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Onion mocks: ‘Victim in fatal car accident tragically not Glenn Beck’

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Even Fox pundit Glenn Beck will probably laugh at this one.

A satiric Onion News Network video reports on “a grisly death that only TV host Glenn Beck could deserve.”

An honor student, who the fake news broadcast repeatedly refers to as “not Glenn Beck,” was said to have been the victim in a fatal car accident.

“I heard screaming and I thought it was just someone doing an accurate impression of Glenn Beck normally,” a purported witness claims.

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The alleged victim “loved to dance and hated Glenn Beck,” the video claims. A graphic on screen adds, “Family: Victim gone too soon; Glenn Beck should have died 45 years ago.”

Beck has laughed off countless mock assaults by Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, and his website even links to some of the videos.

His own site describes one such video in a self-mocking manner: “Colbert is at it again – having a laugh at Glenn’s expense is something the self-deprecating, pasty white, chubby, girlie man is quite used to at this point in life. Glenn’s own staff has been poking fun at his penchant for crying for years and years, so this is not groundbreaking material but overall a funny segment from the mock conservative.”

But a post on the conservative Big Hollywood website, run by Drudge ally Andrew Breitbart, finds no humor in the Onion video.

If “The Onion” is so desperate to be liked by the establishment, why not just send certificates for free ice cream, or something?

The irony here is that Glenn Beck is everything the “Onion” thinks they are: funny, cutting edge, unafraid, and in the arena ready to mix it up.

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Trump officials could face criminal charges for USPS sabotage — and the president may not be able to pardon them

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Members of the Trump administration could face legal jeopardy over efforts to sabotage U.S. Postal Service operations to interfere with the 2020 presidential elections.

"Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) made a criminal referral to the New Jersey Attorney General on Friday night, asking him to impanel a grand jury to look at possible breach of state election laws by President Trump, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and others for 'their accelerating arson of the post office,' he said. Alarming headlines have emerged in recent days as many states prepare to facilitate widespread mail balloting due to the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump openly admitted he was withholding federal aid from the postal service to prevent mail-in voting, and USPS has notified 46 states and D.C. that it will struggle to deliver some mail ballots on time," The Daily Beast reported Friday.

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Maddow reveals how one state stood up to Trump’s USPS cuts — and won

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow's opening segment on Friday focused on a positive story of political pressure stopping one of the Trump administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service.

Maddow reported how NBC Montana reporter Maritsa Georgiou had doggedly reported on the removal of postal boxes in Missoula, where she is based. Missoula has been a long-time Democratic Party stronghold.

Montana has a competitive U.S. Senate election in 2020, with Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock challenging first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines.

As Georgiou chased the story, she learned there were also plans to remove boxes in the battleground of Billings. And more planned for the blue town of Bozeman. And other towns.

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Pepsi joins the chorus of people dunking on Tucker Carlson over Kamala Harris

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The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.

On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.

Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.

Tucker Carlson loses it when a guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris's name pic.twitter.com/1fHIrPGuwN

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