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first lady and our condolences are with the bush family and our many thanks for her years of service to this country. barbara bush died today at the age of 92. laura ingraham is standing by in washington tonight. the heat goes back to you starting tomorrow. >> laura: i'm hot enough, sean. thanks so much. great show tonight. and we're going to continue the conversation about the life of barbara bush and a lot more. i'm laura ingraham and this is "the ingraham angle." we have continuing coverage of the passing of first play barbara bush. she died in houston at age 92 at her home. she was one of two women in u.s. history to be the mother and the wife of a u.s. president. but barbara bush was special in so many ways. she was down to earth and dignified and elegant and she
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was at mired and -- admired by people on both sides of the aisle. joining us tonight for a look at the legacy of this remarkably gracious and kind woman are bret baier, newt gingrich and carl rove. what a life, what a lady. the tributes from everybody from bill clinton to foreign leaders, democrats, liberals, conservatives. with today's politics it's refreshing to hear how many people loved her so much. >> yeah. a formidable presence. a women of great character and enormous values. there will be a welcoming party for her. but i'm sure authorities in heaven are making sure everybody is on their best behavior.
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she had an expectation that you are capable of doing good things and she would let you know if you could do a little bit more to achieve what she thought was possible from you. she was -- i met her when i was 22 and i have a -- a smile that could light up a room. a warmth, a respect for everyone, fun to be around, brash, really smart and capable of many a time i saw her needle pointing and you would think she was focused on the needle point and she would inject into the conversation and you knew she was paying attention to every word you were saying. she went into the hospital on monday. and i -- she was a remarkable presence. adviser to a president. her husband, who she loved dearly. met him when she was 16.
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fell in love with him. together for nearly 76 years. married for 73. i mean, really -- >> laura: remarkable. >> really remarkable. hard to match that. >> laura: newt gingrich. one of the great things about her is her -- she didn't have a lot of pretense. when she was commenting about becoming the vice president's wife she said a lot of fat, white haired ladies are thinkic pink. that is so refreshing today again. i use the word refreshing but i love it. >> at one point she described herself as the nation's grandmother and that sort of captured it. at that point she had 25 point higher approval rating than her husband. what a remarkable couple, and
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also carl called it right. she was ferocious. she was pleasant and nice but -- in terms of both her husband and her sons in terms of jeb's campaign, george w's campaign, she was prepared to go all out and reach out to every friend she had and she wanted the family to do well. and it's a remarkable american family. >> first of all, that love affair was a lot of who she was, the love affair with 41 and with her family. today we're told that h.w. held her hand all day long next to her. and that she was surrounded by family and he was right next to her when she left the earth. so i think you're seeing this family rally around each other. it was a big party of their life to be together. she said it was the most important thing in her life. and she gave a lot of commencement addresses.
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one of them she said you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or closing one more deal. you will great time not spent with a husband, child, friend or parent. >> laura: that's for sure. life goes by really fast. we have another moment from that same address. >> i want to offer a new legend, the winner of the race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream but her own personal dream. who knows, somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps and preside over the white house as the president's spouse and i wish him well. >> laura: and the crowd went crazy. they -- they ended up loving it.
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there was controversy over her appearing. but that was 1990 and a republican goes to a college today it's a different reception. but they ended up loving her there. >> they did. and, look, she was someone that people, i think -- it wasn't that she was so cuddly. she was warm and she was friendly and outgoing. but she had standards. and you knew it when you were around her. i always felt i better be on my best behavior around her. she used to say when she was first lady what happens at your house is more important than what happens in the white house. not a view often expressed but a view that was taken well and very much like her. she was focused on family, her family in particular, but family values in particular. >> laura: at one point she said
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i'm worried about parents who don't parent, the simple things that stay with you. and karl there, was another moment where she was talking about, among the professional things she did or things as first lady was her literacy initiative that took ahold during george w.'s term. let's watch. >> i decided i wanted to do something that would help george that would help the most americans possible without costing the government huge amounts of money. you can go to a hospital and read to children. you can do that. >> sure. >> but i don't think many people thank me for the literacy. >> laura: she got annoyed by that. you don't blame her. it's in every state to raise tens of millions of dollars against famous authors to go and speak. and she said you're doing it for free. i love the literacy.
