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Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:35 PM

Why Isn't It Called Fake News When....

Why isn't it called fake news when after Comey's report came out, just days before the election, Trump was saying things to his supporters at his rallies like, "Wow, you can't believe what they're finding in Hillary's emails" and "This is bigger than Watergate." And, with the birther thing, "Oh, you can't believe what the investigators are finding in Hawaii about Obama's birth certificate!" No one calls him out on that stuff! I really can't believe that Trump gets away with absolutely everything!

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jaxind Jan 11 OP
malaise Jan 11 #1
Raster Jan 11 #2
malaise Jan 11 #3
marybourg Jan 11 #4
Raster Jan 11 #8
SHRED Jan 11 #5
raccoon Jan 11 #7
wildeyed Jan 11 #6
Skittles Jan 11 #9

Response to jaxind (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:38 PM

1. And Groper Donthe Con did not send one investigator

to Hawaii

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:41 PM

2. No, he let Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Maricopa County, Arizona, do the dirty work...

...I strongly suspect Arpaio was the "well-placed source" that tRump referred to many times during the "Birther Brouhaha."

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Response to Raster (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:43 PM

3. +1,000

and M$Greedia ran with that

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Response to Raster (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:43 PM

4. Probably. Who is better placed

to investigate a Hawaii birth certificate than an AZ sheriff?

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Response to marybourg (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:05 PM

8. I know, huh? And one of Arpaio's last acts as Sheriff was to hold a news conference...

...a few weeks ago and claim the Hawaiian Birth Certificate "was a forgery." He had a "special investigator" on the podium with him, and a room bull of geritol-gulch birthers just salivating at giving the "Black President" his comeuppance. What a freakin' joke!

Notably the press here in Phoenix treated the whole affair as the non-starter it truly is.

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Response to jaxind (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:45 PM

5. Here's the rule

When it benefits him it's "real news".
When it harms him it's "fake news".

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Response to SHRED (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:48 PM

7. yep, you got that right. nt

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Response to jaxind (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:23 PM

6. You cannot make them know shame by pointing out their hypocricy.

They are impervious to facts, decency and political norms. You CAN make them know shame by turning the tables, apparently. So now they learn the hard way about how payback works. Sad we have to go down this road, but I don't see any other way.

All hail PEEOTUS, God Emperor of the Golden Showers!

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Response to jaxind (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:07 PM

9. I have to say

it is fun watching Donald become unhinged over "fake news", when REAL fake news is what help get his sorry ass elected

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