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Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "fox-news/entertainment/media" (Page 45)

Maher defends Trump’s merit-based immigration plan: sounds ‘normal Republican’

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“Real Time” host Bill Maher gave President Trump some credit for sounding like a “normal Republican” in backing a merit-based immigration system.

During Maher’s “Overtime” segment on YouTube after Friday’s show on HBO, Maher asked the panel if Trump’s merit-based immigration system “should receive more consideration,” asserting that such a system would be similar to “what Canada has.”

DEMOCRATS NEED TO READ THE FINE PRINT OF TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION PLAN, EXPERTS SAY

CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers rejected the policy proposal, suggesting the U.S. should instead use its visa program to recruit skilled workers from abroad.

“This country is based on people coming over here not based on having a Ph.D. or having high-level skills,” Powers said. “Even when we say ‘merit-based,’ it sort of suggests that someone who doesn’t have a high education doesn’t have merit. I think we need people who are unskilled laborers. We need them just as much as people who are engineers.”

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Bill Weld, a Republican former governor of Massachusetts who plans to challenge Trump in the 2020 GOP primaries, disagreed with Powers, saying Trump’s proposal is “worth some fleshing out.”

“Yeah,” Maher said to Weld. “It sounds more normal Republican, the one that was ignored two weeks ago.”

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Maher went on to mock Trump for his latest threat to slap a 5 percent tariff on Mexico if it doesn’t crack down on the Central American migration crisis, calling it “crazy talk.”

“But I can understand how that side looks at what happened two weeks ago and went, ‘Oh, well, if you’re not going to even engage on the semi-normal proposal, let’s go back to crazy,” Maher said.

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Bill Maher says Biden candidacy worries him: ‘Joe doesn’t look good’

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Don’t count “Real Time” host Bill Maher as an enthusiastic passenger on the Joe Biden train for 2020 just yet.

The liberal Maher expressed concerns on Friday’s show about Biden’s viability as a White House contender, telling the “Real Time” panel he has “mixed feelings” about the former vice president’s candidacy.

“I do worry, I do worry,” Maher said about Biden. “Like I’ve said about age, it’s individual. Some people look pretty good … Joe doesn’t look good. He looks like he’s on a coin.”

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But Maher acknowledged he’ll be “all in” for Biden if the Democrat proves to be the only candidate capable of defeating President Trump in 2020.

The HBO star then referred to Biden’s recent interaction with a 10-year-old girl on the campaign trail, an encounter that raised eyebrows when Biden told her, “I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking.” Biden had previously faced criticism for remarks and gestures toward girls and women.

“I worry he’s going to say that two days before the election,” Maher said.

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Panelist Lawrence Wilkerson — a retired U.S. Army colonel and former chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell — then compared Biden to former President George H.W. Bush, who was accused by multiple women of inappropriate grabbing in his final years, and recalled his own interactions with Biden, telling the panel Biden would say and do things that were “utterly weird.”

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Axios reporter Jonathan Swan reminded Maher how early it is in the 2020 election process, recalling how former Republican Govs. Jeb Bush and Scott Walker were seen as frontrunners in 2016 before businessman Donald Trump entered the race.

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Video game, social media ‘addiction’ is a ‘medical problem,’ Dr. Siegel says

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People who appear to have an “addiction” to social media or video games are suffering from a “medical problem,” according to Dr. Marc Siegel.

Dr. Siegel, a Fox News medical contributor and practicing internist, claimed Friday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” it is detrimental when people choose to text and email others instead of enjoying “the richness of personal experience.”

“I believe that social media and smartphone technology, and texting and emailing, not talking to you, what about — whatever happened to the richness of personal experience?” Siegel asked.

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People should be “looking at nonverbal cues, learning how to read people, learning what people want — learning how to love, even. You are not going to learn how to love on a smartphone or Twitter.”

Siegel insisted that if someone is addicted to video gaming or social media to the extent it interferes with how they live their daily lives, it is a “disease.”

“If you are so addicted to video games that it’s interfering with your daily function, when you can’t perform whatever your work [or] school, that’s a disease. That’s how I define a disease,” he claimed.

According to health specialists consulted by Fox News in 2017, the excessive use of social media may offer a similar short-term impact as using opioids.

Opioids directly impact the brain’s reward system, Dr. Tara Emrani, a psychologist at NYU Langone Health, said.

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She said they release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure-seeking — similar to what happens when someone receives a Facebook “like” or comments.

“Facebook likes and comments activate similar parts of the brain as opioids, where each like or positive comment activates the reward system and the brain releases dopamine,” Dr. Emrani told Fox News via email. She noted similar sensations occur when someone eats food they enjoy.

Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia contributed to this report.

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Meryl Streep’s ‘toxic masculinity’ critique a ‘step out of’ Hollywood ‘echo chamber of conformity,’ Concha says

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Meryl Streep stepped outside the Hollywood “echo chamber of conformity” when she critiqued “toxic masculinity,” according to Joe Concha.

Concha, The Hill media reporter, claimed Friday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” the Oscar-nominated actress “stepped outside that lane.”

“In Hollywood is a lot like our media. It’s an echo chamber of conformity. If you step outside that lane … then you probably will be ostracized,” Concha claimed.

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However, he added he thought Streep, who has been a fixture in Hollywood for decades, is considered “royalty” and can speak on such matters without heavy criticism.

“At this point, who is going to say something to Meryl Streep?” he asked.

Host Tucker Carlson noted Streep didn’t deny the existence of such “toxic masculinity” but instead claimed such a phenomenon is not unique to a single gender.

“That’s so obviously true, it makes you think, ‘well, maybe the things you are not allowed to say are the truest things’,” Carlson claimed.

Streep appeared in a panel alongside her “Big Little Lies” co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Nicole Kidman ahead of the HBO series’ Season 2 premiere. The group was talking about the breakout hit series when Kidman recalled a story in which a male fan came up and told her how much she enjoyed the female-led series.

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According to InStyle, Streep interjected saying that she’s glad the man found something in the show that appealed to him. She then noted that she feels the term “toxic masculinity” is detrimental to just one gender when being “toxic” is something everyone can do.

“Sometimes, I think we’re hurt. We hurt our boys by calling something toxic masculinity. I do. And I don’t find [that] putting those two words together … because women can be pretty f—ing toxic,” Streep said. “It’s toxic people. We have our good angles and we have our bad ones. I think the labels are less helpful than what we’re trying to get to, which is a communication, direct, between human beings. We’re all on the boat together. We’ve got to make it work.”

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

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MSNBC analyst warns Trump could work with Putin, Kim Jong Un in 2020 if not impeached

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MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner said Friday that he’d urge congressional Democrats to impeach the president in order to avoid election interference from North Korean and Russian dictators.

“If we don’t wrestle this monster to the ground now via an impeachment hearing, don’t we think the president will be emboldened to again lie, cheat and steal, maybe call in some of his newly acquired friends, Kim Jong Un, MBS [Mohammad Bin Salman], and [Vladimir] Putin, to again help tilt the field in his favor?” Kirschner asked MSNBC host Ali Velshi.

Kirschner accused Trump of committing campaign finance violations and welcoming Russia’s help to gain an edge in the 2016 election.

His comments came as congressional Democrats continued pressing for more information in the Russia investigation and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, for the first time, held a press briefing on his controversial report.

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While Mueller detailed what many saw as troubling efforts by Russians to influence the 2016 election, he said he didn’t have enough evidence to conclude that Trump’s campaign engaged in a conspiracy with the Kremlin.

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Many Democrats, however, have urged impeachment apparently based on Mueller’s concerns surrounding potential obstruction of justice.

After Mueller’s press briefing, many cable news personalities reportedly suggested Mueller had effectively urged impeachment. “Reading between the lines, Mueller came before the American people today and said, ‘Look, the President is a criminal, and there’s not a damn thing I can do about it,'” MSNBC host Chris Hayes said.

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Sean Hannity: The New York Times is ‘running scared,’ worried it fell victim to the ‘conspiracy media mob’

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The New York Times is “running scared,” fearful it has fallen victim to the “conspiracy media mob,” according to Sean Hannity.

Hannity made the claim during a fiery opening monologue Thursday night, in the wake of a bombshell report claiming the “Gray Lady” has banned its reporters from appearing on a number of liberal cable news shows that are viewed as “too partisan.”

Vanity Fair published a report Thursday, which alleged MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell, as well as CNN anchor Don Lemon, made the newspaper’s no-go list.

“The Times was wary of how viewers might perceive a down-the-middle journalist like [David] Enrich talking politics with a mega-ideological host like Maddow,” Vanity Fair’s media correspondent Joe Pompeo wrote.

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“The New York Times? They are now scared, taking notice, and they are realizing, uh-oh, they’ve been duped by the conspiracy TV media mob,” Hannity said Thursday night.

“Look at this new report — the New York Times is warning editors and reporters against appearing on primetime shows on ‘Fake News CNN’ and ‘Conspiracy TV MSNBC’.

“Why would the New York Times not go on their favorite programs, who refused to ask the tough questions to begin with, like, did Robert Mueller forget his previous statements in yesterday’s remarks, or did he intentionally muddle the waters to fuel the Democrats’ unrelenting impeachment rage psychosis?”

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Hannity’s remarks came after Vanity Fair claimed sources told the magazine the Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet expressed concerns certain primetime shows are becoming more opinionated and that reporters who appear on their shows would be “perceived as being aligned” with the show’s politics.

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“He thinks it’s a real issue,” one source said, another adding “Their view is that, intentionally or not, it affiliates the Times reporter with a bias.”

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Both MSNBC and CNN have hired several prominent New York Times reporters as contributors in recent years, but it is unclear from the Vanity Fair report if they would be discouraged from appearing on shows deemed “too partisan.”

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Pete Buttigieg ‘rags to riches’ story is false, brother-in-law tells Laura Ingraham

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Pastor Rhyan Glezman, brother-in-law of Pete Buttigieg, said Thursday evening that the “rags to riches” narrative in a newspaper profile about the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and his husband is a lie.

The “story couldn’t be further from the truth,” Glezman explained on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” about the Washington Post article, which claimed that Chasten Buttigieg — the candidate’s spouse — had been “shunned” by his family and even struggled with homelessness.

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“There has never been any amount of shunning him from the family. I love my brother dearly. I want the best for him. I want the best for Pete,” Glezman said. He said he thinks Buttigieg made up the story because it helps to have a compelling narrative to stand out in a crowded field of candidates. He added that his family has no memory of Chasten’s supposed homelessness.

“There has never been any amount of shunning him from the family. I love my brother dearly. I want the best for him. I want the best for Pete.”

— Pastor Rhyan Glezman, brother-in-law of Pete Buttigieg

He admitted that he had not spoken to Chasten in a year and said his family dynamic has been rocky for nearly a decade.

The born-again Christian, who does not support gay marriage, said if his family shunned anyone, it would have been him for his religious beliefs.

At the end of the interview, Glezman said that he had no plans to vote for his brother-in-law, the mayor of South Bend, Ind.

“Trump in 2020,” he added.

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Buttigieg campaign national press secretary Chris Meagher told Fox News that a similar Washington Examiner interview Glezman did this week “misrepresented what Chasten said actually happened.”

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Mueller’s Russia investigation should mark end of ‘special’ probes, Alan Dershowitz says

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The conclusion of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation should mark the end of special counsel- or special prosecutor-led probes, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Thursday.

Dershowitz said on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” that Attorney General William Barr should have made a similar statement during Barr’s interview with CBS News earlier in the day.

“I think the only thing Barr should’ve said that he didn’t say is that there should no longer ever be any special counsel,” Dershowitz told host Laura Ingraham.

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“The Mueller investigation puts the final nail in the coffin of special counsels [or] special prosecutors. The attorney general could do this himself,” Dershowitz continued.

Barr said earlier Thursday he thought Mueller should’ve reached a conclusion on the obstruction question against President Trump.

“I personally felt he could’ve reached a decision,” Barr claimed. “The [Office of Legal Counsel’s] opinion says you cannot indict a president while he is in office. But he could’ve reached a decision whether it was criminal activity, but he had his reasons for not doing it, which he explained.”

Dershowitz later echoed that sentiment: “Mueller should have come to a conclusion. I think if he had come to a conclusion, it would’ve been there was no obstruction of justice.”

He added the Justice Department has “staff people,” civil servants and “full-time line prosecutors” who could fill the hole left by the absence of future special counsels’ or special investigators’ offices.

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“Everything that was done here could’ve been done by them. When the special prosecutor – the special counsel in this case – says ‘I couldn’t have indicted the president anyway according to the Constitution,’ then what was his investigation all about?” Dershowitz asked.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Mueller statement meant to ‘light the fuse’ for impeachment, Devin Nunes says

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s public statement Wednesday was meant to “light the fuse” for impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Rep. Devin Nunes claimed Thursday.

Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News’ “Hannity” that observers of Mueller’s rare public remarks had to ask themselves why he held the news conference.

“You just have to ask yourself, sitting back thinking about it: What was that press conference all about yesterday?” he charged. “To light the fuse for impeachment.”

Nunes, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, claimed Mueller should have ended his probe many months before he did earlier this year.

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“We know that he’s talked about conspiracy to collude. Well, when he walked in the door, he knew there was no evidence of collusion,” Nunes said. “He should have been done after day two.”

Nunes also alleged that Mueller tried to do a “victory lap” at his news conference by talking “about the Russians they found, the Russians they prosecuted” when Nunes’ fellow Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee had the same information.

In remarks from the Justice Department Wednesday, Mueller announced the closing of his office and detailed the findings of his investigation, underscoring that there “was not sufficient evidence to charge a conspiracy” with regard to whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.

But Mueller did not mince words on his inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice.

“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that,” Mueller said. “We did not determine whether the president did commit a crime.”

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Mueller explained longstanding Justice Department policy, which states that a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime.

“Charging the president with a crime was not an option we could consider,” Mueller explained, adding that “it would be unfair to accuse someone of a crime when there could be no court resolution of the charge.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Trump critics like Robert De Niro ‘see themselves as exemplars’ of average Americans: Mark Steyn

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Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro’s latest appearance in an anti-Trump video is another example of him claiming to be a model for Americans, said conservative commentator and author Mark Steyn.

Steyn reacted Thursday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to a NowThis video featuring several former federal prosecutors who believed President Trump broke the law in connection with the Russia investigation.

De Niro introduced the prosecutors in the clip, saying in part, “No one is above the law.”

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Steyn said people like De Niro who “loathe Trump” don’t know anyone who likes the New York Republican.

“They don’t know anyone,” he claimed. “They loathe Trump — they don’t know anyone who voted for Trump.”

“Therefore,” he said, they’re apt to see themselves as “exemplars of everyday ordinary Americans.”

Steyn said that if the prosecutors in the video wanted to appear impartial, they shouldn’t have involved someone like De Niro, who has resorted to obscenities to describe the president: “Why would you stick a man who is most famous for saying ‘F Trump’ at the Tony Awards on the front of the video?”

Previously on “Tucker,” Steyn reacted to De Niro deriding Trump while honoring fellow actor Al Pacino at another awards ceremony.

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“The individual who currently purports to lead America is not worthy of any tribute,” De Niro said at the event. “Unless you think of this impeachment and imprisonment as a sort of tribute — and that’s how you can make America great again.”

Steyn said De Niro “lives better than 99.99 percent of people in the entirety of human history have ever lived, and he cannot accept that a close election in a 50-50 country didn’t go his way.”

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