Fox News personality Sean Hannity on Thursday panicked over a tweet that had been retweeted 14 times and received 58 likes.
The tweet was simply a retweet with two "eye" emojis. The initial tweet came from NBC News senior media reporter Dylan Byers, who tweeted a screenshot from Pop B*tch, which has been sendling out a weekly gossip email for over two decades.
"The New York Times ran a column this week about how Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson – who made his name railing against the mainstream media, calling them "animals… not worthy of respect" – is actually a massive gossip and a regular anonymous source for many media stories about Trump, Fox and even himself. Keen to protect his colleague's honour, Sean Hannity rushed to attack the piece on air, trashing the NYT in time-honoured Fox News fashion. But Hannity might not have been quite so quick to jump to his defence if he knew how Tucker spoke about him in those off-the-record gossip sessions," the site noted. "Any brothers-in-arms, comrades-in-crusade spirit between the two appears to only flow one way. Turns out one of Tucker's favourite topics to chuckle about with his MSM mates is how much of a cringing Trump sycophant Sean is."
Hannnity freaked out about the tweet on Thursday.
and another thing: im not mad. please dont put in the newspaper that i got mad. https://t.co/Bqi41oP2PD— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1624583814.0
On Fox News Thursday, following the announcement from the White House that they had reached a bipartisan deal on infrastructure but would be continuing with a reconciliation process that could let Democrats pass additional measures on a party-line vote, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressed his worry that Republicans are in a "very, very challenging" place.
The fundamental problem is that for all the GOP's efforts to secure agreements like protecting their 2017 tax cuts, there is little to stop Democrats from just putting the measures they don't want in the reconciliation bill anyway — and indeed may be even more likely to do so if Republicans tank the bipartisan deal. But, McConnell noted, Democrats could just do that anyway even if the deal passes.
"It puts all of us Republicans who think the 2017 tax bill was the key to America's economic success as of February 2020 in the position of, if we cooperate with them in passing the infrastructure bill, all the Democrats have to line up and fracture the 2017 tax bill, raising taxes on individuals, on estates, on companies, and the rest," said McConnell. "It puts us in a very, very challenging position. So I would say we need to keep talking here, because I think the bill, is going to have to have Republican support."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attempted to gaslight America on Thursday by lying that there is any voter suppression taking place in America.
McConnell made his remarks on Fox News, which has pushed voter suppression laws in multiple states after repeating Donald Trump "Big Lie" about election fraud that incited the January 6th insurrection by Trump supporters seeking to overturn the election results.
"If the president wants to keep on talking about it, we'd like to keep talking about it too, because there's no voter suppression going on in any state in America," McConnell falsely claimed.
In reality, Republicans have focused on voter suppression since decisively losing the 2018 and 2020 election results under then-President Trump.
The Brennan Center for Justice recently conducted an analysis of the "24 state laws restricting access to voting this year (enacted as of June 3, 2021)."
"Overall, we find that these new laws were enacted as part of an overwhelmingly partisan Republican push. Republicans introduced and drove virtually all of the bills that impose new voting restrictions, and the harshest new laws were passed with almost exclusively Republican votes and signed into law by Republican governors," the Brennan Center reported. "On the whole, our analysis shows that Republicans have led the most stringent and aggressive efforts to limit Americans' access to the ballot box this year, and this push has been nearly unilateral, with little to no Democratic support."
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