Ex-Fox News anchor Heather Nauert promoted to Under Secretary of State

Since Heather Nauert moved on to another job last year, it may have been a loss to the Fox News Channel, but it certainly was America’s gain.

News services as divergent as the Associated Press, the Washington Free Beacon, and Newsweek magazine are all in agreement; Heather Nauert is someone who’s star is on the rise.

With Rex Tillerson finding himself out as the Secretary of State just last week, his Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein was also showed the door.

Enter the State Department’s official spokeswoman Heather Nauert.

On the same day Tillerson and Goldstein were given the boot, the White House announced nearly simultaneously that she would take Goldstein’s place with the snappy title of Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

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In the State Department pecking order, Nauert went from spokeswoman to the #4 diplomat at State.

Going a bit more into the specifics of her new post, the Associated Press noted;

She is overseeing the public diplomacy in Washington and all of the roughly 275 overseas U.S. embassies, consulates and other posts. She is in charge of the Global Engagement Center that fights extremist messaging from the Islamic State group and others. She can take a seat, if she wants, on the Broadcasting Board of Governors that steers government broadcast networks such as Voice of America.

Also reported, she also appears to enjoy tweaking Vladimir Putin’s nose;

“The idea that Russia is calling for a so-called humanitarian corridor, I want to be clear, is a joke,” Nauert said at one recent briefing where she took Moscow to task for its actions in Syria, where it has used military power to support President Bashar Assad’s government.

She’s also cultivated quite a reputation when it comes to dealing with Russian reporters, who more often than not are on Putin’s payroll.

As the AP also cited;

“You’re from Russian TV, too. OK. So hey, enough said then. I’ll move on,” Nauert told a reporter last month after Russian President Vladimir Putin presented an animated film clip showing a missile headed toward the U.S.



ICYMI – Bergdahl’s ballet teacher rationalizes desertion: He “had a bad day”

So what was your first clue, Army?
So what was your first clue, Army?

“And yes, he did walk off the base, so by technicality, that does make him one, but…”

It’s been two years since the US Army charged Bowe Bergdahl with desertion. It’s been over a full month since the same plead guilty to deserting to the enemy.

Yet for whatever bizarre reason, the powers-to-be of the largest branch of our nation’s Armed Forces have yet to make a decision if the self-admitted deserter deserves;

  1. $300,000 in back pay
  2. The much coveted Ex-POW Medal

While we’re at it, let’s ask the Army why they accepted Bergdahl for enlistment, a Coast Guard wash-out who only completed 26-days of USCG Boot Camp. The deserter was bounced by the Coasties “reportedly for psychological reasons”.

But in all fairness, maybe I shouldn’t be so harsh on the Army. After all, they do allow grandmothers and grandfathers to enlist (sarcasm off).

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With all that aside, I initially wrote the below article back in 2014. I just thought it appropriate to remind the nation of some of the truly stupid running/ruining the military.

As the Canadian singer-songwriter and pop music one-hit-wonder Daniel Powter once crooned to the world “‘Cause you had a bad day, you’re taking one down, you sing a sad song just to turn it around.”

Ironically, the family name of the British Columbian tune-smith along with the title of his only hit could be the reason why Bowe Bergdahl’s former roommate and ballet instructor gives him the benefit of the doubt regarding more than a few of his former comrades-in-arms accuse him of desertion in the face of the enemy, as reported by Fox News on June 3, 2014.

Sherry Horton, the artistic director of Ketchum, Idaho’s Sun Valley Ballet was interviewed also on June 3, 2014 by host Sean Hannity of the Fox News Hannity program where she retold of her past relationship with accused deserter Bowe Bergdahl.



Relaying that prior to Bergdahl signing up for the Army, she was not only his roomie, but also his ballet instructor.

By all accounts, the Army sergeant was quite the ballet aficionado, taking professional lesson from his late teens to his mid twenties.

When queried by Hannity what her reaction might be “when you hear that the person that you were so close to said he’s ashamed to be an American and that America is disgusting? What is your reaction to that?”

Horton was loyal to a fault of her former flatmate, “And I’m not sure any American, any person in general, has ever been 100 percent satisfied with their job and not had a bad day where they have said they wanted to quit, they wanted to kill their boss, they wanted to do whatever. You know, we all have those days on our job, and that’s basically what his was.”

Sticking with defending her protoge, when pressed by the show’s host, “Even though – even though almost everybody he served with said he was a deserter, you’re not believing them?”

Horton shot back, “You know, I can have an opinion and say what I want, too. And yes, he did walk off the base, so by technicality, that does make him one, but…”

Sun Valley Ballet has made reference in the form of a photo gallery on their official website to honor Burgdahl as an alumni of the dance troupe.

