Update at bottom: Fox cuts away from president’s Q&A for third day
The problem with preconceived shades of reality is that occasionally, someone comes along and knocks everything askew.
According to Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, that’s exactly what happened when President Barack Obama spent an hour and a half swatting down House Republicans’ questions, causing Fox News to “cut the feed.”
It was almost as if the president could see the GOP talking points in “bullet time,” Stewart joked.
It was “f***ing awesome,” he exclaimed.
Stewart summarized the network’s move simply.
“We’re gonna cut away because this is against the narrative we present,” he said, miming a Fox News executive.
“I don’t know exactly how Fox News is produced,” Stewart continued. “I can just only imagine at some point this event violated the prime directive, causing what I can only assume is a typically sedentary network exec to pack a year’s worth of exercise into one feverish run down the hallway shouting, ‘CUT THE FEED!'”
UPDATE: FOX CUTS AWAY FROM PRESIDENT FOR THIRD DAY
On Tuesday, Fox News cut short a town hall event in New Hampshire to air comments by a critic of health care reform. The conservative network did the same Wednesday while Obama was answering questions from the Senate Democratic Caucus. After only 2 minutes, Fox News cut off the president. None of the senators’ questions were aired.
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Feb. 2, 2010.
FBI has ‘no intelligence’ Antifa was involved in Sunday’s violence at DC protests: report
Attorney General Bill Barr and President Donald Trump have tried to blame Antifa -- or anti-fascists -- for violence in the protests against police injustice. But the public data has backed up their case, and even their on intel disputes the argument.
"he FBI’s Washington Field Office “has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the violence that occurred on May 31, according to an internal FBI situation report obtained exclusively by The Nation. That same day, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would designate Antifa a terrorist organization, even though the government has no existing authority to declare a domestic group a terrorist organization," Ken Klippenstein reported for the magazine.
NYC protesters defy curfew — with a profane message for Mayor Bill de Blasio
Protesters in New York City continued to march after 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- in open defiance of a curfew order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Jan Ransom, who covers courts and jails for The New York Times, posted video of protesters chanting, "f*ck your curfew."
Wonder what protesters think about @NYCMayor’s 8 pm curfew?
Just listen. pic.twitter.com/8H38XNGfQt
— Jan Ransom (@Jan_Ransom) June 2, 2020
DC police demand people standing in line to vote go home — even though they’re exempt from curfew: report
Although Washington, D.C. is under curfew due to the George Floyd protests, the DC Board of Elections and Mayor Muriel Bowser have made clear that anyone waiting to vote in the district's primary elections are exempt from the curfew.
But according to the reports of at least one voter, some police in the district are still telling people waiting in line to vote to disperse and return to their homes.
THIS MOMENT IN WASHINGTON, DC:• A citywide curfew in effect• It's election day• Voters are exempt from the curfew• This line to vote is stretches all 4 sides of the block• Peaceful protests underway only blocks away@NBCLX @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/5uru5Yow1E