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2020 Republican National Convention

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K1052

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But remember, the media is biased in favor of Democrats.
The number of "new tone" takes I'm seeing this morning would seem to argue against such bias.

At this point I can only conclude the media is just interested in the horse race not any substantive issues or what they mean for people and the country. At first I though they were just ill equipped to cover somebody like Trump who will break every rule but now it looks like a willful choice to further their own interests.
 

fskimospy

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The number of "new tone" takes I'm seeing this morning would seem to argue against such bias.

At this point I can only conclude the media is just interested in the horse race not any substantive issues or what they mean for people and the country. At first I though they were just ill equipped to cover somebody like Trump who will break every rule but now it looks like a willful choice to further their own interests.
Hahaha, more ‘new tone’ takes? This has to be at least the tenth ‘new Trump’ news cycle we’ve had.
 

Wreckem

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They couldn't find someone less crooked than Pam Bondi to make the Hunter Biden hit job?
So far through two nights there have been about 10 grifters, cons, or outright criminals that have given speech. Not surprising as Trump is the ultimate grifter.
 

VRAMdemon

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Some outlets are doing better than others at accurately covering this thing

5 new citizens – all from his self proclaimed - shithole countries – were sworn in, while Trump grudgingly approved and made semi-appropriate comments. I have to feel sorry for the new citizens. On the one hand – a very proud moment for them, and a trip to the White House! On the other: they’re being used as political props to support that asshole.
 

soundforbjt

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5 new citizens – all from his self proclaimed - shithole countries – were sworn in, while Trump grudgingly approved and made semi-appropriate comments. I have to feel sorry for the new citizens. On the one hand – a very proud moment for them, and a trip to the White House! On the other: they’re being used as political props to support that asshole.
Now they'll be able to apply for passports they can't use because no other country will let them in because they're now from the U.S..
 

kage69

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lmao

Nevermind all the indictments and felons in this admin, the collusion with Russia, or the efforts to sabotage the election (again) - we're the law and order party! Up next, we wipe our asses with the Hatch Act (again).

Law and order!
 

K1052

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So is the hurricane that's about to obliterate a significant chunk of Texas and Louisiana part of the program?

Going to be a little disjointed to see the coverage switch back and forth from very different spectacles.
 

soundforbjt

Lifer
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If the hurricane is as bad as predicted, shouldn't Drumpf skip the convention to handle the disaster...opps, I was thinking we had a real President instead of the poser we really have.
 

K1052

Lifer
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If the hurricane is as bad as predicted, shouldn't Drumpf skip the convention to handle the disaster...opps, I was thinking we had a real President instead of the poser we really have.
We're only facing a good half dozen generational level disasters so no need to interrupt the king's celebration.
 
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Jhhnn

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So is the hurricane that's about to obliterate a significant chunk of Texas and Louisiana part of the program?

Going to be a little disjointed to see the coverage switch back and forth from very different spectacles.
Well, it may obliterate that mythical $300/wk in supplemental federal UI. Open the schools. Get back to work. Pay the goddamned rent & STFU about the pandemic. You'll get used to it.
 
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nickqt

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The number of "new tone" takes I'm seeing this morning would seem to argue against such bias.

At this point I can only conclude the media is just interested in the horse race not any substantive issues or what they mean for people and the country. At first I though they were just ill equipped to cover somebody like Trump who will break every rule but now it looks like a willful choice to further their own interests.
The media isn't liberal.

The media is an advertisement selling organization.
 
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K1052

Lifer
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So it seems that the entire convention is predicated on making most of the country not remember Trump has been president for 4 years. It’s possible I suppose but it seems like a pretty big ask.
 

nickqt

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So it seems that the entire convention is predicated on making most of the country not remember Trump has been president for 4 years. It’s possible I suppose but it seems like a pretty big ask.
I disagree.

The liberal superpower is memory.

The conservative superpower is forgettery.
 
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uallas5

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Burgess Owens just finished speaking and said that the Dems want to bring about the Socialism "that my father fought against in WWII". The willful ignorance of some of these people astounds me. I say willful because there is no way he doesn't know that we fought against FACISTS and fought ALONGSIDE socialists and communists to defeat them.
 
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[DHT]Osiris

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So it seems that the entire convention is predicated on making most of the country not remember Trump has been president for 4 years. It’s possible I suppose but it seems like a pretty big ask.
Basically, half are acting like we're coming off the heels of Obama and that's why everything's such shit (and shit will continue if you elect Biden), other half are explaining how wonderful anything is and how we're going to be better, but only after you elect Trump. Also everyone had a really bad life and are super normal just like you plebes.
 

[DHT]Osiris

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Pence RN:
I've been watching for a long time. It's only in the face of horror that you truly find your nobler selves. And you can be so noble. So, I'll bring you pain, I'll bring you horror, so that you may rise above it. So that those of you who survive this reign of hell on earth will be worthy of Trump's love.
 

Grooveriding

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So it seems that the entire convention is predicated on making most of the country not remember Trump has been president for 4 years. It’s possible I suppose but it seems like a pretty big ask.
It's insane. He's saying he's going to fix what he was going to fix in 2016. Except it's somehow still everyone else's fault, even though he has been at it for almost four years.

I think they're finally at the point that they know they can say and do anything, and it won't matter one bit to their core base. Why wouldn't they be? They have them believing no collusion Russia hoax, Trump's handing of Covid has been nothing short of godlike, Climate change is a hoax. If you've got people at the point they are that detached from reality, I guess you just go fuck it, whatever it doesn't matter anymore.

It's not even close to unrealistic at this point that if Trump were to come right out and recommend demon semen for covid tomorrow, that the base would defend it. It's already Jonestown. He has idiots running around thinking they're exercising their freedom by not using masks and treating covid like a hoax. Some of them are winding up dead, it's the covid-kool-aid. This shit is straight whacko, bunch of ghouls.
 

nickqt

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Burgess Owens just finished speaking and said that the Dems want to bring about the Socialism "that my father fought against in WWII". The willful ignorance of some of these people astounds me. I say willful because there is no way he doesn't know that we fought against FACISTS and fought ALONGSIDE socialists and communists to defeat them.
They aren't talking to you, or anyone who is rooted in objective, observable reality.

They are right-wing authoritarians. They are using conjuring words that they've all memorized and use with each other to signal to each other that they're part of the same in-group.

They are identifying Democrats, an out-group, as enemies.

Communists socialists and fascists are all one-in-the-same, because they're just conjuring words to describe their enemies.

Liberals are communists, socialists and fascist. Because they are enemies.
 

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