Maybe she just set a weird tone for the day, or maybe I was more sensitive to obvious untruths, but I kept seeing and hearing lies everywhere.
Other than Paula “Everything in Moderation and by Moderation I Mean Add More Butter” Deen, here are five more lies I heard today.
1. Jay-Z will no longer use the word “bitch” (via Buzzfeed).
I give it two years, tops.
2. Bill O’Reilly calls himself a “brother” (via Gawker).
Nope, Bill, you are still super white. The inability to separate Ice Cube from Ice T doesn’t make you “white,” it makes you an idiot.
3. Between the Lines calls Margaret Thatcher a “gay icon.”
[Read through for BtL quote.]
A suit coat and a commanding voice do not a gay icon make. This is even more true of a woman who, as Warren Ellis put so well, wanted to “eradicate homosexuality even as an abstract concept.”
4. “Cruise ships are still totally safe.” — Some lady on the elevator.
SO WRONG: More bodies recovered from stricken cruise ship [CNN]
Related: The cruise ship captain was a wuss.
Gosh. Let’s all be a little more honest.