Some tweets you may find interesting on a late Spring day
None dare call it plagiarism
Okay, let's just call it an interesting parphrase of Neville Chamberlain. Historian Jack Pitney on yesterday's address by the president at West Point:
Trump: "It is not the duty of our military to solve ancient conflicts in faraway lands, that no one has ever heard of." His writers plagiarized . . .
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Imagine where we'd be right now if John McCain didn't have the courage to deny Mitch McConnell his dream of killing the Affordable Care Act with nothing to replace it.— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) April 3, 2020
Imagine millions more without health insurance during a devastating global pandemic.https://t.co/1OXOm4eUxL
But not on Trump
President Trump has recently shifted from ignoring, denying, and calling the coronavirus a Democratic plot to admitting that there is a problem. (But it's not his fault!) This quick video summarizes this change:
This is a great reminder of how Trump lied about and ignored a clear and present danger to his fellow Americans: . . .
This morning's news from Fox and others
This is how Fox's "straight news" website is covering coronavirus:— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 28, 2020
* It's not the main story
* The primary story on it is about Trump attacking Dems
* Tiny headline that notes Dow is down more than 900 points pic.twitter.com/DTY5o3G9s7
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Are there any other media sources defending the president's statements about Putin and the Russians?
This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Credit Trump With Diplomacy,” supports Donald Trump’s statements following the president’s meeting with Putin. The editorial says nothing about Trump’s dismissal of the conclusions from America’s intelligence agencies nor does it mention the recent indictments of Russians by the Mueller . . .
They sink lower and lower: a Fox News anchor demonstrates that he has more journalistic integrity than the Wheeling Intelligencer
(with evening update)
Intelligencer tells Congress to “probe Clinton”
Once again the Intelligencer demonstrates that its allegiance to Trump supersedes any ethical coverage of a story. This morning’s editorial, “Probe Clinton Link to Uranium Deal,” is just a rehash of their last editorial on the subject on October 27. Of course there is nothing new and . . .
Robert Murray explains why Hillary Clinton wants to curb fossil fuels
Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray was on the FOX Business Network’s "Risk & Reward" earlier today and said:
“The reason why she wants to see coal eliminated is because she’s getting millions of dollars of kickback to the Clinton Foundation and to her campaign from people who she says needs government help,” Murray . . .