Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
StoryCorps, a company that is currently running an anti-union campaign, told us this week that they are not “anti-union.” This is a common refrain. But what does it mean? Let us provide some clarity.
President Trump recently participated in an interview with Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer for a cover story about his relationship with the truth. Predictably, this conversation really tested the limits of irony.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—A few minutes into his CPAC speech Friday, esteemed and honest president Donald J. Trump said people were so excited to hear him speak that, “There are lines that go back six blocks. I tell you that because you won’t read about it.”
Swedes completed the three stages of processing a blatant Trump administration lie (confusion, followed by anger, followed by Twitter jokes), after the president implied at a rally in Florida on Saturday that Sweden experienced a terrorist attack on Friday.
Before Sean Spicer became Donald Trump’s blatantly lying press secretary, he was a political strategist with an unusually pronounced frozen dessert vendetta. Between 2010-2015 Spicer tweeted several times about Dippin’ Dots, always with malice, though it’s not clear why.
On Saturday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer opened an update on the president’s activities with a lecture on the “proper use of Twitter” for the media, and an extended rant about attendance numbers for yesterday’s inauguration ceremony. He did not mention today’s worldwide women’s marches, and he did not take…
Is HGTV’s Fixer Upper lying to America? That depends on how strongly you believe in the possibility of free will on house hunting TV shows.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll tell a lie before you even realize you’ve told it. But what happens when they asks to see the receipts? Uh oh—ya burnt!
Giraffes are tall and amazing, but they’ve been lying to us.
Rihanna is the most important millennial of our time. The Rihanna Rihport is where we chronicle the magnitude of her lived existence.
Ryan Lochte is getting a lot of attention for being some kind of gas station pissing criminal mastermind, followed by teammates Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, who were pulled off a plane in a moment of dramatic intrigue, but everyone is forgetting the fourth misfit in this crackpot team—James Feigen.
Ben Carson, who would tell you God saved him from a car crash and that he stabbed a guy when he was 14, is definitely your middle school camp friend who lied about her middle name for no reason. The lies were small at first, but they were meaningful. Even as a 12-year-old, you knew she was just trying to make you like…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year...to lie to little children about a magical man whose entire reason for being is to break into their homes and give them presents! But it’s not just little kids who fall for stupid lies like Santa. Adults believe made-up shit all of the time, which is why we’re swapping stories…
Author Khloe Kardashian got a little out of character on Twitter today after the truth came out about some pies she allegedly lied about baking.
Vanderpump Rules is back for a 4th season, thank god—do not tell me what happens, I have not had a chance to watch yet—but unfortunately, along with this perfect Bravo specimen comes toadlike sex villain Jax “I Never Banged Fucking Jax” Taylor, neck ever-widening, buttons ever-lowering.
This week, Steve Rannazzisi—Kevin on FXX’s The League—admitted publicly that he was not, as previously stated, in the World Trade Center when it was struck by a plane on September 11, 2001. Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, whose father (a firefighter and first responder) did die during the 2001 World Trade Center…
Almond Breeze is facing a class action lawsuit for false advertising because it turns out that its special almond milk recipe is essentially just almond-flavored water.
Honesty is generally the best policy, especially when learning the truth requires no more than an internet connection and roughly five minutes.
Fallen wellness guru Belle Gibson appeared on the Australian version of 60 Minutes, where she was grilled by reporter Tara Brown who asked a series of questions relating to Gibson’s dire health history. Gibson became one of the Internet’s most famous healthy living bloggers after claiming that a mindful diet and…