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i think she does not get enough credit for that. so important. and it's family literacy that holds families together. faith, family, and literacy. reading together. >> this was a great passion for her and the focus was it is your responsibility as a parent or friend or family member to help someone else learn to love to read at an early age. the effort goes on in a huge fashion. i want to talk quickly about one other thing. you may remember that moment when she was -- the first lady of the united states where she went to the hospital in washington and held an aids baby. this was at a time when a lot of people thought that aids could be communicated by touching an individual. a lot of them were lacking human contact and she went and did that because she wanted to set an example and make it clear that this is one of the
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things -- this woman, she may have worn fake pearls and had gray hair but she had a respect for every human being she came into contact with and had others to have that mutual respect for every one of god's creatures and every one of god's people. i thought it was a powerful moment when she did that and emblematic of this great and noble woman. she loved america deeply and cherished the great values that we have and freedoms and wanted others to enjoy and respect them as well. >> laura: she was part of the greatest generation. >> the story of their romance, deciding to get married but him going off to war. the youngest naval pilot in world war ii, shot down and saved by an american submarine. and moving to texas which for them was a radical move. running for congress, serving in
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the cia. everywhere he went, she went. >> their house in midland, texas, is a very modest, it's a very -- i mean, it's paper-thin walls. they were living next door to the local prostitute and they shared the bathroom in the late 40 '40s and early '50s. >> the people who worked for the bushes loved the bushes. her secret service name was tranquility. her code name. she could be fiery and sharp witted. she loved privacy. and she was hurt in '92 when bush lost. she was in a store and a lady said aren't you barbara bush and she said, no, she's much older
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than me. >> brit hume, there was a moment in the 2016 that we were just howling at because mrs. bush was talking about what the country needs at this point. let's watch. >> you think there's room for another bush in the white house? >> i think this is a great american country, great country. and if we can't find more than two or three families to run for high office, that's silly. >> laura: we got jeb running and mom, what's going on here? but she's hilarious. >> she was later to change her view of that as you recall. i think laura in all this we should have a particular thought for george h.w. bush tonight. when i met him in 1980 they had been married already for 35 years and this marriage has gone on for 72, 73 years.
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whenever they were together as others have noted they were always holding hands. it was one of the great marriages of our time. and here we are with all the ma malldies he suffers from to add this. >> laura: tonight's angle is up next on the left's war on the rule of law. and newt will join us for a look at the push back against the sanctuary state madness and jerry brown who was in washington today. don't go away. hotel, car and activity all in one place. ♪
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democrats is the focus of tonight's angle. my friends across the political aisle are cheering the supreme court's 5-4 decision today that struck down on vagueness grounds a federal immigration statute that triggers deportation for individuals convicted of violent crimes. the illegal alien in the case had been arrested for burglary which both the barack obama and trump d.o.j. argued should trigger deportation because it posed a significant risk of violence. neil gorsuch joined the liberal justices in the majority. look, setting aside which theory of statutory interpretation is
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most faithful to the constitution, do you wonder why this is an issue. anyone here illegally is potentially a deportable alien. if you don't have permission to be here, go home. maybe the government can't deport 12 million people. we hear that all the time. but certainly, they could deport a lot if they wanted to. but democrats, however are not interested in enforcing the law. instead they are interested in growing their voter rolls. and democrats don't recognize victims of alien crimes. jamil shaw's parents never received a call from president
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obama. governor mr. sanctuary brown was in washington today and he was asked about the cities in california rejecting his sanctuary policies. the sanctuary laws forbid state and local police agencies from notifying the federal government when incarcerated illegals are about to be released on the streets. >> the leaders of the local communities are saying that the law favors the rights of criminal illegal aliens over the safety of the communities. your response? >> absolutely false. i would like to see a scintilla of evidence. >> that is not a fox proposition. >> i think that fox news exploits the news. we have criminals that do horrible things all the time. which ones may be undocumented i'll have to look at that. but we have a strong law
