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The latest NYPost Biden hit isn't getting much traction bc the story is falling apart at a glance - a lot of writers who breathlessly hoped to promote it this AM (specifically Haberman, and Jake Sherman, who is a good source for stimulus talk dirt but who is another Politico GOP-loving shill above all) are already walking it back and pretending they were just being critical of it.

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1 hour ago, Vee said:

The latest NYPost Biden hit isn't getting much traction bc the story is falling apart at a glance - a lot of writers who breathlessly hoped to promote it this AM (specifically Haberman, and Jake Sherman, who is a good source for stimulus talk dirt but who is another Politico GOP-loving shill above all) are already walking it back and pretending they were just being critical of it.

I saw this

Seriously these people are just - they shout about a relief package all day yesterday at Pelosi but now this is the new attempt. Do they really think other than the nuts anyone cares about this?

 

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They know but they don't care. People are sick with Coronavirus, have been furloughed/lost jobs, are in danger of losing health insurance and/or close to being evicted - by no fault of their own. I think that the average American has more than enough to worry about rather than Hunter Biden's emails and the new Supreme Court Justice. But then - Rump, Pence, Graham, Barr, McConnell and all the rest who make up the Greedy Old Pricks (aka the GOP) only care about themselves and their wants.

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Hunter Biden/Burisma has never polled well for them, and the NY Post story is not impacting beyond their hardcore. So go for it.

 

 

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3 hours ago, JaneAusten said:

And another example of the craven media not giving a damn about Americans and exploiting a pandemic for their own profit. This has got to be the worst and most craven, putting a man who is likely still contagious on national TV to president COVID as if it's no biggie.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/nbc-news-host-town-hall-trump-thursday-n1243300

 

And right on time for the NY Post sham article that Trump can use to hammer away in this format. And of course overshadowing Biden's town hall and trying one more time to push the comeback narrative. 

 

I would have probably said in past years that NBC as a whole should be boycotted, but with the pandemic I know people in the industry as facing hard times...so I will just say I will continue to avoid anything to do with NBC "news." I still haven't forgotten that shitass interview Matt Lauer did with him (while throwing Hillary to the wolves).

 

2 minutes ago, Vee said:

The latest NYPost Biden hit isn't getting much traction bc the story is falling apart at a glance - a lot of writers who breathlessly hoped to promote it this AM are already walking it back.

 

They know the damage was already done - they amplified the story then do what they always do, half-heartedly question it when they know many will only notice the original tweet. This is their dream come true. I'm not surprised Politico is involved - I read a lot of Politico but they never really hide what they are - and I am even less surprised that the wretched Maggie Haberman jumped on this. Her mother works for the Kushners, Maggie herself can't hide her fondness for the Trumps (even happily posing in photos with Trump), and her husband tried to help Jeffrey Epstein. (Maggie's mother also has ties to Epstein...)

 

Axios, another Trump-enabling outlet, is also trying to push a narrative about how Biden has avoided the press and has just lucked out. 

 

 I don't think most of it will work, but it's clearly an attempt to force through a narrative of Biden as unqualified and scandal-plagued, which is what they thought they were going to get when he won the primary. If it narrows the margins enough to steal the election for Trump (as he will be going to the courts with any result anyway - the narrower Biden's win the better for Trump), then it gets them just what they want and need.

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Gee, I wonder who the vector was. 

 

 

Isaac appeared nervous throughout. Several times, he said he was scared for his life and for the lives of those he loved. He appeared to not have a grasp on the timeline of the laptop arriving at his shop and its disappearance from it. He also said the impeachment of President Trump was a “sham.” Social media postings indicate that Isaac is an avid Trump supporter and voted for him in the 2016 election.



Isaac said he had a medical condition that prevented him from actually seeing who dropped off the laptop but that he believed it to be Hunter Biden’s because of a sticker related to the Beau Biden Foundation that was on it. He said that Hunter Biden actually dropped off three laptops for repair, an abundance of hardware that he chalked up to the Biden son being “rich.”

Throughout the entire interview, Isaac switched back and forth from saying he reached out to law enforcement after viewing the files in the laptop to saying that it was actually the Federal Bureau of Investigation that reached out to him. At one point, Isaac claimed that he was emailing someone from the FBI about the laptop. At another point he claimed a special agent from the Baltimore office had contacted him after he alerted the FBI to the device’s existence. At another point, he said the FBI reached out to him for “help accessing his drive.”

Isaac referenced the infamous Seth Rich conspiracy theory—which holds that a DNC staffer who police say was murdered in a botched robbery was actually killed off by Clinton allies because he leaked committee emails—as reason for his paranoia. He said he made a copy of the hard drive for purposes of personal protection.

“They probably knew I had a copy because I was pretty vocal about not wanting to get murdered,” he said, “so I’m going to have a copy.”

Isaac refused to answer specific questions about whether he had been in contact with Rudy Giuliani before the laptop drop off or at any other time before the Post’s publication. Pressed on his relationship with Giuliani, he replied: “When you’re afraid and you don’t know anything about the depth of the waters that you’re in, you want to find a lifeguard.”

Seeming to realize he’d said too much, he added: “Ah [!@#$%^&*].”

So, Rudy was your lifeguard, the reporters asked. “No comment,” he replied.

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I hope Biden's people will blast that story everywhere the way they did when Kellyanne Conway tried to be cute and went on national TV bragging about how much violence and chaos would help Trump.

 

Now the focus is on how Twitter and Facebook are censoring the story and this will cause a Streisand Effect and amplify it. I don't know if I believe that or not, because there really isn't anything to amplify, but people are so stupid I can't assume anything at this point. 

 

Speaking of stupid, Amy Covid Barrett was exposed as ignorant and a complete phony today, but it won't matter. The best to hope for is that Lindsey Graham pining for segregation so openly might put off a few more so-called moderates and hurt his reelection.

 

In other news that is not surprising, but is still sad.

 

https://www.complex.com/life/2020/10/ice-cube-helped-develop-new-black-trump-platform-says-senior-adviser

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I voted today!  When Trump got elected for years ago one of my first thoughts was that I hope I would live to vote him out in 2020. This felt really good. Another one in the can for Joe Biden.

 

Turnout at the BOE reminded me of 2012 when Barack was up for re-election. Way more social distancing but the line of cars for ballot drop-off was insane.

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