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William Vaillancourt

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Past articles by William:

Anderson Cooper Imagines Tucker ‘Wetting His Pants’ Among Jan. 6 Rioters

The CNN host bashed Carlson for having the “audacity to try to rewrite history,” most recently on his Monday night Fox News show. → Read More

Bill Maher Finally Shares His Mind-Bending Definition of ‘Woke’

“I would categorize liberal as different than woke,” Maher said during an interview on CNN. So... what is it, exactly? → Read More

Hannity Just Can't Seem to Get This Answer From 2024 GOP Candidates

2024 hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy tiptoed around the differences between himself and Donald Trump—echoing his rival Nikki Haley, who appeared on the same Fox News show just last week. → Read More

Deeply Confused Fox Host Accuses ‘Wiccan’ of Leading ‘Witch Hunt’ Against Trump

Jesse Watters made mention of claims earlier reported by right-wing activist Charlie Kirk who said he had proof – from her Pinterest page – that she was a witch. → Read More

Of Course Tucker Carlson Is Defending Don Lemon Amid His Sexism Scandal

“How dare you criticize girl power or pretend that biology is real,” Carlson said, mocking critics of the CNN host’s sexist remark. → Read More

Nikki Haley Swears She’s Not Trump But Can’t Say How

Haley couldn’t manage to tell Sean Hannity how her policies differ from those of the former president, instead repeatedly calling for generational change in Washington. → Read More

Fox’s Jesse Watters Endorses Joe Biden, Sort Of

Biden is the “rusty lock on Pandora’s woke box,” Watters said. → Read More

Jesse Watters Floats Batsh*t Solutions to Spy Balloon

“How about you crank some of those windmills cockeye and, you know, blow it back to Canada?” suggested the Fox host. → Read More

Trump Whines After McCarthy Praises Capitol Officer

In a racially tinged Truth Social post, Trump insisted that Jan. 6 rioter Ashli Babbitt was “murdered” by a “thug.” → Read More

GOP Rep. Eric Burlison, Mad Over Dropped Newsmax, Invokes Holocaust

That DirecTV no longer carries the right-wing channel is apparently as urgent a cause as resisting the Nazis’ rise to power. → Read More

MSNBC Host Confronts Matt Gaetz Over ‘Pardon’ Testimonies

MSNBC host Ari Melber noted that the witnesses, who included Cassidy Hutchinson and Eric Herschmann, faced “an incredible legal liability if they lied about this.” → Read More

Matt Gaetz Floats Wild Conspiracy to Explain Joe Biden Docs Scandal

“I have a different take…than many,” Gaetz told Newsmax host Eric Bolling, before pinning the blame on a familiar, ambiguous foe. → Read More

Tucker Carlson: Nicotine ‘Frees Your Mind’

The Fox host re-upped his criticism of efforts to ban menthol cigarettes. → Read More

Navy Vet Who Claims Santos Stole Dog Surgery Money Describes Shock at Revelation

Richard Osthoff recalled he had a feeling that he knew Santos, but couldn’t put a finger on it until hearing a Capitol Hill reporter question him. → Read More

Anchors’ Desks Are So Last Year, CNN Says as It Revamps Daytime Lineup

CNN’s daytime anchors, instead of being seated, will be moving around the network’s studios during the entirety of their shows. → Read More

Tucker Cheers on Brazilian Insurrection and Repeats ‘Rigged’ Election Lies

Carlson dedicated his opening monologue Monday to the defense of pro-Bolsonaro rioters who ransacked a host of government buildings. → Read More

Ex-GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger Joins CNN as Senior Political Commentator

“It’s great to be on the team,” he told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “I’m excited.” → Read More

George Santos Crashes and Burns on Fox News

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ guest host Tulsi Gabbard held Santos’ feet to the fire on a number of his apparent lies, asking at one point: “Do you have no shame?” → Read More

Fox News Graphic Dubs Kate Middleton ‘Princess of Whales’

The awkward mistake aired on Fox erroneously confusing ‘Wales’ with a sea creature. → Read More

Jesse Watters: ‘Rigged’ Elon Twitter Poll ‘Skews Atheist Female’

The Fox host also took issue with what he claimed was an abundance of “over-educated” women on the platform. → Read More