Fox News Shill Sean Hannity Defends Trump Family’s Criminal Grift Operation

There is no one on Fox News who has been a more servile toady to Donald Trump than Sean Hannity. Well, maybe Jeanine Pirro. Okay, maybe Lou Dobbs. Perhaps Maria Bartiromo. Alright, never mind. Let’s just say that there are a lot of Trump toadies on Fox News and Hannity is one of them.

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Hannity does have the distinction of often being referred to as Trump’s “shadow” chief of staff. They reportedly talk every night after his program. And Trump posts clips from show almost daily. That occurs even while Trump attacks Fox News as “unwatchable” and “worse than CNN.”

So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Hannity launched yet another shamelessly dishonest defense of Trump and his thieving family on Friday night. This episode of Hannity’s Trump-Fluffing Hour included a segment about one of the many lawsuits that are pending against the “law & order” president. This one concerns charges that Trump misused nonprofit funds to enrich the Trump family (again). Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee paid grossly inflated rates to hold an event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

Hannity’s lying diatribe began with his patented feigned outrage against the media, saying that…

“The mob has been caught again tonight pushing yet another anti-Trump hoax. this time now about Ivanka Trump, who was this week abusively deposed in a lawsuit filed by the District of Columbia against the Trump Inaugural Committee from 2016. That suit alleging that the Inaugural Committee spent a million dollars to rent event space at the Trump hotel – by the way, that deal was way before he even considered running for president – which plaintiffs claim was above the market rate.”

First of all, Hannity’s characterization of the deposition as “abusive” is an invention of his hyperactive imagination. Secondly, Hannity’s assertion that the deal for those rates was made “way before [Trump] even considered running for president,” is preposterous. How could they have made a deal with the Trump Inaugural Committee way before there was any consideration of a campaign? And finally, during the segment Hannity displayed a tweet by Ivanka that was supposedly proof that there was no wrongdoing:

What both Hannity and Ivanka are missing is that the lawsuit is not alleging that the rates charged by Trump’s hotel were inflated – although they obviously were. The lawsuit charges that it was improper for the nonprofit inaugural committee to pay those inflated rates to Trump’s own hotel for a private affair that wasn’t related to staging the inaugural activities. It is a violation of the law that requires nonprofits to use their funds for their stated public purpose, not to benefit private individuals or companies.

What’s more, Ivanka’s supposedly exonerating tweet has a subject line that says “buyout minimum.” What does that have to do with hotel room rates? And even her reference to “market value” doesn’t absolve her of any impropriety because the rates charged to the inaugural committee were far above market rates.

All of this proves that Hannity’s purpose was solely aimed at providing false caver for the Trump Crime Family to enrich themselves. And it doesn’t matter to Hannity or Trump or Fox News that none of their justifications are truthful. After all, Fox News literally argued in court that they have no obligation to tell the truth because no reasonable person takes them seriously.” And during this same episode of Hannity’s program he confessed that…

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‘COVID 4 ALL’: The Healthcare Plan From Trump and Fox News

The United States is notching ever higher records for coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, and deaths with each passing day. And experts predict that this winter it is likely to get worse before it gets better. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is furiously tweeting deranged rants about having won an election that he decisively lost to Joe Biden. In fact, Trump’s last 100 tweets have all been about what he calls the “election hoax,” but not one tweet about the pandemic that is hurting so many millions of Americans.

Donald Trump, Fox News, Coronavirus

Naturally, Fox News is fulfilling its mission to serve as Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda. They are supporting his delusional election victory fantasies. They malign Biden and other Democrats at every opportunity. They are even attacking Dr. Fauci. But worst of all, they persist in disinforming the American people about the deadly pandemic that is ravaging the nation. No wonder studies have proven that watching Fox News actually increases coronavirus fatalities.

On Friday morning the “Curvy Couch” potatoes of Fox and Friends delivered yet another segment that trivializes the coronavirus. This time they melded it with lies about Biden as well. Co-host Brian Kilmeade sought to criticize Biden’s recent remarks about his intention to ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days of his administration. That’s a small sacrifice that is estimated will save up to 70,000 lives and would culminate just as vaccines are expected to become available to the general public. Apparently that’s too much to ask of the pseudo-patriots who believe that such a request is an imposition on their freedom to infect and murder their fellow Americans. Here’s just a taste of Kilmeade’s rant:

Let’s breakdown this dishonest, dystopian diatribe.

“You people want to go down with a fight, that’s the American spirit.”

