Author: Carla Herreria

Georgia State Senator Under Fire For Photo With Armed Anti-Government Militia

THE HUFFINGTON POST A Republican state senator is facing a wave of criticism after he appeared in a photo with heavily armed members of an anti-government group during a rally in Georgia on Saturday opposing the Islamic legal and moral code. At the “March Against Sharia” rally in Atlanta, lawmaker Michael Williams posed for the photo with members of the Georgia Security Force III% militia, a local chapter of a national pro-Donald Trump group that supports anti-immigration and anti-government beliefs. In a tweet of the photo shared by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch Twitter account, three men can be seen...

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CNN Called Comey’s Dad, But Comey Picked Up The Phone Instead

THE HUFFINGTON POST When reporters find out their source is dropping out of an interview hours before it’s supposed to happen, it’s usually bad news. That’s what happened to CNN reporter MJ Lee on Saturday, but in the best way possible. When Lee called James Comey’s father, J. Brien Comey, on Saturday morning for an interview, he agreed but couldn’t at that moment, according to CNN. He was expecting “company,” Comey senior told Lee, so she should call back in a few hours. Lee did as he requested and called back that afternoon. But instead of J. Brien Comey,...

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New York Times Readers Are Canceling Subscriptions Over Climate-Denying Writer

THE HUFFINGTON POST The New York Times just hired Bret Stephens, a conservative writer who identifies as a “climate agnostic” ― infuriating many readers who say the paper is going against its mission to cover climate change. Now, scientists are rallying people against the Times and its new hire.  Climate scientist Michael E. Mann launched the hashtag #ShowYourCancellation this week after the paper’s public editor defended the decision to hire the former Wall Street Journal columnist, dismissing its so-called “left-leaning critics” who they claimed were leading a “fiery revolt.” Mann called for people to prove to the Times that they were actually ending...

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Anita Hill Speaks Out In The Wake Of Bill O’Reilly’s Sexual Harassment Allegations

THE HUFFINGTON POST Anita Hill once inspired a national movement across the country for women to speak out against sexual harassment in the workplace. Now, in the wake of Bill O’Reilly’s harassment accusations and his subsequent departure from Fox News, Hill is calling for another change in the way U.S. society makes excuses for men in positions of power. “The problem with sexual harassment isn’t just because people behave badly,” said Hill, now a professor of social policy and women’s studies, in a USA Today interview published Wednesday. “The problem is our inability to develop productive responses to it, and...

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Judge Jeanine Calls For Paul Ryan To Quit — Hours After Trump Plugged Her Show!

THE HUFFINGTON POST Former prosecutor Jeanine Pirro opened her Fox News show Saturday by calling for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to step down — hours after President Donald Trump has posted a tweet telling his followers to tune in. The host of “Justice with Judge Jeanine” launched the blistering attack in the wake of the failure of the Obamacare repeal bill, known as the American Health Care Act, which was withdrawn by Republicans ahead of its scheduled vote Friday in the House of Representatives. Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25,...

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CNN's Brian Stelter Slams Donald Trump For Being A 'Fox News Presidency'

CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter accused the White House of being the “Fox News presidency” on Saturday, despite President Donald Trump’s recent attempt to blame the network for unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the election. Appearing on “Newsroom with Fredericka Whitfield,” the media critic said there’s only one news source that Trump has committed his loyalty to and that’s the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News. Whitfield noted that while the network has tried to distance itself from the wiretapping claim made by its analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, she found the shift of blame interesting given Fox News and Trump’s “rather cozy relationship.” Stelter said, “What this ultimately comes down to is that President Trump is in some ways a Fox News presidency.” “He watches Fox a lot. He tweets about Fox. He gives most of his interviews to Fox. He hires former Fox staffers. He peddles information from Fox.” “So he’s in this feedback loop with one particular outlet and he’s especially getting information from the opinion programs on the network which clearly skew to the right ― they skew conservative.” Three of the last five news stories Trump has tweeted about in the past week were from Fox News. The others were from the New York Times ― a newspaper he insists is “fake news” ― and Brietbart, a pro-Trump site with white nationalist...

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WATCH: Ivanka Trump’s New Perfume Ad On ‘SNL’ Describes Her Perfectly

As the daughter of the President of the United States, Ivanka Trump is an influential force in the White House. And “Saturday Night Live” is holding her accountable for her father’s actions. Scarlett Johansson plays the First Daughter in a glamorous “SNL” ad for a fragrance named after Ivanka’s influence on Donald Trump. “Complicit,” the commercial says. “For the woman who could stop all this ― but won’t.” The skit unfolds like a typical advertisement for a high-end perfume, except this dreamy, champagne-filled montage jabs at Ivanka’s self-proclaimed feminism and her ignorance over her father’s misogyny. “She’s a woman who knows what she wants. And knows what she’s doing,” a seductive voiceover says. Introducing the newest fragrance from Ivanka Trump. #SNL #Complicit — Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) March 12, 2017 In the past, Ivanka has advocated for working women and paid family leave, but she appears to stay quiet as her father continues to back policies that hurt women’s rights. “A feminist, an advocate, a champion for women,” the commercial asks. “But, like, how?” “SNL” has mocked Ivanka in the past, but this is the first time the sketch show is casting a more critical spotlight on Ivanka. This time, they’re attacking her feminism without reservation. “She’s loyal. Devoted,” the voiceover says, “but probably should’ve bounced after that whole Access Hollywood bus thing.” “She doesn’t crave the spotlight, but we see her. Oh, how we...

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WATCH: Fox News Anchor Stands Up For CNN And Defines ‘Fake News’

After the White House blocked several major media organizations from attending an off-camera press briefing known as a gaggle, journalists, both invited to the presser and not, stood up for the media. Among them was Fox News’ Shepard Smith. During a Friday news segment, the anchor explained the White House’s gaggle debacle and discussed Trump bashing media as “fake news” during the president’s Conservative Political Action Conference speech earlier that day. Then, Smith took the time to define “fake news” once and for all, before standing up for CNN. “Fake news refers to stories that are created often by entities pretending to be news organizations solely to drive clicks and views based on nothing of substance,” Smith explained. “CNN’s reporting was not fake news,” Smith said, after summarizing the news network’s coverage of Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russia. Smith took it one step further when he aligned CNN’s reporting with his own organization’s. “Its journalists follow the same standards to which other news organizations, including Fox News, adhere,” he said. Watch Smith take a stand against “fake news” and defend CNN in the Fox News segment...

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