Donald Trump: “My State of the Union was the most-watched ever!” Narrator: “It wasn’t.”

LOL, no, it wasn’t. President Liar Liar Pants on Fire’s State of the Union was not the most-watched ever. 52 million people watched President Obama’s in 2009, 62 million watched President George W. Bush’s State of the Union in 2003, and the highest-rated State of the Union was President Clinton’s in 1993 with 66.9 million. So where this dumb dummy came up with this bald-faced lie is anyone’s guess.

But this bullshit isn’t new — obviously he’s been lying to our faces for a year now …

… but it’s helpful to remember that blatantly lying about his ratings is a technique the Bullshitter in Chief has been honing for years. At the 2015 Television Critic’s Association, Trump erroneously tried to claim to a room full of television reporters who knew better that Celebrity Apprentice was the highest-rated show on television:

“It’s the No. 1 show on television,” he exclaimed to a room of muffled laughs at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, before brushing off suggestions that NBC delayed the return because of his own controversial and alienating media persona. “They were calling me all of the time. I think NBC always liked it. I was always pushing it.”

Confusion over how Trump reached the conclusion that his show was the highest-rated on television — it is not — prompted several more questions about the ratings. After conceding that it is just the highest-rated show on Mondays — it is not — Trump was informed that CBS sitcom Mike & Molly has topped Mondays for the last two weeks. “That’s just what I had heard,” he said with a shrug.

This fucking guy.

The author of Fire & Fury, Michael Wolff, was thrown off of Morning Joe this morning, and he got real bitchy about it.

So, Stormy Daniels was scheduled to appear on The View, but after guest panelist, S.E. Cupp accused Daniels of “cleaning up” and “making a lot of money,” she canceled. Way to go, S.E.! Also, Stormy Daniels has a few words for Wendy Williams for saying that she was “all worn out down below.” I just never imagined that I would have to be posting about the condition of porn stars’ vaginas on this blog, but thanks to the person that a minority of voters (and the Russians) chose to be president, here we are.

In VERY IMPORTANT Game of Thrones news: this is a HUGE spoiler. Do not click unless you are prepared to be SO SPOILED. And probably pretty upset.

Here is the cast for Survivor: Ghost Island. Disappointingly, none of them are actually ghosts.

Apparently, Syfy has granted The Magicians 10 “fucks” per episode this season. Times, they are a’changin’.

FX released a promo for its 2018 shows, and people are getting really excited about the Legion footage.

Here’s an interesting history of Super Bowl lead-out episodes of television while we anticipate the death of Jack on This Is Us on Sunday.

Left Shark is now claiming he meant to do that. Sure, Jan.

#MeToo

Charlie Walk has been suspended from The Four and will not appear in the finale next week.

Oprah has dropped Russell Simmons from her spiritual advice book. O RLY WHY

Rose McGowan’s lawyer released a much calmer statement following Harvey Weinstein’s claims.

Thank you, David Schwimmer.

Renewals

In Development

Network Pilot News:

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Bridezillas returns on WE on March 2.
  • SciJinks will premiere on the Discovery Channel sometime this spring.

R.I.P.

Jay Curtis, CBS Brand Manager

Leah LaBelle, American Idol Finalist

Rasual Butler, NBA Player

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The Good Place: Fork me, it’s the finale already! Season finale. 7:30 p.m., NBC

Talk Show the Game Show: This new show makes talk shows competitive for some reason. Series premiere. 9:30 p.m., TruTV

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