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All cartoon characters must die, even in a kid-friendly version of ‘Game of Thrones’

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George R.R. Martin “unveiled” an animated version of Game of Thrones in a spoof posted on Conan O’Brien’s YouTube account on Friday.

Note: This post contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones.”

While ‘Lil Thrones adopts the look of the old Muppet Babies cartoon show — right down to the theme song — the appearance of Ned Stark’s singing, disembodied head makes it apparent that it’s not skimping on any of the regular series’ penchant for non-child-friendly carnage.

“It’s so cool hanging with my friends when most of us are dead,” he sings, from atop a pike.

The skit features appearances from animated versions of most of the series’ core characters, living and dead, with Tyrion Lannister observing, “I’m the only one anyone likes anymore.”

As Mashable reported, the TV version of Martin’s book series remains the most illegally-downloaded program on the air heading into Sunday’s season premiere.

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Watch ‘Lil Thrones, as posted by the show, below.

[h/t Mashable]

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Maddow slams Trump’s era of government officials ‘saving the country from the commander-in-chief’ with leaks

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Rachel Maddow on Monday worried about the pattern of government officials leaking to the press to stop President Donald Trump from sabotaging United States' interests to help Russia.

The MSNBC anchor broke down the key questions raised by the bombshell New York Times report that officials were keeping secrets from Trump to protect U.S. interests.

Maddow reminded of a June 2017 story by Michael Isikoff.

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CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say

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On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump's decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.

"I don't want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out," said Cuomo. "But the word of one of the reasons that there's some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it's a problem. It's a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don't believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?"

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Rachel Maddow gets to the bottom about why Trump ‘freaked out’ so much at report U.S. hacked Russia

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Monday examined the motivations for President Donald Trump freaking out over the latest bombshell New York Times revelations about his Russia policy.

Maddow identified two key takeaways for her viewers.

"The weird things here are two things about the way the story has broken and both have to do with President Trump," she noted.

"The first really strange thing about the reaction is President Trump’s response to it online. This story apparently sort of made him flip out," she said, putting his Twitter reactions on screen.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140065300186128384

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