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Re: Fake news? Look to the right

Postby RupertBear » Dec 11th, 2017, 6:08 pm

You look at the flask they are peddling. Again, targeting the right. It holds maybe six or eight ounces, just enough for a republican senator to get a 14-year-old girl drunk enough to pass out.

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Re: Fake news? Look to the right

Postby pepecat » Dec 11th, 2017, 8:08 pm

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Re: Fake news? Look to the right

Postby JagXKR » Dec 11th, 2017, 9:49 pm

Snowflakes are people that think they are special and unique and that their opinion matters and that no one can ever say they are wrong or bad. Nothing racist about it, at all. Snowflakes span all races creeds colours etc...
from wiki (my bold)

"Generation Snowflake, or Snowflake Generation, is a neologistic term used to characterize the young adults of the 2010s as being more prone to taking offence and less resilient than previous generations, or as being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own."

Calling someone a snowflake does not mean you are racist. Absolutely moronic conclusion.
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.

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Re: Fake news? Look to the right

Postby Verum » Dec 17th, 2017, 4:15 pm

The problem is that the sensible right has been siding with the ridiculous right for a while now. They basically relied on their support for a long time and at the same time, were more than happy to drive a wedge between themselves and the sensible left. The ridiculous left has largely left the building in North America with the widespread hatred for Communism and even the painting of socialism as a bad word. Sadly, the same never happened on the right. The remaining largely sensible left mops up so much support that without the support of the ridiculous right, the sensible right wouldn't stand a chance. In fact, years of pandering and lack of criticism within right-wing circles to the ridiculous right has resulted in a huge wave of support for them, which mostly pulled from the support the sensible right would have had. So instead of Harper, Boehner, McConnell, Flake and George HW Bush being the kind of right wing politician we get in charge, we get Trump, Farage, Boris Johnson, Arlene Foster, etc. They make a mockery of what it is to be conservative. They hold a carnival mirror to the worst vices of the right and magnify them, making the right look like a bunch of yahoos, scumbags, unprincipled opportunists, etc. The silence of the sensible right is deafening. They are too afraid of the monster they fostered, all in the name of beating the other side.

Sadly, the sensible on both sides have more in common with each other than with their ridiculous counterparts. Democrats are less closely aligned with Antifa than they are with traditional Conservatism and old-school Republicans are less closely aligned with the alt-right and even Trump than they are with the Democrats. If only politicians hadn't spent decades trying to convince their supporters that the other side are evil and to be avoided at all cost. They screwed it up for all of us.
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Re: Fake news? Look to the right

Postby Ka-El » Dec 23rd, 2017, 6:07 am

From the "Fake News" thread ...

averagejoe wrote:Because They Hate What Your Parents And Grandparents Represented And To Further Confuse Today’s Children, Traditional Depictions Of Mothers To Be Banned In Advertising Starting In 2018
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“One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to
which we don’t share a common baseline of facts” - Barack Obama 2018

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Re: Fake news? Look to the right

Postby averagejoe » Dec 23rd, 2017, 6:21 am

Thanks for re-posting! :D
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Re: Fake news? Look to the right

Postby Ka-El » Dec 23rd, 2017, 6:26 am

You bet! No news like fake news :up:
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which we don’t share a common baseline of facts” - Barack Obama 2018
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Re: Fake news? Look to the right

Postby Treblehook » Dec 24th, 2017, 4:15 pm

When the mainstream media got into the business of supporting or discrediting political parties and politicians, they jumped on a very slippery slope. They ought to have steered clear of this activity entirely and maintained their integrity and ethical standards that made them credible. When their biases and prejudices are as obvious as has been the case for the last couple of years, it's hard for any thinking person to put much stock in their statements and opinions. Most would say that a truly valuable press is one that maintains it's objectivity. They now decry the criticisms offered as to their reliability and implore everyone to value their contribution to the protection of democracy. It is somewhat laughable that they now condemn anyone who accuses them of distributing fake news; and assert that it is their critics who are undermining the media. The truth is that all democracies need a media that can be depended upon to [objectively] expose corruption, lies and wrongdoing by politicians and government.
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