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Old 20th December 2017, 08:02 AM   #1
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Old 20th December 2017, 08:20 AM   #2
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Who saw Maddow the other night claiming that Rosenstein's lies before committee could give Trump the pretext he wants to fire him and derail the Mueller investigation?
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Old 20th December 2017, 10:12 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Octavo View Post
Who saw Maddow the other night claiming that Rosenstein's lies before committee could give Trump the pretext he wants to fire him and derail the Mueller investigation?
At the start of the investigation, I thought that the GOP were OK with the investigation. Now it looks as though it's finding stuff, they seem to have thrown their lot in with Trump.

I don't really understand why.
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
At the start of the investigation, I thought that the GOP were OK with the investigation. Now it looks as though it's finding stuff, they seem to have thrown their lot in with Trump.

I don't really understand why.
They made the rather silly mistake of thinking that the American electorate will allow themselves to be robbed blind and keep voting GOP
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
At the start of the investigation, I thought that the GOP were OK with the investigation. Now it looks as though it's finding stuff, they seem to have thrown their lot in with Trump.

I don't really understand why.
Politics. Their behavior, in general, is pretty much exactly what is to be expected when they're far more interested in "winning" the politics game in the short term than pretty much anything else, including serving the people and country. This is hardly a surprise, of course, given the outright destructive and divisive national strategies that they've been employing to try to keep and gain power.
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Old 20th December 2017, 11:08 AM   #6
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They made the rather silly mistake of thinking that the American electorate will allow themselves to be robbed blind and keep voting GOP
A heck of a lot will. Democrats are for murdering babies, after all. Those scummy liberals and progressives are the ones who are actually pushing America towards its destruction by doing things that will anger God, after all. Both sides are corrupt, after all, but the liberal media unfairly plays up Republican corruption and hides Democrat corruption.
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At the start of the investigation, I thought that the GOP were OK with the investigation. Now it looks as though it's finding stuff, they seem to have thrown their lot in with Trump.

I don't really understand why.

I've been telling you that your sources suck for so long now. No wonder you don't understand if you only get misleading information like the NYT editorial deconstructed here (tl;dr: the investigation isn't "finding stuff" at all):

Mueller probe’s credibility with Congressional Republicans is collapsing
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Old 20th December 2017, 12:07 PM   #8
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Good analysis from 538:
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...d-for-success/
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
At the start of the investigation, I thought that the GOP were OK with the investigation. Now it looks as though it's finding stuff, they seem to have thrown their lot in with Trump.

I don't really understand why.
Why what? Why they were OK with the investigation at the beginning or why they're throwing their lot in with Trump?

They were probably OK with the investigation at the beginning either because 1) opposing it might have been politically unpopular, and/or 2) they expected the investigation to not be an issue because either they were naive idiots (e.g. "trump is innocent") or they expected a hail mary/gift from god (e.g. Mueler comes down with a case of spontaneous human combustion.)

They are throwing their lot in with Trump now because they realize how bad it will look to have a Republican president charged with conspiring, even if he is completely guilty.
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Old 20th December 2017, 12:16 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
I've been telling you that your sources suck for so long now. No wonder you don't understand if you only get misleading information like the NYT editorial deconstructed here (tl;dr: the investigation isn't "finding stuff" at all):

Mueller probe’s credibility with Congressional Republicans is collapsing
Ah, that article by that guy who was disbarred for fraud, lying, and committing forgery, again. Sorry, but it's still bollocks. Probably deliberately so, given that it's written by him and published on a Russia propaganda site.

And it's still making the unbelievably stupid argument that because Mueller hasn't publicly released any evidence that no evidence exists. Apart from the fact that it's self-evidently, really obviously, an incredibly stupid argument, it's a stupid argument because it's built on a completely false premise - that there is no evidence in the public domain. There is.

What is known publicly is detailed here and here. And I think it's since then that it's been confirmed that it's been officially confirmed (although it's SOP so didn't really need official confirmation) that when Trump was appointed the Republican candidate he was explicitly warned about possible Russian interference in the election and that he and his team must report anything along those lines. This explains why that matters.

