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Fired host Reza Aslan exposes CNN’s hypocrisy after they claim to value critical opinions of their coverage

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Responding to a CNN statement defending one of their current contributors, who previously disparaged the network, former CNN host Reza Aslan fired back at his former employer, saying they monitored everything he ever tweeted.

On Friday, Fox News ran a hit piece on CNN contributor Oliver Darcy, under a headline, “Old tweets reveal CNN reporter used to mock network: ‘CNN is really confused.'”

In response CNN, issued a statement defending Darcy, saying, “We encourage staff to share their thoughts about the organization – both positive and critical. While this might seem like an exotic concept to you, we’d headline it ‘Media Reporter Does Job.’ This is a nothing story.”

Aslan, the former host of CNN’s “Believer,” fired back with a few words about how he was treated by the network before he was fired for calling President Donald Trump “sh*t.”

Writing on Twitter, the religion expert wrote, “This is 100% BS. When I was doing Believer I would get calls to my cell phone seconds after I tweeted something critical of urging me to delete the tweet. I was once told off simply for RTing a vid. I even got shit from them for criticizing my own friend

Aslan recently attacked the network and its executives for cashing in on President Donald Trump while stiffing him and some of his production team out of pay they deserved.

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If Trump wants to go after Iran he’ll need allies — but he doesn’t have many left

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President Donald Trump's style of politics and "deals" has been more about fighting, creating animosity or publicly attacking international partners. Now that there is a conflict with Iran, Trump is short on allies who can join forces.

In a Politico piece, reporter Anita Kumar harkened back to Trump's tired phrase "America First," noting that now it has become synonymous with "America alone."

After violating the Iran nuclear treaty, things have gotten worse in the relations between the two countries. Meanwhile, Trump cozying up to Kim Jong Un has only resulted in a short pause of weapons tests before beginning again. Trump is in a trade war with China, and the two have reached an impasse in the negotiations. Most of Europe can't stand Trump.

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Trump has a 2020 election ‘challenge’ as suburban voters and wealthy donors flee him: Vanity Fair reporter

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During an MSNBC panel discussion on Donald Trump's re-election hopes in 2020, a reporter for Vanity Fair said the president's chances may be narrowing due to changes from the 2016 election that led to his surprising win.

Speaking with host Alex Witt, Gabriel Sherman said Trump has solidified his base, but that independents are fleeing. Add to that, rich benefactors who have been big supporters of the GOP are backing off.

"Here's the thing," Sherman began. "Clearly the people that are loyal to Trump, we saw this just last week when he was in Orlando for his kickoff rally, everyone reported it was a rehash of all of the 2016 campaign catch words and slogans."

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Internet destroys ‘opposite of a journalist’ Chuck Todd over his ‘vapid’ Trump interview

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While NBC might be happy with the ratings it got from a highly-touted interview with Donald Trump conducted by Meet The Press host Chuck Todd, the reviews of the NBC political director's performance were bad. Really bad.

Focusing on Todd's inability, or lack of desire, to push-back on any of the president's claims -- including particularly egregious claims Trump made about detaining immigrant children at the border that the president blamed on Barack Obama, -- one Twitter commenter called what Todd does for a living the "opposite" of journalism.

Particularly brutal was an assessment by NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen who tweeted: "Just watched @chucktodd 'interview' the president about kids and the border. I don't what that was. But it was not public discourse. Nothing to do with eliciting information, or accountability, or where do you stand? It was like feeding English sentences into a wood chipper."

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