Ex-Fox News Correspondent Pans Network: It ‘Drowned Out Straight Journalism With Partisan Misinformation’


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A Fox News original hire who served as a correspondent for more than two decades is calling out the network for allowing its opinion hosts to overshadow its journalists. Carl Cameron, who was a regular on such programs as Special Report and Shepard Smith Reporting, expressed his views in a video promoting his new venture — a progressive alternative to the Drudge Report, The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple reported. In the video, Cameron explained why he signed on to Fox News in the first place, and what made him leave. “The idea of fair and balanced news appealed to me,” Cameron said. “But over the years, the right-wing hosts drowned out straight journalism with partisan misinformation. I left.” Cameron told the Post that viewers often made assumptions about his politics based on his employer, but he never commented either way. “I kept my personal beliefs very Continue reading "Ex-Fox News Correspondent Pans Network: It ‘Drowned Out Straight Journalism With Partisan Misinformation’"

Ex-Fox News Correspondent Pans Network: It ‘Drowned Out Straight Journalism With Partisan Misinformation’


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A Fox News original hire who served as a correspondent for more than two decades is calling out the network for allowing its opinion hosts to overshadow its journalists. Carl Cameron, who was a regular on such programs as Special Report and Shepard Smith Reporting, expressed his views in a video promoting his new venture — a progressive alternative to the Drudge Report, The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple reported. In the video, Cameron explained why he signed on to Fox News in the first place, and what made him leave. “The idea of fair and balanced news appealed to me,” Cameron said. “But over the years, the right-wing hosts drowned out straight journalism with partisan misinformation. I left.” Cameron told the Post that viewers often made assumptions about his politics based on his employer, but he never commented either way. “I kept my personal beliefs very Continue reading "Ex-Fox News Correspondent Pans Network: It ‘Drowned Out Straight Journalism With Partisan Misinformation’"

BREAKING: Trump Announces Sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader


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President Donald Trump, on Monday, announced sanctions against the supreme leader of Iran, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, following the strike against a U.S. drone last week. Speaking from the Oval Office, Trump outlined the sanctions on the Ayatollah, as well as Iran at large. “We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,” Trump said. “Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.” Trump spelled out his rationale for sanctioning the Ayatollah specifically. “The supreme leader of Iran is one who ultimately is responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime,” Trump said. “He’s respected within his country. His office oversees the regime’s most brutal instruments, including the Islamic revolution guard corps. Sanctions imposed through the executive order that Im about to sign will deny the supreme leader and the supreme leader’s office and others closely affiliated with him and the officer access to key financial resources and Continue reading "BREAKING: Trump Announces Sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader"

Mike Huckabee on Fox Business: Bernie Sanders Supporters Are ‘Darn Stupid’ With I.Q.s in the ‘Single Digits’


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Anyone who would vote for Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren is “darn stupid,” says former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Appearing on Varney & Co. Monday, Huckabee ripped would-be Sanders and Warren voters over proposals from the candidates to forgive student loans. “How stupid do they think American voters are?” Huckabee said. “And if one of those people get elected, they’re darn stupid.” The proposals rankled Huckabee — who mockingly referred to Sanders as “Uncle Bernie,” and sarcastically suggested that he expand his loan forgiveness proposal to include car loans and mortgages as well. “If we have enough voters whose I.Q. is in the single digits, we’ve got a problem, Houston,” Huckabee said. Huckabee went on to rip Joe Biden, and the rest of the Democratic field, for embracing pie-in-the-sky policy proposals. “Joe seems to be wanting to pander right along,” Huckabee said. “This is a group Continue reading "Mike Huckabee on Fox Business: Bernie Sanders Supporters Are ‘Darn Stupid’ With I.Q.s in the ‘Single Digits’"

Wall Street Journal Runs Op-Ed Calling for Trump to Ditch Pence and Put Nikki Haley on 2020 Ticket


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The Wall St. Journal‘s editorial page — which arguably has more clout and influence with leaders on the right than any outlet in America — is floating a bold idea: President Donald Trump should dump Vice President Mike Pence from the ticket in 2020, and instead run with former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley. In a Journal op-ed posted Sunday, Andrew Stein, founder of Democrats for Trump, argued that Haley would help Trump lock down moderate suburban women — a demographic with which Stein believes Trump needs to make inroads if he is to win re-election. “I mean no disrespect for Mr. Pence, who’s loyally served the president and the nation,” Stein wrote. “But he’s given Mr. Trump all the help he can. He inspired his fellow evangelical Christians to take a chance in 2016.” That segment of the electorate, Stein argued, will be firmly in Continue reading "Wall Street Journal Runs Op-Ed Calling for Trump to Ditch Pence and Put Nikki Haley on 2020 Ticket"

