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Old 9th November 2019, 05:09 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
I fear I must disregard whatever it is you just said, anonymous stranger!
I find it easy to disregard everything Bob says.
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Old 9th November 2019, 05:37 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
I find it easy to disregard everything Bob says.
I'd never even see it if you morons didn't keep quoting him!

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Old 9th November 2019, 06:49 PM   #43
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I'd never even see it if you morons didn't keep quoting him!

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Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
Anonymous carries as much credibility as Qanon.
Anonymous carries a lot less incredulity than Qanon.
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Old 9th November 2019, 08:18 PM   #45
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Why would you accept the claims of someone who refuses to provide all the evidence to evaluate? Would you accept a claim in a physics journal that said it omitted information to prevent you from verifying it?
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Old 9th November 2019, 08:32 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
Why would you accept the claims of someone who refuses to provide all the evidence to evaluate? Would you accept a claim in a physics journal that said it omitted information to prevent you from verifying it?
This isn't a science journal with peer reviews, Bob. It's the experiences of a senior WH official as verified by the NYT.
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Old 9th November 2019, 09:10 PM   #47
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This isn't a science journal with peer reviews, Bob. It's the experiences of a senior WH official as verified by the NYT.
I wouldn't accept a physics claim with hidden evidence. I'm not going to relax that standard for an editorial claim (by an editorial board. Not even by reporters)


Probably the biggest reason to not use a relaxed standard is the incredibly low stakes of these claims. Your acceptance of these claims likely has very little impact on your future actions.

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Show of hands, does anyone think it likely that the reporters and editors at the New York Times, don't know who the senior Trump Administration staff are or that they'd publish a letter from someone without confirming the author's identity as one of them?
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Old 9th November 2019, 10:18 PM   #49
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Show of hands, does anyone think it likely that the reporters and editors at the New York Times, don't know who the senior Trump Administration staff are or that they'd publish a letter from someone without confirming the author's identity as one of them?
They deny knowledge of it

https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/09/med...uet/index.html

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Even the paper's executive editor, Dean Baquet, doesn't know. That is how closely guarded the Times is being about protecting the writer's anonymity.

"That is the strength of the firewall" between the paper's news and editorial departments, Patrick Healy, the paper's politics editor, told CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources" Sunday.
Which, if you are right, it means that the NYT politics editor is willing to go on the record and mislead about politics.

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Originally Posted by BobTheCoward View Post
I wouldn't accept a physics claim with hidden evidence. I'm not going to relax that standard for an editorial claim (by an editorial board. Not even by reporters)


Probably the biggest reason to not use a relaxed standard is the incredibly low stakes of these claims. Your acceptance of these claims likely has very little impact on your future actions.
So don't accept it. I'm not going to lose any sleep over what you accept or not.
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Generally, it is. Unlike, say, Fox.
Fox and the NYT don't disagree with each other on the basic facts of the stories that they both report. It;s their interpretation those facts that is different.
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Show of hands, does anyone think it likely that the reporters and editors at the New York Times, don't know who the senior Trump Administration staff are or that they'd publish a letter from someone without confirming the author's identity as one of them?

"The reporters and editors" would include over 1,000 people. It's a safe bet that most of them do NOT know who it is. But it's a certainty that the editor who decided to print it and whoever brought it to him DO know. Beyond that, they would do whatever they could to protect their source.

The Times itself says:
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The Op-Ed article was submitted to Times opinion editors last week through an intermediary, Mr. Dao said. “It was clear early on that the writer wanted anonymity, but we didn’t grant anything until we read it and we were confident that they were who they said they were,” he said.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/08/r...-ed-trump.html
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"The reporters and editors" would include over 1,000 people. It's a safe bet that most of them do NOT know who it is. But it's a certainty that the editor who decided to print it and whoever brought it to him DO know. Beyond that, they would do whatever they could to protect their source.

The Times itself says:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/08/r...-ed-trump.html
No, but at the same time, I doubt only one reporter and/or editor made the decision.
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Old 10th November 2019, 06:22 AM   #55
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No, but at the same time, I doubt only one reporter and/or editor made the decision.
It appears zero reporters or news editors were involved.
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I'd never even see it if you morons didn't keep quoting him!

Signed, Bob.

(There are a lot of us Bobs.)
It seems every Tom, Dick, and Harry are named Bob.
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It seems every Tom, Dick, and Harry are named Bob.
And your uncle.
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Anonymous carries as much credibility as Qanon.
Too obvious. I give this one a 3 out of 10.