Kilmeade is apparently referring to the mask resisters and the bar owners who refuse to participate in a real world solution to this health crisis. So Kilmeade glorifies violence as a response to common sense public safety regulations. He continued…

“Number one, the President-elect, if he becomes President of the United States…”

Notice that Kilmeade is questioning whether Biden will ever be sworn in as president. He’s pacifying the Trump cultists who still believe that millions of votes were manufactured by thousands of conspirators who managed to keep the whole criminal conspiracy secret without even a shred of evidence escaping. He continued…

[Biden] “…cannot mandate masks for 50 states.”

Here Kilmeade is inventing an outrage where none exists in reality. Biden has never proposed mandating masks for all 50 states. What he’s proposing are mandates for federal facilities and requests for cooperation from governors and for citizens to voluntarily comply. He continued…

“Thirty seven states already have mask mandates.”

This is actually true. That’s a milestone that should be acknowledged for Fox News. However, Kilmeade thinks that 37 states are enough, even though it means that 13 states – all with Republican governors – still do not have mask mandates. That means tens of millions of people in states where the pandemic surge is at its highest point. But Fox isn’t concerned about that. He continued…

“Nobody’s gonna make you put a mask on in your car, or sit alone on a beach, or in your backyard. So good luck with that.”

This is another strawman argument that isn’t being proposed by anyone. He continued…

“We’re already doing almost everything they told us to do. So I don’t know what he’s talking about.”

This is half true. Kilmeade certainly does not know what Biden is talking about. As for the other half, Many Republicans and Trump supporters are pointedly not doing what they are asked. And at the beginning of this rant Kilmeade praised them for it as a demonstration of the American “fighting” spirit. He continued…

“The election’s over, as they try to find out what actually happened.”

Finally, Kilmeade threw in a last jab at the election results. Notice that, even though he concedes that the election is over, he contradicts himself by implying the opposite – that we still don’t know what happened. We do. Trump lost!

This segment is typical of what Fox News presents to its viewers throughout the day. They simply don’t care that their lies are producing more grief and hardship, so long as it reinforces the lies dispensed by Trump. The negligence, incompetence, and deliberate malfeasance of Trump has resulted in an unprecedented human catastrophe. And Trump is personally responsible. But so are the Republican politicians who haven’t had the guts to oppose him. And so are the bootlickers at Fox News who have eagerly backed him up.

And let’s not forget the glassy-eyed disciples in Trump World who blindly embrace everything he says. They are the sheep who allow him to pretend to have a base of support to carry out his atrocities. They nod along obliviously very much like this inadvertently accurate meme posted by the MyPillow con artist and Trump backer, Mike Lindell:

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Tucker Carlson of Fox News Aims Ludicrous Attack At Dr. Fauci, Thumps Trump Instead

For most of the last eleven months, Fox News has been pretending that the coronavirus was nothing to be worried about. They opposed responsible limitations on social and business activities and mocked safety protocols like wearing masks. Those are positions they share with Donald Trump whose gross negligence, incompetence, and deliberate malfeasance has resulted in the preventable deaths of more than 270,000 Americans.

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Consequently, studies have proven that watching Fox News actually increases coronavirus fatalities. The same finding was shown in a study specifically focused on Sean Hannity. But never let it be said that Tucker Carlson wasn’t up to a challenge to determine which Fox News host is the worst blight on society.

On Wednesday evening, Carlson aired a segment prompted by a new report that places the introduction of the coronavirus to the U.S. a few weeks earlier than previously thought. The report published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that “SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been present in the U.S. in December 2019, earlier than previously recognized.”

This news triggered Carlson’s hyperactive outrage sensors that lit up with alarms pointing at renowned epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci. And in an effort to malign the good Doctor’s reputation, Carlson played a video from January 22:

Dr. Fauci: From what I can see right now they are really being much, much more transparent than what happened with SARS where they really kept back information for a while. It was embarrassing to them. They’re really transparent now. They put the sequence of the virus up on the public database right away. So in that respect they’ve been transparent.
Carlson: “They’re really transparent now,” says Dr. Anthony Fauci. Now, in a well-functioning country, a line like that would make certain that you’d never work in public policy again.

First of all, Dr. Fauci was explicit in noting that his comments represented “what I can see right now,” and addressed specific database information with which that China had been transparent. What’s more, little was known about the origins and the spread of the virus in those early days, and even now the knowledge of it continues to be fluid and expanding. But Carlson is dishonestly holding Dr. Fauci to a narrowly tailored statement made eleven months ago.

