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John Stossel: Ebola is being overhyped like climate change by ‘especially you women’

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Fox Business host John Stossel on Monday blamed the media and “especially” female news personalities for hyping the threat of Ebola.

Guest hosting on the Fox News show Outnumbered, Stossel argued that President Barack Obama needed to calm the nation’s fears about Ebola.

“He should say this is an overhyped risk being pumped by news media like us, especially you women who are more scared of Ebola,” the libertarian news man quipped.

“I’m being really sexist here,” Stossel added, as the four female co-hosts collectively gasped.

“But there are real risks in life, but Ebola is — it may prove to be, it’s unlikely. It’s hard to catch,” he continued. “The regular flu kills thousands and thousands of people. There’s so much other stuff. Driving a car in the rain, promiscuous sex, drinking too much. There are real things to worry about. This distracts us from that.”

Co-host Sandra Smith speculated that an “uncertainty” about Ebola was “causing the hype.”

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“And it’s what they said about SARS, bird flu, flesh-eating bacteria, all of the stuff — global warming — that’s going to kill us,” Stossel replied.

“John Stossel, picking on us for being women,” co-host Harris Faulkner said at the conclusion of the segment. “We’ll see what happens to you during the commercial.”

“You’re all wrong on this,” Stossel said.

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Oct. 6, 2014.

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Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns

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Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.

In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.

The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.

"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."

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Trump jumped to Speaker Pelosi’s defense in marathon Fox News interview

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In a strange twist, President Donald Trump appeared to defend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday.

Hannity began by saying to Trump that he believes Pelosi has lost control of her own party, as officials like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) continue to call for impeachment.

"I say Nancy Pelosi is the speaker in name only," Hannity told Trump, calling Ocasio-Cortez the real start.

But what Trump said was the unusual point.

"I think Nancy Pelosi probably has control of it, I hear different things, but I think she does," Trump said, appearing to defend the Speaker. "She knows what she's doing. We will see how it all comes out."

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Trump spokesperson goes down in flames up against progressive reporter: ‘All you do is lie!’

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President Donald Trump's spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany went down in flames up against Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks during a CNN panel Wednesday.

McEnany went on to try and spin the president as some sort of great leader for Black Americans. She said that the campaign is very "proud" of the president's record on issues involving people of color.

"He also just said he wouldn't change his position on the Central Park Five," cut in Cuomo.

McEnany tried to cut in, but Cuomo cut in. "Now, he said we'll leave it at that. Come on."

"Chris, you come — come on, you," McEnany shot back. "We've been talking about the Central Park Five and racism and all of these things going back to the 2016 election, problem -- American people didn't believe it."

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