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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 05:44 AM

Anyone want to take a wild guess at the rightwing attack on Robert Deniro?

Stop before you answer. Consider the weirdly predominate issue that all the whack cases go to directly.

Hint - pizza



























Saw this on Facebook. Yeah it's (and they) are out there





CLAIM
Robert De Niro linked to a "prostitution ring that used children."


WHAT'S TRUE
In early 1998, de Niro was questioned in a large-scale French investigation of "procuring" prostitution after his name was mentioned by a woman questioned separately in the case.

WHAT'S FALSE
De Niro was not otherwise involved with the case or any other like it in 1998 or at any other time; the case centered around the charge of "procuring" and did not involve any children; no articles published at the time reported on a "child sex ring"; his connection to the case was tenuous at best.

By 12 June 2018, the “pedophilia” claim was virally popular on social media sites and forums. Trend-monitoring site Trendolizer flagged the rumor as having originated with the extremely dubious (and pedophilia-focused) Your News Wire:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/was-robert-deniro-child-trafficking-ring/






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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 06:02 AM

1. What is with the right wing's's fascination with fake child sex rings? Why do they even go there?

It's like one of the worst thoughts anybody can have, under any circumstance. It's actually the right wing that uses the IDEA of "child sex slaves" as a smear to create deeply negative associations with certain political rivals.

It's the right wing that's into super-weird shit. They're the ones who are making up this garbage.

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Response to VOX (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 06:05 AM

2. I know and I don't know

They seem to run immediately to pedophilia. There were two stories with their wild claims centered on that just last week.

I guess it's their clickbait.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 06:12 AM

3. It's like the worst thing to think of, so they go right ahead and think it. And think it.

And then they project their psychopathology onto hapless Democrats.

You're right, it "does it" for them, clickbait-wise.

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Response to VOX (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 06:17 AM

4. They want the focus taken off themselves so their scandals stay in the dark!

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Response to VOX (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 06:35 AM

5. Well, there does seems to be a pattern of 'projection'...

not only with Trump but all too many Republicans...

"Psychological projection involves projecting undesirable feelings or emotions onto someone else, rather than admitting to or dealing with the unwanted feelings."

Of course it could be just a deliberate projection as a way to make a perceived enemy look bad and to bully them into silence but some of them do seem to be awfully into it... just saying.

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Response to VOX (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:03 AM

7. The Martian Child Sex Colony is the best of these. It shows how mentally impaired Conservatives are.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 07:08 AM

6. A pedophile?

Are they trying to put De Niro forward as a GOP Senate candidate?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:10 AM

8. their attacks are predictable and absurd....

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