The A.V. Club is recapping BoJack Horseman

Episode 1: “The Light Bulb Scene” | Episode 2: “The Dog Days Are Over” | Episode 3: “Planned Obsolescence” | Episode 4: “BoJack The Feminist” | Episode 5: “The Amelia Earhart Story” | Episode 6: “Free Churro” | Episode 7: “INT: SUB” | Episode 8: “Mr. Peanutbutter’s Boos” | Episode 9: “Ancient History” | Episode… Read More

Maniac puts Emma Stone and Jonah Hill on the ice-thin line of insanity

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, September 21 and September 22. All times are Eastern; sing the top pick to the tune of “Maniac,” from the chart-topping Flashdance soundtrack. Read more… Full Story Here AV Club September 20, 2018 11:11 pm Support Us

Was the Mayor of San Juan Arrested for Misuse of Disaster Funds?

Junk news sites reported that a “Puerto Rico mayor” was arrested on fraud charges and misleadingly used images of San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who has not been charged with a crime. Full Story Here Snopes September 20, 2018 10:41 pm Support Us

Fact Check: Trump’s Fuzzy Medicare Math – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthFact Check: Trump’s Fuzzy Medicare MathNBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthPresident Donald Trump on several occasions has taken credit for making Medicare “stronger.” In one instance, he said, “Medicare will be $700 billion stronger over the next decade thanks to our growth.” In fact, Medicare’s finances have worsened since … and more » Full Story… Read More

AP FACT CHECK: GOP ad misleads on McCaskill immigration vote – Virginian-Pilot

Virginian-PilotAP FACT CHECK: GOP ad misleads on McCaskill immigration voteVirginian-PilotJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican political action committee has launched a television ad that alleges Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri shifted her stance on immigration policy and supported a reprieve for 11 million immigrants …Associated Press News – AP Fact CheckAP NewsTrying to… Read More

Meet the 2018 International Fact-Checking Network fellows – Poynter (blog)

Meet the 2018 International Fact-Checking Network fellowsPoynter (blog)Manuela Tobias of (Poynter-owned) PolitiFact will embed with Buenos Aires-based Chequeado to learn more about automated fact-checking while Dror Sharon of The Whistle will visit PolitiFact from Israel to glean some best practices for covering elections. Full Story Here Google Fact Check September 20, 2018 6:56 pm Support… Read More

False Claims About Kavanaugh’s Mom and Foreclosure – FactCheck.org

FactCheck.orgFalse Claims About Kavanaugh’s Mom and ForeclosureFactCheck.orgFord hasn’t mentioned anything publicly about her parents’ foreclosure proceeding, so any connection between it and her decision to come forward is pure speculation. Editor’s note: FactCheck.org is one of several organizations working with Facebook to … and more » Full Story Here Google Fact Check September 20, 2018 4:56 pm… Read More

GOP Officials Urge Calmer, More Reasonable Death Threats Toward Kavanaugh Accuser

WASHINGTON—Urging a return to civility amid a contentious confirmation fight, GOP officials called Thursday for calmer, more reasonable death threats to be made toward Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser. “We understand there’s a lot of controversy around this, but she still deserves to have people threaten to kill her in… Read more… Full Story Here The… Read More

Marshals Investigating Threats Against Kavanaugh

The U.S. Marshals Service is investigating threats against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his family amid an accusation that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were teens. Full Story Here Snopes September 20, 2018 3:56 pm Support Us

Trump’s Fuzzy Medicare Math – FactCheck.org

Trump’s Fuzzy Medicare MathFactCheck.orgPresident Donald Trump on several occasions has taken credit for making Medicare “stronger.” In one instance, he said, “Medicare will be $700 billion stronger over the next decade thanks to our growth.” In fact, Medicare’s finances have worsened since … Full Story Here Google Fact Check September 20, 2018 2:41 pm Support… Read More

Report: Make It Stop

EVERYWHERE—Claiming that they just couldn’t stand this bullshit anymore, Americans across the country confirmed Thursday that someone, anyone needs to please, just make it stop. “Please, please, please, we’re begging you here, just put an end to it immediately,” said sources, noting that it had all gone way, way too… Read more… Full Story Here… Read More

Clinton Goes Too Far in Criticizing Trump – FactCheck.org

FactCheck.orgClinton Goes Too Far in Criticizing TrumpFactCheck.org“I know for a fact that the DHS has been quite active working with state and local election officials to enhance the cyber defenses of election administration,” Stewart said. “They have worked with dispatch (after some bureaucratic foot-dragging) to … Full Story Here Google Fact Check September 20, 2018… Read More

