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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:04 PM

Avenatti to 2020 Dems: Stop ducking Fox News

Source: Politico

Michael Avenatti isn’t sure that he’ll ever go on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show again — but he thinks every Democrat who’s serious about running in 2020 should if they want to prove they have what it takes to go up against President Donald Trump.

“Sometimes you’ve got to go into the belly of the beast. You can’t call yourself a fighter and then turn out to be a paper tiger,” Avenatti said in a Friday interview, dismissing the Democrats who have written off appearances with Carlson, and Fox News more broadly, given the channel’s often clearly pro-Trump bent.

Carlson said explicitly to Avenatti during Thursday night’s show that he wouldn’t insult the lawyer, best known for representing Stormy Daniels but now traveling the country talking up a White House run of his own. But over the course of the appearance, Fox News showed five different chryons that used the phrase “creepy porn lawyer” (the phrase apparently seemed so familiar that in one of them, the producers just went with the initials CPL).

Avenatti couldn’t see the chryons while on air, but said he learned about them as soon as he went back to the green room and talked with the people who’d come to the studio with him. He immediately started firing back on Twitter, but he said he’d already made his feelings known to the host for how the interview itself went: “Before I left the set, I told Tucker he was a joke, and his show was a joke.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/14/avenatti-2020-democrats-fox-news-824748

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:10 PM

1. Yes

Do what Avenatti did, make the faux news hosts look like the morons they are. Make the turd ball idiots that watch this shit, heads explode.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:11 PM

2. "Carlson said explicitly...that he wouldn't insult the lawyer"

So, running an insulting caption that Avenatti couldn't see is the way they decided to go. Assholes and cowards.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:13 PM

3. Avenatti's right! Dems/Progressives need to stop preaching to their choir...

They should all take a debate class and learn to talk over and score points against hostile conservative interviewers!

Stop being so polite, for heaven's sake - Dems/Progressives being polite doesn't make people marvel at the fact you're taking the high road. In US politics now, being polite just makes you look WEAK!

And for crap's sake, don't let Conservative interviewers maneuver you into saying something that's NOT NICE about another Dem...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:14 PM

4. Why lower yourself to sit down with racist white trash like Hannity, Carlson and Ingraham

it just gives them creds with their racist white trash audience who will not vote for a Democrat ever anyway.

Avoid Murdoch's operations nationwide like the plague.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:16 PM

5. Swalwell goes on Fox News all the time

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:17 PM

6. No. It legitimizes an organization that admits in some arenas that it has nothing to do with news.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 09:55 PM

14. THIS

Avenatti is wrong

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:21 PM

7. Fox is obviously not...

A legitimate news org when they do childish extremely biased crap like this, "Fox News showed five different chryons that used the phrase “creepy porn lawyer” (the phrase apparently seemed so familiar that in one of them, the producers just went with the initials CPL)."

Fox deserves to be mocked, shunned, marginalized and ignored like the RW propaganda sewage spewer that it is. Don't give them jack except disdain.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:32 PM

8. Nope

There isn't enough cash on Earth to make me sit down with a Faux News blowhard. Fuck it. The people who watch that station are a lost cause and it's past time to engage in "tolerant understanding" of Nazis and Kluxers who want people like me dead.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 03:41 PM

9. I chatted recently with a House candidate running in a competitive Red State district

When people questioned her going in to red Counties where her predecessor lost by 70%, her response was "let's see if we can lose them by 50%".

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 05:44 PM

11. Like that a lot

Post her website for us

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 04:34 PM

10. Avenatti took over the interview

And made Carson look like a chump.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 09:24 PM

12. Politico, please learn the lingo:

The word is CHYRON, not CHRYON.

Other than that, I agree with Avenatti. My cable doesn't carry Faux Snooze, but when I'm on vacation I sometimes catch it, and all I've seen is garbage. The Faux geezers really do need to be exposed to sane, sensible and caring politicians, as a nice contrast to the GOP talking heads.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 09:44 PM

13. So you can fuck her and be A-Okay, but defend her in court

And you're a creep?

WTF kind of double standard misogynistic bullshit is that?

Fuck those talking heads. You know they are all spanking their pasty white micro penises to porn every chance they get.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 10:20 AM

18. Amazing how they can justify anything they do and demonize Democrats

for everything we do. The hypocrisy is astounding.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:10 PM

15. Faux News plays hardball - even if you're prepared for it, not sure it's worth it

Carlson (and no doubt others) has been known to cut the volume to a guest's headphones so he or she doesn't hear the question and seems to be ignoring the host like a fool, according to Kurt Eichenwald. And Carlson apparently incited anger and trashing Eichenwald on Twitter that became quite scary for Eichenwald and his family. Apparently they assumed he was Jewish based on his last name.

I think there are better ways to reach conservative voters if you are a candidate, going door-to-door, holding town halls in conservative parts of the district. Then Fox doesn't have video of a Democratic candidate to manipulate.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 06:47 AM

16. It won't matter what liberal you put

in front of the rightwing scaggs.

Its fucking war and as soon as the dino's
understand that this country can gain the
momentum necessary to oust the traitor
and its followers...period..

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 07:37 AM

17. He's right.

Need to oppose their lies at every opportunity possible. It's not to bring the far right into the party---it's to not let the FOX twist on reality go unchallenged.

Dems need the courage to go on the offensive big time. Wish more of them had the crisp anger and courage of Avenatti.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 11:44 AM

19. His retort about Trump being a creepy porn President

was brilliant, adding that it was Trump who had sex with her with no condom* while his wife and newborn were at home.

For future attacks, we should get those stats out about the high consumption of porn in red states. I think Utah was No. 1, God bless their hearts.

*phone typing changed “condom” to condominium and then condiments before it let condom go through, lol

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