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There's a lot to unpack in this video:

https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/118...6042170368
(10-11-2019, 11:41 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]There's a lot to unpack in this video:

https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/118...6042170368

Heh, speaking of “unpacking,” I actually briefly ran into the Target seen in that video last summer while at an AVID conference to grab some white Hanes T-shirts because I forgot to pack some.
(10-11-2019, 11:41 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]There's a lot to unpack in this video:

https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/118...6042170368

"They had us at the first half, not gonna lie."

Seriously, the lack of self-awareness, the balls on that woman to go and say all that AND THEN have the nerve to bring on Steve fucking Bannon is truly the stuff of miracles.

Fucking christ.
It's becoming tougher for Rupert Murdoch to keep everyone in line behind Trump and Boris Johnson:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jos...ump-brexit

Quote:And while Rupert Murdoch shows no sign of pulling his support from either the president, or his British populist counterpart Boris Johnson, some cracks are beginning to appear at the edges of his empire in both the US and the UK.

In the US, tension at Fox News between the network’s news and opinion arms have flared into public view in recent weeks, culminating in Shepard Smith’s abrupt October 11 resignation. In the UK, Murdoch’s portfolio of newspapers is split, with the Sun backing Johnson while he feuds with the Sunday Times.

And Murdoch himself is deeply in the mix. Recently, he met privately with Attorney General William Barr, as has been widely reported. BuzzFeed News has heard the 88-year-old also recently met in private with Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to the UK. Responding directly to questions about the Murdoch–Johnson meeting, a spokesperson for News UK repeatedly declined to comment, while Number 10 replied “no comment.”

The overall picture is that the notion of Murdoch changing direction remains a liberal fantasy, but he is navigating deep political divides inside his own empire.

“The day-to-day management is weak and they can’t manage these warring factions,” a senior Fox News source told BuzzFeed News in the days before Smith’s resignation.

And it’s a moment when Murdoch’s conservative megaphones matter more than ever — Fox’s role as Trump’s firewall, and the Sun’s as pro-Brexit stalwart after three years of chaos. In the US, the fate of Donald Trump’s presidency hangs in the balance as the impeachment inquiry gathers steam and previously loyal Republicans break ranks over his decision to abandon America’s Kurdish allies in northern Syria by allowing Turkey to invade.

In the UK, Brexit is in its endgame. Johnson, who led the campaign to leave the European Union, is attempting to secure a last-minute deal to avoid being forced by Parliament to seek another extension to the October 31 deadline — and whatever happens, a general election will swiftly follow that will see Johnson fighting a populist campaign against the establishment elites.

At Fox, the departure of the closest thing the network has to a critic of President Trump followed the trading of on-air and social media barbs between Smith and the channel’s star opinion hosts, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.

Ostensibly a victory for the resolutely pro-Trump Hannity and the populist nationalist Carlson, Smith leaving after the embarrassment of a public fight reflects deep organizational flaws, according to insiders.

Dysfunction at the nation’s highest-rated cable channel has grown in the years since its powerful CEO, Roger Ailes, left the company in 2016 amid sexual harassment allegations. No leader has emerged since with Ailes’ ability to reconcile a center-right news operation with opinion hosts who speak directly to the Trump base, among which they enjoy celebrity status.
Lara Trump doesn't think most Americans know who the Kurds are anyway:

https://www.mediaite.com/news/lara-trump...ostpopular

Quote:First Daughter-in-Law and senior Trump campaign adviser Lara Trump added another offensive defense of President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the United States’ Kurdish allies in Syria to the pile by claiming that the “average American” doesn’t even know who they are.

On Monday’s edition of Fox News at Night, host Shannon Bream asked Mrs. Trump to respond to a New York Times piece entitled “Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast,” reading this passage to her:

President Trump’s acquiescence to Turkey’s move to send troops deep inside Syrian territory has in only one week’s time turned into a bloody carnage, forced the abandonment of a successful five-year-long American project to keep the peace on a volatile border, and given an unanticipated victory to four American adversaries: Russia, Iran, the Syrian government and the Islamic State.

“Your reaction tonight?” Bream asked.

“Well, Shannon, I think we should start with the fact that if you ask the average American out there, I think they would have to Google ‘Who are the Kurds, and why is America even over there fighting this war?'” Trump replied.

And math doesn't seem to be her forte:

Quote:Mrs. Trump then rattled off several falsehoods, claiming that “We were supposed to be there for 30 days, we’ve been there for 10 years,” when then-President Obama first committed ground troops to the region in 2015, and gave no such deadline at the time.
Sean Hannity chimes in:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/sean-hanni...ia=desktop

Quote:It seemed at least conceivable that Mick Mulvaney might be in danger of losing his dual roles as OMB director and “acting” White House chief of staff following a disastrous press conference on Thursday, during which he admitted the Trump administration held up aide for Ukraine in exchange for political help for President Trump. 

To those who may be concerned about the “quid pro quo,” Mulvaney advised them to “get over it.” 

But that danger grew far more real after Fox News host Sean Hannity threw Mulvaney under the bus and then drove over him on his afternoon radio show. 

“What is Mulvaney even talking about?” Hannity wondered aloud. “I just think he's dumb, I really do. I don't even think he knows what he's talking about. That's my take on it.” 

After spending a few minutes ranting against “cowardly” Adam Schiff, Hannity continued going after Trump’s chief of staff. “I guess the truth is complicated,” he said. “This is what, you know—this is why, I think, some of these people are so stupid. Read the transcript. We don't need a non-whistleblower whistleblower.”

“You don't need a chief of staff's idiotic interpretation of things,” he added of Mulvaney, “when the president and the president of Ukraine and everybody else can read it all themselves. That's what's amazing.”

Hannity’s take stood in sharp contrast to that of his fellow conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who heaped praise on Mulvaney for his performance during his show. 

“You hear how good Mulvaney is here?” Limbaugh said after playing a clip from one of his many contentious exchanges with reporters. “He’s wiry but he’s explosive. And he’s snarking back at ’em and they don’t even know it.” 
Sure, Jan:

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As if any of these people actually know what a "server" is.
This poor soul watched Fox News everyday for 44 months, and this is what he learned:

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/o...-i-learned
Finally, someone's putting the blame for California wildfires squarely where everyone thought it belonged: diversity.

Wait, what?

https://twitter.com/NikkiMcR/status/1189340842265317377

Quote:Dave Rubin is on Tucker arguing that California can't control wildfires because the "woke" are too worried about having "enough black firemen" and "what contractor [is] brought in, what gender or sexuality or any of those things he or she was?"
So, according to that graphic, it looks like Devin Nunes is a part of the 'Biden Crime family'.
We're all Jesse Watters' mom:

https://twitter.com/maxwelltani/status/1...0569669632

Quote:Jesse Watters just shared more texts from his mom, who frequently dunks on him for his on-air commentary

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Well, that's embarrassing!

https://www.mediaite.com/online/yikes-fo...-meetings/

Quote:Fox News published a story on Tuesday, based on a book from a regular guest of the network, alleging that the Obama administration held regular “political correctness meetings” that infuriated CIA employees.

The claims in the book appear to be based on a complete misunderstanding of the national security acronym “PC”, which, in the context of a presidential administration, actually stands for “Principals Committee.”

“A new book claims that top CIA employees have compared President Trump favorably to his predecessor, indicating that former President Barack Obama’s administration micromanaged intelligence matters and was too concerned with political correctness,” wrote FoxNews.com reporter Sam Dorman.

The article quoted from presidential historian and Fox News regular Doug Wead, who wrote in his upcoming book, Inside Trump’s White House: The Real Story of His Presidency, that a source complained about “PC [political correctness] meetings.”

“Next thing they said was that, in the previous administration, they spent a lot of time in the White House doing nonstop PC [political correctness] meetings,” Wead wrote.

The “Principals Committee” is a group of top cabinet-level officials who meet regularly to discuss notable security issues. The Principals Committee forum ranks just below the National Security Council in the U.S. security hierarchy.

Hours after publication, FoxNews.com added an update at the top of the article pinning the mistake on Wead’s publisher:

“The book that is the subject of this story is accurately quoted below in describing ‘PC’ as ‘politically correct’ in brackets. Fox News is aware that ‘PC’ may instead stand for ‘Principals Committee’ and has reached out to the author for further explanation. The story has been updated and will be further revised if necessary.”

Shortly afterwards, Wead got back to Fox and informed the outlet that his erroneous reporting was based on a misunderstanding with a source. The editor’s note now reads:

“An earlier version of this story accurately quoted the book as describing ‘PC’ as standing for ‘politically correct’ in characterizing certain Obama administration meetings. The author has since informed Fox News this was due to a misunderstanding between him and his source and that the initials referred to ‘Principals Committee.'”
(11-06-2019, 06:24 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]Well, that's embarrassing!

https://www.mediaite.com/online/yikes-fo...-meetings/

Quote:Fox News published a story on Tuesday, based on a book from a regular guest of the network, alleging that the Obama administration held regular “political correctness meetings” that infuriated CIA employees.

The claims in the book appear to be based on a complete misunderstanding of the national security acronym “PC”, which, in the context of a presidential administration, actually stands for “Principals Committee.”

“A new book claims that top CIA employees have compared President Trump favorably to his predecessor, indicating that former President Barack Obama’s administration micromanaged intelligence matters and was too concerned with political correctness,” wrote FoxNews.com reporter Sam Dorman.

The article quoted from presidential historian and Fox News regular Doug Wead, who wrote in his upcoming book, Inside Trump’s White House: The Real Story of His Presidency, that a source complained about “PC [political correctness] meetings.”

“Next thing they said was that, in the previous administration, they spent a lot of time in the White House doing nonstop PC [political correctness] meetings,” Wead wrote.

The “Principals Committee” is a group of top cabinet-level officials who meet regularly to discuss notable security issues. The Principals Committee forum ranks just below the National Security Council in the U.S. security hierarchy.

Hours after publication, FoxNews.com added an update at the top of the article pinning the mistake on Wead’s publisher:

“The book that is the subject of this story is accurately quoted below in describing ‘PC’ as ‘politically correct’ in brackets. Fox News is aware that ‘PC’ may instead stand for ‘Principals Committee’ and has reached out to the author for further explanation. The story has been updated and will be further revised if necessary.”

Shortly afterwards, Wead got back to Fox and informed the outlet that his erroneous reporting was based on a misunderstanding with a source. The editor’s note now reads:

“An earlier version of this story accurately quoted the book as describing ‘PC’ as standing for ‘politically correct’ in characterizing certain Obama administration meetings. The author has since informed Fox News this was due to a misunderstanding between him and his source and that the initials referred to ‘Principals Committee.'”

To be fair, most Republican voters apparently consider the concept of a President carefully selecting competent advisors, meeting with them regularly, and paying attention during those meetings to be equally objectionable.
You gotta love those rascals over at Fox.  One of these days they'll find something that President Obama did that was worse than the fancy mustard or the tan suit.  Just you wait...it'll happen.
Monstrous clowns. I hope their dicks don’t work.
Well, they just shot the premise of their own regular's book to shit, so that's something.
Fox News brass has issued guidance over the last several days and instructed hosts not to identify the person they believe is the whistle blower:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/06/media/fox...index.html

Quote:Fox News hosts and personalities have been instructed over the last several days not to identify the whistleblower whose complaint sparked an impeachment probe against President Trump, people familiar with the matter told CNN Business. 

Several hosts and commentators on the network who have been supportive of President Trump seem to want to name the person they believe to be the whistleblower, but Fox's guidelines have said not to do so.

Right-wing media hyped a report from a website last week which claimed it had likely identified the possible whistleblower. Fox is perhaps the only major component of the right-wing media machine that has, thus far, refrained from naming the person identified by that story.

No mainstream news organization has identified the whistleblower. CNN has sent guidance to staff about not repeating any reporting that alleges the name and identity of the whistleblower. 

It's possible that the situation at Fox could change if there were to be a development in the story or if Trump himself names a person he believes to be the whistleblower.

A representative for Fox declined to comment. 

But, on October 31, a Fox executive sent an email to staffers that said the network had not "independently confirmed [the] name or identification of the anonymous whistleblower." A copy of the email was obtained by CNN Business.

The executive further advised production staffers to "NOT fulfill any video or graphic requests" related to the whistleblower's identity. 

Such guidance has been extended to Fox's prime time talk shows, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Hosts like Sean Hannity have been told not to name the person they believe to be whistleblower on the air. 

Some of the hosts have alluded to this guidance while on Fox. "Justice" host Jeanine Pirro said last Friday that the network's hosts "apparently can't say" the person's name. And Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo said last week that they were "not naming" the person on Fox. 

Hannity said on Monday that he had "confirmed independently" the identity of the whistleblower, but stopped short of naming the person on air.

"But you know what, I will play the game for a little bit," Hannity said. "And I will take the lawyer's threats that they're going to sue me, it wouldn't go anywhere."
Laura Ingraham got super racist about Virginia's swing to the left over the last many years.

You're shocked, I know.

https://www.mediaite.com/news/laura-ingr...tion-wave/

Quote:Fox News host Laura Ingraham offered her own election take on the Democratic wave that has swept Virginia politics, warning that the party’s successes were the result of suburban women, “millions” of dollars in campaign donations from liberal billionaire George Soros, and “demographic changes” wrought by a “foreign-born population.”

Ingraham’s comments came a day after Democrats flipped both legislative houses in Virginia, a huge inflection point that has given that party full political control of the state and federal offices for the first time since 1994.

