Monthly Archives: July 2016

Have you listened to your own laugh?

The Heckler, a sports website with a satirical take, owned by TBS, is branching out to non-sports topics. Recently they thought it would be funny to compare a female political candidate to a despised animal. They should’ve stayed with sports … Continue reading

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DNC CFO XYZ PDQ WTF

Has Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz apologized for the emails (released by Wikileaks) that have embarrassed the Clinton campaign and the DNC? I don’t think so, and alas, I have no humungous team of interns to make sure. (Though … Continue reading

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Sorry you got hysterical over nothing

In a speech at the Republican National Convention, Melania Trump uttered some nice thoughts, including quite a few that had previously been uttered by Michelle Obama in a 2008 speech. The plagiarism was pointed out. There was commentary. People tweeted … Continue reading

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Stop calling non-apologies apologies, media friends!

Hello, Los Angeles Times! Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not apologize to Donald Trump, despite your headline saying she did. Nope. And here’s your problematic lead (or lede, if we wish to sound all JOURNALISTICAL):

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Mumfumble

A foolish candidate for Prime Minister, Andrea Leadsom thought it would help her campaign to talk to the Times (of London). No well-rehearsed platitudes for Leadsom! When interviewer Rachel Sylvester asked what the differences were between herself and leading candidate … Continue reading

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I’d be FLATTERED if they wanted to drown ME

The Big Freeze fundraiser is an annual event in Australia. Celebrities, particularly people from footy – Australian rules football – plummet down a slide into ice water. This raises money to fight motor neurone disease (MND), better known in the … Continue reading

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