FACT OR FICTION

“Why Much Of Michael Wolff’s Book ‘Rings True’ | Morning Joe | MSNBC”


MSNBC

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS . . .


. . . SAD

“Has Trump Made Approval Polls Meaningless?”


POLITICO

It’s been just another 24 hours or so in the alternate political universe where we dwell. The president of the United States has retweeted incendiary—and some inauthentic—videos of supposed Muslim depredations that brought angry words from America’s oldest ally, and even from INFOWARS—home of Alex Jones’ conspiracy theories. His press secretary says it really doesn’t matter whether the videos are true or false. In another tweet, Trump implied that Joe Scarborough may have killed someone in his office—a death investigators have unequivocally ruled a tragic accident stemming from a heart condition—and hints at something sinister about a top NBC News executive. We are told by the New York Times that the president now says the voice on that infamous “Access Hollywood” tape—for which he publicly apologized in October 2016, and for which Billy Bush was fired—may not be his at all, and he has been reanimating the baseless, racist smear that Barack Obama may not have been born in the United States.” MORE

“Journalists also have a “duty to warn”: Are we starting to do our jobs?”


SALON

“In the much-discussed new book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump (Salon review here), mental health professionals act on their “duty to warn” of the imminent danger the Trump presidency represents. As explained in its prologue, “Collectively with our coauthors, we warn that anyone as mentally unstable as Mr. Trump simply should not be entrusted with the life-and-death powers of the presidency.” MORE

“How Russia Is Dividing America with Real “Fake News”: The Daily Show”


“Westboro Baptist Church cheers on Hurricane Irma via Twitter”


SALON

“The Westboro Baptist Church, a homophobic poster-design company that does a sideline business in religion, is rooting for Hurricane Irma even as the Category-5 storm rips across the Caribbean on a collision course with the U.S. mainland. As Tweets reveal, in a clash between humans and weather that could threaten millions of individuals (holy and otherwise) in Florida, Cuba and Puerto Rico, the Church is decidedly pro-weather.” MORE

“Despite Trump’s Dig, The Media Did Go ‘Into The Winds’ Of Hurricane Harvey”


HUFFINGTON POST

“The president praised the Coast Guard for “going into winds that the media would not go into…unless it’s a really good story.”  MORE

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