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enforcement community in the state. and i think the scapegoat -- >> with all do respect -- >> with all due respect i want to protect people. for you to say we don't care about victims is really -- >> with all due respect, to use his language some of his county officials are saying that your policies don't seem to care about victims, past or future. and just yesterday, los alamedos voted 4-1 to align themselves with the trump administration in opposing brown's sanctuary state policies and today, san diego county voted to do the same. wow. so how long can jerry brown allow this to go on? he is tearing the state apart and endangering his citizens and now brown is waffling on his response to the president's call to send national guard troops to
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the border. governor moon beam is allowing 400 troops as long as they have nothing to do with immigration enforcement. regardless of the threat they might present to the citizens of california, illegals are always welcome so long as liberals are in charge there. this is democratic congressman brad sherman who was with me on the an alfgle a few weeks ago. >> are we to tell the american people tonight that because california wants to be a sanctuary, fugitive state, we have to sacrifice a certain number of americans for this idea that borders are pointless? >> the fact is if you want less crime, move to the cayman islands. >> that's their argument if you
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want to be safe from illegals, move to the cayman islands? my, friends, this is madness. as i say if enforcing immigration laws spares one american from death or rape or theft or abuse, it's worth it. even in california. and that's the angle. joining us now for reaction is newt gingrich, the creator of the defending america course which appropriate for the subject matter at hand. your reaction to this? that line from sherman, if you want to be safer move to the cayman islands. that's basically all they have left. >> talking with kevin mccarthy today. the republican majority leader from bakersfield. we were talking about john cox's candidacy for governor. and mccarthy said if you combine
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the sanctuary cities with the tax increase. you have the kind of foment that led to reagan. that's what you are seeing happen. people in normal everyday cities are rebelling. sheriffs saying they're not going to obey the state law. counties are opting out. i think it's a good debate. let's take ms-13 which is a gang spread across america, extraordinarily violent. you look at fairfax county, virginia, the number of additional murders, rapes, attacks. if the democrats want to protect the right of ms-13 to stay in america and kill people that's a great campaign platform. >> you are a great story teller. republicans sometimes aren't great story tellers, newt. republicans are always numbers, charts, percentages, gdp. but the story of kate steinle,
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jamil shaw, donald trump understood the stories of real people would cut through the clutter. >> the combination of here's the story and the larger meaning. bringing the two together. sometimes they're up here with the interesting larger meaning but no hook or ability to make it real. that's why i cite ms-13 because they're a violent gang and there's no justification for tolerating any ms-13 member being in the united states. >> let's talk about kevin mccarthy for a moment. he has the inside shot to be the next speaker of the house. he's had a rocky relationship over the years with conservatives, never come on the show, invited him on many times. i look forward to talking to him. doesn't go on conservative talk radio. neither did john boehner or jeff flake. there's a pattern there.
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but what about him? he has developed a good relationship with president trump. >> i think mckarcarthy is dedicd to enacting the president's program. he wanted repealing the gas tax on the ballot in california. i think that mccarthy is one of those guys who is a little bit risk avoiding. i know it's a shock to you. but coming on a show like this, if you're a senior leader, there's a certain risk. >> well, newt, you didn't shy away as speaker of the house. you didn't shy away from television. you could answer a question. if you can't withstand questions on ang a"the ingraham angle," t would go everywhere. and anywhere.
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so would reagan. >> my guess is that you're going to see mccarthy on talk radio. >> he needs us now. where will he be in the morning? the morning after? >> because he's in a new role. the morning afternoon he will be helping donald trump pass his agenda. >> the stormy daniels obsession by the american media. even megyn mccain who is a moderate. she is on the view today and she is even fed up. let's watch. >> it seems like a publicity stunt on some level. i think yesterday because he didn't have anything to do with the case. it seemed like you were trying to get attention which i understand that you're being sued by our president. but it seems like you are benefit a lot. you're going on your make america horny tour.