So that "no evidence from any other source" than the Steele Dossier is either made up, or an indication that the author hasn't been looking very hard or paying much attention. And it's also ignoring that the FBI will have investigated and verified anything they're using from the dossier as evidence. Because, you know, that's how criminal investigations work - investigators gather and verify facts.
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Old 20th December 2017, 12:37 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
I've been telling you that your sources suck for so long now. No wonder you don't understand if you only get misleading information like the NYT editorial deconstructed here (tl;dr: the investigation isn't "finding stuff" at all):

Mueller probe’s credibility with Congressional Republicans is collapsing
What a coincidence, the credibility of Congressional Republicans is collapsing with the public. Nobody is counting on them for anything at this point except to keep on their current trajectory until next November. Anyway, sorry, but your "information" source seems to be in serious denial of stuff we already know in order to slander the FBI and preemptively disparage criminal cases that Mueller hasn't yet made. He ends up basically saying there's nothing there to investigate, and we never would have found out about all of it except for Steele's bogus dossier. I certainly hope TrumpCo's lawyers are much smarter than that.

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He ends up basically saying there's nothing there to investigate, and we never would have found out about all of it except for Steele's bogus dossier.
Even his statement at the end is made up of misinformation:

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I have previously said that the Russiagate scandal would eventually collapse under the weight of its own absurdity. There is after all only so much that can be done to sustain an investigation which has no crime to investigate and no evidence of one.

I suspect that with the confusion caused by the Flynn affair now out of the way, we are coming close to that position now.
He can only say he thinks it's close to ending if he ignores the fact that Mueller himself has said that he expects it to go on for most of 2018, and perhaps longer. So it looks like we may well not even be halfway through.
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And I've asked this before, but never got an answer. I wonder if Empress will answer - if there was nothing illegal about the meetings between people in Trump's team and Russians, then why did Flynn and Papadopolous risk jail time by lying to the FBI about them? What reason do you suppose they had to commit federal crimes in order to cover up meetings that were completely above-board and legal? They both risked a potential 5 years in prison, for what gain?
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He ends up basically saying there's nothing there to investigate, and we never would have found out about all of it except for Steele's bogus dossier. I certainly hope TrumpCo's lawyers are much smarter than that.
Sticking with the Keystone Domino strategy, I see.
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
I've been telling you that your sources suck for so long now. No wonder you don't understand if you only get misleading information like the NYT editorial deconstructed here (tl;dr: the investigation isn't "finding stuff" at all):

Mueller probe’s credibility with Congressional Republicans is collapsing
The claim that the "dossier " is the only source of information is not true.

It is interesting that your source of information had all the same talking points as the more right wing news sources.
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The claim that the "dossier " is the only source of information is not true.

It is interesting that your source of information had all the same talking points as the more right wing news sources.
It's a Russian propaganda site, co-founded by the author of the article - a former RT* journalist (who still appears on there regularly, as recently as a couple of days ago), and a former barrister who was disbarred for committing fraud, lying to a client (impoverishing her), and committing forgery. He writes and publishes articles like how popular Putin is and why he should remain president, and why Russia's story about there not really having been a chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun is correct.

Childlike Empress thinks that extreme political bias like this in reporting is fine from people and sites such as these, because apparently they check their sources. That they appear to check their sources with other "news" services that toe the Russian party line doesn't appear to matter. It's also fine because sources like The Washington Post lean left and therefore they are equally biased, they're just not as "honest" about their bias.

*Which is not very secretly a mouthpiece for the Kremlin:

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RT has been frequently described as a propaganda outlet for the Russian government[13][14][15] and its foreign policy.[13][15][16][17][18][19] RT has also been accused of spreading disinformation[19][20][21] by news reporters,[22][23] including some former RT reporters.[24][25][26] The United Kingdom media regulator, Ofcom, has repeatedly found RT to have breached rules on impartiality and of broadcasting "materially misleading" content.[27][28][29][30]
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Can you (or anyone) tell me if he thinks any of it is likely to succeed?
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He can only say he thinks it's close to ending if he ignores the fact that Mueller himself has said that he expects it to go on for most of 2018, and perhaps longer. So it looks like we may well not even be halfway through.

Have you checked the schedule going into the new year? Any new witnesses interviewed soon? I've heard the NYT wrote about that.

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And I've asked this before, but never got an answer. I wonder if Empress will answer - if there was nothing illegal about the meetings between people in Trump's team and Russians, then why did Flynn and Papadopolous risk jail time by lying to the FBI about them? What reason do you suppose they had to commit federal crimes in order to cover up meetings that were completely above-board and legal? They both risked a potential 5 years in prison, for what gain?

I'm on record having no answer to this - almost a month ago I would guess. Papadopolous seems to be a low level trickster, with Flynn - no idea. He doesn't seem to be the sharpest tool in the drawer either so maybe he thought he would get away with it, not understanding that he had been surveilled and was about to be entrapped - maybe to protect Bibi and cohorts, although as I said before that road of investigation is closed.

Kinda cute how much energy you put into deceiving yourself, btw. Give it time.
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Have you checked the schedule going into the new year? Any new witnesses interviewed soon?
Yes, there have been reports that there are more interviews lined up for next year. The latest news was that Mueller was looking at transactions going through Trump's favourite bank who were fined a very hefty amount not very long ago for laundering money for Russian oligarchs.

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I'm on record having no answer to this - almost a month ago I would guess. Papadopolous seems to be a low level trickster, with Flynn - no idea. He doesn't seem to be the sharpest tool in the drawer either so maybe he thought he would get away with it, not understanding that he had been surveilled and was about to be entrapped - maybe to protect Bibi and cohorts, although as I said before that road of investigation is closed.
There is, of course, a far more parsimonious answer...

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Kinda cute how much energy you put into deceiving yourself, btw. Give it time.
...says the guy who literally links to Kremlin propaganda sites...
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Yes, there have been reports that there are more interviews lined up for next year. The latest news was that Mueller was looking at transactions going through Trump's favourite bank who were fined a very hefty amount not very long ago for laundering money for Russian oligarchs.

Really. There have also been reports that nothing is scheduled for 2018. Meanwhile the House Intelligence Committee seems to be quite busy, having interviewed "Insurance Andy" for eight hours behind closed doors yesterday.

We'll see what comes out of all of that, and contrary to most of your CT comrades, I think you might be capable of admitting that you were wrong at some point. The same goes for me, I'm almost tired of being right all the time. You might want to avoid sinking to their levels, though, as you really won't get to me with weakmindedness like in your last sentence. So much should be obvious.

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Can you (or anyone) tell me if he thinks any of it is likely to succeed?
Very unlikely to result in Mueller's firing, significantly more likely to be used as a kind of loyalty oath to get all the GOP on the same boat to prevent impeachment while they hold Congress.

Mueller is saying it'll take more than a year because impeachment will be the first thing the Democrat-dominated congress will do in 2019. He wouldn't have flipped Flynn unless it got him Trump, so it's only a matter of political inertia. Expect a crap ton of Russian FUD and whining from the GOP until then, followed by pathetic backpedaling as they scramble to reclaim their discarded self-respect.
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impeachment will be the first thing the Democrat-dominated congress will do in 2019

You totally lost contact with reality. If this distasteful clown show goes on 2018 you will get into much deeper trouble than even with Killary's loss "against all odds".
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Really. There have also been reports that nothing is scheduled for 2018.
...and are these reports from Russian propaganda sites, perchance?

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Okay. And?

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We'll see what comes out of all of that, and contrary to most of your CT comrades, I think you might be capable of admitting that you were wrong at some point.
If I'm shown to be wrong, then of course I'll admit I'm wrong. I think it'd take quite a bit to convince me of that, though, given the amount of evidence you choose to ignore about the culpability of the Trump transition team. Any explanation - whether it inculpates or exculpates those under investigation - will have to account for all the facts, not just the few cherry-picked ones your sources like to talk or lie about.

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Given your wilful blindness to information that contradicts what you'd like to believe to be true, I rather suspect that you only believe yourself to be right all the time. And even then, since this ignoring of evidence is clearly deliberate, even you might know what you're doing, deep down.

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You might want to avoid sinking to their levels, though, as you really won't get to me with weakmindedness like in your last sentence. So much should be obvious.
I don't really know what "last sentence" you're declaring to be "weakmindedness". If you're talking about the last sentence you quoted, then sorry, but it's true. If you mean my mentioning that you regularly link to Russian propaganda sites, well, if you don't like that being pointed out then the best solution would be to stop linking to Russian propaganda sites.
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You totally lost contact with reality. If this distasteful clown show goes on 2018 you will get into much deeper trouble than even with Killary's loss "against all odds".
Hey, if the GOP's willing to impeach the distasteful clown earlier, you won't hear me complaining about it.
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Hey, if the GOP's willing to impeach the distasteful clown earlier, you won't hear me complaining about it.
wouldn't surprise me at all now that the bastards have their tax crap done
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And I've asked this before, but never got an answer. I wonder if Empress will answer - if there was nothing illegal about the meetings between people in Trump's team and Russians, then why did Flynn and Papadopolous risk jail time by lying to the FBI about them? What reason do you suppose they had to commit federal crimes in order to cover up meetings that were completely above-board and legal? They both risked a potential 5 years in prison, for what gain?
Same reason people who didn't break the law run from the cops.
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I don't really know what "last sentence" you're declaring to be "weakmindedness". If you're talking about the last sentence you quoted, then sorry, but it's true. If you mean my mentioning that you regularly link to Russian propaganda sites, well, if you don't like that being pointed out then the best solution would be to stop linking to Russian propaganda sites.

