Author: Aidan McLaughlin

Tucker Carlson Revives Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory That Cost Fox News Millions

No one has mentioned the name Seth Rich on Fox News for several years, and for good reason. The tragically deceased Democratic National Committee staffer, whose unsolved murder fueled a vicious conspiracy theory linking him to the DNC hack during the 2016 election, was a fixation of Fox News coverage in 2017. That fixation endured […]

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Poll: 73% of Trump Voters Believe Trump is Wrong About Pence’s Ability to Overturn the Election

The vast majority of Americans who voted for Donald Trump believe that Congress should not be able to reject the results of an election once they are certified by the states, according to a new poll. A CBS News/YouGov poll — conducted in January and flagged by CNN’s Harry Enten — found that 73% of […]

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Fox News Contributor Says Pence is Right: ‘He’s Tired of Hearing Things About Him From Donald Trump That Simply Aren’t True’

A Fox News contributor pointed out the obvious on Friday: that Mike Pence is right and Donald Trump is wrong when it comes to efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Trump has repeatedly bashed his former vice president for refusing to decertify the results of the election Trump lost to current President Joe Biden by […]

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BREAKING: Jeff Zucker Resigns as Head of CNN Over Relationship With Senior Executive

Jeff Zucker, the longtime head of CNN and news industry titan, announced his resignation in a email to staff on Wednesday. “As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone have worked with for more than 20 years,” Zucker wrote in […]

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Joe Rogan Shares False Story on Covid and Ivermectin Hours After It Was Corrected

Just one day after pledging to make his wildly popular talk show more accurate, Joe Rogan shared a false story claiming the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin was found to be effective against Covid in a Stage III clinical trial. Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug that Rogan and others have promoted as a treatment for Covid, is not […]

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Reuters Issues Major Correction to Report Originally Claiming Ivermectin Was Found Effective Against Omicron

Reuters issued a serious correction to a report that claimed Ivermectin was found to be effective in treating the Omicron variant of Covid. Reuters initially reported early Monday morning that a Japanese pharmaceutical company had found Ivermectin — an anti-parasitic drug that has been touted as a treatment for Covid but has not been approved […]

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Stephen Hayes, Who Quit Fox News Over Tucker Carlson’s ‘Dangerous’ Coverage, Joins NBC News

Stephen Hayes, the conservative writer who quit Fox News in protest of its coverage during the Trump era, is joining NBC News as a contributor and political analyst. Hayes, who co-founded and serves as CEO of The Dispatch, will make his first on-air appearance this Sunday on Meet the Press. “I’ve known and worked with […]

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Exclusive: Margaret Brennan Goes In-Depth on Moderating the Top-Rated Sunday News Show

Watching Margaret Brennan interrogate Secretary of State Antony Blinken over tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine can be a nerve-racking affair. Brennan, the moderator of Face the Nation, is relentless in her questioning, and knows exactly where to press. Blinken, a career diplomat, is careful with his phrasing, well aware that a misplaced word […]

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CNN’s Bakari Sellers Hits Back at ‘Privileged’ Critics of Voting Rights Rhetoric in Exclusive Interview

Bakari Sellers, CNN political commentator, attorney and best-selling author, is my guest on this week’s episode of The Interview podcast. Sellers got his start in politics early: He was elected to the South Carolina legislature at the age of 22, making him the youngest African American elected official in the country. He is the son […]

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Fired NY Post Editor Says Boss Sexually Harassed Her, Was Verbally Abusive, and Demanded She Delete a Negative Story About Trump

The former top editor of the New York Post’s website, who was fired last week, in a new lawsuit accuses the paper’s longtime editor in chief Col Allan of “years of sex-based harassment” — including propositions for sex, extensive verbal abuse, and a demand she delete a story on a rape allegation against Donald Trump. […]

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