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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    I'm seeing a lot of people suggesting CNN isn't covering the Rolling Stone report. AT&T was recently revealed as being behind One America News Network. AT&T also owns CNN.

    Not sure how true the 'CNN is burying this report' is, but AT&T is definitely heavily involved in OANN.
    If anyone's hesitant about covering a report, it is worth noting Rolling Stone's big original story in the last decade was a debunked disaster.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...uva-five-years

    They also have to clarify what exactly is being alleged. Did elected officials know that the capitol would be stormed, or were they just involved in planning legal protests?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    If anyone's hesitant about covering a report, it is worth noting Rolling Stone's big original story in the last decade was a debunked disaster.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...uva-five-years

    They also have to clarify what exactly is being alleged. Did elected officials know that the capitol would be stormed, or were they just involved in planning legal protests?
    Given the events in Oregon and Michigan, I think it's pretty reasonable to think that they had expectations of what a highly motivated set of conservative extremists might get up to, especially with an offer of pardons and the president urging them on.

    TBH, much of the report is just a collection of what we already know. Here's Josh Marshall on it:

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog...-stone-article

    First of all, I saw many reactions to the story yesterday which treated it as a sort of smoking gun about the involvement of a number of far-right members of Congress. But at least to my understanding this part of the report was not new. Not really new at all. There are basically three parts of the story that we can distinguish for these purposes. 1) The legal/executive power attempt to overturn the election, 2) the “Stop the Steal” rally aimed at pressuring Congress and then 3) the breach of the Capitol complex which happened when then-President Trump told the rally attendees to march on the Capitol complex. But we’ve known basically from the beginning that these members of Congress were involved in 1 and 2. This has not just come out in reporting since January 6th. It was fairly open at the time. Indeed, most of these members were either present or actually spoke at the rally.
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    There was a gut wrenching story on BBC website yesterday: basically a starving family in Afghanistan sold their baby daughter for 500 dollars to get food to feed rest of family.

    It puts in context, how lucky those of us who live in rich countries are.

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    Chappelle did say one thing in his latest spot where he fired back and says he would do a meeting with trans community. Before this Chappelle made a point to bring up that the News media was more or less trying to paint a narrative of things. And well...he could be right.

    The biggest takeaway is Chappelle did a brief moment to fire back on Hannah Gadsby who ripped him 2 weeks ago. Newsweek literally posts this article...and doesn't post her complete words on Chappelle. Instead well....here is the article.


    https://www.newsweek.com/hannah-gads...etflix-1642582


    This is what they posted....


    Gadsby became embroiled in the Chappelle controversy last week when Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos mentioned her as an example of the diverse content on the platform in a memo to staff.

    "Hey Ted Sarandos! Just a quick note to let you know that I would prefer if you didn't drag my name into your mess," she subsequently responded on Instagram.
    Here is the full deal where she attacked him 1st ....


    https://www.theguardian.com/stage/20...le-controversy


    This was her full statement ...


    Describing the streaming service as an “amoral algorithm cult”, Gadsby took to social media to condemn Sarandos for bringing up her comedy specials while defending the company’s support for Chappelle.

    “Just a quick note to let you know that I would prefer if you didn’t drag my name into your mess,” she wrote on Instagram in a note addressed to Sarandos.

    “Now I have to deal with even more of the hate and anger that Dave Chapelle’s fans like to unleash on me every time Dave gets 20 million dollars to process his emotionally stunted partial world view.”

