Former Trump Aide Omarosa Sued by U.S. Government Over Financial Disclosure


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The U.S. filed suit against Omarosa Manigault this week, for “knowingly and willfully failing to file” her financial disclosure paperwork after being fired from the Trump administration. The government is seeking a $50,000 civil fine in the complaint, filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Reuters reports that Omaraso has had since January of 2018 to file the disclosure, and was give “several reminders” by White House ethics lawyers to take care of it. Since being fired by the White House, Omarosa has been a frequent critic of the Trump, and in addition to her tell-all book, has made many appearances on MSNBC to comment on the administration and Trump personally, particularly with regard to issues of race and gender. She has also made news several times for her apparent recording of conversations that took place within the White House.

Today Show Fails to Mention Own Sexual Harassment Scandals During Segment on Roger Ailes Series


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NBC’s Today broadcasted a segment on Monday promoting a new movie about the sexual harassment case against former Fox News honcho, the late Roger Ailes — during which there was much talk about sexual harassment in the workplace, but none about sexual harassment in the NBC workplace. No one, for example, made even a passing reference to the network’s own scandals, even the one involving former Today co-host Matt Lauer, who we stress to immediately repeat hosted this very show. (And has been defended by those still on it.) Most of the segment focused, of course, on the actors and their roles, a typical on-air promotion. But the discussion also covered Ailes and the scandal, as well as Fox News. Actress Naomi Watts said she was attracted to the role of Gretchen Carlson by the courage it took to take down someone “at that level of power.” Continue reading "Today Show Fails to Mention Own Sexual Harassment Scandals During Segment on Roger Ailes Series"

Celebrities Staged Dramatic Reading of Mueller Report Because Of Course They Did


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The Mueller report is a long and grueling read, by some accounts. But never let it be said that boring material and pointless performance stops celebrities who know better than us about everything. Which is why a lot of actors- like seriously, a lot — gathered together on Monday night at the behest and on the dime of Law Works Action to stage a dramatic reading of that report. The performance is titled “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts”, and is listed as just #TheInvestigation on their website, because hashtags you guys!” It stars Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Jason Alexander, Alyssa Milano, Alfre Woodard, Zachary Quinto and several others (even the “I’m a Mac” kid!) reading the Mueller report. Reading. The Mueller. Report. That clip above is from the actual performance. Sorry. It was big news, Continue reading "Celebrities Staged Dramatic Reading of Mueller Report Because Of Course They Did"

Fox Reporter Calls Out Abusive Trump Crowd Booing Her, Fellow Reporters at Rally: ‘Such an Unfortunate Environment’


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At President Trump‘s campaign rally last week, the MAGA crowd abusively booed and taunted reporters, as they often do at Trump events, and on Sunday’s Media Buzz a Fox Business reporter was critical of that environment. She also noted she didn’t have anything identifying her as being from FBN, implying it might have acted as a shield with the crowd. Host Howard Kurtz asked his panel about the media environment and criticism of the rally by the press, and about CNN and MSNBC cutting away during the event. “CNN took about five minutes of it, and broke away,” said Kurtz. “They said, well, anchor John Berman said, ‘after about four minutes it was all about attacks on the medial.'” He asked Fox Business Network correspondent Kristina Partsinevelos, “how did it seem to you?” In her answer, Partsinevelos brought up the crowd’s hostility and the environment around Continue reading "Fox Reporter Calls Out Abusive Trump Crowd Booing Her, Fellow Reporters at Rally: ‘Such an Unfortunate Environment’"

Hannity Hits ‘Jimmy’ Acosta Again, On Air and On Twitter: ‘Some Book, I Don’t Even Know What It’s Called’


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“Mah dearest Twittuh: The beef continues with no end in sight. As I put my quill to virtual parchment, our ruthless foe is encamped at the Kimmel, in preparation for yet another assault on your beleaguered beloved. Though his fail is epic, his taunts do haunt. The battle between Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity and CNN’s Jim Acosta continued apace Thursday night, with Hannity and his guest Mark Levin, currently also promoting a book, trashing Acosta on air and then Hannity doing so again on Twitter. He fired twice, in fact.

