Joe Scarborough Argues TV Networks Should Not Cover Trump’s Live Tweeting of Dem Debates Until Next Morning


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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough argued on Tuesday that TV news networks should make an agreement to not give President Donald Trump any airtime if he live-tweets the upcoming Democratic primary debates. The Morning Joe host floated the idea as his colleagues discussed a Wall Street Journal report that Trump’s advisers are trying to dissuade him — unsuccessfully, so far — from live-tweeting through the first debates next week. “Can we all have an agreement — like all the networks that matter — nobody reports on his live tweets until the morning after,” Scarborough suggested. “He is doing it deliberately to do what we talk about all the time — draw attention away.” Mika Brzezinski agreed that network executives will have to figure out how to account for Trump’s tweeting, though Sam Stein noted that the Journal “might as well report he will breathe during the debates.” Scarborough was still Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Argues TV Networks Should Not Cover Trump’s Live Tweeting of Dem Debates Until Next Morning"

Fox News Contributor Lawrence Jones Says He Faced Racist Taunts From Protestors at ‘Impeach Trump’ Rally


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Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones allegedly faced racist taunts this weekend as he covered an anti-Trump rally in New York City. Jones’ segment aired on Sean Hannity’s show Monday night, during which, the Fox host said two rally attendees approached him and “told him to go back to Fox News where there is ‘more cotton for you to pick.'” Here’s how the incident was described on the Fox News website:
According to a Fox News producer at the scene, two men walked up to Jones near the end of the rally and told him to go back to Fox News “where there’s more cotton for you to pick.” The producer said he asked one of the men: “What did you just say?” When the man made the same comment, the producer asked if he “was really going to say that,” to which the man responded: “I Continue reading "Fox News Contributor Lawrence Jones Says He Faced Racist Taunts From Protestors at ‘Impeach Trump’ Rally"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘The U.S. is Running Concentration Camps On Our Southern Border’


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In a recent Instagram live video, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) compared America’s southern border centers to concentration camps. “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a video picked up by Fox News. “If that doesn’t bother you…I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again’ means something.” The video comes just after President Donald Trump took Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by surprise when he announced on Twitter Monday night that the agency is about to launch a nationwide operation to deport illegal immigrants. The Trump Administration still faces regular scrutiny for how immigrant families are treated at ICE detention centers around the border, and to that point, Ocasio-Cortez said in her video “the fact that concentrations camps are now an institutionalized Continue reading "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘The U.S. is Running Concentration Camps On Our Southern Border’"

Trump is Just Tweeting Out Fox News Chyrons Now


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Indeed, that is what’s happening. It’s well established that President Donald Trump not only loves binging on his favorite cable news program, but also that he loves to tweet out favorable Fox News clips. On Monday, several hours after Trump said all polls showing him down to Democrats are “Fake”, the president offered up this out of context note: Of course, our first instinct was to check in on Fox News. Sure enough, it appears the president was watching the network’s reporting on the escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Minutes before Trump’s tweet came out, Fox ran the chyron – “Iran to defy Uranium Stockpile Limits” – as Julie Banderas spoke to former CIA Chief of Station Daniel Hoffman about the tensions between Washington and Tehran. Watch above, via Fox News.

Former RedState EIC Erick Erickson Slams Site For Publishing Wild Seth Rich-Mueller Conspiracy


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Former RedState editor-in-chief Erick Erickson is condemning his former blog for giving air to conspiracy theories about the murder of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. “I banned birthers from RedState,” Erickson said in a Monday morning tweet. “It is sad to see Downhill.com letting Seth Rich conspiracy theorists on the site not just as commenters, but actual site contributors.” Erickson was referring to an article from Elizabeth Vaughn, who previously made news when RedState took down a post of hers blasting former colleagues who left the site out of disagreement with the increasing pro-Donald Trump bias it has shown after coming under the management of Townhall Media. The Continue reading "Former RedState EIC Erick Erickson Slams Site For Publishing Wild Seth Rich-Mueller Conspiracy"

Bongino Holds Trainwreck Interview on Russia Probe While Hosting Fox & Friends: ‘You’re Making Stuff Up!’


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Fox News contributor Dan Bongino guest hosted Fox & Friends on Monday, so it was inevitable that his conversation with Democratic strategist Jason Nichols on the Russia investigation would completely fall apart. The conversation kicked off with President Donald Trump’s recent comments on accepting foreign dirt to use against political opponents, so Bongino didn’t waste any time diverting to the Hillary Clinton campaign hiring a law firm that funded the Christopher Steele dossier. Right off the bat, its worth noting that the difference between the two — as explained by Politifact — is that one scenario involves a foreign government illegally hacking one party in order to sing an election to the other party, the other scenario involves a campaign hiring a private firm that contracted a former intelligence officer to compile opposition research, using Russian sources. When Nichols tried to explain this to Bongino, the Fox commentator cut him Continue reading "Bongino Holds Trainwreck Interview on Russia Probe While Hosting Fox & Friends: ‘You’re Making Stuff Up!’"