It is undisclosed as of yet if the former guest of the Taliban participated in any of Sun Valley Ballet’s much touted performances that include Christmas classic The Nutcracker, as well as other “full-length ballet from our expanding repertoire including; Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, and The Little Mermaid.”

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Will dance for food: Megyn Kelly’s ’22 nearly unbearable seconds’

There’s no two ways about it — Megyn Kelly is very good looking. And there was a time when she was also a halfway decent journalist.

As the Business Insider reported last January, Kelly was pulling in somewhere between $10 to $12 million every year while still at the Fox News Channel. But with her bailing-out from the FNC, Kelly is now saddled-up with the Peacock Network to the tune of $15 to $20 million annually.

And as even the most moderate newser already knows, Kelly abandoned her journalistic objectivity during the 2016 presidential campaign when she openly embraced the anti-Trump movement.

In the meantime, news junkies are already on top of the unmitigated ratings disaster that’s been Kelly’s NBC morning show.

Reporter Travis Andrews of the Washington Post chronicles what could be the most cringe-worthy of all stunts used by floundering TV personalities desperate to boost sagging viewership – dancing for the crowd;

Megyn Kelly’s slot of the “Today” show desperately needs a ratings boost after less than a month on the air.

On Thursday, Hoda Kotb, the ever-upbeat popular “Today” host from another hour appeared as a guest. They chatted. They danced. They tried to get the audience on its feet dancing, too.

Critics hated the moment.

“I’ve never been so embarrassed,” tweeted BuzzFeed News’s Kate Aurthur. “I feel nothing but second-hand embarrassment for Megyn Kelly,” chimed in media critic Ian Miles Cheong. Vulture called the clip “22 nearly unbearable seconds.”

Pro-Abortion Tomi Lahren Hired by Fox News

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Tomi Lahren: “Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body”

Tomi is hot. There’s simply no two ways about it. As my Spanish speaking friends say; that girl’s en fuego.

Tomi is also quite the incendiary political commentator. Again with the whole en fuego thing.

The facts that Tomi Lahren is physically attractive as well as quite adept in the art of verbally stirring-up political passions aren’t in question. What is in question here is Lahren’s conservative street cred.

As reported by the Associated Press via the Breitbart.com news portal, the cable news powerhouse, the Fox News Channel has just hired on Lahren as… achem, a “conservative” political commentator.

As reported;

Fox News Channel has hired conservative commentator Tomi Lahren, who has hosted shows on The Blaze and One America News Network along with working for a political action committee supporting President Donald Trump.

The network said on Wednesday that Lahren will have a “signature role” on a digital product under development and be a commentator on the network’s opinion programming. Her primary home will be on Sean Hannity’s show, where she was to debut on Wednesday.

Lahren, who is 25, has quickly achieved a high profile in the conservative movement following her graduation from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has more than 4 million Facebook followers, and she produces her own videos with commentary on politics and culture.

However, what the Associated Press failed to mention is that there happens to be a certain conservative topic that Lahren has long since ago abandoned: Being pro-life.

In a bit of a stunner, Lahren gave somewhat of a shock to the conservative world when she boldly proclaimed on the screamingly liberal Monday through Friday panel show The View: “Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body.”

As reported by The Washington Post last March;

Tomi Lahren, the 24-year-old conservative host of the show “Tomi” on the Blaze, has fiercely criticized the feminist movement. In her trademark fast-talking rants, the commentator has called modern-day feminists selfish, man-hating “snowflakes” and said that “real women don’t wake up and skip work to march for abortions.”

Lahren, an avid Trump supporter, has been called incendiary. It is not unusual for her appearances to incite outrage from the left. But over the weekend, her words provoked fury from an unlikely segment of Americans: the right.

Appearing on “The View” on Friday, Lahren admitted that she supports abortion rights, saying it would be hypocritical of her to believe the government should decide what women should do with their bodies.

“You know what? I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well,” Lahren said.

But the provocative commentator defended herself, tweeting Saturday, “Listen, I am not glorifying abortion. I don’t personally advocate for it. I just don’t think it’s the government’s place to dictate.”

“I speak my truth,” she added on Twitter. “If you don’t like it, tough. I will always be honest and stand in my truth.”

“Conservatives don’t have to exist in a monolith and share the same brain on every issue,” Lahren tweeted. “It’s okay.”

NBC start date for Megyn Kelly still stuck on hold

Megyn Kelly throws softballs to liberal heart throb Michael Moore. (Youtube)
Megyn Kelly throws softballs to liberal heart throb Michael Moore. (Youtube)

Megyn Kelly was once the crown jewel of the Fox News empire. But that was then, this is now.

The Washington Examiner is reporting that despite her plans on better days at the Peacock Network, things aren’t exactly going the way Megyn Kelly might have planned.

