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Beto O Rourke targets RW Media as terrorist

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Estro Felino, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Shad

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    Beto's campaign is in the dumpster. He is desperate for support
     
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    Beto said it that's why.
     
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    Guitar's Cry Verisimilitudinous

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    Possibly. I felt it was more about being anti-establishment, hence the impact that Bernie had.

    Only because he's been putting them out there for many, many...many years. Are Trump's fresh? I mean, trickle down economics, immigration reform...
     
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    So if he actually said it, & his defenders don't address that,
    but instead object to the source, this would be deflection, eh.
     
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    Man, when I was younger, if somebody disagreed with your politics they were just wrong or stupid. Now they're either a terrorist, racist, white supremacist, fascist, authoritarian, traitor, misogynist, man-hater, or whatever other distasteful smear people come up with nowadays...

    Can somebody send me 15 years back to the past when things were more sane around here?
     
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    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    True, Trump's policies is not much different than Bush, Clinton, Obama. Ben Shapiro and others have commented on the fact that Trump tapped into the spirit of the nation. Which is exactly what Obama did to win 2 terms. Marianne Williamson tapped into this "spirit" during the last debate and got alot of attention for it.

    Andrew Yang represents new ideas to me. Ideas that could be supported with bipartisanship. We might actually get something done for the citizens of the U.S. instead of the constant mexican standoff between the house, senate, and PoTus we've witnessed over the past 20+ years?
     
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    I mean, things have always been like this. Mccarthyism?

    The more things change...
     
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    The difference is, McCarthy was eventually told off, and he was the one guy driving it. The entire media, left AND right, as well as our politicians are all driving this cancerous polarization in our time.
     
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    True! There's nothing here I can argue with. I do think there are problems with the various "isms," and they should be called out. But I do agree that divisive politics is an issue that is far reaching and very dangerous. It is a problem we're going to have to figure out.
     
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    Democrats would never allow anyone so practical to run.
    They need someone with more controversy, a more radical
    agenda, more excitement, & more party entrenchment.
     
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    I have a bad feeling it'll be sorted out with fists now rather than words. Things are deteriorating by the week these days.
     
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    You mean things like "Sei bellisima!" when he sees you walking down the street?!? :cool:
     
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    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    Blushes:oops:
     
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    Anyone going to point out that he didn't remotely say RW media were "terrorist groups"?

    I wonder how many people who are whining about this managed to successfully comprehend that Trump didn't really think the moon was part of Mars. People suddenly seem to lose the ability to properly comprehend English with good faith when it paint the other side in a bad light though.

    The beauty of partisan bias and its ability to override even basic cognitive functioning :D


    “The seeds of terror we saw that August day are transmitted day and night on Fox News, the most watched cable news channel in the country,” Mr. O’Rourke claimed. “They are amplified by right-wing websites like Breitbart, and in messages forced onto local news broadcasts by Sinclair Media. They metastasize on Facebook. And they filter up from grotesque online havens for white supremacists who preach intolerance and worship violence.

    “Every media outlet that covers Trump’s rallies uncritically is serving dangerous ends. This language of fear and intimidation is not, as some would have it, simply political theater; it actually changes our behavior,” the former congressman continued. “Right before a terrorist came to our community to kill 22 innocent people, police believe he wrote a manifesto that used the President’s language of ‘invasion.’ The President used the word ‘invasion’ to describe immigration in over 2,000 ads on Facebook.”
     
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    Yes. And being lazy. I found the quote on regular MSM sites with little effort.
     
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    That is what the OP's source posted. Ignore the clickbait headline.
     
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    It's not just the headline, it's also the entire article and much of the discussion here that is completely misrepresenting what he said.

    Unfortunately that's what modern political discussion tends to be: try to work out the most negative way you can twist someone's words and act like this is what they actually said. Then cry about the dishonesty and injustice when the 'other side' does exactly the same thing.
     
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