Confluence | Aug 14, 2019 | 0
3 Stories You Should Read 9/3/2019: Boris Johnson, Dorian, FOX News
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In the category of: Hubris fails
- Government loses working majority: Conservative MP Phillip Lee defects to the Liberal Democrats in surprise move.
- Rebel plot: Politicians opposed to a no-deal Brexit will attempt to seize the parliamentary schedule and pass a bill that would effectively prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson from taking Britain out of the EU on October 31 without a deal.
In the category of: The biggest threat isn’t ever the wind…
Despite a decrease in wind speed, the National Hurricane Center believes Hurricane Dorian’s combined wind, surge and flood hazards are nothing to ignore.
Dorian may even get worse since the hurricane has grown in size, NHC said in a tweet Tuesday morning.
In the category of: Bestie breakup.
The remarkably petty reasons Trump is suddenly criticizing his favorite cable network.
t’s well known that Trump has something of a symbiotic relationship with Fox News, particularly his beloved morning show, Fox & Friends, and Fox News’s prime-time hosts. It sometimes seems the president and his favorite Fox News personalities are in an exclusive conversation with one another for the whole nation to see, with Trump often live-tweeting or responding to coverage. Recently, though, Trump has distanced himself from parts of the network that can’t be counted on to cover him in a fawning fashion.
Fox News seemed to bristle at the criticism. Even anchor Brit Hume, who is usually one of the president’s biggest cheerleaders, seemed to think Trump’s August 28 tweet crossed a line.
“Fox News isn’t supposed to work for you,” Hume tweeted in response to the president. (The point Hume tried to make is debatable — Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro spoke at a Trump rally just before the 2018 midterm elections.)
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