With CNN Credibility in Tatters Anderson Cooper Attempts To Defend Propaganda…

In addition to the Trump transition team and NBC Reporting, Fox News is now also reporting the original claims by CNN were entirely manufactured, “fake news” by four CNN agenda driven reporters:

(L-R) Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, Evan Perez and Carl Bernstein

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Nothing reported as fact by the CNN constructionists actually took place.  Against, the back drop of CNN’s destroyed credibility, pundit Anderson Cooper attempts to obfuscate and push back against the collapse during a contentious interview with Kellyanne Conway:

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Despite Anderson Cooper’s professional pearl-clutching, even the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper issued a statement refuting the CNN construct:

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A standard of expectation must be set, and an example must be made. In addition to revoking the White House press credentials of CNN’s Jim Acosta for an extreme display of rudeness and lack of professionalism, I would strongly recommend the Trump Communications team:

♦ Keep using twitter daily, or as determined.  Keep using social media, and/or any alternate communications platforms to communicate with the American People.

♦ Establish dress code for credentialed media.  No casual days, ever.  100% business professional, 100% of the time.

♦ Discontinue the live-feed broadcast of the Daily White House briefing.  Stop allowing a press briefing to be the daily news lede ‘in-and-unto-itself’.  Only conduct the WH press briefing when POTUS is actually in the White House.  Set an earlier time for the press briefing – ex. 7:30am daily, for a set amount of time, ex. 1hr.  Deliver the day’s bullet-pointed news as it pertains to the White House and current events, answer questions and be done.

♦ Ten hour work days.  7am to 5pm.  Use TWO Continuous, Alternating, Press Secretaries, not just one.

♦ Have a quarterly lottery for press briefing media attendees.  Equal opportunity participation.  Seating = first come first seated, general seating, every day.

♦ Drop the traveling Presidential press pool completely.  Give the press a daily schedule, and then make media use their own resources to cover the events therein as they deem needed.  Equal access without preferential treatment.  This also includes foreign travel.

♦ When POTUS, V-POTUS, or cabinet officials travel give first preference to local media, not national.  Allow local reporters to ask questions pertaining to their community perspective on the event or engagement.

♦ Drop the insufferable White House Correspondent’s dinner fiasco.  It’s a ridiculous bubble event with no inherent value for the country.  It’s also a grotesque exhibition of disconnected indulgence and vulgarity. There’s too much work to be done, just go about doing it.

♦ Engage the legacy media as a communications unit.  Deliver the Trump message as a communications unit.  Have a self-broadcasted roundtable meeting of communications officials with a rotating group of media invited to attend.  Maybe every other Sunday etc.

♦ Have POTUS give monthly EVENING press conferences; with part of the presser containing an ongoing and established outline to share progress on agenda.  Perhaps half for ongoing efforts, half for current events.

♦ Re-establish a media work ethic by setting high standards, high expectations and a zero tolerance for laziness and unprofessional behavior.

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488 Responses to With CNN Credibility in Tatters Anderson Cooper Attempts To Defend Propaganda…

  1. Keln says:

    This is a great list. As I’ve said before though, I’d like to see White House press credentials revoked not from the individual, but from the media organization they represent. Force organizations to change, not just one sorry individual who they will simply plug in another to replace. If CNN can’t get their stuff together and act right, they have no business having anyone in the White House press corps.

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    • decisiontime16 says:

      “♦ When POTUS, V-POTUS, or cabinet officials travel give first preference to local media, not national. Allow local reporters to ask questions pertaining to their community perspective on the event or engagement.”

      Great ideas on the list but this one I like especially!

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      • bob says:

        Why just when they travel? Would love to see some Midwest Journalists from hometown conservative papers there on a regular basis. If it were me, I would give a tad preference to journalists in swing states as well. I’ve really had enough of the East Coast based journalists controlling the media agenda.

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    • JustMe says:

      I agree, this is a great start to getting a handle on the MSM and their “filtering” of the facts to suit their agenda. The only suggestion I would add is to let RSBN do the camera work from any WH briefings, then charge the rest of the MSM to use the feed. Make them help fund their own demise.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Stop appearing on same network(s). If credentials are revoked, makes no sense to legitimize them at all.

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      • Ageed, no engagement with media presenting provably false news. 1st offense suspension of reporter with apology by network for being readmitted. 2nd offence suspension of reporter and firing of producer with apology in same and all time slots story is reported in. 3rd offense 93rd revocation of all credentials for news organization for period determined by WH.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Hi, Keln, I know off the thread here, but Sundance’s post reminded me of the “Les Deplorables” and your mugs. Bought 2 for Christmas. Think about the TreeHouse folks with every sip of coffee! Will add popcorn as the mainstream media meltdown continues.

      Sundance’s list is outstanding, and I pray Trump does (or is already thinking about doing some of the suggestions) – certainly it will bring back Decorum and Respect to the Office of the President when our side holds the office… No more marginalizing of his voters either.

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    • I wish they would revoke but they haven’t done that! Too bad!

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  2. sundance says:

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    • Esperanza says:

      Had this happened in the UK, Trump would have a very strong libel case. You cannot libel people in this way and get away with it in the UK.

      Also, as to the sex allegations, in the UK, you have respect of those. Trump’s sexual activities are noone’s business except his wife’s. Max Mosley got redress for that. Buzzfeed should go the way of Gawker. And if CNN aren’t capable of gutter press standards, at least Gawker got the facts right, than they have no business pretending to be journalists either.

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    • Angry Dumbo says:

      Is it really a gift? We need to stop thinking of these folks as journalists, but rather properly understood, the mainstream media are advocates for the left. As such, they will continue to undermine all people who do not follow their agenda. This is not the end of journalism, but the beginning of President Trump’s first 100 days. The battle has just begun.

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    • Lisa Reynolds says:

      I see very little difference (other than the source being a made up dossier as opposed to the spoken word) between this and the media stating that they HAD to support Hillary rather than Donald because Donald was too dangerous!

      Mr. President-Elect, DO NOT let any of them off the hook!

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    • The Boss says:

      The hair-splitting nonsense spewed by AC was intended to obfuscate facts and diminish Trump. Just like CNN’s headline writers, editors and faux journalists did the night before when they teased the Buzzfeed story. I see complete consistency in CNN’s self-proclaimed ‘reporting’, and it is undeserving of First Amendment protections.

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      • coltlending says:

        Kellyanne has been doing pretty well with the vipers, but I will Thursday morning quarterback and say, I wish Kellyanne had said this, “Anderson, how’s this for conflating, if it were President Obama being the President-Elect in this situation,there is no way under the sun that CNN would have alluded to this fake news in any what whatsoever. You would have made it your business to do your business; that is, investigate the underlying story and in doing so discovered it was fake.
        But instead, here, you performed no journalism whatsoever. What CNN did do was make it there business to highlight a “When was the last time you beat your wife” story and then hide behind reporting other news sources reporting it as a justification for CNN elevating it while never lifting a finger to perform the act of journalism and investigating ithe underlying fake specifics. How convienent.

        Of course Kellyanne couldn’t have done so because Anderson interrupted her every sentence.

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    • Ozzie says:

      I agree, trump is a genius who is going to let the press kill themselves. They have become so blind due to hate they cannot see anything. I am soooo thankful for trump.

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    • OmaMAGA says:

      Good times.

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  3. angryduc says:

    This is why homosexuality was always considered a mental illness watch Anderson’s hateful lying eyes. Watch the blinks. Cooper is mentally ill. The ends justify the means with him. He is possessed with demonic lying spirits.

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    • ZurichMike says:

      You are making an online diagnosis of mental illness and blaming in on his being gay? Absurd. Leftism is the cause of Anderson’s idiocy, not his sexual orientation.

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      • angryduc says:

        I have had years to diagnose this deviant. He shouldn’t be in the position he is and he is definitely mentally ill. Media is a programming device nothing more. If you want to be gay that is your business, but it comes with hairs like everything else. It is the most violent segment of all domestic relationships. It is just a fact. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. It doesn’t mean I don’t love my homosexual friends. I just know their struggle. It is very violent and fraught with mental illness.

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        • ZurichMike says:

          You need to find another site, another thread to vent your outrageous, sweeping, fact-deprived conclusions. You are, in effect, no better than Anderson Cooper in repeating factually unsubstantiated rumors and myths. Please stop.

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          • angryduc says:

            I’ve represented victims of violent domestic relationships for more than 20 years of all genders. I have no need for you to agree with my understanding of the criminal justice system or domestic violence if you aren’t prepared to face the truth. I wish you only peace and happiness. I do not however promote homosexuality as a legitimate alternative lifestyle for the reasons previously stated.

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            • Dragon says:

              Nevertheless, people deserve the liberty to live in whatever consensual adult relationship they choose. They have a right to their life and their pursuit of happiness. Whether that relationship is healthry or not for them is none of our concern, unless we really are demanding socialism and social engineering to disincentivize them from being able to have that liberty to be themselves. I’m here to inform you the ship of that particular brand of socialism has sailed. Peter Thiel was massive asset to Trump throughout the primary and gave him access to AI to help him choose his cabinet. I’m not going to sit by quietly while some Johnny come lately’s waltz in after Trump won and starf spouting a completely politically damaging message which Trump himself doesn’t support.

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              • Glenn Stehle says:

                Besides Thiel, there’s also Milo Yiannopoulos.

                It’s not correct to paint all gay people with the same broad tar brush.

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              • mamadogsite says:

                I worked in a DV shelter. There are far more, possibly 8x more, heterosexual acts of DV than homosexual. We cannot record an accurate # as so many go unreported.

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                • Dragon says:

                  Absolutely. I was just thinking how if we really needed an interventionist SOCIALIST government to protect us from “unhealthy” relationships, 99% of all ckuples would be forced to separate at some point in their relationship.

                  The same SOCIALIST philosophy ends up strengthening every socialist agency in our government and has vastly expanded the growth of them.

                  The choice is simple, leave people the hell alone to create their own lives, or a rapjdly expanding socialist state.

                  Trump understands this.

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                  • Glenn Stehle says:

                    Well at least there still exists a libertarian faction on the right.

                    Libertarianism seems to have completely disappeared from the left, and all that’s left is a bunch of Stalin wannabes.

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                • don welch says:

                  well….there are eight times more hetero’s and the number is actually greater so not sure that position is supported by your math, not that i am ‘not’ acknowledging your position you understand just that you need a better bicycle.

