DEADLINE – May 12, 2018: DEADLINE: Having missed last year, this will actually be your first upfronts of the Trump Era. Having you been saving up a barrelful of barbs for the President and his ongoing big show?
(BattleForWorld: And so we have come to a dead end – the ruling elites who are against President Trump prodding the media to bash him using comedy. And now Americans are no longer laughing like before. And here Kimmel admits that there are other topics that need addressing that aren’t and that he will move onto those topics.)
KIMMEL: Oh, wow. Yeah, you know, I hadn’t really thought about it that way, but I guess you’re right. Hopefully it’ll be the last upfront of the Trump era, too. So, I don’t know, I don’t know how much focus there will be on that. I think people have had an ass-full of Donald Trump, and I feel like the upfront is a time to look within and make fun of ourselves.
DEADLINE: So, next week is a Trump-free zone for you?
KIMMEL: Well, I can’t imagine that it will be entirely Trump free, but I’m not planning on that to be my focus. Already I’m seeing a lot of other things to point out, to make fun of. We’re getting all sorts of new terminology that doesn’t seem to last one year to the next. There are initials that I’m trying to decode. I always wonder if the people in the audience even know what some of these things are, so that’s something I want to get into.
Bloomberg warns of ‘epidemic of dishonesty’
YAHOO – May 12, 2018: Americans are facing an “epidemic of dishonesty” in Washington that’s more dangerous than terrorism or communism.
(BattleForWorld: Bloomberg, you should have spoken out about this long ago. And I wonder if political heads running for some office will take advantage of this “epidemic of dishonesty” topic appearing as if they are going to do something about it if elected and when they are elected things remain the same. Some are of the opinion that many politicians have lost there way and really do not serve the people much anymore.)
That’s according to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who warned in a commencement speech on Saturday at Texas’ Rice University that “an endless barrage of lies” and a trend toward “alternate realities” in national politics pose a dire threat to U.S. democracy.
He blamed “extreme partisanship” for an unprecedented tolerance of dishonesty in U.S. politics. People are committed more to their political tribes than the truth, he said, suggesting that the nation is more divided than any time since the Civil War.
There is now more tolerance for dishonesty in politics than I have seen in my lifetime,” Bloomberg said. “The only thing more dangerous than dishonest politicians who have no respect for the law is a chorus of enablers who defend their every lie.”