Brian Stelter, CNN media reporter, on _____ and fake news:
“Yeah, President-elect _____ is many things. To his voters, he’s a beloved figure. But one of the things he is, is a theorist. And he’s also in a few different cases tweeted out links to clearly fake news stories. Now, that hasn’t happened in recent days. I would say it’s been about a week since he tweeted something that was clearly false — he said there have been millions of illegal votes. That didn’t happen.”
And remember he also said he saw thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheering on 9/11; he just said Boeing was billing the US $4 billion for a plane—it’s billing us $170 million.
He’s the Kingmaker of Fake News or at least he’s stupid enough to buy into it.
Wayne LaPierre, HBIC at the NRA, gleefully cheering a _____ presidency because it means more guns:
“This is our historic moment to go on offense and to defeat the forces that have aligned against our freedom once and for all. The individual right to carry a firearm in defense of our lives and our families does not and should not end at any state line.”
One NRA goal is getting Congress to pass a law requiring all states to recognize concealed-carry handgun permits issued by any other state. Law enforcement organizations warn the change would mean encountering more guns during traffic stops and in tourist areas, and say there is no way to easily check the validity of an out-of-state firearm permit because there is no nationwide database. Another goal is to eliminate gun-free zones at schools and reduce requirements for background checks.
Tom Ford, saying all men need to be sexually penetrated:
“I think it would help them understand women. It’s such a vulnerable position to be in, and it’s such a passive position to be in. And there’s such an invasion, in a way, that even if it’s consensual, it’s just very personal. I think there’s a psyche that happens because of it that makes you understand and appreciate what women go through their whole life, because it’s not just sexual, it’s a complete setup of the way the world works, that one sex has the ability to literally—and is expected to and is wanted to—but also there’s an invasion. And I think that that’s something most men do not understand at all.”
Hey, Tom, stick to design and the occasional movie, because this is just nonsense.
Hillary Clinton, the Popular Vote President, on Fake News:
“Let me just mention one threat in particular that should concern all Americans… the epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year. It’s now clear that so-called ‘fake news’ can have real world consequences. This isn’t about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities.”
Clinton seemed to be speaking of Pizzagate, a fake news story that a DC pizza shop was being used as part of a child sex-ring run by Clinton and John Podesta.
And, yes, some idiot bought into that story took a gun to that pizza shop and began shooting.
PS the son of one of _____’s cabinet choices helped perpetuate that fake news story.
President Obama, on the Passing of John Glenn:
“When John Glenn blasted off from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas rocket in 1962, he lifted the hopes of a nation. And when his Friendship 7 spacecraft splashed down a few hours later, the first American to orbit the Earth reminded us that with courage and a spirit of discovery there's no limit to the heights we can reach together. With John's passing, our nation has lost an icon and Michelle and I have lost a friend. John spent his life breaking barriers, from defending our freedom as a decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, to setting a transcontinental speed record, to becoming, at age 77, the oldest human to touch the stars. John always had the right stuff, inspiring generations of scientists, engineers and astronauts who will take us to Mars and beyond--not just to visit, but to stay. Today, the people of Ohio remember a devoted public servant who represented his fellow Buckeyes in the U.S. Senate for a quarter century and who fought to keep America a leader in science and technology. Our thoughts are with his beloved wife Annie, their children John and Carolyn and the entire Glenn family. The last of America's first astronauts has left us, but propelled by their example we know that our future here on Earth compels us to keep reaching for the heavens. On behalf of a grateful nation, Godspeed, John Glenn.”