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                • Mike says:

                  Sure but there are many MORE heterosexuals than homosexuals. The RATE of domestic violence among homosexuals is much higher.

                  http://www.advocate.com/crime/2014/09/04/2-studies-prove-domestic-violence-lgbt-issue

                  The National Violence Against Women survey found that 21.5 percent of men and 35.4 percent of women living with a same-sex partner experienced intimate-partner physical violence in their lifetimes, compared with 7.1 percent and 20.4 percent for men and women, respectively, with a history of only opposite-sex cohabitation. Transgender respondents had an incidence of 34.6 percent over a lifetime according to a Massachusetts survey.

                  if you break down the rates of domestic violence by race it get’s worse for blacks more so than anyone else by far..

                  A person has to look at the rate as a percentage of the population, not just the raw numbers. Population A, makes up 10 percent of the population, and commits 40 perceont of a crime. Population B makes up 90 percent of the population, and commits 60 percent of a crime. Population B commits more of the crime than population A. But a member of population A is much more likely to commit the crime, given their much smaller numbers. .

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                  • Mike says:

                    Sorry, second link didn’t work, let me try again;

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              • squid2112 says:

                … people deserve the liberty to live in whatever consensual adult relationship they choose.

                While I would tend to generally agree with this statement, one question does come to mind … “where does it end?” … when you say “whatever” .. what are those boundaries? .. are there any boundaries? .. does this include incest? .. beastiality? .. children?

                The question becomes, where does society draw the lines? .. after all, we are now supposed to not only accept gay lifestyles, we must accept gay marriage, we much accept transgenderism (a mental disease), self prescribed gender identity of some 35 gender types (physically impossible). Just where is it that we draw the lines? .. seems to me any “lines” are fading fast as we swirl into a society of total decadence. Didn’t the Romans go down this path? … at least they had an excuse (lead poisoning). What is our excuse?

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                • Dragon says:

                  Adult consensual relationship implies between adults, in that the other party has the legal capability to give “consent”. That’s an important distinction. Once we start to question the validity of legal consent between adults, and what we as adults are allowed to consent to in relationships, we immediately stumble over the edge into socialism and social engineering.

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                  • William says:

                    I accept that to give consent to enter into a relationship is part of being free. And I also agree that adults ought to be free to give consent. But shouldn’t adults be knowledgeable about something before consenting to it? Not just because they are adults means giving consent is acceptable. In any relationship, each party should have as much information, pro and con, before consenting to that relationship or transaction. If one party is ignorant, is the consent acceptable or even valid? Parents and friends can provide information and allow the person to make a more informed consent. The government doesn’t need to be involved.

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              • LEET says:

                Oh please! That is not what “angryduc” is saying. She never advocated taking away Andersons right to be gay. Only stating the truth. And as Sundance has always said truth has no agenda! As far as Anderson’s mental health read about his upbringing in his own words! He is definitly a product of his enviornment!

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                • Wend says:

                  Anderson is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Cooper. Most of us know some about Gloria. My mom was at UCLA with Wyatt-she said he was usually nice but could be very nasty on occasion. I don’t know much about Anderson’s upbringing but we’re seeing someone who usually comes off as nice turn vicious.

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                • ZurichMike says:

                  Oh, please! The poster was conflating being gay with being mentally ill. He/she/it was not stating the truth, just a sweeping generalization based on a very narrow world view. Sad.

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        • georgiafl says:

          CDC has shown STDs incidence in this population is greater 40-150% higher incidence of all STDs -including incurable (HIV, HPV, Herpes) and untreatable new strains of gonorrhea and syphilis. Many have more than one STD, making syndemic situation, complicating or preventing treatment because one treatment exacerbates symptoms of other disease.

          There is a much higher incidence of violence, addictions, injuries, bowel syndromes, mental illness, personality disorders, relational instability, suicides and early death.

          Police and research statistics,

          ZM you are a great guy (I also love my friends and relatives among this population) but you, being in a stable, committed longterm relationship, are the minority among this population.

          The majority of my gay friends were such tragic stories: severely beaten in encounters, died early of health issues, HIV or are suffering from health or mental conditions, such as bipolar or just emotional lability/bpd-like symptoms. They also had absent or distant fathers, overbearing or mentally unstable mothers, who used them for emotional comfort…the classic picture of conditioning for identity confusion. All our human responses are conditioned from conception, as studies show. I studied psychology and social work, read CDC reports and medical research, articles published @ NARTH and other sites over several decades.

          The tragedy of our era is forbidding counselors and therapists to help people who want to leave these unhealthy, high risk lifestyles to do so.

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          • georgiafl says:

            Sorry – in my haste, I forgot to complete my thought here:

            “Statistics (police, clinical medicine, research and CDC) are in agreement with the above statements. In addition, there is no Scripture affirming these high risk lifestyles, but rather warning against engaging in them. So, Science, Statistics and Scripture agree on the dangers and negative outcomes.

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          • Glenn Stehle says:

            georgiafl,

            Talking about fake news, you are quite the purveyor of it. Your screed sounds like something right straight out of the oeuvre of Paul Cameron.

            After a successful 1982 campaign against a gay rights proposal in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cameron established the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality (ISIS), now known as the Family Research Institute (FRI). As FRI’s chairman, Cameron has written papers stating associations between homosexuality and the perpetration of child sexual abuse and reduced life expectancy.

            In 1983, the American Psychological Association expelled Cameron. Position statements issued by the American Sociological Association, Canadian Psychological Association, and the Nebraska Psychological Association have each accused Cameron of misrepresenting social science research.[1]

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            • georgiafl says:

              No, never read Cameron – just quoting CDC, research and clinical medicine statistics and science.

              Don’t try to defend the indefensible.

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            • Mike says:

              “In 1983, the American Psychological Association expelled Cameron.” That’s your argument. The “authority,” American Psychological Association expelled someone. An appeal to YOUR “authority.” No refutation is what Cameron said was true or not.

              You accuse georgiafl as a “purveyor(…)of fake news,” in her “screed,” You attempt to demonize her by trying to tie her to Camaron who’s been expelled by YOUR authority, not necessarily anyone else’s, Your argument is dishonest and weak.

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          • USMCLt says:

            Very good comment! Deviant behavior is that behavior which deviates from God’s plan for us on Earth. The Bible clearly lays out that which is acceptable and that which is not. Our bodies were amazingly designed by our Creator for specific functions. People who use their bodies in ways not originally intended suffer rather difficult consequences which no amount of denial can reverse. Sorry, but the “gay lifestyle” is just not so gay.

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            • ZurichMike says:

              “use their bodies in ways not originally intended” — kissing, then, is completely wrong, then, because mouths are for ingesting food. And apparently some people need to engage their brains (used for thinking) rather than as a repository of sweeping generalizations.

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          • joanfoster says:

            Distant father and unstable, emotional mother who used the child for comfort is precisely the profile of a gay person who is close to me. While I don’t necessarily believe that every male growing up in these circumstances turn out to be homosexual, these are contributing factors. People say “it’s nature or nurture”. In many cases, I believe it’s nurture.

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            • Texian says:

              One of my college science professors stated that whether it is genetic or social – it is a defect – because it doesn’t ultimately result in reproduction and the furtherment of the species.

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              • ZurichMike says:

                Are people who choose not to have children defective then? Such as nuns? Or heterosexual couples who decide not to have children? Are they defective?

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          • AIDS…….that’s all. Is this the Homosexual is a healthy thing thread? Just sayin’….

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        • Old Navy says:

          “LEFTISM = an acute degenerative mental disorder. Symptomized by lunacy, Lying, irrational and belligerent behavior, severe laziness, refusal to work, constant craving of free stuff and other peoples money, and an inability to comprehend simple truths and math. Most often found in groups totally Devoid of Common Sense.” NON VIABLE LIFE FORM.

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        • diddle40 says:

          I have a sympathetic view of your stand. Christ paid a very loving and very high price for our holiness. Everyone who wants to can share in that. In fact, G-D commands us to.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          No, it’s not his gender identity that causes his behavior, though he may identify with the extreme aspects – it’s his own narcissism and elitist mindset – which is where the fascist Left reside that cause what we’re seeing. Yes, he may be insecure, everyone is, but the elitist Left provides a “home” for his personality traits – which one can have regardless of gender choice.

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      • That depends on a person’s belief system. To many people sodomy is an anatomically and biologically aberrant practice and thus feel a person that participates in this activity is mentally ill. IMO whether a person is heterosexual or homosexual sodomy is an aberrant practice because of the nature of the tissue lining of the proper vs improper orifice and the activities it was designed for. I don’t consider it mental illness, I just consider it ignorance.

        But only a doctor can make a medical diagnosis. Not that if they do it would be necessarily correct, and doctors often are wrong; but a person on a blog stating their opinion as fact is not really diagnosing, it’s more of their observation or opinion. Perhaps angrydude could’ve said “I think Cooper is mentally ill.” Which is what I think he really meant.

        In any case, he is entitled to his opinion, as we all are.

        HAVE A NICE DAY IN BEAUTIFUL SWITZERLAND!!

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        • ZurichMike says:

          This thread about CNN’s lying is not the place to have even posted his ridiculous conflation of mental illness with sexual orientation and then pretending to be mental health practitioner based on personal observation.

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        • The Boss says:

          This sideshow demonstrates exactly what the damn progressive pigs, globalists and media enablers have intended all along….to divide us and conquer us. While we are deliberately distracted with “news” about low priority issues and emotional drama, they are methodically and coldly dismantling what should be out highest priority issue…freedom. We are all guilty at times of letting petty matters get the better of us in what we post. We have far bigger fish to fry than orientation folks. Focus on the big fish. Toss the little fish back in. They’re not keepers. I try to do this. Just MHO.

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        • squid2112 says:

          I like your approach (scientific, medical). To that end, transgenderism and gender identity is truly a mental disease. The physical facts are, we are a BINARY gender species. One cannot change their DNA. God decides what your gender is and this cannot be changed. You may surgically alter your equipment, but you still can’t change your DNA. Identifying as something other than what your DNA prescribes is nothing but a lie. I get the idea that some people may not be pleased with their particular DNA assignment, but guess what, we don’t get to choose .. God does.

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          • nkmommy says:

            DNA, exactly.
            Moreover, while our Constitution gives us the right to persue our “happiness,” the matter has extended way beyond consenting adults. Adoption of children by gay partners, gay “marriage,” boys in girls’ locker/restrooms, the glorification of gay and trans lifestyle causing confusion and pressure to try that lifestyle among teens and college kids. If you’re currently raising children then you know how difficult this issue is making it to raise your children today with a common sense understanding of right and wrong versus politically correct social engineering. I’d like for it to be a matter of “what you do in the privacy of your bedroom is your business,” but, unfortunately, the lgbtq community has thrust it into our family life.

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      • Taurnil says:

        When a person makes the decision to be “gay” the rest of their decision making processes are compromised. Yes, being gay is a decision, period.

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        • ZurichMike says:

          Born this way. The only decision I made is to accept it. Period.

          What’s compromised are self-avowed “specialists” who claim to be the sole respository of what’s acceptable/unacceptable in the human condition.

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          • Dragon says:

            It really bothers me when the same people claim to be anti-socialist. Stay strong, you’ve got support here.

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          • Duhders says:

            Thanks for being a cogent voice ZM, too many post things they would never say in person due to risk of bodily harm or other retribution. Personally, I don’t believe homosexuality is as naturally prevalent as we are being made to accept for one simple reason: it goes against the propagation of the species. But if that is one’s preference I will not be the one to refrain another individual from pursuing consensual amorous relationships.

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            • Raven says:

              “…too many post things they would never say in person due to risk of bodily harm or other retribution…”

              What? Are you saying people post things here because in real life they would risk bodily harm for saying them? That sounds a lot like Trump supporters being beaten just because they support Trump.

              On a forum such as this where people know one another they risk the same thing — retaliation for holding a differing point of view and having the strength of character to say so to your face. There are bullies everywhere trying to shut people down by yelling the loudest. To speak anywhere is no different — other than the type of retribution that is cast upon the one who speaks.

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          • don welch says:

            did you have to use the word repository? sounds too much like depository for the discussion in hand

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        • Trumpedinillinos says:

          Anyone who feels that gay is a choice and not an inherent biological genetic issue is ignorant. I am not gay and I have absolutely no attraction to men. I can objectively judge whether a man is attractive or not, but it does nothing for me. That is exactly what most gay men feel about women. They can see the beauty, it just doesn’t affect them. They see an attractive man and it attracts them. Many gay men struggle with this because the last thing they wanted was to be what the mainstream considers abnormal. Yet, they can’t change what they are. Let’s face it, can you think of a worse position than being with an attractive woman and being so not aroused as a man (which would be painfully obvious) that you can’t explain it? No one would choose that. So, no, being gay is not a decision, and you are ignorant. Being flamboyant or militant is a decision, but being gay is not.

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        • trumptyear says:

          ‘”Being gay is a decision, period” wow. Maybe in jail. I guess some people swing both ways. This is too much information for me. ‘

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          • Oldschool says:

            Agree. This is the first time I am leaving the treehouse for another site because of the comments/arguments being posted here. This entire tirade belongs on some other site. I’ll try later for some real analysis.

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            • Dragon says:

              It makes me quite sick as well, but I know where Trump stands on this, so I’m ok.

              It seems to be a small handful of people bent on politically damaging us and preventing us from growing our coalition and significantly harming our ability to destroy the power bases of liberal fascism.

              I can only point out that Caitlyn Jenner was personally invited to and will attend Trump’s inauguration.

              It’s clear where Trump stands.

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              • flova says:

                My sister is a cloistered nun. She chose to be celibate and is very happy with her life. I am always fascinated by the celibate life because we do not need sex to live like air, water and food. So even if someone is gay or heterosexual, they can still choose not to be sexually active and have a fulfilling life.

                Of course, this is very odd to most people. I tell people at work my sister is a nun and the first comment is ‘she can’t have sex can she?’

                My point is we place a lot of emphasis on sex and we should place as much on the person’s spirit. I try and look at people and how kind and genuine they are, not what they do in the bedroom.

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                • I’m convinced the Catholic church not letting priests marry contributes highly to the problem with homosexuality and pedophilia they have. No where in the bible does God say priests can’t marry. They made it up. An adult male needs a “normal” healthy monogamous relationship so he has an outlet for his sexual nature, otherwise, it shows itself in other, deviant ways. Just my opinion of course. I’m sure someone will set me “straight” posthaste….

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                • ZurichMike says:

                  Bless you for that! And my respect for your sister.

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              • diddle40 says:

                Not everyone agrees with you. Trump is/has run as a candidate for ‘Americans’ and not as a religious pastor-in-chief. Just because he accepts something, doesn’t make him the authority on whether it is right or wrong.

                G-D does not tempt any man to do wrong. But society is swayed by propaganda and by what people say, thus accepting abnormal as normal.

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                • Dragon says:

                  Just try to remember, Socialism begets Socialism. If you get to socially engineer, you simply give your opponents the ability to socially engineer when they get the ball.

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      • Angry Dumbo says:

        Absolutely fantastic interview with Peter Thiel in the NYT. The lying deceitful left has nothing to do with the division which they preach. Dividing people by race, gender, religion, etc. is just a tactic. It is also their fatal flaw. E pluribus unum. Leftists get it, but they need to divide us to advance their agenda. If we unite, they cannot advance.

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        • navysquid says:

          No offense to anyone upstream but I thought we were talking about Anderson Cooper and CNN’s defense of the Fake News…somehow we all swerved into talk of who and what are gay lifestyles and choices??

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          • don welch says:

            guess anderson cooper won the day then.

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            • ladypenquin says:

              No, I think despite the veering off topic, that Cooper lost the day – because he exemplifies the elitist, condescending mindset saturating what passes for journalism these days.

              It is difficult to separate behavior from personality or character, since Cooper et al have both on display daily. So, in a roundabout way, we couldn’t separate what each of us were saying – because it is about our perceptions. Cooper embodies the despicable, lying media elitist Left who think they should be “king” makers in this country – even the world.

              Conway, and other Trump team members have to shut them down – strongly and publicly, but still with manners. And I think it’s happening…

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    • Dragon says:

      Trump doesn’t support these attacks against LGBTQ peeps I’ve been seeing showing up here on this site the past couple of days. Feel free to trash Cooper as an idiot Trust Fund baby, and tons of other personal insults, but don’t get the idea that Trump or the majority of his supports support your agenda driven smearing of people who are part of the expanding tent supporting Trump. We aren’t deslerate to make our coalition smaller.

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      • Dragon says:

        desperate, wow, I can’t type accurately on this kindle.

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      • angryduc says:

        okay shall I run my thoughts through a marxist sane or tester. Trump followers aren’t all the same I can accept that. How much of my right to free speech and free exchange should I limit to satisfy you?

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        • Dragon says:

          Do what gou like, but no one supporting Trump here on this site for months was attacking LGBTQ people, and Trump is a supporter. They are part of Trump’s coalition, and there will be many more voting for him in 4 years. There is no point in attacking them now.

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        • Alleycats says:

          This is a privately owned blog. As such there are rules to be allowed to comment here; one of which is to remain on-topic within the thread. I’ll be happy to direct your attention to said rules, if you are unaware. The topic is CNN’s lost credibility.
          If you don’t like the rules of SUNDANCE’S blog, you are free to leave.

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        • Ad rem says:

          Angryduc….
          You are the quintessential “bomb thrower’. You show up again just when things are dying down to lob one more incendiary comment….as if you were afraid the discussion would die of it’s own accord. You have literally “hijacked” this thread. Your future comments will now be “moderated”.

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      • georgiafl says:

        Facts are not attacks.

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        • Dragon says:

          The fact is that the GOP will be supporting LGBTQ with Trump’s administration. He is going to continue to grow his coalition.

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          • georgiafl says:

            Not necessarily support the propaganda of the LBGT activists, that ignores the health and behavior problems.

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          • georgiafl says:

            LBGT has been a political movement since the 1970s and used gestapo tactics to enforce their invented concepts and propaganda constructs. It’s not a healthy, happy, stable population and no amount of force/enforced blindness, PC can make it so.

            Like trying to tell us Islam is a religion of peace.

            All evidence to the contrary in both situations.

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            • Dragon says:

              People who identify with LGBTQ are not always supporters of liberal fascism. Trump is bringing those freedom loving people into our coalition, and I will defend them everyday of the week, as I defend freedom and liberty.

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              • georgiafl says:

                They are free to engage in their behaviors at their own risk, not making other taxpayers responsible for their diseases, health care, other problems – and NOT free to propagandize children in our schools.

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                • Dragon says:

                  Trump doesn’t support your position there, except for school propagandization which school choice will filter out in short order.

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                  • georgiafl says:

                    Trump will follow science in his policies. He is compassionate and does not want to perpetrate harm to people and future generations in the name of tolerance.

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              • georgiafl says:

                One HIV patient cost of care – $600K per lifetime. Why should taxpayer pay for that? Taking on non-payers is part of Obamacare overwhelming cost.

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                • Dragon says:

                  We pay for everyone else too. We are not going to single these people out for specific social engineering punishment. They shouldn’t be forced to deny themselves to be part of the fabric of this country which has no lack of people causi g themselves harm in all types of ways. We aren’t going after people with diabetes telling them to make better choicesor die, for example. If Trump can fundamentally change the healthcare system a d successfully take on big pharma, the costs of all of this are going to drastically change as well.

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                  • georgiafl says:

                    Warnings should be issued, not masking the problems with PC.

                    Same with drug culture and Islam.

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                  • ladypenquin says:

                    Dragon, I understand what you’re saying. Will stay neutral, but there is one recent news story out from last week, where a felon, in prison, got to have a sexual change operation. I have a problem with that, taxpayer dollars paying for a felon… what right does he have to that – when our veterans are dying in the VA parking lots? It’s a rhetorical question, and yes, I apologize to Sundance and the other Treepers for being off topic.

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                • Somebody says:

                  You do realize heterosexuals contract AIDS. In fact the rate is growing among promiscuous seniors. Health care workers and first responders are also vulnerable, as well as teens and infants that contract it in utero.

                  So how could you know how a gay first responder or health care worker contracted AIDS?

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                • frangelica1 says:

                  Remember you can get HIV even if you are not gay! HIV is not just a gay disease and medical should treat for all diseases no matter how the disease has been obtained – just my thoughts!

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            • ZurichMike says:

              About 1/3 of gays voted for Trump. The LBGT community is not monolithic, and all of my many gay and lesbian acquaitances are in long-term, stable relationships. Making sweeping generalizations, and the false moral equivalency arugment (“like trying to tell us Islam is a religion of peace” is horrifyingly unjust.

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              • sunnydaze says:

                ZM, every gay person I know is in long term relationships, too. And many of them have been in those relationships since they were young (i.e. right around graduating college). They own homes (and have for a long time, have good jobs, etc. IOW, they are very settled-in people. Many are family members.

                Now, here’s the most interesting thing to me: A couple of them called me during the Primaries and said “We’re voting Trump, we love him, friends worked for him in NYC, they love him too” etc. etc.

                Most of them had voted Dem for decades, but all of them got married as soon as it was legal and a couple of ’em said “Now that we’re finally married, there’s no reason to keep voting Dem”…..! Awesome!!!!!

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                • ZurichMike says:

                  Interesting, indeed. Dems are good at victimhood arguments only — and if you ever leave the Democrat plantation, you are branded an Uncle Tom if you are black, self-loathing if you are gay, a Nazi if you’re a Jew, etc. For leftists, the value of a human being is codified in victim status. The more victims statuses you have, the more valuable you become. Most of my gay friends voted Trump. He is the “big tent” Republican we’ve been waiting for.

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      • LEET says:

        You are conflating “attacks” and expressing an opinion. Not the same, not even close. Not everyone sees the gay lifestyle, or the lifestyle of the LGBTQ ‘S as healthy, that does not constitute an attack.

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        • Dragon says:

          You are politically damaging our Trump coalition for your own selfish/social engineering purposes. I consider that an attack.

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          • LEET says:

            I beg to differ. I am not social engineering. How am I socially engineering? If anyone is socially engineering it is the LGBTQ’s who are pushing this on kids in schools and in entertainment and in the culture in general. Most churches today won’t even preach the gospel message regarding these issues for fear of reprisal. Who do you think “socially engineered” that!

            Expressing a view is not an attack, no matter how you wish to define “attack” and the cultural marxists are the ones who want to shut down ANY discussion or ideas that are contrary to their own. I agree that Trump has taken a libertarian view of LGBTQ’s and he should. He is trying to unite us under the umbrella of Americans, not the divisions the left has set up to pit us against each other and I am all in favor of that. I am not advocating denying anyone the right to live how they chose but that doesn’t mean I or anyone else can not offer a dissenting opinion on this social issue.

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            • nkmommy says:

              Bravo, well-said. So many of us don’t want to get into people’s private business, but when the lgbtq extends their “right to persue happiness,” to instead tell me I’ve lost my right to believe in marriage as defined by God 2,000 years ago – and I have to bake them a cake! – or that we have to accept gay Boy Scout leaders, thereby forcing us to pull our child out of BSA, then who is the “selfish,” “social-engineering,” “attacking” one?

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            • sunnydaze says:

              Yeah, but LEET, why even bring it up on this thread? It’s OT.

              Unless you think Cooper is a nutcase solely because he’s gay. In which case , how do you explain all the other Lefty nutcases who are not gay? What’s their excuse?

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        • ZurichMike says:

          Playing the victim card? I am appalled at the false dischotomy, straw man arguments, appeal to emotion, and sweeping generalizations where mental illness in conflated with being gay. I can, and will, point out fallacies, flaws in argumentations, lack of premises, lack of foundation, lack of facts, and poor reasoning.

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      • Mike says:

        I doubt if we’re going to split over the issue of homosexuality. Many of us, I assume, ,including myself, do not support gay marriage. I don’t support it, not for moral reasons but for larger societal ones. i don’t think you can tinker with something as fundamental as “marriage” as a union of man and woman, becoming “husband” (man) and “wife” (woman) without unintended consequence and nasty blow-back. It might take some time, but I believe it will come. Some of it already has.

        These are fundamentals that, to the best of my knowledge have been true of every culture and every religion since the beginning of man. I assume that there are deviations from the norm, but I also assume you see my point.

        Trump sidestepped the issue and I think it was wise that he did. He would have been caught in even greater controversy and knots than he already is. We’ll have to see what happens after supreme court nominations.

        But, IMO what hold the Trump train together is immigration and the economy. Homosexuals should definitely be on-board with the Muslim ban, as Muslim want to kill them just FOR being homosexual. That’s sick. Although there are a few Christian sects that also feel this way, those are in the small minority

        Besides, we HAVE to get along. We have so many enemies, and we don’t have a choice but to stick together.

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      • nkmommy says:

        That’s very unfair of you … he’s my President-Elect, too, and I spent a considerable amount of time persuading conservative, devout people of faith that he was going to do right by us. Look how he championed doing away with the Johnson Amendment, he courted religious groups, and he defends life and wants to put a pro-life jurist on the Supreme Court. If this faction had not been in the tent, the tent may not have stood. With regard to gay marriage, Trump has simply said it is the law of the land, without a full-throated endorsement. Additionally, if those in this faction have a sincere religious basis to their beliefs regarding sexual deviancy and the manner in which our culture is being socially engineered to accept it, why should it be denigrated as “agenda-driven smearing of others?” As I said at the outset, he’s our President-Elect, too, we also helped to get him elected.

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      • nkmommy says:

        That’s very unfair of you … he’s my President-Elect, too, and I spent a considerable amount of time persuading conservative, devout people of faith that he was going to do right by us. Look how he championed doing away with the Johnson Amendment, he courted religious groups, and he defends life and wants to put a pro-life jurist on the Supreme Court. If this faction had not been in the tent, the tent may not have stood. With regard to gay marriage, Trump has simply said it is the law of the land, without a full-throated endorsement. Additionally, if those in this faction have a sincere religious basis to their beliefs regarding sexual deviancy and the manner in which our culture is being socially engineered to accept it, why should it be denigrated as “agenda-driven smearing of others?”

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    • Glenn Stehle says:

      angryduc,

      So Anderson Cooper is a lying putz because he is gay?

      Lordy, lordy! Who can argue with “logic” like that?

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      • georgiafl says:

        Cooper had a traumatic, tragic upbringing that conditioned/affected his identity development and consequent sexual behaviors.

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        • Dragon says:

          Trump doesn’t support your message.

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          • georgiafl says:

            Mr. Trump is a common sense conservative – he does not condone attacks against LBGT and neither do I, but as I do, he will support science and evidence.

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            • Dragon says:

              But not to a socialist end which enforces social engineering policy on free people.

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              • georgiafl says:

                Dangerous, unhealthy lifestyles promoted in schools and media is criminal.

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                • Dragon says:

                  I’m neither on the promotion or punishment sides here. But I will never support social engineering to force someone to deny whom they are attracted to in an adult consensual relationship because I am not a cultural socialist.

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                  • georgiafl says:

                    Same Sex Attraction is conditioned and is a symptom, not a sign of another separate ‘gender’ ‘orientation’ or ‘identity’ – that is propaganda garbage, deception for the promotion of dangerous/deadly lifestyles.

                    Liked by 3 people

                  • georgiafl says:

                    You can kill people with kindness and it’s not love to teach lies and lead people to death in a high risk lifestyle.

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                  • Mike says:

                    “Social engineering” is the state trying to force people to change their definition of what a “marriage” is, whether they want to or not. They also have to “accommodate” those who are involved in a gay marriage., even if they find it abhorrent. Thanks, “civil rights!”

                    As a free man and a sovereign individual, I am NEVER going to acknowledge “marriage” as anything other than the union of a man and a woman. No matter how the state defines it or “social engineers” it. It seems that “social engineering” is a construct that cuts both ways

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              • nkmommy says:

                Wow, Dragon, then by your own standard, that Trump does not support “a socialist end which enforces social engineering policy on free people,” then gay marriage should be overturned. 🙂

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            • Glenn Stehle says:

              “Science and evidence”?

              Oh good grief. Now you’re beginning to sound like a climate “scientist.”

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            • trumptyear says:

              I have compassion for people who are gay. I have to accept same sex marriage but don’t have to like.

              ‘””If American society has a “constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis,” then there is no plausible argument for denying polygamous relationships, or for denying brothers and sisters, or parents and adult children, the right to marry.” [Pregar ]

                This is Obama’s legacy.
              

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              • georgiafl says:

                Marriage has been suffering from our promiscuous culture for some time. Our divorce rate is soaring. The popularity of Ashley Madison (adultery) website is a symptom.

                Americans and citizens of Western nations are not as healthy, reverent, responsible, stable, hard-working as our forebears.

                Teachers, Coaches, Pastors have as much problem with adultery, addictions, p0rn, etc. as do the general population – this is because the media feeds the degeneracy and decadence as pleasant/normal/desirable.

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                • Menagerie says:

                  You guys have totally hijacked this thread. Stop it now or I’ll put all of you in moderation for awhile. This is not a thread about the morality of same sex attraction.

                  As you are the one primarily keeping this alive, I am asking you to stop it right now.

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                • Ziiggii says:

                  And Menagerie is being nice! If Stella or Sharon were on duty many in this thread would have gotten a “time out” way before it got to this length.

                  This type of debate should have quickly been taken over to the Daily Open Thread – where such discussions can go on for as long as needed. Since ZM is an ‘old timer’ I believe this is partly why he did not continue to interact with the discussion, because it is/was hijacking this particular articles thread.

                  Just some friendly advice – everyone needs to re-read the commenting standards and learn to read more – think more – speak/write less. I am speaking to myself also; I continuously struggle with this.

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                  • coltlending says:

                    Yeah, this is the longest hijack I’ve seen.

                    I’ve been doing several thumb swipes to get past it and all the way down here…it’s still here.

                    Moderator, please moderate post haste.

                    Thank You

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          • Mike says:

            Evoking Trump as your authority.. Since when did you become a spokesman for Trump?
            This conversation must end, because Trump doesn’t support this message. Do you have any proof that Trump doesn’t want people to discuss their opinions of homosexuality? I don’t think you can do that.

            Can any of your pro gay people make an argument that stands on it’s own two legs, without resorted to “appeal to authority” logical facilities?

            https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/21/Appeal-to-Authority

            Seems to me that you’re trying to social engineer this conversation with appeal to Authority logical fallacies. .If you want to argue from libertarian perspectives, then you can die by your own sword.

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            • Dragon says:

              No, I guess I’m pointing out, in a conversation about an interview with Trump’s campaign manager, that attacking the interviewer’s sexuality is politically damaging to Trump’s coalition for no purpose whatsoever other than taking a very poorly veiled swipe at LGBTQ supporters of Trump who read this site.

              People who support Trump read this site, and Trump supports the LGBTQ community.

              So let’s hear your version of logic that somehow thinks spouting your off-topic unwarranted opinions is a good idea.

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        • LEET says:

          Georgiafl: absolutley correct! Anderson Cooper’s own words in his books will attest to his tragic upbrining and yes, it did influence his sexuality for sure.

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        • sunnydaze says:

          georgiafl, I have a few cousins who are gay. Grew up in the same town as them with a very close extended family. IOW, I’ve known them and their numerous brothers and sisters, their parents, their grandparents, etc. since we were all conscious beings, toddlers, basically.

          They had the same basic upbringing as their siblings who are not gay.
          No unusual traumas, etc.

          My cousins who are gay now as 50-60 y.o., were born that way, period.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Angryduc, your comment has hijacked this thread for too far down. I wish the moderators had taken it down.

      I have had posts not published here for much less than this. This is America, after all. We all are entitled to our personal lives — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — so long as we do not hurt or injure others. No where else on earth with such protection, if we all can just act like Americans. Too much bad acting and illegalities, these days.

      Anderson Cooper is a paid liar. Period. I think all paid liars are “mentally ill” as well as “evil”. But mainly I want them prosecuted when they break the law. Treason is more than enough reason for Cooper to go down.

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      • LEET says:

        Pyromancer76:

        “Angryduc” did not hijack anything. She stated an opinion. Nothing more. Some agree with her, some don’t. But what you want is what all the cultural marxists want and that is to stiffle anything they don’t like or agree with.

