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More Media Mess

Posted on: July 26, 2017

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On Sunday, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo posted an article about some latest poll Democrats must be worried about, adding in his own words: “Democrats need to be for something and about something to make gains with voters.” Someone left a comment that “Dems were about something. The media were about her e-mails.” Cuomo responded to this person: “Main slogan was ‘I’m With Her’ – doesn’t exactly top the list of making it about the voter.”

As anyone who followed the Clinton campaign knows, Clinton’s actual slogan was Slogans.png“Stronger Together.” It was right there on the campaign bus, on the backdrop behind Clinton at rallies, and on the cover of her book of proposed policies. “I’m With Her” was a twitter hashtag started by her supporters, which the campaign sometimes also used. If Cuomo knew this and forgot, or if he literally didn’t know the actual slogan of the candidate whose campaign he covered on CNN for over a year, we’ll never know. His response to people who criticized him for a factually incorrect statement was a link to Chuck Schumer’s Hillary bashing article in WaPo with the words: “’You guys’ like Schumer?” He then went on to say that everyone really missed the point. Yes, everybody missed the point.

The WaPo article Cuomo linked to with Schumer had nothing to do with Clinton’s slogan. It was the classic journalistic whataboutism. Instead of admitting he made such a public mistake, Cuomo deflected, and with a straw-man argument. The intellectual dishonesty would have been breathtaking if it wasn’t so common among journalists.

The same day some in the media celebrated the one year anniversary that Jeff -Jeff MasonMasonbecame president of the White House Correspondents ‘Association. Mason launched his tenure with an op-ed in USA Today titled “Trump, Clinton both threaten free press: The White House Correspondents’ Association is alarmed by the treatment of the press in the 2016 presidential campaign.” Let us remember Trump’s attacks on the free press…so so many. And that at the White House has held almost a month’s worth of off-camera White House briefings. But yes, tell us more about how Clinton and Trump both threaten the free press…

This is all coming on the heels of the preposterous New York Times interview with Donald Trump by Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker and Michael S. Schmidt. (A few days later Baker wrote the NY Times article saying Trump’s treatment of Bob Mueller is exactly like Bill Clinton’s treatment of Ken Starr…) The insane discussion with Trump was pure Trump: confused and malicious. The response of the Times reporters was pure NY Times: confused and juvenile. The reporters (how many NY Times reporters does it take to screw in a light bulb?) all talked over one another, giggled, and let Trump ramble. Nobody corrected him or steered him anywhere. There is a school of thought in journalism that this is how journalists should behave. After countless readers lambasted the trio for not fact-checking Trump’s insanities in real time and to his face, some reporters came to their defense. Nick Riccardi, of the Associated Press, tweeted: “You don’t interview people to ‘call bullshit.’ You don’t interview people to put them in their place or DESTROY them a la John Oliver.”

This is, frankly, preposterous. Riccardi essentially believes reporters are stenographers. To question the subject of their interview with facts is, apparently, bad journalism. One should simply write down what the subject says and occasionally whimper: “And then what happened?” This approach to journalism is what is wrong with American journalism. It allows people to get on TV and blather on whatever they wish. It seems many in the profession do not believe it is their job to correct the facts. I’m reminded of this interview with Jon Snow (no, not Game of Thrones guy) with Carter Page on BBC. Snow’s behavior would horrify American journalists like Riccardi and Haberman (Haberman is only good with twitter snark; that’s easier than putting facts in someone’s face.) Snow has his facts down pat and he doesn’t let Page get away with anything. The results are breathtaking. Because if Snow “destroys” Page, he does so with facts. The idea that facts don’t belong in an interview is beyond preposterous.Screen Shot 2017-07-24 at 9.56.34 PM 1.png

Dan Froomkin posted a lot of fascinating highlights from the Times interview that demonstrated the complete and utter failure of the 3 reporters. (It is to Froomkin’s comments that Riccardi was responding.) You can see them in his thread here:

 

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128 Responses to "More Media Mess"

Unbelievable saying that Hillary didn’t do enough press conferences & that threatens free press? They never asked her anything but emails, emails, emails.

A lot of tweeting from Dump this morning. He bashed Sessions again and he declared that transgender people are not welcome in the military.

Also this great tweet from Krugman:

Great post DYB!

Hillary had plenty to say on policy and had all the info up on her website, but the media only wanted to talk about emails, trash her and try to convince the public that she was disliked and untrusted. They took Dump’s perspective and ran with it 24/7.

The 70k voters that were supposedly D’s and ran to trump where mainly Obama/Bernie supporters. Most were male. Now THEY can take the blame for putting Rump in office along with Dump/Family/Putin.

So what is he covering for today? Or just his usual gas lighting of Americans and the constitution, rule of law, etc?

@4| Contrask, who the hell knows. Squirrels on PCP. Exhausting, demoralizing, infuriating.

@2, Did he really talk with the “military experts”? Nope.

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Under former Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, the military lifted the ban on transgender troops and was given one year to determine how to implement a policy that would allow transgender service members to receive medical care and would ban the services from involuntarily separating people in the military who came out as transgender.

Brad Carson, a former congressman who worked on transgender policy deliberations under the Obama administration, said ….”it will be a professional loss for the military, and it’s going to invite litigation that will distract the Department of Defense for months, if not years, to come.”
Carson predicted that the courts ultimately could have a larger hand now in deciding transgender policy in the military, and that the Pentagon could lose some of its say in how to implement it in the process.
Carson said he is unclear who is driving Trump’s decision. While the president tweeted Wednesday that he consulted generals and military experts, Carson said he talked to all of the Joint Chiefs while he was working on transgender policy and none of them was in favor of a full ban.
“I said, ‘Here’s the threshold question: Do you want to separate transgender service members? Do you want to do that?’ And every single one of them said no,” Carson said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/07/26/trump-announces-ban-on-transgender-people-in-u-s-military/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_transgender-945am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.3ab45e49592a

@4 and @5, the usual gaslighting and squirrels on PCP! Sadly, an accurate description.

“Disruption” of white conservatives’ bigotry zone is what this really means.

Trump’s argument against transgender soldiers echoes one used against gays, women and blacks

That latter point, though, the “disruption” that integration of transgender troops would spur? That is an argument we’ve heard before. When gay Americans sought the right to serve in the military, that was a central argument against the change. When women sought combat roles, a central argument. When blacks were integrated into the military? Warnings about disruption.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/07/26/trumps-argument-against-transgender-soldiers-echoes-one-used-against-gays-women-and-blacks/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_analysis-1150a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.bd9c800b8af4

Great post DYB!

You guys forgot your Drumpf translator today. When he referred to “my generals and military experts”, that translates to “Steve Bannon.”

@9, Ooops! You’re right — how could I forget. After all, Milo Y agrees with him. (not going to link to that disgusting piece of sick hatred.)

OK, one more and then I’ll go do something calming.

Dump’s actions on transgender people also comes in the middle of the White House American Heroes Week. And I think it was on this day in history that Truman signed a bill desegregating the military…

Has anyone heard from Susan Sarandon on this? No? Bueller?

One thing I always found interesting on issue of gay rights in the military is that Barry Goldwater became a gay rights advocate late in life. He was one of Bill Clinton’s liaisons to Congress when Clinton tried to lift ban on gays in the military. John McCain, who took Goldwater’s Senate seat, thought Goldwater was something of a crazy old fart because of it.

@13, McCain has been doing some blathering now about LGBT troops serving honorably but few are listening to anything he says today.

You’re right about Truman. Sad coincidence. Or is it a coincidence?

OMG crazy! Pentagon thought we might be attacking North Korea because Trump took 9 minutes between his tweets.

About US interviewers. Years ago, around 1998?, I happened to see a UK reporter interviewing some US conservative politico who was on one of those tours-of-“Europe”-for-the-folks-back-home.

The Brits have a polite but otherwise very in-your-face style of asking politicians questions. The guy didn’t let the politico get away with anything. The politician started with the usual blah-blah-blah answer, got interrupted, got called on his lies, got corrected, got interrupted again. After maybe two minutes he was just kind of sitting there, opening and closing his mouth like a goldfish, with no idea how to handle it.

I was rolling on the floor, laughing.

@16, luv British journalists’ spirit! Wish US reporters were more like them.

While media is all worried about Beauregard’s hurt fee-fees very few are noticing what Trump is saying about Hillary. (except Richard Painter who thinks she should sue him) However, there is a piece at WaPo titled ‘This is not okay’ but when I went back to link it, I had used up all my WaPo free articles!

