Trump Has Changed at Least Three Major Positions After World Leaders Explained Them to Him

Donald-Trump-in-Jan-interview-via-ABC-News A number of reports out Wednesday claimed President Donald Trump was considering an executive order to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trump, who has repeatedly lambasted the agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico as “catastrophic”, reversed course Thursday, agreeing to renegotiate the deal after speaking with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. During a presser in Canada, Trudeau responded to questions from reporters on what led to Trump’s decision to stick with the trade deal, implying that all it took was explaining to the president the simple consequences of pulling out: According to The Record, a Canadian newspaper, Trudeau told Trump that NAFTA had in fact Continue reading "Trump Has Changed at Least Three Major Positions After World Leaders Explained Them to Him"

‘We Are Part of a Far-Reaching Global Conspiracy’: BuzzFeed Trolls InfoWars

Alex Jones Hey, did you know that InfoWars founder — and apparent performance artistAlex Jones likes to accuse different people and entities of being funded by billionaire George Soros as part of a vast liberal conspiracy? If this is news to you, The Daily Beast helpfully aggregated a list today of the 183 organizations and 12 individuals who the noted conspiracy theorist has fingered as being bankrolled by Soros. Included in that list is the Beast itself, as well as news site BuzzFeed. In an InfoWars video that the Beast highlighted, Jones stated that Soros was paying reporters for the two sites to get dirt on him.
“Soros doesn’t want to put his name on it,” said Jones. “He already funds David Brock and Media Matters. He already funds The Daily Beast, people who have investigative reporters following us around, digging up made-up dirt. Fiction writers. And BuzzFeed, all of Continue reading "‘We Are Part of a Far-Reaching Global Conspiracy’: BuzzFeed Trolls InfoWars"

Oops: National Enquirer Cover Mistakes Russian Warship for U.S. Destroyer

The infamous National Enquirer had a little snafu when promoting the coming of World War III. The cover of their most recent edition featured a stern Trump looking on in front of a fearsome warship. “Navy Destroyed bound for North Korea,” the tabloid blared. The only problem — leaving aside cheering for World War III — the Navy destroyer in the image isn’t a navy destroyer at all — at least not the U.S. Navy. As the eagle eyes at Task & Purpose magazine pointed out, the boat is a rendering of a Sovremennyy-class Russian warship:
To be more precise, the Enquirer’s photo is a computer-enhanced rendering of a Sovremennyy, by an English ship-modeling hobbyist, meant to show other model-builders the Russky sub-hunter’s array of antennae and standing rigging:
Now, in the Continue reading "Oops: National Enquirer Cover Mistakes Russian Warship for U.S. Destroyer"

No, In Touch, Megyn Kelly is Not Replacing Matt Lauer on Today

megyn-kelly-goodbye Gossip Cop today debunked a tabloid cover story claiming that Megyn Kelly is replacing Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today show. In Touch’s latest cover features a headline screaming “Shakeup At The ‘Today Show’: Matt Replaced By Megyn,” along with a dubious story alleging betrayal and backstabbing between the two television heavy-hitters. Yet the piece “appears to be wholly manufactured by the publication,” according to Mediaite‘s sister site Gossip Cop. What’s more, the tabloid offers up some fairly outrageous evidence to support its story, claiming Kelly showed up Lauer by nabbing a joint interview with President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. It’s fairly safe to assume Trump will not be joining Putin on a love seat for for a tell-all with Megyn Kelly anytime soon, as much as we would like to will that into existence. Lauer, Gossip Cop reports, will continue to be the face of Today and Continue reading "No, In Touch, Megyn Kelly is Not Replacing Matt Lauer on Today"

There’s a Bidding War Underway for Tucker Carlson’s Upcoming Book

tucker-e1478194589703-1-650x428-1 A massive bidding war is underway for Tucker Carlson’s upcoming book, with offers for the proposal reportedly crossing into eight figures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Fox News host, who took over Bill O’Reilly’s 8 p.m. slot following his ouster from the network amidst a sexual harassment scandal, has been shopping around his book proposal to about a dozen enthusiastic publishers. THR reports that he could get as high as $15 million for the book. BuzzFeed reported earlier this week that Carlson was shopping around a proposal, taking particular note of how “for book publishers, Carlson has fast become a pundit in relatively high demand.” Carlson debuted in the Factor‘s former time slot Monday with strong ratings, and it looks like his brand of preppy conservatism and combative interviews have widespread appeal amongst Fox News viewers. If Carlson’s latest ratings are any sign that he’ll be able Continue reading "There’s a Bidding War Underway for Tucker Carlson’s Upcoming Book"

Julian Assange Decries CIA War on Julian Assange in WaPo Op-Ed

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 12.55.25 PM WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange penned an op-ed for Washington Post last night, where he argued that the Trump Administration’s new hard line against him is all meant to criminalize free speech while distracting from its failure and hypocrisy. Assange wrote that when CIA director Mike Pompeo recently condemned WikiLeaks as “a non-state, hostile intelligence service,” the actual message was “telling the truth about the administration can be a crime.” Assange offered similar commentary when he addressed Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ actions to seek his arrest. From WaPo:
“When the director of the CIA, an unelected public servant, publicly demonizes a publisher such as WikiLeaks as a ‘fraud,’ ‘coward’ and ‘enemy,’ it puts all journalists on notice, or should. Pompeo’s next talking point, unsupported by fact, that WikiLeaks is a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” is a dagger aimed at Americans’ constitutional right to receive honest information Continue reading "Julian Assange Decries CIA War on Julian Assange in WaPo Op-Ed"

Ex-NY Post Writer: Rupert Murdoch Killed Story On Patriots Owner Robert Kraft’s Gambling Ties

murdoch A former New York Post writer is claiming that the paper’s owner, Rupert Murdoch, personally killed a story which explored New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft‘s ties to gambling — a taboo subject for the NFL. In a piece for Deadspin, Bart Hubbuch — a former sports writer for the Post — claimed that was informed by his editor that Murdoch had intervened and nixed the publication of a story that Hubbuch says was set to be featured on the front and back pages of the paper. “I was told that ‘Mr. Murdoch’ had ordered the story spiked,” Hubbuch wrote. “And not only was it dead, but I was angrily informed that I wasn’t to ask why, or to pursue Kraft’s casino connections any further.” Hubbuch detailed those connections in his piece for Deadspin. For several years, Kraft has been on the board of directors for a Continue reading "Ex-NY Post Writer: Rupert Murdoch Killed Story On Patriots Owner Robert Kraft’s Gambling Ties"