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I just skimmed (lightly) through the book. I could have written it (if I was a better writer). There just isn't much in there we didn't already know or could not have guessed. It ends with a campaign paragraph urging us not to reelect Trump.

I got a lot more out of "Plaintiff in Chief". That one had some detailed history.

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George Conway just tweeted:

"I had an amazing conversation this morning with ... Anonymous.

Anonymous is a true patriot.

We'll all be hearing a lot more from this person very, very soon."

https://twitter.com/gtconway3d/statu...81912049979392
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Old 28th October 2020, 09:17 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by Firestone View Post
George Conway just tweeted:

"I had an amazing conversation this morning with ... Anonymous.

Anonymous is a true patriot.

We'll all be hearing a lot more from this person very, very soon."

https://twitter.com/gtconway3d/statu...81912049979392
What a tease

IMO as reliable as the Hunter Biden laptop - unless anonymous throws off the cloak of anonymity.
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What a tease

IMO as reliable as the Hunter Biden laptop - unless anonymous throws off the cloak of anonymity.
Yes. I naively understood the tease to be that Anonymous will go public very soon, meaning today. If not, what's the point.

Even if (s)he goes public, unless it's a very big name, it won't have much effect.
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Old 28th October 2020, 09:30 AM   #64
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Yes. I naively understood the tease to be that Anonymous will go public very soon, meaning today. If not, what's the point.

Even if (s)he goes public, unless it's a very big name, it won't have much effect.
Kellyanne ?
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Kellyanne ?
That would be quite funny, actually.

My guess was always that Anonymous is the second undersecretary of the legislative affairs bureau of the NSC (or something similarly sexy).
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Yes. I naively understood the tease to be that Anonymous will go public very soon, meaning today. If not, what's the point.

Even if (s)he goes public, unless it's a very big name, it won't have much effect.
Pence's alternate personality, a drag queen by the name of Titsi Voluptua! She'll take control of their body and the vice presidency at midnight, announce it in a press conference, then spill all the incriminating dirt on Trump then and there, live on television! That would have several effects, I think, some of them fabulous.
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Another rethuglican disavowing Trump in Orwellian style. Like with The Lincoln Project, I will accept their help... holding nose very, very tightly.
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Washington Post reports Anonymous will reveal identity today.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/elect...HIFA4RXR5IL3TY
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Perhaps this was the October surprise Barr was working on.....
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He himself said anonymous assertions are unacceptable. Since we don't know who Bob actually is we must therefore disregard everything he says.
Whoa man. That's like, a paradox.
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Perhaps this was the October surprise Barr was working on.....
lol

Even if Anonymous is not a well known official, Trump's reaction might be epic.
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It's Miles Taylor. He already came out against Trump in August, so this changes ... nothing.


He was formerly a Trump administration appointee who served in the United States Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019, including as Chief of Staff to former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Secretary Chad Wolf.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_...29?wprov=sfla1
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Washington Post reports Anonymous will reveal identity today.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/elect...HIFA4RXR5IL3TY
In which case it'll turn out to be someone for whom "forgotten coffee carrier" would be a huge promotion...


Edited to add....

Ninja'd and yawn...

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This article theorizes that Anonymous is Elaine Chao:

https://www.leoweekly.com/2020/10/mc...tion-official/
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It's Miles Taylor. He already came out against Trump in August, so this changes ... nothing.


He was formerly a Trump administration appointee who served in the United States Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019, including as Chief of Staff to former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Secretary Chad Wolf.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_...29?wprov=sfla1
Who?

The kid from whiplash?


ETA: it looks like everyone made this joke.

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It's Taylor:

https://twitter.com/MilesTaylorUSA/s...34426287886338
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This article theorizes that Anonymous is Elaine Chao:

https://www.leoweekly.com/2020/10/mc...tion-official/
That sounds like psychological warfare targeted at Trump.
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Well, that's disappointing. I was hoping it would be someone bigger.
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It is disappointing. Taylor has been outspoken for a while now about Trump. Someone bigger that also adds an additional voice would have been better.
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At least Trump doesn't disappoint.
He tweets:

Who is Miles Taylor? Said he was “anonymous”, but I don’t know him - never even heard of him. Just another @nytimes SCAM - he worked in conjunction with them. Also worked for Big Tech’s @Google. Now works for Fake News @CNN. They should fire, shame, and punish everybody....
....associated with this FRAUD on the American people!

Here Trump with the guy he never heard of:
Screenshot_20201028-234603_Twitter.jpg
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