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Old 01-20-2019, 07:49 PM
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Some of you criticize (sometimes rightly) the New York Times. Check out this incredible POS article from yesterday’s Washington Post: The Man Who Stood Behind Trump.

I kept reading, and reading, and reading … is there some point here, to all this drivel about Joe? Nope!

It ends with Joe’s observations on how real purty a Mississippi Delta sunset and moonrise are! Thanks, WaPo, for larnin’ us about Joe’s feelings on the moon and the sun! And thanks for this long-winded, meandering, pointless, emetic exudation of reportorial fapping. :fap:

Fuck you, Joe. Fuck you and your whole family, and the horses you all rode in on. Fuck you all, including your purty Mississippi Delta sunset!

I notice WaPo apparently won’t even open comments to this insensate drivel. Probably too ashamed.
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They want me to pay money to read that... Joe who?
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:34 PM
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They want me to pay money to read that... Joe who?
You should not have to pay anything, unless you've exceeded your quota on monthly WaPo story readings. But even if you have, you should be able to get it on a private browser window.
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Here, I edited the whole pile of shit, about 3,500 + words, to its bare essence, about 550 words. WaPo needs me!


By I.M.N. Idiot

CLEVELAND, Miss.

A man on his way to see President Trump was speeding along a two-lane highway, “I just love these rallies,” he said — and the view through his windshield was of wide-open Mississippi Delta: blank blue sky, harvested brown fields and little white puffs of leftover cotton trash that blew into the air as he zipped by doing a confident 85. He loved Trump. Trump made him feel good.

His name was was Joe.

He was a man of some wealth, his optimism high, his confidence strong, his place in a certain American firmament secure, speeding in a gold-colored sedan to a rally at the Tupelo airport, where his VIP pass was waiting. “I’m lucky,” he liked to say. “Privileged.”

He did not mind saying that he was living on family money going back a century. His father was a cotton farmer who once owned so much land in the Delta town of Beulah that when a stranger asked where the Davidson land was exactly, Joe said, “Go to Beulah and look around.” His mother grew up on an Arkansas ranch with its own commissary, and Joe was thinking about her now, driving along past miles of flat fields.

“Little Bun,” he said. “That’s what we called me mum. You seen ‘Gone with the Wind’? She was the spitting image of Vivien Leigh. Thought she was the queen of England. That tends to rub off on a child.”

“These people got tons of mon’,” he said, looking out at all the farms.

He was in good spirits. He was glad to be seeing the president again, although he had decided to be more cautious about expressing himself in front of the cameras considering what had happened to him after the last rally he’d gone to. There, he had laughed and cheered while Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford, who had been assaulted by Brent Kavanaugh.

The image of Joe cheering went viral, and he took a lot of guff for it. He dunno know why.

“We live in the greatest country in world and I am super proud to be able to do so!! God Bless America.”

“I do have feelings,” he added. “I’m a good person. Isn’t that what people say about me? Also, I have one black friend. We shoot pool together.”

He grew up in the Mississippi Delta in the ‘60s and ‘70s. He doesn’t remember any racism.

He sped along in the dark through a place where civil rights workers were murdered and African Americans were routinely lynched in the name of maintaining white power in Mississippi. Joe had been spared hearing such stories growing up, and as an adult, it was nothing he wanted to dwell on.

“If I’m in my space, and there are no problems, why am I going to go looking for a problem?” Joe said.

“That’s fake news!” He said about criticism of Trump

He did not like being doubted.

He did not like being misunderstood.

He liked feeling good about himself, good about America and good about his place in it, standing behind the president. He glanced out the window at the clear black sky.

“Moon’s pretty,” he said. “That’s one thing about a Delta sunset and moon and a sunrise. You’re going to get it flat. It’s going to be right out there.”

“What a great day,” he said.
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That part about how oblivious he is is longer than that, and it's kind of the point.

I'll grant it might be too subtle for a newspaper story, but it's pretty damning. Definitely not a puff piece.
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I agree it's not a puff piece. But I think that in the world in which we live now, it's tone deaf. It's of a piece with the NY Times article about the Nazi sympathizer, trying to show they're just people like the rest of us.

They're not.
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This tweetstorm from Kurt Eichenwald on the implications of the Stone indictment could go a number of places, but I’m gonna place it here because of his sharp criticism of the mainstream media for its atrocious coverage of the 2016 election. Eichenwald seems to be taking a bit of a well-deserved victory lap here, since he was covering this story in 2016 when most of the rest of the MSM was covering EMAILS! 24/7 – or in other words, basically serving as mouthpieces for the Individual-1 campaign. A large part of what Eichenwald was reporting at the time wound up becoming central to the Mueller investigation, and we still haven’t gotten an accounting from sources such as the Fuck the Fucking Vichy New York Times as to how they messed up the story so thoroughly. Worth reading in full.


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Why are these questions haunting her? Why, because we keep asking them! There's nothing new, the issue has been pretty thoroughly explored, but why should we discuss her policy ideas, her campaign organization or her speech?

The president made a joke making light of the Trail of Tears, so clearly we have to talk about how Warren hasn't put these questions to bed.

(And yes, that means the media can't talk about it AT ALL because saying "this is far from the most important thing about Elizabeth Warren and the media coverage should reflect that" is the same as "the media should never criticize Democrats.")

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But, of course...


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Arguably worse than that, Trump eats pizza with a knife and fork. And inarguably worse than that, he stacks his slices. That alone should have disqualified him.

Me Lover's Pizza with Crazy Broad - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Video Clip) | Comedy Central

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Based on how you eat pizza, Donald, I want to see your long-form birth certificate. I don’t think you were really born in New York.
(This probably won’t work for non-Americans; sorry.)
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NYT learned a new word.





Now if they fould figure out how to apply that vigorously to a Trump rally speech. There are so many things to practice on in one of those.
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RIGHT? I mean, I get being all :susp2: about a candidate who will "misremember" or "misstate" or whatever euphemism you wish to employ. BUT COME ON.

Of course, one must remember that it's easy to focus on one or two lies than it is on the ocean of untruths another politician routinely employs every time he opens his mouth.
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