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      • Menagerie says:

        I agree. The reason we haven’t taken out every comment is time. You have to start deleting nested comments from the bottom up, then continue all. In the meantime, more people are commenting. We don’t have hours to fight this battle when people should know better than to hijack a thread to this extent.

        Everyone has their opinions on same sex attraction. It does not have one single thing to do with this post.

        That’s a minimum standard for commenting, and it should be respected.

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        • nkmommy says:

          Sorry, I’m guilty. As a late-night reader I read on another thread about this one being hijacked and came over to see what it was about, and then got sucked in! Sometimes these things are organic, better than Astro-turf.

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          • Menagerie says:

            I’m not going to tell you it’s okay, it’s not. If you read on another thread this was hijacked and participated, its worse. Ad rem was dealing with this all night. It’s a free for all with too many commenters mentally saying “Oh, the hell with their rules.”

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            • nkmommy says:

              No need to say it’s okay, not looking for that. I rarely post so the rule of staying on topic is not ever-present in my mind but knowing it had gone off topic I should not have contributed to it. That’s why I said I got sucked in – I felt compelled to respond to what I read. I’ll remember next time.

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    • Glenn Stehle says:

      angryduc,

      If homosexuality is the cause of Anderson Cooper’s love of fake news, then what is the cause of all the other corporate punditcracy’s love of fake news, the vast majority who are heterosexual?

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  4. Nettles18 says:

    It’s amazing how two people can look at the exact same statement and see two different things. This New York Times reporter after reading Clapper’s statement thinks he is talking about the briefing meeting and thinks it confirms the CNN story. Jim Acosta retweeted her tweet. I see him talking about the phone call with Trump last night.

    President Obama didn’t know what Lester Holt was referring to when Holt asked about it and Trump said he wasn’t told about these allegations. NBC has a source that says CNN got it wrong. It appears this two men weren’t informed on the garbage dossier or its contents.

    Had this dossier been about President Obama, CNN would not have taken this crap to air. We all know it and they’ve lost even more trust with the shrinking number of people turning to that channel for news.

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  5. Jason Ross says:

    I saw snippets from last night showing they dragged Anderson Cooper into the foray. He has veteran clout and perhaps the most accessible persona out of all the bobbleheads on that network.
    I am so happy that Conway obliged the invite. She fended him off beautifully.

    Anderson Cooper was their last gambit, their last card in the deck. I honestly believe CNN is going to quiet down and hope the issue goes away, at least in the public sphere.

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  6. starfcker says:

    Can we insist the reporters wear shock collars? “Pipe down, jim acosta. No? ZAP

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  8. President Trump has every right to expect that White House reporters follow the same precedent they have set with President Obama over the last eight years. Behaviour must at all times be respectful of the Office of President. There must be no interruption to Presidential answers. The furniture of the White House must be respected. Questions must be asked in a level tone of voice, and not shouted. The family of the President must be considered off limits.

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    • I would also like to add, be respectful of the person the President points out to ask a question. Acosta had also been shouting over that reporter too.

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    • Phooey says:

      Acosta’s behavior was way over the line, and was perhaps more shocking to me than the pathetic chain of events that led up to that moment. He (and they) are making it clear that they don’t respect President Trump. They will woefully regret that decision.

      CNN’s State Department contract and airport exclusivity need to revoked on Jan 20. CNN as a state-sponsored propaganda wing for the Dems needs to be lighting up all of social media. People have no clue! The sponsor boycotts would follow in short order.

      Jake Tapper and crew (including the pompous and totally-undeserving-of-his-fame Carl Bernstein) should be publicly humiliated and dumped into the nether regions of the libtard universe, cast off to DailyKos or some such of a pit.

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      • navysquid says:

        I am so in agreement with you on the airport CNN contract…I swear that must be where they count half their audience viewership. I can’t stand waiting for a plane for an hour and having to listen to their drivel.

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      • jdvalk says:

        Yeah, going through the military medical centers recently and having their screeds pushed out as you wait was ridiculous.

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      • fuzzi says:

        Oh, CNN has an “exclusivity” contract in airports? That’d explain the row upon row of flat screens all showing CNN at O’Hare. I’ve been to Charlotte, too, but didn’t see one television, ahh.

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  9. ZurichMike says:

    CNN and the other media whores are using thier “corporate gravitas” to basically retweet trash, and call it “journalism”. Anderson cites “well, NYTimes and WSJ reported on this” — not admitting (and I wish Kellyanne had pointed out — that another outlet repeating the same nonsense is not proof that what CNN reported was factualy correct.

    Suggestions:
    1. Statements from Trump linked to or attached as a JPEG to tweets, with the tweet introducing/summarizing the point and the document with the facts.
    2. Thorough review of FCC licenses. CNN was, is, and continues to be an arm of the Democratic Party. Yank their license.
    3. Perpetrating a public fraud is still a crime, correct? Prosecute.
    4. The intelligence community’s entire organizational structure needs to be gutted, people put out to pasture and/or prosecuted for leaking information.

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    • kroesus says:

      obviously you do not understand the concept of CABLE TV…….the FCC licenses and regulates BROADCAST media and since CNN does not use public airwaves are not under their governance

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      • ZurichMike says:

        Thank you for you for the informatin. No thank you to the snark.

        Liked by 5 people

      • JAS says:

        That is not entirely correct. The FCC does license cable companies and and the programming therein through COALS – Cable Operations and Licensing System. They just don’t regulate certain content (nudity, profanity, etc.) for cable networks because that law as originally in the books only applies to airwaves transmission. That law was challenged but upheld in the courts.

        The FCC does heavily regulate defamatory cable provided presentations against individuals for example, and there are a lot of regulations that control political content.

        The FCC regulations apply more to the cable providers, and the programming provided is the cable providers responsibility. That programming part is handled through contractual obligations with the programmers. For example, the FCC prohibits cigarette advertising. In that case they hold the cable provider responsible if the law is violated.

        In addition, Major news media outlets are all regulated in other areas because they are all satellite transmission feed operators. And on top of that, major cable companies do OWN news media outlets. CNN’s ownership is complex, but still ends up being owned by Time Warner Inc., a public cable provider company.

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      • SteveInCO says:

        THANK YOU.

        I’m quite tired of having to explain to people that FCC cannot yank a broadcast license CNN never had.

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    • All great suggestions! 1-4 and in that order. At the very least #2! I think you should share those steps at the transition website: “share your story” which I think used to be called “share your ideas how to make America great again.
      https://apply.ptt.gov/yourstory/

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    • navysquid says:

      ZM,
      Great list, but one modification on #4. As this is my lane, the Intelligence Community (IC) does not need to be restructured as it is made up of fantastic, patriotic people that would give their life, and have, for this country. The IC, and this is what you may mean, needs to dump all the POLITICAL HACKS…errr….leadership, some of which do not even come up through the IC and are appointed and receive their TS clearances.

      For example, GEN Flynn, is a great Intel guy and “gets it” as far as what we do and go through to gather / collect source information, analyze it, produce it, and disseminate it properly. GEN Flynn’s problem, seen through the Obama Admin’s eyes, was that he wasn’t “one of them” and had to be put out to pasture.

      What frustrates us in the IC is that we bring legitimate, real time events on the ground that may be a potential political hot potato (or potatoe…Quayle) and because of its political nature, leadership (re: political Generals) tell the IC to change the “facts” of the reporting. When the sh** hits the fan, they roll out their well worn out phrase “Well, the intelligence was wrong on this…” The hell it wasn’t??!!! The ORIGINAL reporting which we analyzed and provided initially stated that X was likely to happen if Y and Z course were followed but because its political nature we are told to change it. THIS happens all too frequently!

      So, leadership is jacked up within the corridors of the Swamp, however, the 98% of the IC are warriors doing great work for our country.

      Thanks for the platform!

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      • Somebody says:

        I agree Navy, there are a lot of very patriotic white hats within the IC and throughout many government agencies. Things get mucked up mostly near the top, good news is those people should be easier to get rid of. Management doesn’t have as many protections as rank and file, SES even less.

        What is needed is strong leadership across each agency that can separate the wheat from the chaff. I trust PE Trump to find the right people, after all that’s one of the things he does best. Once he’s made all his selections then processes can be put in place to begin cleaning house and restoring all of our government to function for the benefit of we the people.

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      • ZurichMike says:

        Thank you for this excellent perspective!

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      • fuzzi says:

        “…may be a potential political hot potato (or potatoe…Quayle) ”

        For those too young to remember, the word was misspelled on the spelling bee card they handed to the Vice President, and he politely did not disagree with it. And the media never let him forget he was a dunce for not spelling potato correctly…

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      • Ziiggii says:

        You bring up an important point Squid – the need to ‘reform’ the top of the pyramid of the IC.

        The DNI and other IC Heads should, IMHO, only be career IC members that have been promoted from within the ranks. That keeps politics out of the position(s) and keeps the intel from being tainted through a particular ideological lens. It’s what the Politicians do with the intel that should be put under the microscope; not the guys/gals passing on or collecting that intel. Intel = facts, plan and simple – or as close to the facts as possible given how said intel was obtained.

        If a particular IC head goes off the reservation with re: to politicizing the intel, the POTUS has the power and responsibility to then make a change. The best and brightest in the IC should be allowed to bubble to the top. Unfortunately, for to many decades, there has been a number of less than honorable people to have sat in the seat of POTUS that have indeed politicized those positions and the intel to accomplish whatever agenda their little hearts desired.

        I’m over simplifying I know but, it is the point – I think – that even PE Trump is trying to make. The reforms that happened post 9/11 have not actually done anything to ‘fix’ our intel issues – in fact they have made it less efficient and more politicized then ever. And it starts with the position of DNI.

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  10. kltk1 says:

    Why even go on CNN at this point? They’ve shown a clear disdain for the new administration and aren’t likely to change their tactics. Chris Cuomo lashed out at Kellyanne the other day and now Anderson is driving her crazy. Personally, I couldn’t watch the entire interview. The first five minutes and I was done. Gotta give her credit, she likes the back and forth with these folks and doesn’t shy away from giving it back to them.

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    • Esperanza says:

      Totally agree with this. I can’t be bothered wading through their rubbish. KA is perfect for Mediumfos who still go for the LSM. She has endless patience. She is a saint.

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    • JAS says:

      He he, that is an interesting question that I ask my wife almost every night. I think she likes to watch the other side’s deviance and intolerance, likes to watch people make fools of themselves. Like watching TV bloopers or something like that. I can hear her laughing in the other room at times :).

