Mark Zuckerburg Sat On a Cushion to Seem Taller at His Senate Hearing

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And now he has my full trust!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Mark Zuckerberg testified in the Senate today, and he did not have an enormous amount to say for the behemoth corporation he runs that maybe helped install a despot as POTUS, but he did sit on a cushion to make himself look like a big boy, which was medium effective. [New York Times, Twitter]
  • A BuzzFeed analysis found that “Republican officials in 49 states have openly attacked Muslims with words and proposed legislation since 2015.” [BuzzFeed]
  • So the Michael Cohen thing seems to be a very big deal, though I am still preoccupied by the Luann connection. [New York Times]
  • Republicans in Congress continue to seem very interested in discouraging Trump from firing Mueller while curiously very uninterested in taking concrete steps to prevent him from doing so. [Politico]
  • The EPA crisis continues, although Scott Pruitt seems to be hanging on. [Politico]

Here are some tweets the President was allowed to publish:

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Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.



Also, why’s he gotta be so insecure about his height? I’m the same height as him and would never think of trying to make myself appear taller. Makes me trust him less than I already did.