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CNN on Wednesday put together a brutal supercut of Republican lawmakers who voted against awarding medals to Capitol police officers despite in the past claiming to fully back law enforcement officers.
Among the many Republicans featured in the segment was Rep. John Rose (R-TN), who last summer declared that "when police forces around the nation are themselves under attack, I want our law enforcement officers to know that I will continue to support the thin blue line."
Rose nonetheless voted against medals for officers who protected Congress during the Trump-incited riots on January 6th.
Also coming in for criticism was Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), who infamously barricaded himself in his office during the riot but later claimed that the rioters were just "tourists" going on a peaceful visit of the Capitol building.
Despite voting against medals for Capitol officers, Clyde in the past has boasted about "having worked with law enforcement for over 30 years" and understanding the "risks our brave officers undergo on a daily basis."
Attention then turned to scandal-plagued Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who once stated that "the overwhelming number of people who wear that uniform, whether it's in our law enforcement or in our National Guard, they do it because they love America and they love Americans, and we need to stand with them."
Gaetz, like nearly two dozen of his fellow Republicans, voted against the bill awarding medals to Capitol police.
Watch the full supercut below.
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ABC News host Terry Moran accidentally claimed on Wednesday that then-President Donald Trump "betrayed" the United States during his 2018 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As President Joe Biden was meeting with Putin in Geneva, Moran and ABC host David Muir recalled the circumstances of Trump's 2018 meeting with the Russian president.
"There are stark differences between President Biden with President Putin and the summit we all witnessed in Helsinki several years back in 2018 with President Trump," Muir said. "You were actually in the room during that press conference, that joint press conference."
"We will not be seeing that this time, that moment on the world stage when the president essentially said that he put his trust in Vladimir Putin, that he believed him over his own U.S. intelligence community," he added.
Moran remembered it as an "excruciating" moment for Americans because it "betrayed" the U.S. intelligence community.
But the ABC host quickly corrected himself by saying Trump "sold out" Americans.
"You could see the U.S. ambassador to Russia, John Huntsman, the chief of staff, General Kelly and others squirming in their seats as Donald Trump really just betrayed -- didn't betray, but he sold out in conversation the U.S. intelligence community," Moran said. "He said he believed President Putin, who has a history of lying unparalleled on these issues and it was difficult."
"One of President Trump's top aides on Russia said she thought about faking a medical emergency in order to stop the thing," he noted. "That's how difficult that moment was."
Watch the video below from ABC.
A Washington Post media columnist faced a tremendous pushback for suggesting Fox News might have rededicated itself to the premise implied in its name instead of stoking trivial outrages.
Media critic Margaret Sullivan wrote that she had hoped, for a brief moment after Donald Trump lost the election, that the conservative network might focus on the news half of its titular promise, but she admitted Fox News has gone the opposite direction.
"The clear purpose — the only purpose — is to stoke outrage and division among viewers who may think they're getting meaningful news content," Sullivan wrote.
"From a ratings perspective, it's working," she added. "After that shaky moment, Fox again rules the cable-news roost. But, as always with the way Fox spreads its toxic ugliness, there is a real downside — if not to its bottom line, then to the way Americans function, or don't function, as citizens."
Readers were surprised that Sullivan could have hoped for anything different.
@Sulliview @sree @FoxNews Call it by its real name Fox Entertainment and file under Fiction. Cable news companies… https://t.co/9iThAttuna— ElsieSisu (@ElsieSisu) 1623840133.0
@Sulliview FN was built expressly to promulgate culture wars material. It was never going to dig into real news; th… https://t.co/LSP2YFWYOj— aka Steve the Half-Pfizered (@aka Steve the Half-Pfizered) 1623847052.0
@Sulliview @BrandyZadrozny @FoxNews It is scary their ability to indoctrinate their talking points into many American’s daily language— EW (@EW) 1623845274.0
@JRTurgeon13 @Sulliview @MollyJongFast @FoxNews And rather than leaning away from crazy, they’re going to go full t… https://t.co/bH0XlaDQn3— NeedBirds (@NeedBirds) 1623844658.0
@szorowitz @Sulliview @MaxBoot @FoxNews They’re both in it for the greed, power and white supremacy.— Booshkabean (@Booshkabean) 1623843290.0
@GirlsDwt @Sulliview @brianstelter @FoxNews Crossed the line, jumped the shark, lost their minds …— Archemoros (@Archemoros) 1623845368.0
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