Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Jemele Hill=John Garfield in ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’

As you splendid readers undoubtedly know, ESPN lightning rod Jemele Hill has been handed a two-week suspension by the cable sports network for, yes, reckless tweeting. Via CNN Money: ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over NFL tweets ESPN has suspended host … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Name That President Edition)

During our post-prandial reading last night, the hardworking staff came across this passage: He put, aides noticed, more more concentration into watching the news than into almost anything else, you could watch with him but you could not talk. He … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (‘To Know Trump’ Pre-Verbal Edition)

From our To Know Trump (established in 2010!) desk Last month STAT’s Sharon Begley wrote this piece about Donald Trump’s increasing disconnection with the English language. Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change? It was the … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Tamper Down’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases uttered by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. Here’s our latest batch, in reverse chronological order. • The other … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is Truly America’s First Cubist President

From our Pablo Picasso desk Last fall the hardworking staff noted – Exclusive! – that Donald Trump Is Our First Cubist Presidential Candidate (Because He’s on Every Side of Every Issue). We even provided this handy clip ‘n’ save graphic, compliments of … Continue reading

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Seriously, When Did ‘Based On’ Turn Into ‘Based Off Of’?

From our Syn Tax on Bad Grammar desk Well the hardworking staff was blithely perusing the relentless Brian Stelter’s CNN Reliable Sources newsletter let night when we came across this: Really? Based off of? The hardwincing staff has endured this example of American … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (@elondumptrump Edition)

From our never-ending All Those Dollars and No Sense series Elon Musk, celebrated electric carhop and fledgling space cadet, generally gets positive press – except for yesterday, when this full-page ad appeared in four daily newspapers.   Close-up for the … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (To Know Trump Edition)

We are reminded every day that Pres. Donald Trump (R-Donald Trump) is, for all practical purposes, pre-verbal. See the transcript from his recent Time interview for the gory details. But every once in a while we get a glimpse of … Continue reading

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New York Times Publishes Chinese Government Propaganda

In the run-up to yesterday’s Donald Trump-Xi Jinping hoedown at Mar-a-Lago, the New York Times ran this full-page piece of aditprop from Chinese government mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency.     (To be fair graf goes here) To be fair, just … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Didn’t Honor Ryan Owens. He Used Him.

This is really hard to write, because in no way do we wish to minimize the death of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in Yemen on Jan. 29 in a raid President Donald Trump has said was highly successful. Except … Continue reading

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