If Carlson truly believes that having made the remarks that Dr. Fauci made in January disqualify him from public service, then he must have the same opinion about Trump. Beginning in January, Trump was far more obsequious toward China and its president Xi Jinping. And without any of the qualifications that Dr. Fauci used. Trump simply expressed his unreserved praise and admiration for Xi, and did so on multiple occasions:

As late as February 29, Trump was still impressed that “China seems to be making tremendous progress. Their numbers are way down.” And in his own remarks, Trump relentlessly downplayed the known dangers of the virus:

  • “We have it very much under control in this country.”
  • “It’s going to be just fine.”
  • “It’s one person coming in from China.”
  • “We’re doing a great job with it.”
  • “It’s going to have a very good ending for us.”
  • “We’re in great shape.”
  • “We have 12 cases – 11 cases, and many of them are in good shape now.”
  • “Just stay calm. It will go away.”
  • “You have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”
  • “It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.”

Most of those remarks were made when Trump already knew they were lies. He revealed in tape recorded comments to Bob Woodward – for his book RAGE! – that he knew just how dangerous the virus was, saying that…

“You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flus. This is deadly stuff. […] I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down.”

So while Carlson is surely to arrogant, oblivious, and steeped in Trump-worship to notice, his analysis clearly paints Trump as a reckless source of disinformation who has surrendered his right to engage in any public service role, including (especially) as president. That’s something that most Americans already knew, and contributed to Trump’s reelection defeat. But for Carlson and his viewers it’s a rather new concept. Too bad most of them are too far gone to comprehend it.

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Fox News Host Says Election Should Be Overturned Even If That’s Illegal

The absurdity of Donald Trump’s resistance to Joe Biden’s decisive victory has long since departed from the realm of sanity. His tedious, factless rants about an alleged “election hoax” (everything he doesn’t like is a hoax) are based on nothing but his delusional psychoses. He has a dysfunctional relationship with reality that is decaying more by the hour.

Donald Trump, Mask, Fox News

It doesn’t help matters that Trump is actively enabled by his Ministry of Propaganda (aka Fox News). And on Monday morning the “Curvy Couch” potatoes of Fox and Friends leapt into the election hoax fray with one of their most idiotic arguments in support of Trump’s electoral denialism. Co-host Will Cain weighed in on Trump’s abysmal record of lawsuits contesting the election, for which he currently has a win/loss ratio of 1 in 38. Cain said that…

“I think what’s happening here is we are quickly moving towards a political case being made, meaning the Trump team is talking to state legislators in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and we know today in Arizona as well, attempting to make their case. There may not be enough evidence for a court system, but there should be enough evidence for state legislators to change their electors. Will they find more success there? We’ll soon find out.”

To be clear, Cain is arguing that even though Trump has been completely unable to make a legal case to overturn the election, it should be overturned anyway. This is typical of Trump’s legal strategy that seeks to steal the election by whining incoherently until he gets some weak-kneed jurist or state legislature to bend to his will. And he apparently has already succeeded in getting the bootlickers at Fox News to do so.

The courts have been merciless in their rulings against Trump, including by Republican appointed judges. Most recently a Pennsylvania judge dismissed a Trump lawsuit saying that…

“One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption, such that this Court would have no option but to regrettably grant the proposed injunctive relief despite the impact it would have on such a large group of citizens. That has not happened. Instead, this Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence.”

When brought before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, the appellate judge said that…

“Calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.”

The absence of proof, however, is of no concern to Trump or the Fox News flunkies who back him up no matter how ridiculous. They actually believe that they don’t need any legal justification for their attempted coup. So even after failing miserably on the legal front, they march straight ahead in an effort to persuade unethical, partisan politicians to ignore the law and install Trump as President for Life.

The audacity of an unqualified television pundit telling a national audience of easily persuaded simpletons that this mangling of the law is an acceptable path to empowering a wannabe dictator is irresponsible and dangerous. But it’s what Fox News was established to do from its inception. It’s just surprising that they have ended up doing it so obviously – and poorly.

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Laugh Along as Comrade Bartiromo Fluffs Dear Leader Trump on Fox News

It’s hard to imagine a more pathetic final curtain for the low-brow, reality TV presidency of Donald Trump. After having lost decisively to Joe Biden, Trump continues to shake his tiny fist belligerently at the clouds while shouting delusionally at his cult followers that “I won the election by a lot!” Sadly, his glassy-eyed disciples will eat up his impotent protests.

