Pirro: ‘I’m Tired of the Powerful and the Clintons Being Above the Law’


Saturday in her Fox News Channel “Justice” opening statement, Jeanine Pirro called for “truth and justice” in regards to Hillary Clinton’s shady dealings, as well those in power who aided her. Pirro began by noting how the Clinton Foundation received $145 million for the Uranium One deal and that Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 for a Moscow speech paid for by a Kremlin-backed bank while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, saying it is obvious the deep state exists. “I say law and order and truth and justice are the very foundations of this republic,” said Pirro. “I’m tired of the powerful and the Clintons being above the law — law each and every one of us must follow.” She later added, “Hillary is from the school of lie, deny and delay. She and the Obama Administration have thwarted Congress at every turn. Investigations are drawn out for so long that America’s collective memory fades to the point where no one really cares anymore, which is just what the plan was in the first place. Look, I was a judge. it’s simple. If someone is subpoenaed, and there is no response, you hold that person in contempt. You take a look at the facts, you prosecute, and if justified, you put
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MSNBC Guest: The U.S. Was Founded on the Backbone of Racism


Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” “DecodeDC” podcast host Jimmy Williams touched on Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones’ prosecution of two of the men behind the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham as a U.S. attorney. Williams claimed the United States was “founded on the backbone of racism.” “Let me be clear: Racism is not just in the South, it is in every state in this country. This country was founded on the backbone of racism and will continue to, sadly, for a long time to come,” said Williams. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Frank Schaeffer: Evangelicals Are Treating Women Like South Africa Treated Black People in Apartheid


During a Saturday panel discussion on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” about Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore sexual assault allegations, author Frank Schaeffer accused evangelicals of treating women the same South Africans treated black people during the apartheid era. “The evangelicals are experts at discounting women’s points of views,” Schaffer, the son of an evangelical preacher, stated. He added that evangelicals take the writings of Paul as “women should sit down and shut up in church and not be heard from — and not just church, any situation, and be in obedience to your husband,” which he likened to the apartheid era where blacks were not seen equally as whites. “[Y]ou could have 20 black witnesses talking about a cop taking someone out and beating them to death [and] none of it counted because they weren’t full human beings,” Schaeffer said. “Evangelicals treat women that way, discount what they say and now are preaching moral relativism. I just want that to sink in to the audience, moral relativism being preached from evangelicals.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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ESPN’s Van Pelt Rips Boycotters, Cord-Cutters: ‘You’re So Dumb That I Can’t Even Pray For You’


In an interview with Sports Illustrated‘s Jimmy Traina, ESPN late-night “SportsCenter” anchor Scott Van Pelt addressed the narrative that the network is a “sinking ship.” Van Pelt said on “Off the Board” that he is “tired” of the claims ESPN is dying. “I push back against it,” Van Pelt told Traina. “I get it every day. Largely, people are kind, and largely you get compliments. But you do get the sinking-ship narrative. I would try to educate people, but it’s pointless to educate people who don’t care to be educated. I guess people believe that we’re hemorrhaging money when that’s not the case. There are other challenges for us, absolutely. Is the business challenged? Absolutely. Look at our peers. There’s no one in this space that is just hiring on gobs more people and aren’t trying to figure out what to do. What’s the old cliche? The wind blows hardest at the top of the mountain? That’s where we are. That’s what you’re going to get.” The longtime ESPN employee later added that anybody who has canceled ESPN or boycotted the NFL over politics is “so dumb” that they are “beyond hope.” “If you truly want to boycott the NFL and you
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Al Michaels: Jerry Jones Has Some Support From Other NFL Owners


As the ongoing feud between outspoken Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues, Sunday Night Football’s Al Michaels believes Jones has some private support from other owners. Michaels guaranteed Thursday on Mike Francesa’s WFAN radio show that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has Jones’ back in fighting Goodell’s contract extension, adding other owners around the league are not “particularly happy” with “so many fires going” on in the NFL that have nothing to do with football. Partial transcript as follows: Clearly he has support from Dan Snyder. We know that. Dan has been in Jerry’s camp all the way on a lot of things and he really thinks Jerry is the best of the best when it comes to figuring out how things work. The rest of the guys and women, I can’t speak for them, I just haven’t talked to too many, but I do know that there are some owners who have not been particularly happy — not necessarily with Goodell’s compensation package, Mike — but the fact that the league has so many fires going in so many different places right now that some of the owners are pretty upset that the focus has been
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Pastor Mark Burns Vehemently Defends Roy Moore: Accusations Look Like a ‘Character Assassination’


As Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, Pastor Mark Burns took to the defense of the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Thursday on MSNBC’s “Velshi & Ruhle.” Burns prefaced his comments by saying anybody found guilty of allegations should be removed from office or disqualified, but said the decades-old allegations are “dangerous” and look to him to be a “character assassination” on a “strong Christian conservative.” “[I] think it’s a dangerous, slippery slope that when we just allow things that can be considered suspicious for 40-year-old allegations to come up after Roy Moore has become the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate,” Burns said. “I think we really have to be very careful. First of all, those allegations are extremely serious. If anyone who is found to be guilty of sexual misconduct should be removed from office or disqualified from running for office. But I think we have to really begin to ask ourselves, ‘Is this simply just a political assassination of Roy Moore — who is very clearly a strong Christian conservative who for the last 40 years has been fighting the Christian conservative fight in the great state of Alabama?’” He added, “I understand how
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Tennessee State Player Kicked Off Team, Expelled From School After Punching Coach on Sideline


Tennessee State senior defensive end Latrelle Lee was kicked off the team and dismissed from the university after he hit Tigers head strength coach T.J. Greenstone Saturday night. Monday, the 22-year-old was expelled from the university. Greenstone, a former defensive lineman at Vanderbilt, is in charge of keeping players from getting too close to the sideline. Video of the incident shows Lee punching Greenstone in the head two times, knocking him to the ground in the middle of the team’s game against Southeast Missouri State. Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips released the following statement, via News Channel 5: We, of course, do not condone any act of violence within our department and are very disturbed by the action of one of our students. We are committed to supporting the coach who was personally affected and our concern now is with him. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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FS1’s Cowherd on Kaepernick GQ Award: Media ‘Only Speaking to Half the Country’


Monday on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak for Yourself,” host Colin Cowherd reacted to GQ naming activist quarterback Colin Kaepernick their “Citizen of the Year” for kneeling for the National Anthem, calling the move a “political statement.” After co-host Jason Whitlock said Kaepernick’s award was “embarrassing,” Cowherd noted how poorly the magazine industry is doing, saying it is “dying” because publishers ignore conservatives. “What’s the magazine industry doing in America? It’s talking to half the country. That’s why the industry is dying,” Cowherd explained. “This was a political award.” “This is why the magazine industry is out of business, why “Sports Illustrated,” which I grew up — that was the magazine, more than my local newspaper, it’s dead. Why? We have a country now that speaks to half the people. You want to know why the Fox News Channel does OK and makes a billion dollars a year? Because it is the one place conservatives feel speaks for them. That’s why the liberal channels slice and dice the audience and the conservatives go to one channel. This to me is a political statement.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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ESPN’s ‘First Take’ Lauds ‘Patriotic’ Colin Kaepernick for Being Named ‘Citizen of the Year’ — ‘Richly Deserved’


Monday, ESPN’s “First Take” praised Colin Kaepernick, who was announced as GQ’s “Citizen of the Year” for kneeling for the National Anthem and being a “lightning rod and a powerful symbol of activism and resistance.” “First Take” co-host Max Kellerman said Kaepernick “richly deserved” the honor, asking, “Who else would you give it to?” Stephen A. Smith agreed with Kellerman, adding, “In this nation that we live in, it’s always a beautiful thing, even if someone appears divisive, it’s always a beautiful thing to challenge the culture, challenge the conscience of America, thereby reminding us of what we are supposed to be as a gorgeous mosaic that exists in the world that we live in. If there’s anybody that’s personified that in the world of sports, it is Colin Kaepernick.” “I’m saying that not just for that support him, but for those who oppose him,” he continued. “If you oppose him, you’re forced to ask yourself why. By asking yourself why, you are forced to be introspective and look at yourself, what you stand for, what your belief system is.” “Protest at personal risk is patriotic and is part of the best traditions of the United States of America,” Kellerman concluded. Follow Trent Baker
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SNL Presents a Message From the DNC Paid for By Mark Cuban: ‘We’re Back, Baby!’


During this week’s “Saturday Night Live,” a message from the Democratic National Committee featured Democrats gloating about their victories in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday. The bit had actors playing Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Tim Kaine, Dianne Feinstein, Bernie Sanders and other notable Democrats rejoicing over the wins, exclaiming, “We’re back, baby!” “We haven’t felt this confident since the day before Trump won,” Alex Moffat said as Chuck Schumer. “Joe Biden” and “Bernie Sanders” appeared in the spot, saying they were still hanging around the party. Kate McKinnon reprised her Hillary Clinton role and said the wins means she would be getting another chance at president. Leslie Jones playing Donna Brazile concluded the skit by vowing to “destroy all of this.” The message following the DNC’s outreach attempt said it was paid by “Mark Cuban for Republican president.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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