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Carol Costello abruptly ends segment after Trump supporter brings up Bill Clinton’s ‘love child’


“It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Trump… Continue Reading →

Michelle Obama in New Hampshire

I don’t know if men understand how many women have had a visceral, physical response to Trump and the events of the last week. Unless you’re also been stalked or assaulted, probably not. So many women have told me they were highly anxious and suffering physical symptoms this week, I almost couldn’t believe it — except I was having those symptoms, too.

It was bad enough that I had to watch Trump’s speech yesterday morning. But that the cable networks allow him to do what he does? They’re the “Radio Rwanda” that allows him to use the airways to build a sense of toxic grievance that will, yes, result in domestic terrorism and violence — especially against women. His insane accusations almost always go unchallenged, and to the unsophisticated viewer, that means they must be true.

Shame on MSNBC and CNN for their complicity.

But here was the antidote that lifted the clouds, at least for a while:

Fox and Friends play ‘both sides do it’

Gregg Jarrett Talking About Hurricane Matthew

The latest Wikileaks email dump, the Podesta hacked emails Part 3, have been scrutinized by opposition Republicans obsessively since they were released Monday. Alas! They believe they’ve found a fatal flaw, one that they want equate with Trump’s ‘locker room’ remarks that were revealed last week. It was revealed that two of Clinton’s current campaign staffers,… Continue Reading →

Fair and balanced? The final debate

The same person who is advising Donald Trump on his debate preparations (Roger Ailes) is also advising the boss (Rupert Murdoch) of the man hosting it.

I don’t actually expect it to be a problems (because Chris Wallace wants badly to be accepted by the rest of the media, and Rupert’s kids want to wash the Ailes stench off the network), but you never know. Stay tuned!

The Clinton rules

What's the Matter With Kansas NYC Premiere

It’s a good book that explains a lot. I highly recommend it.

Any way you look at it, Bill and Hillary Clinton are among the incomprehensible wonders of the political world. Reading my friend and former co-author Joe Conason’s new book Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton, one thought recurred: Is it even possible to grasp the essence of this brilliant, mercurial, many-sided man,… Continue Reading →

Reporters must start asking Donald Trump basic civics questions

Second debate Clinton-Trump draws far fewer viewers

Reality TV star-turned-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump clearly doesn’t understand that US senators have limited powers. He doesn’t seem to comprehend federalism or have a simple grasp of American civics. So forget old videotapes of Donald bragging about the ways he abuses women and cheats on his wife. Never mind his incoherent policy statements – this… Continue Reading →

I am very, very sad that The Blaze is going under

Glenn Becks interview Tim Larkin on Guns & Self Protection

Aren’t you?

WASHINGTON ― Glenn Beck’s website The Blaze is coming apart, suffering from a lack of editorial direction, staff attrition and internal discord, according to sources inside the news outlet.

The site, which Beck launched in 2010 to serve as the conservative counterpart to The Huffington Post, has dropped from 25 employees on its editorial side to just six. A source inside The Blaze, who requested anonymity for fear of retribution, told HuffPost that the mood among the rapidly diminishing news team is somber.

“The few people who are still left are looking for an exit because they know The Blaze is over,” the source said. “They haven’t told us straight up that they’re done with us, but all the signs point to it, and they’re not replacing people who are laid off or get out.”

Other sources at the site say that reporters were notified in September that their phone and travel stipends had been eliminated. They were also notified over the summer that their health benefits would be reduced.

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