Bogus Jennifer Lawrence Quote on 9/11, Trump – FactCheck.org

FactCheck.orgBogus Jennifer Lawrence Quote on 9/11, TrumpFactCheck.orgWe have to have a fair democracy where these corporations and billionaires are not able to buy votes from the people that we the American people elect into office.” Editor’s note: FactCheck.org is one of several organizations working with Facebook to … Full Story Here Google Fact Check September… Read More

GOP Officials: Kavanaugh Shouldn’t Be Held Accountable For Something He Did As White Teenager

WASHINGTON—Vehemently defending the Supreme Court nominee against recent allegations of sexual assault, GOP officials declared Wednesday that Brett Kavanaugh shouldn’t be held accountable for something he did as a white teenager. “We’re talking about something that occurred when Mr. Kavanaugh was a mere 17-year-old… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion September 20, 2018 12:56… Read More

Senate Passes Bipartisan Opioid Legislation

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the Senate passed an $8.4 billion package intended to combat the opioid epidemic in a 99-1 vote, although critics say it is not enough to address the depth of the problem. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion September 20, 2018 12:56 pm Support Us

Supposedly Educated Professor Has No Idea How To Get Bird Out Of Lecture Hall

KALAMAZOO, MI—Failing to complete the simple task despite his ostensibly robust academic background, onlooking students at Kalamazoo College reported Wednesday that their supposedly educated literature professor Gene Cabella demonstrated no clue as to how to rid their lecture hall of a bird that had flown in through… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion September… Read More

FEMA Dispatches Crews To Do Whatever They Need To Do To Look Busy

CHARLOTTE, NC—Citing the urgent need for such measures given the devastation wrought by Hurricane Florence, the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched crews to affected areas Wednesday with instructions to do everything necessary to appear busy. “Try hitting stuff with a hammer, throwing a few cardboard boxes… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion September 20,… Read More

The Worst Hurricanes In U.S. History

Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas last week, leaving many residents stranded or displaced by rising floodwaters and becoming the latest major hurricane to devastate the U.S. in recent years. The Onion looks back at the worst hurricanes in United States history. Read more… Full Story Here The Onion September 20, 2018 12:41 pm Support Us

Report: 80% Of Women Currently Wearing Wrong Size Bra, Shirt, Shoes, Pants, Hat

STANFORD, CA—Apparel and textile researchers at Stanford University reported Thursday that, after 18 months of comparing garment and accessory sizes to the wearer’s actual measurements, 80 percent of American women are currently wearing the wrong size bras, shirts, shoes, pants, and hats. “Once we took accurate body… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion September… Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s undue credit for slowing health costs – New Jersey Herald

New Jersey HeraldAP FACT CHECK: Trump’s undue credit for slowing health costsNew Jersey HeraldWASHINGTON (AP) — What a difference a year makes. From predicting that the Affordable Care Act would “implode” and “explode,” President Donald Trump is now claiming credit for modest average premium increases expected next year. In remarks this … Full Story Here Google… Read More

Shocking Biblical Study Reveals Methushael Did Not Beget Lamech

WHEATON, IL—In a development that has thrown 6,000 years of peer-reviewed genealogy into disarray, scriptural researchers from Wheaton College released the results of a biblical study Wednesday that they say offers definitive proof that Methushael, son of Mehujael, did not in fact beget Lamech. “This discovery will… Read more… Full Story Here The Onion September… Read More

Al Roker Strongly Considers Retiring From Creating The Weather

NEW YORK—Reflecting on the eventual conclusion of his storied, decades-spanning career, Al Roker told reporters Thursday that he has strongly considered retiring from creating the weather. “I’ve had a good run, but I’m starting to get to an age where I’d like to just relax and spend some time with my family instead of… Read… Read More

Ultimate Humiliation: This 7th-Grade Boy’s Mom Made Him Go Into Victoria’s Secret With Her While She Shopped For Thongs, And All His Classmates Were Watching From The Auntie Anne’s Across The Mall

If you happened to be shopping at the Maplewood Mall in Elko, NV yesterday, there’s a good chance you saw every middle schooler’s worst nightmare playing out in real-time: This seventh-grade boy’s mom made him go into Victoria’s Secret with her while she shopped for thongs, and all of his classmates watched it happen… Read… Read More

