While discussing political opposition to the Iran deal, Fox Business host LisaKennedy cited her personal experience living near a Synagogue to suggest that worshipers there disapproved of the nuclear agreement.
“I live next door to a synagogue, and when the president — President [Barack] Obama announced the Iran deal, there were many Synagogue-goers there who were very upset with President Obama at the time,” Kennedy said during Monday’s airing of Fox News Outnumbered.
“If you remember it, Chuck Schumer was also very vocal in the opposition to the deal. And the administration singled him out for criticism,” she continued. “But I think that now because you have seen how part of this might work and how it can easily fail that it is a good time for the Europeans, the U.S., and the Iranians to sit down and figure out a way to make this Continue reading "Fox’s Kennedy Makes Rock-Solid Case Against Iran Deal: ‘I Live Next Door to a Synagogue’ and They Were ‘Very Upset’"
CNN host Brian Stelter said Donald Trump’s military policy toward Iran is reflective of the “Fox-Trump feedback loop,” pointing to reports that the president backed off missile strikes against the country after conversations with Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Stelter, who made the comments on Sunday’s airing of Reliable Sources, began the segment by showing a 2015 clip of Meet the Press host Chuck Todd in which Trump said he gets his military advice from “the shows.”
“Tucker Carlson, Fox host, has been staunchly in the anti-war camp, advising the president, pleading with the president not to talk to Iran,” Stelter observed. “But there’s also a pro-war faction at Fox. Sean Hannity talking about Trump bombing the hell out of Iran.”
“Here is what’s interesting about what happened,” he continued. “The president pulled back from the strike plan, the hosts on Fox, some of them like Brian Continue reading "‘The Trump-Fox Feedback Loop’: CNN’s Stelter Analyzes the Pro and Anti-War Factions at Fox News"
CNN analyst and White House correspondent April Ryan dismissed outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ sendoff party hosted by members of the media, as she instead took to Instagram on Friday to tell Sanders, “Girl, bye.”
Ryan made the comment in response to a report that two White House press corps members planned a Monday night goodbye event at a high-end Washington, D.C. restaurant for Sanders, who is leaving her position in the administration at the end of the month.
“I’m on a cross country flight and very disturbed that in the midst of these serious issues, of possible strikes against Iran, there was no briefing by Sarah Huckabee Sanders in over a 100 plus days,” Ryan began in her video condemning Sanders as she leaves. “The day she should of had a briefing she didn’t. Serious issues of life and death, serious issues of war, Continue reading "April Ryan Kicks Sarah Sanders on the Way Out: I’m Not Coming to Your Party, ‘Girl, Bye!’"
Fox & Friends co-host Pete Hegseth accused the U.S. Navy of being “on a witch-hunt against” SEAL Team 7 operative Eddie Gallagher, who is currently being investigated for a 2017 war crime — murdering a teenaged prisoner of war in Iraq by repeatedly stabbing him with a hunting knife.
Hegseth made the comment Friday morning while discussing the news that another SEAL came forward this week to claim he was the one who killed the young Daesh militant, not Gallagher.
“Yet another reminder when you look at these cases what you hear in public is not always what happened in the fog of that situation,” Hegseth said. “There is a reason why the defense attorneys here for Eddie Gallagher felt confident going to court. They felt like cross-examining some of these other Navy SEALs, other Navy SEALs who feel pretty bad about the fact Eddie Gallagher plight go Continue reading "Pete Hegseth Accuses Navy of ‘Witch Hunt’ Against Eddie Gallagher: ‘Didn’t Kill ISIS’ The Way They Wanted"
Former Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller erupted into an expletive-filled tirade against Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Thursday night in response to the lawmaker calling Hope Hicks “Ms. Lewandowski.”
While he has since deleted the posts, Miller called Nadler a “fat fuck” repeatedly after the Democrat referred to Hicks, the former White House communications director, using Corey Lewandowski’s surname in a closed-door hearing. Lewandowski, a former Trump campaign manager, is rumored to have dated Hicks.
“He’s a fucking scumbag anyone obsessed with attacking innocent Hope Hicks should take a long walk off a short pier,” Miller tweeted of Nadler.
