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  • #16
    Originally posted by Massena View Post
    That doesn't matter at all. What matters is that the White House was wrong, lied about Acosta and the intern, and lost in court. That's what matters. That's called the 'long view.'
    Technically, the WH has not lost. They did not win though. The court entered a temporary restraining order designed to maintain the status quo.
    This was not a ruling on the merits.
    I don't think that the author of the article fully understood that and as a result, I think it is misleading.

    However, one of the factors the court considers when granting a TRO is that the petitioner has established likely success on the merits of the case.
    While the ruling does not bode well for the WH there has been no decision on the merits of the case.


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    • #17
      Originally posted by The Exorcist View Post

      If he ever gets back in, he will try to Grandstand again like he has so many other times. A dozen other reporters in the room ought to surround him and shout "New flash; other people exist!"
      A twerp like Acoster would flee with a yellow stain spreading down his pants.

      However.... to settle this, I still prefer a trial by jury.
      The White House can sue CNN to recoup the cost of supporting the Press Corps.
      The other thing the White House can do other than ignore him, is subtly encourage him to make very public displays like the one he did that started this whole thing. Make it very clear in whatever medium they can that Acosta is an agitator and disrupts press conferences. I suspect his being snubbed, and clearly doing this without being direct... say he's informed by some nobody in the White House that he's being snubbed (their being sent to him to do it deliberately)… would spin him right through the ceiling.
      So, he goes to a press conference, and doesn't get the mic. He makes a display. It gets on everything. Next press conference, the President calls on him, reluctantly or in a way that kind of says, "Yea, I suppose you can ask a question-- jerk" without actually saying that. He goes into jerk mode in response. It gets on everything. Now CNN has a problem. They have a reporter who looks like he's trolling the President regularly...

      The President says as much a day or two later after the story festers in the press and public view. CNN looks bad to all but the TDS crowd.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
        'This Isn't The Jim F***ing Acosta Show': Journalists Unload On CNN's Acosta

        ...
        Multiple reporters have privately complained about CNN's Jim Acosta in recent days as the reporter continues to wait on a federal judge's ruling as to whether he can at least temporarily restore the White House correspondent's press credentials.

        "A few CNN reporters told me that they’re embarrassed by Acosta & CNN," Republican strategist Arthur Schwartz said. "A WH correspondent from a major network (not Fox) told me 'This isn’t the Jim F*ing Acosta Show. We all hate him. He's an a**hole and he actually is disrespectful to the president.'"
        ...
        A member of the White House press corps told The Daily Wire this afternoon that "Acosta's one-man show is a lot less about asking the president tough questions than it is about aspiring to [get] his own show on CNN."

        Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer revealed on Tuesday during an appearance on Fox News' "The Story," with Martha MacCallum, that he has heard similar remarks made by other members of the press that work with Acosta.
        ...
        https://www.dailywire.com/news/38325...aign=position1
        Now CNN is trapped; they HAVE to give him a show if he can't get back into the White House.

        The thing is, who's slot are the going to take in order to accommodate him, and does Acost'ya even have the ability to run a show of his own?



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        • #19
          Originally posted by The Exorcist View Post

          A Democrat cares about what is and is not legal?

          Great!
          They could use your help, down there by the Mexican border.
          Hates all Democrats because they disagree with him. Doesn't care they are Americans too.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by JustAGuy View Post

            Hates all Democrats because they disagree with him. Doesn't care they are Americans too.
            Can say the same regards Democrats: hate all Republicans and Conservatives because we disagree with them, and are the ones building up America while the "American" Democrats are tearing it down.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by G David Bock View Post

              Can say the same regards Democrats: hate all Republicans and Conservatives because we disagree with them, and are the ones building up America while the "American" Democrats are tearing it down.
              Proof? I mean facts not opinion.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by JustAGuy View Post

                Proof? I mean facts not opinion.
                How about you start with facts rather than your opinion.
                My perspective comes from 50+ years of knowing and dealing with the Left/Democrats.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by G David Bock View Post

                  How about you start with facts rather than your opinion.
                  My perspective comes from 50+ years of knowing and dealing with the Left/Democrats.
                  So it is opinion, not facts. Must be a pleasant experience living in a self-imposed bubble bereft of those pesky facts.

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                  • #24
                    If we're going by ratings that's definitely not the score.

                    And as TA Gardner said, we'll see if this is overturned.
                    "It is a fine fox chase, my boys"

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                    • #25
                      Thankfully we have a secular Constitution protecting the press from fascists.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by JustAGuy View Post

                        So it is opinion, not facts. Must be a pleasant experience living in a self-imposed bubble bereft of those pesky facts.
                        Your post #19 above was your opinion and I replied suggesting you do as you say.
                        You've barely been here a month and that makes you the FNG, whom so far hasn't presented anything of substance or factual source.
                        You aren't paying me to post so have no right to make demands on me.
                        Your Profile here is devoid of substance so either you lack courage to tell us anything about yourself, or lack imagination to make anything up. Bottom-line, is that so far you are a nothing IMO.

                        My "self-imposed bubble" saw me spending a portion of of Wednesday evening in a room filled with about 130 leftist/Democrats as the only Conservative there, hearing a panel presentation one the recent election and filled with left-leaning rhetoric. I'm in more contact with the looters of our nation than I would desire.

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                        • #27
                          ....
                          One of the key lessons of last week’s midterm elections is that the left is waging – and winning – a linguistic war.

                          The left claims and occupies more and more linguistic ground with each new fight.

                          Defense of the Founding Fathers is called the defense of white racist slave owners. Defense of American identity is called an act of white male domination.

                          “Racism” is a word is so commonly used by left-wing news media and politicians to describe conservative positions that one poll shows that 61 percent of Democrats believe Republicans are racist/bigoted/sexist.

                          A study of CNN’s and MSNBC’'s use of the word “racist” to describe conservative and Republican positions would be breathtaking.

                          Wanting to obey the law in counting votes is called an effort to suppress votes and disenfranchise poor people, minorities and immigrants.

                          The presumption of Democrats winning in the midterm elections was so great that Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio said: “If (Democratic candidate for governor) Stacey Abrams doesn't win in Georgia, they stole it, it's clear.”

                          Every day, we are watching Democrats break and stretch the law for the sole purpose of winning, while they attack Republicans for wanting an honest count of legal voters.

                          Democrats and their liberal media allies know that if they repeat something often enough it begins to be accepted as truth.

                          However, the left’s interest in winning the language war is only the first step toward legitimizing real threats and mob behavior.

                          Once they win the language fight, those on the left can claim moral superiority. Once they have gained moral dominance, they can do anything to their opponents because they will be presumed right, and their opponents will be presumed wrong.

                          The most recent example of the left-wing fascist threats and their impact comes from Seattle, where an independent candidate has been intimidated into withdrawing from a City Council race by left-wing thugs.

                          As the former candidate, Christopher Rufo, wrote to his supporters:

                          “I had hoped that this would be a campaign of ideas, but I quickly discovered that there are some activists in this city who have no interest in ideas. Since the campaign launch, they have harassed and threatened my family nonstop. I was prepared to take the heat, but unfortunately, they have focused their hatred on my wife and children. They'’ve made vile racist attacks against my wife, attempted to get her fired from her job, and threatened sexual violence.

                          “They even posted hateful messages to my 8-year-old son’s school message board. I know that as the race progresses, they will ratchet up their hate-machine and these attacks will intensify significantly. …

                          “I know in my heart that our cause is just and our ideas would make Seattle a better place. But my primary responsibility is to make sure my family is healthy, happy, and safe. That’s not possible in our current political climate, which has been overtaken by polarization and the ever-present threat of violence.

                          “I’ve learned that our problem here in Seattle is much deeper than the city council’s policies – we have created a culture of intolerance that is deeply destructive to the common good.”

                          We are entering a dark period where freedom of speech becomes intimidation by the left, where freedom of association becomes mobs threatening violence, where the very meanings of words are twisted to browbeat conservatives into silence.

                          The efforts to steal the governorships of Georgia and Florida and the U.S. Senate seat in Florida are only the tip of the iceberg of illegality and hostility that the left now practices routinely.
                          ....
                          https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt...gop-can-win-in

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by JustAGuy View Post

                            Hates all Democrats because they disagree with him. Doesn't care they are Americans too.
                            Proof? I mean facts, not opinions.



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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by inevtiab1e View Post
                              Thankfully we have a secular Constitution protecting the press from fascists.
                              image_79661.jpg
                              Well, let's see...

                              1. I'll give them this one. Nationalism is part of fascism.
                              2. I'd say any dictatorship does that. Communists are far more likely to do it than fascists. So, this one is a WRONG!
                              3. This is goes for any dictatorship, Communist, Junta, military strongman, you-name-it.
                              4. Same as three. This is hardly unique to fascism.
                              5. I'd say theocracies are more likely to do that, like Islamic countries. This is not something unique to fascism.
                              6. Same as three. This is normal in any dictatorship or heavy handed government system. You could apply this to most of the EU right now to one degree or another.
                              7. I'd say you'd have a hard time proving that. On the other hand, militarism is common to most dictatorships So, this one is WRONG!
                              8. This is laughable. Fascism does not require in the least a religious component. But, theocracies do, like the whole of Dar al Islam.
                              9. Again this is just stupid. Fascism, like Communism, puts the state in charge of the economy. If the state continues to allow private ownership of the means of production, it strips owners of much of the decision making about what is produced. This can be Socialist, or Statist Capitalist. So this one is WRONG!
                              10. Labor isn't suppressed. It, like under Communism, becomes controlled by the state. Unions are either abolished or they are run by the government and participation is made mandatory.
                              11. This is true of almost all dictatorships, Right, Left, or whatever. So this is WRONG!
                              12. Crime and punishment can be heavy handed in any society. Look at much of Europe right now. This is not unique to fascism.
                              13. This is more a case of societal norms, and the establishment of a large impersonal government, be it Socialist, Communist, a military junta, or whatever. It isn't a valid indicator of fascism.
                              14. Fraudulent elections are a staple of Leftist dictatorships running on Socialism or Communism. They are not unique to fascism.

                              This list is crap, and whoever made it is an idiot. If anything, this list is closer to one that is warning signs of a Leftist takeover of government.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by inevtiab1e View Post
                                Thankfully we have a secular Constitution protecting the press from fascists.
                                image_79661.jpg
                                Nonsense : the Constitution does not protect the people : if Hillary was potus and Scotus was liberal , the First and Second Amemendments would be annulled de facto: only the 400 million fire weapons are protecting the people against the government .

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