Fox to create a weather channel, remembering the insurrection
Fox to politicize the weather?
From the New York Times:
As the appetite for cable news wanes, Rupert Murdoch is preparing to launch a new TV venture: Fox Weather.
The company is aggressively poaching star meteorologists, hoping to become a powerful new player in a sphere long dominated by the Weather Channel. . . .
Senator Capito on Trump and WV’s handling of the coronavirus
Fearless Senator Capito
From this morning’s “State of the Union” on CNN:
“You called President Trump’s actions during the January 6th insurrection disgraceful. And you said history will judge him harshly. Would you support the former president if he ran again in 2024?”
“We’ll see.” – Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito . . .
Cults and stolen stuff (like elections and coasters)
The cult of personality
Here’s the Washington County (PA) GOP Chair, Dave Ball, explaining why PA’s Republican Senator Pat Toomey should be censured for his “yes” vote on impeachment:
Actual quote from a PA GOP official, explaining why Sen. Toomey should be censured: “We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not . . .
Trump called for the violent overthrow of our government. What would he have to do, Senator?
Some national reporters suggested that "moderate Republican" Shelley Moore Capito might vote in favor of the article of impeachment. Surprising no one who follows her closely, however, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV) voted against the articles of impeachment. Anthony O’Neil expressed it as well as anyone:
For all the credit . . .
Trump, McCarthy and Greene
Different takes on the Kevin McCarthy/Donald Trump meeting
HERO: Kevin McCarthy single-handedly tracked down the mastermind behind the Jan. 6 terrorist attack and is making a citizen's arrest pic.twitter.com/SmZEWzUJnS— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 28, 2021
The greatest news clip ever from @11thHour . . .
Yesterday, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, apparently worried about her 2026 reelection, supported Rand Paul’s amendment to dismiss the article of impeachment against Donald Trump
From today’s Washington Post:
All but five Republican senators backed former president Donald Trump on Tuesday in a key test vote ahead of his impeachment trial, signaling that the proceedings are likely to end with Trump’s acquittal on the charge that he incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
West Virginia’s Republican . . .
If you believed that Trump promise, I have a few more about the coronavirus
In 2016, Trump promised to put coal miners back to work but it did not happen as coal employment dropped during his administration. As Quartz summarized yesterday:
The number of people employed by the coal mining industry has fallen 15% since Trump took office in January 2017.
This happened despite the . . .