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Jake Tapper roasts former Democratic candidate for hyprocrisy

News anchors are often criticized for not questioning or fact-checking the things their guests say in interviews on their shows.

But not this time for CNN host Jake Tapper.

Tapper was interviewing Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a former candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Klobuchar had said in 2016, after the death of another justice, Antonin Scalia, that the “Constitution is clear” about the process to select a new member of the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The Constitution is clear: the Senate must consider the President’s nominee and then choose whether to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ We must do our job, hold hearings, and vote,” Klobuchar said, responding to the nomination of Merrick Garland.

But Klobuchar said something entirely different on Tapper’s show this week, when the prospect of President Donald Trump getting to nominate another justice became reality.

Tapper called her out.

“If the Constitution was clear then, it is still clear now,” Tapper said.

See the full interview below:

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Author: Caroline Lee Smith

Matthews gets pilloried for praising Trump’s ‘true presidential behavior’

Former MSNBC host Chris Matthews was ripped by liberals on social media after he praised President Donald Trump’s “true presidential behavior” following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.

“Trump is right to show respect for RBG. True presidential behavior. Far too rare,” Matthews tweeted.

That was enough for liberals to attack Matthews, who has been an ardent critic of Trump, for complimenting the president – including Matthews’s former colleague Keith Olbermann.

Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien said she just wants Matthews to “go away.”

Matthews also offered advice to Trump on who he should select for the high court.

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Author: Don Irvine

CNN’s Lemon wants to ‘blow up the entire system’ if Democrats sweep in November

CNN anchor Don Lemon said Monday that the country should “blow up the entire system” if Democrats sweep the elections in November.

“We’re going to have to blow up the entire system,” Lemon told Chris Cuomo during their regular program transition.

“I don’t know about that,” Cuomo said. “You’re just going to have to vote.”

“You’re going to have to get rid of the Electoral College,” Lemon said. “Because the minority in this country gets to decide who our judges are and who our president is. Is that fair?”

“You need a constitutional amendment to do that,” Cuomo said.

“And if Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts and they can do that amendment and get it passed,” Lemon said.

“Well, you need two-thirds vote in the Congress and three-quarters of the state legislatures,” Cuomo said.

“They may be able to do that,” Lemon said.

The last point by Cuomo will be the toughest to achieve, since Republicans currently control 59% of state legislatures and are unlikely to lose enough races this year to make Lemon’s dream come true with regard to the Electoral College.

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Author: Don Irvine

CNN calls out Biden for false claim about Trump

Biden also claimed that the Trump campaign had not asked him to release such a list until after Bader Ginsburg died.
“We can’t keep rewriting history, scrambling norms, ignoring our cherished system of checks and balances. That includes this whole business of releasing a list of potential nominees that I would put forward. They’re now saying, after they — after Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, they said, ‘Biden should release his list.’ It’s no wonder the Trump campaign asked that I release the list only after she passed away. It’s a game for them. It’s a play to gin up emotions and anger,” he said.
CNN pointed out that Biden was wrong as the Trump campaign, as well as Trump himself, had repeatedly said that Biden should release a list of prospective Supre Court nominees pointing out that when the Trump campaign released his list on September 9, the campaign issued s statement saying that “Biden must do the same,” and reiterated it again on September 17, the day before Ginsburg died.
On August 24 at the Republican National Convention Trump said “I’m demanding, actually, a list: let Biden put up a list of the judges he’s going to appoint.”  In a June 22 interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said “You ought to ask a guy like a Biden or ask his campaign: give a list of judges, see where they stand on pro-life, see where they stand on it.”
Biden’s other miscue according to CNN was when he was trying to bolster his case that the Senate should wait to confirm the next justice until after the election he said “By the way, there’s no court session between now and the end of this election.”
CNN labeled this “simply inaccurate,” since the court is scheduled to start its next session on October 5, nearly a month before Election Day on November 3.
President Donald Trump has shown the American public that he is committed to appointing conservatives to the Supreme Court while Joe Biden tries to obfuscate in an effort to hide his true agenda from the voters.

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Author: Don Irvine

Analysis: Since July, Trump has fielded almost 5 times as many reporters’ questions than Biden

A review of the interviews and briefings of President Donald Trump and Joe Biden shows that the president has answered nearly five times the number of reporters questions than his opponent since July according to The New York Post.

The Post said that Trump answered 1,1,41 questions from the media compared to 274 for Biden between July 19 and Sept. 15.

