New Yorker Severs Ties With Ryan Lizza For Allegedly Engaging in ‘Improper Sexual Conduct’

Another prominent member of the media has now lost his job in the midst of allegations of sexual misconduct. This afternoon, The New Yorker released a statement that they had severed ties with Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza for engaging in what they described as “improper sexual conduct.” Below is the publication’s statement, via the Washington Post’s Paul Farhi: We can add Lizza’s name to the list of well-known men in the media who have been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct in recent weeks. Following the Harvey Weinstein bombshell, we’ve seen NBC cut ties Continue reading "New Yorker Severs Ties With Ryan Lizza For Allegedly Engaging in ‘Improper Sexual Conduct’"

New Yorker Severs Ties With Ryan Lizza For Allegedly Engaging in ‘Improper Sexual Conduct’

Another prominent member of the media has now lost his job in the midst of allegations of sexual misconduct. This afternoon, The New Yorker released a statement that they had severed ties with Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza for engaging in what they described as “improper sexual conduct.” Below is the publication’s statement, via the Washington Post’s Paul Farhi: We can add Lizza’s name to the list of well-known men in the media who have been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct in recent weeks. Following the Harvey Weinstein bombshell, we’ve seen NBC cut ties Continue reading "New Yorker Severs Ties With Ryan Lizza For Allegedly Engaging in ‘Improper Sexual Conduct’"

Trump Reportedly ‘Hate-Watches’ CNN’s Don Lemon to ‘Get Worked Up’

The New York Times published a deep-dive on President Donald Trump — based on conversations with 60 advisers and acquaintances — today that revealed, among other things, the president’s extensive television viewing habits. According to those close to POTUS, Trump will spend as much as eight hours a day watching the tube. While we’ve already summarized some of the most insane details of the huge feature piece, one revelation feels like it deserves its own spotlight, especially considering all of the vitriol he constantly directs at CNN. According to the report, after Trump has finished dinner and any guests he’s invited have left, it is time for some more cable news watching. And while there are some obvious faves on the list, he also likes to watch a certain CNN anchor. Why? Because it riles him up.
When the guests depart, the remote control comes back out. He is less Continue reading "Trump Reportedly ‘Hate-Watches’ CNN’s Don Lemon to ‘Get Worked Up’"

The Top Five Most Bonkers Revelations in The NYT’s Piece on Trump’s ‘Battle For Self-Preservation’

On Saturday morning, The New York Times dropped a massive deep-dive into the day-to-day life of President Donald Trump and how he is struggling to to bend the presidency to his will. The piece, authored by Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker and Glenn Thrush — the NYT added a note pointing out Thrush contributed to the report before his suspension — offers up a panoply of amazing tidbits and incredible nuggets about the behind-the-scenes activity in the White House. We’ve already hit on the revelation that the president spends upwards of eight hours a day watching television as well as him waking up every day at 5:30 AM so he can flip through the cable news morning shows. Let’s now take a look at the five other most bonkers parts of this huge feature piece. 1. He Speaks to Chief of Staff John Kelly on the Phone a Bunch Since taking Continue reading "The Top Five Most Bonkers Revelations in The NYT’s Piece on Trump’s ‘Battle For Self-Preservation’"

People Close to Trump Estimate He Spends Up to Eight Hours a Day Watching TV

Throughout the first year of his presidency, President Donald Trump has attempted to convince the public that he actually doesn’t watch that much television. Last month, he told reporters he is too busy “reading documents” to watch YV. Back in July, he said “I have very little time for watching TV.” Of course, his own tweeting habits present contrary evidence, as he exerts quite a bit of effort criticizing various cable news networks while simultaneously tossing praise at Fox News. And, according to a new deep-dive by the New York Times, those who know the president claim that devotes hours each day to sitting in front of the tube.
Before taking office, Mr. Trump told top Continue reading "People Close to Trump Estimate He Spends Up to Eight Hours a Day Watching TV"

Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele Blasts GOP For Backing ‘Pedophile’ Roy Moore: ‘Get a Grip’

During an MSNBC panel discussion this morning, former RNC chairman Michael Steele tore into the GOP and POTUS for backing accused child molester and Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore.   After lamenting that there doesn’t appear to be any consequences for President Donald Trump to back Moore amid allegations he sexually abused teenage girls, Steele didn’t buy the notion that there wasn’t much symbolism in the deep-red state race. “The reality is, this is not a typical Alabama race,” he noted. “This is a race in which a pedophile is running for the United States Senate. And has the backing of the state party, the backing of the national party and has the backing of the Republican president.” Steele added, “So that is a whole different dynamic. If it was just Roy Moore runoff candidate doing whatever, that’s different. But there’s a lot of baggage with this that has Continue reading "Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele Blasts GOP For Backing ‘Pedophile’ Roy Moore: ‘Get a Grip’"

Roy Moore: America Was Last Great When Families Were United, ‘Even Though We Had Slavery’

Just when you thought the Alabama Senate race couldn’t get any uglier or insane, a potentially pro-slavery quote from one of the candidates resurfaced on Thursday. And, yes, it is from embattled GOP nominee Roy Moore. Back in September, the Los Angeles Times did a lengthy profile of the Alabama GOP primary runoff between Moore and incumbent Luther Strange, who had been endorsed by President Donald Trump. Buried down in the article was a description of an interaction between Moore and an African-American attendee of one of his rallies. Just read it for yourself:
In response to a question from one of the only African Americans in the audience — who asked when Moore thought America was last “great” — Moore acknowledged the nation’s history of racial divisions, but said: “I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — Continue reading "Roy Moore: America Was Last Great When Families Were United, ‘Even Though We Had Slavery’"