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February 10, 2020

Christian Media Reports on Pete Buttigieg and His Husband with a Touching Picture

Last night after Pete Buttigieg appeared in a townhall televised by CNN, his husband, Chasten, tweeted out a photo of Pete putting his head on Chasten’s shoulder.
In the tweet, Chasten Buttigieg said: “I couldn’t do this without you by my side too, P. In this together, and I am so proud of you. #CNNTownHall.
At the CNN townhall, Buttigieg had pointed out his husband Chasten sitting in the audience. He did so while talking about the cause of what he called “LGBTQ equality.”

“Here I am, now finding that that very same fact that I thought might prevent me from having an impact in the world—at least a certain kind of impact in certain kind of way—is actually very much part of the impact I get to have now,” said Buttigieg.
“I mean, I’m not running to be the gay president of the United States, I’m running to be a president for everybody,” he said.
“But, talk about God having a sense of humor. And so, my hope is that, because I know right now there are so many especially young people who question whether they fit—in their own family, in their community, as they come to terms with who they are,” he said.
“And we got a long way to go when it comes to LGBTQ equality right now,” he said. “But, I think the fact that I’m standing here, the fact that my husband’s in the audience watching right now is just an amazing example of that belief that, yes, yes, you belong, and this county has a place for you.”

August 7, 2018

Who Is The Dummy? {{Don Lemon or Don Trump?}}

"Who’s the real dummy?"

Donald Trump continued his attack on the liberal press Friday night when he mocked Don Lemon’s CNN interview of NBA legend LeBron James. 
Promoting the launch of his I Promise School for at-risk Ohio youth, James, who previously called Trump a “bum” on Twitter, referenced the current administration’s separation of immigrant parents from their children at border crossings, as well as Trump’s criticism of peaceful protests by Major League athletes.  
“I believe our president is kind of trying to divide us,” James said in the interview. “He’s kind of used sport to divide us, and that’s something I can’t relate to.”
Asked what he would say to Trump if he were present, James replied, “I would never sit across from him.”
“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Trump responded on Twitter. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” 
The gay news anchor fired back, tweeting, “Who’s the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages? #BeBest.”
Ignoring Trump’s compliment, Michael Jordan sided with James in a statement issued Saturday: “I support LeBron James. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”
Watch the full CNN segment below.

May 12, 2018

Argentinian Sports Channel Makes Fun of Putin's Anti Gay Propaganda

As Russia gears up to host the World Cup this summer, an Argentine sports channel aired a TV commercial mocking President Vladimir Putin’s “gay propaganda” ban.
The ad TyC Sports launched Thursday addresses Putin’s draconian crackdown on gay “propaganda” with humor using double entendres, as the commercial shows soccer fans’ reactions over typical situations such as celebrating a goal or protesting a referee’s decision. “Mr. Putin, we found out that your country does not admit displays of love among men. So we are in trouble!” 
The commercial shows a man weeping over the farewell of a soccer player on TV, saying, “We come from a country where it’s normal to see a man cry over another man.”
The commercial adds that it’s normal to get the face of a soccer star like Diego Armando Maradona or Lionel Messi tattooed on a man’s chest. Referencing Putin again, the commercial underscores that, “Perhaps for tough men like you, it is hard to understand some love gestures … there’s nothing more exciting than to see a bunch of men jumping naked in the locker room,” as images simultaneously show a soccer team thunderously celebrating a match’s victory.
“Mr. Putin, if love among men is a disease for you, then we are very sick. And you know what? It’s contagious.” The commercial concludes by showing Messi scoring a goal during the 2014 World Cup.  
But hours after the release, controversy ensued. Several Argentines and pro-LGBT advocates have expressed their disgust on social media, calling the ad homophobic and insensitive. The TV commercial was taken down from the channel's Twitter and YouTube accounts.
"This is horrible and humilliating, and it's making fun of the persecution gays suffer in Russia. What's next, TyC Sports?," a Twitter user said.  
"Can you imagine the number of gay children and adolescents who are still in the closet and who will see how their family will laugh with the TyC Sports spot [which is] full of homophobic jokes? They don't have an idea how harmful these messages are on media, morons," another user wrote. 
TyC Sports is known for ads that contain political banter. As the channel announced the coverage of the continental soccer tournament Copa America Centenario in 2016—hosted by the United States at the time—the commercial showed tidbits of then-Republican candidate Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant comments during one of the GOP debates. In the ad, Trump was seen saying that the U.S. “is in serious trouble” because “we have people coming in through the border that are not people that we want [sic],” as footage of Argentine players descending from the plane appeared, in an apparent reference that the South American nation had a powerful team that could clinch the trophy.
As Trump said “these are total killers” and that are not the “sweet little people you think,” the commercial showed Argentine players scoring spectacular goals. In fact, Argentina defeated the U.S. in the tournament’s semifinals.
When Brazil hosted the World Cup in 2014, the channel released another TV ad using footage of Pope Francis, of Argentine origin himself, during his 2013 visit to Rio de Janeiro—where he was received euphorically. In the commercial, he could be seen saying, “Be the ones who lead! Go forward! Kick forward! The Pope is with you” as images of the Argentina national football team and overexcited fans emerged. The ad concluded, “If one Argentinean [in reference to Pope Francis] did this in Brazil, imagine 23 [in reference to the players].”
Moscow has faced protests over its anti-gay legislation, in the wake of popular sports events for which the country has served as hosts. During the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia passed legislation that prohibited gay pride parades or any demonstration of LGBT awareness, which prompted protests in the country and abroad.

