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    Fox News’ Steve Doocy seemed to take the wind out of Joe Concha’s sails by interrupting his tear against the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid by reminding him of who appointed the current head of the bureau. Concha joined Fox & Friends on Tuesday to discuss the media reaction after FBI agents executed a search warrant on former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, reportedly to advance their investigation into the 15 boxes reported to contain many classified documents — which Trump took with him when he left the White House. The Fox News contributor blasted the celebratory reactions to the raid, saying “These are the same people who advocated censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story that turned out to be true.” “These are the same people who treated the Steele dossier not as the gossip as it was, but presented it to gospel to their audiences instead, because that’s what activists with microphone and make up do,” Concha continued. “If Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden Justice Department has enough to charge Donald Trump, then just go ahead and do...
    In 2020, under President Donald Trump’s Internal Revenue Service, an anti-LGBTQ hate group whose leader had “open door” access to the Oval Office was quietly and quickly allowed to change its tax status to become a church. That designation, as ProPublica reports Monday, “comes with the ability for an organization to shield itself from financial scrutiny.” For many years the Family Research Council has been known for appearing on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of anti-LGBTQ hate groups. Founded in 1981 by James Dobson, who also founded Focus on the Family, FRC has been headed by former Louisiana Republican state lawmaker Tony Perkins (photo, with Trump) for nearly two decades. Many Americans know that FRC has targeted the LGBTQ community in the U.S., and around the world. Under Perkins’ leadership, the organization spent tens of thousands of dollars lobbying Congress to support Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” legislation. The group’s leaders have said homosexuality should be outlawed. They’ve said allowing soldiers to be openly gay in the military would force thousands – even more than the actual number of gay...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis has been using his position of power to make as many “culture wars” headlines as possible over the past couple of years. Besides ripping off Donald Trump’s mannerisms and even trying to figure out ways to boost the Donald’s worst tendencies in himself. Being a cruel narcissist in search of power while also hating oneself is probably an exhausting bit of business. It’s also an expensive one. Of course, like Trump, DeSantis doesn’t pay for anything—the taxpayers do that for him. Last year, DeSantis got his minions to write and pass legislation that was tossed out of court because of how blatantly unconstitutional and transparently corrupt it was. The hearings on the unconstitutional law was were farcical, but included DeSantis’ taxpayer-funded lawyers billing a lot of hours spent (further) embarrassing Florida. This one political stunt cost Florida taxpayers approximately $700,000. But isn’t almost a million dollars of taxpayer money worth trying to destroy the First Amendment? If you say Floridians got off cheap considering what a corrupt individual Ron DeSantis is, you would be wrong. DeSantis continues to drain Florida’s coffers to pay for his...
    A partisan committee appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and comprised of six Democrats and two Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump is holding a show trial at 8:00 p.m. EST. Members of the committee are Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Elaine Luria, (D-VA), Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). The Select Committee website stated: The committee will present previously unseen material documenting January 6th, receive witness testimony, and provide the American people an initial summary of its findings about the coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power. The committee will also preview additional hearings. Media reports say the committee plans to hold six public hearings focused on trying to tie Trump, his family, associates, and supporters, to the Capitol attack. CBS News reported on the hearing: “We will be revealing new details showing that the violence on Jan. 6 was the result of a coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been in damage-control mode ever since the New York Times reported that following the January 6, 2021 insurrection, he privately called for then-President Donald Trump’s resignation during a January 10 phone conversation with Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Some pundits have speculated that audio of that conversation could permanently damage McCarthy’s relationship with Trump. But according to reporting in the Washington Post, some people in Trump World believe that the leaked audio is advantageous for Trump in that it gives him “leverage” over McCarthy. In an article published on April 27, Post journalists Josh Dawsey, Michael Scherer and Mike DeBonis report that according to sources “close to Trump,” the former president “sees the controversy” over the leaked January 10, 2021 recording “as increasing his leverage over the would-be House speaker.” People close to Trump, however, say the former president also sees the controversy as increasing his leverage over the would-be House speaker.\n\u2029\u201cHe will extract something from it, I\u2019m sure of that. He will hold it over McCarthy.\u201d\n\nv\u00eda \[email protected]\u2069 >https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/04/27/mccarthy-trump-audio-jan-6/\u00a0\u2026 — Jonathan Martin (@Jonathan Martin)...
    Donald Trump Jr. launched the Second Amendment Task Force on Wednesday to fight the left’s efforts to cripple gun rights in the U.S. FOX News Digital quoted Trump Jr. speaking about the group, saying: The Second Amendment is the whole ballgame; it’s the freedom that protects all of our other freedoms. Unfortunately the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress are hellbent on eroding our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, whether it’s nominating radical gun-grabbers to senior positions in the executive branch or pushing anti-gun legislation. The Second Amendment Task Force is entirely devoted to ensuring the Left is never successful in disarming American citizens. Trump Jr. explained that the idea for the Second Amendment Task Force grew out of his successful opposition to President Biden’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) nominee David Chipman last year. Trump Jr. said, “The idea for the group came from our successful effort to stop a radical anti-gun lobbyist from becoming the head of the ATF.” On July 13, 2021, Breitbart News spoke with Trump Jr. during the left’s push...
