Trumpfeld

The music is close, but not quite right. Seems they were trying to avoid potential copyright issues here. Still – very funny. I read somewhere that for folks who supported Trump, if they were sat down and made to watch videos of him speaking that it actually diminished their support for him. Oz never was […]

Facebook Is Not a News Source

From Popular Info: But then, without explanation, the fact-check was removed. If a Facebook user attempts to share the article today, there is no warning and no link to the fact-check. Shellenberger’s piece, on The Daily Wire and elsewhere, has now been shared over 65,000 times on Facebook.  What happened?  Internal Facebook documents obtained by […]

All the Adults in Congress

From The Hill: In a brief but heated exchange, which was overheard by a reporter, Yoho told Ocasio-Cortez she was “disgusting” for recently suggesting that poverty and unemployment are driving a spike in crime in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic. “You are out of your freaking mind,” Yoho told her. Ocasio-Cortez shot back, […]

Fox News Runs Digitally Altered Images

From The Seattle Times: Fox News published digitally altered and misleading photos on stories about Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)… Here’s the photo: Reminds me of a scene from The Newsroom: Stand for something. These guys do, they were willing to lose their jobs. This guy does, he jumped off a bridge. They’re lying […]

I watch, I read, look at the stuff

The President of the United States, everyone! 👏 WALLACE: You said our children are taught in school to hate our country. Where do you see that?TRUMP: I just look at – I look at school. I watch, I read, look at the stuff. — Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 19, 2020

Full Circle on that Wall

From the archive of “interesting tweets I found during the intense BLM protests in May and June 2020”. Trump began his term promising to build a wall to protect America from the world. He ends it building a wall to protect himself from Americans. pic.twitter.com/mzvfIBVOSg — Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) June 4, 2020

The Modern Declaration

Can’t believe I somehow missed this back in 2017. Did not hear about any “fireworks” from it this year, either, but now I’ll have to go looking… I am legitimately looking forward to NPR’s yearly 4th of July tradition of tweeting out the Declaration of Independence because there’s a good chance people are going to […]

About Those Bad Apples

From The Hill: A Massachusetts detective has been fired over a social media post last month expressing support of her niece attending a Black Lives Matter rally. […] “The commissioner said: ‘You have to find a way to fix this. I’m getting pressure from the mayor’s office,’ ” Fuentes said, according to MassLive. “I said, ‘Ok, I’m sorry. How […]