The country’s anti-LGBT climate have prevented soccer fans from visiting the country this summer, according to SB Nation. Russian authorities are allowing people to bring rainbow flags during the tournament, adding that LGBT people won’t be targeted. However, advocacy groups are warning LGBT soccer fans about displaying love gestures such as holding hands, the website added. 


December 13, 2017

Reporter Who Got Scaramucchi Gets Fired by NYorker For Sexual Misconduct

 Ryan Lizza (Neilson Barnard / Getty Images)

Ryan Lizza, the prominent Washington correspondent for the New Yorker whose reporting earlier this year led to the ouster of President Trump's communications director, has been fired for sexual misconduct.
The New Yorker on Monday announced the firing of Lizza in a statement, saying it had recently learned Lizza "engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct."
"We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza," it continued.
Lizza also provided commentary for CNN, which issued a statement moments after the New Yorker announcement, saying the network was suspending Lizza "while we look into this matter."
In an email to BuzzFeed News, Lizza denied the accusations, saying he was "dismayed that the New Yorker has decided to characterize a respectful relationship with a woman I dated as somehow inappropriate."
"The New Yorker was unable to cite any company policy that was violated," he continued. "I am sorry to my friends, workplace colleagues, and loved ones for any embarrassment this episode may cause. I love the New Yorker, my home for the last decade, and I have the highest regard for the people who work there. But this decision, which was made hastily and without a full investigation of the relevant facts, was a terrible mistake."
Following the firing, law firm Wigdor LLP said it was representing an accuser and that "in no way did Mr. Lizza's misconduct constitute a 'respectful relationship' as he has now tried to characterize it."
Lizza has covered politics for years but gained particular prominence earlier this year when Anthony Scaramucci — who at the time was President Trump's communications director — called him to rant about leaks at the White House and other members of the administration. During the call, Scaramucci infamously said that he was not "trying to suck my own cock" like then–senior White House counselor Steve Bannon.
Scaramucci was ousted four days after the publication of Lizza's story about the phone call.
Lizza's firing comes amid a major reckoning within the media, politics, and entertainment industries over sexual harassment. Beginning with allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, there has been a nearly continuous series of reports about powerful men accused of sexual assault, rape, and other forms of harassment. Other journalists fired or suspended over allegations of improper sexual behavior include Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, and Glenn Thrush.
Media figures have also come under particular scrutiny thanks to the "shitty media men" list, which began as a privately circulated documented that included men's names along with anonymous accusations against them.
Jim Dalrymple II

December 7, 2017

Terry Crews Accuses Top Agent Adam Venit of Groping Him

I'm (adamfoxie*)  posting this article because is news and is also part of the sex abusing veil which is slowly lifting.  This has to do with people of power sexually groping, raping, showing inappropriate body parts to others including men to men. I can't understand what these two ugly guys have to do with anything sexual but I am reminded that sexual crimes are not about sex but power. 
If I  see people interested in this article then I was wrong but right to post. If it doesn't I'll be embarrassed. The article appeared on BuzzFeed and  I'm posting the page. It was written by Claudia Rosenbaum

Actor and former football player Terry Crews on Wednesday for the first time publicly named the man he says sexually assaulted him at an event in Hollywood.
Appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, Crews confirmed previous news reports that his alleged assaulter was high-powered talent agent Adam Venit.
"Back in February 2016, I was assaulted by Adam Venit, who is head of the motion picture department at William Morris Endeavor, one of the biggest agencies in the world, period," Crews said. "He's connected to probably everyone I know in the business...I did not know this man. I have never had a conversation with him, ever."
Los Angeles police last week said they have opened an investigation into the allegation after the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star filed a report.
The LAPD would not elaborate on the specific allegations Crews outlined in his police report, citing privacy laws regarding sexual assault cases. But on Oct. 10, Crews said in a series of tweets that he was at an event last year with his wife when a Hollywood executive groped him. 

"He comes over to me, I stick my hand out, and he literally takes his hand and puts it and squeezes my genitals," Crews said on GMA. "I jump back like, 'Hey, hey.'"
"And he's still licking his tongue out and all this stuff, and I go, 'Dude, what are you doing? What are you doing?' And then he comes back again. He just won't stop."
Variety and Deadline had previously reported Venit as the alleged groper. He has worked with stars like Emma Stone, Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, and director Brett Ratner — who also faces sexual misconduct allegations — has since been on leave while the agency probes Crews’ allegation of sexual assault, Variety reported.
Crews has since parted ways with WME, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Adam Venit speaks at an event in 2016.
Charley Gallay
Adam Venit speaks at an event in 2016.
Representatives for WME and Venit did not respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment, nor did a spokeswoman for Crews.
Filing a report with the LAPD could lead to criminal charges because the alleged groping happened within California's statute of limitations.
In his story on Twitter, Crews described his initial shock to the alleged groping, and why he decided to stay quiet about it.
“I was going to kick his ass right then — but I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear," Crews tweeted. "'240 lbs. Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho' would have been the headline the next day. Only I probably wouldn't have been able to read it because I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL."
Since the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding now-disgraced Harvey Weinstein broke in October, more sexual assault allegations have been made against Hollywood’s elite, including actors Kevin Spacey and Ed Westwick and filmmaker James Toback.

July 28, 2017

"Bro I'M Gay" Touching on How a UTUber Comes Out to His Little Brother

A popular YouTuber has uploaded a video in which he tells his 5-year-old brother that he is gay.
Oliver Potter, who goes by the name of OliverVlogss on YouTube, shared the poignant conversation with over 2,000 subscribers.
The video has been watched more than 38,000 times so far.

“Alf, the reason for this video is that I wanted to have a conversation with you. We’re going to talk about love,” he begins.
“How do you think about love? Do you think boy, girl, marriage, baby?” he asks.
“So if you’re a mum and you want to be in love with a dad, you get in love with them”, the adorable child responds.
When Oliver asks what Alfie would think if he were to marry a man, he turns to him and grins lovingly before insisting how "cool" he thinks it would be.
“If you marry a man, it’s going to be so cool because I saw in one movie, and in one movie a man was in love with another man and then everyone was saying “cool, cool, cool,” he says.
"How would you feel if I married a man?" (YouTube)
"Love is love," the child gleefully exclaims.
“You’re so cute, you know that?”, Oliver told him before praising his brother's maturity in the video's comments section: 
“I wasn't expecting such a mature honest answer,” he wrote. 
However, one of the clip's sweetest moments is when Alfie explains his thoughts on his older brother having children.
“So you know that a man being with a man, they can’t have their own children, because only mummies can make the wish,” Oliver explains.
“When you have a baby, you’ll get the ones who got lost,” little Alfie replies, “Love means love. You can be what you want to be. There’s no room for hate,” the wise youngster continued.

July 11, 2017

Christie's {Blood Sugar Most've Been off} He Went After Caller on Radio

It was a "Did I really hear that?" moment, even by the standards of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who always seems ready to pick a fight.
There were plenty of choice words and insults hurled back and forth when the Republican lawmaker appeared on a live sports-talk radio show on WFAN and sparred with Garden State constituents.
After all, this conversation takes place just a week after Christie's latest controversy, in which he and his family were photographed enjoying a sunny holiday weekend day on a New Jersey beach, which had otherwise been closed to the public due to a budget impasse between the governor and the state Legislature.
Here's what happened (at least, what we can print) when Mike from Montclair called in:
HOST: Mike in Montclair, what's up Mike?
MIKE: Governor, next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat a** in a car and drive to one that is open to all of your constituents, and not just you and your."
Christie starts interrupting as the caller speaks.
CHRISTIE: You know Mike, I love, I love getting calls from communists in Montclair.
MIKE: Communists in Montclair. You're a bully governor, and I don't like bullies.
CHRISTIE: Listen, I'm not the one who came on the air... (Mike interrupts) Hey, hold on Mike, Mike who came on the air, swore on the air...
MIKE: Who swore?
CHRISTIE: You did. 
MIKE: Get the heck outta here... 
CHRISTIE: You're swearing on the air, Mike, so, you're, you're a bum. 
MIKE (Talking over Christie): You have bad optics and you're a bully.
CHRISTIE: Oh, bad optics. I'd like to come and look at your optics every day, buddy.  

At that point, the caller is cut off.
Christie then proceeds to criticize what he calls the "leftward" lean of the town of Montclair, saying it's no surprise the caller is from there.
(Christie handily lost Essex County, where Montclair is, in his 2013 re-election contest.)
Clearly Christie is not running for re-election. In fact, he's term-limited and can't run again anyway this fall. However, his lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno, is the GOP nominee and has been dogged by Christie's poor performance marks. A Monmouth University poll out Monday showed he has just a 15 percent approval rating.
And if Christie's tendency for in-your-face combativeness weren't already well-documented, it might be suggested he's taken to imitating a man he admires, President Trump. But truth be told, Christie didn't need Trump for inspiration for such bluntness.
Ultimately, it's just Christie being Christie.
Also worth pointing out: This New Jersey governor is wearing the cap of his favorite football team — the Dallas Cowboys (the very much hated Dallas Cowboys in these parts) AND a New York Mets jacket.
It's a combination not found anywhere in nature.
The same can be said of the live on-air conversation between the governor and "Mike from Montclair" on Monday.

June 30, 2017

Trump Turns on His Pals at MSNBC Who Helped Him Get Elected.Joe a Psycho-Mika Something as Bad

Lately, Morning Joe is been on Trump's sh_**  list.  Joe a Republican and ex-Congressman from the age of President Clinton.  He gave Trump a free hand and never really questioned the many discrepancies on his promises and sometimes crazy demeanor and words. It wasn't until Trump became President that He, like many people, realized Trump was not kidding like they thought he was or did not mean it, or was overpromising. He was going to try to do what he said he was going to do. Say what you want about Trump but nothing of what he does or says should be anything but news and promises from 2016. What Trump Said is inexcusable particularly from the President himself who happens to be the legal US voice.
 Joe, Mika, and Trump. Their show was a perfect example of the media giving  Trump free press. He was never or rarely confronted on any of his views and promises. Tne only he was asked continually was about the wall and Muslims which gave his haters a hard on.  

