Ilhan Omar, 37, has been accused of illegally using campaign funds to pay for her alleged lover Tim Mynett to travel with her in a complaint to the Federal Election Commission from a conservative group.
Steve KrakauerI should have been more specific - the “affair” is, in my opinion, less of the story, than the funneling hundreds of thousands of campaign funds to the person who she was allegedly having the affair with. Details here
'BDS is a bullshit purity test' for Democrats: Bill Mahers rants against Boycott Israel movement
Steve Krakauer.@billmaher asked if BDS was fair - @TheRickWilson and the rest of the panel were too afraid to answer, for fear of not being seen as woke enough. So Maher answered himself - and delivered an excellent commentary on the hypocritical bigotry of BDS
This is about something bigger than politics — it’s about the connections we make and maintain and value as Americans.
Steve Krakauer.@Chris_arnade’s “Dignity” isn’t a “here’s how we got Trump” book - it’s more powerful & essential. But if 2020 Dems ignore its lessons in favor of performative wokeness and Twitter appeals, it’ll be a “how Trump won again” preview.
Me for @NBCNewsTHINK
Steve Krakauer.@Chris_arnade told me he believes journalists are “well-intentioned,” but are "confined by the nature of the industry, which is driven by clicks, and which forces people to live in two areas.”
My column on #Dignity for @NBCNewsTHINK
Thursday night, after CNN host Chris Cuomo's debate with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, fellow anchor Don Lemon voiced concern that having the prominent Trump backer on for extended interviews is "a disservice" to viewers.
"I don't get...
Steve Krakauer@brianstelter Keep in mind @DonLemon said it was "beneath the dignity of this network” to interview Kellyanne Conway. "I feel like having someone on like that is giving them a platform that they have not earned.”
But yesterday, Richard Spencer. All good apparently.
When Trump tells the Dem 'squad' of young brown and black women all to 'go back' to 'places from which they came', he's inferring that somehow they're not real Americans. And that is a racist sentiment.
Steve KrakauerThe Squad are "super-woke liberals who live, breathe and spew a ferociously politically correct agenda that I too find extremely irritating,” writes @PiersMorgan, but Trump’s unacceptable "racist rhetoric...demeans the office of the Presidency.”
The ban tells me I should be ashamed of my nationality and my faith rather than be accepted for whom I am.
Steve Krakauer"We can’t allow such exclusion from pride celebrations if we are sincere about creating more open and loving societies.”
Great piece on a negative offspring of intersectionality re: Israeli and LGBTQ pride, by @HenMazzig in @NBCNewsTHINK
In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the host of CNN Tonight talks covering and interviewing Trump, the state of cable news, why he doesn’t find any conservative writers compell…
Steve Krakauer@brianstelter It was funny to me when, on @Jamie_Weinstein’s podcast, Don Lemon said "Even I as a Democrat” before catching himself and saying "not a Democrat, even I as someone... in the middle, I didn't agree with everything [Obama] said."
At 29 minute mark here
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Steve Krakauer“I was wrong because I believed my terrible Twitter mentions told a bigger story about a swath of the American populace than it actually did." Another excellent @Jamie_Weinstein podcast, with a fantastic guest, @cjane87. On hypocrisy, history & much more
Media Matters president denigrated 'trannies' and made anti-Semitic comments
Steve KrakauerThe guy leading the Media Matters campaign against Tucker Carlson wrote blog posts describing “bags of Jewish gold,” called Japanese people “Japs,” praised KKK leader Robert Byrd and denigrated trans people...all around the time of Tucker’s radio comments
MSNBC star tells Salon about her history with the indefatigable Tucker Carlson -- who's headed to "Fox and Friends"
Steve KrakauerOne of my favorite @TuckerCarlson facts is he gave Rachel @Maddow and @WillieGeist their starts on TV.
Maddow, in particuar, has always had nice things to say about him, including that “he has always been kind to me” and “I wish him all the best”
I always hesitate to write about personal matters because I get emails and texts from friends and family worrying. But then I encounter people who say how much it helped them to know there is someone else out there who had gone through what they are...
Steve Krakauer"We should not seek relevancy through self-promotion on social media surrounded by trolls...we should find joy, meaning, and relevance in our families...”
One of those classic, super-personal @EWErickson columns. And I’d love to watch that cooking show
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Moynihan’s back from Russia and has the drinking stories to prove it. Normally reasonable journalos lose their goddamn minds over Betsy DeVos’...
In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, Tucker Carlson opens up about his relationship with Trump, his new book Ship of Fools, the state of cable news, and so much more.
Steve KrakauerReally enjoyed the @Jamie_Weinstein podcast with @TuckerCarlson - Tucker remains one of the most fascinating interviewees, and anyone who just thinks of him from his TV show should listen and hear the nuance. Love the Trump ‘fat mailman’ analogy
Anthony Scaramucci has been many people’s favorite character on The Donald Trump Show. In the latest episode of The Jamie Weinstein Show, the man who served just 11 days in the White House op…
Steve KrakauerFinally listened to the @Jamie_Weinstein podcast with @Scaramucci - fascinating guest with unique, out of the box ideas on politics, media and America. Also, hard to think of a better advocate for President Trump in a way that feels genuine