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I'll give CNN credit for this

They are keeping Daniel Dale busy fact checking tfg's big lie fest last night. He's been on a few times since last night. Haven't seen much fact checking on MSNBC.
Posted by senseandsensibility | Wed Nov 16, 2022, 04:28 PM (9 replies)

Dave Chappelle will host SNL tonight

Controversial, to say the least. Last week they had a skit in which they portrayed all Dems who might run in 2024 as nightmares using a horror flick parody. The gang on CNN all thought it was hysterical (the week-end before the midterms). Apparently, there was nothing funny or easily skewered about the Repugs to mock. It's not like they were doing anything crazy right before the midterms or anything.

Does this almost all new cast even make fun of repugs anymore? I know that they can do endless takes on the Biden is old bit. But I have to think that eventually even they will get tired of that. Or maybe not.
Posted by senseandsensibility | Sat Nov 12, 2022, 04:53 PM (21 replies)

So the media was taken in by all the RCP rightwing polls

and screamed about a red wave for weeks because of that. All of those polls have proven to be B.S. Ari just did a scathing report on both Real Clear Politics and the idiot talking heads who just repeated the lies. He showed clips of all kinds of CNN journalists happily serving as mouthpiece for RCP.

Has CNN covered this or are they just pretending it didn't happen? I think I know the answer, but since I stopped watching I can't be sure.
Posted by senseandsensibility | Thu Nov 10, 2022, 07:52 PM (18 replies)

It's a new day, and I pledge not to

1. Listen to "Trump whisperer" journalists from now on. Six years of this nonsense is enough, and it was boring six years ago. Who in the eff cares what he "feels" or "thinks"?
2. Watch elite beltway journalists spout their third grade level wisdom with an air of superiority as they rip Dems. It is hilarious to watch them try to backtrack today, though. Oops!
3. Watch or listen to the upcoming avalanche of Desantis puff pieces that will of course fill FAUX for the next two years, but also CNN and MSNBC. I'm tired of it already. And the so-called feud between him and TFG is like watching 2 kindergartners fighting over their favorite toy. Stupidity is not really entertaining.

I think those are the main three. If I can avoid these, I may be able to stop taking my blood pressure meds. And I will be much better informed.
Posted by senseandsensibility | Wed Nov 9, 2022, 03:46 PM (4 replies)

So....I guess CNN

ran a long interview with Kevin McCarthy this morning in which he was treated as the de facto speaker and given free reign. Apparently, he was allowed to lie without being challenged at all. It got so bad that when it was over Don Lemon openly criticized the journalist doing the interview (Melanie Zanona). He tried to do the fact checking himself. His two cohosts just sat there.

I read about this on twitter. Did anyone see it? I have stopped watching CNN.
Posted by senseandsensibility | Mon Nov 7, 2022, 08:04 PM (28 replies)

Does it seem like the media intentionally avoid coverage of Beto?

I've been noticing this for a while, but he was endorsed recently by Oprah. Didn't get any of the coverage that Fetterman's endorsement did. I realize that there was a previous relationship with Oz and Oprah, but still. I just don't hear anything about him and he is a very compelling communicator IMHO.
Posted by senseandsensibility | Mon Nov 7, 2022, 06:06 PM (8 replies)

I don't think I've ever posted about a rump rally

since he started doing them in 2015 or whenever. Probably never even clicked on a post here about one. Ignore them has been my motto.

However, something just hit me as I skimmed through twitter. I saw a poster tweet that they (today) just played Qanon music and when TFG mentioned Pelosi the crowd yelled "lock her up!" Just let that sink in. Days after her 82 year old husband was hit in the head with a hammer by one their own. I know we are numb, but OH MY GOD.

I am honestly torn. Is it better to completely ignore these obscene spectacles as I have done for 7 years, or should the mainstream media be calling them out more for how genuinely insane and dangerous they are? There is some coverage, but I think it is sanitized and I am starting to wonder if this is the best strategy.

What do you think?
Posted by senseandsensibility | Sun Nov 6, 2022, 07:02 PM (14 replies)

"Dems brace for losses" "Dems on the Defensive"

It suddenly dawned on me what's behind this language. If Dems were actually behind, they would say that, wouldn't they? These are weasel words, and more evidence of the media helping repubs with their messaging.

Currently, CNN has a headline on its page saying the Dems are preparing for losses in New York, including the Governor's race. But she is not actually behind. They want us to think it's all hopeless.

I call it Midterm Mindgames. Don't play their game.
Posted by senseandsensibility | Fri Nov 4, 2022, 06:42 PM (84 replies)

Trumpers want all the polls to show them ahead or close

so that they can cry foul when they lose. So they've been pumping out partisan polls that show them ahead and the media has been lapping them up. Then, surprise, non partisan polls come out showing something very different. The damage is done.
Why are so many journalists willing to go along with this #$%%?
Posted by senseandsensibility | Mon Oct 31, 2022, 04:59 PM (6 replies)

Oh c'mon....

Pamela Brown just said that "according to the President" (Biden) Nancy Pelosi was the target of the intruder. As if it was just a wild idea of Biden's alone. The chief of Police in San Francisco said that 24 hours ago. And anyone with common sense knew that as soon as the "Where's Nancy?" quotes surfaced. Which also was 24 hours ago.
Posted by senseandsensibility | Sat Oct 29, 2022, 07:13 PM (4 replies)
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