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Wed Aug 28, 2019, 10:12 PM

Well, O'Donnell dealt with that quickly.

A simple retraction, regrets, then he moved on. I didn't time it but I bet it was under one minute. Handled well, all things considered. I'm sure he did exactly what MSNBC's attorneys said he had to do.

But I'd be willing to bet we haven't heard the last of this story.

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Reply Well, O'Donnell dealt with that quickly. (Original post)
Mr.Bill Aug 2019 OP
gordianot Aug 2019 #1
lunatica Aug 2019 #2
BigmanPigman Aug 2019 #3
NewDayOranges Aug 2019 #7
LiberalFighter Aug 2019 #8
NewDayOranges Aug 2019 #11
lunatica Aug 2019 #14
Maru Kitteh Aug 2019 #16
Joe941 Aug 2019 #17
lunatica Aug 2019 #10
NewDayOranges Aug 2019 #12
lunatica Aug 2019 #13
Grasswire2 Aug 2019 #18
Qutzupalotl Aug 2019 #25
regnaD kciN Aug 2019 #4
Mr.Bill Aug 2019 #5
Rstrstx Aug 2019 #6
rockfordfile Aug 2019 #15
Polly Hennessey Aug 2019 #9
Grasswire2 Aug 2019 #19
sprinkleeninow Aug 2019 #21
ElementaryPenguin Aug 2019 #33
NoMoreRepugs Aug 2019 #20
Lock him up. Aug 2019 #27
PNW-Dem Aug 2019 #22
Lock him up. Aug 2019 #28
yaesu Aug 2019 #23
GreenPartyVoter Aug 2019 #34
orleans Aug 2019 #24
bobbieinok Aug 2019 #26
sharedvalues Aug 2019 #29
RockRaven Aug 2019 #30
Hugin Aug 2019 #31
riversedge Aug 2019 #32
Mr.Bill Aug 2019 #35

Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 10:16 PM

1. It will be interesting to see who told him.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 10:16 PM

2. O'Donnell said he would talk about it if there was

More corroboration to the story. He didnít apologize for what he said. He apologized for saying it before it was corroborated more.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 10:37 PM

3. Good point.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:34 PM

7. Well, at least now LOD knows that his source is not credible...

Unfortunately, LOD getting duped gives "fake news" ammunition to the Orange idiot!

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:35 PM

8. He was duped?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:39 PM

11. So, you're insinuating that LOD intentionally put out questionable "facts"?

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:51 PM

14. Those pesky fake facts!

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:58 PM

16. You are assuming they are not facts. It's kinda cute, your faith in

the official Trump family line. Not, you know, puppy or kitten-league cute, but still.

Adorable.

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:07 AM

17. He wanted it to be true so badly he set his journalistic traing aside

 

He did us no favors in this matter.

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:38 PM

10. You obviously don't know what happened

His source is probably more than credible. He isnít the one who has gotten duped.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:43 PM

12. And you obviously don't know either...

We're all speculating here. And my theory is that LOD got duped.

Your theory that LOD's "source is probably more than credible" is pure speculation on your part!

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:47 PM

13. I said what Lawrence said

Telling the truth and the facts is not an opinion.

But if you are going to have an opinion worth anything you should base it on what actually happened.

What youíre apparently doing is discrediting.

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:30 AM

18. you are asserting facts that are not in evidence.

Step back.

Breathe.

Try again in a few days.

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Response to NewDayOranges (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 01:10 AM

25. No, he said the story still might be true

but the indisputable fact is that the story didnít go through the rigorous vetting process. One source is not enough, and he shouldnít have aired it without corroboration from an independent source.

But thatís how you know youíre watching real news: they admit when they make a mistake, or in this case jump the gun.

