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The Trump White House has had to do a Formal Apology to Britain, just because White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer baselessly lied on Thursday, from his podium, and said British spy agency GHCQ had done secret “wire tapps” to Donald Trump, on behalf of Barack Obama:

Intelligence sources told The Telegraph that both Mr Spicer and General [H.R.] McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims. “The apology came direct from them,” a source said.

General McMaster contacted Sir Mark Lyall Grant, the Prime Minister’s National Security adviser, to apologise for the comments. Mr Spicer conveyed his apology through Sir Kim Darroch, Britain’s US ambassador.

That’s right, they said sorry PERSONALLY. We bet they had to write letters on construction paper with glitter and everything. Additionally, NBC’s Peter Alexander reports that the White House promises it won’t say this particular lie ever again.

How did we get to here? You know, the usual. On Wednesday and Thursday, Republicans, including those on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, pissed all over Donald Trump’s made-up theory that Barack Obama did secret illegal “wire tapps” to him at Trump Tower, making various statements that can be collectively shortened to read “cough BULLSHIT! cough.

So naturally, when it was time for Sean Spicer to do his daily TV time with reporters, naturally, he said, “OK, OK, no more screwing around, we were wrong about that,” and tried to spin it to at least make the president look better, right? Haha no, because C.J. Cregg he is not. Instead he got into a FIGHT with reporters about “YUH HUH DID TOO!” and in the process lobbed the accusation at GHCQ, saying it secretly spied on Trump for Obama.

Here, if you haven’t seen the video, it will entertain you. The pertinent quote is printed below:

… [O]n Fox News, on March 14th, Judge Andrew Napolitano made the following statement, quote, “Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command. He didn’t use the NSA, he didn’t use the CIA, he didn’t use the FBI and he didn’t use the Department of Justice. He used GCHQ. What is that? It’s the initials for the British intelligence finding agency. So, simply by having two people saying to them president needs transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump’s conversations, involving president-elect Trump, he’s able to get it and there’s no American fingerprints on this. Putting the published accounts and common-sense together, this leads to a lot.

Do you see how the Trump regime literally pulled that out of their collective B-hole? Trump and his minions watch and read Fake News a lot, the kind that is made up by Fox or Breitbart or the Stupidest Man On The Internet, Jim Hoft. Because they are all walking, farting prime examples of the Dunning-Kruger effect, they have literally no idea the stuff they are reading is not true. So this particular example of made-up “news” for idiots who can’t think good came from Judge Andrew Napolitano on “Fox & Friends” (Trump’s favorite cartoon!), who said, based on his conversations with “intelligence officials” (Rudy Giuliani or something?) that Barack Obama secretly and illegally went to British intelligence all by himself and begged GHCQ to do secret “wire tapps” on Donald Trump.

So hooray, another conspiracy theory made its way through the meth-addled brains of the right wing fever swamps, was spit out by Fox News, and was repeated by the White House. And now the Trump regime is having to stick its tail between its legs and say “sorry” to the nice British spies it talked dishonest shit about. Totally normal day in Trump’s America, unfortunately.

Thursday night, GCHQ actually issued official statements to the media (which is such a normal thing spies always do), calling bullroar! and codswallop! on Spicer’s allegations:

And hooray, FOR ONCE, the Trump White House has actually had to apologize and promise it will not lie about this one particular thing ever again. (Hilarious fact: Fox News reported on this whole “Say sorry to the nice Britishes” story. Failed to mention it was the Fox News bullshit train that started the story in the first place. WINNING!)

The White House will, of course, continue with all its other lies, because these fuckers wouldn’t know the truth if it pissed on them in a Moscow hotel room at the Miss Universe pageant in 2013.

The end.

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  • Usedtobeyellerdawg

    I’m just saying; Pissing off a bunch of intelligence gathering agencies may not be a wise move.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    It’s possible the U.S. president and his administration may have a credibility problem.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/301e74155b59b8348fc556e720ec8dd9bbb9aafc710c600c359c71b324183afe.jpg

  • William
    • Bec Jenn

      Funny, but why is Charles in a kiddie chair? I mean there are normal sized chairs there. Was this on purpose? Oh so many questions.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        He’s wearing a kilt, so it’s to stop him opening his legs and inadvertently showing his sceptre and jewels.

        • Sonyacaguilar

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      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I don’t know but I would suspect that no one may sit in a chair larger than the queen’s, so that she appears to be on her throne in any situation?

  • Vincent Ricola

    If this at all affects my UK stories getting to my teevee box, I will end this whole administration myself.

    • dslindc

      Same. If you take away my Planet Earth, I will burn down all of the things.

  • RobKanC
  • cheetojeebus

    We’re just what? 50 days in? Christ! It’s gonna be a hot Summer if this trajectory continues. In more ways than one.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Just listening to that red-eyed, whinny-voiced, sputtering and stammering POS while he does air quotes and yells {{{{ squirrel! }}}} is more than I can take. Can’t watch the briefings or any monitor I’m watching would be in danger.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3091f8ee63dca8226b30602de00faf1951f3581585620cbc5ff8f3e1a1f90742.jpg

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
    • AJ Milne

      I don’t so much feel like punching the display. But I do feel this strange compulsion to clean it, regularly… Like the sleaze is maybe something actually oily and physical, and might just damage surfaces…

      Been going through bottles of that LCD-safe Windex stuff recently.

    • arglebargle

      Don’t know how many times I’ve seen this, but I just realized his flag pin is upside-down in the last panel.

      • arglebargle
        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Closer up, you can read the words “Help Me”….

        • Sardonicuss

          Again? Does he do that every day? When he inevitably gets thrown under the bus will there be a tell-all titled:
          “I Fucking Tried To Warn You!”

          • Lamashtar

            I KNEW IT! SPICEY IS THE LEAKER!

          • “M”

            aaaaaaaaaaahahah

        • Mr. Blobfish

          But it looks right-side-up when he looks down.

        • CeeQ

          Blink twice if you’re a hostage, Spicey!!!!

    • CeeQ

      Spicer is THE WORST.

  • Martini Ambassador

    I am shocked! Shocked! I rather thought this administration was incapable of apologizing for anything, no matter how blatantly false or incorrect.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      A full denial will be issued later today. Period.

    • Sophia

      Trump didn’t apologize. His lackeys apologized. Doubt the apology was ordered by Trump, it was probably ordered by the same person who does the sane tweets for him.

      • Shoto

        Ordered by First Lady Vank-Vank, maybe?

