Read time: 1 minute

Morning Reads: NRA Created A Monster; Study: Republicans Vs. “Fox News Republicans”

t was on this date in 1752 that Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a storm, got a charge and proved that lightning was electrical in nature.
Morning Reads: NRA Created A Monster; Study: Republicans Vs. “Fox News Republicans”
Image from: thenerdsangle

Via Moyers & Company:

Good morning! It was on this date in 1752 that Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a storm, got a charge and proved that lightning was electrical in nature. 

Forgotten here, but not gone –> Liz Sly and Ahmed Ramadan report for WaPo that fundamentalist insurgents have taken over the Iraqi city of Mosul after government troops fled.

Firestorm –> We told you about Phillip Puckett, the Democratic state senator in Virginia who resigned, throwing the chamber to the Republicans — reportedly in exchange for a cushy job for himself and a judgeship for his daughter. After being scorched in the ...

Continue reading...

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team