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Tue Feb 7, 2017, 08:25 AM

NPR Morning Guest Repeats Myth that Clintons Trashed White House, Not Challenged

"David Greene talks to Tom Nichols, an author and professor at the Naval War College, who says the public and the media need to take a step back and a long breath when thinking about President Trump."

http://www.npr.org/2017/02/07/513857856/not-every-trump-outrage-is-outrageous-tom-nichols-says


This jerk actually said that when the Clintons left the White House, they trashed it and removed all the W's from the typewriters.

Not a peep from David Greene objecting to these "alternative facts".

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Reply NPR Morning Guest Repeats Myth that Clintons Trashed White House, Not Challenged (Original post)
orangecrush Feb 2017 OP
PoliticAverse Feb 2017 #1
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2017 #2
rgbecker Feb 2017 #5
orangecrush Feb 2017 #8
Hortensis Feb 2017 #9
Cha Feb 2017 #3
orangecrush Feb 2017 #11
Orrex Feb 2017 #4
orangecrush Feb 2017 #10
Achilleaze Feb 2017 #6
Delphinus Feb 2017 #7
lame54 Feb 2017 #12

Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 08:33 AM

1. The GAO actually investigated and issued a report on those allegations...

You can read it here (.pdf): http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d02360.pdf

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 08:41 AM

2. What is wrong with people?

Why can't a reporter just bring stuff like this up?

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 09:52 AM

5. Thanks for posting this link.

I just found myself mesmerized by it and wasted an hour reading the thing. Not a black and white situation, but clearly the Bush people wanted everyone to hear their whining.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 04:50 PM

8. ...

"Now it seems those closely detailed stories were largely bunk. Last week it was revealed that a formal review by the General Accounting Office, Congress’ investigative agency, “had found no damage to the offices of the White House’s East or West Wings or EOB” and that Bush’s own representatives had reported “there is no record of damage that may have been deliberately caused by the employees of the Clinton administration.”

While cautious GSA staffers won’t issue a blanket exoneration of the Clinton team, Bernard Ungar, the agency’s director of physical infrastructure, told Salon the media clearly exaggerated the extent of the damage. According to the terse GSA statement that formed the basis of Ungar’s conclusion, “the condition of the real property was consistent with what we would expect to encounter when tenants vacate office space after an extended occupancy.”


http://www.salon.com/2001/05/23/vandals/

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 04:53 PM

9. There was no vandalism, just some wear. The WH is run,

not by whatever the current administration is, but by an office under the control of Congress. The President can't have his own office painted without approval.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 08:48 AM

3. Tom Nichols is an idiot. "says the public and the media need to take a step back and a long breath

when thinking about President Trump."

WTF does that even mean? .. he's a pathological Liar and a maniac.. and if this guy is defending that.. well, what does that say about him?

Don't get your knickers in a twist about what the Clintons did or did not do, Nichols.. We have a moron in the WH to deal with right fucking NOW.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 04:55 PM

11. It means

"Take your soma and go back to sleep"

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 09:09 AM

4. The important thing for NPR is to avoid any accusations of "liberal bias"

And, to do so, they go to great lengths in servicing the GOP's propaganda. They've even issued a statement explaining that they "can't" call Trump's statements "lies" unless they can demonstrate that he knowingly and deliberately intended to deceive.

Yesterday they ran a puff-piece in which their correspondent Eyder Peralta journeyed all the way to Kenya to find "the Parliament of the Common Man."

According to Peralta, "I came to the Parliament of the Common Man to talk about President Trump. What I found was a bunch of guys who loved him. Here's Robert Okiberenge."

Transcript HERE

Not content to sing Trump's praises domestically, NPR is more than willing to venture abroad to find his supporters.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 04:54 PM

10. It would be nice

If they would grow a spine.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 10:27 AM

6. Yet another boldface Republican lie. Contact NPR

Snowflake journalists who let such blatant lies go unchallenged should be fired.

Contact NPR and let them know that it is wrong to let Republicans spew lies without challenge or correction.

Freaking outrageous.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 02:58 PM

7. Great idea.

I think I'll start at the local level ...

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2017, 04:57 PM

12. That's as real as the Bowling Green Massacre

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