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January 1, Pompeo Loses Cool with NRP Reporter



This Day in History | 1961

John F. Kennedy becomes the first American president to hold a live televised news conference. 

Good morning middle Americans. 

Something’s bothering Sec. of State Mike Pompeo. Multiple outlets are reporting that he yelled at an NPR reporter after an interview. We have a link to the ugly details below. 

Also if you missed Rudy Giuliani’s appearance on Fox & Friends yesterday – you really missed something. The poor anchors could not get him to stop.  The former NYC mayor really wants to get the truth out there. But if you’ve lost Fox & Friends, you’ve lost America. 

And liberals are going wild over Joe Rogan’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders. Some are melting down because, Rogan – who’s podcasts are downloaded more than 190 million times a month doesn’t fit perfectly into their idealogical box. 

Read all about it. 

– Fraser Dixon 

Pompeo Cursed at Reporter, Yelled: ‘Do You Think Americans Care About Ukraine?’

(USA Today) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the “F-word” and other expletives after a testy interview with a National Public Radio host on Friday, the news outlet said. 

Pompeo unloaded on NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly after an interview in which she questioned him on Ukraine and Iran, among other issues. He grew extremely irritated by Kelly’s Ukraine questions, according to NPR.

“‘Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?'” Pompeo apparently shouted at Kelly after the interview. The State Department’s press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  

Pompeo is scheduled to travel to Ukraine next week for a meeting with that country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Ukraine is a pivotal U.S. ally in the effort to counter Russian aggression.

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‘Fox & Friends’ Desperately Tries to End Unhinged Giuliani Interview, Repeatedly Fails

(The Daily Beast) – President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani showed up on the president’s favorite morning program on Friday—and apparently didn’t want to leave.

A day after Giuliani claimed on Twitter that he was about to go public with evidence that will reveal the “Biden Family Enterprise made millions by selling public office” when Joe Biden was vice president, the former New York City mayor sat down on Fox & Friends’ curvy couch for what can generously be described as an unhinged, rambling, off-the-rails performance.

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Joe Rogan’s Endorsement of Bernie Sanders Shows He Can Appeal to the Voters Necessary to Beat Trump

(Business Insider) – Joe Rogan endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders this week, prompting a flurry of online conversation — particularly after the Vermont senator embraced the endorsement. 

Rogan, a comedian and podcast host, is one of the most prominent, influential people in the media world. But he’s also a controversial figure who has offered a platform to conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones and made comments widely considered to be racist and sexist.

On Monday, Rogan had New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss as a guest on his podcast and told her he would “probably vote for Bernie.”

“He’s been insanely consistent his entire life,” Rogan said. “He’s basically been saying the same thing, been for the same thing his whole life. And that in and of itself is a very powerful structure to operate from.”

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