Author: Aidan McLaughlin

Tucker Carlson Trolls Fox News Contributors Who Resigned Over His ‘Patriot Purge’ Series

Tucker Carlson responded to two contributors who resigned in protest of his Fox Nation series on the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, co-founders of center-right news outlet The Dispatch and regulars on Bret Baier’s news show Special Report, resigned from Fox News in protest of its coverage. Hayes […]

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‘Typical Bullsh*t’: Fox News Host Melts Down When Mediaite Asks About Fox’s Vaccine Policy and Whether Trump Lost in 2020

Fox News host Pete Hegseth was my guest on this week’s episode of The Interview. Hegseth is the co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend and a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also been guest-hosting the network’s 7 p.m. show, Fox News Primetime. The occasion for our interview was the third […]

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Peter Navarro Attacks Ex-Colleague Steve Mnuchin: The ‘Neville Chamberlain’ of the Trump Administration

Peter Navarro leveled a brutal attack on a former colleague from the Trump administration, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Navarro, who served as a trade adviser to President Donald Trump, appeared on Newsmax Tuesday night for a segment on President Joe Biden’s posture towards China. During the interview, Navarro appeared in front of a large blowup […]

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Bakari Sellers Calls Out CNN’s Kamala Harris Report While on CNN: ‘No One is Frantic’

CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers pushed back on a massive report from CNN on “entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus” from Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff. The CNN piece — by Edward-Isaac Dovere and Jasmine Wright, who spoke to almost three dozen sources — cast Harris in a harsh light. When assessing her […]

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Covid Hospitalization Rate For Vaccinated in Seattle is Currently One in a Million

Here’s some good news, courtesy of David Leonhardt in the New York Times: In Seattle, the hospitalization rate for Covid-19 among the vaccinated is 1.2 in a million. The flu hospitalization rate in the U.S. in a typical year, Leonhardt notes for comparison, is more than twice as high. (We know this because, as Leonhardt […]

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David French on Evangelical Politics and the Threat of American Secession: ‘We’re Beginning to Reach a Point of Loathing’

No writer has tracked the Republican and evangelical political movement of the last few years with as much understanding as David French, and he joins Mediaite’s Aidan McLaughlin today on a range of topics, including the odds of a national break-up.

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Surgeon General Responds to Matthew McConaughey Asking For ‘More Information’ on Vaccines For Children

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy expressed his strong support for vaccinating children against Covid-19 after actor Matthew McConaughey said he opposed mandating inoculation for kids. “I couldn’t mandate having to vaccinate the younger kids. I still want to find out more information,” McConaughey, who is considering a run for governor of Texas, said at […]

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Dave Portnoy Suspended From Twitter For Sharing Email Exchange With Business Insider Editor

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy was suspended from Twitter for posting an email correspondence with the editor of Business Insider. Portnoy been on the attack against Insider since the website published a lengthy expose in which several women accused him of sexual misconduct. Two women told Insider that Portnoy choked them during sex and filmed […]

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Without Naming Tucker, Chris Wallace Pointedly Asks Liz Cheney if His Jan. 6 Conspiracies Are True

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) decried those spreading “lies” about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, comparing them to 9/11 truthers. Notably, she did so in an appearance on Fox News, home to the chief propagator of such theories: Tucker Carlson. Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace asked Cheney, during a segment on polarization in the United […]

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Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch Reportedly Mandated Vaccines and Testing at His 90th Birthday

Are vaccine mandates a useful tool for limiting the spread and toll of Covid-19 or are they a crazed infringement on personal liberty? For Fox News, the answer is complicated. The network’s top hosts have waged a campaign against vaccine mandates for months (on Thursday night a Fox host aired a petrifying graphic during a […]

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