Jon Stewart Blasts McConnell Over Funding 9/11 First Responders: ‘Never’ Deals With Us Until He’s Publicly Shamed


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Jon Stewart tore into Senator Mitch McConnell on Sunday by saying the Senate Majority Leader bears a lot of the blame for why the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund repeatedly finds itself in a state of financial instability. The former Daily Show host joined Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday to talk about his emotional appeals for Congress to reauthorize funding to compensate the victims and first responders of the 9/11 attacks. As Stewart spoke of congressional roadblocks the bill encountered each time it needed a renewal, the conversation eventually moved towards how the Senate will have to review the bill even if it cleared the House of Representatives. When asked if he has “problems” with McConnell, Stewart answered that the Senate leader has been “the white whale” of getting the bill passed.
“I think it’s the cynicism that’s displayed by Washington that also causes this situation to be so emotional. Continue reading "Jon Stewart Blasts McConnell Over Funding 9/11 First Responders: ‘Never’ Deals With Us Until He’s Publicly Shamed"

MSNBC Host Grills Scaramucci Over Sarah Sanders’ Dishonesty: She Only Acknowledged Her Lies ‘Under Oath’


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MSNBC’s Chris Jansing put Anthony Scaramucci to the grindstone on Friday when she pressed the former White House communications director over his defense of Sarah Huckabee Sanders. As Scaramucci heaped praise on the outgoing press secretary, Jansing used much of their interview to focus on criticisms of Sanders’ untruths to the American people. To this end, Jansing brought up how Sanders told Robert Mueller she lied to the media, and how Sanders has been caught up in multiple falsehoods throughout her tenure. Scaramucci answered that some of Sanders’ statements were “defensible on her part [because] she did speak what she thought was the truth as the time she was saying certain things.” Jansing countered when the discussion arrived on Mueller, saying “[Sanders] only acknowledged [her lies] under oath.” Here’s the response from The Mooch.
“We have a tendency to be very sanctimonious about this. We have a Continue reading "MSNBC Host Grills Scaramucci Over Sarah Sanders’ Dishonesty: She Only Acknowledged Her Lies ‘Under Oath’"

NBC Unveils Debate Lineups, And There’s a Group of Death: Biden. Bernie. Buttigieg. Harris.


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NBC has announced the debate lineup they’re going to use for the first primary face-offs they’re setting up for the 2020 field of Democratic nominees. The 20 participating candidates were randomly split into two groups of 10, with officials telling The New York Times that they endeavored to evenly divide the top-tier candidates between the two debate nights. The Orange Group – which will go first on June 26 at at 9 p.m. ET – consists of Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Julián Castro, Bill de Blasio, Jay Inslee, and Tim Ryan. The Purple Group will take the stage on June 27, and their lineup is Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bennet, Marianne Williamson, Eric Swalwell, Kirsten Gillibrand, Andrew Yang, and John Hickenlooper. Steve Bullock, Seth Moulton, and Wayne Messam were not invited to the debates since Continue reading "NBC Unveils Debate Lineups, And There’s a Group of Death: Biden. Bernie. Buttigieg. Harris."

MSNBC Host Confronts Sean Spicer Over Sarah Sanders: ‘Do You Regret Setting the Precedent For Dishonesty?’


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MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson had a dicey moment with Sean Spicer on Friday when she accused him helping the Trump Administration set the standard for their dishonesty with the country. The former White House press secretary joined the MSNBC host to talk about Sarah Sanders’ legacy as Spicer’s successor, now that she is about to take her own leave from the White House. As the two discussed the administration’s relationship with the White House press corps, Jackson brought up public criticisms of Sanders’ level of truthfulness and honesty. “Sarah Sanders did not always tell the truth to reporters,” Jackson said. “Do you regret setting the precedent for dishonesty when you were at the podium?” “No,” Spicer answered with a chuckle. “No? None? Not at all?” Jackson continued. “None of the little things that you said weren’t true you regret none of them?” “I didn’t say that!” Spicer Continue reading "MSNBC Host Confronts Sean Spicer Over Sarah Sanders: ‘Do You Regret Setting the Precedent For Dishonesty?’"

MSNBC Host Confronts Sean Spicer Over Sarah Sanders: ‘Do You Regret Setting the Precedent For Dishonesty?’


