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#1 2018-04-04 19:56:20

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Politics

Elections. Politics. Are our elections secure? Do politicians work for people or corporations and donors?


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#2 2018-04-04 20:07:31

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Re: Politics

I thought the video in this article about Sinclair broadcasting was absolutely chilling.

https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how-a … 1824233490

How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media

Earlier this month, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the U.S., would be forcing its news anchors to record a promo about “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.” The script, which parrots Donald Trump’s oft-declarations of developments negative to his presidency as “fake news,” brought upheaval to newsrooms already dismayed with Sinclair’s consistent interference to bring right-wing propaganda to local television broadcasts.


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#3 2018-04-06 22:47:00

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Re: Politics

Exclusive: Trump begins informal prep for potential Mueller interview

Exclusive: Trump begins informal prep for potential Mueller interview

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/06/politics … index.html

(CNN)President Donald Trump has begun the initial steps of preparing for a possible interview with the special counsel, a White House official and a person familiar with the situation said Friday, a sign the President's legal team is intensifying its deliberations over whether to allow him to come under Robert Mueller's questioning.

One source familiar with the proceedings stressed the preparation efforts is "in its infancy."
The preparations have been short and informal and included going over potential topics with the President that Mueller would likely raise in an interview, the people said.

The President has not formally agreed to sit for an interview with Mueller.

But word of early preparations is the clearest sign yet that Trump and his team remain open to an interview with Mueller, despite concerns from some people close to the President that such an interview could expose him to possible charges of perjury.
Ty Cobb, a White House lawyer handling Mueller issues, and Jay Sekulow, the President's attorney, declined to comment.

Outwardly, Trump has remained receptive to -- even enthusiastic about -- the prospect of sitting before Mueller, who is investigating whether his campaign colluded with Russia and whether Trump attempted to short-circuit the investigation itself. He has indicated that sitting for an interview himself could help bring the investigation to a swift end.

Privately, however, Trump has been more equivocal about answering Mueller's questions, depending on the day. Trump has wavered on his pledge as friends and advisers caution him of the risks of speaking to prosecutors who have already charged 19 individuals with criminal offenses, including lying.

The terms of how Trump would be questioned -- including whether he would speak under oath -- have not yet been determined. Even if he isn't questioned under oath, however, Trump could still open himself to charges if he lies to Mueller's team, since lying to the FBI is a crime.
Trump told reporters in January he was "looking forward" to an interview with Mueller, insisting there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.

"I'd love to do it," Trump said, indicating that he'd been told by his lawyers an interview would take place in "two to three weeks."
Two-and-a-half months later, Trump's legal team has not committed to making Trump available to Mueller for an interview. Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said this week that talks were continuing between Trump and his lawyers about a possible interview with Mueller.

"The President is working in conjunction with his legal team and making a determination," Sanders said on Tuesday. "We're continuing to be fully cooperative with the Office of the Special Counsel, and we'll continue driving the same message that we've been driving for over a year, that there was no collusion."

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#4 2018-04-09 11:02:43

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Re: Politics

Gravy wrote:

I thought the video in this article about Sinclair broadcasting was absolutely chilling.

https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how-a … 1824233490

How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media

Earlier this month, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the U.S., would be forcing its news anchors to record a promo about “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.” The script, which parrots Donald Trump’s oft-declarations of developments negative to his presidency as “fake news,” brought upheaval to newsrooms already dismayed with Sinclair’s consistent interference to bring right-wing propaganda to local television broadcasts.

Hi Gravy, I am politically "neutral", and I have learned that one cannot believe a thing you see anymore on any news outlet other than maybe the local news. And that even gets tilted at times. It is an attempt to sway the masses depending on the perspective and political affiliation of the reporter and/or network or media outlet. I have observed so many issues taken out of context in a direct attempt for example to make the person of a particular political affiliation look irrational or ridiculous, and that goes for either party. It's all a type of mind control IMO and what really goes on behind the scenes is completely different in most cases than what reality actually is. So, I have learned that one will be much happier if you just ignore the major news networks and most others, and just go about your business relying on your gut feelings and instincts smile

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#5 2018-04-09 13:56:05

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And even when a rouge reporter tries to report the actual facts they get duped sometimes, like possibly the main event of 1963 or the  event out in LV a few months ago ?. The average person does not stand a chance these days. The Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite types no longer exist. The types that reported in the context that it was intended regardless of their own political alignments. Leaving out a few words in the beginning, for example, can do allot of damage. Same with editing out certain possibly crucial parts of videos of police officers doing their jobs. The really good ones out there of any decent do not stand a chance these days either.

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#6 2018-05-31 20:17:27

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Re: Politics

Drip drip drip...


Donald Trump threatens to 'take away media's credentials' over negative news stories about him 
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl … 1525866366

  White House can’t explain how Chinese financing of Trump-linked project doesn’t violate Constitution
https://thinkprogress.org/white-house-c … 56a21225a/

  AT&T confirms it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for 'insights' on administration
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/08/att-con … ation.html

  Mueller rejects Trump request to answer questions in writing
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mueller-re … n-writing/

Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election 
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/19/us/p … zamel.html

  FBI is reconstructing shredded documents obtained during Cohen raid
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- … cohen-raid

  Michael Cohen’s Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/nyre … ation.html

  Giuliani Admits ‘Spygate’ Is PR in Anticipation of Impeachment
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 … hment.html

Trump accuses Obama of embedding spy in his campaign, in angry, misspelled early morning tweet 
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl … 55971.html

  'Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-son-c … 15529.html


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#7 2018-07-14 15:53:34

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Re: Politics

https://youtu.be/ULfqhCNHQPA
This may be more related to media trustworthiness critique, but it somewhat related to poles and politics.
I noted at around the 4:00 mark, there began a discussion of inaccurate predictions from pundits, how we can't predict the future, and at the end, almost a prediction of sports outcomes, accurate though.
https://www.nevisisland.com
I wonder if Nevis has ever considered a ministry of silly walks.
https://youtu.be/iV2ViNJFZC8


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