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Tucker Carlson: Kamala Harris’ ‘synthetic’ campaign was proof the media can ‘sell almost anything’

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Tucker Carlson looked back on Sen. Kamala Harris’, D-Calif., 2020 presidential campaign Tuesday, calling it proof that the mainstream media can sell the public almost anything, at least for a little while.

During his opening monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host posited that Harris’ bid to unseat President Trump was, “for a brief, but electric moment, the single most profound and transformative — if entirely scripted and corporate — political movement in the history of this country.”

He pointed to numerous political pundits and cable news hosts who heralded Harris’ campaign, which kicked off in January with a large rally in Oakland.

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne said at the time that Harris sounded like former President Barack Obama, while CNN’s Kyung Lah claimed Harris “wants to speak truth and to defend the America she says she knows and believes in.”

KAMALA HARRIS DROPS OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL RACE

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell had called Harris “one of the top-tier candidates” and his colleague Chris Matthews claimed Trump “must be envious as hell” of her rally crowds.

To those and other commentators, Carlson said their comments are “a measure of the media’s ability — at least in the short term — to sell almost anything, even something as synthetic … as the Kamala Harris For President campaign.

Carlson noted that, early in the race, Harris appeared to dominate a debate via a viral exchange with former Vice President Joe Biden. The former Delaware senator had recently discussed his work with segregationist former Sens. James Eastland, D-Miss., and Herman Talmadge, D-Ga. In 1975, Biden had worked with the late Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., on an anti-busing measure.

During that debate, Harris told Biden she had been a student at a then-recently-integrated school and had depended on busing.

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In the wake of the exchange, Carlson said, Harris enjoyed a fleeting spike in support.

“But soon, it evaporated. Voters realized that making Joe Biden look bad isn’t actually much of an accomplishment — it’s not that hard,” he said.

During his monologue, Carlson added that Harris had blamed her campaign woes on the “elephant in the room” — in that American may not be ready for “a woman, and a woman of color, to be president of the United States.”

“Joe Biden, who is white, is getting far more support from black voters than Kamala Harris ever did — so that means that America is racist? How exactly does that work?” the host asked.

“Logic is bigotry.”

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Today on Fox News: Nov. 27, 2019

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On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.; Tunnel to Towers gives away three mortgage-free homes to Gold Star families.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: “Eddie Gallagher Controversy Drives a Wedge Between the White House and the Pentagon” – Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was convicted of posing with a hunting knife in a photo with a corpse of a dead Iraqi militant will be able to retire and retain his Trident pin. His controversial case was taken up by President Trump and led to the firing of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin breaks down the story and explains why the president’s decision to intervene created some waves at the Pentagon.

Also on the Rundown: Many of the books about the Trump Administration rely on anonymous sources. Author and presidential historian Doug Wead wrote his newest book, “Inside Trump’s White House: The Real Story of His Presidency” after spending time with President Trump and his family. Wead joins the podcast to share a preview of the stories.

Plus, commentary by Charlies Hurt, opinion editor for The Washington Times.

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Doug Schoen, Democratic pollster and consultant; Janice Dean, Fox News senior meteorologist and more.

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Today on Fox News: Nov. 26, 2019

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On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Chad Wolf, acting Secretary of Homeland Security.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: “DOJ IG Report Is Coming … Will it Impact the Impeachment Fight?” – On December 9, the Justice Department’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz will release his highly anticipated report on the FBI’s conduct during the Russia investigation, including the origins of the probe and whether the Bureau abused its surveillance powers. Will the report’s results allow the Trump administration to shift the conversation away from the impeachment fight? Fox News Digital politics reporter Brooke Singman and former DOJ prosecutor James Trusty discuss what to expect from the IG report.

Also on the Rundown: There may be fewer deportations under President Trump than under the Obama Administration, but the situation at the border has become dire for other reasons. A record number of immigrants are at detention centers and the backlog of immigration-related court cases is growing. Fox News correspondent William LaJeunesse discusses whether President Trump’s policies at the border are working.