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i hadn't heard your name before this happened and now you are live on "the view" giving an interview for us. it has been beneficial for your career. >> daniels represents one of the weirder sub sets. mohnahan wrote an essay. we have got on the a point where the elite media, if she was trying to talk about somebody on the left, the elite media wouldn't cover her at all but it's the elite media has proven if you want to be anti-trump they will give you all the time they can. >> or a republican who is anti-trump. you will get a column in t"the new york times". >> they are on the island of misfits. they will be democrats. big news that broke tonight
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and i want to get to your thoughts on this issue. mike pompeo made a top secret trip to north korea over the easter weekend and met with kim jong-un. the purpose of the appearance was to prepare for direct talks between trump and kim and an upcomi upcoming meeting. this is wild. >> pompeo graduated first from west point and harvard law school. he is -- >> underachiever. >> the president has said if he can find a way and not fight a war, he wants to get to a deal. i think they have shaken the dictatorship so badly they may get to a deal. >> they were calling the president a warmonger and he was going to start world war iii. he was bringing us to the brink
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of nuclear war. and they were going to remove him from office. this was nonstop on television. now we could have this incredible -- this is amazing. >> this is my prediction. they reach an agreement and kim jong-un gives up all his nuclear weapons. first report in the media will be, in an act of statesmanship, jong-un yokim jong-un overcame resistance to donald trump and is going to take the risk for peace any way. >> laura: one other thing i am dying to talk to you of many. what comey has been saying in his book tour, specifically let's talk about what he said today about scooter libby. i think we have it. >> it's an attack on the rule of law. there's a reason why president george w. bush refused to pardon him after looking at the facts in the case.
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it's an overwhelming case. there's no reason consistent with justice to pardon him. it's an attack on the rule of law. >> i'm a friend of scooter libby's and i lived through that situation. there is nothing more dishonest than what comey said just then. he appointed an independent investigator at a time when the case was a phony case. the cia said that valerie plame was -- who outed her? and the cia said she wasn't a cover person and it did no material damage to the cia. they knew who had done it. colin powell's deputy at the state department. he then locked up a "new york times" reporter for 85 days to get her to testify. scooter finally out of concern for her gave her permission to
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testify. she then testified after she got out of jail and after the case was over and she wrote a book and said i realized that prosecutor gave me false information so that i gave false testimony. >> he should have been disbarred. >> he should have been and so should comey. comey -- they were trying to get dick cheney. and comey went in the first time he saw cheney, they are sitting next to each other. cheney said i know who you are and says nothing until bush comes in. comey is such a petty person he sought to destroy cheney. so they decided to destroy scooter. what he said today was the biggest falsehood. if they can do this to scooter libby, if they can do this to donald trump they can do it to every american. you read the original statement
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by rosenstein, what he sent to the president and you read about what the inspector general sent to mccabe you have to conclude we were in snorms danger with the top two people in the fbi both dishonest people, untrustworthy and self serving. >> i don't care if jim comey was a republican, this investigation had an antitrump animus. first they wanted an insurance policy. then he got elected and then they had to go with the steele dossier back to the fisa court and keep it going even after carter page talked to them. talk to the test pattern on tv, god bless him. and they kept that thing going. >> because i think between 8:00 and 10:00 on election night, liberals in america went through
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a psychotic trauma of such scale. at 8:00, they knew hillary clinton was going to be the first woman president and by 10:00, this horrifying moment occurred. comey's wife and daughter are at the march the day after the inaugural. >> and she pops into the interview. and says, it was so great to be -- and they all voted for hillary. >> and mccabe's wife was a democratic candidate who got $700,000 from the clinton machine. none of this means they are in any way bias. and the judge is look at the case in new york happens to be someone who is bill clinton's nominee to be attorney general. but i'm sure she's going to be totally neutral. you can't keep a straight face.
