Fox guest: An Esquire profile about a white male teenager was "brave because in this moment, the left has decided that it hates young white men."
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After The New York Times published an op-ed by columnist David Brooks claiming Democrats need to support a 20-week abortion ban to remain electorally competitive, several media outlets and pro-choice groups wrote responses that called out Brooks’ inaccurate assumptions. These responses not only highlighted how 20-week bans are based on junk science, but also underscored how the reality of later abortions makes support for abortion access a winning issue for Democrats.
According to reports, the incoming Trump administration has given “serious consideration” to the idea of removing the permanent press corps from the White House. This potential exclusion of the press from White House access has been months in the making, with President-elect Donald Trump, his political allies, and his right-wing media sycophants clamoring for the next administration to restrict access for outlets that have criticized his policies and statements and attacking the press in general. Meanwhile, the president-elect has been building up alternative, pro-Trump outlets.
Donald Trump has attempted, and media have often allowed him, to advance the false claim that he opposed the Iraq War from the beginning, but evidence Trump regularly cites as proof of his opposition occurred after the war’s authorization and after the war had already begun. Ahead of the first presidential debate, moderators should be aware of his chronologically impossible excuses and be prepared to debunk them, such as his citing of a 2004 Esquire interview where he opposed the war, claiming he said the war was “a mess” at a 2003 party, claiming he expressed some concern in a January 2003 Fox interview, and his excuse that he “was not a politician” when he made his original remarks supporting the war.
Media figures are calling out the “bizarre” and “extreme” anti-abortion record of Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN). They called Pence “the most anti-abortion presidential or VP candidate we’ve had,” and noted that he “became a conservative hero” by virtue of his “longstanding, implacable and dogged” opposition to abortion.
Media are condemning Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's proposal to carpet-bomb ISIS, which they explain could lead to "death and injury inflicted on innocents" and could also be classified as "a war crime."
Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy has engaged in a one-man campaign to attack the political news website Politico, repeatedly dismissing it as a "lefty blog" and criticizing it for "load[ing] up on lefties." Doocy has even stooped to reading critical anonymous comments from a Politico post on the air in order to attack the post's author, Ben Smith, a move criticized as "one of the most revealing stunts I have seen a news-entertainer perform on cable television."