    An Indiana man once again can patronize his local public library after a federal judge ruled that a ban for life issued against him because of a poem he wrote is unconstitutional. Richard England, 68, had gone to the Jackson County Public Library on Nov. 16, 2020, to return items and check out DVDs, reports The Tribune in Seymour, Ind. While there he wanted to give a library employee a poem he had composed, entitled "The Red Mean." The paper says "the employee, however, was not there at that time. As a result, England decided to leave the poem in a basket on the circulation desk, which contained medical face masks for library patrons, and then left the library without incident." The poem reads: “Know no good, bring out your dead, let them eat cake, off with your head. Before you become Donald Trump’s clone, know Satan’s reward, is only a loan. Liars are losers, haters are cruel, oh what a pity, to die such a fool.” About 15 to 30 minutes after England left, a library employee found the...
    Alabama's Mo Brooks, under threat of having Donald Trump pull his endorsement in the state's Republican senatorial primary, just dropped a new 90-second ad calling for Mitch McConnell to be ousted as Senate GOP leader, Politico reports. Sounding very much like the former president, who has been increasingly frequent in his criticism of McConnell, Brooks calls the Kentucky Republican a "weak-kneed, debt junkie, open-border RINO Republican and who, worse yet, sells out America for special interest group cash." Katie Britt, Shelby’s former chief of staff, and Mike Durant, a defense contractor and former Army pilot, also are vying for the seat of retiring Sen. Richard Shelby. The primary will take place May 24. In the web ad, Brooks calls on Britt and Durant to sign a pledge and tell Republicans that, if elected, they'll vote to "fire Mitch McConnell." He calls it a "fight for the heart and soul of the Republican party." McConnell, Brooks says, “will do everything he can to defeat me because he’s determined to stop the MAGA movement and Donald Trump’s endorsed candidates for the U.S....
    Errol Morris' "The Fog of War" is one of my favorite documentary films. It is especially timely given Vladimir Putin and Russia's war on Ukraine. Robert McNamara, who was secretary of defense under Lyndon Johnson in the 1960s and one of the chief architects of the disastrous war in Vietnam, is the film's subject. If you let people talk, they will show you who they really are. Morris demonstrates great skill at allowing villains to speak for themselves, and in doing so to reveal their complexity — and their sincere belief in their own victimhood and heroism. "The Fog of War" is a masterclass in that lesson, one which all interviewers and those others who use words for a living should internalize. In the film, McNamara tells this story from his World War II past:The U.S. Air Force had a new airplane named the B-29. The B-17s and B-24s in Europe bombed from 15,000, 16,000 feet. The problem was they were subject to anti-aircraft fire and to fighter aircraft. To relieve that, this B-29 was being developed that bombed from...
    While anti-war protestors flood the streets throughout Russia, and Ukrainian citizens are conscripted to fight off a foreign invasion, Donald Trump Jr., Ben Shapiro, and Steve Bannon are using the attack on Ukraine as a springboard to voice their right-wing views on anti-LGBTQ+ inclusion in the U.S. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been vocal in his anti-LGBTQ+ politics for years, is finding his opinions on the matter signal boosted by right-wing conservatives. Rather than touting Donald Trump's recycled "America First" ethos to diffuse a war already at hand, his eldest son is fueling further aggression and intolerance in the world. On Thursday morning, Trump Jr. took to Twitter to say: Maybe it\u2019s time we start worrying about real shit instead of our pronouns? — Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1645720381 Last year, Putin revitalized his warpath beating down "Western liberalism." In a speech given at the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club held at the Black Sea resort of Sochi said that Russia should stick to its own "spiritual values and historical traditions," according to coverage of...
    MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance said Tuesday on “The Beat” that former President Donald Trump is will be “responsible” in part for the bloody consequences of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attempt to annex a portion of Ukraine. Nance said, “Dictators are going to talk like dictators. Game knows game. Donald Trump, in this particular circumstance, look, he’s an autocrat. I said that when he became president. Putin’s strategy is to create an axis of autocrats, and Trump was the American wing, which was supposed to reposition the United States and was going to allow Europe to become an area of an expanded Russia. This is just Donald Trump validating what we know about him. He’s anti-democratic. He is ready to give this country away.” He added, “Look, this is going to get bloody. Donald Trump is going to be responsible for a lot of it. I mean, he extorted this country with the anti-tank missiles they need now to defend themselves. All I know is we haven’t given Ukraine enough missiles here to really stop what is coming. But if we...
    The "AF" here stands for Trump's fascist-echoing calls for "America First" Saturday marks the two year anniversary of an interview with Donald Trump at the world economic forum following the announcement of the first case of “novel coronavirus” in the United States. Asked if he was worried about a pandemic, this is how Trump replied. “No. Not it all. We have it totally under control. It’s one person, coming in from China. And We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” Trump then goes on to brag about his “great relationship” with Communist Party boss Xi Jinping. That first statement was just one of many that would come over the following months as Trump repeatedly downplayed the threat posed by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A timeline of Trump statements on COVID-19 starting in Feb. of 2020. This weekend in Washington D.C., there will be a gathering that’s estimated draw over 10,000 people. These people will not be there to mourn the 887,000 known to have died from the virus in the United States. They won’t be there to celebrate the advances...
    The mainstream media may have mostly ignored Donald Trump’s return to the rally stage this past weekend. But Jimmy Kimmel was not about to let the laughable performance go unremarked upon in his monologue Monday night. “Speaking of angry people in a spin,” the host said, by way of transition from Kanye West to the former president, “Donald Trump is back on the road.” Noting that Trump “ranted for an hour and thirty-five minutes,” Kimmel said, “Maybe it’s me but the material, it’s just not working. It’s kind of like watching the Sex and the City reboot. It needs more Samantha or something.” After joking about the bizarre list of items—including toasters—that were banned from the event, Kimmel said, “And then Fatty LaBelle himself took the stage to scream about being cheated out of the election and to lash out at all the networks who refuse to go along with that.” “Not only did Trump play the hits, he rolled out new stuff too,” he added, “including a COVID conspiracy theory that is outlandish even by Donald Trump standards.”...
