Anderson Cooper: There is a ‘Stench’ Coming From Officials Responsible for Mistreatment of Migrants


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On Tuesday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper slammed immigration authorities in the U.S. for failing to properly care for the influx of migrants coming across the border, amid Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders submitting his resignation this week. “Some of the people responsible… compare the influx of migrants to a storm or flood or a tide as if this all fell from the sky or rolled in from the sea,” the host observed. “At the end of the day, though, this is not an act of God. These are people, poor people, young people and whatever you think about the case they may have for coming here, they are here.” “They are now in custody here and those words in custody don’t just mean are being held, they mean in the care of, or as Webster’s has it, the act or process of preserving in Continue reading "Anderson Cooper: There is a ‘Stench’ Coming From Officials Responsible for Mistreatment of Migrants"

CNN’s David Gergen Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson Has ‘More Influence’ on Trump Than Former Presidents


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CNN political analyst David Gergen says he thinks Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is a bigger influence on some of President Donald Trump’s decisions than any of the former presidents he’s spoken to recently. Gergen was speaking with Ana Cabrera on CNN Newsroom Sunday night, who was asking about a segment in Chuck Todd’s interview with Trump where he said he’s spoken with former presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush. “Do you see their hands in any of the choices President Trump has made as president?” Cabrera asked Gergen. Gergen shot down the question, saying “I think these have been courtesy calls for the most part. I don’t think they swayed his decision making.” “Listen, Tucker Carlson, Fox anchor, had more influence in the president’s decision not to hit Iran than did any of the former presidents,” Gergen continued. “He is not turning to them as previous presidents Continue reading "CNN’s David Gergen Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson Has ‘More Influence’ on Trump Than Former Presidents"

CNN’s David Gergen Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson Has ‘More Influence’ on Trump Than Former Presidents


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CNN political analyst David Gergen says he thinks Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is a bigger influence on some of President Donald Trump’s decisions than any of the former presidents he’s spoken to recently. Gergen was speaking with Ana Cabrera on CNN Newsroom Sunday night, who was asking about a segment in Chuck Todd’s interview with Trump where he said he’s spoken with former presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush. “Do you see their hands in any of the choices President Trump has made as president?” Cabrera asked Gergen. Gergen shot down the question, saying “I think these have been courtesy calls for the most part. I don’t think they swayed his decision making.” “Listen, Tucker Carlson, Fox anchor, had more influence in the president’s decision not to hit Iran than did any of the former presidents,” Gergen continued. “He is not turning to them as previous presidents Continue reading "CNN’s David Gergen Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson Has ‘More Influence’ on Trump Than Former Presidents"

CNN’s S.E. Cupp Hits Joe Biden’s Campaign Missteps: ‘It Seems to Me Like Biden’s Been Cryogenically Frozen’


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CNN host S.E. Cupp hit Joe Biden’s recent campaign missteps, saying it appears like the 2020 presidential contender has been “cryogenically frozen” and has not seen how politics has changed. “It seems to me like Biden’s cryogenically frozen for the past decade or two. Someone woke him up and he’s running one of his old campaigns where he could defend the crime bill or wax nostalgic about working with racists,” Cupp said. “We’re not in that place.” Cupp was speaking on her Saturday show S.E. Cupp Unfiltered following a speech from Biden in South Carolina running down his campaign issues. CNN political commentator Doug Heye agreed, saying “We’re kind of in the first 20 minutes of Austin Powers right now where he’s come out of the cryogenic freezer.” “He can talk about working with John McCain,” Heye said “It can set up Biden to be back Continue reading "CNN’s S.E. Cupp Hits Joe Biden’s Campaign Missteps: ‘It Seems to Me Like Biden’s Been Cryogenically Frozen’"

CNN Media Analyst Astounded by Sean Hannity’s Texts with Paul Manafort: Like a ‘Propaganda Operative’


