Far, far right wing, anti-gay, liberal-hating Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro last night on Fox News charged President Obama with leading an “anti-Israel” and “borderline Jew-hating” administration.
Earlier today we published an article detailing how PolitiFact’s PunditFact fact-checkers will be holding news networks accountable for their on-air personalities as well as for theirÂ pundits, hosts, and paid staffers. And it detailed that 60Â percent of the “news” reviewed by PolitiFact that aired on Fox News was false. That’s 60 percent — far more than any other news network. In short, pundits and hosts on Fox News often are fibbing.
“It’s the first administration in American history that is obviously anti-Israel,” the 30-year old Orthodox Jew said. “It’s borderline a Jew-hating administration.”
That wasn’t a borderline comment to Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly — it was apparently over the top.Â
“Wow,” Kelly interrupted. “That’s strong.”
Talking Points Memo today noted that itÂ actually wasn’t as strong as Shapiro’s recent comments on the recent kidnapping and murder of three teens in Israel, adding that “Shapiro denounced the administration for not threatening to withdraw aid from Palestine after the kidnapping and condemned President Obama for saying ‘Israel should act with restraint with regards to the people who had kidnapped and killed these boys.'”
(ObamaÂ actually saidÂ that “[a]ll parties must protect the innocent and act with reasonableness and restraint, not vengeance and retribution.”)
“Shapiro was unequivocal when he levied the anti-Semitic charge in aÂ columnÂ last week,” TPM’s Tom Kludt writes. “His ‘borderline’ caveat was noticeably absent from the unambiguously titled piece, ‘The Jew-Hating Obama Administration.'”
Indeed, Shapiro, a reckless flame-throwing uber-right-wing anti-gay pro-gun conservative pundit whose main weapon is his acerbic tongue, wrote that, and more.
Slamming Obama for the President’s remarks on the cold-blooded killing of Trayvon Martin while comparing them to the President’s lack of commentary on the three teens recently kidnapped and subsequently murdered, Shapiro opined in his column that “maybe, just maybe, the Obama administration didn’t care about Frenkel [one of the teens who was an American citizen] because he was a Jew.”
The charges — all of them in fact — are baseless, but Shapiro can’t be accused of yielding to fairness or reason.
“Jewish blood is cheap to this administration,” Shapiro’s column continues. “That seems to be true in every administration, given the American government’s stated predilection for forcing Israel into concessions to an implacable and Jew-hating enemy.”
Shapiro is the author of The People Vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration, Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans, and How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them: 11 Rules for Winning the Argument.
Watch Shapiro on Fox News last night:
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‘None Whatsoever’: US Diplomat Burns to the Ground Trump Lie That Joe Biden’s Actions Are ‘Corrupt’
President Donald Trump’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent, in bombshell testimony Wednesday destroyed the president’s lie that Joe Biden’s actions, especially toward Ukraine, are “corrupt.”
Asked if there any factual basis to support Trump’s allegations, Kent replied: “None whatsoever.”
Kent debunks Trumpworld’s argument that Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine were somehow corrupt pic.twitter.com/B3NDloJWIO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 13, 2019
Taylor Staffer Overheard Trump Impatiently Asking Sondland About ‘The Investigations’ Day After Infamous July 25 Call
The acting ambassador to Ukraine said he has learned since his closed-door testimony that President Donald Trump appeared keenly interested in the status of an investigation into Joe Biden by Ukraine.
Bill Taylor, the president’s top diplomat in Ukraine, testified Wednesday that he learned last week from a staffer, after he was deposed in a closed-door hearing, about an incident that took place a day after Trump’s call to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Last Friday, a member of my staff told me of events that occurred on July 26,” Taylor testified.
Taylor was visiting the front of Ukraine’s war with Russia at the time with Kurt Volker, then a special envoy to the country, and a member of the ambassador’s staff accompanied EU ambassador Gordon Sondland to a meeting with Andrey Yermak, an aide to Zelensky.
“Following that meeting, in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv,” Taylor testified. “The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about ‘the investigations.’”
“Ambassador Sondland told President Trump that the Ukrainians were ready to move forward,” Taylor added.
Taylor’s staff member asked Sondland what the president thought about Ukraine, and the acting ambassador was troubled by his State Department colleague’s response.
“Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which Giuliani was pressing for,” Taylor testified. “At the time I gave my deposition on October 22, I was not aware of this information. I am including it here for completeness.”
Taylor said he first reported that new information through the State Department’s legal adviser, and then through attorneys for both House Republicans and Democrats.
Nunes Promotes Debunked Conspiracy Theories: Democrats Colluded With Russia and Are ‘Culpable’ of ‘Malfeasance’ in Ukraine
Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) in his opening remarks on the first day of public witness testimony in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, charged House Democrats with wholly debunked conspiracy theories. Among them, that Democrats – not Donald Trump – colluded with Russia, and Ukraine, not Russia, attacked the 2016 U.S. elections. Also, that Democrats, not President Trump, committed wrongdoing against Ukraine.
So, Nunes is claiming (falsely) that Democrats both colluded with Ukraine and attacked Ukraine (video below.)
“Democrats have a long habit of accusing Republicans of offenses they, themselves, are committing,” Nunes claimed. “For years they accused the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia when they themselves were colluding with Russia by funding and spreading the Steele Dossier that relied on Russian sources. And now they accuse President Trump of malfeasance in Ukraine, when they, themselves, are culpable. The Democrats cooperated in Ukrainian election meddling,” Nunes charged.
Literally every word is a lie.
Remember that the U.S. Intelligence Community unanimously decreed that Russia attacked the 2016 U.S elections. That fact was once again proven during the Mueller investigation, and in the Mueller Report. There is literally zero proof of Nunes’ claims.
Nunes, who may be best remembered for his dramatic dark of night visit to the White House in 2017, where he was given information by the Trump administration only to claim it was from a secret source. That information was falsely framed to suggest (wrongly) the Obama administration had illegally investigated the Trump campaign.
Nunes: Democrats colluded with Russia, not Trump. pic.twitter.com/SFy53dL2MC
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 13, 2019
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