Thursday, September 21, 2017, 8:00am

5TtRT: Jimmy Kimmel & Sean Spicer, healthcare, the Russia probe, & more

Healthcare Triage is my go-to for healthcare news and information – it’s a great YouTube channel.

If you’re looking for something else to watch that’s interesting and healthcare-related, here’s Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue from last night, where he went after Senators Cassidy and Graham and their crappy healthcare bill, again.

Apparently Fox & Friends (and other conservative voices/outlets) have their panties in a wad this morning over Jimmy Kimmel weighing in on Graham-Cassidy, saying Kimmel’s “not an expert” and that he should “stay in his lane,” because I guess conservatives didn’t elect a reality TV star president and care about expert opinions now. 🙄

In other news, Sean Spicer is being weird. Apparently Spicer was famous for taking copious amounts of very detailed notes. When Mike Allen of Axios asked him about it via text, Spicer threatened to sic lawyers on Allen.

It would be hilarious if Spicer’s notes end up taking Trump down. Universe, if you’re listening, please make that a thing.

5 Things to Read Today (9/21/17)

io9: A Seriously Satanic Sabrina the Teenage Witch TV Series Is Coming to the CW
“Announced today in a press release by the CW and Archie Comics, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will be a dark horror show designed to serve as a companion series to Riverdale, and is being planned for the 2018-2019 TV season.”

Vox: I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical.
“While other Republican plans essentially create a poorly funded version of the Affordable Care Act, Graham-Cassidy blows it up. The bill offered by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy takes money from states that did a good job getting residents covered under Obamacare and gives it to states that did not.”

Politico: Twitter a growing focus of Senate Russia probe
“While Facebook — and its giant user base — has garnered much of the early attention in the Senate’s investigation, Twitter is also emerging as an area of interest. Twitter has a much smaller user base than Facebook, but its ability to inject information into the U.S. media ecosystem has become a focus of investigators.”

The Atlantic: Not a Regular Cease-and-Desist, A Cool Cease-and-Desist
“Phrases that are not often used to describe a cease-and-desist letter: “the best,” “hilarious,” “cool,” “perfect,” “super classy.” And yet that is exactly the praise that Netflix’s lawyers received this week, from a variety of media outlets, for going about that most lawyerly of tasks: telling people they aren’t allowed to do a thing.”

Vox: “He took the job and made it smaller”: how Rex Tillerson failed the State Department
“The former Exxon Mobil CEO — whose nomination was initially greeted warmly by prominent foreign policy hands — has failed to wield any significant influence in internal administration debates over issues like Syria, North Korea, or Russia.”

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