#2 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 2 days ago
Smoking Guns wrote:
Haley is more of a war hawk than DeSantis. Haley probably is a bigger fan of the military industrial complex.
What exactly is the GOP stand on this? Less on defense spending and intervening in wars and shit or more military hawkishness?James wrote:
The problem with media sort of candidates like Tucker Carlson is that I have no idea what his real thoughts are on things. I mean he might be just saying shit for ratings or entertainment purposes. I think he's smarter than the stuff he peddles.
It's literally for entertainment purposes only.
While I hadn't watched Fox News heavily since the early 2000s, that info turned me off to it completely.
When Fox was being sued for various shit said by Hannity, Tucker, etc. Fox admitted it wasn't meant to be real news(which is a tad ironic), for entertainment purposes only, and no one in their right mind would believe what is being said on the shows.
How this info didn't destroy their careers and kill off Fox News shows in a nutshell how fucked up this country is.
Before SG responds with "But CNN lies too!....
Yes they do. So does MSNBC. However, nothing those two outlets have done comes close to the insanity of admitting your show isn't news but propaganda disguised as entertainment.
Last week's admission by CNN that they played up Covid for ratings and to make Trump look bad is getting awfully damn close though.
I want all these media outlets regulated again.
No lies...only news. The panels of talking heads needs to be limited to a set amount of hours a week. You also have to give equal time to both sides.
I think he's smarter than the stuff he peddles.
He's an elitist...heir to the Swanson foods fortune....who plays a character on TV that relates to the common man. Millions of people fall for it. Apparently like Trump, he's mocked the idiocy of his own followers in private.
These people are despicable and insidious.
The problem on a larger scale is that these people just need to report the news and deliver facts. I don't mind if you have one or two of these opinion shows but fuck when almost every news show is skewed with the anchor's opinions, I mean what happened to these people being neutral or objective. Try watching the BBC or whatever. There's very little opinion and just the simple matter of fact delivery of news stories. And to be honest, if I wanted slanted opinon types I'd go online.
I disagree on giving both sides equal time. If one side is peddling false shit, then NO you don't need to give them airtime. No real time was needed to give the Dems their defund the police thing or the Republicans lie about election fraud. That's one of the big problems really. It just helps one side spin and obfuscate.
As far as Carlson is concerned, I'm shocked he's still relevant given how Jon Stewart fucking nuked him on live tv in 2003.
Tucker is typically the smartest guy in the room. John Stewart is smart but he didn’t nuke him over substance, just called out his bow tie.
#3 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 2 days ago
Smoking Guns wrote:mitchejw wrote:
Kyle Rittenhouse might not sleep well tonight
Why? Totally different situation
it sets a new potential precedent...if a white cop can't get away with it...how come some kid who obtained a gun illegally?
Self defense. Not murder.
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#6 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 3 days ago
Just read this. Holy shit..........
BREAKING: Judge in Chauvin trial just told defense that Democrat Maxine Waters "may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned."
Waters urged protesters to stay in streets & "get more confrontational" if Chauvin is found not guilty.
How does she still have a job in government? She is a total embarrassment to our country
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Shadow of Your Love! It’s on the deluxe version of the greatest hits....come on James. They had to move mountains in order to get that through all the red tape. Geeeez....you unappreciative prick.
Lol! I will say that AFD box set is pretty awesome. Some great versions of songs on there.
#10 Re: The Garden » Current Events Thread » 7 days ago
Local leaders have more impact on your life, and it's pretty clear that woke progressives, not democrats as a whole, but wokesters have absolutely no ability to govern or lead. Jesus, they can't handle a crisis, and every time they implement progressive legislation they end up with skyrocketing crime AND worse income disparity. With the media fixation on Abbot and DeSantis, why are progressive states having spikes with covid?
This isn't letting republicans off the hook, but the obsession with Georgia voting laws is a good example of how news is manipulated and framed as the majority of blue states have STRICTER voting laws than GA. The disinformation is egregious. Biden has been giving Trump a run for his money on lying. Washington Post is the only msm news outlet to call him out on it, he's been getting four Pinocchios every time he talks/lies about Georgia voting laws. Why haven't more media outlets talked about this? He just caused the greatest humanitarian crisis at our border in modern history. *crickets*
Biden, just yesterday, said that he promised he'd follow Bin Laden to the gates of hell... He NEVER said this. John McCain did. And Biden told Obama NOT to take him out. Not a peep about this lie from the gatekeepers of truth.
Yep, and Jen Psaki is worse than Trumps last couple of press secretaries.