    Herman Cain, after a meeting with Donald Trump during his 2012 presidential run. This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit. tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today’s cautionary tale is Herman Cain, who died for Donald Trump. Who is this guy that has this award named after him?  Herman Cain was one of a handful of prominent Black conservatives riding that juicy grift for years. In 2011, he ran for president riding some measure of popularity among Tea Party activists. (Wikipedia tells me he also ran in 2000, which I don’t recall, and clearly had zero impact on the race.) He actually had some traction in 2012, winning straw polls in Florida and at the National Federation of Republican Women conference. However, his campaign came to a screeching halt when credible allegations of sexual harassment surfaced. This was at a time, apparently, when that kind of thing still mattered to Republicans. Or at least, it did if that Republican was Black.  As birds of a feather flock together, Cain ended...
    Candace Owens is asking that conservatives go easy on Trump because he is 'too old' to do 'independent research' on vaccines following an interview where he encouraged vaccinations and said he'd gotten a COVID booster.  The conservative pundit reached out to her followers in an Instagram video posted after her Wednesday interview with former president Donald Trump and told them that Trump, 75, only praised vaccines because he is not savvy enough to do better research.   'People oftentimes forget that, like, how old Trump is,' she said. 'He comes from a generation -- I've seen a lot of people who are older, have the exact same perspective, like, they came from a time before TV, before internet, before being able to conduct independent research. And everything they read to them that was in a newspaper that was pitched to them, they believed that that was a reality.'  Candace Owens reached out to her followers on Instagram and told them that Trump only praised vaccines because he is not savvy enough to do better research Donald Trump urged Americans to get...
    During a recent event with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, former President Donald Trump was booed by some anti-vaxxers after revealing that he had received a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Trump insisted that the MAGA movement deserves the credit for COVID vaccines, but that messaging didn’t persuade the anti-vaxxers who booed him. Discussing this incident in an op-ed published on December 20, Washington Post opinion columnists Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent lament that anti-vaxxer sentiment is so ingrained in the MAGA movement at this point that even Trump himself cannot convince far-right anti-vaxxers to get vaccinated. Not everyone in Trumpworld is pushing anti-vaxxer arguments. Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is running for governor of Arkansas, describes COVID-19 vaccines as “the Trump vaccine.” And Trump has similar messaging, arguing that his supporters should hail COVID-19 vaccines as a MAGA achievement instead of rejecting them. Trump told the crowd, “Look, we did something that was historic. We saved tens of millions of lives worldwide. We together, all of us — not me, we — we got a vaccine...
    There is only one truth: the truth of the party. And the party is Donald Trump. That's what it's come down to, folks. The Republican Party has been effectively transformed into a doppelgänger of the Chinese Communist Party, with its own version of Chairman Mao Zedong at its head — and the first thing on the Party agenda is a purge. It started soon after Trump lost the election last November. Who was out? Anyone who refused to help facilitate the Big Lie was pushed out by the Republicans' Maximum Leader. Brad Raffensberger, the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, who turned down Trump's plea to "find" 11,000-plus votes so he could flip the election in that state. Out. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, another Republican who didn't sign onto the Big Lie with enough enthusiasm to please the Maximum Leader: Out. Trump tweeted on Dec. 30 (when he still had a Twitter account), "@BrianKempGA should resign from office. He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG!" CNN described Trump's purge campaign this way: "Trump...
    The Monday night edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live! saw the late-night host take aim at Republicans’ bizarre conspiracy-mongering over the Omicron variant, a new COVID variant that, according to the World Health Organization, “has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example, on how easily it spreads or the severity of illness it causes,” though epidemiological studies are “still underway” to determine how dangerous of a threat it will pose. Out of caution, the U.S. has implemented travel restrictions against eight countries where Omicron has spread most rapidly: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. “But of course, the right-wingnuts have a theory on this,” cracked Kimmel. “Their theory is that this variant is some kind of ploy concocted by the Democrats to help them win elections. In fact, former White House doctor and current congressman from Texas, Ronny Jackson, tweeted on Saturday: ‘Here comes the MEV – the Midterm Election Variant! They NEED a reason to push unsolicited nationwide mail-in ballots. Democrats will do anything to CHEAT during an election –...
    The Lincoln Project, the fiercly anti-Trump group that reviles the former president as a dangerous authoritarian, revealed last week its goal is to get Trump to run again in 2024. CNN reported Friday on alleged tension between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over their potential 2024 presidential runs, and Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson discussed the left-wing group's attempts to use this tension in their marketing. (60 minutes) Wilson described a commercial set to air in Palm Beach – home of Trump's Mar-a-Lago – that will frame DeSantis as the GOP "It guy" in an effort to annoy Trump. From there, he admitted that the group’s goal is ultimately to push Trump as the sole Republican candidate in 2024. "We want Trump to kill his own babies," Wilson said. "We believe if we narrow the field and it’s only Trump in 2024, it’s an easy choice for Americans to say ‘no.'" CNN’S BRIAN STELTER IGNORES MSNBC GETTING BANNED FROM RITTENHOUSE TRIAL ON SHOW THAT CLAIMS TO COVER MEDIA  PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 24: Former...
