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Trump’s G-20: A World-Class Presidential “Kayfabe”

At the White House level, the U.S. doesn’t have a foreign policy. Trumpism is best understood as a cult of personality with a world-view rooted in WWE professional wrestling, where race, ethnicity and tribal loyalties prevail.

July 12, 2017
Trump, Financial Disclosure

Trump’s Media Obsession Led Him To Hire The Head Of A Far-Right News Site To Run His Campaign

It seemed bizarre. But Donald Trump’s choice last week of a renegade, far-right news executive to lead his campaign was an inevitable culmination of a candidate’s war with the mainstream media and his embrace of his party’s most incendiary voices.

August 22, 2016

The Secret To Trump’s Ratings

How to explain Donald Trump? It has nothing to do with polls, political rhetoric, tactics, strategy, or history. It has everything to do with reality TV — which the chattering classes don’t know jack about. Some of us might even be proud of that. Yuuuuge problem.

November 30, 2015

Jenner Pulls Back Curtain On Transgender Life In TV’s ‘I Am Cait’

It’s clear from the beginning of ‘I Am Cait’ that she is on a mission to educate about the challenges for the transgender community.

July 22, 2015
Donald Trump

Analysis: Donald Trump Enters Race And GOP Wonders, Presidency Or Reality TV?

Even before Trump jumped into the race, however, the logic of reality TV has had an effect on all the GOP campaigns.

June 16, 2015
Duggar

Josh Duggar Was ‘A Child Preying On A Child,’ His Father Says

The Duggar parents publicly addressed the allegations for the first time since reports surfaced two weeks ago.

June 4, 2015

Police Kill TV Crew Member Filming Reality Show ‘Cops’

Washington (AFP) — The filming of the reality show “Cops” turned deadly when U.S. police firing on a man suspected of robbing a restaurant hit a TV sound man and killed him, police said. The suspect, later found to have a pistol that fired pellets, was also killed in the incident in Omaha, Nebraska, on […]

August 28, 2014

Sarah Palin Launches Online Channel To Beat Liberal Media, Steal From The Gullible

Perhaps sensing that the country no longer takes her threats to run for office seriously, on Sunday former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced a new way to separate her loyal followers from their money: The Sarah Palin Channel. As Talking Points Memo reports, Palin is launching her own online news network to circumvent the lamestream […]

July 28, 2014
Memo Pad, Donald Trump, Birther, Controversy

Governor Trump? The Donald Floats Another Fake Campaign

In news that’s sure to thrill New York governor Andrew Cuomo, political satirists, and no one else, Donald Trump says he is considering a run for governor of New York in 2014. Trump made his latest grasp for political relevance during an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Friday. “Are you running for […]

January 13, 2014