    • Oblios_Cap

      Apologizing is for losers! Make America Grate Again.

  • Oblios_Cap

    You would think that Boris or Nigel could back up the British thing, were it true. MI6 probably threatened to send a double-naught secret agent with a license to kill after poor Spicer.

    • Groundloop

      The Trump “administration” is such a shitatstic clusterfuck the Brits could send Special Agent Mr. Bean after Spicey to get the job done.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Where is Inspector Clouseau when you need him?…Cato?…

    • Ghenghis McCann

      An agent with a license to point at him and laugh is all he deserves.

    • Querolous

      Bodice, Jethro Bodine.

  • writersbloc

    Looked up Dunning-Kruger. Rewarded with this amazing fact:

    The study was inspired by the case of McArthur Wheeler, a man who robbed two banks after covering his face with lemon juice in the mistaken belief that, because lemon juice is usable as invisible ink, it would prevent his face from being recorded on surveillance cameras.

  • Chadwells
  • Bill D. Burger
  • Daniel Hooper

    You know, as much as I enjoy watching this administration fall apart at the seams(putting aside the fact that they’re in charge of our country’s government), does anybody else worry that someone, and I’m thinking Spicer in particular, might do something… drastic… if they have to keep up this farce of confidence and competence?

    Note I did not say it was a good farce, and these people are in charge of the government, so they should be able to handle pressure. Still, I can’t help thinking we’re only days away from a major live, on camera meltdown.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I admit, my amusement is tinged with worry that the more argumentative reporters might start turning up dead under suspicious circumstances.

      An on camera meltdown, however, that would be hilarious.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      That is part of the plan. Perpetual confusion that only the president can fix. Create chaos and sell the solution.

    • Rags

      Or an invasion of North Korea

      • Lascauxcaveman

        “Oh HELL no!”

        – South Korea

  • WotsAllThisThen

    If Obama wants an apology, he’ll have to get elected leader of some other country then.

  • Zonath

    I love how the GCHQ statement started the sentence, “They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored” with the word “They”, which leaves it somewhat ambiguous what the subject of the sentence is. I read “They” to mean “the people making the allegation”, and I agree.

  • arglebargle

    But did the administration say they were sorry, or did they say they were “sorry”.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Ahem. Did you mean to say the “administration”?…

      • WotsAllThisThen

        I’ll wait for Kellyanne to go on TV and explain what “they” really meant by “sorry” before jumping to conclusions.

  • schmannity

    Gosh. US and UK spying ruled out. Better not blame the poor Russians. Wouldn’t want hotel financing pulled.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I bet the 400lb guy in his mom’s New Jersey basement gets mixed up in all this.

  • ManchuCandidate

    A man’s got to have a code… unless you’re Trump.

    The imaginary 7th season of the Wire

    • In which Bunk and McNulty walk around saying “Fuck!” for the entire season.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    I’m waiting for Spicey to close a press conference with: “I’m late. I’m late for a very important date”…

    • Perkniticky

      Somebody has GOT to do a White House in Wonderland parody. Trump is the red queen.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        To paraphrase Trump himself, he could off with ‘er head in the middle of 5th Avenue and still win the Dodo’s caucus.

        • Perkniticky

          I was wondering who should be Alice… but of course, Hillary!

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Oh go for it!….

      • PubOption

        Mick Mulvaney as the Walrus.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        I would say David Horsey is perfect for this task, but he’s already got Trumpty down as Humpty Dumpty:
        http://www.trbimg.com/img-5750a2f3/turbine/la-na-tt-trump-in-wonderland-20160602-snap

        (To rather chilling effect, in this case)

        • There’s a reason that man has two Pulitzers.

        • Perkniticky

          Perfection, right down to the ridiculous tie.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    Did Obama ever make baseless allegations like that? Did he? Did his people ever have to apologize to a foreign intelligence agency for publicly and officially making completely fabricated allegations against them?

    Did Hillary?

    OK – so they’re not “all the same” then. Not now. not then, not ever.

    • dslindc

      But Obama is a blah and Hillary has a vagina!

  • Proud Liberal

    When is the media going to understand that it is being gaslit with lies from the Trump regime? Their mantra “It’s not true, unless I say it is.”

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I think when they ask “If it turns out to be not true in a week, will you apologize?” it translates roughly to “We have luxmeters next to all the gaslights, asshole.”

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
    • WotsAllThisThen

      Bug Glenn is sorry now and wants a hug!

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Here, Glenn. Right in the back of this van, next to the box of puppies. A little further back, that’s it. . .

    • Lefty Frizzell

      Is that last card depicting Trump as a “progressive”? That’s fucked up, man.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Why is Trump on that card? I mean we’ll take TR if we have to but Twitler? No fucking way.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Why is Hillary listed as an R?…Glenn! Get out your chalkboard!…

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Feathermucker! And here I thought he’d been catching the sane. Guess not.

      • Sophia

        He’s been on again, off again. Think they are adjusting his meds.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      From the hand he’s showing, it’s obvious he’s not playing with a full deck.

    • Nockular cavity

      The other question is, what game is this where you show your cards to everybody and hide them from yourself?

  • AJ Milne

    Very amused at this…

    I keep picturing Oldman as Smiley. He’s not actually doing a facepalm; this would be overstated. He’s just sitting there, with this great WTF expression.

  • exinkwretch

    Next up: How Obama cornered the aluminum foil market to thwart Alex Jones et al from shielding themselves from brain scanning rays!

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Future historians will study in awe how Obama wiped out the leaders of the alt-right by tricking them into stuffing their microwaves with tinfoil.

  • Sophia
    • arglebargle

      Just read this on Rawstory. Boom goes the dynamite. Although I’m sure Donald wasn’t paying any attention.

      • Nockular cavity

        Yeah, it looked like the words were just bouncing off Donny’s skull, having no affect whatsoever.

    • I liked the past tense use through the speech clip there.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      He even threw in a little “You’re no Jack Kennedy” there!

    • Sardonicuss

      “UR MOM! – IPM to Drump

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Okay, we’ll let the Muslims in….but we’re not havin’ the fuckin’ Irish!…

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Mic drop

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I saw this clip and I can tell you that the look on Dolt 45’s face was priceless. You could cross-cut it with his face during Obama’s takedown at the WHCD and not see any difference – he was pissed but unable to show it.

