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.”
Trump Jr. and McGahn didn’t testify before the Mueller grand jury — and a federal judge wants to know why
During the Russia investigation, former special counsel Robert Mueller sought testimony from a long list of people. But according to a court filing on Sunday, two people who Mueller did not force to testify before a grand jury were Donald Trump Jr. and former White House Counsel Don McGahn. And U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell wants to know why.
The court filing on Sunday, according to The Week, was in response to a ruling Howell made on Thursday — when Howell asserted that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was withholding too much information from the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York. The House Judiciary Committee, The Week’s Peter Weber reports, has been “wrangling” with DOJ over the evidence that Mueller obtained during his lengthy investigation.
James Byrd, Jr., John William King, and the history of American lynching
In February, 1999, John William King – who was executed in Huntsville, Texas on April 24, 2019 –became the first white man in modern Texas history to be sentenced to death for killing a black person. How that black person, James Byrd, Jr., died was no mystery. Three self-proclaimed white supremacists had drawn up a plan to start a race war while they were in prison. These men chained Byrd to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him for a mile and half until his head and right arm were torn from his body by a concrete culvert on Huff Creek Road in Jasper County.
Have we become too paranoid about mass shootings?
Many Americans worry about when – not if – another mass shooting will occur, and a Gallup poll from September found that nearly half of Americans fear being a victim of one of these attacks.
After the film “Joker” was released, you could see these fears play out.
Many announced they wouldn’t see it in theaters. The film’s deranged main character, they said, would inspire people like the Aurora shooter, who, in 2012, killed 12 people and wounded 70 others during a screening of “Dark Knight Rises.”