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thepoliticalfreakshow:

CNN “Crossfire” co-host S.E. Cupp is in talks to join ABC’s “The View,” sources familiar with the negotiations told POLITICO’s Mike Allen on Friday.

Cupp has been approached by “The View” and is under consideration to co-host the daytime talk show alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell, whose return to the show was announced Thursday.

The talks come just weeks after former co-hosts Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd were abruptly fired from the program. Barbara Walters, a founding co-host, left in May upon announcing her retirement.

Cupp is not the only conservative television personality under consideration. Meghan McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain, will guest co-host next week and is seen as a possible addition to the panel, according to The Wrap.

Cupp joined CNN from MSNBC in 2013. She is also a columnist at New York Daily News and a contributor to TheBlaze.

A spokesperson for “The View” did not respond to a request for comment.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

NOTE: The trigger warnings were for Will Cain’s controversial comments about offensive words. He’s the racist in this conversation, Whoopi was right on with her commentary. Will works for The Blaze, owned by Glenn Beck, and one of his coworkers is controversial figure Dana Loesch, so what’d you expect?

Russell Brand’s scorching critique of Fox News sparked a heated debate between Whoopi Goldberg and guest co-host Will Cain about using offensive words on Thursday.

The tense exchange started when Goldberg brought up Brand’s response to Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s recent rant about President Obama. Pirro said that Obama didn’t have “the balls” to try terror suspects in Guantanamo, and also advised the United States to “bomb” and “keep bombing” Iraq. Brand later excoriated Pirro and Fox News over her comments.

Speaking on Thursday’s “View,” Cain said that Brand’s reaction was the latest example of people being overly offended by words.

"We elevate words to the most harmful thing in society," he said. "How dare you say something that could offend somebody? How dare you something that could hurt my feelings? Why have we gone to this place where words are the worst thing?”

"Because we have a history of utilizing words to harm people and hurt people and the people who have been on the other side of it, I think are at the point where they’re saying, this is not okay anymore,” Goldberg countered. “And you got to roll with it because at some point, we all have to grow up."

She cited different groups who she said have the right to ask people to stop using words that offend them.

“We’ll all be out of business, we’ll all stop talking,” Cain said. “Everybody’s offended all the time, from the Fighting Irish to the Redskins. Everyone’s offended.”

“That is spoken like a true white guy,” Goldberg quipped.

“And I don’t mean it in a bad way,” she continued. “But have you had the experience where … your [ancestors] said, you know, when I first came here this is what they did to me and this is how they treated me and this what they said to me and this is what called me?”

“No, I’ve not had that experience,” Cain said.

“That’s the difference,” Goldberg said.

Watch the segment at the link above.

(h/t The Wrap)

h/t: Catherine Thompson at TPM

crooksandliars:

Welfare Recipent Ben Carson Deserved His Welfare But Nobody Else Deserves Theirs

Tea Party Conservative hero Ben Carson went on The View earlier this week and was given a platform to espouse his views with little push back. The Conservative media went gaga over his performance saying he’s the best conservatives values spokesman around. Or who wonderful a job he did explaining to liberals how stinky their stinky welfare system is.

Here’s what he said that made them shine with glee:

When you rob someone of their incentive to go out there and improve themselves, you are not doing them any favors. When you take somebody and pat them on the head and say, ‘There, there, you poor little thing. … Let me give you housing subsidies, let me give you free health care because you can’t do that.’ What would be much more empowering is to use our intellect and our resources to give those people a way up and out.”

In Carson’s worldview, the poors should never get their grubby little fingers on any type of government assistance because it makes then moochers of the worst kind. But when we look at the facts of his own life, a common theme emerges regarding the welfare state.

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I agree with Chuck Hagel that the military’s ban on transgender individuals needs to be put up under review and hopefully ended. 

H/T: Caitlin MacNeal at TPM LiveWire

h/t: Jeff Spross at Think Progress Economy

Franklin Graham: Putin is doing ‘what’s right for Russia’ by cracking down on gays (via Raw Story )

Rev. Franklin Graham on Sunday said that he stood by earlier comments agreeing with so-called gay “propaganda” bans in Russia because President Vladimir Putin was doing “what’s right” for the country. During a March interview with the Charlotte…



 

ABC host George Stephanopoulos announced on This Week that talk radio host and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham is the network’s “newest contributor.” On her syndicated radio program The Laura Ingraham Show, Ingraham has repeatedly engaged in inflammatory and hateful rhetoric, lobbing numerous attacks against everyone from President Obama to people who receive government assistance to her favorite target, immigrants.

Here are 10 hateful moments from Ingraham in the past year:

1. Ingraham Used A Gunshot Sound Effect To Cut Off A Replay Of Rep. John Lewis’ March On Washington Speech. During her coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington in August 2013, Ingraham criticized the event and its speakers, saying the goal “was to co-opt the legacy of Martin Luther King into a modern-day liberal agenda.” She then played a clip of a speech from Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, abruptly interrupting the playback of his comments with the sound of a loud gunshot. Following criticism of this sound effect, Ingraham defended her use of the gunshot sound, instead calling it a “blow up effect” and claiming that criticism of her using the sound effect on Lewis was an attempt “to crush free speech.”

