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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:54 AM

This is why I must go to non-DU sites to get the news.

I admit, I was getting lazy and simply checking DU to get a quick goings-on in the world. Today, I had some time to check out another oldie-but-goodie, commondreams.org. I found this Matt Taibbi article about the new head of the SEC. I was under the impression that Mary Jo White was a courageous choice for the head of the SEC:

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/25-5

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Reply This is why I must go to non-DU sites to get the news. (Original post)
shcrane71 Jan 2013 OP
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #1
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #2
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #6
Autumn Jan 2013 #3
shcrane71 Jan 2013 #13
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #4
freshwest Jan 2013 #7
shcrane71 Jan 2013 #11
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #5
dballance Jan 2013 #8
shcrane71 Jan 2013 #12
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #16
upi402 Jan 2013 #9
rucky Jan 2013 #10
shcrane71 Jan 2013 #14
EastKYLiberal Jan 2013 #15

Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:57 AM

1. DU is not a bad launching pad for bringing certain items onto the radar screeen.

It's a mistake to believe much of what you read here.

I do hope you are cross checking the commondreams story with interpretations elsewhere.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:58 AM

2. But you could have found that article on DU

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:12 AM

6. I am glad they brought it up

I did not see it the other day

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:59 AM

3. That was posted here yesterday.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:31 AM

13. Thanks! On edit: I did see this, but just glanced at the first few replies

and quickly determined that it had little to do with Mary Jo White, and everything to do with Faux news. The latter of which I've completely lost any interest.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:00 AM

4. Yeah, because there weren't 40 posts flogging Mary Joe White and promoting that article yesterday



Sometimes the martyr complex here is so severe that it leads even ordinarily level-headed people to make complete fools of themselves.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:14 AM

7. +1

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:28 AM

11. Missed it. Guess I don't have time to scour DU like you do.

Love the insults. I see you're doing your part to keep DU classy.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:08 AM

5. Interesting article

Many times I question the President's choices

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:18 AM

8. While I do find a lot of news and info on DU it's not a "News" site, here are suggestions.

So it's no surprise you should have to leave the site to get news. Commondreams is good, I like The Nation, TPM - Talking Points Memo, and Salon.com if you're not familiar with them they all have great writers like Matt Taibbi.

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Response to dballance (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:29 AM

12. Thanks. Know about them. Just getting lazy.

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Response to dballance (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:07 PM

16. I used to get most of my news here. There was a time when

it was a very good place for that.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:22 AM

9. "... Wall Street's protector-in-chief."

True believers here will will flame this truth.
I say 'true believers' but I mean 'suckers'.

aaargh
:p

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:22 AM

10. We don't write the news...

It's all coming from us surfing other sites and posting here. If you see something good - share it!

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Response to rucky (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:36 AM

14. I just did!

Thanks for the encouragement Rucky. I appreciate it.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:59 AM

15. I trust the President over Taibbi.

 

Taibbi has to bring controversy to a decision where there is none to keep his target audience happy.

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