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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-09, 08:58

My guess? Zero, they'll just keep feeding the lemmings.

Comey Wasn’t Investigating Trump — But Look Who Said He Was


There are a number of important takeaways from today’s Comey hearings, but one of the big ones elaborated on a point I hit yesterday in discussing Comey’s prepared statement: Trump was never under FBI investigation during the time that Comey headed the FBI, Comey personally told Trump that three times, and Trump grew increasingly frustrated that Comey wouldn’t clear the “cloud” over his head by publicly saying so. Indeed, Trump’s explanation to Lester Holt of why he fired Comey is entirely consistent with this.

But with Comey’s repeated and emphatic testimony that Trump was not under investigation, we have some new revisionist history: wildly backtracking liberals and Democrats claiming that nobody ever said Trump was under FBI investigation. And this is simply untrue. Here’s a sampling of what Democrats, liberals, and the media were saying back when Comey was privately reassuring Trump that he wasn’t under investigation:



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Post by GRR Spartan on 2017-06-09, 09:04

More cut and paste from a web based FoxNews that fired its founders son for not being "conservative" enough.

More trolling from Trump's biggest cheerleader posting here.


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Post by DWags on 2017-06-09, 09:06

Nixon wasn't under investigation for watergate either.


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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-09, 09:08

National Review. The biggest whiner about fake news spreading fake news. Ironic.

Hey Goose, please provide links to stories about people saying Trump himself is under investigation before Comey was fired. Also, do you think his dumb ass is under investigation now for firing Comey? What do you think the odds are? I'm sure you won't answer these questions because you get your talking points from sites like the one you linked. But the questions should be asked. I'm sure prepared to never get an honest response from you.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-09, 09:24

GRR Spartan wrote:More cut and paste from a web based FoxNews that fired its founders son for not being "conservative" enough.

More trolling from Trump's biggest cheerleader posting here.


So you believe the founders son ought to have inherited the post over any meritocracy? LMAO and here you've been scolding me over authoritarian governments. You must love the Kims.

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Post by NigelUno on 2017-06-09, 09:27

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-06-09, 09:33

the party who benefits from fake news whining about fake news..

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-09, 09:59

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:National Review. The biggest whiner about fake news spreading fake news. Ironic.

Hey Goose, please provide links to stories about people saying Trump himself is under investigation before Comey was fired. Also, do you think his dumb ass is under investigation now for firing Comey? What do you think the odds are? I'm sure you won't answer these questions because you get your talking points from sites like the one you linked. But the questions should be asked. I'm sure prepared to never get an honest response from you.

The links are in that story. Many of those linked stories were prior to the firing.

I doubt he is since what he did certainly didn't rise to obstruction.


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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-09, 10:00

In the meantime one of you could defend Comey for giving information to a friend for them to leak it to the media rather than provide that information to the appropriate Congressional committee. He's nothing more than a political hack, don't make a god out of him.

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Post by DWags on 2017-06-09, 10:01

One thing he said out loud that everyone of us knows: Trump is a huge liar. And frankly, a dumb one. Or are we still saying "Alternative facts"?

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-09, 10:24

DWags wrote:One thing he said out loud that everyone of us knows: Trump is a huge liar. And frankly, a dumb one. Or are we still saying "Alternative facts"?

lol, way to go after Comey.

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-09, 10:25

LooseGoose wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:National Review. The biggest whiner about fake news spreading fake news. Ironic.

Hey Goose, please provide links to stories about people saying Trump himself is under investigation before Comey was fired. Also, do you think his dumb ass is under investigation now for firing Comey? What do you think the odds are? I'm sure you won't answer these questions because you get your talking points from sites like the one you linked. But the questions should be asked. I'm sure prepared to never get an honest response from you.

The links are in that story.  Many of those linked stories were prior to the firing.

I doubt he is since what he did certainly didn't rise to obstruction.


Sorry, I don't click on your fake news sites. I checked out a few of them. Slate and Salon are opposite wings of the same sites you link so whatever. Then you have a tweet in there as if that means anything. The other links to NY Times and Huffington Post call out the administration. The headlines are misleading, so maybe you cave a point there, but in reading the actual story they talk about the administration. That's where I stopped, because why bother? It's just more bullshit, am I right?

Care to answer my other questions? Probably not. :(


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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-09, 10:29

LooseGoose wrote:
DWags wrote:One thing he said out loud that everyone of us knows: Trump is a huge liar. And frankly, a dumb one. Or are we still saying "Alternative facts"?

lol, way to go after Comey.