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    • JoeS says:

      Conway did an “OK” job during the interview, but all she had to do CRUSH CNN in that interview was, when Anderson Cooper said that CNN stated that the reports were not verified and we said so, was talk about the panel discussion that night with Bernstein, Tapper, and crew who went on to talk about how “credible” the former MI6 agent, who authored the dossier, had been in the past and what a “great reputation” he had in the “intelligence community.”

      CNN, in that panel discussion, gave credibility to that report by saying how the intelligence community was giving credence to the report. CNN talked about the 10-12 credible people in government who were taking the unverified and untrue report seriously. CNN can’t have it both ways.

      CNN can’t say it is not verified, but we do think the people pushing it are credible and we should give credence to the report-NO! If they are credible, make the case-PERIOD. Having been correct in the past, if they were, does not give people a license to say whatever they want. Each and every case of making accusations needs support, especially with a dossier that was written to be a political hit piece and was never picked up by newspeople for OBVIOUS REASONS.

      Even worse, CNN has the nerve to say they have not referenced the “report dossier” when it dominated the conversation! The intel briefing controversy was SIMPLY a mechanism to get the “dossier” into the conversation to attack Trump and promote the Russian connection MEME.

      Does anyone ever notice that with all of these conspiracy reports, like the “Trump women accusations” unverified as they are, are always accompanied by the claim, “but look at all of the people who are coming forward-common ploy? If a dozen fools or people with agendas say the earth is flat, is it?

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      • navysquid says:

        And please do not be fooled by the words “intelligence community backed this report…” I will tell you with very high probability that it is NOT backed by actual analysts but the political leadership trying to please people sitting at 1600 Penn and at the Pentagon, not the guy sitting in Iraq, AFG, or Benghazi looking at real time events and reported it that way.

        See my post upstream about same topic…

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      • Rick says:

        The initial report by CNN and Tapper was a total hit job to bring into question whether Trump was compromised by the Russians. Tapper and CNN producers knew exactly what they were doing. The dumb Editor at BuzzFeed took the bait and ran with it, thinking that CNN made it viable for BuzzFeed to report the entire dossier. In his disdain for Trump, he compromised his own entity!

        I have been saying for a long time that Trump and his team should stop all interviews and access to these anti-Trump sources. Of course, that would be 99% of the media. LOL! However, Trump is correct in saying he has a big enough microphone and social media network as President to get his message out….

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      • Tonawanda says:

        “Conway did an “OK” job during the interview”

        Conway is to be commended for her patience in the face of nastiness, but once again she did not do a good job.

        Cooper focused on very narrow factual hair splitting and Conway accepted that premise of the discussion. Cooper bullied her into “pivoting” (a word he used accurately) which made it look like Conway was implicitly conceding Cooper’s point.

        JoeS in his post here and Sundance previously described the real sickening reality, that CNN was maliciously setting up Buzzfeed and the entire hoax narrative. The closest Conway came to the true issue was when she used the word “breathless” and when she cited the CNN headline, although in the later case Cooper used the headline successfully against Conway because she was arguing in effectively.

        One mistake she made – – a very typical Conway type of weak thinking – – was to praise Cooper and attempt to make something out of the fact that he was a “respected journalist,” a two part lie.

        Conway did not have to be rude, but she should have directly told Cooper that he and CNN have no credibility, that they are propagandists, and that CNN was working to set up a hoax narrative. JoeS gives some great details Conway omitted.

        I realize people here love Conway, and it appears Trump does too. Plus, I do not want to be critical of Trump’s team in a nit-picking “listen to MY opinion” way. I trust Trump and am in awe of his judgement, wit, prudence, tactical/strategic ability, and common sense.

        But (IMHO) whatever Conway is, she is not a strong advocate intellectually or effectively. She consistently makes weak arguments, fails to examine premises, and ignores strong arguments.

        In contrast, Katrina Peterson ALWAYS nailed the argument, ALWAYS defeated the baloney, and ALWAYS came out on top. I wonder what happened to her.

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        • navysquid says:

          Love Katrina Pierson as well. She is a true brawler and will land the punches that need to be made…

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        • mimbler says:

          I’ve also wondered at Katrina’s disappearance from the scene. I am now seeing her occasionally, but nothing like what she deserves.
          Mike

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        • joanfoster says:

          Great observations. I don’t see Conway being the person to take it to the media. She is very controlled and very careful in her remarks and while that might be the best path to follow in some instances, she is now defending her boss and was in a position to get a knock out punch in at CNN. I just don’t believe she has it in her because she is chummy with all of the media because of her former career.

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          • Tonawanda says:

            “I just don’t believe she has it in her because she is chummy with all of the media because of her former career.”

            Yes!

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            • joanfoster says:

              Have you noticed how frail she looks. I think this job is taking a toll on her. She looks almost anorexic. Perhaps she should continue in her role as a strategist, but leave the public appearances to others.

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              • Tonawanda says:

                Her appearance is alarming and my paternal instincts kick in when I see her. But again I trust Trump does the right thing and if he suspects Conway is trying to do too much I believe he would discuss that with her in a wonderful way.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      I agree with this statement. However, Trump apparently has decided that all Americans, even those who watch all-propaganda news, deserve to be addressed. Many would never be reached without this willingness. He and his staff are saints. They are caring for all Americans.

      Once Trump is inaugurated, though, the recommendations of Sundance should be followed. Weed out the liars. Develop a fourth estate.

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  11. Oldskool says:

    If this isn’t protocol already, I would suggest there be a WH videographer to accompany any administration guest to be interviewed and record the entire event for later comparison with aired soundbites for response purposes if the purported theme of the interview is distorted by the news outlet.

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  12. thesavvyinvester says:

    Sundance….

    Go to the 22 minute Mark of this YouTube Recording of The Kuhner Report” to hear “Tom” as to the real origins of this story. This was all to get under Rick Wilson’s skin and it has gone way out of control.

    Go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzdH9eDJFIE

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    • whuptdue says:

      Excellent – thanks for posting. In that link a 4Chan participant self identifying as “Tom” is familiar with the origins of the “Golden Showers” segment of the anti-Trump dossier and shares specific details with Jeff Kuhner.
      Listen here to the cued up portion of Kuhner Report 1/11/2017
      Rough transcript of relevant details:
      Kuhner: “Tom on PeeGate in Mass, go ahead Tom…”
      Tom:…”OK I’ll start at the beginning. What happened is Rick Wilson put out a tweet that kind of offended a lot of people on the political section of a website called 4Chan. Uh, so, it angered a lot of people-actually, the funny thing is it wasn’t many Trump supporters. It was mostly Jeb supporters that were in on this.
      Um, this started back in January of 2016. So, after that, we kind of got together and wrote some, you know – it was all joke stories. What’s funny is like half these things, like, things that you read about the pee stuff – that, all most of it came from Rick Wilson’s son. We found that his son was writing stuff like this on the internet. So, we kind of like compiled a little joke story and it was just meant to annoy Rick Wilson.
      So, Rick Wilson got it and he took it – he didn’t understand that a lot of it was written by his son or was based off of things that his son wrote. Um, so, Rick Wilson passed it up the chain through McMullen.

      Kuhner: Ok, now Tom, before you continue I want to ask you this…Because what you said to us on the phone was you were kind of ‘in on this’, correct?
      Tom: Yeah, a lot of us got together and we were – and we came up with a joke story…
      Kuhner: Basically a joke story, what they call ‘fan fiction’.
      Tome: Yeah,
      Kuhner: And, Rick Wilson, what you said, is an establishment Republican, a big #NeverTrump’er, close with the Bush’s – Jeb Bush, but also with ties to Marco Rubio and John McCain, correct?
      Tom: Correct.
      Kuhner: Ok, and then so, you pushed it to Rick Wilson. He obviously took the bait. Then, what did he do with the info?
      Tom: Ok, so then, um, somehow , I don’t know if it was him or one of the members of his staff – but they presented it to McMullen, uh, and then, uh, who you know what pages he’s got ties to and uh, then McMullen passed it onto McCain and then McCain passed it on to Comey an now at some point in these transactions a lot of, uh, more Russian stuff was added so that not all of this – a lot of the things were changed in it and like the Russians , uh, they put more of a Russian spin on it than what we had originally come up with.
      Kuhner: The five years that they had been cultivating Trump that they had been cultivating for five years – and they wanted him to buy properties and hotels and they tried to put sweeteners in there to hook him in. Right, all of that was, I think that was added by the CIA – correct, Tom?
      Tom: Yeah, yeah. These are all fake things that they just put a spin on it. Which is funny, that they just throw it into a story that they thought was true to begin with. And, um, what they – ok, so, after that, like, we put in things like’ Manafort’. If you know that towards the end,’ Manafort ‘ is misspelled three different times. And so, we put that in on purpose to see if (transmission is garbled) it would ?
      Kuhner: Tom, hold on, you’re breaking up on me. Tom, can you hear me? Hello? Ah! Ok, we just lost Tom. Did we lose him? Let’s try it..ok…we’re going to try to call him back because the sixty-four-thousand dollar question – I think I know the answer but ‘why would you have done this in the first place?’. Why? Now, I think the answer is, look, Rick Wilson is a very obnoxious guy. He’s always, he was always insulting Trump supporters throughout the entire campaign. He was rabidly anti-Trump.
      So, ok, we’ve got him back? OK, I think it was ‘let’s just prank him and just basically pull of a hoax, never thinking it was going to get this far.
      Tom, do we have you back on?
      Tom: Yeah, okay, so
      Kuhner: Tom,
      Tom: So, we never thought it was going to go this far, exactly. And
      Kuhner: Tom, why did you do it (cross talk)…Tom, if you don’t mind me asking, why did you do it in the first place?
      Tom: To annoy Rick Wilson. It wasn’t meant to, like, scuttle anyone or see who would publish it or this and that. It was just to annoy Rick Wilson.
      Kuhner: Ok, we’re missing like why would this annoy him? Wouldn’t he love this, that, you know . . .?
      Tom: No, we’re gonna show the stuff that his son – like, where we had all the things that show what his son had said half these things (cross talk)
      Kuhner: Ah, so basically to embarrass him, to humiliate him. You believe something that your own son wrote as fiction.
      Tom: Correct. Yes.
      Female co-host: I have a question. Are you going to come out on other than this talk show that you and your friends made up this joke? (cross talk) Are you going to go public with it?
      Tom: We have someone right now who is working with a lawyer to prove that the documents he presented with Rick Wilson are, in fact, from January. Well, in fact, I’m turning them over .
      Kuhner: Well, Tom, listen. I really want to thank you for calling the show because you’ve completely clarified this. I’ve got to ask you one final question, Tom, ok?
      Tom: Absolutely.
      Kuhner: So, this started off as a hoax, as a prank, as a joke to go after Rick Wilson. Is it not frightening that what starts out as a prank, as a joke, ends up being in out intelligence report? Ah, we lost him again. Ok. Hopefully we can get him back on.
      I mean, I want you to think about this. That the CIA put this in their intelligence report and not only was this put in their intelligence report – this completely bogus story – unverified – unsubstantiated – clearly in fact, a hoax orchestrated – but then, they send it around (this is the key point) to everybody on Capitol Hill – all majors, the top senators got this briefing. People in the intelligence community supposedly got this briefing. Obama supposedly got this briefing.
      So, complete fake news was taken up by the CIA , just unconditionally, without any vetting, without any fact-checking and then they pass it off as ‘truth’, as the real thing to bring down a president-elect. I want you to think about that.
      And on top of it, he just admitted it. By the way, McCain has now admitted it. He was the guy that sent the staffer off to meet with this supposed British agent who also had this bogus dossier and he fed it to Comey to bring down Trump as well.
      This is our intelligence community?
      Then they’re even caught adding a Russian spin to it, on top of it all, to make the story even worse for Trump and to, sort of make his connection with Putin even tighter? They’re making everything up!
      And these are the people entrusted with the national security of The United States?
      Listen, my friends, heads have to roll.
      Jake Tapper has to go.
      McManiac (McCain) has to resign over this. He needs to be forced to resign over this.
      And the CIA, it is now time for major sweeping reforms and a purge of all of these political hacks at the CIA.
      Agree/disagree

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      • navysquid says:

        Whuptdue…great post. This shows what the IC leadership will do IF told or prompted by those in DC (Swamp) if they want to keep their careers, pensions, family vacation spots, club memberships, etc…These are the type of things that give the remaining patriots in the IC a bad name because this is NOT who we are as we know our job and do it well.

