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Author of Trump-bashing ‘Fire & Fury’ admits many accounts in book are untrue

Michael Wolff is the author of the Trump-bashing book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, which, though rushed to publication just three days ago because of a “cease and desist” order from Trump’s lawyers, is already a best-seller.

President Trump’s lawyers issued a “cease and desist” to Wolff and his publisher, Henry Holt and Company, after news broke that the book contains an account of what former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon allegedly told Wolff. Bannon calls President Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” for meeting with a group of Russians in the Trump Tower during last year’s presidential campaign, on the promise by a trusted intermediary that the Russians had documents that would “incriminate” rival Hillary Clinton. Since Bannon believes that Trump Jr. could not have taken the meeting without his father’s knowledge, that means Bannon is also calling President Trump “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”. (See “Steve Bannon turns against President Trump, calls him ‘treasonous’”)

Note: Yesterday, in a statement to Axios, Steve Bannon expressed “regret” for calling Trump Jr. “unpatriotic,” and professed his “unwavering” support for President Trump. (New York Post)

Never mind the fact that:

Fire and Fury presents itself as a truthful account of the first nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency. Let’s face it: If the book is fiction, no one would pay any attention to it, nor would it become an instant best seller. Indeed, the description of the book on Amazon.com begins thus (the bold emphasis is Amazon‘s):

With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.”

Wolff’s Fire and Fury contains other damaging and disparaging accounts about President Trump. The only problem is this:

Wolff’s book contains a disclaimer, in which he actually admits that many of the accounts in his book are NOT true!

This is what Wolff says in “Author’s Note” at the beginning of Fire and Fury:

Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue. Those conflicts, and that looseness with the truth, if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of the book. Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them. In other instances I have, through a consistency in accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true.”

Below is a screenshot I took of that passage from Amazon.com:

Here are the Oxford English Dictionary‘s definitions of the critical words in Wolff’s disclaimer:

  • Many“: A large number of.
  • baldly“: Plainly; bluntly; without any extra detail or explanation.
  • untrue“: False; incorrect; not in accordance with fact or reality.
  • looseness with the truth“: To lie or deliberately withhold information.
  • elemental“: Fundamental; forming an essential or typical feature.
  • thread of a book“: A theme or characteristic running throughout a piece of writing.

And so, with the words defined, this is what Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House — a supposedly true and factual account of the first nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency — says about his book:

A large number of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House . . . are plainly false and incorrect . . . . Those lies are a fundamental, essential and typical characteristic running throughout the book.”

In other words, Michael Wolff is a liar and a writer of fiction. His book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, should really be titled Lies and Fiction: A Fundamentally False Account of the Trump White House.

In an August 2004 cover story for The New Republic, this is what Michelle Cottle wrote about Michael Wolff:

“Uninterested in the working press, Wolff’s special focus (fixation, even) has always been on the power players–the moguls…. With his wicked rants, Wolff swiftly emerged as the It Boy of New York media. His quick wit, dizzying writing style, and willingness to say absolutely anything about anybody made his column a must-read. Plus, he was writing (gossiping, really)…in a catty, caustic way that no one else dared…. [But] the scenes in his columns aren’t recreated so much as created—springing from Wolff’s imagination rather than from actual knowledge of events. Even Wolff acknowledges that conventional reporting isn’t his bag…. ‘His great gift is the appearance of intimate access,’ says an editor who has worked with Wolff. ‘He is adroit at making the reader think that he has spent hours and days with his subject, when in fact he may have spent no time at all.‘”

Those foolish enough to buy Fire and Fury should sue Wolff and publisher Henry Holt and Company for false advertising.

Contact info for Henry Holt and Co.:

  • Email: publicity@hholt.com
  • To contact author Michael Wolff:
    Henry Holt and Company
    175 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10010

H/t Business Insider and FOTM reader Big Lug

~Eowyn

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Steve Bannon turns against President Trump, calls him ‘treasonous’

There really are neither friends nor dependable allies in politics.

On August 7, 2017, Steve Bannon resigned as President Trump’s White House Chief Strategist and returned to Breitbart News as its executive chairman

At the time, Bannon’s departure was described as unacrimonious. While The New York Times, quoting two anonymous “administration officials,” alluded to infighting (“confrontation within” Trump’s “inner circle”) as the reason for the resignation (or dismissal) of “the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election,” Bannon himself told author Joshua Green:

“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.”

Five months after his departure, Bannon has done an about face.

Et tu, Bannon?

