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Seb Gorka Has A Beef With A Cartoon Character’s Wedding

Former White House official Seb Gorka, predictably, spent some of his radio show airtime Tuesday complaining about the wedding of two cartoon characters on the PBS show “Arthur.” Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, married a man (or, more accurately, an anthropomorphized animal of some kind) on the most recent episode. “Did you have any questions about there being a culture war, ladies and gentlemen?” Gorka asked. “Did you have any doubt in your mind? This is a war for our culture.” Gorka said tha...
Tags: News, Gay Marriage, White House, Pbs, Arthur, Mediaite, Gorka, Arthur Arthur, Seb Gorka, Kate Riga, Ratburn


Boy Genius Jacob Wohl Apparently Tried To Stage A Fake Protest Against Himself

Are we really doing this again, Jacob? Conservative activists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman promised to hold a press conference on Wednesday to refute reports that they completely made up an allegation of sexual assault against 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg. But lo! “Hundreds of leftist protestors” were planning on ambushing the conference, Burkman warned on Monday in a tweet that included an Eventbrite link to the alleged protest. “We WILL NOT surrender to the mob!” Burkman declared...
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Mediaite, Jacob, Wohl, Pete Buttigieg, Justin Duckham, Burkman, Jack Burkman, Cristina Cabrera, Jacob Wohl, Duckham, Amy Green Tompkins Eventbrite


Here’s Who Else Was At That Bizarre WH Meeting With Trump And Ginni Thomas

It’s rare for a congressional aide to have her own mini-profile on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website outlining her ties to extremist groups. But such is the case for Connie Hair, chief of staff to Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) and one of the participants at what the New York Times reported was a tense White House meeting last week between President Trump and far-right activists concerned about the threat posed by transgender people and women serving in the military. The Times article focu...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, White House, America, Barack Obama, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times, Arizona, Islam, Fox News


Gohmert On ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’: ‘It’s Not Anti-Semitic To Criticize Soros’

Just days after a guest was banned from “Lou Dobbs Tonight” for his comments about George Soros, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) ended his interview Wednesday by saying: “It’s not anti-Semitic to criticize Soros.” “I’m certainly glad that I didn’t just break away there,” Dobbs wryly responded. Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch was blacklisted this weekend after he called the State Department “Soros-occupied” and said that the liberal billionaire was somehow funding the migrant “caravan” in a “Lou Dob...
Tags: News, Fox News, State Department, Fox Business Network, Pittsburgh, Dobbs, Farrell, Mediaite, George Soros, Soros, Chris Farrell, LOU DOBBS, Gohmert, Louie Gohmert R TX, Kate Riga


Fox News Contributor Fired For Calling Kavanaugh Accusers ‘Lying Skanks’

Fox News contributor Kevin Jackson has been fired for a Twitter tirade in which he calls Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers “lying skanks” and tells professor Christine Blasey Ford to “stop opening your legs and open a book,” according to a Thursday Mediate report.   “Kevin Jackson has been terminated as a contributor,” a Fox spokesperson told Mediaite. “His comments on today’s hearings were reprehensible and do not reflect the values of FOX News.” Read some of his now-deleted t...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Fox, Fox News, KEVIN JACKSON, Mediaite, Brett Kavanaugh, Kate Riga, Christine Blasey Ford


Milo Yiannopolous plays the victim in Facebook tirade

Milo Yiannopolous is having a very bad week and just wants to eat his sushi in peace, you ungrateful bastards. A little backstory. Last week, Politicon (think Comic-Con but with less cosplay) announced the lineup for its 2018 convention to be held in October in Los Angeles. Milo was included in that lineup, with his appearance touted as an opportunity to “speak at length about the institutional Left’s systematic protection of sex offenders who share its politics, as well as his experiences bei...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Los Angeles, Mediaite, Milo, Milo Yiannopoulos, Politicon, Cameron Esposito, Milo Yiannopolous, Yiannopolous, Tiny Violins


Military parades are always political theater, but this one was purely a rhetorical game — set up and won by Trump.

