Pathetic Joan Walsh Calls ICE Agents ‘The Deadliest Gang’

MSNBC analyst and former editor-at-large of the far-left website Salon, Joan Walsh, has been on a roll as of late, making eyebrow-raising comments on a seemingly daily basis. Her latest came in the wake of a White House briefing by Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday. As Homan briefed reporters on the Trump administration’s crackdown on criminal organizations, like the violent MS-13 gang, infiltrating the United States and illegal immigration in general, Walsh referred to the ICE director as the “head of a violent gang.” “Wow, the head of a violent gang is taking the podium at the White House,” she tweeted. “The head of ICE. Ask good questions please, WH press corps.”

The New Yorker is Sitting on Unreleased Recordings of the Scaramucci Meltdown

Yesterday, New Yorker writer, Ryan Lizza published an extraordinary account of a call he had with White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. During the call, the newly installed comms chief denounced — in very vulgar terms — his chief West Wing rivals, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. On CNN’s New Day, Lizza said there were recordings of the call and — get this — the magazine is apparently sitting on even more stuff which the two men agreed would be officially “off the record.” The news was buried in the bottom of Axios’ indispensable morning email. Per Axios:
A New Yorker spokesperson tells us: “Late in the conversation, Scaramucci requested that one part be off the record, and we respected that. The rest was on the record. Today (Thursday), Ryan and Scaramucci had another conversation and Scaramucci was clear and agreed that Continue reading "The New Yorker is Sitting on Unreleased Recordings of the Scaramucci Meltdown"

Fox & Friends Is Trolling Hard Over NYT Piece Calling Them ‘The Most Powerful TV Show in America’

Fox & Friends clearly enjoys all the attention they’re getting as the conventional wisdom grows about how much President Trump watches their show. Last week, New York Times TV critic James Poniewozik wrote in depth about how the show functions as “an interactive magic mirror for Donald J. Trump,” with this quote in particular sticking out:
“It is the most powerful TV show in America.”
Steve Doocy kicked things off today by not-so-subtly revealing that Fox News took out an ad in the paper itself using that line to promote the show, and they referenced it a few more times throughout: As we reported earlier, President Trump saw this too and took a shot at the paper he gave an interview to just last week. And after the show, Fox & Friends tweeted out this photo:

Trump Zings ‘Failing New York Times‘ — Days After Granting Them Major Interview

On Thursday, Donald Trump was back on Twitter attacking the failing New York Times. Actually the point of the Tweet focused on how the Times recently called Fox & Friends “the most powerful TV show in America.” but he still called them failing — which isn’t very nice (or true) The tweet is par for the course in Trump land. The president has routinely called the Times failing, but the latest broadside is the first since Trump’s major, major interview with Times reporters in the Oval Office. On July 19, The Grey Lady published audio and transcripts from the nearly hour long conversation. Despite calling them “failing,” Trump chose the Times as his venue of choice to begin his now very nasty war with Continue reading "Trump Zings ‘Failing New York Times‘ — Days After Granting Them Major Interview"

Ken Starr Pens Scathing Washington Post Op-Ed on Sessions Feud: ‘Mr. President, Please Cut it Out’

Former independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr wrote an Op-Ed for The Washington Post on Wednesday slamming President Trump for his “wildly inappropriate attacks” of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Mr. President, please cut it out,” said Starr, who is best known for his investigation that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. “Tweet to your heart’s content, but stop the wildly inappropriate attacks on the attorney general.” Starr claimed that Trump’s treatment of Sessions is not only inappropriate but unprecedented, at least as long as he has been around Washington D.C. “Jeff Sessions has recently become your piñata in one of the most outrageous — and profoundly misguided — courses of presidential conduct I have witnessed in five decades in and around the nation’s capital,” said Starr. He added, “What you are doing is harmful to your presidency and inimical to our foundational commitment as a free people Continue reading "Ken Starr Pens Scathing Washington Post Op-Ed on Sessions Feud: ‘Mr. President, Please Cut it Out’"

Ann Coulter Reportedly ‘Railed’ at Donald Trump During a Recent Private Meeting

One of the reasons Donald Trump was able to win the presidency was his ability to gather support from conservative nationalists who rallied around his Make America Great Again slogan and his campaign promises of a border wall, Muslim ban, and tougher immigration laws. One of his earliest supporters was right-wing provocateur Ann Coulter. However, since he became president, Coulter has become more and more critical of Trump and his administration for ignoring his base and not making progress on his promises. According to the New York Times, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon recently brought in Coulter to speak to the president. And it appears she gave him a piece of her mind:
Frustration among conservatives has been building for some time. Weeks ago, Mr. Bannon brought Ann Coulter, the firebrand pundit, to see Mr. Trump, according to two people briefed on the visit. Ms. Coulter railed at Continue reading "Ann Coulter Reportedly ‘Railed’ at Donald Trump During a Recent Private Meeting"

New Rolling Stone Cover Features Justin Trudeau, Asks ‘Why Can’t He Be Our President?’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is featured on the cover of Rolling Stone with a, well, rather big question: “Why can’t he be our President?” Well, aside from the obvious… The cover is for a big new profile on Trudeau and how he’s become an icon of sorts for American liberals in the age of Trump. Trudeau had this to say in particular about his relationship with the American president:
“Obviously, I disagree [with Trump] on a whole bunch, but Canadians expect me to accomplish two things at the same time, which is emphasize where we disagree and stand up firmly for Canadian interests,” says Trudeau, loosening his jacketless tie. “But we also have a constructive working relationship, and me going out of my way to insult the guy or overreact or jump at Continue reading "New Rolling Stone Cover Features Justin Trudeau, Asks ‘Why Can’t He Be Our President?’"