Author: Virginia Kruta

‘I’m A Fauci-Groupie’: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Brags About Buying KN-95 Masks ‘By The Caseload,’ Carrying One ‘In Every Pocket’

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace admitted on Monday’s broadcast of “Deadline: White House” that she is a “Fauci-groupie” — and said that she worried that despite her own hyper-vigilance and adherence to mask-wearing recommendations, she would not be able to “outrun” the Omicron variant. Wallace, who previously served as communications directer for former President George W. …

‘As Much To Do With Business As It Did With Science’: CNN’s Kaitlan Collins Corners CDC Director On New Guidelines

CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins pressed CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky during a Wednesday morning interview, asking whether the newly released guidelines on quarantining and testing those with COVID-19 infection had more to do with business than they did with science. “I want to start with the change in the CDC guidance,” Collins began, …

‘Legendary Toughness, Bluntness, and Tenacity’: Mitch McConnell Pays Tribute To Political Rival Harry Reid

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) paid tribute to a former political adversary Tuesday evening after the news broke that former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82. BREAKING: Harry Reid, probably the most important elected official in Nevada history, has died at 82. My condolences …

‘It Flipped Overnight’: Glenn Greenwald Points To The One Moment That Changed The Pandemic And Destroyed Trust In Media

Journalist Glenn Greenwald said in a Tuesday Twitter thread that there was one single moment that changed media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic — and that when it “flipped overnight,” it destroyed trust in media. The death of George Floyd — at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin — and the massive …

‘Would Be Nice’: Presidential Historian Complains Time Capsule Found In Robert E. Lee Statue Doesn’t Contain ‘A Handwritten Apology’

Historians discovered a time capsule within a recently-removed statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and as they reviewed the contents, presidential historian Michael Beschloss complained that it did not include “a handwritten apology.” Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam celebrated the find, noting that historians had been aware of its existence and had been looking …

‘I Don’t Know If He Meant To Say That’: Fox Panel Mocks Biden For ‘Giving Up’ On A Federal COVID Plan

Several members of Fox News panel discussion on “Outnumbered” mocked President Joe Biden’s claim that there was no “federal solution” to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is seeing a renewed surge driven by the highly-contagious Omicron variant. Biden spoke with state governors on a call Monday about potential strategies to manage the continued impact of COVID-19, …

‘The Dumbest Slogan Of 2021’: Pete Hegseth Torches ‘Defund The Police’ Advocates For Creating ‘Culture Of Lawlessness’

Fox News host Pete Hegseth said Tuesday that “Defund the Police” was the “dumbest slogan of 2021” — and blamed those who advocated for defunding police for creating the “culture of lawlessness” that has plunged a number of major cities into wave after wave of increased crime. Hegseth joined guest host Arthel Neville on “The …

‘We’re Going To Clear The Press First’: White House Official Boots Reporters Before Allowing Biden To Take Questions From Governors On COVID

White House COVID coordinator Jeff Zients kicked reporters out of the room Monday before allowing President Joe Biden to take questions from state governors on a call to discuss the federal government’s strategy to handle the latest COVID surge. WH Covid coordinator Jeff Zients boots press pool before we could hear Biden take questions from …

‘We Didn’t Reject It’: Biden Claims White House Didn’t ‘Reject’ Mass Testing Before The Holidays

President Joe Biden pushed back on claims stemming from a recent Vanity Fair article, saying that the White House never “rejected” a call for mass COVID-19 testing before the Christmas holiday. VOA News reporter Steve Herman tweeted Biden’s response to a question on the topic as he and First Lady Jill Biden boarded Marine One …