After she misspoke about fat shaming, now comes word the morning host won’t be traveling to the Olympics for her network
Megyn Kelly will be staying home next month when her fellow NBC stars travel to South Korea for the Olympics — raising new questions about the standing of NBC News’ highest-paid star.
The Olympics is a command performance for any high-profile star or executive at the “Peacock Network,” which has paid nearly $1 billion to broadcast the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in the United States.
While it’s unclear if Kelly made the decision to stay home herself, it’s unusual nonetheless.
NBC traditionally sends its entire panoply of news stars to the games, and, true to form, both the “Today” show and “Nightly News” will broadcast live from Pyeongchang for the duration of the games, focusing their news programs almost entirely on games coverage. NBC executives, along with head honchos from parent company Comcast, also travel to the games to hobnob, attend receptions, and watch sporting events.
Fox News has confirmed, however, that Kelly, who makes about $23 million a year, will not join her fellow stars in South Korea. Instead, her troubled 9 a.m. hour of “Today” will broadcast Olympics coverage from its usual studio in New York’s Rockefeller Center, according to TVNewser.
“This is incredibly embarrassing for Megyn,” said one NBC News insider. “Anybody who’s anybody at NBC goes to the Olympics.”
How dare you obey the law! We will get you if you do. Lock this guy up for obstruction of justice.
Via Daily Caller:
Any business in California that cooperates with federal immigration officials will face prosecution, according to state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Addressing rumors of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Becerra said Thursday at a press conference, “It’s important, given these rumors out there, to let people and more specifically employers know that if they voluntarily start giving up information about their employees in ways that contradict our new California laws.”
The state has two new laws that took effect in 2018, AB 450 and SB 54, that protect illegal aliens, effectively making California a sanctuary state that ignores federal immigration law.
Sep 1, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Fans hold a sign and the flag in responses to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (not pictured) during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
NBC announced early last week that they plan to televise players who kneel for the national anthem during the Super Bowl.
However, ones small problem: No regular NFL kneeler is still playing in the postseason.
According to a report by The Washington Times, none of the teams that had active national anthem protesters made it to the post season. According to the Times:
By the end of the regular season, only five teams featured at least one player regularly sitting or kneeling on the sidelines for the anthem: the Seattle Seahawks, the San Francisco 49ers, the Miami Dolphins, the New York Giants and the Oakland Raiders. None of those franchises made the playoffs, even though four of the five did so in the previous season, leading to speculation about whether the take-a-knee protests wound up dragging down team performance along with TV ratings.
Multiple sports psychologists told the Times that the kneelers most likely were “detrimental to team cohesiveness” and a “distraction” to their success.
At the end of the NFL regular season, only 20 players were still actively protesting the anthem. The protests punctuated one of the lowest rated NFL seasons in history, with the ratings dropping by 9.7 percent and game attendance declining as well.
Studies attribute the poor fan engagement to the anthem protests.
The NFL has considered official rules banning protesting the anthem on the field for next season.
THE LOOK OF A MAD MAN AND NOT A UNITED STATES SENATOR…….Papa Mike
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), no doubt gearing up to run for president in 2020, became unhinged during Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.
Booker glared crazily at Nielsen as he smashed his fists in protest of President Trump’s alleged “S***hole,” comments made during a meeting with Democrats on DACA.
Daily Caller published a partial transcript of Booker’s tirade:
“I hurt,” Booker cried. “When Dick Durbin called me I had tears of rage when I heard about this experience in this meeting.
“For you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues saying, ‘I’ve already answered that line of questions’ when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because of what they’re worried about right now in the White House — that’s unacceptable to me,” Booker yelled at Nielsen.
Booker claimed that he receives “enough death threats” and sees enough “people plotting” that Trump’s comments cause him to become enraged.
“Your silence and your amnesia is complicity,” he concluded.
As The Gateway Pundit‘s Jim Hoft reported, President Trump reportedly suggested to lawmakers that Haiti and several Central American and African nations may be sh*tholes. The President and many others who were present deny POTUS Trump used that language.
The first reports of the comment were reportedly by liberal Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who has a history of lying about private meetings.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was also at the Thursday meeting in the White House, told reporters on Sunday that she does not recall the sh*thole comments.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.
“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.
Never Trump hack Ana Navarro, who routinely criticizes President Trump for his language, cursed at the president in Spanish.
Stay classy Ana Navarro.
Ana Navarro tweeted,”If @realDonaldTrump wants to try to do something to contradict the widely-held perception that he is a dark-hearted racist, there is a quick way for him to do it: exert some damn leadership and pass #DACA. Pass it now. ¡Coño!”
So President Trump is racist if he decides to enforce federal immigration laws and put Americans first? Let that sink in.
Isn’t it strange how Donald Trump has been in the public eye for decades yet no one has ever accused him of being racist until he ran for president of the United States as a Republican?
The only reason why there is any public perception that Trump is racist is because the media and left-wing hacks say he is (without proof).
Obama didn’t give DACA recipients American citizenship either. DACA was unconstitutional to begin with.
Liberals and media lost their minds last week after is was reported President Trump referred to 3rd world countries such as Haiti ‘sh*tholes’. The news cycle went from ‘Russia Russia Russia to racist racist racist’.
So now it’s racist to point out there is something wrong when a country (such as Haiti pictured below) doesn’t have a sewage system in the year 2018.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) plans to give a speech in the coming days that compares President Trump’s public criticism of the news media to similar comments once made by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
A spokesman said that Flake, who will retire after this year amid intense political pressure sparked by his criticism of the president, plans to deliver the speech Wednesday before Trump announces the winners of his self-described “fake news” awards.
Trump announced via Twitter that he would be handing out awards Wednesday to news outlets he thought unfairly covered him. […]
Flake plans to use his upcoming speech to denounce Trump for calling the news media “the enemy of the American people” last year.
In excerpts provided by his office, he is poised to blast Trump’s “unrelenting daily assault on the constitutionally-protected free press” that he will call “as unprecedented as it is unwarranted.”
“It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies,” Flake will say, according to the excerpts. “It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase ‘enemy of the people,’ that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of ‘annihilating such individuals’ who disagreed with the supreme leader.”
Flake will add that Trump “has it precisely backward — despotism is the enemy of the people. The free press is the despot’s enemy, which makes the free press the guardian of democracy. When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn’t suit him ‘fake news,’ it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press.”
There is an ongoing debate currently going on in the country about what locations can be classified as shitholes. The debate sprung from a report that Donald Trump referred to some third world countries as “shitholes” in a meeting with lawmakers last week.
While the debate might rage on as to what constitutes a “shithole” of a country, one thing is not up for debate: the American city of San Francisco is a shithole.
We know this thanks to an interactive map created in 2014 called Human Wasteland.
The map charts all of the locations for human excrement “incidents” reported to the San Francisco police during a given month. The interactive map shows precise locations of the incidents by marking them with poop emojis:
David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, of Perris, were each arrested on suspicion of nine counts of torture and 10 counts of child endangerment, online jail records show. Bail was set at $9 million each.
In a discovery that has stunned both authorities and neighbors in a suburban Riverside County neighborhood, 13 brothers and sisters who appeared to have been held captive by their parents in a Perris house were found early Sunday, Jan. 14, after one of them escaped and called 911.
Some of them were chained and padlocked to their beds inside the dark and foul-smelling house in the 100 block of Muir Woods Road, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
“The parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner,” sheriff’s officials said in a news release.
The victims appeared dirty and malnourished, and were so emaciated that deputies were shocked to discover that while all looked like children, they actually ranged in age from 2 to 29; six of them were minors and seven were 18 or older.
David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were each arrested on suspicion of nine counts of torture and 10 counts of child endangerment, online jail records show. Bail was set at $9 million each. Neither suspect has a documented criminal record in Riverside County, Superior Court records show.