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Afternoon Reading List 10.08.13

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Saying these 17 phrases may make others despise you: BuzzFeed Fellow (BuzzFeed has a fellow?) Adam Ellis made a contribution to society with his list of 17 misused and made-up phrases that people say all the time. Each of these pseudo-phrases is a terrible bastardization of an actual saying. Unfortunately the real phrases appear to be on the way out, while talking like a goon is becoming more and more popular.

Why you should read it: Double check and make sure you’re not one of those people who says things like ‘ostrich-sized,’ thinking it means something other than the size of an ostrich. Read more here.

Fox News host apologizes, finally understands ‘parody’: Yesterday, LAT’s Meredith Blake reported that Fox News’ host, Anna Kooimanofficially apologized for saying that that President Obama would personally pay out of pocket to keep the International Museum of Muslim Cultures open during the government shutdown. The false report was originally derived from a parody story that came out of the National Report, a satirical news site that’s worth checking out for a laugh and some fake news.

Why you should read it: Because you should read exactly how Kooiman and her producers swallowed their pride and made her tweet an apology, like a grown up. Except she didn’t actually admit what she was apologizing for. Stay tuned for that (we think) this weekend. Read more here.

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Afternoon Reading List 10.7.13

morningreadinglistresizedRand Paul grilled on “Meet The Press”: HuffPost’s Katherine Fung posted a piece on Sen. Rand Paul‘s appearance on Sunday’s “MTP.” The appearance wasn’t pretty. NBC “TODAY Show” host Savannah Guthrie grilled Paul over candid remarks he had made over a hot mic regarding the government shutdown. Paul held his own, but Guthrie was out for blood and she declined every available opportunity to lob the senator a softball.

Why you should read/watch it: You really want to see the ‘I Want To Destroy You’ grin that’s painted on Guthrie’s face as she relentlessly throws jabs at Paul. Read/watch more here.

Fox News host doesn’t understand parody: Yahoo! News blogger Eric Pfeiffer caught Fox News’ host Anna Kooiman when she accidentally tried to pass off a tidbit of information from a fake news story (found on a satirical website) on Saturday. The fake news post was written by Paul Horner and it claimed that “Obama had offered to keep the International Museum of Muslim Cultures open with cash from his own pocket.” The claim was designed to entertain using sarcasm, not confirm right-wing conspiracy theories from 2008.

Why you should read it: It really feels like the research team at Fox News just compiles Google search results of zany word combinations, like ‘Is Obama even a little Muslim?’ and ‘Totally, super serious stories about Islam and Obama,’ and ‘What’s the actual definition of sarcasm?’ Read more here.

Check out the political attack ad aimed at Democrats and the media after the jump…

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