MSNBC comes out backing their show and ratings with the following ( 

MSNBC responded to President Donald Trump’s Twitter tirade Thursday against "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski by saying the president is putting personal grudges over the job he was elected to do. 
“It’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job,” MSNBC spokesperson Lori Acio said in a statement. 
Trump lashed out at the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Twitter for speaking “badly of me.” The tweets — which drew immediate criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle — came toward the end of the pair’s morning cable news show. 
When asked whether the president's tweets were "out of line" during his weekly press conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan said, "Obviously I don't see that as an appropriate comment." 
"Look, what we're trying to do around here is improve the tone, the civility of the debate, and this obviously doesn't help do that," Ryan added. 
Trump was a frequent guest on "Morning Joe" during the start of his 2016 presidential run. But his contentious relationship with the media has only grown since taking office earlier this year. He attacked CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post on Twitter earlier this week. 
The tweets aimed at the MSNBC hosts were quickly condemned by members of Trump’s own party for being below the dignity of his office: 
Republican Sen. James Lankford, bringing up the recent attack on GOP congressmen at a baseball practice in Virginia, said Trump's comments "don't help." 
"I just chaired a hearing with the US Capitol Police about safety, and the June 14 shooting attack of Steve Scalise, Matt Mika and Officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey. National and local leaders, including our President, should model civility, honor, and respect in our political rhetoric. The President's tweets today don't help our political or national discourse and it does not provide a positive role model for our national dialogue," Lankford said in a statement. 
White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the president on "Fox News" on Thursday. 
"Look, I think what's necessary is to push back against unnecessary attacks on the president, both personally. I've seen far worse things come out of that show," Huckabee Sanders said. "Again, directed not just at the president but at everyone around him — personal attacks, mean, hateful attacks and again, this president isn't going to sit back and not push back, and he's going to fight fire with fire and I think that's exactly what he did today." 
Melania Trump's press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, tells NBC News: "As the First Lady has stated publicly when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.” 
Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, appeared to be referencing Trump’s tweet as well when he sent out a link to an op-ed he recently penned on the subject of civility in politics.

~~~~~NY Daily News Trump talks about an imagined Mika's bleeding which it seems as a feminine put down smack because of a woman's biological period. Maybe he had a bad experience and now any female he doesn't like he sees as spewing blood from every women's  cavity (this is something he has used in Publ before)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The ugly American President: Donald Trump's tweet-rant against Mika and Joe reaches new heights.

 The President of the United States, possessed of awesome power and awesome responsibility, readies to grapple with the most urgent business of nation and world.

The man in the mirror.

For embarrassingly too many a morning since Jan. 21, 2017, Donald Trump gripped his phone, opened the Twitter app and unleashed self-serving deceptions, personal attacks, and rages against the “FAKE NEWS MEDIA.”

But Thursday’s astonishingly infantile burst of trash talk aimed at MSNBC morning hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough descended to newly squalid depths, in line with a surge of administration attacks against news outlets.

Trump mocks Mika Brzezinski for ‘bleeding badly from a face-lift’
Ranted the tweeter-in-chief: “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..”

And then . . . silence. What weighty matters could have occupied the President’s time, his fingers, his mind as the seconds ticked by?

Court docs reveal Donald Trump's 'cruel' treatment of Ivana
Perhaps the fate of the Obamacare repeal he had promised the voters of America, hanging on by mere threads in the Senate, where he must flip at least two expected “no” votes to yes in his own Republican Party to prevail.

Perhaps the swelling nuclear ambitions of North Korea, which National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster confirmed Wednesday have prompted a U.S. military response plan.

Nah. Time to get back in the Wrestlemania ring for another round of bashing, this one aimed squarely at Brzezinski.

House Russia probe zeroes in on Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller
“. . .to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”

Trump likely had been triggered by an on-the-air statement from Brzezinski about a @realdonaldtrump tweet implying that the pending Senate health care bill would boost Medicaid spending: “That’s your President of the United States lying to you.”

Anyone possessed of even minimal maturity would have let the fair-and-square comment alone.

Instead, Trump resorted to the below-the-belt move he’d pulled on another female TV host, Megyn Kelly, following her tough questioning during a presidential debate — smearing her with the image of blood. (Paging Dr. Freud.) Compelled to relieve the boo-boo on his tender ego, the President unleashed his torrent of schoolyard insults infused with still more lies.

Obviously, “Morning Joe” is still on screens somewhere in Trump’s vicinity — and lots of other places, judging by healthy ratings.

Scarborough and Brzezinski were, duh, seeking an interview with the President holed up at his estate.

(Photos from the scene revealed no evidence of her bleeding or recent surgery).

Donald Trump, on the other hand, has a self-inflicted black eye with poor prospects for recovery.

April 4, 2017

Sponsors Jump Ship as Bill O’Reilly is Shown to be a Predator

