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  1. Jake Tapper explains that “very fine people” don't go to Nazi rallies

    08.16 / 22:13 mediamatters.org Mediamatters.org - Media
    JAKE TAPPER (HOST): Today, former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush issued a statement condemning racial bigotry, antisemitism, and hatred. They were joined by the chiefs of staff of the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, and the National Guard. Now, none of them referred to President Trump, but all, for some reason, felt the need to tweet condemnations of the racist, hateful ideologies of the Klan, and neo-Nazis, and white supremacists, and alt-right, on…
  2. Angelo Carusone on The Bill Press Show: Trump's defense of white supremacists in Charlottesville "sounded exactly like F

    08.16 / 22:13 mediamatters.org Mediamatters.org - Media
    BILL PRESS (CO-HOST): Looks like the media is Donald Trump’s enemy except when it comes to Fox News. ANGELO CARUSONE (MEDIA MATTERS PRESIDENT): That’s right. PRESS: And I've heard it said that Donald Trump is going to be loud and strong as long as Fox News stays with him. Will Fox News every break? CARUSONE: I think they could. PRESS: Really? CARUSONE: Certainly, because they don’t have Roger Ailes anymore, nor do they have Bill Shine, who was really somebody who implemented much of wh…
  3. Fox News' Shep Smith couldn't get any Republicans to come on Fox to defend Trump's racist comments

    08.16 / 22:13 mediamatters.org Mediamatters.org - Media
    SHEPARD SMITH (HOST): Our booking team -- and they're good -- reached out to Republicans of all stripes, across the country today. Let's be honest, Republicans often don't really mind coming on Fox News Channel. We couldn't get anyone to come and defend him here, because we thought, in balance, someone should do that. We worked very hard at it throughout the day, and we were unsuccessful. And of those that are condemning the president's condemnable actions, I've not heard any prominent…
  4. CNN law enforcement analyst claims “the left” shares blame for Heather Heyer’s death

    08.16 / 22:13 mediamatters.org Mediamatters.org - Media
    CNN law enforcement analyst Harry Houck tweeted today that “the left has to take some responsibility” for the death of anti-racism activist Heather Heyer. He also defended the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA: pic.twitter.com/UoAWfGT929 — Harry J Houck (@harryjhouck) August 16, 2017 Houck had previously claimed that “antifa” (short for anti-fascists) and Black Lives Matter “started the violence” and that “haters on both the far left and far right invaded wha…
  5. On MSNBC, terrorism expert criticizes Trump administration for cutting funding to counter white supremacist extremism

    08.16 / 22:13 mediamatters.org Mediamatters.org - Media
    ANDREA MITCHELL (HOST): Peter, you're an expert at what the government does to try to track these white supremacists group, but I do believe that funding was just cut for one of these major programs.  PETER VINCENT: Right, Andrea. I spent the vast majority of my career at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security doing everything I could to combat threats to the homeland. Most recently at the Department of Homeland Security, I worked on counterterrorism efforts spec…