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Caught on tape, Sean Spicer explains why the New York Times, CNN and others were banned from Friday’s White House press conference: “We’re going to aggressively push back.”

As we were just discussing, the White House banned reporters from the New York Times, CNN, and Politico from this past Friday’s scheduled briefing with Sean Spicer. At the time, the administration assured us that it was nothing out of the ordinary, and that we shouldn’t read too much into it. Audio just released from […]

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This week in lies… the “dishonest media” isn’t telling you that the murder rate has never been higher, no president has ever been as disrespected as Trump, and terrorist attacks are taking place all around us

Usually, when I talk about the administration’s lies, I try to provide context. I make it a point to explain what it is that I mean by “lies,” and offer some kind of justification as to why I think it’s important that we acknowledge these events. Today, though, I’m just going to jump right into […]

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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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