Monday, August 20, 2018

Themes, memes, and falemes in the illustrated news

GOP preps for wave
GOP prepares for the wave

Welcome to the Mournday Mourning Illustrated Gnus and other denizens of King Donald’s retinue revealed by AZBlueMeanie at Blog for Arizona. Here are some themes, memes, and falemes.

faleme
noun: a combination word, false + meme, attributed to the Sky Island Scriber
Definition: a bit of fake news “copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users”, often with ill intent.
Usage: “Trump fans the falemes by calling the press ”the enemy of the people."

  • Will Trump take over daily press briefings? You are primed to believe that. He’s already doing it. It’s called Twitter.
  • Quote of the day defining truthmp: Truth isn’t truth. -Rudy Giuliani.
  • Interior Department plans to cut down all national forests to prevent forest fires. (Prove me wrong.)
  • Trump administration: consuming more oil is good for you. True (the quote, that is). “Conserving oil is no longer necessary for the economy” (headline from this morning’s Daily Star).
  • Quiz: which is a reality TV show lowlife with zero credibility? (A) Omarosa (B) Donald Trump (C) Both (D) neither. Check Twitter for correct answer.
Trump dines on 1st amendment
Paper trump ate exposed!
  • Citing insecurity needs, Trump cancels all security clearances but one.
  • “I can’t guarantee anything.” - Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She never could.
  • So …
  • Tomorrow: Trump to yank passes for WH press corps, fire press secretary, conduct his own press briefing in empty room. Says “I can’t guarantee anything.”

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