Trump’s tweet about transgender people in the military means nothing. Absolutely nothing. Shit stirring and distraction. The higher ups in the military don’t care what he thinks.

Trump is throwing his base a bone. Deadbart/Drudge are pissed about their favorite racist Sessions.

@18 Here it is GAgal
I copied text in case you can’t access by the link

WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a tweet Tuesday for not aggressively investigating Hillary Clinton, most attention focused, understandably, on the implications for Mr. Sessions. Yet even more alarming than the president’s assault on his own attorney general is Mr. Trump’s return to the “lock her up” theme of his 2016 campaign. We need to recall, once again, what it means to live under the rule of law. Since his inauguration six months ago, so many comparisons have been made to “banana republics” that it is almost unfair to bananas. But there is a serious point to be made about the difference between the United States of America and a state ruled by personal whim.

In a rule-of-law state, government’s awesome powers to police, prosecute and imprison are wielded impartially, with restraint and according to clearly defined rules. These rules apply equally to rich and poor, powerful and weak, ruling party and opposition. In such states, individuals advance on the basis of their talent and initiative, not whom they know. Companies invest where they think the returns will be highest, not to please those in power. The result is that, over time, rule-of-law states prosper. Banana republics do not.

No country ever has attained perfection in this regard, but the United States has been the envy of the world because certain norms have been accepted. After hard-fought elections, the losing side concedes and the winning side leaves the loser in peace to fight another day. Leaders are expected to speak truthfully to their citizens. They respect the essential nonpartisan nature of law enforcement and the military and key civic organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America. They show respect, too, for the political opposition.
[Trump’s latest rage tweets reveal a lawless, out-of-control president]

To list those basic expectations is to understand how low Mr. Trump is bringing his office. Just in the past few days, he urged Navy men and women to call Congress on behalf of his political goals and turned the National Scout Jamboree into an unseemly political rally, calling the nation’s politics a “cesspool” and a “sewer” and disparaging his predecessor and the media. Routinely he trades in untruths, even after they have been exposed and disproved. He has launched an unprecedented rhetorical assault on the independence of the Justice Department, the FBI and the special counsel’s office — and now he is again threatening his defeated 2016 opponent.
Members of Congress who are, properly, investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 race have not questioned Mr. Trump’s legitimacy. Ms. Clinton herself graciously conceded. The FBI thoroughly investigated her email practices and found no basis to prosecute. Yet Mr. Trump attacks Mr. Sessions for taking “a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes,” implying that a politically inspired reinvestigation might help the attorney general keep his job. It is disgusting.Timidly, belatedly, but encouragingly, members of Mr. Trump’s party are beginning to push back. Last week, Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the Homeland Security Committee, told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell that there would be “a tremendous backlash” from Republicans as well as Democrats if Mr. Trump attempted to fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating Russia’s behavior in 2016 and any possible Trump campaign involvement. On Monday, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) also came to the counsel’s defense. “I don’t think many people are saying Bob Mueller is a person who is a biased partisan,” Mr. Ryan said. “He’s really sort of anything but.”

What’s at stake is much more than the careers of a particular attorney general or special counsel. The United States has been a role model for the world, and a source of pride for Americans, because it has strived to implement the law fairly. When he attacks that process and seeks revenge on his opponents, Mr. Trump betrays bedrock American values. It’s crucial that other political leaders say so.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-not-okay/2017/07/25/2dc65866-7148-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.3986ad0152b5

DYB, great, most excellent post. You brought some organization of thought to the mess that is American stenography loosely referred to as journalism.

I saw the tweets about the WH interview with Kookla, Fran, and Dolly. It was so off-pissing and still is, just like you say.

Here’s what no one, and you are so much better than I am with Twitter, has said, “Correcting the record isn’t an off/on — yes/no proposition. You don’t have to get up in the grille of someone. How about a soft followup of, ‘Well, studies show…or the facts seem to indicate… or expert XYZ said you are misunderstanding…”

It is total defensiveness of the reporters in order to sidetrack any self-reflection.

You know who is getting high marks in my book these days, Ali Velshi. He went to Al Jazeera for a short stint, but is now on MSNBC. He won’t allow these Tea Party/Freedom Frackers get away with crap. He comes right back at them. Yesterday he dined quite extensively on the face of Jim Jordan, burped, and had a second course, then a third. I loathe Jim Jordan. I mean loathe with a passion.