“The undeniable fact is that demographic changes throughout the state, but especially in northern Virginia, have altered what was once a moderate to right-to-center state,” Ingraham said. “Virginia’s foreign-born population nearly doubled from 2000 to 2017 and these immigrants are mostly concentrated in northern Virginia: Fairfax County, Loudon County, Prince William County, outside of D.C., and they are altering the demographic makeup of the state.”

“And since immigrants are more likely to vote Democrat, well, this, of course drags the electorate to the left, that is just a fact of life,” Ingraham added. “But the shift to the left is aided by women, especially in the suburbs, who tend also to vote Democrat. This is something Trump absolutely needs to pay attention to and not just wave it away, it’s impossible to do that.”

Ingraham’s comments about immigration are not new. Previously, she has stoked fears about illegal immigration and “demographic changes,” favorably Tweeted an anti-immigrant post from a white supremacist website (and subsequently deleted it), and dabbled in the white supremacist “replacement theory” rhetoric, claiming that Democrats want immigrants to subsume “white conservatives” in the population.

The Fox News host went on to target the large swaths of federal government workers who live in northern Virginia, claiming they will offer lockstep opposition to Trump’s purported “drain the swamp” pledge “because they are the swamp.”

“Also, two weeks ago, we warned you about another factor that is important to note in this Virginia race,” Ingraham continued. “In this cycle, huge amounts of outside money flowed into Virginia’s local election. George Soros pumped millions in to elect commonwealth attorneys to radically change how you prosecute crime in the commonwealth, prioritizing so-called social justice concerns over public safety.”
Yeah, great, they updated the story. How many people saw the update?
Definitely one of my favorite pull-quotes in a while:

Ramping up his rhetoric, he posted a follow-up “warning” that said in all-caps: “I STRONGLY ADVISE ALL OF YOU TO STOP LYING ABOUT ME.”

https://www.mediaite.com/news/hannity-ra...-about-me/

Quote:For the third night in a row, Fox News primetime host Sean Hannity frantically lashed out at being linked to State Department discussions about Ukraine via sworn Congressional testimony in the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

Hannity’s latest tirade on Thursday night follows previous rants on Tuesday and on Wednesday, in which he blasted the former US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitich, and called MSNBC analyst John Heilemann a “jackass,” respectively. His latest outburst was prompted when a second witness, State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent, testified that State Dept. higher-ups intervened to stop Hannity from continuing to bash Yovanovitch on his show.

The Fox News host previewed his on-air venting in a series of Tweets posted less than an hour before showtime. In them, he flatly declared: “I never ever spoke to Sec. [Mike] Pompeo or anyone else at the State Dept. about Ukraine. I’ve never even heard the names of the people mentioned from State.”
I look forward to one day finding out just what the hell it is that he's so neck-deep in that he's this cartoonishly paranoid about anybody linking him to it.
This video mixes Edward Norton's American History X character's indoctrination into white supremacy and a Tucker Carlson report, and it's kind of chilling:

https://twitter.com/bad_takes/status/119...0866614272
(11-08-2019, 12:29 AM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]Definitely one of my favorite pull-quotes in a while:

Ramping up his rhetoric, he posted a follow-up “warning” that said in all-caps: “I STRONGLY ADVISE ALL OF YOU TO STOP LYING ABOUT ME.”

https://www.mediaite.com/news/hannity-ra...-about-me/

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Laura Ingraham:  "Attempted bribery isn't in the Constitution."

https://twitter.com/JasonSCampbell/statu...7210540033

Hmm, seems like more goal-post moving to me!
They're technically doing Sideshow Bob's "attempted chemistry" defense, which is great since Bill Oakley just wrote a piece for The Washington Post about that:

https://twitter.com/thatbilloakley/statu...4962470912
Lt. Col. Vindman's lawyer is asking Fox News to retract the espionage allegation on Ingraham's show:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/us/al...x7BYCHWR94
The reporter whose Stormy Daniels story was killed by Fox before the 2016 election is speaking out about the executive who pulled the plug:

https://twitter.com/dianafalzone/status/...1701661696

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Between Sen. Kennedy pretending to believe the Ukrainian conspiracy theory about the country interfering in the 2016 election and this spiel from Carlson, the Russian takeover of the Republican Party is pretty much complete:

https://twitter.com/NikkiMcR/status/1199135926955466753

Quote:Tucker: "Why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia? I'm serious. Why shouldn't I root for Russia? Which by the way I am."

Video at the link.
If you were wondering why Trump started off today's rally with a crazy claim that liberals don't want Thanksgiving to be called that anymore, here's where he got it from:

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That poor dog.  The horrors it's seen:

https://twitter.com/BillOReilly/status/1...4478186496

Quote:Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone heard the interview with the President, BillOReilly.com has it.

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