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Fri Jul 26, 2019, 03:13 AM

Stephen Colbert Rips Into CNN, MSNBC Hosts for 'Panning' Mueller

https://www.thedailybeast.com/stephen-colbert-rips-into-cnns-jake-tapper-msnbcs-rachel-maddow-for-panning-mueller

“At the hearings, Mueller confirmed that the president of the United States was not ‘totally exonerated,’” as Trump has repeatedly claimed, the host explained. “Mueller also agreed that Trump obstructed the investigation multiple times, Russia tampered with the election in Trump’s favor. And that the president welcomed that help, lied about welcoming it and encouraged others to lie about it.”

“In short: BORING!” the Late Show host added. “I assume it must have been because the critics have decided. And they’re panning Mjeller's performance."

*Thank you Stephen for saying what I have been thinking too!

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Reply Stephen Colbert Rips Into CNN, MSNBC Hosts for 'Panning' Mueller (Original post)
BigmanPigman Jul 2019 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2019 #1
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2019 #2
True Blue American Jul 2019 #3
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2019 #4
True Blue American Jul 2019 #7
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2019 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2019 #27
Sherman A1 Jul 2019 #6
True Blue American Jul 2019 #11
Guilded Lilly Jul 2019 #8
True Blue American Jul 2019 #12
Sherman A1 Jul 2019 #13
brush Jul 2019 #17
True Blue American Jul 2019 #24
brush Jul 2019 #25
True Blue American Jul 2019 #26
Roy Rolling Jul 2019 #5
True Blue American Jul 2019 #9
BigmanPigman Jul 2019 #23
Tech Jul 2019 #28
orangecrush Jul 2019 #14
True Blue American Jul 2019 #15
sarge43 Jul 2019 #16
gordianot Jul 2019 #18
watoos Jul 2019 #19
True Blue American Jul 2019 #21
watoos Jul 2019 #20
True Blue American Jul 2019 #22

Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 03:21 AM

1. Tip of the hat to Colbert...




Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 03:26 AM

2. I agree that Colbert was spot on! Here you go, he led with this and his Opening was brilliant:

Media Declares Mueller's Testimony A Ratings Dud



The American news media decided they weren't entertained enough by Robert Mueller's congressional testimony.



We Have The Play-By-Play Of The Mueller Testimony



Sports analysts Larry Boberry and Gary Nanafanafoferry have opposing viewpoints on what lessons we should learn from Robert Mueller's congressional testimony.


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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 03:49 AM

3. I had to turn off the ignorant pundits

Who did not bother to listen to the well thought out program Democratic Leaders had.

Many of them joined in with Republican talking points to talk about what they considered appearance instead of the facts laid out in front of them. The gaggle of so called pundits sitting around giving their ill informed opinions bore me. That is why I watch CSPAN.

What I witnessed was a man, very nervous at the beginning, who did not want to be there. But as the day went on the asinine attacks of rigt wingers, who really showed what they are caused Bob Mueller to stiffen his spine, actually made fun of Gohmert, sat with a poker face during the attacks, then honestly answered the well thought out questions of Nadler and Schiff. Especially Schiff. That man is an expert. Really should run for President.

After the hearing I tuned the TV off. I knew what was coming.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:11 AM

4. I think this was a brilliant response by Colbert and I agree completely!

And I certainly agree with your assessment. When I hear these bizarre interpretations, I wonder what they were really watching! When I was listening to Colbert again as I was posting this, I had Brian Williams on the TV and he was doing exactly what Colbert was talking about!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:41 AM

7. Chuck Todd came on talking about a Democratic loss

Less than an hour after the hearing started.

In my eye it started off slow, but as Republicans insulted Mueller it was clear he was disgusted with them. As the day wore on he politely gave it back. But that ending with Schiff was the Grand Finale of the day!

The media said little about that.

Only Scarborough went after Republicans aying he was ashamed he ever was one. Irony there, considering his leading the charge against Clinton, but at least a start.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:51 AM

10. It's amazing to see the turnaround by some of them

I couldn't stand Scarborough, but now I frequently agree with him - as do my favorite guests like Gene Robinson and Howard Dean. And one of my favorites is Nicolle Wallace, but I couldn't stand her the fist time I saw her. Sarah Palin caused her to stop voting Republican - what I don't get is why actual Republicans support Trump. He's not a Republican, he only ran as his latest money making scheme.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:48 PM

27. Williams was just awful. I didn't expect such utter bullshit from him.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:20 AM

6. I would encourage all to not only turn them off

But leave them off. The 24/7 Breathless Breaking News Cable Noise Infotainment Channels exist only to fill airtime between ads for drugs we never knew we needed. Certainly they brush up against journalism on occasion, but it is rarer and rarer anymore.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:55 AM

11. There is one show I want to watch

And that is ,” American Swamp,” 2 investigative Journalists on the corruption in DC. Not sure of the time, but I will DVR.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:44 AM

8. Agree. I didn't bother with one minute of Reality Show Ratings Game...

Of networks or cable.