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>> laura: if you were writing this as an emp novel you would write this and i would say you have taken it too far now. this is out of control. coo coo for cocoa puffs. thank you for joining us. . for leisure. so i go national, where i can choose any available upgrade in the aisle - without starting any conversations- -or paying any upcharges. what can i say? control suits me. go national. go like a pro.
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♪ >> laura: okay, get this. >> laura: get this, this is a fun topic. the city council in washington, d.c. is now considering legislation to lower the voting
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age for federal and local elections to 16. not a joke. you can bet democrats can hope this triggers a nationwide movement. you want this to sweep donald trump out of office. the crackdown on immigration is making it harder to import new voters. why not pad them with impressionable children. corey lewandowski is in the studio. and leo terrell in los angeles. i remember being 16 just a few years ago. it was fun, playing high school sports and going to the go cart tracks. but, explain why that is the way to go when in most states you can't get a tattoo at age 16. >> well, this is a -- this is
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too easy. age is a number. 16 and 17-years-old can get married in many states and get a job and drive their car. i don't see where age is a number. what i have been impressed with, the nation has been mesmerized by the kids at the school in parkland. they were articulate and smart. and to make an assumption that age is a measurement of competency -- >> why 16? why not 14? >> argue against me on this -- you can drive at 16. >> prefrontal cortex. do you know what that is, leo? >> explain it to me because -- >> it's not me. i'm not a scientific but there are those who are. and the prefrontal cortex of the teenaged brain. it's science. it's not emotion. it's science. the pro frontal cortex of the teenaged brain is not in
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balance. it's an emotional brain. take a breath. so by 25 we're all developed. the teenaged brain is in sync with the emotional brain. this is science. so isn't it better to allow the brain to develop just a little. the rational part of the teen brain won't develop until age 25. teenages process information with the amigdyla. this is hilarious. if you cite science. >> we don't want facts. facts don't matter. but here's what it comes down to. half the time in florida they're
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arguing you can't buy a weapon at 18 years old. we're going to raise the minimum age. but in washington, d.c., we're going to lower the age for people to vote even though they don't have the ability to own a gun or drive in washington, d.c. at 16 years old. you have to show up at school every day. but we're going to give you the most important right that our country has which is to make a rational decision. this is liberal propaganda. >> laura: they want it to catch on and sweep the nation. >> the democrats are losing voters every day. when you can't import illegal immigrants that's what happens. and then a voter i.d. law, to say i'm a legal u.s. citizen before i vote in this thing. >> i have been on this show for three minutes, no one argued against me regarding being allowed to marry.
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>> laura: they can't drink or go to war. they don't go to war at 16 and they don't drink. should we change the relevant ages for those rights -- >> you can't drive at night at 16 years old. >> let me pull out a favorite conservative cause. local decision making and big brother government is going to tell the district of columbia they cannot make a decision. i cannot believe it. >> laura: i'm interested in the federal elections here. i mean, d.c. is going to do what d.c. does. that's cool. but the federal elections, obviously governed by the u.s. constitution. we all understand that. and the framers had a sense. even by 16 kids were driving tractors and doing all sorts of stuff at age 16, even going to war. but now we have a different view of it. we could change it to 14, 13, 10, in utero.
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>> we should change the rule to say if you can vote, you can go to the military and own a weapon. you might as well do it all at once. why not? >> laura: why shouldn't you be able to have a gun? >> you can have -- at 16 or under you can have a rifle or long gun. you cannot buy a handgun. but you -- >> laura: why. you can vote. >> why not? >> is this -- we are playing devil's advocate here. if you can vote, which is a sacred right, then why are the other rights not as honored or respected for that age group. if you have the mental acuity and judgment to make that decision on who you want to vote for in primaries or you think it's a throw away or goof to vote? >> i can't believe you. i mean, 50 states, 50
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laboratories. all that stuff we learned in government, let the local government make a decision. why are you arguing against local decision making. >> but you wanted to -- you wanted the national rights -- i'm talking about liberals. you're picking your poison here. they wanted to do that for abortion and gay rights. it has to be a federal right. now we have a democrat quandary. they are worried that trump is going to get re-elected and they're out of ideas. we got to get more voters. let's bring in the kids. >> it's a bi-polar and bi-coastal base which is the east coast and the west coast. they need to bring new people into the city. we want voter apartment as high as humanly possible. but 16-years-old is crazy.