John Oliver Torches Fox’s Greg Gutfeld’s ‘Breathtakingly Stupid’ Iran Comments: ‘He Needs to Be Put to Bed’


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HBO’s John Oliver went after Fox News host Greg Gutfeld over comments on Iran which the comedian termed “breathtakingly stupid.” During his monologue on Last Week Tonight Sunday, Oliver played back remarks on Gutfeld from The Five — which aired several days earlier. “We’re now in a time where it doesn’t matter how large your population is, because the population is no longer expendable in war,” Gutfeld said. “It’s now about the machines that you have. Drones are now replacing bones… So it’ll be stuff versus stuff. And fortunately for us, we have the best stuff.” “That is breathtakingly stupid,” Oliver said — to laughter from his audience. The comic then likened Gutfeld’s comments to those of a drunken child. “If someone said that to me at a dinner party, my response would be, ‘Excuse me, this child is drunk. Someone gave him wine — I don’t know Continue reading "John Oliver Torches Fox’s Greg Gutfeld’s ‘Breathtakingly Stupid’ Iran Comments: ‘He Needs to Be Put to Bed’"

The View Mocks 2020 Also-Rans, Couldn’t Even Remember That Jay Inslee Visited the Show: ‘Way to Make an Impression, Bro’


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The View doesn’t have time for the also-rans in the 2020 primary field. During a discussion previewing next week’s debates in Miami, the panel roasted the fringe contenders — suggesting they shouldn’t even have bothered tossing their hats in the ring. “I don’t even remember the rest of them,” Joy Behar said — while looking at a graphic with the first debate lineup. “Don’t worry about it,” Ana Navarro joked. “Jay Inslee? Was he here?” Behar asked. “Jay Inslee has not been here,” Meghan McCain said. But it turned out that Washington Governor Jay Inslee had, in fact, appeared on the program. McCain and the rest of the panel needed to be reminded about Inslee’s visit from their producers. “Way to make an impression, bro!” McCain snarked. She added, “Sorry honey. I totally forgot. You’re not going to be president!” The line drew laughter and Continue reading "The View Mocks 2020 Also-Rans, Couldn’t Even Remember That Jay Inslee Visited the Show: ‘Way to Make an Impression, Bro’"

Trump Wants to ‘Get People Higher’ Than Minimum Wage of $15: ‘That’s a Very Low Number’


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The Democratic presidential primary field has no shortage of candidates who have come out in favor of a $15 minimum wage. But their potential foe in the general election, perhaps surprisingly, thinks a $15 minimum might not go far enough. Appearing on Telemundo, President Donald Trump suggested he might be in favor of a federal minimum wage which is even higher than the $15 amount proposed by many progressives. “That’s a very low number, the $15,” Trump said. “And I am actually looking at that…I am looking at that.” The $15 proposed minimum wage is a number conjured up out of thin air, as far as Trump is concerned. And the president went on to say he’s looking at raising the figure north of that. “That’s just an artificial number,” Trump said. He added, “I’d like to get people higher than that.” Watch above, via Telemundo. (The relevant Continue reading "Trump Wants to ‘Get People Higher’ Than Minimum Wage of $15: ‘That’s a Very Low Number’"

NY Times Journos Rip Trump, Washington Examiner for Suggesting NYT Illegally Fed Info to FBI: ‘This is a Crap Story’


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A number of New York Times journalists are up in arms over a report from the Washington Examiner, which was then amplified by President Donald Trump — who suggested that the Times illegally fed information to the FBI. The Examiner published the text of an email from Times reporter Michael Schmidt to FBI Assistant Director for Public Affairs Michael Kortan. “Wanted to flag you on something,” Schmidt wrote in the email. “Three of my colleagues are working on a story about the Russia investigation. They’re told that Jared Kushner is among the individuals who the F.B.I. is scrutinizing for their meetings with Russians,” Schmidt said. “My colleagues were told that Ambassador Kislyak, after meeting Kushner and General Flynn in early December at Trump Tower, set up a meeting with Kushner and a Russian banker. Kushner ultimately met with the Russian banker. The banker worked for Alpha Bank. Continue reading "NY Times Journos Rip Trump, Washington Examiner for Suggesting NYT Illegally Fed Info to FBI: ‘This is a Crap Story’"

The Tucker Carlson Effect? Maggie Haberman Tells CNN That Trump ‘Tunes Out’ Iran Hawk John Bolton


