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Sun Jul 28, 2019, 08:52 PM

More on Mueller for those of you who think he performed so superbly

From today's episode of NBC's "Meet the Press":

Chuck Todd: "Was there any part of director Mueller's testimony you found unsatisfying?"
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee: "You know, look, I, I wish that he had testified in more narrative fashion, that the words didn't need to be coaxed from him as much as they did."

Flashback: As Alayna foreshadowed in last week's Sneak, House Democrats desperately wanted Mueller to deliver a TV performance that would convince the American public of the urgent need to impeach Donald Trump.

The former special counsel didn't quite live up to their expectations. As Troy Patterson wrote for the New Yorker: "You can put Mueller on television, but, apparently, you can't quite make him do television."

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Reply More on Mueller for those of you who think he performed so superbly (Original post)
tgards79 Jul 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2019 #1
UniteFightBack Jul 2019 #2
TreasonousBastard Jul 2019 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2019 #17
catrose Jul 2019 #11
elleng Jul 2019 #12
Iliyah Jul 2019 #3
dem4decades Jul 2019 #4
stillcool Jul 2019 #5
Thekaspervote Jul 2019 #14
uponit7771 Jul 2019 #15
Caliman73 Jul 2019 #6
spanone Jul 2019 #8
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #9
Roland99 Jul 2019 #10
UTUSN Jul 2019 #13
Kid Berwyn Jul 2019 #16
Talitha Jul 2019 #18
LanternWaste Jul 2019 #19

Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:03 PM

1. The whole point of this stupid controversy is that we shouldn't be evaluating performance,

but content. We weren't attending a performance of Turandot where the tenor's voice broke on the high B in Nessun dorma.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:05 PM

2. While that would be nice its unrealistic. nt

 

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:15 PM

7. Why? Mueller was acting the way he has been his entire professional life...

He is not verbose, and really hates testifying.

Everything he said was in the book. Copy salient parts of it and publicize them. Or is that too much work for the opposition?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:13 AM

17. Very true. But, I watched the whole thing. Very very seldom, did anyone allow

him to actually talk - on either side. Looking at it totally objectively...it would have been more effective to let HIM say, "the president was not exonerated", for instance. More effective than someone else saying it and his agreeing with a "yes". It would have made a much better sound bite.

It is totally curious why Schiff would take that position though. It was his committee that designed the mode of questioning, right ? I know they thought it was the right route to go, and I am not sure how you could have done it otherwise, without him actually just reading paragraphs.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:26 PM

11. Exactly. If you want a show, listen to Randy Rainbow.

As he sings, "Now our precious country's a reality show."
Back when Robert & I were young, we were taught that facts didn't need a show. Truth speaks for itself. You were looked down on if you put performance ahead of content. It's a different world now.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:35 PM

12. Thank you, Ocelot.

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:08 PM

3. I see negatves .. .

apparently Mueller did make a impact.

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:11 PM

4. Mueller sucked, we knew he would. What's next?

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:13 PM

5. interesting...don't know why..

but interesting. Talking trash about Mueller saves them from talking about what's in the report?

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Response to stillcool (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 11:57 PM

14. This!

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Response to stillcool (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:33 AM

15. +1

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:14 PM

6. He did what he said he was going to do.

He did not do anything to undermine the report. If the Democrats in Congress thought he was going to pontificate and wax eloquent on the report delivering a "knockout blow" to Trump, then they were deluded about who Mueller is and did not listen to what he said he was going to do.

I am sure that Democrats were disappointed. Impeachment is a political act not a legal one. They were asking a life long legal bureaucrat to engage in politics.

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:19 PM

8. But didn't Bob Mueller lay out the presidents Obstruction of Justice? Isn't that important chuck?

fucking media

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:21 PM

9. Do not confuse reality television with reality.

That is the message we should take away.

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:23 PM

10. Oh fuck Chuck Todd and his gross leading questions of no worth

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:46 PM

13. Questions to the O.P. -what do personal integrity or devastating report have to do with performing?

Have you read the report, or even the executive summaries?

Since when has the Chuckster become a standard around here?!1






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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:39 AM

16. Mueller put impeachment back on the table.

Thatís what Chuck Todd and the rest of the smear patrol and distraction squad fail to mention.

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 01:01 PM

18. Too bad so many people wanted a dramatic performance out of Mueller.

Here's how I saw things..
When Mueller was being questioned by a Dem and he said 'refer to the report', it was a cue for the Dem to name the exact place in the report - - so it would go on record AND enable people to reference it later. IMO, Mueller and the Dems worked like a well oiled tag-team. They provided lots of information in a condensed amount of time, and presented a beautifully choreographed hearing.

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Response to tgards79 (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 01:04 PM

19. A symptom of our culture that requires commercial branding over subtance

 

I get it... lacking a laugh-track and a great intro theme, many who took the Tide Pod Challenge are easily confused by reality.

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