J.F. Sargent reveals "The Real Reason Social Media Makes Hollywood So Nervous." Surprise! It's the same reason social media makes traditional print/TV media so nervous: it "has destabilized centuries-old power structures and amplified voices that have historically been ignored, silenced, trampled and punished." Yes, social media is "also vulnerable to the worst impulses of mob-mentality, petty grudges, rumor-mongering and cruelty," but if that latter picture is the only one Hollywood wants to focus upon -- and not, say, the very social-media-savvy #MarchForOurLives movement -- you have to wonder why.
No, the polio vaccine did not "cause cancer," any more than vaccines "cause" autism or "cause" disease because they generally have a tiny piece of the disease they're inoculating against -- you know, to teach the body what it's fighting? -- inside them. OK, the story FactCheck tells gets into considerably more detail than that, and is totally edifying, but sheesh, too many people don't know jack and yet are so proud of their University of Google degrees.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will return from his Capitol Hill testimony to an agency "demoralized" by Mr. Pruitt's repeatedly throwing EPA employees under the bus during his testimony. Nobody could have predicted! And Administration votaries will continue to look at Mr. Pruitt, and his employer, as a "fighter," even though both men "fight" mainly by blaming all their problems on other people. Then again, most Administration votaries blame all their problems on other people -- and usually the wrong people.
Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA), who had announced his retirement due to a sexual harassment scandal, has now resigned his seat. Which means another special election, likely in July or August, and what appetite will Republicans have to hold onto that seat, particularly since the districts will all change for the 2018 election? Seriously, this is a no-lose proposition for Democrats. Then again, they've demonstrated quite the aptitude for losing those.
Finally, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says "you have to wonder" if the fear of assassination is driving all these Republican retirements in Congress! OK, so I've dutifully wondered, and the short answer is no. The somewhat longer answer is no, you whiny snowflake. The somewhat-even-longer answer is no, they're not retiring because one out of the last bajillion mass shooters can be positively identified as a liberal -- they're retiring because they fear accountability from voters in November, just like they feared accountability from voters at all those townhalls they didn't have. Why does Rep. Brooks want to disappear voters from his analysis, I wonder?