    (CNN)Despite the fact that all three Covid-19 vaccines have shown a remarkable ability to keep you from being hospitalized or dying if you contract the virus, there are still lots and lots of people who continue to resist getting the shot.And the divide over the vaccine reflects our partisan differences. In Gallup polling conducted at the end of September, 92% of Democrats had received at least one dose of the vaccine, while just 56% of Republicans had done the same.Donald Trump thinks he knows why. Here's his explanation during an "interview" with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday night:"During my administration, everybody wanted the vaccine. There was nobody saying oh, gee, I don't want to take it. Now they say that. And that's because they don't trust the Biden administration. I can think of no other reason."But they say we don't want it, we aren't going to take it. When I was there, everybody wanted it and we were doing great. Well, the military did a fantastic job."Read More THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode...
    (CNN)Republican Sen. Ron Johnson has repeatedly spread anti-vaccine misinformation. But just last year, the Wisconsin senator attacked Democrats on the issue, saying that undermining confidence in a vaccine for Covid-19 would cost deaths. Johnson made his comments in October 2020 on Wisconsin local radio when discussing the vice presidential debate between then-Vice President Mike Pence and then-Sen. Kamala Harris. Harris had said she wouldn't take a vaccine on the word of President Donald Trump alone, only if it was recommended by medical authorities. "If she could actually experience shame -- and I'm not sure any Democrat can -- she should have been ashamed of herself," Johnson said. "When the Vice President said, 'Senator, will you please stop undermining people's confidence in the vaccine?' I mean, that'd be a terrible thing if we have an effective vaccine and a safe one, and that's the only one we'll release. But if you are out there undermining that possibility, that will cause people's deaths." CNN KFILE · Ron Johnson says undermining the vaccine will cause deathsJohnson has been the subject of repeated fact...
    Media critics have unearthed "anti-vaccine" rhetoric from prominent Democrats and liberal pundits amid calls for more Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine and even make it mandatory. In recent weeks, liberal networks have offered guests and analysts platforms to demand mandatory vaccines. "It is time to impose vaccine mandates and passports," CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer said last month. His comments were followed by CNN medical contributor Dr. Leana Wen, who suggested life "needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated."  Conservative commentator Drew Holden provided a thread of Democrats and media members last year who he felt undermined vaccine confidence while President Donald Trump was still in the White House. Vice President Kamala Harris was perhaps the most notable person to cast doubt on the COVID-19 vaccines developed under Operation Warp Speed, saying last year she didn't "trust" the president during an interview with CNN's Dana Bash. "I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump ... I will not take his word for it," Harris told Bash last year when asked if she would get the...
    Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer blasted the mainstream media on "America Reports" Friday for doing "tremendous damage" to the country with their "unfair" treatment of former President Trump, including fawning coverage of the president's disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti, who was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for his Nike extortion plot Thursday. CBS CORRESPONDENT ADMITS 'MAYBE WE WENT ABOUT COVERING' MICHAEL AVENATTI 'THE WRONG WAY' ARI FLEISCHER: I think, frankly, he is a symbol of the anti-Trump era. And how many times did the mainstream media try to get Donald Trump through whatever vehicle they could, including somebody a scurrilous as Michael Avenatti, who they gave so much attention to? But how many charges about collusion, how many charges about wrongdoing did they all air, doing tremendous damage to our country, including allegations that he was an illegitimate president. And it all turned out to be false, from the Steele dossier to Michael Avenatti to collusion. The damage the mainstream media did to America to get Donald Trump was fierce. And he's got his personal accounting now -- prison -- but...
    Key players in the establishment media floated a conspiracy theory former President Donald Trump (R) wore his pants “backwards” Saturday and it was proof he has “dementia.” New York Daily News columnist and “Obama guy” Brandon Friedman got the conspiracy theory revved up by posting on Twitter a poor quality video someone shot of a television screen of Trump standing near the podium in Greenville, North Carolina Saturday night: Others are noting this, but it cant be shared enough: Donald Trump gave his big speech today with his pants on backwards. Look close and tell me Im wrong.pic.twitter.com/sRsoJVfyf8 — Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 6, 2021 Friedman said it “can’t be shared enough” and added definitively Trump “gave his big speech today with his pants on backwards.” To date, Friedman’s video has over 6.2 million views. Shelley Ross, a former NBC News, CBS News, and ABC News reporter, picked up Friedman’s theory and posted about it on Facebook, adding additional examples from the same poor quality video: Shelley Ross/Facebook Ross debated former Acting Director of United States National Intelligence Richard Grenell,...
    Rudy Giuliani says the wave of anti-Semitic attacks in the US in the wake of the renewed Israel Palestine conflict is reminiscent of Germany in the 1930s. The former Mayor of New York said the violence would not have happened under Donald Trump and is a response to the 'march to socialism' of the Joe Biden administration. Pro-Palestinian protesters have beaten up Jewish people and chanted 'death to Jews' in ugly scenes which Giuliani said is the 'biggest story in the country'. Rudy Giuliani says the wave of anti-Semitic attacks in the US in the wake of the renewed Israel Palestine conflict is reminiscent of Germany in the 1930s Giuliani told Newsmax: 'This should not happen in America... This is a very dangerous thing we're watching. 'That's a very big sign of how bad things are and how fast we're moving toward the wrong kind of government. I mean, a really fundamental change in our way of life. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'They ban Trump but let Ayatollah talk about killing Jews':......
    Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerTrump Afghan pullout deal unachievable, says ex-Pentagon leader Haines stresses rebuilding intelligence alliances post-Trump WATCH LIVE: The Hill's Future of Defense summit MORE (R-Ill.) raised roughly $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2021 split evenly between his reelection bid and an anti-Trump PAC he formed earlier this year. Kinzinger faces several potential primary opponents due to his vote to impeach former President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - GOP pounces on Biden's infrastructure plan Pompeo 'regrets' not making more progress with North Korea Biden sets off Capitol Hill scramble on spending, taxes MORE over his role in inciting the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The congressman has also faced a string of rebukes from Republicans who have cast him as insufficiently loyal to the party or Trump, whom many still view as the GOP standard bearer.  The six-term lawmaker has not officially launched his reelection campaign, but touted the haul as “a strong showing.” Thank you! Such a strong showing! Adam Kinzinger raises $2.2M for 2022 bid https://t.co/yl0MjOSsCk— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) April 1, 2021 “There were a lot...
    “They will have to put me in prison”, assures . this man of 58 years, camouflage cap screwed on the head, sitting on his porch. “I really don’t trust it.” Reluctance to get vaccinated is very often linked to a lack of confidence, but in the United States, still plagued by the extreme divisions that marked the campaign for the presidential election during which Donald Trump was accused of downplaying the pandemic , the question is also political. “This is the usual distrust, power thousand,” analyzes Neil Johnson, professor at George Washington University. He sees a combination of factors: a belief that the media has exaggerated the pandemic to harm the ex-Republican president, a long-standing resistance to vaccines and a distrust of the government. These Republicans who, like Todd, do not want to receive their dose, risk in his eyes dangerously slowing down the American vaccination campaign against Covid-19, which is currently progressing at high speed in a country where the coronavirus has already killed more than 540,000 people. Nationally, 41% of Republicans say they do not want to...
    Chinese state media on Thursday rushed to blame “the rising anti-Asian [crime] wave in the U.S.” on the “toxic political influence” of former President Donald Trump, who had the temerity to point out that the Wuhan coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China. “U.S. media that have ramped up their propaganda machine to disparage China in recent years, and pinpoint China as the origin of the COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] pandemic that has ravaged the world should also shoulder fair share of responsibility for instigating hatred towards Asian groups,” China’s state-run Global Times hissed. The Global Times struggled a bit to find an anti-Asian crime that could be plausibly pinned on someone who seems like they might have voted for Donald Trump, eventually settling on the case of “76-year-old Chinese-American woman Xie Xiaozhen,” who was “attacked in San Francisco by a white man in his 30s” on Wednesday.  “San Francisco police did not disclose a motive behind the attack and it was not clear whether the victim’s race had anything to do with the assault. They are working to determine if racial discrimination...
    Donald Trump's tweet in March 2020 that referred to coronavirus as the 'Chinese virus' led to a rise of anti-Asian hashtags on Twitter, a new study reveals.  US researchers examined nearly 700,000 tweets containing nearly 1.3 million hashtags, the week before and after the president's tweet on March 16, 2020. They wanted to see whether his use of the term – which public health experts warned against using – may have led others to use anti-Asian language on Twitter.  They found that users who adopted the hashtag #chinesevirus were far more likely to pair it with overtly racist hashtags, such as #bateatingchinese, #yellowmanfever, #makethecommiechinesepay, #disgustingchinese, #commieflu and #chopstickchins. Scroll down for video  President Donald Trump defended his use of the term 'China virus' to describe the coronavirus, saying 'it's not racist at all'. But in the week after Trump posted the tweet, the number of coronavirus-related tweets with anti-Asian hashtags rose precipitously, a study has found RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election... Twitter trolls can be identified...
    Conservative: Anti-Cuomo Johnny-Come-Latelies New York’s liberal political class, including Mayor de Blasio, are turning against Gov. Cuomo and calling for his emergency powers to be revoked — “but why now?” asks The Federalist’s Christopher Bedford. De Blasio and others cite Cuomo’s withholding of nursing-home death data, but “that fact, you might notice, has been in the media spotlight for weeks now,” and outlets led by The Post have been probing the issue for nearly a year. The left cites the recent sexual-harassment allegations against the gov, “which are indeed terrible. . . . But what about spending months lying and blaming others for 15,000 deaths in vulnerable elderly care facilities? Was that not enough to immediately end emergency authorities when it was exposed and then admitted?” Media watch: The ‘Invented’ Andrew Narrative At The Daily Beast, Ross Barkan wonders what “took so long” for the press to wake up on Andrew Cuomo. A year ago, pundits and reporters elevated the gov to “hero” status, failing to ask why “he kept comparing coronavirus to the flu and insisting that ‘fear’ was...
    Former President Donald Trump blasted President Joe Biden’s support for keeping classrooms closed while touting education for migrants during a speech Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “Their callous indifference to working families is equally clear when it comes to the critical matter of getting America’s children back to school,” Trump said to wild applause from the CPAC crowd in Florida. “And they must get back and get back right now,” he asserted. “Crazy.” “The Biden administration is actually bragging about the classroom education they are providing to migrant children on the border,” he continued, referring to Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki touting “access to education” in border detention centers. “While at the same time millions and millions of American children are having their futures destroyed by Joe Biden’s anti-science school closures,” Trump said. “We’re educating students on the border, but our own people — children of citizens — citizens themselves are not getting the education that they deserve,” he said. Trump argued there was “no reason whatsoever” to keep schools closed. “The only reason that most parents...
