Colbert mocks Bannon, Miller, other Trump aides: ‘It’s a rough time for the Stephen community’

Continuing his regular mockery of the president, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert ended his Friday night monologue by paying tribute to all the Stephens/Steves of the world who, as he suggested, are suffering for sharing the same name as key aides to President Trump. “There are so many Stephens in the Trump administration. It’s a rough time for […]

Milo Yiannopoulos found a bromance with Bill Maher. Then he met his other guests.

Milo Yiannopoulos found a bromance with Bill Maher. Then he met his other guests.

After much hype over Bill Maher’s invitation to host Breitbart provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on his show “Real Time” on Friday, the two got along famously, bonding over their shared love of free speech and the unifying power of humor in a one-on-one conversation. It seemed that Yiannopoulos had found a warm embrace on Maher’s set — but […]

Larry Wilmore to Milo on Bill Maher’s ‘Overtime’: ‘Go F— Yourself’ (Video)

Milo Yiannapoulos’ appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” might have been somewhat tepid. But on “Overtime,” the YouTube exclusive “Real Time” aftershow, the sparks flew furiously when panelist Larry Wilmore tore into Yiannopoulos when the Breitbart editor went off on a transphobic rant.

At the start of the 13-minute edition of “Overtime,” Maher asked Yiannopoulos why he singled out a transgender woman during a recent university appearance. Yiannopoulos justified his behavior with a rant aimed at the transgender community generally. (You can read more about that here.)

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Yiannopoulos then defended efforts to force transgender people to use bathrooms assigned to their birth gender, a position Maher called “not unreasonable.” Wilmore spoke up, comparing the struggle of transgender people to the struggles of gays. He said it was easy to scapegoat an entire group based on extreme examples.

Things heated up from there as Wilmore and fellow panelist Malcolm Nance pushed back, until Yiannapoulos resorted to ad hominem attack.

“We were having such a nice time, but you [Bill Maher] always have such awful people on your show,” Yiannopoulos said. “They’re so stupid.”

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After a flustered Maher began to talk back, Yiannopoulos continued: “You need to start inviting higher IQ guests.”

That’s when Wilmore had had enough. “Hold on Bill,” he said, turning to Yiannapoulos, to calmly add, “You can go f— yourself.”

Moments later, he objected to Yiannopoulos’ insults at actress Leslie Jones: “Leslie Jones is not barely literate, you can go f— yourself for that as well.”

At that, Maher weighed in, castigating Yiannopoulos for the personal attack, adding about Wilmore, “this guy has done things that allowed you to f—ing live.”

Watch the whole exchange below.

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Trump Called These 9 Reporters ‘The Enemy’ – Here’s How They Answered

Note to Donald Trump: Don’t get into a war of words with some of the country’s best writers.

Many of the most recognizable journalists in the media world hit back at President Trump’s tweet on Friday calling the news media “the enemy of the American people.”

“Someone is cranky that Gallup has him at 38% and Pew has him at 39%,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough tweeted. “So now he’s resorting to FAKE TWEETS. SAD!”

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The New York Times’ Sopan Deb wrote: “As a journalist, I’m not the enemy of the American people, other than the ones who think Season 2 of the Wire isn’t any good.”

Trump ruffled plenty of journalistic feathers when he railed against the media earlier in the day, tweeting to his more than 34 million followers: “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @Nytimes, @CNN, @NBCNews and many more) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!.”

The tweet was then quickly replaced with a slightly modified version that added ABC and CBS. The word “SICK!” was also omitted in the second post.

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NBC’s “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd called on “leaders” to “dial it back.”

Writer Kurt Eichenwald went right for the jugular: “So I’m an enemy of America. Yet I never illegally tried 2 do business w/ USAs real enemies like some ppl named Trump.”

And CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto wrote: “I’ve covered foreign countries where free media declared the enemy: China, Russia, Zimbabwe, Myanmar & more. Not language I’ve heard at home.”

