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It’s the piss that gets the press, but the leaked intelligence dossier also claims that Trump was offered a 19% stake in the Russian oil company Rosneft in exchange for lifting sanctions as President

As we discussed yesterday, an intelligence report assembled by a former MI6 operative in Moscow concerning Trump’s extensive ties to the government of Vladimir Putin went public thanks to Buzzfeed and CNN. These documents, which you really should read in their entirety, paint a troubling portrait of our President-elect. According to the as-yet-verified claims made […]

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How to survive in a world without facts

The utter disregard for truth that we’re seeing with Trump isn’t something that’s completely new… I just went through the archive here and found a number of instances over the past decade or so, where we’ve lamented the fact that truth was becoming a thing of the past. Back in 2008, I apparently even posted […]

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Is the death of Amy Winehouse really newsworthy?

While I feel terrible that Amy Winehouse has passed, and sickened by the fact that her death is destined to become a punchline on talk radio, the really terrible thing, I think, is that it’s going to dominate news around the world for the coming days, bumping the mass murder in Norway, and the current […]

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Fox News spreads more lies, but that’s OK with America

Fox News sent one of their “journalists,” a guy by the name of Mike Tobin, to cover the protests in Madison, Wisconsin a few days ago. The crowd, as you can imagine, wasn’t enthusiastic about having Fox cameras on the scene, as the network had been taking the side of Governor Scott Walker, who went […]

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Deceptive editing at FOX News

A few days ago, I posted a link to a Daily Show segment in which FOX News was clearly shown to have deceptively edited footage of Barack Obama in order to give the false impression that he intended to raise taxes on all Americans. As the segment was about ten minutes in length, I didn’t […]

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