Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Journalist Who Mocked Her Congressional Clothes: ‘Dark Hates Light – That’s Why You Tune it Out’

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not let a reporter’s slight about her outfit go unnoticed. Instead, she took to Twitter to respond to Eddie Scarry‘s tweet. On Thursday, the Washington Examiner reporter — who briefly wrote for Mediaite — wrote this and tweeted a pic of Ocasio-Cortez’s backside view: In response, Ocasio-Cortez shot back a tweet reading: “if I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh & take a picture of my backside.”

US Prosecutors Reportedly Optimistic About Bringing Julian Assange to Court

U.S. prosecutors are gearing up for what they hope will be Julian Assange‘s day in an American court, according to a new report. On Thursday, it was revealed in The Wall Street Journal that the Justice Department is feeling “increasingly optimistic” about the possibility, Washington insiders believe. Though the Wikileaks founder has been hunkering down in London’s embassy in Ecuador since the country granted him asylum back in 2012, the Journal reported that he could be publicly indicted soon, which might cause him to be pushed out. The outlet was unable to specify the particular charges Assange may face but added that they could relate to the Espionage Act that bears consequences for divulging information pertaining to national defense. Barry Pollack, Assange’s lawyer, told the Journal he had “heard nothing from authorities suggesting that a criminal case against Mr. Assange is imminent.” “Prosecuting someone for publishing Continue reading "US Prosecutors Reportedly Optimistic About Bringing Julian Assange to Court"

Media Reporter Gets Ratio’d Into Another Dimension For Bad Tweet About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“The Ratio”, Deadspin writer David Roth once explained, “is the triple crown of bad tweets.” It’s when a Twitter user posts something so garbage that the replies to their post outnumber its likes and retweets by a remarkable ratio. Eddie Scarry, a media reporter for the conservative Washington Examiner, posted this tweet on what was otherwise a sleepy Thursday afternoon, and it is getting ratio’d into the stratosphere: The tweet, ostensibly, takes aim at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s claims that she struggles to afford rent. Scarry, using a surreptitiously taken photo of the young congresswoman that was apparently sent to him, wrote in his tweet that her very normal jacket and
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White House Spox Mercedes Schlapp Gives John Kelly Vote of Confidence: He’s With Us ‘At This Point’

Amid a flurry of speculation over the potential exit of President Donald Trump‘s Chief of Staff John Kelly, White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp attempted to put the rumors to rest. During a conversation with The Washington Post‘s Robert Costa for the publication’s Thursday talk titled “A New Era of Women in Politics,” Schlapp was asked whether Kelly was “leaving soon,” and appeared to answer directly. “No,” she said. “I mean, the president has a great relationship with Gen. Kelly. The one thing Gen. Kelly has brought to the staff is a lot of the putting in processes in place when it Continue reading "White House Spox Mercedes Schlapp Gives John Kelly Vote of Confidence: He’s With Us ‘At This Point’"

Jake Tapper, CNN Panel Debate if Mueller Probe is Nearing End: ‘Yes, Mr. President, Winter is Coming’

Kicking off a panel discussion Thursday on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, CNN’s Jake Tapper gave President Donald Trump an ominous message. “It’s snowing in Washington, D.C. today,” Tapper said. “Yes, Mr. President, winter is coming.” The anchor then cited the commander in chief’s rage-filled tweet earlier that morning, claiming “the inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess.” Political analyst Jackie Kucinich told Tapper that could be an indication of Trump’s mindset as he prepares to submit answers to Mueller’s questions. “We know he’s going through the questions from Mueller, and it seems like he’s walking down memory lane, and he doesn’t like the scenery, and so that might explain why we’re seeing the throwbacks to the campaign and to his old material in these tweets,” she said.

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CNN’s Brianna Keilar Grills Sen. Hirono: Were You Told to Go Easy on Facebook By Chuck Schumer?

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) defended Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after a New York Times investigation reported that he attempted to interfere in an Intelligence Committee probe into Facebook’s handling of Russian misinformation. Speaking to CNN on Thursday, roughly 24 hours after the article was published, Hirono was grilled by anchor Brianna Keilar — who wanted to know whether Schumer encouraged her to take it easy on the social media giant. “Not at all,” Hirono said. “What these new revelations point out is that we, the Congress, should think about regulations of some sort because it’s disturbing to know that Facebook had information ahead of time.” In the Times investigation, Facebook is said to have been aware of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election at least months before voting had even occurred, despite C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg‘s claim that any idea his company helped Continue reading "CNN’s Brianna Keilar Grills Sen. Hirono: Were You Told to Go Easy on Facebook By Chuck Schumer?"

Mediaite is Hiring a Conservative Writer

Mediaite is looking to expand its staff by hiring an ambitious, energetic, right-leaning writer to analyze the names, the brands, the gossip, the digerati of news, politics, and entertainment. You would be writing opinion pieces and news stories using any and all of the tools of digital storytelling: Words, video, pictures, social interactions, book excerpts, you name it. But in the end, you are a media critic. You will be read and seen by all the most important people in media and politics and your work has to reflect that.​ If you think you have what it takes and want to impact the news cycle, then we want to talk to you. Requirements: – A concise, and in-depth knowledge of the world of news, politics and media, including online personalities, major cable and broadcast networks, leading columnists, and general thought-leaders. – High metabolism and ability to write straight news Continue reading "Mediaite is Hiring a Conservative Writer"