Tear Gas And Rage At Puerto Rico’s Massive Protests

Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his wife went on the offensive Monday in an attempt to do damage control after more than a week of protests on the island. But demonstrators didn’t seem to care: Hours later, they clashed with police, who used tear gas to disperse a crowd that threw bottles and rocks.

In a televised interview on Fox News on Monday, Rosselló was asked point-blank why he won’t resign, as the island’s protesters have repeatedly demanded. He tried to project that he understood why people were in the streets but that the best move for Puerto Rico was his continued leadership.

“I’ve seen the protests. I’ve heard the people talk. I’ve had a process of introspection,” he told Fox News’ Shepard Smith. “I’ve made a decision. I’m not going to run. I’m not going to seek reelection, that way I can focus on the job at hand.”

Rosselló’s wife, Beatriz, also tried to save face Monday when she visited a women’s shelter in Arecibo hit hard by Hurricane Maria. The island’s lackluster hurricane response has, in part, fueled the protests, as well as a trove of leaked messages between the governor and 11 of his confidants — one of which joked about feeding dead bodies to crows in the wake of the storm.

Rosselló has since apologized for the chats. Puerto Ricans aren’t convinced.

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Acquitted Navy SEAL thanks Donald Trump, Fox News

The decorated Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017 thanked Fox News, President Donald Trump and two congressmen for their support during his trial. (July 3)

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Naomi Watts: Gretchen Carlson’s story inspiring

Actress Naomi Watts said former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson’s story of pushing back against media executive Roger Ailes, detailed in Showtime limited series “The Loudest Voice,” was inspiring. (June 26)

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Crowe on journalism: ‘We live in a very complicated period’

At the New York premiere of Showtime’s limited series “The Loudest Voice” – which fictionalizes the rise and fall of Fox News’ Roger Ailes’ – Russell Crowe and Naomi Watts discuss the difficulties of doing justice to the subject. (June 25)

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How Fox News Uses White Supremacist Language

In a piece of opinion commentary, INSIDER’s Manny Ocbazghi argues that Fox News programs have been echoing white supremacist language for some time now, specifically language tied to a conspiracy theory called “The Great Replacement.”

The Great Replacement is a theory that says nonwhite populations around the world are maliciously marginalizing and replacing white populations. This kind of rhetoric has become a popular talking point for Fox News pundits like Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, especially when they do segments that cover immigration. Watch to see just how these Fox News programs do this and the effect it could have on their millions of viewers.

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Trump blasts Fox News election coverage

President Donald Trump, at a rally in Pennsylvania, criticized Fox News’ for hosting town hall meetings with Democratic presidential candidates. (May 21)

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Rep. Eric Swalwell Is Doing Everything He Can to Stay in the 2020 Race

Eric Swalwell appears on television a lot- enough that people in Iowa tell him that as he’s getting coffee in cafes in Dubuque.

The California congressman has been one of the most vocal members of the House Intelligence Committee about holding the president and his administration accountable in the Russia investigations.

Now, Swalwell’s trying to use that notoriety in a bid for president. But in a field of 21 Democrats, he’s learning that being a cable news darling isn’t enough. He’s currently polling at just 1% but he says he’s getting comfortable sticking out his hand to say he’s running for president.

“It’s very, I would say intimidating to say you’re running for president,” he said in a car ride between events in eastern Iowa at the beginning of the month.

“Every chance I get, I’m gonna introduce myself like I’m not starting, you know, as Vice President Biden here,” he added of his chances of making it all the way.

VICE News spent 48 hours with Swalwell in Iowa, where he’s trying to prove he can appeal to a broad demographic of Americans. He’s the son of a sheriff, but Swalwell is making gun control and reform his signature issue, even hosting one of his campaign launch events in Parkland, Florida.

At a Bellevue house party on Friday, Swalwell told a gathering of the Jackson County Democrats about his experience in Congress trying to work on the divisive issue.

“I came to Congress right after Sandy Hook happened,” he said. “I had hoped that I could be a part of a Congress that would actually do something about what had happened. Nothing.”

But as he campaigns, Swalwell is also trying to assure voters that his coastal progressive views don’t blind him to the needs of Trump voters. Swalwell says that his life experiences- born in Iowa, educated in the south, and representing a diverse district in California -gives him credibility with all voters.

“My parents they’re both Republicans. I was reaching across the dinner table before I ever had to reach across the aisle to work with the Republicans,” he told a group of about 20 people at the Uptown Cafe in Jefferson, Iowa. He joked that he goes on Fox News so that his parents will see him on TV.

When asked by Vice News why he’s running in such a crowded field, Swalwell more or less described a fading American dream as his motivation.

“I see a lot of people who work really hard just like my parents did but they don’t see it adding up to what it added up for my parents which was their son was the first in the family to go to college. Instead, they’re just running in place. They’re living paycheck to paycheck. They see a Washington and gridlock and not doing anything about it.”

Jose Ibarra, a city councilman in Storm Lake, Iowa, hosted Swalwell for a “fight night” party at his parents’ house on Saturday evening. Swalwell arrived with a case of beer and tucked into tacos and chips before making his case to a small- but more diverse group than is typical- about why they should support him for president.

Ibarra said he thinks any Democrat has a chance right now of beating Trump- and included Swalwell in that category.

“I mean we look at the Democrats right and they’re actually very educated. They know how to communicate with people. They know what’s wrong with the country,” Ibarra told VICE News in the backyard. “They know that we’re divided. Donald Trump has really done nothing for them, for the small guys. So I believe that if any Democrat can connect with the 99 percent. And make it into a point that he’s going to bring the country back together I think that anybody can beat Donald Trump.”

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Trump on investigations: ‘It’s done’

President Trump signaled that he would not allow former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress. An interview with Trump aired on Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier and Fox News @Night with Shannon Bream. (May 3)

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Everyone Who Hates America (According To Fox News)

What do Osama bin Laden, President Woodrow Wilson, and Matt Damon all have in common? If Fox News is to be believed, all three hate America.

Over the past 15 years, anchors and commentators on the network have leveled the “hate America” charge at over 100 people, places, and organizations. The list includes violent extremists and despots, but also celebrities, academics and even entire countries. It’s sometimes unclear to what extent the “hate america” accusation is serious or playful.

We went through the TV News archives and Fox’s own transcripts and assembled every example we could find of Fox News outright accusing or implying that people, places, or organizations hate America. We compiled many of them into the video above, and included all of them in a comprehensive, alphabetized complete list here: http://bit.ly/2SfUWM2.

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Roger Ailes: Divide and Conquer

(26 Nov 2018) New documentary “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes” shows how Roger Ailes tap danced Fox News into the zeitgeist. (Nov. 26)

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