February 20, 2018

Newsweek’s Unhinged Nina Burleigh: ‘Alt-Right Bot Network’ Caused Al Franken’s Downfall

Monday at what remains of Newsweek, Nina Burleigh hysterically claimed that “An Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken.” Her erroneous timeline didn’t match actual history, rendering her headlined contention false.

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Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (022018)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: ‘The President Saved My Life’ — Trump Meets Cancer Survivor Who He Gave $10K

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Washington (HT Gateway Pundit):

Published at 6:14 PM EST on Feb 9, 2018 | Updated at 8:23 AM EST on Feb 10, 2018

“I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Don Bouvet told President Donald Trump

Don Bouvet wore a suit for the second time in his life Friday, when he visited the White House to meet with the man he credits for saving his life: President Donald Trump.

Last year, Bouvet said he couldn’t afford the chemotherapy he needed to treat his bladder cancer. But more than a year after Trump gave his family $10,000, Bouvet says he’s cancer-free.

“The president saved my life,” Bouvet said during the emotional Oval Office meeting. “And I told him that.”

Bouvet’s son, Shane Bouvet, worked with Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 by day while holding down a job as a delivery man by night.

The Republican reportedly met with president-elect Trump the night before the inauguration and shared his father’s health and financial struggles.

“His father, Donald,” Trump said Friday about what Shane Bouvet told him, “was suffering and really on a pretty final path towards losing his life.”

After his January meeting with Trump, Shane Bouvet returned to his hometown of Stonington, Illinois, with a population of about 930. Then, he got a check in the mail.

It was a personal check worth $10,000 from Trump, he said.

“Shane — You are a great guy — thanks for all of your help,” Trump reportedly wrote on presidential stationery. …

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Fake News: CBS’s Report on Things Harder to Get Than a Gun

On Monday, CBS News tried to claim that buying a gun is easier in Florida than purchasing several household items, obtaining a marriage license, or getting medical marijuana. Glaring errors in its comparisons rendered its effort a fake-news failure.

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