      • Sophia

        Yeh, I would have preferred if they had kept to the camera shot that showed him instead of moving in to the close up of Prime Minister Enda Kenny. He was starting to get that look on his face that you saw during the debates with Hilary.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Damn! What is this “America” place you speak of? It sounds oh so nice!!!

    • 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US; and you can bet your bottom dollar that the GOP fascists don’t give a damn because white English-speakers.

  • hendenburg2

    Hey everyone! This totally OT, but OUR Robin made the click-bait news!

    http://the-daily.buzz/a/kellyanne-conways-glamour-portrait-upstages-her-interview-from-home-/p-2

    • Carpe Vagenda

      It’s not well known that Photoshop has a filter which recreates a half pound of vaseline on the lens.

      • FlownΩver

        I find that “glamor” portrait more than difficult to masturbate to.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          Just, have you seen Brazil?

        • PubOption

          Why is she wearing a hoodie? She’s not an ‘urban’.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    So now the standard of proof is anonymous sources quoted in an article in Heat Street by Louise Mensch?

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Hang on, let’s see if the story was corroborated by Zero Hedge’s star reporter Tyler Durden.

    • FlownΩver

      To be clear, the Trumpland standard of proof is “What does Dolt 45 believe today?”

  • FlownΩver

    Don’t know why anyone would question the reliability of Judge Napoleono on Fox News. Doesn’t that define “reliable source”? And besides, all those Brit spooks are a bunch of poofters.

  • WiscoJoe

    The Trump Administration already has me feeling like Rex Tillerson, ready to launch a preemptive strike against crazy people, but also so fatigued I can barely leave the house.

  • fawkedifiknow

    “The White House will, of course, continue with all its other lies, because these fuckers wouldn’t know the truth if it pissed on them in a Moscow hotel room at the Miss Universe pageant in 2013.”

    That is a metaphor that will live long after the pissed-on, orange rind is thrown out of office, IMHO.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    For some reason I saw that photo with Bunny Spice, and thought of this:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/13e07821ed54042a8edacd3d1b6107cfe302af373d7b44bbc75e4aeec27e5c84.jpg

    • Vincent Ricola
      • Lance Thrustwell

        Oh my god. Did you shop that up just now?

        • Vincent Ricola

          Nah. I stole it during the election.

          • Lance Thrustwell

            Ok. Whew. I know I’m bad at P-shop, but…

        • Msgr_MΩment

          I’ve seen it online. It must be true.

    • arglebargle

      It’s like the White house is a Shining city on a hill.

    • Sardonicuss

      I saw the bathtub lady, but it was too obvious.

    • bookish

      Is that Flynn getting a reach around?

    • undercover epicurean

      beat me to it!

      • Lance Thrustwell

        You’re a moderator? {eyes narrow} Who are you really, Mr. Epicurean?

        • undercover epicurean

          I am? Am I? What year is it?

    • BearGHAZI

      Absurdly horrifying

  • Proud Liberal

    This is not normal. None of this is normal.

  • coozledad
    • wide_stance_hubby

      You know he has paid for just that in his lifetime.

      • coozledad

        Expensive, too. Took him ages to find a willing chihuahua.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Nuh uh. Bitch set him up.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Mexican Face Raping Dogs are flooding across our borders, pee-puhl. Look at my face getting raped right now.

      • coozledad

        They’re not sending their best face rapers, either.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Why does nobody in this Administration know how to tie a tie?

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Who knew Scotch Tape was appropriate business attire?

      • Liberoid Ron

        New from 3M: Scotch™ brand Invisible Tie Tape, for the busy president on the go!

  • bookish

    http://nbcnews.to/2mxR5Fp
    The chief justice of California’s Supreme Court accused federal immigration authorities of “stalking” local courthouses on Thursday, joined a growing chorus of officials objecting to immigration detentions at courthouses.

    In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, state Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye asked the federal government to immediately stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants at courthouses in California.

    http://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/news/chief-justice-cantil-sakauye-objects-to-immigration-enforcement-tactics-at-california-courthouses

    • Proud Liberal

      Welcome to the New Nazi regime. Trump’s America.

  • Proud Liberal
    • Shanzgood

      Canada has hicks, too, I guess.

      • Sophia

        Oh yeah we got them. They’ve been there for a while but they are staring to come out of the woodwork now. Trump’s influence.

        As far as staying in the US longer there are a lot of Insurance requirements and costs that would go along with that. Not sure if it would be worth it.

        • DahBoner

          I met a rich Canadian hick in Costa Rica. Had no idea what “carcinogenic” meant. 😋

          • Ghenghis McCann

            That’s someone from Carcinogenia, isn’t it?

      • Vienna Woods

        Oh yes. However, Stephen Harper’s attempt to pander to them in the last election wasn’t enough to win. He came out with this stunning reference to “old stock” Canadians in a debate in 2015. My sons and I just looked at each other. My last ancestor arrived in the 1830’s, and their dad is half French-Canadian, so we all qualify.
        Our big problem is the rural/urban split, just like in the USA. The Cons continually try to push the idea that the real Canadians are out in the country. Which is where we live, and yes, they vote Con around here. Goddam.
        And Leitch is a blight upon society.

        • Shanzgood

          So “old stock” is Canadian dog-whistle for “can’t rebuild our culture with other people’s babies”?

          • Vienna Woods

            Yep.

      • Liberoid Ron

        Yup. Mostly from Alberta.

    • ltmcdies

      Ok…breathe….

      this lot is running to be leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
      No the idiots are not just coming out of the wood work…the one thing Harper did do was slam down his loons to the right of him (a hard side to get on but could be done) so we haven’t seen much of them federally. Now he’s gone they are slithering back into view.

      second point…to vote May 27 for a candidate a person has to join the party by March 28th. And the vote is held on that day. Then we’ll know where we are.

      worst case…Leitch or O’Leary (trump wannabe)
      better case…. any of the others
      best case….they keep losing to Trudeau for the next few years.

    • Liberoid Ron

      Our Justin and the Liberals have to walk a line that is familiar to anyone who’s followed Canadian politics. Right know they have a comfortable (though not overwhelming) majority on Parliament Hill, and an election need not be called until 2020. All they need to do is keep from screwing up and the odds are in their favour that they’ll be re-elected for another five years. But they need to do two things – address this nonsense from the twits on the political right, and reinforce their own message about diversity being one of the country’s core strengths – to make sure the Conservatives are shut down and stay shut down.

      Wanna know what I’d like to see? I’d like to see these assmunches on the right hammered into irrelevancy and the Conservatives returned to their previous position: culturally progressive, financially conservative. And the NDP to please stop trying to be populist. Oh, and a pony.

