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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.

 

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CNN’s Trump Town Hall Wasn’t The Ratings Bonanza It Was Predicted To Be 

Supposedly, Donald Trump’s return to CNN was going to be a massive ratings win for the perennially third-place news network, and while Wednesday night’s town hall with the criminally indicted sex offender did indeed manage to lift CNN to first place in the timeslot, the overall numbers were significantly lower than an average night of primetime programming on Fox News and also much lower than the ratings CNN achieved when it featured Trump in 2016.

Former CNN media analyst Brian Stelter reported the results of the overnight ratings.

“Just in: CNN’s town hall with Donald Trump averaged 3.1 million total viewers. The event outrated Fox and MSNBC, as expected, but these are not 2015/16 level numbers for Trump — not even close.”

“In the key 25- to 54-year-old demo, the town hall averaged 703,000, about five times higher than CNN’s typical performance at 8pm.”

Here’s a comparison of the 3.1 million viewers CNN managed to draw last night in comparison to other Trump appearances on the network:

Considering that a verdict in the defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll had been handed down just a day before the town hall on CNN, the network was projected to clean up in the ratings. Instead, they managed to draw less than what Tucker Carlson used to garner on an average primetime broadcast.

The vast majority of the American viewing public is sick and tired of Donald Trump, his lies, and his vitriol. That doesn’t exactly bode well for him as he heads into the 2024 election with numerous legal problems hanging over him.

 

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Conservatives Pitch A Fit Over Carlson’s Exit From Fox: ‘What’s Happening To America?!’

April 24, 2023 will go down as a very dark day for bigots, conservatives, and right-wing a-holes because it’s the day that Fox News officially said they were done with host Tucker Carlson, who had been at the network since 2009.

Reportedly, in his most recent contract with Fox, Carlson pulled down $8 million a year.

But to read the wailing and gnashing of teeth on Twitter, you’d have thought it was the end of American civilization and a harbinger of the Apocalypse.

Take a look at some of the online overreaction:

Here’s something for those bemoaning Carlson’s departure, direct from the mouth of Eric Cartman: