But there’s no indication domestic mosque surveillance uncovers useful terror information. Just ask the New York Police Department, whose extensive, post-9/11 Muslim surveillance program turned out to be a “failure by any reasonable standard,” according to the Cato Institute.
Bill O’Reilly wanted to reward Trump for his bullying tactics. He wanted to reward Trump’s novel strategy of trying to create conditions for a judge’s recusal by manufacturing a controversy about the judge. Or as The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple put it, “In Bill O’Reilly’s world, friends excuse friends for being racist.”
In an interview on Wednesday night with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Mike Huckabee defended Donald Trump’s racist comments against the federal judge overseeing one of his Trump University lawsuits.
What good is having a right-wing echo chamber if it’s not cranked up and blaring out a disciplined message during the presidential campaign? The conservative movement continues to grapple with that propaganda question in the wake of Donald Trump clinching the nomination, which has created deep fissures within the right-wing media and its historically united front.
Trump and his real estate seminar business have been facing fraud and misrepresentation lawsuits for years, and Fox News was letting Trump lie about it long before he became a presidential candidate.
We know Republicans are responsible for Trump, because you can be assured they’ll take credit for him if he wins. Here’s a quick review of who deserves the most blame.
While Kelly huddles with her manager and agent and tries to figure out what went wrong after a long-running media love fest, the larger story that has come into focus is how Fox News, led by Kelly’s genuflection to Trump, has signaled its institutional surrender to the presumptive GOP nominee.
EgyptAir Flight 804 dropped out of the sky early Thursday morning somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea. And you know what that means: A little later Thursday morning somewhere over Midtown, New York, Fox News personalities speculated about how the deaths of 66 people confirm the grim worldview of a man their network has all but endorsed.
In an April 29 press release the Department of Justice noted that Simmons “falsely claimed he spent 27 years working for the Central Intelligence Agency” and had pleaded guilty “to major fraud against the government, wire fraud, and a firearms offense.”
Nominating Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick was supposed to signal an upward trajectory for Ted Cruz’s flailing presidential campaign, though to most it seemed little more than a last ditch effort to stop Trump from securing the party nomination in Indiana, and later in California, where Fiorina was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010.
The Fox News vs. Trump saga represents a completely dysfunctional relationship: Much of Fox loves Trump’s right-wing politics; Trump loves to bully Fox. Now the latest love/hate chapter is that Trump has agreed to sit for Kelly’s interview, which is weirdly being hyped as a major campaign showdown. (Remember when campaigns were focused on voters, not cable news hosts?)
Peabody Energy’s Chapter 11 filing will likely yield further proof that Big Coal and climate science deniers are in cahoots.
It was already weird enough that the Republican establishment has been rooting for Sanders in the 2016 nomination race, but the responses Luntz highlighted may be part of a long term election strategy.
Rubio’s lays out problem for Trump: The Republican Party will keep on fighting him all the way through this primary season.
Moderators say they don’t plan to mention Trump’s comments about Megyn Kelly, his complaints of unfair treatment, or his absence from Fox’s January debate.
David Greenberg examines the complex relationship between our politics-driven media and our media-driven politics in his new book.
“I think Republicans have to recalibrate immediately. When you make a mistake, say you made a mistake.”
Like the bickering Sam and Diane duo from Cheers sitcom fame, Trump and Fox News obviously belong together (they like all the same things!), but they just can’t get past their stubborn differences.
666 is not only the number of the Beast — it is also, it seems, the number of weeks this election cycle has been going on. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”
Trump told the crowd that Fox News made repeated calls to try to persuade him to change his mind. Fox News told the story differently.