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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Gabriel Sherman: A couple of weeks ago, Roger Ailes's widow, Elizabeth, invited Fox News host Laura Ingraham and a few others for dinner at her $36 million Palm Beach home. The political conversation around the table was melancholy, a person familiar with the gathering recalled. "We have to be prepared for Trump losing," Ingraham told her dinner companions, according to the source. Perhaps anticipating that Fox News could pivot in a post-Trump media environment, Ingraham said she's been in talks to take over for Rush Limbaugh, who recently revealed his Stage 4 lung cancer might force him off the radio.

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In the days since the Palm Beach dinner, Trump's political standing has slipped further. On Tuesday, Trump's favorite pollster, Scott Rasmussen, released a poll showing Trump at 39% approval, the lowest number Rasmussen has ever recorded for Trump.

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Ingraham is almost as disgusting as Rush

#1 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-07-08 08:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

To me the most interesting topic in Sherman's reporting is that Trump wants to commute Roger Stone's sentence before next week's incarceration date of the 14th - and that Barr and the White House counsel are strongly opposed - with Barr telling Trump that a major upheaval inside Justice will happen should he do so.

The right wing media machine reading the unmistakable tea leaves simply shows that at its core there are sage people running it who actually recognize the reality outside of their own created bubble they keep their believers in. They will simply create whatever new reality that they need to in order to keep the bucks rolling in and the eyeballs and ears glued to their programming.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-08 08:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

@#1 ... Trump wants to commute Roger Stone's sentence before next week's incarceration date of the 14th - and that Barr and the White House counsel are strongly opposed - with Barr telling Trump that a major upheaval inside Justice will happen should he do so. ...

AG Barr has obviously been getting, ummm, let's call it, "feedback" from the rank and file DoJ personnel regarding his redirection of the DoJ to regularly check Pres Trump for polyps, and without face masks!

But I have to ask....

Based upon the travesties that AG Barr has foisted upon us recently, just how bad does it have to be if AG Barr tells Pres Trump not to do it? How low does Pres Trump have to go before he goes under the already low bar that AG Barr has established?

I mean, really.


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-08 08:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We have to be prepared for a criminal conspiracy to fail. Oh well. Thank god it will fail Their only path to success is excessive cheating and Supreme Court somehow rejecting democracy. The people are not voting to reelect Donald Trump, it's just really a matter of "can they cheat their way to victory and if the Supreme Court will allow them to abscond with the victory.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-08 09:44 PM | Reply

"The President can do anything he wants - even my wife."

-Barr

#5 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-07-08 09:46 PM | Reply

And then we will see who gets locked up.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-08 10:24 PM | Reply

LAMP

Like all of Trump's relationships, the one he has with BARR is a marriage of convenience where they both expect some huge personal gain ~~ most likely money and power ~ the two driving forces behind the Trump administration.

At this late stage in the game, Barr is in a tenuous position. Trump may not be banging on all eight cylinders but Barr is not a stupid man, regardless of appearances. He must surely be considering his fate should rolling the dice on Trump's re-election turn up snake eyes.

At the moment it appears he has co-joined Trump in burning the house down on their way out. I don't know what legal POST-Trump liability he would incur but, as I said above, he's not a stupid man. My guess is that he has covered his "federal" tracks well.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-09 05:28 AM | Reply

DANNI @ #4

That's why Biden's victory over Trump has to be more than a Blue Wave. It has to be a tsunami.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-09 07:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Let's line up the talking points for the Biden presidency:

1. Deficits matter now.
2. Spending need to be gutted.
3. All SCOTUS nominations must be blocked because Jesus.
4. We cannot afford any spending on Americans but tax cuts are okay.
5. Everything must be investigated now.
6. Blocking witnesses and evidence is now an outrage.
7. All federal judge nominations need to be blocked again.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-07-09 09:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

A blue tsunami would indeed MAGA!

#10 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-07-09 04:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Wait till trump starts floating giving pardons to himself and his family. And, BTW, don't believe he gives a crap about what Barr or the DOJ says. He will do what he wants and then fire who doesn't fall in line until he finds another looney yes man.

#11 | Posted by techres at 2020-07-09 05:25 PM | Reply

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