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Pulitzer-winning political cartoonist scorches Fox News: They’re why ‘we can’t discuss things like adults’



According to one Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, those who mourn for the days of civilized political discussion need look no further than Fox News for its loss.

“No, we can’t just discuss things like reasonable adults, and Fox News is the reason,” reads the headline of a Thursday Washington Post column written by the newspaper’s in-house cartoonist Tom Toles.

“Many Americans are still somewhat unaware of how unfair and unbalanced this spigot of misinformation has become,” he wrote. “After all, what sane person would want to spend their time watching this unceasing river of drool?”

Touting Media Matters’ recent supercut of Fox News talking heads attacking the Justice Department, Toles derided the “ruthless propaganda” spewed by Donald Trump’s favorite channel as “jaw-droppingly beyond irrational.”

“This is a rusty razor being violently drawn back and forth across the throat of American discourse,” he mused. “No, there is no way to have a normal discussion with these people.”

“There is no possibility of having a conversation with these people,” Toles continued. “Their efforts are transparently about spreading hysteria, intimidation and the short-circuiting of the American justice system. For the purpose of protecting Trump, at any cost.”


“When the American conversation has come to this, we are in a very bad place,” he wrote. “This is no longer about discussion, or the examination of ideas. It is nothing but ruthless propaganda.”

The right-wing network, Toles wrote, often takes crimes Republicans are guilty of “will immediately turn it around and accuse the other side of, and with a breathtaking vehemence.”

“Do you enjoy playing ‘I know you are but what am I?’ Forever?” he asked.

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Here are 3 ways Julián Castro stood out in the first Democratic Debate



There were many predictions going into the first Democratic debate on MSNBC, but no one predicted that Julián Castro would break out from the crowd.

Check out the top three ways Castro stood out from the crowd.


The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was the outright winner of the immigration section of the debate

It should "piss us all off," Castro said about the father and his little girl who were found face-down in the shores of the Rio Grande River this week. “It’s heartbreaking."

Castro is a second generation American who got into specifics on immigration policy, calling for an outright "Marshall Plan" style of action for Guatemala and Honduras. He joined with other Democrats calling for an end to President Donald Trump's family separation policy, but he then suggested ending the "metering" of legitimate asylum seekers.

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Trump tweets bizarre graphic showing himself as the leader for over 50,000 years



President Donald Trump appeared to try and turn the attention back to him in a series of bizarre Wednesday night tweets.

In one, he promoted a fake TIME magazine graphic showing himself running for office for the next 1,000 years. Trump, who has a history of creating fake TIME magazine covers, didn't comment on it, but it showed the campaign yard sign saying, "Trump 2020, Trump 2024, 2028," well into the year 3,000 to 40,000 and beyond.

It then says "Trump 4Eva."

Trump has made casual "jokes" about being jealous at the Chinese president, who he refers to as a "king."

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Corey Booker’s ‘WTF Spanish’ face steals the opening of #DemDebate



Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks Spanish and frequently breaks it out when speaking to Latino audiences, but when he did it in Wednesday's Democratic Debate, it seemed to send Sen. Corey Booker into a very dark place.

While many other Twitter users discussed the validity of policies, some took a moment to chuckle and make jokes about what became the first meme of the Democratic debate.

You can see the best remarks below:

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