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Trump must be suffering tremendously knowing that he made history by becoming the first television game show host to lose the White House to a candidate that he maligned as a mentally deficient commie. If you can’t beat someone you honestly believe is that unfit, you must be picking up wood splinters on your behind from scraping it on the barrel bottom. Trump acknowledged the scope of this defeat a few weeks ago when he speculated that he would have to leave the country if he lost. Can he be legally held to that?

One must never underestimate Trump’s ability to sink lower from any given depth. On Saturday morning he lashed out at Fox News, the notoriously right-wing propaganda machine that put him in the White House:

Trump has been on a rollercoaster, love/hate relationship with Fox News for quite a while. Recently it became clear that his post-presidency career will be focused on “wrecking Fox News.” And many of his worshipful minions are on board with that mission. He much prefers pseudo-news networks who won’t commit the sacrilege of interviewing Democrats or other non-Trumpian heathens.

However, the day after Trump castigated daytime Fox News as “virtually unwatchable” he sat for a tongue bathing interview with Fox’s daytime host, and Senior Trump-fluffer, Maria Bartiromo (video below). Needless to say, it was a non-stop cavalcade of crackpot conspiracy theories and reality denialism. Here are a few select examples of Trump’s whining, paranoia, and deceit:

“The mail-in ballots are a disaster. They sent millions and millions and millions of mail-in ballots. I’m sure you know people that got two, three, or four. Because I do.”

That’s funny. If Trump knows people who got multiple mail-in ballots, why hasn’t he or his crack (addicted) attorneys produced any of them?

“There were a lot of dead people that so-called voted in this election. But dead people were, in some cases – many, many cases – thousands of cases, voted.”

Again, Trump hasn’t presented any evidence of these zombie voters in any of the dozens of lawsuits he’s already filed. Which may explain why he has a win/loss record in court of about 1 in 38.

“This is total fraud. And how the FBI and Department of Justice – I don’t know, maybe they’re involved. But how people are allowed to get away with this stuff is unbelievable. This election was rigged. This election was a total fraud. This is total fraud.”

Now Trump is accusing his Justice Department and FBI – run by his own hand-picked appointees (Bill Barr and Christopher Wray) of being complicit in alleged election fraud. They probably were, at his direction. They just weren’t very good at it. That’s what is really troubling him.

“And the problem we have – We go to judges and people don’t want to get involved, The media doesn’t even want to cover it.”

The judges did get involved. They just ruled against him. And the media also got involved by covering the defeats Trump suffered in court. Trump only sees what he wants to see.

“It’s a situation the likes of which – we don’t have freedom of the press in this country. We have suppression by the press. They suppress. You know you can’t have a scandal if nobody reports about it.”

You have to wonder what Trump thinks hasn’t been reported. All of his allegations have made the news. It isn’t the media’s fault that they are bogus and were correctly reported that way. Trump thinks his fake scandals should be reported as truthful despite his failure to provide any proof.

“This is the greatest fraud in the history of our country from an electoral standpoint. And I guess you could build it up bigger than an electrical – I mean what’s bigger from an electoral standpoint, what’s bigger than this? This is the essence of our country. This is the whole ballgame. And they cheated. Joe Biden did not get 80 million votes.”

It’s cute that Trump thinks he knows how many votes Biden got without counting any of them. Or more likely, he just thinks that any votes for Biden don’t count.

“I got 74 million votes. The largest in the history of a sitting president. So many millions more than anyone thought that we were even trying to get. And everybody said this is over. I’m telling you, at ten o’clock everybody thought it was over. And then the phony mail-in started coming in,”

Not everybody, Diaper Don. Trump believes that the vote counting should have stopped before all the votes were counted. Particularly the mail-in votes that included much of the military and – himself.

For her part, Bartiromo allowed Trump to disgorge his incoherent rants uninterrupted. When she did manage to squeeze in a few words they were to express her awe at how brilliant his insights were. She rarely wavered from responses like this one agreeing with Trump’s tedious repetition that the election was rigged: “This is disgusting,” Bartiromo sucked up, “And we can not allow America’s elections to be corrupted.”

Fox News is going to have make a rapid transformation after Trump is evicted from the People’s House. And now they’ll have to contend with some weak but motivated competition, perhaps including one with a Trump brand. But never fear. If the past is any indication, Fox will quickly shift from a government loving purveyor of pro-Trump propaganda to a government hating pack of anti-Biden dissenters. Their reputation for conservative bias and shameless hypocrisy will remain in tact. As will their commitment to being America’s goto source for blatant lies and its biggest stain on journalism.

