SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Nov 22, 2020

(From CNN) First they said “count all the votes.”

They lost, so they said “count all the LEGAL votes.”

They lost again, so they said “we’re going to court.”

They keep losing in the courts, so now they say “overturn the election.”

What will they say next? And when should the reality-based press cover what they’re saying?

FALLOUT FROM THURSDAY’S “PRESS CONFERENCE_Oliver Darcy writes: “After watching the press conference, I wondered: At what point do news orgs start prominently identifying members of Trump’s legal team as conspiracy theorists? There is not much daylight — if any — between the nonsense Giuliani and Powell were spouting and what you might hear from Infowars’ Alex Jones. So why not describe them as such in stories? Simply referring to them as ‘legal advisers’ does not convey to audiences how deranged these people are, and actually works to give what they say some undeserved and extra weight…”

– TUCKER CARLSON on Thursday night: “We invited Sidney Powell on the show, we would have given her the whole hour, we would have given her the entire week actually and listened quietly the whole time at rapt attention. That’s a big story. “But she never sent us any evidence despite a lot of requests — polite requests, not a page. When we kept pressing she got angry and told us to stop contacting her. When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they told us, Powell has never given them any evidence either. Nor did she provide any today at the press conference. Powell did say that electronic voting is dangerous. And she’s right. We’re with her there. But she never demonstrated that a single actual vote was moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another — not one.” When even that ninny T Carlson is complaining, maybe it’s time to go home?

And from the WAPO: The noose is tightening for Trump. Read it HERE.

And here’s how Mr Foreclosure is bidding fareweil to his job. Right HERE.

And from my reading of Katherine Graham’s wonderful autobiography, Personal History, a reminder that when the British PM’s lose their jobs they have 24 HOURS to vacate 10 Downing Street. Thats how we should do it!

Enjoy your Sunday

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