MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski lambasted Fox News host Sean Hannity for keeping his conflict of interest with Michael Cohen a secret from viewers.
The conservative broadcaster was revealed in federal court to be the mystery third client of President Donald Trump’s attorney, and the “Morning Joe” co-host said Hannity should lose his job for reporting on Cohen without explaining their relationship.
“I don’t know how you get around that,” Brzezinski said. “It’s completely staggering dishonest with his viewers, with — I mean, look, how you can cover the story and not say you’re a part of it?”
Brzezinski then laid down an ethical challenge to the rival cable news network.
“I would fire someone who did that on my network,” she said.
Pope Francis struck with unknown illness one day after expressing solidarity with coronavirus sufferers
Just one day after expressing solidarity and support for coronavirus sufferers, Pope Francis has come down with a virus himself, forcing him to cancel a planned mass in Rome, the New York Post reports.
The unknown illness struck the Pope while the coronavirus spreads across Italy. According to CNN, Italian authorities have cordoned off areas where more than 50,000 people live in an attempt to prevent further outbreaks. Around 400 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Italy, and 12 have died.
‘Rich people have profited enough’: New poll shows two-thirds of Americans support wealth tax to combat inequality
Support for a wealth tax to combat persistent inequality in the U.S. is growing, according to a new poll released Wednesday by TheHill/HarrisX which found that just over two-thirds of Americans favor a tax on the wealthiest households.
Sixty-seven percent of respondents—including majorities of Democrats and Independents—said there should be a wealth tax on billionaires, as Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have proposed.
Could coronavirus really trigger a recession?
Fears are growing that the new coronavirus will infect the U.S. economy.
A major U.S. stock market index posted its biggest two-day drop on record, erasing all the gains from the previous two months; companies including Apple and Walmart have been warning of potential sales losses from COVID-19 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Americans to prepare for the outbreak to spread to the United States, with unknown but potentially “bad” consequences.