The Schadenfreude Thread

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Grammatron » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:37 pm

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Reads like Davis wanted to "remain anonymous" so they pretended, as expected, that they tried to talk to him.

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Doctor X » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:39 pm

Oh believe me, I do not think they gave a shit if it was or was not true. It served the story they wanted.

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:35 am

Grammatron wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:34 pm
Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:16 pm
Well, it depends what they mean by "standing by" I suppose. If they just mean, "We accurately reported what our source told us at the time," they may be correct. It's just that their source (presumably Lanny Davis) has now backtracked.
Except CNN simultaneously reported that something from anonymous source and that Lanny Davis did not return a comment.
Curious:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45358883
US President Donald Trump is waging a war of words with legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein over a story about his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen.

On Wednesday, the president called Mr Bernstein a "sloppy" and "degenerate fool" who invented stories.

Mr Bernstein fired back, tweeting that he spent his life "bringing the truth to light" and "no taunt" could diminish that commitment.

His story reported Mr Trump knew about a 2016 meeting with Russians.

On Twitter, the president said "CNN is being torn apart from within" over refusing to admit their mistakes, adding that Mr Bernstein "is being laughed at all over the country".
Mr Bernstein, a famed journalist who covered the Watergate scandal during the Nixon presidency, responded saying he stands by his reporting.

The story in question had quoted sources as saying that Cohen, the president's former personal lawyer, was ready to testify that Mr Trump was aware of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son, Donald Trump Jr and Russians who said they had dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, revealed on Monday that he was CNN's source and has since recanted his statement.

CNN has stood by the story and Mr Bernstein, tweeting at the president: "Make no mistake, Mr President, CNN does not lie."

On Thursday, Mr Trump called for CNN president Jeff Zucker to be fired over the network's "hatred and extreme bias" towards him.
What was the CNN story?

Mr Bernstein co-wrote an article that had multiple anonymous sources claiming Cohen said the president was aware of the June 2016 meeting.

That meeting involved Mr Trump's son, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an influential Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.

In the 27 July article, CNN stated Mr Davis had declined to comment, and quoted multiple anonymous sources.

The next day, the Washington Post also reported on the claims and cited Mr Davis as a source.

On Monday, however, Mr Davis confirmed to Buzzfeed News that he was CNN's anonymous source and retracted his claims.

"I made a mistake," he said, adding that he should have been clearer to reporters that he could not personally verify the information he gave.

When Mr Davis appeared on CNN with presenter Anderson Cooper, last week, he said "the reporting of the story got mixed up".

CNN stands by its story. Trump supporters argue Mr Davis' statements undermine the original article.
So if there were "multiple anonymous sources" that would mean there was also someone else besides Lanny Davis.
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Doctor X » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:01 am

Suddenly, the source has "multiplied."

Funny how that happens.

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by WildCat » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:05 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:35 am
So if there were "multiple anonymous sources" that would mean there was also someone else besides Lanny Davis.
Yeah, other people Davis told his bullshit to.
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by xouper » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:25 am

CNN has stood by the story and Mr Bernstein, tweeting at the president: "Make no mistake, Mr President, CNN does not lie."
:doglaugh:

Yeah, right. They just lied again.

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by gnome » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:05 am

CNN: "Listen to me carefully, Xouper old boy--I am lying."
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Doctor X » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:28 am

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by xouper » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:29 am

gnome wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:05 am
CNN: "Listen to me carefully, Xouper old boy--I am lying."
:D

The set theory version (Russell's Paradox):

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:03 pm

CNN does not lie and are always right.

You know who else was always right?

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:44 pm

Just a couple of really long threads over by DU.

Al Franken was forced out of the Senate
over a tasteless joke on a USO tour and unproven accusations. But Kavanaugh gets to sit on the Supreme Court. This world is upside down.
Yes they are buying it. However ...
We can thank our own side for what happened to Al.


However not all is gloom and doom.
Trump is FUCKED

Synopsis: Manafort.

Scrolling down the comments a little.
Trump will resign...citing it's all the Dems fault..
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Witness » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:54 am

Texas Board of Education Votes to Remove Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the State's Curriculum

High school students had formerly been required to learn about Clinton as the first woman to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. Keller, an icon in the disabled community who became an activist and author despite being deaf and blind, was taught as a part of the state’s third grade social studies curriculum, reported the Morning News.

The precursory decision doesn’t ban teachers from using the historical figures in class, it only means it is not mandatory. The board called the changes an effort to “streamline” Texas public schools’ curriculum.
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Among other changes, the board also voted to remove Thomas Hobbes and reinserted the Old Testament figure of Moses in a high school government unit on “individuals whose principles of laws and government institutions informed the American founding,” reported the Morning News. The vote also reinserted the phrase “Judeo-Christian (especially biblical law)” in a section on political, philosophical and religious traditions that influenced the founding of the United States.
http://time.com/5397204/texas-board-of- ... en-keller/

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

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Author of How to Murder Your Husband charged with murdering husband

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:34 am

Giz wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:51 am
Author of How to Murder Your Husband charged with murdering husband

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ng-husband
Not The Onion?

It appears upon reading that "How to Murder Your Husband" is the title of a blog post, not a book, although the woman in question is the author of self-published romance novels.
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by ed » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:06 pm

This is the right thread, at the right time for the right event.

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by sparks » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:25 pm

Witness wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:54 am
Texas Board of Education Votes to Remove Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the State's Curriculum

High school students had formerly been required to learn about Clinton as the first woman to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. Keller, an icon in the disabled community who became an activist and author despite being deaf and blind, was taught as a part of the state’s third grade social studies curriculum, reported the Morning News.

The precursory decision doesn’t ban teachers from using the historical figures in class, it only means it is not mandatory. The board called the changes an effort to “streamline” Texas public schools’ curriculum.
And as they're at it:
Among other changes, the board also voted to remove Thomas Hobbes and reinserted the Old Testament figure of Moses in a high school government unit on “individuals whose principles of laws and government institutions informed the American founding,” reported the Morning News. The vote also reinserted the phrase “Judeo-Christian (especially biblical law)” in a section on political, philosophical and religious traditions that influenced the founding of the United States.
http://time.com/5397204/texas-board-of- ... en-keller/
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by sparks » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:29 pm

ed wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:06 pm
This is the right thread, at the right time for the right event.

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Doctor X » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:36 pm

Sadly that looks more like Ford.

And not the presidential one.

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Post by sparks » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:50 pm

You've seen one salt monster, you've pretty much seen them all.
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Re: The Schadenfreude Thread

Post by Doctor X » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:12 pm

I always thought, "hey, assholes, just leave him a couple tons of salt and move on."

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