AP FACT CHECK: GOP ad misleads on McCaskill immigration vote – WTOP

WTOPAP FACT CHECK: GOP ad misleads on McCaskill immigration voteWTOPJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican political action committee has launched a television ad that alleges Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri shifted her stance on immigration policy and supported a reprieve for 11 million immigrants … and more » Full Story Here Google Fact Check… Read More

Fact Check: Anderson Cooper, in Cold Water – The Weekly Standard

The Weekly StandardFact Check: Anderson Cooper, in Cold WaterThe Weekly StandardTWS Fact Check fears that with photos such as these users won’t bother to check the surrounding context. (Why trouble yourself when the narrative seems so clear?) We long for the day when internet users are struck with continued skepticism and the …CNN’s Cooper Explodes… Read More

The A.V. Club’s 10 most-anticipated TV shows of fall 2018

The broadcast television season begins in earnest this Sunday, September 23, though you’d be forgiven for feeling like a half-dozen seasons have come and gone in the weeks since Labor Day, what with the Streampocalypse and cable premieres—and you still have to wait until tomorrow to get into Maniac, whose Matryoshka… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Local Man Unsure If Woman Type Of Lesbian Who Only Dates Women

SACRAMENTO, CA—After learning that the object of his desire was interested in other females, local man Dave Callan told reporters Wednesday that he had puzzled over whether she’s the type of lesbian who only dates other women or the kind that dates men, too. “Amy’s a lesbian—I know—but we really vibed the other night,… Read… Read More

Paul McCartney Releases 18th Solo Album

Sixty years after he began performing, Paul McCartney has put out his 18th solo album, a song cycle entitled Egypt Station. What do you think? Read more… Full Story Here The Onion September 20, 2018 9:41 am Support Us

AP FACT CHECK: GOP ad misleads on McCaskill immigration vote – WRAL.com

WRAL.comAP FACT CHECK: GOP ad misleads on McCaskill immigration voteWRAL.comBy AMANDA SEITZ and SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Republican political action committee has launched a television ad that alleges Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri shifted her stance on … and more » Full Story Here Google Fact Check September 20, 2018… Read More

New Beatles Box Set Features 172 Unreleased Songs About Wanting To Hold Hands

LONDON—Featuring never-before-heard tracks such as “Why Don’t You Grab My Hand,” “While My Palm Gently Sweats,” and “Hands, Hands, Hands,” EMI Records announced Thursday the release of a new Beatles box set with 172 unreleased songs about wanting to hold hands. “These 16 discs offer dedicated fans a chance to finally… Read more… Full Story… Read More

Facebook is doing better than Twitter at fighting misinformation. Fact-checking has something to do with it. – Poynter (blog)

Facebook is doing better than Twitter at fighting misinformation. Fact-checking has something to do with it.Poynter (blog)The Week in Fact-Checking is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network & the American Press Institute’s Accountability Project. Sign up here. Full Story Here Google Fact Check September 20, 2018 8:41 am Support… Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s undue credit for slowing health costs – Boston.com

Boston.comAP FACT CHECK: Trump’s undue credit for slowing health costsBoston.comWASHINGTON (AP) — What a difference a year makes. From predicting that the Affordable Care Act would “implode” and “explode,” President Donald Trump is now claiming credit for modest average premium increases expected next year. In remarks this …AP Fact Check – AP NewsAP News all 130… Read More

American Horror Story has become bleak reality TV

“I wouldn’t have sex with you if you were the last man on earth.” Such a clichéd dig seems weightier when whispered in a bunker after the end of the world, more or less. Read more… Full Story Here AV Club September 19, 2018 11:12 pm Support Us

Fact check: Raoul ad makes false claim about Harold’s stance on gay adoption – Peoria Journal Star

Peoria Journal StarFact check: Raoul ad makes false claim about Harold’s stance on gay adoptionPeoria Journal StarEditor’s note: This is the latest article — reported and written by PolitiFact, operated in Illinois by the Better Government Association, a non-profit, non-partisan watchdog organization — to parse statements by Illinois public officials and … and more » Full… Read More

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This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news Full Story Here Google Fact Check September 19, 2018 7:26 pm Support Us

What goes into a PolitiFact Wisconsin fact-check? – WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)

WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)What goes into a PolitiFact Wisconsin fact-check?WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)There’s no shortage of statements to fact check. It starts with asking the candidate or politician for evidence to back up the claim. Kertscher does his own fact-finding and research with independent on the record sources. “Research organizations … Full Story Here Google… Read More