For years journalism/media has pandered (and basically handed its soul) to the prevailing reality show mentality obsession of American society. It has in part delivered us this disgusting joke of a characterless government of tools and fools we are plagued with today.

From the wayyyy long ago relatively innocent MTV “Real World” to the insultingly STUPID, ignorant and classless, gag worthy offerings of ‘can you BE any more blisteringly brain dead dumb-as-a-box-of-salon-floor-hair-cutting’ TV, as a Reality Show entertainment driven society we have steadily deteriorated into a level of unmatched intellectual dreck.

Nadler and Schiff...question: blunt and to the point
Mueller...answer: boom, simple and direct.

Media: blah blah air-time filling wtf look at meeeee judgmental spew, three ring circus on speed.

As a nation we are in serious trouble and deep shit dangerous territory.

We are being controlled and overrun by calculating evil dressed and presented in brain dead IGNORANT bs.
We suffer accordingly and perhaps deservedly.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:56 AM

12. Perfect Summation! Thanks.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:59 AM

13. Eloquently Stated

I agree completely.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:16 AM

17. Schiff is very sharp. He certainly could do well if he decides to run for higher office.

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Response to brush (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:42 PM

24. Honestly, Adam ran his hearing

Like a Professional. He is well qualified for higher office. VP? Senator?

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:44 PM

25. President if we didn't have such a crowded field. Being chairperson of a key House committee gives..

him access to info even some of our candidates don't have.

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Response to brush (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:48 PM

26. I agree

But Adam is leading his Committee with a firm hand the,” You may think it is OK, I do not speech was the best I ever heard. That fool Nunes wants to take Dan Coats place. I have heard no more.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:20 AM

5. Mueller will win the PR battle

Good luck Trying to paint Mueller as too old and frail to do his job. Experienced is exactly the quality needed to do his job and what makes him good.

Criticizing his slow and deliberate habits is like saying “man, that wine is old, bring me some new stuff with a metal, screw-on top!”

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:45 AM

9. Colbert asked Chris Wallace

If he had ever appeared before Congress when he started insulting Mueller. Chris said no. Colbert said I have and it is nerve wracking. End of Chris insults.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:18 PM

23. I saw that and was so impressed!

He shut Chris up in a nanosecond...it was beautiful to see.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 06:11 PM

28. Had I been drinking wine I think I would have spit a little out.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:00 AM

14. KICK

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:04 AM

15. Moscow Mitch!?

Scarborough

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:14 AM

16. What did the talking heads expect?

Mueller would snap his fingers and Moron would turn to dust?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:25 AM

18. I am permanently turned off on Brian Williams.

Not that I was ever a fan then you have to remember he comes close to meeting the Trump charge of fake news before Trump arrived with his can of gasoline.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:36 AM

19. Brian Williams like Bill O'Reilly

 

are news anchors who deliberately lied to the American people on TV about their life experiences. Anyone who is supposed to report the truth and blatantly is caught lying does not deserve to be on cable news. Of note, O'Reilly wasn't fired for lying, (he should have been) he was fired for costing Fox too much money paying off his sexual assaults.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 06:38 AM

21. Yes and NBC

Just waited a few months, put Brian back on.

Yet CBS fired Dan Rather over a story that one of his helpers did not check enough.

Yet NBC put Chuck Todd on MTP,, one of the most ignorant talking head,ever!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:45 AM

20. The M$M is not our friend.

 

Cable news is complicit with the right. Cable news runs right wing narratives. Flip the channels and watch, all 3 networks are talking about the same narrative and are using the same phrases and words and sometimes they coordinate and run the same narratives at the same times.

Here's a right wing narrative that all 3 networks are running; Donald Trump wants to be impeached. Here's another right wing narrative that all 3 networks are running, impeachment hearings will help Donald Trump get elected president.

Some narratives run for decades, like, Democrats are big spenders and are responsible for our huge debt. The truth is the opposite, Republican presidents increase our deficit while Democratic presidents lower it, numbers don't lie.

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Response to watoos (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 06:40 AM

22. That same cable news

Lied us into an 18 year, lie of a war.

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