David Smith reports for The Guardian, Jan. 3, 2018, that according to “an explosive new book seen by the Guardian” — Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House — Bannon told Wolff that:

  • The Trump Tower meeting between Trump’s oldest son Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner, then campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and a group of Russians including lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”. A trusted intermediary had promised documents that would “incriminate” rival Hillary Clinton. Instead of alerting the FBI to a potential assault on American democracy by a foreign power, Trump Jr. replied in an email: “I love it.”
  • The investigation into Trump’s alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering.
  • “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

On the Trump Tower meeting, Bannon remarked mockingly:

“The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor – with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers. Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”

If any such meeting had to take place, it should have been set up “in a Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire, with your lawyers who meet with these people” so that any information could then be “dump[ed] … down to Breitbart or something like that, or maybe some other more legitimate publication. You never see it, you never know it, because you don’t need to … But that’s the brain trust that they had.”

Bannon maintained that Donald Trump must have known about the meeting: “The chance that Don Jr did not walk these jumos up to his father’s office on the twenty-sixth floor is zero.” That, of course, would mean that Bannon is also calling President Trump “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”.

It should be noted that:

  1. The FBI has thoroughly investigated the Trump Tower meeting and no evidence of wrongdoing was ever found, notwithstanding Bannon’s characterization of “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”.
  2. While calling Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians to get dirt on Hillary Clinton “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” Bannon manages to ignore:

President Trump’s reaction to Bannon’s betrayal was swift:

(1) He fired off a tweet, calling Bannon a self-aggrandizing political charlatan who has “lost his mind”.

(2) In a lengthy statement issued yesterday afternoon, Trump blamed Bannon for everything from leaks to the news media to the upset GOP loss in last month’s Senate race in Alabama, and cast Bannon as a disgruntled former staffer whose chief goal is to stir up trouble:

“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.”

(3) Trump’s lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bannon, saying he violated the employment agreement he had signed with the Trump Organization and likely defamed the president. Bannon is ordered to stop communicating confidential and/or disparaging information, and preserve all records in preparation for “imminent” legal action. The letter, from attorney Charles Harder, states:

“You have breached the Agreement by, among other things, communicating with author Michael Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, disclosing Confidential Information to Mr. Wolff, and making disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements to Mr. Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company.”

Ivan Pentchoukov reports for The Epoch Times, Jan. 3, 2017, that “A large number of Breitbart News readers slammed the site’s executive chairman, Steve Bannon, on Wednesday as controversy swirled around critical comments Bannon made about President Donald Trump and his campaign team in a recently published book.” The brief article quoting The Guardian‘s report on Wolff’s book generated more than 12,000 comments in four hours as Breitbart readers weighed in.

Here’s a sample of Breitbart readers’ comments that are critical of Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon:

“I voted for Trump… I didn’t vote for Bannon. I’ll stick with Trump, thanks.”

“I’ve just about had enough of Bannon and his games. He’s a psychotic fool. I’m done with this site.”

“I kept telling people Bannon was on an ego trip a dangerous back stabber. Family never talks to strangers. Screw you Bannon.”

“Stupid move by Steve and he needs to walk back or he and Trump are done. CNN already has this as breaking news and you can bet other liberal outlets will beat this to death. Why Steve?”

“What a cowardly way to get revenge – Bannon had better speak out NOW.”

“I wonder what’s wrong with Bannon? I used to admire the dude, but if this is true, no more.”

At a minimum, Steve Bannon calling Trump Jr. — and by implication President Trump himself — “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” can benefit only Democrats, RINOs and “never Trumpers”. So much for Bannon’s vow last August that in leaving the White House, he will be “going to war for Trump against his opponents”.

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UPDATE:

Michael Wolff

(1) Trump’s lawyers are seeking to block Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, from being published next week. Attorney Charles Harder sent a cease-and-desist letter to Wolff and his publisher Henry Holt and Co., demanding that they “immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination of the book” or excerpts and summaries of its contents, and​ to inform them that they are looking at possible libel charges in connection to the book. (New York Post)

(2) Author Michael Wolff is known for inventing and changing quotes. (InfoWars)

(3) Rush Limbaugh said this morning that:

  • He’s heard from “unassailable sources” that when Steven Bannon was in the White House, he leaked information to the media — which confirms what President Trump said in his statement (see above).
  • Some of what Wolff wrote about certain people contradicts what Limbaugh knows, e.g., that Bannon was allied with the late Roger Ailes.

(4) Today, Drudge Report tweeted a picture of Bannon smiling with his new “billionaire benefactor, Miles Kwok, aka Guo Wen Gui”. Reportedly, Bannon’s former patron, billionaire Rebekah Mercer, has withdrawn her financial support of Breitbart News because of the recent string of damaging reports about Bannon.

Update (Jan. 8, 2018):

Author of Trump-bashing ‘Fire & Fury’ admits many accounts in book are untrue

Yesterday, in a statement to Axios, Steve Bannon expressed “regret” for calling Trump Jr. “unpatriotic,” and professed his “unwavering” support for President Trump. (New York Post)

~Eowyn

TDS: White guys create “I am so Sick of White Guys” coloring book because of Trump and white privilege

white guys coloring book

But they aren’t sick of capitalism! Here’s a description of the coloring book from Amazon:

“I am So Sick of White Guys: The Coloring Books Experience combines the long and revered American tradition of political satire with the latest popular craze, ‘adult coloring books.’

If you are sick of news reports of yet another white guy abusing his power and taking advantage of your government, your financial system, your society and your culture, to pad his own wallet, then I am So Sick of White Guys may provide an amusing outlet for your frustrations. (Time to break out your crayon – you’ll only need one color!)

Jim Corbett and Tim Jones collaborated with caricature artist, Steve Hartley to create a collection of beautifully crafted images that skewer some sacred cows (and a fair number of pigs as well) that have grabbed more than their fair share of the pie over the years while convincing the world that the only opinion that really matters is the opinion of a white guy with money or power. Each image is accompanied by witty, sarcastic and sometimes even snarky comments that just might be the elixir you need to help you cope with what is happening to the greatest democracy the world has ever known. (Remember when our elections were decided by an insane thing called the ‘Electoral College,’ instead of an even more insane thing called Russia?)

From Everett Herald: The joke is on these two white guys. They came up with a book with a catchy title that might sound like they’re lambasting themselves. It’s called “I am So Sick of White Guys” — and it’s written by white guys Jim Corbett and Tim Jones.

What’s up with that? It’s their take on the white White House. “It has gotten to the point where even white guys are sick of white guys now,” said Corbett, 66. “We’re talking about men in power and positions who are taking advantage of their status,” added Jones, 62.

The glossy book cover has a cartoon that includes Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, Steve Bannon, Mitch McConnell, Jeff Sessions and Jared Kushner, all under the puppet strings of Vladimir Putin. Well, you get the picture, and you can color it. The subhead is: “The Coloring Book Experience.”

The new book, sold on Amazon for $10, is sure to amuse some people and most certainly anger others. “For every person who might love this book there is someone else out there who would hate this book,” Jones said. “Trump supporters would find nothing funny about this book at all.”

Chances are the Make America Great Again crowd won’t chortle at the centerfold of a naked Trump on a bear rug holding a hand mirror with a long tie covering his groin.

Corbett got the idea for the book about six months ago. “I was shouting at my TV one day,” he recalled. “I said, ‘I am so sick of these white guys, people like Sessions and Trump.’ I called Tim up and said, ‘I want to write a book with you called ‘I am So Sick of White Guys.’ He jumped right in.”

It evolved from there. “Instead of doing the book as written text, we decided it would be more fun to do it as an adult coloring book,” Corbett said.

In their search for an artist, they found and liked the art done by Hartley, who is black. “We weren’t sure how receptive he would be,” Jones said.

Hartley said he has “dabbled in a little bit of everything” in his 36 years as an illustrator. “It was a strange proposal to begin with, but I felt challenged by it,” said Hartley, 55, of Lake Stevens. “I don’t agree with everything in the book. The climate is so volatile right now. I’m sick of wimpy Dems and I’m tired of angry Republicans. I think both sides are pretty crummy a lot of times. I don’t give either side the win. I’m just a guy who draws stuff.”

Corbett and Jones did the captions and admittedly snarky comments that accompany each image. “This is political satire,” Corbett said. “Where we are coming from is humor.”

They stress it is not to promote intolerance. “There is such an epidemic of white male privilege that even white males have said, ‘Enough is enough,’” Jones said.

Wait, haven’t these two guys benefited from being white guys? Both agree they have.

Corbett lives in Edmonds and is an executive for an online legal research company. Jones writes a humor blog called The View From the Bleachers from his Camano Island home. “I live in Camano Island, one of the whitest islands in the Pacific Northwest,” Jones said. “There are a lot of white guys like me, everywhere I look.”

The authors are donating 10 percent of the profits to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which devotes its efforts to opposing hate groups.

