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  #2021024 23-May-2018 11:04
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John Oliver is paying for a series of ads to help inform Trump while watching Fox News.

This one was shown on Hannity

You know Hannity: the Fox news presenter who also has Michael "slush fund for bimbos" Cohen as his lawyer


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  #2021080 23-May-2018 12:04
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DaveB:

 

This is an interesting older article from the NYT and well worth the read. 

 

Mr. Medford should be a natural ally for liberals trying to convince the country that Mr. Trump was a bad choice. But it is not working out that way. Every time Mr. Medford dips into the political debate — either with strangers on Facebook or friends in New York and Los Angeles — he comes away feeling battered by contempt and an attitude of moral superiority.
“We’re backed into a corner,” said Mr. Medford, 46, whose business teaches people to be filmmakers. “There are at least some things about Trump I find to be defensible. But they are saying: ‘Agree with us 100 percent or you are morally bankrupt. You’re an idiot if you support any part of Trump.’ ”
He added: “I didn’t choose a side. They put me on one.”

 

Liberals may feel energized by a surge in political activism, and a unified stance against a president they see as irresponsible and even dangerous. But that momentum is provoking an equal and opposite reaction on the right.

 

 

“I love Meryl Streep, but you know, she robbed me of that wonderful feeling when I go to the movies to be entertained,” she said. “I told my husband, I said, ‘Ed, we have to be a little more flexible, or we’re going to run out of movies!’ ”

 

LOL - that's so unbelievably lame.  Nobody should really care about what actors say or believe off screen. Some of them are madder than a box of snakes - Tom Cruise managed to consolidate extremely crazy ideology with a successful career, mostly nobody seemed to care.

 

I'm sure there may be some things about Trump that are defensible.  Hitler was great for the economy and the arts.

 

That article is no different from what other GOP apologists for Trump have been arguing "give him a fair go".  Nope - he's a liar, racist, misogynist, saboteur of the environment, destroyer of treaties, corrupt, militarist, bully.

 

 

I disagree with your assessment of the article.

 

It is not even close to saying anyone should give Trump "a fair go".

 

It is saying that there are an enormous amount of moderates who could be swayed away from Trump with a rational and thoughtful discussion, but are instead belittled and vilified.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2021130 23-May-2018 13:15
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/nyregion/michael-cohen-trump-taxi-cooperation.html

"[Trump's personal lawyer] Michael Cohen’s Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal

By Danny Hakim, William K. Rashbaum and Vivian Wang
May 22, 2018

"Evgeny Freidman, who for many years has been Michael Cohen’s partner in the taxi business, left court in Albany on Tuesday after pleading guilty and promising his cooperation in state and federal investigations.

A significant business partner of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has agreed to cooperate with the government as a potential witness, a development that could be used as leverage to pressure Mr. Cohen to work with the special counsel examining Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Under the deal reached with the New York attorney general’s office, the partner, Evgeny A. Freidman, a Russian immigrant who is known as the Taxi King, specifically agreed to assist government prosecutors in state or federal investigations, according to a person briefed on the matter.

The broadened scope of Mr. Freidman’s cooperation may prove worrisome not only to Mr. Cohen, who is the target of an ongoing federal investigation, but also Mr. Trump.

The president’s lawyers are already resigned to the strong possibility that the continuing inquiry into Mr. Cohen’s businesses could lead him to cooperate with federal prosecutors. That likelihood may now be greater, with Mr. Freidman potentially sharing what he knows with federal prosecutors in New York and the special counsel.

Mr. Freidman has been Mr. Cohen’s partner in the taxi business for years, managing cabs for him even after New York City regulators barred Mr. Freidman last year from continuing to manage medallions.

Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen Ryan, declined to comment on Tuesday.

Mr. Freidman, who was disbarred earlier this month, had been accused of failing to pay more than $5 million in taxes and faced four counts of criminal tax fraud and one of grand larceny — all B felonies. Each carries a maximum prison sentence of up to 25 years in prison.

Instead, he appeared in court in Albany on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to a single count of evading only $50,000 worth of taxes; he will avoid jail time and receive five years of probation if he fulfills the terms of his agreement, the judge, Patrick Lynch of Albany County court, said during the roughly 20-minute proceeding.

After Mr. Freidman’s guilty plea, his lawyer, Patrick J. Egan of Fox Rothschild, declined to comment. But earlier this year he said his client “considers Michael a very good friend and a great client.”

Nonetheless, Mr. Freidman’s agreement to cooperate in his tax fraud case in Albany could have larger implications. Mr. Cohen is facing an investigation by the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan, which is examining his business practices. Anything that bolsters that inquiry could increase pressure on Mr. Cohen to cooperate with Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel who is investigating the 2016 election that led to Mr. Trump’s victory.

Last month, federal agents carried out search warrants at Mr. Cohen’s home, his office and a hotel room where he was staying. The search sought a wide range of materials, including documents related to his business associates and accountants, as well a $130,000 payment to Stephanie Clifford, the adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels, who has said she had an affair with Mr. Trump.

