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Americans Have a Really Hard Time With the Whole 'Facts' Thing in News Stories Americans Have a Really Hard Time With the Whole 'Facts' Thing in News Stories

With each passing day of the Trump administration, facts are harder and harder to come by. We’re still coping with the consequences of weaponizing social media and the proliferation of fake news, which in no small part defined the 2016 election. So it should come as no surprise—but is still extremely depressing all…

Border Patrol Says Yes, We're Definitely Keeping Kids in 'Cages,' but Please Stop Saying That Border Patrol Says Yes, We're Definitely Keeping Kids in 'Cages,' but Please Stop Saying That

Amid Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen straight-up lying about the Trump administration’s very real and current policy of separating families at the border comes yet another misdirection effort: Whether or not it’s fair to say the government is keeping detained children in cages.

You May Have Noticed That Trump's War on Immigrants Is Getting Worse

Welcome to What In Tarnation, where Splinter writers Isha Aran and Clio Chang unpack the truly absurd and endlessly punishing hellfire that is the news each week!

Meghan McCain Really Tried to Defend Trump on Immigration Today Meghan McCain Really Tried to Defend Trump on Immigration Today

Of all the unjustifiably cruel things that the Trump administration has done, its callous and life-threatening treatment of immigrants is among the worst. There is absolutely no defense for the treatment the government is subjecting immigrants to—and yet today, The View’s Meghan McCain really tried it. While she…

Don Jr.'s Birthday Message to His Father Is the Height of Tragedy Don Jr.'s Birthday Message to His Father Is the Height of Tragedy

This morning, Donald Trump Jr., Biff from Back to the Future, appeared on Fox & Friends in what I can only imagine is a sad attempt to get his father’s attention on President Trump’s birthday. Donj did this by embracing the criticism that the GOP has become a cult, appearing to position the president as the cult…

Marco Rubio Takes a Brave Stand For Homophobic Chicken Marco Rubio Takes a Brave Stand For Homophobic Chicken

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a man best known for getting owned by teenagers on national television and on the internet, has decided to stand up for what he really believes in: homophobic chicken chains.

Man Tasked With Helping President With Cheating Scandal Caught in Cheating Scandal Man Tasked With Helping President With Cheating Scandal Caught in Cheating Scandal

In case you were wondering about the personal life of Rudy Giuliani, a sleazy garden gnome tasked with legally protecting the personal life of Donald Trump, it just got a little more complicated. The former mayor, who has repeatedly attacked Stormy Daniels (and all women, really), has been caught up in an apparent…

Dennis Rodman for Secretary of State! Dennis Rodman for Secretary of State!

The president of the United States may have just met with the leader of North Korea in a very bizarre and superfluous event, but the real star of the show in Singapore has been America’s new top diplomat, Dennis Rodman. The former basketball player, Apprentice contestant, and buddy of Kim Jong Un (who was once under…

Oh My GOD This Video of Trump and Kim Jong-Un Oh My GOD This Video of Trump and Kim Jong-Un

So Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America, actually fucking went and met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, gave him a pass on brutalizing his people, and talked about real estate development. Also, Dennis Rodman was there, and cried over not getting recognition from President Obama for being…

Chris Cillizza Explaining that G7 Picture on TV Is Only Slightly More Painful Than Chris Cillizza Explaining that G7 Picture on the Internet Chris Cillizza Explaining that G7 Picture on TV Is Only Slightly More Painful Than Chris Cillizza Explaining that G7 Picture on the Internet

Alleged “pundit” Chris Cillizza appeared on the TV channel CNN today to reiterate a very terrible non-argument he’d made earlier on CNN.com about how an “already iconic” photo from the G7 summit—get this—means different things to different people. What a searing and insightful look at global politics!

Ivanka Trump Is Now Just Passive Aggressively Subtweeting Everyone Ivanka Trump Is Now Just Passive Aggressively Subtweeting Everyone

The president of the United States is set to officially meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in just a few hours, so naturally his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump has something to say about it. Or at least she has a random “proverb” to passive aggressively tweet about it:

Fox News Host Slips and Calls Trump a 'Dictator' Live on Air Fox News Host Slips and Calls Trump a 'Dictator' Live on Air

Fox & Friends Weekend host Abby Huntsman apologized on Sunday after she came under fire for making a critical but fair assessment of the president of the United States—by accident.

Why CEOs Should Never Be President

Welcome to What In Tarnation, where Splinter writers Isha Aran and Clio Chang unpack the truly absurd and endlessly punishing hellfire that is the news each week!

Are We Supposed to Know Who Konstantin Kilimnik, Apparently a Real Person, Is? Are We Supposed to Know Who Konstantin Kilimnik, Apparently a Real Person, Is?

Today marked another break in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the links between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. This is a big one—one that edges us excruciatingly closer to the Truth.

White House Reportedly Has to Take Extreme Measures to Help Our Reading-Challenged President White House Reportedly Has to Take Extreme Measures to Help Our Reading-Challenged President

The manner in which Donald Trump consumes all the extremely important and confidential information he needs to know has been the subject of much controversy and ridicule. Because Trump appears to have the reading comprehension level of a milk cap, his daily briefings largely rely on oral presentations, “lots of…

Livin' La Vida Lotion Livin' La Vida Lotion

Scott Pruitt has probably given us the most bang for our buck as far as the institutional corruption of the Trump administration goes. His vast array of jaw-dropping, erratic, and just plain weird uses of public time and money is in a class of its own. Earlier this week, news surfaced that Pruitt had an aide track…

Democrat Premieres Historic Ad With Same-Sex Kiss on Fox News Democrat Premieres Historic Ad With Same-Sex Kiss on Fox News

A Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Maryland made history today by giving us what appears to be the first political ad to feature a same-sex kiss from a candidate. Even better? It made its debut during, of all places, Fox & Friends.

Samantha Bee's Latest Response to Ivanka Trump Firestorm Is Actually Quite Good Samantha Bee's Latest Response to Ivanka Trump Firestorm Is Actually Quite Good

It’s been a week since Samantha Bee became the punching bag for conservatives out for blood over the cancellation of Roseanne after she called Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt” for gloating about her own family while doing absolutely nothing about the Trump administration’s immoral policy of separating undocumented…

Mike Pence Raves About America's Response to Hurricanes as if Puerto Rico Doesn't Exist Mike Pence Raves About America's Response to Hurricanes as if Puerto Rico Doesn't Exist

President Donald Trump and his wife who virtually went missing for a month visited the headquarters of FEMA on Wednesday for a briefing about the 2018 hurricane season. This was presumably to avoid the series of missteps, incompetence, and utter lack of basic compassion that made last year’s hurricane season so…

God Help Us, Sean Hannity Will Be Reporting From the North Korea Summit God Help Us, Sean Hannity Will Be Reporting From the North Korea Summit

After so much unnecessary will-they-or-won’t-they stuff, President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un are—as of right now—set to meet up on June 12 at a ritzy hotel in Singapore. And now that 2018’s Ross and Rachel are truly going to give it a shot, everyone and their mom will be descending upon the…

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