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Huckabee Sanders: 'Laughable' For Obama To Try To Take Credit For 'Trump Economy'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:00:01 +0000


The gaslighting over at Trump-TV continues unabated. Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders made an appearance on Jesse Watters' show on Fox "News" this weekend and helped the host attack former President Obama for taking credit for the economy Trump inherited:

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said it's "laughable" that former President Barack Obama is trying to take credit for the booming economy.

During a speech at the North American Climate Summit in Chicago on Tuesday, Obama said “we saw the U.S. economy grow consistently” after he focused on clean energy and carbon pollution regulations.

“We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far,” Obama said. “A streak that still continues, by the way. ‘Thanks, Obama.’”

"I think it's laughable that President Obama thinks he has anything to do with the success of where the economy is right now," Sanders said on "Watters' World."

She pointed out that the U.S. gross domestic product growth rate has steadily gone up since Trump took office.

Jesse Watters noted that 228,000 jobs were added in November and unemployment is at a 17-year low.

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Bernie Sanders Weighs In On Al Franken's Resignation

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:01 +0000

Known both-siderist Chuck Todd couldn't wait to delve into the salacious 'news' distractions, which are orchestrated to help the average American forget about Mueller time.

The NBC brass has to maintain the ruse that both sides are equally culpable and equally terrible. You know, like Judge Roy Moore and Senator Al Franken, right? When mentioned without distinction, people will believe the worst about the Democrats, and we all know whose fault that is, don't we, Chuck?

Todd prodded Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) over the resignation of the Minnesota senator after other accusers came forward with alleged sexual harassment. Franken denied the validity of the accusations. Obviously, his denial was to no avail.

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: I think in terms of Al Franken, what you have -- and Al Franken is a friend of mine and, I think, has been a very good senator for Minnesota -- but what you have is a situation where Senator Franken acknowledged wrongdoing, on several occasions inappropriate behavior, and he felt that the appropriate thing to do was to offer his resignation. I think what the absurdity is --

CHUCK TODD: He didn’t think -- I’ll be honest with you, Senator -- he didn’t sound like somebody who thought it was appropriate. He sounded like somebody who was being forced to resign. He wasn’t being forced?

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Carl Bernstein Smacks Down Right-Wing Attacks On Media: Reporters 'Make Mistakes' But Trump Is A 'Serial Liar'

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:00:01 +0000


Veteran reporter Carl Bernstein pointed out on Sunday that fans of Donald Trump were wrong to call the media "fake news" while they supporting a leader who is a "serial" liar.

During an interview on CNN's Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter asked Bernstein if the press had damaged its reputation with a "string" of recent errors, including a story about the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks that CNN was forced to correct.

"They are damaging in the sense that this is taking place in a cold civil war in this country," Bernstein explained on Sunday. "In which neither side seems to have much interest in the best obtainable version of the truth. Too many people in our citizenry and in our institutions are looking for information that reinforces what they already believe."

"At the same time," he continued, "reporters, journalists make mistakes. Our record as journalists in covering this Trump story and the Russian story is pretty good, especially compared to the record of Donald Trump and his serial lying. There's not another word that describes it." [Ed. note: "pathological" is another apt word]

According to Bernstein, Trump supporters are likely to doubt mainstream media regardless of their records because "there is this suspension of belief and reasonable looking at how the media does its job."

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Fox News' Eboni Williams Slams David Clarke For Dissing Rep. John Lewis

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:00:01 +0000

Cleveland's former sheriff, the "Mad Hatter" David Clarke was slapped down hard by Fox News' Eboni Williams after he tried to malign Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon (and last living organizer of the March on Washington) because Lewis announced he wouldn't attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum since Trump was appearing there.

Clarke and his hat (phallic symbol much?) joined the Saturday edition of Fox and Friends to discuss this matter.

Co-host Griff Jenkins opened up in typical Fox propaganda mode and said, "The president will be upset if we didn't say to you, 'Merry Christmas'."

Good little cult member.

Super suck-up Pete Hegseth then asked Clarke what he thought about Rep. Lewis' refusal to appear at the museum's dedication.

"What do you think of that boycott?"

Clarke feigned ignorance of the long-time congressman and said, "John, who?"

Comedy gold in conservative circles.

Co-host Eboni Williams jumped in, "John Lewis . He was bloodied on the Selma bridge, Sheriff, when he was trying to protest voting rights and organizing sit-ins, a variety of other things.”

Clarke, like most Trump surrogates, tried interrupting her statement of fact and then got pissy. "Are you going to let me talk, Eboni?"


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Trump UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Wishes Jewish Host Jake Tapper A 'Merry Christmas' (UPDATED)

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:00:00 +0000


One of the Trump administration's top diplomats, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, wished CNN host Jake Tapper a "Merry Christmas" on Sunday -- even though he is Jewish.

At the end of an interview with Haley about President Donald Trump's decision to accept Jerusalem as the Israel's capital, Tapper concluded by acknowledging Haley's Christian faith.

