Joe Scarborough told his co-hosts Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is a “dope” using strongman tactics while discussing the governor suspending a prosecutor who said he would not enforce Florida’s laws against gender-affirming care for minors and abortion. Scarborough said, “Maybe Donald Trump is on his way out, maybe not, who knows? But I just have got to bring this up, even Republicans in Tallahassee are shocked by this strongman tactic of Ron DeSantis yesterday, who suspended an elected leader, suspended a state attorney in Florida. For those of you that don’t know, the people elect them. Why did he suspend this guy? Because of what he was thinking, because of what he said. Not because of any actions he took. For even thinking something and expressing those thoughts, Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, suspended an elected official, a state attorney from another party. It is really, the strongman trend in the Republican Party is so frightening.” … [Read more...] about MSNBC’s Scarborough: ‘Ron DeSantis Is Such a Dope’ Using Strongman Tactics
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “José Díaz-Balart Reports” that there was a “groundswell of support” building for a federal law guaranteeing abortion access. Guest-anchor Lindsey Reiser said, “There’s a piece of bipartisan legislation that you and your colleagues Sinema, Collins and Murkowski have introduced that would codify Roe v. Wade protections into law. But your other colleagues, Senators Blumenthal and Warren, say they will vote no because it doesn’t go far enough. How do you get this across the finish line.” Kaine said, “Our goal was a very specific one, which is sort of use a time machine and return American law to where it was before Dobbs was decided, where people get a statutory right to reproductive freedom that was what the constitutional law was before Dobbs.” He added, “Now, some don’t like that Constitutional law pre Dobbs. Obviously, the right wants to overturn it all, and some don’t think it goes far enough. Our goal was to show that there … [Read more...] about Kaine: ‘Groundswell of Support’ Building for Federal Abortion Guarantee
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski on Friday’s “Morning Joe” said Republican core values were “repugnant” because they stand for rapists and racists. Brzezinski said, “Pull out to 20,000 feet, Jonathan Lemire. I say this without exaggeration. This is just the truth. Republicans’ core values they’re repugnant. They stand for rapists. They stand for racists, Viktor Orbán coming to CPAC, to name a few, insurrectionists and election deniers. Meanwhile, Democrats are working on passing the Inflation Reduction Act.” Co-host Jonathan Lemire said, “As we’re talking about Trumpism and the big lie, how it has control over so much of the Republican Party, we know the candidates in Arizona we’ve been discussing, who have all suggested Trump’s defeat was irregular, that he actually won. Some voices in the party stood up to him, Liz Cheney, her father, and there were a handful of congressmen who voted to impeach him.” Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. said, “What we know is that the problem is not … [Read more...] about Mika Brzezinski: Republicans’ Core Values Are ‘Repugnant,’ They Stand for Rapists, Racists
Axios co-founder Mike Allen said Monday on MSNBC that President Joe Biden actually has a “remarkable record” despite record-low approval ratings. Allen claimed Biden has not been getting enough credit for his “America first, populist streak” of policies and instead blamed the administration for poorly communicating its wins. “So we just saw the new investments in chip-making in the U.S. Early, big investments in the U.S. capacity to make vaccines, get ready for the next threat. Of course, the infrastructure bill. And the interesting twist to this, Jonathan, is that there is an America first, populist streak to this. That is more oil drilling, here! Making more vaccines, here!” Allen said. “With a possible victory coming up, more clean energy, here! And possibly the biggest in history. Now, asterisk to this, is so far, President Biden doesn’t seem to be getting a whole lot of credit for this. He hasn’t explained it as well as he could. But when you add it up, it is a remarkable … [Read more...] about ‘Remarkable Record’: Axios Co-Founder Says Biden Is Doing A Great Job, Compares Him To Reagan