    Conservative Political Action Conference organizers have canceled the rapper Young Pharoah's appearance on Sunday after learning he held anti-Semitic views.  'We have just learned that someone we invited to CPAC has expressed reprehensible views that have no home with our conference or our organization,' CPAC's Twitterfeed said. 'The individual will not be participating at our conference.' Young Pharoah was to appear Sunday afternoon in a panel discussion at the Orlando-based conference, which has a theme this year of 'America Uncanceled.'    An hour later, former President Donald Trump was expected to make what's being billed as his political comeback speech.     Earlier Monday, the left-leaning Media Matter for America published some of Young Pharoah's anti-Semitic screeds, including that Judaism is a 'complete lie' and 'made up for political gain,' and 'all the censorship & pedophilia on social media is being done by Israeli Jews.'  Rapper Young Pharoah was to appear at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday, an hour before President Donald Trump gives what is being billed as his political comeback speech CPAC organizers announced on Twitter that 'someone...
    Former President Donald Trump is no longer being represented by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the former president's office revealed on a day both men were sued by a House Democratic lawmaker under the Reconstruction-era Ku Klux Klan Act over the Capitol riot. Giuliani led Trump's failed effort to overturn the election results in states Trump lost, and traveled the country to make the case for 'massive fraud' – traveling even after contracting COVID-19 following a visit to the White House.  He also led his own effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is no longer representing former President Donald Trump in any legal matters, according to Trump's office 'Mayor Giuliani is not currently representing President Trump in any legal matters,' Trump spokesman Jason Miller told DailyMail.com. He also disputed the characterization that Giuliani was not involved in Trump's impeachment defense.  Miller disputed that the move had any connection to the new lawsuit from Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson. 'No connection - he’s just not...
    REAL Housewives of Orange County fans want Kelly Dodd to be FIRED after she called her boss, Andy Cohen, "Anti-American" for not supporting Donald Trump. She's also come under fire for dismissing both the Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. ???? Follow all our latest news & stories on Real Housewives. 13Andy Cohen told Kelly Dodd that fans have messaged him about her stance on Covid-19 and Black Lives MatterCredit: Bravo 13Kelly claimed that Andy Cohen was anti-American for not liking Donald TrumpCredit: Bravo During last night's season reunion, RHOC fans – and the housewives – were shocked when Andy and Kelly butted heads over American politics. Andy claimed that he was getting messages saying that Kelly "was uneducated, putting out misinformation, and behaving like a moron" because she wants businesses to open up despite the increasing cases of Covid-19. Kelly – who admitted to getting a facelift before the reunion – quickly hit back and said: "I get them too, saying that you're Anti-American, that you put your political believes out there, that they don't want...
    PAMELA Anderson has claimed Donald Trump will pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the final hours of his presidency in an interview with Piers Morgan. During their chat on Good Morning Britain, Anderson told Morgan that dropping charges against her friend Assange “could add a positive” to Trump’s legacy. 6Pamela Anderson says she thinks Trump will pardon Assange in his final moments as president 6She claims that as Trump is against fake news freeing Assange will add a positive to his legacy The ex-Baywatch star said: “I know that he is debating and we will see what happens… I hope he makes that decision. “That could add a positive to his legacy. “Obviously, he is against fake news and Wikileaks is against fake news.” But she also made it clear that even if Trump doesn't pardon him, they will attempt to speak to President-elect Joe Biden. Anderson added: "I believe Trump is going to pardon him. If that doesn’t happen then we talk to the Biden camp." Assange, 49, is currently being held in a London prison after several years...
    'Each time that they have come in the past couple of months, they've gotten bolder.' Experts and advocates in Washington, D.C., say that they're concerned about LGBTQ people's safety during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, given the presence of virulently anti-LGBTQ figures at the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6 and promises by far-right groups to commit more violence in protest of Donald Trump's election loss, ahead of the swearing-in. A mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, resulting in scores of injuries and at least five deaths. Donald Trump has since been impeached over his comments at a rally near the National Mall just ahead of that deadly insurrection, egging supporters on and telling them that the country would not be won back with "weakness," even claiming he would be with them on their march to the Capitol. Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., also spoke to the crowd at that event and ranted inexplicably at one point about transgender women athletes. The crowd responded with laughter over...
    In a Saturday piece for The Intercept, columnist Murtaza Hussain argued that Donald Trump lead like a “virtual dictator” who played the character of an “anti-corruption crusader” through the duration of his presidency. “Although uninspiring and weak as a politician, a job that he scarcely seemed interested in anyway, Trump delivered on his persona as a virtual dictator — to either be adulated or, on the part of his liberal opponents, defeated,” he wrote. Conversely, Hussain claimed that Trump’s opponent on the opposite side of the political spectrum created a “counternarrative” that drew from the rhetoric seen in recent resistance movements to totalitarianism. “On both sides, the reality was significantly less dramatic than the stories being told. An actual fascist dictator cannot be beaten by simply being voted out.” The purported exaggeration of Trump’s authoritarian power was previously noted by journalist Glenn Greenwald, who claimed that the president has not come close to the moral evil perpetrated by l George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In particular, Greenwald pointed to Bush’s Iraq War and the Obama administration’s aggressive stance on...
