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  • meepmeep
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Re: The Fourth Estate
Reply #75
That combined with "but it'll ruin his life!" seemed to work out fine for Brock Turner.

I will never forget his piece of shit dad's piece of shit statement about how his poor son was super sad about being caught raping someone and it was just an accident or whatever and are we really going to ruin this wonderful young man's life over a couple minutes of "action"?!!!11??

Sick of parents of young men excusing their every fucking action. Nut up and take some goddamn responsibility for the trash you've dumped into the world.

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Reply #76

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Reply #77
some lady wrote a book exploring the links

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Reply #79


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Both Tony, 54, and Michelle, 41, voted for Trump is 2016. Tony is a grandson of immigrants and a highly regarded chief of surgery at a suburban Pittsburgh hospital. Michelle went to Carnegie Mellon University, is a breast cancer survivor and director of operations at the Ripepi home, driving the kids to piano lessons, tennis and hockey games and practices while also helping with her husband's practice.

:dogpipe:

So they changed the headline on the actual site to: "Donald Trump is still the man to this Pennsylvania home".

Thank god we have reporters going to a house and talking to a family about politics. This is a great use of time and resources.

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Reply #80
Gotta get that upper class Republican perspective on Trump!!! Couldn't possibly talk to any of millions of people who he's directly and intentionally harming.

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Reply #81
I'd actually be okay with systematic pieces about the upper class assholes who happily accept all of the garbage because it saves them a little money on their taxes instead of the focus on the poor coal worker and all of that bullshit because it's really the upper class assholes who are responsible for this shit.

But lol really Zito literally just went to a house and asked a single family what they think about politics. How the fuck is that journalism?

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Reply #82
Also, fucking doctors.
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Re: The Fourth Estate
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Both Tony, 54, and Michelle, 41, voted for Trump is 2016. Tony is a grandson of immigrants and a highly regarded chief of surgery at a suburban Pittsburgh hospital. Michelle went to Carnegie Mellon University, is a breast cancer survivor and director of operations at the Ripepi home, driving the kids to piano lessons, tennis and hockey games and practices while also helping with her husband's practice.

:dogpipe:

So they changed the headline on the actual site to: "Donald Trump is still the man to this Pennsylvania home".

Thank god we have reporters going to a house and talking to a family about politics. This is a great use of time and resources.

...blue collar.

Sort of what I expect from the NYP. 

Wapo blew it on their SOTU (I prefer STFU for this acronym, though) headline, both originally and as edited for 2nd edition, and that makes me angry and sad because Wapo is my only hope for the Fourth Estate these days.


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Reply #85
Good job on hiring Bret Stephens, nyt


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Reply #86
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/02/devin-nunes-hates-the-media-so-much-he-made-his-own-news-site/
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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House intelligence committee who loves to rail against the fake news of the mainstream media, has set up his own news site to propagate GOP-friendly stories. According to a Politico report, Nunes' re-election campaign owns a site that looks and functions as a conservative news outlet--except for the fine print at the bottom: "Paid for by the Devin Nunes Campaign Committee."

From Politico:

    Resembling a local, conservative news site, "The California Republican" is classified on Facebook as a "media/news company" and claims to deliver "the best of US, California, and Central Valley news, sports, and analysis."

    But the website is paid for by Nunes' campaign committee, according to small print at the bottom of the site. Leading the home page this week: A photograph of Nunes over the headline: "Understanding the process behind #ReleaseTheMemo."

    The story, like many others on carepublican.com, largely excerpts other publications, including both conservative and mainstream sources. Headlines include "CNN busted for peddling fake news AGAIN!," "California's budget future isn't as good as it looks" and "Billions of dollars later, Democrats and the LA Times start to see the light on high-speed rail."

Nunes has come under fire from national and local media for his role in his committee's investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal. Nunes recently pushed a now-famous memo purporting to show that the FBI used deceptive practices to obtain a surveillance warrant on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The move earned him scorn back at home; an editorial in the Fresno Bee, his local paper, called him "Trump's stooge" and described his work on the committee as "nothing short of embarrassing."