NBC still has no start date for Megyn Kelly, even though her last day at Fox News was in January and the network has already announced that she will host a daily morning show as well as a separate Sunday evening show.

At issue is confusion over Kelly’s contract at Fox and whether she has officially been released from it, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Fox said it officially released Kelly on March 9, but her agent told the Journal that “the terms of the termination are still being negotiated.”

Citing an anonymous source, the Journal also reported that Kelly does not have an official start date and the format of her programs with NBC still have not been settled.

Kelly’s primetime slot at Fox was filled by “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which has been a ratings success.

Speaking of Tucker Carlson, if there was any notion that Kelly’s departure would hurt ratings, guess again.

In a separate article from the Washington Examiner, Carlson has been crushing it in Kelly’s abandoned time slot;

In losing Megyn Kelly, Fox News appears to have fallen upward to higher ratings at a lower price.

“Fox News’s Tucker Carlson is nearly doubling the ratings of his predecessor, Megyn Kelly, when compared to the same time period last year, according to Nielsen Media Research,” reports The Hill. “‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ is up 95 percent in the 25- to 54-year-old demographic that advertisers covet most compared with the same period in 2016, when ‘The Kelly File’ occupied the 9 p.m. ET time slot. Carlson has averaged 775,000 viewers per night in the category, while Kelly averaged 398,000 during the same time period, Jan. 11–22.”

That Kelly can be so easily eclipsed is a bad omen for NBC. It is a testimony to the effectiveness of Carlson, but it also hints at the hollowness of the buzz around her. Much of that buzz derived from her status as a subversive at a conservative-leaning network, talk that will dissipate once she’s at NBC. Plus, Fox News viewers don’t appear to miss her too terribly, and there is little reason to believe they’ll follow her to NBC.

As Jack Shafer notes, stars who leave the networks that made them stars often fail away from them: “One lesson [Barbara] Walters and [Katie] Couric — and the other high-profile network defectors (Harry Reasoner, Diane Sawyer, Roger Mudd, et al.) — teach is of the non-transferability of TV star power. TV stars struggle to survive outside of the context in which they were nurtured. The current network anchors — Scott Pelley, David Muir and Lester Holt — all benefited from the fact that they ripened their talents at their respective networks before they got their evening chairs. Viewers grew accustomed to their faces and their styles.”

Kelly’s decision to leave was supposed to weaken Fox News and bolster its competitors. But so far it appears to have saved Rupert Murdoch a ton of money (he was offering her a reported $100 million to stay) while eliminating a growing problem: a star, more popular with chattering-class pundits than conservative viewers, who was increasingly showboating at the expense of the network.

According to Shafer, “Television talent raids — like the one NBC News chairman Andrew Lack has just pulled off — are almost never a simple matter of improving your own roster. As the history of broadcasting shows us, a single major defection by a popular anchor rarely improves that acquiring network’s ratings or public appeal. The primary aim of such larceny: Weaken your TV opponent’s line-up by making off with one of their visible stars. Anything else accomplished is just gravy.”

By that standard, NBC has already failed. In switching from Kelly to Carlson, Fox has gained a new star and freed itself from an overrated one.

Fox’s Heather Nauert on ‘Short List’ for State Department

Heather Nauert headed to State? (Youtube)
Heather Nauert headed to State? (Youtube)

Heather Nauert arguably looks more like a college cheerleader than a 47-year-old mother of two who’s been a nationally recognized reporter and news anchor for most of her 21-year professional career. Continue reading “Fox’s Heather Nauert on ‘Short List’ for State Department”

Growing chorus for Fox News to dump Shepard Smith

Open wide for Shep Smith. (Youtube)
Open wide for Shep Smith. (Youtube)

Despite touting their news coverage as “Fair and Balanced,” the viewership of the Fox News Channel (FNC) is increasingly calling for newsreader Shepard Smith to seek employment elsewhere. Continue reading “Growing chorus for Fox News to dump Shepard Smith”

Tucker Carlson Causes Karl Rove’s Epic Pout

Carlson hit a Rowe nerve. (Screenshot)
Carlson hit a Rowe nerve. (Screenshot)

With the truthfulness considered dubious at best, it’s been heard that Trumpublican parents are telling their children the cautionary tale that if they misbehave, Karl Rove will snatch them up from their beds late at night. Continue reading “Tucker Carlson Causes Karl Rove’s Epic Pout”

Servers Under Investigation: O’Malley Shows his True Server Bigotry #ServerLivesMatter

Victims of spatial profiling, two servers serve hard time. (Wikipedia)
Victims of spatial profiling, two servers serve hard time. (Wikipedia)

Prefaced with Donald Trump placing the blame of Hillary Clinton’s woes directly at the feet of Hillary Clinton, Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Tucker Carlson uncovered the curious understanding (or misunderstanding as the case may be) of the law by Democrat bigwig Martin O’Malley. Continue reading “Servers Under Investigation: O’Malley Shows his True Server Bigotry #ServerLivesMatter”

