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A real and even semi-honest person would be embarrassed to put out the garbage that Hannity does, but he's so proud of himself and laughs all the way to the bank.

I refuse to even look at that asshole.



I don't watch Fox, so that's easy for me.

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I don't watch any of them. I only know what Hannity is screeching about through the internet. He's such a dick.
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I watch MSNBC. I am a lib'rul.

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I did turn on the news Monday morning until I got sleepy. I went back and forth between FOX and CNN. FOX was spending time elsewhere, while CNN was all over Manafort and Gates.
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I prefer MSNBC nighttime viewing, but CNN during the day (until they start yelling over each over, when I turn the channel).

I'll occasionally watch some Fox during the day (Fox and Friends in the morning and their nighttime line up are too extremist to the right) just to see how they're covering things, but generally not.

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11/1/2017, 10:56 am Link to this post PM JustLis
 
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I like the FOX show where they have the pretty women with short dresses.
11/1/2017, 11:27 am Link to this post PM CooterBrown44
 
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Cooter, I'm sensing a definite theme to your posts lately. emoticon

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If you get a chance to see Rachel Maddow tonight, she does a good job of laying out both Clovis (who, as a candidate in Iowa, said the US shouldn't interfere in the Russian takeover of Crimea, because the Russian empire was only moving back to its "traditional" borders) and Sessions (as the walls close in on his "I never talked to Russians and no one on the Trump campaign talked to Russians" claims). She also has Chuck Schumer for an extended interview.

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10-year-old reporter has her own newspaper


Hilde Lysiak, Reporter, Author, 10-Year-Old

By CONCEPCIÓN DE LEÓN OCT. 31, 2017

The first book in the “Hilde Cracks the Case” series opens with 9-year-old Hilde Lysiak outside her local police station in the town of Selinsgrove, Pa., following up on a tip about a break-in on Orange Street. The on-duty officer refuses to divulge any information, but if she’s going to break the story in her newspaper, The Orange Street News, she has to investigate using six basic reporting questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

“In the first chapter, Hilde is doing the exact same thing I did in real life,” said Ms. Lysiak, the now 10-year-old reporter upon whom the book is based. She visited The Times recently, proudly rocking peach-colored socks featuring raccoons eating doughnuts.

“Hero Dog” is the first of six books in a series featuring Ms. Lysiak; they draw significantly from her experiences chasing the news in real-life Selinsgrove, where her parents give her a two-mile-wide stomping ground.

Ms. Lysiak’s experiences went viral in April 2016, when she broke a story on a local homicide. A source had tipped her on the incident a few blocks from her home, and after confirming with the police department, she immediately went to the scene, interviewing neighbors for additional information. Her on-the-ground reporting meant her article was up hours before other news outlets had even reached the scene, prompting critical comments on her website from those who thought a little girl as “cute” as she was should be playing with dolls or having tea parties instead of chasing hard news. Her story was picked up by The Washington Post and The Guardian, among other outlets.

“I think a lot of adults tell their kids they can do anything, but at the end of the day don’t actually let them do anything,” she said.

Growing up, Ms. Lysiak traveled around the country with her father, a former reporter for The New York Daily News, when he was on assignment. They spent a month in Florida after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman and went to South Carolina after the massacre at a church in Charleston.

The family moved from New York City to Pennsylvania when she was 6, and soon after she started covering minor family events — she broke the news to her father, for instance, that her mother planned to buy a new car — writing the articles on notecards in crayon. But she quickly realized it “wasn’t getting me anywhere” and asked her dad if he could help her start a “real” newspaper. He agreed to handle the printing and the layout if she did all the writing and reporting.

She began by covering her block, then broadened to the neighborhood. Sometimes she gets stories from emailed tips, but mostly she rides around on her bike, asking people if they’ve heard of anything strange going on.

Ms. Lysiak started out charging $1 for a year’s subscription and had a few dozen subscribers; now her print circulation is close to 600 — $20 for a yearlong subscription — with hundreds of thousands of online views. Ms. Lysiak uses some of this money to pay her 13-year-old sister Izzy $25 a week to be her videographer. She credits her older sibling with making her paper a multimedia operation.

Ms. Lysiak is home-schooled and used to spend all her time reporting. “She’d leave in the morning, and we wouldn’t see her until the afternoon,” said Mr. Lysiak. “There are a lot of people in town that don’t like her. They want her writing stories about parades and promoting the town. But no, Hilde wants to report crime and scandal when she finds it.”

In response to her neighbors’ wariness, Ms. Lysiak added, “It makes me think I’m a good journalist.”

http://tinyurl.com/y7br74d2
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Wow, what an incredible little girl!

