Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman (ran as Independent, really a Republican) perched CNN host Anderson Cooper’s last gay nerve after offering a series of befuddling batshit crazy counterfactuals to his interview questions.
Goodman’s “Hunger Games” or survival-of-the-fittest approach to reopening the strip is leaving jaws agape to all who sees her interviews. “Assume everybody is a carrier,” the mayor told MSNBC’s Katy Tur on Tuesday. “And then you start from an even slate. And tell the people what to do. And let the businesses open and competition will destroy that business if, in fact, they become evident that they have disease, they’re closed down. It’s that simple.”
Goodman has the nerve to call the Nevada governor’s stay-at-home order — which “insanity” but offers a truly lunatic example of how to re-open Sin City and who is responsible for visitors and locals safety. (Hint: Its not her.) She insisted that competition, not government oversight, was the answer saying that it is up to the businesses in Las Vegas to figure out social distancing. She said that her days were full, trying to help people get back to work.
At one point, Cooper showed a report from Chinese researchers that outlined how the virus spread in a restaurant.
“This isn’t China. This is Las Vegas, Nevada,” she interjected.
“Wow, that’s really ignorant,” he said.
“That’s ignorant to say?” she asked.
And on it went. At one point during the interview, Cooper took off his glasses and rubbed his eyes.
If you missed it you can watch the full interview below.
The intelligentsia of Berlin and the literati and all the artists were just busy doing their thing. And there were a lot of chances – as Hitler rose to power – there were a lot of chances to stop him and they didn’t speak out.
The industrial complex thought that they could control him once they got him in office and, of course, he was not controllable. And by the time he got established, he put his own people in place and he stacked the courts and did what he had to do to consolidate his power.
If you read the history you won’t be surprised, it’s exactly the same. You find a common enemy for everybody to hate.
I was sure that Trump was gonna get elected the day he announced. And I said it’s gonna be like Hitler and the Mexicans are the new Jews. And sure enough, that’s what he delivered.” – Linda Ronstadt
Famous chef and storyteller Anthony Bourdain, who took television viewers around the world, has died. He was 61.
CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said in a statement Friday morning. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”
Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series. His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
In 2013, Peabody Award judges honored Bourdain and “Parts Unknown” for “expanding our palates and horizons in equal measure.”
“He’s irreverent, honest, curious, never condescending, never obsequious,” the judges said. “People open up to him and, in doing so, often reveal more about their hometowns or homelands than a traditional reporter could hope to document.”
The Smithsonian once called him “the original rock star” of the culinary world, “the Elvis of bad boy chefs.”
Bourdain was a strong believer in LGBT civil rights and an outspoken ally.
The family of Colton Haab, a student at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week, provided a doctored email to media outlets in order to defend Haab’s claims that CNN rewrote a question for him to ask at the network’s Wednesday town-hall-style event on school shootings.
Haab told the Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday night that CNN executive producer Carrie Stevenson gave him a question to deliver to lawmakers and told him to “stick to the script.” But CNN says there is “absolutely no truth” to Colton’s claims, which he first made on a Miami TV-news station.
In CNN’s version of one email, Stevenson told Colton’s father Glenn Haab that Colton needed to stick to a question that he and Stevenson “discussed on the phone that he submitted.” But in the version of the email provided by Colton to Fox and HuffPost, the phrase, “that he submitted” is deleted.
According to the metadata of the Word document containing the email that was provided to Fox, it appears that Glenn last edited it. “It is unfortunate that an effort to discredit CNN and the town hall with doctored emails has taken any attention away from the purpose of the event,” a CNN spokesman told Business Insider.
Meanwhile paid NRA shill Dana Loesch is still claiming that she feared for her life at the CNN town hall.
“You heard that town hall last night, they cheered the confiscation of firearms,” Loesch told conservatives at CPAC the next morning. “And it was over 5K people. I had to have a security detail to get out. I wouldn’t have been able to exit that if I did not have a private security detail. There were people rushing the stage and screaming ‘Burn her!’ And I came there to talk solutions.”
Loesch who has been spreading the propaganda with no evidence has been branded a liar by participants and reputable media outlets which attended the event.
A New Times photographer put out a call on Facebook, five attendees sent footage they shot of the aftermath of the town hall. One video begins immediately after the town hall ends and shows Loesch walking off the stage surrounded by other participants and security. She then walks away and out of the arena. At no time does anyone in the audience approach her, and there’s certainly no evidence that anyone ever “rushed the stage.”
“She walked right in front of me and people yelled at her and chanted, ‘Shame on you!’ Nobody rushed the stage,” says Ryan Yousefi, the New Times reporter who covered the event.
Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted a video spinoff of him tackling and punching a man with the CNN logo superimposed on his face. CNN’s Brian Stelter points out that the video, which was likely tweeted by Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino, apparently came directly from a Reddit thread. Last week, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputed allegations that the president encourages violence. “The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence,” Sanders said on Thursday. The network responded to Trump’s tweet via Twitter by quoting Sanders. – via The Daily Beast
This morning Republican strategist Anna Navarro was a guest on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and she rightly called Trump’s Twitter statements what they are—an incitement to violence against a free press. She added the president is surrounded by enablers and it is time for the Republican party and those around the president to stand up for democracy itself and say “no!”
