Hysterical Headlines (funny or absurd) for May 31st:
Bottom Line: I've ID'd some in the media as generally being Godless, soulless and slanderous (ok, so the Godless/soulless thing is a theory... The slanderous part - that's pretty real). I've decided to grab some of the most outrageous headlines to illustrate the point of just how outrageous it's become. Here are today's examples:
How's That Swamp Draining Going? Paul Waldman, The Week
You've Been Duped by the GOP on Health Care J. Mario Molina, US News & World Report
- Trump & GOP's Parade of Incompetence, Scandal & Cruelty Ryan Cooper, The Week
This story cites a poll that only 24% of Americans believe Trump's made progress "draining the swamp". It ridicules the President in a sarcastic tone then cites the President not releasing his tax returns among other reasons why progress isn't being made. If one were to use a degree of skepticism you might suggest that The Week is part of the swamp defending itself...
The next story includes the kind of crap you can't even make up...Here's a sub-headline to the story...
The Affordable Care Act isn't raising your premiums. Republicans are.
Now the story is using the current argument that because Congressional Republicans and the President haven't decided to still further use your money to make up additional shortfalls for Obamacare policies resulting in rising prices for exchange based policies. Apparently the average 46% healthcare cost increase under the ACA from 2011-2016 wasn't an issue. And the Republicans have duped you?! That's comical from the "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" plan defended by this sad excuse for journalism...
Back for more is The Week. Quoting the article "let's take stock of all the horrible stuff Trump and the GOP have done this month"...that's before the article even starts. Gee at least they removed any appearance of anything other than lowest common denomentor playing out in this piece. They carefully explain how the GOP's healthcare bill passing the house is only about tax cuts for the rich (even they're material is straight out of the 1980's playbook) and move on the Trump's firing of James Comey which could only be the result of a scandal naturally. They referred to the President's overseas trip as bungled (which coincidentally I've read in three different media outlet hit pieces) because the Godless, soulless, slanderous types at The Week are naturally the go to's rather than say the leaders he met with...There's more but you get the jest.