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‘A lie is a lie, in the morning and at night’: CNN panel smacks down Jack Kingston as he tries to defend Trump

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A CNN panel on Tuesday ripped Donald Trump surrogate Jack Kingston for brushing off the president’s penchant for telling lies, with host Don Lemon accusing the former U.S. representative of “condoning bad behavior.”

“You have to call it what it is, a lie is a lie, in the morning and at night — all day long,” Lemon told the panel.

The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, when asked about Trump’s tendency to fudge the facts, noted, “Trump is not so much a liar but he is a BS’er.”

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“He throws stuff against the wall and throws out arguments and information that may be true, may not be true, it’s whatever he can do to get through that moment, that situation,” Lizza explained. “And his understanding of the line between what is fact and fiction is not very clear.”

“He’s gotten pretty far as a BS’er,” Lizza explained. “It’s not like he’s going to change now.”

Kingston tired to argue “the American perception is that politicians lie,” and Trump is simply in-step with that perception.

“But not like this,” the panel noted.

“You’re defining everything down because people have a cynical negative view of politicians,” Lizza explained. “We should just go with that and allow the worst traits and the worst instincts to prevail?”


After some back and forth, Lizza asked Kingston if he has children.

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“Yes, I have kids,” Kingston replied.

“When they were little, did they ever tell a lie?” Pizza asked. “When they told a lie, did you say, ‘Don’t worry, son, it’s no big deal?’ Or did you actually say to them why they shouldn’t lie?”

“Jack, it sounds like you’re condoning bad behavior,” Lemon added.

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Kellyanne Conway voted by mail — before opposing it for other voters: report

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On Wednesday, Kellyanne Conway said voting by mail should not be universal, adding that people should be willing to wait in lines to vote during a pandemic if they are willing to wait in hour-long lines at Georgetown Cupcake. People were swift to point out the flaws in her argument, including that cupcakes are not a constitutional right and that Georgetown Cupcake is actually not allowing people to stand in line right now.

But there's another problem. On Thursday, the Huffington Post reported that Conway herself voted by mail in the 2018 midterm elections.

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Research reveals the damage right-wing media has inflicted on America — and it’s just the tip of the iceberg

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Donald Trump wants to go after social media because Twitter pointed out one of his lies. And, in fact, social media has done a lot of damage to America and the American body politic, with the most visible example being it’s help in putting Donald Trump in the White House in 2016.

But even more concerning should be Fox News and right wing hate radio. A new study out of Columbia university finds that when people in any particular ZIP Code experience a 1% increase in Fox News viewership, it “reduces the propensity to stay at home by 8.9 percentage points compared to the pre-pandemic average.”

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Texas bar owner bans masks to prevent ‘virtue signaling’ – and kickstarts an online firestorm

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A bar owner in Elgin, Texas, has implemented a new rule for his business: no entry with a mask.

“Due to our concern for our citizens, if they feel the need to wear a mask, then they should probably stay home until it’s safe," read a sign posted outside Liberty Tree Tavern.

Speaking to 9News, bar owner Kevin Smith said he's following social distancing guidelines so the masks are unnecessary.

The bar's Facebook page shared an article on the story, adding the comment: "Just trying to break this cycle of fear and virtue signaling. The CDC, Surgeon General, and even Fauci say, these mask do nothing and can even cause more harm. The county mandate has been lifted, the sun is shining, let's get back to living our lives without fear!"

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