President Trump has shown a great willingness to answer questions from the media even though he knows that many of them will be nothing more than an attempt to trap and discredit him, while Biden has taken the opposite tack often refusing to be queried by the media, which is much friendlier toward him to avoid committing a potentially costly gaffe.

According to the Post Biden took zero questions from reporters during an eight-day period in late July and early August.

Biden, who until recently was mostly sequestered in his Delaware basement denied that he was “hiding,” telling ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, that he was trying to set an example by staying at home amid the coronavirus outbreak.

One person that Biden has repeatedly ignored is Fox News’ Chris Wallace who conducted a tough interview with Trump in July where the president struggled to defend himself at times, but he soldiered on anyway.

Wallace who said that he would request an interview every week from the Biden campaign will get his chance to quiz Biden on Sept. 29 when he moderates the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio.

There have been reports that Democrats are nervous about the upcoming debates and have urged Biden to drop out, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said that Trump would “belittle” what the debates should be about.

“I don’t think that there should be any debates. I do not think that the President of the United States has comported himself in a way that has any association with truth, evidence, data, and facts,” Pelosi said at a news conference in August.
She added that she “wouldn’t legitimize a conversation” with Trump, “nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States.”
The real reason though that Pelosi and some of her fellow Democrats don’t want Biden to debate Trump is that they fear the quicker-thinking president will hit the former vice president with a barrage of statements that he will struggle to quickly refute and potentially casting doubt on his mental acuity.

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Author: Don Irvine

Media outlets ignore history to blame climate change for California fires

As the world watches California burn, headlines are flooded with speculations of why the state is experiencing one of its most destructive wildfire seasons to date

Initially, the media wanted to point to climate change being the reason behind the fires.

This week, when President Donald Trump visited California to be briefed on the fires, media headlined articles hit him: “Trump Again Rejects Science During California Wildfire Briefing”, “Another presidential assault on science as fires and pandemic rage” and “California Fires: Trump Denies Reality of Climate Change”

Current reports have not addressed the state auditor’s assessment that forest management has significantly decreased in California, leading to an increase in wildfire risk. 

Nor do the articles report that forest health experts recommend between 50 and 70 trees per acre to protect areas against fire risk, while California has more than 500-1,000 trees per acre. They have not discussed legislation like the 2002 forest management bill designed to “make seven million acres of forests safer from fires” that was killed by environmental lobbyists

When reports began to blame a gender reveal party for starting the recent fires and that man made actions were responsible for more than 90 percent of California fires, the media then began reporting on land management. 

On the topic of land management, the media relentlessly ridiculed Trump for discussing industry-known raking techniques used to manage forests. The media has also been quick to point out that California is made up of primarily federal land.

Federal land management began declining in the late 1980s. A large part is attributed to bureaucratic red tape from decades of stringent federal regulations. Multiple bills have been introduced to provide litigation relief for forest management projects. In 2019, Trump was once again ripped for reducing the regulatory barriers to allow for certain necessary natural resource projects to occur.

The irony of focusing on Trump’s response to the wildfires also calls into question presidential nominee Joe Biden’s 47 years in public office as well as the fact that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris represents one of the most climate progressive states in the country

With Harris’ California enjoying virtually uninterrupted Democratic political power for decades, paired with eight years of Joe Biden serving as vice president to an administration that could have reduced barriers to federal forest management at any time — the California fire paradox for the media is where to place the blame. 

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Author: Stephanie H. Freedman

Even the media found this Biden moment cringeworthy

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden raised more than a few eyebrows in the media after playing a popular song at a campaign event in Miami.

Biden was appearing at an event commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month when he walked up to the podium and pulled out his phone.

“I just have one thing to say,” Biden said. “Hang on here.”

Holding the phone to the microphone, he began to play the 2017 song ‘Despacito’ written by Luis Fonsi, who had spoken earlier, bobbing his head to the music and dancing briefly behind the podium. Biden stopped after about 15 seconds telling the audience “I’ll tell you what — if I had the talent of any one of these people, I’d be elected president by acclamation.”

The reaction on Twitter was swift with CBS reporter Ed O’Keefe tweeting, “Oh my. Joe Biden whips out his cellphone and plays “Depacito.”‘

Even though many in the media found the tactic cringeworthy, they didn’t call Biden out for blatant pandering to a Hispanic audience, which they would have done in a heartbeat had it been a Republican who had done the same thing.

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Author: Don Irvine