Continue reading "CNN Echoes NY Times Publisher on Dangers of Trump’s Press Rhetoric: Rally-Goers ‘Receptive’ to Violent Language"

CNN’s New Day Warns of ‘Orwellian’ Change of WH Putin Transcript: Not Fooling Anyone But Fox News Viewers

CNN’s New Day covered a grave development in the Trump-Putin press conference mess: the White House’s official transcript of the presser omitted a crucial line about the Russian president declaring he wanted Trump to win the 2016 election. During the presser, a reporter asked Vladimir Putin if he wanted Trump to win in 2016, and if he directed any of his officials to help him do that. “Yes I did,” Putin replied. “Because he talked about bringing the U.S.-Russia relationship back to normal.” The White House deleted that question from the official transcript. “They have changed reality,” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota said gravely. “You’ve been talking about how Orwellian this is, and I think that’s the right word,” conservative commentator Max Boot said. “[He’s] re-writing the past. Now of course he’s doing it in such a ham-handed and ridiculous way. I really don’t know who they think they’re Continue reading "CNN’s New Day Warns of ‘Orwellian’ Change of WH Putin Transcript: Not Fooling Anyone But Fox News Viewers"

CNN’s Camerota Battles Michael Caputo on Trump’s ‘Blame America Tour’: Why Did He Insult the US?

Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo faced a lengthy grilling from CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on New Day Monday morning, over everything from the president’s “blame America tour” to the FISA warrant obtained to surveil Carter Page. Caputo started off by pointing out that Trump’s Helsinki disaster “is one of those rare occasions where I break with the president,” before blaming Trump’s “opposition” for his inability to condemn Russia. Camerota pointed out that Trump “insulted the U.S. on the world stage as he stood next to Vladimir Putin,” and Caputo argued that the president was merely “expressing his distrust for the American intelligence organizations that tried to stop him from being president, and are trying to remove him today.” Caputo tried to steer the conversation to the FISA warrant applications to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, but Camerota pushed back. “You’re not answering my question,” she said. “Why did Continue reading "CNN’s Camerota Battles Michael Caputo on Trump’s ‘Blame America Tour’: Why Did He Insult the US?"

CNN’s New Day Takes on Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Iran Threat: ‘When He’s Embarrassed’ He ‘Looks For a Distraction’

As CNN’s New Day covered President Donald Trump‘s explosive late-night tweet threatening Iran, the morning show concluded: this is a means to distract from his terrible week. Trump issued this dire threat to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani late Sunday night: New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota pointed out that Trump predicted multiple times during the Obama presidency that the former president would attack Iran to help him politically. “Is this a distraction of some kind?” she asked guest Max Boot. The conservative writer said Trump is a “master of distraction,” and that if any other Continue reading "CNN’s New Day Takes on Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Iran Threat: ‘When He’s Embarrassed’ He ‘Looks For a Distraction’"