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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fox Hosts Support Rep. Jordan’s Leadership Bid

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the leader of the far-right House Freedom Caucus and a loyal ally of President Donald Trump, announced Wednesday that he will challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to lead the party’s caucus as House minority leader. McCarthy’s current position as the party’s number two, behind retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), makes him the consensus front-runner. But Jordan will be able to draw on the support of some of the most powerful figures in Republican politics — the Fox hosts who helped power Trump to the Republican nomination and have privately advised him in the White House.…

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Sanders Users Infowars Fakery To Slur CNN’s Jim Acosta

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shared a deceptively edited video from Paul Joseph Watson, the editor-at-large at Infowars, as evidence for the administration’s false claim that CNN’s Jim Acosta assaulted a White House intern during a press conference.

Infowars head Alex Jones has repeatedly claimed that his operation passes material to President Donald Trump and White House staff.

Acosta and Trump had a contentious exchange during a November 7 press conference where a White House intern attempted to take a microphone from Acosta’s hand. During the exchange, “Acosta’s hand appeared to briefly brush her arm.” But Sanders subsequently accused Acosta of “placing his hands on a young woman” and announced that his White House press pass was suspended.…

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Trump Insults Black Reporter For Question On ‘Nationalism’

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

At Trump’s very bizarre and very unhinged press conference the day after the election, Trump attacked PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor, who is black, for asking him about his flagrant racism, particularly during the campaign.

ALCINDOR: Hi, Mr. President, Yamiche Alcindor with PBS News Hour. On the campaign trail, you called yourself a nationalist. Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists. Now people are also saying that —

 

TRUMP: I don’t know why you say that. It’s such a racist question.

 

ALCINDOR: There are some people saying that the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalism because of your rhetoric.



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