I obviously meant your crude attempts to ad hominem Mercouris.
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Very unlikely to result in Mueller's firing, significantly more likely to be used as a kind of loyalty oath to get all the GOP on the same boat to prevent impeachment while they hold Congress.

Mueller is saying it'll take more than a year because impeachment will be the first thing the Democrat-dominated congress will do in 2019. He wouldn't have flipped Flynn unless it got him Trump, so it's only a matter of political inertia. Expect a crap ton of Russian FUD and whining from the GOP until then, followed by pathetic backpedaling as they scramble to reclaim their discarded self-respect.
This is the only thing that makes sense to me Mueller drawing this thing out another year. But did Mueller really say that? I'm skeptical he would tip his hat like that. Or are you saying that's what 538 thinks?
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This is the only thing that makes sense to me Mueller drawing this thing out another year. But did Mueller really say that? I'm skeptical he would tip his hat like that. Or are you saying that's what 538 thinks?
That's part of 538's scenario should Trump fire Mueller in the current environment.
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Same reason people who didn't break the law run from the cops.
Because they are black and cops love to shoot black people?
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Because they are black and cops love to shoot black people?
Pretty much. Innocent proceed to break the law sometimes when cops get involved.
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Old 20th December 2017, 10:07 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
Have you checked the schedule going into the new year? Any new witnesses interviewed soon? I've heard the NYT wrote about that.
You're mixing investigations. There are multiple ongoing ones. The one that was reported as having no witnesses scheduled next year, as well as having important witnesses scheduled outside Washington, during the tax votes, when they had been willing to come to Washington, along with numerous other GOP shenanigans is the one that you were likely hearing about. There was strong suspicion that shutting down that one would be used to pressure Mueller's investigation, but was not his investigation.
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Old 21st December 2017, 03:39 AM   #33
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It's being reported that, contrary to everything that has been said up until now, Trump was told by White House lawyers in his first days in office about Flynn's illegal activities, but didn't fire him until those activities became public - at which point he lied about his knowledge

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The White House turned over records this fall to special counsel Robert Mueller revealing that in the very first days of the Trump presidency, Don McGahn researched federal law dealing both with lying to federal investigators and with violations of the Logan Act, a centuries-old federal law that prohibits private citizens from negotiating with foreign governments, according to three people with direct knowledge of the confidential government documents.

The records reflected concerns that McGahn, the White House counsel, had that Michael Flynn, then the president’s national security advisor, had possibly violated either one or both laws at the time, according to two of the sources. The disclosure that these records exist and that they are in the possession of the special counsel could bolster any potential obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump.

The records that McGahn turned over to the special counsel, portions of which were read to this reporter, indicate he researched both statutes and warned Trump about Flynn’s possible violations.

McGahn conducted the analysis shortly after learning that Flynn, on Dec. 29, 2016 — while Barack Obama was still president — had counseled the Russian ambassador to the United States at the time, Sergey Kislyak, not to retaliate against U.S. economic sanctions imposed against Russia by the outgoing administration.

McGahn believed that Flynn, and possibly anyone who authorized or approved of such contacts, would be in potential violation of the Logan Act, according to two of the sources, both of whom work in the administration.
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Old 21st December 2017, 04:01 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
I obviously meant your crude attempts to ad hominem Mercouris.
So when you said "last sentence" you meant "entire post before last" or even "first sentence from several posts previously"? Good news for you - you don't have to live with the burden of "being right all the time" any more.

As it is, I don't think you understand what the term "ad hominem" means.

An ad hominem is when you attack someone's character instead of addressing the argument they're making. You'll notice that I talked about Mercouris' track record and demolished the foundations of his argument.

And I'm sorry, but everything I mentioned is relevant to his credibility. He was disbarred for three different types of dishonesty. This speaks to how likely he is to tell big lies about important subjects. He was a reporter for RT and he still appears regularly on there. That he appears, touting the party line, on Russian state-controlled media speaks to his willingness to engage in spreading Kremlin propaganda. And the examples of him authoring and publishing articles which are obviously Russian propaganda speak, self-evidently, to his willingness to author and publish articles which are obviously Russian propaganda.

