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Matt Wuerker for July 21, 2021

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    Concretionist  12 days ago

    This is why I don’t watch TV except the local news and fictional stuff. I mean, REALLY fictional, that’s labeled that way. And not much of that. I read (online) newspapers, and I avoid the ones that deal in snark, bile and hysteria.

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    Daeder  12 days ago

    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”― Isaac Asimov

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 12 days ago

    Shouldn’t so called news programs be required to tell the truth?

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 12 days ago

    ‘This is different’: New report warns of a ‘toxic’ anti-Biden backlash

    “Republican-dominated legislatures have invested in hot-button social issues, aggressively targeting minority communities and other groups for attack,” Pilkington explains. “At least 15 states have between them enacted 90 measures to restrict access to abortions — a record number. Thirty-three states have pumped out 250 anti-LGBTQ+ bills, and five have allowed firearms to be carried without a license in a major loosening of gun laws.”

    Pilkington adds, “The backlash so far this year has also involved virulent right-wing efforts to suppress the vote of Democratic-leaning demographics, especially people of color. In the first six months of the year, about 17 states have enacted 28 new laws that will restrict access to the ballot box, according to the Brennan Center, and more are certain to follow. The welter of voter suppression measures is not only striking in its own right, it is indicative of one of the great driving forces of this year’s seismic eruption of toxic right-wing legislation.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/biden-backlash/

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    loridobson Premium Member 11 days ago

    So clever, Mr. Wuerker.

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    rossevrymn Premium Member 11 days ago

    false equivalency alert!!!!!

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    Michael G.  11 days ago

    All the freedom one could want and yet, people choose the freedom to be stupid and ignorant.

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    Valiant1943 Premium Member 11 days ago

    Way past time to for us to find the better angels of our nature

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    waes-hael  11 days ago

    24/7 News cycle has brought back Yellow Journalism, with a vengeance.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 11 days ago

    ‘That boggles my mind’: Fox News host claims Russian jet can fly ‘twice the speed of light’

    https://www.rawstory.com/fox-news-russian-fighter-jet/

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 11 days ago

    Rachel Maddow connects the dots between Trump’s big fundraiser and the UAE trying to help his 2016 campaign

    According to prosecutors, Barrack was getting speech-language inserted in Trump’s remarks about the UAE and other demands the country had. He profited significantly from the efforts.

    But where the story takes a different turn is when stories begin to surface in 2018 about Donald Trump Jr. and other top Trump campaign aides meeting with gulf emissaries offering help to win the 2016 election.

    The New York Times wrote in May 2018 that “George Nader, told Donald Trump Jr. that the princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president.”

    The New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick also noted that Muhammad Bin Zia was working with the Trump campaign to try and meet with the Russians in the Seychelles.

    “How many people at the top level of the last admin and campaign were A. felons and B. were secret agents of foreign powers or are alleged to be by federal prosecutors?” she asked.

    https://www.rawstory.com/maddow-trump-indictments-uae-election-help/

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 11 days ago

    Fox News is undermining COVID vaccines in ‘the most cowardly way imaginable’: MSNBC host

    Fox News now seems to be going all-in on vaccines behind the scenes. The network is now requiring vaccine passports for people to come into work,

    https://www.rawstory.com/fox-news-toll/

    Apparently that Tucker at Fox who lies about vaccines for a living has been vaccinated.

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    LeftCoastBoomer Premium Member 11 days ago

    Actually, the current FACTS are hair-raising! Floods in Europe, fires in the West, Canada reports a temperature in the triple-digits…There’s no respite from stress unless you ration REAL news and avoid the schlock sources.

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    Perkycat  11 days ago

    EXACTLY!!

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 11 days ago

    On air, the Fox News attitude about COVID-19 vaccines is one of pure loathing. Popular prime time hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham routinely suggest that the vaccines don’t work, which is flatly false. In almost 60% of their segments about the vaccine, a recent analysis found, the network has pushed an anti-vaccination message, falsely implying the shots are dangerous or unnecessary.

    Fox News has framed the vaccine in highly emotional culture war terms, with the shot presented to viewers like other made-up panics, such as “cancel culture” or “critical race theory.” They are all a direct threat to the precious but poorly defined “freedom” that liberals supposedly want to snatch away. Viewers are made to feel that, by rejecting the vaccine, they are proving their conservative bona fides, sticking it to the liberals, and being the best MAGAs helping to make America great again.

    But when the cameras are off at Fox News, suddenly everything changes. The vaccine is no longer regarded as a dangerous threat to Mom and apple pie, but a common-sense health intervention backed up by medical science. As CNN reported on Monday, Fox News — while decrying “vaccine passports” on-air — has been using a vaccine passport among their own staff since early June. Vaccinated employees who get what is called the FOX Clear Pass “are allowed to bypass the otherwise required daily health screening” and basically return to normal life inside the Fox offices.

    Fox News are up to is much worse than garden variety hypocrisy. The whole thing is a dark reminder that the well-heeled pundits and corporate executives at Fox News have almost bottomless contempt for their own viewers, who they see as a bunch of gullible rubes to be exploited and discarded as needed for profit and political gain.

    https://www.rawstory.com/fox-news-has-revealed-the-staggering-level-of-contempt-that-conservatives-have-for-each-other/

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 11 days ago

    Mitch McConnell pleads with Trump supporters to get vaccinated — and they bombard him with rage

    https://www.rawstory.com/mitch-mcconnell-vaccine/

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 11 days ago

    ‘You crack me up’: Marjorie Taylor Greene laughs off question about children dying of Covid

    When a reporter pointed out that children and thin people have died of Covid-19, the Georgia Republican laughed demonstratively

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-laugh-covid-b1887635.html

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 11 days ago

    Dr Fauci refutes attacks from Rand Paul on Covid research in heated exchange: ‘If anybody’s lying here, it is you’

    Infectious disease chief tells Rand Paul: ‘You do not know what you’re talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially’

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/fauci-rand-paul-coronavirus-research-b1887394.html

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    Sarge Snorkle Premium Member 11 days ago

    Very true!

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 11 days ago

    “Won’t you be my neighbor?” Loser Rand Paul wants to arrest Tony Fauci

    Yup. @RandPaul

    threatened it earlier today. And now he’s following through. He wants to lock up Dr. Fauci. He said tonight on propaganda Foxnews that he’s sending a criminal referral to DOJ. Maybe it’s time for Fauci to sue Foxnews and the right-wing smear-mongers?

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/7/20/2041011/—Won-t-you-be-my-neighbor-Rand-Paul-wants-to-arrest-Tony-Fauci?utm_campaign=trending

    Anti Social Republican covid spreaders should be locked up in a mental institution before they kill more Americans.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 11 days ago

    Unvaxed Trump supporter who spread coronavirus conspiracy theories dies of COVID-19

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/7/20/2040959/-Unvaxed-Trump-supporter-who-spread-coronavirus-conspiracy-theories-dies-of-COVID-19?utm_campaign=trending

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    nyg16  11 days ago

    Rational, intelligent people want facts when they watch the news, that lets repubilCONS out

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    Gary Williams Premium Member 11 days ago

    Fox would not exist if they had to report facts.

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    trimguy  11 days ago

    Is it Summer Repeat Season again?

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    JeanMeslier  11 days ago

    I haven’t watched much TV news since the 1980s. I don’t even own a TV.Then the local newspapers got just as bad.

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    grumpypophobart  11 days ago

    Very goo depiction Matt…..a nation that has disconnected itself from reality. Sad.

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    bakana  11 days ago

    Facts do not generate any Revenue.

    If fact, some studies suggest that An Over Abundance of Facts can drive a news source into Bankruptcy.

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