Goodbye To The Rule Of Law

Goodbye To The Rule Of Law: Trump and the Time Warner - AT&T Merger

It’s all quid pro quo, sleazy self-interest and graft in Trump’s swamp. The daily revelations–we’ve just learned that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been in business with Putin’s son-in-law, a connection that he somehow failed to disclose during his confirmation hearings—– tend to obscure the more pedestrian varieties of corruption and self-dealing that continue unabated while we are distracted by the Russian investigation and […]

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Jeffrey Lord, CNN & Misunderstanding the First Amendment

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CNN fired Jeffrey Lord this week after he responded to online critical feedback with the Nazi slogan “Sieg Heil!” Lord – an avid Trump supporter and self-proclaimed “First Amendment fundamentalist” – spent much of his time on CNN defending the Trump administration’s excuses and outright lies. Background The termination happened after Lord wrote an article attacking Media Matters president Angelo Carusone. Carusone […]

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Trump Uses Fake Wrestling Clip to Incite Real Violence [UPDATED]

Trump Uses Fake Wrestling Clip to Incite Real Violence Against CNN

Though Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders swears up and down that Donald Trump has never incited anyone to violence, Trump published a tweet over the weekend doing just that. In a brief video featuring a modified version of a WWE wrestling match, Trump violently attacks a person with the CNN logo superimposed over his head. And then he […]

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Network Ad Refusal: Trump Has No Clue How Free Speech Works

The Trump 2020 campaign ad calling mSM fake news was rejected by several networks - but that does not make it a free speech or First Amendment issue

In a statement released by the Trump 2020 campaign this afternoon, Donald Trump argued that media outlets’ ongoing refusal to accept his “First 100 Days” self-congratulatory ad infringes on his First Amendment free speech rights. In reality, privately-owned media companies are under no legal obligation to accept political advertisements. Moreover, the First Amendment’s free speech provisions apply only to government censorship of speech. […]

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CNN Grows a Back Bone; Challenges Trump on Lies & Attacks

Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, and Jim Acosta of CNN take on the Trump Russia lie about their coverage

In a fifteen minute segment of his show AC360 last night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with three other CNN personalities in dismantling President Elect Donald Trump’s ongoing attack against the CNN organization. Calling Trump’s attack a “denial of real news,” the panel systematically explained in excruciating detail how CNN’s coverage was separate and different from the Buzzfeed Russia dossier document drop […]

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Trump Attacks Free Press During Press Conference

In attacking and blacklisting CNN, Donald Trump launched an assault on free press

In what was already a highly unorthodox press conference this morning President Elect Donald Trump launched an attack on constitutional free press by not only assailing the credibility of a news organization that published a critical piece about him, but repeatedly refusing to take a question from that organization for the duration of his press conference. During his press conference Trump addressed […]

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Flag Desecration: Trump Threatens Free Expression

Donald Trump and Jason Miller want to make flag burning and all flag desecration illegal.

Early this morning President Elect Donald Trump tweeted that flag desecration – a protected form of constitutional expression – should be punished by either a year in jail or loss of citizenship. While the act of flag desecration is wildly unpopular (particularly among conservatives) violating both the Constitution and the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding that right crosses one of the […]

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Trump Advisor Threatens to Prosecute Clinton for Recount Participation

Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway Threatens to Prosecute Clinton for Recount Participation

During an interview on CNN yesterday Trump senior advisor and former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway issued a thinly veiled threat to prosecute Hillary Clinton should she carry through with plans to participate in recounts in three battleground states. The threat comes amid Donald Trump’s Sunday temper tantrum meltdown claiming millions of people fraudulently voted for Clinton thereby securing her landslide […]

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GOP Lawmaker: Civil Rights Protesters as “Disgusting” as White Supremacists

Rep Sean Duffy compared civil rights protests to white supremacists saying both are disgusting

During a CNN interview yesterday, U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) argued civil rights protesters and Black Lives Matter members are as “disgusting” as the white supremacists (and Nazis) Trump took entirely too long to denounce following his election two weeks ago. The exchange between Duffy and The Lead guest host Jim Sciutto ventured into historically tone deaf false equivalency when Duffy attempted to pin the […]

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Ana Navarro Shames Surrogate On Trump’s Lewd Comments

Ana Navarro shames Hughes over her pussy comments

During a CNN panel last night Republican strategist Ana Navarro shamed spokeswoman Scottie Nell Hughes for her defense of Trump’s sexual assault comments made in 2005 where he bragged about being able to grab women’s genitals without legal punishment. For the better part of the multi-person CNN panel, Hughes defended Trump going so far as to fallaciously bring in Clinton saying she’s just as […]

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