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CNN media analyst Bill Carter appeared astounded by Sean Hannity’s recently revealed texts with former Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, saying the Fox host appeared like a “propaganda operative.” “Hannity has been known to be known as a partisan commentator, but here he’s like a propaganda operative because he’s connecting with someone very much in the mix of the story,” Carter told CNN’s Ana Cabrera Saturday evening. Recently unsealed court documents show that Hannity exchanged hundreds of messages with Manafort, often discussing his then-ongoing prosecution by the Department of Justice and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Cabrera described the messages as “stunning.” “Any news organization would not want their journalists to be involved in this and he has distanced himself from being a journalist … this seems another step to me,” Carter said. “He’s actually involving himself in a story with a witness trying to get the Continue reading "CNN Media Analyst Astounded by Sean Hannity’s Texts with Paul Manafort: Like a ‘Propaganda Operative’"

CNN Media Analyst Astounded by Sean Hannity’s Texts with Paul Manafort: Like a ‘Propaganda Operative’


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CNN media analyst Bill Carter appeared astounded by Sean Hannity’s recently revealed texts with former Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, saying the Fox host appeared like a “propaganda operative.” “Hannity has been known to be known as a partisan commentator, but here he’s like a propaganda operative because he’s connecting with someone very much in the mix of the story,” Carter told CNN’s Ana Cabrera Saturday evening. Recently unsealed court documents show that Hannity exchanged hundreds of messages with Manafort, often discussing his then-ongoing prosecution by the Department of Justice and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Cabrera described the messages as “stunning.” “Any news organization would not want their journalists to be involved in this and he has distanced himself from being a journalist … this seems another step to me,” Carter said. “He’s actually involving himself in a story with a witness trying to get the Continue reading "CNN Media Analyst Astounded by Sean Hannity’s Texts with Paul Manafort: Like a ‘Propaganda Operative’"

CNN’s Laura Coates Trashes Congressional Democrats’ ‘Investigative Incompetence’ After Latest Hearings


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CNN legal analyst Laura Coates took on congressional Democrats’ apparent inability to compel testimony from President Donald Trump associates like Hope Hicks and Felix Sater. Coates, filling in for CNN Tonight’s usual host Don Lemon, said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on election interference was very clear he wanted Congress to continue investigating with their own legislative and political powers. “One fact was crystal clear. Robert Mueller was asking, he was begging Congress to take the baton and put the investigative facts in front of the American people,” Coates said. She went on to say Congress has not accomplished much on this front. “Let’s look at this week’s comedy routine for a lesson in investigative incompetence. Today’s star witness, Felix Sater, overslept and missed his hearing. No one went and got him. Earlier this week, Hope Hicks might as well have missed her hearing for all that we Continue reading "CNN’s Laura Coates Trashes Congressional Democrats’ ‘Investigative Incompetence’ After Latest Hearings"

CNN’s Laura Coates Trashes Congressional Democrats’ ‘Investigative Incompetence’ After Latest Hearings


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CNN legal analyst Laura Coates took on congressional Democrats’ apparent inability to compel testimony from President Donald Trump associates like Hope Hicks and Felix Sater. Coates, filling in for CNN Tonight’s usual host Don Lemon, said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on election interference was very clear he wanted Congress to continue investigating with their own legislative and political powers. “One fact was crystal clear. Robert Mueller was asking, he was begging Congress to take the baton and put the investigative facts in front of the American people,” Coates said. She went on to say Congress has not accomplished much on this front. “Let’s look at this week’s comedy routine for a lesson in investigative incompetence. Today’s star witness, Felix Sater, overslept and missed his hearing. No one went and got him. Earlier this week, Hope Hicks might as well have missed her hearing for all that we Continue reading "CNN’s Laura Coates Trashes Congressional Democrats’ ‘Investigative Incompetence’ After Latest Hearings"

CNN, Fox, C-SPAN and More Protest SC Dems Giving MSNBC Exclusive Live Coverage Rights


