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Fri May 18, 2018, 02:54 AM

Stephen Colbert: There's One Thing Guest Jake Tapper Wants From Mueller's Probe



'The Lead' host and 'The Hellfire Club' novelist Jake Tapper says that, regardless of what the special counsel's report finds, he's hoping it ends with one result in particular.

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Reply Stephen Colbert: There's One Thing Guest Jake Tapper Wants From Mueller's Probe (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 May 2018 OP
Sherman A1 May 2018 #1
Rhiannon12866 May 2018 #2
Sherman A1 May 2018 #3
Rhiannon12866 May 2018 #4
Sherman A1 May 2018 #5
mucifer May 2018 #10
3Hotdogs May 2018 #6
Rhiannon12866 May 2018 #7
3Hotdogs May 2018 #8
Rhiannon12866 May 2018 #9

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 03:26 AM

1. I lost any respect for Tapper and CNN when

He did a couple of minute plug complete with graphics for his book at the end of his program a week of so ago. It really brought home just how much the cable news shows are nothing more than wall to wall Infotainment wrapped around advertising for the latest drug we didnít know we needed. Certainly they occasionally brush up against news and journalism, but the talking heads too often are not providing any more than opinion on what appears to be carefully scripted topics with the moniker of Breathless Breaking News.

I would much rather watch a painfully bad B SciFi movie than give the Cable Noise Channels any of my time.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Fri May 18, 2018, 03:36 AM

2. I know exactly what you mean.

I mostly watch MSNBC, I have my favorites, but I can only take so much. They seem to get excited the worse the news gets - and it continues to get unbelievably worse every day. And that's exactly what they say - that we have never experienced anything remotely like this before. It really has turned into "showbiz," horrible news as entertainment...

During the campaign, I got so I changed the channel every time Trump came on, I found him that offensive. I couldn't wait till it was over so I'd never have to see or hear from him again. And I still do that fairly often. I've discovered channels I never knew existed before. I like to know what's going on, but it's gotten so oppressive that I need to take a break.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Fri May 18, 2018, 03:53 AM

3. What I have found that works for me

Is to not watch any of the Cable Noise Networks MSNBC included. I am still informed watching a bit of local news every few days, skimming the news feed on the iPad and visiting both Facebook and sites such as this. Life is much less stressful and Iím not bothered with a bunch of self important entertainers posing as news media yacking at me to fill airtime before the next commercial segment for the drug of the day.

Colbert, the late nights and SNL have all ceased to be amusing.

I really recommend turning them all off.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #3)

Fri May 18, 2018, 04:06 AM

4. Well, that's why I started posting the late night comedians

The news was getting so tough to take that I figured we needed some more humor here. And it helps me to laugh along with Colbert and the others. I know that others here don't stay up as late as I do and there are some that don't even have TV, so I got into the habit of posting the ones I usually watch and when they've been in repeats I've even gotten PMs, LOL. Besides serving on MIRT, it's my way of giving back.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Fri May 18, 2018, 04:32 AM

5. I believe that you are doing a great thing

By posting the Late Show clips and I have enjoyed them along the way. That I am finding the shows to be less humorous in no way should be a reflection on your efforts. You are providing a wonderful service for many and itís appreciated.

I just cannot get into them anymore as I find it to be no longer to my liking.


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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Fri May 18, 2018, 06:55 AM

10. Rachel Maddow's show isn't like that. Most of her guests she has on are

investigative reporters. She breaks down the news sometimes in entertaining ways. Yes, it is very one sided. She is a Rhodes Scholar and got her political science doctorate at Oxford.

I get frustrated watching locals news. In my city anyway the local news is mostly about fires and shootings.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 05:49 AM

6. I don't have 12 minutes to waste. What is the "one result?"

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #6)

Fri May 18, 2018, 06:03 AM

7. He wants "the truth and facts to be respected in this country."

That's a quote.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

Fri May 18, 2018, 06:05 AM

8. Thanx. I link to many of these. If it is more than two minutes, I hit the "X" and wonder what I

missed.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #8)

Fri May 18, 2018, 06:14 AM

9. Some guests are more entertaining than others, Stephen had fun with this one

Since this is a political forum, I only post the political guests, but unless they're amusing, I don't watch till the end, either.

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