Jerry Nadler Repeatedly Called Hope Hicks ‘Ms. Lewandowski’ in House Hearing


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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks leaves the hearing room during a break at a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary Committee June 19, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Former White House communications director Hope Hicks testified in a closed-door hearing this week before the House Judiciary committee, and the transcript of that meeting was released by the committee on Thursday. In that hearing, as CNN’s Abby Phillip discovered and shared on Twitter, Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler repeatedly referred to Hicks as “Ms. Lewandowski,” the last name of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, with whom Hicks has been romantically linked and about whom many of the committee’s questions inquired. Just to be clear, it wasn’t unclear that they were speaking with Hope Hicks. Here she is stating her name for the record in response to Rep. Nadler.
Hicks let it go the first time, but as you can see
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Newspaper Accuses NBC News of Asking ‘Highly Inappropriate Questions’ For Report on Their Trump Coverage


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Epoch Times Accuses NBC News of Inappropriate Questions The Epoch Times, a multi-language newspaper founded by a group of Chinese-Americans associated with the “spiritual group” Falun Gong, printed an open letter to NBC News on Thursday, objecting questions being asked by their reporters. Characterizing NBC’s questions as “inappropriate” and unduly focused on the religious practices of Epoch employees, the letter has garnered some attention on social media. The story NBC is writing, according to this public statement from The Epoch Times, is about the way in which Epoch covers President Donald Trump. As they characterize it, NBC is trying to “discredit” the website because it is insufficiently critical of the president. “The plain truth is that because The Epoch Times’ coverage of Trump differs from that of NBC, two reporters have sought to hunt for an agenda that would discredit us,” wrote publisher Stephen Gregory on Thursday. The public complaint begins with the explanation that NBC’s Continue reading "Newspaper Accuses NBC News of Asking ‘Highly Inappropriate Questions’ For Report on Their Trump Coverage"

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt Identifies Segregationist Senators from Biden’s Civility Boast as Republicans — They Were Actually Democrats


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When 2020 front-runner and former Vice President Joe Biden told a tale of civility and comity to wealthy Democrat donors in New York on Tuesday night, he invited a world of Wednesday trouble, mainly because the men he chose as his example were segregationists. Biden has been dealing with that fallout all day, both from commentators and fellow candidates. But when MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt covered the news, she got a pretty major part of the story wrong: the party. Hunt identified the two segregationist Senators, James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, as Republicans. “Still to come, Joe Biden references his relationships with two former Republican colleagues at an event in New York City. The only problem? They were both segregationists.” That was not the only problem, however. They were both Democrats, too. Not Republicans. The clip above shows the segment teaser, where Hunt actually misidentifies. In the full segment, Continue reading "MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt Identifies Segregationist Senators from Biden’s Civility Boast as Republicans — They Were Actually Democrats"

Louie Gohmert Praises Danny Glover Movies (‘Even the Dramas!’) and Bashes Democrats for Slavery At Reparations Hearing


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At the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on Wednesday on the subject of reparations, and Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert took the occasion to praise invited witness Danny Glover for his movies, and to recount at length the history of Democrats and slavery. Gohmert began his remarks with the comments to actor Danny Glover. “Any time I see your name list as being in a movie, I normally say that’s one I will enjoy, and appreciate your body of work throughout your career, he said. “You’ve provided a great deal of enjoyment, even, even in the dramas. So thank you for that.” After that odd aside, and a brief commentary on the application of the death penalty and hate crime legislation, Gohmert went into his recitation. “I also heard a colleague talking about, it is critical to know our history. And I Continue reading "Louie Gohmert Praises Danny Glover Movies (‘Even the Dramas!’) and Bashes Democrats for Slavery At Reparations Hearing"

Right Wing Radio Host Michael Savage Rips Conservative Trump Adoration: ‘To Too Many People..He’s a Demigod’


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Far Right podcast host and author Michael Savage Right-wing talker Michael Savage is far to the right, and very rarely mentioned by mainstream press, but he’s in the New York Times this week for bashing his audience and others on the right over their devotion to Donald Trump. He finds it embarrassing, he says, that so much of his audience treats Trump like a “demigod.” As the Times notes, Savage is no Rush Limbaugh. He’s not even a Sean Hannity, and he airs on Westwood podcasts these days. But unlike the big names, Savage, maybe the earliest supporter of Trump for president, occasionally has criticism for the administration or its policy. And his audience is not down with that, apparently. Savage isn’t criticizing Trump from the center or the left, as many conservative or Republican “NeverTrump” are accused of doing. But it doesn’t make a difference to the devoted, he told NYT’s Jeremy W. Peters.
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BREAKING: Shooting at Parade for Champion Toronto Raptors, Video Shows Hundreds Fleeing


