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Fox host and ex-VJ Kennedy accuses Bill Clinton of ‘culturally appropriating’ MTV

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Bill Clinton might’ve been known as “The MTV President”, for his active outreach to youth and pop culture via his appearances on the cable channel back in its heyday — but somebody isn’t happy to hear him name-drop it now.

At a campaign stop Tuesday in Long Island, on Hillary’s behalf, Bill said: “I like our primary a lot better than theirs. We never had a spectacle like they did. Remember that debate they had before Florida, where three of them were up there, calling each other ‘liar’ over everybody else’s voice? It sounded like a — a rap tune on MTV, you know?”

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And so Fox Business host Neil Cavuto brought somebody on to respond: His fellow Fox Business host Kennedy, formerly a “veejay” on MTV back in the 1990s. (Full name Lisa Kennedy Montgomery.)

“Were you offended?” Neil Cavuto asked.

“I was so deeply offended,” the mononymous TV personality answered, with melodramatic delivery. “I feel like he took MTV, and culturally appropriated it for his own cause — which was incredibly selfish.”

“What we’re not talking about here, the important thing is,” Kennedy further explained: “MTV doesn’t play music anymore. MTV hasn’t played rap videos in probably 12 years.”

“Are you kidding me?” Neil asked.

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“Well, I mean — essentially no,” Kennedy replied.

“I stopped watching when you left,” he said.

“Thank you.”

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He concluded: “Why bother, you know?”

As the conversation proceeded, Kennedy got in her own insult against the former president: “And by the way, when did Bill Clinton turn into Billy Bob Thornton from Sling Blade?”

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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Sadly, the clearest articulation of the let-bygones-be-bygones mentality has come from a Democrat — unsurprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, who is still, somehow, the frontrunner in Democratic primary polling, spoke at a chi-chi fundraiser on Wednesday, and dropped this pearl of wisdom: "With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany."

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."

With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.

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‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral

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In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.

At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."

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