“Daniel Dale’s fact-checking of Donald Trump’s lies is a thing to behold” links

Thank you, Canada, for giving us journalist Daniel Dale. He’s one of the few journalists consistently fact-checking Donald Trump on a daily basis, and his appearance on Anderson Cooper’s CNN show last night was a masterpiece. [Towleroad]
Becki Falwell was having sexual encounters with Liberty students, quelle surprise. [Jezebel]
This is a great review of the Cobra Kai series! [Pajiba]
R. Kelly got attacked by another inmate in prison. [Dlisted]
Elisabeth Moss makes a pandemic-Handmaid’s Tale joke about masks. [Just Jared]
Kelly Marie Tran got a job on an animated Disney movie. [LaineyGossip]
OMG, Hailey Bieber’s outfit is insane. [Go Fug Yourself]
Gabrielle Union wears her husband’s clothes well. [RCFA]
People had fun with Melania Trump’s green dress. [Buzzfeed]
R. Kelly is still earning money. [Starcasm]

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    That was Daniel Dale’s PRELIMINARY review and he presented that just minutes after the speech. I watched that in real time and, unlike Anderson, I didn’t have to try to maintain professional composure. I think I woke the neighbors.

    • Anna says:

      Wow! What a badass. That was amazing.

      • NatureLover says:

        He was! I am thoroughly impressed! Though you also have to give a little bit accolades to Wallace of Faux News for calling out some of Drumpfs lies and the fact that he was flat, spoke much too long, and the fact that most of the attendees were not wearing masks, which could come back to haunt him. At least Wallace a little less faux, and a little more truthful.

  2. JanetDR says:

    Well that was refreshing!

  3. Sue M says:

    Canada’s gift to the US. He was a star here and left for greener, or at least more lucrative, American pastures.

    • mika says:

      He is still on staff at the Toronto Star and does work for CNN in addition to that. Considering that he is excellent at his job and also, went through hell during the Rob Ford years, I think he deserves his success and then some.

  4. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I enjoyed watching Cooper’s face when I saw this last night.

  5. guilty pleasures says:

    He’s Canadian? YAY!!! Me too! I watched with glee, but sadly it won’t reach the audience it needs to…
    (don’t tell anyone, but I am a dual citizen with the US, won’t set foot there until sanity is restored!)

    • Eugh says:

      A slogan of “Take Back Canada” (from what???) is all you need to know about O’Toole for sure

      • Rosalee says:

        and give it back to the First Nations🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣we are going to have fun with O’Toole. Unfortunately, Trump’s toxic and racist rhetoric has leeched over the border and unleashed the racist views many have hidden behind polite but frosty smiles. They are coming out of the shadows, but now we can see their faces..

    • PixiePaperdroll says:

      Me too but I’m stuck in the US. The border is closed to all but “essential” travel and I’ve been saying that if 45 wins the election, it will be essential for me to gtfo of here.

  6. Wendy says:

    We are only lending him to you guys – we’re gonna need him back when Trudeau (and the Liberals) face the next election against a Conservative party and leader of that party who is a thinly veiled white supremacist – not as open as Trump but despicable for sure.

  7. Natters5 says:

    Last night was the Olympics for fact checkers all around the world. The marathon event.

  8. MaryContrary says:

    Becki Falwell is a predator-what a horrible, creepy woman. And that she throws in “Christianity” into some of these texts is beyond bizarre. How she and her awful husband rationalize all of this hypocrisy is truly something.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Thank you for stating this. That bitch wasn’t just “having sexual encounters with students.” She was sexually assaulting students. We should not shy away from calling it what it is just because she’s a woman who was assaulting men.

  9. M4lificent says:

    Damn, I think Daniel Dale said that all in one breath!

  10. WatchingATrainwreck says:

    I’ve been following Daniel Dale on twitter for some time, also Aaron Rupar; the two accounts have helped to maintain my political sanity in these dark times. Added bonus….Breezy & Mia….if you haven’t already, check it out!

