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WATCH Nancy Pelosi Swat Down MSNBC’s Katy Tur For Being A Trump Apologist

House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused MSNBC host Katy Tur of being a Donald Trump “apologist” during a tense back-and-forth on the network yesterday afternoon, and all Tur could do was whine that she’d always been tough in her reporting on the disgraced former president.

The exchange was part of a larger conversation the two were having about the accomplishments of President Joe Biden and how they compare with the Trump administration.

“Donald Trump is a great threat to our democracy. What is a democracy, what are the pillars? What are the pillars?” Pelosi asked.

“A  free and independent press to tell the story,” she continued. “To keep everybody informed of what people are saying and doing. That transparency is essential.”

“Independent judiciary. An independent judiciary when they’re practically threatening on TV exposure of jurors in the trial of the president, or any trial, and any of that. What is an independent judiciary about? It’s about free and fair elections. And what do they do, but suppress the vote?”Independent judiciary. An independent judiciary when they’re practically threatening on TV exposure of jurors in the trial of the president, or any trial, and any of that. What is an independent judiciary about? It’s about free and fair elections. And what do they do, but suppress the vote?

“So, there’s nothing in his ‘performance,’ if that’s the word we’ll use, what he has done, that would indicate he cares, prioritizes, or ever valued, or ever did anything to support a democracy.”

The former Speaker of the House added, “And now on the ballot saying he should have immunity from whatever he might do, I mean, really, I have sympathy and respect for everybody who votes. I’m just glad people vote. I know some of them will never, will always reject those of us who might look different to them in leadership and the rest, and that’s that.”

“But there are those who have real legitimate concerns about immigration, globalization, innovation, and what does that mean to their job and their family’s future? And we have to address those concerns. And Joe Biden is doing that. Created nine million jobs in his term in office. Donald Trump has the worst record of job loss of a president. So, we just have to make sure people know.”

Tur interjected, “That was a global pandemic.”

Clearly irritated by the suggestion from Tur, Pelosi countered, “He had the worst record of any president. We’ve had other concerns in our country. If you want to be an apologist for Donald Trump, that may be your role, but it ain’t mine.”

Tur: “I don’t think anybody can accuse me of that.”

Actually, Katy, they most certainly can accuse you of just that. Trying to cover for the biggest failure of the Trump administration, their handling of the COVID pandemic which led to a jobless recession and over a million deaths is indeed being an apologist for the worst U.S. president of the past 100 years.

The 2024 election should not be the least bit competitive when you lay Biden’s accomplishments next to Trump’s incompetence and insurrection. Democracy is on the ballot. If we value this republic, we’d damn well better show up in November and reject Trump.


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Ex-White House Official Warns CNN’s Kaitlan Collins Trump Will ‘Go After’ Her If He Wins In November

An ex-Trump administration official is warning members of the news media that if failed former president Donald Trump wins the 2024 election, he will target them and even seek to have their licenses revoked by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins asked former Trump official Anthony Scaramucci, “Donald Trump became the first former U.S. president who had ever been indicted. And now nearly a year later, he is the presumptive Republican nominee … and it’s not clear if voters are going to get to hear the evidence against him in any of those cases before they decide if he should return to the White House.”

“If none of this happens before the trial, what does that mean?”

“Well, I think you’ve got to take that as the status quo. I think any of those other things that could happen before the trial, particularly the documents case, where if you really read through that complaint, that’s where the most damning evidence is. If none of that happens, it’s a Trump vs Biden rematch.”

Scaramucci then warned Collins of what Trump is planning for her and the network she works for.

“What [Trump] said, what he did over the four years, what he’s saying now — he wants to go after you, Kaitlan,” he said.

“He’s made it very clear that anybody that he disagreed [with] … he wants to potentially threaten their FCC license. He said publicly he wants to persecute, using the Department of Justice, his political adversaries, and the list goes on and on. He’s courting with dictators. He wants to be part of the axis of autocracy with people like Vladimir Putin, and just to remind people Vladimir Putin is tied very closely to Iran now. So just think about what that means for the Middle East, because we know how transactional Donald Trump is.”

“I think we got to get off the cases,” he added. “We have the focus on Mr. Trump being the most un-American presidential nominee in U.S. history. And we have to go through the things that he’s saying he’s going to do as it relates to being un-American … I think if we do that, he’s going to lose the election.”

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WATCH: Fox Host Swats Down Ted Cruz For Claiming MSNBC Doesn’t ‘Cover News’

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz got an on-air fact check from Fox News host Howard Kurtz Sunday when he claimed that MSNBC is “dishonest” and doesn’t cover news.

Appearing on Media Buzz, Cruz attacked any news outlet that didn’t lean to the right.

Kurtz began by asking the senator, “You say for conservators of big bucks buy a damn movie studio, buy a network, buy CNN. But you think the megacorporations that these outlets, that own these outlets, are run by wild-eyed liberals?”