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Executives at C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, CBS News, and ABC News co-signed a letter to the South Carolina Democratic party protesting the exclusive rights and access granted to MSNBC for the state party’s convention Saturday, where many of the Democratic 2020 candidates will be appearing. Earlier this week, news broke that these outlets would not be able to do live coverage, and surprising no one, those other networks were not happy. Fox News told Mediaite they had lodged a complaint, and C-SPAN political director Steve Scully was extremely critical in comments he made to The Washington Examiner. The Greenville News reported Thursday that the state party is “allow[ing] at least” the local PBS affiliate to live stream the event too. But C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, CBS News, and ABC News sent a letter to Trav Robertson, the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic party, making it clear they’re not Continue reading "CNN, Fox, C-SPAN and More Protest SC Dems Giving MSNBC Exclusive Live Coverage Rights"

Jim Acosta and Sean Hannity Continue Twitter Beefing: Acosta’s Book Sales Are ‘Garbage’; Hannity Has No ‘Guts’


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In yet another round of a media beef nobody asked for, Fox News’ Sean Hannity threw a gratuitous shot at the book sales of CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who promptly challenged the machismo of Hannity for the second time in as many weeks. In a tweet on Thursday morning, ostensibly about conservative talk show host Mark Levin‘s new book, Hannity found enough characters to mock “#FakeNewsAcosta” and his “garbage” book sales. Hours later, Acosta quote tweeted Hannity, mocking the latter’s habit of wearing reading glasses on air and claiming he didn’t have Continue reading "Jim Acosta and Sean Hannity Continue Twitter Beefing: Acosta’s Book Sales Are ‘Garbage’; Hannity Has No ‘Guts’"

Maggie Haberman Says Trump Disconnected From Own Officials: He ‘Does Not Want a Conflict With Iran’


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New York Times White House reporter, and CNN contributor, Maggie Haberman shared insights on the current conflict between the United States and Iran Thursday morning, and how the conflicted foreign policy approaches between President Donald Trump and his top administration officials may impact how this particular story may unfold. Amidst rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, reports have come from Tehran that Iranian military shot down an American drone, which has raised all sorts of question about just where this conflict is going, and if it will lead to what some see as an inevitable war. When asked how she thinks President Trump will respond to a provocation like this, Haberman first noted Trump’s comment to Sean Hannity Wednesday night, in which he aggressively tapped down any concern by saying to the Fox News host “Don’t worry about a thing.” She then Continue reading "Maggie Haberman Says Trump Disconnected From Own Officials: He ‘Does Not Want a Conflict With Iran’"

Maggie Haberman Says Trump Disconnected From Own Officials: He ‘Does Not Want a Conflict With Iran’


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New York Times White House reporter, and CNN contributor, Maggie Haberman shared insights on the current conflict between the United States and Iran Thursday morning, and how the conflicted foreign policy approaches between President Donald Trump and his top administration officials may impact how this particular story may unfold. Amidst rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, reports have come from Tehran that Iranian military shot down an American drone, which has raised all sorts of question about just where this conflict is going, and if it will lead to what some see as an inevitable war. When asked how she thinks President Trump will respond to a provocation like this, Haberman first noted Trump’s comment to Sean Hannity Wednesday night, in which he aggressively tapped down any concern by saying to the Fox News host “Don’t worry about a thing.” She then Continue reading "Maggie Haberman Says Trump Disconnected From Own Officials: He ‘Does Not Want a Conflict With Iran’"

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz: Networks Not Carrying Entire Trump Rally is ‘Unfair’ and ‘Shows a Lack of Class’


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Fox News’ Howard Kurtz attacked other networks for showing “a lack of class” by not carrying President Donald Trump’s Orlando rally live in its entirety like Fox News did. “Fox News carried the whole thing live, but MSNBC didn’t deign to cover a minute of President Trump kicking off his reelection campaign and CNN took two or three minutes and dumped out of it,” Kurtz said — then accusing MSNBC and CNN of showing a “lack of class” by not carrying the rally live and uncritically. “What I have to say about this is it’s a lack of class,” Kurtz said on America’s Newsroom Wednesday morning, speaking with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith. Trump made little to no news in the rally launching his re-election bid Tuesday, deploying his rally staples of bashing CNN as “fake news” and attacking Hillary Clinton, who is not running for president in 2020. Continue reading "Fox News’ Howard Kurtz: Networks Not Carrying Entire Trump Rally is ‘Unfair’ and ‘Shows a Lack of Class’"

CNN Cuts Away from Trump Rally After Trump Bashes ‘Fake News’ and Crowd Chants ‘CNN Sucks!’


