During the January 6th insurrection, a QAnon supporter named Ashli Babbitt attempted to break through a barricade inside the United States Capitol. The officer who shot her was cleared of any wrong doing.
Ted Cruz has had a humiliating 2021 so far. His support of Donald Trump‘s big lie helped incite an insurrection in January. He then went on a family vacation to Cancun when his state of Texas was undergoing a severe weather catastrophe.
Rudy Giuliani and Alan Dershowitz have something in common. At one point, both men were renowned for their legal expertise. Then they decided to go all in on the Trump train. And since, then, both of their reputations have taken quite a hit.
Fox News has always been far right. But the network has taken an even more dramatic turn since the election of Joe Biden. Leading this charge is Tucker Carlson who recently claimed that the Trump insurrection this January was actually a false flag operation conducted by the FBI.
Back in late March, Axios published a story about Matt Gaetz retiring from congress and working in Conservative media. The story seemed odd at the time. The Florida Rep. was seemingly on the rise in the party.
Rudy Giuliani was, at one point, one of the most famous lawyers in the world. As the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he prosecuted some of the country’s best known mobsters.
Fox News has long referred to itself as a “fair and balanced” network. The joke is that nothing can be further from the truth. Even the networks “straight news” anchors are extremely conservative.
Since Joe Biden was inaugurated in January, Fox News has been on a rampage. All of the networks anchors, but especially prime-time personalities like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson have been ramping up their extreme rhetoric.
For a number of years, Fox News has been losing sponsors left and right. Thanks to constant offensive comments from Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro, the network is too toxic for most companies to touch.
Once it became clear that Donald Trump had lost the 2020 election, Conservative media immediately went to work trying to make him feel better. And a big part of that effort was calling the integrity of the election into question.
Donald Trump is obsessed with television ratings. This was quite clear then he was the host of The Apprentice when he frequently exaggerated the size of the show’s audience.
Trump would also use ratings to attack TV journalists who were critical of his presidency. Anyone who wasn’t on board with the MAGA movement was a low ratings failure.
When you have to work as the White House press secretary, it helps to have a sense of humor. And Jen Psaki has displayed a quick wit and a willingness to diffuse hard questions with an air of levity.
Psaki has made a commitment to giving a briefing nearly every day. And nearly every day, a Conservative reporter tries to take her off her rhythm with a gotcha question.
Since the day he left the White House, Donald Trump has been relatively quiet. The Twitter ban, thankfully, has prevented him from easily communicating with his supporters and dissenters.
But there were two recent events that brought Trump out from hiding. The first was the anti-Trump speech given by Mitch McConnell on Saturday. The other was today’s death of Rush Limbaugh.
When things don’t go Donald Trump’s way, it is always someone else’s fault. The 45th president spent the entirety of his term painting himself as a victim. And that sense of victimhood has trickled down to Conservative media and Trump supporters.
This fall, Republicans elected two QAnon believers to Congress. They have both made absolute spectacles of themselves. Colorado‘s Lauren Boebert revealed the location of Nancy Pelosi during the Capitol insurrection. She also made a scene at a Capitol metal detector last night.
Last week had a number of major political events. On Monday, Donald Trump made a stump speech in Dalton Georgia. On Tuesday, Americans eagerly awaiting the results of the Georgia senate race.
On Wednesday, viewers tuned in to see the election challenge being mounted by Trump loyalists in the House and Senate. As the fight began, though, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.
Donald Trump’s legal fights over the 2020 election have gone terribly. And with such a lack of success, the president would hope that his legal advisers are, at the least, on the same page.
That is not the case at all, however. Rudy Giuliani, a long-time friend of Trump, seems to have the president’s ear more than any of his other lawyers. But Sidney Powell, who was removed from the legal team weeks ago, was still invited to a weekend summit at the White House.
Eric Bolling spent nearly 10 years working for Fox Business and Fox News. His departure was a controversial one. The long-time journalist left the network after he was accused of sexual harassment by multiple female co-workers.
Over the last year, Donald Trump has been moving away from Fox News. Sure, he has maintained relationships with people like Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Maria Bartiromo, but overall, he is unhappy with his former favorite network.
Lin Wood has long been involved in high profile legal cases. He represented Richard Jewell in his defamation case and was also the lawyer for the parents of Jon Benet Ramsey.
He entered the MAGA world this summer when he volunteered to defend teen shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. And Wood has certainly gotten involved in the 2020 election, especially in the state of Georgia.