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Thu Aug 27, 2015, 10:22 AM

What the Hell has happened to the Republican Party and "responsible" news coverage?

Yes, I know that the Republican party has been in a downward spiral transforming from the party of Lincoln, T.R. Roosevelt and Ike to the Republican/teabagger party of Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Donald Rump of today for decades...at least since Ike left office. In other words, the Republican party has been totally full of shit since at least 1960when I was 5...Yikes!

However, at least as recently as 2008, when John McCain was forced to disavow the endorsements of some particularly odious fundie preachers, there was at least SOME trace of sense somewhere in the party.

I personally think it went into overdrive when they embraced the teabagger movement in 2009 and into hyper-overdrive when they allowed the teabaggers to completely take the party over for and since the 2010 election cycle.

I am genuinely distressed that Donald Rump, whom admittedly has NO sense of decency, has felt no need to disavow the endorsements of some openly racist white supremacist groups and of, worst of all, David friggin Duke!

Even worse, where is ANY coverage of this in the "librul" media? I know, they're too busy fixating on Hillary using email in a legal way. Clearly this is yet another example that news has become infotainment.

For myself, I tried to listen to the audio that someone posted here of "Dr." Duke's broadcast about the libruls at Fox "News" and the international Jewish conspiracy against Rump. I made almost a minute before I had to turn it off because I felt so damned dirty.

Once upon a time, a political party and a media with even the remotest degree of decency would have HOUNDED Mr. Rump until he'd have been forced to renounce the endorsements of such repellent people.

What's next? a headline informing us that the Donald is seeking a jail house backing from "Rev." Matthew Hale? SHIT!

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

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Wellstone ruled Aug 2015 #1
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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 10:56 AM

1. Aw shucks,you think?

Our Media is so scripted and compromised by the 1% ers. Not going to change until they as a whole find themselves on the back side of a major societal change. Let the whining begin.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 05:43 PM

2. I'm not whining.

I was 5 when Ike left office. My parents didn't vote for him in either election, but as a WWII vet and a meatpacker wife at home, they DID respect him.

I grew up listening to the likes of Walter Cronkite and John Chancellor deliver the news. Unfortunately, they've given way to the Brian Williams, David Gregory, Chuck Todd generation.

I don't whine, I get pissed off. Many DUers, myself included, have LONG been saying that WE have to be the media. This has never been more true than now, when apparently endorsements of KKK Grand Wizards seem to be acceptable to many in the Republican/teabagger party...YUCK!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 08:37 PM

3. Hear yah man.

When Raygun said to hell with any Fairness Doctrine,all of our trusted News People went away. As you say,we had Reporters and now we have Script Readers with hidden agendas or are so compromised by externals they are not impartial in their Historical Duties. And so it goes.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 08:43 PM

4. Yep!

Do today we have journalistic jewels like Chuckie Todd who doesn't think that it's his job to confront Republican/teabagger lies but DOES think it's his job to tell President Obama that he hasn't mentioned Syria in a interview when he'd addressed Syria 4 times in 10+ minutes.

Let's not forget Fox "News" going to court to protect it's right to lie.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 08:55 PM

5. Amazing is it not.

Hired Steno's and not to bright.

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