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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:19 PM

Dear MSM, You are doing it again. Stop it! During the 2016 election campaign, you all gave thAt

insane creature currently soiling OUR House what amounted to several billion dollars worth of free air time. You spent hours showing empty podiums, with endless chatter. You spent so much time covering his insanity, his lies and hysteria, that one could be forgiven for not knowing that there was another candidate in the race. And we won't even talk at this point about your disgusting handling of the "debates" (the "moderating" was pathetically sycophantic).

You are doing the same thing right now. You KNOW that his daily ego-massaging "briefings are nothing BUT campaign rallies. Yrt, you are treating them as though they were legitimate news, giving him hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of free campaign air time. Stop it. Just stop feeding his insatiable ego, his narcissism, his lies and hatred. Stop it. Even having a real-time fact-checker will not solve the problem. Just STOP IT!!!

Wearily,

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Reply Dear MSM, You are doing it again. Stop it! During the 2016 election campaign, you all gave thAt (Original post)
niyad Apr 2020 OP
royable Apr 2020 #1
doc03 Apr 2020 #2
True Blue American Apr 2020 #36
NRaleighLiberal Apr 2020 #3
Stevegberg Apr 2020 #10
jrthin Apr 2020 #28
DENVERPOPS Apr 2020 #42
uponit7771 Apr 2020 #4
42bambi Apr 2020 #5
niyad Apr 2020 #6
certainot Apr 2020 #24
FiveGoodMen Apr 2020 #32
True Blue American Apr 2020 #37
Rebl2 Apr 2020 #43
mgardener Apr 2020 #7
SergeStorms Apr 2020 #8
Stevegberg Apr 2020 #9
Midnight Writer Apr 2020 #16
budkin Apr 2020 #11
ProudProgressiveNow Apr 2020 #12
Beartracks Apr 2020 #13
denbot Apr 2020 #14
spudspud Apr 2020 #15
JeaneRaye Apr 2020 #17
live love laugh Apr 2020 #18
BSdetect Apr 2020 #19
Peregrine Took Apr 2020 #29
rwsanders Apr 2020 #33
True Blue American Apr 2020 #38
world wide wally Apr 2020 #20
malaise Apr 2020 #21
handmade34 Apr 2020 #22
llmart Apr 2020 #23
niyad Apr 2020 #25
llmart Apr 2020 #27
True Blue American Apr 2020 #39
llmart Apr 2020 #40
Varaddem Apr 2020 #26
Newest Reality Apr 2020 #30
Blue_true Apr 2020 #31
MarianJack Apr 2020 #34
McCamy Taylor Apr 2020 #35
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2020 #41
ooky Apr 2020 #44
pink Apr 2020 #45
pansypoo53219 Apr 2020 #46
Mike Niendorff Apr 2020 #47
niyad Apr 2020 #48

Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:31 PM

1. Several hundred recs. n/t

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:40 PM

2. One of his biggest promoters was Morning Joe nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:36 PM

36. Yep!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:41 PM

3. he makes them money. the corporate owners are happy. the media does not really give a shit.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:03 AM

10. Pretty much this.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:14 PM

28. This pretty much sums the situation up. As Moonves said, he's bad

for democracy but he's good for ratings.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 08:33 PM

42. The corporate owners are deliriously gleeful

to help him in any and every way they can. EIGHTY PLUS PERCENT OF ALL U.S. MEDIA IS OWNED BY REPUBLICANS....

They are ecstatic these days with their performance. We are one millimeter away from a Corporate Fascist Tyranny.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:42 PM

4. K&R, at minimum the reporters should coordinate their questions against Trump but its not their

... family members who are being killed by CV19

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:56 PM

5. There is an advantage for us with the MSM airing Trump's mini rallies, and that is every

time he opens his lying mouth we have another free Dem ad. Day after day, Trump is destroying his own re-election chances by showing his true colors.

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Response to 42bambi (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:01 AM

6. Trouble is, his cult members do not see what sane people do in those performances.

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:25 PM

24. other political media pale in comparison to $5BIL/year x 30 years FREE by rw hate radio

at $1000/hr x 15 hrs/day x 1200 radio stations

and that's independent of other opinions - 95% of it is a chorus following limbaugh's lead - fed to him by think tanks here and in russia

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Response to 42bambi (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 03:16 PM

32. Don't think that's true

How many of his base have changed their "minds"?

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Response to 42bambi (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:38 PM

37. Let him go!

More and more are turning him off!

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #37)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:02 PM

43. Every time

that ugly face comes on I turn the channel. I think a lot of people are doing the same, so that can’t be making them money. My local NBC channel didn’t ever show him today at the supposed daily briefing. Figured he wasn’t having one, but switched over to msnbc and there they were. Quickly turned back to my local channel.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:41 AM

7. It 's like those parents

Who reward a obnoxious behaviour in a child just to shut them up.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:47 AM

8. No screaming shit.

Every time that walking cesspool opens his mouth they think they have to cover it, lest he say something so important about the virus crisis the world would stop turning on it's axis if they missed it. All he ever does is lie, lie, LIE incessantly, and tell everyone what a terrific job he's been doing.

Cease. Desist. If he ever does say anything of importance borrow the feed from TrumpTV.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:03 AM

9. Trump is good for ratings and clicks, unfortunately. Just deprive the narcissist of attention.

It’s his oxygen, after all.

