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Trevor Noah Exposes Trumps Hypocrisy on Pelosi and Limbaugh

After taking a few moments to express shock at Mitt Romneys decision to stand by him, Trevor Noah moved on to the rights ripping up her copy of the presidents State of the Union address. The Daily Show host played a montage of the most over-the-top reactions from Fox News pundits, culminating with both Kellyanne Conway and Laura Ingraham accusing Pelosi of shredding the stories of the Americans Trump talked about in his speech. That is so true, my friends, Noah said, nodding gravely. When Nancy Pelosi tore up a…

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Finland just gave fathers 7 months of paid family leave while 85% of all Americans still get zero

The U.S. is the only industrialized country without a federal paid family leave policy. The Family Medical Leave Act, passed in 1993, says that employers must let new parents take up to 12 weeks off, but there is no guarantee of getting paid. Currently, the District of Columbia and nine states have laws offering paid family leave, Washington, California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Oregon. New laws in Connecticut and Oregon are waiting to go into effect. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor…

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Fox News Doocy and Kilmeade Appear With Nicole Kidman in New Roger Ailes Film

Following the managed to channel Megyn Kelly, how John Lithgows Roger Ailes measures up to the version portrayed by Russell Crowe on Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson. Combined with Margot Robbie as a composite character meant to stand in for Ailes largely powerless sexual harassment and assault victims at Fox, the result is a blend of reality and artifice that at first glance could make for a wildly compelling movie experience, especially when you consider the script comes from Charles Randolph, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Big Short. The trailer…

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Seth Meyers Mocks Trumps Freak-Out Over Fox News Poll

Seth Meyers began his latest that shows a majority of voters not only want the president impeached but removed from office. Damn, and thats a Fox News poll, the Late Night host added, so you know they only called landlines, CB radios, and VFW halls. Naturally, Trump did not take the news well, tweeting, From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll. Whoever their Pollster is, they suck. And yet despite Trumps insistence that his phone call with the Ukrainian…

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I watched Fox News every day for 44 months here’s what I learned

As a media critic, Ive had an intimate look at the channels morning show and how it poisons the national conversation Everything should calm down a little bit in seven months, they said. It was 9 February 2016, when I began my career as a critic of Fox News at Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit progressive research center dedicated to monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the US media. Most people, eventually pic.twitter.com/H4QQOWJewm which also lies daily pops up a lot. Ed Henrys role in the news division…

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Giuliani This Morning: Ukraine Transcript Was Read to Me, Maybe President of Ukraine Brought Up Biden First

President Donald Trumps personal attorney Rudy Giuliani continued on his non-stop television tour Wednesday to stick up for his client-in-chief on the growing Ukraine scandal. After telling Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Thursday night that no, he didnt have his own shadow Ukraine agenda, and in fact that

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Doug Schoen can’t have a take on the Democrat Party because he goes on Fox News

Political analyst Doug Schoen wrote an editorial for The Hill laying out why Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s rise in the primary polls spells bad news for Democrats. “The rise of Elizabeth Warren spells bad news for the Democratic Party” https://t.co/Xk3N4k80Ng pic.twitter.com/FddFYTfH4A — The Hill (@thehill) June 16, 2019 Here is part of his reasoning: Simply put, this recent momentum from Warren spells bad news for the Democratic Party. The lawmaker from Massachusetts has centered her run around liberal big government policies that once only appealed to the left most fringes of…

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Trump turns on Fox News over 2020 coverage: ‘What’s going on there?’

President criticized Fox News at a rally on Monday for giving Democrats airtime after candidate Pete Buttigieg appeared on the channel Anyone watching Donald Fox News. The rightwing cable network is a well-known Trump cheerleader. Literally: in November Fox News host Sean Hannity Pennsylvania. Someones going to have to explain the whole Fox deal to me. Some of the crowd booed, a sort of Pavlovian response to Trump criticizing something or someone. But others looked confused. Could Trump really be attacking Fox News? He was. Specifically it was the appearance…

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Fox & Friends Host Brian Kilmeade Warns: Your Children Will Go to School With Illegals Who Dont Speak English

Fox & Friends co-host plan to decriminalize illegal entry into the United States and offer a path of citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants, Kilmeade expressed nativist angst over non-English speaking children attending American schools. My question to you is whats more important social programs for Americans, public schools for Americans or illegals who come here and need English as a second language, the Fox News host said. Need to be given public school. Need to be given tutoring help. Maybe need social programs to prop them up. Im sure…

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Ex-Fox News host says its reputation for racism is ‘for very good reason’

Eboni Williams, who co-hosted the show Fox News Specialists, says Roger Ailes founded network on fear of devaluation of whiteness A former Fox News host said the network was founded for the sole purpose of demonizing the other. Eboni Williams appearance on Thursday on The Breakfast Club, a nationally syndicated radio show out of New York. Fox has a reputation for being bigoted and racist all for a very good reason, she said. Williams said the key to understanding Foxs approach was to understand its founder, Roger Ailes, who laid…

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Fox News Politics Editor: Nickelback Is Like Socialism

Because Fox News apparently socialism in America every hour, Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt on Friday connected socialism to a goofy story of congressmen debating the merits of Canadian rock band Nickelback. During Dana Perino turned to Stirewalt for his take on the civil discussion. I think Nickelback is like socialism, he jokingly declared as Perino smirked. Our generation, and prior generations, fought hard against the scourge of Nickelback and to show what the dangers are of emo-pop ballad 90s rock. Now, regardless of what readers may think of…

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Sean Hannity Immediately Blames Maxine Waters for Capital Gazette Shooting

Within seconds of learning Thursday about a first reported by Media Matters. It really is sad. You know, imagine you go to work and this is what you're dealing with today, some crazy person comes in… and Im not turning this into a gun debate, I know thats where the media will be in 30 seconds from now. Thats not it. You know, as Ive always said, I mean honestlyIve been saying now for days that something horrible was going to happen because of the rhetoric. Really, Maxine? he asked,…

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