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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:13 AM

Reporters are asking uninformed voters in Iowa what they think...?..

...about the Mueller report and how it might affect the election in 2020?

Just what we need!

Deep analysis from morons about existential issues for our country.

At least, they should ask them if they have read the Report.

Very weak reporting.

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Reply Reporters are asking uninformed voters in Iowa what they think...?.. (Original post)
kentuck Apr 2019 OP
Wounded Bear Apr 2019 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2019 #2
lagomorph777 Apr 2019 #16
uponit7771 Apr 2019 #3
PeeJ52 Apr 2019 #4
DontBooVote Apr 2019 #6
Brawndo Apr 2019 #5
marylandblue Apr 2019 #7
Bradshaw3 Apr 2019 #8
Funtatlaguy Apr 2019 #14
Bradshaw3 Apr 2019 #19
Funtatlaguy Apr 2019 #22
Drunken Irishman Apr 2019 #15
manor321 Apr 2019 #9
MoonRiver Apr 2019 #10
brooklynite Apr 2019 #11
sarisataka Apr 2019 #12
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2019 #13
Brawndo Apr 2019 #18
DURHAM D Apr 2019 #17
NightWatcher Apr 2019 #20
kentuck Apr 2019 #21
Awsi Dooger Apr 2019 #23
Liberal In Texas Apr 2019 #24

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:14 AM

1. ...and getting the standard Faux Noise responses...

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:15 AM

2. How do you know they're uninformed? NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:52 AM

16. Some of them appear well-informed but EVIL.

Saw one twit say (and this is pretty close to exact words) "Trump is a despicable human being but he's doing great things for this country and I support him more than ever."

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:15 AM

3. The line of thinking on the Meuller report isn't working. I'm getting lights out from the right,

... they're running from threads on the Mueller report

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:16 AM

4. Did any read it or just repeating what they heard on news?

 

I bet news....

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:20 AM

6. They are incapable of reading, therefore they are incapable of comprehending.

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:19 AM

5. Reinforcing the narrative that voters don't care about the Mueller report or Russian intervention

I don't care what those people "think." They are traitors to their country. These interviews only show that propaganda works on the feeble-minded.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:21 AM

7. That's semi-democracy in action.

What Iowa voters think right now and for the next 10 months is very important right now. Eventually a few other states may get their week or two on the sun, unless they are too late in the process, in which case, they don't matter.

And people defend this as both democratic and fair?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:24 AM

8. Most newspapers dropped these "man in the street" interviews a long time ago

Why? As one reporter told me several years ago, all it did was show how ignorant the average American is. This is just lazy reporting by the reporter, probably at the behest of a producer.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:50 AM

14. Yep, we have been dumbed down PURPOSELY to control.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:41 PM

19. Exactly

The attacks by the right on our educational systems, including defunding public institutions, is not by accident. They want an electorate that is uninformed and uneducated in order to maintain their power.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:10 PM

22. Yes, Civics is rarely taught. Also, technology has contributed.

Staying on your phone and posting on social media all day doesn’t make you smarter.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:52 AM

15. Yeah, well, unfortunately, in America, those average Americans still can vote...

...and many of 'em will.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:31 AM

9. It's absolutely fucking disgusting

 

These asshole reporters know exactly what people will say, since they've had no time to read or digest the news yet.

How about these jackass reporters do some work, sit down with some of these people, highlight the important parts of the report, and THEN get reactions.

That would mean actually working instead of being lazy.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:34 AM

10. My guess is that they "interview" dozens of people,

then cherry pick which ones they will televise. All about keeping that horse race going.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:36 AM

11. No! Very thoughtful reporting

I keep getting told here that we won the 2018 Election because voters were "anti-Trump". The reality, going in to 2020, is that the average voter ISN'T THINKING ABOUT TRUMP, except to the extent that he doesn't live up to his promises about jobs, health care, education, etc.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:38 AM

12. How dare they?

Those people lack the education, sophistication and indeed even the mental capacity to formulate an opinion on such an important matter. It is completely irrelevant what they say or think. Any interviews should only be done with voters in New York or California .

We will then properly educate these mid-country bumpkins and tell them what to think, not that they will actually listen.


On a completely unrelated matter, I wonder why the Democratic party has a reputation of being elitist.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:48 AM

13. They probably don't read The Onion, either.

"To put it bluntly, you are a moron, and as a moron, you lack the basic reading skills that would make looking at this report fruitful in any way."


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Response to sarisataka (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:15 AM

18. When they stop parroting, verbatim, the opinions they've been fed, I'll listen.

They are useful idiots, empty vessels, repeating tRump and Faux Noise talking points. These interviews only serve to confirm that. In other news, water is wet.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 10:58 AM

17. They are not uninformed. They are misinformed. nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:55 PM

20. Gone to hell. Back in fifteen.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 12:56 PM

21. But it is not about the uninformed voters, it is about the reporters...

If there is a threat to our democracy, reporters should not be minimizing it. To find someone to parrot the lines of Donald Trump is not difficult to do. Find someone that can offer some intelligent discourse. We don't need to be dumbed down any further.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:44 PM

23. The scary aspect is that posters here don't want to accept that as representative

It is absolutely typical. Recently I had to attend a meeting of a homeowner's association. Heavily attended due to a price gouging aspect. During a break the topic turned to politics. Among perhaps 10 who spoke up, only 3 were the least bit competent. Everyone else sounded exactly like the Iowans. I was silently thinking to myself this small sample is very close to current white America.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:20 PM

24. I've always thought the MOS (man on the street) "news" segment was lazy journalism.

But it's one of the favorites of the lazy exec. producer.



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