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Old 03-12-2017, 11:06 AM   #61
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I'm of the opinion that Trump set the combative tone and headlines reflect it rather accurately.
I also know you are a bigoted drama queen with a massive bias towards pushing your brand of bullsh!t.
Aha, so the media is as juvenile as you are, and thus are unable to be objective because someone hurt you with a word. This is real progress: recognizing that you have stunted mental and emotional growth is the first step towards realization that you are the problem.
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:49 PM   #62
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Aha, so the media is as juvenile as you are, and thus are unable to be objective because someone hurt you with a word. This is real progress: recognizing that you have stunted mental and emotional growth is the first step towards realization that you are the problem.
Most asinine thing I've read all day. Congrats!
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:52 PM   #63
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I'm sort of inclined to think that these headlines are more of a reflection of the change in how things are reported (much more emphasis on breathless, dramatic headlines and prose) than any intentional disparity between treatment of Obama and Trump. It still doesn't say anything nice about the media, but it seems like they all do it now.
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I'm sort of inclined to think that these headlines are more of a reflection of the change in how things are reported (much more emphasis on breathless, dramatic headlines and prose) than any intentional disparity between treatment of Obama and Trump. It still doesn't say anything nice about the media, but it seems like they all do it now.
I would suggest that there is a difference between how Obama and Trump dealt with this, and that those headlines reflected that difference. Obama seemed to have done so in the usual way of gradually replacing the existing attorneys with new ones as they came online. This was a considered considered process that ensured a smooth transition.

Trump, quite in contrast, has suddenly ousted the current attorneys, even with no immediate replacement lined up to assume their duties, seemingly due to some knee-jerk paranoia about some imagined deep-state of devious Obama holdover scheming to undermine Trump.

So yes, those two headlines do accurately reflect the distinctions in how Obama and Trump handled this aspect of their respective transitions.

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I would suggest that there is a difference between how Obama and Trump dealt with this, and that those headlines reflected that difference. Obama seemed to have done so in the usual way of gradually replacing the existing attorneys with new ones as they came online. This was a considered considered process that ensured a smooth transition.

Trump, quite in contrast, has suddenly ousted the current attorneys, even with no immediate replacement lined up to assume their duties, seemingly due to some knee-jerk paranoia about some imagined deep-state of devious Obama holdover scheming to undermine Trump.

So yes, those two headlines do accurately reflect the distinctions in how Obama and Trump handled this aspect of their respective transitions.

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Speaking of fake news bias, remember the meltdown about Jason Chaffetz saying people should prioritize health care spending over material crap?



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Your welcome, I felt your likewise reliable post deserved as much.
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Your welcome, I felt your likewise reliable post deserved as much.
Janet Reno fired all republican US attorneys in one day
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I didn't know that reliable is an autocorrect choice for delusional, but I corrected this for you anyway.
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What the media is trying to make a story out of is the fact that Trump told Bharara he'd keep him on, then fired him, it's not a story at all if you ask me. My question is how long will these positions remain vacant, as the current administration apparently has a lot of jobs to fill.

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What the media is trying to make a story out of is the fact that Trump told Bharara he'd keep him on, then fired him, it's not a story at all if you ask me. My question is how long will these positions remain vacant, as the current administration apparently has a lot of jobs to fill.

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Agreed. It bugs me a bit when I read the stories and halfway through the second paragraph it will say something like "this is a routine practice that all administrations do," as if they hadn't just tried to use breathless language to make this non-story into something dramatic. From what I had read, Bharara was told he would be kept on for a while, then was asked to resign, then he refused to resign and was fired. Why did he do this? Hard to say.
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Agreed. It bugs me a bit when I read the stories and halfway through the second paragraph it will say something like "this is a routine practice that all administrations do," as if they hadn't just tried to use breathless language to make this non-story into something dramatic. From what I had read, Bharara was told he would be kept on for a while, then was asked to resign, then he refused to resign and was fired. Why did he do this? Hard to say.
They're saying he's trying to raise his profile so he can run for Mayor of NYC. Basically, they think he's playing games.

As for rounding out this administration...

https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/...ngraham_buffer
Warren Vows Obstruction of Trump U.S. Attorneys

Even the GOP confirmed Obama's people almost right away, this is ridiculous
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I don't mind the Democrats vowing to obstruct (and then actually obstructing). I will be interested to see whether that strategy pays off for them come election time.
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It looks like Trump is running away from his wiretapping accusation. Apparently he meant that term to refer to broad surveillance activity.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/13/politi...ing/index.html
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It looks like Trump is running away from his wiretapping accusation. Apparently he meant that term to refer to broad surveillance activity.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/13/politi...ing/index.html
At the very least it looks to have killed the Russia red scare BS, so I'd call it a win regardless.
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At the very least it looks to have killed the Russia red scare BS, so I'd call it a win regardless.
Killed it? Hardly. More like drowned it out for the moment with yet more utterly baseless bluster and bombast.
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I don't mind the Democrats vowing to obstruct (and then actually obstructing). I will be interested to see whether that strategy pays off for them come election time.
If the Dems adopt a strategy of relentless obstructionism, can the GOP sue them for plagiarism (assuming they don't properly cite the GOP as the source of such strategy)?

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Killed it? Hardly. More like drowned it out for the moment with yet more utterly baseless bluster and bombast.
The entire wiretapping claim came from dishonest stories from the media. You can't fault Trump for taking what the NYT says in one of their cover stories as true.
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The entire wiretapping claim came from dishonest stories from the media. You can't fault Trump for taking what the NYT says in one of their cover stories as true.
So, are you suggesting Trump, didn't exercise the modicum of responsibility to actually check with the FBI/DOJ to factually confirm such serious charges, regardless of source, before indulging in yet another Twitter rant?
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