Letters to the Editor — Oct. 23, 2021

The Issue: WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s joking responses to questions about the disperal of migrants.
The Post has it right in calling out White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on her all-too-many sarcastic, trite responses to serious questions (“Laughing off US crises,” Oct. 20). Her actions ­border on childish.
She also has a “poker tell” — when she is lying or avoiding an answer as best she can, she stammers and when answering she sounds ignorant and overwhelmed.
Robert Henry
Palm City, Fla.

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Letters to the Editor — Oct. 23, 2021

The Issue: WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s joking responses to questions about the disperal of migrants.
The Post has it right in calling out White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on her all-too-many sarcastic, trite responses to serious questions (“Laughing off US crises,” Oct. 20). Her actions ­border on childish.
She also has a “poker tell” — when she is lying or avoiding an answer as best she can, she stammers and when answering she sounds ignorant and overwhelmed.
Robert Henry
Palm City, Fla.

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Americans Want To Watch Prices Go Down, Not Biden On CNN

President Joe Biden joined Anderson Cooper on CNN for another one of those gimmicky town halls on Thursday night, and it turns out only a few people watched.
The Biden town hall reportedly drew only 1.2 million viewers, with a meager 271,000 in the key 25 to 54-year-old advertisement demographic — so I guess it was more than a few, but not many more. For comparison, an average 2.83 million people watched Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity on Fox News during the same time slot, more than double the president’s audience. MSNBC’s 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows drew an average of 1.39 million.

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Americans Want To Watch Prices Go Down, Not Biden On CNN

President Joe Biden joined Anderson Cooper on CNN for another one of those gimmicky town halls on Thursday night, and it turns out only a few people watched.
The Biden town hall reportedly drew only 1.2 million viewers, with a meager 271,000 in the key 25 to 54-year-old advertisement demographic — so I guess it was more than a few, but not many more. For comparison, an average 2.83 million people watched Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity on Fox News during the same time slot, more than double the president’s audience. MSNBC’s 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows drew an average of 1.39 million.

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Biden, frequent Delaware vacationer, doesn’t have time for your stupid border

President Joe Biden still hasn’t been to the U.S.-Mexico border, where a humanitarian crisis of his administration’s own making has raged for the past several months. He is just too darn busy, the president explained Thursday evening during a town hall hosted by CNN.
Yes, all presidents are busy. But not all presidents make two dozen trips to Delaware over the span of 10 months.
“Do you have plans to visit the southern border?” host Anderson Cooper asked.
Biden said, “I’ve been there before, and I haven’t — I mean, I know it well.

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Major investor refuses to bankroll Trump’s ‘fake news business’

One of the talking points that 2016 Donald Trump voters, many of whom switched to now-President Joe Biden in 2020, used to justify voting for him the first time was, “Well, he’s a smart businessman.” But Trump, in fact, has had more than his shares of ups and downs in business — and some people in the business world want nothing whatsoever to do with Trump or the Trump Organization. Item: hedge fund manager Boaz Weinstein, according to the New York Times, withdrew his investment after learning that he would be supporting Trump’s social media company Truth Social.

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Did Trump’s Media Company Really Just Trademark the Term “Truthing”?

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Donald Trump announced Wednesday night that he is launching a conservative social media and technology company—an end-run around the bans many major tech platforms imposed on him earlier this year after his post-election lies and incitement. The former president claims his new endeavor will be devoted to a particularly lofty ideal: the truth.

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Did Trump’s Media Company Really Just Trademark the Term “Truthing”?

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Donald Trump announced Wednesday night that he is launching a conservative social media and technology company—an end-run around the bans many major tech platforms imposed on him earlier this year after his post-election lies and incitement. The former president claims his new endeavor will be devoted to a particularly lofty ideal: the truth.

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Cops’ Story About Train Passengers Filming Rape ‘Simply Not True’: DA

The Delaware County district attorney is challenging assertions made by authorities that straphangers recorded videos of a rape last week on a SEPTA train and failed to stop it or alert authorities.
Riders wouldn’t have been so “inhuman” as to record the attack on public transportation for their “own private enjoyment,” District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said.

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Montana Refuses to Gerrymander

In her first year as a newly appointed tribal judge, Maylinn Smith had to decide who would lead the Colorado-based Southern Ute Indian Tribe for the next four years. An election to recall the seven-member Tribal Council had come down to a single vote, and a lawsuit claimed one vote had been fraudulently cast. Future management of the 1,400-member tribe and their 681,000-acre reservation hung in the balance. “There was some angst involved in that decision because I knew I was going to piss off half the population whichever way I went,” Smith says.

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