  • Apple Scruff

    ‘Judge Andrew Napolitano on “Fox & Friends” (Trump’s favorite cartoon!), who said, based on his conversations with “intelligence officials”’

    Don’t you just love how the Trump admin can use anonymous sources as proof of conspiracy against them, but when an anti-Trump news article quotes them, those “anonymous” sources become wrapped scare quotes and should not be trusted?

    • Vincent Ricola

      They can’t trust what our vetted IC or a well-respected Chris Steele say, but they’re willing to buy whatever bullshit pops off on stupid Fox&Friends or any random .ru site.

    • WeaselPoo

      No,I don’t love it. No sir.Don’t love it at all.

    • Thaumaturgist

      Wait. Which “intelligence sources” are going to talk to someone like Andrew Napolitano? Friendly intelligence sources? If you’re Donald Trump, are Russian intelligence sources friendly?

  • nightmoth

    I keep waiting for a big hook to yank this guy off the stage, but it hasn’t happened. I mean, this whole Rump thing is bad vaudeville, right? Right? RIGHT?! Aaarrrggghhh!!!
    (cue Twilight Zone theme music)

    • Shanzgood

      Funny, I was just thinking along those lines but not quite so clearly. More like

      MAKE IT STOP MAKE IT STOP NOW

    • ez

      He is closing in on Ron Ziegler territory.

      • Marion in Savannah

        I don’t think he has the intelligence to say “that statement is no longer operative.”

      • Villago Delenda Est

        efgoldman over in Balloon Juice’s non comments pointed out that Ziegler could lie in a cool collected fashion, so that at least someone in the room would walk away not shaking their heads. Sphincter lacks this advanced ability.

        • ez

          As Warner Wolfe might suggest to Spicer, “it’s time he goes to the tape” and watch the master at work.

    • proudgrampa
  • Michael R
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Melissa McCarthy’s “Spicy” will go live nationwide.

      Beginning next month, “Saturday Night Live” will broadcast live across the country for the first time in the show’s 42-year history, NBC announced on Thursday.

      The first nationally live “SNL” is scheduled for April 15, hosted by alum Jimmy Fallon.

      “SNL” will continue its coast-to-coast live shows through May 20.

      Melissa McCarthy, who has stood out this season for her portrayal of press secretary Sean Spicer, will host on May 13. Actors Chris Pine and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are also scheduled to host in the final month of the season.

      http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/16/media/saturday-night-live-coast-to-coast-melissa-mccarthy/index.html

      • DahBoner

        Cord cutters are people too! 👍

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Spicer finishes today’s press briefing remarks…resigns.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/26BRIL53texMuRZra/giphy.gif

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    Who knew that alternative-facting could be so complicated?

  • mackafritz

    Why do they keep calling that guy “Judge”? He’s just some lying asshole on a fake news show.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      According to Wiki:

      He resigned his judgeship in 1995 for private practice. He later pursued a writing, teaching, and television career. He also served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law for 11 years from 1989–2000. Napolitano is a distinguished visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches courses on advanced and introductory constitutional law and jurisprudence, and has begun a renewed endeavor to developing his natural law jurisprudence

      What is “natural law”? Is that something like homeopathy?

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        My great grandfather taught at Brooklyn law school. He was known for his brutal observations, and would have made a few about Napolitano.

      • Liberoid Ron

        Near as I can tell, it boils down to ‘white people are better.’

      • PubOption
      • Hollyinla

        He suddenly realized that $100,000 per year wasn’t enough.

    • msanthropesmr

      It’s his first name like judge Reinhold.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    I keep reading that Trump and his executive staff and the right-wing media suffer from “Dunning–Kruger effect.” I read about this a number of years ago, and remember it in
    general terms, but had forgotten the details, so I looked it up. It’s really fascinating.

    When I was much younger, I had this non-productive idea that people who look like human beings will act like human beings, which is a fallacy based on a theoretical, intellectual and totally inaccurate definition of the term “human being” that I probably acquired by reading a lot of books. Perhaps I suffer from the “high ability” corollary of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

    • C4TWOMAN

      I know I always used to assume most people would act in sane rational ways, according to their own self interests. They may not be nice, but at least, from their perspective what they did made sense. Part of this is because I spent a lot of energy in self knowledge and self improvement, something else I assumed everyone else was doing. Otherwise how do you fix your mistakes and learn new ways of doing things?

      Nope, turns out there’s loads of peeps who live with never a moment of self reflection, no matter the consequences, even if it hurts themselves.

      I find this a little frightening because they’re supposed to be adults…

      • Villago Delenda Est

        We call these people “Trump voters”.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Yes, self-awareness seems to be a rare trait. I know many very intelligent people who are totally lacking in self-awareness. One of them keeps taking self-improvement courses and reading self-improvement books – she’s been doing this several times a year for 40 years – but she is still completely lacking in self-awareness, which I suppose is why she keeps taking the classes and reading the books. Perhaps this is a trait that cannot be learned. I also think it is a leading cause of hypocrisy.

        • C4TWOMAN

          I remember a time I’d gotten to a similar point, and realized I didn’t need another book or whatever–I just needed to work on the shit I’d learned so far. This might be one of those things where a proper teacher would tell you, if you’re not the sort of person who can notice a habit of substituting seeking the knowledge for doing the work of applying the knowledge.
          I’m sure this person is annoying, but since I don’t have to deal I can be charitable. She sounds like she needs a coach to get off her hamster wheel, but at least she recognizes the need for improvement.

          But there are people–like my ex–who mistake knowing a problem for actually fixing it. And it’s amazing how they can *talk* about the problem intellectually, but don’t actually do anything–its like a full body mental block. They insist they are working on their shit. But if you ask them what they are doing or plan to do, they’ve got nothing. Its’ really weird…and more to the point, not my problem.
          *still have some grim feelings about that last…*

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I have known my friend for 52 years, and she has not improved one bit in all that time. Yes, she is annoying, but I figure if I could stand it this long, I can stand it a bit longer. I am, however, getting very tired of hearing her blame her parents and her miserable childhood (which is entirely a product of her imagination) for all of her problems. Her husband is tired of it too, to the point of threatening divorce. I keep telling her “That was 50 years ago, get over it.” But she clings to it as an excuse for not making changes.

