Opening Monologue. Awarding the "Fake News Trophy" becomes a challenge this week, with contenders galore across the media landscape. CNN botches another bombshell on Russian Collusion, then allows its lies to linger, and then supplies a predictably unapologetic "correction." We sample the lame excuses for error offered by CNN's Brian Stelter and hapless Neoconservative David Frum. Meanwhile, President Trump announces plans to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, converting the longstanding rhetoric of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama into reality. Why so controversial? Plus, we consider the resignation of Senator Al Franken and the string of coincidences that led to his downfall. A case of unfortunate timing? The Establishment was aiming at Roy Moore, but hit Franken instead. After decades of shilling for the predations of the Clintons, can Democrats now claim the moral high ground? They're sure gonna try. Also, we note the absence of "kneeling" before yesterday's Army-Navy football game. With Listener Calls & Music via America, the Cranberries, Janis Martin, Erasure and Rosie Flores.
December 10, 2017