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Very, Very Curious (Evangelical Swimming Pool Edition)

The President of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Jr., speaks on the last day of the Republican National Convention. (Photo credit: Tine/Sipa USA
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December 10, 2018 4:38 p.m.

Something weird happened on Twitter yesterday. Someone who shall remain unnamed riffed some speculation about a more than six month old Buzzfeed article. As is the nature of Twitter and impulsive social media, the speculation caught fire as purported fact and it was as though some dramatic new revelation had unfolded even though there was no actual news at all. This is sort of in the nature of social media non-facts. But without getting into the fullness of that speculation, I wanted to focus your attention on some facts from articles from earlier this year that do warrant some more attention. It has to do with Michael Cohen, Jerry Falwell Jr., Falwell’s wife and a 21 year old pool boy the family decided to go into business with.

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