2. “Hillary Clinton Should Be Absolutely Crucified For Her Lack Of Performance As Secretary Of State.” On her August 2, 2013, radio show, Ingraham lobbed attacks against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while discussing foreign policy, claiming that the rest of the world is “emboldened by Barack Obama’s weakness” and that Clinton “should be absolutely crucified for her lack of performance” as secretary of state.

3. Ingraham Repeatedly Mocked An Immigration Protestor For Speaking English With An Accent. In November 2013, Ingraham repeatedly mocked a woman who was protesting the Obama administration’s record number of deportations, saying, “Wait, what did she say at the end? I can’t — I need a translator. I speak Spanish too. I’d rather have her just speak Spanish, at least I’d understand that.” She then went on to affect the woman’s accent, stating, “No want more amnesty. No want more lies. No want more phony promises. No want more people coming into the country, filling up our schools and our emergency rooms, having anchor babies and then blaming us for it. No want more that.”

4. Ingraham Claimed Immigration From Mexico Would Turn U.S. Into A “Hellhole.” Ingraham used a May 2013 hearing on immigration reform to claim that immigration from Mexico would create a “hellhole” and a “mini-Mexico,” saying, “I think a lot of you look around at this culture of ours, and some of it is our own fault, but we see America disappearing. I’m not even talking about demographics, I’m talking about our culture.”

5. Ingraham Equated Negotiating With President Obama To Negotiating With Castro On Human Rights. While discussing immigration reform in August 2013, Ingraham claimed that Democrats wanted to a “forge a permanent majority in the U.S. government, which is what they wanted all along.” She continued, “Small government conservatives willing to sit down and forge a comprehensive deal with Barack Obama on immigration. I mean, if you’re willing to do that, you might as well be willing to sit down with Castro and talk about human rights, because he’s had such a great record on that.”

6. Ingraham: People Who Use Food Stamps Are The Next Hurricane Katrina “Roof Squatters.” While discussing the House of Representatives’ passage of the farm bill in July 2013, Ingraham lamented the number of people who use food stamps, saying, “44 million people sucking on the — of the government. You know, the udder of the government.” She went on to say of food stamp recipients, “The next thing you know, they’re going to be standing on the roof, waiting for the helicopters to rescue them, right, the roof squatters during Hurricane Katrina.”

7. Ingraham Threatened To Personally Primary Challenge Republicans Who Support Immigration Reform. In May and June of 2013, Ingraham launched a series of attacks against Republican politicians whom she perceived as supportive of immigration reform, going so far as to claim that she would “primary challenge [Arizona] Senator Jeff Flake [her]self.” She also stated that she would look into running against Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for his immigration policies, saying, “people think I’m joking, I’m actually not joking,” and later asserted that she would campaign against any House Republican who supported comprehensive immigration reform.

8. Ingraham Smeared The American Children Of Undocumented Immigrants As “Anchor Fetuses.” Ingraham’s attacks against pro-immigration reform Republican politicians were accompanied by numerous smears against immigrants and Latinos, including referring to the American children of undocumented immigrants as “anchor fetuses” during a discussion about Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) “embrace of the path to citizenship” in May 2013.

9. Ingraham Compared Obama’s Immigration Policies To “Spousal Abuse.” Ingraham invoked a “spousal abuse” analogy in February to describe President Obama’s immigration policies, claiming, “The administration led by Barack Obama are abusers of our Constitution.”

10. “We Can Then Wall Off Detroit” If Immigrants Move There. In January, Ingraham derided Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to attract skilled immigrants to work and live in bankrupt Detroit, saying, “we can then wall off Detroit” to keep those immigrants from moving to other parts of the country.

h/t: Hilary Tone at MMFA

imageKeith Ellison: Birth control haters back ‘corporate personhood’ over ‘individual liberty’ (via Raw Story )

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) on Sunday warned Republicans that allowing the “corporate personhood” of Hobby Lobby to trump the the right of people who want to use birth control would set a dangerous precedent for individual liberties in the United…



 

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Arrogant homophobe Juan Pablo Galavis was finally taken to task for his homophobic comments on last night’s “The Bachelor: Women Tell All” special.

The 32-year-old serial dater told TV Page in January that a gay version of ABC’s The Bachelor wouldn’t be appropriate for television, because gay people are “too pervert.” He later apologized issued an awful statement regarding the incident and may or may not have given Lance Bass a call.

Host Chris Harrison noted that “viewers were shocked by how [Galavis] treated some of the women this season,” but the women were more universally shocked by his antigay sentiments.

The women used some colorful language to describe Galavis, including “disgusting,” “insecure,” “not genuine” and “disastrous,” though none were more troubled by his language than Kelly, a contestant with gay parents. She reportedly ripped into him and broke into tears.

“Coming from [having] a parent who is gay I was hurt by that,” she said.

