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Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:38 PM

TV exec texts: "He calls us fake news all the time, but needs access to airwaves... If we give him the

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Brian Stelter Verified account @brianstelter
37m37 minutes ago

I'm waiting to hear back from ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox broadcast about whether they will carry Trump's prime time address tomorrow night. The networks don't automatically say yes when a president asks for airtime.
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Brian Stelter
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31m31 minutes ago

This just in from a network source: "Time has been requested tomorrow night for 9p. Networks are deliberating."
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Brian Stelter
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TV exec texts: "He calls us fake news all the time, but needs access to airwaves… If we give him the time, he'll deliver a fact-free screed without rebuttal. And if we don't give him the time, he'll call every network partisan. So we are damned if we do and damned if we don't."
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Scott Dworkin
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Trump plans on giving an address on his manufactured border crisis tomorrow night at 9pm. Retweet if you won’t be watching and reply with what you’ll be doing instead. #DontWatchDonald

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Reply TV exec texts: "He calls us fake news all the time, but needs access to airwaves... If we give him the (Original post)
riversedge Jan 7 OP
pecosbob Jan 7 #1
Perseus Jan 7 #48
dhill926 Jan 7 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 7 #23
erronis Jan 7 #43
fierywoman Jan 7 #51
lark Jan 7 #3
erlewyne Jan 7 #46
FakeNoose Jan 7 #4
Renew Deal Jan 7 #6
Renew Deal Jan 7 #5
SoCalNative Jan 7 #10
Renew Deal Jan 7 #12
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 7 #24
unblock Jan 7 #7
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octoberlib Jan 7 #15
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NewJeffCT Jan 7 #17
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bluestarone Jan 7 #40
NewJeffCT Jan 7 #49
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WeekiWater Jan 7 #18
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riversedge Jan 7 #22
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:40 PM

1. Y'all made this mess and now you're crying about how the monster you created is a monster...

If you want to do something constructive give Trump's critics free air time afterward to rebut.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:38 PM

48. Very well put

Someone get your answer to the networks.

Also, they can fact-check as he speaks, on the bottom of the screen make a count of his lies.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:41 PM

2. fact check the fucker on the air...

right after he bloviates...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:16 PM

23. better yet, give him NO air time

Tell tv execs and advertisers you are tired of paying for a liar to have a national megaphone.

Trump's lies cause millions to suffer.

Turn them off.

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:25 PM

43. 5-10 sec of bloviating, hit mute and follow with 20-30 seconds of facts.

Don't give it an uninterrupted channel for spewing.

(I don't know why I care - don't have t.v. for the last 10-15 years. Wasteland.)

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:58 PM

51. Have a split screen with the facts immediately appearing as soon as he lies.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:42 PM

3. Until he shuts his so-ugly orange assmouth, I will be watching anything other than him.

Will still watch tv, to make the point, but won't watch him - never do, he's too sickening. When he's shut up, I'll turn on MSNBC & or CNN to see what happened, to see if our constitutional democracy is now in total crisis.

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Response to lark (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:35 PM

46. No doubt ... I will turn him off.

Not only is he a liar, he repeats himself over and again.

He is a moron. I am astounded at the assholes around me
that defend him. I have become home bond,

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:42 PM

4. Pre-empting Rachel's program, also Sean Hannity's

What's up with that?

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:43 PM

6. I don't think they need to preempt cable.

This is for broadcast TV

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:43 PM

5. They should give him the time

You don't want to go down the road of deciding which address is worthwhile. Obviously they don't want it to become a weekly thing, but there is no reason to believe that right now.

Fact check live or fact check after.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:52 PM

10. He's got time

on January 29th, 2019.

Screw his request for any other time.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:53 PM

12. I get your point

It makes a lot of sense to me. But I don't want networks denying time to a Democratic president because they denied Trump time. That's what will happen.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:25 PM

24. they already have

TV execs always chase the money. Broadcasters even denied coverage of Obama for the Cuba announcement -- didn't interrupt the soap operas.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:44 PM

7. "so we might as well do whatever makes us the most money and to hell with the country."

if the president calls the networks partisan, they can respond to *that* as well.
they're only "damned" either way if they allow themselves to be.

if, when the president calls them "partisan", they simply respond that they don't give unlimited airtime to flagrant, chronic, toxic liars regardless of party, then how are they "damned"?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:49 PM

8. If it's me

Mr. TV Exec, I'd rather you be damned if you don't...…… no air time will really get under his skin. And I am ok with that.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:51 PM

9. Simple. Live fact check the speech.

Like Pop-Up Videos... an animated emoji would pop up (ka-doinnnggg) every time the Dumbass lies, with a banner proclaiming ‘He’s lying!” and a brief antidote of actual fact. After three lies, the feed would be cut.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:53 PM

11. "So we are damned if we do and damned if we don't."You built this

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:54 PM

13. I will NOT watch

Piss on the networks as they have pissed on us.

