The Corner

Shaheen Jeered for Interrupting Scott Brown to Complain about the Kochs

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) had a rough time before another debate audience when she interrupted Republican challenger Scott Brown’s closing remarks this weekend, drawing jeers.

Wrapping up the event in Manchester, Brown mentioned his endorsement from the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the “zero” rating the organization has given Shaheen. She interrupted that the group was “Koch Brothers–funded,” to which the crowd immediately started shouting “rude.”

“I would like to defer to Senator Shaheen,” Brown said, giving her the floor.

Shaheen said she didn’t understand the objections to her comments. “Well, because I was in my closing, and I gave you the courtesy​ to speak,” Brown replied, garnering applause from the audience.

Most Popular

Culture

Jussie Smollett Jokes Declared Off-Limits

The Jussie Smollett story has been declared not fit for jokes. "It's a straight-up tragedy," declares the co-creator of a Comedy Central show, South Side, set in Chicago. Bashir Salahuddin, a former Jimmy Fallon writer, says “The whole situation is unfortunate. Particularly for the city, there’s bigger ... Read More
Film & TV

The Movies Take On Limbaugh, Levin, et al.

Oh, good, here’s the lefty British comic Steve Coogan to give us his take on American right-wing talk radio. Let’s all settle in for some deep insights. The comedy-drama is dismally titled Hot Air. No, seriously. That’s what they came up with. Coogan’s Lionel Macomb is introduced to us via his ... Read More
White House

Trump’s Ignorant Comments on Israel

Making the click-through worthwhile: figuring out what President Trump meant when he said Jews who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”; examining the data on how American Jews actually feel about Israel; and why Democrats will always find a way or a reason to avert ... Read More