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jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
Mon May 4, 2020, 09:22 AM May 2020

DU promoters of the Joe "Dead Intern" Scarborough thing have a new ally!

If you conduct a search of DU for "dead intern"

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22dead+intern%22+site%3Ademocraticunderground.com

You will get a hundreds of results suggesting that Joe Scarborough is culpable in the death of Lori Klausutis.

Ms. Klausitis was an intern who worked for then-Congressman Scarborough. She had a heart condition, had been complaining of not feeling well, and was found dead after working alone in his office. An investigation concluded that her condition caused her to lose consciouness, fall, and hit her head on a piece of furniture.

A number of DUers have steadfastly maintained for years - on the basis of no evidence whatsoever - that Ms. Klausutis was killed by Joe Scarborough, and that he managed to cover up her murder.

The remarkable part about the cover-up is that Ms. Klausutis' husband and parents were apparently in on it. Not once in the many years since her death have those closest to and most personally invested in Ms. Klausutis raised any suspicion whatsoever that her death was anything other than it was determined to be. Fortunately, total strangers on the internet care more about her than they do, and so they know "what really happened".

Nevertheless, the epithet "dead intern Joe" is a common one on DU, because for people who toss that around, she is not really a person, and her family and loved ones are not really people either. Her corpse is just a convenient prop to wave around when a person on TV says things we don't like.

And before someone starts with the "Oh, that never happened here" thing, here are search results specific to the phrase "dead intern Joe" on DU:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22dead+intern+joe%22+site%3Ademocraticunderground.com

Take a look through there, and don't tell me "Oh, those were trolls who are all gone now."

Well, fear not, diehard "dead intern Joe" folks, you have a new friend in the White House:







Truth doesn't have an agenda.

Lies do.
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DU promoters of the Joe "Dead Intern" Scarborough thing have a new ally! (Original Post) jberryhill May 2020 OP
Why is Trump attacking his ally, Morning Scab? lagomorph777 May 2020 #1
No she hasn't jberryhill May 2020 #4
They both did a fine job this morning, even comparing Trumps True Blue American May 2020 #6
Actually watch "Morning Joe" and you will Progressive dog May 2020 #15
I quit watching after her attack piece the other day. lagomorph777 May 2020 #22
Is this an appropriate subject for D? True Blue American May 2020 #2
Click on the Google search links embedded in my post jberryhill May 2020 #5
I remember it well. True Blue American May 2020 #13
Seriously? I've seem many discuss it! Nt USALiberal May 2020 #10
That doesn't make those discussions honest or respectable. Hortensis May 2020 #17
Didn't you watch Columbo & Star Trek? TheBlackAdder May 2020 #21
omfg, Trumps lack of action has killed 65,000 Americans and he's talking about bullshit uponit7771 May 2020 #3
Good God greenjar_01 May 2020 #7
Not sure I catch your meaning? jberryhill May 2020 #24
Her name is Lori Klausutis. Iggo May 2020 #8
Joe and Mika will really rip him to shreds after this. Mike 03 May 2020 #9
this CurtEastPoint May 2020 #11
OMG Thank you so much! Mike 03 May 2020 #14
These tweets were the first sign (to me) that Trump was dangerously Mike 03 May 2020 #18
Lol! cwydro May 2020 #12
Conspiracy people run the whole political spectrum Marrah_Goodman May 2020 #16
Yes, but we're supposed to hold the line. There's no one else. Hortensis May 2020 #20
IIRC, it took root back when Joe and his fellow Republicans... JHB May 2020 #19
"the "dead intern" thing was just turnabout" jberryhill May 2020 #23

lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
1. Why is Trump attacking his ally, Morning Scab?
Mon May 4, 2020, 09:27 AM
May 2020

Scab's wife has been banging the drum for the (false) accusations against Trump's opponent.

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
4. No she hasn't
Mon May 4, 2020, 09:29 AM
May 2020

They even covered the Putin support angle. But when people are so steeped in their own point of view, then when someone discusses the various aspects of the false accusations, they only seem to hear every other word, because anger blinds them to what is actually being said.

True Blue American

(18,001 posts)
6. They both did a fine job this morning, even comparing Trumps
Mon May 4, 2020, 09:31 AM
May 2020

Many complaints that he has never addressed.

Biden handled it like a decent man.

Progressive dog

(6,937 posts)
15. Actually watch "Morning Joe" and you will
Mon May 4, 2020, 09:57 AM
May 2020

see that there is no drum banging against Trump's opponent. Trump has good reason to go after them.

lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
22. I quit watching after her attack piece the other day.
Mon May 4, 2020, 10:48 AM
May 2020

Is she toning it down? That's not my impression from other posts today, but as you say, a bit of rage-bias may be involved...

True Blue American

(18,001 posts)
2. Is this an appropriate subject for D?
Mon May 4, 2020, 09:29 AM
May 2020

Most people knew Joe had nothing to do with her death. He was in DC when she fell,hitting her head.

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
5. Click on the Google search links embedded in my post
Mon May 4, 2020, 09:31 AM
May 2020

I'm sorry, why is it appropriate for people to prop up this conspiracy theory shit for years, but inappropriate to point out where it leads?

True Blue American

(18,001 posts)
13. I remember it well.
Mon May 4, 2020, 09:51 AM
May 2020

Once the truth came out I never thought of it. At first I did. One of the board posters I was on went to the same Church the young girl did. He knew her.

TheBlackAdder

(28,275 posts)
21. Didn't you watch Columbo & Star Trek?
Mon May 4, 2020, 10:25 AM
May 2020

.

Scarborough of the future gives the Scarborough of the past a teleporter to concoct the perfect alibi. 😂

.

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
24. Not sure I catch your meaning?
Mon May 4, 2020, 11:27 AM
May 2020

Are you expressing dismay that anyone would call out using her death as a political cudgel?

Or surprise that Trump would take up that banner?

Mike 03

(16,616 posts)
9. Joe and Mika will really rip him to shreds after this.
Mon May 4, 2020, 09:39 AM
May 2020

Trump is rewriting history about how he "used... and dumped them". He was furious when they turned against him. Remember the notorious Tweet about Mika bleeding after plastic surgery at Mar-a-Lago? I wish I had it handy so I could post it. It was one of his most ruthless tweets and allegedly even appalled his inner circle (source, probably Fire and Fury but it could be Phil Rucker).

Mike 03

(16,616 posts)
18. These tweets were the first sign (to me) that Trump was dangerously
Mon May 4, 2020, 10:04 AM
May 2020

thin-skinned and that despite his bluster and bravado he was severely wounded by rejection and perceived betrayal--and that he couldn't hide the fact that he was.

JHB

(37,170 posts)
19. IIRC, it took root back when Joe and his fellow Republicans...
Mon May 4, 2020, 10:06 AM
May 2020

...were banging the conspiracy gong about the disappearance of Gary Condit's intern Chandra Levy. They - and gossipy Washington media - were all over the idea that Condit had "disappeared" her after an affair. Fresh off the Lewinsky business, they were primed for Round 2, and the Republicans were happy to fan that flame.

Of course, we know that Levy's body was found a year later. She'd been mugged and killed while jogging in a park.

At the time, the "dead intern" thing was just turnabout for the Republicans conveniently polarized standard of evidence. But some people never let it go.

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
23. "the "dead intern" thing was just turnabout"
Mon May 4, 2020, 11:25 AM
May 2020

It would be nice not to use people's lives in this way.

c.f. Seth Rich.
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