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I stand corrected: #illridewithyou is working after all.
Sure, Cuba is a failed state and a miserable socialist dictatorship. But it's so quaint!
Last week, I blogged about a woman in St. Louis who said she was attacked because of her Bosnian heritage. As it turns out, she was lying and there's video evidence.
The current People will sell better than the Hillary Clinton issue, because Hillary Clinton isn't on the cover. And when readers turn to the magazine's latest hard-hitting look at the Obamas, they'll learn that even the First Lady of the United States isn't immune from racism.
Elizabeth Warren's tribe should take heart: Hillary is in no way inevitable.
First the setup. Then the punchline.
We all know the pattern by now:
Red hot chili peppers aren't just the greatest band in history. They're also the key to being better than all the other males in your immediate vicinity.
You're not a racist or an Uncle Tom for watching the following, as long as you don't dare to disagree.
It happens less and less often, as the world moves on and Sorkin's whole schtick doesn't. But writing in yesterday's NYT, he puts his coke-dappled finger on exactly what's been bothering me about the Sony hackers:
Caption This: CNN’s Margaret Hoover, Sally Kohn, and Mel Robbins Propagate A Lie About The Michael Brown Shooting
This news story has nothing to do with any previous news stories or any subsequent news stories. It is a completely isolated event that tells us nothing about the world in which we live.
Just hear me out.
Here's a great catch by our old pal Sean Davis at The Federalist. As Rolling Stone's UVA gang-rape story implodes, Davis has been looking into the Sabrina Erdely archive to try to find out what else she's lied about.
The Rolling Stone story about a horrific gang-rape at the University of Virginia isn't as much of a disaster as its critics have claimed. It's far, far worse.
When Republicans do something, it's bad. When Democrats do the very same thing, it becomes good. That's true of everything else, so why not this?
Lena Dunham was paid lots and lots of money to write a memoir. In it, she claimed to have been raped at Oberlin College by a "mustachioed campus Republican" named Barry. Barry wore purple cowboy boots and hosted a radio show that Dunham called by name. She assigned a number of other specific details to Barry. Also, she didn't say that "Barry" was a pseudonym, as she did when writing about several other people who've been lucky enough to wander into her life.