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senseandsensibility's Journal
senseandsensibility's Journal
May 21, 2024

Tur is interrupting everyone on MSNBC

I won't bother to try to condense her comments, but the jist of it was that Cheato had a ragtag staff in 2016 and no one to warn him about breaking election law. Boo Hoo. Cry me a river.

She literally interrupted the attorney to wail about this in very dramatic terms, continuing to interrupt other panel members.

May 21, 2024

Two thoughts from this morning

I have been reading twitter accounts that I have followed for years instead of so much MSNBC, which is horrible in the morning. My self-selected commentators are much more insightful than Tur and the gang in the morning.

Best observations so far: Cheato came out of the courtroom again this morning and claimed he's not going to testify because he's gagged. An absolute lie, one which Merchan has already straightened him out on as part of the court record. So he knows it's a lie. This should be a top story. He broke his promise to testify, and he lied about it to the press. Why don't they care? This came from Ron Filipinski, if you'd like to see more about what he has to say.

Second best observation came from Aaron Rupar. It was a pointed criticism of Sam Stein, who has been absolutely atrocious for the NYT lately. Stein has not criticized the Reich comment from Cheato at all. Guess who he has criticized. You guessed it. Joe Biden. Apparently when Joe said that the comments were wrong, it did not live up to Sam Stein's expectations.

May 21, 2024

James Carville had a good point on Jen's show

He thinks Biden is getting hit on the age issue, and should counter that he has released all his medical records. Cheato has not released any since he left office (if you could call those medical records) and has declined since then. It is a longstanding norm that candidates release their medical records. Where are his?

Why does Cheato get away with throwing stones when he lives in a glass house? Biden, his surrogates, or the press (lol) should be calling him out on this.

May 20, 2024

I would say that 70% of CNN's coverage of the trial today

is bashing Cohen. I recorded Wolf Blitzer's show and fast forwarded through it. They did cover the dressing down of Costello, but other than that it has all been "Cohen is a liar!" "Cohen is a thief!" One of their guests reminded Wolf that Cohen was hired by cheato, and he is not the one on trial.

Forty minutes into the show, they began a separate segment on Cohen, going through all his misdeeds and lies already covered at the beginning.

I don't know about you, but I get that he's a liar. I don't need it repeated for forty minutes. MSNBC is so much better and so much more insightful. Andrew Weissman pointed out that we only know about Cohen's theft because he admitted it, but we are not to believe anything else he says even with supporting evidence?
And I'm sure Lawrence will have much more interesting coverage tonight.

May 20, 2024

"Red as a strawberry"

No, not cheato. According to Hugo Lowell on twitter, Costello was red as a strawberry after his dressing down by the Judge.

Welcome to life outside the FAUX bubble, dude!

Hope he goes on his favorite network tonight and gets himself sanctioned.

May 15, 2024

What do you think of this attitude?

Charlie Sykes and David Frum both think Biden should NOT debate cheato. They think it elevates the former guy. The attitude, according to them, should be that a person under federal indictment charges who tried to overturn democracy should not be able to stand on the stage next to the POTUS.

I kind of like the attitude because it so unlike the always bending over backwards to be almost inhumanly fair routine that the Dems always adopt. I don't think that attitude has served us well. And it's true: cheato does not deserve to stand next to Joe. Just as a general matter.

May 15, 2024

I sense a total capitulation by the corporate media incoming

The media has reported and so far is still reporting that cheato challenged Biden to debates "anytime, anyplace". Biden accepted with his terms. So far so good.

How long until that is completely forgotten, cheato makes unreasonable demands and the corporate media goes along with it? I already saw a little hedging this morning when Chris Jansing had a sad because cheato needs a live audience and is so skillful at using it to his advantage.

Will the corporate media hold cheato to his "anytime, anyplace" dare?

May 15, 2024

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!

May 14, 2024

Andrea, Katy, and Chris

How many times can you ask how this is bad for the Dems? Is that all you can think of? Does it take three of you get that lame RW talking point across?

I have news for you. You're not earning your million dollar paychecks and you're not journalists. If you want to be R spokespeople, go for it.

I am so glad that I recorded this and can fast forward through it. Just saw Tur go off on Steele, of all people. When you can't handle wishy washy Michael Steele because he might be hurting cheato, you are really off the rails.

May 13, 2024

Katy Tur vs Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence is in the courtroom. He was describing the doofus parade of VP candidates showing up to support their idol. Today it was JD Vance and Tuberville. I was enjoying Lawrence's description of Vance on his phone the whole time (isn't that against the rules?) while Tuberville apparently was more attentive. Tur became very animated and said but Vance tweeted that it was understandable why trump was falling asleep, that he is 39 and almost fell asleep! She really sounded as if that was some kind of defense and she was defending both Vance and cheato.

Lawrence kind of skipped a beat as he absorbed this outburst, and then said something along the lines of okay that is how the VP brigade is defending this and went on to ridicule it some more. He wasn't rude, but he made it clear what he thought of that.

I enjoyed it when Tur was on vacation last week I must say.

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