Pompeo condescends to NPR's Kelly: 'I hope she finds peace'

The Mike Pompeo/Mary Louise Kelly/NPR saga continues: x Pompeo just spoke on his plane about his NPR meltdown, said “there’s a lot of history with NPR” and that he hopes ⁦@NPRKelly⁩ “finds peace.” Comments via ⁦@TracyKWilkinson⁩: pic.twitter.com/QAG3CDWYTw — Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) January 29, 2020 “Look, go back and take a look. There’s a lot of…

State Department appears to retaliate against NPR following Pompeo imbroglio

Guess the Trumpian Empire will not brook tough questions. Be warned! x The State Department removed NPR reporter Michele Kelemen from the press pool on ⁦@SecPompeo⁩ trip this week to Europe and Central Asia following his dustup w ⁦@NPRKelly⁩. Read statement by ⁦@shauntandon⁩, State Department Correspondents' Association president: pic.twitter.com/XksXaInNCJ — Lara Jakes (@jakesNYT) January 27,…

Trump threatens NPR in wake of Pompeo outburst

It’s no secret that Donald Trump hates media outlets that challenge him and his administration. In the past, he’s singled out The Washington Post and CNN, corruptly using his office to try to punish them and their parent companies. Now he appears to be threatening NPR’s funding following a recent dustup between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…

How Trump's phony Mexico trade deal duped the press

Donald Trump lies about everything. So why do newsrooms still assume he's telling the truth, especially when he unveils grand initiatives? On Friday, Trump claimed he had reached a landmark last-minute immigration deal with Mexico, which meant he no longer had to impose the tariffs he had been threatening, part of his incoherent southern-border policy….

NPR Interview with Outgoing Senator Claire McCaskill.

I have some issues with outgoing Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.  Yes, I am definitely going to miss her vote in the Senate, especially now that the Republicans have a greater majority in that “august” body.  But I have to nitpick on some of what she said in an NPR interview that I heard today while…