This is why TV news is unwatchable

Especially CNN:

I absolutely despise television news. I refuse to watch it and when people turn it on, I tune it out. CNN pretends to be balanced by putting liars on with people who know what they’re talking about. That’s not balance. That’s feeding stupidity.

At least Fox News is consistent in its mendacity.

Pussy grabber supports sexual harasser

From the “failing” New York Times:

Mr. Trump also criticized media outlets, including The New York Times, for failing to adequately cover the Rice controversy — while singling out Fox News and the host Bill O’Reilly for praise, despite a Times report of several women who have accused Mr. O’Reilly of harassment. The president then went on to defend Mr. O’Reilly, who has hosted him frequently over the years.

“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” said Mr. Trump, who during the interview was surrounded at his desk by a half-dozen of his highest-ranking aides, including the economic adviser Gary Cohn and the chief of staff, Reince Priebus, along with Vice President Mike Pence.

“I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled,” said Mr. Trump. “Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”

Well, five women have 13 million items that prove Bilge O did something wrong.

The Orange Menace: Redacted

So, El Cheeto gave an interview with Time magazine recently, and the folks at The Slot took a look at it and redacted everything that wasn’t true:

Here’s what they ended up with:

But even with that extreme vetting of the Lügenorange’s words, the folks at The Slot came to a realization:

Correction: We actually missed another false statement. Trump received 306 electoral college votes on election day, but thanks to two “faithless” electors, his official tally is 304; his claims that he “ended up at 306” and “ended up getting to 306″ are technically false. 

I get two important points out of this:

  1. Time magazine did the American public a disservice by printing this interview verbatim without providing a fact check at the end of the article.
  2. You can tell the stub fingered babyman is lying when you see him moving his lips. But you already knew that.

MSNBC continues to piss me off

News flash: MSNBC isn’t a liberal TV network:

Gretchen Carlson, who settled a multi-million lawsuit late last year against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, is in talks with MSNBC to join the network, sources familiar with the matter told Business Insider.

A source familiar with the matter said Carlson’s deal had not yet been finalized, but was nearing completion. Two others at the network, including a high-level source, corroborated the news.

And guess what? It never was a liberal network. When you put Joe Scarborough on for an eighth of your day, give Greta Van Sustern another hour and try to add the original Fox & Friends dumb blonde to your lineup you lost all semblance of liberal cred.

MSNBC is like a blue dog Democrat. If you want to be a Republican, just change your damn party affiliation and stop wasting my time.

The Kellyanne conundrum

Why bother asking her questions?

If she’s not going to answer questions, why not just mock her for it? “Saturday Night Live” did a couple of weeks ago::

And guess what! When she was criticized by comedians, the news networks went to her defense:

And that it why you should turn off your TV when they offer the pretense of news. They don’t care about information. They bring on talking heads to fill air time. They don’t care what they say, and they don’t care that you are frustrated by what they’re not saying.

American TV news people are just beginning to shut down interviews with lying liars, but they haven’t done that until we descended into the pit that is the Lügenduck administration.

Had they done their jobs when it mattered, we wouldn’t be in this mess.