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Old 03-04-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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More "anonymous sources".

So, If you're working in the white house and Trump is your boss, would you give your name to the reporters as the source of the leak, or, would you want to remain anonymous?

This is how a free press works. Had it not and we lived under a dictatorship, we would never have known about Flynn.

We should all be grateful for anonymous sources.

The truth will come out.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:51 PM
 
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So you trust the right-wing media? Because they are just as bad as the left is with their lies. I see no hold ups with you all bashing Obama that too gets old and boring fast. No one needs to bash Trump he is his own worst enemy. Pointing it out is what you don't like about it.


He's done nothing to improve the country just more lies from the right-wing media and of course Trump himself.

You said I trusted the right wing media - I didn't. I actually watch Fox, Cnn, and OAN. Fox and the likes of CNN - spin it to their political agenda - OAN is pretty much unbiased - but the real story is usually a mix of all 3. Not as daunting as the liberal media wants you to believe, not as promising as Fox wants you to believe.

Smart people do their own research and don't rely on one faction to determine the truth.
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:09 PM
 
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So, If you're working in the white house and Trump is your boss, would you give your name to the reporters as the source of the leak, or, would you want to remain anonymous?

This is how a free press works. Had it not and we lived under a dictatorship, we would never have known about Flynn.

We should all be grateful for anonymous sources.

The truth will come out.
Let's face it, when Obama was in power, anonymous sources perfectly A-Ok. People have short memories it seems.
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:11 PM
 
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Let's face it, when Obama was in power, anonymous sources perfectly A-Ok. Everyone has short memories it sees.
A generality to address a specific situation. Doesn't work.
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:15 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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A generality to address a specific situation. Doesn't work.
Oooh ~ I like that one. A generality to address a specific situation. I predict we will see this phrase again.
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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Oooh ~ I like that one. A generality to address a specific situation. I predict we will see this phrase again.
You should have seen it before. It's one of the classic logical fallacies.
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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A generality to address a specific situation. Doesn't work.
Actually a generality to address a generality. Trump supporters claiming anonymous sources are not legitimate.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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What about the two named sources, with extensive governmental experience (McCaffrey and Wehner)?

Oh, BTW, "anonymous sources" helped expose Watergate, Iran-Contra, etc. No doubt they helped expose "Whitewatergate" too, plus a certain BJ-getting president.
Actually, it was the NYT, relying on sources who chose to remain anonymous, that first focused on Whitewater as they did Hillary’s server.

Mark Felt/ FBI was WAPO’s source for Watergate.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:33 PM
Status: "Soon to be fifty years since moon landing." (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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President Trump is having a great time doing what he does, and the sad thing is, much of the media will never even touch on it. Only the left-wing communists choose to think that there is "team turmoil" in the White House. America is enjoying its best days in thirty years, even though there is still much work to be done.
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:21 PM
 
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President Trump is having a great time doing what he does, and the sad thing is, much of the media will never even touch on it. Only the left-wing communists choose to think that there is "team turmoil" in the White House. America is enjoying its best days in thirty years, even though there is still much work to be done.
Oh reaaaally? Is that why he polling in the 30's? If things are so great, why does he continue to be unpopular?
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