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Old 09-17-2019, 12:11 PM
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I'm always a little bit torn about them reporting such things.

On one hand, it's often good to have information about governmental goings-on available for the public's assessment.

On the other hand...aren't we kind of helping foreign powers troubleshoot their own intelligence services' methods whenever we loudly broadcast finding out when, where and how they were hacking or spying on us?
To be fair, the media has to compete against Trump's twitter feed. Trump can scoop them for stories, thanks to his direct access to classified information and his power to legally/accidentally declassify it.

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/05/75803...oto-yep-he-can

If the media discovers a national secret and DOESN'T report it, then Trump will report it and get all the precious likes and subscribers.

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Old 09-17-2019, 01:36 PM
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I'm always a little bit torn about them reporting such things.

On one hand, it's often good to have information about governmental goings-on available for the public's assessment.

On the other hand...aren't we kind of helping foreign powers troubleshoot their own intelligence services' methods whenever we loudly broadcast finding out when, where and how they were hacking or spying on us?
By the time they get to it, adversaries most likely already know.
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:10 PM
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Wow, Really disappointing to see how much of Forensics is BS.
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:19 PM
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https://www.npr.org/2019/09/18/76189...ing-child-porn

Yep. Another one.

[edit] Aaaand the president has been caught asking a foreign nation to interfere with our democracy. Again.

https://apnews.com/c7a2a7426ae944d686211acfa4833a7f
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So what's the coincidence that Trump wanted the group that was Saudi sponsored to commit 9/11 over for tea how ya doings. Then all sudden, they get attacked and Trump wants to dedicate troops there. Lets just forget how much that country bankrolls him
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[edit] Aaaand the president has been caught asking a foreign nation to interfere with our democracy. Again.
From what I've read, the media didn't have much to go on before Giuliani and Trump opened their mouths, rolling a 1 on the Charisma save.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn...wer/index.html

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Start here: Trump described the complaint as filed by a "partisan whistleblower." And he referred to the complaint as a "political hack job."

Which is interesting! Was Trump telling us that he knew the identity of the whistleblower? And did he have information that proved that this person was, in fact, a partisan out to get Trump? Man, big story!

"I do not know the identity of the whistleblower," Trump then said.

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Remember that up until Trump started talking, all we knew for sure was that the whistleblower complaint centered on several interactions between Trump and a foreign leader.

[. . .]

Enter Trump. Asked about whether the conversation in question was with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump said this:

"I don't want to talk about any conversation. It was a great conversation. A totally appropriate conversation. It couldn't have been better."

So, then, there was a conversation with the Ukrainian president. Which confirms the reporting of the Times and the Post!
It's what happens when you elect a president who can't pass the Turing Test.

"We don't need to talk about [Variable]. It's a great [Variable]. It couldn't be better! Let me tell you, I'm very good friends with [Variable]. It's very appropriate. Everybody's talking about it, and they all agree."

The art of the deal! He's so charismatic!

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So what's the coincidence that Trump wanted the group that was Saudi sponsored to commit 9/11 over for tea how ya doings. Then all sudden, they get attacked and Trump wants to dedicate troops there. Lets just forget how much that country bankrolls him
The right has been trying to find an excuse to invade Iran ever since the shah was overthrown. They're more than willing to cuddle up to brutal dictators to get their war.
And then, of course, they'll still try to claim that things like the embargo against Cuba is due to it being a "brutal dictatorship" and "socialism bad" while American crops are rotting in the fields since they can't sell it to certain nations and get a government handout instead. It's enough to make your head spin.
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I Abominate the Republican party and the fucking way that they have skewed media and become nothing but sycophants for this corrupt fucking bastard.

Pelosi is gutless and needs to push for impeachment because it shouldn't matter whether republicans are onboard or not, asking a foreign nation to interfere with US politics is FUCKING ILLEGAL.
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