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Saturday, February 23, 2019

#EndorseThis: Tucker Carlson Explodes (And Then Hides The Video)

Rarely does a blustering, bullying Fox News Channel host get the comeuppance he most deserves — but it can happen. And it did happen yesterday, at long last, to Tucker Carlson.

Trying to reposition himself as a tribune of the working class, Carlson recorded a segment with a Dutch historian named Rutger Bregman on Feb. 11. But when Bregman didn’t play along with the phony “anti-elite” script, and demanded real change instead, an infuriated Carlson started sputtering obscenities.

Naturally, Fox News ever aired this humiliating exchange. But the resourceful Bregman has the video in full, which he released yesterday.

Click and laugh.…

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CNN Hires Former Trump Administration Flack Sarah Isgur As Political Editor

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

Early on in the Trump administration, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions ran into a staffing problem as he took over the Department of Justice. According to The Washington Post, Sessions very much wanted to hire longtime Republican political operative Sarah Isgur as his chief spokeswoman, but she had “criticized [President Donald] Trump, repeatedly, during the 2016 Republican primaries,” and thus her “prospects for a Justice Department job stalled.” To break the logjam, the Post reported, Isgur paid Trump “a cordial visit during which she told the president she was on board with his agenda and would be honored to serve him.”

The incident was noteworthy when the Post reported it last April because it demonstrated both the president’s overriding need for loyalty and the willingness of Republican operatives to kiss Trump’s ring as a means of career advancement.…

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Former Clinton Aide Slams Times’ Stealth Correction On Uranium One

On Tuesday, tucked into a paragraph of an article on how President Donald Trump had battled investigations against him for the past two years, The New York Times made an astonishing, seemingly accidental confession about a massive failure in their coverage of the 2016 presidential election.

“Using Congress’s oversight powers, the Republican lawmakers succeeding in doing what Donald Trump could not realistically do on his own: forcing into the open some of the government’s most sensitive investigative files  including secret wiretaps and the existence of an F.B.I. informant  which were part of the Russia inquiry,” said the article. “House Republicans opened investigations into the F.B.I.’s handling of the Clinton email case and a debunked Obama-era uranium deal indirectly linked to Mrs.…

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