Man Goes On Twitter Rant About Trump's Recent New York Times Interview—And We Agree

Arguing on the internet is oftentimes about as useful as peeing against the wind. Sure, you might really need to get it out, but it almost always ends up spraying back in your face.

People’s opinions rarely change no matter how much evidence you bring to them. No matter how many good points you make, no matter how many other issues you present that are way more important to focus on than the inconsequential, often sensationalized issues they choose to focus on – you won’t change someone’s mind on the internet.

Oftentimes, merely criticizing someone’s point or questioning them will have them cry “persecution” and that you’re being unfair to them. It’s a trait tons of dictatorial regimes have utilized in discrediting media agencies for catching them in lies and exposing the weak points in their propaganda.

Trump’s popularized the term “fake news” and used it as a blanket statement to try and discredit any news agency that questions and disproves many of the President’s erroneous claims. 

The divisive nature of Trump’s election has left people with very strong opinions on how the press should treat him. However, the objective of traditional press has always been to provide factual evidence and question individuals on the facts. The media in America was expected to be a watchdog of the government to keep our elected officials honest, since the earliest days of our democracy.

Washington Star correspondent Daniel Dale offered an interesting take on the role journalists should take when interviewing Donald Trump and politicians like him who constantly lie in a manner that doesn’t destroy the entire q & a.

Dale stresses professionalism and politeness.

It’s much more powerful to allow a lying politician, President or not, acknowledge their lie in a follow up answer and just carry on with the interview.

He also highlighted the difference between interview and print lies.

It’s all about maintaining composure.

He stressed that basic questioning is a journalist’s job, there’s nothing “gotcha” about it.

Ultimately, Dale just wanted to highlight the correct way to interview someone like Trump who has a penchant for making wild claims without evidence in his q & a’s.

Some people responded to the thread by pointing out some of the worst lies Trump’s told in his interviews.

And how journalists let him get away with it.

Do you feel like the media needs to be tougher on Trump? Or is it a losing battle at this point?

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Blinking White Guy' From Viral Meme Goes On TV To Talk About What It Did To Him

You may not know Drew Scanlon by name, but you definitely know him by face if you’ve spent any time whatsoever online in 2017. Scanlon is a video and podcast producer for the website Giant Bomb, and though he was well-known in the gaming world, it was his incredulous expression that launched him into the Meme Hall of Fame.

The gif of Scanlon comes from a video he made for Giant Bomb over four years ago, according toMashable, where he’s listening to a man describe his virtual farming habits. The guy says he with his “hoe,” and it looks like Scanlon’s mind jumps right out of the farmyard.

But the gif of his blink didn’t get really popular until 2017. Perhaps because it’s now in so many situations:

The problem with memes of people, is that they keep existing and have to deal with everyone knowing their face. Scanlon went on Good Morning America to remind everyone that he is a human person who does more than blink, though that’s pretty much what he was reduced to again:

They even tried to get him to recreate it, but it’s not quite there:

Hey, he’s a producer, not an actor. Those blinks came from a real place and can’t be recreated.

“We don’t really have a way of communicating body language over the internet, with text or anything, and memes are kind of that,” says Scanlon. Guess he doesn’t resent it too much? Thanks for letting us use your face for what can’t be expressed in words. 

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Old 'Family Guy' Episode With Creepy Joke About Kevin Spacey Goes Viral

People who work in the industry or have friends who do, always hear these rumors about rich and powerful executives, actors, producers, directors, and the double lives in they lead.

McFarlane hinted at this during a 2013 Oscars joke.

Seth McFarlane somehow called Kevin Spacey’s alleged behavior way back in 2005 in this Family Guy clip that features a nude Stewie running through a clothing store, screaming about being trapped in Kevin Spacey’s basement.

Everyone was pretty much unanimous in decrying Spacey’s decision to come out as a “smokescreen” from the fact that he once allegedly attempted sexual advances on a minor.

Others were shocked at how well Spacey’s “ploy” is working.

While others were just shocked that Spacey would conflate an archaic stereotype of homosexuals “lusting” after young boys. 

There are tons of other people who’ve criticized the way Spacey came out. And as painful as it is for survivors like Rapp to come out and share their stories, it’s an important step in ensuring that inappropriate sexual advances are not tolerated, no matter how talented, rich, or powerful the individual.

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Teacher's Trick To Make Girls Getting Their Periods In School Comfortable Goes Viral

A middle school teacher figured out an awesome way to help her students deal with getting an unexpected visit from the menstruation fairy, and wrote a post about her method on Facebook that went viral for its inspirationally easy trick.

