Kilmeade: Twitter and Facebook Are “Stopping the Message of the White House and the Current President from Getting Out”

“Fox and Friends” host Brian Kilmeade accused Twitter and Facebook of conspiring to ensure President Donald Trump’s messaging doesn’t reach its audience.

“Aren’t they accomplishing their goal?” Kilmeade asked in an interview with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, adding that both companies are “stopping the message of the White House and the current president from getting out.” read more

Opinion: Lindsey Graham Exemplifies Racist Incoherence Complaining About Monument Removal

Many Americans have been compelled by the recent mass protests to seek a fuller understanding of United States history and particularly the African American experience in that history, up to and including ongoing racism, discrimination, and violence against people of color. Black bookstores in particular are being flooded with orders for literary works that portray African American experiences, historical studies that chronicle U.S. history from an African American experience, and books that offer sociological analyses of race and racism in the U.S.  Even Amazon Prime created a category featuring films and television shows about African American life, culture, and history. read more

Trump Whines While Leno Laments About Late Night Politics

Jay Leno on Today

Donald Trump is whining again. Now he thinks that late night comedians are not only biased, but are being mean to him also. And even though he can dish it out, our thin-skinned president clearly can’t take criticism — or jokes — that are directed towards him.

Trump went to Twitter Wednesday morning to complain about overly politicized and biased television programming after watching a segment on his favorite cable new program, Fox & Friends

Trump cited recent comments made by Jay Leno where he complained about the over-politicization of current late night programs. He also lamented about how “tough” it is when viewers only see political comedy as “one-sided.”

“Jay Leno points out that comedy (on the very boring late night shows) is totally one-sided. It’s tough when there’s only one topic.” @foxandfriends  Actually, the one-sided hatred on these shows is incredible and for me, unwatchable. But remember, WE are number one – President!”

“Jay Leno points out that comedy (on the very boring late night shows) is totally one-sided. It’s tough when there’s only one topic.” @foxandfriends Actually, the one-sided hatred on these shows is incredible and for me, unwatchable. But remember, WE are number one – President! read more

Fox and Friends Accidentially Books Guest Who Blasts Trump On The Air

Fox and Friends First thought they booked pro-ICE Democratic Congressional candidate, Ann Kirkpatrick, but who they really booked was anti-Trump Congressional candidate Barbara L’Italien. The result was a blasting of Trump.

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Fox and Friends First hyped Kirkpatrick who is from Arizona, but it was L’Italien, who is running in Massachusetts, who appeared on camera and said, “Good morning. I’m actually here to speak directly to Donald Trump, I feel that what’s happening at the border is wrong, I’m a mother of 4 and I believe that separating kids from their parents is illegal and inhumane. I’m actually Barbara L’Italien. I’m a state senator representing a large immigrant community and running for Congress in Massachusetts, I keep thinking about what we are putting parents through and imagining how terrifying that must be for those families, imagining how it would feel not knowing if I’d ever see my kids again, we have to stop abducting children and ripping them from their parents’ arms.”

Rob: Okay.

The Fox and Friends First hosts cut off the interview and then apologized to their viewer in the Oval Office after a commercial break, “We want to apologize for the last segment a few minutes ago. We were told Ann Kilpatrick was going to be on the show. As you saw somebody else stepped in front of the camera. We are working to figure out how that happened.”

How that happened was that somebody booked the wrong guest. How Fox News managed to confuse a candidate in Arizona with a candidate in Massachusetts is worthy of the investigation itself, but it was also revealed that the hosts stuck to their script and couldn’t adjust on the fly. They even kept calling L’Italien, Ann, even though she identified herself when she was introduced.

A little bit of truth got on the air at Fox News, and the result wasn’t a discussion that any legitimate news organization might have on the air. Fox panicked, tossed it to a commercial, and apologized for the viewpoint of an overwhelming number of Americans making it on to their broadcast.

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