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Jimmy Kimmel Brutally Mocks Tucker Carlson’s ‘Little Girl’ Laugh

Jimmy Kimmel Brutally Mocks Tucker Carlson’s ‘Little Girl’ Laugh

Following the for the murder of George Floyd this week, Jimmy Kimmel noted Wednesday night that many Americans “have spoken powerfully and passionately about the verdicts and their significance yesterday, but none spoke less eloquently than Tucker Carlson of Fox News.”The host highlighted a supremely bizarre moment from Carlson’s show the previous night in which he who dared to describe Chauvin’s actions as “savagery.”“Well, yeah, but the guy that did it looks like he’s going to spend the rest of his life in prison so I’m kind of more worried about the rest of the country, which thanks to...

April 22, 2021
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Fox News Host Tries and Fails to Bait Jon Stewart Into Attacking Biden

Fox News Host Tries and Fails to Bait Jon Stewart Into Attacking Biden

After decades of mercilessly “” Fox News during his time as host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart has made a surprising number of in years, almost exclusively to promote his activism around issues like medical benefits for 9/11 first responders and now veterans who were exposed to “burn pits” in Iraq and Afghanistan.The comedian remained dead serious on Tuesday when he joined Fox host Martha MacCallum to explain why he was in Washington lobbying for a bill that would provide aid to veterans affected by that toxic exposure.“If a senator or a representative is unsure of the science, let’s go...

April 13, 2021
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John Boehner Shuts Down Meghan McCain’s Biden Critique: He’s a ‘Good Guy’

John Boehner Shuts Down Meghan McCain’s Biden Critique: He’s a ‘Good Guy’

Meghan McCain tried her best to tee up John Boehner for an attack on President Joe Biden on Monday. The former Republican House Speaker refused to take the bait.“I’m worried we’re headed towards the most divided time in our nation,” McCain told Boehner, who was on The View to promote his . “President Biden has promised to usher in a new era of bipartisanship. So far he’s issued more than 50 executive orders and chosen to go it alone on issues like the stimulus. You said that President Obama never made reaching across the aisle a priority, is Biden continuing the tradition?”Instead of...

April 12, 2021
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GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson Admits ‘Near-Total Abortion Ban’ Is Unconstitutional

GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson Admits ‘Near-Total Abortion Ban’ Is Unconstitutional

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) said he only signed what has been as a “near-total abortion ban” in his state this month because he hopes it leads to the Supreme Court taking away women’s rights to make decisions about their own bodies. Hutchinson was speaking during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, after host Dana Bash raised with the issue with him. “Even when you signed it, you said you had reservations about the law, saying that it violates Supreme Court precedent,” Bash said. “So to be clear, did you sign this bill because you hope it will be a vehicle for the Supreme Court to...

March 21, 2021
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Fox News Goes Pro-Weed After Biden Staff Crackdown

Fox News Goes Pro-Weed After Biden Staff Crackdown

Fox News seems to be embracing the legalization of marijuana. All it took was President Joe Biden .“Dozens of young White House staffers have reportedly been fired suddenly or demoted suddenly over past weed smokin’,” Fox host Harris Faulkner reported near the end of her show Friday morning, citing on the stunning about-face from the Biden administration, which originally indicated a more lenient pot policy.Fox Nation host Kat Timpf, , joined Faulkner in expressing outrage over the report, saying, “This is wrong in itself on a few levels.”“First of all, I think I think you would be really...

March 19, 2021
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Ron Johnson: ‘Nothing Racial’ About My Black Lives Matter Comments

Ron Johnson: ‘Nothing Racial’ About My Black Lives Matter Comments

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWSen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) pushed back on allegations of racism on Monday after that he was not “concerned” about the Capitol rioters on Jan. 6 because unlike Black Lives Matter and antifa protesters, the mostly white Trump supporters “were people that loved this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law.”“There was nothing racial about my comments, nothing whatsoever,” Johnson insisted. “This isn’t about race, this is about riots.” He said he found it “shocking” that anyone would take what he...

March 15, 2021
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Kevin McCarthy Claims QAnon Ignorance After Denouncing It Last Year

Kevin McCarthy Claims QAnon Ignorance After Denouncing It Last Year

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) claimed on Wednesday that he did not know what QAnon was, let alone how to pronounce it. But in an interview with Fox News last August he there is “no place for QAnon in the Republican Party” when discussing Marjorie Taylor Greene’s run for Congress. Speaking to reporters Wednesday after a closed-door House Republican conference meeting, McCarthy defended Rep. Greene (R-GA), telling them, “I think it would be helpful if you could hear exactly what she told all of us. Denouncing Q-on, I don't...

February 4, 2021
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Seth Meyers Accuses Biden of Falling for GOP’s Coronavirus ‘Scam’

Seth Meyers Accuses Biden of Falling for GOP’s Coronavirus ‘Scam’

Seth Meyers actually went after President Joe Biden pretty hard Monday night—but not for the reasons would have liked.Instead, the Late Night host criticized Biden for engaging in what he views as a “futile and preposterous exercise” by “indulging” Republicans’ demands of “bipartisanship” when it comes to . “Just the fact that he’s willing to sit down and listen to you at all is more than you deserve,” Meyers said directly to those GOP senators who want to reduce the aid package.Comparing Biden to the neighbor who will keep throwing back the frisbee that lands in his yard even after the...

February 2, 2021
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‘Time’ Magazine’s Biden ‘Day One’ Cover Breaks Fox News Anchor’s Brain

‘Time’ Magazine’s Biden ‘Day One’ Cover Breaks Fox News Anchor’s Brain

Late Friday morning, at the end of an unusually , Fox News anchor Harris Faulker evidently ran out of things to be outraged about and turned her attention to Time magazine’s first cover of the Joe Biden era.In Faulkner’s words, the , which was illustrated by longtime Time artist Tim O’Brien and is accompanied by the headline “Day One,” shows Joe Biden in the Oval Office “trashed by his predecessor as he looks out at the nation on fire.” She went on to posit that if the cover depicted a Republican president in a similar way, “mainstream media would be on fire about it, but with Joe Biden,...

January 22, 2021
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Bobcat Goldthwait Breaks Down His 30-Year Beef With ‘Teen-Loving’ Jerry Seinfeld

Bobcat Goldthwait Breaks Down His 30-Year Beef With ‘Teen-Loving’ Jerry Seinfeld

Comedians were premiering their new documentary comedy special at the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this fall where “Jerry Seinfeld is a god,” and as the section of the film about Goldthwait’s decades-long feud with that iconic comedian approached, he started to get a little nervous.“I was relieved when they burst into applause after I said, ‘Jerry Seinfeld finally has an opinion and it’s about me,’” Goldthwait tells me on this week’s episode of . “I was really happy to hear comedy nerds laughing at that.”“Hot dog buns and Bobcat Goldthwait, the two things that get his...

Nov 11
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