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MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson had a dicey moment with Sean Spicer on Friday when she accused him helping the Trump Administration set the standard for their dishonesty with the country. The former White House press secretary joined the MSNBC host to talk about Sarah Sanders’ legacy as Spicer’s successor, now that she is about to take her own leave from the White House. As the two discussed the administration’s relationship with the White House press corps, Jackson brought up public criticisms of Sanders’ level of truthfulness and honesty. “Sarah Sanders did not always tell the truth to reporters,” Jackson said. “Do you regret setting the precedent for dishonesty when you were at the podium?” “No,” Spicer answered with a chuckle. “No? None? Not at all?” Jackson continued. “None of the little things that you said weren’t true you regret none of them?” “I didn’t say that!” Spicer Continue reading "MSNBC Host Confronts Sean Spicer Over Sarah Sanders: ‘Do You Regret Setting the Precedent For Dishonesty?’"

Laura Ingraham Interviews Anti-Gay Activist, Shuts Down Segment After He Touts ‘Health Hazards of Homosexuality’


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Laura Ingraham’s show briefly went off the rails on Thursday night when an anti-LGBT activist she had on as a guest tried to use the segment to promote a book called “The Health Hazards of Homosexuality.” The Fox News host used a portion of her Thursday show to talk about “Drag Queen Story Hour,” a series of events that have been taking place at libraries and bookshops around the country in which drag queens speak with children about their culture and experiences. The event was a source of controversy for a town in Texas, so Ingraham had progressive writer Jonathan Merritt and Townhall columnist Arthur Schaper on to discuss the matter. Ingraham introduced Schaper as the California chapter head of MassResistance, but didn’t note that the group that has been labeled as anti-LGBT after their members compared homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia — nor did this deter the Fox Continue reading "Laura Ingraham Interviews Anti-Gay Activist, Shuts Down Segment After He Touts ‘Health Hazards of Homosexuality’"

Laura Ingraham Interviews Anti-Gay Activist, Shuts Down Segment After He Touts ‘Health Hazards of Homosexuality’


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Laura Ingraham’s show briefly went off the rails on Thursday night when an anti-LGBT activist she had on as a guest tried to use the segment to promote a book called “The Health Hazards of Homosexuality.” The Fox News host used a portion of her Thursday show to talk about “Drag Queen Story Hour,” a series of events that have been taking place at libraries and bookshops around the country in which drag queens speak with children about their culture and experiences. The event was a source of controversy for a town in Texas, so Ingraham had progressive writer Jonathan Merritt and Townhall columnist Arthur Schaper on to discuss the matter. Ingraham introduced Schaper as the California chapter head of MassResistance, but didn’t note that the group that has been labeled as anti-LGBT after their members compared homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia — nor did this deter the Fox Continue reading "Laura Ingraham Interviews Anti-Gay Activist, Shuts Down Segment After He Touts ‘Health Hazards of Homosexuality’"

Trump Defends Kellyanne Conway’s Hatch Act Violations: ‘No I’m Not Going to Fire Her’


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President Donald Trump defended Kellyanne Conway on Friday from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and their recommendation that she should be fired from the White House for repeatedly violating the Hatch Act. The OSC designated Conway as a repeat offender on Thursday for “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity,” and they also determined that she “has shown disregard for the law” for shrugging off her violations. The White House responded by calling it a violation of Conway’s right to free speech, and Trump made the same argument during an extensive interview on Fox & Friends. “It’s just not fair,” Trump said. “They asked a question – I think one of them was involved with your show – You ask a person a question and every time you are supposed to say ‘I can’t answer, I can’t answer?’ She has to have the right of Continue reading "Trump Defends Kellyanne Conway’s Hatch Act Violations: ‘No I’m Not Going to Fire Her’"

Joe and Mika Debate Whether Trump Is ‘Evil’ or ‘Horrendous’ for Democracy


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Morning Joe‘s debated whether President Donald Trump is “evil” or irrational and mentally unstable Friday morning. Shortly after Joe Scarborough tore into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for “lying through his teeth” to defend Trump, he spoke of how Mika Brzezinski reacted when she watched the president make some of his most recent, controversial comments.
“Mika was saying when he did that, she said, ‘This guy is so bad, and others say he’s so evil, he’s so evil.’ I said, ‘Well, yes, okay, I get what you’re saying,’ but wouldn’t a truly evil guy have answered the question to Lester Holt, ‘No, no, that’s not why?’ Wouldn’t a truly evil guy say to George Stephanopoulos, of course I would report it, in fact, I’ve hired three lawyers and they’re going to be scanning throughout the entire government, we’re going to have the toughest task Continue reading "Joe and Mika Debate Whether Trump Is ‘Evil’ or ‘Horrendous’ for Democracy"

CNN Analyst Goes Berserk on Trump Being Open to Foreign Dirt: He’s Saying ‘I’m Ready, Willing and Able’ to Collude


