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Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 06 Sep 2018, 11:47
by thoreau
The man accepted a nomination from W? How does he live with himself? Copious drinking?

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 06 Sep 2018, 14:41
by Kolohe
Technically, I was a Senate confirmed goverment official once upon a time during the W administration.

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Sep 2018, 04:27
by Mo
McArdle says that the Nike ad backfired because of a Morning Consult poll. When it is pointed out that Labor Day online sales were up 31% yoy compared to 17% last year, she complains that its a shallow indicator.

Labor Day sales are a shallow indicator. But they’re a deeper indicator than a poll where no one is putting up money.

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Sep 2018, 06:20
by dhex
She's a Thomas Friedman level of fucking stupid.

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Sep 2018, 09:23
by Mo
dhex wrote:She's a Thomas Friedman level of fucking stupid.
Not nice dhex.

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Sep 2018, 14:39
by D.A. Ridgely
Kolohe wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 14:41
Technically, I was a Senate confirmed goverment official once upon a time during the W administration.
In that you were on a promotion list?

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Sep 2018, 14:41
by D.A. Ridgely
Aresen wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 19:30
thoreau wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 17:22
I dunno, there's something to be said for the person standing in between Trump and the launch codes.
*Envisions Mike Pence throwing himself on the Football*
Which is precisely why Pence won't allow himself to be alone in the same room with the Football!

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Sep 2018, 15:30
by Kolohe
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
08 Sep 2018, 14:39
Kolohe wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 14:41
Technically, I was a Senate confirmed goverment official once upon a time during the W administration.
In that you were on a promotion list?
Yes! (the best kind of correct)

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 02:06
by Hugh Akston
Jim Acosta violated one of the oldest rules of journalism

I'll skip the first few paragraphs of cynical credulity and tounge-clucking, though it's worth a read so you know just how seriously to take this guy.

This is the rule he was referring to:
There was a time not long ago when young journalists were taught not to become the story. Apparently, many news organizations have flipped that lesson on its head.
Or try to imagine Acosta and his ilk behaving in similarly hostile fashion toward Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Keep trying, but you can’t imagine it because it never happened. Both of those pols lied to journalists repeatedly, yet you can bet 90 percent still voted straight Democratic.

Even if they didn’t like Obama or Clinton, the political reporters would never dare accuse them publicly of anything, argue with them or interrupt them. Even when skeptical, they were respectful.

Recall how Obama used to spend 10, 15 and even 20 minutes answering a single question — without interruption.

Many in the press corps may have found him overbearingly arrogant. They may have resented the way he looked down on them and bristled at critical stories or tough questions. They knew he started more leak investigations than any other president, and might have feared him because his Justice Department wiretapped a Fox News reporter during a leak case.

But they would never interrupt him or insult him or refuse to give up the microphone.
I think we can all agree that the real problem with journalists is not a lack of respect for Trump but an overabundance of respect for POTUS generally.
Just as Acosta can’t go into a movie theater and yell “fire” when there is no fire, he should not have the right to hijack a presidential press conference to suit his own ego.
lol

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 03:41
by Jennifer
Oh, FFS. Acosta didn't "become" the story; Trump MADE him the story.
Recall how Obama used to spend 10, 15 and even 20 minutes answering a single question — without interruption.
Recall how Obama used to actually answer questions?

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 08:36
by Mo
Jamal Khashoggi also violated that rule.

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 13:35
by Kolohe
Mo wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 08:36
Jamal Khashoggi also violated that rule.
Oh, snap.

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 15:08
by Kwix
Jennifer wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 03:41
Oh, FFS. Acosta didn't "become" the story; Trump MADE him the story.
Recall how Obama used to spend 10, 15 and even 20 minutes answering a single question — without interruption.
Recall how Obama used to actually answer questions?
With vague platitudes?

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 15:27
by Jennifer
Kwix wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 15:08
Jennifer wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 03:41
Oh, FFS. Acosta didn't "become" the story; Trump MADE him the story.
Recall how Obama used to spend 10, 15 and even 20 minutes answering a single question — without interruption.
Recall how Obama used to actually answer questions?
With vague platitudes?
Still better than Trump's technique. And I don't recall Obama's press secretary using doctored InfoWars videos as an information source, either.

Re: Op-ediots

Posted: 08 Nov 2018, 15:28
by Ellie
Kwix wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 15:08
Jennifer wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 03:41
Oh, FFS. Acosta didn't "become" the story; Trump MADE him the story.
Recall how Obama used to spend 10, 15 and even 20 minutes answering a single question — without interruption.
Recall how Obama used to actually answer questions?
With vague platitudes?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: