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.

We are treading on very dangerous ground here

The Lügenduck tweeted this:

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When a leader of a country list groups as enemies, he’s telling his followers to attack.

And the lying duck’s followers are crazy people. Consider:

What was finally real was Edgar Welch, driving from North Carolina to Washington to rescue sexually abused children he believed were hidden in mysterious tunnels beneath a neighborhood pizza joint.

This idiot, who was acting on the epitome of fake news promoted by the mouthpieces of the Red Menace, took an automatic weapon into a place where parents take children to have a good time, because he believe the conspiracy theories the pump truppets were spewing.

He should be in jail for the rest of his life, but there are a lot more people out there who are just like him.

And just to remind you, see points three and six:

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A colorful memory in black and white

One thing I noticed when Mary Tyler Moore died last week was this photo accompanying her obituary:

ap7008290251This is a 1970 still from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Anyone notice anything strange about it?

It’s 1970. They had color TV in 1970. The show was in color.

Here. I’ll show you. This is the famous line from the first episode:

Why is the photo black and white?

Here’s a link to the obit in the Washington Post and the New York Times. Even the Guardian in London went black and white.

I suspect it’s because the networks sent production stills to newspapers in black and white because few newspapers had color capacity in the 1970s. (That’s right, kids. Color was a relatively new thing for newspapers in the late 20th century. That’s probably why print is dying.)

Or maybe we were all poor back then and only saw the show on black and white televisions and don’t remember it any other way?