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Twitter's Servers Burst Into Flames After Attempting to Fact-Check All of Trump's Tweets

SAN FRANCISCO (The Borowitz Report)—Servers belonging to the social-media platform Twitter burst into flames on Thursday, after the company attempted to fact-check all of Donald Trump’s tweets.

“We knew that fact-checking Trump’s tweets was going to put a strain on our system,” Jack Dorsey, the C.E.O. of Twitter, said. “We had no idea that it would result in columns of fire shooting forty feet into the air.”

Reportedly, an explosion in the server fact-checking Trump’s tweets about Joe Scarborough ignited a blaze that quickly spread to a server furiously vetting his tweets about Barack Obama.

Fire trucks rushed to Twitter headquarters to extinguish the inferno, which San Francisco officials called the largest fact-checking-related fire incident in the city’s history.

While no one was injured in the conflagration, Dorsey quietly shelved plans to fact-check all of Donald Trump, Jr.,’s tweets.

Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/twitters-servers-burst-into-flames-after-attempting-to-fact-check-all-of-trumps-tweets

Photograph from Getty

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 29, 2020, 01:33 AM (8 replies)

The Daily Social Distancing Show: Animals in the Time of Coronavirus

Coronavirus: devastating for humans, not a bad time for animals.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 29, 2020, 01:20 AM (0 replies)

Coronavirus Crisis: A National Story Made Of Local Outbreaks - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC

Rachel Maddow looks at Alabama as an example of a place not usually in the spotlight of American national media but informing a key part of the national coronavirus story as a surge in cases puts a strain on hospital resources. Aired on 5/27/2020.

CDC Undercuts Utility Of Antibody Tests As Key COVID-19 Tool - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC

Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, talks with Rachel Maddow about new guidance from the CDC that COVID-19 antibody tests are not a reliable source of information about a person's past or future relationship to the coronavirus. Aired on 5/27/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 28, 2020, 03:31 AM (0 replies)

Luckily, Jared doesn't spread viruses like humans do:

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 28, 2020, 03:08 AM (11 replies)

See The Chilling Virus Warnings Trump Ignored - Before Pandemic Outbreak - The Beat With Ari Melber

The coronavirus has upended most of the world, but there were key warnings about pandemics in general, and the virus specifically, that were often ignored, downplayed or even punished. MSNBC’s Ari Melber documents this crucial history – and what can be learned from it now – in this exhaustive special report spanning years of expert research, warnings and even the fateful final months as the virus approached the U.S. early 2020. Melber also discusses a "Cassandra effect," where some experts who got it right were sidelined and faced alleged retaliation by the Trump Administration. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 5/27/2020.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 28, 2020, 01:50 AM (3 replies)

Dr. Fauci Predicted a Pandemic Under Trump in 2017 - NowThis

‘There will be a challenge to the coming administration in the arena of infectious diseases.’ — Watch Dr. Anthony Fauci predict a pandemic under the Trump admin back in 2017.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 28, 2020, 01:11 AM (0 replies)

Trump Lashes Out at Spell-Check for Treating Him Unfairly

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Accusing it of treating him “very unfairly,” Donald Trump lashed out on Wednesday at the widely used spelling tool spell-check.

“Almost every time I type a word, spell-check puts a red squiggly line under it,” he tweeted. “It never put a red squiggly line under Obama’s words.”

“Spell-check is rigged against conservatives,” he charged.

Trump accused spell-check of infringing on his First Amendment rights by interfering with what he called “freedom of spelling.”

“Freedom of Spelling is guaranteed by the Conitution,” he wrote.

In his most direct threat to the spelling tool, he warned that, if spell-check did not stop putting red squiggly lines under his words, he would “close it down.”

Trump also said that he was in talks with the Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, about eliminating spelling altogether.

Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-lashes-out-at-spell-check-for-treating-him-unfairly

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 28, 2020, 12:39 AM (21 replies)

Late Night Storytime: Trump Family Quarantine

President Trump shares an update with America on how his family is surviving quarantine together during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 28, 2020, 12:13 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: 100,000 Accomplished

100,000. Congratulations to President Trump on a true success story.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed May 27, 2020, 11:48 PM (0 replies)

Presidents (Barack Obama and George W Bush) add humor to presidential portrait unveiling (May 2012)

Political differences seemed to dissolve during the unveiling of former President George W. Bush's portrait in the White House. Norah O'Donnell reports.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed May 27, 2020, 03:41 AM (3 replies)
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