Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sanders Loses Control As Press Demands Russia Answers

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders struggled to defend President Donald Trump at the Wednesday press briefing following his disastrous summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

At the meeting in Helsinki on Monday, Trump had effusively praised the Russian president and cast doubt on the intelligence community’s finding that the Russians had interfered in the 2016 election. And on Wednesday, Trump responded “no” when asked whether Russia was still trying to interfere in American elections.

The White House had tried to walk back both of these missteps, but as the reporters made clear Wednesday, Trump’s backtracking made little sense.…

Read More

#EndorseThis: Putin Erases Chris Wallace In Kimmel’s Beatdown Of Fox News

Don’t let today’s headline leave the wrong impression. Though Vladimir Putin and Chris Wallace undoubtedly star in our #EndorseThis clip, late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel isn’t exactly playing third banana.

In fact, Kimmel’s short monologue is memorable for its take-down of modern media hypocrisy. Not only does Jimmy expose Fox for having a double standard in its analysis of GOP and Democrat foreign relations, the comedian plays clips of Fox News personalities praising Trump for his soft treatment of Russia while simultaneously hitting Obama for not going after the Kremlin.

But it’s all set up by an alternate-reality version of Vladimir Putin’s interview with Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace at the :15 mark.…

Read More

Cable Anchors: GOP Officials Refuse Invites To Discuss Trump’s Helsinki Disaster

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

Republican elected officials are refusing to appear on cable news programs to discuss President Donald Trump’s disastrous July 16 press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the press conference, Trump insulted “obstructionist” Democrats while standing next to a foreign adversary, condemned Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling, blamed “both countries” for deteriorating relations, called the United States “foolish,” and refused to endorse conclusion of the entire intelligence community and the Senate intelligence committee that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Trump’s performance has drawn wide rebuke, and according to three cable news anchors, many Republicans are refusing to speak about it on the air.



Read More