Quantcast
Connect with us

‘Fox & Friends’ try to knock down Beto O’Rourke: ‘As if it’s a big plus that he reads books’

Published

on

Kilmeade Clearly Upset – That Beto Reads Books, and That Vanity Fair Mentioned It

Fox News tried to take down former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke Thursday morning, just after the Texas Democrat announced he is entering the race for the White House.

Vanity Fair published a lengthy, nearly 9000-word profile of O’Rourke this week, in advance of his expected announcement, and the “Fox & Friends” crew couldn’t help but try to mock the 46 year old who came surprisingly close to unseating Senator Ted Cruz this past November.

ADVERTISEMENT

But out of all that nearly 9000 words in the Vanity Fair profile, it was this sentence that appeared to really bother “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade:

“A candidate of honesty and basic decency, à la Jimmy Carter, is in high demand among a lot of Democrats looking for optimal results in 2020, as is that sense of generational shift that powered Democratic campaigns dating back to John F. Kennedy (whose Profiles in Courage is in O’Rourke’s library).”

Kilmeade was clearly upset – that Beto reads books, and that Vanity Fair mentioned it.

Vanity Fair has a huge article and feature on [Beto O’Rourke], it’s almost as if they helped launch his campaign,” Kilmeade says, as Media Matters reports.

“They also point out that he has this huge library. As if it’s a big plus that he reads books. We would assume that. And he talks all the presidential libraries there, and the writer writes, there’s always a sense that he belongs on that, as if a book of a president’s going to be in there.”

Watch:

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Cynical’ voters may have won Trump the Midwest — but they could now doom him: report

Published

on

A great deal of ink has been spilled about how strongly President Donald Trump performed among white voters without a college degree in 2016. But there is another, smaller group of voters that went for him by enormous margins that may well have been enough to give him Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania: voters who hated both candidates.

And this time around, a new poll shows that same group of voters is preparing to throw him out of office.

"As it turns out, while people who liked Trump and didn’t like Clinton voted heavily for Trump (as you’d expect), the current president also had an edge among people who disliked both him and Clinton," wrote Philip Bump in the Washington Post. "He won those voters by 17 points nationally — and by margins in the closest states that were likely enough to hand him the electoral college victory he needed." He additionally won "cynical" voters by 37 points in Wisconsin, 25 points in Pennsylvania and 21 points in Michigan — all of which had extremely close final results.

Continue Reading

Facebook

Trump has pastor who says Jews are going to hell deliver a speech at White House Hanukkah celebration

Published

on

Just days after American Jewish organizations criticized President Donald Trump's anti-Semitic remarks in a speech he delivered before an American Jewish organization President Donald Trump added insult to injury Wednesday. At an early White House Hanukkah celebration the President asked an evangelical Southern Baptist pastor who believes Jewish people are going to hell to deliver remarks.

Dr. Robert Jeffress is among the closest of Trump's Evangelical Christian allies. A Fox News contributor, Jeffress regularly lauds Trump on the conservative cable channel while verbally obliterating the president's critics.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

House Judiciary received classified evidence from House Intel just prior to impeachment markup

Published

on

Hours before the House Judiciary Committee began debating the articles of impeachment into President Donald Trump, the committee received new, classified evidence.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) had given the administration a Wednesday deadline to declassify the evidence, but Vice President Mike Pence's office ignored the deadline, so Schiff sent the evidence anyway.

At issue is a "supplemental submission" from Jennifer Williams, the special advisor for Europe and Russia in Pence's office.

The document contains information about a Sept. 18, 2019 phone call between pence and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Continue Reading