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NYT writers should Always take Josh Marshall's Advice to his reporters..

How Did This Happen Exactly? - By Josh Marshall

Great advice from Josh Marshall.. especially to writers @ NYT..

"What I frequently tell reporters who I work with is to run this little thought experiment when you're about to publish a big piece or something a lot rides on. Pretend that the story blows up in your face. And you have to explain to me or your editor what went wrong. If you're the reporter in that case, you take your lumps but when you have that conversation you really want to be able to say and explain how you covered every base, checked every box on the list and it still went wrong. When you go through that exercise it often makes you think of some box that hasn't been checked that you really want to have checked if you find yourself in a real version of that hypothetical conversation."


DonViejo http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251473979#post10

Mahalo DeepModem Mom

Perfect, Tarheel! Mahalo 23!

"#BlackLivesMatter.. BUT.. " NO IFs, Ands, or BUTS.

Donna NoShock ‎@NoShock
#BlackLivesMatter #SayHerName #SandraBland
6:42 AM - 22 Jul 2015
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You wouldn't think that poster could possibly be anymore insulting.. but, I wouldn't bet on it.

96. Yes, bluntly I believe that the AA and minority communities
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are really know different than white communities. Politically speaking, they vote against their best self interests. They are very easily swayed by media propaganda. And often they are low information voters.

Given his history, given his voting record, and given his responses to minority concerns over the time frame in question, two months in, yes, I do think that is more the case.

And it is rich as fuck, that you continue to insult me and push the 'grow up' statement now. We are done here.

Like, the Black Community didn't fight and die for their Voting Rights.. and this guy comes along and insults them like this in the African American Group.


Our Nation owes a great deal to the African American Voters for standing in long lines for hours.. and helping so much to get Obama elected President twice! And, I am forever grateful.

So did you guys Ever get an apology? or just ".. haven't you ever made a mistake... blah blah.."?

And, so is his wife, First Lady Michelle, she..

First Lady Michelle Obama Champions Students

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a discussion on higher education in the East Room of the White House. The First Lady hosted the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit to recognize youths who have overcome substantial obstacles to persist through high school and make it to college, as part of the “Reach Higher” initiative

President Barack Obama makes a surprise visit to the Beating the Odds Summit, part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative, in the East Room of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)

Jayson Rodriguez: Michelle Obama Talks Ambition, Educations & #TodaysKidsWillNeverLearn

Michelle Obama is nothing if not gracious. Since moving to the White House in 2009 following her husband Barack Obama’s presidential election win in 2008, the Chicago native has used her mantle as the First Lady to fight for military families, children’s health and young people’s pursuit of education. Her charm, intellect and warm personality have created a collaborative environment where politics are left at the door and people connect to get things done.

and more to the story.. http://theobamadiary.com/2015/07/23/first-lady-michelle-obama-champions-students/

Our country has had an incredibly awesome First Couple in our White House for the last 7 years and counting.. I'm thrilled so many are able to appreciate that, she.. including us!

Mahalo, Bobbi Jo! Putting that right in my journal.

Bobbie Jo (11,261 posts)

72. Whooooooosh

Again, it's not so much Sanders
as it is his supporters.

Once again, take a look at his supporters and their reaction to BLM:


Compared to the discussion in the AA group:


Also, accounts from those who were there:


Bottom line, their reaction to BLM is getting some well-deserved push back.


Just. Stop. If you don't know much about this "BLM dustup." grab a damn mirror

Mahalo for your post, underthematrix! All of it. take out a snip here, though..

"If I as an African American can get you Bernie supporters riled up when i point out Bernie does not have a civil rights record or that he has misappropriated PBO's policies as his own or that he has out and out lied on PBO then you're gonna be devastated when the media dogs come for Bernie and they always come."

He's "running against President Obama's legacy".. I can't imagine Obama being too happy about that.

I thought we were through with this for now.. but they keep popping up..

and then we find out more about what all went down across the cybersphere ..

"There were a buch of them here and on Kos and even that Damn Nicole Sandler (Radio or Not show host, used to sub for Randy Rhodes) went all extra racist talking about she was resigning from progressivism because, reverse racism. Alot of people lost their minds. Member of DU were busy trying to get Elon (the black guy who hosted netroots) fired from his job and accusing him of planning this.

They're way too paranoid.

They forgot the lessons of Dr King when he and his supporters were fighting for Voting Rights in Selma, Alabama..

".: We're not asking - we're demanding! Give us the vote! ... Martin Luther King Jr.: That means protest! That means march! That means disturb the peace! That means jail."


This is dialogue from the movie .. but you can see by their actions.. that's how they felt about it.

I just finally saw Selma last night.. all the way through. Bless those who Marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Joshua Jackson ‎@JoshuaKJackson
Dear White Progressives,

Black people don't HAVE to support Bernie or anyone. You don't own us & we don't owe you ANYTHING

6:10 AM - 19 Jul 2015 589 589 Retweets
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The very idea.. they think they are "owed" something. It's about #BlackLivesMatter.. not tit for tat.

Like your sig line.. "Don't be a Stander. Try empathy. (I'm back to not having a candidate - Biden? What's up with Chafee? ) Please stop trying to educate all us black people about Dr.King and who marched with him. It's irritating."

You don't diss Obamacare as "modest" and act like you can do better when we all know how

hard it was to get Obamacare in the first place, she.

It's a BFD start.. AND, Bernie himself said .. there weren't the votes for single payer when Obamacare was Passed.

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