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“The anger out there in these red states is so deep and palpable that GOP legislators may have a difficult time seating Biden electors” 

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1326635693825617920

Video at the link.
GOP legislators don't "seat" Biden electors.

This is Facebook News.
No longer useful, I guess:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-p...nspiracies

Quote:After a tumultuous year at Fox News that included the network’s own “Brain Room” warning hosts and anchors not to trust his “disinformation,” pro-Trump columnist John Solomon is no longer a paid contributor with the network.

A Fox News spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Beast that Solomon is no longer affiliated with the conservative cable outlet. Solomon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

While Solomon’s hits on Fox News have dried up in recent months—he has not appeared since July—he has remained a regular presence on the Fox Business Network’s stridently pro-Trump shows hosted by Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo. In his recent appearances, he has been identified solely as the editor-in-chief of his right-wing digital outlet Just The News or the author of Fallout, his latest book heartily endorsed by President Donald Trump.

The last time he was identified as a Fox contributor on its airwaves was during an Oct. 14 appearance on Bartiromo’s morning FBN show. Solomon’s Twitter account does not list Fox News in his bio.
Good stuff from Turnbull, who is himself a conservative.

(11-10-2020, 06:04 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]I like this:

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/ex-australia...tors-face/

Quote:Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently had an intense clash with the editor of a conservative-leaning newspaper who he accused of carrying out Rupert Murdoch’s anti-climate change agenda.

Turnbull and The Australian editor-at-large Paul Kelly appeared together on the talk show Q+A, during which the two clashed over the media’s role in covering climate science.

Kelly took issue with what he considers to be news outlets serving as “propagandist” for “radical action on climate change.”

The Australian is owned by News Corp, and Turnbull locked onto that fact as he blasted the Murdoch media empire for the negative editorial approach it often takes on global warming and climate change.

“The company you work for and its friends in politics like [President Donald] Trump and others have turned this issue of physics into an issue of values or identity,” Turnbull said. “Saying you believe or disbelieve in global warming is like saying you believe or disbelieve in gravity. You’ve turned something that should be a question of engineering and economics into undiluted ideology and idiocy, and we are paying the price in delayed action.”

Turnbull went on by saying Murdoch and News Corp deserve much of the blame for climate change denialism, and they have done “enormous damage to western democracy.” He also recalled how Murdoch-owned news outlets were accused of pushing climate disinformation earlier in the year while Australia was being ravaged by wildfires.

We had 12 million of hectares of our country burnt last summer and your newspapers were saying it was all the consequence of some arsonists, and James Murdoch was so disgusted, he disassociated himself from the family business. What does that tell you? How offensive, how biased, how destructive does it have to be, Paul, before you will say ‘it’s enough, I’m out of it?’

Kelly shot back by telling Turnbull “how dare you [lecture me],” to which Turnbull said “it’s about time” for people in Murdoch’s world to speak up and stand against this.
"Everyone accepts."

https://www.mediaite.com/election-2020/f...interview/

Quote:Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum claimed “everyone accepts skepticism” of the 2020 election results in an interview with White House Press Secretary/Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany.

Speaking with McEnany on her Thursday evening show, MacCallum began the conversation by reviewing the state of Donald Trump’s many — so far, mostly rejected or fruitless — legal challenges to vote counting in a number of swing states. The Fox anchor mentioned a rare victory in Pennsylvania from earlier that day, in which a small number of ballots were invalidated over a procedural dispute about the timing of voter identification.

“Do you believe that that would nudge the [U.S.] Supreme Court to get involved?” MacCallum asked of the Pennsylvania decision.

“Yeah, I think it certainly could,” McEnany agreed. “The case you’re referring to today was a Pennsylvania state court decision and it was significant. The secretary of state, who has put out anti-Trump tweets, was basically rebuked and they said no, Article One Section Four of the constitution matters and in fact the legislature gets to say this, not a politically motivated secretary of state and Martha, this has applications for elections to come. We have to fight the dispensable’s because when we have a number of allegations, people deserve to be heard, President Trump will fight for them in the constitution should work as the founders intended it to.”

"Yeah, I think you’re right,” MacCallum responded, and then appeared to endorse the Trump campaign’s narrative that widespread voting irregularities have cast widespread doubt on the election results. “I think that people, everyone accepts skepticism about what this looks like. There is something like 70% of Republicans think that there’s not a free and fair election and that’s a very disturbing number, I think, for any American to look at and when you look at some of these instances, we need to get this right.”

