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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:03 AM

 

Agree with Bill Maher that it stupid to ban Fox from hosting a debate

I hope that Rhiannon12866 will soon post the clip.

I thought it was petty when first announced and Maher articulated it very well.
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Reply Agree with Bill Maher that it stupid to ban Fox from hosting a debate (Original post)
question everything Saturday OP
obnoxiousdrunk Saturday #1
question everything Saturday #2
EndGOPPropaganda Saturday #4
wasupaloopa Saturday #6
fleabiscuit Saturday #11
greyl Saturday #3
TwilightZone Saturday #5
Rhiannon12866 Saturday #7
greyl Saturday #9
Rhiannon12866 Saturday #12
question everything Saturday #18
marylandblue Saturday #8
Awsi Dooger Saturday #10
Squinch Saturday #13
NurseJackie Saturday #14
Politicub Saturday #17
Politicub Saturday #15
McCamy Taylor Saturday #16

Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:11 AM

1. Did MSNBC host

 

a debate for Republicans in 2016 ? I can't remember.
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Response to obnoxiousdrunk (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:15 AM

2. No. And I don't know whether the RNC specifically banned it

 

Still, whether we like it or not, Fox has the highest number of viewers. Many get their info from Fox and if we want to reach them - we do, right? - we should go there.

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Response to question everything (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:24 AM

4. No. ZERO Fox viewers will vote for a Dem

 

It is far more important for us to start arguing that Fox is propaganda, not news, then it is to pursue Fox viewers.

Fox Propaganda Network is DESIGNED to get its viewers to vote GOP. We must marginalize it, not try to compromise with it.
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Response to question everything (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:31 AM

6. You must not have friends or relatives that watch Fox.

 

You canít get through to them with reason and debate.
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Response to question everything (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:03 AM

11. NBC, CBS, ABC, all have larger viewership. nt

 

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:18 AM

3. Would it not be okay if they banned Infowars or Stormfront?

 

Bill made some good points on that tonight, but still. Fox News is not responsible enough to get the honor of conducting a Democratic debate. They fucked up and lowered the bar for Republicans in 2016 to below pro-wrestling theatrics, and there's no sign of improvement since.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:26 AM

5. It's essentially state TV and a propaganda network.

 

Sorry, but no sale.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:40 AM

7. Here you go!

 



New Rule: Get In the Bubble | Real Time with Bill Maher



In his editorial New Rule, Bill calls on Democrats to engage with people they disagree with, even if it means appearing on Fox News.


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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:49 AM

9. Do you trust Fox News to conduct a reasonable Democratic debate?

 

Love ya.
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Response to greyl (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:04 AM

12. I think it would depend on who the moderators were

 

I've never tuned in, but have seen clips, and they really have some real winners. But if they're campaigning for it, they might make the effort to be fair - because if they weren't, they would have blown their chance to ever be considered again.
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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:57 PM

18. Thank you! Can always count on your magic wand

 

or whatever you are using..


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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:44 AM

8. Forget viewership. The problem is that Fox is not trustworthy.

 

They want to help Trump. Therefore they will try to help Trump's preferred opponent and hurt whoever he fears.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:53 AM

10. I would have agreed pre-Trump

 

Not now. Fox has taken it to levels I didn't think even they would stoop to. Cannot be acknowledged.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 07:22 AM

13. Why not have it on Lifetime? It's just as much of a news network, and it's less offensive.

 

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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:17 PM

14. I can't stand him. Attack, attack, attack. He reminds me of someone else who's never satisfied...

 

I can't stand him. Attack, attack, attack. He reminds me of someone else who's never satisfied, no mater what, and who only has negativity and petty smears for the Democratic party, Democratic leadership, and Democrats in general. Little wonder he's always playing footsie with that Stein-voting Cornell West and the Nader-voting Michael Moore, and the Trump-voting buddy Ann Coulter... they hate Democrats too.

I used to be able to tolerate him and take the good with the bad... but he totally lost me when he agreed with Milo Yiannopoulos and said something like "well, you've got a point" when Milo was arguing against transgendered Americans using public restrooms that matched their identity.

What a sickening disappointment that was. I'll never forgive him for giving Milo a national platform, for "legitimizing" him, and for agreeing with Milo's hate and bigotry.
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:21 PM

17. He's going to go full-on libertarian (again) once dems get a foothold

 

Just so he can be edgy. I used to like his show, but haven't watched it in three years or more. It became boring.

He is an entertainer. But not so much to me anymore.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:18 PM

15. Fox must be delegitimatized at every opportunity

 

They are a propaganda arm of the GOP. Nothing more.
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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 12:19 PM

16. Fox cannot be trusted. They will try to reinforce the GOP's "Big Lies."

 

I could easily see Fox doping Sanders water to make him look old and out of it and feeding answers to a fringe camdidate whom the GOP wants to see win the nomination.

Neutral thread as far of positivity versus Divide and Conquer go.
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