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Has Fox News Tucker Carlson helped convince President Donald Trump not to listen to his National Security Advisor, John Bolton? Following a report in which Carlson was said to have privately bashed Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for their hawkish positions on Iran, Maggie Haberman of The New York Times reports that Bolton is now being “tuned out” by Trump. “The president, according to my reporting, has become more skeptical of what he hears from John Bolton,” Haberman said. She added, “This is somebody who has had a certain view of the way things should be for a very long time. That is sometimes at odds with what this president wants. He’s known to say John wants war. I think he tunes out what he hears more often than not.” That seems to have played out on Thursday night when Trump, according to a scoop from Haberman Continue reading "The Tucker Carlson Effect? Maggie Haberman Tells CNN That Trump ‘Tunes Out’ Iran Hawk John Bolton"

Pelosi Dismisses Trump’s Suggestion Iran Strike Was Accidental, But Urges Caution: We Must ‘Not Escalate’


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After a briefing in the White House Situation Room, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was unequivocal. Though the possibility was floated earlier Thursday by President Donald Trump that Iran shooting down a U.S. drone over international waters was a “loose and stupid” mistake, the Speaker believes the strike was no accident. “Are you personally convinced, based on the intelligence you’ve seen, that this was an Iranian attack on an American asset operating legally in international airspace?” A reporter asked Pelosi on Capitol Hill. “Yes,” the Speaker said. Though she is convinced Iran took hostile action, Pelosi adopted a cautious posture. “However we go forward from here has to be strategic, and smart, and in close alliance with our allies,” Pelosi said. “We have common interests in the region. We know that the high tension wires are up there. And we must do everything we can not to escalate Continue reading "Pelosi Dismisses Trump’s Suggestion Iran Strike Was Accidental, But Urges Caution: We Must ‘Not Escalate’"

Pelosi Dismisses Trump’s Suggestion Iran Strike Was Accidental, But Urges Caution: We Must ‘Not Escalate’


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After a briefing in the White House Situation Room, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was unequivocal. Though the possibility was floated earlier Thursday by President Donald Trump that Iran shooting down a U.S. drone over international waters was a “loose and stupid” mistake, the Speaker believes the strike was no accident. “Are you personally convinced, based on the intelligence you’ve seen, that this was an Iranian attack on an American asset operating legally in international airspace?” A reporter asked Pelosi on Capitol Hill. “Yes,” the Speaker said. Though she is convinced Iran took hostile action, Pelosi adopted a cautious posture. “However we go forward from here has to be strategic, and smart, and in close alliance with our allies,” Pelosi said. “We have common interests in the region. We know that the high tension wires are up there. And we must do everything we can not to escalate Continue reading "Pelosi Dismisses Trump’s Suggestion Iran Strike Was Accidental, But Urges Caution: We Must ‘Not Escalate’"

Tucker Carlson Has Reportedly Been in Trump’s Ear, Trying to Talk Him Out of Military Action Against Iran


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Tucker Carlson has reportedly, privately, been advising President Donald Trump against military action in Iran. According to the Daily Beast, the Fox News primetime host has had a number of personal conversations with Trump — in which he is advocating his opposition to U.S. military action against Iran. Further, he has been criticizing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton — who have adopted more hawkish positions on Iran. From the Beast’s report:
A source familiar with the conversations told The Daily Beast that, in recent weeks, the Fox News host has privately advised Trump against taking military action against Iran. And a senior administration official said that during the president’s recent conversations with the Fox primetime host, Carlson has bashed the more “hawkish members” of his administration.
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Joe Biden Bigfoots NY Times on 18 Question Survey, Only 2020 Dem Who Refused to Participate


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Joe Biden left the Gray Lady out in the cold. On Wednesday, The New York Times posted videos of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates responding to an 18 question survey — including queries on a wide range of issues. Twenty-one candidates in the field participated in the questionnaire — taking time out during a period from late March through early June to respond. The former vice president, however, was the only candidate who spurned the paper of record’s attempts to go on the record. “Joseph R. Biden Jr. declined to participate despite repeated requests since late April,” the Times noted at the bottom of its story. No specific reason was given. Mediaite has reached out to the Biden campaign, and will update this post with their comment, should they provide a statement. The questionnaire, according to the Times, was designed to serve as something of a job interview. “[The
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Jim Acosta Disses Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson: They’re ‘Not Willing to Meet Me in the Schoolyard’


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After firing a shot across the bow last week, CNN’s Jim Acosta is ramping up his attacks on Fox News, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. The White House correspondent is now suggesting his Fox News rivals receive talking points — even scripts — directly from the West Wing. Appearing on The Hugh Hewitt Show, Acosta tore into Fox News — likening much of its content to Cuban state television. “[At] certain hours of the day on Fox…it is very much a house organ for the president,” Acosta said. He added, “Have we ever witnessed a situation like that, where a network essentially just serves as an amplifier of the president’s message of the day? And to some extent, focused and fixated on the conspiracy theories that he spreads. That to me is very much the definition of propaganda and state TV.” Hewitt pressed Acosta — noting the Continue reading "Jim Acosta Disses Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson: They’re ‘Not Willing to Meet Me in the Schoolyard’"