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Well.... If you've ever wanted to check out Fox, I flipped over there to check out the whimpering. It's Neil Cavuto. He's got Larry Sabato on -- and Larry's playing it straight.

Cavuto is conceding that Virginia is now a blue state. emoticon And he's awfully quiet tonight. emoticon

Interesting.... Rep. Brat (R) from Virginia is on. (He's the guy who primaried Eric Cantor.) He said that while the US economy is booming, Virginia's economy only grew 0.6%. The problem is that their residents rely SO much on government jobs, and those jobs are being cut.... Oh, what to do!!! We're going to cut taxes, so we have to explain that better to people!!! (Except I'll bet those Virginians who depend on those government jobs FULLY recognize that lower government spending = fewer jobs for them....)

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Hannity turns to white supremacists to help him spite Keurig for pulling ads from his show

Associations further prove that Hannity is volatile and bad for business

Blog ››› 37 min 59 sec ago ››› CRISTINA LóPEZ G.

As advertisers continue to drop Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, most recently in response to his defense of the Republican Alabama senatorial candidate accused of molesting a 14-year-old, Hannity has decided to fuel and help organize a boycott of Keurig, one of his former advertisers. But he may be digging himself into a deeper hole, as he is now promoting the boycott efforts of known white supremacists and extremists.

On November 11, Keurig, a coffee-maker brand, announced it was dropping Fox’s Hannity in response to Hannity’s irresponsible defense of Roy Moore and attacks on victims who come forward with their stories of sexual harassment and abuse. After Hannity ginned up outrage that evening, his supporters responded with a #BoycottKeurig campaign, which apparently entails angry fans destroying their Keurig coffee makers, filming the process, and uploading the result to the internet. Hannity gleefully egged on and encouraged the boycott against his former advertiser (which remains a Fox News advertiser) by promising giveaways to the best #BoycottKeurig videos and by retweeting and amplifying his Keurig-smashing supporters, including one that promoted actual white supremacist Angelo John Gage.

As documented by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Gage is a white nationalist known for “making YouTube videos warning of ‘white genocide’ [and] leading his youthful band of white nationalists on college campuses to protest the Marxist takeover of American higher education.” In 2015, Gage served as the chairman of the “youth wing of the radical-right … American Freedom Party." Gage has also appeared on Radio 3Fourteen, a production of Red Ice TV, a white supremacist and anti-Semitic online media outlet that promotes Holocaust denial. On his own YouTube channel, Gage has passionately defended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA, saying, “I don’t care if Hitler was at the rally.”

In his feverish promotion of the Keurig boycott, Hannity also amplified a piece of content from the far-right website The Red Elephants, characterizing it as “so so funny!” The piece was written by Vincent James (also known as Vincent James Foxx), who appeared in a video that features threats of killing left-wing protesters.

The Red Elephants’ Twitter account habitually traffics in white supremacist memes (like the promotion of the message board-originated “it’s OK to be white” campaign that supposedly seeks to expose anti-white racism) and racist tropes like claiming “race and IQ correlate.” @TheRedElephants also engages with known white nationalists like Timothy Gionet -- known online as Baked Alaska -- and dabbles in conspiracy theories, like promoting the false claims that Democratic operatives ran a pedophilia ring under a family restaurant in D.C.

All in all, Hannity might not be making the best case for himself that he’s a commercially stable and reliable person to advertise with.

Brendan Karet contributed research to this piece.

https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/11/13/hannity-turns-white-supremacists-help-him-spite-keurig-pulling-ads-his-show/218535

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The University of Alabama is known as The Crimson Tide. They have also been called The Red Elephants, since they have a big elephant as their on the field mascot named Big Al.
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Fox News’s Shepherd Smith debunks his network’s favorite Hillary Clinton ‘scandal,’ infuriates viewers

By Fred Barbash November 15 at 2:35 AM

Fox News anchor Shepherd Smith debunked what his own network has called the Hillary Clinton uranium “scandal,” infuriating Fox viewers, some of whom suggested that he ought go work for CNN or MSNBC.

Smith’s critique, which called President Trump’s accusations against Clinton “inaccurate,” was triggered by renewed calls from Republicans on Capitol Hill for a special counsel to investigate Clinton.

Fox News, along with Trump and his allies, have been suggesting for months a link between donations to the Clinton Foundation and the approval of a deal by the State Department and the Obama administration allowing a Russian company to purchase a Canada-based mining group with operations in the United States.
Trump called it “Watergate, modern-age.” Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, speaking on Fox News last month, said it was “equivalent to” the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg spying case of the 1950s, in which the couple was charged with providing U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, noting that “those people got the chair.”