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Response to Stevegberg (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:35 AM

16. Not from me. I can't watch him for a more than a few seconds. He turns my stomach sour.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:06 AM

11. Trump is great ratings

The country be damned!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:06 AM

12. KR NT

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:19 AM

13. K to the f*in' R

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:22 AM

14. It's deja vu all over again..

Apologies to Yogi, who was and is the only New York Yankee ever worth quoting. I’d love to hear what he would have said about “The Dump” had he lived to be 105.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:26 AM

15. Agreed, 100%.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:42 AM

17. I SO agree and....

I don't know how TV ratings happen; I mean, do "they" just somehow know when your TV is on or not? I have just started recently having my TV on for some time before Trump appears for his daily BS session and as soon as he appears, "click", I turn off my TV, in hopes that many other people do the same. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knows how ratings happen and how to affect them. Wouldn't that be great, if we could just all turn off our TV's at one time and make the news channels quit covering that A-hole?! I have actually been watching Governor Cuomo regularly since I believe he is telling the truth and he is a soothing and calming voice to the public. I believe that is what we need right now.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:48 AM

18. Why would they change something that's working? nt

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:50 AM

19. I never watch any of it (MSM) since 2016 - we need our own channel.

Meanwhile DU suits me along with various links that appear.

Of course they love a tight race and will create that with goons like Kornacki

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:15 PM

29. I was a huge fan of environmentalist Al Gore and loved him more when he started that network

but then he and his co-owners pulled the plug after a while and then I didn't like him so much.

Seemed to get too much into the money gettin' business for me.

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #29)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 03:24 PM

33. I'm frustrated with a lot of folks in that realm. They are OK with committing a few hours to an

interview, but won't stick with an important project unless it is profitable.
Maybe not the best comparison, but reminds me of the way Larry Ellison ruined the America's Cup because he was using NASCAR as a model for making it profitable (killed a guy so he knew he was on the right track). I liked it better when it was a game that drove billionaires to bankruptcy.

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #29)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:43 PM

38. Current

Is when I began to watch Ali Velshi. He left a successful show on CNN. Asked why he he went to a fledgling he said,” Because I want to report real stories!”

Then AL sold to Aljazeera. The corporate world drove them out of this country.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 11:00 AM

20. +1,000,000,000,000

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 11:02 AM

21. K & R n/t

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:00 PM

22. K&R

10 minutes daily with the Doctors to brief us is all that is necessary... anytime trump is there, networks should cut away...

I was watching periodically, hoping to see the moment that trump actually imploded...

...the reporter asking about "Tiger King" is absolutely when these briefings 'jumped the shark' ENOUGH!! STOP IT ALREADY!

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:14 PM

23. Great rant!

Now, have you sent this on to the networks? Is there a petition people can sign that would get sent to the networks with all the people who want them to stop covering the blithering idiot?

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Response to llmart (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:32 PM

25. I have, and I gather that many people have voiced similar views. Will it help? Sadly, I doubt it.

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Response to niyad (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:52 PM

27. It may help a little.

I know that I emailed our local news station and told them I tuned into them to get all the local news and not have to be assaulted by a political campaign speech every day. Two days ago I turned on the local news at 6 PM and the main broadcaster said that there was important local news and weather to report and that they would not be covering the blowhard's speech and they said if anyone was interested, they could get it online.

I was so pleased. They did the same yesterday. Maybe more people are contacting them telling them to stop the nonsense. This morning, Good Morning America had only Dr. Fauci on.

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Response to llmart (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:45 PM

39. CNN does not have him on.

They have only been showing portions for a week now!

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #39)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:50 PM

40. Good for them.

I don't have cable so never see CNN (which is fine by me). After the way he treats their reporters, I'm surprised they'd ever televise him again unless it was if he was resigning/dying/going to jail.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 12:50 PM

26. At least have a real-time factcheck and commentary

Let the commentator go off on a tangent like Trump does.
I’m picturing Sandra B. Starting each retort with “OK princess...”

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:16 PM

30. Are they trying...

Are they trying to encourage us to make excuses for and love being abused by our abuser?

I have seen only a handful of realistic, scathing reporting on what the Picture of Dorian Trump really looks like. I have only seen a smattering of depictions of just how nude this pseudo-Emperor is, and yes, I know that's a disgusting thought in itself.

I have seen a softening of words and benefit of the doubt writing and reportage, when the power of the pen should be shaving the orange fuzz off of the top of this dictators bloated head.

Something is rotten in Denmark, as they used to say. Sucking up, or what?

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 01:59 PM

31. I believe the coverage now has the potential to hurt him more than help.

He has a record now, people have seen things about him. He had no track record in politics in 2016 and the media did a shitty job of looking into the intimate details of his business record. Also, in 2016, he was able to accuse the media and get away totally with it, now rational people see that behavior as deflection.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:24 PM

34. They ignored the worst FACTS about Dolt45, and...

...ceaselessly fawned over him.

At the same time treating the worst rumors about Hillary Clinton as breaking hard news with never ending coverage about her fucking emails.

I fully expect them to do so again.

Did Joe Biden put his arm around a lady in 1979?

WE have to be the media.

As always, Donald Trump is an idiot ans an ass hat.

#notmypresident

RESIST

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 06:36 PM

35. He is probably offering them bribes

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 07:57 PM

41. Wasting your breath, but I agree 100%

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:08 PM

44. I agree. Shut it off. It wouldn't be on without an audience.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:37 PM

45. What I would like to see at these mini Trump rallies each day is

that the journalists show more aggression. If he insults the journo, or starts to interrogate them, they should all get up and walk out. Also he may be president by title but not by actions. They are currently showing him too much courtesy.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:57 PM

46. RATINGS. the ratings whore pimped by the teevee ratings whores.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 11:39 PM

47. K&R again.


Because this is still critically important.


MDN

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 06:45 PM

48. . . . .

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