Given the opportunity to comment on the flood of misinformation and downright lies being spewed by President Donald Trump’s defenders on television, an “AM Joy” regular took a shot at the Fox News personalities for filling the airwaves with “BS,” while calling wealthy Trump admirers at Mar-a-Lago “ignorant.”
Speaking with host Joy Reid, “The Beat DC” host Tiffany Cross unloaded on the flood of garbage reporting that conservative viewers are gobbling up.
“It makes my head explode when I see these clips from Fox News,” Cross began. “It is so dangerous, what they are doing and what they are saying. For the people tuning into you right now, these are intelligent people. The people that are watching Fox News — this is their gospel, this is what they look at and what they consider a reputable outlet.”
“It is a scary thing when you look at what’s been happening and what [Trump] has said,” she continued. “The president has all but threatened the American people with his tweets saying he has bikers and the people guns on his side — and you have Fox News as being an echo chamber for this.”
“It is frustrating when I hear this echo chamber of ignorance coming from Fox News being celebrated by wealthy ignorant people at Mar-a-Lago,” she charged. “We need to bring back some intellect to the discourse.”
SpaceX readies for blast-off with NASA astronauts aboard
Gray skies loomed over Florida's Atlantic coast Tuesday, just one day before two astronauts were set to blast off aboard a SpaceX capsule on the most dangerous and prestigious mission NASA has ever entrusted to a private company.
There was a 60 percent chance for favorable weather for Wednesday's flight, according to Tuesday's latest Cape Canaveral forecast.
US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have been in strict quarantine for two weeks ahead of their trip on the brand-new Crew Dragon capsule, which will be propelled by a Falcon 9 rocket.
Both the capsule and the rocket were manufactured by SpaceX, the start-up founded in 2002 by the then-thirty-something Elon Musk, a brilliant and brash Mars-obsessive who made his fortune with PayPal and also created the famous Tesla electric cars.
DOJ closes insider trading investigations against three senators — but is still investigating Richard Burr: report
On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Justice Department officials are closing insider trading investigations into three senators — Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK).
However, a fourth probe, into insider trading allegations against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), is reportedly ongoing.
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation began the investigations two months ago, as reports emerged that several members of Congress, their spouses or their investment advisers sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock after lawmakers attended closed-door briefings about the threat posed by the new coronavirus," reported Aruna Viswanatha. "Some of those trades spared lawmakers as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses as stocks sank by mid-March."
White House insider says Trump spent Memorial Day weekend ‘in a rage’ – and sees himself as COVID-19’s biggest victim
An inside source speaking to Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman says President Trump spent his Memorial Day weekend "in a f*cking rage" over what he sees is his unfair treatment over his response to the coronavirus outbreak. Even as the death toll neared 100,000 and unemployment swelled to over 38 million, Trump still sees himself as the victim, Sherman writes.
"Trump’s outburst reflected his growing frustration that, at this stage of the race, he is losing to Joe Biden," writes Sherman. "According to a Republican briefed on the campaign’s internal polls, Trump is trailing Biden by double digits among women over 50 in six swing states. 'Trump knows the numbers are bad. It’s why he’s thrashing about,' the Republican said."