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CNN political director David Chalian blasted Donald Trump on Thursday over his remarks welcoming foreign dirt to use against his opponents. “So for two years we’ve heard nothing from President Trump other than ‘no collusion, no collusion, no collusion,'” Chalian said. “Now we hear I’m standing here willing, ready and able to collude. If somebody in a foreign country would like to share information, I’m ready to take it on. It is unthinkable what he said.” Chalian added that Trump is “looking to actually dismantle a core function of our democracy” by flippantly “inviting in a foreign entity to play in America’s elections.” When the conversation moved towards Trump’s attempts to conflate the reception of foreign dirt with normal diplomacy, Chalian exclaimed that “that is not the same thing!” “You’re having conversations with people in your daily course of business,” He said. “That is a totally different Continue reading "CNN Analyst Goes Berserk on Trump Being Open to Foreign Dirt: He’s Saying ‘I’m Ready, Willing and Able’ to Collude"

Trump Whines Over ‘Unfair’ Question About 1,000 Prosecutors Saying He’d Be Charged If He Wasn’t POTUS


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In a newly-released portion of his interview with George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump got quite irritated when asked about the numerous legal analysts who say he would’ve been charged for obstruction of justice if he wasn’t president. Further, the ABC host noted that a bipartisan mix of 1,000 former federal prosecutors have signed onto a statement saying Trump would’ve faced felony obstruction charges by now were it not for Justice Department policy saying he can’t be as president. “They’re all politicians. I know more about prosecutors than you’ll ever know,” Trump said. “They’re politicians. I could get you 5,000 that would also say that there’s nothing. I saw their names. And these are all, many of them, are Trump haters.” Trump continued to rail against the premise of the question saying “I could get you thousands of prosecutors that say this is the most unfair…” “Even a question like Continue reading "Trump Whines Over ‘Unfair’ Question About 1,000 Prosecutors Saying He’d Be Charged If He Wasn’t POTUS"

Pelosi Rips Trump’s ‘Totally Unethical’ Comments on Foreign Dirt: He’s ‘Involved in a Criminal Cover-Up’


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed into Donald Trump when she took questions on how the president is open to taking dirt from foreign nationals to use against his political opponents during her weekly press conference Thursday morning. “Everybody in the country should be totally appalled by what the president said last night,” Pelosi said. “But he has a habit of making appalling statements. This one borders on so totally unethical that he doesn’t even realize it.” Pelosi’s comments came after an intense opening statement in which she said, “he does not know the difference between right and wrong, and that’s probably the nicest thing I can say about him.” Pelosi continued to urge caution on impeaching Trump, but she also argued that the country elected Congress to perform oversight on Trump, asking “what is it about the Republicans in Congress, how much more can they bear of the Continue reading "Pelosi Rips Trump’s ‘Totally Unethical’ Comments on Foreign Dirt: He’s ‘Involved in a Criminal Cover-Up’"

White House Spokesman Insists Trump Said He Would Inform the FBI About Foreign Dirt


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There was a clean-up effort Thursday at aisle: Fox News, when White House spokesman Hogan Gidley insisted President Donald Trump was clear that he would inform the FBI if foreign intelligence reached out with dirt on his 2020 opponent. Trump is under fire by critics for telling ABC News “I think I’d take” foreign dirt on his opponents. Trump said he might take the information to the FBI “if I thought there was something wrong”: When asked about FBI Director Christopher Wray stating that campaigns should report foreign meddling, Trump replied: “The FBI director is wrong, because frankly it doesn’t happen like that in life.” When asked about this Gidley promptly launched into the go-to argument about the Hillary Clinton-Fusion GPS connection, and he argued that the real issue was the FBI’s “corruption” instead of “some ridiculous meeting that lasted a brief amount of time.” Gidley Continue reading "White House Spokesman Insists Trump Said He Would Inform the FBI About Foreign Dirt"

Lindsey Graham Scolds Trump For Saying He’s Open to Foreign Dirt: ‘The Right Answer is No’


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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) broke with President Donald Trump on Thursday, scolding him over comments he would be open to accepting dirt on political opponents provided by foreign governments. During a brief press gaggle, Graham was barraged with questions over Trump saying he would accept foreign dirt and rejecting the idea of informing the FBI about it. When asked for comment, Graham turned the conversation towards Democrats funding Fusion GPS, the firm that produced Christopher Steele’s dossier, before noting, “Foreign influence in our elections is growing, not lessening, and we don’t want to send a signal to encourage it.” “Giving you anything of value whether it be money or information on your opponent, the right answer is no,” Graham said. “I think it’s a mistake [by Trump]. I think it’s a mistake of law. I don’t want to send a signal to encourage this.” Graham was also asked Continue reading "Lindsey Graham Scolds Trump For Saying He’s Open to Foreign Dirt: ‘The Right Answer is No’"