Morning Digestion – 8-12-19: JEFFREY EPSTEIN HANGS HIMSELF. ONLINE GOES CRAZY, CONSPIRACY THEORY LOLAPALOOZA.

Jeffrey Epstein appears to be causing more trouble dead than alive. Bureau of Prisons trying to explain why no one was watching when he was on suicide watch. Short staff, overworked. He was alone for hours. Online ain’t buying it.

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EL PASO:Hey turns out conservative media stars made him do it.https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/11/business/media/el-paso-killer-conservative-media.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Armed civilians in Washington state kill a gunman at Walmarthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/06/18/armed-civilian-kills-gunman-stops-shooting-spree-at-tumwater-wash-walmart/

Armed man at a Walmart said he was testing his 2nd A rights.https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/10/armed-man-who-sowed-panic-walmart-said-he-was-testing-his-nd-amendment-rights-police-say/

TRUMP:What makes him really mad? Calling him racist.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-brand-label-that-stokes-trumps-fury-racist-racist-racist/2019/08/11/fd5573d2-bad9-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html

If you thought all along that Scaramucci was an ass, you were right.https://www.axios.com/anthony-scaramucci-trump-replaced-2020-election-e7b2b98b-33e1-4e72-9690-1348169ae1f8.html

POLITICS:What we learned from the Iowa State fair.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/paloma/the-trailer/2019/08/11/the-trailer-what-we-learned-at-the-iowa-state-fair/5d4ef02688e0fa4cc4c23519/

Biden: I will ban assault weapons.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/opinion/joe-biden-ban-assault-weapons.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Biden’s gaffes worry Dems he may not be up to going against Trump.https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-gaffes-fuel-questions-about-his-potency-against-trump-11565549628?mod=hp_lista_pos5

After El Paso will voters reconsider Beto? He sure as hell hopes so.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/us/politics/el-paso-shooting-beto-o-rourke.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Politics

WP columnist reminds Trump haters that trying to shame Trump supporters invites backlash.https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/progressives-shaming-of-trump-supporters-wont-work/2019/08/09/f502bdde-bae3-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html

EPSTEIN:Conspiracy theories fly online.https://www.wsj.com/articles/conspiracy-theories-fly-online-in-wake-of-epstein-death-11565561364?mod=trending_now_pos4

Trump retweeted the Clintons did it. The media went apeshit.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/us/politics/trump-epstein-conspiracy-theories.html?fallback=0&recId=1PKCo4VsQOKywaZ6CkFEYtAhxFf&locked=0&geoContinent=NA&geoRegion=TX&recAlloc=top_conversion&geoCountry=US&blockId=most-popular&imp_id=48121672&action=click&module=Most%20Popular&pgtype=Homepage

People went crazy.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/opinion/jeffrey-epstein-suicide-conspiracies.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Well, actually, he wasn’t closely monitored.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/nyregion/epstein-death-manhattan-correctional-center.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

His guards were working “extreme” OThttps://nypost.com/2019/08/11/epsteins-guards-were-working-extreme-ot-at-short-staffed-lockup/

WP says he was alone for hourshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/it-was-inevitable-officers-watching-epstein-were-on-overtime-due-to-jail-staffing-shortage-union-president-says/2019/08/11/2b611404-bc5e-11e9-a5c6-1e74f7ec4a93_story.html

His cellmate mysteriously transferred out.https://www.foxnews.com/us/jeffrey-epstein-checked-for-hours-apparent-suicide

Journos rush to debunk conspiracy theorieshttps://nypost.com/2019/08/11/journos-debunker-mentality-rush-to-rip-conspiracy-talk/

Now his girlfriend Maxwell is in the hot seat.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/epsteins-accusers-call-her-his-protector-and-procurer-is-ghislaine-maxwell-now-prosecutors-target/2019/08/11/7af5968a-bbbd-11e9-a091-6a96e67d9cce_story.html

That Epstein case? It ain’t overhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-suicide-investigation.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Where did his money come from? And did he really have that much?https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/business/jeffrey-epstein-finances.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

MIGRANTS:ICE sweeps are cruel. Why do we enforce the law anyway?https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ice-sweeps-are-cruel-without-immigration-reform-theyre-pointless-too/2019/08/11/88d212b8-bad4-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html

RUSSIA:Evidently they had a nuclear accident with a new nuclear missile.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/world/europe/russia-nuclear-accident-putin.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

SJW:Sausalito California–Sausalito!!!–caught segregating schools.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/us/sausalito-school-segregation.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Education

WTF:Sex ads inundate the subwayshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/style/sex-subway-ads-new-york.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Style

British police warn trolls mocking suspect’s receding hair could be arrested.https://nypost.com/2019/08/12/trolls-mocking-fugitives-receding-hairline-may-be-charged-cops/

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