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Oct 27, 2020Liked by Eric Boehlert

The NY Times has a slide show in the opinion section that lays out 6 ways the Trump campaign is running on authoritarian and racist tropes. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/26/opinion/trump-election-authoritarianism.html

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interesting read, thanks for sharing

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Gee if only there were some clue he would be like this, like, I dunno, maybe if he'd spent two years before the last election talking about how stupid our country is and how great places like Russia and Turkey are, out loud, on TV every single day. You know, some kind of hint.

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Oct 27, 2020Liked by Eric Boehlert

One other thing: the Today Show has a co-host Jenna Bush Hagar - daughter of George W. Bush. They really have no excuse for the ‘error’, but you can see one more reason why they might react the way they did.

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Because they rather tell a lie than the truth, that seems to be a hard thing for these so called journalist and news programs.

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Just another reason why I rarely turn on the TV set anymore.

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Oct 27, 2020Liked by Eric Boehlert

"If we keep talking about the economy we're going to lose." With the quotation marks: something Obama said John McCain said. Without them: something Romney said Obama said. Transcribing audio can get perilous. Old dog. Old tricks.

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Thanks Eric. One week to go. And we hope a reckoning will follow.

I am also tired of the lies, and RW media, but want to comment on a different section of your post today:

"In a significant shift since 2000, the GOP has taken to demonizing and encouraging violence against its opponents, adopting attitudes and tactics comparable to ruling nationalist parties in Hungary, India, Poland and Turkey," from The Guardian.

Greed and dishonesty abound in the GOP. But a threat to kidnap a sitting Governor?

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as I’ve been saying go years, entire GOP has become completely radicalized. it started under Obama and has accelerated. Press tho, tends to look away

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All I ask them to do is treat Donald Trump and this White House like they would any other source. Just look at the record of truthfulness and check things out.

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Exactly. Idea the Today show would take Trump campaign gotcha clip and assume it was legit is crazy

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It's because in many cases, the main stream media is salivating at the thought of some kind of transgression to pounce on regarding Biden. It's looking more and more like no contest (all cheating aside) yet the press would die to get their hands on a scoop that could impair the Democratic candidate. There are many reforms we need if and hopefully we get this orange cancer removed from the White House and take both houses. One includes some kind of reprimand for when the press deliberately bends the truth or downright lies. But of course if Biden wins, I somehow feel their questioning of the new president will be much more direct than it was of the current one.

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I think press def anxious to include some Biden “gaffes” during final days

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NBC has a problem here, that makes it difficult to apologize. One of their stars, Kristen Welker, promoted this nonsense.

She just got off an accolade riddled gig as the final debate moderator, and NBC just couldn't throw her under the bus.

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you can be sure f NBC did this to a Republican they’d past loud, fast correction

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Gee, and we thought Savannah Guthrie had saved the reputation of NBC News forever and ever, amen.

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NBC probably sees the editor’s note as proof the media has changed its ways. After all there wasn’t any effort to correct the way the media had taken Hillary’s “coal gaffe” completely out of context from a statement she made about her detailed $30 billion plan to help revive coal communities. The media gleefully portrayed her as a flippant, heartless woman with no compassion for people living in coal country when they knew this was the message she was sending:

“ And we’re going to make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people. Those people labored in those mines for generations, losing their health, often losing their lives to turn on our lights and power our factories. Now we’ve got to move away from coal and all the other fossil fuels, but I don’t want to move away from the people who did the best they could to produce energy that we relied on.”

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/15/16306158/hillary-clinton-hall-of-mirrors

The media has consistently told the public that Hillary had had nothing to offer working class people when she in fact was the one with the most comprehensive plan to create good jobs and she was the candidate who had addressed that issue the most. The media really does stick with their preferred storyline no matter what the facts.

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Who was the "reporter"? These people should be shamed and shunned.

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