"Those are kinds of news your honor"

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Re: "Those are kinds of news your honor"

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:47 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:No, they just ran with "Obama's birth certificate is forged and he is actually Kenyan thus not even eligible to be president"
At least that one didn't cost any taxpayer money looking for the birth certificate.

The big evil thing the Republicans did when Obama was president was agree to the corporate bailouts (which after all were Bush's idea originally). And when it didn't work out all that well blame it on Obama being a "socialist".
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Re: "Those are kinds of news your honor"

Post by corplinx » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:48 pm

Their special prosecutor was Sheriff Joe. Not quite the same. Nor was it ever taken seriously by the press.

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Re: "Those are kinds of news your honor"

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:50 pm

fwiw, I would also advise him not to be interviewed, if I were his lawyer.

I've seen that attribution before though. people who were "briefed on the matter".

A lot of potential wiggle-room there. Hell, I could "brief" you on the matter myself. Doesn't mean I actually know shit.
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Re: "Those are kinds of news your honor"

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:53 pm

Unnamed source == made up shit.

The only point of contention is whether or not there is a real unnamed source making up the shit. It varies.
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Re: "Those are kinds of news your honor"

Post by corplinx » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:00 pm

And news outlets with zero additional corroboration re-reporting it .

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Re: "Those are kinds of news your honor"

Post by RCC: Act II » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:45 pm

Giz wrote:
Are you kidding Abdul? They would be heroes, HEROES! The brave little media who spoke truth to power and brought down the American Hitler. There would be movies starring George Clooney as wolf blitzer. Which no one would go to see (seditious hIcks).
I'd be surprised not to see at least one movie about the Steele dossier no matter what happens.

There was a movie about Bush 2.0 being a moron before he even left office. There's going to be a movie with an unfortunate pee scene released during the time Trump will be/would have been serving his second term.

Somewhere, lawyers are already calculating the retainer they'd want to be hired by Trump to file a defamation suit over this. Better get the money up front...