Donald Trump took a moment out of his tour of the Middle East to address the catastrophic terrorist attack in Manchester, England last night. Speaking during a press conference in Bethlehem with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, President Trump offered a brief statement condemning the attack, calling the perpetrators “evil losers.” “I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and their families.” said Trump. “So many young beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life.” The president continued in his own unique way. “I wont call them monsters, because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them, from now on, losers because that’s what they are, they’re losers, and we’ll have more of them, but they’re losers. Just remember that.” The death Continue reading "‘Evil Losers’: President Trump Condemns Manchester Terrorist Attack"
James Woolsey, former CIA director and one-time Trump adviser, wasted no time before using the apparent terrorist attack in Manchester, England as an excuse to criticize the policies of Barack Obama. Speaking with Fox News’ Shepard Smith, Woolsey said:
“Things are kind of coming to a head. I think the radical Islamists–and I would call them that–have decided to pick up the pace with the terrorist attacks and I think we’ll probably see some more. And we now have a president who is pretty straightforward that he is at war with them. He is not going to soft-pedal that. He calls them evil. And we haven’t had a situation like that. We did not have, in the eight years of the Obama administration, a president who wanted to fight and win a war–“At this point, Smith interjected, noting that President Obama had, in fact, “fought a number Continue reading "Shep Smith Scolds James Woolsey for Criticizing Obama in Response to Manchester Attack"
As Fox News reported on the deadly explosion in Manchester, UK, Charles Krauthammer remarked that the incident shows how much of an impact extremist terrorism has had on society. Krauthammer was speaking with Martha MacCallum as they went over the explosion which left at least 19 people dead and scores more injured at an Ariana Grande concert. The syndicated columnist noted many people in Europe have been put on edge due to the recent acts of violence and terror that have taken place around the continent in recent months. “Even if this was an accident, in some sense it’s a success and a fact of the terror war,” Krauthammer said. “Not that there hasn’t been stampedes before the era of terror, but it’s the first thing people think about in these attacks, and I think it contributes to the fact that Continue reading "Krauthammer: ISIS Has Succeeded in Spreading Terror, Even if Manchester Explosion Wasn’t an Attack"
Fox News staffers are embarrassed and angered by the cable news network’s continued coverage of the debunked Seth Rich conspiracy theory, according to The Daily Beast. The conspiracy — that slain DNC staffer Seth Rich was killed because he gave emails to Wikileaks — received renewed attention last week, after Fox 5 ran a story in which Rod Wheeler, a private investigator and Fox News contributor, claimed to have evidence of communications between Rich and Julian Assange’s website. A number of right-wing websites — including FoxNews.com, Breitbart and the Drudge Report — ran with the story, which fell apart shortly after it was published, when Wheeler confessed he had no actual evidence to support his claims. Washington D.C. police believe Rich was killed in a botched robbery, and the family has repeatedly asked news outlets to stop exploiting their son’s death for political ends. But that didn’t Continue reading "‘ARE WE STILL AIRING THAT SH*T?!’ Fox News Staffers Reportedly Embarrassed by Seth Rich Coverage"
Following the death of former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes last week, tributes were offered in print and on air both from likely, and perhaps unlikely, sources. But in the opening paragraph of a New York Times op-ed out Monday, Monica Lewinsky said that she did not plan to have her piece serve as another Ailes obituary. “It is, I hope, instead an obituary for the culture he purveyed — a culture that affected me profoundly and personally,” Lewinsky wrote. Calling it a “culture of exploitation,” Lewinsky blasted the environment at Fox News and other cable news outlets — where salacious Lewinsky coverage turned out to be a ratings dream. “Their dream was my nightmare,” Lewinsky wrote. “My character, my looks and my life were picked apart mercilessly. Truth and fiction mixed at random in the service of higher ratings.” Lewinsky, in the piece, referenced the apology Continue reading "‘Culture of Exploitation’: Monica Lewinsky Rips Roger Ailes and Cable News in NYT Op-Ed"
Fareed Zakaria again has glowing words for President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. A little more than a month after praising Trump for making the call to launch tomahawk missiles into Syria, Zakaria applauded Trump’s address on Islam Sunday in Saudi Arabia. “It’s going very well,” Zakaria said of the trip as a whole. “In terms of both the symbolism, and in one important respect, the substance — which was the speech that President Trump gave in Riyadh on Islam.” Zakaria even went so far as to favorably compare Trump to his predecessor for remarks that Zakaria called “cautious” and “nuanced” — remarks in which Trump went back on a campaign pledge by not using the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” “It was, frankly, the kind of speech President Obama could have given,” Zakaria said. He added, “It had the kind of nuance and empathy that people look for.” The platitudes Continue reading "Fareed Zakaria Again Praises Trump After ‘Nuanced’ Islam Address: ‘The Kind of Speech Obama Could Have Given’"
Fox News ranked third in the cable news primetime ratings for five straight days last week in the coveted 25-54 demographic — the network’s longest streak in third place in 17 years. The network — which usually dominates cable news ratings in all time slots — lost out to rivals MSNBC and CNN in the primetime demo from Monday to Friday last week, according to Nielsen. The five straight days of lackluster ratings gave Fox its longest streak in third place since June 2000, 17 years ago. Since debuting in 1996, Fox has grown into a conservative media behemoth, easily besting CNN and MSNBC in the primetime ratings race thanks to star anchors like Bill O’Reilly. However, since O’Reilly’s ouster from the network amidst a flood of sexual assault allegations in April, and a major rearranging of the primetime lineup that put Tucker Carlson at 8 p.m. and panel show The Continue reading "Fox News Ranks Third in Weekday Primetime Demo For First Time in 17 Years"