  • shivaskeeper

    I would bet McMaster is none to happy right now. Having to apologize for what some twit outside your influence does is never going to make for a good day.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      He’ll be fine. As you well know, generals are renowned for their humility and natural instinct to take the blame for the mistakes of others.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Whew. I needed that laugh.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Oh, dear I startled the cat!

  • bookish

    Friday morning idiot tweets.
    http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/17/media/trump-retweets/

    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-17/next-stop-beijing-tillerson-seeks-to-press-china-on-north-korea
    For Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the easier part of his Asia trip is over. After checking in with allies Japan and South Korea he heads Saturday to China, a country President Donald Trump blasted again on Friday for not doing enough top rein in North Korea.

    “North Korea is behaving very badly,” the U.S. president wrote in a Twitter posting. “They have been ‘playing’ the United States for years. China has done little to help!”

    The U.S. is hoping the urgency of North Korea’s advancing ballistic-missile technology will compel China to crack down on banks and other businesses that provide an economic lifeline to Kim Jong Un’s regime despite United Nations sanctions. China has favored a softer touch, fearing an economic collapse in North Korea would spur a refugee crisis and put a U.S ally on its border.

    In meetings with senior Chinese officials across the weekend, Tillerson is likely to suggest time is running out for a response as Pyongyang’s capabilities grow.

    • Thaumaturgist

      OTOH, you want him retweeting what he hears from CIA?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Tillerson is totally out of his element here. Utterly incompetent.

    • Liberoid Ron

      ‘North Korea is behaving very badly.’
      Naughty! NAUGHTY North Korea! Now you go sit in the corner until you’re ready to apologise!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Who’s a good boy?
    Are you a good boy?
    Now, you’re a lying bunny.
    Fuck the fuck off.

  • Brad H

    This entire administration is a special kind of stoopid and sadly, there ain’t no cure for stoopid. Hell, most 3rd graders know that a lie is still a lie, no matter how many times you repeat it. 1+1 does not equal 5 even if they insist it does, even if they convince themselves it does. I actually hope that there’s a grain of truth to Shitgibbon’s insistence, and that the FBI really does have a FISA warrant, ’cause if they do, someone’s in serious trouble!

    • Proud Liberal

      It’s called “Gaslighting”

      A form of intimidation or psychological abuse, sometimes called Ambient Abuse where false information is presented to the victim, making them doubt their own memory, perception and quite often, their sanity. The classic example of gaslighting is to switch something around on someone that you know they’re sure to notice, but then deny knowing anything about it, and to explain that they “must be imagining things” when they challenge these changes.

      • shivaskeeper

        Gaslighting would work better if there was not video of what these jackasses say readily available. Hell, the judge in HI used Spicer’s statements as Press Sec. in his ruling.

        • Proud Liberal

          Well, I never said they were smart enough to outwit us. We see their game. We must know how to play it.

          • shivaskeeper

            Good point.

          • Brad H

            You know, during the run-up to the election, I remember reading an article that essentially said that Trump was a bullshitter – that he can distinguish between what is true and what isn’t, but truth doesn’t matter; he’ll say anything that he thinks will serve him.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            That was in error. Donald may be a bullshitter, but he started to actually believe his own bullshit long ago.

          • Proud Liberal

            I have no doubt that is true. Truth doesn’t matter to Trump and his supporters. It’s not true, unless they say it is in their minds.

      • Vincent Ricola

        Also too, my mom’s favorite Ingrid Bergman movie.

      • Brad H

        I call it bullshit, and an insult to anyone with any modicum of intelligence.

        • Proud Liberal

          Well, me too. However, the media ain’t helping us one iota.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            The vermin of the Village, with their absolutely idiotic “both sides do it” meme, are as much to blame as Donald. Then there are useful idiots like Jill Stein and Susan Sarandon…

      • Meccalopolis

        Addicts did this instinctively

  • Ugh, just got finished listening to the clip. Spicer is taking KaC’s “I know you are but what am i?” offense.

    • MizzMazz

      Sean Sphincter telling Jonathan to ‘calm down’ made my blood boil. I’ve never heard so much bullshit that amounts to a toddler trying to blame anyone else but himself for the mess that was made. Still listening to it – will he just stop? First rule of holes, and all.

      • PubOption

        Has there ever been another Press Secretary who spent all of their time arguing with journalists?

        • MizzMazz

          I’ve been following this stuff since the 80’s, and I can’t say I’ve ever heard anyone be so childish. I might have missed something, cuz, hey, it was the 80’s. ;)

  • mailman27

    Come on with the pee hookers for crying out loud. At this point it’s just rude to continue withholding them.

    • Tom Arnold (I stipulate that this is a less-than-reliable source) claims he has a tape of Trump calling his youngest son a ‘retard’. It was from out-takes from The Apprentice.I hope this one doesn’t come out, for the kid’s sake.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Would not change one damn thing if it did. To his supporters, he is infallible.

        • Meccalopolis

          His peeps will think it’s funny

  • WeaselPoo

    GCHQ just covering for the RCMP who REALLY did it, obviously

  • Thaumaturgist

    As an American, this makes me proud of FBI Director James Comey who still hasn’t folded to the pressure like a cheap British deck of cards.

    • Proud Liberal

      He literally helped Trump get elected. I’m not a fan.

      • geoffalnutt

        Please. Comey has his tongue so far down Putin’s throat his shoes are getting shined, too.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      He’s released information about investigations against the instructions of his superiors before. Recently, even.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Nope. Fuck him with rusty chainsaws made out of votes. Emails.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • (((fka_donnie_d)))

      same barber, also too

  • Rick Hill

    It’s not an apology tour if it’s a weekly standard

    • WomanInThePersistence

      ISWYDT.

  • Hutch

    Trump has had another bad week – maybe worse than usual for him. I am expecting a shockingly embarrassing tweet storm tonight or early morning where Donny insults and impugns world leaders globally. Bad (sick).

    • Proud Liberal

      His tweets will always involve Obama. He despises him.

      • mackafritz

        He despises him because he will never be 1/10th the president Obama was.

        • bookish

          Or one tenth the man.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Off by orders of magnitude. 1/1000th is getting there.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        He’s jealous of him and intimidated by him. He knows that he will never measure up.

        • Proud Liberal

          That’s true. Trump is a tiny man with a fragile ego. And he got elected. WTAF America?

        • Meccalopolis

          He’s trying to be as awful as Obama was good… Winning!

    • We can usually depend on that to happen on Sunday mornings, right around 3 AM. Or maybe early tomorrow morning.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      More fiber in his junk food diet might equal less time tweeting.

