For a Media That Loathes Russian Propaganda, They Certainly Love Pushing North Korea’s

For over a year, American politics have been tainted by Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. From their attempts to hack into our voting system, their alleged collusion with the Trump campaign, their involvement in the Democrat-funded dossier, and the spreading of disinformation, Vladimir Putin is laughing for his contribution of the division, animosity, and erosion of trust that has occurred in this country since Donald Trump was elected president. So you’d think that U.S. media would stand firm against an authoritarian regime and their efforts to undermine us, right? Well, the 2018 Winter Olympics have proven otherwise. There was lots of uncertainty leading up to North Korea’s involvement in the Olympics in Pyeongchang, since they’ve been cordial, for lack of a better term, with South Korea and their collaboration in the games. But if you watched or read some of the coverage since the opening ceremony this week,
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Stupidity Porn: Why Alisyn Camerota’s CNN Interview With a Nazi Was Radioactively Dumb

On Thursday morning, something happened that I didn’t think was possible — I woke up even more stupid than I did the day before. How is that possible you ask? Well, like many of you Mediaite readers I decided that I would watch the now infamous segment from CNN’s New Day that featured anchor Alisyn Camerota trying to ‘gee-golly-gosh’ interview known Nazi and potential GOP congressional candidate Arthur Jones about his history of racism and anti-semitism. Before I get to breaking down why this was uniquely terrible, first a little bit of background is required. As you may or may not know, America’s newest Nazi Arthur Jones has recently achieved a fair amount of internet infamy due to the fact that he will likely be the unwanted victor of the GOP congressional primary in Illinois’ third district. No, this is not because of the growing yet arguably ever-present racism in Continue reading "Stupidity Porn: Why Alisyn Camerota’s CNN Interview With a Nazi Was Radioactively Dumb"

Trump Should Be Briefed On How NOT to React to Alleged Predators and Abusers

On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump weighed in on the scandal that has plagued the White House this week — and let’s just say he didn’t stick the landing. After the resignation of WH Staff Secretary Rob Porter over accusations of domestic abuse, Trump wished him well, hoped he has a “great career ahead of him,” said he “did a good job,” and stressed that Porter has claimed his innocence. Calling the president’s remarks tone-deaf would be putting it mildly. Sadly, his reaction to Porter is consistent with his reactions to other friends and associates who have been accused of harassment and assault.  He expressed similar rhetoric last fall towards GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused of child molestation. He defended Bill O’Reilly, saying he didn’t think the fired Fox News host did anything wrong despite all the settlements he had made at the network. Long Continue reading "Trump Should Be Briefed On How NOT to React to Alleged Predators and Abusers"

See How Fox & Friends Completely Ignored Resignation of WH Aide Who Allegedly Beat His Wives

Fox & Friends did not spend a single minute on Thursday morning covering the resignation of Rob Porter — a senior Trump aide who left the White House after two of his ex-wives accused him of horrific physical and emotional abuse. Porter was a powerful figure in the White House, working side-by-side with chief of staff John Kelly to control the information flow going to President Donald Trump’s desk. The FBI found out about the allegations of abuse made by Porter’s ex-wives — which ranged from verbal abuse to punching and choking — as they investigated the staffer for a security clearance. Kelly reportedly knew about the allegations, knew that Porter was denied a security clearance because of them, and still empowered Porter’s position in the West Wing regardless. That is, of course, a massive story carrying widespread and damning implications about the Trump White House and Kelly
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The Real Reason that Most Trump Fans Can’t Stand ‘Never Trump’ Conservatives

One of the most interesting political divides of the Trump era is that between long-time Republicans who strongly support Donald Trump, and those who have been in the group of so-called “Never Trump” conservatives. This schism has gotten fair amount of media attention over the last couple of years, but, as a “member” of the latter faction, it appears that no one has really fully explained the real dynamic at play here. The conventional wisdom, especially among Trump fans, is that “Never Trump” conservatives have “lost” because Trump is not only president, but because his administration has supposedly not been nearly the disaster many of those on my side feared and predicted (I do wonder how many more firings/resignations it will take to reach that standard). They still, maybe more than ever, openly and gleefully ridicule “Never Trumpers” as losers, traitors, wimps, liberals, Hillary enablers, sell-outs, and poor prognosticators, Continue reading "The Real Reason that Most Trump Fans Can’t Stand ‘Never Trump’ Conservatives"

The RNC’s Refusal To Give Up Steve Wynn’s Contributions is Laughable

The #MeToo movement may have started in Hollywood, but it has spread rapidly throughout the country. More recently, it rocked Las Vegas when accusations of sexual harassment and assault were reported against Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn. There are obvious comparisons that can be made between Wynn and Harvey Weinstein. Both were influential figures in the respective industries, both had their misdeeds purposefully buried by friendly media, and both were prominent contributors to political parties — with Weinstein being a heavy donor to Democrats, and Wynn contributing thousands of dollars to the RNC. Wynn also served as the RNC finance chair, a position from which he has stepped down. To their credit, Democrats rightfully donated much of the money Weinstein had given them to charity and some Republicans have already done the same with Wynn. However, the RNC has taken a firm position on the Wynn money — one Continue reading "The RNC’s Refusal To Give Up Steve Wynn’s Contributions is Laughable"