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Cooper wrecks Kellyanne Conway for denying intel report: ‘You weren’t in the briefing. You don’t know’

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper held Kellyanne Conway’s feet to the fire for accusations she and her boss has made about the network peddling fake news.

Cooper said that at today’s press conference Sean Spicer said that both CNN and BuzzFeed ran with unsubstantiated claims. “That’s simply not true,” Cooper said. He clarified that CNN said it wouldn’t post the claims the way that BuzzFeed did, because there was no one to substantiate the claims.

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He further asked Conway if she would state “here and now” that the accusations Spicer made were untrue, but she refused to do so.

“Our press secretary Sean Spicer was absolutely correct and so was our president-elect,” Conway said.

Cooper said that CNN didn’t report what BuzzFeed did and Conway claimed that she didn’t say that CNN did do that, but that they linked to it in their story.

Conway took a condescending tone, “I know that CNN must be feeling the heat today.” She explained that the headline said that Trump was given the information and she said that Trump never received a briefing on this information. To be fair, Trump has refused to take briefings on many issues of national security.

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“You can’t say you’re not reporting it if it’s on your website!” Conway shouted at Cooper.

“You can’t answer this question, what is inaccurate about the report,” Cooper demanded.

Conway tried to pivot to blame President Barack Obama for not doing enough to stop cyber hacking over the last eight years as president. Cooper wouldn’t let her get away.

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“I know you like to pivot,” he told her.

“That’s actually real news! That actually happened!” Conway insisted.

“I guess what you still have not answered,” Cooper said, trying to talk over her. “What is inaccurate in our reporting? Because you said, you weren’t in the briefing. You don’t know if what we’re reporting is true or not. You weren’t in the briefing and I guess you haven’t heard anything about what was in the briefing from anyone who was there… How can you say it’s not true?”

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Conway said that if anyone on the website links to BuzzFeed that’s the same as reporting it.

“Ok, again, you’re not answering the question,” Cooper said. He maintained that if the information is in the documents from the intelligence report they had a duty to report it.

Conway alleged that if it was wrong CNN wouldn’t do anything about it anyway, but Cooper said if their report is wrong they would correct it and announce they were wrong. Conway claimed that CNN has never done that about the claims that polling was off during the election. Cooper said that the two couldn’t possibly compare.

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He tried once again to get Conway to reveal what was inaccurate, but he wasn’t able to get a straight answer out of her.

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Stephen Colbert rips ‘idiot’ GOP senator for defending Trump’s unconstitutional self-dealing

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"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert returned from New Zealand for a new show that aired Monday evening.

"I have been as far from the insatiable black hole of news that is Donald Trump as you can get on this planet.

I've heard there have been some developments over the last 10 days that did not go well for Donnie,"

The host ripped Trump's 71-minute press conference.

"Seventy-one minutes is not a press conference, it's a one man show," he explained. "If you liked 'Fleabag,' you'll love Donald Trump in 'Douchebag,'" he said.

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Donald Trump is making a mockery of Marco Rubio — and the Florida senator is letting him

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Sen. Marco Rubio was once one of Donald Trump’s most formidable opponents; now, the Florida senator bends over backward to excuse the president’s corruption.

In 2016, Rubio and Trump sparred frequently on the Republican primary debate stage. Trump picked the uninspired nickname “Little Marco” for the senator, which didn’t seem to do much damage on its own, but Rubio never gained the momentum or strength that his backers hoped would prove to be strong enough to take down the reality TV candidate. As Rubio grew desperate, he launched one of his most memorable and pitiful attacks by stooping to his opponent’s level, implying that Trump had a small penis. It was more of an embarrassing moment for Rubio than anyone else, though Trump helped himself with a crude rejoinder.

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The faith of Fox News: How the network’s propaganda warps viewers’ sense of reality

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A longtime sticking point among Fox News employees is their insistent differentiation between its news division, where employees practice actual journalism, and its opinion division, where employees practice actual nativism, spew misinformation, and have been actively campaigning for Donald Trump’s re-election since 2016.  Inside the organization, they claim to believe that the news side is separate from the opinion side, and insist that the audience can tell the difference.

News anchor Shepard Smith once characterized comparing the two as “apples and teaspoons.”

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