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Past articles by Joe:

Bill Shine’s Hiring Makes Fox News’ and Trump’s Unholy Matrimony Official

Former Fox News Channel executive Bill Shine was officially hired Thursday as a communications specialist for Trump’s White House. → Read More

Trump Tells ‘Fox & Friends’ Fanboys That FBI Are ‘Scum’ Who Plotted Against Him

On Fox & Friends, Trump called the FBI a “den of thieves” and “scum” who “plotted” against him. He said former FBI Director James Comey did “criminal” things before Trump fired him. → Read More

In American Sports, Russia Is All Trump Has Left

Now that the Washington Capitals have won their first Stanley Cup, will this championship hockey team—with its three Russian stars—celebrate with President Donald Trump? → Read More

With New ‘Cuomo Prime Time,’ It’s Fox News Versus CNN and MSNBC

In that Fox News and Hannity command the closed-minded Trumpist audience, there is a chance that any gain for CNN's 'Cuomo Prime Time' in the time slot will reduce Rachel Maddow’s more liberal following on MSNBC. → Read More

Something Finally Shuts Up Hannity: Trump Fixer Michael Cohen

On Monday, in a federal court, Fox News prime time star Sean Hannity was exposed as a law client of Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's lawyer. → Read More

Jake Tapper Grills Florida Sheriff, Continues Impressive Streak of Parkland Coverage

In his interview with Sheriff Scott Israel, Jake Tapper continued his impressive run of coverage of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. → Read More

Lawrence O’Donnell Captures How 1968 Defines the Modern Age

Lawrence O’Donnell’s timely book "Playing With Fire" explores how 1968's impact can be felt in 2018, particularly in regards to Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. → Read More

For Gun Massacre Coverage, Practice Makes Perfect

In the wake of Wednesday's gun massacre at a high school, cable news provided powerful coverage, especially Megyn Kelly Today and Tucker Carlson Tonight. → Read More

Stephen Colbert Was Too Ambitious With ‘Our Cartoon President’

The first episode of 'Our Cartoon President,' a Stephen Colbert-production, began with a spoof of Fox & Friends, President Donald Trump’s favorite television show. → Read More

Rob Porter Scandal Epitomizes Trump’s Sleazy Administration

This Week with George Stephanopoulos on ABC gave a fair and balanced presentation of the scandal around Rob Porter that featured video clips of Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway. → Read More

Joe Biden Is Baffled by the Trump Administration’s Buffoonery

In a lengthy and forceful interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Thursday afternoon, former Vice President Joe Biden made his thoughts about Donald Trump known. → Read More

John Kelly’s Immigrant Bashing Lands Him in Hot Water

The racist insult against Dreamers by President Donald Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly was so toxic that Fox News Channel ignored it while CNN and MSNBC played it up in heavy rotation. → Read More

Anthony Scaramucci’s Comeback Tour Lands Lukewarm

On Friday night, Scaramucci battled journalist David Frum on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO. On Sunday morning, he sparred with Roland Martin on This Week with George Stephanopoulos on ABC. → Read More

Mika Brzezinski Kicks Michael Wolff Off ‘Morning Joe’ for Reckless Rumors

Mika Brzezinski attacked Michael Wolff on Morning Joe for suggesting that Nikki Haley and Donald Trump are having an affair. → Read More

Ugly Undertones Shade Trump’s State of the Union

Except for most pundits on Fox News Channel, TV commentators noticed the ugly undertone of Donald Trump's State of the Union address. → Read More

Fox’s Russia Investigation Coverage Preemptively Delegitimizes Outcome

As a guest of Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources on CNN Sunday, Bernstein discussed the investigation of President Donald Trump by special counsel Robert Mueller. → Read More

Tucker Carlson’s Immigration Rants Are Flat Out Racist

Tucker Carlson acts hysterical about DACA, which will lead to deportations by Trump of almost one million people if Congress cannot pass changes in immigration laws. → Read More

Tucker Carlson’s Xenophobia Is Horribly Effective

Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham are drawing big audiences by pushing a line of fear and hate against DACA Dreamers, Democrats and decency. → Read More

Trump’s Porn Star Story Lacks Shock and Awe Effect

The current events shows on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel virtually ignored the salacious story of Stormy Daniels, who allegedly blackmailed Donald Trump for $130,000. → Read More

Fox News Senses Danger in Testimony of Fusion GPS CEO

President Donald Trump sometimes takes actions based on what he sees on Fox News Channel. If he watched Andrew Napolitano on Special Report Thursday night, he might hire more lawyers or warm up a getaway limo. → Read More