Trump on CNN: Bigger, Meaner, Whinier Liar
The controversial town hall with the former president provided prosecutors with plenty of new evidence likely to bite him in the ass. Plus: Who paid George Santos' bail? And: Welcome, migrants!
Thanks for rising up with me on this Thursday, May 11, 2023.
And it was on this day in 1997 that IBM’s Deep Blue computer defeated chess champion Gary Kasparov, perhaps the beginning of the sweeping A.I. revolution we are experiencing today. Do you want to play a game?
Here Now the News:
THESE HEADLINES ARE THE BEST GUIDE TO THAT CNN SHITSHOW:
Trump fills his CNN town hall with a fire hose of old and new false claims —Washington Post
Trump’s Falsehoods and Bluster Overtake CNN Town Hall —The New York Times, which still leans on “falsehoods” when EVERYBODY knows it’s LIES.
Trump snaps at CNN’s Kaitlan Collins: ‘You’re a nasty person’ —The Hill
Liberal journalists, AOC blast network over event: ‘Lost total control’ —New York Post, which at last check misspelled “control” LOL!
Trump Mocks E. Jean Carroll at Town Hall, as His Fans Cheer Him On —Rolling Stone
WHO IS KAITLAN COLLINS? The Independent profiled the 31-year-old journalist who went face to face with the Orange Menace, I mean, Trump.
BRACING FOR THE END OF TITLE 42: The Covid-era rule that kept out migrants from Latin America expires in just hours. What happens next? CNN
WHY ARE WE SEEING SUCH RECORD NUMBERS OF MIGRANTS? NYT
“A STRIKING LEVEL OF COLLUSION:” Center for Immigration Studies
MIGRANTS NOW CROSSING AT RATE OF +10,000 A DAY: Reuters
U.S. SENATORS TRYING TO COME UP WITH A STOPGAP: The Hill
NEXT POLICY COULD MEAN IT’S “NOW OR NEVER:” The Associated Press
Border Patrol agents began releasing migrants already in the U.S. on Wednesday, giving them instructions to appear at an immigration office within 60 days, but with no way to keep tabs on them.
Also Wednesday, the Homeland Security Department announced a rule to make it extremely difficult for anyone who travels through another country, like Mexico, to qualify for asylum.
Homeland also introduced curfews with GPS tracking for families released in the U.S. before initial asylum screenings.
GEORGE SANTOS IS BACK IN WASHINGTON AFTER INDICTMENT: A.P.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ACTUAL INDICTMENT: NYT
WHO PAID THE LYING REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN’S BAIL? Paul Rudnick
REMEMBER THE NAME JORAN VAN DE SLOOT? The only suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway is being extradited to the U.S. —NYT
JUST HOW GUILTY IS WICKED WIDOW KOURI RICHENS? The Utah mom of 3 who wrote a book about grief after her husband “suddenly” dropped dead is not only charged with killing him, but it’s been revealed her husband was so suspicious of her, he changed the beneficiary of his life insurance policy to his sister. The New York Post reports that when Mrs. Richens got wind of the change, she changed it back, but the insurance company alerted her husband and he changed it again to deny her that money. Their poor kids. —NY Post
DEBT CEILING TALKS RESUME TOMORROW: Which states would be hit hardest if the talks fail? —CNN
THE COVID PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY IS OFFICIALLY OVER! What does that mean for you? USA Today
COLLEGE HOOPS COACH GETS TO KEEP HIS JOB AFTER GAY SLURS: Washington Post
BEYONCÉ KICKS OFF WORLD TOUR WITH COLOR BARS TEST PATTERN TURNED INTO A PROGRESS PRIDE FLAG: PinkNews
WHY ARE AMERICANS SMUGGLING FRUIT ROLL-UPS INTO ISRAEL? NYT
MISSOURI REPUBLICANS BLOCK GAY MAN FROM SPEAKING OUT AGAINST ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION: Erin In the Morning
ACTOR ELLIOT PAGE DISCUSSES TRANS JOY: The Today Show
I DID, TOO, ALONGSIDE JOURNALISTS ORION RUMMLER AND KARLEIGH CHARDONNAY WEBB, REPORTING ON TRANS RIGHTS: We appeared on Disrupted, hosted by Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean of Quinnipiac University. —CT Public
FOX NEWS AND CONSERVATIVES GRASP PEARLS OVER A.P. HEADLINE: I told you yesterday about the new law supporting gender-affirming care in Washington State, as reported by the Associated Press: "Minors seeking gender-affirming care in Washington will be protected from the intervention of estranged parents under a measure Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law." The headline on the A.P.’s story didn’t include the word “estranged,” and right-wingnuts lost their shit about “parental rights.” —Fox News
FOXNEWS.COM RUNS TRANSPHOBIC OP-ED BY MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETE: “If West Virginia allows boys to play in girls’ sports, I’d lose my dream,” writes Taylor Allen. #TransGirlsAreGirls, Taylor. —Fox News
IT’S NOT JUST FOX NEWS WITH THIS AGENDA: Sharyl Attkisson hosts a right-wing focused program, Full Measure, on the Sinclair right-wingnut network of TV stations coast to coast, and true to form, her show tackled the “Transgender Divide” this week. Lisa Fletcher “reports.”
Star Trek Corner
QUEER CAST OF STAR TREK DISCOVERY TO BE HONORED DURING PRIDE MONTH: The Hollywood Reporter (And I will be there to cover it!)
NOW YOU, TOO, CAN TOUR THE BRIDGE OF THE ENTERPRISE: Smithsonian
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That’s all for today! I’ll be back Sunday night with your Bedtime Stories, just enough to prepare you for the week to come. Until then… May your news be good news!
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