MacCallum was alluding to a recent Morning Consult poll that found Republicans’ trust in the election plummeted immediately after Trump lost and began spreading false claims about election fraud. As a result, the survey found seven in 10 in the president’s party now say the 2020 election was “definitely” or “probably” not “free and fair.” However, it is totally inaccurate to claim “everyone” is suspicious about the election outcome or buys into the Trump campaign’s sweeping claims of fraud and error. That same poll found fully 90 percent of Democrats, a majority of Independents, and a quarter of Republicans were satisfied that the election was conducted appropriately.
Shitting all over Tucker Carlson will never get old.  Great video at the link:

https://www.11alive.com/article/news/pol...838e5b02a8
Very nice of her to not offer a false reality:

https://twitter.com/justinbaragona/statu...4394289152

Quote:Laura Ingraham begins her show tonight by admitting it's over for Trump:

"If I offered you a false reality, if I told you there was an excellent phenomenal chance of the Supreme Court was gonna step in and deliver a victory to President Trump, I would be lying to you."

Video at the link.

It's pretty funny how worried Ingraham is about viewers being mad at her for trying to tell a semblance of truth.  The safe space is slightly less safe.
It is gonna be so fun to watch these cretins try to backpedal/pivot back to enough of a vague semblance of reality to continue peddling their bullshit to a broader audience, while their core audience has pushed so far out into the wackosphere that they're already trying to cut Fox loose for not being insane/hateful enough.
A settlement has been reached between Fox and Seth Rich's family:

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local...rc_twt_shr

Quote:Fox News has reached a settlement with the parents of Seth Rich, a former Democratic National Committee employee who was killed in 2016.

Authorities have concluded that he died in a botched robbery attempt, but a Fox story later falsely suggested that Seth Rich had leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign.

There was a false Internet conspiracy theory that suggested that leaked emails had something to do with Rich's death.

Joel and Mary Rich had accused Fox of exploiting their son's death and subjecting them to emotional distress.

They said they hoped the media will take more caution in the future. Neither the Riches nor Fox would disclose terms of the deal.
(11-24-2020, 01:21 AM)commodorejohn Wrote: [ -> ]It is gonna be so fun to watch these cretins try to backpedal/pivot back to enough of a vague semblance of reality to continue peddling their bullshit to a broader audience, while their core audience has pushed so far out into the wackosphere that they're already trying to cut Fox loose for not being insane/hateful enough.

I don't expect a lot of backpedaling. I just expect them to move on to the next manufactured/wholly false issue/catastrophe/plunge into anarchical communism. And most of their audience will be too glad to move on with them.
Fox News is like Harley Davidson...they keep trying to sell the same old shit to their 'base' all the while being oblivious to the fact that their base is old and dying.
They can try and re-invent themselves for a new generation of crazies but this new gen has already moved on.
Newsmax called Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Michigan for Biden after certifications, and now the imbeciles who flocked over in droves to escape the liberal bias of Fox News are getting very Mad Online about them acknowledging reality:

Quote:Won't be watching anymore.  Glad you, like Fox News, are out of the closet.  Will post this on my fb with 5,000 friends and thousands of followers

https://twitter.com/MattBinder/status/13...4252133377
May they perish like any true villain, destroyed by the very monster they helped create.
Hannity: "I don’t vet the information on this program that I give out."

video at link
https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/1...4538317828
(12-01-2020, 02:23 PM)vtran Wrote: [ -> ]Hannity: "I don’t vet the information on this program that I give out."

video at link
https://twitter.com/DavidCornDC/status/1...4538317828

It's the "hey, man, I'm just putting things out" line of reasoning that's so fucking lazy.
Threatened legal action has forced Lou Dobbs to stop spewing some bullshit:

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/lou-dobbs-ai...al-action/
He's just going for broke:

https://twitter.com/NikkiMcR/status/1340103950763253762

Quote:Tucker Carlson is claiming that vaccine distribution is "eugenics" against white people

Weird how this guy never cared about those forced hysterectomies....
(12-19-2020, 12:25 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]He's just going for broke:

https://twitter.com/NikkiMcR/status/1340103950763253762

Quote:Tucker Carlson is claiming that vaccine distribution is "eugenics" against white people

Weird how this guy never cared about those forced hysterectomies....

Fact is, they're losing their audience to NewsMax and OAN--they gotta go harder and dumber to keep their idiotic mancihldren.


Also, boy that's a reach to assume that because people are acknowledging that minorities are underprepresented in vaccine trials, that suddenly means that only--you know I'm not even going to finish that thought. It's dumb, Fucker Carlson knows its dumb, and anyone who believes it is a fucking deplorable.
Here's an addendum to the news that Newsmax (see the "Who Do You Rely On" thread for more) was quick to retract its ratings-grabbing nonsense over a lawsuit it can't contend with:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/busin...d=tw-share

Quote:Here’s the thing: Smartmatic wasn’t even used in the contested states. The company, now a major global player with over 300 employees, pulled out of the United States in 2007 after a controversy over its founders’ Venezuelan roots, and its only involvement this November was with a contract to help Los Angeles County run its election.

In an era of brazen political lies, Mr. Mugica has emerged as an unlikely figure with the power to put the genie back in the bottle. Last week, his lawyer sent scathing letters to the Fox News Channel, Newsmax and OAN demanding that they immediately, forcefully clear his company’s name — and that they retain documents for a planned defamation lawsuit. He has, legal experts say, an unusually strong case. And his new lawyer is J. Erik Connolly, who not coincidentally won the largest settlement in the history of American media defamation in 2017, at least $177 million, for a beef producer whose “lean finely textured beef” was described by ABC News as “pink slime.”

