Hannity and Fox News are in full meltdown over Trump’s Comey scandal

As conservative writers — such as Ross Douthat — begin to discuss President Donald Trump’s potential impeachment, right-wing media behemoth Fox News is still trying to provide cover for the White House. Sean Hannity, for example, tweeted early Wednesday morning that there are 5 groups, “trying to destroy the president”: the media, Democrats, Deep State, “weak establishment Republicans,” and … Read more Hannity and Fox News are in full meltdown over Trump’s Comey scandal

Venezuela protests: Young man killed in Valencia

A young man has been killed in violence in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, amid protests against the rule of President Nicolas Maduro. Hecder Lugo, in his early 20s, died from a head wound. Officials said he had been shot. Youths looted shops in several cities. In Caracas an armoured vehicle was filmed ploughing into … Read more Venezuela protests: Young man killed in Valencia

With ‘Fake News,’ Trump Moves From Alternative Facts To Alternative Language

Friday night, President Trump took to Twitter to deliver one of his favorite insults to journalists: “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” he wrote. It’s a phrase President Trump has now tweeted 15 times this month (10 times in … Read more With ‘Fake News,’ Trump Moves From Alternative Facts To Alternative Language

‘Enemies of the people’: Trump remark echoes history’s worst tyrants

At a different time, in another country, it was effectively a death sentence. Being branded an “enemy of the people” by the likes of Stalin or Mao brought at best suspicion and stigma, at worst hard labour or death. Now the chilling phrase – which is at least as old as Emperor Nero, who was … Read more ‘Enemies of the people’: Trump remark echoes history’s worst tyrants