Outraged Conservatives Cry ‘Interrogation’ Over Trump’s Town Hall Moderator Asking Tough Questions:

President Donald Trump, having bailed on a debate with his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, had a town hall moderated by NBC News anchor Savannah Guthrie on Thursday night instead at the same exact time Biden was holding a town hall of his own on ABC News.

Though NBC had come under fire for providing Trump his desired platform (and time slot) after he torpedoed plans to face Biden head-on, Guthrie grilled the President on his tax returns, COVID-19 diagnosis, and refusal to condemn white supremacy, thus proving that Trump wasn’t going to escape the tough questions he might’ve faced during a debate–much to the fury of his conservative buddies.

“NBC fake news did their best to just ambush President Trump at tonight’s town hall,” Fox News host Sean Hannity declared on his program. “He pretty much debated Savannah Guthrie. And what we all witnessed was not journalism, it was a political debate with the morning host of the “Today Show” serving as, well, Joe Biden’s surrogate.”

I know there is no point in noting the hypocrisy of Republicans and their iron-clad imperviousness to cognitive dissonance.

Still, I can’t help but laugh when the whole lot of them (up to and including Cry-Baby Trump himself) whining about having to answer a few questions. What a bunch of tough guys.

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Hello, we’re Google. We will push out half-baked products like Google Classroom that barely work, then thoughtlessly add features to classes full of little kids because we don’t give a shit and are only interested in locking you into our ecosystem and harvesting your data.
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Trump Won’t Concede, but He’ll Pack His Bags – The Atlantic:

Picture this: After a year in office, the country is still running; the long national nightmare of having a crypto-Kenyan Muslim president is over. Trump addresses Congress to announce that, having made America great again, he will retire to Trump Tower, like Cincinnatus to his farm on the right bank of the Tiber, and leave the republic in the capable hands of President Mike Pence. Trump then enjoys a gilded post-presidency—with opportunities for profit that would make the Clinton family blush.

To those who imagine Trump as Mussolini, this scenario will sound crazy.

But what stopped it from happening was not that Trump found his inner duce. The first intervention was reality: The president who sleeps away a year in office does not awake to find his ship on course for safe harbor. He finds it run aground and ripped apart, leaking its contents all over the country like the Exxon Valdez. The second was impeachment, the Russia investigation, and other accusations of criminality against Trump and his associates. Being much poorer than he claimed to be, then hiring cut-rate criminals to run his affairs, made honorable departure from office ahead of schedule—and without permanent taint—impossible.

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Among the problems with Barrett as a potential Supreme Court Justice, I would say that whether or not she takes notes ranks pretty low on the list.
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I am generally not a fan of “You’re focusing on the wrong thing!” types of political arguments, but the number of people working themselves into a lather about the data center cable-cut in Virginia yesterday as some sort of deliberate conspiracy is kind of ridiculous.
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I saw someone saying over the weekend that Biden’s refusal to give a definite answer on whether or not he would support a push to expand the Supreme Court is upsetting all the right people, and I mostly agree with that.
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Overnight, the NYT changed their headline from “Down In the Polls, Trumps Calls For Arrest Of Political Rivals” to “Trump, Bristling At Virus Restraints, Goes on the Offensive.”

They should have stuck with the original.

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