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>> in the last republican victory, guess who had more popular vote? the losing democrats. they're not hurting for voters. it's 2016. >> look -- >> i agree. but worried about votes. >> you didn't put any points on the board. it doesn't matter who has the most votes it's the electoral college. you lay out the rules, play by them. >> but you guys are shuffling the board. we are talking about losing votes. they have plenty of democratic voters. >> we have ohio and wisconsin. >> no problem with. that. >> and other states. it's not just california and new york and new england. we have 50 states and i like that. >> this is amazing, role reversal. >> i like all states to have a say in who becomes president. if it's 16, why not 15? if it's 15, why not 14?
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what was it you are doing at 16. >> i can't say those things on television. >> laura: do you have a fun memory? >> i was playing sports and ran for president of my high school and i won. i liked politics. just like you, laura. >> i was playing high school basketball and having a great time. >> i can throw every -- i'm throwing every logical political argument. >> i'm not sure a 54-year-old should be able to vote for president. >> there may have to be an iq test. >> okay, i'm going to leave it there. we love the kids. don't get me wrong. cheryl atkinson is here with her insight on how shady forces in the media try to control who you see and hear and who you should
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>> laura: time now for the defending the first series where we expose the enemies of the first amendment, free expression and free thought. last night we told you about the shocking facts about the tech giant's war on free speech. tonight we look at how to fight back and the first thing to do is to recognize what you're up against. one tactic the left uses to restrict the free flow of information is by ginning up a propaganda war on so-called fake news. let's bring in cheryl atkinson, the author of the book "the smear." i'm so happy she's with us. you are the only person at cbs who was ever nice to me. we worked together years ago. and we're delighted you are with us. the defending the first series we're doing is important. a lot of people out there don't
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know how to fight back against this and feel like they are under assault. all the fact checkers out there seem to only check facts in a negative way. i know you know them. they say the gop lies 32% of the time. democrats lie 8% of the time. do the fact checkers need a fact checker. >> i devoted a chapter to this idea of how to control our narrative to create an artificial reality online and on the news. so people think things are true when they are not true. this may be media literacy efforts or anti-fake news. >> what do you mean? >> some of the people who started out with these fake news efforts which were an effort to control information, they have now moved on some of them to, you know, we're going to start teaching in public schools and
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requiring this as part of the law and it usually involves them say for you read in the "new york times" or "washington post" you can believe that. but if you see it somewhere else, you need to be wary. ignoring the fact that some of these publications have made some of the most egregious errors. >> we were doing a segment on whether 16-years-old should vote. i think democrats want them to vote because they are in the midst of propaganda machine. they are right in it. they are in the thick of it and it all skews democrat. let's talk about other fact checker. there is now a fact checker at univision and the statistics are bad for republicans. i guess, 95% of fact checks in january 2017 to april of this year, 95% went against republicans, 0% democrats.
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2% republicans and 3% nonpartisan. univision is not a fan of the president, either. >> when you see the efforts of third parties to curate your information. >> amy klobuchar, the senator from minnesota was on television this week talking about how we need regulations on facebook. and i know conservatives are frustrated with facebook. but couldn't that backfire on conservatives and independent thinkers for the government to say we're going to regulate. how could that backfire? >> any time a third party gets in the mix, especially the government maybe you agree with them today but will you agree with them tomorrow? that's why there was a philosophy to keep the government out of certain things. do we want to invite them and
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whatever their goals of the day may be to be the ones to decide what we can see and what we can't see. >> the tone of the coverage about president trump. you're going to have this historic meeting with kim jong-un. if president obama had arranged this or bill clinton, madeleine albright, john kerry, the tariffs, china is bowing on some of these issues. that would be covered. but some of these issues where donald trump is making an issue for the country these are inconvenient facts. it has to be stormy daniels and mueller 24/7. >> there are two related factors behind that. the media are all against donald trump. and there are other things at play.
