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(9,213 posts)
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 12:06 PM Feb 20

Excellent editorial on Republican lies

"Americans can take stand for truth by voting out liars in elected office
Sat, Feb 17, 2024 (2 a.m.)

Another day, another bombshell claim shown to be little more than a brazen lie thrust upon the American people by a political party without decency, integrity or honor.

On Thursday, FBI informant Alexander Smirnov was charged with fabricating a story that President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, sought $5 million in bribes from a Ukrainian energy company. The 37-page indictment also indicates that Smirnov was motivated by politics and a desire to undercut Biden’s electability...."

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(36,602 posts)
1. The media doesn't help by coloring the truth.
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 12:37 PM
Feb 20

Yesterday someone posted that even on MSNBC as they reported the Smirnov story talking about lies & bribes they showed photos of Joe & Hunter & none of Smirnov—subliminal messaging that the Bidens are unethical. MSNBC only exists cuz there's a market for it but the hosts are limited in how far they can take their views. The obviously left-leaning & outspoken ones are always at risk. Also, they don't even try to fill their daytime schedule with left-leaning voices.


(36,602 posts)
4. The media is only as liberal as the conservative corporations that own it. -bumper sticker
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 02:27 PM
Feb 20

They love Trump. Even as he says he will be a dictator & go on a revenge tour & has named journalists/networks he would get rid of, they will promote him any way they can for ratings ($$$) today, who cares the risk tomorrow. It's disgusting & derelict.


(2,289 posts)
5. I dunno, maybe because media is owned by very VERY rich people
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 03:04 PM
Feb 20

and they favor authoritarian government that doesn't make THEM pay fair share of taxes?


(11,760 posts)
8. Money.
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 07:49 PM
Feb 20

MSNBC is owned by Comcast a giant media conglomerate that owns a ton of other major media companies. To Comcast, MSNBC is a vehicle to provide some information to more left leaning people, but ultimately, it is about the money. The revenue it can generate from its shows still flows into coffers that fund anti-Union action, lobbying, and payments to Conservative causes.

et tu

(1,008 posts)
2. i'm in high hopes
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 01:53 PM
Feb 20

that due to a great big blue tsunami in november
that legislation will be passed to correct many gross
errors~ keep positive and gotv


(9,213 posts)
7. I think one of our biggest challenges is our bifurcation of news sources.
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 07:40 PM
Feb 20

Reading that Soros scooped up Audacy Radio may help a little.

Audacy, owner of WEEI, gets OK to emerge from bankruptcy with Soros becoming largest shareholder
Soros Fund Management has more than $400M of Audacy’s debt


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