|Holy America Losing Its Mind, Batman!|
Okay, now I get it. As long as the rules are clear.
|Holy America Losing Its Mind, Batman!|
|Just because representing Donald Trump is stressful doesn't mean you get a pass.|
MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski then jumped in to ask Conway again "why he lied about Lester Holt."
"He didn't lie," Conway responded.
"I think he did," Brzezinski hit back.
Conway then said that "a lie would mean that he knew the man's party registration."Alrighty then. Of course he wasn't lying. He'd have to know the facts first! I want him for our president!
|I know, name-calling is wrong, but this is one lying motherfucker.|
All politicians bend the truth to fit their purposes, including Hillary Clinton. But Donald J. Trump has unleashed a blizzard of falsehoods, exaggerations and outright lies in the general election, peppering his speeches, interviews and Twitter posts with untruths so frequent that they can seem flighty or random — even compulsive.
Good grief.However, a closer examination, over the course of a week, revealed an unmistakable pattern: Virtually all of Mr. Trump’s falsehoods directly bolstered a powerful and self-aggrandizing narrative depicting him as a heroic savior for a nation menaced from every direction. Mike Murphy, a Republican strategist, described the practice as creating “an unreality bubble that he surrounds himself with.”
Were you part of the debate over whether to use the word lie in the paper?
Absolutely, and not only the discussion about using it, which I completely supported. Carolyn Ryan and Michael Barbaro, the editor and the reporter on the story, came to me and said, “We think this is the moment, and we want to write this.” I made the decision to make it the lead story, but they came to me and said, “Here’s the story we want to write,” and they described the story. Carolyn even said to me, “We want to put lie in the headline, are you comfortable with that,” and I said, “yeah, absolutely.”
You said you didn’t decide what was on the front page, and you—
Yes, the pure mendacity of Donald Trump is extraordinary.Except in extraordinary cases. This was extraordinary.
But the careful observer [of the review of Matt Lauer's town hall moderating] will note an important difference here. Many of those who criticized Lauer’s performance faulted him for failing to challenge Trump’s well-documented falsehoods in real time (in particular, his claim that he opposed the Iraq War). By contrast, Trump is telegraphing that his supporters will hammer the moderators if they do challenge his well-documented falsehoods in real time.
In other words, one side wants the moderators to hold the candidates accountable, and the other doesn’t. We can argue endlessly over whether those in the former camp are trying to game the debates so that Trump faces tougher questioning than Clinton. But the bottom line is that, given that it is simply true that Trump lies a lot more frequently, audaciously and egregiously than Clinton, and that it took many months before this was widely acknowledged in the press, most Clinton supporters would probably be just fine with equivalent treatment of both of their assertions at the debate, and if they aren’t, they should be.Get the popcorn and the tequila ready. We're going to need it Monday.
What we have here is a candidate for president of the United States who makes stuff up all the time, but is either incapable of realizing that he’s telling a lie, or constitutionally unable to take blame for being untruthful.
Amazing indeed.Yet, according to the polls, Hillary Clinton’s biggest problem is that the public thinks she’s dishonest. Amazing.
|All the adults on the left want Hillary. Just sayin'.|
|Okay, fine, pink. But pink is the new white. (Yeah, sometimes also orange...)|
Just days after two black men were fatally shot by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina, vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence on Thursday urged an audience of evangelical leaders to "set aside talk" of institutional racism, the Associated Press reported.Maybe this is a tag-team strategy. Trump reaches out to black people by reminding them their lives suck hard, and Mike Pence reaches out to white people by reminding people how white he is. Smart!
|When he went from "Stephen Colbert" to Stephen Colbert, I worried. I
have. As for Michelle Obama, she rocks our American culture, like a legit queen.
|Working-class white men have been voting against their own
for most of their lives. As Stephen Colbert might ask: funny, or almost funny?