Fox News stood by Bill O'Reilly when he settled a high-profile sexual harassment lawsuit in 2004 and when a 2015 Mother Jones article chronicled the host's misleading claims about having covered a “war zone” during the Falklands War. More important, advertisers stood by O'Reilly.

In fact, the King of Cable News enjoyed a ratings boost at the height of the Falklands scrutiny, which only made his nightly show a more appealing forum on which to air commercials. The New York Times, citing data from Kantar Media, reported on Tuesday that O'Reilly's program hauled in $446 million in ad revenue from 2014 to 2016.

The Times also reported this:

Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai said they were withdrawing their ads from Mr. O'Reilly's prime-time show, “The O'Reilly Factor,” after the New York Times published an investigation this weekend that found five women who made allegations of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior against him. Those five women received settlements totaling about $13 million, the Times reported.

O'Reilly's problems just got real.

Losing advertisers, let's remember, contributed to Glenn Beck's downfall at Fox News in 2011. Walmart, Geico, CVS and Procter and Gamble were among the major companies that pulled ads off Beck's show, which had quickly become one of the most popular in cable news after its 2009 debut.

Despite his large following, Beck's polarizing commentary frightened off mainstream brands. Most memorably, Beck declared on the air that President Barack Obama was “a racist” who “has a deep-seated hatred for white people.”

Sponsors didn't desert Beck all at once, but eventually hundreds of companies refused to buy airtime during his show.

O'Reilly is a long, long way from becoming a business liability on par with Beck. But when advertisers start walking, TV executives start paying attention. The bottom-line reality is that lost revenue registers in a way that liberal outrage over something like, say, a “James Brown wig” does not. 

Even questions about journalistic integrity can be shrugged off or spun to O'Reilly's advantage. The Falklands episode two years ago centered on previous claims O'Reilly had made about his career as a reporter, such as this one in his 2001 book: “I've reported on the ground in active war zones from El Salvador to the Falklands.”

In fact, O'Reilly — like almost all journalists who covered the Falklands War in 1982 — never set foot on the Falkland Islands. After Mother Jones published its report, O'Reilly said he never meant to suggest he was on the islands and was referring to his on-the-ground coverage of postwar protests on the Argentine mainland, in Buenos Aires. He said that distinguishing between combat on the islands and faraway demonstrations in which soldiers used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters amounted to “splitting hairs.”

Slate's Justin Peters explained at the time why reporting by Mother Jones and subsequent coverage by the likes of Media Matters would not dent O'Reilly:

Being accused of fabulism by liberal news outlets like Mother Jones and Media Matters doesn’t harm O’Reilly’s credibility because O’Reilly’s credibility is dependent on exploiting a sense of victimization among his audience. Much of the Fox News demographic is composed of people who feel that they’re under attack by unscrupulous liberals. So when it appears that a host comes under attack by unscrupulous liberals, that serves to reinforce their existing worldview. The first thought isn’t Bill O’Reilly is a liar. It’s The world is out to get Bill O’Reilly.

O'Reilly's viewers might be similarly galvanized now. But the success of his show depends on advertisers’ willingness to pay for access to those viewers, and two just said they are no longer willing.

February 25, 2017

Bill Maher Slams Liberals and Tells the Media to Regain Its Respect


Bill Maher praised the media for getting tougher with Donald Trump but called on them to work toward reclaiming the public's trust on Real Time.
Paul Horner thought he was trolling Trump supporters – but after the election, the joke was on him
During the segment, Maher pointed out a Fox News poll where the majority of people believed that media was “less trustworthy than Donald Trump."
"Can you imagine how this must make a reporter feel, to be losing a truthfulness contest to Donald Trump? It's like losing a rap battle to Mitt Romney," Maher said. “For the press to be effective, these numbers have to change."

Maher, who drew the ire of liberals for having now-former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos on his program last week, called the press hypocritical after two years of showing Trump with attention. (In a separate New York Times interview, Maher took credit for Yiannopoulos's sudden downfall.)
"You can be mad at me for giving a platform to Milo, but Donald Trump is the apotheosis of the alt-right and the media gave him the biggest platform ever," Maher said.
"They covered every Trump rally like we put a game show host on the moon. They made him look like he was president before he was. Even during the primaries, Trump got three times the coverage of the entire rest of the field.”

Maher then criticized the fluffy segments found on the back half of the evening news.
"Guys, for the sake of the republic, you got to get serious again. You have to win your respect back, so Trump can’t say 'The people don't believe you, you're a joke,'" Maher said.

"The news media lost trust because they became eyeball-chasing clickbait whores who dumped the story about climate change for the ones about grizzly bears in the Jacuzzi."
Maher pointed out that, in the early days of television, the networks provided news as a public service, not something that was used for profit. Maher then asked for the media conglomerates to return to that bygone civil offering.

"CBS News is 3 percent of CBS' revenue, CNN, 4 percent of Time Warner's. ABC and NBC News are only 1-and-a-half percent of Disney and Comcast. Guys, take one for the team," Maher said. "It's not that much. It'll pay off in the long run, you know why? Because the best customers are alive.”

Bill Maher praised the media for getting tougher with Donald Trump but called on them to work toward reclaiming the public’s trust on 'Real Time.'

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