This is almost funny:
— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) January 8, 2019
That's right, in his rush to avoid answering questions from the media, Mark Harris tripped an emergency alarm on his way out. And then later blamed it on football:
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNC9) January 8, 2019
Hey man, that's a buncha bullshit. It's also illegal to use an emergency exit in that fashion, but as we're coming to learn, you apparently consider yourself above the law.
Is she saying we should take her seriously, but not literally? https://t.co/sXz9hVWOfz
— Pete Kaliner (@PeteKaliner) January 7, 2019
The fact you could even explore this issue, with Trump sitting up in his bed Tweeting out constant, easily debunked lies, several times a day, is a testament to how painfully biased your "coverage" has gotten. Case in point:
Mexico is paying for the Wall through the new USMCA Trade Deal. Much of the Wall has already been fully renovated or built. We have done a lot of work. $5.6 Billion Dollars that House has approved is very little in comparison to the benefits of National Security. Quick payback!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2019
This isn't even remotely true, according to politifact:
First, the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement is not in effect yet. Trump rebranded the updated NAFTA as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), but it still needs congressional approval.
And the deal, literally, does not include any language saying Mexico will pay the United States for the wall.
In addition, U.S.-Mexico trade has been duty free for more than a decade, and the renegotiated trade deal does not add new tariffs on goods coming from Mexico to the United States, said Lori Wallach, director at Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
"I do not see any scenario under which the U.S. government gets more money from Mexico per se — and even if the U.S. tariffs had been raised, that would be paid by Mexican importers not the Mexican government," Wallach said.
In other words, it would be paid by American consumers. If there had been tariffs, which there weren't. That's the real story, Pete, not AOC being a little off on her specifics.
"All of these changes at the Legislative Building are small, but taken together they send a message to the public: We’re Important Politicians, and this is our house. You can come visit, but only if you keep quiet and stay out of our way." #ncga #ncpol https://t.co/Qm5GvEeyq6
— Brent Laurenz (@brentlaurenz) January 7, 2019
Deal with us now, or deal with us in the voting booth come 2020. I would be remiss if I skipped my quarterly reference to the creeping authoritarianism exhibited by 3rd-World dictators as people grow disenchanted.
From @NBSunJournal: State Treasurer Dale Folwell wants to make health care more affordable and save taxpayers money.
"People should know the price and the value of what they are getting, of what they are consuming." #ncpol #nchealth https://t.co/wZhpPezmbg
— NC Department of State Treasurer (@NCTreasurer) January 7, 2019
Doesn't matter what he wants, he is actually going to exacerbate the health care problem by closing hospitals & clinics and boosting out-of-pocket expenses to those on the health plans. All Republicans like Folwell know how to do is cut, and average folks are always the ones who suffer.
"It was a horrendous year. Farmers are trying to make plans for next year, and this is just another brick in the wagon that they're trying to have to drag along behind them," said NC Farm Bureau. "It makes life more difficult." #ncpol https://t.co/zeHoqcjaGD
— Robert Howard (@RobertWHoward) January 7, 2019
Yeah, good luck with that, if you think NC Republicans are going to stand up to Donald Trump. They can't even stand up to Phil Berger...
— ACLU of North Carolina (@ACLU_NC) January 7, 2019
This is good news, but it's far from automatically and forcefully changing the way elected officials operate in the social media realm. Somebody would still need to file suit in order to seek relief, but they would also be more likely to succeed when doing so.
— NC Zero (@NC_Zero) January 8, 2019
The height of ignorance is trying to defend your party when it buries reporters in the basement to make their jobs harder. You might as well say, "I don't want to know what government is doing, because my team is in charge, and I have total faith in them."
— Civitas Institute (@NCCivitas) January 8, 2019
I don't even have to read that to know Civitas put an extra effort into showing where Democrats also engaged in this behavior, because they do it (or try to) every single time a Republican does something unethical. And the (usually unstated) moral of their story is, the problem wouldn't exist if Democrats hadn't "invented" it. Or something along those lines.
On that predictable note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) January 7, 2019
Yeah, I may have done that a few times...