Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

“Keeping Them Honest” is Anderson Cooper’s version of the fact check, now applied to Trump’s photo-op cabinet meeting on January 2. We can all learn a lot from the CNN anchor’s recap of this bizarre beginning to the New Year — it’s highly educational as well as darkly amusing.

Did you know that the Russians were right to brutally occupy Afghanistan in the 1980s? Were you aware that the president of the United States has forgotten about 9/11? Are you reassured that Trump thinks he has an excellent relationship with the European heads of state who despise him?

Cooper’s pungent commentary notes how many of the Cabinet officials who bow and scrape before their leader are “acting” status. And how many of his nonsensical remarks — like his boast that he would have been “a good general” — are coming back to bite him.

As Trump puts it: “Enjoy the ride!” Just click.

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Photo by stingrayschuller licensed under CC BY 2.0

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

President Donald Trump's media allies are distorting a quote from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in order to falsely claim that Biden called police "the enemy." The lie followed a now well-trod path from Trump's campaign to his propagandists in Fox News prime time.

Biden has called for police reform following the brutal killing of George Floyd by officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While describing some of his campaign's proposals during an interview with progressive activist Ady Barkan published by NowThis News on Wednesday morning, Biden highlighted the problem of police militarization and how it impacts public perceptions of law enforcement.

Keep reading... Show less