FOLKS … YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP.
Brian Williams is the face of fake news. He was let go from his anchor position by NBC News for exactly that. Now this guy has the nerve to talk about fake news?
For years I’ve wondered if former NBC news anchor Brian Williams is an aspiring stand-up comic. What he said last night on The 11th Hour sealed it — this guy can make people laugh, albeit not always intentionally.
Williams’s repeated episodes of fictional story telling fobbed off as news, often accompanied by exaggerations of his journalistic heroics, led to his downfall from NBC in 2015. He was back seven months later in a lesser role, consigned to the purgatory that is late night on MSNBC.
Rather than tell you outright what Williams said, I defer to a video of his remarks. Better to hear it directly from him.
Yes, Williams actually said that, and while managing to keep a straight face. Just giving the guy credit where it’s due.
His decrying of “fake news” suggests that MSNBC is no place for this sort of thing. But if that were true, shouldn’t MSNBC refrain from having Brian Williams — of all people in the network’s employ — report on fake news to begin with? At the very least, shouldn’t some sort of disclaimer run across the bottom of the screen, something to the effect — “Warning: MSNBC anchor condemning fake news has repeatedly engaged in the practice.”
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith Haults Michigan Recount Charade by Green Party candidate Jill Stein
MICHIGAN PRESIDENTIAL VOTE RECOUNT STOPPED …
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith has sided with a state appeals court Wednesday in stopping the Michigan presidential vote recount. Previously, a Michigan appeals court ruled 3-0 that Green Party candidate Jill Stein should not have been allowed to demand a recount because she is not an “aggrieved candidate.” Gee, really? How would anyone be allowed to claim they were aggrieved in the voting process when they only won 1.1% of the vote? Thus, the recount sham on the part of Green Party candidate Jill Stein is over and it is as it was, TRUMP WINS MICHIGAN!!! In fact, thanks to Jill Stein’s joke recount efforts, Trump picked up even more votes than originally determined.
A federal judge has stopped the hand recount of nearly 5 million ballots in Michigan, a decision that seems to secure Donald Trump’s narrow victory in the traditionally blue state.
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith, who effectively ordered the recount to begin Monday, sided with a state appeals court Wednesday in halting the effort, ABC News reported.
On Tuesday, a Michigan appeals court ruled 3-0 that Green Party candidate Jill Stein should not have been allowed to demand a recount because she is not an “aggrieved candidate.” Goldsmith, after hearing arguments from the state Republican Party and GOP attorney general, agreed.
“Because there is no basis for this court to ignore the Michigan court’s ruling and make an independent judgment regarding what the Michigan Legislature intended by the term ‘aggrieved,’ plaintiffs have not shown an entitlement to a recount,” Goldsmith said.
Two Teen Juveniles Charged with Arson in Tennessee Wildfires that Left 14 People Dead … Might Be Charged as Adults
Two teen juveniles have been charged with aggravated arson in connection with the wildfires that tore through Eastern Tennessee, including Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, that killed 14 people and damaging or destroying hundreds of buildings and properties. It is not known yet whether the two teens will be charged as adults. According to 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, additional charges are being considered, including the possibility of seeking a transfer to adult criminal court. The youths were from Tennessee, but not from Sevier County, where the fires started. At this time, there is no additional information about the youths was made available, including their age and gender.
The question is … should these two juveniles be charged as adults for the crimes, deaths and wide spread damage they caused?
Two juveniles have been charged with aggravated arson in connection with the wildfires that ravaged two East Tennessee resort towns last week, killing 14 people and leaving nearly 150 others injured and damaging or destroying hundreds of properties, authorities said Wednesday.
During an investigation involving local, state and federal agents, “information was developed that two juveniles allegedly started the fire” that roared through Great Smoky Mountains National Park before spreading into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.
Both were taken into custody Wednesday and are being held at the Sevier County Juvenile Detention Center.
The suspects are Tennessee residents, District Attorney General Jimmy B. Dunn said at a news conference in Sevierville. No additional information about the youths was made available, including their age and gender.
CEO of Japanese SoftBank Says Company Invest $50 billion & 50,000 Jobs to US after Meeting with Donald Trump
TRUMP IS NOT EVEN BEEN SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT AND LOOK WHAT HE IS DOING FOR US ECONOMY …
Yesterday it was announced that Masayoshi Son, the CEO of the Japanese telecom SoftBank, his company will invest $50 billion and bring 50,000 jobs to the United States after he met with President-elect Donald Trump.SoftBank is the second-largest telecom by market share in Japan after rival NTT. This is what happens when a business man is elected president. Any one think this deal would have happened had Hillary been elected? Donald Trump is already making America great again!
Masayoshi Son, the CEO of the Japanese telecom SoftBank, announced Tuesday that his company will invest $50 billion and bring 50,000 jobs to the US after he met with President-elect Donald Trump.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Son told reporters at Trump Tower that the investment would come from a $100 billion fund created in partnership with the Saudi Arabia sovereign-wealth fund and other investors.
SoftBank in October announced a $100 billion tech fund with the Saudis called the SoftBank Vision Fund. The fund had not detailed where it would invest.
Details about the jobs or what sort of businesses the fund would invest in were not announced. But Son showed reporters a PowerPoint slide signed by Son and Trump with the vague numbers.
Shortly after the meeting, Trump tweeted the details of the agreement and said the deal never would have been done “had we (Trump) not won the election.”
TIME MAGAZINE POY, DONALD J. TRUMP …
Donald Trump appears to be making Time great again. Time magazine has made president-elect Donald Trump, 2016 Time Person of the Year!!! Honestly, who else could it have been and Time have any credibility? Although, there was a moment when I thought they might have made the snark pick of Julian Assange of Wikileaks and Vladimir Putin. However, with Trump’s political upset in this past year’s 2016 presidential election over Hillary Clinton, turning blue states red, having to go up against the most well funded Democrat candidate in history, the liberal MSM, the DNC, Democrats and establishment Republicans … Donald Trump won a historic electoral college landslide victory. Who else could be Time person of the year but Donald J. Trump.
This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer.
It’s hard to measure the scale of his disruption. This real estate baron and casino owner turned reality-TV star and provocateur—never a day spent in public office, never a debt owed to any interest besides his own—now surveys the smoking ruin of a vast political edifice that once housed parties, pundits, donors, pollsters, all those who did not see him coming or take him seriously. Out of this reckoning, Trump is poised to preside, for better or worse.
For those who believe this is all for the better, Trump’s victory represents a long-overdue rebuke to an entrenched and arrogant governing class; for those who see it as for the worse, the destruction extends to cherished norms of civility and discourse, a politics poisoned by vile streams of racism, sexism, nativism. To his believers, he delivers change—broad, deep, historic change, not modest measures doled out in Dixie cups; to his detractors, he inspires fear both for what he may do and what may be done in his name.