Monday Short Cuts

"A LOT of journalists need to quickly apologize for their roles in spreading false information in recent days." —Mollie Hemingway

Political Editors · Jan. 21, 2019

The Gipper: “It is not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work — work with us, not over us; stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it.”

For the record: “If any Republican congressional leader had similarly rebuffed President Obama — disinviting him to speak before Congress in his State of the Union speech — he or she would have been savaged as a disrespectful, partisan monster, not to mention a racist.” —David Limbaugh

Non Compos Mentis: “I am calling for a total and complete shutdown of teenagers wearing MAGA hats until we can figure out what is going on. They seem to be poisoning young minds.” —Rep. John Yarmuth

And they would be correct: “The larger message that a lot of people are going to take from this [BuzzFeed] story is that the news media are a bunch of leftist liars who are dying to get the president and that they’re willing to lie to do it.” —CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin

Non sequitur: “I think that concerns of anti-Semitism with the current administration and White House are absolutely valid. And we need to make sure that we are protecting the Jewish community and all who feel vulnerable in this moment.” —Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when asked, “What would you say to some of those people who have concerns about anti-Semitism within the Women’s March?”

The BIG Lie: “To Mike Pence, who thinks it’s acceptable that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ: You are wrong. You said you should not discriminate against Christianity. You are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian. I am a Christian woman, and what I do know about Christianity is that we bear no prejudice and everybody is welcome. So you can take all that disgrace, Mr. Pence, and look yourself in the mirror and you’ll find it right there.” —Lady Gaga

And last… “A LOT of journalists need to quickly apologize for their roles in spreading false information in recent days, be it the evidence-free BuzzFeed false report/wild speculation about Trump or leading a misinformed outrage mob against children, or both.” —Mollie Hemingway

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