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Trump has been steadily building up his anti-media campaign since the election. As TheWrap previously reported, Trump’s team sent out a bizarre email survey on Thursday asking people how they feel about the media.

Among the questions were: “On which issues does the mainstream media do the worst job of representing Republicans?” and “Do you believe that the mainstream media does not do their due diligence fact-checking before publishing stories on the Trump administration?”

While not specifically called out by President Trump, journalists from other news outlets such as The Guardian, Verge, Wired and GQ also responded.

Read more reaction from America’s most wanted below:

Period. End of story. https://t.co/A3aqkzZBBx

— Jim Axelrod (@JimAxelrod) February 18, 2017

I’ve covered foreign countries where free media declared the enemy: China, Russia, Zimbabwe, Myanmar & more. Not language I’ve heard at home https://t.co/7uaDXLoHDL

— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) February 17, 2017

As a journalist, I’m not the enemy of the American people, other than the ones who think Season 2 of the Wire isn’t any good.

— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) February 17, 2017

Someone is cranky that Gallup has him at 38% and Pew has him at 39%. So now he’s resorting to FAKE TWEETS. SAD! https://t.co/ZFZvlTf8Az

— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 17, 2017

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On December 1972 tape, Nixon told Kissinger, “The press is the enemy, the establishment is the enemy, the professors are the enemy.”

— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) February 17, 2017

We will be very lucky if this ends without a reporter being killed by a Trump supporter out to battle “enemies of the American people”

— Tim Carmody (@tcarmody) February 17, 2017

Can we talk about how he deleted it, not because he realized it was inappropriate, but because he wanted to call out more orgs by name!!!! https://t.co/dnRKtPri5t

— Jamiles Lartey (@JamilesLartey) February 17, 2017

I’ve covered foreign countries where free media declared the enemy: China, Russia, Zimbabwe, Myanmar & more. Not language I’ve heard at home https://t.co/7uaDXLoHDL

— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) February 17, 2017

The “enemy of the people” here – the enemy of democracy – the evil-doer, the terrorist…is @realDonaldTrump. He. Will. Be. Removed. https://t.co/hQt9qGZGKH

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 17, 2017

I was on the fence about this, but how can journalists go to WHCA dinner and toast somebody who has branded them an “enemy” of the state?

— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) February 17, 2017

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CNN Mocks Trump Press Conference With Epic Tweet (Video)

CNN got back at Donald Trump on Thursday after the cable news network was the target of repeated attacks during a bizarre press conference by creatively trolling the president on Twitter.

Turn your sound up and watch President Trump conduct an amazing symphony — er, press conference https://t.co/NvBabma6MO pic.twitter.com/zsCztWPPtK

— CNN (@CNN) February 17, 2017

The bold move by CNN’s social media team includes various hand gestures from the wild, 77-minute press conference during which Trump dubbed the network “very fake news.”

Also Read: President Trump Bashes ‘Out of Control’ Media: ‘I Inherited a Mess’

“The press has become so dishonest, that if we don’t talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people,” Trump said on Thursday. “The press, honestly, is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control.”

After a 24-minute opening statement that included statements such as, “Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars,” Trump took questions from reporters, who he accused to their faces of pushing “fake news.”

Trump then said he doesn’t watch CNN anymore and took credit for a recent spike in cable news ratings, but then said he watches CNN and doesn’t like the tone.

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“I don’t mind bad stories. I can handle a bad story better than anybody, as long as it’s true,” Trump said. “I’m not OK when it is fake. I watch CNN and it’s so much anger and hatred.”

On Wednesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta said “the fix is in” after Trump only called on conservative news organizations during a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

During Thursday’s press conference, Trump repeatedly pointed at Acosta and promised to eventually call on him. Once he did, the CNN reporter said, “Just for the record, we don’t hate you.”

“Ask Jeff Zucker how he got his job,” Trump said, referring to the CNN Worldwide president who used to oversee Trump’s “Apprentice” reality show.

It will be interesting to see what Trump thinks of CNN’s video.

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Seth Meyers Recounts Donald Trump’s “Bat-Sh*t Crazy” Press Conference

President Donald Trump’s administration has been roiled by chaos,” Late Night host Seth Meyers said, the day Trump “doubled down on that chaos by holding a bizarre press conference full of false claims, grievances, and attacks on the media.”
“To set scene for this press conference: in just over three weeks Trump’s White House has been plagued by infighting, legal challenges, messy executive orders, the resignation of his National Security Adviser, and now the revelation…

Donald Trump’s Presser for the Ages – 77 Minutes of Unvarnished Nutty

Remember the date — February 16, 2017. It’s one for the history books, the day that an American president gave a public performance so nutty, so bizarre, so full of malignant narcissism and wild invention that it boggles the mind and rattles the teeth.

In a 77-minute rant, Donald Trump defended his madcap administration as entirely sane, as if the firing of Mike Flynn, the collapse of Andrew Puzder’s cabinet candidacy, the ethics violation of Kellyanne Conway, the sinister stylings of Steve Bannon’s executive orders, the fight with the intelligence community, the battle with the judiciary, the posturing againt the media, the ongoing questions about Russia’s connection to his campaign, were not happening.

Remember people: His administration is not yet four weeks old.

Also Read: President Trump Bashes ‘Out of Control’ Media: ‘I Inherited a Mess’

Every question Trump took from a journalist was accompanied by a dig at the said journalist. He couldn’t take a question without insulting the person asking it. The CNN reporter had bad ratings. He called an orthodox Jewish journalist — the kind with the sidecurls and the black suit — a liar. He called on an African-American journalist and then asked her to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. He dodged every question on Russia. And he said that Mike Flynn — who HE fired — didn’t do anything wrong, really.

The press conference, it has been reported, was a surprise to Trump’s own staff. So here’s how this went: The president tossed and turned all night, raging internally at the unfairness of it all. And he got up determined to set the world straight. To make sure everyone understood that he’s a good guy getting a bad rap.

But really, it was like upside down day. Like opposite day. Trump as the Mad Hatter, spinning an alternative reality without the goggles.

He denied that his White House was in chaos, as if he felt compelled to counter, verbatim, the New York Times whose headline said exactly that.

“There’s zero chaos,” he protested. The administration is a “fine-tuned machine.”

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It got nuttier from there.

On Flynn: “The leaks are real. The news is fake.” (As others have pointed out, this is not possible. If the leaks are real, then the news they are leaking can’t be fake.”)

“I’m not a bad person.”

“I’m actually having a very good time. “

“I inherited a mess.”

“You’re dishonest people.”

“I’m the least anti-Semitic person you’ve ever seen in your entire life.”

On Russia:  “A nuclear holocaust would be like no other.”

Every day in Trump Administration time is like a month for any other presidency I’ve witnessed.

But today, our obstreperous and unhinged commander in chief must surely be giving some sleepless nights not to his enemies, but to his Republican friends.

You can watch the whole thing here, but remember you don’t get those minutes back:

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Hillary Clinton Spotted With ‘SNL’ Star Kate McKinnon at New York Restaurant

Hillary Clinton is out of the woods and in New York City to catch a Broadway show. So, why not invite her “Saturday Night Live” likeness to dinner?

Clinton was spotted dining out with “SNL” star Kate McKinnon on Wednesday night before she headed out to see Glenn Close in the musical, “Sunset Boulevard,” according to a Page Six report Thursday night. The column even ran a fuzzy snap of the two Hillarys. (Yeah, we’re pretty sure that’s them. See it below.)

So Hillary Clinton had dinner with Kate McKinnon last night https://t.co/aaRZgXq6Hb pic.twitter.com/HHp3xjOzBf

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 17, 2017

“Lots of laughter emanated from their table,” said an unnamed source.

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According to Page Six, one diner chanted “Lock him up!” in a somewhat tacky show of solidarity, riffing off of Trump’s famed anti-Clinton cheer.