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      • Kalena says:

        Wow, This clearly explains the origins and intent of this thing. Those bastards.

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      • thesavvyinvester says:

        Whuptdue, Thank you for the transcript you are so kind for doing this. IMHO what happened on Kuhner is a Yuge story and I got lucky hearing it and we are blessed that Sundance lets us post. I hope someone runs with this Jeff and Tom exchange. Can you imagine a bunch of guys trying to bust Wilson’s chops with a comedy style ( and subject matter ) that I don’t get, gets picked up as serious Intel? What does that say about the state of Intel? Oye Vey! BTW the Female host / Assistant is Brittany, she is great.

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    • Ziiggii says:

      FYI – @trsprudence (Nick Rochfort) resurfaced today

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  13. mg says:

    The citizens of America need to tar and feather people like juan mcshame and anderson cooper.
    PRONTO.

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  14. BMG says:

    Correct me if I have this wrong: Spicer reprimanded Acosta with a, next time you’re out; but press credentials were not revoked.

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  15. markstoval says:

    “How Trump Can Gain 100% Control at His Press Conference from Day One” by Dr. Gary North

    http://www.garynorth.com/public/16031.cfm

    The above is another way of controlling the press conferences, and I think Dr. North hit upon a great plan.. It is a fun read regardless.

    I especially like the “3 x 5” card for questions. No grandstanding.

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    • gawntrail says:

      Great plan!

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    • georgiafl says:

      Newt had some good ideas about the WH press corps on Hannity radio yesterday – move the press to the Executive Office Building and out of the WH, implement rotating seating and stop the privileged few from sitting on the front row, getting preference for asking questions. He had more to say about the press and the fake story.

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      • Like any organization, the press begins to rot when certain individuals begin to thing they are more privileged and entitled than others. You want to be a big name in the media? Work for it. Prove you got what it takes. MAGA Trump will be the best thing to happen to the American Press by the time he’s done.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Funny. I like it. But this assumes they are babies. I think they should take the responsibility upon themselves to act like adults — and Americans as well. We need a fourth estate, not a propaganda machine.

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    • arete55 says:

      Classroom Management #101

      1.) Announce full expectations…..Establish precise rules

      2.) Announce consequences/sanctions…..Enforce consequences/sanctions

      3.) Ratchet sanctions geometrically

      4.) Recognize the behavioral change efficiency by targeting the primary instigators and not the collateral abusers….The worst are first…..ie.CNN

      “Unacceptable behavior that is accepted is unacceptable”

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  16. Greg says:

    This was all a pre-planned journ-o-list takedown. CNN gives the wink, Buzzfeed rushes in with details, CNN reports on Buzzfeed and the rest pile on. I would love to see the email networks/contacts that had a role in setting this up. The news and current affairs divisions of Australia’s taxpayer funded national broadcaster the ABC are controlled by green-left ideologues with a standard Meryl Streep sense of their own moral superiority. I was shocked last night driving home to hear a young female radio reporter earnestly reading the ‘golden’ extracts of the fake news to the nation. Trump has made them all crazy.

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  17. robins111 says:

    CNN is flailing like Stevie Wonder with a light-sabre, and the more they flail the worse it looks.

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  18. ZZZ says:

    clapper memo YUGE.

    cnn is 100% certifiable.

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  19. redredrice says:

    Read the takedown on Ace of Spades blog, he outlines perfectly how the media uses bloggers and unsourced material to “report” on the scandal, when they are really generating the scandal all along.

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  20. TwoLaine says:

    I will add to your list Sundance:

    First, I think they should get the Judge Hanen treatment if they want to be in the “pool”. Ethics classes are a must. These people have NONE. KAC must find a good class that is not a liberal haven. It must include a test, and the test must change every time. These people are cheaters. That is what they teach today.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/05/19/stunning-judicial-ruling-from-judge-andrew-hanen-requires-all-doj-attorneys-attend-ethics-classes-gives-u-s-attorney-general-loretta-lynch-60-days-to-present-correction-plan/

    The same goes for a real Diversity class. Taught by a grown up. I recommend Love and Logic. Sadly, many of these people did not learn these lessons from their parents. Accountability, responsibility, respect is earned…

    https://www.loveandlogic.com/

    They MUST sign a PLEDGE, since they love these so much and really want hold everyone accountable equally. The Pledge is to their pre-defined Code of Conduct and Ethics. They either complete all the requirements, sign the pledge and abide by the terms or they are gone.

    P.S. One of the things in the Code of Conduct. “Though shall not stand on chairs that are outside of your own home.” This is not tailgating. GROW UP!

    Jim Acosta should have been throw out on his considerable axx yesterday. PERIOD.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      FYI, classes are, of course, at the expense of the individual or their bosses, preferably the individual. Call it “individual shared responsibility”.

      I believe they might also need classes on how to spot a fake poll and/or fake news, and Bullies Anonymous.

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  21. redlegleader68 says:

    Sundance, with regards to your excellent list, I would offer an addition:

    No more offices for “journalists” in the Whitehouse. They show up for press briefings, then leave, just like everyone else. They are NOT entitled to what amounts to free office space/services at our expense.

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    • gawntrail says:

      Yes! The gravy train ends for everybody. Charge space rent because nothing is free.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Newt also made that suggestion yesterday on Hannity radio.

      He suggested seating be revolving – no more elite news agencies on the front row getting preference for questions as LaCosta clearly expected at the Trump Press Conference yesterday.

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  22. Scott Neff says:

    I’ll not watch CNN again.

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  23. Dukas says:

    CNN isn’t worth the air waves it inhabits. They insinuate a lie, which is impossible to challenge because it is unsubstantiated, but the person saddled with the CNN insinuation will have it hanging over them and constantly bought up to discredit them. You can watch it happening now on blog sites. That’s why CNN is scum, and Trump is 100% right to attack them before the insinuation gets false wings.

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    • georgiafl says:

      ALL the press – including television pundits – now pose question with false assertions previous to the actual question – the classic ‘When did you stop beating your wife?’ type question.

      Megyn Kelly did this from her first question to Trump at the first debate to her last question/last debate. Utter lies that were disproved – yet she never apologized. She’s an ideologue and under orders to her bosses (globalist unethical criminal Murdoch, who was caught tapping phones in the UK, and ‘dopey’ but filth rich Saudi prince own FOX).

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      • Dukas says:

        You are right false assertions is where the real propaganda hides. CNN even uses it while trying to defend itself, but they have nothing left to hide behind. Thanks to President elect Trump and the hundreds the media have scarred with this cheap communist tactic.

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  24. James23 says:

    +100 on list of suggestions.

    ***Set and control the news conference agenda. Americans DO NOT CARE about the fake news story du jour. we want regular progress reports on meeting our national goals, as articulated in the campaign. The Enemedia now totally sets the agenda. And it is always divisive distracting and phony. End that please.

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  25. Bob Thoms says:

    why did our intelligence agencies even “brief” Trump on this proven fake story?

    was it an intended setup?

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    • CheeseHead says:

      Trump asked for the briefing so he could have some idea WTH the left was even accusing him of. I wonder how many time the phrase “Give me a break” was uttered during that session.

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      • Bob Thoms says:

        Wrong. The briefing was mostly about the Russian hacking of emails and election inteference….the Trump hooker scandal was a 2-page report attached to that Russian hacking report.

        I am not even sure that the briefing discussed that “hooker” report.

        Why the CIA even attached it to the overall briefing tells me they were setting Trump up so their media collaborators could slime Trump with the false story.

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      • amwick says:

        It made me feel sad and angry, on a simple personal level, that he had to hear that bs. Thankfully, he is made of firmer stuff than me,,,I would have had a splodey head…

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        • Bob Thoms says:

          It’s unclear, from public reporting, if the “hooker” false story was even discussed at the meeting. It was a 2-page attachment.

          IMO this was a setup from the IC; attach the report then tell their media collaborators about the “briefing”….their media whores are then able to discuss the fake news as legitimate under the guise that the Trump was “briefed” by the IC on the matter.

          A total setup !

          Hope Pompeo is ready to clean the IC up with mass dismissals on Day 1.

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  26. Question, what is CNN ?

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  27. Risasi says:

    Operation Mockingbird. Anderson Cooper, son of Gloria Vanderbilt. Two years at Yale. Interned with the CIA for two summers. Then was given a fake backstory for his career launch in media. He claims that his involvement with the CIA ended after those two summers. I hold to the tenet; “Once a spook, always a spook”, so of course I don’t believe him.

    There seems to be a civil war going on inside the upper echelons of our intelligence agencies right now, and has been for some months. The only thing I can do is pray that the “black hats” continue to over play their hand and expose their loyalties so they can be ferreted out once a just regime takes control.

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    • A purported former employee of Buzzfeed offers insight into how CNN used Buzzfeed to float articles. They just make stuff up and shove it in our faces:

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      • jdvalk says:

        What, they have a default construct that enables them to toss mud with plausible deniability back to themselves? But they have such a history of dogged dedication to revealing non-partisan truth…

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    • Southern Son says:

      I would ask that Everyone, that has been a part of, or joins Our Beautiful Movement, would Not refer to President Trumps Administration, as a Regime.
      OboMao Had a Regime.
      Dictators have a Regime.
      I Refuse to Submit to a Regime, as I have for the Last Eight Years.
      The Error of the Regime, is Over!
      President Trump, will have an Administration.
      Thanks.

