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(17,549 posts)
Tue May 14, 2024, 08:50 PM May 14

Lawrence O'Donnell, ladies and gentlemen

He will be on later on his own show, (remember to watch if you want the best coverage on cable news of today's proceedings), but he was just on Chris Hayes show, and he is just so refreshing.

Made the point that by not allowing the trial to be televised, the system has robbed the American people of seeing just how fair this trial is. It has also made it easier for cult minions like Mike Johnson to smear the proceedings based on nothing, since the average person can't see what's going on.

Looking forward to his show tonight!

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(32,923 posts)
1. Yeah. I feel like NY should have scrambled together to temporarily or permanently lift
Tue May 14, 2024, 08:52 PM
May 14

that rule. They know this will be the only damn trial before the election.

3. If it were televised, can you imagine what TFG groupies would do in the courtroom?
Tue May 14, 2024, 09:26 PM
May 14

In a sane, civilized world I would agree with you. But the gaggle of red ties that showed up today was not interested in showing the fairness of the rule of law. Without a doubt they would interrupt the proceedings. They would cheer when the judge upheld one of TFG lawyer's objections, and boo when it went against their Dear Leader. They would treat the whole thing like an intergalactic kegger. It would look like a sea of red hatted crazies. whose sole purpose was to run interference for Trump. Remember, these are the same people who deny the results of the 2020 election, and treat Jan 6th as if it hadn't happened.

The absolute worst result for them would be for the country to see how the judicial system actually works.


(17,549 posts)
7. Unfortunately I think you might have a point
Tue May 14, 2024, 09:39 PM
May 14

They do want to denigrate our institutions, including our justice system. But there should be a way to control disruptions.

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(13,375 posts)
11. I disagree. News coverage is an "opportunity" that they might've
Wed May 15, 2024, 05:14 PM
May 15

capitalized on and didn’t.

Even the red ties have waited for weeks to appear.

His support has dwindled.


(51,808 posts)
5. Did he happen to mention the nasty-gram from tRump
Tue May 14, 2024, 09:31 PM
May 14

that was sent about Lawrence DURING his show last night at the end? I LOVE how Lawrence gets under his thin skin. Keep it up!


(95,529 posts)
6. "The system" has nothing to do with it...
Tue May 14, 2024, 09:32 PM
May 14

There's legislation to allow broadcast in Albany, but there's pressure against it from Defense attorneys.


(37,353 posts)
8. I would expect nothing less from Jen Bartletts Father
Tue May 14, 2024, 10:41 PM
May 14

Imagine Mike Johnson contemplating WWJD. And we all know that Mike Johnson is probably the second greatest Christian ever to walk on planet earth. Now, always looking over his shoulder for The Greatest. Borrowing diapers from his lord and savior.


(6,786 posts)
9. Yeah, little Mikey Johnson is a true PITA but...
Tue May 14, 2024, 11:26 PM
May 14

I amuse myself by seeing him for what he is - a puppet, mouthing out rehearsed words from a movable jaw like a marionette puppet.
Yak, yak, yak - clack, clack, clack.


(1,087 posts)
10. They don't televise trails in Minnesota but made an exception in the George Floyd trial
Tue May 14, 2024, 11:28 PM
May 14

I believe this was for the public to see exactly how fair the trial was.

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