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Christopher J. Kelly, is the Scranton Times-Tribune Columnist. He writes columns on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Mike Stack sorry he treated staff like ‘family’

Mike Stack sorry he treated staff like ‘family’

The news that Lt. Gov. Mike Stack apologized for being a jerk to his state police security detail and household staff likely inspired a series of questions among a majority of Pennsylvanians, including: Who the hell is Mike Stack? Why do we need a lieutenant governor?...

Sean Spicer is incompetent, not anti-Semitic

Sean Spicer is incompetent, not anti-Semitic

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer toasted what few crumbs of credibility he had by committing a mortal sin of political discourse -- Saying "Hitler" In Any Conversation Not About Hitler. The Fuhrer of the Third Reich is the Platinum Standard for...

Fake news vs. freedom, again…

Fake news vs. freedom, again…

This is a picture of amber waves of grain. It's a stock photo made available by the company that hosts our blogging platform. Neither Ronnie Martin nor any of the other fake journalists at Freedom Daily, his glorified Facebook page, has any legitimate claim to its...

Fake journalist still ‘missing,’ trolls abound

Fake journalist still ‘missing,’ trolls abound

Amanda Shea is still missing. The fake journalist who writes bad fiction for Freedomdaily.com, Madworldnews and other alt-right fake news outlets has been off the grid since I called her out last week for stealing copyrighted Times-Tribune property and using it to...

When Fake News Junkies Attack (UPDATE)

When Fake News Junkies Attack (UPDATE)

The fake and the furious are busy today. Update at bottom. In my Sunday column, I committed a cardinal sin in the post-fact Trump era -- calling out a "journalist" who lies for a living on at least three fake news sites. Amanda Shea used a photo stolen from The...

Muppets vs. Trump

Muppets vs. Trump

Just about every American alive today learned something from Sesame Street -- except Donald Trump. The president's proposed budget would eliminate federal funding for PBS and other cultural treasures that don't glorify the Tweeter-in-Chief and therefore are failures...

Ice King has the last, wintry laugh

Ice King has the last, wintry laugh

Greetings, shivering subjects of my frigid domain! It is I, the Ice King, Bringer of Storms, Slicker of Roads, Piler of Snows. I took it easy on you peasants this winter, but only to lull you into a false sense of security. I toss you a handful of 65-degree days and...

It’s Fake News Friday!

It’s Fake News Friday!

Good morning, and welcome to a new Kelly's World feature -- Fake News Friday! Each week, I'll highlight at least one lowlight of utterly false "stories" masquerading as true journalism. Our inaugural entry appeared on a Facebook page called Lackawanna County News....