"The California Republican" also takes on the Russia investigation. A December 2017 headline read, "Mueller's missteps began from the get-go. They've gotten worse." The story, which has no author byline, cites a National Review article to claim that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe is biased. In January, the site published a piece titled "The Russians are everywhere... and nowhere," which concludes that "seeing Russians around every corner has proved to be the downfall of credibility for many arm-chair pundits." The story, again with no author, links to a story from the pro-Trump outlet The Federalist.

Nunes' office declined to comment on the website to Politico. "Until Politico retracts its multitude of fake stories on Congressman Nunes, we will not go on the record," Anthony Ratekin, Nunes' chief of staff, is quoted as saying. But "The California Republican" couldn't help but respond when Politico tweeted the piece.

    We are real news, POLITICO.

    -- The California Republican (@CaRepublicanCom) February 11, 2018
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Reply #87

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Reply #88
Paying conservatives to have idiotic opinions is the worst function of journalism

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Reply #89
How dare you come into this country and not have some Ellis Island chucklefuck give you a new 'Merican name! :whyyou:

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Reply #90
How dare you come into this country and not have some Ellis Island chucklefuck give you a new 'Merican name! :whyyou:
actually that's a myth.  people changed their names later to blend in.  :smugprof:

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Reply #91
Megan "Just have toddlers rush mass shooters/Grenfall victims deserved to die for the crime of poorness" McArdle gets a gig at WaPo

https://www.washingtonpost.com/pr/wp/2018/02/13/megan-mcardle-named-washington-post-opinions-columnist/?utm_term=.ec9cc336543d


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Reply #93
How dare you come into this country and not have some Ellis Island chucklefuck give you a new 'Merican name! :whyyou:
actually that's a myth.  people changed their names later to blend in.  :smugprof:
Really? REALLY, EL CHUCKLEFUCK? Another historical anecdote you want to murder?
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Re: The Fourth Estate
Reply #94


Okay they're really just aiming for hate-clicks here, right? Right?

...right? :unsure:





golly it must be, um, nice? to be able to be friends with nazis who don't want to exterminate you but other people

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Re: The Fourth Estate
Reply #95
How dare you come into this country and not have some Ellis Island chucklefuck give you a new 'Merican name! :whyyou:
actually that's a myth.  people changed their names later to blend in.  :smugprof:
I mean, my last name should be the oh so hard to pronounce and spell Gustafsson, but no, they changed it to like the most common name ever ugh

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Reply #96
lol perfect timing here:

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/in-order-to-keep-our-editorial-page-completely-balanced-we-are-hiring-more-dipshits

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Here at the New York Times, we believe that all sides of the story should be tolerated and explored, from white supremacists being actually kinda cool if you think about it to people who believe that saying college campuses should be less PC is somehow an interesting use of 1,000 words. That's why we're expanding our editorial staff to include more dipshits. Because everyone, no matter how intellectually lazy their conservatism, deserves a column in our newspaper.

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Reply #97
  • Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 10:32:08 PM by uncool

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Reply #98
Sarah Jeong
Laura Hudson
Lindy West (who even already writes for NYT)

 - 3 much better qualified women who I, a non-media person, came up with off the top of my head

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Reply #99
lol perfect timing here:

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/in-order-to-keep-our-editorial-page-completely-balanced-we-are-hiring-more-dipshits

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Here at the New York Times, we believe that all sides of the story should be tolerated and explored, from white supremacists being actually kinda cool if you think about it to people who believe that saying college campuses should be less PC is somehow an interesting use of 1,000 words. That's why we're expanding our editorial staff to include more dipshits. Because everyone, no matter how intellectually lazy their conservatism, deserves a column in our newspaper.

pretend I reposted all of those tweets of the extremely pro-Nazi stories, including glowing reviews of Mein Kompf, from the NYT in the 20's and 30's. Big media can't wait to go full Nazi.

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