Thought for the day

"We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." -- Aesop, Greek slave & fable author

Late Monday night, CBS’ Norah O’Donnell tried to accuse Trump of lying about the FBI seizing three of his passports.

O’Donnell’s “source” and her reporting was then directly contradicted by the FBI a few hours later. The FBI seemed to be in a publicity tailspin as Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich tweeted a screenshot of an email from FBI proving three of Trump’s passports, including his active diplomatic passport, had been seized.

After Dr. Deborah Birx made a number of statements admitting that the “experts” oversold the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine in that it would significantly help prevent infection, PolitiFact’s Yacob Reyes wrote a lengthy article rating is “false” that Birx ever flip-flopped on the issue herself in an article whose conclusion is contradicted by its own sources, while also ignoring everyone else that flip-flopped, such as Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci.  

The Atlantic changed headlines multiple times in response to massive backlash over an op-ed that compared the Catholic rosary to an “assault weapon.”

Authored by Daniel Panneton, the article, originally titled, “How the Rosary Became an Extremist Symbol,” featured a rosary that had bullet holes in place of beads and argued that the Catholic sacramental had become a tool of violent militants.

During his Monday opening monologue, FNC host Tucker Carlson ridiculed a media effort to make the FBI a victim in the Mar-a-Lago raid saga.

According to Carlson, that reaction was typical of the media, but he added he believed they were aware of the serious nature of what an indictment of Trump could mean for the country.

The Washington Post had some of the funniest reactions to Liz Cheney's completely one-sided, historic loss in the Wyoming primary on Tuesday.

Ahead of the vote, they published a column from senior critic-at-large Robin Givhan hailing "The winning defiance of Liz Cheney."

CBS staffers are reportedly turning on anchor Norah O'Donnell over her tweet insisting the FBI didn't take Donald Trump's passport as her ratings slump. 

On Monday, O'Donnell tweeted that a 'DOJ official' told her that the FBI was 'not in possession' of Trump's three passports, contradicting the former president's claims that three of his passports were taken during the raid at Mar-a-Lago. 

A person who threatened author JK Rowling with the words “you’re next” following the brutal stabbing attack on Salman Rushdie has finally been suspended from Twitter after the Harry Potter creator appealed to police for help.

In its latest report on this new spending bill, CBS said it “may not” be able to drive down inflation rates. CBS cited a study from the Penn Wharton Budget Model which states it’s not possible to distinguish from zero the impact the Inflation Reduction Act would have on high consumer costs.

Naturally, this isn’t news to many Americans. Republicans have been saying for quite some time now that this bill which relies on federal spending and taxation won’t actually lower inflation.