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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS,CNN and Andy Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Public Coruption Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability Healthy Communities

Sunday, December 13, 2015

SNL PUNKS FAUX NEWS, BEN CARSON AND TED CRUZ

Kate McKinnon of SNL did a turn as Faux News host Greta Van Susteren attempting to interview GOP candidates Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and Ben Carson — only to be baffled and frustrated by their babbling and incoherent responses.

Castmate Taran Killam offered up a suitably smarmy Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who opened with, “Hello, Greta. A friend of mine wanted to say hello to you. I think you’ve heard of him. He’s the U.S. Constitution,” before giving her a condescending smirk.

Attempting to get Cruz to go on the record as to whether he agreed with Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from entering into the U.S., Cruz offered up, “Nyes.”

“Nyes?” a puzzled Van Susteren questioned. “Is that a no or a yes?”

“Exactly,” Cruz replied — once again smirking.

VIDEO COURTESY OF NBC



Cast member Bobby Moynihan portrayed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying of Trump, “Alright, look. This guy Trump is a clown, okay? He’s a total joke! The last thing anyone wants is some loudmouthed bully from the Tri-State area who hurls insults at people like a fat-headed jabroni!”

Reprising his portrayal of a somnolent Ben Carson, cast member Jay Pharoah’s Carson complained about his tumbling poll numbers after returning from the Middle East where he visited “Jordans” and met with both “Shiites and He-ites.”

As Van Susteren shook her head and protested, Carson continued, “I talked to them all about radical groups. The hummus, ISIS, Is-Is, even Al Gator.”




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