Blatant Media Bias: CBS Deletes Bill’s ‘Frequent’ Comment

Media's overt bias in action. (Youtube)
Media’s overt bias in action. (Youtube)

Not just CBS. CNN, MSNBC and Fox News complicit in bias act…

CBS may officially stand for the Columbia Broadcasting System, but the network’s recent over the top example of of in-your-face bias just may set in stone that CBS really stands for the Clintons Broadcasting Scam. Continue reading “Blatant Media Bias: CBS Deletes Bill’s ‘Frequent’ Comment”

Anna Kooiman resigns from Fox News, leaves United States

Kooiman headed Down Under (photo: Pinterest).
Kooiman headed Down Under (photo: Pinterest).

Sadly for every red-blooded American male from sea to shining sea, Anna Kooiman is leaving Fox News. But grab a second crying towel, guys. She’s also leaving the good ol’ US of A. But America’s loss is Australia’s gain. Continue reading “Anna Kooiman resigns from Fox News, leaves United States”

Garbage Poll: Fox News Claims Only 1% of Blacks Favor Trump

Eboni Williams and Ashley Bell react to Fox poll.
Eboni Williams and Ashley Bell react professionally to questionable Fox poll.

On the Aug. 14, 2016 airing of Fox & Friends Weekend, co-host Tucker Carlson interviewed two prominent in-the-know black citizens regarding a recently conducted Fox News Poll co-conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw Research and Associates. Continue reading “Garbage Poll: Fox News Claims Only 1% of Blacks Favor Trump”

Andrea Tantaros booted from Fox News – at least for now

maxresdefaultSeen by many as the veritable pin up girl for every conservative, red blooded, American male, the Fox News Channel (FNC) has at least for the time being dropped one of the more popular on air personalities. As reported by Josh Feldman of the Mediaite news portal, and also by Chris Ariens of TVNewser, both on Apr. 27, 2016, fan favorite Andrea Tantaros has at least for now been taken off the network’s schedule. Continue reading “Andrea Tantaros booted from Fox News – at least for now”

Fox News’ Dash Suspended over Obama Slam and Slip (Video)

stacey-dash_0Despite network censors partially catching actress and Fox News commentator Stacey Dash’s brief moment of profanity, the on-air personality has been suspended for two weeks for the verbal slip. As reported by the new media portal TownHall.com on Dec. 7, 2015 by Christine Roussel, Dash may have gotten a wee bit taken away by her emotions when she inadvertently dropped a colloquialism for solid human waste. Continue reading “Fox News’ Dash Suspended over Obama Slam and Slip (Video)”

Megyn Kelly’s non-stop problems with the GOP candidates, Fox base, her boss

megyn_kelly_variety-coverAs the old saying goes; be careful what you say, it just may come back to haunt you. That tried and true adage just may be the best way to describe Fox News personality Megyn Kelly’s past few weeks.

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The Donald vs. Megyn Kelly; ‘Rare moment of weakness’ for Fox News

Donald TrumpIf Gabriel Sherman’s investigative report is to be believed, Fox News didn’t just blink first, but in the parlance of prison yards everywhere, Fox just got punked out by Donald Trump. Love him, hate him, or indifferent towards him, Trump has struck a nerve with more than a few voters. As noted by the Daily Intelligencer’s Gabriel Sherman, it turns out that The Donald also has the ability to make the head honcho of the number one news network actually scramble for much needed damage control.

Continue reading “The Donald vs. Megyn Kelly; ‘Rare moment of weakness’ for Fox News”

UK; Muslim group names Charlie Hebdo ‘International Islamophobe’ of the year

2012_Sydney_protestRationalizing their choice of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo as the winner of the International Islamophobe of the Year award by citing how Jews were “otherised” by the Third Reich, a British Muslim advocacy group has decided to take “a light-hearted” and “tongue in cheek” swipe at the satirical and often provocative publication. Somehow, the same advocacy group failed to mention the dozens killed or wounded by Islamic jihadists during a recent military-style assault on the magazine’s main office in Paris.

Continue reading “UK; Muslim group names Charlie Hebdo ‘International Islamophobe’ of the year”

MSNBC, CNN continue to be crushed by Fox News

Keep this train wreck moving along...
Keep this train wreck moving along…

In what the Obama Administration might describe as a glitch, both MSNBC and CNN haven’t just slipped in the ratings against their common competitor Fox News, both news networks are being crushed, as reported in two different articles, both published by Breitbart.com on Nov. 29, 2013.

With the November ratings out, MSNBC has found that they’ve lost 45 percent of their audience as compared to this same month last year.

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