Plus, commentary by former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., Mark Morgan, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and more.

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Today on Fox News: Nov. 25, 2019

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On Fox News: 

Hannity, 9 p.m. ET: Carter Page, former adviser to the Trump 2016 campaign.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: ‘Greatly Concerning’: After another week of public hearings for the impeachment inquiry in the House, U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y, joins the podcast to weigh in on why he thinks Democrats have the wrong motivations. He also shares his thoughts on the upcoming December 9th FISA abuse report. 
 
Also on the Rundown: Former President Obama upset some of the left recently when he encouraged Democrats in the 2020 presidential field to keep their policies “rooted in reality.” It appeared to be a shot at some of the progressive positions taken by candidates like Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Joe Lieberman, for Democratic senator from Connecticut, agrees with the former president and is among those saying the party may be going too far left. He discusses his concerns about the Democrats’ direction and their ongoing effort to impeach President Trump.

Plus, commentary by FOX News contributor Kristen Soltis Anderson.

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Doug Schoen, veteran Democratic pollster and consultant; Michael Goodwin, New York Post columnist; Bret Baier, host of “Special Report.”

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NY Times fashion critic trashes Tulsi Gabbard’s white pantsuit, but liked same look on Clinton

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The New York Times’s fashion critic blasted Rep. Tulsi Gabbard‘s choice to wear a white pantsuit at Wednesday’s Democratic debate but praised a similar look worn by Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

In a piece called, “Tulsi Gabbard’s White Pantsuit Isn’t Winning,” Vanessa Friedman claimed Gabbard’s look “leaves a chill” and that “no one seems to care.” She also noted how this was the “third” debate in which Gabbard wore the white pantsuit.

“That kind of repetition, especially during events geared toward the public eye, does not happen by accident. There’s a reason she is opting for the imagery; a calculation behind the choice,” Friedman wrote. “Part of the muted reaction probably has to do with the fact that Ms. Gabbard has engaged in a pretty public battle with Mrs. Clinton, calling her ‘queen of the warmongers’ after Mrs. Clinton suggested Ms. Gabbard was the favorite Democratic candidate of the Russians.

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Despite the similar outfits, Friedman claimed Clinton’s white pantsuit, which she wore to accept the party’s nomination at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, became “a cause célèbre” and led to the #WearWhiteToVote hashtag on social media.

Friedman fawned over Clinton’s look and linked it to the women’s suffrage movement.

“It was not just showing people who do not understand her and who do not trust her who she is as a person, or laying out her policy proposals, but also demonstrating that when she represents them on the world stage, she would do so with that hard-to-pin-down aura of leadership and power. And she did,” Friedman wrote at the time. “In her white suit, with her white crew neck underneath, Mrs. Clinton looked supremely unflappable: perfectly tailored and in control. Not a hair out of place (but some hair nicely waved). The kind of person who could carry the nuclear codes with aplomb.”

However, in this week’s piece, Friedman drew contrasts between Clinton and 2020 hopeful Marianne Williamson’s look, which she also wore at a prior debate, and the look of the Hawaii congresswoman.

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“Her white suits are not the white suits of Ms. Clinton, nor even the white of Ms. Williamson, whose early appearances in the shade often seemed tied to her wellness gospel and ideas of renewal and rebirth. Rather, they are the white of avenging angels and flaming swords, of somewhat combative righteousness (also cult leaders),” Friedman continued. “And that kind of association, though it can be weirdly compelling, is also not really community building. It sets someone apart, rather than joining others together. It has connotations of the fringe, rather than the center.”

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Today on Fox News, Nov. 21, 2019

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On Fox News: 

Stay with Fox News for team coverage of the public Trump impeachment inquiry hearings all day Thursday, on all platforms.

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst.

Fox Business:

Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five.”

Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: Bombshells or “Presumptions? Gordon Sondland Testimony Divides DC – European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland, a key witness in the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry into President Trump delivered explosive testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Sondland testified there was a “quid pro quo” regarding Ukraine, with the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani taking a leading role on the administration’s dealings with that nation. However, Republicans point to Sondland’s testimony that he “never heard from President Trump that aid was conditioned on an announcement” of investigations. Fox News Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt discusses key takeaways of Sondland’s testimony and if the President committed an impeachable offense.

Also on the Rundown: Recent developments surrounding the death of high-profile financier and sex offender  Jeffery Epstein appear to be fueling conspiracy theories. According to a recently filed indictment, the two guards that were supposed to watch Jeffrey Epstein’s cell on the night of his death “failed to complete mandated counts of prisoners.” FOX’s Bryan Llenas has been covering the story from the beginning and explains why these conspiracy theories won’t be going away anytime soon.

Plus, commentary by Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett.

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TNT’s Charles Barkley apologizes for ‘attempted joke’ after allegedly telling female reporter ‘I would hit you’

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Charles Barkley apologized to a reporter Wednesday for what he called an “attempted joke,” following claims the NBA Hall of Famer had told her “I don’t hit women but if I did I would hit you.”

The TNT basketball commentator’s response came a day after Axios reporter Alexi McCammond tweeted about the alleged exchange.

CHARLES BARKLEY ALLEGEDLY TOLD REPORTER ‘I DON’T HIT WOMEN BUT IF I DID I WOULD HIT YOU’

McCammond, a politics reporter covering the 2020 presidential election, wrote: “Just FYI Charles Barkley told me tonight “I don’t hit women but if I did I would hit you,” and then when I objected to that he told me I “couldn’t take a joke.”

She said she had asked Barkley off the record for clarification on which Democratic candidate he supported for president.

“My comment was inappropriate and unacceptable,” Barkley said in a statement released by Turner Sports PR. “It was an attempted joke that wasn’t funny at all.  There’s no excuse for it and I apologize.”

“My comment was inappropriate and unacceptable. It was an attempted joke that wasn’t funny at all.  There’s no excuse for it and I apologize.”

— Charles Barkley

McCammond retweeted the apology, adding her response:

“The comments Charles Barkley made to me are not acceptable. Threats of violence are not a joke, & no person deserves to be hit or threatened like that. Silence only allows the culture of misogyny to fester. And those kinds of comments don’t merit off-the-record protections.”

As of late Wednesday, Barkley was still scheduled to appear on Thursday night’s edition of “Inside the NBA,” despite public backlash on social media about his remarks about hitting women, Front Office Sports reported. It was not immediately clear if TNT would seek any disciplinary action against him.

Meanwhile, McCammond on Wednesday received pushback for her critique of Barkley on social media given her own past tweets, which some have viewed as “racist” against Asians and African-Americans. Social media users shared screenshots of McCammond’s old tweets, some of which date to 2008. McCammond apologized and said she deleted the tweets from her account.

“Today, I was reminded of some past insensitive tweets, and I am deeply sorry to anyone I offended. I have since deleted those tweets as they do not reflect my views or who I am today,” she said.

The National Association of Black Journalists supported McCammond in a statement, saying that her past tweets, which she published as a student, before becoming a professional journalist, do not “negate our concerns that the comments and actions toward her by Mr. Barkley were inexcusable, as are some of the other comments she’s encountered as a result of her speaking out about what she has faced.”

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The association said it was unaware of McCammond’s tweets in 2018 when she was awarded NABJ’s “Emerging Journalist of the Year.”

“We have always encouraged all of our members, which includes Ms. McCammond, to be respectful of people of all backgrounds. Celebrating diversity is at the core of our mission,” the NABJ continued. “We are hopeful to see that Ms. McCammond has worked to rectify the situation concerning her past tweets.”

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Sondland hearing exposes impeachment inquiry as ‘thoroughly corrupt and tyrannical’: Mark Levin

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Wednesday’s impeachment hearing on Capitol Hill featuring Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union,  was another example of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff orchestrating an unfair and corrupt inquiry process against President Trump, “Life, Liberty & Levin” host Mark Levin said.

“The American system and the American people have never, ever seen a process like this — ever,” the radio host claimed on “The Mark Levin Show” on Westwood One.

“It is thoroughly corrupt and tyrannical — while they’re trying to paint the president as corrupt and tyrannical,” Levin continued.

“The American system and the American people have never, ever seen a process like this — ever. It is thoroughly corrupt and tyrannical.”

— Mark Levin

TRUMP FIRES BACK AT ‘CORRUPT’ SCHIFF

It appeared Democrats were eager to hear from Sondland because, unlike some previous witnesses, Sondland was appointed directly by Trump himself, Levin noted.

“They’re not even witnesses for all intents and purposes,” he said. “That is, they have no idea what the president of the United States actually said or did because they never spoke with him [and] never met with him and know nothing about him.”

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“But Mr. Sondland is different, you see,” Levin added, describing the Democrats’ argument. “He was appointed by Trump — he had many discussions with Trump. He can remember some, he can’t remember others.”

Levin also claimed former President Barack Obama wasn’t held to the same standard in regard to providing sufficient defense resources to Ukraine.

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“If Donald Trump had followed the status quo of the prior administration … Ukraine wouldn’t get a penny in offensive military armaments, not a penny, because that was the official policy of the Obama administration, of the John Kerry State Department, in which these longtime State Department employees worked — and I don’t remember them jumping up and down over that.”

In addition, Levin claimed several media pundits commenting on the Sondland testimony weren’t acting like the impartial legal analysts they were cracked up to be.

One analyst, Levin claimed, floated that Trump could be brought up on an obstruction-of-Congress impeachment article because of the testimony thus far.

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Ben Sasse supports Kevin McCarthy’s demand for answers after ABC News spiked Epstein story: report

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U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., is supporting House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy‘s request for information from ABC News related to the network’s decision to spike anchor Amy Robach’s story on Jeffrey Epstein that would have exposed allegations against the now-deceased sex offender three years ago.

McCarthy, R-Calif., was the first lawmaker to question the network’s decision to scrap the 2015 interview with Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre when he sent a letter to ABC News President James Goldston on Sunday. Also signing the letter were House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike McCaul of Texas and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins of Georgia.

In a subsequent interview on “Fox & Friends,” McCarthy also called for a congressional investigation into ABC if the network doesn’t respond to the letter in a timely manner.

ABC NEWS’ AMY ROBACH CAUGHT ON HOT MIC SAYING NETWORK SPIKED JEFFREY EPSTEIN BOMBSHELL

Sasse did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment, but told The Washington Examiner on Wednesday, “If anyone has information that can help put Jeffrey Epstein’s co-conspirators behind bars, they [ABC News] ought to do everything they can to bring that information into the full light of day.”

“Powerful, well-connected men have suppressed stories and evaded prison, but the victims deserve justice, and the public deserves the truth. That’s going to take hard-nosed reporting without fear or favor,” he reportedly added.

Video captured Robach on a hot mic claiming higher-ups at her network killed the story. The footage was published earlier this month by Project Veritas, whose controversial founder, James O’Keefe, has described himself as a “guerrilla journalist.” The video included Robach saying ABC refused to air an interview she conducted with one of Epstein’s victims.

Project Veritas said an ABC News insider leaked the hot-mic outburst.

“I’ve had the story for three years. … We would not put it on the air,” Robach said on the hot mic. “Um, first of all, I was told, who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.”

She also said she tried to get the interview on the air for three years “to no avail.”

MCCARTHY HITS ABC FOR FAILING TO EXPOSE EPSTEIN: COULD ‘HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO SAVE SOME CHILDREN’S LIVES’

Less than two weeks after the footage was published, the House Republicans wrote the letter, asserting, “What appears to have been presented to Ms. Robach is first-hand evidence of human trafficking.”

They noted they were “deeply concerned that this victim, in search of justice, went to ABC News, provided information and an interview and then ABC News chose to bury the truth. This was a decision that Ms. Robach alluded was due to protecting powerful people or financial interests.”

