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The Donald Trump Vs. Fox News Cluster****, Explained

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.

February 4, 2016
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Donald Trump And His Subversive Sense Of Humor

“Hey, you’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.”

February 3, 2016
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Trump Holds An Unflattering Mirror To GOP, Fox News

If you are going to run against the Republican establishment, that means running against Fox News.

February 1, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Put The Devil Back Into Hell

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.”

January 29, 2016
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Trump Draws Full House At Own Event As He Snubs Fox News Debate

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.

January 29, 2016
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Google To Make Your Life Easier During Presidential Debates

What do you do while watching the presidential debates?

January 28, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Trump The African Dictator — Again

Trevor Noah revealed that something very much like Trump’s great debate ditching occurred just last week — by the president of Uganda.

January 28, 2016

Trump Slams Fox News Debate — On Fox News

With Fox News holding the final Republican debate before votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses, the biggest star is someone who might not actually be there.

January 27, 2016
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Trump To Fox News Debate: Drop Dead!

Donald Trump has announced that he will not be participating in Thursday’s Fox News debate, after the network refused to budge on his demand that Megyn Kelly be removed as a moderator. So is he serious?

January 26, 2016

Trump And Fox News Trade Insults Over Megyn Kelly At Debate

Is Trump serious about ditching the debate, or is he just drumming up ratings? In either case, it doesn’t look like the people at Fox are enjoying this.

January 26, 2016

Trump Threatens To Ditch Debate: ‘I’m Not A Fan Of Megyn Kelly’

Trump’s pro-wrestler talk, however, seems like a hint that he might simply be drumming up more ratings for a debate he will indeed attend.

January 25, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa

Seven Candidates Qualify For Thursday’s Main Presidential Debate

Not making the cut, however, is Rand Paul — who now says he will refuse to even take part in the undercard debate.

January 11, 2016
U.S. President Obama reacts while talking about Newtown and other mass killings during an event held to announce new gun control measures at the White House in Washington

President Obama’s Tear A Starkly Human Thing

One nation, two realities, one of them populated by the NRA and its GOP henchmen, by extremists who don’t just own guns or like guns, but who sanctify and worship guns and so regard even the most humble effort to check their destructive power as blasphemy against their god.

January 10, 2016
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This Week In Crazy: Welcome Back To The Nuthouse

And we’re back. The right wing kicked the year off by freaking out in spectacular fashion to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control, indulging in some pandering to those precious Iowan evangelical ballot punchers, and kicking that dead horse called “traditional marriage” into a pulp. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

January 8, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Obama Cries At Gun Deaths — And Fox News Scowls

President Obama’s emotional speech for his new actions on gun control was the talk of late-night shows — along with the right-wing response.

January 7, 2016

How Fox News Plans To Use Michael Bay’s Benghazi Film To Sink Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Run

Spoiler alert: It involves lying. Treating a Michael Bay film as if it’s a documentary with bearing on Hillary Clinton’s service as secretary of state doesn’t make a lot of sense. But that’s exactly what Kelly did.

January 6, 2016

Endorse This: Trump Gets Fans To Boo At Bill O’Reilly

The cable channel that was virtually the “Pravda” organ of the last Republican White House, is now in a hopeless feud with the new frontrunner for the GOP nomination — and along with the GOP establishment itself, they’re all losing.

December 17, 2015

Trump: To Fight Terrorists, ‘You Have To Take Out Their Families’

Donald Trump declared not only that he wouldn’t avoid civilian casualties in the fight against ISIS — he would actively go right for the families.

December 2, 2015

Fox News Brushes Off Accused Colorado Killer’s ‘Rantings’ About Abortion, Politics

This segment Monday is perhaps the single most succinct example of media obfuscation over the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

November 30, 2015

Endorse This: Cheers To This Fox News Host

In the storm of media demagoguery against Syrian refugees, which has flowed especially from Fox News, there also comes a truly eloquent rebuttal.

November 17, 2015

Trump’s Son: ‘My Father Is A Patriot, And He’s An American’

It does seem kind of odd to imagine the white-collar job searches of college graduates being confounded by the manual laborers crossing the Mexican border.

November 12, 2015

Rubio Says His Financial History Is A Good Thing

Marco Rubio is responding to attacks from Donald Trump regarding the reported mismanagement of his finances — sort of.

November 4, 2015
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Trump Accidentally Demolishes The Fox News Benghazi Narrative

Listening to Fox News for the last three years viewers have been led to believe the Benghazi tragedy stands as the biggest failure in American foreign policy and easily represents the darkest day in U.S. history, even though scores of attacks have claimed more Americans lives

October 21, 2015

Republicans Punish Their Own For Speaking The Truth

So another Republican congressman has come forward to admit that his party’s Benghazi obsession is little more than an undisguised effort to damage the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner.

October 17, 2015

This Week In Crazy: A Jackboot On The Face Of Sanity

Dear conservatives: Imagine a jackboot stomping on the face of your overwrought metaphor. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

October 16, 2015
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