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WTF? Trump Thinks the Burden of Proof is on Biden to Prove His Votes Were Legal

It’s been three and half weeks since Donald Trump lost the presidential election to Joe Biden in a decisive and humiliating defeat. And in all that time Trump hasn’t stopped embarrassing himself further by making ludicrous and unsupported claims of massive voter fraud and insisting that he won by a landslide. Either he’s suffered a severe mental collapse or he’s taking way more drugs than allowed.

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Nobody expects Trump to actually face the reality of his loss. Like most malignant narcissists he is incapable of comprehending any news that doesn’t portray him as superior in all things. But his utterly pathetic failure to understand the complexities of fourth grade math or civics comes as a slight surprise. You would think that someone in his circle of sycophants would explain the situation he’s in. But no. Consequently we have Trump pounding out preposterous tweets like this:

First of all, Trump doesn’t get to decide when Biden can enter the White House. That’s just another manifestation of his delusions of grandeur. More to the point, Trump needs to have a lawyer school him on the fine points of the law. Biden is not obligated to provide proof that the 80 million votes he received were “were not fraudulently or illegally obtained.” That’s a precisely backwards interpretation of how election results are challenged.

Of course, it makes sense that Trump would would want to twist this process around. He has filed dozens of lawsuits to overturn the results of the election in several states and lost nearly every one. So now, out of sheer desperation, he’s trying to shift the burden of proof to Biden. That’s not going to work. No judge will entertain this ridiculous notion, and Biden will simply – and correctly – ignore it.

As if that weren’t enough ridicule for Trump in one day, he also tweeted a “report” by the Trump-fluffing One America News Network (OANN) that made a severely math-challenged allegation about Biden’s votes and popularity:

What’s so pitifully sad about this is that it’s falseness is so easy to confirm. Biden’s Thanksgiving address racked up more than 5.3 million views on Twitter alone. And that isn’t counting all the viewers who watched it live on every network news broadcast. As for Trump, he didn’t even have an official Thanksgiving address. He did post a video of some comments he made to the military, but that had only 507,000 views, one tenth the number of Biden’s address. Even worse, Trump’s reliance on OANN for data like this could not be more poorly placed. The “report” Trump referred to said this:

“Joe Biden stirred a new controversy after his Thanksgiving address failed to attract viewers. Reports Thursday found Biden’s livestream address got only 1,000 views on line. The former vice-president delivered a teleprompter address on Wednesday in another baseless attempt to pose as the winner of the recent elections. The mainstream media portrays Biden as the most popular candidate in history of US politics, giving him 80 million votes. However, Biden’s miserable viewership online does not reflect the purported popularity.”

This nonsense begins by blaming Biden for some “new controversy” that is nothing of the sort. Then it references a report that is actually just some random jerk on Twitter who doesn’t know how tweet views accumulate. Then, for no apparent reason, it mentions that Biden used a teleprompter, which everyone does for speeches like these, including Trump. Then it says that Biden’s address was “another baseless attempt to pose as the winner of the recent elections.” Of course, Biden wasn’t “posing” as the winner. He actually is the winner. And the basis for that is the certified results of the elections in enough states to produce 306 electoral votes.

It is incomprehensible that it has come this. The stupidity of Trump, and the media sources he clings to, is on a level that no one could ever have imagined would sink so low. But here we are. Sadly, we can expect Trump to sink even further in the few weeks that remain of his unfortunate presidency. And that is only made possible by the equal stupidity of Trump’s cult followers who believe whatever he says, no matter how absurd.

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WHUT? Fox News Attacks Leaders That Congratulate Themselves – Who Aren’t Trump

It must be getting harder for Fox News to manufacture positive stories about Donald Trump in the wake of his decisive loss to Joe Biden. Now that Trump is a one-term president he has entered into his sulking phase while his glassy-eyed disciples are blaming Fox News and scurrying off to even more dishonest purveyors of slobbering propaganda.

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It took nearly three weeks, but Trump has finally – albeit reluctantly – accepted the reality that he is not going to be inaugurated in January. But that hasn’t cooled his “election fraud” fever. He continues to tweet preposterous assertions that he won the election in a landslide and, but for alleged corruption on the part of Democrats, Republicans, the media, technology companies, Hugo Chavez, the CIA, and numerous other foes attached to the cabal that his paranoia has invented, he would be languishing in his divine victory.

So it has fallen to Fox News to develop a narrative that Trump can cling to during this time of sorrow for America’s biggest loser. And one of the lame deflections that they have settled on is to attack New York governor Andrew Cuomo for having been awarded a special Emmy for his public addresses during the spring and summer when the coronavirus pandemic was pummeling the state and the nation.

Cuomo was broadly praised for his press conferences that were regarded as both informative and compassionate. The Emmy was in recognition of the comfort that he gave to millions of citizens during a difficult time. And they stood in stark contrast to Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force briefings that mainly served as reelection campaign speeches where Trump made himself the center of attention, upstaging the experts who sat silent in the background like inanimate props.

The Emmy award triggered Fox News weather lady, Janice Dean, to embark on a mission to malign Cuomo. And on Tuesday morning she appeared on Fox and Friends First to spew her hostility and biased disinformation. The crux of her complaint was exhibited in this exchange:

Griff Jenkins: Janice, you have been waging a war for accountability for [Gov. Andrew] Cuomo, and now this [Emmy award]. Your thoughts this morning?
Janice Dean: It’s really hard to watch. He does look like an actor, like all of his buddies in Hollywood. And I’ve been saying “if you want to be a celebrity, Gov. Cuomo, by all means move to Hollywood.” Because we need real leadership in this town. Not a governor who goes around congratulating himself by writing a book during a pandemic and going on every radio and TV show to promote it while missing 17 meetings at the White House to talk about coronavirus and the pandemic.

First of all, Dean’s reference to missed meetings are those of the phony task force which didn’t invite Cuomo, nor would it have been productive for him to attend. What’s more, Trump himself didn’t attend those meetings for six months. Secondly, her animus toward Hollywood is burning with irony considering the extent to which Trump relies on celebrities to buttress his public image. The same morning that she was ranting on Fox News, Trump posted multiple tweets of marginal “celebrities” including James Woods and Jon Voight. Among them were also five (5!) tweets featuring crackpot Randy Quaid, including this psychedelic reading of Trump’s own tweets:

More to the point, Dean’s indignation with self-congratulatory politicians manages to ignore the most egomaniacal self-promoter that ever occupied the White House. Trump spends the majority of his public addresses, and his Twitter comments, shamelessly lavishing praise on himself. And he speaks in hyperbolic tones wherein everything he does is the “greatest” of whatever he happens to be talking about at the moment.

Specifically regarding COVID-19, Trump regularly insists that he has performed with unimaginable perfection that no other human being could have achieved. Never mind the 260,000 fatalities and more than 1.2 million infected, many contracting disabilities that are permanent.

As if to validate the point, Trump held a press conference Tuesday morning that lasted all of 45 seconds and wherein he took no questions. He just took credit for recent advances with coronavirus vaccines (which some Fox News bootlickers want to name for him) and then bragged about the stock market. Of course, the vaccines were developed without any help from Trump. And the stock market’s rise – 3,000 points since election day – could just as easily be attributed to the nation’s collective relief due to Biden’s victory.

Dean and Fox News have a glaring blind spot that approaches the scale of a black hole. They can’t see that Trump suffers from a dangerous form of malignant narcissism. His sociopathic tendencies threaten the nation and the world. But they will always find a way to ignore the obvious and find fault with Trump’s critics. That is, after all, their job. And what’s truly pitiful is that they do it so poorly.

Here is the video of Cuomo receiving the Founder’s Award at the Emmys, with guest appearances by real celebrities like Robert De Niro, Rosie Perez, Billy Crystal, and Ben Stiller.

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Trump’s ‘Miracle’ Coronavirus Vaccine is Another Lame Attempt to Exalt Himself

The nauseating spectacle of Donald Trump bragging about things that he had nothing to do with is sadly symbolic of his egomaniacal reign as the accidental occupant of the White House. That’s especially true with regard to anything related to the coronavirus pandemic that, due to Trump’s negligence and incompetence, has already taken the lives of more than 260,000 Americans.

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Despite his record of failure and mismanagement, Trump stubbornly insists that he’s done everything perfectly and deserves unqualified praise. The American people, though, are not fooled, and that is one of the reasons he lost reelection, which he also insists didn’t happen. Trump’s debilitating madness has kept him out of the public eye for three weeks now as he nurses his humiliation and self-pity. But it hasn’t kept him from tweeting feverishly about his delusional belief that he won reelection in a landslide.