The book has 27 images, including cartoons of Rush Limbaugh and Roy Moore, many of them political cartoons against racism, sexism and religious bias. “It makes a point that there is a lot of inequality between whites and blacks, men and women, people in power and people out of power,” Corbett said.

The book ends with Trump and Kim Jong Un strapped to a missile aimed at outer space. The white guys aren’t done.“We already have ideas for a Volume 2,” Corbett said.

h/t Breitbart

DCG

It’s War: Bannon takes on anti-Trump GOP establishment, as George Soros enlarges his army with $18B

Sean Moran reports for Breitbart, Oct. 18, 2017, that after declaring his plan to dislodge establishment Republicans in next year’s primary elections, Steve Bannon — Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former Trump White House chief strategist — has begun meeting with big Republican donors who are frustrated with Congressional Republicans’ inability to pass any significant legislation, such as repealing and replacing Obamacare, tax reform, and funding a southern border wall.

Bannon reportedly is lining up a series of primary challenges who he believes will back President Trump’s agenda, against GOP incumbents and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Bannon said at the Values Voter Summit last week:

“Yeah, Mitch, the donors — the donors aren’t happy. They’ve all left you. We’ve cut your oxygen off, Mitch, OK? Money is not courageous, but money is smart, OK?”

Andy Surabian, a senior adviser to the Great American Alliance and ex-White House aide, told Breitbart News:

“We’re planning on building a broad anti-establishment coalition to replace the Republican Party of old with fresh new blood and fresh new ideas.

The only thing the Republican establishment has succeeded in is clarifying to the American people that they don’t represent their interests. Their repeated failures to govern have only crystallized their lack of vision or backbone. The group of candidates we are looking to support in 2018 are all bound together in their agreement that the new Republican Party must be bold in their thinking and aggressive in their tactics.”

Here are the big GOP donors with whom Bannon has met:

  1. Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, who had donated, in the last six months, $2 million to a super PAC aligned with McConnell, as well as tens of thousands of dollars to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), only to watch the Senate fail repeatedly. Marcus signaled that he is willing to back Senate Republican primary challengers, although he will give Republicans until the end of the year to pass significant legislation and then weigh his options. Marcus’s adviser Steve Hantler said, “Like many donors, if the gridlock continues in Washington, Mr. Marcus will consider new approaches to breaking the gridlock, including those proposed by Steve Bannon and others.”
  2. Venture capitalist John Childs, who recently donated $400,000 to McConnell’s 2014 reelection.
  3. Gore-Tex heiress Susan Gore, a major backer of libertarian causes.
  4. Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, one of the Republican party’s most prominent donors.
  5. Eric Crown, the longtime backer of Senate GOP reelection efforts.
  6. Wyoming investor Foster Friess, who is so frustrated with the Republican establishment that he’s exploring a possible primary challenge to Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY).
  7. Dan Eberhart, an energy executive and past NRSC contributor who’d stopped donating to the Republican party. As he explained, “I’m extremely frustrated with that whole complex. I feel like they’re asking us to reward failure.”

In addition, Bannon also pitched his 2018 midterm strategy against Republican incumbents to major donors in New York City yesterday (Oct. 18).

Even Vice President Mike Pence urges Republican donors to withhold their donations and give to GOP primary challengers if Congress fails to pass President Trump’s agenda. Pence’s Chief of Staff Nick Ayers said,

“Just imagine the possibilities of what can happen if our entire party unifies behind him [Trump]? If — and this sounds crass — we can purge the handful of people who continue to work to defeat him.”

Steven Bannon will need a huge war chest because evil financier George Soros is assembling one of the world’s largest “foundations” to promote and engineer the most destructive leftwing causes.

The Wall Street Journal reports (via Los Angeles Times), that George Soros is pumping $18 billion (more than 78% of his $23 billion estimated net worth) into his Open Society Foundation, making it one of the world’s largest “philanthropic” organizations.

The Open Societies Foundation has funded a host of programs around the world, including Black Lives Matter in the U.S., and “refugee relief” in Europe.

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~Eowyn

Alex Jones: President Trump is being drugged

On August 18, 2017, after one year of being Donald Trump’s campaign adviser and White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon confirmed that he had left the White House. He said (source: The Weekly Standard):

The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over. We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”

I have my reservations about Alex Jones, not least of which is that there are good reasons to suspect he’s actually the supposedly-dead Bill Hicks. See:

My reservations aside, what Alex Jones said yesterday, September 11, on his InfoWars TV show, is simply too important to ignore.