Now, Mr. Connolly’s target is a kind of red slime, the stream of preposterous lies coming from the White House and Republican officials around the country.

“We’ve gotten to this point where there’s so much falsity that is being spread on certain platforms, and you may need an occasion where you send a message, and that’s what punitive damages can do in a case like this,” Mr. Connolly said.

Mr. Mugica isn’t the only potential plaintiff. Dominion Voting Systems has hired another high-powered libel lawyer, Tom Clare, who has threatened legal action against Ms. Powell and the Trump campaign. Mr. Clare said in an emailed statement that “we are moving forward on the basis that she will not retract those false statements and that it will be necessary for Dominion to take aggressive legal action, both against Ms. Powell and the many others who have enabled and amplified her campaign of defamation by spreading damaging falsehoods about Dominion.”

These are legal threats any company, even a giant like Fox Corporation, would take seriously. And they could be fatal to the dream of a new “Trump TV,” a giant new media company in the president’s image, and perhaps contributing to his bottom line. Newsmax and OAN would each like to become that, and are both burning money to steal ratings from Fox, executives from both companies have acknowledged. They will need to raise significantly more money, or to sell quickly to investors, to build a Fox-style multibillion-dollar empire. But outstanding litigation with the potential of an enormous verdict will be enough to scare away most buyers.
Hee hee.
[jeffwayne]"The Chances of Anything Coming from Mar...-A-Lago"[/jeffwayne]
Some of the attacks against Gov. Kemp and his family have been really, really gross (like those conspiracies about his daughter's deceased boyfriend).

A lot of the other attacks have been reminders to never trust Trump:

https://twitter.com/existentialfish/stat...0414260227

Quote:In one of the more humiliating moments I've ever seen, a Fox anchor listed a series of insults that Trump has lobbed at Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

Kemp, instead of pushing back at all, calls it a distraction and changes the subject.

Video at the link.
It's a lot of work remembering that 1) Kemp blatantly trampled all over democratic principles himself, when it served his personal interests, and 2) that doesn't mean the threats and lies about his family and crimes he didn't commit are justified.
(01-04-2021, 12:10 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]Some of the attacks against Gov. Kemp and his family have been really, really gross (like those conspiracies about his daughter's deceased boyfriend).

A lot of the other attacks have been reminders to never trust Trump:

https://twitter.com/existentialfish/stat...0414260227

Quote:In one of the more humiliating moments I've ever seen, a Fox anchor listed a series of insults that Trump has lobbed at Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

Kemp, instead of pushing back at all, calls it a distraction and changes the subject.

Video at the link.

something something "I can't believe the members of the Panthers eating face part ate my face!!"
Yeah, quite a trajectory to have cheated your way into high office while debasing yourself to cater to a syphilitic orangutan only to have him them turn around and start covering you in his poop instead.
Oh, Lou:

https://twitter.com/mattwilstein/status/...7932979200

Quote:This statement from @LouDobbs pretty much sums up where we are right now.

“Eight weeks from the election and we still don’t have verifiable, tangible support for the crimes that everyone knows were committed... we have had a devil of a time finding actual proof.”

Video at the link.
Because, of course, absence of proof is the most damning evidence of all!
(01-05-2021, 10:54 AM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]Oh, Lou:

https://twitter.com/mattwilstein/status/...7932979200

Quote:This statement from @LouDobbs pretty much sums up where we are right now.

“Eight weeks from the election and we still don’t have verifiable, tangible support for the crimes that everyone knows were committed... we have had a devil of a time finding actual proof.”

Video at the link.

that's called zealotry.
Damn straight!
These dopes are gonna be real shocked when they accidentally stumble upon the definition of idolatry during one of their Sunday morning book learnin' sessions...
(01-05-2021, 03:41 PM)sean blackwell Wrote: [ -> ]These dopes are gonna be real shocked when they accidentally stumble upon the definition of idolatry during one of their Sunday morning book learnin' sessions...

Their ability to function while holding multiple contradictory ideas and ideals is already well established. I don't anticipate conservative religious lessons presenting any real challenges to their worldview.
I marvel at how people this dense make it so far in life..
(01-05-2021, 10:54 AM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]Oh, Lou:

https://twitter.com/mattwilstein/status/...7932979200

Quote:This statement from @LouDobbs pretty much sums up where we are right now.

“Eight weeks from the election and we still don’t have verifiable, tangible support for the crimes that everyone knows were committed... we have had a devil of a time finding actual proof.”

Video at the link.

I've seen similar statements from Republicans wondering why it seems that only Republican elected officials seem to get Covid 19 and not Democratic ones.   Of course they are thinking there's some conspiracy to explain it, but they are asking the right questions.   They are almost there!
These are the folks who never "let that sink in."