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Name: RuggedRealist
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Counterpunch.org's part explanation, part apology, part "but others have done worse" is hilarious

It recently came out that Counterpunch and various other far left and other kooky sites published several articles from what it turns out is a Russian intelligence troll. See this previous OP https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=10025316 and this WAPO article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/kremlin-trolls-burned-across-the-internet-as-washington-debated-options/2017/12/23/e7b9dc92-e403-11e7-ab50-621fe0588340_story.html?utm_term=.f0c619be8f8b

Counterpunch's article discussing this is a hilarious example of why it should never be read as legitimate journalism:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/26/go-ask-alice-the-curious-case-of-alice-donovan/

JPR folks out themselves. They dont want to believe in Russian interference because of...

... their Clinton and Democratic Party derangement syndrome. https://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/there-is-one-reason-trump-is-potus-and-it-is-not-fucking-russia/

"There is ONE reason Trump is POTUS, and it is not fucking Russia
By far, by an order of magnitude, the main reason Trump is POTUS is HER:


It doesn't matter what facts come out, they don't intend to believe it.

Hey Trump... a message from Jennifer Lawrence to underscore tonights victory



Ok so she did this some time ago...

Now I hope the reconciled tax bill fails in the senate by one vote

Assuming Jones is seated in time

Minnesotas former GOP Governor calls on Sen Franken to RESCIND his resignation

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/ex-gop-governor-stuns-with-call-for-franken-to-keep-job-after-absence-of-anything-resembling-due-process/#.Wi7wJ0b56VU.facebook

Says Franken deserves the due process of an ethics committee investigation

I don't know why we couldn't wait until the ethics investigation played out with Franken

That's my main issue. I don't understand what the rush was to force him out. I had trouble believing his first accuser and still do. When more accusations came out I felt that the accusations needed to be taken seriously but I didn't think he should be resigning, at least not right away.

Isn't that what an investigation is for and didn't we have one on the immediate horizon for these accusations?

I understand why folks are upset. However, with regard to that, why is Gillibrand the only one who deserves to be the recipient of all of that fury. This article contains the full list of 32 Democratic Senators and those who caucus with Democrats who, in my opinion and I think the opinion of a lot of folks, jumped the gun here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/politics/al-franken-democratic-senators-resign/index.html

If Gillibrand deserves our scorn, they all do. That includes people like Sanders, Feinstein, Wyden and Warren.

Gillibrand made this statement according to that article:

"While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn't acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve."


Why did she and these other folks think a rush to judgement was better here? I don't understand. There is no compelling reason I can think of to have done this.

Tweets that describe the DNC debate and vote RE: Caucuses vs Primaries in States that have both

https://twitter.com/dannyfunaro523/status/939678517591248900

Sorry am on a phone so I canít copy all the text of the original tweet or the rest in the series.

Trump, his staff, Republican Leaders and Media personalities know that Russia threw the election to

him



https://goo.gl/UtkjVV
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