All three of this things are relevant when assessing whether or not we should take at face value any articles he publishes the contents of which are in Russia's interests, like the ones you continually insist on posting. Again, I'm sorry if you don't like it being pointed out when the links you post are Kremlin propaganda full of lies, distortions, and misrepresentations, but if you don't want it to happen in the future then the best way to prevent it is to stop posting links to Kremlin propaganda full of lies, distortions, and misrepresentations.

BTW, I'll note that you've not explained why you think McCabe being questioned was somehow some sort of "gotcha" and have gone entirely silent on the matter since having it pointed out that, rather than not reporting it at all as you were trying to imply, the source I was using reported it before your supposedly more credible source did. I would appreciate it if you'd explain what point you thought you were making and how it was in any way relevant to my posts.
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Old 21st December 2017, 06:50 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
I would appreciate it if you'd

And I would appreciate if you'd remember your position and don't expect from me to spoon-feed you things. You can, as everybody else, profit from information that breaks through the propaganda bubble I kindly provide to you, so that you can stop falling from surprise to surprise as reality crashes with the narrative, but that's it, Squeegee. You take it our you leave it, just like your comrades. And if you put a bit of energy into it, everybody benefits. So stop wasting that energy with singing that tiresome song such a huge choir is singing already. I know it all too well.

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[...] The establishment propagandists have shut down all dialogue and critical thinking by successfully advancing the narrative that everything they say is true and everything that contradicts what they say is Russian propaganda. By instilling a fear in their audience of all things Russian, any words that aren’t stamped with the approval of the western establishment are instinctively labeled Russian propaganda and therefore reflexively recoiled from. Using tactics exemplified in the above smear pieces by The Guardian and NPR, thinking has been killed. People have been turned into drooling, flag-waving idiots.

A new paradigm has been created wherein anti-establishment narratives are rejected by rank-and-file Americans not because of flawed arguments or factual inaccuracy, but solely because they are anti-establishment. The empire has created an impenetrable self-enforcing echo chamber, a mental prison of which their audience is their own wardens and guards. From that point they can weave any ridiculous ideas they like into the consciousness of mainstream media consumers, and it will be unquestioningly swallowed as gospel. [...]
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Old 21st December 2017, 07:18 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
#Fakenews!

(I mean, yea, we already knew that)
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Old 21st December 2017, 07:18 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
And I would appreciate if you'd remember your position and don't expect from me to spoon-feed you things.
It was you who introduced it to the discussion. Now that the point you were making with it has been disproven, you suddenly don't want to discuss it any more. Curious.

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Well, you're funny, I'll give you that. I provide quite a lot of evidence that you keep linking to Russian propaganda. Rather than countering any evidence you link to an opinion piece from someone who thinks that things are called Russian propaganda too easily. If we assume for the sake of argument that she's right, then so what? That doesn't magically make your links not Russian propaganda.

Again, the way to have me stop pointing out when you link to Russian propaganda that is full of lies, misinformation, and distortions, is to stop linking to Russian propaganda that is full of lies, misinformation, and distortions.
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Old 21st December 2017, 07:20 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
And I would appreciate if you'd remember your position and don't expect from me to spoon-feed you things. You can, as everybody else, profit from information that breaks through the propaganda bubble I kindly provide to you, so that you can stop falling from surprise to surprise as reality crashes with the narrative, but that's it, Squeegee. You take it our you leave it, just like your comrades. And if you put a bit of energy into it, everybody benefits. So stop wasting that energy with singing that tiresome song such a huge choir is singing already. I know it all too well.

Russiagate Is Making Everyone Stupid
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Old 21st December 2017, 07:20 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by NoahFence View Post
#Fakenews!

(I mean, yea, we already knew that)
I think we knew it was very unlikely to be untrue, but this is the first time it's reportedly been said by someone inside the White House, and it's the first time the existence of a paper trail proving it has been asserted.

Like most of the stories that have come out and which will continue to come out, it's not a huge revelation, but a small move forwards which will eventually add up.
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Old 21st December 2017, 07:49 AM   #40
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
I think we knew it was very unlikely to be untrue, but this is the first time it's reportedly been said by someone inside the White House, and it's the first time the existence of a paper trail proving it has been asserted.

Like most of the stories that have come out and which will continue to come out, it's not a huge revelation, but a small move forwards which will eventually add up.
Indeed. I'm just pining for that big move that gets that moron out of there.
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