“That’s fine. We’ll call Mr. Nadler ‘Mr. MuffinTop,'” Miller added in another tweet an hour later.
After making the one fat joke, Miller doubled-down, tweeting simply, “Fat fucks gonna fat fuck.” He followed that up with two more just like it: “You’re gross, you fat fuck” and “You’re fat Continue reading "Ex-Trump Aide Jason Miller Repeatedly Calls Nadler ‘Fat F*ck’ While Defending Hope Hicks: ‘You’re Fat and Nasty’"
On Wednesday, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced she is open to decriminalizing sex work if elected, as long as it does not “undermine” efforts to curb human trafficking.
“I’m open to decriminalization. Sex workers, like all workers, deserve autonomy but they are particularly vulnerable to physical and financial abuse and hardship,” Warren told the Washington Post‘s Dave Weigel. “We need to make sure that we don’t undermine legal protections for the most vulnerable, including the millions of individuals who are victims of human trafficking each year.”
Asked @ewarren‘s campaign if she agrees with @CabanForQueens on decriminalizing sex work. “I’m open to decriminalization,” she says.
On Wednesday, Fox Sports 1 host Skip Bayless repeated a false claim tweeted by a parody account stating that NBA star James Harden stormed out of several Houston Rockets practices in tears after his teammate Chris Paul mocked his “manboobs.”
With Harden and Paul’s “unsalvageable” relationship being the focus of sports media this week, a parody Twitter account posing as ESPN’s top NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski wrote that sources say Paul had insulted Harden’s figure.
“Sources tell ESPN that Chris Paul repeatedly made fun of James Harden for having ‘manboobs’ during practices over the last 2 seasons,” the joke account wrote in a tweet that was un-ironically shared by several sports media figures. “Several times Harden broke down into tears and had to leave the practice facility. No surprise to see Harden wanting Paul out now.”
Donald Trump Jr. mocked Joe Biden on Tuesday night for vowing to find the cure for cancer if he is elected, despite President Donald Trump making the same promise at his campaign’s opening rally in Orlando three hours after his son’s attack on the former Vice President.
The eldest Trump son’s gaffe, which MSNBC edited into side-by-side clips with his father’s comments for comparison, came as Trump Jr. warmed up the raucous Florida crowd ahead of the president’s 2020 launch.
“What was the good one last week? Remember? Joe Biden comes out, ‘Well, if you elect me president, I’m going to cure cancer,'” said Trump Jr. — referencing the top Democratic candidate’s vow to eradicate cancer, which took the life of his son Beau Biden in 2015. “Wow, why the hell didn’t you do that over the last 50 years, Joe?”
Apparently Trump Jr. did not get an advanced Continue reading "Don Jr. Mocked Biden For Vowing to Cure Cancer Just Hours Before Trump Did the Same"
A day after House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) warned that “time is running out” for Robert Mueller to agree to an appearance before Congress, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) insisted that the former special counselwill be subpoenaed soon.
Himes made the comments during an MSNBC segment in which Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough had a particularly animated episode ranting and raving about Mueller’s reluctance to finish the job he was paid to do by appearing before Congress and discussing it.
“I want to know why Robert Mueller thinks he’s above coming to Capitol Hill and testifying for Americans? It’s outrageous!” Scarborough exclaimed. “I want to know something else, Jim. Why don’t you subpoena him? This is absolutely ridiculous.”
“Two things to say: Number one, it’s going to happen. He will get subpoenaed,” Himes replied. Look, we have a profound interest inside the intelligence committee in hearing Continue reading "‘It’s Gonna Happen’: Congressman Tells MSNBC That Robert Mueller Will Be Subpoenaed"
Fox News host Sean Hannity chided his guest Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Tuesday for appearing on “fake news CNN,” which the two agreed was a “waste” of time.
Hannity made the comments after Gaetz, who appeared on the network to discuss President Donald Trump’s official 2020 campaign launch in Florida tonight, joked that he is “the only one on the show not getting paid.” This led Hannity to offer Gaetz an hour to host his Fox News show — a program that is consistently the top-rated news show on cable TV.