Piss on their advertisers, who care only about extracting more.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:55 PM

14. On the one hand, what's best for the nation, on the other, Trump will name-call

That is indeed a tough decision, boys.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:55 PM

15. The networks turned Obama down in 2014. They can damn well do the same with Trump





When Obama tried to address the nation about a comprehensive immigration reform proposal in 2014, all the broadcast networks turned him down because it was "overtly political." https://www.politico.com/tipsheets/playbook/2014/11/why-the-nets-stiffed-

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:56 PM

16. Hey, TV Exec!

No airtime for the congenital liar.

If he calls you partisan, so what? So you'd be "damned?" What the hell does that even mean?

Or give him the time but fact check him on everything he says. And give a prominent Democrat equal time to reply.

Grow up, you big babies. You get paid a lot of money to control what Americans see on TV. Please tell me you're not afraid of being called a name.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:56 PM

17. Simple solution

Put him on a 1 or 2 minute delay - and have three or four rotating teams of fact checkers ready to go with fact checking and they can post rebuttals "live" as Donny is spewing his BS.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:39 PM

31. Oooh, I like that idea...nt

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:14 PM

40. I like a 5 min delay BUT

RUMP would refuse it!! (but i say do it anyway)

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #40)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:44 PM

49. Fox wouldn't do that

but, the other networks might.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 06:06 PM

55. This is the best idea!

I thought it would be impossible to fact check him as he goes because it’d be like trying to describe in real time all the different kinds of chunks that come out in a violently ill person’s vomit, but your idea of a delay would be a big help.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 06:31 PM

59. Facts???

tRump doesn't care about facts, he just lies all the time. Good idea though.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:56 PM

18. They should all follow up with fact checking and analysis. Only dealing with his address.

They should have a crawl at the bottom of the screen letting the viewers know that they only promote real news therefore they will be delivering a detailed fact check of his message immediately after.

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:30 PM

44. Trouble with waiting until the end to fact check, and a crawl at the bottom---

Most of his ardents will change the channel once he's finished his little spout, except for those that watch fux. Or is that all of them?

And they don't read those funny squiggles (words) at the bottom of their screen-thing.

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Response to erronis (Reply #44)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 07:29 PM

62. They are not significant in the matter. NT

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 02:56 PM

19. Just roll over, air it and cut the BS

You know you're going to anyway.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:02 PM

20. I'm boycotting. Will.Not.Watch. Every Democrat should boycott.

We already have seen his hateful lying anti immigrant, anti Democrats commercial. Why support more of his Pravda by watching this.
If the MSM won't stop airing his lies & hate, our job as Americans is to press off.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:06 PM

21. Run split sreen...

Showing facts every time he lies ..

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:10 PM

22. I prob. will not watch. But if networks do show Trump--you have a great idea.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:44 PM

34. They can even do a time delay

And give themselves a minute or so to prepare truth slides

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:27 PM

25. What a bunch of self-serving bullshit

"He'll call us partisan"

Really? Oh noes! How will you survive?

"We're damned if we do and damned if we don't"

No you aren't. Refusing to air the partisan screed of a habitual liar and disinformation agent doesn't damn you. Spreading his propaganda with some limp fact-checking after the damage is done -- that is what damns you.

But let's be honest, okay? The only "damnation" you're worried about is lost ratings. That's all you've ever cared about, nation be damned.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:31 PM

26. Damned if you do, Damned if you don't. So make the right decision. DON'T

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #26)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:40 PM

32. Exactly.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:32 PM

27. So what if he call network partisan. He does so anyways.

I don't see why they give in to his demands. He give these networks nothing and treats you like dirt anyways.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:33 PM

28. They shouldn't do it!

Knowing its propaganda for another PR stunt to promote false things, then claiming a false National emergency. Its not , and he knows it , and is why this shouldn't be aired , ever by any of them. If they do he'll just use them as a weapon against us.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:35 PM

29. They have their YouTube channel - they can broadcast it live there.

 

He does not need a captive audience.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:37 PM

30. Give Nancy Pelosi equal time. She'll eat his lunch.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:42 PM

33. Perfect, nolabear.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:53 PM

35. those of you who know twitter ...

The OP appears to be tweets. Can twitter be used to push back against tv execs giving even more time to the serial liar? Start a tweetstorm or whatever it's called. NO to the liar.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:53 PM

36. Everybody watch Big Bang reruns until he's done, then switch to Rachel

Nielsen should pick that up that change in viewership...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:55 PM

37. They should run a scroll stating to their viewers if they want to watch it go to PBS or something.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 03:58 PM

38. "It may not be good for America, but it's damn good for CBS." - Les Moonves when he was CBS CEO

"So we are damned if we do and damned if we don't" only means "we'll choose whatever makes us the most money."

Here's an idea: Broadcast it on a time delay and then pause it to show what the real facts are after each lie. Or, better yet, just superimpose "LYING" every time he lies. Don't worry about viewers getting the word permanently burned on their TV screens. They don't use phosphorous on modern TV screens.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #38)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:54 PM

50. Moonves is out

On his ear with no multi million dollar pay off. Sexual harrassmeny.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:10 PM

39. What don't you understand?

He is fucking insane! Why would you give someone like this a platform? For once, behave responsibly!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:19 PM

41. he's already tweeted a lie about it....four hours ago



I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.

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12:44 PM - Jan 7, 2019

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:20 PM

42. At 8 p.m. Eastern, the networks could put on Pelosi and Schumer to put out a little truth before the

lies start.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:34 PM

45. Lucky me I don't own a TV, and I won't listen to his voice.

If I inadvertently stumble across a video of him, or if I'm watching a TV say in a motel room and he comes on, I immediately switch away.

I doubt I'd be willing to watch him give a leaving office speech.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:37 PM

47. Hey Brian

Stop your whining and try doing your job - you know, try being a journalist instead of a teleprompter reader. Let hem speak and take him apart right afterwards. And no, we don't care how the pundits rate his speech at all. You TV news guys and gals are the reason we have this peeresident in the White House.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 05:59 PM

52. fact check please

we need truth
I will not be watching... hate the sight of him and the sound of his voice

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 06:02 PM

53. It has recently been revealed that Trump is a mofo.



And mofos are prohibited from using the public airwaves.

Says right there in the FCC pocket handbook.



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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 06:04 PM

54. Sorry, I'm going to see On the Basis of Sex tomorrow night! So there. eom

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 06:06 PM

56. what BS. Why are they worried about him being mean to them ?

why not just report the facts. the both sides bs is part of the reason for this shit also .

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 06:21 PM

57. ...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 06:24 PM

58. Boycott the dotard muthafucka. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 06:34 PM

60. I never watch that liar.

Got more important things to do - like clean the toilet, cut my toenails....


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 06:46 PM

61. I hope MSNBC doesn't air it.

That's when Rachel airs here. I never miss Rachel. I never listen to his lies its bad enough to listen to parts of it on the news.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 07:31 PM

63. ***SO JUST DO THE RIGHT DAMN THING !!! *** and don't give him any air time !!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 07:39 PM

64. This kind of shit is designed for Fox. Let them continue as the sole water-carrier.

BURY the networks with calls, emails, Twitter, whatever. Tell them that airing ANYTHING that allows that insane, fascist motherfucker to spew his hateful shit on network TV will result in a serious DROP in ratings!

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Response to VOX (Reply #64)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 09:09 PM

65. that makes sense

They can report about it after the fact and after taking time to see if it's worth reporting.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #65)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 09:16 PM

66. Precisely. Let Fox breathe the sulfurous stench, as usual.

And, as you say, other networks/outlets could report on it in the context of commentary, rather than hard news. Because it will be nothing but lies, as per 45’s default setting.

On edit: Or, if networks air it, they should give rebuttal time to another point of view, rather than the “Big Brother” treatment.

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Response to VOX (Reply #66)

Mon Jan 7, 2019, 09:29 PM

67. #BoycottTrumpsAddress is 'trending'

Which, I assume, is a good thing on twitter.

If it costs them money, they will think twice the next time.

Having a good Democratic response would be the next best thing to not having twitler aired at all.

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