Media Malpractice, Hoax Purveying, Misleading Narratives and Other Sins of the 4th Estate Thread

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  1. bigredfutbol

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    Sep 5, 2000
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    An old college friend back in Nebraska owns a really nice used bookstore downtown. Every year for her birthday, the store has a sale where everything is 29% off to celebrate her annual 29th birthday.
     
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  2. phedre44

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    Spassapparat has been 29 for five years now. I'm starting to feel like a cradle robber.
     
  3. celito

    celito Member+

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    Feb 28, 2005
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    The true role of editorial oversight. :whistling:
     
  4. Pønch

    Pønch Saprissista

    Aug 23, 2006
    Donde siempre
    You mean this isn't how everybody wears a tux?

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  5. Dr. Wankler

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    If that was in Lincoln, and if it was still there in 2005, then I've been there, too.
     
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  6. Auriaprottu

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    five'll get you ten those vest buttons are just sewn onto cloth. Asking buttons to hold that much lard in place is unfair to the fastener industry
     
  7. Dr. Wankler

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    He he's looking pretty svelte. Compared to Mr. Creosote, anyway...

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Auriaprottu

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    Back then, obesity was a sign of wealth...
     
  9. Dr. Wankler

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    If you've never seen Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, look for videos of Mr. Creosote.

    WARNING: it's critique of wealth, and the way people behave around the rich, gets pretty gross. And the thumbnail is too gross to post even...
     
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  10. Auriaprottu

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    I Googled before I posted.
    I regret not watching/learning more Python as a child...
     
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  11. Dr. Wankler

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    I remain grateful for UHF channel 47, the public television station in Peoria, Illinois, for bringing it to me when I was in high school.

    That, and Soccer Made in Germany.
     
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  12. rslfanboy

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    Lucky you!
     
  13. The Jitty Slitter

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    I agree with all this - i have posted about it a lot.

    I meant only that during his presidency, the actual investigative media did reveal a lot of stuff.
     
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  14. The Jitty Slitter

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    Update from Karl's Orange God

     
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  15. The Jitty Slitter

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    Actually foolish because everyone knows 32 is peak age for a man
     
  16. JohnR

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    The de facto leader of the Republican Party said that California's recall election was rigged. As malpractices, hoaxes, and misleading narratives go, that takes some beating. The MSM simply isn't up to that level of competition.
     
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  17. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

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    i wouldn't call it a dementia laden mess but I'd expect better writing from Trump's youngest son. If this was written by someone employed by Trump it proves that he is not competent to run a lemonade stand.
     
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  18. bigredfutbol

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    Minor point, but I think it's worth noting that more than a few people back in 2016 seemed to think that Trump might work out as POTUS because he had CEO experience.

    He did not. He owned and ran a family business.
     
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  19. Val1

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    Yeah. He was a millionaire. Therefore he was successful.
     
  20. bigredfutbol

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    Sure, and for a lot of people being gudatbizness was all they needed to know.
     
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  21. song219

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    And more than a few have raised the point it he had put his inheritance into index funds he would have done better financially.
     
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  22. bigredfutbol

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    He's a glorified money launderer, or at least he used to be.
     
  23. The Jitty Slitter

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    I listened to a fascinating IV with the authors of "Very Stable Genius" on their new book, because they had done a sit down interview with Trump in Florida and recorded it.

    He talks in real life exactly the same as he rambles on TV and at his rallies, and just like that statement

    In the White House he had minions like Scavino to write his tweets for him

    Just illustrates the extent to which sycophants have covered for him
     
  24. JohnR

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    Jun 23, 2000
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    The $60.7 million loan that he received from his father in 1975 would be worth $10 billion today, if placed into an S&P 500 fund. Now the loan would have had to have been repaid, and there would be taxes on the fund's dividends and realized capital gains, but still ... yeah. Plus the S&P 500 fund assumed considerably less risk than did his leveraged businesses. When you own an S&P 500 fund, you don't need to declare multiple bankruptcies.
     
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  25. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

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    They also don't entice you to move your new football league to compete directly against the NFL.
     
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