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Chris Wallace Challenges Greg Abbott: You Were Silent on Trump's Migrant Abuses

Chris Wallace Challenges Greg Abbott: You Were Silent on Trump's Migrant Abuses

confronted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday, pointing out that while the Republican governor has been outspoken about migrant children abuses during the Biden administration he was silent on the issue during President Donald Trump’s term.With conservatives describing the recent surge of unaccompanied minors at the southern border as an unmitigated disaster and crisis, Abbott last week after state officials received some tips that migrant children were subjected to sexual abuse at a temporary shelter in San Antonio.“These problems are a byproduct of President Biden’s open border policies and...

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Matt Gaetz: I’ve Talked With Newsmax, OAN, and Fox About Potential Post-Congress Gigs

Matt Gaetz: I’ve Talked With Newsmax, OAN, and Fox About Potential Post-Congress Gigs

Rep. Matt Gaetz is facing one of the biggest public scandals of his career, amid with a 17-year-old girl, and his claims he’s actually the victim of an extortion plot. For weeks, before news of the investigation broke, the MAGA congressman explored the possibility of a soft landing in right-wing media, reportedly including a potential job at Newsmax and, as The Daily Beast has learned: One America News Network and Fox News.Two sources familiar with the situation said that Gaetz also indicated to OAN that he was interested in exiting politics for a TV gig. When asked by The Daily Beast...

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Mar 31
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Matt Gaetz Tries to Rope Tucker Into His FBI Teen Sex Case Defense

Matt Gaetz Tries to Rope Tucker Into His FBI Teen Sex Case Defense

Just hours after The New York Times dropped a bombshell story Tuesday that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is, the Florida congressman gave a wild interview in which he attempted to rope Tucker Carlson into the allegations surrounding him.The Fox News host, for his part, wanted viewers to know that he had no idea what the Republican lawmaker was talking about. that the Department of Justice is looking into allegations that Gaetz had a sexual relationship with the teenage girl and paid for her travel with him, which could violate sex trafficking laws. According to the paper, the probe was opened in...

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Mar 31
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Chris Wallace Grills Graham on Georgia Voting Law: ‘Why on Earth’ Is It Illegal to Give Voters Water?

Chris Wallace Grills Graham on Georgia Voting Law: ‘Why on Earth’ Is It Illegal to Give Voters Water?

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace pressed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Republicans’ push to enact across the country, asking the senator point-blank on Sunday how it made sense for Georgia to make it illegal to give food and water to citizens waiting in line for hours to vote.Last week, Republicans in Georgia that imposed a whole new slate of voting restrictions, such as new voter ID requirements on absentee ballots, limits on the use of ballot drop boxes, granting the state new powers over county elections, and making it criminal to provide voters with food and water, among other measures.The...

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Mar 28
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One America News Doxxes NY Times Reporter, Urges Viewers to Harass Her

One America News Doxxes NY Times Reporter, Urges Viewers to Harass Her

Fringe far-right cable news network targeted a New York Times media reporter on Thursday for harassment, broadcasting her cell-phone number and urging viewers to “stand up to intimidation by the left and feel free to reach out” to her.“One America News is yet again coming under attack by the hate-filled liberal left,” an off-screen, unidentified narrator fumed in the Thursday afternoon segment.Accusing Times reporter Rachel Abrams of “harassing current and former OAN employees” in recent weeks for a supposed “hit piece” on the network, the announcer then pointed to an email sent to one of...

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Mar 18
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Sharon Osbourne Allegedly Called Former Co-Host Julie Chen ‘Slanty Eyes’

Sharon Osbourne Allegedly Called Former Co-Host Julie Chen ‘Slanty Eyes’

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWEmbattled The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne frequently referred to her former colleague Julie Chen, who is Chinese-American, as “slanty eyes” and “wonton, among other racist and ethnic slurs, on Substack.According to Ali’s sources, which included former Talk host Leah Remini, Osbourne also directed numerous anti-gay slurs at one-time host Sara Gilbert, who is a lesbian, calling The Conners star “pussy licker” and “fish eater.” Ali also reported that Osbourne called Iranian-American talent agent Renee Tab a “Persian carpet cunt” on at...

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Mar 16
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GOP Sen. Blackburn Defends ‘Neanderthal Thinking’: Actually, They ‘Are Resilient’

GOP Sen. Blackburn Defends ‘Neanderthal Thinking’: Actually, They ‘Are Resilient’

It was really just a matter of time before Republicans tried to turn around President Joe Biden’s “Neanderthal thinking” criticism and embrace it as an honorific.During a Thursday morning appearance on the Fox Business Network, suggested the president’s recent comments—aimed at Texas and Mississippi for shedding their statewide mask mandates—should be seen as a compliment.Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves—both Republicans—announced that besides repealing their statewide mask mandates, they would reopen their states “” and lift all capacity limits.“We...

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Fox News Insiders Rage Against Hiring ‘Mini Goebbels’ Kayleigh McEnany

Fox News Insiders Rage Against Hiring ‘Mini Goebbels’ Kayleigh McEnany

Fox News officially announced on Tuesday that it has hired former Trump spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany as a contributor.“It is my distinct pleasure today to welcome Kayleigh Mcenany to the Fox family,” anchor Harris Faulkner said Tuesday morning after wrapping an on-air interview with the former Trump flack. “We will be seeing much more of her in the future.”Fox News did not respond when asked for comment.The addition of a and to the Fox News roster set off some alarms within a newsroom that has been “” in recent months in favor of right-wing opinion programming and content geared towards...

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Mar 2
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Steve Scalise Still Refuses to Admit the Election Wasn't Stolen

Steve Scalise Still Refuses to Admit the Election Wasn't Stolen

, the number two Republican in the House, still refuses to concede that the 2020 presidential election was not stolen, insisting on Sunday morning that “there were a few states that didn't follow their state laws.”Scalise, to visit with former President Donald Trump, appeared on ABC News’ This Week on Sunday and was eventually pressed about whether he felt the twice-impeached ex-president bore any responsibility for the Jan. 6 insurrectionist Capitol riot.Airing comments denouncing Trump for his role in inciting a mob of MAGA supporters to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s...

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Feb 21
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YouTube Bans and Then Unbans Right Wing Watch, a Media Watchdog Devoted to Exposing Right-Wing Conspiracies

YouTube Bans and Then Unbans Right Wing Watch, a Media Watchdog Devoted to Exposing Right-Wing Conspiracies

After left-wing media watchdog Right Wing Watch had been informed that its channel had been permanently suspended from YouTube on Monday morning, the online video platform reversed course hours later and reinstated the channel.“Right Wing Watch’s YouTube channel was mistakenly suspended, but upon further review, has now been reinstated,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Daily Beast on Monday afternoon. The social-media site also suggested that the issue was a mistake due to high volume of content and that they attempted to move quickly to undo the ban.Right Wing Watch also confirmed that...

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Jun 28
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