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Friday, December 9, 2016
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America should have seen Trump coming

Anger, Bullying, Conspiracies — And Big Cable Network Profits

As the national political melodrama drew near its end, a sometime email correspondent in Texas worried about my safety.

November 9, 2016
Sean Hannity

5 Fresh Right-Wing Outrages: Trump Surrogates Reach Hysterical New Heights

Ted Cruz threatens the Constitution, Sean Hannity goes crazy over emails, and Trump surrogates reach hysterical new heights justifying sexual assault.

October 30, 2016
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Wounded Trump Retreats Into The Breitbart Media Bunker

Why, millions of tuned-in voters likely asked, was the Republican nominee in 2016 fixating on allegations about Bill Clinton from decades ago? Especially when he’s not even running for office?

October 11, 2016
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This Is How Trump’s Closest Advisers Have Talked About Immigrants and Latinos

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is planning to deliver a speech focused on immigration on August 31. The supporters and hangers-on surrounding Trump — who would likely have his ear were he elected to the presidency — include Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and Roger Ailes.

August 31, 2016
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Sean Hannity Has Given Donald Trump $31 Million In Free Publicity

Fox News host Sean Hannity, who has been informally advising Donald Trump’s presidential campaign while serving as its primary media cheerleader, has effectively turned his nightly prime-time show into Trump’s second campaign headquarters.

August 25, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage at a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S., August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump Flops On Immigration (Again), After Inviting Brexiter Nigel Farage On Stage

Trump’s comments on immigration came in the second part of an interview conducted on Tuesday with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity. They signaled a further softening in his immigration position as he tries to bolster support among moderate voters and minority groups.

August 25, 2016
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O’Reilly Is Now Challenging Hannity As Trump’s Biggest Fan At Fox News

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.”

June 11, 2016
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This Week In Crazy: GOP Makes Its Bed With Trump

The satanic Switzerland tunnel, the classic it’s-not-Trump-it’s-you racism feint, and the Republicans’ devils bargain with the Donald. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

June 10, 2016
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This Week In Crazy: Our Long National Nightmare

“Now let me go back to this other idea about the media,” Hannity said on his radio show Wednesday. “The media has accused me of going soft in interviews on Republicans. I plead guilty. I absolutely plead guilty. You know why? Because I want one of them to win.”

April 22, 2016
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This Week In Crazy: Live Free or Die Sane

The Iraq War lies that just won’t die, another bigoted county clerk, an insipid hissy fit from a Glenn Beck acolyte, and Ted Nugent’s remarkable transformation! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

February 12, 2016
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This Week In Crazy: Happy Holidays, You ‘Tragedy Dry-Humping Whores’

Hello, fellow warriors against Christmas. Please take your seat under this non-denominational spruce tree, next to this avowedly un-sacred crackling December fire. Everyone have their mug of profane winter nog? Good.

December 18, 2015
Sean Hannity and the right-wing media's grip on the GOP

Endorse This: This Republican Talks Sense

Kasich: “Do you just want me to make campaign promises — put a chicken in every pot — or do you want me to come out with something that’s gonna be real?”

October 30, 2015
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Endorse This: Why Does Jeb Bush Want To ‘Create A Recession’?

Jeb: “Let’s create a little bit of a recession in Washington, D.C., so that we can have economic prosperity outside of Washington.”

October 15, 2015
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The Death Rattle Of A Fake Scandal

If Trey Gowdy doesn’t already know that Hillary Clinton’s a lot smarter and tougher than he is, he’s about to find out. Truthfully, they’d be better advised to fold the committee and file some weasel-worded report.

October 7, 2015
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Benghazi, Emails, Planned Parenthood: How D.C. Press Keeps Enabling The GOP’s Orchestrated Distractions

Journalists would be wise to take note of the pattern of plain deception behind various GOP-sponsored pursuits, and ask themselves if they want to keep sponsoring these planned distractions.

October 3, 2015
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Trump Calls Rubio ‘Weak’ And ‘Lazy’

Hmm, dogwhistle much?

September 30, 2015
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Endorse This: Dick Cheney’s Reality

Watch this marvelous dual display of poor self-awareness from the ex-Veep who helped to create the disasters plaguing the Middle East, and from one of his loudest media cheerleaders. But who knows, perhaps Cheney is so repugnant and tone-deaf that he might just help Obama’s chances of pulling off the Iran deal.

September 1, 2015
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Are These The 4 Worst Examples Of Misogyny On Fox News?

Roger Ailes brought Trump back into the Fox News fold because, frankly, vile misogyny has always been part of their brand.

August 10, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: We’re All Mad Here

I may not agree with your beliefs, but I will defend to the death my right to ridicule them.

July 17, 2015
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How Republicans Responded To The Iran Nuclear Deal

Republicans lined up to express their exasperation and disappointment.

July 14, 2015
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In America, There Is No Sanctuary

There is a myth in America that we are done with race and have been for a very long time; that we overcame, learned our lesson, reached the Promised Land, and built luxury condos there.

June 21, 2015
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5 Lowlights From CPAC 2015 (So Far)

From birther jokes to STD rants, it’s been another banner year at CPAC.

February 27, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Only Outlaws Will Have Yoga Pants

Obama verbally rapes the nation, ’50 Shades of Grey’ causes the apocalypse, and more.

February 13, 2015
Photo: Top US television anchor Brian Williams says he is taking himself off the air for "several days" as he faces an internal investigation for embellishing an Iraq war story (AFP/Robyn Beck)

Big Lies, Little Lies, And The Punishment Of Brian Williams

More than a decade after the Iraq invasion, the only individual deemed worthy of punishment is a TV newsman who inflated a war story on a talk show.

February 12, 2015
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Anti-Vaxxers Coming Out Of The Woodwork On The Right

There’s an outbreak on the right wing — of paranoia against big government vaccinations against terrible diseases.

February 3, 2015