Looking directly in the camera, she tells the audience, “America, we cannot stand for it.”
“Christian” grifter Franklin Graham,, son of one of the original “Christian” grifters Billy Graham took to his bigoted and sanctimonious Facebook page to declare that CNN is trying to bully all God fearing, Mericun, religious folk into living in a hot gay and immoral depraved society!
“Now Who’s the Moral Majority? This headline was plastered across CNN’s website yesterday. Claiming victory in the attempt to bully the American people into fully embracing the homosexual lifestyle, the op-ed says Bible-believing Christians and traditional Americans ‘had better adjust to a new reality.’ Last year the Centers for Disease Control determined that less than 2% of the U.S. population identifies as homosexual. Where is the majority in that? But they are intent on trying to force the true majority into silence—they want us to just sit down and be quiet. Even if the majority of Americans did support gay marriage, God’s Word doesn’t need a majority vote. God’s Word is true regardless of the winds of moral change, and we must stand up for biblical truth in the midst of a depraved society.”
Franklin Graham, … what a fucking Cracker. (“born the son of a grifter man”)
A white gay man against a self-hating black gay man. and probably a a stereotype of a homophobic (I guarantee christian) black 22 year old female Mississippi college student on CNN.. You can’t make this stuff up.
Sexual orientation and skin color you’re born with, but yes one can hide their sexual orientation while the other cant hide their skin color, but guess the reason why many hide? Because we have been discriminated against for over a THOUSAND years. Disowned, beaten, murdered and in the early days even burned at the stake for being gay,
As for Don Lemon who conveniently forgets to quote Ms. Mannie as writing “for which black male you’ve been bottoming” and his “when you’re TRYING to be cute or funny or gay” (?!?!). You are not only a disgrace as a gay male but also as a television newsman.
The Anti-Defamation League is up in arms and has publicly denounced the Family Research Council’s hate group leader Tony Perkins and demanded an apology for comparing the ruling against a bigot who refused to bake a gay wedding cake in Colorado to Jews being loaded onto boxcars in Nazi Germany during WWII.
ADL director Abraham Foxman has issued a statement:
Tony Perkins’ invocation of the Holocaust in his statement referring to a judge’s finding that a baker unlawfully discriminated against gay customers is offensive and inappropriate. There is no comparison between contemporary American political issues and the actions of Hitler’s regime during the Holocaust. Such inappropriate analogies only serve to trivialize the Holocaust and are deeply offensive to Jews and other survivors, as well as those Americans who fought valiantly against the Nazis in World War II. We urge Perkins to apologize and to refrain from using Holocaust imagery to make his point.
Where is the coverage on Tony perkins saying such a crazy hateful thing on CNN and MSNBC? The same news channels that host him as a “conservative christian” expert?
If mainstream media outlets are going to continue having Tony Perkins on their shows, they need to really nail him with his own words and extreme beliefs, and not treat him with kid gloves each time he appears. If they can’t do that, they should not have him on at all. If they can’t reveal him for who he is and what he really stand.
CNN has once again shown its lack of intelligence and journalistic integrity by hosting Ken Blackwell of the anti-gay hate group the Family Research Council to discuss the nationally televised kiss between gay NFL draftee Michael Sam and his boyfriend, resulting in a segment that included questions about whether homosexuality is a sin and a choice.
On May 11, the St. Louis Rams announced that they had drafted the former University of Missouri defensive end, who made national headlines when he came out in February. The Rams’ pick means Sam will be the first openly gay active player in NFL history.
During the Monday 4/12 edition of CNN Tonight, anchor Bill Weir invited local Family Research Council’s (FRC) Ken Blackwell to discuss the the “controversy” of live televised gay kiss. The segment – during which Blackwell asserted that Sam kissed his boyfriend to help push an “agenda” and speculated that the kiss was a “political prophylactic” to protect Sam from getting fired – disintegrated into a back-and-forth over whether homosexuality is a choice and a sin, with CNN once again providing a platform to hate groups like the FRC to spew misinformation and hate on national television.
BLACKWELL: I thought the kiss was inappropriate and over the top, but I am just surprised with the duplicity among owners and leadership of the NFL. I take it it was just a few years ago when there were players who criticized Tim Tebow for wearing his faith on his sleeve. There were folks who basically said he was not a good football player; that’s why they were critical of him, not because he was a professed Christian who practiced his faith in all aspects of his life.
I — I really do question the network’s judgment, editorial judgment in putting the kiss on — on TV. Look, this is a very clear opportunity for Mr. Sam and others to co-op a professional sports, in this case the NFL, as a platform and as a force multiplier for advancing their agenda.
Let me just say that I hope he hasn’t created a political prophylactic that will shield his inability to make the team as a football player — as a football player because he’s an advocate for a lifestyle.
Good old Kenny Blackwell, the man responsible for rigging Ohio for Bush in 2004. (Blackwell was GOP Election chairman of Ohio, who, during the 2004 election, tried to have thousands of Democratic ballots thrown out because he had asked for them to be printed on a different weight paper, and then claimed the different paper invalidated them.)
Oh my, how the mighty have fallen! Wonder where Kenny’s going to end up when the FRC runs out of cash, that shit hole Brietbart.com or with Bozo Bozell?