Fox News Isn't News
But we knew that
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While the Fox News “pander-for-profit model” is under fire, Donald Trump is miffed at Rupert Murdoch for “throwing his anchors under the table.” Meanwhile, Murdoch reportedly gave Jared Kushner a sneak peek at Joe Biden’s campaign ads before they aired — and trash-talked Rudy Giuliani.
Ron DeSantis’s book is number one on Amazon — but omits key details about the Florida governor’s life. DeSantis is headed to Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada soon.
Republican leaders are steamed over House Speaker McCarthy’s plans to release January 6 surveillance video, which he already shared with Fox’s Tucker Carlson. House Republicans do want to make sure defendants have access to it, though.
Biden will nominate Deputy Labor Secretary Julie Su to head the department.
Ex-Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s nomination to serve as ambassador to India has stalled once again.
With an open Senate seat and 16 electoral votes, Michigan is a key target of both parties in 2024. But the state’s Republicans fear an internal split could cost them. Meanwhile, Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin pulled in $1.2 million in her first day as an official Senate candidate.
The California open-seat Senate race will be a campaign between very different high-profile Democrats, and super PACs are ready for it.
Suppose they gave a CPAC and nobody came (or cared)?
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Before I post on my substack let me just say yes Fox News isn’t News. It’s Goebbels’ fantasy. That Congressman Raskin didn’t just schooled her & the House GOP, what he gave them was a intellectual ass whooping. Also Jo’s tweet at the end says it all!