Fox News host Shep Smith on Thursday confused a panel of legal analysts when he turned a discussion about cycling legend Lance Armstrong’s alleged doping into a rant about the HBO vampire drama True Blood.
“I wonder if he was taking ‘V’?” Smith seriously asked judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano, referring to vampire blood, which can heal humans but also acts as a powerful addictive drug with stimulant and psychoactive properties.”
“What do you mean ‘V’?” Napolitano wondered.
“Well the sheriff took ‘V,'” Smith noted. “Do you not watch True Blood? Because ‘V,’ you can get all amped up on ‘V’ and do all kinds of weird things. You should watch True Blood. It just began on Sunday again.”
“OK, thank you, Shep,” Napolitano nodded.
“Because it will make you crazy, the ‘V,'” Smith continued.
“It will make me crazy,” a befuddled Napolitano agreed. “Do they respect the Constitution on ‘V’ — on True Blood?”
“I think they have their own set of rules,” Smith pointed out. “Sookie is just as weird as ever. Do you watch? I’ve never seen Lance Armstrong on there but I’m guess in that he could probably beat the werewolves, certainly those other ones. What were those other wolves that were on there?”
“I apologize, Shep, but I’m asleep by the time [it airs],” defense lawyer Arthur Aidala explained.
“You have a DVR? You should record the True Blood,” Smith advised. “Or we’ll give you the true death.”
The True Blood discussion takes place at about 4:50 in the following video from Fox News’ Studio B, broadcast June 14, 2012.
(h/t: The Huffington Post)
Rachel Maddow unleashes hellfire on Trump’s long history of appointing shady characters to his cabinet
On Tuesday, in response to the news that Defense Secretary nominee Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing over a domestic violence scandal, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow walked through President Donald Trump's catastrophically bad attempts to staff the top levels of the military system — attempts that led to a long parade of people withdrawing in disgrace.
First, Maddow noted, former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort unsuccessfully tried to get a bank CEO he struck a corrupt deal with to the Pentagon — only for that CEO to himself be arrested and charged with a federal crime.
"Don't worry, though, they had a plan 'B,'" said Maddow. "The president found another guy to nominate for that same job ... That announcement, Vinnie Viola, that plan "B" seemed to be going well until this part of that nominee's track record was released by the local police department in Saratoga Springs, New York. A police incident report about the new Trump Army Cecretary nominee punching a guy out at a high-end horse auction in Saratoga Springs ... less than six months before Trump announced him as his plan 'B' nominee to be Secretary of the Army. I guess they didn't Google him."
Trump says ‘Republicans do not believe in socialism’ — but promises to ‘defend Medicare and Social Security’
President Donald Trump complained about socialism seconds before promising to defend socialist programs during his official 2020 re-election campaign kickoff in Orland, Florida.
Trump first complained about Medicare for All, which would expand the popular health care program for seniors to those below age 65.
"America will never be a socialist country," Trump argued, to applause.
"Republicans do not believe in socialism," he argued. "We believe in freedom, and so do you."
"We will defend Medicare and Social Security for our great seniors," Trump bizarrely said next.
Trump introduced his family at his official campaign kickoff — including ‘my late brother Fred, Jr’
President Donald Trump introduced a long-deceased sibling moments after officially announcing his re-election bid during a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida.
"And I am profoundly thankful to my family, I have a great family. Melania, Don, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, baron, Lara, Jared, Robert, Marianne, Elizabeth and my late brother, Fred, Jr." Trump said.
Fred, Jr. was Trump's older brother and died of a heart attack almost four decades ago, passing in 1981.
"In a telephone interview last week, Mr. Trump said he had learned by watching his brother how bad choices could drag down even those who seemed destined to rise," The New York Times reported in 2016. Seeing his brother suffering led him to avoid ever trying alcohol or cigarettes, he said."