I think Faux news is doing more than just scamming the elderly. I consider it elder abuse. I can tell you if a neighbor, or someone, was telling lies and scaring an elderly person in my life with some bullshit, I would get a restraining order. (Don’t know who the ‘left’ media should be reported to)

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/25/fox-news-donald-trump-scam-215418

The worst fears of yesterday metastasizing today. There are no more dangerous things in the known universe than McTurtle with $200 Billion.

Thread from Andy Slavitt —->>>

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Thanks Contrask!

I was wondering about the ‘details’ of Scalise’s gunshot injury. (I’m weird that way) I just read this:

Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single wound from a rifle, entering in the area of his left hip. The bullet traveled straight across toward the other hip, in what we call a transpelvic gunshot wound. The round fragmented, and caused significant damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels. I understand he was awake initially, but due to severe bleeding, by the time he arrived at MedSTAR by helicopter, he was in shock.

Yikes! I didn’t know he was shot from the side. Horrible.

Thanks for the post, DYB. I had to force myself to click on the Jon Snow interview with Page because the guy creeps me out, but it was worth it!

2018 give us 60 Senators and we can positively, absolutely, 100% for sure, cross our hearts and hope to lie, get rid of Obamacare…

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Just a note: My dear friend is very, very ill. I’ll just be by here sporadically.

Wish this group could run a similar commercial in all of the states where a Repub caved.

@29, Fredster, my heart goes out to you and your friend and her spouse (I’m assuming your friend is the person with the severe hepatic condition you mentioned recently). Of course you need to be with her. Sending good wishes thru cyberspace.

@21, Lolsob:

…so many comparisons have been made to “banana republics” that it is almost unfair to bananas.

@26, and Scalise got 6 weeks in the hospital. Plush insurance there; how nice for him. Any bets on if this changes his mind on killing the ACA? crickets Nah, didn’t think so.

The transcript of the testimony from Bill Browder before the Judiciary Committee today. (Interesting about the Fusion GPS guy – I thought they wanted to question him about his contracting with Christopher Steele for the Trump dossier. Turns out he was hired to do a smear campaign against Browder)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/bill-browders-testimony-to-the-senate-judiciary-committee/534864/

Oh no Fredster. Sending positive thoughts to you both.

Luna check email when you have a chance.

You have email also GAgal, part of group email.

I’m so sorry about your friend, Fredster. Still sending prayers & comforting thoughts.

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@34 GAgal, very interesting testimony by Browder! And it really shows you how, who and why the meeting at Trump Tower was held. And that’s the fascinating part: Browder’s testimony isn’t supposed to be about Trump or anything Trump did. And yet – names he discusses – Veselnitskaya, Akhmentshin – are all over it, and the Magnitsky Act, which is directly related to adoptions. These are all pieces of a puzzle. And in 2016 these pieces led directly into Trump Tower.

@41 I would bet any amount of money that Hillary would know exactly who all those people are as soon as she heard their names.

You know, I read numerous articles yesterday about the House vote on Russian sanctions. They all mentioned 3 votes against, but not a one of them said who they were. I searched around and still don’t know. Would it kill ’em to include such a detail? Jeez.

This is completely insane. Completely insane. I don’t even understand how the world doesn’t just spontaneously burst into a ball of flame.

But over several hours, the drama and farce of the 2016 campaign — and even Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment — played out again between Judiciary members. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), an impeachment manager and a senior member of the committee, chastened Democrats who said that Clinton had been impeached over a mere sex scandal.

“Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury,” said Chabot. “It had something to do with the fact that he had a history of sexual harassment of women.”

“We have a lot more than a blue dress now,” said Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), referring to evidence in the Clinton impeachment.

Republicans argued otherwise, sometimes suggesting that Jayapal’s amendment asked the committee to repeat work that special counsel Robert Mueller was already doing, and sometimes suggesting that the Mueller investigation was unfair.

“They’re not focused on things like the Clinton Foundation functionally selling access to the State Department; they’re not worried about selling uranium to the Russians; they’re not worried about unmasking,” said Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), another amendment sponsor, referring to Democrats.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), another sponsor, suggested a probe of Comey’s interactions with sources, the Obama administration, and especially former attorney general Loretta E. Lynch. After referring to part of the amendment that asked for documents about Lynch’s tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton in Phoenix, just a few days before her FBI interview, Jordan argued that Comey also needed to explain why he followed apparent advice from Lynch to call the Clinton email probe a “matter” instead of an investigation.

[…]

Democrats, lacking the votes to stop the amendment, expressed their amazement at the Republican push. “This is the most astonishing moment I’ve ever experienced in the Judiciary Committee,” said Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.). “To take a question about the firing of James B. Comey and turn it into a question about Hillary Clinton? The chairman has left the room. Justice has left this room. Common sense has left this room. A lot of stuff has left this room, and maybe never entered it.”

But the amendment passed, and the altered resolution passed on a 16-13 partisan vote, giving it a chance to be approved by the House.”

(Republicans who voted Yes include people like Darrell Issa, Raul Labrador, Blake Farenthold, Sensebrener, Steve King, Trey Gowdy.)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/07/26/house-judiciary-committee-votes-to-probe-comey-and-clintons-2016-campaign/?utm_term=.9e7767f3387b

@43 GAgal, I remember seeing names of those who voted against in a CNN article.

“The three votes against the bill came from Republicans — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, Rep. Tom Massie of Kentucky and Rep. John Duncan of Tennessee.”

DYB, love the post and tweeted it. I blame the media the most for the destruction of this godforsaken country.

GAgal @ my hubs agrees. He thinks dump will do anything to distract from Russia.

@44 DYB no words

@44, utterly despicable. I hate rethuglicans.

44, All these cruel greedy Rethuglicans do is hate women and poor people! They have no understanding of reality. This amount of Clinton Derangement Syndrome should be fatal.

What do you guys think about this Russian/Iran sanctions bill? Dump would never sign it would he?

@41, I have no words.

I can’t post the tweet Eichenwald is replying to since 2 links get me in the dumpster, but it’s a story about the R’s move to investigate Clinton.

@52, Sigh I can’t figure out when it works & when it won’t.

@50, IIRC it passed the House with a veto-proof majority. Kinda weird, considering how pathologically enabling the Rs are about Trump.

This is the tweet Sam Bee is responding to:

I so wish I didn’t hear that song in my head every time I see “Scaramucci”.

The sanctions bill passing is amazing. Still very worried

Someone leaked Scaramucci’s financials. Oops. They’re not good. (Doesn’t anyone have Trump’s taxes?!?!)

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/26/scaramucci-trump-skybridge-profits-241006

@62, he’s only in hock for a paltry $7 million. What was that about Hillary and Wall Street and Goldman Sachs again?

@62, Scaramucci, within the tweet, called on the FBI to investigate and tagged Rancid Penis on the tweet, thereby implicating him in the leak.

First, these disclosure forms aren’t classified and anyone can order them from the government. They are public documents.

Second, I read somewhere today that the knives are out for Rancid and someone had actually done a diagram (Dolt loves him some pictures) of the leaks and all signs pointed toward Rancid. LOL — these are the people that would wage war and mobilize FEMA in case of an emergency — save us all.

Dump is to the Right of Orrin Hatch.

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@65> That is. Cray-Zee! It probably is Rancid Penis leaking. (Ugh.)

Speaking of that Scaramucci Tweet demanding FBI investigate Rancid, Maggie got into a Twitter scuffle over it. Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker (not to be confused with Chris Cillizza of Hell) tweeted: “In case there’s any ambiguity in his tweet I can confirm that Scaramucci wants the FBI to investigate Reince for leaking.”

That seems innocuous enough.

But Maggie must Mag. She re-tweeted that with the comment: “There wasn’t but thanks dude.”

Why she would randomly attack Lizza, who did not tag her and was not addressing her in any way, is a mystery. Somebody answered her: “Go to bed Maggie.”

Chuck Grassley tweeted that Judiciary Committee is too busy to confirm another Attorney General this year.

@68, somewhere in the dark reaches of my scotch-addled brain is the remnant of a thought that the “Mags” and Lizza don’t like one another. I’ve seem them pick at one another before. Lizza has been critical of Mags and her infection sidekick/aliment Thrush on occasion.

BTW, this here is the Tweet of the Day:

@70, does it mean that I’m a bad person to think that is hilarious?

Someone should confiscate all the scissors in all the offices of this Administration just in case someone gets the urge to run with them. That or buy those rounded edged scissors like 1st graders use.

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@75> This has been the longest century.

I have to say the shot of the two BirdieBrains made me laugh instead of feel sad.They’re pathetic.

@77, Waaaaaaaa!

Don’t tell Dump that the VA covers transgender medical care, including the transition, as well as counseling. They also post VA-wide regular notices about care for transgender Vets or Vets considering transition and that they’re welcome.

These Repubs are so dumb. First they take offense at the Constitution, now this.

Free! Free! You too can be a Russian accomplice for free!

@77, I thought her convention was magical.

@82 Annie, me too. Good way to describe it.

@80 OMG The dunderhead is a Breitbart writer…

@84, It figures! LOL!

I missed this. What if Chelsea had taken that Russian meeting? There would be right wing militia on the South Lawn with torches… Oh hell yeah. Love it.

@82 I agree on the convention. I was so proud of Hillary and the Democratic platform. All the dam critics of Dems – especially those doing the talk shows would do well to watch reruns of the convention

77 GAgal
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Breaks my heart.

@ 88, mine too.

Re the Statue of Liberty poem…folks, how am I supposed to respect right wingers and their opinions, and not call them morons?!

I must be a bad person. I just can’t cut them any slack the way hubby does. He is the nice one. 😊

@90, Haha! Me too MB!

Apparently the Boy Scouts organization apologized for dump’s shitstorm at their Jamboree. I hope they don’t ask him back if he’s still in office (god help us–please!) when they have another one.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/boy-scouts-trump-apology_us_597a28b3e4b02a4ebb73ea20?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Widdershins! This is hysterical! I am screaming with laughter! Funny post about ridiculously fake fan letter read by crazy bitch Sarah Huckabee Slanders at press conference. (Funny note: the letter has no folds! They are such freaking liars!) Seriously, it’s hilarious how badly they think a 9yo would write. My kid n e v e r wrote anything like this bad; indeed, got his first A on an essay at age 6. This is such a joke. Watch the lying freaks next come up with some poor kid that they will identify as the true “pickles”. Anyway, check it out–super funny!

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/twitter-rips-apart-dylan-pickles-letter-to-trump/

94 SoCal

The other ‘letters’ from Dylan…are pretty funny. Easy for everyone to get similar paper and write a note with their non-dominate hand.

Odd that after all the cameras have been out of the press briefing, they decide to put this one on teevee so they can release a another squirrel in a sparkling vest.

One of these distractions in the future briefings…torture.

The freak show continues:

@96> OMG LOLOLOLOL

Hey remember when Maggie Haberman said Scaramucci was “smooth.” Yep, he’s a smooth fucker that one.

(For the record, I don’t care that he curses. I care that he forced that imagery on us.)

@71 Glenlivet for me

Politics has messed me up! Now I can’t stand Nugent, but I have to like old gravel voice?

Do we all need to have Russian surnames now? I could become “contrasky” Catchy? I wonder how many more years we will have public schools. With these cheerful thoughts I head off to bed.

@103, Hi Contrasky! It’s Luna Norwestky!

I need to pre-order that book, norwestky :- ) It comes out on my anniversary.

181,000 will lose healthcare in Oklahoma. I hope that’s every Trump voter in the state.

Screw the NYT.

@107 no more free and fair elections for us. Ever.

Omg. They are voting on the “skinny repeal” in the freaking middle of the night. Republicans suck.

I just read on twitter that McCain and Pence drove in. Pence must expect to do a tie-breaking vote.

I thought it was over already?

Holy crap, what melodrama!

Contrask, I guess its on cspan.

The lowest life form is GOP

Patty Murray tried to shut the whole thing down by sending it back to committee, but her motion got shut down 52-48.

Now, we’re waiting on the vote.

I wish they’d get it over with. Probably waiting for some thugs to come and strong arm the unwilling repubs.

Thank you! wasn’t sure – Brian Williams is dragging it out

Obamacare survives another day. The evil turtle is giving a bullshit harangue. Nite all! Tomorrow is another day! 🙂

I mean Nite Contrask!!! Sweet dreams!

Nite! Yes McTurtle is a total jerk. Maybe Mooch will cuss him for me

Good, glad that John McCain joined the ladies to defeat the latest Senate DumpCare bill.

Oh my gosh. I am so happy McCain did the right thing. It’s not much to ask human beings to do, but it appears that there are only three of them in the Republican Party.

New post upstairs.

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Time till the Grifter in Chief is Gone

Hopefully soonerJanuary 21st, 2021
3.3 years to go.