Interspersed among his flagrantly false victory tweets, Trump has tried to take credit for the current state of the pandemic. Apparently he doesn’t know that it is marking higher peaks than at any time since it first appeared. On Saturday he posted a tweet that lashed out at his critics for not believing his rosy projections for the future:

And on Monday morning his daughter Ivanka backed him on on Twitter with her own undeserved praise:

What’s interesting about both of these tweets is that the alleged “miracle” was nothing but an affirmation of projections by experts from months prior. In fact, the article that Trump cited actually confirmed the scientific community’s assessment of the situation. It was published in May of 2020 and predicted that a vaccine would not be available to the public until approximately May of 2021. Which is what the Trumps are now touting as a miracle that no one could have foreseen. The article stated last May that…

“…experts say that the development, testing and production of a vaccine for the public is still at least 12 to 18 months off, and that anything less would be a medical miracle.”

So the truth is that the current schedule was foreseen by experts. Trump’s reality TV-style sloganeering with his “Operation Warp Speed” was as phony as Mexico paying for his fake border wall. Yet somehow the Trumps interpret this as being the culmination of a miraculous effort by a chief executive who was so obviously disengaged and more concerned with his golf game than saving lives.

Trump has been sulking in his White House bunker for the past three weeks. His time has been devoted to tweeting, watching Fox News (and Newsmax and OANN when Fox wasn’t sufficiently worshipful), and conspiring to overturn the election and undermine democracy. On the latter, he has managed to make an utter fool of himself and his pathetic legal team. He currently has a win/loss record in the neighborhood of 1 in 34.

However, Trump’s negligent ignorance of the coronavirus pandemic is the most troubling aspect of his behavior in these final days. He couldn’t care less about the loss of life or the suffering of those who survive but contract permanent disabilities. All he cares about is stealing credit that he hasn’t earned and lavishing himself with undue praise. And that display of rank narcissism will follow him into his civilian life and taint his legacy for whatever remains of his loathsome existence.

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Apocalypse Wow: Trump Lawyer Threatens Election Fraud Case ‘Will Be Biblical’

There has been an alarming escalation in Donald Trump’s war on democracy. Three weeks after election day, Trump is still trying to overturn the votes of a decisive majority of the American people. It’s the desperate act of a power hungry authoritarian seeking to evade the indictments that will surely follow him into civilian life, and to continue fleecing his cult followers and taxpayers.

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Ironically, in 2016 Trump complained that any challenge of election results was a direct threat to our democracy.” But like so much of what he says, that is subject to contradiction whenever it serves his purposes. Consequently, Trump is pulling out all the stops to manufacture bizarre conspiracy theories to support his flagrantly dishonest assault the American election processes. He’s attacking both Democrats and Republicans and even his own Ministry of Propaganda, Fox News. Which, to the delight of honest journalists, is working pretty well.

What is most definitely not working is Trump’s legal battle to undo the reality of President-elect Joe Biden. In fact, Trump currently has a win/loss score of 1 in 25 (at least). But never fret, according to Rudy Giuliani, losing is all part of his master plan.

Now Sidney Powell, an attorney on Trump’s election fraud team, is channeling even more lunacy into Trump’s legal circus. She was interviewed by the wingnut Newsmax network on Saturday where she alleged all manner of criminality on the part of election officials that she accused of being in cahoots with the Biden campaign. Powell even claimed that the Justice Department, headed by Trumpian super-sycophant Bill Barr, is part of the anti-Trump cabal. As usual, she didn’t offer a sliver of evidence (which got her into some hot water with Tucker Carlson of Fox News.

Powell is among those who allege that a voting machine company (Dominion) planted malicious software in their devices in order to switch hundreds of thousands of votes from Trump to Biden. This theory also stipulates provably false nonsense about the company’s software being developed in Venezuela with the help of the late Hugo Chavez, and votes being tabulated in Germany and Spain. Next we can expect her to claim that the vote counters are captive children working in the basement of a pizza parlor.

However, in this interview, Powell never provided any proof of anything she alleged. She just kept pounding out ever more preposterous poppycock. But she couldn’t explain how millions of votes could be diverted in a nationwide conspiracy that she claimed would require thousands of people to implement. Nor could she explain how it could all be pulled off without detection. But that failure didn’t stop her from turning the crazy up to eleven:

“Georgia is probably going to be the first state I’m going to blow up. Mr. Kemp [Georgia’s GOP governor] and the [GOP] Secretary of State need to go with it cause they’re in on the Dominion scam with their last minute purchase or reward of contract with Dominion worth a hundred million dollars. The State Bureau of Investigations for Georgia ought to be looking into financial benefits received by Mr. Kemp and the Secretary of State’s family about that time.

“And another benefit Dominion was created to reward is what I’d call ‘election insurance.’ That’s why Hugo Chavez had it created in the first place. I also wonder where he got the technology. Where it actually came from. Because I think it’s hammer and scorecard from the CIA.”

