Leon Troutsky

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Leon Troutsky last won the day on May 23 2017

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  1. We’ll see what CNN says about the latest accusation. But as it stands, Fox News (again) ran a false accusation without bothering to do basic journalistic work of verifying that it was true. CNN proved the accusation was false. And the parents/student need to explain whether they edited the email aired by Fox or whether Fox edited the email. If Fox edited the email itself, they are pushing the boundaries of slander/libel.
  2. They better hope that CNN doesn’t have emails that can immediately debunk the claim like this other student. And the emails released by CNN make clear that they were fully prepared to give the student asking a pro-gun question the opportunity to ask his question. So the emails today undermine the recent claims.
  3. Obviously either the student or his parents. Now the burden is on them to explain why they falsely accused CNN and if they were the ones who edited the email.
  4. Also, just to clarify something, I believe the sequence of events went something like this: Student or parents accuse CNN of wrong doing. Fox News reports their accusations and gives airtime to the student himself. CNN denies the allegation. Fox News asked for evidence (emails) from CNN. CNN provides them. Fox News... ^^^Fox News didn’t wait until they confirmed that the story is true before running it on air. That’s another blow to their journalistic credibility. They’re taking a LOT of losses this year over crap like this.
  5. They did. And shockingly (/casm) Fox News presented an edited version of the email that cut off the relevant portion. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2018/02/23/scripted-controversy-cnn-releases-emails-of-correspondence-with-florida-student/?utm_term=.e53607dab150 Basically, Fox News’ edited email has CNN saying “[student’s name] needs to stick with this”. But the full email has CNN explaining that he needs to stick with the question THE STUDENT HIMSELF submitted. And that question was directly - word for word - from the student’s previous email to CNN. So now the parents and the student need to explain why they falsely accused CNN of giving him a question when he himself was the one who proposed the question they discussesd.
  6. I really hope this doesn’t turn into a “smear the victim” thing. If the family or the kid lied then CNN doesn’t have much of a choice. But I hope that people can show a little understanding about this regarding the kid. If the family put him up to it, then they (but not the kid) deserve everything that’s coming their way.
  7. Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleads guilty to 2 charges https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/former-trump-campaign-official-rick-gates-expected-to-plead-guilty-and-cooperate-with-special-counsel-in-probe-of-russian-election-interference/2018/02/23/ceaaeac8-16b4-11e8-b681-2d4d462a1921_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_gates-11a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.c5d40ed282cc ^^^Why does the media keep spelling Hillary Clinton’s name wrong?
  8. Remember when WFW said that the entire Russian story was fake news? Remember when WFW said that Trump’s approval ratings were rocketing upwards? Why do y’all continue engaging with that troll?
  9. So what does it mean that Mueller filed more charges against Gates? Reports were that Gates was close to a plea agreement. And now they drop new charges, which doesn’t seem consistent with an imminent guilty plea by Gates. So did Gates back out? Did Mueller find somebody else to flip and give the info he needed, leaving Gates out in the cold? It’s just curious to me.
  10. Think we can all agree that this person is a grade-A POS? Representative Claudia Tenney, a Republican from Central New York, said in a radio interview on Wednesday... “Obviously there’s a lot of politics in it,” Ms. Tenney said. “And it’s interesting that so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats. But the media doesn’t talk about that either.”
  11. After decades of hearing the exact same stupid talking points, I don’t have any patience for the bulls***. Try not being intellectually lazy for once.
  12. Yeah yeah yeah...”guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. Same bulls*** I’ve been hearing for the past 40 years. Try having an original thought for once.
  13. Yeah, feel free to share with attribution (or without...don’t really care).
  14. By the way, I just glanced over a map and only found between 22-25 states that might possibly consider single payer under the right circumstances. I don’t think there’s a chance in h*** you ever get to 33 barring some kind of economic meltdown in this country.
  15. Those are good numbers, but a constitutional amendment??? Just do the math for me a second. Please find 33 states whose legislatures will vote for single payer, let alone 66 senate seats that might consider voting that way. It’s simple math, dude.