Joe Lieberman Pens Op-Ed Endorsing Defeated Dem Joe Crowley Over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Former senator Joe Lieberman is jumping into the fray of one of the most buzzed-about House races in the country. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s victory over top Democrat Joe Crowley was stunning and the candidate herself has been embraced as symbolic of a new generation of Democratic leaders. She has received criticism in recent days over her Firing Line interview, but she’s now getting what can only be called a massive publicity gift: a former Democrat-turned-Independent who spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention calling on voters to reject her candidacy. Lieberman has an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal arguing at the top Ocasio-Cortez’s victory “seems likely to hurt Congress, America and the Democratic Party.” And that’s why Lieberman is now calling on voters to vote for Crowley on the Working Families Party ticket (Lieberman himself famously lost his 2006 Senate primary but won as a third party candidate). Continue reading "Joe Lieberman Pens Op-Ed Endorsing Defeated Dem Joe Crowley Over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"

George Will Pens Brutal Op-Ed: ‘America’s Child President Had a Play Date With a KGB Alumnus’

George Will is wilding out again. The conservative commentator wrote a scathing op-ed for the Washington Post that ripped Donald Trump for his disastrous press conference with Vladimir Putin — calling the US president a “sad, embarrassing wreck of a man.”

“America’s child president had a play date with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing day care,” Will opened his piece. “It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall see how many Republicans retain a capacity for embarrassment.”

Will proceeded to take aim at Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns as possible evidence of his dependence on Russia:

Americans elected a president who — this is a safe surmise — knew that he had more to fear from making his tax returns public than from keeping them secret. The most innocent inference is that for decades he has depended on an American weakness, susceptibility Continue reading "George Will Pens Brutal Op-Ed: ‘America’s Child President Had a Play Date With a KGB Alumnus’"

Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Rips Trump Presser: A ‘Personal and National Embarrassment’

The Wall Street Journal‘s editorial board has often been at odds with the paper’s own reporting during the Trump presidency, frequently opting to defend the administration in spite of the journalism exposing its scandals. Not so on Tuesday, as the Editorial Board blasted Trump’s disastrous press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as an embarassing demonstration of the “Trump First Doctrine”. “Mr. Trump marched through Europe with more swagger than strategy,” the Board wrote. “His diplomacy is personal, rooted in instinct and impulse, and he treats other leaders above all on how much they praise Donald J. Trump. He says what pops into his head to shock but then disavows it if there’s a backlash. He criticizes institutions and policies to grab headlines but then claims victory no matter the outcome.” The editorial does its best to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, making sure to chastise Continue reading "Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Rips Trump Presser: A ‘Personal and National Embarrassment’"

NYT’s Peter Baker Responds After Dan Bongino Trashes Him as a ‘Liar’ and ‘Imbecile’

Detective Spy Gate is at it again: Dan Bongino, the thrice failed congressional candidate who has revived his career as a Deep State conspiracist, slammed New York TimesPeter Baker as “fake news” for a factual statement the reporter made about the latest Russia probe indictment. The pair’s spat went down on Twitter, after Baker linked to a New York Times report highlighting the timing of an attempt by Russians to break into servers of Hillary Clinton‘s office. That attempt, Robert Mueller‘s indictment revealed, happened in July 2016, the very same day Trump famously called on Russians, in a press conference, to find Hillary Clinton’s emails. As Mediaite has previously noted, just because those two events happened the same day does not mean there is necessarily link between the two. The Times report does not claim proof of a link either. Baker tweeted the Times story, along Continue reading "NYT’s Peter Baker Responds After Dan Bongino Trashes Him as a ‘Liar’ and ‘Imbecile’"

After Capital Gazette Shooting, Reporter Asks WH Spox About Trump Admin’s Harsh Media Talk

Following Thursday’s deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD, one reporter asked the Trump administration to comment on its typically anti-press stance. “There is no room for violence in our country,” White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters replied, according to Voice of America’s Steve Herman. Walters also told The New York Times‘ Eric Lipton, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all that are affected,” echoing President Donald Trump‘s tweet after the massacre unfolded. At least Continue reading "After Capital Gazette Shooting, Reporter Asks WH Spox About Trump Admin’s Harsh Media Talk"

Brian Stelter Calls Capital Gazette Shooting A Moment ‘So Many Journalists Have Feared’

As reports of at least five fatalities broke Thursday following the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, MD, CNN’s Brian Stelter called it potentially “the deadliest day in American journalism in several years.” The massacre unfolded during the afternoon, when a gunman entered the building, shooting through an office door an opening fire on workers, according to the Capital Gazette‘s Phil Davis. “It is clear that something happened in the newsroom, something horrible,” Stelter said, adding that ” it’s a moment that I think so many journalists have feared for a long time regardless of whether this newsroom was targeted or not, this is a fear on many journalists’ minds.” Stelter praised the paper as “special” for its reputable reporting as it is currently covering the day’s events itself using journalists who’ve survived. “It’s an outstanding local paper,” he said. “It’s the kind of newspaper that people want Continue reading "Brian Stelter Calls Capital Gazette Shooting A Moment ‘So Many Journalists Have Feared’"

Capital Gazette Reporter Documents Harrowing Shooting on Twitter: I Heard the Gunman Reload

In a series of tweets Thursday, Capital Gazette reporter Phil Davis described the horror of the fatal mass shooting that played out within the newspaper’s Annapolis, MD building. Authorities said multiple people were killed in the shooting at the newsroom, and a suspect was apprehended. “Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees,” Davis wrote, adding, “it’s bad.” “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload,” he added in another tweet.