Then Newsmax asked Powell to clarify that she was asserting that Kemp, a longtime ally of Trump, was directly involved in the conspiracy. Powell reiterated that she “has been told there is evidence of that.” And at that point she said that she could not give any more information about that. But when Newsmax asked if she could provide any new information about the filing of her case in Georgia, Powell said that…

“I can’t say that yet. But hopefully this week we will get it ready to file. And it will be biblical.”

For the record, the phrase “It will be biblical,” is generally used to indicate a divine catastrophe on the scale of Armageddon, the battle prophesied to usher in the “End Times.” It has come to be used as a generic reference to any “end of the world” scenario. Which makes it a curious choice of words for the President’s lawyer. Even more troubling, the phrase has also been adopted by the QAnon conspiracy crackpots who believe there is a broad-based Washington confederation of cannibal child molesters. So you have to wonder about Powell’s sympathies.

What this tells us is that Trump’s case for election fraud is grounded in the same fantastical mythology of Revelations. While many Christians believe it literally, there is no material proof. And you can’t go into a court of law and ask the judge to accept your arguments on faith. But that’s where Trump and his band of theocratic lawyers have taken us. So don’t be surprised when they call on the wrath of GAWD to rain down on America if they don’t get their way.

UPDATE: Hmmm. What brought this on (she was previously identified as a member of the legal team)? The whole screwball gang is joke.

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LOL: Geraldo Rivera of Fox News Floats Naming COVID-19 Vaccine for Trump

Making a play for the 2020 Fox News Flunky Hall of Shame, Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox and Friends Friday morning to propose what amounts to a bribe in order to get Donald Trump to admit he’s a loser. In a segment wherein Geraldo essentially concedes that Trump lost the election to Joe Biden, he proposes a solution to Trump’s stubborn refusal to accept reality.

Donald Trump Virus

It’s clear to most Americans that Joe Biden is the President-elect of the United States and will take the oath of office on January 20, 2021. But Trump is still disputing that fact and engaging in a delusional campaign to overturn the election results. His campaign consists mainly of lies and conspiracy theories dreamed up by Trump and his pathetic legal team that has lost virtually every case it has brought to court. Not to worry though because, according to Rudy Giuliani, losing is part of his master plan.

Trump’s obsession with opposing a peaceful transition is blatantly anti-democratic and un-America. That’s a position that he’s actually proud of. But the necessity of removing him from office, and allowing the orderly transition to a Biden administration is something that Trump’s sociopathic narcissism prevents him from accepting. Consequently, veteran Fox News Trump-fluffer, Geraldo Rivera, came up with a plan to reward Trump for his childish obstinance:

“I think I had an idea. With the world so divided and everyone telling him he’s gotta give up, time to leave, and time to transition, and all the rest of it, why not name the vaccine for Trump? Make it like, ‘Have you gotten your Trump yet?’ It would be a nice gesture to him, and years from now it would become just a nice generic name. Have you gotten your Trump yet? I got my Trump, I’m fine.’

“I wish we could honor him in that way because he is definitely the prime architect of this Operation Warp Speed and, but for him, we’d still be waiting into the grim winter for these amazing, miraculous medical breakthroughs.”

HOLY CRAP! First of all, America does not negotiate with terrorists. Trump shouldn’t require this sort of infantile incentive to obey the law and two and half centuries of American tradition. He needs to step aside simply because he lost and has no other choice. His defiance is causing real harm by inciting outrage among his cult followers, some of whom are advocating civil war.

What’s more, Trump doesn’t deserve any reward for the development of a vaccine for a viral pandemic that he exacerbated due to his ignorance, incompetence, and deliberate malfeasance. If Trump is concerned about what he will be remembered for, he can rest on his responsibility for the deaths of more than 250,000 Americans, and more than a million sickened, many with disabilities that are permanent.

It’s ironic that Geraldo would propose this sort of solution to lure Trump out of the White House like diseased skunk that came in through a hole in the screen door. After all, Trump loves to plaster his name on things that he had nothing to do with.

However, naming a vaccine for Trump would only be appropriate if it recognized his role in killing so many of the people he was obligated but failed to protect. His name should be synonymous with the pain and grief he caused. So we could call it the Trump Virus Vaccine. Then people could ask “Did you get Trump?” And those who weren’t idiots could reply, “No. I got vaccinated.” Then all we would need is a vaccine to prevent infections for the disease that causes the mental dysfunction evident in people like Geraldo, his Fox News cohorts, and the lost souls who fall for Trump’s bullpucky.

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