Iím betting weíll find out later itís true.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:09 PM

4. If you think it's been "dealt with," you're dreaming...

The threats from Eric to sue are probably (although not certainly) baseless, but you can count on a full-court press from 45 and his lackeys claiming that no apology is sufficient and that, unless MSNBC fires O'Donnell, it "proves" that theyíre "enemies of the people" who will circulate bald-faced lies to bring down Republicans by any means, fair or foul. And, if they do fire O'Donnell (or shift him to a "less-visible position" a la Dan Rather), it will be held up as proof that MSNBC knows they got caught red-handed. In any event, expect this to be brought up for as long as Trump remains in office as Exhibit A about "the lying news media."

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:12 PM

5. I was refering to the amount of time he spent on it tonight.

I also said we haven't heard the last of it.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:22 PM

6. Thing is Trump would probably just as well the whole Deutsche bank stuff just go away

And pressing the issue is just inviting further investigation. If there's anything there it'll come out.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:56 PM

15. Nobody cares what far-right fascists say.Trump is already considered a traitor by a lot of Americans

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:36 PM

9. I don't think Lawrence is worried.

First, it is probably true. Second, a tRump threatening to sue is their usual boring mantra. Used to work because it frightened people. Donít think too many care what Eric says, does, or thinks.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:31 AM

19. I like to think of this as dramatic foreshadowing.

And deliberate on O'Donnell's part.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:38 AM

21. Ya know. That's along the lines of how I was thinking. You put it into words. Thx. eom

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 06:52 AM

33. Exactly!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:36 AM

20. LOD handled it well and as I understood didnt say it wasn't

an untrue statement, just that it could not be verified by multiple sources as being true. Am I wrong?

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 01:11 AM

27. No, you're not wrong.

The plus side is, it will put further incentives for Nadler and Schiff, not to mention judges, to get all DB's documents & tax forms of the Trump mafia.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:39 AM

22. Roger Stone strikes again?

Seems like Lawrence and team were set up.

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Response to PNW-Dem (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 01:17 AM

28. I don't think so.

The last thing the orange mob boss wants (or needs, since he's trailing "bigly" in all the polls out of the states he HAS to win, and against ALL Dems in the race) is to keep shinning a light on that topic. There would never have been a lawsuit because it would mandate a discovery phase.

That's the job of the House committees to inquire all DB's docs on the Trump mafia.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:42 AM

23. comcast removed msnbc from my package tonight, I will happily be canceling service tomorrow. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 09:30 AM

34. I watch it on Hulu, now.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:59 AM

24. what happened????? (for those of us not in the know) n/t

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 01:10 AM

26. Didn't Rachel a bit ago talk about how much more careful they now had to be?,,,,,,,

People constantly trying to trap them?

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 01:19 AM

29. He didn't really retract. He just apologized.

He still has one source. He didnít retract the info. Just said he shouldnít have reported based on one source.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 02:23 AM

30. I didn't see tonight, but a retraction was not necessary, nor would it be appropriate.

Last night he stated all the appropriate caveats about the source/information and the limits thereof. For all of Trump's lawyers' bluster, there was nothing actionable there (that they would *win* anyhow; anyone can *bring* any kind of lawsuit of course).

It is a separate question whether reporting unnamed single-sourced, unconfirmed information is the best use of his airtime. It is not, and he should not do it. Acknowledging that having done so was in error was probably appropriate, if that was indeed what he did tonight.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 02:46 AM

31. Some grey morning they will find some document storage boxes locked in the back room of a...

Parking garage. These documents will outline the whole sordid story of the Republican crimes of this administration.

An article will appear on page A26 of some newspaper which almost nobody will read.

Very much like Iran Contra or Nixon's interference in the Vietnam War.

The Status Quo will march ignorantly on. Nothing will be learned and nobody will be saved.

This is how the world works and how criminals go free.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 04:32 AM

32. Trump is VINDICTIVE-he will claw at Lawrence over and over and never let it go.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #32)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 02:57 PM

35. I don't think so.

Trump wants this whole subject to just go away. This is smoking gun stuff.

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