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The 5 most cringe-worthy moments from Mayor Pugh’s interview with Laura Ingraham

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Mayor Catherine Pugh accepted an invite to go on Fox News’ conservative punditry program “The Ingraham Angle” last night, and things went as expected. In an alternate universe, a thoughtful discussion would have taken place about Pugh’s plan to bus Baltimore students to the “March for Our Lives” anti-gun violence rally on March 24 in D.C. Unsurprisingly, that didn’t happen, as the conversation swiftly spiraled into a painful eight minutes of Pugh and her host talking over each other, flinging stats around and making snide remarks.

To save you the headache of watching, we’ve rounded up the five most cringe-worthy moments:

Baltimore Del. Curt Anderson Talks Crime with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson

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As a guest on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday evening, Del. Curt Anderson of Baltimore’s 43rd District defended Baltimore from Carlson’s persistent criticism in an impressively grounded debate for the show.

Bill O’Reilly Still Scheduled to Visit Baltimore with His ‘Spin Stops Here’ Tour

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Bill O’Reilly may have been fired this week from his show on the Fox News Channel, but he’s still coming to Baltimore.

Councilman Zeke Cohen Defends Baltimore in Immigration Debate with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson

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Southeast Baltimore Councilman Zeke Cohen appeared on Fox News last night to talk with Tucker Carlson about immigration, and inevitably to defend the city’s reputation from a national pundit.

Watch This Baltimore Protestor Totally School Geraldo

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Geraldo Rivera came to Baltimore to report on the civil unrest following Freddie Gray’s death for Fox News. What he didn’t expect, it seems, was to be called out for the media’s role in perpetuating XXX storylines about Baltimore.

Examining Ben Carson’s Troubling Transformation

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Dr. Ben Carson

 

There’s a lesson somewhere in Dr. Ben Carson’s transformation from world-class Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon to logically challenged Fox News commentator. It’s hard to believe that the brilliant surgeon who led the first successful separation of twins conjoined at the head is the same man spouting intellectually irresponsible pronouncements  — for example, calling Obamacare “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery” — on national television.

Carson made his debut as a regular Fox News contributor this week, and Barry Rascovar collected some of the doctor’s more head-scratching statements at Maryland Reporter. What’s shocking and ridiculous is not that the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient is politically conservative; it’s that his arguments are shallow to the point of being dishonest. According to Carson, not only is Obamacare “slavery, in a way” — it’s also “communism.” To back this up he references a fictitious quotation of Lenin that shows he not only misunderstands socialism but is almost willfully obtuse about how the Affordable Care Act actually works. 

Bill O’Reilly Dumbs Down Coverage of Baltimore Prison Scandal

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The shocking level of corruption within the Baltimore City Detention Center that has recently come to light is outrageous to say the least. And two figures who should be exhibiting some level of shame over their ineffectuality in the matter — Gov. Martin O’Malley and corrections chief Gary D. Maynard — have had the audacity to try to transform egg on their face to a feather in their cap, patting themselves on the back for the level of co-operation between state and federal agencies in the course of the investigation.

Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes for What He Said on Fox News

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Dr. Ben Carson

Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson’s political career must be well underway, as he’s already had to apologize for his “choice of words” in discussing his views on gay marriage on Fox News last week. The beloved conservative voice grouped gays in with NAMBLA and “people who believe in bestiality” as examples of groups who don’t get to “change the definition” of marriage.

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