The three Republicans wrote that they were requesting more information from ABC News, asking the outlet several questions including who was involved in deciding the story was not of public interest as well as any rationale for that decision.

McCarthy said ABC seems more concerned with the identity of the leaker than with discovering why the story was buried in the first place. He claimed the network has a “moral authority” to determine if they did everything they could to expose the truth.

Epstein was found dead in August in his prison cell in New York City while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges.

Prosecutors alleged the convicted sex offender paid girls as young as 14 hundreds of dollars for massages before he molested them in his homes in New York and Palm Beach, Fla., between 2002 and 2005.

Sasse has repeatedly pressed for answers surrounding Epstein’s death, including on the day Epstein died.  In a letter Sasse wrote to Attorney General William Barr that day he expressed anger demanding that “heads must roll” over the incident. He also expressed his frustration in a letter sent to the head of the Federal Bureau of Prisons last week, writing, “we’re still in the dark about what happened to Epstein.”

On Tuesday, prosecutors announced that two prison guards, identified as Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, were charged with making false records and conspiring to make false records and to defraud the United States by impairing the lawful functions of the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

ABC News did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment following the release of McCarthy’s letter.

Earlier this month, responding to the published video of Robach, an ABC News spokesperson told Fox News the Epstein story wasn’t fit to air.

“At the time, not all of our reporting met our standards to air, but we have never stopped investigating the story. Ever since, we’ve had a team on this investigation and substantial resources dedicated to it,” the spokesperson said. “That work has led to a two-hour documentary and six-part podcast that will air in the new year.”

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ABC News later identified who the network had accused leaked the footage and reportedly worked with CBS, her current employer, to get her fired.

Fox News’ Brian Flood, Nick Givas and Melissa Leon contributed to this report.

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President Trump slammed Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as “shifty” and a “corrupt politician” Thursday in response to the latest developments in the impeachment inquiry hearings on Capitol Hill.

The president was touring an Apple plant in Austin, Texas with company CEO Tim Cook and others when he was asked about the hearings back in Washington. He responded by attacking the media and House Democratic leadership, reminding reporters of a parody account of the president’s call with Ukraine’s leader that Schiff shared before Congress in September.

“Nancy Pelosi has done a terrible job as Speaker [of the House]. There’s never been a speaker that’s done so little, and she’s totally incompetent,” Trump said. “And shifty Schiff, he stands up and he tells lies all day long … We have no due process.”

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Trump also called out what he said were incorrect and conflicting reports of his discussion with Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland — Schiff’s first witness of the day Wednesday — about the Ukraine matter.

“He [Sondland] asked me what should he do — I said ‘I want nothing’ — and then I repeated — ‘I want nothing. I want no quid-pro-quo. Tell the president [of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky] to do the right thing,’ and then he finished off, he said, ‘this is the final word from the president of the United States’,” Trump told the assembled media before taking aim at their coverage.

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The president claimed there has been some “fair” coverage of the inquiry before going on to claim, “Not only did we win today, it’s over.”

“Some of the fair press, of which there isn’t too much, said ‘this thing is over,” Trump continued.

“We have a phony press — they’re dishonest. Most of them — we have some fine people, fine journalists and reporters,” he later said, calling several outlets, including ABC News, CNN and the Washington Post “fake papers [and] fake press” that “hurt our country.”

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When asked about the anonymous intelligence community whistleblower, Trump claimed the individual is a “political operative” and that their account of the July 25 call with Zelensky largely became moot after he released the transcript of the conversation.

“The whistleblower’s not a whistleblower, he’s a fake.”

Questioned about any potential Biden family connection to the situation, the president responded by slamming Hunter Biden, the son of the former vice president, criticizing his 2013 discharge from the U.S. Navy.

“When you talk about corruption … All of a sudden he’s getting millions and millions of dollars from Ukraine, from China … This guy made nothing. He got thrown out of the Navy, he couldn’t get a job, and then his father becomes vice president and the press doesn’t want to report it because the press is dishonest,” Trump said.

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