Why do you hate people who make your president look bad? You must hate a LOT of people. Like everybody in the world except Trumps inner circle.
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Post by InTenSity on 2017-06-09, 10:48

LooseGoose wrote:In the meantime one of you could defend Comey for giving information to a friend for them to leak it to the media rather than provide that information to the appropriate Congressional committee. He's nothing more than a political hack, don't make a god out of him.
Didn't Comey just leak his own thoughts? Was it classified information?

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-06-09, 10:52

InTenSity wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:In the meantime one of you could defend Comey for giving information to a friend for them to leak it to the media rather than provide that information to the appropriate Congressional committee. He's nothing more than a political hack, don't make a god out of him.
Didn't Comey just leak his own thoughts? Was it classified information?
it wasn't classified information.. no matter what the right and the mainstream media tries to make people believe.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-06-09, 10:53

the irony, though, of the sexual predator whining about leaks when that's the very thing he paid the Russian prostitutes for..

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-09, 10:58

To put this in the format you favor: I'm sure the Libs and Lefty papers will apologize to Trump right after the Connies and the RWNJ "news" media apologize to Barack and Michelle for all of the lies they told about the Obamas.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-09, 11:04

LooseGoose wrote:In the meantime one of you could defend Comey for giving information to a friend for them to leak it to the media rather than provide that information to the appropriate Congressional committee. He's nothing more than a political hack, don't make a god out of him.

Who is making him out to be a god? But, to answer your questions: Those were the personal thoughts of a now private citizen from an unclassified meeting with the president. Not a document, and not classified. His to share with whomever he chooses. The Right will make hay about it only to deflect from the actual, much bigger and far more damaging story. Connies will try to go after Comey and will probably make a big show about it, but from a legal standpoint, there's nothing there. They'll waste time and taxpayer dollars holding committee meetings because that's what politicians like to do.

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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-09, 11:08

tGreenWay wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:In the meantime one of you could defend Comey for giving information to a friend for them to leak it to the media rather than provide that information to the appropriate Congressional committee. He's nothing more than a political hack, don't make a god out of him.

Who is making him out to be a god? But, to answer your questions: Those were the personal thoughts of a now private citizen from an unclassified meeting with the president. Not a document, and not classified. His to share with whomever he chooses. The Right will make hay about it only to deflect from the actual, much bigger and far more damaging story. Connies will try to go after Comey and will probably make a big show about it, but from a legal standpoint, there's nothing there. They'll waste time and taxpayer dollars holding committee meetings because that's what politicians like to do.

I just turned on Fox News on a whim just to see... yup. Talking about comey "leaking."

Never ever ever wonder why people think what they do.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-09, 11:11

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Who is making him out to be a god? But, to answer your questions: Those were the personal thoughts of a now private citizen from an unclassified meeting with the president. Not a document, and not classified. His to share with whomever he chooses. The Right will make hay about it only to deflect from the actual, much bigger and far more damaging story. Connies will try to go after Comey and will probably make a big show about it, but from a legal standpoint, there's nothing there. They'll waste time and taxpayer dollars holding committee meetings because that's what politicians like to do.

I just turned on Fox News on a whim just to see... yup. Talking about comey "leaking."

Never ever ever wonder why people think what they do.

It's the only way for way them to cope. After all, reality has a well known liberal bias.

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Post by DWags on 2017-06-09, 11:12

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DWags wrote:One thing he said out loud that everyone of us knows: Trump is a huge liar. And frankly, a dumb one. Or are we still saying "Alternative facts"?

lol, way to go after Comey.

I have in many threads. Why are you pretending otherwise? All I said is that he said something out loud that everybody knows. You're as thin skinned as they come goose.

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Post by Rocinante on 2017-06-09, 11:33

I doubt he is since what he did certainly didn't rise to obstruction.

Everybody's a fucking legal expert now. Did "judge" Jeanine Pirro tell you that?

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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-09, 11:36

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Who is making him out to be a god? But, to answer your questions: Those were the personal thoughts of a now private citizen from an unclassified meeting with the president. Not a document, and not classified. His to share with whomever he chooses. The Right will make hay about it only to deflect from the actual, much bigger and far more damaging story. Connies will try to go after Comey and will probably make a big show about it, but from a legal standpoint, there's nothing there. They'll waste time and taxpayer dollars holding committee meetings because that's what politicians like to do.

I just turned on Fox News on a whim just to see... yup. Talking about comey "leaking."

Never ever ever wonder why people think what they do.

I just checked Fox News again. Still talking about comey "leaking." Stay tuned for updates.

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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2017-06-09, 12:22

tGreenWay wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:In the meantime one of you could defend Comey for giving information to a friend for them to leak it to the media rather than provide that information to the appropriate Congressional committee. He's nothing more than a political hack, don't make a god out of him.

Who is making him out to be a god? But, to answer your questions: Those were the personal thoughts of a now private citizen from an unclassified meeting with the president. Not a document, and not classified. His to share with whomever he chooses. The Right will make hay about it only to deflect from the actual, much bigger and far more damaging story. Connies will try to go after Comey and will probably make a big show about it, but from a legal standpoint, there's nothing there. They'll waste time and taxpayer dollars holding committee meetings because that's what politicians like to do.
Yeah, this seems to be about as much of an "illegal" leak as the countless people who have published books/memoirs after leaving their positions.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-09, 13:42

tGreenWay wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:In the meantime one of you could defend Comey for giving information to a friend for them to leak it to the media rather than provide that information to the appropriate Congressional committee. He's nothing more than a political hack, don't make a god out of him.

Who is making him out to be a god? But, to answer your questions: Those were the personal thoughts of a now private citizen from an unclassified meeting with the president. Not a document, and not classified. His to share with whomever he chooses. The Right will make hay about it only to deflect from the actual, much bigger and far more damaging story. Connies will try to go after Comey and will probably make a big show about it, but from a legal standpoint, there's nothing there. They'll waste time and taxpayer dollars holding committee meetings because that's what politicians like to do.

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Post by NigelUno on 2017-06-09, 13:49

LooseGoose wrote:In the meantime one of you could defend Comey for giving information to a friend for them to leak it to the media rather than provide that information to the appropriate Congressional committee. He's nothing more than a political hack, don't make a god out of him.

Was he a political hack when the Democrats didn't like him?
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-09, 14:06

LooseGoose wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Who is making him out to be a god? But, to answer your questions: Those were the personal thoughts of a now private citizen from an unclassified meeting with the president. Not a document, and not classified. His to share with whomever he chooses. The Right will make hay about it only to deflect from the actual, much bigger and far more damaging story. Connies will try to go after Comey and will probably make a big show about it, but from a legal standpoint, there's nothing there. They'll waste time and taxpayer dollars holding committee meetings because that's what politicians like to do.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-09, 14:12

CNN’s War On Trump Is Going Swimmingly

Of course, none of that happened. In fact, Comey testified that he volunteered that information, and that contrary to Borger’s claims, he saw nothing inappropriate in doing so. The correction and update CNN ran doesn’t come anywhere near what they should’ve done, which was a total retraction: “CORRECTION AND UPDATE: This article was published before Comey released his prepared opening statement. The article and headline have been corrected to reflect that Comey does not directly dispute that Trump was told multiple times he was not under investigation in his prepared testimony released after this story was published.”

“Does not directly dispute” should be read as “utterly and totally confirms.” At some point, CNN is going to have to decide what they are willing to do in this war on the president and his administration, and whether they are willing to sacrifice even a semblance of balance and centrism in their quest against him, transforming themselves from a news network to an agenda-driven propaganda unit, complete with their useful idiots, their organs of the past administration, and their collection of invented sources who pass along useful lies.

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Post by DWags on 2017-06-09, 14:14

Have they called him out for mustard selection yet?

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-09, 15:50

DWags wrote:Have they called him out for mustard selection yet?

No but you do remember the big kerfuffle over Trump using ketchup?? So the press seems to have a condiment fixation on all politicians.

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Post by NigelUno on 2017-06-09, 15:53

LooseGoose wrote:
DWags wrote:Have they called him out for mustard selection yet?

No but you do remember the big kerfuffle over Trump using ketchup?? So the press seems to have a condiment fixation on all politicians.

Fake news. No one would use ketchup on steak.
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-09, 16:01

Here's a fun link where one of the photos about mustard I shared was from. The funny thing is, it doesn't even mention the time everyone lost their mind because the president wore a tan suit.

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/6-dumbest-right-wing-attacks-against-obama

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Post by GRR Spartan on 2017-06-09, 16:46

Goosechev will defend the pathological liar living in The White House until one of them dies and if Trump is first it's 50/50 that Goosechev will stop.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-09, 21:38

Talking pathological liars.....

13 More Major Fake News Stories In Just Five Months Of Trump’s Presidency


With Donald Trump in the White House, the media is increasingly apathetic towards, if not antipathetic to, the truth.
Daniel Payne By Daniel Payne
MAY 23, 2017
We are merely five months into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, and still in the midst of a fake news epidemic. It has grown more subtle and refined over time—gone is the regular cycle of industrial-scale media ineptitude and stupidity that began shortly after Trump clinched the presidency—but it is still chugging on like one of those old-fashioned Kalamazoo hand-pump railway cars: slow and quiet but somehow weirdly inexorable.

