Author: Aidan McLaughlin

‘They’re Hysterical’: Tucker Carlson Absurdly Claims Washington Post Report is a Rebuttal to His Jan. 6 Documentary

Tucker Carlson appeared on Fox & Friends Monday to promote and defend his new series on the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. A trailer for the three-part series, which airs on Fox Nation, was released last week. It sparked criticism from inside and outside Fox News thanks to its unsubtle reliance on violent […]

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Rolling Stone’s New Editor Noah Shachtman Talks Scoops, the Future of Print, and Taking on Rock’s Sacred Cows

Noah Shachtman, a veteran journalist who cut his teeth as a national security reporter before rising to the top of the Daily Beast masthead, joined Rolling Stone earlier this year as its new editor in chief. The hire has brought renewed attention and buzz to the 54-year-old rock magazine. At the Beast, Shachtman presided over […]

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Maggie Haberman Hits WSJ For Printing Trump Lies: Trump Has Always ‘Used News Processes Against News Outlets’

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman criticized the Wall Street Journal on Thursday for printing a letter from former President Donald Trump that pushed false claims of a rigged election — many of which have been debunked by the Wall Street Journal. The letter to the editor, sent from Palm Beach and published in full […]

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Fox News Host Destroys Tucker Carlson’s Replacement Theory

Tucker Carlson once again made the case last night that the Democratic Party is “replacing” Americans with undocumented immigrants, a group the Fox News host describes as “more obedient” Democratic voters. Carlson has been promoting the idea on his Fox News show for months, despite a public backlash against a prominent cable news host proudly […]

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Madison Cawthorn Insists 2020 Election Was Stolen From Trump When Student Activist Confronts Him

Republican lawmakers have struggled with former President Donald Trump’s false claim the 2020 election was stolen. Some have opted to dodge the question, conceding that Joe Biden is the current president but insisting there are “questions” about the way 2020 was carried out. Others are flat out insisting it was stolen, despite all evidence. Rep. […]

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Jon Stewart Defends Dave Chappelle: ‘His Intention is Never Hurtful’

Jon Stewart defended Dave Chappelle in an interview with TMZ Thursday, saying his “intention is never hurtful” in the wake of outrage over his latest special. “I love that dude as a person,” Stewart said of Chappelle, calling him “good” and “decent.” “He’s one of my favorite people on the planet,” Stewart said. Chappelle has […]

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MSNBC Anchor Ayman Mohyeldin Discusses How US Media Covers the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: ‘Historically, This Has Not Gotten Balanced Coverage’

Ayman Mohyeldin spent years as a foreign correspondent before settling into the anchor chair at MSNBC, where he is now the host of a new weekend prime time show. In this week’s episode of The Interview podcast, we discussed his career covering conflict across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Mohyeldin delivered incredible reporting on the […]

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Cable News Ratings Monday, October 18: Ari Melber Beats Every Show on MSNBC — With One Exception

MSNBC’s Ari Melber, host of 6 p.m. show The Beat, drew strong ratings on Monday, besting every other show on the network — with one exception. That one exception was of course Rachel Maddow, whose prime time show drew 1.8 million total viewers, ensuring she placed first for MSNBC, and beat every hour on CNN. […]

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How to Leak Anonymously to Mediaite

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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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