The New Yorker/Andy Borowitz (satire), 1/24/17. "Trump creates ten million jobs for fact checkers."
"WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In less than a week as President, Donald J. Trump has created ten million jobs for fact checkers, the Department of Labor has confirmed. Harland Dorrinson, the executive director of HonestyWatch, a Minnesota-based fact-checking organization, called the pace of hiring in the fact-checking industry since Trump’s Inauguration “blistering.”
|Future: police state, or will he be impeached or implode.|
'The nation’s supply of fact checkers is being stretched to the breaking point,' he said. 'There are not enough fact checkers to keep up with the exponential growth in alternative facts.' Dorrinson said that he expects hiring in the fact-checking sector to remain robust for the next four years, outpacing employment in manufacturing, agriculture, and technology.
'With Trump in the White House, recent college graduates are flocking to careers in fact checking,' he said. 'There’s guaranteed job security, and you basically just have to Google stuff.' In his daily press briefing, Sean Spicer, the White House press spokesman, touted the surging employment for fact checkers but said that the actual number of jobs created was closer to ten billion."
Related article today, oh the voter fraud. CNN/Dan Merica, Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta, 1/25/17. "Trump considers execytuve order on voter fraud," includes 2:38 minutes. .... "I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and ... even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!" Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets Wednesday morning." Those two states are New York and California ha! Stupid waste of taxpayer money.
Related article today, build a south border wall. CNN/Daniella Diaz,1/25/17, "Mexican President: We will not pay for the wall." .... "Mexico offers its friendship to the people of the United States and expresses its wish to arrive at agreements with its government, deals that will be in favor of Mexico and the Mexicans," he (Mexican President Peña Nieto) said. Earlier in the day, Trump signed two executive orders directing the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border, boosting border patrol forces and increasing the number of immigration enforcement officers who carry out deportations." CNN Money/Chris Isidore and Jeanne Sahadi, 1/25/17,"Here's how much Trump's border wall will cost." "At least 1,300 miles long, 40 feet high, and containing 19 million tons of concrete. Donald Trump's much heralded wall along the Mexican border would be a massive undertaking. .... ... possibly as much as $25 billion, according to a report from Bernstein Research, which tracks materials costs." Then again fly or jump over, dig under. More waste of tax payer money and good will.
Related update. Trump administration on the media/Ethics Advisory appointments , Keystone pipeline and more. CNN/Money//Media/Brian Stelter, 1/27/17, includes a series of videos,"Media talks, loudly, about Steve Bannon's call to 'shut up'."
Note: photograph from an ABC News interview, 6/16/15, Raw Story, "Trump calls Egyptian president who created a police state 'fantastic guy' who 'really took control'."
Posted by Kathy Meeh