      • Liberoid Ron

        Nah, means more time to tweet from the potty.

  • Liberoid Ron

    How many allies does the US have left? Is anyone keeping a running total?

    • Proud Liberal

      I’m guessing 1 at this point. Russia.

      • msanthropesmr

        Is opportunistic circling buzzard really an ally?

        • Proud Liberal

          Hell no but it’s the only one Trump thinks he has.

          • Rick Hill

            “Only friend I have is you, Vlad. you understand me.”
            “I ain’t yer friend, Pustach”

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        More like a Frenemy

        • Proud Liberal

          Common interest. Destruction of America.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Florida.

  • bookish

    Here’s another possibility on the China/North Korea issues. Personally I think Trump and Bannon would be just fine with a shooting war.

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/17/tillersons-north-korea-war-threats-meant-to-scare-china-commentary.html

    • Rick Hill

      So, basically, they look at the gambles Reagan took with our country and the world, saber rattling at the Soviets and he’s trying to do the same.

    • Liberoid Ron

      Perhaps. But TBH, I can NOT see Tilly or his gutted State Department being anything like that clever, nor the administration playing any sort of long game.

      • chicken thief

        It came to him in a dream during one of his many naps.

    • Oblios_Cap

      God forbid we try actual diplomacy instead of just rattling our sabers.

  • I think we all need some more happy fun time, so here’s Dame Shirley Bassey singing ‘I’m Coming Up’ (you’re welcome):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqNcyFNMfLM

    • bookish

      She’s no puppy, but I guess she’ll do.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • IdRatherBeDancing

    This fucking clown show ceased to be funny January 20th, about two months ago

  • William
    • MynameisBlarney

      Seriously?
      Should have put a NSFW warning and linked it.

      • snark-lurker

        a Warning PERIOD! that’s not suitable for anytime/place/one

        • snark-lurker

          butt it was right on target

          • chicken thief

            What a wise crack!

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        I know! Who puts Kellyanne and Spicer together in the same photo!? THAT’S JUST WRONG

    • wide_stance_hubby

      The truth hurts. And smells bad. If they see one meme this week, I hope they see this one.

    • chicken thief

      That’s clearly photoshopped – Kellyanne would never share.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    “We’re coming up with new, even more ridiculous alt-facts to lamely attempt to explain away the shitgibbon’s paranoia”, Sphincter explained.

  • KnaveOfSwords

    I think my “favorite” part of that video was around the 12 or 13 minute mark when Spicer started demanding an explanation for how the press could possibly know things.

    • Rick Hill

      Everyone else in the Administration is in the dark, why should they be special?

    • Rotisserie Teal

      You got that far into the video? My hat is off to you. I was banging my head on the desk before the 3 minute mark.

      • KnaveOfSwords

        I skipped forward repeatedly during the 10 minute “Spicer’s full of shit, but figures if he rambles endlessly, no-one will be able to ask him mean questions” section-

        • Hollyinla

          You noticed that too? Lol.

  • Can we get Trump alone for about 5 minutes and tell him how Fox, Bannon and the rest of them are making him look like a fucking joke to the entire world because they are lying to him non stop?
    He usually believes what he is told, figuring 5 minutes ought to do

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Talk would not be my first inclination in this scenario.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      His enormous, fragile and infantile ego won’t let him accept that.

      Ever.

      No puppet. No puppet. You the puppet!

      Until he’s faced with prison time. Then it’ll all be “He made me do it!”

      • No really, he is ALL about people liking and respecting him.
        We have to make him see that not only do people NOT like him, but they make fun of him, and it is ALL Fox and Bannon’s fault (that is the clincher, never his fault, it is THEIR fault)

        • Rotisserie Teal

          This is a sound game plan to my mind. Appealing to logic, facts or human decency will have no discernible affect, so let’s go with manipulate his emotional frailty to our ends.

          Sign me up.

    • Yr. Gma

      I keep waiting for something like this to happen. They keep him isolated, so he doesn’t get the chance to hear what is really being said about him.

  • Crystalclear12

    1/3 of country is probably outraged they were forced to apologize.

    And drink.

    • snark-lurker

      yeah, why should we apologize when the dirty brits are lying-denying that they did sumpin

  • goonemeritus

    If the Trump administration is going to start apologizing for every time they have lied it’s going to severely cut into the time they need to screw the poor.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      That is the one saving grace of having a clown in the White House.

  • Rick Hill

    trump finally got his wish to be the boss of everyone
    http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/1489676501-20170316.png

  • geoffalnutt

    When Trump lies Spicy lies…which is all the time. Period.

  • C4TWOMAN
  • MynameisBlarney
  • DahBoner

    True Fact: Jesus used to enjoy taking Sean Spicer out for an occasional spin around his Man Cave…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/afcd415ae3a949d4178ad8b59a1f5429d07ac55f65617a6474e5dcb328850342.png

    • idiotboy

      Goddamn that is wonderful. A belly laugh before hitting the road. Thank you Jesus.

  • Rick Hill

    So. What preparations does everyone think our allies are making? Now that their worst fears about the administration are not only confirmed but exceeded

    • VirginiaLady

      Wouldn’t you just love to be a fly on the wall in the room where the European countries are meeting? France and Germany will cook up something especially nice for their sick friend across the pond!

      • Rick Hill

        I think of how they are trying to find ways to limit their liabilities and the effects of what damage trump will do.

  • Crystalclear12

    So do you think there will be a meeting with the NSA, CIA and the FBI with the Brit spies that goes something like this:
    Brits: you know how earlier this year we said no to undermining Trump? We’re in.

    NSA, FBI, CIA: cool.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Yeah. Pissing off the spies always works out well.

    • Bell Swerve

      Brits: let’s discuss all those Russian hookers our spy found out about

      • Crystalclear12

        That made me happy in my hope place.

  • Oooh! Here’s the latest: the Shawn Spicer green tie challenge!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHaCJ3fB1WM

    • MizzMazz

      He just doesn’t want to get pinched on the playground today during recess.

      • chicken thief

        Or so he says…

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      GTFO with that tie, Spice Rack; the Irish are just as ingenious at insults as the Scots.

  • marxalot

    These fucking people.

    • Proud Liberal

      I don’t know if they are people or zombies.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Gee. Guess Melania will have to move now. On the bright side, I just found the money to feed the old people.

    https://twitter.com/ZHaberman/status/842767115497160704

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    “contrite easter bunny” is the name of my new death metal gospel band.

