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WashPost's Blackistone Tries to Link Trump with Past Racist Remarks by Pro Athletes

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 23:46
<p>In the past week Josh Hader, an all-star pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, joined a dubious list. He, Buffalo Bills' rookie quarterback Josh Allen and Milwaukee Bucks' rookie Donte DiVincenzo, have all been exposed for racist social media posts they posted a few years ago when they were teen-agers. Kevin Blackistone, an African-America sports writer for <em>The Washington Post </em>and panelist for ESPN's Around the Horn program, did some literary jui jitsu in attempting to tie President Donald Trump to the three pro athletes and their racist remarks from a few years ago.</p>

Dennis Quaid on Playing ‘Favorite President’ Reagan: ‘He Was A Great Man’

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 21:47
<p>During an interview with NBC anchor Megyn Kelly, actor Dennis Quaid described feeling nervous about his recently announced role playing Ronald Reagan for an upcoming biopic about the nation’s 40th president. Quaid told Kelly that Reagan was his “favorite president” and that he felt a “huge responsibility” to get him right in the film.</p>

CNN: Sarah Sanders Tosses a ‘Grenade’ at Press Corp With Security News

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 21:20
<p>CNN journalists erupted on Monday at the news that Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, James Comey and others. After Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the news, Brooke Baldwin proclaimed: “Let's just call it what it was. She threw a grenade in there when it comes to the news that she's now saying the White House is now considering not only revoking the security clearance of the former CIA chief John Brennan but also that of Comey, Clapper, McCabe, and Rice.” </p>

Jorge Ramos Panders to Anti-Gun Millennials

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 20:42
<p>Univision’s Jorge Ramos has filmed yet another paean to gun control. This one, carried by Fusion, featured teens on both sides of gun control. The special report, subtly titled “<em>Generation Gun</em>”, featured Jorge Ramos as he sat down with five teens from different backgrounds and discussed guns, schools, shootings, and gun control. The conversation was, for a Ramos venture, remarkably balanced.</p>

CNN Panel Praises ‘Brilliant’ Trump Resistance on TV

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 20:17
<p>There’s nothing quite so rare as a “fair and balanced” media take on entertainment and politics. For proof, look no further than CNN, which missed the mark. For proof, look no further than <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/19/entertainment/trumps-influence-on-tv/index.html">CNN</a>, which missed the mark. During a special report, aired on July 20, titled <em>The Trump Show: TV’s New Reality</em>, CNN host Brian Stelter, <em>New York Times</em> critic James Poniewozik and Salon critic Melanie McFarland talked to television producers and actors about the rise of Trump TV and its significance.</p>

'Morning Joe': Trump Is a 'Weaponized Virus' Made By Vladimir Putin

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 20:13
<p>On Monday, Tulane history Professor Walter Isaacson took to the airwaves of MSNBC's <em>Morning Joe </em>to condemn President Trump. The swipe began by Isaacson making the bold declaration that Donald Trump was "a weaponized virus" and that he's been "weaponized over the years by Vladimir Putin to go in and do Putin's bidding."</p>

Twitter CEO Dorsey: It’s ‘Possible’ to Determine ‘Credible’ Experts

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 20:12
<p>Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to criticism of the site and suggested that the company might be able to “determine credible voices per topic in real-time.” Dorsey was answering complaints from <em>New York Times</em> White House correspondent Maggie Haberman who faulted “that everyone is treated as equally expert on various topics.”</p> <div> </div>

Washington Post Claims They Aren't Advocates for Amazon

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 20:04
<p>In an article denouncing President Trump's weekend attacks on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his properties, the <em>Washington Post</em> claimed it was not lobbying for Amazon.</p>

Biased Hackjob: The Worst Moments from CNN’s ‘2000s’ Smear of Bush

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 20:02
<p>For some reason, CNN decided that it would air the latest installment of its comprehensive and informative miniseries on recent decades in America history with the 2000s despite the fact that many of the same actors, elected officials, journalists, and TV shows remained relevant into this decade.</p>

NYT's Fisher Smears Israel as Undemocratic, Says 'Second Intifada...Killed Far More Palestinians'

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 20:00
<p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in"><em>New York Times</em> “Interpreter” writer Max Fisher made Monday’s front page with his overwrought 1,500-word criticism of Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, as no longer democratic: “Israel, Riding Nationalist Tide, Puts Identify First. It Isn’t Alone.” The online headline suggests Israel is in the lead of the awful movement -- this after two years of fretful articles from the <em>Times</em> about the nationalist right taking hold in Hungary and Poland and Turkey: “Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy. More Nations May Follow.”</p>

NYT Fascinated With Liberal Comic’s Hoax Interviews: ‘Revealing a Truth’

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 17:36
<p>The <em>New York Times</em> seems conflicted about undercover exposes. When James O’Keefe secretly recorded <em>Times</em> journalists admitting their own bias, the paper’s editor fumed over this “mortal sin” against journalism. But the <em>Times</em> on Monday appeared fascinated by liberal comedian Sasha Baron Cohen’s hoax interviews, deeming them as efforts to “reveal a truth.”  </p>

NBC Decries Trump’s Tough Talk on Iran as ‘Latest International Incident’

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 17:05
<p>On Monday morning, NBC’s <em>Today</em> show was aghast that President Trump would call out Iran for threatening the United States with war, labeling it his “latest international incident” and fearing the “escalating war of words.” ABC and CBS also covered the story, but at least acknowledged Iran stoking the tensions. </p>

MSNBC Conspiracy Theorist Maddow Fears Trump Is Really a ‘Foreign Agent’

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 16:59
<p>Apparently sharing your wacky conspiracy theories is what counts for as news these days on MSNBC. Host Rachel Maddow sat down with Joy Reid on her <em>AM Joy </em>show July 21 to freak out about President Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin last week, gushing that his behavior clearly meant that he was secretly colluding with the Russians.</p>

CNN's Camerota: 'Embarrassed' Trump Trying to 'Wag the Dog' With Iran

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 16:34
<p>On Monday’s edition of New Day, co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, along with their guests, conducted a segment on President Trump’s late night tweet promising “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before” to Iran if they threaten the United States. During the segment, Camerota prefaced her analysis by saying “I don’t want to go full wag the dog.” She then proceeded to provide a full wag-the-dog explanation of Trump’s tweet.</p>

Did She Say ‘ISIS’? Michelle Wolf Video Attacks ICE, Calls Them ‘Sick F***s’

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 15:54
<p>As long as they have the media on their side, comedians can actually build a career out of displays of ill-humored ridicule and provocative statements. None have embraced this so well as The Break host Michelle Wolf, who recently took aim at ICE law enforcement officials.</p>

Look, Up in the Sky, It’s a … Transgender Superhero

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 15:48
<p>Being transgender is a superpower, at least according to Nicole Maines, the transgender activist turned actress starring in <em>Supergirl</em> as the first transgender superhero.</p>