Mr. Cohen is best known as Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, a role given more prominence by the actor Ben Stiller’s recurring portrayal of him on “Saturday Night Live.” But he has a wide range of business interests of his own that have drawn scrutiny, from taxicabs to real estate to a failed casino boat.

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“Today, the ‘Taxi King’ admitted that he built his empire by stealing from New Yorkers,” said Barbara Underwood, the state attorney general. “Freidman pocketed money that should have provided much-needed investment in our transit system — and he’ll now have to pay back every cent. Our office will continue to hold accountable those who cheat the system.”
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  #2021161 23-May-2018 14:26
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kingdragonfly: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/nyregion/michael-cohen-trump-taxi-cooperation.html

 Michael Cohen’s Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal

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This is excellent news. smile

 

The Taxi King is a notoriously shady character who has truly earned his 25 years of "time".





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  #2021186 23-May-2018 14:59
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Some interesting information regarding Trump investigating the FBI.

 

https://www.dailywire.com/news/30923/7-things-you-need-know-about-trumps-campaign-ben-shapiro


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  #2021195 23-May-2018 15:19
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Stan:

 

Some interesting information regarding Trump investigating the FBI.

 

https://www.dailywire.com/news/30923/7-things-you-need-know-about-trumps-campaign-ben-shapiro

 

 

By Ben Shapiro, a conservative author who wrote a book on how universities brainwash students... Not an unbiased commentator.





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  #2021199 23-May-2018 15:31
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freitasm:

 

Stan:

 

Some interesting information regarding Trump investigating the FBI.

 

https://www.dailywire.com/news/30923/7-things-you-need-know-about-trumps-campaign-ben-shapiro

 

 

By Ben Shapiro, a conservative author who wrote a book on how universities brainwash students... Not an unbiased commentator.

 

 

 

 

I read the article and thought hmmmm, I read the authors bio and thought OK that is why it reads the way it does.





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  #2021201 23-May-2018 15:33
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freitasm:

 

Stan:

 

Some interesting information regarding Trump investigating the FBI.

 

https://www.dailywire.com/news/30923/7-things-you-need-know-about-trumps-campaign-ben-shapiro

 

 

By Ben Shapiro, a conservative author who wrote a book on how universities brainwash students... Not an unbiased commentator.

 

 

Yes all journalists are bias here is a recent article by business insider on that very topic

 

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/journalists-brains-function-at-a-lower-level-than-average-2017-5?r=UK&IR=T

 

Just because they don't support your sort of bias does not make them wrong.

 

Also it's worth pointing out that Ben Shapiro is not exactly a fan of Trump.


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  #2021202 23-May-2018 15:36
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Stan:

 

Yes all journalists are bias here is a recent article by business insider on that very topic

 

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/journalists-brains-function-at-a-lower-level-than-average-2017-5?r=UK&IR=T

 

Just because they don't support your sort of bias does not make them wrong.

 

Also it's worth pointing out that Ben Shapiro is not exactly a fan of Trump.

 

 

No, what makes them wrong is being wrong. He's not a journalist, he's a commentator.

 

Journalists report facts, commentators don't have the same mandate.





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  #2021204 23-May-2018 15:42
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freitasm:

 

Stan:

 

Yes all journalists are bias here is a recent article by business insider on that very topic

 

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/journalists-brains-function-at-a-lower-level-than-average-2017-5?r=UK&IR=T

 

Just because they don't support your sort of bias does not make them wrong.

 

Also it's worth pointing out that Ben Shapiro is not exactly a fan of Trump.

 

 

No, what makes them wrong is being wrong. He's not a journalist, he's a commentator.

 

Journalists report facts, commentators don't have the same mandate.

 

 

Even wikipedia says he is a journalist??? He is referred to as a journalist all over the internet.

 

 


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  #2021210 23-May-2018 15:59
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Opening line on Wikipedia....

 

"Benjamin Aaron Shapiro (əˈpɪəroʊ/; born January 15, 1984) is an American conservative political commentator and writer."

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Shapiro





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  #2021211 23-May-2018 16:11
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MikeB4:

 

Opening line on Wikipedia....

 

"Benjamin Aaron Shapiro (əˈpɪəroʊ/; born January 15, 1984) is an American conservative political commentator and writer."

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Shapiro

 

 

 

 

 

"A report by the Anti-Defamation League, covering August 2015–July 2016, found that Shapiro was the direct target of at least 7,400 anti-Semitic tweets. This made him easily the most targeted journalist in the study"

 

 

 

I could go on but how about discussing the content of the article rather than the writer of it and semantics surrounding it?

 

 


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  #2021246 23-May-2018 16:56
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freitasm:

 

TruthRevolt and Breitbart.

 

Seriously?

 

 

Sigh....

 

No debate on the article it self then... let the echo chamber roll on and watch it change the world


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