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Fri May 26, 2017, 11:10 PM

Washington Post: Appreciation Thread. America's Institutions (Free Press) Defeating Fascism! FDT!!!

Our courts and our free press are proving an AMAZING firewall to fascism, GOP treason notwithstanding. WaPo has been KILLING it just like they did in the early 1970s. I thanks them from the bottom of my patriotic heart/

Rec for brave journalism and our amazing Republic

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Reply Washington Post: Appreciation Thread. America's Institutions (Free Press) Defeating Fascism! FDT!!! (Original post)
malchickiwick May 2017 OP
sharedvalues May 2017 #1
TomCADem May 2017 #6
sharedvalues May 2017 #17
sharedvalues May 2017 #33
Amaryllis May 2017 #21
CousinIT May 2017 #2
TomCADem May 2017 #7
spooky3 May 2017 #3
mountain grammy May 2017 #4
triron May 2017 #5
mountain grammy May 2017 #8
hlthe2b May 2017 #18
zentrum May 2017 #24
mountain grammy May 2017 #30
zentrum May 2017 #38
mountain grammy May 2017 #39
zentrum May 2017 #40
mountain grammy May 2017 #41
furtheradu May 2017 #26
Hekate May 2017 #9
Greybnk48 May 2017 #10
iluvtennis May 2017 #11
moonscape May 2017 #14
ProudProgressiveNow May 2017 #12
Duppers May 2017 #13
denbot May 2017 #15
hlthe2b May 2017 #16
mcar May 2017 #19
RandomAccess May 2017 #20
furtheradu May 2017 #27
Amaryllis May 2017 #22
shawn703 May 2017 #23
furtheradu May 2017 #28
magicarpet May 2017 #29
steve2470 May 2017 #25
KT2000 May 2017 #31
BigmanPigman May 2017 #32
Roy Rolling May 2017 #34
meow2u3 May 2017 #35
Roy Rolling May 2017 #36
Gothmog May 2017 #37

Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 11:13 PM

1. +1 for the Post and NYT

But please hire some headline writers who are not bothsidesists.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #1)

Fri May 26, 2017, 11:58 PM

6. Think Progress - After hyping itself as antidote to fake news, NYT hires extreme climate denier

I cancelled my NY Times article a month ago after the NY Times hired Bret Stephens who then wrote an article explaining that the science behind climate change was still debatable, because Hillary Clinton lost, so how can you trust data? Yes, the NY Times actually published this crap. The NY Times has sold out by trying to be "fair and balanced" by pushing false equivalency.

https://thinkprogress.org/new-york-times-hires-extreme-climate-denier-after-hyping-itself-as-antidote-to-fake-news-441826c4071d

The New York Times — which advertises itself as a defender of truth in the Trump era — just hired an extreme denier of climate science as a columnist.

Bret Stephens was most recently deputy editorial page editor for Rupert Murdoch’s deeply conservative and climate-denying Wall Street Journal, where, in 2015, he wrote that climate change — along with hunger in America, campus rape statistics, and institutionalized racism— are “imaginary enemies.” He will now take those views to the New York Times.

Stephens is unusually extreme and divisive even for a climate science denier, also comparing scientists and those who accept their findings to Stalinists, anti-semites, and communists.

The scientific findings that Stephens has repeatedly dismissed as “imaginary” are routinely published in the New York Times itself. And in an August job description, the New York Times called climate change “the most important story in the world.” Stephens calls it “hysteria.”

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #6)

Sat May 27, 2017, 06:44 AM

17. Yup. And see Charles Pierce on NYTs Clinton-bashing problem

The NYT has its problems: bothsidesism, Stephens, Clinton-bashing, Dowd, Douthat, and the shameful way their news section acts like they have never read Paul Krugman.

But on the whole, the NYT is still a formidable news source.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #1)

Sat May 27, 2017, 01:06 PM

21. Yes!! Both sides cannot apply to facts. Like climate change.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 11:16 PM

2. +1 for WaPo

They have been doing a GREAT job!

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #2)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:00 AM

7. Ditto

nt

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 11:46 PM

3. And Reuters and our favorites on MSNBC who make

Sure that the message and facts get out.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 11:47 PM

4. +2 for the New Yorker and Guardian.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #4)

Fri May 26, 2017, 11:48 PM

5. dup

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Response to triron (Reply #5)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:04 AM

8. LA Times killing it too

And can't beat the NY Daily News for raw hatred.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #4)

Sat May 27, 2017, 06:47 AM

18. yup... kudos to both.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #4)

Sat May 27, 2017, 08:00 PM

24. Vanity Fair is

Last edited Sat May 27, 2017, 09:28 PM - Edit history (1)

...also doing a good job in their political reports, even though they are also full of a lot of trivial fashion and celebrity stories.

The NY Daily News is pretty good too. More reporting than investigating but always with a Trump-exposing POV.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #24)

Sat May 27, 2017, 08:25 PM

30. Vanity Fair is excellent too

And, for good old ridicule of the con and his followers, you can't beat the Daily News.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #30)

Sun May 28, 2017, 11:12 AM

38. Funny to see the

....Daily News and the NY Post, side by side on the rack.

Same story but The News headline shows what a fool he was in Europe and The Post shouts how strong and masterful he was.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #38)

Sun May 28, 2017, 05:24 PM

39. yeah, he'a always had the Post

But the News has been kicking his ass for 30 years.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #39)

Sun May 28, 2017, 06:23 PM

40. Post is owned by Murdoch. nt

Last edited Sun May 28, 2017, 08:16 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to zentrum (Reply #40)

Sun May 28, 2017, 06:26 PM

41. Right! I forgot about that.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #4)

Sat May 27, 2017, 08:09 PM

26. YES!!!

UK journalists may save US DEMOCRACY!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:14 AM

9. WaPo, NYT, and LA Times: all finding their spines again.

I want a t-shirt with WaPo's new subtitle: Democracy Dies in the Dark.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:21 AM

10. We started e-subscriptions to both in January

or early February. I know others are supporting the NYT and WAPO (and others) that way too.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:45 AM

11. + for MSNBC (Rachel, Joy, Lawrence, etc), WaPo, NYT, LA Times, Reuters

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #11)

Sat May 27, 2017, 02:12 AM

14. Strong shout-out to Hayes - he has been great. n/t

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 01:29 AM

12. K&R nt

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 01:57 AM

13. I subscribed to the WaPo and

Am donating to the Guardian. These institutions need our support. As you said, they are the firewalls.





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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 02:56 AM

15. K&R n/t

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 06:41 AM

16. I subscribed for the (digital ediiton) first time six months ago... Very proud to support them.

I was worried when jeff Bezos (Amazon) bought the paper, but seems it has all been positive.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 07:45 AM

19. K&R

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM

20. And I am also profoundly grateful to

 

our intel community, including that of our allies, who have had the extraordinary courage to violate U.S. laws in order to bring all this information to our attention via the media. Without them, the media would be at a complete loss (to be charitable about it).

As bad as things are and as bad as we understand things might get, for now I am frequently overcome with amazement -- and gratitude -- to watch our institutions and our Constitution in action to keep a check on Trump's excesses and to start to bring him to justice. It's awkward, slow, halting at times, but it IS working.

At least for now. We have to make sure Trump isn't able to dispense with the Constitutional forces and institutions designed to prevent people like him from ultimately succeeding.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #20)

Sat May 27, 2017, 08:11 PM

27. YES! PATRIOTISM over party❤

I am truly thank FULL.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 01:07 PM

22. What is FDT?

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #22)

Sat May 27, 2017, 07:46 PM

23. You know who DT is. F him.

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Response to shawn703 (Reply #23)

Sat May 27, 2017, 08:13 PM

28. HA!!!

& thank YOU, Mr Scorpio, for FDT! !!!

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Response to shawn703 (Reply #23)

Sat May 27, 2017, 08:23 PM

29. Well thank you Socrates.....

..... I was stumped about the FDT thang too.THX for the hint.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 08:01 PM

25. kick and rec! nt

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 08:44 PM

31. we have been waiting for something

to work in this country because it seemed like the founding fathers omitted something that could save us from this mess. It does now seem to be working for the good of this country - the press doing a great job and the courts upholding the Constitution.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 09:07 PM

32. After the lackluster press during the campaign they still owe us big time!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 10:04 PM

34. "All the President's Men"

A movie about the Washington Post taking down the Nixon conspirators. It's worth watching.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #34)

Sat May 27, 2017, 10:20 PM

35. There may well be an "All the President's Men 2: The Trump regime" in the making

Only question is, when?

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #35)

Sat May 27, 2017, 11:16 PM

36. When?

That script is currently being written on the pages of history. When we reach the third act and climax, we will positively know.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 08:59 AM

37. K&R

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