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Jake Tapper Shreds Rand Paul For Urging People To Use A Drug Meant For Cattle

Supposedly, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is a doctor. An ophthalmologist, to be exact. And yet we can’t exactly verify that because Paul only has the accreditation of an agency that he created because he refused to submit his credentials for accreditation by an independent board.

But even if Paul is indeed a doctor, he’s certainly been providing some very questionable medical advice lately, suggesting that ivermectin, a drug used to deworm cattle, may have benefits for combating COVID-19.

Keep in mind Sen. Paul has no scientific evidence that ivermectin is beneficial when it comes to battling coronavirus, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the drug should not be taken by humans under any circumstances:

“Ivermectin is not authorized or approved by FDA for prevention or treatment of COVID-19. The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel has also determined that there are currently insufficient data to recommend ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19. ClinicalTrials.gov has listings of ongoing clinical trials that might provide more information about these hypothesized uses in the future.

“Adverse effects associated with ivermectin misuse and overdose are increasing, as shown by a rise in calls to poison control centers reporting overdoses and more people experiencing adverse effects.”

 

And yet, Sen. Paul had this to say about ivermectin during an interview just last week:

“The hatred for Trump deranged these people so much, they’re unwilling to objectively study it. So someone like me that’s in the middle on it, I can’t tell you because they will not study ivermectin. They will not study hydroxychloroquine without the taint of their hatred for Donald Trump.”

But that’s complete BS. Paul’s hysterics are merely an attempt to curry favor with the extreme right-wing Trump contingency that appears to still have a stranglehold on the Republican Party.

One person who isn’t buying Paul’s crap parade is CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who called the Kentucky senator out on Twitter:

There is no great conspiracy to keep a COVID “cure” from the American public. There are, however, vaccines, masks, and social distancing, all of which have been shown to greatly reduce the spread of the deadly disease. Maybe “Dr.” Paul should be promoting those instead of pushing people to take drugs meant for horses.

 

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Foreign Policy Social Media U.S. Senate

CNN Claps Back At Ted Cruz For Referring To Their Reporter As A ‘Cheerleader’ For The Taliban

First, let’s begin with some time-tested truths that the vast majority of us know to be completely accurate:

  • Ted Cruz is an asshole
  • Republicans hate the news media

Now that we have those facts on the table, we can move on to an incident that combines both of those two fundamental facts into one neat package that proves just what a pusillanimous piece of human flotsam the senator from Texas is and always will be.

CNN foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward was reporting from Kabul on the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban when she noted that something unusual and incongruous had just happened:

“They’re just chanting death to America, but they seem friendly at the same time. It’s utterly bizarre.”

That’s good reporting. There’s no editorial content, just giving the facts with a note of how bizarre it is to see a crowd shouting death to America but doing so in a friendly way.

But to hear Sen. Cruz tell it, Ward was cheerleading for the Taliban:

Totally uncalled for, not to mention a complete lie. Clarissa Ward wasn’t cheerleading. She was reporting. Leave it to a member of the GOP to not be able to tell the difference.

It didn’t take long before CNN clapped back in a big way at the Texas senator, with the network issuing a statement which read:

“Rather than running off to Cancun in tough times, Clarissa Ward is risking her life to tell the world what’s happening. That’s called bravery. Instead of RTing a conspiracy theorist’s misleading soundbite, perhaps your time would be better spent helping Americans in harm’s way.”

CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski also gave Cruz a piece of his mind:

“Low class tweet about a colleague who has put her life on the line throughout the conflict to bring people news. And takes her out of context to boot and maliciously accuses her of cheerleading for the Taliban.”

And then others got involved, and they too put Teddy on full blast:

It’s no wonder Cruz’s Senate colleagues all despise him. He’s one of the biggest douchebags to ever walk the face of the earth. And he’s a coward to boot.

 

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Donald Trump Media in America

Jake Tapper Rips Trump A New One After The Donald Mocks CNN’s Ratings

Now that he no longer has a Twitter or Facebook account, failed, one-term former President Donald Trump has been relegated to issuing press releases that feel like something that belongs back in the Nixon administration.

The good news, however, is that even though Donnie has no social media accounts, he still manages to get his rants out for us to laugh at and for others to obliterate online, where the ex-president remains locked out.

One thing hasn’t changed when it comes to Trump’s public pronouncements: They’re half-baked and filled with lies, much like his four years in office were.

Such is the case with an attempted cheap shot at CNN and other media outlets who refuse to bow before the Donald:

Sorry, Don, but the news isn’t “boring” since you left D.C. Instead, it’s sane and doesn’t leave us all terrified of whether or not we’re going to wake up in an American version of Nazi Germany. Excuse the hell out of us for preferring competency and compassion to idiocy and hatred.

But the best part of Trump’s attempt at snark is the response he received from CNN’s Jake Tapper, who posted this:

And then Tapper used Trump’s least favorite thing in the world, facts, to completely humiliate Dotard Don:

#1 is something Trump will never be again. It is, however, one of two reasons he has to wear a diaper.

 

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CNN’s Jim Acosta Just Said Exactly What Needed To Be Said About The Failed, One-Term Donald Trump

Failed, one-term former President Donald Trump has always hated CNN and Jim Acosta, who was White House correspondent for the network during the Trump administration. That’s probably because Acosta wasn’t afraid to ask tough questions and CNN didn’t bow down to King Donald the way Fox News did during his four years in office.

Things got so contentious between Trump and Acosta at one point that the former president banned him from the White House altogether, as CNBC reported at the time:

“The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference.

“They began sparring Wednesday after Acosta asked Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America to the southern U.S. border. When Acosta tried to follow up with another question, Trump said, ‘That’s enough!’ and a female White House aide unsuccessfully tried to grab the microphone from Acosta.”

Now, however, Acosta has the upper hand, and he used it to verbally slap down Trump for his pathetic attempt at a comeback, with the former president speaking at a Republican meeting in Greeneville, North Carolina on Saturday evening.

Acosta was hosting a news program on CNN prior to Trump’s speech when he perfectly nailed exactly what was taking place including comments Trump made this week that he’d be installed as president as soon as this August. To that, Acosta remarked:

“If Trump really believes he will be back in the White House this August, he should get help. You are not well, sir.”

But that was far from all Acosta had to say, adding:

“Trump’s life is like a country music song. He’s lost the House, he’s lost the Senate, he’s lost the White House, website. If he had a dog, the dog would leave him too.”

Game, set, and match, Jim Acosta.

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CNN’s Fact Checker Lays A Brutal Burn On Donald Trump Jr. After He Whines About The Media

Donald Trump Jr. thought he had caught the media in a double standard when it comes to their coverage of President-elect Joe Biden versus the way they cover his father, the Liar-in-Chief. But his whining only served to reinforce the fact that he and his daddy are both full of crap.

Junior tweeted out an article from The Atlantic in which CNN’s resident fact checker, Daniel Dale, said he didn’t believe fact-checking Biden would be a “24-hour, seven-day-a-week job” the way it is with Trump:

Dale quickly corrected Don Jr. with a brutal fact-check which also reinforced that the president’s son hadn’t read the article he cited as completely as he should have:

The very thought that a member of the Trump family would have the gall to complain about the media calling out their lies is ironic. The solution is simple: Stop lying. Of course, we won’t hold our breath waiting for a Trump to resort to honesty instead of bullshit.