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There has apparently been a shooting at in Toronto at the massive parade being held Monday to honor the NBA champion Toronto Raptors, as news outlets and multiple witnesses reported. Toronto police sent out an alert not long after people from the event began tweeting about an incident. Police followed up on that soon after, stating that multiple people were in custody and there were multiple injuries, but none life-threatening. In the Fox News segment from Shepard Smith, above, there is video Continue reading "BREAKING: Shooting at Parade for Champion Toronto Raptors, Video Shows Hundreds Fleeing"

Accidental Cat Filter Turns Pakistan Minister’s Live Stream Presser Into Viral Sensation


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Pakistani children look at a computer screen showing a screen grab of a press conference attended by provincial minister Shaukat Yousafzai and streamed live on social media, in Islamabad on June 15, 2019. Shaukat Yousafzai is a regional minister in Pakistan, but that’s not what he’s known for. Not anymore. He’s now the guy who had his press event streamed live on official channels with kitty cat ears and whiskers over his face, thanks to a filter that was accidentally left running. His party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which is also the Prime Minister’s party and the ruling one in the nation, ran the cat filter video live on their social media, including Facebook, and deleted it about three minutes after it ended and they realized what happened. In a statement, they blamed “human error” for the hilarious incident. The Kitty Conference was captured mostly in the form of still images and screenshots that were shared on social media after the fact, along with some raw screen recordings.

Shock Fox News Poll: 50 Percent of American Voters Want Trump Impeached


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Democrats continue to debate whether it is worth it to bring impeachment against Donald Trump in the House, but if shocking poll numbers from a surprising source have any impact, that debate may end sooner than expected. As recently as yesterday the division between the leadership of the party, such as Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the more visible new progressive members like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is, in AOC’s words, “very real.” But in AOC’s favor, a new Fox News poll of registered voters released Sunday showed 43 percent favor of impeaching President Trump and removing him from office. Among those who responded that they do not want him removed, 12% still said they favored impeachment. That represents a further 7% overall, or as the image below from the poll breakdown shows, a total of 50% who favor impeachment. The result has steadily increased each time the poll
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CNN’s Anderson Cooper Announces Death of his Mother, Heiress and Social Icon Gloria Vanderbilt


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Fashion designer, icon, heiress, and famous mom Gloria Vanderbilt has passed away at age 95, her son Anderson Cooper announced on Monday. She was diagnosed with very advanced stomach cancer just a month ago. Cooper shared the news with his network home, CNN, along with a touching video obituary covering highlights of Vanderbilt’s larger-than-life story. “Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms. She was a painter, a writer and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife and friend,” said Cooper of his mother. “She was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her, and they’d tell you, she was the youngest person they knew, the coolest, and most modern.” “She died this morning, the way she wanted to — at home, surrounded by family and friends.” The CNN segment included clips of Cooper’s past interview of his mother Continue reading "CNN’s Anderson Cooper Announces Death of his Mother, Heiress and Social Icon Gloria Vanderbilt"

Ocasio-Cortez Tells ABC’s Jon Karl There’s a ‘Very Real Animus’ for Speaker Pelosi Among Progressives


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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on This Week with George Stephanopoulos for her first Sunday morning interview since taking office, and spilled some tea about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s standing with progressives. ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jon Karl was the fill-in host, and he brought up recent polling that indicates Democrats are becoming increasingly favorable toward impeachment of President Donald Trump. He said that Speaker Pelosi has “really held her line” on impeachment, referring to her now frequently repeated position that bringing impeachment immediately would be a bad idea. “How is that flying with progressives?” he asked. “Well, you know, I think for me this question has — should not be about polls, it should not be about elections,” said Ocasio-Cortez. “I think that impeachment is incredibly serious, and this is about the presence and evidence that the president may have committed a crime, in this Continue reading "Ocasio-Cortez Tells ABC’s Jon Karl There’s a ‘Very Real Animus’ for Speaker Pelosi Among Progressives"

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink


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Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said a remarkable set of words on MSNBC on Thursday, although you wouldn’t know it by anchor Chuck Todd’s reaction. The two were talking Trump, of course, and Todd was essentially saying to Warner that it’s obvious Republicans can’t respect the rule of law or “norms” of government, so when will Democrats realize they can’t hope for decency from the bad guys. Warner, in turn, felt it was important to indict the American people in addition to the GOP. The specific context of the exchange was the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections (FIRE) Act, which Warner attempted to have passed by unanimous consent on Thursday, an effort blocked by Senate Republicans. Todd asked Warner to explain on what grounds Republicans would even object to such a bill, and Warner replied that the amount of fear among the GOP over angering Trump is “pretty wild.” Continue reading "Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink"

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink


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Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said a remarkable set of words on MSNBC on Thursday, although you wouldn’t know it by anchor Chuck Todd’s reaction. The two were talking Trump, of course, and Todd was essentially saying to Warner that it’s obvious Republicans can’t respect the rule of law or “norms” of government, so when will Democrats realize they can’t hope for decency from the bad guys. Warner, in turn, felt it was important to indict the American people in addition to the GOP. The specific context of the exchange was the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections (FIRE) Act, which Warner attempted to have passed by unanimous consent on Thursday, an effort blocked by Senate Republicans. Todd asked Warner to explain on what grounds Republicans would even object to such a bill, and Warner replied that the amount of fear among the GOP over angering Trump is “pretty wild.” Continue reading "Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink"

Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink


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Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said a remarkable set of words on MSNBC on Thursday, although you wouldn’t know it by anchor Chuck Todd’s reaction. The two were talking Trump, of course, and Todd was essentially saying to Warner that it’s obvious Republicans can’t respect the rule of law or “norms” of government, so when will Democrats realize they can’t hope for decency from the bad guys. Warner, in turn, felt it was important to indict the American people in addition to the GOP. The specific context of the exchange was the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections (FIRE) Act, which Warner attempted to have passed by unanimous consent on Thursday, an effort blocked by Senate Republicans. Todd asked Warner to explain on what grounds Republicans would even object to such a bill, and Warner replied that the amount of fear among the GOP over angering Trump is “pretty wild.” Continue reading "Democrat Sen. Mark Warner Says ‘Shame on Americans’, NBC’s Chuck Todd Doesn’t Even Blink"

WH Press Buries Sarah Sanders on Her Way Out Over Briefing Drought: ‘Help Wanted: Once a Year, Maybe Less’


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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders leaves after a daily news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing of the White House January 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, June 16 2019, President Donald Trump announced that Sanders is leaving her position. When the news broke that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her post, naturally all of media had immediate reactions, whether live on the air or, like many White House reporters, on Twitter. And in particular among those White House reporters, the issue of the lack of briefings held by Sanders in the last year, and the decline in briefings in general over the course of the administration, came up. A lot. HuffPo’s White House reporter Jennifer Bendery had maybe the most biting, roast-y slam.

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Andrew McCabe and Nicolle Wallace Share Their Glee Over Sarah Sanders Departure: ‘I Have to Say I Will Not Miss Her’


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The news broke on Thursday, via a Tweet from President Donald Trump, that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is moving on from the job and moving home. MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace was interviewing ousted former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe at the time, and the two discussed Sanders’ “legacy”, particularly with regard to the FBI, James Comey, and McCabe. Wallace said that the President tweeted it but didn’t read the full statement, saying that if you’re “curious” that you can “Google Donald Trump on Twitter.” “I want to ask you about Sarah Huckabee’s legacy,” said Wallace, using Sanders’ maiden name as many Democrats often do. “Because something that was revealed in the Mueller report was that she admitted, when she was interrogated by, or interviewed by Robert Mueller‘s investigators, that she just made up from Whole cloth hearse mirrors against Jim Comey the idea that–and I Continue reading "Andrew McCabe and Nicolle Wallace Share Their Glee Over Sarah Sanders Departure: ‘I Have to Say I Will Not Miss Her’"