“I have been doing this for a little bit now,” the post says. “I use my old ipsy make up bags and make “menstruation care packs” for my students who start their periods unexpectedly. In middle school this happens A LOT. I put a few pads in the bag and a couple tampons and panty liners, and I also add a few prewrapped disposable wipes. The students know that they can come ask, and they get a really pretty bag with their needed supplies inside. It’s discreet and more fun that being handed a giant pad. I make sure to tell them to take as much as they may need for the whole day. I make a point to ask if they need more to take home.”

The post was shared on Facebook over 10,000 times, and has inspired some teachers and parents to follow suit. Like this adorable grandpa: “Me be male, and not need such items, however, I do have a daughter (and 2 granddaughters) that have seen those days. I had to deal with the fluctuating hormones though! I will be putting together some of these “care” packages, and giving them to teachers in my area!” (He’s not sure what an Ipsy bag is, though—y’all, it’s a cheap makeup bag that comes every month as part of Ipsy, a makeup subscription box).

It’s a great reminder that young girls getting their periods doesn’t have to be a big dramatic thing or a source of embarrassment—it can be a normalized part of their day, as long as they’re set up for that.

After all, getting your period sucks enough as it is without worrying that you don’t have a pad or tampon available.

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Girl's Phone Charger Goes Into Her Foot And Everyone Is Grossed Out

Growing up, I was always a messy kid. Many of us were, and it always seems to get worse as we approach our college years. For one Nebraskan native, her reluctance to clean her room came at a price.

This is what her room looked like.

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And this is what happened.

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Yea, it’s in there pretty deep.

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She took pictures and posted a PSA on Twitter. Her post took off both for the picture of her room and for her new foot piercing.

Reactions were all over the place, but first and foremost, how did this even happen?

Ouch. Twitter didn’t let her off easy. Folks expressed their disgust at her injury…

And the current condition of her room.

Still, some felt sympathy for her. A prong on the bottom of your foot isn’t something that slides in all that smoothly after all.

But just as many people had no sympathy for her at all.

People made their jokes, of course.

And some folks used their excellent observational skills to help drive home just how dirty her room was.

But ultimately, she made out OK.

A photo of a clean room has yet to surface, but there were plenty of comments suggesting that she just clear a walkway through the room and pile things on the side instead.

We’re living in the future.

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Online Deal Goes Bad When TV Turns Out To Be Giant Slab Of Plywood

We’ve all heard our share of online scams, but this one is definitely setting the bar high for scammers in 2017.

Facebook’s marketplace has had its share of bumps when it first opened. Among the various ads for cell phones and old chairs were ones for prostitutes, guns, and drugs. They’ve done a lot to clean things up, but it’s going to be hard for them to do anything about scams like the one Tiara Chatman fell for.

Upon closer inspection, the dimensions look right, and a slab of plywood that big is going to be heavy enough to be convincing, especially when the garbage bag meant to protect the screen from dust is embroidered with the TV’s tags and the whole thing is mounted onto a base.

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Still, I’ve never bought anything off of Craigslist without closely inspecting it and ensuring its functionality, mainly because people are scum and you occasionally hear stories of deals gone wrong, not unlike this one.

When the packaging was taken apart, Chatman discovered that the only thing she’d be able to watch on it would be paint drying.

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The masses who saw this were not kind.

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But a few were definitely sympathetic.

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If anything, this is a lesson in making sure to double and triple check purchases you make online before the exchange takes place, especially if the deal seems too good to be true. 

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Restaurant Goes Above And Beyond After Sick Customer Adds Special Note

On Friday, Feeley’s Fish and Chip Shop in Belfast, Northern Ireland, received an order from someone who didn’t want any food, they just needed some cold and flu tablets. The restaurant posted the order ticket to its Facebook page, and of course, they obliged.

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The customer, who didn’t want to be named, ordered a pizza and begs the delivery person to visit a supermarket on their way to the house to pick up some medicine. The note reads:

“Will you please stop in [pharmacy] spar on the way and get me benylin cold and flu tablets,” she wrote in her unusual request. “I’ll give you the money, only ordering food so I can get the tablets I’m dying sick.”

The chip shop obliged, and people on Facebook seemed to love the good customer service. Their Facebook post attracted some 14,000 likes and 3,500 shares.

One of them was from the customer, who confirmed that the medicine had indeed arrived. 

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The act has since gone viral, with hundreds of commenters saying that they’ll order from the fish and chip shop.

“Our news and radio shows here in south Australia are talking about this great service travels far haha,” one commenter wrote. 

“Haha! We’re getting this news here in the Philippines. First time I’m hearing about Feeleys in the other part of the planet. Nice news,” wrote another.

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