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It did not take very long for President Donald Trump to take shots at the press during his big Orlando rally tonight. A few minutes into his speech, he called his 2016 victory a big defining moment in American history. Gesturing to the press, he said, “Ask them right there.” A massive chant of “CNN sucks!” broke out at the rally, and the president immediately riffed briefly on the “fake news” in the room. Trump went on to say it’s like the Academy Awards “went political and their ratings went down the tubes.” As he continued CNN cut away. Anchor John Berman remarked, “He was talking about a bright rosy future, but then quickly reverted to the same themes he’s been talking about since he began running four years ago today.” He noted that Trump briefly talked about the economy but it “lasted for about 30 Continue reading "CNN Cuts Away from Trump Rally After Trump Bashes ‘Fake News’ and Crowd Chants ‘CNN Sucks!’"

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’"

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"

Brian Stelter Accuses Trump of Lacking Credibility: ‘Just Projecting His Own Biggest Weakness’


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CNN anchor Brian Stelter said President Donald Trump is constantly accusing the media of lacking credibility because “he’s really just projecting his own biggest weakness.” “Trump often hits the media for lacking credibility. He says the media has zero credibility. But it’s clear he’s really just projecting his own biggest weakness,” Stelter said on his Sunday show Reliable Sources. “When you don’t have trust, you don’t have anything. And most Americans clearly do not trust President Trump.” Stelter also discussed the incoming departure of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who he blamed for the “polarization of trust” in America today. Stelter’s panel also criticized Sanders, with Max Boot saying “Sara Sanders said that her legacy was going to be she was transparent and honest. In fact, it is that she was opaque and dishonest. She was a liar representing a liar.” CNN’s Sam Vinograd joked Continue reading "Brian Stelter Accuses Trump of Lacking Credibility: ‘Just Projecting His Own Biggest Weakness’"

Jake Tapper Forces Beto O’Rourke to Nail Down Position on Illegal Border Crossings: ‘Just to Get a Straight Answer’


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CNN’s Jake Tapper forced former Texas Congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to take a position on repealing a law that criminalizes border crossings, taking O’Rourke from “I don’t know” to a definitive position in the space of two-and-a-half minutes. On Sunday morning’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union, Tapper asked O’Rourke about former HUD Secretary Julian Castro‘s support for decriminalizing border crossings, and O’Rourke repeatedly tried to skate by without answering. Tapper noted that “Castro’s immigration plan calls for the repeal of a law that makes it a crime to enter the United States illegally,” and asked “Do you agree with that? Should that law be repealed?” “I don’t know if it should be repealed, Jake,” O’Rourke began, then added that “most of those who are arriving at our border right now, especially from Central America, are at their most desperate and vulnerable moment. Continue reading "Jake Tapper Forces Beto O’Rourke to Nail Down Position on Illegal Border Crossings: ‘Just to Get a Straight Answer’"

Jake Tapper Forces Beto O’Rourke to Nail Down Position on Illegal Border Crossings: ‘Just to Get a Straight Answer’


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CNN’s Jake Tapper forced former Texas Congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to take a position on repealing a law that criminalizes border crossings, taking O’Rourke from “I don’t know” to a definitive position in the space of two-and-a-half minutes. On Sunday morning’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union, Tapper asked O’Rourke about former HUD Secretary Julian Castro‘s support for decriminalizing border crossings, and O’Rourke repeatedly tried to skate by without answering. Tapper noted that “Castro’s immigration plan calls for the repeal of a law that makes it a crime to enter the United States illegally,” and asked “Do you agree with that? Should that law be repealed?” “I don’t know if it should be repealed, Jake,” O’Rourke began, then added that “most of those who are arriving at our border right now, especially from Central America, are at their most desperate and vulnerable moment. Continue reading "Jake Tapper Forces Beto O’Rourke to Nail Down Position on Illegal Border Crossings: ‘Just to Get a Straight Answer’"