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Friday, February 22, 2019

President Donald Trump's White House is forcing interns to sign non-disclosure agreements, the Daily Beast reported Thursday. If the new White House interns refuse, they're threatened with financial ruin. read more

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dozens of members of a white supremacist gang allegedly responsible for multiple acts of violence were charged in a superseding indictment unsealed today in the Eastern District of Arkansas. The indictment alleges that the New Aryan Empire (NAE) is a racketeering enterprise, which committed violent acts -- attempted murder, kidnapping, and maiming -- in support of its organization and its wide-ranging drug-trafficking operation. read more

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Empire star Jussie Smollett is the victim of an apparent hate crime in Chicago. The star of television show "Empire" was reportedly beaten overnight by two men who yelled "This is MAGA country," reports TMZ. They then put a noose around his neck, according to police, who described the attack as a "racially-charged assault and battery." read more


In what could be a disturbing forecast of the 2020 campaign season, Donald Trump on Thursday morning tweeted out to his 60 million followers fake polling results that suggested his approval rating is soaring.

But the graphic, taken from Lou Dobbs' program on Fox Business, is completely false. The poll cited, Georgetown University's Battleground Poll, found that Trump's approval rating remains stuck at a weak 43 percent, while his disapproval rating stands at 55 percent. Somebody at Fox switched the polling results, which then somehow just happened to find their way to Trump, who quickly spread the lie. What the Battleground Poll also found was that just 37 percent of likely voters are planning on voting Republican next year, compared to 42 percent who say they'll support Democrats.

Does Trump care if the numbers are bogus or got reversed? Of course not. He revels in lies and misinformation, and couldn't care less if at a closer look his boast doesn't hold up. He also has a long history of retweeting polling data without including context and key references. Do producers at Fox News even care that they made a comically inept error (assuming the move wasn't done on purpose)? It's hard to say. The whole operation is run at such a juvenile level that it's impossible to tell if any journalists actually remain employed there. Fox News does occasionally issue apologies, like when it recently announced to viewers that Trump had cut off financial aid to three "Mexican countries." (At least one person at Fox News thinks Mexico is a continent)

It also makes perfect sense that the phony polling numbers aired on Dobbs' show.

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