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San Francisco Mayor London Breed downplays crime in city as right wing media ‘noise’

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During her "State of the City" speech on March 9, Breed acknowledged the progressive city had been plagued by rampant vandalism, car and home break-ins, drug use and gun violence.  "Too many people across the city, d...

Blinken downplays reports of Saudi, UAE distrust of Biden admin

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"We're all talking regularly," the secretary said. "I spent a fair bit of time on the phone with my Emirati counterpart," he continued. "I regularly met with my Saudi counterpart, including in Munich, just a few week...

Biden downplays Fox News’ strong ratings while admitting ‘I’m no expert in any of this’

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Towards the end of his marathon press conference on Wednesday, Biden was asked if the issue of Democrat-imposed school closures could become a political issue Republicans can run in the 2022 midterm elections. Biden ...

Bills’ Sean McDermott downplays Belichick’s impact in Pats win: ‘Let’s not give more credit than we need to’

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McDermott was asked by a reporter during his post-game press conference about the "psychological component" of playing against Belichick, but he didn’t appear interested in that storyline.  BILLS’ MICAH HYDE AND JORD...

CNN’s Jim Acosta downplays ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ chants: ‘Like a slam on Joe Biden or whatever’

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During a segment on his "CNN Newsroom" weekend program, the left-wing host complained about a bill signing event held by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis last week in Brandon, Florida, when he referenced the chan...

Biden predicts victory in Virginia, downplays his affect on governor race: ‘We’re going to win’

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During a press conference on the sidelines of the United Nations COP26 climate summit, the president was asked about Tuesday’s governor race in Virginia – where McAuliffe, the former governor of the state, has slippe...

Organizer of Saturday rally in DC downplays concerns of violence as officials ramp up security

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Washington The organizer of the right-wing rally coming up Saturday in Washington, DC, downplayed concerns of potential violence, telling CNN on Wednesday that it will feature "a largely peaceful crowd." The comment...

LA Times downplays racially charged attack on GOP gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder with misleading tweets

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First the liberal newspaper tweeted, "Larry Elder cuts short Venice homeless encampment tour after hostile reception," without mentioning that the Black Republican was attacked by a White person in a gorilla mask.  ...

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly downplays failed ‘execution’ joke: ‘Are you people crazy?’

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Kelly made the remark after the team’s 41-38 overtime victory over the Seminoles. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "I'm in favor of execution. Maybe our entire team needs to be executed after tonight. We ju...

Mets’ Marcus Stroman downplays controversy over Javy Baez’s remarks: ‘It’s all fake bulls—‘

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Baez said the "thumbs down" signals he and his teammates give were a message to fans that they were not going to take the booing. He said he wanted them to know they will do the same thing back to them "to let them k...

Lakers coach downplays team’s title chances despite big offseason moves

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The Lakers are expected to have a healthy LeBron James and Anthony Davis along with the signing of veterans Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard and the big trade for Russell Westbrook. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERA...

Joe Concha: Media coronavirus hypocrisy on display as it downplays ObamaPalooza, frets over Sturgis bike rally

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Well, it's official. The media has completely unmasked itself on the selective outrage front when it comes to what is and isn't a superspreader event.  This comes as President Joe Biden checks on whether he can imple...

Biden credits own admin for Israel-Hamas cease-fire, downplays Egypt role

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Biden, who spoke at the White House, included a sentence in his remarks commending Egyptian officials for their "critical role" in ending the fighting. But he repeatedly emphasized the intensive work he said was done...

Phillies’ Joe Girardi, Jean Segura have dugout spat, manager downplays it as ‘bench conversation’

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Phillies second baseman Jean Segura committed two errors during the 10-8 loss. One of them came in the first inning on a one-hopper from Blue Jays batter Randal Grichuk. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Televi...

Gohmert downplays January 6 riot in speech from the House floor, falsely claiming ‘no evidence’ of armed insurrection

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Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas took to the House floor Friday afternoon to downplay the violent insurrection that took place on January 6, falsely claiming that there is "no evidence" that the insurrectionis...

Ron Johnson downplays urgency of getting Covid-19 vaccine

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Washington Sen. Ron Johnson on Thursday downplayed the urgency of vaccinating all Americans against Covid-19, putting the controversial Wisconsin Republican at odds with public health guidance aimed at easing the ong...

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