  11. McMom says:

    I read the full account of the Liberty student who was definitely groomed by Becki Faldwell. It’s particularly sad because you can tell how torn up he was about it. He didn’t want to break up a marriage, he felt like a traitor to his values and faith, and his family (his mother specifically) believed in the evangelical movement and he didn’t want to destroy her dreams. I recognize that he was an adult, but the power imbalance was huge and it sounds like she was close to a stalker. She was a predator.

    • MaryContrary says:

      And while he was an adult, he was a college student-she was in a position of power. Maybe because I’m the mom of kids this age, but I found this whole thing really upsetting and disgusting.

  12. Nic919 says:

    Daniel Dale got trained with dealing with the gaslighting of the Rod Ford years, where an actual crack addicted mayor would end up driving drunk from events with the Toronto Police tailing him to “make sure” he didn’t smash into anyone. Dump is criming on a larger scale, but very similar tactics.

  13. MissMarierose says:

    Does Cobra Kai count as a “comfort series” even though it’s new? Because I really enjoyed the Karate Kid movies so I might check this out.

  14. Traveler says:

    That was brilliant.
    Unfortunately, the broken record is that facts just don’t matter to the GOP. They have perfected using cult tactics to secure their followers.
    Regardless, I thoroughly appreciate an agile mind and unwavering emotional intelligence. The pendulum will swing back. I just hope it’ sooner rather than later.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah Brad Parscale came after him today on Twitter. DD, of course, had the receipts and it was glorious. Of course the right dismisses him. It’s infuriating how little the truth matters anymore.

      • NatureLover says:

        @ Esmom, the right MAGAT’S don’t seem to care about the truth, as Drumpf likes to stretch and twist it to his benefit. One the same stage, he created stories that proved to solidify his proper title of con man as he made up facts and stories along the way. Though I did not watch or listen to anything he said, in fact I fast forward when he is on the news. What struck a sour note with me is that he has a rally today so he is unable to visit the disaster plagued by TX and LA. This is absolutely PROOF he doesn’t give one bit of care regarding these poor people that were destroyed by Laura. An honorable president, would have canceled the rally and flown immediately to LA and on to TX, but we are not speaking about an honorable man.

  15. NatureLover says:

    Hailey apparently has the same taste as her husband. All I could picture in my mind was the hideous outfit that Timberlake and Spears wore to some music awards in their matching denim. 🤢

  16. shanaynay says:

    The minute DT opens his mouth, you already know he’s a lying sack of sh*t!!! Anyone who thinks otherwise is clearly delusional. Sorry, not sorry!!!!

    • Guest with Cat says:

      Preach it!

      They’re doing a slicker job than I expected they would manage to do with a bevy of bozos who usually are incoherent. But it is all still a massive con. The candidate whose praises they sing simply does not exist. They’re trying to sell us Abe Lincoln 2.0 but really it’s Jabba the Hutt.

  17. Delphine says:

    Off topic but two TikTok guys are being charged for throwing house parties during the pandemic. Why not Kylie as well?

  18. KellyRyan says:

    I didn’t see this interview but Dale is very good at fact checking. CNN has producer issues. Anderson Cooper in the first 30 seconds of an interview with Mary Trump he was stilted, distant and appeared to be uninformed. Skip. Lead with knowledge and relevant questions.

  19. Lucy says:

    Chad Boseman, RIP 😢😭. I remember he looked very unwell in pictures on here recently. God be with his family.

  20. Dear Abby says:

    Off-topic, but Chadwick Boseman died :(

    A true fighter. Rest In Power.

    • Kco says:

      This makes me so so sad. He was fighting cancer since 2016, while filming and working. I know we were all speculating about his weight back in that mid April post. I am just crushed by this news.

      • Mel M says:

        Shocked and so so so upset! I was just thinking about that post and how we are hoping it was for a role. My gosh, we still have 4 month left of this year from hell.