Aug 05, 2022
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Alyssa Farah Griffin & Ana Navarro
Following weeks of speculation, The View officially named Alyssa Farah Griffin as Meghan McCain’s permanent successor.
The ABC talk show also named Ana Navarro, a frequent sight at The View table recently, as a permanent co-host.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg made the announcements on Thursday’s show, followed by respective montages showcasing both of the new hosts’ highlights on the show so far.
Following the announcement, Griffin walked onto the set and took her spot in the permanent conservative seat.
“If anyone had ever told me I would be sitting at a table with Whoopi Goldberg, I would have said, you are crazy,” she said.
“It is such an honor to be with you ladies every day on this set, and it’s particularly exciting for me today.”
Navarro similarly joined the table after Goldberg announced her as a permanent co-host, joking that she and the show were “finally putting a ring on it and making it official.”
She went on to call her new role “a huge, enormous, incomparable privilege” and noted her immigrant roots, coming to the United States from Nicaragua at the age of eight.
Navarro, an anti-Trump Republican, has made numerous appearances since McCain left the show. She will reportedly remain a CNN contributor and will only be on The View “a few days a week.”
Griffin, who was the White House communications director in the Trump administration, made 29 appearances as a guest host prior to solidifying her spot.
A big congrats to both Griffin and Navarro for their new gig.
It’s August 2022 and Brian Kilmeade is still pushing anti-vaccine talking points on Fox News.
On Thursday, the host made the absurd claim that Covid vaccine boosters “don’t work” and that the “vaccine is ineffective.”
“The pandemic is over,” said Kilmeade. “The CDC is changing regulations. Even if you have it, treat it like a cold.”
“We all been treating it like that anyway, so we’re moving through it. The boosters don’t work, the vaccine is ineffective except to reduce symptoms.”
Not only did Kilmeade recklessly claim vaccines, proven to be the best defense available against the virus, are ineffective, but also managed to counter his own point in the same breath.
“The vaccine is ineffective except to reduce symptoms” is quite the sentence considering the purpose of a vaccine is to do exactly that — reduce symptoms.
“COVID-19 vaccination helps protect adults and children ages 6 months and older from getting severely ill with COVID-19 and helps protect those around them,” states the CDC site, which links to several recent studies.
The CDC has also tracked the rates of Covid-19 deaths in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals 12 years or older, showing that those unvaccinated had a twelve times higher chance of dying from the virus than those who received their jabs.
Regarding boosters, a study published last month in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report concluded they provide protection against the Omicron variants and reduce the chances of needing to be hospitalized.
So, Kilmeade was simply wrong across the board here.
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MSNBC Host and Mazie Hirono Laugh It Up As Hot Mic Catches Senators Reaction to Republican Colleague: Glad I Didnt Swear
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) started her interview with MSNBC’s Yasmin Vossoughian a tad early on Saturday, caught on a hot mic reacting to words from Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), throwing everyone a little off.
Vossoughian was airing footage of Kennedy criticizing the Inflation Reduction Act, something he has said will raise costs for consumers, when Hirono can be heard commenting, “what is he talking about?”
The segment was clearly not over, as a reporter began to speak, but then audiences just heard Hirono’s comment.
Vossoughian and Hirono shared a big laugh over the blunder and Hirono joked she’s glad she kept things PG-13.
“We heard you because your mic was open,” Vossoughian told the senator.
“I’m glad I didn’t swear,” the senator said through the laughing, then substituting a “hell” with an “h,” saying, “what the h is he talking about?”
Hirono then points previously made by numerous other senators like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) about the inflation bill, insisting most Americans will benefit from it and not see any new taxes or increased costs, despite concerns from Republicans.
“I really don’t know what my colleague is talking about, Sen. Kennedy, because this is paid for, so it certainly doesn’t add to the deficit,” Hirono claimed.
In an exchange with Fox News this week, Kennedy called the Inflation Reduction Act an “inflation machine” and predicted it would push more into poverty, possibly with new addresses at the local Whataburger.
“I don’t think he [Manchin] wants more Americans to live in a tent behind Whataburger, but that is going to be the result of his bill,” he said.
Hirono argued Saturday that the bill will lower costs for prescription drugs and other items.
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