.@realDonaldTrump if you think being President is hard, you should try watching you being President.
— Gord Macey (@GordMacey) April 28, 2017
Reminder: Today Trump made his 20th visit to a golf course since assuming the office. He arrived at Trump National Golf Club at 11:33 am.
— Maggie Jordan: (@MaggieJordanACN) April 30, 2017
ABC interviews man in KY, says he'd be dead if it weren't for Obamacare. Knowing Trump is trying to repeal it, he'd vote for Trump again.
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) April 28, 2017
"Where did you hear it first?"
Trump falsely claims he began the term fake news; it was first used to call out false web stories in 2016.
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) April 30, 2017
I forgot how ugly his hate-filled rallies are.
— Ken Ashford (@KenAshford) April 29, 2017
Breaking: Republicans control White House, House and Senate but want credit for avoiding Government shutdown. Really.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) April 28, 2017
Not the question: "Why is Obama taking $400K for one speech?
The question: "What kind of corporate culture pays $400K for one speech?"
— Ken Ashford (@KenAshford) April 28, 2017
“The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart.”
― Kurt Vonnegut
— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) April 28, 2017
I have a feeling Obama is going to spank Goldman Sachs in his speech. If Wall St wants to pay $400K to be spanked, why should Obama say no?
— Ken Ashford (@KenAshford) April 28, 2017
Pilot, 45 minutes into 10-hour flight: "I have to confess, I didn't quite realize how complicated this would be…"
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) April 28, 2017
That quote should go in every history book, because it epitomizes both the arrogance and the ignorance of the Trump campaign. We’ve gone from “Only I can fix this” in his convention speech to “I thought it would be easier”.
A man who doesn’t know that President of the United States is the hardest job title ON THE PLANET, should never run.
Let’s start with this tweet….
Gäbe i pray this is NOT true because if it is, that’s the total end of the FNC as we know it. Done. Best Sean https://t.co/W3BJ2wjzRD
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 27, 2017
Sean is referring to this….
Fox News in crisis: Sources say Bill Shine asked that the Murdochs release a statement of support but they refused https://t.co/RBUWO8Jsig
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) April 27, 2017
What’s going on? Well, today it looks like it may be over for Bill Shine, a top Ailes era executive who in the view of many was tainted by the Ailes regime but was nevertheless promoted after his fall. Revealingly, Sean Hannity is trying to launch a public ‘Justice for Shine’ movement to help Shine keep his job. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Murdochs are looking to replace Shine and hope to replace him with a woman.
It’s the smart move. Really, the only move. It’s how you start changing a toxic organizational culture.
But will it change “FNC as we know it”? Can you have Fox News without the misogyny?
That’s a tough call, but you have to understand the possibility that the misogyny of Fox is tied to its product: a worldview of resentment and provocation, contempt for changing cultural mores about sex, gender, race and a slew of other things. A company or a brand is a function of a relationship between an audience and a product. You cannot easily change the product with changing the audience.
At best, you’ll be diluting the white male voices that predominate Fox. And that alone will hurt the brand. With Shine out, and Murduch passing the torch (slowly) to his (reportedly more liberal) sons, the only thing left of the hardcore right may be on the Internet.
RELATED: Trouble brewing over at the conservative think tank, Heritage Foundation, too — reports Politico
RELATED #2: Mediate has a scoop —
On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst conservative fat cats.
A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network.
The potential aim? Putting “the old band” back together. There are certainly plenty of (out-of-work?) conservative powerhouses to pick from that could star on a new network, and perhaps even some executives from within Fox News who might be lured by the new opportunity. Could the new channel include stars like the ousted Bill O’Reilly, who didn’t waste much time hitting the podcast waves after he was fired amid a sexual harassment scandal? Could Tomi Lahren, the conservative mega star, who was recently sidelined at The Blaze also take on a prominent role? The exact “who” won’t be clear until the deal is more defined but the source says the pitch is that the network could immediately reach at least 85 million homes.
You can’t reheat a souffle. Also, I see boycott of advertisers bigly.
Gary Cohn became a Republican because Obama's Dem party went after Wall Street unflinchingly. The idea a speech makes Obama beholden is crap
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) April 27, 2017
Definition of a feckless party: Rushing bad legislation, defending things they don't believe, because Trump is obsessed with "100 days."
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 27, 2017
Spicer: Obama needs to explain why he didn't tell us Flynn was a spy. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 27, 2017
Trump (probably not him personally, BTW) had a tweetstorm this morning — serious gaslighting regarding Democrats.
— Ken Ashford (@KenAshford) April 27, 2017
So the GOP took an ACA repeal bill w 17% approval & fixed it by letting insurers jack up rates for anyone who is or was ever sick. Genius.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) April 26, 2017
The tax plan unveiled today is like turning in a book proposal to your editor on the day the manuscript is due.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 26, 2017
White House official told me earlier today that the situation with NAFTA was "more complicated" than reported
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) April 27, 2017
"President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time," WH says of phone call with Trudeau
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 27, 2017