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Fox News Crew Who Hosted Wrong Democrat Feeling Really Sorry for Themselves – Throw Online Pity Party



Fox News Hosts Claim They ‘Got Hijacked’ – Democrat Blames Their Lack of ‘Due Dilligance’

The crew of “Fox & Friends First,” the early AM show that airs 4-6 AM ET, apparently mixed up their bookings and put live on-air a Democratic candidate for Congress – but the wrong Democratic candidate for Congress. What followed was an interview that went off-the-rails, with the co-hosts not quite understanding that their guest was Massachusetts state senator Barbara L’Italien, not Arizona’s Ann Kirkpatrick.

L’Italien took the opportunity to “speak directly to Donald Trump,’ and told Fox News viewers that “separating kids from their parents is illegal and inhumane.”

She demanded Trump “stop putting kids in cages,” which the co-hosts tried to insist was not still happening (it is.)

Once the early AM Fox News crew figured out their mistake, they pulled the plug – literally – on L’Italien, whose screen suddenly went blank.

And while they tried to laugh it off, telling viewers, “That didn’t go as planned,” on social media they threw a pity party for themselves.

“Fox & Friends First” cohost Rob Schmitt, rather than apologize to viewers for the embarrassing mixup, attacked his guest. He accused her of hijacking the segment with “a publicity stunt.”

His tweet almost suggests that the Fox News producers got confused because the two Democrats look somewhat alike, kind of?

Schmitt later went on to claim L’Italien snookered the producers, but how exactly did that happen?

Meanwhile, Schmitt’s co-host, Jillian Mele, went nuts.

Looking for sympathy, she attacked L’Italien, for pulling a “weak move.”

Meanwhile, Mele wasn’t done.

One Twitter user chastised her decision to work for Fox News:

Mele attacked:

Her target responded, explaining why her reasoning is dead wrong:

And so, Mele apparently blocked O’Grady:

So, how did this actually happen?

L’Italien’s staff told ThinkProgress:

“They reached out to our staff believing they were reaching the Kirkpatrick office due to their own failure of due diligence,” a source with the L’Italien campaign told ThinkProgress. “Over the process of getting the interview scheduled, they repeatedly showed very little grasp on the facts, down to whether or not Ann Kirkpatrick was still in Congress.”

UPDATE: 11:34 AM ET –
Apparently O’Grady isn’t the only one Mele is blocking:

While Schmitt just called his viewers stupid:


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Robert Mueller Will Testify Before Two House Committees



The Democrats may be inching closer toward impeachment of Donald Trump if this latest move has anything to show for itself. Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller was subpoenaed to testify before two House committees – and has accepted.

Mueller had previously said he would not testify post-investigation findings because his 448-page written report “should speak for itself.” However, he’s since changed his tune.

“Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates’ obstruction of the investigation into that attack,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said in a joint statement.

“He was and is deeply reluctant to come testify, but nonetheless he has agreed to respect the subpoena,” Schiff told CNN on Tuesday evening.

“This will be an opportunity to amplify the message of the report, and then, you know, we’ll let the chips fall where they may,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat on the Judiciary Committee who has pushed for opening an impeachment inquiry.

Mueller will appear to potentially discuss his investigation’s findings before Congress on July 17 in back-to-back hearings with the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. Mueller is expected to provide additional knowledge about the Trump-Russia election interference and 10 counts of possible obstruction of justice by the sitting president of the United States.

Trump’s response? A tweet.

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Liberals Are All in Defending New Congresswoman Who Declared Democrats Are ‘Going to Impeach the Motherf*cker’



Newly-sworn-in U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is one of the first two Muslim women Members of Congress. And after a day of celebrating, voting, and more celebrating, she told supporters Thursday night that House Democrats are going to impeach President Trump.

Except that’s not exactly what she said.

Congresswoman Tlaib at a MoveOn event shared a conversation she had with her son.

“And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Mama look, you won. Bullies don’t win,’ and I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,’ because we’re gonna go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf****r.”

Here’s the video:

On the right, conservatives and Republicans are furious.

Here’s Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, aghast, expressing his faux outrage on Fox News:

On the left, liberals and Democrats on social media (not all, but mostly) are thrilled – and only too happy to push back against the right, reminding them of the record of the man in the White House and the reason they say they like him so much.

This tweet pretty much sums it all up:

Here are some on the left (presumably – we haven’t checked their political leanings) reminding America what’s really important:

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Watch: Massive Protest Against Trump in Pittsburgh as Politicians Refuse to Be Seen With President



‘President Trump You Are Not Welcome in Pittsburgh’

The mayor of Pittsburgh and others affected by Saturday’s massacre of 11 people observing the Sabbath in The Tree of Life synagogue asked President Donald Trump to not come visit them today, but the President refused to listen. And now he is paying the price.

No local, state, or national politicians greeted Air Force One Tuesday afternoon. No politicians will join the president as he makes his way into town to “pay his respects,” as the White House said.

Community leaders stressed that today they are holding funerals for the mass shooting victims, who were gunned down in an anti-Semitic hate crime terror attack. Law enforcement is stretched to the limit already. Having to protect the President on top of protecting funeral-goers and protestors would require too many police officers.

But the President wanted a photo op, one week before the midterms.

“Trump, accompanied by the First Lady and prominent Jewish members of his administration — including daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — arrived in the stricken city just before 4 p.m. ET,” CNN reports. “He was expected to visit with wounded law enforcement officers and pay respects to the dead amid ongoing funeral observances for the mostly elderly victims. He was due back in Washington in a matter of hours.”

Saturday’s mass shooting, the deadliest attack on Jewish people in the history of the United States, was carried out by a man reportedly screaming “All Jews must die!”

Right now a very respectful and well-organized protest against President Trump is taking place, as CBS affiliate WRGB is showing live on Facebook.



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