Friday's HOT MIC
All you can do is laugh at this point ...
As our friend Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit himself) likes to say: I'm not saying it's aliens, but it's aliens.
Scientists have captured a mysterious hum coming from deep inside the Earth, but they are still no closer to working out what it is. It has long been known that the Earth constantly generates a low-frequency vibrational signal. The first attempt to detect this hum was made in 1959, but it wasn't until 1998 that scientists finally proved its existence. Since then, there have been hundreds of attempts to record the Earth's hum, but they have all been made using seismometers on land.
Now researchers have captured the hum for the first time using seismic instruments at the bottom of the sea... These vibrations can't be heard by people, because they are approximately 10,000 times smaller than the lower hearing threshold of the human ear (20 hertz).
However, the fact that they have been detected at the bottom of the ocean, and around 70% of the planet's surface is covered by water, suggests that the hum is present across the entire globe. The research team, led by Martha Deen at the Paris Institute of Earth Physics, hopes the new data will provide clues as to the source of the hum.
I think we've all seen this movie before...
CNN finally got around to correcting their story -- online and on the air:
Correction: This story has been corrected to say the date of the email was September 14, 2016, not September 4, 2016. The story also changed the headline and removed a tweet from Donald Trump Jr., who posted a message about WikiLeaks on September 4, 2016.
But not before America was treated to the fake news on T.V. and radio as a top-of the hour breaking bombshell for most of the day.
I didn't see an apology.
If Roy Moore is elected and manages to avoid expulsion by the ethics committee, he is going to be an absolute gem as a quote machine.
At a campaign event earlier this year, an audience member asked Moore for his opinion on when the last time America was "great." Moore responded: "I think it was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…Our families were strong, our country had a direction." The individual who asked the question was among the few African-Americans in attendance at the rally, according to the Los Angeles Times. In stating this, Moore seemingly implied he'd be able to overlook the enslavement of other human beings as long as families are "united," an interesting perspective from a man accused of repeatedly preying on young girls.
Moore's remarks were featured in an article from the Times in September, but resurfaced Thursday in a viral tweet from Eric Columbus, a former Obama administration official. "Can't make this up—Roy Moore said in September that the last time America was great was when we had slavery," Columbus tweeted.
Taken with Moore's previous comment where he agreed with Putin that America is the focus of evil in the modern world, Senator Roy Moore should prove to be a spectacular addition to the Senate.
Please...make it stop.
This is ridiculous:
Feel free to pester Twitter about this on Bridget Johnson's behalf.