Galavis told her again that his comments were “taken out of context.” “I love gay people,” he said. “They were born that way.”

TIME calls the moment “awkward” (how progressive!) Here’s their rundown:

Kelly, who apparently has two fathers, takes the opportunity to call Juan Pablo out on his homophobic remarks. As tears roll down her face, she demands an explanation and he refuses to give her one, saying that he wants to talk to her for an hour instead of deliver a four-minute sound bite. As the women holler at him, Sharleen, once again, defends him. She says that on their date they talked about equality and he seemed cool with it and that’s good enough for her.

Okay bye Juan Pablo! Enjoy your life of eternal obscurity, forever being referred to as “that homophobic Bachelor!”

crooksandliars:

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Dana Loesch is going to be a guest host on The View this Monday morning, February 3rd.

I started tweeting the View on Friday evening because I wanted all the female hosts who are on that show to know exactly who will be joining them for coffee at their televised table. Because Dana Loesch is a slippery one —downright oily, if you want to know the truth. She was really, really good at putting over a very “aw-shucks-I’m-just-a-regular-gal” vibe when she was a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher several months ago, but I smelled a rat. I’ve seen this woman in action; she has a combo platter of venom, bully-victimhood and a faulty grasp of facts that would give Ann Coulter or Michelle Malkin a run for their money.

“But Jane, she’s a nice Christian mom from the Midwest!” you might say. Since I like to think of myself as a nice, Christian mom from the Midwest, reporting what a total creep this woman is gives me no joy. But, report it I must because the issues at the center of her agenda are too precious to me, to my family and to the future of our country.

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I hope The View doesn’t hire Dana Loesch, that this is a one-time gig. I know this piece has a lot of jokes and I’m trying to maintain some levity, but I truly think people of Dana Loesch’s ilk are destroying this country and they need to have the megaphone taken away; her brand of deceit must not be rewarded. We are better than that.

Let her stay on The Blaze, talking into her own reflection. I can give you a list as long as my arm of rightwing pundits that know how to fight their side with class and dignity (even if they are wrong all the time. I kid. Sort of.) Please, The View, think about Nicholle Wallace, Mary Katharine Ham, Amy Holmes, Mary Matalin or SE Cupp as possible conservative voices. Because hiring Dana Loesch is like hiring the lady at the Glenn Beck rally with the aluminum colander on her head, holding up the picture of Barack Obama with a bone through his nose.

Anyway, here’s some more links of Dana Loesch being insane or a liar or a jerk, sometimes a combo of two, sometimes all three.

  • And lies more about her here (this has whiffs of a two-hen coffee-klatch btwn Megyn Kelly & Loesch).
  • Dana joins Ted Nugent and the two of them yuck it up together, calling President Obama a “mongrel.” (please keep in mind that Ted Nugent likes to brag about having sex w underage girls and he shit his pants to avoid being drafted in the Vietnam War.)
  • Dana joked that she, too would have urinated on dead Taliban fighters (as some US soldiers have been accused of doing.) She instead goes after the reporter who reports on the story…

Again, The View- Whoopi, Sherri, Jenny and Barbara: You can do so much better. Please, don’t settle for this.

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h/t: Shannon Watts at Mediaite

ABC’s The View reportedly plans to mainstream conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch by featuring her as a guest co-host on the February 3 program. 

The decision to give Loesch a national platform on a highly-rated television show is troubling considering Loesch has gained notoriety for her inflammatory rhetoric, expressing extreme views on topics from gun control to reproductive access. 

Loesch made headlines in January 2012 for her reaction to an internet video that appeared to show members of the Marine Corps urinating on the corpses Taliban fighters. On her St. Louis-based radio show, Loesch defended the alleged act, saying that she would “drop trou and do it too” if she was in a similar situation. Loesch criticized “a bunch of progressives that are talking smack about our military because there were Marines caught urinating on corpses — Taliban corpses,” and later defended her comments on a Breitbart.com blog post by claiming she was “defending [the Marines] from overly-dramatic hysteria.”

At the time, Loesch was an CNN contributor, and the network reportedly suspended her soon after these remarks.

Loesch was also one of the few right-wing media figures to excuse former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) for his “legitimate rape” remarks. After Akin declared that it is rare for women who had been the victim of “legitimate rape” to become pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Loesch took to Twitter account and dismissed Akin’s comments, claiming he “failed a soundbite” and attacking his critics for “hypocritical overreactions.”

Loesch also has a history of leveling groundless and inflammatory attacks against liberals. Five years after the story was debunked, Loesch claimed on her radio show that President Obama attended a Muslim school known as a Madrassa in response to a caller’s comment that Obama was “born with a Quran in his hand.” Loesch attacked State Department official Huma Abedin by pushing the conspiracy theory that she had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and labelled then-Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a “nympho” for advocating for a mandate for insurance companies to cover contraception.

See Also: Dana Loesch continues to smear Texas Gov. candidate Wendy Davis (D), will guest host on ABC’s The View

H/T: MMFA 

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