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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:14 AM

Politico is trash...

In case anyone still had any doubt, they published today a Political piece claiming that Republican anti-trans bigotry is really a defense of women and women's sports.

GOP seizes on women's sports as unlikely wedge issue
Republicans from former President Donald Trump on down are couching their opposition to expanding transgender rights as a defense of girls' and women's sports.


I won't link there, and I'd encourage other DUers to avoid giving them clicks in the future.

Now that Dems are in office, Politico seems to be going hard right to generate clicks and views.

Pure trash.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:17 AM

1. I've never liked them.

They’re the king of “Democrats in disarray” articles. No thank you.

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:17 AM

2. Remember Al Franken

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:19 AM

3. I have seen several mentions of the GOP being against transgender sports on the net. yes,

the Repugs are hitting this issue hard as a tactic to win more women's votes.

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:22 AM

4. No, they didn't...

They reported that the REPUBLICANS are framing their argument as "defense of women".

Politico is an industry publication, read by political professionals. Campaign tactics is a relevant subject to report on.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:33 AM

8. Thank you!

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:22 AM

5. One Democrat-trashing article per day, minimum.

Politico sucks, big-time.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:39 AM

9. +1

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:23 AM

6. Thing is, you can't even line a bird cage or trash can with an on-line "newspaper"...

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 11:32 AM

7. People should read the article. The article was good reporting, pointing out what the fucking GOP

is doing. I'm puzzled why we should not post and discuss what the fucking pure trash GOP is doing.

GOP seizes on women's sports as unlikely wedge issue
Republicans from former President Donald Trump on down are couching their opposition to expanding transgender rights as a defense of girls' and women's sports.


https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/05/gop-transgender-rights-women-sports-473746
Republicans are laying claim to an unlikely mantle: the party of women’s sports.

Eager to find a winning culture war issue, former President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders are increasingly touting themselves as champions of women in sports by pushing back against President Joe Biden's efforts to expand transgender rights.The effort — which critics call transphobic and likely to backfire — extends from the roughly 20 Republican-controlled states where legislators are advancing bills to keep transgender women from participating in interscholastic sports, to Trump himself, who told attendees this past weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida that it was “so important” to “protect women’s sports.”

“This issue will help [the] GOP win midterms,” said Stephen Miller, the former Trump White House aide who helped write his CPAC speech.

Eager to find a winning culture war issue, former President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders are increasingly touting themselves as champions of women in sports by pushing back against President Joe Biden's efforts to expand transgender rights.

The effort — which critics call transphobic and likely to backfire — extends from the roughly 20 Republican-controlled states where legislators are advancing bills to keep transgender women from participating in interscholastic sports, to Trump himself, who told attendees this past weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida that it was “so important” to “protect women’s sports.”

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Response to Autumn (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 01:05 PM

10. Yeah, I'm not seeing a reason to be outraged about this.

Granted Politico has been known to publish some crap from time to time, but this one seems pretty even keeled.


But Republicans’ claim as defenders of women’s sports is a tenuous one, at best...


if it’s introduced cruelly or as a way to ‘shame the libs,’ this isn’t going to be helpful,” said veteran GOP strategist Rob Stutzman.


One potential roadblock for Republicans who have latched onto women’s sports as a new wedge issue — from Haley and Trump to Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley — is that a growing number of GOP voters support nondiscrimination laws and protections for LGBTQ Americans. For example, a poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute last year found that 61 percent of Republicans supported nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans, up 5 percentage points from the year prior.

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 01:59 PM

11. Since 2016, it seems as if Politico dedicates a few articles to irritate Dems for clicks


but some of their articles are really good, too.

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 03:38 PM

12. I have trouble with a good number of articles from this source

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 06:02 PM

13. If you don't post the source we can't verify

Fortunately the excerpt doesn't match up to what you're claiming it says so we don't even have to check.

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 12:52 AM

14. Glenn Greenwald has been pushing that

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 01:03 AM

15. I fucking hate Politico

Lots of far better places to read

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 01:10 AM

16. The GOP conveniently says nothing about coaches who are sex predators.

Or guys like Gym Jordan. But, boy, do they get excited about trans athletes.

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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 02:38 AM

17. Many online news sites publish articles from the left and the right

The Hill is often cited on DU as a source,
and it is often attacked by some for its right wing articles.

But it is a good source of articles on what is happening on Capitol Hill and I think for the most part it is a moderate to left new source.

I think the same can be said of Politico.
Some who do not like an article will trash the whole site.

This is of course my humble opinion.
Yours may differ.


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Response to SidDithers (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 02:19 PM

18. Second to only The Hill publication.

They love quoting anonymous source and passing on the opinion of the writer as a inside source.

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