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Old 12-28-2019, 10:32 PM
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I see Bretbug's superhero alter ego is Eugenics Man.
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Old 12-28-2019, 10:58 PM
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Haha, fun thrad and more in it, but:

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Old 12-30-2019, 09:32 PM
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It's been a banner year for Bret Stephens. He went wholly batshit when someone called him a "bedbug" on the Internet, "accidentally" cited the work of a white nationalist shitball in support of his conclusion that the Ashkenazim are the smartest of humans, and ... well, that's about it.

Hoss, is that you?
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I read that race science piece and was amazed at how, in just a few years, a guy with a craniotomy and an island dream could go from a podunk message board that nobody links to, to having his very own column in the New York Times.
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[Thanks] for the Hitlerchemofist.
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I agree with Sock.
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And now for something a little different.

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry UK Royal Reporters Coverage Compared To Kate Middleton And Prince William
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I don't read American tabloids so I mainly know what they're like from osmosis of discussion of them, but for an innocuous thing like cradling your baby bump this was far beyond what I would expect to see written in a US publication
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The British tabloids really are a special blend of horrible. See: Diana. I don't know if you see any copies of Hello! Magazine in the USA outside specialty news stands, but if you do, thumb through one for a head trip. You might even come away with a horrible new understanding of the English. :) (Sorry, not sorry, JoeP.) nb: There's a Hello! Canada edition on news stands and supermarkets here.

I can really understand why Harry wants to get his wife the fuck out of there.
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You might even come away with a horrible new understanding of the English. :) (Sorry, not sorry, JoeP.)
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Nothing beats a good demonstration, I see. :cheer:
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What comes next after a NY Times reporter admitted becoming "an unwitting agent of Russian intelligence" | Media Matters for America

From the link “If you get email correspondence of newsworthiness from any source, you have an obligation to publish it, assuming it's true, which in this case it was. You have an obligation to publish it,” Times executive editor Dean Baquet [argued] on NPR. “And if a powerful figure writes emails that are newsworthy, you've just got to publish them.”

Baquet presents a false choice between hiding vital information from the public and behaving exactly as media outlets did during the 2016 election -- one that seems to appeal to other Times political reporters. This formulation ignores a third option -- that the failure wasn’t that news outlets had published emails stolen by a hostile source, but that the scope of their coverage greatly exceeded the actual news value of the emails. The hacked email coverage is one of a series of cases in which poor editorial judgment led to an overwhelming focus on Clinton email-related purported scandals instead of pressing policy issues.


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New York Times, at it again




So the Republicans are described by their positive self-identification, and the Democrats are described by the Republicans' bullshit attacks on them. Huh.
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Although to some extent the NYT have (not at all in the way they intended) touched on a truth: the Repubs became the party of those whose think they are left behind. White men, for example. Possibly for only.

Those actually left behind, as the tweeter points out, aren't mentioned.
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Firing whistleblowers and threatening military discipline against them for reporting troubling information (to put it charitably) through the proper channels is "fighting the Deep State". Why is "straight news" using Trump's deeply partisan and dishonest framing?

Purging the bureaucracy of anyone who's not a loyalist is just fighting the Deep State, as opposed to building a right-wing Deep State. One might worry about the situation where Trump loses the election but refuses to concede defeat, that institutions will be sufficiently compromised that they'll side with him lawlessly declaring victory.
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Failure to describe such issues in Trumpian far-right buzzwords would render a media outlet a mere Democrat propaganda rag.
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I don't know where to put this.

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Classy.



Found the death panel.
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What. The. Fuck.



They had a graphic ready to go on this, like more than a few people had to be involved and no one said anything? Seriously?

We are all fucking doomed.
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Classy.

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Found the death panel.
If I get to choose the 2%, I could be OK with this.

Yes ... I'm applying to be the entire death panel.
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They had a graphic ready to go on this, like more than a few people had to be involved and no one said anything? Seriously?

We are all fucking doomed.
Checking calculations is sooo liberal. We've had enough of experts. They're just trying to represent the average citizen.
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