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Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:17 PM

View Postbaw1064, on 18 January 2018 - 09:19 PM, said:

So it turns out Trump is being unfairly fat-shamed because...he's a man!

http://www.foxnews.c...tators-say.html

Well really; nobody EVER said anything negative about HRC’s physical attributes, age or disposition.

Wait, I’ll go out and come back in...

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:54 PM

View PostProgressive whisperer, on 19 January 2018 - 01:17 PM, said:

Well really; nobody EVER said anything negative about HRC’s physical attributes, age or disposition.

Hey Faux News. Carly Fiorina is at the door. She wants to bitch slap you into next Tuesday.
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 02:20 PM

Good call!

Alicia Machado wants a piece of them too, I suspect.

ETA: it isn’t clear that Dump actually processes “shame” as an emotion; if he did his weight would among the least of the things that ought to elicit the emotion.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 02:28 PM

View PostProgressive whisperer, on 19 January 2018 - 02:20 PM, said:

ETA: it isn’t clear that Dump actually processes “shame” as an emotion; if he did his weight would among the least of the things that ought to elicit the emotion.

True but "fat bruising of a brittle man-child's ego" just doesn't roll off the tongue.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 02:47 PM

View PostLFC, on 19 January 2018 - 02:28 PM, said:

True but "fat bruising of a brittle man-child's ego" just doesn't roll off the tongue.

It might go better set to music. Is there an existing tune that fits?
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 05:41 PM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 19 January 2018 - 02:47 PM, said:

It might go better set to music. Is there an existing tune that fits?
I'm thinking Aqualung?
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

View PostLFC, on 19 January 2018 - 02:28 PM, said:

True but "fat bruising of a brittle man-child's ego" just doesn't roll off the tongue.
Need to copywrite that as a band name.
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:49 PM

View PostBeelzebuddy, on 19 January 2018 - 05:41 PM, said:

I'm thinking Aqualung?


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 02:23 PM

Hannity, Carlson, and Igraham. Starting there you already know there's a virtual guarantee of bullshit propaganda.

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During a segment on his Wednesday night show, Fox News host Sean Hannity laid into media outlets for supposedly missing out on the major story of text messages between two FBI officials that conservative lawmakers and pundits believe raised questions of biased conduct.

“It’s called bias of omission, and today it was on full display,” Hannity said.

While the comment glossed over plenty of coverage of the text messages in mainstream media outlets, it was doubly ironic given Hannity’s own glaring omission Wednesday evening.

Hannity completely skipped covering the biggest political news story of the day: White House aide Rob Porter’s resignation following gruesome allegations that he physically abused two of his ex-wives.

Instead, Hannity focused on stories including those FBI text messages, various Hillary Clinton “scandals,” and developments in a congressional investigation into the Obama-era Uranium One deal. He also made time for a segment mocking the lovebird hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

And President Donald Trump’s top cable-news booster wasn’t the only Fox host who skipped the story. In fact, from 7 p.m. onward, all of Fox News ignored the story. Not a single Porter mention on The Story With Martha McCallum, Tucker Carlson Tonight, or The Ingraham Angle.


Faux News, all in to suppress any actual news that might be deemed harmful to Dear Leader.
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 02:44 PM

Is the BS accelerating? Trump and his acolytes seem increasingly busy with increasingly BS arguments trying to distract everyone from the fundamental question of whether Trump, his campaign and his family is entangled enough with Russia that they should be removed from office.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:53 AM

Faux News breaks blockbuster story about Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) trying to contact Christopher Steele. In classic Faux fashion this was self-reported to the committee 4 months ago without controversy. Even Republicans like Rubio are telling them to shut up. Trump, being Trump, didn't let that stop him from lying about it.

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday night quickly dismissed a Fox News report revealing Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner’s (D-VA) efforts to contact the author of the so-called Trump dossier last year.

Warner exchanged text messages with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch last year in an attempt to reach Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled information on President Donald Trump, Fox News reported Thursday.

Rubio revealed that Warner had already informed the committee of the contacts and indicated it was not a big deal to the rest of the committee.

Warner and Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) also issued a joint statement slamming “leaks” taken “out of context” in response to the Fox News story. They said that they have conducted their entire investigation in a bipartisan manner and that the entire committee has been aware of Warner’s text messages for a while.

“From the beginning of our investigation, we have taken each step in a bipartisan way, and we intend to continue to do so. Leaks of incomplete information out of context by anyone, inside or outside our committee, are unacceptable,” Burr and Warner said in the statement. “The Senate Intelligence Committee has been in possession of this material for several months. The full committee has had access to the material and been brief on its content, and committee investigators have pursued all relevant investigative leads related to this material.”

Senate Republicans’ shrug did not stop President Donald Trump from latching onto the Fox News story. Trump sent a tweet two hours later saying that Warner got “caught” sending the text messages and suggested the Russia probe was connected to Hillary Clinton.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:17 PM

John Moody, Executive Editor and Executive Vice President at Faux News, penned an editorial that even THEY decided required a bit of damage control. I guess overt racism and gay bashing might be tough for them to support if you're not one of their top properties.

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Fox News has removed a controversial column penned by executive editor John Moody about diversity in the Olympics because it did not go through the “proper vetting process,” a Fox News insider told TPM Friday.

The column, titled “Darker, Gayer, Different,” slammed the U.S. Olympics for its efforts to attract a diverse group of athletes for the Winter Games.

“Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger.’ It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to ‘Darker, Gayer, Different.’ If your goal is to win medals, that won’t work,” Moody wrote Wednesday in the since-deleted column.

“Complaining that every team isn’t a rainbow of political correctness defeats the purpose of sports, which is competition,” he continued, according to Media Matters. “At the Olympic level, not everyone is a winner. Not everyone gets a little plastic trophy to take home.”