    Donald Trump appeared to undercut his own administration on Friday, taking to Twitter to share a message casting doubt on the effectiveness of masks just minutes after Mike Pence received his coronavirus vaccine and told Americans to wear masks. As The Daily Mail noted, the vice president was vaccinated on live television on Friday morning, joining his wife and Surgeon General Jerome Adams in receiving the long-awaited vaccine. Pence also delivered a message asking Americans to maintain good habits like social distancing and wearing facial coverings whenever they’re unable to distance. Many top officials have shared images of themselves getting vaccinated in what health experts see as an effort to calm any fears people may have about getting one, with Pence being the most high-profile. “Pence led the White House’s coronavirus response and is the highest-ranking U.S. official to receive the vaccine so far,” NPR noted. “He is also among many public officials who have committed to publicly receiving the vaccine as part of an effort to boost public trust in the process.”   Doug Mills / Getty Images...
    President Donald Trump retweeted a post questioning 'experts' who promote masks to stop the coronavirus – just minutes after Vice President Mike Pence got vaccinated on live television and urged Americans to take precautions.  Trump's retweet came at 8:50 am – and followed Pence, second lady Karen Pence, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams all getting vaccinated on TV and urged Americans to take precautions to try to stop the spread of COVID-19. The president retweeted conservative commentator and podcaster Buck Sexton, who had written a post blasting scientific experts and questioned the efficacy of mask mandates. President Donald Trump retweeted a post questioning mask mandates and usage just minutes after Vice President Mike Pence got his coronavirus vaccine and promoted masks Officials such as Centers for Disease Control Robert Redfield have said masks can do more to stop the spread of the virus devastating the nation than even the vaccine.  'Again, I ask the “experts” this question in earnest: what would this graph of covid cases look like *without* mask mandates?' wrote Sexton, who posted a graph. '“Masks work”...
    Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.As you know, 17 states with Republican attorneys general have sued four other states in an effort to overturn the election results. Their arguments are farcical and the Supreme Court is highly unlikely to hear the case, but that hasn’t stopped plenty of Republican lawmakers from piling on: I’ve come to have very low expectations that elected Republicans will do the right thing. But even I’m stunned that 106 of them would sign their name to such an insane and embarrassing scheme. https://t.co/t2ZxbEU0Bk — Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) December 10, 2020 That’s more than half of all Republicans in the House. Half! And they’re signing onto a brief that reads like it was written by a ten-year-old, all for no reason except to demonstrate a slavish hatred of Democrats to their base. They aren’t signing it because they’re otherwise afraid of retribution from Donald Trump—he’s a powerless lame duck at this point—they’re signing it because they’ve...
    Former President Barack Obama said Republicans had made white men think of themselves as victims Wednesday - and that Donald Trump's surprise success with Hispanic voters was partly because of his appeal to evangelical voters. He explained in an interview Wednesday with The Breakfast Club that what motivates people to vote is often about 'the stories that are being told.' 'What's always interesting to me, is the degree to which we've created, you've seen created, in Republican politics, this sense that white males are victims. They're the ones who are like under attack,' Obama noted. 'Which doesn't jive with both history and data, and economics.'  Obama was trying to explain to hosts Charlamagne tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee what motivated Americans in this past election to vote for President Donald Trump.  Former President Barack Obama explained that the 'stories' told in politics often motivate voters and blamed Republicans for creating a narrative that white men are 'victims'  Interview: Obama was speaking in an interview with The Breakfast Club hosts Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy 'The question though...
    NEW York Governor Andrew Cuomo has defended President Donald Trump as he moaned about the “nastier tone” in the news media. During an interview with WAMC radio on Monday, Cuomo claimed that at his press conferences and across the US, he’s been seeing a “disrespect that’s never existed.” 6New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said the press has shown 'disrespect'Credit: Alamy Live News 6Cuomo was recently compared to President Donald Trump after a combative press conferenceCredit: Getty Images - Getty “The way they question President Trump at some of these press conferences is just – I’ve never heard that tone with the president,” Cuomo said. The Democratic governor was asked about whether Trump “deserved” the treatment he gets from the media. Cuomo said that there should be a “decorum” for the office of the presidency, whether you like the president or not.  He told the radio station: “There are reporters who just are unprofessional, don’t know the facts and ask really biased questions.” 6Trump is seen here in the White House briefing roomCredit: AP:Associated Press “You want to say, ‘Well...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images A number of the Republican senators reported by Carl Bernstein to have “extreme contempt” for President Donald Trump in private are frantically denying the story and pledging their allegiance to the lame-duck commander in chief. Sunday night on Twitter, Bernstein named 21 GOP senators who have privately expressed “disdain” for the president. While some of those listed, such as Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), are hardly a surprise, some of those senators outed by Bernstein did raise eyebrows. And several of those in that latter subset are racing to deny the story, and throwing their lot in with the outgoing president. In a statement provided to Mediaite, Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) said he is standing with Trump. “This is more false news from a CNN political analyst, as I was one of President Trump’s top defenders during impeachment and strongly support his legal efforts to ensure that every legal vote is counted,” Braun said. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) likewise professed allegiance to the president, in statements from their spokespeople...
