Friday's HOT MIC
Rolling Stone, defending Presidential vulgarity:
When President Obama called Mitt Romney a "bullshitter" in the pages of Rolling Stone earlier this year, it set off a brief firestorm. Defenders of the Republican candidate were shocked – shocked! – that the man holding the highest office in the land would resort to such language. In truth, the halls of the White House (like nearly every other house in the country, with the apparent exception of Romney's) have heard no shortage of profanity over the decades. It's a dirty job, leading the free world. Sometimes it takes a few dirty words. Read on for a brief history of presidential (and vice-presidential, and presidential candidate) profanity.
Why, it's almost as if all the outrage is not sincere.
So this happened:
Stunning footage has surfaced of MSNBC’s Chris Matthewsthat appears to show him asking for a “Bill Cosby pill” before interviewing Hillary Clinton.
The footage, unearthed by The Cut, shows Matthews preparing to interview Clinton during the presidential campaign in late 2016.
“Can I have some of the queen’s waters? Precious waters?” he innocently jokes, before diving in. “Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?”
The footage ends with Matthews looking pleased with the witticism he unleashed on his staff.
Cosby, you may remember, has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women.
Hey kids, it's time to play another round of "What If?!?"
What if any host at Fox News had said this?
Yeah, that's mostly rhetorical.
And I think we can all agree that Kurt Schlichter wins Friday.
Twitter when it is serious and good:
TAKE ME AWAY!
The VSS Unity spaceplane passed a fresh glide test – hitting 670mph – from an altitude of around 50,000ft.
It means Virgin owner Richard Branson can press ahead with plans for flights into space by April.
Amended life goals:
1: Hit the lottery.
2: Take a Virgin Galactic trip into space.
3: By a condo on a golf course that has a patio that's perfect for breakfast cocktails.