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  1. 7 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

    @Vee already posted it on the last page. Sorry.

    Stein and that ilk are who control the narrative in this  country, or does their best to come close, anyway. It's both sad and deeply disturbing. They just won't stop. That they are also playing into the homophobia that !@#$%^&*] Carlson and others are pushing is not a surprise - they would have queer people in camps tomorrow if it got them one more Trump speech to cover.

    If they controlled it as much as they wanted to they wouldn't always get ratioed. Politico's narratives in particular rarely take hold in the public these days but they try hard to push them anyway. Few resonate outside the Beltway, which is why you often see stuff trial ballooned on TV and then grudgingly walked back. (Remember how California was going to be a major referendum on the Democratic Party?)

  2. Sam Stein of, wait for it, Politico gets ratioed over snarking about Buttigieg being "MIA" on paternity leave, then digs in against basically half of political Twitter including Politico nemesis Neera Tanden before throwing a fit and logging off/ragequitting. This is just a small taste of the rest I won't post.


  3. I think showbiz stories can work but rarely do, bc few shows know how to execute. It too often comes back to 'making a film in town with the civilian characters as stars!' I like the idea of using entertainment industry characters like Dillon Q on GH, but his dreams never executed well onscreen. Megan on OLTL at least had her soap opera filming in town and was a proper actress. You can do it, but most soaps get so focused on finding a way to enmesh the characters and town into it without it feeling organic or sensible. I'd like to see it attempted with more intelligence - I think we need more artist characters like that. But DOOL's take is silly camp, again.

  4. 20 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

    Not to mention - went to Europe to fundraise(?!).

    McConnell blinked on the debt ceiling bc he was afraid the pressure was on those two too much to pierce the filibuster. That drama will repeat in December, and it probably won't be the last time.

    When you have Jim Clyburn talking about a filibuster extension, that is what is in the wind.

  5. 14 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

    If they think Sinema won't vote down the bill,  I  am not sure why. That type of situation, with endless media attention, would be her dream come true.

    I don't think so. She's clearly feeling the pressure which is why she's begun to release increasingly irate, irrational public statements.

  6. I don't believe for one second Sonny's organization doesn't work with drugs and guns. My personal take has always been that he takes a cut of them through subsidiaries and other partners, turns his head and pretends.

    I was under the impression Sonny has always been named as being involved in racketeering and gambling. They've gone after him on RICO charges more than once. I remember intimations that he used to be involved in the sex work trade in PC too and 'keeping the girls safe', but they may have dialed back on that in recent years.

  7. 7 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

    You hit the nail right on the head.

    It was absolutely like that, and it made mediocre-to-bad stories worse. But the heart of the show was back and a sense of fun was there, and that improved morale for people tremendously post-JFP so we forgave a lot. Even the day to day writing was really pretty poor.

  8. 27 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

    Yes, it's not surprising to see the media rushing to praise Irving, as they do any anti-vaxx figure. 

    This is more an Atlantic thing. The media is fascinated with "vaccine hesitancy" bc they always try to cater to 'the real America' but they've also excoriated the antivaxx problem without always making the direct connection to the 'hesitant' people they love to cover. Whereas the Atlantic, in recent months and years, has become fascinated with posting the most contrarian takes possible. This is their unique wheelhouse.

  9. I have never forgiven Tomlin for playing the baby Jack story for laughs and I never will. He was a good guy with a good heart who got the show back into a lighter place and a happier one overall for the fans and the cast, but a lot of his stories sucked and that was #1 with a bullet.

  10. I am very skeptical about this without Craven or a script from Williamson, and I think Scream 4 was the best in the series tbh. But it looks fun so I'll show up. Nothing is worse than Scream 3.

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