Publix $75 Coupon Scam

A free $75 Publix grocery coupon Facebook offer is just another version of the ubiquitous survey scam. Full Story Here Snopes September 19, 2018 4:57 pm Support Us

The Left Gets a Taste of its Own Fact-Checking Medicine – Capital Research Center

Capital Research CenterThe Left Gets a Taste of its Own Fact-Checking MedicineCapital Research CenterTo manage this problem, Facebook turned to the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) to decide what groups it will contract out as third-party fact-checkers. While Facebook believes the group is politically neutral, IFCN has been supported by the … Full Story Here Google Fact… Read More

Bad News, Gamers: Nintendo Revealed That In The Next ‘Animal Crossing’ Your Character Can’t Find Work And Stays Home Playing ‘Animal Crossing’ During Their Unemployment

The next Animal Crossing game is hotly anticipated, but fans might want to keep their excitement in check. Nintendo just revealed that in the forthcoming Switch installment, your character won’t be able to find work and will stay at home playing Animal Crossing during their unemployment. Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole September 19, 2018… Read More

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s undue credit for slowing health costs – WTOP

WTOPAP FACT CHECK: Trump’s undue credit for slowing health costsWTOPWASHINGTON (AP) — What a difference a year makes. From predicting that the Affordable Care Act would “implode” and “explode,” President Donald Trump is now claiming credit for modest average premium increases expected next year. In remarks this … Full Story Here Google Fact Check September 19,… Read More

India Bans Instant Divorce by Muslim Men

Most of the 170 million Muslims in India are Sunnis governed by the Muslim Personal Law for family matters and disputes. Full Story Here Snopes September 19, 2018 11:12 am Support Us

I Feel Bad brings a distinctly female voice to issues-based comedy

The #MeToo movement is still going strong, historic numbers of women are up for election this fall (and voting and protesting across the country), and between Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, the stereotypically “female” genre of the rom-com is back with a vengeance. American pop… Read more… Full… Read More

The Power Of Community: When This Town Discovered One Of Its Neighbors Was Walking 70 Miles A Day To Masturbate In The Forest, It Came Together And Bought Him A Lamborghini So He Could Drive There In Style

If you’re tired of all the negative stories in the news these days, here’s something that’ll make you smile for a change: When this town discovered one of its neighbors was walking 70 miles a day to masturbate in the forest, it came together and bought him a Lamborghini so he could drive there in… Read More

Trump to Visit NC as Governor Pleads for Patience

“I know it was hard to leave home, and it is even harder to wait and wonder whether you even have a home to go back to,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. Full Story Here Snopes September 19, 2018 7:56 am Support Us

Opinion: I am very tired

By Gen. Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps Good Morning, Marines. As the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, it is my distinct privilege to lead and serve you in this unique and essential war-fighting organization. Despite the hardship of this position and the responsibility it entails, working alongside our dedicated Marines and Sailors… Read More

The Peel: “Father Becomes Child” By Lydia Thomas

The Peel is a live storytelling and poetry show from ClickHole. On today’s episode, Lydia Thomas shares her poem titled “Father Becomes Child.” Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole September 18, 2018 1:12 pm Support Us

Where IS He??????

Read more… Full Story Here ClickHole September 18, 2018 12:26 pm Support Us

You Must Learn Them: 6 Secrets For Enjoying A Big Cup Of Soda

Soda is a gross gassy water that no one wants to swallow, but yet sometimes you’ve got to drink a big cup of it, and when that happens there are ways to make the ordeal slightly less unpleasant. Here are six secrets you must learn in order to enjoy a big cup of soda. Read… Read More

Air Force drone pilot ejects

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE — An Air Force drone pilot accidentally ejected from his Nevada office while flying an MQ-9 Reaper over southwestern Yemen, sources confirmed today. “This morning, at 0900 hours, we lost 1st. Lt. Denton Link,” said Capt. Maria Lopez, an Air Force spokeswoman. “After he ejected through the ceiling of the Ground… Read More

The ‘Trump economy’ versus the ‘Obama economy’

Ten years after the financial crisis, both Obama and Trump claim credit for an economic turnaround, but the data suggests the former — not the latter — steered the economy out of free fall. Full Story Here Washington Post Fact Check September 18, 2018 1:11 am Support Us

We’re liveblogging the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

Welcome to The A.V. Club’s coverage of the 70thth Primetime Emmy Awards. Follow along with our writers’ commentary and analysis below. Read more… Full Story Here AV Club September 17, 2018 5:41 pm Support Us

Which actors will win, and which should win, at the 2018 Emmys?

