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  • The Donald Subreddit (Almost Certainly) Inspired A Trump Tweet

    Blog ››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF

    President Donald Trump’s attempt to justify firing FBI Director James Comey now includes a tweet by Trump directed at Rosie O’Donnell. The December 20, 2016, Rosie O’Donnell tweet had been posted on the Trump subreddit 20 minutes before Trump himself made the same point.

    As previously reported by Politico, Donald Trump’s team has a history of actively monitoring anonymous message boards, including “The_Donald subreddit” for talking points and strategies. These message boards have routinely been the origin of Trump conspiracy theories, including former President Obama influencing a judge’s decision to strike down Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim ban, and that Susan Rice had improperly called for “the unmasking” of Trump officials.

    The message board posters also noticed the connection, with one poster bragging that "WH Staffer read this post LOL":

    (H/T Brandon Wall)

  • Daily Caller: Rosie O'Donnell is half a man.

    Blog ››› ››› JAMISON FOSER

    The slow-witted thirteen-year-olds Tucker Carlson has apparently hired to run The Daily Caller strike again:

    Get it? Rosie O'Donnell, who is gay, is therefore half a man. Hahahahaha!

    When The Daily Caller launched with $3 million in seed money from Republican financier Foster Freiss, the GOP donor said: "Tucker and Neil [Patel] present a huge opportunity to re-introduce civility to our political discourse. They are mature, sensible men who are very thoughtful and experienced with pleasant senses of humor and do not take themselves too seriously. They want to make a contribution to the dialogue that occurs in our country that has become too antagonistic, nasty and hostile."

    I'll give Freiss this much: His quote is funnier than any of the Daily Caller's gay jokes.

    Previously:

    Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller kicks things off with gay joke

    Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller again calls Rachel Maddow a man

  • Fox News' Huckabee singing a (slightly) different tune on same-sex couples adopting?

    Blog ››› ››› KARL FRISCH

    We made note earlier this month of Fox News host Mike Huckabee's interview with College of New Jersey newsmagazine The Perspective in which the former Arkansas Governor drew "parallels between homosexuality" and drug use, incest, and polygamy while also defending his home state's ban on same-sex couples becoming adoptive or foster parents saying, "we should act in the best interest of the children, not in the seeming interest of the adults...children are not puppies."

    Now it seems Huckabee may be singing a (slightly) different tune on same-sex couples adopting. As Towleroad notes, Huckabee sat down for an interview with Rosie O'Donnell on the comedian's Sirius radio program:

    Says Huckabee: "Well, you know Rosie, again, I think people have to make their own decision about what a family ought to look like and I'm not going to judge you or judge anybody else because I know there are so many loving people who are in same-sex relationships and they have adopted children and they love those kids. I'm not going to judge them. I'm simply not going there."

    O'Donnell goes on to say: I haven't mentioned marriage once Mike. I'm mentioning that there are half a million kids in foster care in America. And 99% of them were raised by heterosexual parents. And if there are homosexual people that want to take in and love these discarded children that the state is not raising and taking care of, to have public officials deem homosexuals unworthy of parenting is disastrous for the nation, for equality, and for humanity, and Mike, for Christianity."

    By the way, last week a circuit court judge struck down Arkansas' Act 1 which, passed in 2008, banned same-sex couples and single people from adopting in the state.

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