    Now it was unique to see Dave say this , then hours later a news site literally tries to paint it like he just attacked this comedian out of nowhere (which has her supporters mad). But again as we see , they literally had the same full statement she made , clipped it to where it doesn't mention him and paints it like he just attacked her out of nowhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    Huge difference here. The Left will bitch yea. But they wont make fake claims of fraud and keep doing that for years. They wont use that as an excuse to pass BS voter restriction laws. And they damn sure wont send their cult and Thugs to attack the capital and stop the election from being certified. This is not a "Well both sides are sore losers." Issue and to even hint that both sides are the same when it comes to losing an election is foolish beyond words. The GOP Cult is proving that every day.
    Marc Elias, general counsel for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and former Perkins Cole partner https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/...-vote-by-mail/
    In a legal filing on behalf of Brindisi, Marc Elias challenged the faulty voting machines for the Democrat lawmaker’s loss.
    Elias wrote:
    In this case, there is reason to believe that voting tabulation machines misread hundreds if not thousands of valid votes as undervotes, (supra at 4), and that these tabulation machine errors disproportionately affected Brindisi, (id.). In addition, Oswego County admitted in a sworn statement to this Court that its tabulation machines were not tested and calibrated in the days leading up to the November 3, 2020 General Election as required by state law and necessary to ensure that the counts generated by tabulation machines are accurate.
    The same guy working for Stacy Abrams - https://www.courtlistener.com/docket...perger/?page=1 20

    "May 14, 2020 APPLICATION for Admission of Mark Erik Elias Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-9699147). with Brief In Support by Reagan Jennings, The New Georgia Project, Candace Woodall. (Sparks, Adam)"

    Organize shock troops if Trump Claimed a win and it was called for him?
    "Transition Integrity Project (TIP). This “bipartisan” establishment network has been war-gaming various scenarios involving the upcoming 2020 election. The goal: ensuring Trump leaves the White House no matter what, even if it means a “street fight” or military involvement to secure a Biden victory. TIP and its operatives such as John Podesta (of “spirit cooking” fame) are already laying the groundwork to try to overthrow Trump and secure major institutional changes even if the president wins in a clear victory, the group’s leaked report revealed. " link to TIP document already posted in this thread

    Among other strategies, the outfit has floated the idea of states ignoring voters to send Biden electors to the Electoral College. It has also called for Big Tech social-media companies to censor information it disagrees with. And it is not-so-subtly encouraging revolutionary Marxist groups to unleash hell. TIP group organizer, Nils Gilman, Berggruen Institute, btw called for the actual execution of Trump national security official Michael Anton as a Nazi criminal.
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    Default In the told you so dept..

    Oh but Bernie can't win -
    A DIVIDE WITHIN THE PROGRESSIVE WING? — We’re starting to hear a bit of division among progressives over just how hard the left should fight. On Monday night, Jacobin Magazine — the socialist outlet popular among Justice Dems types — posted a rather scathing review of the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ negotiating tactics, and urged the group to play hardball.

    “House progressives like Pramila Jayapal shouldn’t vote for an empty husk of a bill,” Jacobin’s Andrew Perez wrote. “It’s up to progressive lawmakers to ensure the final Biden agenda bill doesn’t end up a hollowed-out shell that won’t meaningfully help anyone. … The only way to change those expectations — and to actually wield power — is for CPC members to pledge to vote no on a hollowed-out shell, and finally make their demands clear. If they don’t, they’ll likely get rolled, and no barrage of tweets or press releases or email blasts will hide that avoidable outcome.”
    Ouch.
    Same issue
    DIVINE (NINE) INTERVENTION — As frustration among Black activists surges over the lack of movement on voting rights legislation and police reform, the Biden administration is intensifying its outreach to the Divine Nine, the historically Black fraternities and sororities that together constitute arguably the most powerful organization in the Black community, Eugene writes.
    Politico


    Would Manchinema even be a problem if the DNC hadn't done a hit on Bernie and scared everyone to vote Biden? which reminds me I have to use my dental benefit before the year runs out. Nous?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xheight View Post
    Marc Elias, general counsel for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and former Perkins Cole partner https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/...-vote-by-mail/


    The same guy working for Stacy Abrams - https://www.courtlistener.com/docket...perger/?page=1 20

    "May 14, 2020 APPLICATION for Admission of Mark Erik Elias Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-9699147). with Brief In Support by Reagan Jennings, The New Georgia Project, Candace Woodall. (Sparks, Adam)"

