I have to quote LL Cool J: ‘You are the largest liar that was ever created. You and Pinocchio are probably related, you’re a liar.’
Someone should ask LL if that song was inspired by Donald Trump
Journalists usually prefer ‘He said She said’ journalism. Democrats say 2+2=4, Republicans say 2+2=9, opinions differ on what 2+2 really =.
There has been some signs since Trump fleeced cable tv again with that absurd birther infomercial.
Although the jury is still out.
Last night, though, Stephen Colbert showed how its’ done.
“Stephen Colbert may have offered the definitive takedown Monday night of Donald Trump’s effort to rewrite history on the whole birther saga.”
“Over the course of a 10-minute segment, Colbert repeatedly called Trump a liar without directly saying so, using clips of Trump himself saying “liar” and “world-class liar” and talking in exasperated tones about Trump’s bogus birtherism claims in a Friday news conference.”
“After playing video of Trump saying he “finished” the birther controversy, Colbert went off.”
“No you didn’t. No, you didn’t,” Colbert said. “And I know you didn’t because I was alive and on TV.”
He added: “But you know what? Maybe memory is a tricky thing. Maybe I remember it one way … and Donald Trump is a liar.”
Colbert then played a montage of Trump raising questions about Obama’s birth certificate — even after 2011. While it’s airing, he carves a wooden statuette of Rodin’s “The Thinker.” Afterward, he talked to the statue.
“What are you thinking about?” Colbert asked. “I’m thinking he’s a liar,” Colbert-as-the-statuette responded.
Colbert concluded: “You don’t get to flog this issue for five years and then act like you’re correcting everybody else. We’re not crazy. We were there. We all saw you do it. Even the people who support you saw you do it. It’s why they support you.”
Uh oh. Be careful with what you say about his racist supporters. It is bad manners to call them deplorable.
Racism may be an unfortunate thing. But what is unforgivable is criticizing racists. The correct term for mixed company is ‘economic anxiety.’