At a certain point we must ask ourselves why. We know the media are overwhelmingly liberal, deeply hostile towards Trump’s presidency and conservatives generally, and thus must feel rather strained and desperate when their arch-nemesis-apparent holds the White House and Republicans command an historic amount of political power throughout the country. Heady times will drive anyone batty.

Yet this still does not explain its relentless nature. Trump administration or no, majority Republican governor bloc or no, after a cursory freak-out it shouldn’t be that hard for journalism to return to square one. The news media have one job, and it is to report facts: factual things, things that are true, things that are the opposite of false. It should not be difficult to do this.

Yet for many of our media leaders, it apparently is. This, to the great discredit of the American fourth estate, is the media we have. What follows are 13 more examples of the post-election trend I tracked in an earlier article counting 16 others.

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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-09, 21:45

One mention of Fox News in there. Impressive. I thought for sure it would be 0. Though they certainly didn't mention the disgusting Seth rich story they concocted. But whatever.

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Post by GRR Spartan on 2017-06-09, 22:06

Was Trump's talk of releasing tax returns fake news?
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-09, 22:58

LooseGoose wrote:Talking pathological liars.....

13 More Major Fake News Stories In Just Five Months Of Trump’s Presidency


With Donald Trump in the White House, the media is increasingly apathetic towards, if not antipathetic to, the truth.
Daniel Payne By Daniel Payne
MAY 23, 2017
We are merely five months into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, and still in the midst of a fake news epidemic. It has grown more subtle and refined over time—gone is the regular cycle of industrial-scale media ineptitude and stupidity that began shortly after Trump clinched the presidency—but it is still chugging on like one of those old-fashioned Kalamazoo hand-pump railway cars: slow and quiet but somehow weirdly inexorable.

At a certain point we must ask ourselves why. We know the media are overwhelmingly liberal, deeply hostile towards Trump’s presidency and conservatives generally, and thus must feel rather strained and desperate when their arch-nemesis-apparent holds the White House and Republicans command an historic amount of political power throughout the country. Heady times will drive anyone batty.

Yet this still does not explain its relentless nature. Trump administration or no, majority Republican governor bloc or no, after a cursory freak-out it shouldn’t be that hard for journalism to return to square one. The news media have one job, and it is to report facts: factual things, things that are true, things that are the opposite of false. It should not be difficult to do this.

Yet for many of our media leaders, it apparently is. This, to the great discredit of the American fourth estate, is the media we have. What follows are 13 more examples of the post-election trend I tracked in an earlier article counting 16 others.

Are you talking about Trump? He's by far the worst. You do know this, don't you Goose? Trump lies all of the time. So much that no one knows what is really the truth any more. It's kind of a problem and it's grinding everything to a halt. Maybe that's his master plan. I doubt it though because he's a moron when it comes to politics.
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Re: How many media outlets will go back and apologize for their fake news?

Post by NigelUno on 2017-06-09, 23:09

Goose? Did you vote for Trump? I think you said before that you didn't, but I just want to check.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-10, 10:33

Well this is certainly a welcome development:

CNN To Launch Real News Spinoff Site



ATLANTA, GA—After years of publishing distorted headlines, slanted news articles, and heavily biased news coverage, media giant CNN announced Friday that it has decided to launch a spinoff site that focuses on real news comprised of objective facts.

Dubbed “CNN: Real,” the site is designed to bring the news media empire into the arena of publishing real news, a step away from its roots as a channel that covers entirely fabricated stories and shamelessly spins all news into liberal talking points.

“We know this is going to get some push-back from our viewer base, but don’t worry: the original CNN site and cable channel are still a large part of our business,” company Vice President Michael Bass said during an announcement on the shift toward real news. “Anytime you want to have your biases confirmed, CNN will be there.”

“But with CNN: Real, we’re going to try our hand at reporting facts, and doing so in an unbiased manner.”

Painting the new site as an “experiment,” Bass admitted to reporters that he is not entirely confident the real news angle will resonate with the company’s regular viewership, but CNN executives decided it was worth a shot, saying, “If it doesn’t work out, we can always just go back to focusing all of our energy on making stuff up.”




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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-10, 10:41

Has the gospel tribune issued their apology to Bernie sanders yet or no? Probably not. They're super comfortable lying through their teeth then acting holier than thou under the cover of religion but really they're just frauds.

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