"Trump Takes Credit For Cancellation of His Own ‘Ridiculously’ Expensive Military Parade" — Mediate scoffs — but Trump is right. Full credit due. I never thought this military parade was going to happen. Trump lured his antagonists into looking like they were attacking the military and then, in an effort to make him look bad, getting the price jacked up to an atrocious $92 million, which was just the move that he needed them to make to justify cancellation and then to blame them for obstructing ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Paris, Trump, Patriotism, Mediaite, Andrews Air Force Base, Festivities, Things Not Believed, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump And The Military, Trump Takes Credit For Cancellation


"Oh, I'm surprised at that," says George Stephanopoulos when Ronan Farrow tells him that Hillary Clinton cancelled an interview with him...

... after "her folks" heard she was "working on a big story" — "the Weinstein stuff."Reported at Mediaite, with video that allowed me to transcribe the "Oh, I'm surprised at that," which I find funny, and Mediaite left out. I find it funny — and I believe this is why Mediaite left it out — because I read Stephanopoulos to be lying. He knows why Hillary Clinton wouldn't want to be interviewed by someone who's digging into the Harvey Weinstein story.1. Hillary was part of what the New York Times c...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Senate, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Lena Dunham, Rape, Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, George Stephanopoulos, Hillary, Sexual Harassment, Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Mediaite, Mrs Clinton


MSNBC Promotes Claim That Joy Reid’s Homophobic Blog Posts Result Of Hack

After a new batch of homophobic blog posts that appear to be written by liberal MSNBC host Joy Reid surfaced on Monday, Reid claimed that she was a victim of a hack. MSNBC in turn promoted Reid’s claims that she was hacked, sending reporters a statement and letter from Reid’s lawyer claiming that her blog had been hacked. Reid first addressed past homophobic comments on her old blog in December, when the first batch of posts were surfaced by Twitter user @Jamie_Maz. At the time, Reid apologized ...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington Post, Lgbt, Msnbc, Wayback Machine, Caitlin Macneal, Mediaite, Reid, Charlie Crist, Joy Reid, Livewire, Reid Jonathan Nichols, PFLAG National, Ms Reid PFLAG National, Jean Hodges


Demonizing Melania over the Jackson Magnolia.

Fake news from Newsweek. You can see all you need to see at Mediaite.Don't reward Newsweek with clicks. The best Newsweek can say for itself about that headline — "Melania Trump orders removal of the near-200-year-old tree from the White House" — is that it's technically correct and the negativity is only in the mind of the reader, who Newsweek predicted would click on anti-Melania bait. I'm sure many people who don't click just go forward with a hateful false belief acquired from the headline.A...
Tags: Twitter, Headlines, Taxes, Law, White House, Trees, United States, Melania Trump, Newsweek, Mediaite, Jenna Fischer, Melania, Ann Althouse, Fake News, Jackson Magnolia


MSNBC Host Joy Reid Apologizes For Homophobic Attacks On Charlie Crist

MSNBC host Joy Reid apologized Sunday after a Twitter user dug up a number of homophobic blog posts written by the news anchor in the past, attacking former Florida governor Charlie Crist’s closeted homosexuality. “At no time have I intentionally sought to demean or harm the LGBT community, which includes people whom I deeply love. My goal, in my ham-handed way, was to call out potential hypocrisy,” Reid told Mediaite, in a statement.
Tags: Florida, News, Msnbc, Mediaite, Reid, Charlie Crist, Joy Reid


Yiannopoulos' Planned ‘Free Speech Week’ Appears To Implode Spectacularly

Milo Yiannopoulos’ much-hyped plan to yet again rile the University of California at Berkeley’s campus by inviting a host of provocative far-right icons for four days of public speeches appears to have imploded in spectacular fashion. According to new reports in Vanity Fair and Mediaite, after student organizers failed to file the proper paperwork to reserve university buildings, and after Yiannopolous apparently neglected to notify some of the scheduled speakers that the event was even happenin...
Tags: Google, News, White House, San Francisco, Muslim, Breitbart News, Vanity Fair, Breitbart, Allegra Kirkland, Spencer, University of California at Berkeley, Ann Coulter, Mediaite, Michigan State University, Richard Spencer, Coulter


The View's Jedediah Bila Just Announced Her Shocking Departure From The Show ON AIR! Did She Get Fired For Meghan McCain??

In a shocking announcement Monday morning, one of the cohosts of The View is leaving the show! As it turns out, today was Jedediah Bila's last day on the job, which she announced on air to the surprise of all the audience members! While she didn't share much of a reason for her departure, the conservative personality did thank her cohosts, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Sara Haines for all they've done to "put up with" her. Related: Elijah Daniel Hit With Death Threats Over "Gayer...
Tags: Celebs, Cnn, Fox News, Mediaite, Sara Haines, Elijah Daniel, Jedediah Bila, Meghan McCain, Jed, Candi Carter, Hilary Estey McLoughlin, Brian Teta, Jedediah, ABC FOX News, Whoopi Goldberg Joy Behar Sunny Hostin, Hilary Candi


Trump: ‘I Will Be Very Angry’ If Senate Doesn't Repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump expressed frustration on Wednesday at Senate Republicans’ failure, so far, to repeal and replace Obamacare and make deep cuts to Medicaid. “I am sitting in the Oval Office with a pen in hand, waiting for our senators to give it to me,” Trump told Pat Robertson, the conservative Christian founder of Christian Broadcasting Network. “For years, they’ve been talking about repeal-replace, repeal-replace.” Mediaite noted it was Trump’s first interview with an outlet that wasn’t ...
Tags: News, Obamacare, Obama, Senate, Fox News, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Mitch, Trump, Robertson, Oval Office, Mediaite, Christian Broadcasting Network, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Pat Robertson


Who Is Alex Jones’ Ex-Wife? Kelly Nichols Threatens Megyn Kelly And Sandy Hook Denier: Report

Most of the general public aren’t the only ones upset with NBC host Megyn Kelly for interviewing “InfoWars” founder Alex Jones Sunday. Kelly Nichols, the ex-wife of the Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist, reportedly vowed to “trash” Kelly and her ex-husband since her segment was cut from the interview, Mediaite wrote in an exclusive report Friday.
Tags: News, Nbc, Megyn Kelly, Sandy Hook, Alex Jones, Kelly, Mediaite, Kelly Nichols Threatens Megyn Kelly, Alex Jones Sunday Kelly Nichols


The NYT profile of Rupert Murdoch’s sons, James and Lachlan, seems to have spurred talk about starting a new conservative cable news channel.

"The piece struck fear into the minds of some Fox News’ hardcore conservatives with talk of the sons wanting to rid the company 'of the old-guard culture on which their father built his empire' and bringing 'a warmer and fuzzier workplace' that would move away from an 'anti-politically correct environment,'" Mediaite reports.Could the new channel include stars like the ousted Bill O’Reilly, who didn’t waste much time hitting the podcast waves after he was fired amid a sexual harassment scandal? ...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, James, Blaze, Sean, Mediaite, Bill O'Reilly, Lachlan, Tomi Lahren, Ann Althouse, Sean -LSB- Hannity


Comedian Releases Song To Find Her Own Rachel Maddow

Sure, Rachel Maddow has plenty of fans (and haters), but one particular fan has written a special song about her. Comedian and musician Lane Moore tweeted a roughly two-minute ode to the host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Monday afternoon. “Don’t care if you’re a girl or a guy; you could look a little like her,” Moore croons. “Just want to hear your political opinions and ride off into the night. Be my Rachel Maddow, be my Rachel Maddow … ” i just released a song called "Be My Rachel ...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, News, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Don, Moore, Mediaite, Maddow, Moore Moore, Jenna Amatulli, Lane Moore


Trump Advisor Roger Stone Can't Stop Insulting Women On Twitter

We can't help but wonder if Roger Stone has read the Harry Potter, after seeing his back and forth with J.K Rowling this weekend, because he sounds like a villain straight out of the Potterverse.We have no doubts that Rowling, the British author of the series, is not going to spend any time watching "Get Me Roger Stone," a forthcoming Netflix documentary about the Donald Trump ally and political consultant.On Sunday, Rowling blasted out a now deleted tweet from Stone that raised our eyebrows.Ro...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, California, Russia, Barack Obama, Harry Potter, Donald Trump, Palm Springs, Trump, Rowling, J K Rowling, Roger Stone, Mediaite, Palm Beach, Telemundo


Here's What Seth MacFarlane Fears The Democrats Will Do To Counter Donald Trump

Seth MacFarlane voiced his fears over the future of the Democratic Party on Friday. On “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the “Family Guy” creator said he was worried that the party would “take a trip from the Trump rulebook” and pick a liberal celebrity to be its next leader. “‘They came up with Trump, we got Kanye,’” he imagined party leaders as saying. “I guess that wouldn’t be it, but you know, a celebrity. Take your pick of liberal celebrities,” he added. MacFarlane said he was concerned that ...
Tags: News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Seth Macfarlane, Huffington Post, Kanye, Trump, Lee Moran, Democratic Party, Bill Maher, Mediaite, Maher, Chuck Schumer, Macfarlane


Activists Launch Resistance Manual On Fighting Back During Trump Era

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Tags: News, United States, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Taryn Finley, Mediaite, Trump GOP, Brittany Packnett


Get Ready For The New York Observer To Become Donald Trump's Garbage Tribune

If you think about the storied history of the New York Observer ― which since 1987 has been one of New York City’s best-read weekly newspapers ― you might wonder what many of its former editors (Peter Kaplan and Elizabeth Spiers come to mind) would have made of a Donald Trump presidency. In all likelihood, their reaction would have been something like mordant concern lit by the flash of crashing rapiers. But with the paper under the control of Trump-kin-by-marriage publisher Jared Kushner and Tr...
Tags: Usa, New York, News, Senate, New York City, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, House, Manhattan, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Breitbart News, Huffington Post, New York Observer, Rudy Giuliani


CNN Probably Did Not Actually Show Porn Thanksgiving Night

Widespread reports that 30 minutes of porn aired Thanksgiving evening on CNN are hilarious, but there’s not much proof of this happening. Numerous news outlets reported Friday that cable provider RCN inadvertently aired a half hour of explicit footage on the CNN TV channel in Boston.  Did the Media Fall For a Fake Story About CNN Airing 30 Minutes of Hardcore Porn Last Night? https://t.co/4TCvnRAPMe (By @jiveDurkey) pic.twitter.com/vFtr5b4Z0B— Mediaite (@Mediaite) November 25, 2016 The story st...
Tags: Twitter, News, Boston, Cnn, Huffington Post, Anthony Bourdain, Hilary Hanson, HuffPost, Mediaite, Jeff Carlson, RCN, HuffPost CNN


Sean Hannity's Attacks On Journalists Sink To New Low

Sean Hannity escalated his feud with journalists this week, suggesting that President-elect  Donald Trump   shut out the press and launching a bizarre Twitter rant about one reporter. On his radio show on Tuesday, Hannity bashed several major media outlets. “Maybe Donald Trump should rethink how he deals with media,” he said. “Why should CNN have a seat in the White House press room? Why should NBC have a seat there? Why should The New York Times have a seat there, or Politico? They all think...
Tags: News, Nbc, White House, Cnn, Fbi, Fox, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, HRC, Times, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Clinton, Trump, Sean Hannity, Lindsey


Hillary Clinton's Health Scare Was A Good Thing — Here's Why

Like every other non-doctor on the internet, I have opinions on Hillary Clinton's health.And as a non-doctor on the internet, I am going to go further and actually prescribe something!Not for her, for the rest of us: We should all take a chill pill.Yes, the health of a presidential candidate less than two months before an election is a matter of national concern. The leading presidential candidate, no less.And yes, obviously we should all be both concerned for Clinton's health and relieved that...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, New York, Beyonce, Cnn, Kanye West, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, United States, Chelsea, House, Jeb Bush, Michigan, Benghazi, Donald Trump


