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Trump’s Lies, Data and Politics, and Jimmy Kimmel’s Rise

Trump’s Lies, Data and Politics, and Jimmy Kimmel’s Rise

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Oct. 17 2017 5:47 PM

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Slate’s daily newsletter on Trump’s lies, data and politics, and Jimmy Kimmel’s rise.

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The right cruelty: Jimmy Kimmel isn’t always nice. But his blend of caustic critique and emotional overflow makes him the perfect late-night host for 2017, Willa Paskin writes. (And Fox News is running scared. Recently, Justin Peters watched them make an entire day of content out of one stray Kimmel remark.)

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Not business as usual: Yes, all politicians tell untruths. But Donald Trump’s reality-morphing lies fight in a different weight class, Jamelle Bouie writes.


Can’t quit you: It’s not in politicians’ best interests to restrict Facebook and Twitter’s data collection, April Glaser thinks. They’re just plain addicted to that sweet, sweet data.

A great time: The 40-year-old The Joy of Gay Sex accomplished something revolutionary—it reassured gay men that sex was a positive good. Wayne Hoffman looks back at a book that, despite its shortcomings, changed his life.

For fun: Aaaaaaaah. The NBA returns.