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A Troubled Town Hall
Ink Stained WretchesMay 12, 2023
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Donald Trump returned to CNN this week and, as expected, the media has strong feelings about the results. We break down their reactions as well as other stories like Joe Biden’s diet, Tucker’s next move, and Eliana’s favorite self-tanner. Wretch on!

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2:34 Front Page

53:38 Obsessions

1:02:41 Reader Mail

1:04:29 Favorite Items

Show Notes:

NPR: CNN's town hall with Donald Trump takes on added stakes after verdict in Carroll case

Puck News: The Kaitlan Era Begins Tonight

CNN: Trump and the Town Hall

Tucker Carlson on Twitter: We’re Back 

Dylan Byers on Twitter: NEWS: Tucker Carlson will relaunch his show *on Twitter* with help from former Fox News staff. He will forgo at least $25 million owed to him by Fox Corp. in order to break non-compete clause.

Axios: The food fight in the White House: Biden's diet 

WaPo: Opinion | President Biden should hold more solo press conferences - The Washington Post 

NYPost: White House bans New York Post from Biden event as Hunter indictment looms

The Dispatch: The Content Trap

Bill Nichols on Twitter: I'm biased and congrats to all the #Pulitzer winners. But does anyone think that if the Washington Post or NY Times had gotten an early draft of the most important SCOTUS opinion in a generation, they would NOT have won? @politico and @joshgerstein and team deserved better

Ap: AP wins public service, photo Pulitzers for Ukraine coverage 

YouGov: Trust in Media 2023: What news outlets do Americans trust most for information?

WaPo: Most Americans support anti-trans policies favored by GOP, poll shows 

WaPo:Inflation eased again in April, but prices are still rising fast 

National Review: Cream and Sugar with Your Cup of Personal Moral Defect? 

Variety: MTV News Shuts Down, Paramount Lays Off 25% of Networks, Studios Group - Variety 

NYT: Elizabeth Holmes Opens Up About Her Theranos Trial and What Comes Next 

WaPo: The rich don't dress like you think they do 


NYT: The Smooth-Talking Republican Who Would Rule by Fiat

NYT: Opinion | American Road Deaths Show an Alarming Racial Gap

Wall Street Journal: Vice Media Nears Deal for $400 Million Sale Out of Bankruptcy

NYT: Father-Son Duo in Alabama Wins Pulitzer, Bucking Headwinds in Local News

NYT: Inside the Delirious Rise of ‘Superfake’ Handbags