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Donald Trump Takes Ratings Nosedive In ‘60 Minutes’ Interview; CW Returns Respectably To Sunday

Donald Trump plunged in ratings with his 60 Minutes interview Sunday night. The newsmag’s 1.8 rating among 18-49 year olds and 11.3 million viewers, while the strongest showing of any non-NFL program Sunday night, marks a 47% dive in the demo and 43% in total viewers, relative to Trump’s most recent previous  60 Minutes sit-down. Trump had bagged a 3.4 demo rating, and 20M viewers overall, in his November 13, 2016 interview on the CBS newsmag, broadcast shortly after his… Read

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Donald Trump Says Jamal Khashoggi May be Victim Of “Rogue Killers”; Reneges On Elizabeth Warren Bet

Who cares?" President Donald Trump told reporters this morning when asked him about Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA report, revealing she is part Native American. During a pop-up presser on the White House lawn, as Trump headed to areas ravaged by Hurricane Michael,  reporters reminded Trump he dared Warren to take a DNA test, saying he would pay $1M to her fave charity of she did. "I didn't say that. You better read it again,” Trump shot back. TV news outlets did better than… Read

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Donald Trump Tweets: Saudi King “Denies Any Knowledge” Of WaPo Contributor Disappearance

President Trump’s fluid response to the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi flowed back toward Not My Problem on Twitter this morning. Scratching the Saudi royal family’s back, Trump tweeted acceptance of their denial of any involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance. Khashoggi was seen going into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul nearly two weeks ago; he never exited the building. “Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of… Read

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John Oliver Mocks Instagram Antics Of Mika Brzezinski, David Muir, Chris Cuomo On ‘Last Week Tonight’

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John Oliver closed out his latest edition of Last Week Tonight mocking the Instagram antics of TV news talent, aka  “people who already have outlets to express themselves.” “An adult asking you to follow them on social media gives the same vibe as a clown asking you to join him in a sewer,” Oliver observed,  after showing video of Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro and others doing just that. "If you choose to follow news anchors on Instagram, a whole world of sad wonder awaits… Read

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’60 Minutes’: Donald Trump Says “I Regret That The Press Treats Me So Badly” After Two Years Of Presidency

During a 60 Minutes interview that aired on Sunday night, Lesley Stahl didn’t hold back, pressing Donald Trump about numerous issues including climate change, North Korea, his relationship with Kim Jong-un, Russia, Dr. Ford, Kavanaugh and a laundry list of other things looming over his presidency. The interview took place before his meeting with Kanye West and Pastor Brunson came home, so those topics weren’t addressed but when Stahl asked if he had any regrets after two… Read

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‘Meet The Press’: Ex-CIA Head John Brennan Calls Saudi Leader And Hollywood Player “Authoritarian”

Former Director of the CIA John Brennan today likened Saudi Arabian crown prince and major Hollywood player Mohammed bin Salman (nicknamed MBS) to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Speaking on NBC-TV’s Meet The Press, Brennan – a one-time station chief in Saudi Arabia for the CIA –  was responding to a question from show host Chuck Todd, who asked whether “you put MBS in the same column as Putin and Kim Jong Un?” Brennan responded, “I would put… Read

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Hillary Clinton On ‘CBS Sunday’: Bill’s Lewinsky Affair Wasn’t An Abuse Of Power

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said her husband Bill’s affair with Monica Lewinsky while president wasn’t an abuse of power because the 22-year-old White House intern was an adult. Speaking on CBS Sunday, Clinton said Bill Clinton was correct when he refused to step down in the wake of the scandal when he was impeached for lying about it.  In 1999, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Bill Clinton for perjury and obstruction of its investigation into… Read

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Saudi Arabia Promises Retaliation If Penalized On Khashoggi Disappearance

UPDATE:  Saudi Arabia today vowed unspecified retaliation against anyone who imposes penalties on the kingdom related to its alleged role in the disappearance and presumed murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia was responding to the revelation by President Donald Trump in an interview that Saudi Arabia would suffer “severe consequences” if it was found to be tied to Khashoggi’s presumptive murder. "The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats and… Read

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

President Donald Trump was up and at ’em this morning, firing off two tweets in the early going after a quick trip to Kentucky for another Make America Great Again rally last night. As usual, the Commander-in-Tweets public messages were a mix of praise and condemnation. Praise went out to Tucker Carlson last night for his book, Ship of Fools, which debuted at the top of the New York Times best-seller list for non-fiction print and e-books. The President also found time to… Read

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Marvel ‘Star Wars’ Writer Chuck Wendig Fired, Allegedly For His Political Tweets

A Marvel comics writer for the Star Wars comic books and extended universe has been fired, allegedly because of “uncivil” tweets. Chuck Wendig said via Twitter that he was let go after posting a number of explicit tweets attacking Republicans and the GOP over the confirmation of Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Wendig claimed in his tweets that “It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part."  He later blamed Comicsgate, a… Read

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‘The View’ Blasted By White House Over Melania “Mistress” Comment

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has fired back on comments made about Melania Trump on ABC’s The View by actress Yvette Nicole Brown. Brown, the star of sitcom Community, was filling in for co-host Joy Behar on Friday when she said that Melania Trump may not mind the President’s alleged infidelities because she was once his mistress. The comment was made as a reaction to a clip from ABC’s 20/20 interview with Melania Trump. Interviewer Tom Llamas was a guest on T… Read

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm: The Saturday Edition

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The President, fresh off a week featuring three Make America Great Again rallies and the swearing-in of Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, was back at it on Twitter this morning. The Commander-in-Tweet clarified the Friday release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained by Turkey and accused of spying and aiding terrorists. His detention caused a rift between the US and Turkey, and his release for time served will ease tensions. The… Read