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards take place tonight, September 17. The following are A.V. Club TV editor Erik Adams’ predictions for the winners of the acting awards, mixed in with some wishful thinking. Read more… Full Story Here AV Club September 17, 2018 12:12 pm Support Us

Former PT stud now lives in barn

CLARKSBURG, W. Va. — A retired 82nd Airborne soldier who was once known for having the fastest two-mile run time in his battalion currently lives in a barn, horses confirmed today. Thomas Chatterton, 32, of Clarksburg, entered basic training at Fort Benning in 2004, where instructors quickly noticed his speed and endurance on the track,… Read More

A new invention leads to old jokes on The Venture Bros.

Tonight’s Venture Bros. asks a simple but unexpected question: what happens if Doctor Venture actually came up with something good? One of the core principles of the series has always been Rusty’s basic ineptitude. He may walk the walk and wear the speedsuits of super science, but he’s never been able to live up the…… Read More

Changing faces and facing change on The Deuce

From the moment she entered the bus terminal, I could tell there was something different about Brenda Peterson. She’s too sure of herself: Not in the way “Shit, C.C.” way that Lori gradually revealed upon her arrival in New York City, but a self-possession that’s a little more upfront. Even before she drops the hammer…… Read More

Report: Camp Lejeune Marines sandbagged during their sandbagging mission

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Marines at Camp Lejeune and the surrounding area were totally sandbagging during their mission to sandbag areas of the base in preparation for the hurricane, sources confirmed today. “I don’t even freaking know why we’re out here, man,” said Lance Cpl. Allen Jones, an ammunition specialist with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, taking… Read More

The First, like outer space, feels endless

Space, as the saying goes, is the final frontier. We’ve crossed the oceans and explored their depths. We’ve discovered new lands and set up camp in the hottest, coldest, and highest places on Earth. Antarctica, the Sahara, Everest. The skies. The moon. Humans are a species which, as Stephen Dunn once wrote, often… Read more…… Read More

What shows will win, and which should win, at the 2018 Emmys

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards take place Monday, September 17. The following are A.V. Club TV editor Erik Adams’ predictions for the winners of the major series awards, mixed in with some wishful thinking and endorsements of worthy programs overlooked by the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences. Watch for thoughts… Read more… Full Story… Read More

The A.V. Club is recapping American Vandal

Episode 1: “The Brownout” | Episode 2: “#2” | Episode 3: “Leaving a Mark” | Episode 4: “Shit Talk” | Episode 5: “Wiped Clean” | Episode 6: “All Backed Up” | Episode 7: “Shit Storm” | Episode 8: “The Dump” | Read more… Full Story Here AV Club September 14, 2018 9:12 am Support Us

Drunk hurricane calls Coast Guard at 2 A.M. asking for place to crash

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A wasted hurricane by the name of Florence has reportedly been calling at all hours of the night looking for a place to crash, according to Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. “She’s pretty hammered,” said Petty Officer Sam Vallin, who spoke to Florence, “She was saying things like ‘HEY! It’s me yer… Read More

Jeff Merkley – Yes, $10 million were transferred from FEMA to ICE

The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Yes, $10 million were transferred from FEMA to ICE As a major hurricane heads toward the Carolinas, Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley berated the Trump administration for diverting nearly $10 million from emergency funding to immigration enforcement. “As #HurricaneFlorence bears down, I discovered today that the Trump Administration is taking… Read More

Donald Trump – Puerto Rico's power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Puerto Rico’s power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes As Hurricane Florence approached, President Donald Trump relied on his track record to assure the public his administration is ready. “I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success,” Trump told reporters on Sept. 11. Puerto Rico recovered full… Read More

Marines mop parking lot in preparation for VIP hurricane

CAMP LEJEUNE — With a very important Category 4 hurricane charging towards the eastern seaboard, Marine leaders are instructing barracks residents to present a sterling image, which includes a total clean-up of the inside of their rooms and mopping of the parking lots, sources confirmed today. “This very impressive hurricane could get a lot of… Read More

Marine dies waiting for pair-of-socks transplant donor

SAN DIEGO — Marine Cpl. Alexander Robinson passed away early Saturday after a suitable donor could not be found for a pair-of-socks transplant, sources confirmed today. Robinson first checked in to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Tuesday morning after suffering a severe ankle sprain during his unit’s annual combat fitness test, officials said. Doctors immediately placed… Read More