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>> turn on the tv, get online, go on social media and. >> heading to the center of the storm. >> a very dark day for former president trump. >> news is all trump, trump, trump. former president getting far more attention than the current president of the united states. the media absolutely loves it. the ratings have drastically
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declined since the days they were bashing trump 24/seven. much of the news is negative. investigating his role in a capital riot. a georgia criminal probe. blistering remarks on stop the ride as police officers were being attacked. produced to a sidebar story. glad he quickly got rid of his covid systems although we tested positive again. trump is always picking fights with someone, especially the media. we all know he is running. what most people have never quite gotten is that negative coverage helps trump by riling up his base and making the new cycle revolve around him. this is media buzz. ♪♪
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the press building dueling speeches. donald trump returning for the first time since leaving the white house. mike pence tried to distance himself from his former boss. >> i don't know that the president and i differ on issues , but we may differ on focus. >> i ran for president and i won never forget everything this corrupt establishment is doing to me is all about preserving the power control over the american people. they want to damage you in any form, but they really want to damage me so i can no longer go back to work for you. >> bringing up the same theme of
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the establishment and media hate not just me, they hate you, i'm just in the way. >> mike pence speaking out both sides of it is mouth. >> nonconservative republican primary. >> joining us now to analyze the coverage in dallas is will kane. in san diego, laura fink. the media have built this up as a grand showdown, dueling speeches. mike pence said he was proud of the trump pence record. those that believe we should look backwards. the press seemed to like his speech. >> the press seem to like us speech because they are pinning it against donald trump. unreal how much we return to donald trump. it is the reality show.
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the third installment of the sequel that the press is so hungry that they crave that will drive ratings once again. a dueling mike pence donald trump showdown or as you mentioned continuous negative coverage of donald trump to drive that third installment of the sequel. the american people, i think, we will watch, we will always watch the reality show. what really matters is the economy, inflation, crime, immigration, no one has not only address those issues, but whose policies better address those issues over the past now six years then donald trump. >> it seems like you are saying the media is addicted to trump. yes. laura, while the media may regard mike pence is a hero of
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january 6, the journal of consensus is how can he be donald trump who paid him as the villain of january 6? >> >> i think it is under reported is the fact that republican elites are trying to depose their king. you saw rupert murdoch editorial pages in the wall street journal and you sell them in the new york post saying trump is unfit for office. you saw fox news not covering his press conference live. that lack of coverage by establishments is a signal that they are trying to depose their king. you see that it is shifting, simultaneous that the shift of opinion on the president. while he still remains a top and the leader of the republican party, it is starting to shift and you're starting to see that
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establishment that he is talking about try to perhaps move him off that reality stage. >> the medium they play a role in that. trump spoke for 90 minutes. he stuck to the script for about the first third period then he sent the stolen election about i won twice bringing up 2020. the corrupt establishment is trying to stop me from running again. that did not get rave reviews from the media. >> let's assume for the moment that i agree with donald trumbull most likely be running for president. i don't think the best path towards victory is to relitigate 2020. focus on the issues that i just highlighted that he highlighted almost every speech. as i listened to laura, and i think about how this is already being framed, when the press is
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concerned, 2020 did not happen. it reminds me of 2016. the establishment does not like donald trump, the elite doesn't want donald trump. look at all the negative coverage of donald trump. we have seemingly no ability. you know what, maybe we just have no desire to learn the lessons of the past. >> 2016, of course everyone said hillary was going to wind down to the last minute. none of the three major news networks carried donald trump's speech live. is there message there? i've been saying for weeks the press seem determined to knock out both trump and biden by saying they are growing sentiment in their parties and these polls showing that neither one should run in 2024. >> fox not covering it was more of a departure for the
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consistency of their coverage for donald trump. there is this other sort of shadow in the room. mike pence was the subject of timely news in the january 6 investigation. both in terms of trump knowing he was in danger and also in terms that he was taking action when trump was not on that day. as will said, he is in a very precarious position with the republican base. it is difficult for him to navigate. this challenge on the republican side where you see the base in one position and the establishment and the other. the only person right now with joe biden's poll numbers that he beats in 2024 just hop vince to be the presumptive nominee for the republicans. that is why you see conservatives trying to figure out how to move donald trump off
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the stage. >> is the press underplaying donald trump as the dominant figure in the republican party? even if ron desantis and others decide to challenge him in the primary. trump is extremely likely to win the nomination. possibly multiple people challenging him. >> are they underplaying him? i am not a huge wwe fan so i cannot come up with the perfect analogy of a character to compare this to. he will continue to be the star of the show. they may say he will lose, they may say or provide him negative coverage and that may qualify as underplaying him, but they will give him all of the attention in the world. i think everyone understands the popularity of donald trump
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within the republican base. you only have to look shallow deep to find a pole that he had 85% favorability or whatever it may be that he has a runaway favorite for the republican contender for president. >> he is a former president. sniping from the sidelines. laura, the vast majority of journalists, it is clear they don't want to see trump back in the white house. is there an effort to deprive him of oxygen to boost the chances of another republican nominee? >> i think the republicans would like to see that happen. his viability is in question even though we know he defies political gravity, allegedly. when you have the growth of not just for, but five, six years by the time we get to the election, i do think, you see this in
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republican focus groups, a lot of folks that kinda want to see him move offstage because he is a liability. i think those are things that journalists are trying to digest >> the answer in recent weeks is a lot. he has very good at generating coverage, as we say. we have a minute left. the fact that there is so much trump, trump, trump, does that serve as a distraction from what president biden is actually doing or trying to do in his political woes? >> absolutely. >> it will be a distraction. by design it is a distraction. by design it will be a ratings boost. by design all the focus will be on trump.
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looking at things through the prism of the media is unserious. the american people don't care about the perspective of the media. an interesting discussion about the people that are serious. there will be a divide. it will not be as easily dismissible as he never trump's. it will be a real story to cover. >> that will be a good show. we are in a recession. later, the woman that said andrew cuomo repeatedly live to ♪♪ progressive gets you right back to living the dream. now, where were we? [ cheering ] finding the perfect project manager isn't easy. but, at upwork, we found him. he's in adelaide between his daily lunch delivery and an 8:15 call with san francisco.
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howie: the run-up to the latest economic figures, president biden and his team launched a
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campaign to redefine the meaning the first session. >> two negative quarters of gdp growth is not the technical definition of recession. >> how did the media react only at two straight quarters of negative growth? the classic definition of a recession. >> chairman powell and many of the significant banking personnel and economists say we are not in a recession. that does not sound like a recession to me. >> we all know what a recession is. to quarters of contraction is a recession. >> are we in a recession, are we not in a recession? >> the president and secretary yellen are both correct, not really a recession. i don't think anyone at home is
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worried about the initial gdp report. >> to quarters in a row of negative gdp growth. that is an ugly fact. that has been the colloquial way a recession has been defined. >> i agree for many people that it has been the definition. >> will cain, despite some exceptions as you just saw, i generally thought they would rise up and say you cannot move bill goalpost in the middle of a game because you don't like the numbers. your thoughts. >> you know, the exact figures you just played half tape on them. not very old tape. i don't know if jean sperling has tape, but i would place a
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very large wager that you could go back and find video of jean sperling saying an economic session is two straight quarters of negative gdp. they have simply changed the definition. we see the sleight-of-hand, but it does not matter. you pull off changing the definition. why not. court packing, assault weapon, a woman. they can't or won't or will change a definition of anything they want to accomplish their goal. why not with the recession. why not with a serious face. >> we are here to call it out. new york times, fears of a u.s. recession. washington post reviving fears. politico is my favorite offering republicans a tantalizing opportunity to declare the economy is now in recession.
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two straight quarters of negative growth and out the republican talking point western mark. >> there comes a time when even the most convenient shorthand is outweighed by fax. 400,000 jobs a month and you will call this a recession? economists are the ones that are saying # it's complicated. while wilkin laughed, i think we need to graduate from econ 101 and cliff notes and really get into the facts at this is complicated and this pandemic is precedented. i have not been all conservative news outlets in months where there not been pom-poms out cheerleading for recession and talking about how it was imminent and going to happen. score some points for joe biden because he brought out some facts in the media responded.
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it is not -- >> there are strong jobs. president biden talked about chatter among the pundits as if we make this stuff up. what would the media's reaction be if the pandemic pushed us into two straight quarters of negative growth the president trump came out and said you cannot use the word recession, that is fake news, i am changing the definition. >> how about anybody else. they would not be doing what laura jested. let's just take a minute. laura, bravo. what a brave brazen display. >> not me, but economists. you don't like what economists are saying. let's just go with the facts.
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>> if i may. if i talk over you no one will care what either of us have to say. it has worked so well for you to change definitions over the last few years, why stop now? here is reality. ask the american people how they feel about the economy. let's set the definitions aside. how do they feel about inflation rising gas prices. how did they feel about buying milk at the grocery store? i don't think you win that shell game either. what you do have on your side is a crowd of people. facebook and instagram are flagging this. they are flagging for changing definition of recession. wikipedia is in on it as well. >> laura, i have half a minute for you to respond. the press is going along with it
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>> we are talking about this synoptic huge week that joe biden has partnering with joe mansion to pass in epic fail to lower prescription drug prices. to go ahead and deal with energy independence. if you want to talk about a shell game in a right wing when. >> that is a good place to stop. howie: thanks so much. an apology from "the view". the buzz peter is coming up. ♪♪ ["only wanna be with you" by hootie & the blowfish] discover is accepted at 99% of places in the u.s. ["only wanna be with you" by hootie & the blowfish] with best western rewards you get rewarded when you stay on the road and on the go.
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howie: time to go against the clock on the buzz beater. chris cuomo fired from cnn relaunching his career.
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news nation. cnn knew exactly what he was doing. contacting media people after telling viewers he never called them while defending the governor. >> i never lied and there were no secrets. >> i never imagine anything i was doing to help my brother would reflect badly on anybody else at cnn. >> cuomo announced he is joining news nation as a primetime anchor. hazing before the big reveal. everyone deserves a second chance. >> joe rogan fed up with being attacked as a right-winger. >> people say you are secret conservative. you can suck my [bleep] you don't know what you are [bleep] talking about. i was on welfare as a kid. i'm a bleeding heart liberal. >> not just left or right even
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though our media culture tries to do that. >> neo-nazis a turning point with swastikas and anti-semitic slurs. >> we want to make clear that these demonstrators were outside the event and they were not invited or endorsed by turning point usa. we apologize for anything that may have been unclear on these points. >> an illegal cease and desist letter. a high school student that got into an unwanted confrontation at the lincoln memorial. a judge has thrown out his lawsuits saying the activists views which they reported were protected opinion. also suing cnn and nbc. jon stewart launched a media
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blitz with plenty of f bombs to save a bill to help veterans expose -- passing ability four- 14. after a technical fix by the house, 25 senate republicans changed their votes and block the measure. >> they have not met a veteran that they will not screw over. what the [bleep] are we? >> real people that face tragic consequences. >> it is despicable to continue to use america's men and women who are fighting for this country as political pawns. >> he is using his anger to fight for those who went to war for us. next on media buzz, lis smith trying to advise andrew cuomo but said he just kept lying to
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a democratic strategist that has worked for the parties biggest stars spared years later she became an advisor when the governor was battling sexual misconduct allegations. >> i want you to know directly from me that i never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. >> she describes this in rather raw fashion and her new book. here is our conversation. >> thank you for having me. howie: he swear to you nothing further would come out. a few days later an executive assistant made those accusations in the new york times. you write that you are told
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there would be no additional allegations but boom front page, how did you feel? >> line cited. they released a lot of behind-the-scenes text between me and other advisors. at best this is creepy. at worse, someone who is making women feel uncomfortable and unsafe. i felt a little bit used as a female advisor. >> and then we get to the next round. current employee said he groped her about the governor groped her. you called it disgusting. cuomo denied it. you said you heard fear in his voice for the first time and then he turned into bad andrew, that was your term. what was your reaction then?
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>> i talk about this in the book. when you are in the middle of a crisis, there is war that takes over. while we were going through it, how do i get him through it, not how should i be helping to get him through it. by that time it was becoming clear he was in a very tight spot. i am a loyal person. i am not one of those cut and run soulless people that you see in politics. it did not feel right just to et uncomfortable. >> good news, gang. the report would be a rehash. diary of a psychopath. he wanted to do a video montage of him kissing people of all kinds. you said governor you should not do this unless you want to be mocked on late-night shows.
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a female state trooper who said he touched her inappropriately. >> there is no path for you. it was time for him to resign. i certainly was not alone and that assessment. >> he said that was it. no new allegations. >> everyone around him did. that is why we felt that way. i am not alone when i say that my stomach dropped when that came out. one week earlier he said nothing new would be coming out. the only thing he could find was he should fight resigning his former president bill clinton. >> the other option was unfathomable. just another sucker. for all your political savvy --
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>> that was one of the hardest parts of writing this book. it was right after my father had passed away. i am processing all of these different things at once. also processing a little bit of the grief of the cuomo situation. there was a great tragedy element to it. i do consider myself a savvy person. i realize that i had equal weighted loyalty. my loyalty had blinded me and my judgment during this situation. howie: a long-ago episode where you became tabloid fire. photos suggested you had a relationship with eliot spitzer who had resigned as governor
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after admitting patronizing prostitutes. you admit that you knew from the beginning that our relationship would be a big tabloid story when it became public. why go there? why put this in the book. >> it was very much intertwined with my professional life. a lot of the mistakes that i made in my personal life did lead over until my professional life. my decision to date a controversial former governor led to me getting fired. i'm not sure the mayor could get away with that today. i wanted to share this story with people and i wanted to get them perspective on an experience that a lot of people don't have. what it feels like to be in a tabloid scandal. people shun you. also, how you handle it.
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i am a pr person and i thought i could handle it all myself. i was wrong. it taught me the importance of giving up control and relying on other people helping me control the narrative. howie: a presidential campaign. fox, fox town halls. you write say you are going to a or the largest cable news audience in america because you are so politically pure is the equivalent of burying your head in the sand. here you are on fox. why is that a tough sell? >> i think that there are a few things. across all demographic groups. blacks, whites, hispanics. there is this sort of industry
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on the left that is devoted to tearing down fox and saying any democrat that goes on that is complicit. the opinion hosts here on the network, and my opinion. for us, it was really important. a massive audience. when he went on the first fox news town hall in may 19, an audience of 1.1 million people. five times what he got in any of the cnn town halls. the next day you see a ton of secondary coverage. it was in the new york times. washington coast. people magazine. you get the point. it is disrespectful to tell an audience that they are not worth your time. you will not talk to them. what does that say about the leader you are in the president you will be? >> thank you for joining us.
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>> thank you for having me. >> the justice department investigating donald trump. ♪♪
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howie: the league first to the washington post and then the new york times at the biden justice department is investigating the role of trying to overturn the election has been a bombshell.
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>> how would it look if joe biden's attorney general indicted donald trump who would be running against joe biden for president? >> it would look really bad. winning the presidency to million and millions of americans. i don't know, the map seems pretty clear. many of us feel they should have taken this month ago. >> covering the white house for fox news. it is pretty clear that many in the media are rooting for the justice department to bring criminal charges against donald trump or demanding. aren't these some of the same people that loudly complained when he pressured his attorneys general. >> just a few headlines. trump indictment the only option
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it goes on and on and on. indictment expected. what they are telling you is they will do anything. jimmy the game to somehow impress upon the attorney general to do something. i think that that is sort of the medias perspective. maybe it is a good idea. i think at the end of the day -- >> does not rule it out. everybody has the headline. will you take on anybody including the president? we will pursue without your favorite. >> what did you make of president biden doing this blistering video? he usually tries to dismiss with a one line answer. >> what i thought was interesting is this lays the groundwork. a danger to democracy. you've heard them say this
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before. putting the president himself out there against his potential future opponent again. speaking to their concerns. the truth is, the media certainly recognizes this. this is a weekend president right now. it is also coming from inside the house. they don't want him to run. let's get him out there. let's make sure we are making sure people understand this man believes, the president believes that donald trump is a monster. >> clearly it adds. trump trump supporters being more sympathetic? the justice department taking him down. >> a huge mistake if he has indicted for just that reason. if you do that, you make it as if you are saying that. now it looks as if it is political.
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if it walks like a duck and? like a duck, it is a duck. it may not be a positive -- >> let's move to trump. he may sue cnn unless the network apologizes for defaming him over his election charges. if he files it, is it likely to go anywhere? asking that they retract statements like the big lie. i read the document. a lot of it as exhibit. they are trying to draw this distinction between how cnn characterizes president trump versus other people that make claims of election malfeasance. stacy abrams, for example. we have seen him threaten lawsuits before. nancy pelosi, adam schiff, people that work on his team.
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i just don't know if this goes anywhere. he rarely follows through. i think it's a pretty good chance that it would not go very far. >> in the filing, cnn accusing him of lying boating activity in several key states. it does not have to be true, he does not have to prove it, if he believes it, i just think that that is interesting. >> that is a great way to put it. an interesting way to frame it. i don't think this goes very far. >> of course, if he does sue cnn, what is going to happen? >> we will go crazy about it,
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they will put some big dollar. howie: a front page of new york times story this weekend strongly suggests that fox news has not interviewed donald trump for over 100 days because the murdoch family is said to have run sour on him. nothing against having trump on this network. i have reached out myself with an invitation and people close confirming he has not said yes to any fox show or turned down after asking to be anna fox show, just for the record. his immediate rooting for this climate change and raising taxes ? the memories they create. or the spin they initiate. otezla. it's a choice you can make. otezla is not a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla, you can achieve clearer skin.
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howie: virtually everyone in the media thought in a democratic wheel with joe mansion was dead. agreeing to a $700 billion bill that democrats say will finance a massive climate change effort while raising taxes and reducing inflation. all five sunday shows, i was among the journalists that was shot. no one thought that this would be revived. the inflation reduction path even though it contains plenty of spending and taxes on corporations? >> i'm so glad that you mentioned that. more than $1 billion. 369 billion for energy focus climate programs over 10 years and it also reverses many of the tax cuts. generally, anything that has to do with green energy is viewed favorably in the press. i think people are quite surprised. joe mansion was vilified in this
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town for not agreeing to more the biden programs along the way. i was quite surprised by the way it was covered. howie: republicans are ripping the deal. mitch mcconnell says, he just help biden pass the chips act. the republicans are posting it in the house. they just voted to approve it in the senate. should the press point out they are going against him of the bills they supported because they are to off at the democratic tax pics? >> they should point that out, but here is why they won't. as we get closer to the midterm elections, what if anything can be done to solidify the victories. i say what can be done to solidify meaning that the press in general like to see these things move forward. sometimes, sometimes, i would
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argue fairly often, the argument about why it did not happen is a bigger story. >> well, you know, taking a huge victory lap on this one. not sure they have the votes to pass this through reconciliation studying the bill, she has concerns. it is surprising to me that without having all the votes locked up that it will look like a big setback if it does not pass. >> real concerns among democrats here in washington that cinema may prove -- for good reason. not just a minimum tax, i think there are other concerns about the way this was done. often it is the process that can trip you up. i think one of her handler said how did this come out in the press that she finds out about this particular deal? sometimes people get prickly if they are not in on the ground floor. >> i could not tell anybody or i
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would be accused of playing politics. will the public by the idea that this complicated bill will help thereby reducing inflation? >> i do not believe the public believes it will reduce inflation. we often hear the press report. this will reduce inflation, this will do this and then they never go back after the fact and they we were wrong and this will be that circumstance. >> again, it was just kind of a shockwave here in washington. joe mansion, he is a guy that keep saying no. finally, he said yes. i think he wants to use this leverage that he has because it goes away in november. thanks for being here. that is it for this edition of media buzz. check out my podcast. you can subscribe on apple itunes, google podcasts are on
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