"I LOVE MY HORSES,'' WHINNEYED LYNN HUMMER AS SHE SCRATCHED AT THE GROUND WITH A FOOT. "I LOVE THE HORSES. I LOVE THE SMELL OF THEM, THE TOUCH OF THEM. THE TASTE OF THEM."
WITH THAT, LYNN RUSHED OVER TO DEMONSTRATE AS SHE BURIED HER FACE IN THE ASS OF A FOAL.
"AND IT'S TASTY TOO!" INSISTED LYNN LOOKING LIKE A DERANGED LUCY RICARDO.
ASKED ABOUT PEOPLE, LYNN INSISTED THEY COULDN'T BE TRUSTED.
"PEOPLES HURT YOU," LYNN INSISTED AS SHE MUNCHED ON A SUGAR CUBE. "PEOPLES HURT YOU. HORSES DON'T. ME LOVE THE HORSES."
JUST THEN A RATTLESNAKE APPEARED IN THE BARN AND LYNN REARED BACK, TOSSING HER HEAD BACK AND REARING UP ON HER HIND LEGS. IN DOING SO, SHE SNAPPED HER HEAD OFF HER BODY. THE HEAD HIT THE GROUND AND SKIMMED ACROSS THE BARN UNTIL IT ENDED UP IN A COW PIE.
"YUMMY!" SQUEALED THE COW PIE STAINED HEAD OF LYNN. "YUMMY! THE ONLY THING TASTIER IS LYING ABOUT PEOPLE. WHERE'S POLITICO! I GOT ME SOME MORE LIES TO TELL!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Starting in the US where the lying never ends. Tweet below has been altered to remove blue check information -- blue check information creates a big, black square The Tweet Anthony Zenkus is noting is from David Axelrod:
David's trash and he always has been. That he'd embrace rape culture is only a surprise if you didn't know the details of his life. Fair-minded readings? David, we're not whores like you. Let's start with the PBS report. As Ava and I noted -- Jim says we should be saying "As Ava and I exclusively reported" -- in "Media: Lies and liars all around," PBS didn't report a damn thing. This despite praise from David and the always ridiculous Judy Woodruff. Judy calls the PBS garbage "deeply reported." That claim -- more than everything Gwen Ifill used to say about her -- really questions Judy's understanding of the term "reporting."
PBS didn't do anything to praise.
In fact, they should be called out.
Tara Reade has accused Joe Biden of assault. PBS responds how? THE NEWSHOUR brings Tara on and -- Oh, wait. This is their second 'report' and PBS viewers still haven't been able to hear from Tara or, for that matter, any expert in assault. They do get spin.
In the garbage Daniel Bush and Lisa Desjardins offered -- stenography passed off as journalism -- they wanted to overwhelm you with the numbers. 200 people they attempted to speak with, 74 they were able to.
Wow that would be impressive.
If they were doing journalism, that would be impressive.
But as they admit they got names from "the public record" and from Joe's campaign. The "public record"? Ava and I worked the phones for two hours Sunday calling everyone PBS friend we had to ask them to explain "public record." Only two were able to. "Public record" in this case refers solely to news articles over the years that named a staffer or inter for Joe Biden.
They did not go to employment records. They did not go to HR.
Who would be in the public record for Joe? Staffers that the senator's office -- his office as vice president -- wanted to highlight for fluff press.
Daniel and Lisa didn't have much luck with that. ("It's telling that people they dug up in the public record didn't want to speak to them and it's a point that should have been included in their report," one PBS friend said. We agree with that call.) So they then went to Joe Biden's campaign and asked them to refer people they could speak to.
Joe is accused of assault and Daniel and Lisa 'investigate' by asking Joe Biden's campaign who they should speak to?
No surprise, Joe Biden's campaign provides a list of character witnesses.
That's not reporting. PBS owes the country an apology and Daniel and Lisa need to be removed from their jobs.
You do not 'investigate' an alleged assault by asking the alleged assailant who you should speak to.
What's especially sad is that Daniel and Lisa include what they did in the actual 'report.' But it's so much that it overwhelms and people read over it without registering. (I realized it was a problem while dreaming. Their 'methodology' didn't stand out to me either. I realized Ben Savage was a problem as a witness since there are no details provided about him but that's all I realized until I went to sleep. I'm not any better than anyone else reading the 'report,' I just got lucky.)
PBS needs to explain whether this is how THE NEWSHOUR now plans to investigate -- by going to the accused and asking for a list of people to sing the accused's praises and then taking stenography, publishing it and call it an investigation.
It wasn't an investigation.
If PBS plans to continue this (mal)practice, they should admit what they're doing -- providing aid for the defense.
It was one-sided and it was not journalism. It needs to be called out -- not praised by liars like David Axelrod and Martin Longman. In fact, ALTERNET needs to pull Longman's article "PBS finds no support for Tara Reade's accusations."
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