Daily Show Prep: Monday, Dec. 4


ABC News suspends Brian Ross over ‘serious error’ in Trump-Flynn report | Fox News

ABC News announced Saturday that Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay over a botched “exclusive” about former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

ABC News corrects bombshell Flynn report – Dec. 1, 2017

ABC News on Friday evening corrected an explosive special report that aired in the morning saying that Donald Trump, as a candidate for president, had asked Michael Flynn to make contact with Russians.

Obama Campaign Operative Met With Russian Officials in Moscow Prior to 2008 Election

Former U.S. officials also said aggressive enforcement would probably discourage appropriate contact. Michael McFaul, who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, said that he was in Moscow meeting with officials in the weeks leading up to Obama’s 2008 election win.

FLASHBACK – Reports: Obama’s 2008 Campaign Reps Talked with Iran, Hamas

In 2008, Robert Malley stepped down as an informal foreign policy adviser to Obama’s campaign when it was revealed that he met with Hamas members.

South Bend crews clear homeless encampment | Local | southbendtribune.com

City crews on Monday cleared a homeless encampment from under the Main Street viaduct, following through on the administration’s warnings that it would no longer allow people to camp there as winter sets in.

Media Gives Partisan Coverage To Sex Scandals | The Daily Caller

ABC, CBS and NBC displayed their favorability toward Democrats this month by covering Republican sex scandals twice as often as Democratic sex scandals.

Lawmaker behind secret $84K sexual harassment settlement unmasked – POLITICO

Rep. Blake Farenthold used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokesman — the only known sitting member of Congress to have used a little-known congressional account to pay an accuser, people familiar with the matter told POLITICO.

Hour 2

FBI Investigates Antifa Criminals | The Daily Caller

The FBI is launching an investigation into people “motivated to commit violent criminal activity” by “Antifa ideology,” according to a Thursday announcement by the organization’s director.

Walmart pulls ‘Rope. Tree. Journalist.’ lynching T-shirt, but the story’s nothing new – The Washington Post

Walmart wants to sell you everything you’d ever want to buy. Until Thursday, that included a T-shirt that read “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.”

Environmental Scientists Call for Worldwide Glitter Ban to Save Earth – Breitbart

Environmental scientists are urging lawmakers around the world to ban glitter from being used in art supplies because of the damage glitter particles do to the environment.

As Christian Baker Heads to Court, Hundreds of Artists Speak Out to Defend Free Expression

In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the court will consider whether the state of Colorado may compel cake artist Jack Phillips to create custom wedding cakes for same-sex weddings in violation of his religious beliefs.

Hour 3

Brian Ross sucks

Trump’s USDA Relaxes Obama-Era School Lunch Restrictions | Fox News Insider

The Trump administration announced it will ease Obama-era school lunch rules. Under a program championed by Michelle Obama, public schools instituted strict nutritional standards.

Washington Post misleads readers on GOP tax reform bill — then Brit Hume smacks them with facts – TheBlaze

Brit Hume smacked the Washington Post with facts after the publication seemingly misled its readers on the Senate’s tax reform bill.

DOJ files arrest warrant for illegal immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle case | Fox News

The Department of Justice unsealed an arrest warrant Friday for Jose Inez Garcia Zarate on Friday, the illegal immigrant acquitted this week in Kate Steinle’s murder trial.

Trump Admin Cuts $378 Million In Red Tape | The Daily Caller

American Action Forum (AAF) published an analysis of deregulation under President Donald Trump, and found his administration’s polices have saved the government $378 million in total costs.