Mumbai's beggars and Trump Tower billboard: not fake news


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/02/mumbais-beggars-and-trump-to.html


#2

I’ll admit that it’s somewhat disconcerting when one of the tools I rely on to determine the fake from the real is shown to be fallible.


#3

Look at all that garbage in the top half of the photo!


#4

I could happily live in a gold-plated penthouse I suppose. Just give me a $1million loan and watch me go!


#5

FTFY
Fuck the loan.
Own or be owned, there is no loan. [/yodo]


#6

Honestly if someone handed me the keys to Trump’s apartment the first thing I’d do would be to go Pope Francis on all that tacky crap.


#7

I’m sure I could use a solid gold toilet and still be the humble, virtuous person I am now. :smirk:


#8

Nobody is perfect. Journalistic standards are what distinguish fake news sources from real news sources. Printing retractions and corrections is one of the most visible ways to determine if a news source is legit.

I wish they would put notice of the change at the top of the article though. A correction should be a badge of honor.


#9

Hell yeah, in fact I’d rather live in a slightly crappy, run-down space than one Trump has interior designed, because it’s so oppressive - like Versailles redesigned by someone with no taste. It’s offensive on multiple levels. Plus, a run-down space can be fixed with little more than a coat of paint, but Trump’s tacky crap would require major renovations to undo.


#10

seriously, melt the thing down and improve a few homeless shelters. ( probably paint or foil anyway, given the dude’s cheapness and propensity for aggrandizement. a thin veneer over sh*t, if you will. )


#11

Never!
You can pry my solid-gold toilet out from under my cold, dead butt!


#12

And donate all the proceeds to charity.


#13


#14

But what of the golden shower??


#15

What with this and the WSJ not calling out drumpf on his lies here’s the oblig reconstruction of every onion writer at the moment…


#16

Donald John Trump - living proof that you can polish a turd.


#17

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Trump responds to "golden showers" Russian report with hysterical ALLCAPS tweet
#18

Whoosh!


(Whizz?)

:stuck_out_tongue:


#19

I see no evidence of polish.


#20

That’d be a cold shock to sit on in a winter morning before the house heats up.