Insanity Wrap needs to know: Is there any fake news POLITICO won’t stoop to publish?
Answer: No. No, there is not.
Before we get to the sordid details, a quick preview of today’s Wrap.
- How long before PolitiFact starts fact-checking cereal boxes?
- The ladies of TikTok explain leftism’s enduring madness
- Plus, more Jeffrey Toobin hot takes than you can shake a… well, there are a lot.
And so much more.
Shall we begin?
This Is Not a Sane World, Exhibit #1,000,006
In which PolitiFact argues that a mask box warning means precisely the opposite of what it actually says. This is a classic. https://t.co/BS70NHygWk
— Brit Hume (@brithume) October 19, 2020
Insanity Wrap has nothing to say that Brit Hume didn’t already say, and perfectly.
How Is This Even News?
Oh fer cryin’ out loud.
The Biden campaign’s own people don’t dispute the evidence against Hunter Biden.
That’s a net that traps Slow Joe, too.
Nevertheless, POLITICO felt it newsworthy that 50 retired intel officials keep pushing the fully discredited RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! narrative despite presenting “no new evidence.”
That is fake news POLITICO published. That is real disinfo.
What a rag POLITICO is.
The Lefty Ladies of TikTok
I’ve never seen the 2020 left summed up better than I have here. Also, I’m sorry for this. pic.twitter.com/e5i8WiMbpc
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) October 19, 2020
Ladies, Insanity Wrap humbly suggests that you put down the smartphone, perhaps permanently.
We will, however, try not to laugh when one of you instigates a TikTok-related fender-bender, provided that no one gets hurt.
Insanity Wrap makes no judgment about how people get their jollies, provided everyone involved is consenting and able to consent.
This was not that.
Insanity Wrap even has some sympathy for people who might forget where all the cameras are, since there are internet-enabled cameras seemingly everywhere.
But ignorance of where the cameras are is no excuse during a webcam meeting.
Finally, Insanity Wrap believes that if mock elections are what turn you on, then get on with your bad self.
Just, please, we’re begging you, your coworkers don’t need to know that—and they certainly don’t need to see that.
For the record, CNN did not suspend, fire, or otherwise deal with Toobin in any proactive way. Instead, they waited for Toobin to request time off to deal with a “personal issue” and then granted his request.
Insanity Wrap presumes this is because CNN consists of 24/7 on-air masturbation to conspiracy theories about Donald Trump, and therefore saw nothing wrong with Toobin’s actions.
The most charitable explanation of what Toobin did is also what he claimed had happened: That he thought hitting “mute” turned off the camera in addition to the microphone.
Insanity Wrap has a less charitable explanation.
This is the same Jeffrey Toobin who, in his mid-40s, knocked up the twentysomething daughter of CBS political correspondent Jeff Greenfield. He then offered her money for an abortion, and when she refused, he refused to pay child support.
Toobin ultimately cooperated with a DNA test that proved he was Rory’s dad. In February, a Manhattan Family Court judge ordered him to pay child support. When he refused to pay the full amount, say sources, Greenfield’s lawyer threatened to notify his employers and garnish his wages; Toobin then paid up.
Toobin was the married father of two at the time.
Insanity Wrap has no problem believing that the person capable of all that is also capable of using semipublic masturbation as some kind of perverted workplace powerplay.
If that is indeed the case, then the only one surprised when his gambit backfired was Toobin himself.
The Craziest Person in the World (Today)
Anyone defending Jeffrey Toobin.
Here’s Another Damn Thing We’re Supposed to Be Concerned About
The Seattle City Counsel doesn’t understand why looting bothers people. 🤦♂️pic.twitter.com/h2Q3a5HJjL
— DR ETIQUETTE 🤦♂️ (@DrEtiquette) October 19, 2020
Whatever Seattle City Councilcritter Tammy Morales says, do the opposite.
But Insanity Wrap would like to call to your attention a neat little trick she’s trying to pull here on the people of her own city.
Read from our quick-and-dirty transcript of what Morales had to say about the people of her once-fair city:
What I don’t want to hear is for our constituents to be told to be civil, not to be reactionary, to be told that looting doesn’t solve anything. And it does make me wonder and ask the question: Why looting bothers people so much more than knowing that across the country black men and women are dying every day, and far too often at the hands of those who are sworn to protect and serve.
The premise of Morales’ twisted worldview is this: So long as there is injustice somewhere, no one anywhere has the right to do so much as complain about being looted.
Morales is attempting to morally disarm her own constituents.
You can take away someone’s guns and knives and even fists, but so long as they believe they’re morally justified in protecting themselves, they’ll find a way to do just that.
Convince someone they have no right to self-defense, and it no longer matters if they own guns or anything else: They have achieved the Progressive nirvana of the victimhood mentality.
“Do your worst, I deserve it!”
H.L. Mencken was thinking of politicians just like Morales when he said, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”
Morales is there to do unto her voters as they would do unto themselves.
One More Thing…
Are we supposed to laugh or cry at this one?
You make the call!
That’s a Wrap for today.
Come back tomorrow for another Insanity Wrap…
…assuming we make it that long.