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Insanity Wrap #59: 'USA Today' Takes on 'The Babylon Bee,' Brian Stelter Takes a Leak

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Insanity Wrap needs to know: Did USA Today really go from publishing news to recycling Chevy Chase gags from 1975?

Answer: Our fact-checkers rate this as COMPLETELY 100% FACTUALLY TRUE.

Before we get to the sordid details, a quick preview of today’s Wrap.

  • Brian Stelter is dumber and/or more dishonest than you thought
  • Meet the black man who’s had enough of BLM
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand needs a timeout

And so much more.

Shall we begin?

This Is Not a Sane World, Exhibit #1,000,006

Fact check: Satirical claim that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Ginsburg’s death

This really happened. Not only did USA Today fact-check a Babylon Bee story, but they fact-checked this one:

It’s one thing when the Infotainment Industry — formerly known as the Complicit Media, before that known as the Democrat-Media Complex, and prior to that the Mainstream Media — fact-checks one of those Babylon Bee stories that hits so close to our crazy reality that people think maybe it’s real, and pass it around on Facebook as such.

That kind of fact-checking is still useless and stupid, but at least you can ascertain a sort-of dimwitted logic to it.

But USA Today’s Chelsey Cox chose to fact-check a Bee story in which they claimed that the 9th Circuit Court overturned Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.

Her death. Overturned. By court order.

Insanity Wrap is forced to presume that Ms. Cox is 27 years old and knows literally nothing.

To be fair, she certainly knows how to fill a completely useless column with 1,120 oh-so-earnest words — including no fewer than 12 “fact-check sources” — to dispute the claim that RBG had her death overturned.

We rate this claim SATIRE, based on our research. A satirical article about the 9th Circuit “overturning” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has no basis in fact.

Research was required.

We also loved this bit: “Our fact check work is supported in part by a grant from Facebook.”

File that away for the next time Facebook makes you take down something factual.

Insanity Wrap wants to say this one last time: USA Today felt it necessary to publish an extra-long column full of cites explaining to people that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is still dead.

Your Daily Dose of Mostly Peaceful (Counter-)Protest

Ian Miles Chong reports that “Police have charged the driver who ran over two Trump supporters in the Yorba Linda counter-protest with assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder.”

Plus:

The 40-year-old Tatiana Turner made news on Saturday, September 26, when she drove her car into the crowd of Trump supporters, injuring two people. Federal records show that Turner filed a trademark application for Caravan4Justice in July and a GoFundMe campaign names her as the group’s “founder”. Police confirmed that Turner is believed to be a member of the Caravan4Justice.

In today’s crazy world, “justice” means caravaning your car through people you disagree with.

Previously On Insanity Wrap: Donald Trump Is Literally Hitler™ (Not)

The Stupidest Person in the World (Today)

Gentle reader, Insanity Wrap has some shocking news for you: Don Lemon might not in fact be the stupidest CNN host.

Today, at least, that honor goes to Brian Stelter for this tweet:

Insanity Wrap Presents Brian Stelter, Idiot

We can’t even count how many ways this is wrong, but you can bet that if someone had legal access to Brian Stelter’s Google Image Search history (Safe Search: OFF), he’d push for the death penalty for them if they leaked it.

More than that, Stelter reveals either just how stupid he is, or just how much he must rely on his audience being stupid.

Insanity Wrap realizes now would be a good time to embrace the healing power of “and.”

We’ve got more on the “ERMAGERD TRUMP’S TAXES!” story here, but in the meantime, the last word on Brian Stelter goes to PJ Media’s own Stacey Lennox.

How About One Small Measure of Sanity?

Who is this guy, when will he run for office, and where can we send him money?

Here’s Another Damn Thing We’re Supposed to Be Concerned About

Well, Bye

Kirsten Gillibrand, who is allegedly an elected representative of the people of New York State with a seat in the United States Senate and not actually a spoiled eight-year-old-girl, says she “will not participate in the degradation of our democracy or our judiciary, or in confirming a judge so clearly unfit for the Supreme Court.”

Grow up, Senator.

Keep Portland Weird? No Problem!

[Nudity and language warning]

Insanity Wrap posts this for only two reasons.

One, in case you’d forgotten just how deeply weird Portland is even when they aren’t throwing nightly riots.

Two, in case you’d forgotten Taco Bell’s reputation of catering to stoners.

One More Thing…

The Supreme Amy Coney Barrett
(Seen on Facebook.)

It is Insanity Wrap’s earnest hope that someone will bring this to the attention of the (Soon-to-Be) Supreme Amy Coney Barrett.

That’s a Wrap for today.

Come back tomorrow for another Insanity Wrap…

…assuming we make it that long.

Previously On Insanity Wrap: Lockdown Fever Forever, Plus There’s No Escape from L.A.