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Tea Partiers use Fox to deliver ‘palm message’ to Palin

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Sarah Palin was mercilessly mocked after getting caught reading notes off her hand during a question-and-answer session in February’s Tea Party convention. But two Tea Partiers were apparently impressed, and flashed her a celebratory note on their own palms during an appearance on Fox & Friends Monday.

John Knapp and Eddie Roberts appeared as guests on the network’s morning show to discuss a new billboard they created. They later flashed their palms at the camera, showing that they had written “Go Sarah” — a clear reference to Palin.

Roberts’s palm contained the word “Go” while Knapp’s read “Sarah.”

“We wrote it on our hands just for her,” Knapp said.

The billboard, splayed along highway I-75 in northern Florida, read:

Now it’s personal.
America’s coming for you, Congress!
Vote Liberals out in 2010!

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The Fox hosts showed a close-up of the billboard at three different points in the 5-minute segment for a total of roughly 40 seconds. It had American flags in three corners and “We the people” written on the bottom right.

The self-professed “fair and balanced” network has been accused of excessively hyping the Tea Party movement’s influence as a grassroots uprising against a Democratic Congress and presidency.

Last year conservative author Bernard Goldberg, who frequently criticizes the “liberal media,” blasted Fox News for “cheerleading” the Tea Party protests.

The liberal watchdog Media Matters released an extensive report in May 2009, just months after the movement’s inception, explaining how Fox was “aggressively” promoting it.

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In September, Media Matters obtained footage of a Fox newscaster stage managing a crowd of Tea Party protesters at a Washington, DC rally.

After discussing the billboard and their dissatisfaction with the Democratic establishment in Washington, they expressed their gratitude to the network.

“I would like to thank Fox News, if I might,” Roberts said. “Without Fox News, the other major media really doesn’t cover what’s going on in the country, or the politics.”

Fox host Steve Doocy responded, “Well, we’ve got to give all the sides, and that’s what we do our best to do.”

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Doocy pointedly asked Knapp in the segment if he was “upset” at the government’s desire to “jam this health care bill through,” to which Knapp responded that it was it was “just one of a whole lot of things.”

“Voters are angry, and they’re sending messages,” said host Gretchen Carlson, who described the billboard as an example of “anger and frustration at the federal government.”

This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast March 1, 2010.

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How Donald Trump and his favorite morning show ‘Fox & Friends’ reviewed the first Democratic debate

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The reviews from the right are in: President Donald Trump took shots at the left-leaning cable network MSNBC after technical difficulties brought the first Democratic presidential debate to a standstill. Meanwhile, the co-hosts of "Fox & Friends" found themselves "scratching their heads" over the decision of three of the candidates on stage who answered multiple questions in Spanish.

"BORING!" Trump wrote in his one-word review on Twitter as the two-hour debate drug on Wednesday night.

Midway through the evening, when audio issues required moderators Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow to call an early commercial break, Trump added, "@NBCNews and @MSNBC should be ashamed of themselves for having such a horrible technical breakdown in the middle of the debate. Truly unprofessional and only worthy of a FAKE NEWS Organization, which they are!"

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Charles Blow drops the hammer on ‘sexual predator’ Trump in brutally blunt NYT column

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In a harsh and uncompromising column for the New York Times, political commentator Charles Blow expressed nothing but disgust about the latest sexual assault allegations levied against Donald Trump and despaired that Americans have become so numb to accusations against the president that he is not sure anything can stop him from being re-elected.

Beginning, " I am simply disgusted by what’s happening in America," Blow immediately added, "My political differences with this president and his accomplices in Congress — and now on the Supreme Court — are only part of the reason. Indeed, those differences may not be the lesser reason, and that, for me, says a lot."

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Dalai Lama says President Trump has a ‘lack of moral principle’

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During an interview with the BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan, the Dalai Lama weighed in on everything from Donald Trump’s presidency to Brexit — and the Tibetan spiritual leader clearly isn’t a fan of Trump’s isolationist views.

“When he became president, he expressed, ‘America first.’ That is wrong,” the Dalai Lama told Vaidyanathan. “America, they should take the global responsibility.”

The Dalai Lama also described the U.S. president as scatterbrained, saying that his “emotions” are a “little bit too complicated.”

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Tea partiers thank Fox News for their support

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Fox & Friends invited two Florida tea party protesters on the show Monday to explain why they put up a billboard calling for liberals to be voted out of Congress. Eddie Roberts, who helped fund the billboard, took the opportunity to thank Fox News for devoting so much coverage to the tea parties.

This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast March 1, 2010.



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Charles Blow drops the hammer on ‘sexual predator’ Trump in brutally blunt NYT column

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In a harsh and uncompromising column for the New York Times, political commentator Charles Blow expressed nothing but disgust about the latest sexual assault allegations levied against Donald Trump and despaired that Americans have become so numb to accusations against the president that he is not sure anything can stop him from being re-elected.

Beginning, " I am simply disgusted by what’s happening in America," Blow immediately added, "My political differences with this president and his accomplices in Congress — and now on the Supreme Court — are only part of the reason. Indeed, those differences may not be the lesser reason, and that, for me, says a lot."

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First Democratic debate: Elizabeth Warren persists — but Julián Castro is the star

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With two dozen candidates announced and the possibility of ousting Donald Trump in the 2020 elections on voters' brains, the anticipation for the first of many Democratic primary debates, held in Miami on Wednesday night, was at a high pitch. But that can only be matched by the cynicism of our era. It was worth wondering whether, despite all the hype, this debate could even matter?

Good news, for once: The answer is yes.

Because most voters just vote for whoever their party nominates, debates don't matter "once we get to the general," University of Wisconsin political science professor Kenneth Mayer recently told Salon in a video interview.

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The evidence of Trump’s crimes against humanity is piling up

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There may come a time when top officials of the Trump administration, including the president himself, will no longer be able to travel abroad without fear of arrest by international authorities. Every day now, evidence accumulates that Trump and his appointees are perpetrating crimes against humanity on the southern border.

Even Trump's conscience seems to have been shocked, momentarily, by the wrenching news video of a father and his little daughter drowned in the Rio Grande last Sunday. Or so he wants us to believe. The images of Oscar Alberto Martinez holding his 23-month-old Angie Valeria, their bodies face down in the river, forced the nation's attention to the terrible effects of his administration's crackdown. Driven away from safer ports of entry, those innocents perished as the father tried to save his child at a dangerous crossing point.

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