“I will tell you this. I’m going to let Matt Gates fill in on this show one night. I’m going to make that promise because I watch you on — you know, you spend all this time on fake news CNN and nobody watches you,” Hannity said. “And I’m like, you’re wasting your time. True or Continue reading "Hannity Offers Rep. Matt Gaetz an Hour to Host His Show: ‘Nobody Watches You’ on ‘Fake News CNN’"
President Donald Trump was mocked on Twitter Tuesday night after he dedicated a significant amount of his official re-election campaign launch speech to attacking Hillary Clinton, despite the former secretary of state’s absence from politics since her presidential election loss in 2016.
He mentioned Clinton at least eight times throughout the rally, according to the transcript generating service Grabien, which prompted the Orlando, Florida crowd to return to their “lock her up!” chants — a staple of the 2016 campaign.
“Just before the  election, the FBI told President Obama about possible Russian interference and he did nothing because he thought Hillary Clinton, cricket Hillary, was going to win,” Trump said at one point during the speech. “That’s why he did nothing. He did nothing. I built up the military, imposed sanctions on Russia and provided alternative energy sources for all over Europe that competed very, very strongly Continue reading "Trump Mocked for Launching His 2020 Campaign Against Hillary Clinton: He’s ‘Totally Ready For Her’"
President Donald Trump railed against “the Russia hoax” while speaking at his official re-election campaign launch in Orlando tonight, accusing Democrats of targetting his “family, my business, my finances, my employees.”
“For the last two and a half years we have been under siege and with the Mueller report we won and now they want a do-over,” the president said while speaking in front of the raucous Florida crowd. “It’s a hoax. The great hoax. Our patriotic movement has been under assault from the very first day.”
He went on to call former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “an illegal attempt to overturn the results of the election, spy on our campaign which is what they did, and subvert our democracy.”
The president also told the crowd that Democrats want to go after them in the same way:
Despite leaked internal polls showing the president losing badly in various 2020 scenarios, Trump Campaign manager Brad Parscale predicted Donald Trump will win re-election in a “landslide” during an appearance on CBS News tonight.
“I think we win an electoral landslide as of today,” said Parscale ahead of Trump’s mega-rally in Orlando, adding that he believes Trump will win “even more electoral points” than the 304 votes the president netted in 2016.
When asked about the unfavorable internal surveys that got to the press, which resulted in the firing of Trump campaign pollsters, Parscale refused to “comment on leaked stories.”
However, he did defend Trump’s election abilities in the face of the bad internal numbers, which the campaign says were from polls taken several weeks ago:
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joked that his fellow panel member Jesse Watters was “auditioning for Infowars” after he alleged on The Five on Tuesday that the string of U.S. tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic is part of a conspiracy by a competing island to damage the Caribbean nation’s tourism industry.
“I found out today that someone perished at Hotel Excellence, the very place I stayed in November. This really is hitting home to me personally,” Watters said. “My theory is… Caribbean sabotage: another island that’s competing for tourism dollars, perhaps it’s Puerto Rico. I’m not going to name names.”
Gutfeld replied by noting Watters “just named names,” which led to his co-host doubling down on the wild claims.
“A saboteur has infiltrated some of these hotels in order to swing some of the tourism dollars back to their island,” Watters continued. “Also they share a border with Continue reading "Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Teases Jesse Watters Over Dominican Republic Speculation: ‘Are You Auditioning for InfoWars?’"
Conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones was sanctioned by a Connecticut judge on Tuesday in connection to a lawsuit filed by families of the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut shooting victims — which was in response to him suggesting a lawyer representing the plaintiffs planted child porn on his computers.
Jones, who is being sued by the victims’ families for falsely claiming that the shooting was staged by gun control advocates, made the comments during a Friday stream of his show, during which the fringe conservative pundit — while discussing the unsolicited child porn sent to Infowars with his lawyer — named an attorney on the opposing side of the Newtown case and proceeded to “pound on a picture of his face,” per a court filing yesterday that was reported by CNN.
“And then now magically they want metadata out of hundreds of thousands of emails they got, and they know Continue reading "Alex Jones Sanctioned By Judge For Threatening Lawyer Representing Sandy Hook Families"
Sen. Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) spokesperson said the lawmaker misspoke when she claimed White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is being “removed” from her post in the administration soon.
While Ernst made the comments during an interview with NBC’s local Des Moines affiliate WHO-TV Sunday, the network included an editor’s note along with their coverage of Ernst’s comments noting her staff’s rebuttal.
“Afterwards, Ernst’s spokesman said that she misspoke when she said Kellyanne Conway was leaving her position as counselor to President Donald Trump,” the network noted.
During her comments on WHO, Ernst was asked if it is “right” that Conway is using her position to violate the Hatch Act, as documented by federal watchdogs at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
“Well, obviously, there has been a commission that’s decided that’s not appropriate so she is being removed from that position but we certainly want to be working toward Continue reading "Joni Ernst Spokesperson Claims Senator Misspoke When She Said Kellyanne Conway Was Being ‘Removed’"
On Monday, Harvard University rescinded their acceptance of Kyle Kashuv, a pro-Second Amendment activist who survived last year’s deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, over racist comments he made in high school that emerged on social media in May.
“[The Admissions Committee] takes seriously the qualities of maturity and moral character. After careful consideration, the Committee voted to rescind your admission to Harvard,” the Ivey League school wrote in a letter to Kashuv that he shared on Twitter. “We are sorry about the circumstances that have led us to withdraw your admissions, and we wish you success in your future academic endeavors and beyond.”
1/ THREAD: Harvard rescinded my acceptance.
Three months after being admitted to Harvard Class of 2023, Harvard has decided to rescind my admission over texts and comments made nearly two years ago, months prior to the shooting.
I have some thoughts. Here’s what happened.
Former pro-wrestler and Fox News personality Tyrus made his first appearance back on the network Friday since reports emerged this week that he was accused of sexually harassing a co-worker.
While Tyrus, whose real name is George Murdoch, was kicked off the Fox Nation show he hosted with Britt McHenry after she reportedly filed a sexual harassment report against him, he was given his own show on the digital streaming platform called, NUFFSAID. And it seems he is not taking any kind of break from Fox News, as he appeared on the Daily Briefing Friday with Dana Perino to discuss “redemption” — that is, in the context of President Donald Trump’s Second Chance initiative for felons
“I think redemption is really the American way,” Tyrus said after Perino praised Trump’s program regarding ex-prisoners. “And for a long time, it seemed to be for certain aspects of our society it Continue reading "Tyrus Talks ‘Redemption’ For Criminals in First Fox News Hit Since Britt McHenry Harassment Allegations"
Several Fox News personalities hosting the panel show Outnumbered protested and scolded Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov for suggesting that former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied during her press briefings.
After noting that Sanders’ tenure at the White House was long for a press secretary, Tarlov added, “There’s obviously a more complicated story to tell about her connection to the press and lies that she may have told from the podium.”
Tarlov’s colleagues, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner, Fox Business anchor Dagen McDowell, and Fox News correspondent Ed Henry all immediately reacted with shock and outrage.
“Oh, Jess. Come on,” McDowell could be heard groaning, as Henry let out an “oh boy” while Faulkner seethed, “Oh my gosh, get to the commercial.”
Tarlov responded by noting that Sanders admitted to lying to the press according to Robert Mueller’s special counsel report.
Earlier in Continue reading "Fox News Anchor Scolds Jess Tarlov For Suggesting Sarah Sanders Lied: ‘Oh My Gosh, Get to the Commercial’"
After Fox News host Sean Hannity attacked CNN’s Jm Acosta in several segments on his show this week, the White House correspondent responded by sharing an excerpt of his book on Twitter that he claims exposes Hannity’s “fauxmacho man bullshit.”
“Hearing Sean Hannity is taking some shots at me over my book,” Acosta tweeted this morning. “Two things Sean… #1 I offered to come on your show and talk about the book and you guys declined. Sad! #2 you’re in the book. It was that time you had a chance to say something to my face but didn’t. Enjoy!”