The White House Director of Social Media, Dan Scavino Jr. announced on Monday that Facebook blocked him from replying to posts. “Dear Facebook—AMAZING. WHY ARE YOU STOPPING ME from replying to comments followers have left me - on my own Facebook Page!!?? People have the right to know. Why are you silencing me??? Please LMK! Thanks,” he posted on Facebook.
Appearing on CBS This Morning on Monday to tout his new book on Sandra Day O’Connor, author Evan Thomas hailed the former Supreme Court justice as a “conservative Republican” because she voted in favor of abortion and affirmative action. Talking to co-host Norah O’Donnell, the former Newsweek editor hyped, “She preserved affirmative action and abortion for 25 years. That is no small thing. You know? Conservatives thought when she got on the Court, those things are gone. Those are the bete noire of the right wing.”
Never one to shy away from owning the libs, singer/songwriter Joy Villa turned heads at another red carpet with a new provocative style ensemble. At the premiere for pro-life/anti-Planned Parenthood movie Unplanned, Villa sported a hot pink latex dress emblazoned with the words “F*ck Planned Parenthood.”
On New Day, CNN's David Gregory criticizes George Conway, the lawyer and husband of senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, for his anti-Trump tweets. Gregory says the tweeting is not "appropriate," and that Conway should "keep it to himself." That hot take is less surprising when you look at his lawyer spouse.
CNN journalists were shocked this week to find out their own poll revealed 34 percent of Latinos support President Trump. Correspondent Miguel Marquez highlighted the numbers as he spoke to pro-Trump Hispanics in his report which first played on Erin Burnett OutFront Monday evening, then replayed on New Day Tuesday morning.
MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough seems to believe the definition of a liar is anyone who does not agree with him. In a conversation about reaching voters on Twitter and Facebook, Scarborough recalled, "I saw it yesterday in a particular debate I was having on Twitter. Not really a debate, I was putting out historical facts, facts that couldn't be debated and you can tell, people just read what they want to read, they go on Facebook, they read the lies and they believe the lies and that becomes their reality."
Reporting for NBC’s Today show on Tuesday, correspondent Kristen Welker touted New Jersey Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker being hit with a supposedly “tough question” during an interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews that aired on Monday night’s Hardball. In reality, a clip of the alleged grilling showed Matthews urging Booker to call President Trump a “racist.”
CNN Newsroom anchor Brooke Baldwin had a wide-ranging softball interview with former Vice President Gore that revealed her biases on climate and his involvement so far in the 2020 race. In addition to getting Gore’s thoughts about the Democratic field, Baldwin asked on March 15, “Have any of these candidates reached out to you? Have you advised any of them?”
A video hosting website banned Fairview Baptist Church’s account for streaming a conference that discussed traditional Christian teaching on homosexuality. Vimeo informed the Fairview Baptist Church of Edmond, Oklahoma, that its account violated Vimeo’s Terms of Service Reformation Charlotte reported. “We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you luck in finding a video hosting platform more suitable to your needs,” wrote Marty of Vimeo’s “Trust and Safety department.”
Jemele Hill just can't help her race-baiting self, as yet another episode of open mouth, insert foot unfolds. The world-class race-baiter added yet more notoriety to her one-track career Monday morning, again via Twitter. This time she outrageously claimed the purpose of the Electoral College is outdated and was intended to "preserve slavery." Oddly enough, this time the politico she was disagreeing with was none other than a Democrat.
Social media companies cannot simply censor content without expecting consequences. So it should come as no surprise that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is suing Twitter for $250 million in damages. In a complaint filed on March 18, Nunes stated that Twitter “shadowbanned conservatives,” ignored lawful claims of abuse, and censored content based on political ideology. Nunes told Fox News host Sean Hannity that same night that, “This was the first of many lawsuits.” He believed that the abuse he received on Twitter was “an orchestrated effort.”
NewsBusters has been monitoring CNN’s town halls with the Democratic presidential hopefuls for 2020, and Monday’s event with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, hosted by Jake Tapper, was arguably the easiest for any candidate so far.
It should come as no surprise that a “voting company” that partnered with social media companies in 2018 failed to help voters register as advertised. Facebook and Twitter touted TurboVote as a voting reminder and an aid in registering to vote.
MSNBC’s Deadline: White House is known as being a hub for those willing to do or say anything to slime President Trump. On Monday’s edition of the show, they proved that to be true yet again when they dedicated the first segment to the suggestion that the President’s weekend tweetstorm was somehow an outward symptom of some sort of “crisis level” “psychological duress” brought on from a mental “spasm” due to fear.
Insider trading is illegal, but not insider book reviewing. The New York Times Book Review ignores a lot of books, but not books written by executives of The New York Times. Their deputy general counsel David McCraw has written a book titled Truth In Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts.