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    Re: if true tRump is tOast

    Quote Originally Posted by Slingshot Bob View Post
    "reportedly"

    This is what "journalism has become...

    Sounds legit...


    We'd never have found out about the Watergate cover-up but for anonymous sources. That doesn't mean believe them all automatically, but it does mean that it is foolish and reckless in the extreme to embrace the notion that suddenly, no anonymous source is to be trusted.

    That only started happening because bad things were said about Trump and therefore Trump attacked anonymous sources.

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    Re: if true tRump is tOast

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    Christopher Steele claims Kremlin told Trump not to nominate Romney secretary of state - Business Insider




    somehow, i believe the American public would become outraged - even many of the tRump loyalists - to learn that tRump had given putin veto power over his cabinet selection
    Why are you spelling his name out like that? With a lower case T?

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    Re: if true tRump is tOast

    Quote Originally Posted by hanger4 View Post
    Christopher Steele has yet to produce anything substantiated, why do think he suddenly has now ??

    Multiple people indicted, multiple people pled guilty, and the investigation is still going.

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    Re: if true tRump is tOast

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    What?

    Two things:

    1. Why is Christopher Steele an unreliable person?

    2. What about the dossier? Disgraced?
    1. Because he reported things negative about Trump. But people saying bad things about "Killary" are to be trusted.

    2. Yes, even though so many people around Trump are going down hard (in more ways than one). And the only reason "Killary" isn't in jail is that the entire law enforcement apparatus, including Sessions - who could convene a grand jury tomorrow to try to indict her - is in on a vast conspiracy to help her and hurt Trump, even though she's done and no one likes her.

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    Re: if true tRump is tOast

    Quote Originally Posted by AustralianuS View Post
    Why are you spelling his name out like that? With a lower case T?
    Same reason some conservatives say stuff like libtard, and same reason the Alt Right loves the term cuck. It's an easy way to broadcast the fact that you don't like someone.
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    Re: if true tRump is tOast

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Person View Post
    We'd never have found out about the Watergate cover-up but for anonymous sources. That doesn't mean believe them all automatically, but it does mean that it is foolish and reckless in the extreme to embrace the notion that suddenly, no anonymous source is to be trusted.

    That only started happening because bad things were said about Trump and therefore Trump attacked anonymous sources.
    So...does it mean anything that almost all verified cases of BS news say words to the effect of "reportedly" "according to sources familiar with the conversation" ...etc.?

    While such "sources" are not to be outright discounted, neither should confirmation bias turn off the BS meter. A healthy dose of skepticism is needed no matter who the story is about.

    I give the OP credit, If True was in the title.
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    Re: if true tRump is tOast

    Quote Originally Posted by Slingshot Bob View Post
    "reportedly"

    This is what "journalism has become...

    Sounds legit...
    I think the technical term is "truthy".

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    Re: if true tRump is tOast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    This is the same guy who used a piss-fetish Trump fanfic from 4Chan in a big reveal about him, correct? I don't think he's a very reliable source of information on this.
    Steeles track record with the truth seems more reliable than Trumps version of what he calls the truth. This is the end result when you vote for a man with no integrity. But please, you carry on lowering the bar.
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    Re: if true tRump is tOast

    Quote Originally Posted by Slingshot Bob View Post
    So...does it mean anything that almost all verified cases of BS news say words to the effect of "reportedly" "according to sources familiar with the conversation" ...etc.?

    While such "sources" are not to be outright discounted, neither should confirmation bias turn off the BS meter. A healthy dose of skepticism is needed no matter who the story is about.

    I give the OP credit, If True was in the title.
    What I am saying is that a "healthy dose of skepticism" is a good thing to have, but saying anything along the lines of "anonymous source, fake news" or "it was reported, fake news" is not healthy skepticism. It's a way to avoid hearing things.

    I don't automatically believe what I read. I judge it in context of what it is, who said it, the political environment, like things done by various persons biased in various ways (as far as I can surmise), yadda yadda. But I have had more than enough of seeing people announce that because it's an anonymous source, or worded vaguely ("has been reported"), whatever is said must be rejected with mockery.

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    Re: if true tRump is tOast

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Person View Post
    Multiple people indicted, multiple people pled guilty, and the investigation is still going.
    Which has nothing to do with the dossier. Lawdy

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