I guess if you're not straight and white you can't excel at winter sports. Or, ironically, Moody is acting like a snowflake.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:20 PM

White - snowflake - winter sports ... I like it!

Must be tough as a RW sports fan, first the NFL, now the Olympics.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:20 PM

View PostLFC, on 09 February 2018 - 11:53 AM, said:

Faux News breaks blockbuster story about Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) trying to contact Christopher Steele. In classic Faux fashion this was self-reported to the committee 4 months ago without controversy. Even Republicans like Rubio are telling them to shut up. Trump, being Trump, didn't let that stop him from lying about it.

Faux has another breaking story...The Astros beat the Dodgers in the World Series. :o
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:22 PM

View PostLFC, on 09 February 2018 - 11:53 AM, said:

Faux News breaks blockbuster story about Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) trying to contact Christopher Steele. In classic Faux fashion this was self-reported to the committee 4 months ago without controversy. Even Republicans like Rubio are telling them to shut up. Trump, being Trump, didn't let that stop him from lying about it.

I've been going to the Hamilton 68 site every day since it was posted here.

The Fox News "expose" about the above was listed as one of the "active" URLs. I do a daily quick synopsis of some of the URLs on Hamilton 68. I tell my friends if they saw this article it was probably shared by Putin's Puppeteers.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:33 PM

Faux News is once again making something out of virtually nothing. Hey, that's actually an improvement for them. At least their panty bunching is based on something that's factual if not in any way, shape, or form controversial. Grassley and Graham, the Two Douchebags of the A-Pack-of-Lies are in the middle of it.

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In recent weeks we have seen a flurry of Fox News hothouse scandals which blow up for a day before collapsing under the weight of their own ridiculousness. Last week we had the story about how President Obama supposedly wanted to hear all the information about the Clinton emails investigation before it was clear that the date of the text in question made it clear it was about the Russia probe. Now we have some related but demonstrating a different tendency.

Senators Grassley and Graham have sent a letter to former National Security Advisor Susan Rice asking her to explain an email which they clearly believe is highly suspicious. The two released a letter with Rice’s email and a long list of pointed questions about when it was written, why and so forth.

Here’s the actual email.

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What is notable is that according to the date stamp it was written on inauguration day, likely just before Rice left the White House for the last time. It is really quite striking that this email raises suspicion about Rice or James Comey or former President Obama or frankly anyone else. On its face, it seems clear (and it is remarkable that this is so) that weeks before President Trump’s inauguration, the President, the FBI Director and others were wary that it might not be safe to share classified information about Russia with members of the Trump team or perhaps even Trump himself. Even with all we’ve seen, that is remarkable. Even more striking is that in the Fox/GOP looking glass this is actually incriminating or at least damning evidence against the Obama team.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:34 AM

View PostLFC, on 12 February 2018 - 06:33 PM, said:

Faux News is once again making something out of virtually nothing. Hey, that's actually an improvement for them. At least their panty bunching is based on something that's factual if not in any way, shape, or form controversial. Grassley and Graham, the Two Douchebags of the A-Pack-of-Lies are in the middle of it.



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Up is down and down is up. Rachel Maddow featured this letter on her program last night. Might be fun to compare and contrast her discussion with Faux's.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 11:44 AM

Faux News is keepin' it classy as usual. See the link for the photo they used to intentionally mislead their viewers.

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Fox News on Monday evening falsely attacked the Philadelphia Eagles as having kneeled during the national anthem last season by using footage of the players when they were actually kneeling in prayer.

As Fox News @ Night host Shannon Bream explained President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a White House visit with the Super Bowl champions because fewer than 10 players said they’d attend, Fox ran images of the Eagles in prayer.

The suggestion was that the Eagles actively protested the national anthem last season, as Bream specified that the team’s decision not to meet Trump came amid an ongoing debate over players kneeling during pre-game performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

As it turns out, no Eagles players have ever kneeled on-field during the anthem.

The clip went viral online Tuesday morning, especially after Eagles tight end Zach Ertz called it out, slamming Fox News and its “propaganda” footage.

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This can’t be serious.... Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you guys should have to be better than this... https://twitter.com/...845673073238016

Is it any wonder why Megyn Kelly is having so much trouble transitioning to a real network, one where facts matter and you don't know your position on an issue until you determine what actually happened? It's soooooo hard!
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:25 PM

Awesome video entitled Everything Wrong With Fox News in One Video. The topic is North Korea. The hypocrisy is staggering what you'd expect from Faux News.


" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:36 AM

Stupid and oblivious or blowing dog whistles for his audience? We report, you decide.

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David Bossie, former Trump deputy campaign manager, told black Democratic strategist Joel Payne that he is “out of his cotton-picking mind” on Fox and Friends Sunday.

The two were sparring over General Michael Hayden when Bossie dropped the racist comment. Payne retorted immediately. “Let me tell you something,” he said. “I’ve got some relatives who picked cotton. And I’m not going to allow you to attack me like that on TV.”

Bossie later apologized via tweet.

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David Bossie
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During a heated segment on Fox & Friends today, I should have chosen my words more carefully and never used the offensive phrase that I did. I apologize to Joel Payne, Fox News and its viewers.


Per CNN, Fox News declined to say if it would suspend Bossie, who’s been with the network since February 2017, but a spokesperson did issue a statement. “David Bossie’s comments today were deeply offensive and wholly inappropriate,” the statement said. “His remarks do not reflect the sentiments of Fox News and we do not in any way condone them.”

Payne went on MSNBC to address the comment, saying “unfortunately, that’s just par for the course with this President and with the people that surround him.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer





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