Media 9 January 2019 A crash course in whataboutery from the Associated Press Don’t do this, kids. Getty NSSign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Some absolutely top-shelf max-strength you-have-to-ask-the-pharmacist-for-it-specifically whataboutery from the Associated Press in this “Fact-check” tweet it posted on Tuesday. Try to see if you can spot the flaw in the logic here: AP FACT CHECK: Democrats put the blame for the shutdown on Trump. But it takes two to tango. Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for his border wall is one reason for the budget impasse. The Democrats refusal to approve the money is another. https://t.co/9IWnqUgl2d — AP Politics (@AP_Politics) January 9, 2019 Not really much to add to that, is there. › Slavoj Žižek interview: “Trump created a crack in the liberal centrist hegemony” I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!