Oh No Nancy Pelosi Is Dying Of All The Things Hillary Clinton Died From Already!
Rudy Giuliani, a man who runs his business out of a Manhattan cigar bar, has #Thoughts about WHO TALKS FUNNY. The stuttering fool who can barely keep his dentures in his face as he wanders from studio to studio babbling incoherently -- the sun's over the yard arm somewhere, right? -- thinks the Speaker of the House has a "halting speech pattern." The guy hasn't held elected office in almost 20 years, and he wants to tell Nancy Pelosi, a 31-term congresswoman who has already been kicking ass for several hours while Rudy is still farting in his PJs, to pull her shit together?
THIS GUY HERE?
Having a great conversation with the Chief Rabbi of Kiev, Moshe Azman. A truly wise man. https://t.co/JeST2J39fd— Rudy W. Giuliani (@Rudy W. Giuliani)1558456400.0
Last night Rudy Giuliani tweeted out a link to that blatantly fake video that made Speaker Pelosi look like she was slurring her words at the Center for American Progress.
Don't worry, you guys. He deleted it.
Four hours later, that tweet is still up. Rudy Giuliani, a "cybersecurity consultant," once fat-fingered a tweet and inadvertently linked to a website, for which he blamed Twitter. And, by the by, SDNY is investigating Giuliani's pal Robert Costello for their harebrained scheme to keep Michael Cohen on-side by dangling a pardon -- an investigation which directly implicates if not inculpates Rudy Giuliani. But please, tell us more about how Nancy Pelosi is losing her marbles and should apologize to Donald Trump, the poster boy for mental health.
Donald Trump threw a temper tantrum at a morning meeting with congressional leaders, ranted incoherently in the Rose Garden, then summoned all his courtiers to vouch that there was NO TANTRUM! NO TANTRUM! DEMOCRATS ARE THE TANTRUM!. Even the ones that hadn't been present for said tantrum. Miss Nancy is praying for the president's mental health, if any, for the good of the United Stashhhhh.
President Donald Trump Seems To Slur Words In Speech, Stirring Speculation | TODAY www.youtube.com
No, we're not linking to that doctored Pelosi video. We're not rewarding their slander with clicks. Here, if you haven't seen it, The Washington Post will tell you how it was done.
Pelosi videos manipulated to make her appear drunk are being shared on social media www.washingtonpost.com
That's not a deep fake; it's something your teenager could do in five minutes. And yet hundreds of thousands of people liked and shared this nonsense on social media. YouTube pulled it, but Facebook isn't taking it down because that would be "stifling freedom of expression," as a spokesman told The Guardian:
There's a tension here: we work hard to find the right balance between encouraging free expression and promoting a safe and authentic community, and we believe that reducing the distribution of inauthentic content strikes that balance. But just because something is allowed to be on Facebook doesn't mean it should get distribution. In other words, we allow people to post it as a form of expression, but we're not going to show it at the top of News Feed.
So, yeah, we're doing the 2016 thing again. Your crazy aunt is going to post that video of Biden hugging his own wife as proof that "Creepy Joe" is the real pussygrabber. COOL COOL.
Donald Trump shared a slightly less doctored video on his own Twitter feed, after labeling the Speaker "Crazy Nancy" and saying "she's lost it."
This highly edited video ran on talking cadaver Lou Dobbs's program last night. (How they doctor the video to make that sack of BLT grease and Marlboros look like a sentient human is the real deep fake!) Fox Business defended the video, telling CBS, "The FOX Business segment featuring clips from Speaker Pelosi's speech today did not slow down any aspect of her address." Comporting with the network's extremely high standards for journalistic ethics, as usual.
It's gonna be a shitshow in 2020, and if someone can figure out a better strategy than jumping up and down screaming bloody murder when the GOP runs these lies, let us know.
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Liz Dye lives in Baltimore with her wonderful husband and a houseful of teenagers. When she isn't being mad about a thing on the internet, she's hiding in plain sight in the carpool line. She's the one wearing yoga pants glaring at her phone.