In a forceful rebuke of President Trump and his GOP enablers, former President Barack Obama gave an animated speech today at the University of Illinois, proving he is ready and willing to exert his influence to galvanize progressive voters in the lead up to November’s critical midterm elections. The one-time community organizer used his notable gift of oration and implored students to get out and vote, setting up the election as a defining moment for the direction of the country. In one of the speech’s more timely soundbites, Obama blasted his successor’s fierce and frequent attacks on the press. He noted that he, too, had high-profile detractors, but while most presidents grumble about the media’s adversarial role, none have matched Trump’s incendiary rhetoric. “I complained plenty about Fox News, but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them enemies of the people,” he said. Poignantly, his comments come on the … [Read more...] about Obama on Fox News: I complained but never called them “enemy of the people”
Former President Barack Obama compared his treatment of the media to his successor’s, calling President Donald Trump out for labelling the press the “enemy of the people.” Obama conceded that he was critical of media he believed treated him unfairly during his presidency, but, he argued, he never attempted to silence their voices. “I complained plenty about Fox News, but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them ‘enemies of the people,'” the former president said during a rare speech on Friday. Former President Barack Obama compared his treatment of the media to his successor’s, arguing during a Friday speech that while he griped “plenty” about conservative media during his time in the White House, he never advocated for their silencing. Obama suggested that the current president’s penchant for slamming media critical of him as “fake news” and the “enemy of the people” is … [Read more...] about Obama swipes Trump for calling the media ‘enemies of the people’: ‘I complained plenty about Fox News, but you never heard me threaten to shut them down’
Rachael Rollins won the Democratic primary Tuesday in the race to be the next Suffolk County district attorney, promising to bring progressive reform to the Boston-based office. On Wednesday night, Rollins took her message to a perhaps tougher audience: Fox News. “I want to be respectful of you, and I’m going to try to be,” Tucker Carlson, the conservative columnist-turned-combative Fox News host, said, introducing Rollins above the chyron, “EXTREME LEFT TURN IN MASSACHUSETTS.” Rollins, a former federal prosecutor and lawyer for the MBTA and Massport, ran on a platform that centered around prioritizing the prosecution of violent crimes, restorative justice, reducing racial disparities in the system, and the “decriminalization of poverty, addiction, and mental illness.” Some of the reforms she supported included the elimination of cash bail and mandatory minimum sentences. On her campaign website, Rollins also said she would effectively … [Read more...] about This progressive Democrat won the primary to be the next Boston-area district attorney. Then she went on Fox News.
That’s according to data compiled by Newswhip, which looked at the most-engaged sites on Facebook in July 2018. Far and away, the most-engaged news site on the platform was Fox News, which had 38.6 million engagements in July. (An “engagement” encompasses likes, shares, and comments on links from a website.) CNN came in second with 32.1 million engagements, while the U.K.’s Daily Mail came in third with 30.8 million engagements. Facebook has been under criticism as of late from conservative voices that allege that the platform censors their views. Matter of fact, a Pew Research Center poll showed that the vast majority of Republicans think that social platforms censor political speech–something Newswhip’s findings clearly rebut. You can see Newswhip’s list of the 25 biggest publishers on Facebook for July 2018 below. … [Read more...] about Despite conservative fears of censorship, Fox News is the most popular publisher on Facebook
Geoffrey Owens was spotted working at a New Jersey Trader Joe's last weekend Tim Baysinger, provided by Published 11:33 am PDT, Saturday, September 1, 2018 Geoffrey Owen played Sondra Huxtable’s husband Elvin on the final five seasons of the “Cosby Show,” from 1985 to 1992 Geoffrey Owen played Sondra Huxtable’s husband Elvin on the final five seasons of the “Cosby Show,” from 1985 to 1992 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Geoffrey Owen played Sondra Huxtable’s husband Elvin on the final five seasons of the “Cosby Show,” from 1985 to 1992 Geoffrey Owen played Sondra Huxtable’s husband Elvin on the final five seasons of the “Cosby Show,” from 1985 to 1992 Fox News Criticized for Report on Former ‘Cosby Show’ Actor Bagging Groceries 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Fox News is being accused by many on social media of shaming … [Read more...] about Fox News Criticized for Report on Former ‘Cosby Show’ Actor Bagging Groceries