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. During the Trump administration, Sean Hannity was on top of the world. With the ouster of his longtime Fox News colleague and nemesis Bill O’Reilly in April 2017 over sexual misconduct allegations, Hannity quickly rose from second fiddle to the most-watched host in cable news. And he stayed there for years. Not only was the veteran Fox News host pulling in nearly four million viewers every night while cheerleading for Donald Trump, but he was also widely considered the then-president’s shadow chief of staff. When Trump wasn’t calling into his show for an “exclusive” interview, Hannity was ringing the president late at night and serving as an informal adviser. But towards the end of Trump’s term, Tucker Carlson—who essentially replaced O’Reilly in primetime— supplanted Hannity as the top dog at Fox News . Conservative cable viewers seemed far more interested in Carlson’s brand of taking Trumpism’s far-right nationalism , fervent anti-immigrant … [Read more...] about How ‘Loyal Dog’ Sean Hannity Went From King of Fox News to Has-Been
In a recent video on TikTok, a suburban-looking mom called Marci Marie walks into a suburban-looking kitchen. She has bleached-blond hair, a kind smile, sparkling eyes and a warm Texan accent. “Hey y’all,” she says. “Today I want to show you guys how we made pizza in the penitentiary.” She produces a bowl and begins. “The trickiest part,” she says, “is getting your sauce right.” She starts with ketchup as a base, adds a little V8 juice and then thickens the mix with crushed potato chips. “Guys, the seasoning is the key,” she says, adding garlic powder and minced onion. Next comes the dough, made by shredding slices of white bread into a potato-chip bag and tipping in a little water. She works the bag with her hands, then unfurls it and pats the dough into a flat circle. “Now I’m going to show you how we fry that up with a hair dryer,” she says. The images fast-forward as she cuts vents in the side of a paper grocery bag, slides the crust in, clips the bottom and inserts the hair … [Read more...] about Why Does the Prison-Life Content on TikTok Feel So Familiar?
NEW DETAILS ABOUT FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO JAMES & HUNTER BIDEN… OVER 150 GLOBAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS ‘FLAGGED AS CONCERNING BY US BANKS … LARGE WIRE TRANSFERS’… CATHERINE HERRIDGE, CBS: Questions about business dealings of James Biden and Hunter Biden (VIDEO) ‘CBS NEWS BEGAN OUTREACH TO JAMES & HUNTER’S LEGAL TEAMS LAST WEEK, BUT WE HAVE NOT HAD A RESPONSE’ … ‘WE VERIFIED THIS SUBPOENA FROM 2019 THAT SHOWS THE US ATTORNEY IN DELAWARE SOUGHT BANKING RECORDS FOR HUNTER BIDEN, JAMES BIDEN AND TWO BUSINESS ASSOCIATES, IN ADDITION TO MORE THAN A DOZEN ENTITIES. ONE OF THEM WAS THE BANK OF CHINA. OTHERS WERE INSTITUTIONS OR FIRMS IN EASTERN EUROPE’ … EMAILS SHOW JOE BIDEN DOING FAVORS FOR HUNTER’S CHINESE BUSINESS PARTNER… FOX : Biden wrote college recommendation letter for son of Hunter’s Chinese business partner, emails reveal EXCLUSIVE: President Biden, in 2017, wrote a college recommendation letter for the son of a Chinese executive who … [Read more...] about Editor Daily Rundown: New Details Emerge About Federal Investigation Into James & Hunter Biden
‘DISINFORMATION’ CONFERENCE DOES MORE TO ADVANCE IT THAN TO STOP IT… OBAMA CASUALLY CALLS FOR WAR ON FREE SPEECH… ATLANTIC: Obama: I Underestimated the Threat of Disinformation (AUDIO) OBAMA: If you are a woman, if you are a person of color, if you are a trans person right now in certain parts of this country, what’s said matters, and what you now have is these product designs where, in a nontransparent way that we don’t have much insight into, a series of editorial choices are essentially being made that undermine our democracy and oftentimes, when combined with any kind of ethno-nationalism or misogyny or racism, can be fatal. And that is the media ecosystem that we now are occupying. And the good news is I actually think that at every juncture, every time we’ve gotten new media, we’ve had this kind of churn, and then we’ve come up with rules to try to figure out: How do we fix it? But in order to fix it, we are going to have to have at least a consensus about what’s … [Read more...] about Editor Daily Rundown: ‘Disinformation’ Conference Does More To Advance It Than To Stop It