Author: Aidan McLaughlin

‘I’ll Bet You My Porsche!’ Top Obama Adviser Turned Crypto Lobbyist Promises Bitcoin Rally on Fox News

Jim Messina, the former Obama adviser whose career since has involved advising world leaders and lobbying for a cryptocurrency company, claimed on Fox News he’s so bullish on bitcoin he would “bet you my Porsche” on it. Messina served as deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama during his first term and then campaign […]

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Tabloid Celebrates Lettuce Outlasting UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, Who Resigned After Disastrous 44 Days in Office

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation on Thursday, making her the shortest-serving prime minister in British history. Truss served at Number 10 for just 44 days, a staggeringly brief spate of time that saw her Tory party descend into chaos. Her demise was so anticipated that last week, The Daily Star, a UK […]

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Why Doesn’t Murdoch Rein in Tucker Carlson? NYT’s Jim Rutenberg Explains

One of the questions I hear the most, as the editor of a site covering the cable news industry, is a tricky one: Why doesn’t Fox News do anything to rein in Tucker Carlson? Carlson’s rap sheet of journalistic miscarriages gets longer by the day. He used junk science to undermine Covid vaccines;  he repeatedly […]

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Margaret Sullivan on Leaving the Post, Tucker Carlson’s ‘Fascistic’ Beliefs, and Why She Fears Democracy is on the Brink

Margaret Sullivan, who fell in love with journalism in part because of the Watergate reporting of the Washington Post, brought her career at the Post to an end in August, shortly after the 50-year anniversary of the break-in that ended Nixon’s presidency. Sullivan, whose storied career in journalism took her from top editor of the […]

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Two People Shot Outside New York Gov. Candidate Lee Zeldin’s Home While Daughters Hide Inside

Two people were shot outside the Long Island home of Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee in the race for governor of New York, on Sunday afternoon. Suffolk County Police confirmed to Mediaite that detectives are investigating a shooting that wounded two people outside Zeldin’s home in Shirley around 2:20 p.m. Sunday. They were transported to […]

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Fox Hosts Blast ‘Anti-American’ Suspension of Kanye West – Then Furiously Backpedal After They See His ‘Ugly’ Tweets

Ah, the perils of live punditry. The hosts of Fox & Friends Weekend learned the hard way this Sunday why it’s best to know what you’re talking about before you go on air. In an early morning segment, they defended Kanye West — whose unlikely support for Donald Trump has made him a bonafide celebrity […]

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MSNBC Anchor Backs Slowly Away From Guest’s Wild Claim About Trump Docs: ‘That is a Hypothesis By You and You Alone’

MSNBC anchor Alex Witt issued a disclaimer to a comment made by an expert guest on air regarding the classified documents former President Donald Trump hoarded at Mar-a-Lago. Former CIA officer and FBI agent Tracy Walder appeared on MSNBC Sunday to help analyze a new report from the New York Times revealing Trump sought to […]

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