The Sickness Of Trump Supporters

Ken AshfordRight Wing Punditry/Idiocy, Rightwing Extremism/Violence, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

President Trump is facing calls to condemn a parody video shown at a conference of his supporters that featured him massacring members of the media and his political rivals. The New York Times first reported the video — played at a conference at the Trump National Doral resort featuring Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Huckabee Sanders — that shows Trump violently murdering an array of his perceived foes in a church, from John … Read More

#FireTuckerCarlson

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Tucker Carlson’s thinly veiled racism has catapulted into full-throated white supremacy since he ascended to a prime-time spot on Fox News. Carlson constantly stokes fears about the cultural displacement of white Americans and the ongoing threat to the national culture purportedly posed by immigration and diversity. The shit @TuckerCarlson does for clout. White supremacy is not a hoax and he knows … Read More

Hannity’s World

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Presidential adviser Sean Hannity: “I’d like to see the perimeter of every school in America surrounded, secured by retired police … have one armed guard on every floor of every school, all over every mall, the perimeter and inside every hall of every mall.” pic.twitter.com/Renh47IiBY — Brendan Karet 🚮 (@bad_takes) August 6, 2019 Gun nuts say they need their weapons … Read More

Russia Was Behind The Seth Rich Conspiracy But Fox News And Others Ran With It

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Right Wing and Inept Media, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

On July 10, 2016, young DNC staffer Seth Rich was beaten up and shot while walking home in Washington, D.C. His death immediately became fodder for conspiracy theorists, who had been running a tally of the so-called “Clinton Body Count” since 2008. Today, Michael Isikoff published the results of his investigation into the origins of that particular conspiracy theory. His primary source, Deborah Sines, … Read More

NRATV Is No More

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The National Rifle Association has shut down production at NRATV and cut ties with advertising firm Ackerman McQueen, the New York Times reports. It comes amid a tumultuous year for the NRA that’s seen Oliver North step down as president in April. The gun rights group was involved in a legal battle with Ackerman McQueen, a contractor for NRATV. North hosted a documentary series … Read More

Alex Jones Is Having A Very Bad Day

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Connecticut Post: Conspiracy theorist and InfoWars host Alex Jones sent child pornography to the lawyers for the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy, their lawyers said. The law firm representing the families of the 2012 mass shooting, stated in court documents filed Monday they have contacted the FBI after discovering child porn in electronic files Jones recently turned over to … Read More

The Problem With Trump Supporters

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Last night, Maddow mentioned this little telling anecdote: Cathy Garnaat, a Republican who supported Amash and the president said she was upset about Amash’s position but wanted to hear his reasoning. She said that she will definitely support Trump in 2020 but that Tuesday night was the first time she had heard that the Mueller report didn’t completely exonerate the president.  … Read More

When Confronted With Facts, Ben Shapiro Has All The Feels

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This is too good not to share. Andrew Neil, a conservative journalist, asks questions of Ben Shapiro, who is — well — troubled that he is not given softball questions. “I am not inclined to continue an interview with someone as badly motivated as you” US conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro ends spiky interview with @afneil Watch #politicslive interview in … Read More

Call For Impeachment Grows

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There are a lot of serious writings lately urging the impeachment of Trump, and not just from the fringes of the internet. Here is one typical example, printed in the Washington Post, by Brian Klaas: If Donald Trump weren’t president, he’d probably be in jail. That’s the view of a bipartisan group of hundreds of former federal prosecutors, who have … Read More

In A Rare Event, Fox News Condemns Its Own “Journalist”

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Fox News on Sunday night denounced remarks by host Jeanine Pirro this weekend suggesting that Rep. Ilhan Omar supports Sharia law in defiance of the U.S. Constitution because she wears a hijab. “We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” the network said in a statement. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed … Read More

New Yorker Expose Full Of Mini-Bombs About The Fox News-Trump Relationship

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In a far-reaching New Yorker exposé titled “The Making of the Fox News White House” published today, Jane Mayer dissects the often-incestuous relationship between the Trump White House and Fox News. The arguably biggest revelation is that Fox New passed on the Stormey Daniels story, which it knew before the election. “Diana Falzone, who often covered the entertainment industry, had obtained proof that … Read More

The Hilarious Plot To Derail Mueller, Part Two

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Today’s the day for Jacob Wohl’s big press conference on his supposed Mueller assault allegations.  I detail the early hilarity here. Wohl and Burkman have doubled, tripled and quadrupled down on their allegation that the accuser is very credible.  And they said they will reveal all at a press conference at the Rosslyn Holiday Inn at noon today.  Wohl has … Read More