Update: Azealia Banks Issues #SorryNotSorry Apology To Sarah Palin

Azealia Banks has issued an apology to Sarah Palin via Tumblr. She says that she didn’t realize the the article written about Palin was satire. But Banks says what Palin didn’t realize was that Banks’ recommendation that she fellate several men was also satire.“In my honest defense, i was completely kidding,” Banks writes. “I happen to have a really crass, New-York-City sense of humor, and regularly make silly jokes in attempts make light of situations which make me uncomfortable.”She goes on to...
Tags: Facebook, Banks, New York City, Gop, Azealia Banks, Alaska, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sarah Palin, Palin, Mediaite, Mediaite Palin, Tumblr She


Azealia Banks' Terrifying Tweets To Sarah Palin Are Not Okay

Azealia Banks is no stranger to lashing out at other celebrities on Twitter, scorching earth along the way. Her latest target: Sarah Palin.It all started when the rapper came across a fake news report about the former governor of Alaska defending slavery. The story included a made-up quote in which Palin said Black people "willingly accepted slavery." Banks took all this to be true. What followed was a stream of angry tweets in which Banks more or less called for Palin to be gang-raped by a grou...
Tags: Facebook, Banks, Gop, Azealia Banks, Alaska, Kylie Jenner, Sarah Palin, Rob Kardashian, Palin, Mediaite, Mediaite Palin


Azealia Banks' Terrifying Tweets At Sarah Palin Are Not Okay

Azealia Banks is no stranger to lashing out at other celebrities on Twitter, scorching earth along the way. Her latest target: Sarah Palin.It all started when the rapper came across a fake news report about the former governor of Alaska defending slavery. The story included a made-up quote in which Palin said Black people "willingly accepted slavery." Banks took all this to be true. What followed was a stream of angry tweets in which Banks more or less called for Palin to be gang-raped by a grou...
Tags: Facebook, Banks, Gop, Azealia Banks, Alaska, Sarah Palin, Palin, Mediaite, Blac Chyna Rob, Mediaite Palin


Conservative Media Run With Misleading Report That Bill Clinton Slammed Obama

Right-wing media repeatedly cited a misleading Tennessee newspaper report that took former President Bill Clinton out of context to claim that he criticized President Obama during a campaign speech for not doing enough to effect change in the country. In fact, full video of Clinton's remarks reveals that he repeatedly praised Obama's accomplishments and explicitly criticized those who claim that Obama didn't accomplish enough. Tennessee Newspaper Reports That Bill Clinton Said Obama Isn't A "Cha...
Tags: Twitter, Obama, Congress, Milwaukee, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, United States, Tennessee, Bill Clinton, Wisconsin, Bill, Hillary, Memphis, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Sanders


Right-Wing Media's Never-Ending Freak Out Over Hillary Clinton's Health And Bodily Functions

Right-wing media are attacking Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for coughing during a campaign event, continuing a long-standing pattern of criticizing Clinton's health. Hillary Clinton Coughed During Speech At Iowa Campaign Event Clinton Coughed, Then Drank Water, At Campaign Event In Des Moines, IA. A January 25 blog post on Mediaite highlighted Hillary Clinton having "an uncontrollable coughing fit during a speech" before the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, on Janua...
Tags: Isis, Cnn, Fbi, Fox, Daily Mail, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Bob, Bill, Kremlin, Benghazi, Donald Trump, Hillary, Breitbart News


Dan Abrams launches LawNewz website

No matter the story, Dan Abrams says there is "always a legal angle." That's why Abrams, the chief legal analyst for ABC News and founder of Mediaite, is launching a new site: LawNewz.com.
Tags: Abc News, Lawnewz, Dan Abrams, Abrams, Mediaite