    Organize shock troops if Trump Claimed a win and it was called for him?
    "Transition Integrity Project (TIP). This “bipartisan” establishment network has been war-gaming various scenarios involving the upcoming 2020 election. The goal: ensuring Trump leaves the White House no matter what, even if it means a “street fight” or military involvement to secure a Biden victory. TIP and its operatives such as John Podesta (of “spirit cooking” fame) are already laying the groundwork to try to overthrow Trump and secure major institutional changes even if the president wins in a clear victory, the group’s leaked report revealed. " link to TIP document already posted in this thread

    Among other strategies, the outfit has floated the idea of states ignoring voters to send Biden electors to the Electoral College. It has also called for Big Tech social-media companies to censor information it disagrees with. And it is not-so-subtly encouraging revolutionary Marxist groups to unleash hell. TIP group organizer, Nils Gilman, Berggruen Institute, btw called for the actual execution of Trump national security official Michael Anton as a Nazi criminal.
    You posted an example of one person. great job. if I posted a list of the Dumbass GOP nutjobs who go one with the stolen election conspiracy theory I would crash the board. Also a huge crowd of terrorists did not storm a government building with zip ties and weapons while chanting about hanging a government official.

    This is not at all a both sides issue like the GOP wants to make it out to be. One party has gone off the rails, supports lies, supports terrorists storming the capital to stop a lawful election with weapons and passes voter suppression laws.

    But yea both sides.
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    It's so funny watching Trump supporters here comparing Democrats who questioned an election where their candidate won the popular vote but lost the election by the slimest margins of votes, and their guy who lost the popular vote bigly and lost the election, and then incited an insurrection. Both sides hoo-ha.
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    'revolutionary marxist groups'. real credible. Fuckin' LOL.

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    Well this didn't take long...the launch of Trump's social media platform gets off to a rocky start...it's already been hacked


    Hackers gained access to a private version of former President Donald Trump’s recently announced social media platform and posted images of defecating pigs, expletives and more, according to multiple reports
    The hackers, affiliated with the hacking collective Anonymous, told The New York Times that the move was part of their “online war against hate.”
    Using a false account dubbed “donaldjtrump,” the hackers posted the photos of the pigs, wrote profane rants against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and made a fake account for former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, according to multiple reports. The hackers also posted memes from fake accounts for Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence and others.
    “We had a fun time trolling it to high heaven,” Aubrey Cottle, a hacker affiliated with Anonymous, told The New York Times.


    One suspects that the company Trump hired for the build and maintenance of the site was a bargain basement outfit. As I mentioned before, he will probably stiff them on the bill and not pay them anyway as is his usual way of handling his business affairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    Well this didn't take long...the launch of Trump's social media platform gets off to a rocky start...it's already been hacked


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    One suspects that the company Trump hired for the build and maintenance of the site was a bargain basement outfit. As I mentioned before, he will probably stiff them on the bill and not pay them anyway as is his usual way of handling his business affairs.
    Of course that was the case. Why spend money to create a secure, top notch website when Trump opted to go the cheap route instead. That’s been his modus operandi since forever, and it burned him bigly. Warms the cockles of my heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Of course that was the case. Why spend money to create a secure, top notch website when Trump opted to go the cheap route instead. That’s been his modus operandi since forever, and it burned him bigly. Warms the cockles of my heart.
    Any idea what Trump New York hotel is like?

    I walked past it a couple of times when I was in New York, looked at room rates and gut feeling (based on how garish outside was) that you’d need to be insane to stay there.

    I was tempted to go inside for a look round, but my spider danger sense told me to walk quickly past, if gone inside suspect might have been billed 50 bucks if I trod on a peanut or some such.

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    Never mind. I don’t want to validate trolls today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    Well this didn't take long...the launch of Trump's social media platform gets off to a rocky start...it's already been hacked


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    One suspects that the company Trump hired for the build and maintenance of the site was a bargain basement outfit. As I mentioned before, he will probably stiff them on the bill and not pay them anyway as is his usual way of handling his business affairs.
    Well, that’s a shame.
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