■ Stephen Colbert: Murdoch “admitted under oath that election lies were knowingly endorsed by Fox hosts Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro, Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo—collectively known as dumb, dumber, dumbest and Sean Hannity.”
‘I would like to formally apologize for forcing Dilbert creator Scott Adams to be racist.’ Columnist Rex Huppke issues a modest concession: “I am actually racist against white people, even though I am, last I checked, white people.”
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■ Act quickly if you want to see this Saturday’s EGD, in which your Square columnist will pick a bone with Zorn’s guest shot last week.
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