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And now POTUS:

"I love your show."
Trump's voice doesn't sound great.

Bill Frist tells me he is quite ill.
Trump goes after Hannity's colleague, Chris Wallace.

Hannity jumps in to defend Wallace.

I kid.

He does nothing as Trump goes after his fellow FOX employee.
"They lie. They lie so much."
--The Prevaricator-in-chief
"I want to thank you very much, Harry Reid."
----POTUS, bragging about having 300 judges.

"It's all because of Harry Reid."
"Mr. President, the media is terrible, almost as bad as the Democrats. Your reaction?"

This is essentially the Hannity interview.
So some earnest folk didn't get the Frist joke?

Use the Google machine.
I think this part could win California for Trump.
It's going to be one of the most fraudulent elections ever, Trump says, then goes on to say he will win.
I don't think "treason" means what Trump thinks it means.

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Mar 25
I know this could end up being a mistake, but I feel compelled to weigh in on the McDaniel/NBC kerfuffle:
1. Full disclosure: I am an MSNBC contributor and have a lot of fondness for a lot of people over there.
2. Yes, the network has some contributors I wouldn't have hired..
...and that provides easy fodder for Republicans and I don't really blame them for mocking the pearl-clutching on the Left. I wish MSNBC had more thoughtful conservatives. But. But, and I can't stress this enough, this hire is different, and I'll tell you why:
3. No one -- including McDaniel -- who lied about 2020 and enabled Trump's attempted coup should be welcomed back into polite society, unless they sincerely and profusely apologize. Period. The damage has been too pervasive, too insidious. This should be a litmus test.
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Jan 27
Kicking off the Trump rally in vegas: One of the worst conspiracy theorists: Wayne Allyn Root, who once said Barack Obama was a foreign exchange student and said the vegas mass shooting was done by ISIS.

Immediately calls 2020 election "rigged."

WAR, what is he good for?
This is the guy speaking first at the Trump rally who just said "they rigged and stole the election from Donald J. Trump." He was ousted from the Las Vegas Review-Journal as a featured columnist after hawking phony COVID cures. Image
Now state GOP Chair and indicted fake elector @McDonaldNV is up there. Like Root, he is screaming into the mic for some reason before introducing Trump.
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Jun 30, 2023
This an only-in-Nevada story:
Cryptocreep conspiracy theorist and election denier tries to overturn unanimously passed new law to protect election workers and uses unhinged Republican national committeewoman, who once said Black AG should be "hanging from a crane," to file it.
News of this lawsuit first appeared on a GOP bulletin board/dark money site masquerading as a real news site and one that has posted stuff favoring the cryptocreep conspiracist. For some reason, this site's "story" did not point out that he was one of the plaintiffs.

Here's our great investigative piece, in partnership with two other great news outlets, on the guy behind this lawsuit who also claimed his pal Joey Gilbert won the GOP gov primary he lost in a landslide. He has harassed electeds and staffers.…
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May 10, 2023
I've seen a lot of smart people commenting on whether CNN should let Trump be on tonight, and I see where many of the dissenters are coming from, based on history. But they're wrong. I interviewed people live for many years, and I know you have been dying for my opinion. So:
Don't talk to me about "normalizing" Trump or "giving him a platform." He is the GOP frontrunner for president. Of course CNN should put him on. Yes, there are dangers of live TV -- he will try to filibuster -- but there are also benefits -- he can't complain he was edited.
The key here -- and I know this is risible to many -- is that as a news org, you have to have faith in your anchor to be prepared, to know facts better than Trump and -- this is critical -- interrupt him when necessary -- firmly, calmly. Remind the audience when he is lying.
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Feb 15, 2023
Permit me a thread on something I have first-hand knowledge of. My child transitioned when he was 20. This is a good letter Chris links to. What is most disturbing to me about the treatment of trans issues even by the mainstream media is how facile it can be, lacking nuance.
I have come to find that while there is a lot of hateful rhetoric, covered without context too often, most people who are not exploiting trans folks for political purposes just don't know enough. Just as they didn't know enough, as the letter says, about gays at one time.
I understand concerns about kids transitioning too soon -- you need to be as sure as you can be as a parent -- but that does not mean no kids should transition. Often they know better than their parents! But the real point here is that polarizing words only do harm to people.
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Jan 15, 2023
Good news for NV Dems: Republicans just elected worst-performing statewide GOP candidate to be on the RNC. She recently attacked the RNC for "collaborating with Democrats." She also said her Black opponent "should be hanging from a fucking crane."

Not. Sending. Their. Best.
The new governor, @GovLombardoNV, and other elected GOP leaders had endorsed another candidate, Pauline Lee, to be the national committeewoman. Instead, the state GOP chose a friend of the outgoing committeewoman, @votefiore, who is an election denier and much more (less).
@GovLombardoNV @VoteFiore Lesson for gov: Unless you can control the party's central committee, stay out of this nonsense. Only silver lining: No one except the active party members care who the RNC members are. FYI: Chattah said election-denying state GOP Chair @McDonaldNV handpicked her to run for AG.
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