Various fact-checkers, including The Washington Post’s, have already dismantled the underpinnings of these accusations. No one expected a similar debunking from Fox.

But Smith, in his broadcast, made many of the same points as the fact-checkers. “Now, here’s the accusation,” he said.
Nine people involved in the deal made donations to the Clinton Foundation totaling more than $140 million. In exchange, Secretary of State [Hillary] Clinton approved the sale to the Russians, a quid-pro-quo. The accusation first made by Peter Schweizer, the senior editor-at-large of the website Breitbart in his 2015 book Clinton Cash. The next year, candidate Donald Trump cited the accusation as an example of Clinton corruption.

He then played a video of Trump’s version of the “scandal” in which he claimed:
 Hillary Clinton’s State Department approved the transfer of 20 percent of America’s uranium holdings to Russia. Well, nine investors in the deal funneled $145 million to the Clinton Foundation.
Smith called the statement “inaccurate in a number of ways,” noting that “the Clinton State Department had no power to veto or approve that transaction.” Rather, it must be approved by an interagency committee of the government consisting of nine department heads, including the Secretary of State.

Most of the Clinton Foundation donations in question, he pointed out, came from Frank Giustra, the founder of the uranium company in Canada. But Giustra, Smith noted, “says he sold his stake in the company back in 2007,” three years before the uranium/Russia deal and “a year and a half before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state.” He added:

. . . The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale. She did not. A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the U.S. to Russia.
Smith has deviated from the Fox and Trump line before, to the point that his Fox colleague Sean Hannity accused him of being “anti-Trump.”

Tuesday night, Twitter was brimming with outrage from people who appeared to share Hannity’s view.

The sense of betrayal among some was similar to sentiments expressed Wednesday about Fox’s Sean Hannity after he stopped defending Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and gave him 24 hours to explain what Hannity called “inconsistencies” in his responses to accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

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How dare he present facts!?!

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As I've posted before, my best friend who I visited this afternoon is a huge Trump true believer. You can't tell him anything. He says that he knows what he's talking about when it comes to politics, but that was local. Since he only watches FOX and Rush, he has no idea. I just let him believe what he wants to. It's my only option.......lol!
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Yesterday Hannity gave Roy Moore 24 hours to give a credible refutation of the women's claims or he, Hannity, would be all done with Moore.

Are the 24 hours up yet?

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I saw somewhere where Hannity said Moore wrote him a letter and that he's satisfied with it.

Surprise, surprise, surprise!!!!
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Roy Moore writes open letter to Sean Hannity after Fox News host's ultimatum

by Oliver Darcy November 15, 2017: 11:23 PM ET

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore published an open letter to Sean Hannity on Wednesday night pushing back against allegations of sexual abuse that have placed his campaign at the center of a national firestorm and prompted prominent members of the Republican Party to call on Moore to withdraw from the race.

In the letter, which came one night after Hannity said he would give Moore 24 hours to explain inconsistencies in how he has addressed the allegations before calling on him to step aside in the race, Moore suggested he was the victim of a political hit job.

"I am suffering the same treatment other Republicans have had to endure," Moore wrote Hannity.

[Background omitted]

Moore said in his letter to Hannity that he was "in the process of investigating" what he characterized as "false allegations."

On his program Tuesday night, Hannity demanded an explanation for a signature in a yearbook that appeared to have come from Moore. Despite Beverly Young Nelson -- one of the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct -- producing an old yearbook she said bore his signature, the embattled Senate candidate claimed he did not even know her.

[Additional background omitted]

The support of Hannity and other conservative heavyweights is crucial for Moore as he faces intense controversy. Thus far, Moore has responded to the allegations against him largely by dismissing them as supposed "fake news." If Hannity were to turn on him, it would signal to Republican voters in Alabama that there is merit to the allegations and that the reports in the media are not a political smear job as Moore has framed it.

Hannity responded to Moore's letter at the end of his Wednesday night program and said that the allegations against Moore "are beyond disturbing and serious."

But Hannity declined to drop his support for Moore, suggesting additional time and information is needed to render a decision. He ended his television show saying the decision ultimately lies with the people of Alabama and should not be decided by him or other conservative or Republican leaders.

"I am very confident that when everything comes out, they will make the best decision for their state," he said.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/15/media/sean-hannity-roy-moore/index.html

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Remember when Hannity said that he would subject himself to waterboarding to prove it isn’t torture? Did anyone really expect him to keep his word now?
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