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President Trump: The NEW one and only politics thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    I would hope nobody is forcing you to watch anything you don't want to watch.

    Hannity and Beck pass themselves off as news men presenting facts, or at least opinions supported by facts. Both are frauds.

    Stewart and Colbert are comedians. Liberal comedians you clearly don't happen to find funny, but comedians.

    Sort of a major difference. Obviously you know this, so I'm not sure what point you're making.
     
  2. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    You'd think she would just stop. But no

     
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Even if she never said a word about politics, Coulter is a natural lock for being the "Let me speak to your manager" woman on social media.
     
  4. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    The distinction that exists between the two pairs isn't as great as you make it out to be. All of them are offering opinion based on others' reporting. However they present themselves doesn't change the fact that they are giving opinions and each side gravitates to the ones they like.
     
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  5. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    The lines have certainly been blurred. But overall, I just can't agree on this. Hannity and (to a lesser extent) Beck are NOT comedians. They are taken seriously by the audience.

    Stewart and Colbert are, and always have been, comedians. There is an unfortunate situation that some viewers rely on them for their "news." That's sad. They're 90-plus percent liberal but they do take shots at both sides. Hannity has never spoken ill of a republican. No matter how idiotic he sounds. Stewart and Colbert will usually do the best joke, at anyone's expense.

    There's a larger issue to be discussed that news has been forced to be entertainment for ratings and ad dollars. A kick-in-the-balls truth that isn't going to change. But that's a loooooong conversation.

    I think a better comparison is Bill Maher. He uses the comedic shield, but he wants to be taken far more seriously on poltics. Other than the monologue and New Rules, his show is purely politics. He does get some points for inviting republicans on his show. And good on them for presenting their views in front of a liberal crowd that will disagree.
     
  6. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Maher's major flaw is that once every two or three years he'll say something that's so jaw-droppingly stupid.
     
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  7. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    No doubt. He pushes limits. But damn he's said some stupid, offensive crap. And I'm not easily offended.
     
  8. QYFW

    QYFW Well-Known Member

    "Comedians"
     
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  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    UDPATE: What's the body count up to, @YankeeFan?

    Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead | Zero Hedge

    According to Eberwein, a paltry 0.6 percent of donations granted by international donors to the Clinton Foundation with the express purpose of directly assisting Haitians actually ended up in the hands of Haitian organizations. A further 9.6 percent ended up with the Haitian government. The remaining 89.8 percent – or $5.4 billion – was funneled to non-Haitian organizations. –WND
     
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Good gosh. She must be valuing her time at $10k per five minutes.
     
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Thanks for serving in the military. Now GTFO.

     
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Maher, Stewart and Colbert are all satirists. Part and parcel of satire is acknowledging reality.

    Hannity is a propagandist. None of what he says has to be true. It just has to advance Republicanism and trigger libtards.
     
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