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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Melania Trump sits down with CNN television host Anderson Cooper

Melania Trump Calls Taped Comments By Donald Trump ‘Boy Talk’

Melania Trump rose to her husband’s defense, describing lewd comments as “boy talk” and claiming Trump was “egged on” by Billy Bush.

October 17, 2016

#EndorseThis: Of Course, She Offers Nuttiest Defense Of That Trump Tape

Former New York politician Betsy McCaughey is back, spinning for Trump. And she left CNN’s Don Lemon agog when she tried to defend his taped remarks about assaulting women by attacking Hillary Clinton and…Beyonce.

October 11, 2016
Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski sings the U.S. National Anthem on the floor during the first session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

#EndorseThis: Watch Lewandowski Dismiss Trump’s Taped Boast About Sex Assaults

Effrontery on this level, as ex-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski attempts to spin away the horrendous tape of his former boss boasting about sexual assault, is simply beyond price.

October 10, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as she arrives to speak to supporters at her California presidential primary night rally in Brooklyn

Why Are Clinton’s Millions Of Supporters Invisible In The Media?

Media are infatuated with millennial voters and relentless report how they might not like Clinton as much as they loved Barack Obama. Mathematically, the indications are that the Republican Party stands poised to be routed by those voters in November.

October 7, 2016
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Lewandowski Has CNN Blessing To Work With Trump, Says He Needs Approval To Answer Media Matters’ Questions

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski refused to answer questions from Media Matters about the ongoing payments he is receiving from the Trump campaign while he serves as a CNN contributor, claiming he can’t answer media questions without network approval.

September 28, 2016
Carter Page, identified by Donald Trump as a foreign policy adviser to his campaign.

On Sunday News Shows, Trump’s Latest Russia Problem Almost Ignored

Most networks ignored a report that American intelligence officials are probing Russian government ties to a man identified as a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump.

September 25, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida, U.S. August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

First Debate: Fairly Or Not, Media Pressure Is On Clinton

Donald Trump has never participated in a one-on-one presidential debate. Hillary Clinton has been in 10 of them. Yet it’s Clinton, not Trump, who is under the most pressure when the two presidential candidates face off Monday night in New York.

September 25, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump shows off the size of his hands as Fox News Channel moderators Brett Baier (L) and Megyn Kelly (R) look on at the U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Trump Wins? In First Debate, We Need Corporate Media To Play Hardball

Apparently pretty much everyone I know is a bed-wetter. The term gained currency in politics in January 2010 when Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, David Plouffe, in a Washington Post opinion piece [3] titled “November doesn’t need to be a nightmare for Democrats,” gave this advice to his party: “No bed-wetting.” “Instead of fearing what may happen,” he […]

September 25, 2016

Before Lewandowski, CNN Said Contributors Getting ‘Paid’ By A Campaign ‘Would Not Be Permitted’

CNN’s decision to continue employing Corey Lewandowski, who is being simultaneously paid by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign, clashes with its own years-long stated policies. The network has previously said that a person being “paid” by a campaign “would not be permitted to be a CNN contributor.”

September 22, 2016
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#EndorseThis: DL Hughley On Colin Kaepernick: ‘There’s Nothing More American Than Silence’

Many have accused Kaepernick of seeking to insult veterans — though he explicitly said that was not the point of his protest — and others have said the national anthem ought to be above politics, a unifying theme under which celebrate our ideals.

August 30, 2016
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Report: The Trump Campaign Paid The Firm Of CNN’s Corey Lewandowski $20,000 In July

CNN, which has repeatedly defended its hire of former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as a paid contributor, will soon have to explain why he is still receiving his regular salary from the Trump campaign.

August 22, 2016
Cnn Anchor Moved To Tears Over Syrian Boy

WATCH: CNN Anchor Moved To Tears Over Story of Syrian Boy

CNN anchor Kate Bolduan was visibly shaken while reporting on the tale of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, a Syrian boy who was pulled from the ruins of a building in Aleppo after an airstrike there Wednesday.

August 19, 2016
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#EndorseThis: ‘Says Who?’

The past year in politics has been a swirling vortex of hate, hyperbole, and conspiracy theories so out-of-control that nearly every spectacle — usually, a moment of Trumpian improv at some rally somewhere — seems immediately to erase the entire election from the attention of the Twittering class. But, occasionally, moments last: Jeb Bush’s “Please clap.” Donald Trump’s reluctance to disavow the KKK. And now: “Says who?”

August 18, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Trump Surrogate Has A Tough Time Defending ‘Sarcasm’

Trump cable TV surrogates are going to love defending this tweet. That’s another example of sarcasm.

August 12, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Campaign Surrogates Explode Over Guests At Speeches

This has not been a good week for the staffers charged with filling the arenas of the Trump and Clinton campaigns.

August 11, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump speaks during news conference at Old Post Office Building in Washington

Trump Denies Secret Service Meeting Over 2A Comments: Another Lie?

So did the Secret Service discuss the violent comments with Trump’s campaign? By all accounts, except Trump’s own, it seems likely that they did.

August 11, 2016
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Paid CNN Commentator Corey Lewandowski Is Still Advising The Trump Campaign

Donald Trump “has increasingly been back in regular contact” with his former campaign manager and current paid CNN commentator Corey Lewandowski, according to U.S. News & World Report. The news comes amid reports of a Trump campaign implosion and CNN coming under increasing criticism for their hiring of Lewandowski. On July 1, Lewandowski admitted that he was still doing, in his words, “the same thing I’ve always been able to do,” as an adviser to Trump.

August 4, 2016
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WATCH: Corey Lewandowski Brings Back Trump’s Birther Conspiracy Theory

“Have those ever been released, and the question was did he get in as a U.S. citizen or was he brought into Harvard University as a citizen who wasn’t from this country?”

August 3, 2016
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WATCH: Scott Baio Defends Vulgar Tweet About Hillary Clinton

“it’s just a picture somebody sent and we sent it out. You make of it what you want,” Baio told Bash of the tweet.

July 19, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Angus King Endorses Clinton Due To Threat Of Trumpian Nuclear Catastrophe

Trump “has not demonstrated to me the kind of coolness that you need in that situation,” King explained.

July 14, 2016
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Controversial Conservative Figures Are Using The Dallas Shooting For Publicity

By now, it’s a pattern: Conservative politicians, after failed or menially important careers in public service, turn to cable news to make a real name for themselves, parlaying the illusion of power and influence into book deals, “consulting” positions, and TV shows. Last week was a shining example.

July 11, 2016
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WATCH: Jeffrey Lord Says Democrats Are The Ones With ‘An Anti-Semitism Problem’

Lord shifted the blame to the Democratic Party, accusing them of anti-semitism, and arguing that they are “pushing anti-Israel points of view who were put there by Bernie Sanders.”

July 5, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Lewandowsi Seeks To Portray Trump As Brexit Expert — Hilariously

The program got heated when Lewandowski clashed with former New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, who argued that Trump is a selfish, heartless businessman who only looks out for himself.

June 28, 2016
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Anderson Cooper Honors Orlando Victims By Sharing Details Of Their Lives

“We’re going to try to keep the focus where we think it belongs – the people whose lives were cut short.” said the CNN anchor, who became visibly emotional and teared up several times while reading the names.

June 14, 2016
Jake Tapper

What To Do When The Trump Campaign Is Gaslighting Your Network

Donald Trump’s campaign is rolling out a new strategy to try to tamp down the widespread criticism from the media and his fellow Republicans of Trump’s racist comments about a federal judge: flat-out lie about what he said and why.

June 8, 2016