Clinton has been emerging from her post-election fortress of solitude in recent days, tweeting jabs at her former Pizzagate foe Michael Flynn and trolling Trump on his widely reviled (and likely unconstitutional ) travel ban.

She also shared a video message earlier in the month for a women’s conference, saying she “remains convinced that the future is female.” The former secretary of state is also writing a book about her painful loss to Trump in what’s being billed as a collection of personal essays.

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If Clinton keeps at it, McKinnon may have an excuse to put on that pantsuit once again.

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Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump “Did Not Even Bring His Meds” To Gobsmacking News Conference

Stephen Colbert taped his opening monologue shortly after President Donald Trump wrapped his most nuanced performance to date at his very first solo news conference without foreign-dignitary training wheels.
“I’m glad you could be here on this historic evening,” Colbert told his studio audience. “Evidently [Trump] did not even bring his meds with him. It was a robust one hour and 17 minutes long ­– so beefy you could eat it with a fork, but you’re going to want to use a…

Trump Fans Want Shepard Smith’s Head for Slamming President on Fox News

Not all Fox News hosts are Republican lemmings. Take Shepard Smith, who has been carving out a name for himself as a voice of dissension at the network, speaking out against President Trump with growing regularity.

He took his disapproval to new heights on Thursday, deriding Trump shortly after his first solo presidential press conference.

“Your opposition was hacked and the Russians were responsible for it and your people were on the phone with Russia on the same day it was happening and we’re fools for asking the questions? No, sir,” Smith said on air.

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“It’s crazy what we’re watching every day… It’s absolutely crazy. He keeps repeating ridiculous, throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we’re some kind of fools for asking the question. Really?”

He added: “We have a right to know… You call us ‘fake news’ and put us down like children for asking questions on behalf of the American people.”

Watch the segment here:

Fox News’ Shepard Smith hammers Trump & sticks up for CNN pic.twitter.com/nVrOy8RuvN

– JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) February 16, 2017

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Smith’s comments got everyone fired up on Twitter, with many Trump supporters calling to both boycott him and demand that Fox News fire him. Of course, others came to Smith’s defense once his name became a trending topic of the day. Here are the highlights:

RETWEET if you want to see Fox News get rid of hate-filled Shepard Smith. pic.twitter.com/dR4eAZaA4B

— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) February 17, 2017

Shepard Smith has definitely become a “Sheep”ard Smith for the creepy Leftist! #SheepardSmith

— Love USA and Music (@PartingThots) February 17, 2017

I love seeing all the Trump snowflakes melting down because Shepard Smith told them the type of information they watch @foxnews to avoid. ????????

— Rory Albanese (@RoryAlbanese) February 17, 2017

Fox News is “Fair and Balanced” until someone like Shepard Smith says something you don’t agree with, isn’t that right Trump supporters.

— truthbyDW (@truthbyDW) February 17, 2017

@PoliticalScam The Little guy Shepard Smith should leave Fox News and go to CNN the fake news network @ShepNewsTeam

— Travis Sigh (@travissigh) February 17, 2017

You know things are getting nuts when @FoxNews Shepard Smith is blatantly calling out a Republican president #TrumpPressConference

— Darth Hater (@steveseizure) February 17, 2017

Shepard Smith becomes new Megyn Kelly. RT if you’d like to see Fox News get rid of him.#TrumpPressConference pic.twitter.com/xn2OfIrKiP

— Brandon Groeny (@brandongroeny) February 17, 2017

Apparently “Shepard Smith” hasn’t heard what happened when the Trumpers turned on @megynkelly.

Kiss your show goodbye.

Pink Lady 4 Trump♥ (@pink_lady56) February 17, 2017

The Trump supporters vowing not to watch Fox News anymore because of Shepard Smith. Where will they turn, w/o Fox News enabling the crazy?

— Lola is Anti-Fascist (@Lolalalalalalo1) February 17, 2017

Unhinged Fox News snowflakes upset when Shepard Smith doesn’t toe the line. At least they have Sean Hannity to uphold their delusions.

— Alison (@alison0313) February 17, 2017

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