    BARACK and Michelle Obama are producing a Netflix comedy series, The G Word, expected to base on an anti-Trump book about transition chaos. In 2018, the Obama’s acquired the rights to Michael Lewis’ book The Fifth Risk, which portrays the chaos that reportedly erupted after President Donald Trump won the 2016 election. 7Barack and Michelle Obama are producing a Netflix comedy series based on an anti-Trump book about transition chaosCredit: Getty Images - Getty Comedian Adam Conover, who will partner with the Obamas for the series, confirmed Deadline Hollywood’s reporting that the duo have teamed up with the Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. “Very happy to finally be able to share this news: I’m creating a new comedy series for Netflix about the federal government. It’s called The G Word, and I can’t wait to share with you,” tweeted Conover. The comedy series will go inside the machine of government and introduce viewers to the civil servants who make it work. It will ask whether government is a dirty word or a trusted institution. 7Comedian Adam Conover will work with the...
    For New Yorkers who have lived through ground zero of the pandemic, the persona of serious do-good Governor Andrew Cuomo was more media mythology than reality. And while the governor’s daily briefings offered him as the caring anti-Trump as the first wave of the virus slammed New York and America, he’s increasingly showing his true colors. Cuomo, who’s been promoting his new book on “pandemic leadership,” lashed out at a reporter for asking why parents are confused about why New York City’s schools are closing even as bars and gyms remain open. The governor said that the reporter’s question was “obnoxious,” and that the buck stopped not with him but with local officials. Sound familiar? There’s a lot of mini-Trump in Cuomo, starting with careless anti-science bravado. Let's check off the boxes of similarity.
    On Sunday, journalist Carl Bernstein called on his fellow reporters to out the GOP senators who have told them they are anti-President Donald Trump. As Trump contests the 2020 presidential election results with claims of voter fraud, Bernstein told CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that “perhaps half of the Republican members of the Senate” had “disdain” for Trump and were happy to see him lose while they held onto the Senate majority. He suggested it is time for journalists to name those senators who refuse to speak out. “I can tell you, having talked to these senators, members of their staffs, the Republicans, perhaps half of the Republican members of the Senate despise and disdain Donald Trump,” Bernstein declared. “They were happy to see him lose as long as they could hold on to a Senate majority. And it’s time that we start calling these senators out, perhaps by name, in terms of what they really believe, what they tell us as reporters on background because they have enabled part of this disinformation campaign, and even some of them are talking about a,...
    Veteran investigative journalist Carl Bernstein raised the prospect on Sunday of reporters breaking a journalistic norm to reveal the names of Republican senators who serve as unnamed sources because of their role in fanning a "disinformation campaign." The Watergate sleuth appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources, hosted by Brian Stelter, and talked about how to crack open the upper chamber's "dirty secret" when it comes to President Trump. After arguing that journalists need to be a check against a "cold civil war of untruth" perpetrated by Trump, Bernstein said, "There is another factor that we’re not covering well enough because there is one institution that continues to enable this disinformation disproportionately, and that is the Republican Senate of the United States." Bernstein explained how he has spoken to senators and members of their staff on Capitol Hill. "Perhaps half of the Republican members of the Senate despise and disdain Donald Trump. They were happy to see him lose as long as they could hold on to a Senate majority," he said. "It’s time that we start calling these senators out, perhaps...
    Meghan Markle is being accused of narrating a political video called “Girl in the Mirror” that took aim at Donald Trump., The Sun reported. The clip was created by the anti-Trump political action committee The Lincoln Project, which is comprised of former republicans who are opposed to the president. When The Sun pressed the group on the identity of the narrator, they remained tight-lipped. “The voice over actress in question wishes to remain anonymous,” they said. The advertisement focused on Trump’s treatment of women, which has drawn criticism and fueled claims that the head of state is sexist. “Imagine a young girl looking in the mirror, searching for role models in the world to give her hope that she too can one day make a difference,” the anonymous narrator said. “Now imagine how she feels when she watches women being verbally attacked.” The clips proceeded to show Trump verbally attacking a female reporter as well as Democrat Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, who is the first female vice president in American history. “Now imagine a different future for her,...
    With tweets and fiery statements, the Republican continues to denounce the alleged “massive” frauds which would have tainted the election, even if he has no proof to this effect. But, evidence, Donald Trump is looking for. He has also set up a hotline where any American citizen can denounce irregularities surrounding the election. Unfortunately for the outgoing president, this hotline did not have the desired effect at all. Since it was put in place, it has on the contrary been invaded by little pranksters. At Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, his staff receive “hundreds of calls a day,” says ABC News. Far from being good news, these calls have turned into a “nightmare”. “These collaborators, whose contract ends soon, are bombarded with calls from people who want to make a joke or simply to make fun of them, before hanging up,” explains the media. This practice has also become trendy on TikTok. Many Americans post videos there in which they can be heard calling the hotline and making a joke....
    California rapper YG’s anti-Trump anthem “FDT” (Fuck Donald Trump) skyrocketed on iTunes post-election after several establishment media outlets declared Joe Biden (D) the winner of the contested presidential election. “FDT” reemerged on Saturday, shortly taking the status as the most played song on iTunes. According to Billboard, people downloaded the anti-Trump anthem “3,000 times, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, a 740% gain over the song’s sales count on Nov. 6.” Per Billboard: The sales boosts of “FDT” actually began on Nov. 3, the day of the presidential election, the results of which were drawn out over multiple days due to the closeness of the vote tallies between Biden and President Donald Trump in a variety of states. In the four days preceding Nov. 7 (Nov. 3-6), the song scored 2,000 downloads, up 233% from the previous four-day period (Oct. 30-Nov. 2). The death-threat laced song, which features the late Nipsey Hussle, compares Trump to Adolf Hitler and includes the following lyrics: Yeah, nigga, fuck Donald Trump Yeah, yeah, fuck Donald Trump I got a question How’d he...
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