Daily Show host Jon Stewart tore into Fox News’ Eric Bolling on Thursday for his hypocritical complaint that President Barack Obama was disrespecting U.S. troops with his “latte salute.”
“F*ck you and all your false patriotism,” Stewart said. “When [George W.] Bush took us to war, any criticism was shouted down as treasonous. But a president you don’t like has the country poised on the same precipice [and] no transgression — no matter how immaterial and ridiculous — is too small to cite as evidence that this president isn’t as American as you are.”
The proof, Stewart argued, was that Bolling groused about Obama during the same episode in which he referred to a female combat pilot from the United Arab Emirates as “boobs on the ground.”
Stewart also criticized Fox contributor Karl Rove for spewing “liberal epithets” about Obama to Sean Hannity. Overall, Stewart said, the conservative network was acting without principle on the matter.
“Here we’ve got two presidents, both sending the United States to war citing the same legal authorities,” Stewart argued. “Both without any seeming exit strategy and both holding sh*t in their hands while saluting our troops. But in their diseased minds, only one did that because he loved America. The other did it because he hated it.”
While Fox and other networks were wasting airtime worrying about Obama’s coffee, he said, they were neglecting the fact that Republicans and Democrats couldn’t even seem to agree within their respective parties whether Obama had the authority to expand U.S. military operations against the Islamic State terrorist group without congressional approval.
“It is so heartening to see Congress — usually gridlocked along partisan lines — finally reaching across the aisle and coming together to get nothing done,” Stewart said.
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BUSTED: Florida’s GOP governor illegally denied Miami Herald access to coronavirus briefing
Gov. Ron DeSantis denied the Miami Herald access to a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing, the newspaper's Tallahassee Bureau Chief reported Saturday.
"Gov. Ron DeSantis decided to violate the state's public meeting laws and chose to exclude the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times from a media briefing at the Capitol," Mary Ellen Klas reported.
"His media staff told another reporter, NSF's Jim Turner, that if he insisted that we be allowed in, Turner would be kept out," she noted.
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"At what point did you know your husband needed to go to the hospital?" asked Witt. "Was it something that you saw slowly and then took a harsh turn? Tell me what happened there."
"He told me two weeks ago that he was not feeling well," said Breslow. "He started with a fever on the 16th, chills, fatigue. The 17th, I took him to urgent care. They tested him for regular flu, which was negative. They did not have any coronavirus tests available at the urgent care. There were no kits, so they examined him, his lungs, his vital signs, everything was stable. They gave him your typical, rest, fluids, take Tylenol, Motrin. Wednesday, his fever seemed to break, Thursday the fever came back."
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On Saturday, ahead of seeing off the naval hospital ship USNS Comfort on its way to New York to deal with the coronavirus hot zone, President Donald Trump once again lashed out at governors requesting medical resources, calling them "a couple of little problem children."
"I would say we'll use [the Defense Production Act] again once or twice," Trump told a reporter on the White House lawn. "We have a couple of little problem children, and we'll use it where we have to. But overall, I tell you, the private, free enterprise system is at work like nobody's seen in a long time."
Presumably, Trump is referring to Govs. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), with whom he is feuding publicly and has attacked by name multiple times in recent days.