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but they are all related to why that happens. >> thank you for joining us, defending the first. up next, kimberly strassel has an example of how the main stream media tries to keep the truth about the russia probe from you. stay with us.
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♪ >> laura: sometimes fake news >> laura: sometimes fake news is not found in what the media say but what they don't say. one reporter has come up with a list of questions that the main stream media would never dare ask jim comey. we are now going to look at those questions. this is going to be so good. what i've been watching stephanopoulos do this interview, is there anyone you would want to interview for five hours? i'm shouting at the television, get the follow up in. and it doesn't come. give us the number one question you would have asked if you had the opportunity of comey. >> number one question is did the fbi do any due diligence on the person who hired christopher steele, the author of the dossier, fusion gps was his task
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master. they existed to smear the reputation of political opponents. did you know this history. did that not color your view of the source who was bringing you this information? did you not care it was the clinton campaign and the dnc that had paid for what was essentially opposition research. >> speaking of oppo research, comey was asked by step nop lou -- stephanopoulos about why who financed the dossier? >> i just talked about additional material. >> did he have a right to know that? >> that it was financed by his political opponents? i don't know the answer to that. it wasn't necessary for my goal which was to alert him that we had this information. >> my goal which was to rattle
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the president-elect. >> i found that answer to be despicable. kim? >> yeah, it says everything about this. look, if you read the full transcript, comey admits he claims that only he knew the dossier was funded by a democrat aligned group but didn't know which one. another question, why on earth did you not? here comes this man bringing this dossier full of salacious allegations. i understand he had a track record with the fbi and worked with him before but never for a political operative and never in an election year. did you not say who is paying this guy and what is his purpose out there? and he continued to refer throughout his interview as a credible source when the fbi now knows that he was out, despite fbi orders, talking to the press, blowing their probe, giving out information he had specifically told not to and
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comey referred to him as a credible source. there were a million questions that should have been asked about that. >> two people's names didn't come up often. if they did i didn't notice them. page and strock. they worked both investigations, love birds, texting each other. what questions should have been asked? >> basic ones, for instance, this is the kind of behavior that the fbi thinks is appropriate. is it common to have people sending messages like this? does it concern you? both of these people were senior members of the probes into clinton and into trump. does comey having any concerning knowing what they texted to each other. they had a conversation about how they shouldn't send too many agents on to deal with hillary clinton because she might be the next president and that could be
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bad. so political decisions were influencing how they handle those probes. comey should be asked if he had confidence in the integrity knowing what he knows now about how the two were conversing about it. >> and views on lying. we only have 20 seconds here. views on lying in the ig report on mccabe. >> basic ones. comey spent half the interview talking about how you cannot, should not lie to the fbi? should mccabe be prosecuted? >> kim, fantastic piece and great questions. we only wish they had been asked. stay there, we'll be right back.
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.. >> laura: of the many great quotes on families barbara bush would f >> of the many great quotes on family barbara bush would frequently say, one was to us being a family is putting your arms around each other and being
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there. our thoughts and prayers are with the bush family tonight. great lady, great memory, great legacy and now it henry is in for shannon. take it away. >> i am it henry filling another busy newsnight. breaking details of the horrifying gnerre the, the first us airline fatality in decades. live coverage on the passing of first lady barbara bush continues which we heard from pres.s and first ladies across the political divide. barbara bush will be remembered for her devotion, the obamas noting she is the rock of a family dedicated to public service. the clinton saying simply she was fierce and feisty but full of grit and grace. what struck me is the reaction of a


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