It might be a joke that Don King and Shouting Jeanne Pirro were at Mar-A-Lago for a White House Easter Egg Hunt where 45 told kindergartners that the military were “going to be bigger than ever before.” It’s not a joke, though, that Lou Dobbs is being patched in by speakerphone to staff meetings at the White House. He doesn’t have a clearance for that, and that isn’t even really our biggest problem here.

 

 

From Joy Reid

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From Neera Tanden

 

From Amy Siskind

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From Newsweek

From GQ

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Who that Boris Epshteyn guy is again, and where he came from, and who he worked for before he worked for Sinclair

They have a deal with the Trump campaign to run his speeches uninterrupted and without commentary. (In case anyone is wondering, that is not independent journalism.)

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If you’re wondering what this has to do with Ajit Pai and NetNeutrality, you should be.

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Failing to work from common, provable, verifiable facts, and refusing to use independent fact checkers are common authoritarian propaganda techniques

 

Jason Johnson said on Hardball this evening that Michael Harriot wrote about this last year on The Root. That’s true.

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From John Oliver, also months ago (and yes, that was me howling about it then):

If you’re wondering what this sounds like and don’t have time to refer to your favorite entertainment source with a crapsack dystopian authoritarian regime at its center (Brave New World, Hunger Games, Space Traders, or The Running Man spring to mind), just listen here: