Jack Shafer says it’s ok to cover Donald Trump incessantly so here we go again. At a rally in Las Vegas last night, increasingly violent and deranged supporters of the luxuriously healthy demagogue yelled things like “light the motherfucker on fire” and “Sieg heil” as protesters were dragged out by either security thugs or just regular freelance thugs. Gawker’s ace political newshound Sam Biddle broke the story, reporting on McKay Coppins’s tweets. BuzzFeed was beaten to the scoop but managed to file 20 minutes later, with Michelle Broder Van Dyke reporting on McKay Coppins’s tweets. Mic’s Luke Brinker followed up this morning, reporting on McKay Coppins’s tweets. And even those weary dinosaurs of print and TV managed to get in on the story, with the LA Times’s Kurtis Lee and NBC’s Benjy Sarlin somehow reporting on their own tweets, which is obviously why legacy media is losing.
Luke, I am your parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode.parentNode
— Vijith Assar (@vijithassar) December 14, 2015
While science has determined that a 2-degree rise in average global temperature would lead to “a future of devastating consequences,” the toadstools that have sprouted in William F. Buckley’s foul, clammy shadow at The National Review thought they’d debunk all that with a graph showing a 110 degree temperature range:
— National Review (@NRO) December 14, 2015
If you need it, The Washington Post’s Philip Bump explained why this graph is idiotic, and the graphics team at Businessweek used the same strategy to prove that every year between 1900 and 2040 is pretty much the year 2000.
— Quantian (@quantian1) December 14, 2015
Hard News: Local men do not like Star Wars. Doctor has name. Nudes largely kept hidden beneath clothing. Horse snubbed. Poll kjlsadgsfka;sjasd. Slack Shop, or: “Shlop.” Vox discovered the very last thing we should be worried about, so you know where the end of that list is now. And Hotels are booking rooms with Airbnb, leading many to wonder what the hell is the point of anything at all.
Motherboard’s Joshua Kopstein observed that creating a national drone registry is incredibly absurd in a nation that refuses to register guns.
New York State locked up Eddie Davison in a psych ward and falsely labeled him a sex offender. Now it wants him to pay $2 million for the privilege.
Felix Biederman and Virgil Texas turned in some important service journalism, enumerating the nine canonical ways to deny that you are mad on the internet.
And one of those things that could only ever be published by The Awl, here’s Jordan Hall with Cormac McCarthy’s “Home Alone.”
everyone who has written a freelance essay for vox has to live in a house together next year. victorian couple, animal guy, all of em
— Max Read (@max_read) December 15, 2015
Intern José is suddenly regretting busting out such a good intern tab on a Monday and leaving himself nowhere to go this week but down. Let’s watch the decline together.
I’ve always said that the Intern Tab is about the Goddess Ganja. Oh also I flat-out stole that Motherboard drone tab from José, sorry about that.
Today’s Song: Radiohead, “Planet Telex“
~Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Tabs~
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