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Tuesday News: Trump “pivots…back into the mud”; “Trump Is Already Helping Putin Consolidate Control of Ukraine”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, August 23. Also check out this amazing clip of Charles Blow.

  • Robert Reich:

    The latest right-wing wacko conspiracy claim is that Hillary Clinton is hiding a serious brain injury. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday” yesterday, former New York City mayor and Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani accused the mainstream media of hiding the evidence, then encouraged doubters to “go online and put down ‘Hillary Clinton illness.'”

    There’s not a shred of evidence for this, of course. But, taking a page out of Josef Goebel’s “big lie” strategy, Trump and his surrogates assume that if they say something often enough – and accuse the mainstream media of a cover-up — some gullible people will start believing it. It’s just like Trump’s “birther” claim in 2008, which mirrored Republican “Swift boaters” in 2004, the “hanging chad” crowd in 2000, and, in the 1990s, “travelgate,” “troopergate,” and the Vince Foster “murder.”

    Unfounded conspiracy theories travel quickly these days through the sewage pipelines connecting right-wing blogs to larger outlets like Breitbart, Infowars and Fox News. It’s no coincidence that the former heads of Breitbart and Fox News are now advising Trump.

    A democracy depends on media with integrity, and readers and viewers with brains. We are in danger of losing both.

  • Quizzical

    The FBI investigation found more Hillary-related emails somehow, and my assumption is that they were emails still in the State Department system. As I understand it, these new emails may be duplicative, at least in part, of emails already produced and examined. Further, nobody except the FBI has looked at this new set of emails, so now the State Dept. has to process them to respond to FOIA requests.

    How is this a scandal? Have we – the press and the public – been so conditioned that if the words Hillary and email appear in a sentence, the next words have to be untrustworthy and scandal?

    All I can say that for someone who supposedly is secretive and untrustworthy and lacking in transparency, like they say Hillary is, there sure are a lot of emails to look at.

    • No matter what this is, it’s a million times less serious than the corrupt and/or treasonous s*** Trump and his minions have been up to.

  • Video: Charles Blow – supporting Trump means supporting a bigot; end of story


  • Video: Hillary Clinton has Jimmy Kimmel take her pulse, opens jar of pickles


  • Video: Even Bill O’Reilly calls out Trump on immigration; says police just can’t “beat up” people


  • Video: Trae “Liberal Redneck” Crowder’s latest…another classic!


  • Video: “Ten years after Al Gore’s movie, the climate debate in the US has devolved into nonsense.”


  • Video: Martin O’Malley tees off on Donald Trump, Corey Lewandoski – great stuff!


  • Video: Bill Nye correctly ties Louisiana flooding to climate change, says “it’s only going to get worse” as the world continues to heat up. Build wind turbines instead of oil rigs. Recommends checking out The Solutions Project – can power the US with renewable energy if we just decide to do it. “Here at CNN you have essentially a climate change denier meteorologist, and knock yourselves out but this is a big problem and it’s not going away.”


  • Video: President Obama Delivers a Statement to the Press in Louisiana