House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. / PHOTO: AP ( Headline USA ) House Minority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La., met privately with Rep. Matt Gaetz , R-Fla., this week to discuss leaked recordings in which Scalise and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy , R-Calif., could be heard bashing former President Donald Trump and Republican congressmen who supported him, Gaetz included.
The private sitdown on Wednesday followed scathing rebukes from Gaetz, who blasted Scalise and McCarthy as “weak” leaders.
“I said: ‘I’m sorry if this caused you problems,’” Scalise told Politico . “I still haven’t been able to get all the details of what those accusations were, but I was being told things, and I know members were getting death threats and I was just very sensitive to that.”
In the recordings, Scalise said Gaetz’s actions after the Jan. 6 Capitol protests were “potentially illegal.”
Gaetz has pressed Scalise to either issue a retraction of this statement or a clarification, but Scalise has not yet elaborated on his views about Jan. 6 and whether they’ve changed.
“There were a lot of things that we were being told,” Scalise said.
“Some turned out to be accurate, some not. In his case, we haven’t gotten the details of the things that were all said about him. But, you know, clearly those things didn’t happen, because he was never charged with anything related to it.”
When asked about how his sit-down with Scalise went, Gaetz said: “I want to reflect on it further.”Gaetz was one of several Republicans who demanded apologies from the Republican leaders over their past remarks.“On the bright side, you no longer have to be a lobbyist with a $5,000 check to know what McCarthy and Scalise really think,” he said in a statement. “You just have to listen to their own words as they disparage […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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