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Thursday's HOT MIC

Here is your HOT MIC for the day.

"The President of the United States is a racist."

The first words out of Don Lemon's mouth on CNN at 10. The. First. Words.

Oh, and here's what Chris Cuomo wrote on a white board with his kids watching:

If you're visiting Southern California and can't make it to any of the studios or theme parks we still have plenty of entertainment options available:

I hesitate saying that Facebook can't get any worse:

What The New York Times is reporting about this actually doesn't seem like a bad idea:

Facebook introduced sweeping changes to the kinds of posts, videos and photos that its more than two billion members will see most, saying on Thursday that it would prioritize what their friends and family share and comment on while de-emphasizing content from publishers and brands.

The shift is the most significant overhaul in years to Facebook’s News Feed, the cascading screen of content that people typically see when they log into the social network. Over the next few weeks, users will begin seeing fewer viral videos and news articles posted by media companies. Instead, Facebook will highlight posts between friends — for example, a photo of your dog, or a status update that many of your friends have commented on or liked.

The changes are intended to maximize the amount of content with “meaningful interaction” that people consume on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, said in an interview.

De-emphasizing the publishers and brands is a most welcomed idea. I will never like Facebook and I need to be honest about that. But this is a start.

This won't get rid of the onslaught of sponsored ads that, more often than not, don't have anything to do with me. For example, Facebook is under the impression that I am a man who cares about fashion.

I am a comedian and writer who spends the majority of his days dressed in a t-shirt, shorts, flip-flops and a baseball cap. I don't even like the word "slacks." If Zuckerberg promised to get rid of those ads I might not care what else was in my feed.

Oh, the vapors... the vapors.... Trump said a bad word again.  Professor Hayward puts it in context..

(like Los Angeles, perhaps, that has come to resemble Calcutta with all its homeless in the streets and under the freeway)

House Speaker Paul Ryan will be the keynote speaker at this year's March for Life.

From Catholic News Agency:

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) will address the upcoming March for Life, organizers announced on Wednesday. This is the first time Ryan has spoken at the March for Life in person since he was elected speaker in 2015.

The 45th annual March for Life will take place on January 19th in Washington, D.C., and is the country’s largest pro-life protest. The event is held each year near the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States.

Last year, Ryan appeared at the march via a video message, encouraging marchers and thanking them for their passion and courage in fighting for the unborn.

On Twitter, Ryan said that he looked forward to attending the March for Life, and said that he will “march to defend the rights of those who cannot defend themselves.”

Once again, the crowd is expected to exceed 100,000. Normally a crowd that size that size that featured a speech from the third most powerful person in the country would get a lot of press coverage. Will this be the year that the MSM doesn't treat this as a fringe story, or ignore it altogether?

No.

That just means we need to fight harder.