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Rudy Giuliani Has Now Confessed That Trump Tried To Collude With Russia

You should now be able to count on one hand how many weeks (or days) Rudy Giuliani has left acting as Trump’s lawyer. The former New York Mayor went on Fox News last night and confessed that his client did in fact seek to collude with Russia in the 2016 campaign, but it was OK […]

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The Right Is Freaking Out Over The “Crossfire Hurricane” Story

We’re in the middle of another right wing meltdown over the latest revelation that the FBI was investigating Trump’s treasonous collusion with Russia by the summer of 2016, well before they had even heard of the Steele Dossier. After a drunken George Papadopoulos blabbed to the Australian …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump’s Pay To Play Scheme Is Exactly What He Accused Hillary Of

On Tuesday, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, released a document detailing millions of dollars paid to Trump’s mobbed up lawyer Michael Cohen by both a Russian oligarch and several corporations: Among the other payments to Mr. Cohen’s company described in the financial records were …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trevor Noah Humiliates Giuliani: Legal Defense Of Trump “Like Smoking Weed Through The TV”

On a scale of 1-10, Rudy Giuliani’s performance as Trump’s new lawyer must now be in the negatives. The former Mayor of New York has had about as bad a start on the job as anyone in the Trump administration’s short lived history, and it just keeps getting worse.  After confessing on public …Continue reading […]

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Univision Is A Fucking Mess

This is the story of how corporate raiding, complacency, excess, and incompetence are gutting a media company that matters to tens of millions of people. It’s not a novel story, and perhaps not even scandalous by the standards of corporate opulence: A shark-obsessed boss, millions wasted on consultants, and an…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Fox News (???) Lays Waste To Trump’s Presidency With Extraordinary Rundown Of His Lies

Fox News must be a strange place to work these days. While the network’s coverage of president Trump has been steadfastly supportive, there are a few rogue journalists and presenters who have deviated from Rupert Murdoch’s script. Shep Smith, Judge Napolitano, Neil Cavuto, and Chris Wallace …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Intercept Refuses to Back Down from Likely False Story About Democratic Candidate

The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill’s online news publication, makes no bones about its contempt for the Democratic Party. Stocked with writers critical of the party’s dominant centrist wing, the publication has become a thorn in its side, as its articles emphasize their failures far …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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No Kanye, 400 Years Of Slavery Wasn’t “A Choice”

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice. You was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all. It’s like we’re mentally in prison. I like the word prison because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks. Slavery is to blacks as the Holocaust […]

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Yep, Roseanne Barr Is Still An Idiot

Roseanne Barr’s return to prime time television on ABC’s Roseanne has earned her a great deal of praise from friends and foes alike. I haven’t watched the show, but I’m told it really is as good as it always was (and I used to watch it religiously back in the 90’s in the UK). That being …Continue […]

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How to Roast Someone Like a Pro 

Unless you were hiking the Appalachian Trail this weekend, you probably know that Michelle Wolf delivered the standard “roast” at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night and delivered some choice lines skewering the Trump administration and the media. From the reaction, you’d be forgiven for thinking…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Spot Bullshit Polls in the News

When you’re reading the news, it can feel reassuring when the journalist backs up their claim with survey results. But not all surveys are equally trustworthy. Thankfully there are a few telltale signs of untrustworthy polls—as well as polls you can kind of trust. Yeah, it’s a spectrum.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mary Shelley Warned Us About Mark Zuckerberg

Societies have long known that when inventors don’t ask hard questions of themselves, the results can be catastrophic. Mark Zuckerberg learned this the hard way this week when he testified before Congress over two consecutive days concerning Cambridge Analytica’s breach of Facebook data in the 2016 …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Whoops: Fox News Displays Poll Showing It Is Least Trusted Cable Network In America

While the money is no doubt good at Fox News, it must be a rather humiliating affair going on air day in, day out, knowing that you work for the least trusted cable news network in America.  During a segment on Sunday on Media Buzz, Fox News host Howard Kurtz and pollster Frank Luntz were […]

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Bill Maher Expertly Shames Geraldo Rivera

Why Geraldo Rivera went on Bill Maher’s show last night to further incinerate his journalistic reputation is anyone’s guess, but it seemed that the Fox News reporter is acutely aware of just how bad his credibility has gotten. Rivera was on the show for a one on one interview with Maher, and did …Continue reading […]

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Cathartic Owning Of Sean Hannity

Trump’s favorite propagandist Sean Hannity has been taking Jimmy Kimmel to task this week for making fun of Melania Trump’s Slovenian accent in what can only be described as a breathless act of brazen hypocrisy. Hannity called him a “despicable disgrace” and an “ass clown,” and unleashed a barrage …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Stop Yelling at Sinclair’s Anchors

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing you to scream at his employees. Sinclair Broadcast Group recently forced news anchors at its 173 local TV stations to recite a script full of Trump-friendly talking points about fake news and a biased media. The story blew up last week when Deadspin (one of…Read more… […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Gary Oldman And The Limits Of The #MeToo Movement

In the wake of the #MeToo movement that swept across America and much of the western world in October of 2017, I was so taken aback by the speed and intensity of it that I genuinely struggled to come to terms with what was going on. The sheer number of horrendous stories that flooded social […]

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Fox News Sticks With Laura Ingraham

In the least surprising news ever, Fox News is deciding to stick with Laura Ingraham after she publicly mocked 17 year old survivor of the Florida high school mass shooting in Parkland, David Hogg. Why? Because Ingraham and “free speech” are apparently the victim in all of this.  “We cannot …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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