Author: Aidan McLaughlin

Fiona Hill on Her Time in the White House, Fielding Attacks From Fox Hosts, and Why ‘We’re Done as a Democracy’ If Trump is Re-Elected

Fiona Hill, a leading expert on Russia who has served as an adviser to three presidents, joined the administration of President Donald Trump in 2017, just a few months after she had protested his campaign at the Women’s March. She had hoped that her expertise on Russia, as well as her experience serving as a […]

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Billy Bush Says He Was Victim of Access Hollywood Tape: NBC ‘Sacrificed Me’ For ‘Their Own Political Gain’

Billy Bush celebrated a milestone this week: the five year anniversary of the release of the Access Hollywood tape, a day he described in an Instagram post as “the worst day of my life.” Most remember the Access Hollywood video for Donald Trump. Released in the final weeks of the 2016 presidential race between Trump […]

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Exclusive: Sean Hannity Takes Mediaite’s Hot Seat As His Cable News Career Turns 25

Sean Hannity’s cable news career turns 25 this week. Hannity joined Fox News at its inception in 1996, after a few years on radio (“I was god-awful,” he recalls), and a few more years before that working construction and restaurant jobs. Over the course of two decades, Hannity has gone from being one half of […]

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Yikes: One America News Network Is Almost Entirely Funded By AT&T

One America News Network, the self-styled news channel that pumps out pro-Trump propaganda, has received tens of millions in funding from AT&T, according to a stunning new report. Reuters unearthed how the far right channel, which distinguished itself in cable news by peddling the most extreme 2020 election conspiracy theories, is being propped up by […]

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Ex-Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Blames Trump For Her Never Holding a Briefing

Donald Trump cycled through a series of press secretaries whose antagonism for the press was biblical, from Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Kayleigh McEnany. But only one, his penultimate one, declined to hold any press briefings altogether. Stephanie Grisham served as White House press secretary for eight months from 2019 to 2020. In that time, she […]

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Carlos Watson Tells TODAY Show Ozy is BACK: ‘This is Our Lazarus Moment’

Ozy Media — the confounding media company that announced it was shutting down on Friday after a brutal series of reports from New York Times columnist Ben Smith exposed its bizarre business practices — is back. That’s according to Ozy Media CEO Carlos Watson, who appeared on the Today show to announce that the company […]

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Fox’s Lara Logan Claims Covid Vaccine is ‘Not Really a Vaccine’

“This is a very dark day for the United States of America,” Fox host Lara Logan warned at the beginning of a rant about the crisis at the southern border that ended with a wild claim that mRNA vaccines are not actually vaccines. “When they are done, there will not be an America,” Logan said […]

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‘The Lunatic Fringe Has Hijacked America’: CNN’s John Avlon on His New Show Investigating the Rise of Extremism

When John Avlon wrote Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America in 2010, he ended on an optimistic note, offering guidance on how the sane could reclaim American politics and culture. In the interim: Donald Trump was elected president, QAnon believers were elected to Congress, and a horde of loons ransacked the U.S. Capitol […]

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Dr. Fauci Responds to ‘Vaccine Lies’ From Kyrie Irving and Other NBA Stars

Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to NBA stars spreading misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who asked the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert about “vaccine lies” coming from top athletes. Ninety percent of NBA players have been vaccinated against Covid, but some have refused inoculation, including Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie […]

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‘Very Concerning’: Sean Spicer Condemns 2020 Election Conspiracies and the Jan. 6 Riot on The Interview

Sean Spicer spoke to Mediaite on the latest episode of The Interview podcast about his time in the Trump White House, hosting a cable news show, the 2020 election, and the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Spicer was, of course, the first press secretary for President Donald Trump. He left the White House […]

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