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Fri Sep 10, 2021, 02:38 PM

If this is true then why do we let the republicans get away with blaming Biden?

Just wondering if anyone knew anything more about this? If it is true then those people who did not do what they were told to do are at fault for our service members dying. They told them repeatedly to get out. FOX has been blaming Biden for the deaths. Where is our media? They should be repeating this on every nightly newscast for a month. https://www.mediaite.com/news/top-state-department-diplomat-blames-americans-left-in-afghanistan-we-put-out-repeated-warnings-to-leave/?fbclid=IwAR0GglZ65WM_4n4cXPjJXcG352tgZeu8fzrXxE0tx8FfRz6w5wAxiB-mgME

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Reply If this is true then why do we let the republicans get away with blaming Biden? (Original post)
slater71 Sep 2021 OP
KT2000 Sep 2021 #1
Voltaire2 Sep 2021 #2
slater71 Sep 2021 #5
Voltaire2 Sep 2021 #7
lame54 Sep 2021 #3
Hortensis Sep 2021 #4
JHB Sep 2021 #6

Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 02:53 PM

1. Democrats must fight

the RW lies are taking hold. They need to bring in Hilary Clinton to set up a war room for them.

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 02:56 PM

2. The soldiers killed at kabul airport in the attack on the airport

were doing exactly what they were supposed to be doing: defending the airport.
You are mixing stuff together that is separate.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 03:34 PM

5. All i am saying is if these people...

would have left when they were told to, then they would be alive and not standing there waiting for people to get there to leave. So how am I mixing this up and how is it separate?

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Response to slater71 (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 06:30 PM

7. The attack was before the deadline to leave.

As I said, you are mixing two things together that are not related. The people who refused to leave after the deadline for US troop withdrawals did not cause in any way the deaths of the soldiers from the pre-deadline Kabul airport attack.

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 03:18 PM

3. 2 Presidents announced our departure - with timelines

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 03:26 PM

4. "Our" media? If you mean news media, most of the big news sources

work to keep Republicans in power, with a pervasive ANTI-Democratic bias. CNN, NYT and their kind average an overall negative spin on everything Democratic while staying mostly factually accurate most of the time (not always by a long shot!). That's pretty much their baseline.

Democrats don't have "our" own LW-biased MSM news media, though. That's because of the kind of people we are, so a good thing even if it means that deceiving voters would be incredibly harder for us than it is for Republicans. We have to depend on those media that try to be ethical and accurate.

Anyway, if you mean news media, ours are essentially nowhere. If you mean political chat, some of the shows on CNN and MSNBC are left-friendly, but their share of America's audience is not large.

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Response to slater71 (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 03:36 PM

6. Where is our media? We don't have one of our own

There is right-wing media and and a mainstream media which enables it by either "both sides"-ing everything or bending over backward to prove that they don't have "liberal bias". Which is a futile gesture, because to right-wingers, any failure to promote a conservative agenda -- loudly and with great enthusiasm -- is evidence of "liberal bias".

This has been the dynamic since the Reagan administration, yet people who donate generously to many many worthy causes have never grasped that by not funding a messaging system everything else is placed in jeopardy.

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