Claiming his source as “high-level sources” — “people who talk directly to Trump” — Jones said that like President Ronald Reagan, President Trump is being drugged.

Note: Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia in 1994, 5 years after he left the White House. On June 5, 2004, he died of pneumonia, complicated by Alzheimer’s.

Beginning at the 12:15 mark in the video below, Jones said:

“I was told this by high level sources, and it was evident and especially after [President] Reagan was shot in his first year in office when he was acting like Trump and doing the right things, he [Reagan] never really recovered. They gave him [Reagan] cold blood and his transfusion that causes brain damage. They slowly gave him small amounts of sedatives. It’s known that most presidents end up getting drugged — small dosages of sedatives till they build it up.

Trump’s such a bull, he hasn’t fully understood it yet. But I’ve talked to people — multiple ones — and they believe that they are putting a slow sedative that they’re building up that’s also addictive, in his Diet Cokes and in his iced tea, and that the President by 6:00 or 7:00 at night is basically slurring his words and is drugged.

Now first they had to isolate him to do that. But yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve talked to people that talked to the President now at 9:00 at night, he is slurring his words, and I’m gonna leave it at that. I’ve talked to folks that talk to him directly.

So notice, ‘Oh, he’s mentally ill, he’s got Alzheimer’s!’. They isolate him, then you start slowly building up the dose . . . so that you get an immunity to it. You’re building it slowly so that the person doesn’t notice it. First, it’s almost zero, just a tiny bit. Then a little more, and then your brain subconsciously becomes addicted to it and wants it. And so as the dose gets bigger and bigger, you get more comfortable in it. The President’s about two months into being covertly drugged.

Now I’m risking my life by telling you all this. I was physically sick before I went on air…. This is the kind of thing that gets you killed.”

If President Trump is slurring his words by 6 or 7 p.m., wouldn’t his wife Melania notice it?

I don’t watch TV news. Readers who do, have you noticed any changes to President Trump’s appearance, speech and demeanor?

Please pray for President Trump. Pray for America.

~Eowyn

Boycott: Upcoming Emmy’s hosted by Stephen Colbert, who makes Nazi salute in criticism of Trump

stephen colbert

CBS must be so proud of this hack

Trump basher Stephen Colbert is hosting the Emmy’s this year which is scheduled for September 17 on CBS. Expect the award ceremony to be a full-on production of Trump Derangement Syndrome. I for one will not be watching this show full of elite, hypocritical narcissists.

From Daily Mail: Stephen Colbert, the host of CBS Late Show who has been one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics, is once again generating controversy on Friday after he made a Nazi salute in reference to Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Colbert, CBS’s late night star who once made a crude remark about President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, returned to host his show this week after a two-week hiatus.

In his opening monologue, Colbert cracked jokes about Bannon, the now-departed White House aide who returned to head alt-right news site Breitbart. Colbert’s jokes were interspersed with clips of Bannon talking to Charlie Rose of 60 Minutes in an interview.

CBS has released portions of the interview in which Bannon is heard talking about a number of issues, including Trump’s controversial reaction to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last month.

Trump was criticized for blaming ‘both sides’ after an anti-racist counter-protester was killed and 20 others were injured when a suspected neo-Nazi ploughed his car into a crowd of people on August 12.

In his 60 Minutes interview, Bannon defended Trump’s response to Charlottesville. ‘By the way, after the Charlottesville situation – that’s what I told John Kelly – I was the only guy that came out and tried to defend him,’ Bannon told 60 Minutes. ‘I was the only guy that said, “He’s talking about something that’s… taking it up to a higher level”,’ he said.

That’s when Colbert interjected.

‘Yeah, he’s definitely taking it to a higher level. I’d say his support is about up there. Right around here,’ the former Colbert Report host said as he stretched his arm out to a 45-degree angle with his fingers extended similar to how the Nazis used to salute Adolf Hitler.

‘Or over here,’ Colbert said, adjusting his arm to give another mock Nazi salute. ‘Somewhere up there.’

Colbert has drawn criticism in the past for controversial statements about Trump. On his May 1 broadcast, he lashed out at the president during his opening monologue, when he remarked that ‘the only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c*** holster.’

The broadcast sparked thousands of complaints to the FCC, which launched a review. The agency eventually declined to take any action against Colbert. 

DCG

How Fake News Lies Nonverbally

Very Fake News

It is worth noting that this kind of deception is done a lot on the alphabet networks.