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      • Risasi says:

        I think you are confusing regime with despotic, totalitarian dictatorship. It’s semantics…words and their meanings.

        Regime;
        a government, especially an authoritarian one.
        synonyms: government, system of government, authorities, rule, authority, control, command, administration, leadership
        “members of the former military regime”

        I refuse to let a bunch of jackals ruin yet another perfectly good word and have given it a negative connotation.
        Since Trump has already stated he’s an elected official representing the self-governed I’m not sure why you have a problem with that. I guess you missed that part about it being a “just” regime…

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  28. Howie says:

    All they offer is false confirmation bias to Birdbrained Libs.

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  29. gamecock123 says:

    That’s a great list, everyone can get on board with that. The way Trump handle CNN and Buzzfeed yesterday was epic, I was fist pumping the air, jumping up and down, Trump pointing his finger directly in his face and saying, RUDE . You FAKE NEWS…..I guess I should feel ashamed for wanting to see more of it, but I don’t. I like when Trump ridicules the leftist arrogant, condescending media, I feel vindicated. I hope Trump twitters, “He had blood pouring out his eyes”

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  30. Dam^ Redneck says:

    I haven’t watched CNN in about 3 or 4 years as I felt their reporting was slanted to suit the “new world order” group. It seem very biased against American values and moral standards. I haven’t missed them at all.

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  31. A standard of expectation must be set, and an example must be made.

    YES! It is time to attach severe penalties to this kind of behavior, since the left and their string of puppets have no conscience.

    Perhaps penalize the individual the first time. If it happens from the same media outlet again, penalize the media outlet. THEN, perhaps, ‘ethics in journalism’ training classes will be broadly mandated by these unconscienable organizations.

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  32. gary says:

    Trump should have his lawyer confront Anderson, the lawyer should have team go through the article in CNN and forcefully confront Anderson. Trump should have his lawyers sue CNN.
    Make an example of CNN and bring up in class action suit other people’s lives CNN destroyed from FAKE NEWS stories.
    Get Hulk Hogan’s lawyer to look into this and take down CNN and Buzzfeed.

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    • don welch says:

      kellyanne conway is a lawyer or was in her past life (jd george washington university 1992). she is quick on her feet for sure but cooper stood his ground i thought. i’ll call it a draw ’cause there was no knockout punch in this interview.

      maga!

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  33. KBR says:

    I have seen on CTH quite a few posts claiming that the FCC has no oversight over CNN “because it is not a broadcast network.”

    From what I understand, and this from the official FCC website, CNN is absolutely under the oversight of FCC:

    “The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the United States’ primary authority for communications laws, regulation and technological innovation.”

    Source: https://www.fcc.gov/about/overview
    (Emphasis mine KBR)

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  34. repsort says:

    They do this because it works. Because it’s been proven to “move the needle” so to speak.
    The low-info type person that isn’t engaged, just floating through life or is so wrapped up in simply surviving day to day will here “CNN – News – Trump – Sex – Scandal – Russia – Golden Shower – Pee” CLICK and they are off with their day…

    Will it work? I find myself thankful for Twitter right now – never thought I’d say that. I find myself thankful for a forceful Trump in front of the cameras calling a spade a spade and defending himself. He’s the master of getting the effective 3-5 work sound bite out there that cuts to the quick..

    “You’re FAKE news…”

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  35. KBR says:

    Quote>
    The Committee to Protect journalists is calling on Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to commit to support guidelines that make it harder for Justice to subpoena journalists’ records.

    At the hearing, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), whose father was a journalist, said she was particularly sensitive to the journalist’s role as a watchdog and asked him to commit to guidelines Attorney General Eric Holder issued in 2015, including issuing an annual report on any subpoenas and promising not to put journalists in jail for doing their jobs. But Sessions did not, saying he needed to study them. < end quote

    Quote>”But there was a caveat. “You could have a situation in which the media is not really the unbiased media we see today and they could be a mechanism through which ** unlawful intelligence is obtained,**said Klobuchar.<end quote

    Source: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/cpj-pushes-sessions-support-journalist-protections/162385

    (Emphasis mine KBR)

    Sessions did not promise what Holder had promised: Not to put journalists in jail…

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  36. beaujest says:

    Sorry Cooper but the handling of this story was a perverted attempt to destroy Trump and you havn’t the courage to admit it !

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  37. nightmare on k st says:

    Obama’s smooth transition keeps running into bumps along the road

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  38. Although everyone is denouncing Buzzfeed, I think they did us all a great service publishing the full “dossier”.

    CNN was only going to hint about the contents, but Buzzfeed pulled away the curtain and showed us the whole steaming pile of crap CNN was concealing and lending undue credence through indirect references.

    It would have been much more difficult for PE Trump to nuke the dossier had the ridiculousness of the full text, with its easily verifiable untruths, remained concealed.

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  39. mothy67 says:

    Does anyone know of any streaming services/cable/satellite deals that do not include cnn and espn? Sling and basic packages all include those. I do not want my money supporting that trash, but I want AMC and HGTV. Maybe one of you smarties can start a petition. Strike while the iron is hot to remove obligitory propoganda.

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  40. KBR says:

    Obscene, Indecent and Profane Broadcasts | Federal Communications Commission
    https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/obscene-indecent-and-profane-broadcasts

    Quote>
    Obscene content does not have protection by the First Amendment. For content to be ruled obscene, it must meet a three-pronged test established by the Supreme Court: It must appeal to an average person’s prurient interest; depict or describe sexual conduct in a “patently offensive” way; and, taken as a whole, lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value. < End quote, emphasis mine

    I believe CNN made an obscene broadcast, appealing to an average person’s prurient interest, and taken as a whole, lacks any serious value of any kind. It was also a lie.

    As soon as new 2017 appointees are in place, I will be sending a complaint. It will be cc’d to Congress via my representative, and in any other way I find to send it also to the POTUS’ Administration in whatever way I can. I hope you all join me.

    I will save this and repost it as the proper time nears. (Send it now, and it will likely be deleted, bleachbit.)

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  41. youme says:

    Word of the day:

    Conflate.

    Buzzed released a report known to be false. Golden Shower, etc.
    Prior to this, CNN reported that the IC (Intelligence Community) had brought this to the attention of Trump, Obama, and others at a meeting on Friday.

    CNN is sticking to its story that it was correct.

    But then claims that they reported a FACT. That the fake report was disclosed in the ‘classified’ meeting with the IC and politicians.

    But that Buzzfeed did something entirely different. They published the fake report.

    CNN has been doubling down on their argument.

    Meanwhile, it seems that the left is coming down against the CIA, CNN, Buzzfeed, &c.

    https://theintercept.com/2017/01/11/the-deep-state-goes-to-war-with-president-elect-using-unverified-claims-as-dems-cheer/

    Meanwhile, James Clapper had to get into the act.

    https://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/press-releases/224-press-releases-2017/1469-dni-clapper-statement-on-conversation-with-president-elect-trump

    But Trump is angry that the ‘intelligence’ that is ‘classified’ was leaked to CNN. And, per Trump, basically everyone for a long time.

    I expressed my profound dismay at the leaks that have been appearing in the press, and we both agreed that they are extremely corrosive and damaging to our national security.

    So, even though CNN defended its news story, it was based on a leak that was condemned by the head of the IC.

    But Clapper also had to emphasize that the CIA didn’t have an opinion regarding whether the document is reliable.

    The IC has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions. However, part of our obligation is to ensure that policymakers are provided with the fullest possible picture of any matters that might affect national security.

    CNN argues continuously that Trump is conflating CNN with BuzzFeed. That dog won’t hunt.

    This round goes to Trump.

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  42. Don’t forget Fox’s other liberal diva. How bout this p+rick? The term “Fox News” while his show is on is replaceable with what Shep feels. Fox needs to get this info babe under control or sent to CNN to rot.

    Best part starts @ 3:27
    “No journalist should be subjected to belittling and delegitimizing by the President Elect of the United States” -Shep

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  43. gwsjr425 says:

    I really couldn’t care less what Clapper says. He’s proven liar and frankly just as credible as CNN

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  44. rsanchez1990 says:

    After Trump told Jim Acosta emphatically to stop being rude, I think the last bullet on the list is probably very likely to be adopted by Trump. Jim Acosta was just plain unprofessional.

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  45. Stringy theory says:

    Fabulous list, Sundance. I really hope Trump’s media team adopts every single one of the.

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  46. pyromancer76 says:

    Excellent assessment. “marxist/progressive epicenter”. One also needs to add, “islamist disinformation epicenter”, too. How much of their proceeds come from the middle east? How often do they investigate and report who is a criminal, who is engaging in criminal behavior, who is part of terrorist cells, etc., etc. They have been paid government, both anti-America-American and foreign, propagandists.

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  47. Anderson Cooper looks like he has a bad hangover.

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  48. Martin says:

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  49. Coast says:

    I’m confused by this entire situation. So “someone” created a 35 page document…which then got condensed into two pages….so who wrote this stuff? And if the Intelligence Community didn’t write it, and it didn’t come from any other official sources, how could it be considered classified information?

    I don’t understand why the FBI, CIA, DNI, or any other intelligence agency would be involved in providing non-vetted information to anyone, or making any statements concerning gossip information. How did they even get involved and why?

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    • Kalena says:

      Refer to a commenter upthread, it spells out the entire origins of the prank.

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    • navysquid says:

      Agree with Kalena as their is a readout upstream of a radio show with “Tom” who created the whole story to embarrass Rick Wilson (GOPe) as Rick’s son had participated in the writing of some of the story.

      This was NOT an actual “intelligence report” as the media keeps conflating but a intel-styled report written partially by a former MI6 agent who took the above prank story and said former MI6 agent and some in upper US Intel leadership added the Russian connections to go along with the current “hot story” of Russian hacking to likely make it more believable…you know, never let a crisis go to waste.

      The report was not written as a typical intelligence report was also part of the clue as to why those in the know knew it wasn’t a REAL report. What is ridiculous to me is that MY senator, John McCain, would push the story out of hatred for Trump. I’ve already called his office and of course no one can ever get through to the Senator to speak with him…I guess because I’m not CNN calling.

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    • fuzzi says:

      Coast, see interview here:

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  50. relictele says:

    I call him James ‘Least Untruthful’ Clapper.

    As for CNN, money doesn’t grow on trees. If Trump continues to freeze out their reporters they will eventually have to face the reality that they are paying reporters handsomely to do and achieve nothing. Their whining was hilarious, their sense of entitlement (ie that they are on equal footing with the president) was appalling.

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