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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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#EndorseThis: Kimmel Laughs At Trump’s Infantile Attack On Acosta

As Jimmy Kimmel demonstrates amusingly, the president’s ill temper yesterday belied his claim that the midterm results represented a “total victory” for him and his party.

Not only did Trump trash the Republicans who kept their distance from him, but he often verged on losing it altogether during his weird press confrontation (not “conference”).

The verbal scuffling between Trump and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta — since barred from the White House by Sarah Huckabee Sanders — is a highlight. The videotape shows clearly that Acosta did nothing except ask questions, even as a young woman on the White House press staff aggressively attempted to seize the mic.…

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