7 Best Moments of George Stephanopoulos’s Interview With Trump


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Best Moments from ABC's George Stephanopoulos Interview With Trump Outside of frequent interviews with various Fox News opinion personalities, President Donald Trump has been very selective in granting extensive one-on-ones with journalists. George Stephanopoulos of ABC News got a rare opportunity, though, scoring three lengthy chats with the commander-in-chief over two days in Iowa and Washington. And he delivered with an hour-long primetime special chock full of front-page news, and — perhaps more notably — a few revealing details. Below, we’ve compiled the seven best moments from the hourlong special, which was excerpted throughout the week and aired in full Sunday night on ABC. (Note: Certain parts quoted did not air on the broadcast and can be found by referring to the transcript here.) 7. Trump Calls Stephanopoulos ‘A Little Wise Guy’ By the time Trump and Stephanopoulos sat down in the White House Rose Garden, they had already spent a great deal of time together, and had Continue reading "7 Best Moments of George Stephanopoulos’s Interview With Trump"

Michael Cohen Reportedly Pushed for Bikini-Clad Showgirls and Elephants at Trump’s 2016 Campaign Launch


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President Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign launch was nothing if not a glitzy affair — with the mogul making his way down the golden escalator at Trump Tower, and announcing a candidacy which, unbeknownst to many watching at the time, would go on to make history 18 months later. But according to a new report, the Trump campaign might actually have scaled-back on that kickoff event. The Washington Post, in a piece published Monday, delved into the 2016 Trump launch. And they found that several in the Trump camp wanted to hold nothing back — with former Trump attorney Michael Cohen among those who wanted the event to include bikini-clad showgirls and elephants. From the Post‘s report:
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John Oliver Makes Blistering Impeachment Case, Hits Spooked Dems: ‘Many Other Ways’ 2020 ‘Could Go Wrong’


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Sunday night on HBO, John Oliver — in absolutely blistering, Oliver-ian fashion — laid out the case to impeach President Donald Trump. In a searing, 20-minute segment, the comic asserted that the president has committed high crimes and misdemeanors. Notably, Oliver pointed to an instance which, according to the Mueller Report, Trump tried ex-White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller, then pressured McGahn to issue a statement denying he tried to oust the special counsel. “[I]t seems the president obstructed justice, then obstructed justice again to obstruct the investigation into his obstruction of justice,” said Oliver. “It’s ridiculous. “I know that this might seem like a legal technicality, and a couple of phone calls that didn’t go anywhere, but here’s why this really matters: But for Don McGahn, Trump might have stopped an investigation into himself. And if a president can shut down an investigation, he can Continue reading "John Oliver Makes Blistering Impeachment Case, Hits Spooked Dems: ‘Many Other Ways’ 2020 ‘Could Go Wrong’"

How to Watch — 2019 U.S. Open Golf Third Round Live Stream Online


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How to Watch 2019 U.S. Open First Round Live Stream Online They’re halfway home in the 2019 U.S. Open, and many of the big names are in the hunt at Pebble Beach. Gary Woodland leads the way at -9, after carding a spectacular 6-under-par 65 on Friday. He’s two strokes clear of Justin Rose, who posted a second round 70 and sits at -7 for the championship. Former British Open champ Louis Oosthuizen is three back at -6. But the A-listers are lurking. Rory McIlroy is just four off the pace at -5. Two-time defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka is in striking range once again at -4. And Dustin Johnson remains in the mix at -2. As for Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson — both had disappointing finishes on Friday, after looking for much of the day as though they would play themselves into serious contention. Tiger bogeyed his last two holes to fall to even par Continue reading "How to Watch — 2019 U.S. Open Golf Third Round Live Stream Online"

How to Watch — 2019 U.S. Open Golf Second Round Live Stream Online


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How to Watch 2019 U.S. Open First Round Live Stream Online Round 1 of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach is in the books. And the course — historically one of the most challenging in America — proved gettable, yielding some extremely low scores. Justin Rose leads the way at -6, shooting a superb round of 65 while playing with Tiger Woods on Thursday afternoon. Woods was wayward with his approach shots all day, but managed to hang in there thanks to a hot putter and shot 70 to keep himself within striking distance. A number of pursuers are at -5, notably Ricky Fowler — whose major championship breakthrough has been long-awaited, but not yet fulfilled. And Brooks Koepka, looking for his third straight U.S. Open title, is very much in the hunt at -2. Now, it’s on to Round 2. Undoubtedly, Pebble Beach will only get tougher from here. Television coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. ET Continue reading "How to Watch — 2019 U.S. Open Golf Second Round Live Stream Online"