  • Shibusa
    • MizzMazz

      Aw, come on, everyone knows Christ wasn’t his last name, it was ‘Ben Joseph’ (or WAS IT?)

  • azeyote

    i hope he hasn’t been fired before Melissa McCarthy hosts SNL in may –

  • Bell Swerve

    Super great idea for Trump to declare Her Majesty’s civil service corrupt mere months before an already controversial state visit. Also totally not going to shame a friendly Prime Minister at the weekly shame-fest of PMQs.

    • puredog

      Maybe Parliament will now revisit the popular — though still losing — notion to revoke the invitation ENTIRELY, instead of just denying Trump the cachet of an official visit complete with royalty.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • bookish

    Trump and Merkel meet at the White House today.

    http://fortune.com/2017/03/17/trump-merkel-meeting/

    The two leaders are often characterized as opposites, with Merkel’s deliberate and carefully-considered political style at odds with Trump’s bombastic approach. While a Trump aide reportedly recently dismissed the German chancellor and the leader of Europe’s largest economy as a “typical liberal woman,” there is still hope that Merkel and Trump may find common ground on a few key issues.

    Their meeting will help craft the future of transatlantic relations, shaping policy in five key areas: trade, immigration, climate change, foreign policy, and defense. Here’s what to know about where they stand:

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    I’m embarrassed to be American
    Where the president lies to me
    And I love the journos and leakers
    Who gave the facts to me

    And I gladly stand up
    Next to you and defend truth still today
    Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
    God help the USA

    • laughingnome

      Needz moar fighter jet flyovers

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Thank you for redeeming this song. Committing the rewrite to memory.

  • gamera23

    That intel reported to FoxNewts was in QUOTES. Most of the network is insufficiently labeled “opinion” (news making up like 3%). So there!

    So, don’t have much data to sift through, but is this the first time anybody connected to 45 has apologized for anything?

    • lucidamente

      I’m sure Melania has said, “I’m sorry, Donald, I can not haff sex with you tonight” many times.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    I’m waiting for something truly awful to happen from Moscow, get reported by our government, and have Moscow say to the international community “you know these guys make shit up all the time.” Talk about winning.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    The trump white house is why velcro was invented.

  • lucidamente

    Can’t wait to see what John Oliver does with this.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    A former client called my office/answering service 37 times between 4AM and 7AM. This led me to wonder if maybe Trump’s bizarre Twitter outbursts are the result of taking a massive blast of meth/amphetamines every few days to tamp down his ADHD.

  • Nounverb911

    OT

    Merkel just said nein nein nein to a w style back rub from trump

    • foreign agitator Captain Kraut

      Well, that was certainly prompt, didn’t they just start their meeting a few minutes ago?

      It may of course have been peremptorily and who could fault her for that?

    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      Actually, I think this is what she said:

      Das ist nicht mein Rücken und nein, du kannst es nicht reiben.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      “Pffff, ve vere into Nazis before it vas cool. Poseur!”

  • Bill Slider

    Here come da judge.

  • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

    The Trump administration has commissioned a new bunny costume for Lyin’ Spice, one more befitting the current administration ethos:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/37f73fa64e262f42fec917eeff899e33f7aa83e157b95de9f65a91a7ac4381e5.jpg

  • chicken thief

    I saw a stat earlier that 78% of the GOP believe Trump is more truthful than the press.

    If true, it’s no wonder he lies like a mofo.

    • BreakingDeadMen

      Things like that make me think that portion of the electorate needs to be put into a conservatorship.

      • Tj McGee Wright

        Or a non-partisan investigation into mass-labotamizing of Americans.

  • Tj McGee Wright

    You tapp that ass Spicey. Dot those dots! Color between the lines real good!
    Doing great things, this White House.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Remember back when we had a sane president, these daily briefings were a snoozefest? Now, you have to watch every day to see what fresh hell will be released.

    • Blackest Noobs

      Barry is kicking himself thinking shit i couldve gone all ghetto…GANGSTA OG!!! Straight OUTTHA MAUI ( i don’t know which island Barry “lied” being born) let his draws slag down…wear sneakers for kicks instead of oxfords…or just wear a fur coat bear chested while holding an AK-47 menacingly.

      Barry is like damnit i couldve done my state of the mutherfukin union in jive. or better rapped that mutherfucker. oh even better better r&b’ed the state of the union….yeah…..YEAH.

    • Hollyinla

      Right. I watch the clock so I can see this new daily comedy show. SNL should be epic tonight.

  • Blackest Noobs

    throwing money at problems which is what Trump does has a relatively small half-life of avoiding the OBVIOUS truth…eventually all your incompetence catches on even with the dullest of our society that no amount of money you throw it (i.e. buy people to lie for you or try badly to defend it) won’t remove the stink of the incompetent on you.

    the only reason Trump has made it this far is because of his granddad and dad’s money.

    take that away and you just have a fucking twit.

    • Ducksworthy

      The Brits have upper class twits. We have no class twits.

  • NotReallyHere

    Pence seems to have gone silent. Has anyone asked him what he thinks about this shitshow? Especially since he’s next in line for the prezzie job, and will possibly be inheriting this now international fun-timez.

    • Ducksworthy

      I think somebody grabbed him by the pussy and told him to shut up and let the real men run things.

      • NotReallyHere

        That definitely would explain it!

        • Hollyinla

          Yup.

    • Courser_Resistance

      I think his, ‘I don’t know nuttin’ ’bout ‘nuttin’ act is going to get cratered. He’s up to his knees in the bullshit but they’re trying to keep him ‘clean’ so that he can take over. Won’t work. Nothing less than a complete purge will only encourage them.

      • NotReallyHere

        I so very much want to believe this.

      • Hollyinla

        Exactly. Pence is up to his eyeballs in this shitshow.

    • Panika MCD

      better question for you: when was the last time there was a public appearance by Mike Pence? I can’t remember any as of recently, though someone from his office is responding to press questions.

    • TootsStansbury

      He’s sitting on the floor of the Oval Office with a blanket over his head.

    • Lamashtar

      I may be paranoid, but I could even believe conservative Dems warning Pence to quit covering up for Donald, so he didn’t get caught in the landslide. I know people are wanting a purge, but going too far can destabilize the country further. Our system depends on accepting when you lose. So far, the Russian interference hasn’t affected actual physical voting, which would *not* invalidate the Electoral College vote.

      I think the best we can hope far is destroying Donald and company’s in as many people’s eyes as possible, and relying on Mike Pence’s utter unlikability to carry 2020.

      • NotReallyHere

        I wouldn’t really call that paranoid. It’s more like delusionally hopeful. Maybe I’ll join you. I would like to believe this also.

    • Hollyinla

      Pence is somewhere smirking, waiting for Donnie to stumble out of the Oval after having a ” complete and total mental breakdown”. Then we should get even more terrified because Pence hides his crazy a tad better than his boss.

  • mardam422

    Shorter Sean Spicer: Dicky Dunn wrote that! It must be true!!!

  • Persistent Demme

    Way to alienate the UK, Spicer!
    (They know he doesn’t speak for all of us, don’t they… Don’t they…DON’T THEY?)

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    Thanks Sphincter Bunny!! BOK BOK

    KIDS, DON’T EAT THAT! That’s no Cadbury egg!

  • JustDon’tSayMicrowave
  • BuzzKill48
    • BreakingDeadMen

      Alcoa is a good buy

  • tomamitai

    OK, since England already has “opened up” libel laws that make it easier to sue a news organisation, like Trump said he wants to do in the U.S., can GCHQ go after Fox News and Napolitano in court? 🤔

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Oh PLEEZE let this be a real thing.

  • Panika MCD

    1) give K-Con some credit. she’ll totally repeat this lie. Breitbart will do it and then Tsarina Tiny Stick will re-tweet it and then Spice Spice Baby will have to clarify it. this particular lie isn’t even gone.

    2) these guys cannot multi-task. they cannot walk and fart at the same time. they’d fall down! I mean, their mommies sent them off to work in penny loafers for a reason: no laces!

    3) the right wing fever swamps are also too populated by those whose brains are compromised by oxycontin.

    4) it’s not libel if you believe it to be true at the time! is Faux News’ answer to “Democracy Dies in Darkness”.

    5) Transatlantic telecommunications cable libelz!!! do these little fucksticks not realize that the communications between Trump Tower and Alfa Bank didn’t require a FISA warrant or direct surveillance of Trump Tower to pick up? here, let a lady who will be playing a lady who just lost her Meals on Wheels in a NetFlix drama splain it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no0qB8CVspY

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Are you guys getting tired of winning so much? Exhausting all this winning!

  • canes_pugnaces

    FYI: WH retracts. They did not apologize. They sent a copy of Springtime for Hitler and some Cheezits. That’s as good as it gets.

  • ltmcdies

    a voice of sanity from within the GOP……

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/tom-cole-obama-owed-apology

  • WeaselPoo

    Headlines I’m still not seeing yet, for some reason.
    Stupid Lying President Believes Stupid Lies, Then Stupidly Lies About Stupid Lie
    Stupid Lying Pres. Spokesman Tells Stupid Lies Independent of Stupid Lying President’s Lies, and Lies About His Stupid Lies Too.
    Stupid Lying President To Spend Week End Making Shit Up For Next Week.

  • ltmcdies

    German reporter asks tough questions Trump not used to getting ….
    https://twitter.com/dmataconis/status/842804762047332352

    • pussygrabber in chief

      A brownie troop is more ballsy than the American media.

  • Annie Towne

    There is nothing at all about this story on either Breitbart or Fox News. They can’t spin it, so they’re just ignoring it, which I guess sets it up so that, if someone accidentally hears about the story, they’ll automatically dismiss it as “fake news.” Smart, in a depressing, terrifying kind of way.

  • Me not sure

    GCHQ is the UK’s equivalent of the NSA. I have no reason to think that Obama would have ever asked them to “tapp” (as the “with it” beatnik crowd calls it) Trump Tower, but I have no doubts that in light of what has happened that they will get on that right away. It will pay to be prepared for whatever horse shit comes next.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Yeah, like there aren’t gobs of poorly protected information to be reaped from an administration led by a man who thinks it’s a good idea to conduct state business in a public dining room, illuminated by cell phones.

      But don’t ever forget that Hillary had an unauthorized e-mail server!

  • whitroth

    Oh, NOSE! Trumpolini’s going to melt down! He *NEVER*, *EVER* does apologies….

  • snigsy

    I have CNN on in the background as I work (or “work”). Here’s some Blitzer wisdom: “This is going to be a problem in the future.” Gee, ya think?

  • Milton Asquith

    It is highly unusual for a British intelligence agency to explicitly confirm or deny doing anything. The argument being that as soon as they start denying things, any time they refuse to deny something it will be taken as tacit confirmation.

    I just heard the BBC’s security correspondent say the last time he remembers GCHQ, MI5 or MI6 denying *anything* was MI5 saying they didn’t assassinate Prencess Di. That’s how unusual this is.

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    If we would all just give the guy a chance….

    • Weevie

      Nope. That still won’t work.

  • sgt. jmk of the résistance

    Oh my gawd, Spicey is one shrill twit.

    I love that the reporters in the video all talk to him like they’re trying to talk a toddler down from a tantrum.

    • tkingt

      Behind the scenes, there’s a rumor that little Sean is very near a nervous breakdown. He was examined by a doctor recently. I’m looking forward to the meltdown.

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        I’m usually a peaceful, humanity-nurturing frog who respects people’s privacy and is supportive of those dealing with mental illness, but oh my gawd please let this meltdown be on camera.

  • Longstreet63

    Well, that’s Teresa May he’s pissed off. Who’s left? Abe and the Japanese?
    No wonder he doesn’t want a State Department. There’s no point!

  • Bitter Scribe

    Why, you’re starting to make me think that Fox News may not be a reliable source of accurate information.

    • Weevie

      I watch it mainly for the commercials.

  • Weevie

    Is that Jerry Springer?

  • Lefty Wright

    The fact that the code names for the three intelligence sources were Moe, Larry and Curly should have tipped Fox off on the reliability of this scoop.

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))
    • Nick Scroggs

      God I stopped myself from clicking on that, I remember that interview and how much I wanted Jon Stewart to call out the Jersey mobster/Ron Paul hybrid for his arrogance, stupidity, and constant speaking to the audience.

  • Nick Scroggs

    I still don’t get why Napolitano is still called “Judge”. He hasn’t been a judge in years, it’s like calling Two-Face “District Attorney” years after his disfigurement.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      eh, an honorific – they do the same for for Generals and Doctors and so on. (i work in a law firm now, we have a vendor who’s a former judge and they use it. same with part of the office named after a partner).

  • Manhattan123

    I don’t care which spy agency brings him down, MI6, the CIA, or the KGB. As long as one of them eventually does.

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