“Well, for whatever reason, yes,” Cruz replied. “And MSNBC is a rabidly partisan, dishonest institution. They’re not, they don’t cover news, you know.”

Kurtz: “Sure, they cover news. Not the way you want it.”

“No, they don’t, no, they don’t,” Cruz insisted, suggesting that neither MSNBC or CNN had reported on his so-called funding bill for aid to Israel, which has no chance of passing both houses of Congress.

“They’re trying to do a bigger package,” Kurtz noted, once again fact-checking Cruz.

Cruz then told the host, “If you watch CNN, MSNBC, there is no border crisis. Doesn’t exist, because they don’t cover on those facts.”

But Kurtz wouldn’t let that lie slide, either, telling Cruz the two networks do indeed cover the border “at times” and adding, “MSNBC has been covering the border crisis at least this week.”

Just how out of touch and extreme right-wing is Ted Cruz? So much that even traditional allies like Fox are letting him know he’s full of shit.

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Jen Psaki Has The Perfect Clapback After Trump Threatens MSNBC

MSNBC host Jen Psaki had a message for failed former president Donald Trump after he threatened the network, and she let fly with an epic clapback Sunday.

A couple of days ago, Trump posted this on his failing Truth Social site:

“MSNBC (MSDNC) uses FREE government approved airwaves, and yet it is nothing but a 24 hour hit job on Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party for purposes of ELECTION INTERFERENCE. Brian Roberts, its Chairman and CEO, is a slimeball who has been able to get away with these constant attacks for years. It is the world’s biggest political contribution to the Radical Left Democrats who, by the way, are destroying our Country. Our so-called ‘government’ should come down hard on them and make them pay for their illegal political activity. Much more to come, watch!”

That, Psaki explained, “sounded just like another one of those crazy, unhinged rants” Donald is famous for, but “he also talked about himself in the third person — always a red flag in my book, and he included his middle initial in that too.”

Psaki then gave the disgraced ex-president a lesson in the First Amendment and media in the United States:

“Trump is promising to resort to an authoritarian tactic should he become president again. Does the federal government have any role in the oversight of a cable news network? No they actually don’t. But that’s not the point here. What’s important is that he’s threatening to use the power of the government against media he believes is being critical of him.”

She added:

“Believe me, I know from experience from many days and hours at the briefing room, that the relationship between the U.S. government and the free press can be tense at times. And even both of the presidents I worked for, they had their own moments of unleashing their media critiques when they didn’t like a story. and when I think about the role of the free press and how essential it is for our democracy. I also think about my time as a spokesperson for the State Department.”

The larger issue, Psaki noted, is freedom of the press, which Trump is clearly opposed to, despite what the U.S. Constitution (and numerous Supreme Court decisions) have to say on the matter.

“It’s actually a threat to the free press. A threat to democracy. And that threat comes at a time when a record total of 533 journalists are currently detained worldwide. That’s according to Reporters Without Borders. A large number of them are being held by the sorts of authoritarian regimes that Trump envisions creating here at home.”

It’s not an overstatement to say that if Donald Trump wins in 2024, this country will become an authoritarian nightmare reminiscent of other totalitarian regimes (i.e. China and Russia) that censor almost everything their citizens read or see on a television broadcast. We cannot let that happen.

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Jake Tapper Goes Scorched Earth On MT Greene For Her Blatant Anti-Semitism: ‘This Sh*t Is Not A Game’

CNN host Jake Tapper verbally eviscerated Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene on Sunday, suggesting that while was accusing a Democratic House colleague this week of being an anti-Semite, she neglected to examine herself and recall the many anti-Semitic statements she’s made since arriving in Congress.

Speaking at the end of “State of the Union,” Tapper noted that Greene had filed a censure motion against Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for being anti-Semitic, which led him to remark, “The degree to which some folks only pretend to care about anti-Semitism when they can weaponize, it never ceases to amaze.”

“The leading Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump — he dined with Holocaust deniers,” Tapper added. “Donald Trump posted a screed accusing liberal Jews of ‘voting to destroy America and Israel’ last Rosh Hashanah to nary a peep from any House Republican leaders.”

But Tapper was just warming up, and he laid out the full case against Greene, along with the many times she’s proven herself to be opposed to Jews.

“This is the same Marjorie Taylor Greene who has pushed the great replacement theory in videos. The deranged notion that rich Jews are trying to replace White Americans and Westerners with Blacks and brown Muslims. Not to mention, of course, her Jewish space laser conspiracy that a consortium including, yes, wealthy Jews, were using lasers on satellites to start forest fires here in Israel.”

“Anti-Semitism is not a cudgel to be used against people for political points,” Tapper concluded. “Nor is Islamophobia or racism, or anti-gay behavior or misogyny or any other kind of bigotry.”
“This shit is not a game.”

Marjorie Taylor Greene is a dangerous bigot and ideologue who needs to be booted from Congress and put on trial for her role in the January 6 Capitol insurrection.