"Madam Ambassador," Tapper said at the conclusion of the interview. "Thank you so much. If I don't see you, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year."

"Merry Christmas, Jake," Haley replied.

At the conclusion of his next interview with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Tapper demonstrated how to acknowledge someone of the Jewish faith.

"If I don't see you before Tuesday," Tapper told Schiff, "Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year's as well."

"Same to you, sir," Schiff agreed.

Update: Tapper responded to the criticism of Haley:

Alabama Republican Senator Says He Couldn't Vote For Roy Moore

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:00:01 +0000


Let's hope there are more Republicans from Alabama than the polls are showing who are going to follow Richard Shelby's lead. It seems voting for an accused child molester was more than the Senator could stomach:

Sen. Richard Shelby says he wants a Republican elected to the Senate on Tuesday to represent Alabama, but that he didn't vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the special election.

The Alabama Republican said he's already cast his ballot, and that he chose a write-in candidate.

"I'd rather see the Republican win, but I'd rather see a Republican write-in. I couldn't vote for Roy Moore. I didn't vote for Roy Moore," Shelby told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

Moore has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s. In some cases, the women who have come forward about the relationships have alleged sexual abuse or assault. Moore has denied all the allegations.

Shelby said in November that he would probably write-in a candidate instead of casting a vote for Moore.

The Alabama senator said he has no reason not to believe the women who have come forward, adding that where there's "a lot of smoke, there's got to be some fire somewhere."

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'Thirty People Backed Up Those Eight Women': ABC's Martha Raddatz Calls Out Roy Moore Spokesperson

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:00:01 +0000


ABC's Martha Raddatz called out Roy Moore campaign strategist Dean Young on Sunday after he casually called women liars for accusing the GOP candidate of sexual misconduct.

During an interview on ABC's This Week, host Martha Raddatz discounted Young's defense of Moore, noting that "the behavior he's accused of would most likely not be in front of you or anyone else."

"Their stories are falling apart," Young said of the women who have accused Moore. "[Accuser Beverly Young Nelson] told you one thing weeks ago and now -- two days ago -- she's coming out with attorney Gloria Allred's circus and saying, 'Well you know, Judge Moore didn't write all this [in her yearbook].'"

Raddatz quickly corrected the Moore surrogate: "You are talking about Beverly Young Nelson who alleges Moore groped her and bruised her next in the late 1970s when she was 16 years old. And as evidence of knowing him, she has been showing an inscription Moore made in her high school yearbook before the alleged assault."

Nelson later explained that she had made notes under Moore's yearbook inscription, causing conservatives to label her as a liar.

"Does that mean the rest of it is a forgery?" Raddatz asked Young.

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The Republican Party Would Have Been Depraved With Or Without Trump

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:00:01 +0000


Jonathan Chait thinks Robert Mueller's investigation is in "mortal danger" because congressional Republicans have lost their moral compass in the Trump era. Trump's depravity, Chait believes, has rubbed off on other Republicans, and that's why they won't lift as finger in response to Mueller's dismissal:

As recently as a few weeks ago, Republicans were debating whether to shun [Roy] Moore or, should he win, vote to expel him from the Senate. They have settled on a course of action that had initially been off the map altogether: endorsing their lecherous ayatollah and providing financial support from the Republican National Committee.

What mattered most was that Donald Trump has contempt for any standards of conduct.... And no Republican who wishes to stay in office can afford to offend the president, who commands overwhelming support among the party base.

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‘It’s Time To Take Them Out In Cuffs’: Fox's Pirro Agitates For Trump To Fire Mueller

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:55:00 +0000


Sean Hannity isn't the only Fox "news" host doing their best to clear the way for Trump to fire Robert Mueller. Host "judge" Jeanine Pirro was attacking Comey as a "political whore" just a week ago. As Media Matters reported this week, in the aftermath of the Flynn plea deal, the network's attacks on Mueller have become increasingly unhinged.

Fox has been doing their best to make their viewers believe the Mueller investigation is corrupt, fake news, or a big nothing-burger, with Hannity and the crew on Trump's favorite morning show leading the way, going after the FBI and law enforcement, and pushing the conspiracy theory that the FBI concocted the Steele dossier in order to spy on Trump.

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'Do It For The Kids': Fox's Pete Hegseth Offers Bizarre Defense Of Roy Moore

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:00:01 +0000


Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth suggested on Sunday that Republican voters would turn out to elect accused child molester Roy Moore (R) to the U.S. Senate "for the kids."

During Fox & Friends segment deriding celebrities for supporting Moore challenger Doug Jones (D), host Eboni Williams noted that comedian Patton Oswald had encouraged people to defeat Moore "for the sake of your kids' education."

Williams, however, asserted that Oswald's remarks may have been a subtle jab at Moore's history of alleged sexual misconduct with children.

"That whole 'do it for the kids' just feels a little cheeky," she complained.

"Don't both sides do it for the kids?" co-host Pete Hegseth quickly replied, apparently unaware of the irony of his remarks.

"Do everything for the kids," Williams shrugged.