Here’s something many of you may not know is going on that is very irresponsible. Journalists and reporters use Twitter alot to get information out to the public as quick as possible. Yesterday, Donald Trump tweeted out how he went to visit Alexandria gunshot victim, Congressman Scalise, in the hospital. Trump said Scalise was in rough condition and to pray for him. Well, reporter, Jim Acosta, sent out a tweet saying the President never visited Scalise at the hospita!. This was read by thousands and even Jake Tapper took Acosta’s word and reported the findings. Well, it turns out Jim Acosta was wrong, and therefore Jake Tapoer. But instead of tweeting out a retraction saying he was wrong, Mr. Acosta just deleted the tweet and called it a day. No retraction, yet tens of thousands of people thought Trump just lied. Luckily real reporters who still believe in fairness captured an image of the tweet in error and tried to spread the correct version of events around while also publicly shaming Acosta. The fair reporters weren’t conservatives, but progressives. They just believe in the integrity of their profession
Disappointed in Senator Al Franken for cancelling events with Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher after their justifable mistakes. Yes, they both made mistakes and are facing the consequences, but I have a different code for when you are good friends. Franken says he is good friends with both and has talked to both since their faux pas. But to me, good friends don’t turn their backs on you when you’re down and out. Franken knows good and well, as a fellow conedian, what it’s like when you push the envelope too far. So Im just disappointed in him as far as the friend code of ethics. And that goes double for you, Anderson Cooper!
I didn’t get to talk about the lame #MarchForTruth. I didn’t realize it was for Russisgate. Are you kidding me? A march for truth on a conspiracy thery. Is this where the Resistanve is going to put all it’s effort? With the establishment Democrats? How bout a march for truth for the men, women, and children being poisoned by lead pipes in Flint and other cities, how bout a march for truth for all the pipes that are leaking oil into our lakes and streams, how bout a march for truth for the homeless, the hungry, and downtrodden, how bout a march for truth against terrorism and our constant bombing of Muslim countries therefore making more terrorists, how bout a march for truth on income inequality, mass incarceration, fight for 15. And there’s much more, but you chose Russiagate. No wonder it wasn’t well attended. It’s hard to get worked up about that when there’s so many things fucking more important.
Of course she is being investigated! You post a piece of performance art (????) where you’re showing the president being decapitated, then expect the secret service to investigate you. Just cause you/re on the left doesn’t make you immune to what happens to those on the right who depict a president hanging from a noose. At least Ms. Griffin was spared a visit from the secret service unlike Ted Nugentt when he made his faux pas against Obama. And I’m sorry but the constant, relentless visceral hatred for this President set the stage for Ms.. Griffin to think she could get away with this kind of indulgent behavior. What’s particularly sad is that this routine hateful behavior by the left opened Ms. Griffin to the mistaken belief that she was safe to commit this piece of stupidity only to witness her political sister group, her friends, and her colleagues rise up, condemn her, then devour her whole taking her completely by surprise. Poor thing, I guess. She might as well have not even apologized. I wouldn’t have. Her idol, Joan Rivers, wouldn’t have, Joan also wouldn’t have given that embarrassing press conference blaming Donald Trump for her now present woes. What did he do except send off one his tweets defending his family having to see him die an Isis style death. I actually thought his response was rather muted considering his style. But he didn;t “break” her. Nor did his tamily who naturally stood up for their father. No, Joan Rivers, more than likely, would have come out bashing the political left, her friends, and her colleagues for turning their backs on her when she needed them most. Talk about a bunch of pussies. But really, when are celebrities going to learn the lesson that you can’t casually make fun of or try to make a statement about a president using violence or their death as the backdrop? This happens with every presidency and the celebrity is always left shellshocked that the secret service is knocking at their door. This is standard operating procedure for a sitting President. Oh, and Kathy, kudos from learning from your so–called role model Hillary Clinton by using every trick in the blame game book to try and get off the hook.
I don’t understand why Kathy Griffin is blaming Donald Trump for her predicament. He didn’t do anything to her, unless I missed something. It was the public, the left and right, who she outraged. Why obtain a lawyer? I could care kess about what she did…It was artistic expression, but obviously the public didn’t like it. But she’s blaming Trump. All he did was tweet about it, as usual, and said it hurt his family. But that was overshadowed by the public outcry which I can never read right.
Some of my new philosophies:
If something sounds too good or convenient, research it
If something sounds awful, can’t be true, bizarre, investigate it
Read things you may disagree with for perspective
Ignore Clickbait articles; they will be slanted
Be wary of the majority groupthink
Question conglomerate media the most
Don’t let celebrities influence your opinion
Listen to music daily
Last updated: Feb. 17, 2017
80. Feb. 16, 2017 — White House press conference
The claim: “I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan.”
79. Feb. 16, 2017 — White House press conference
The claim about former campaign manager Paul Manafort: “He said that he has absolutely nothing to do and never has with Russia. He said that very forcefully. I saw his statement. He said it forcefully. Most of the papers do not print it because it’s not good for their stories.”
Can we all agree that shaming is good in certain situations?
Steph Gongora performs yoga in white pants while free-bleeding to make a point about period shame peoplem.ag/hdldmns