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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:51 PM

I just did something I've never done.

I sometimes use C-SPAN to follow the hearings while I'm working.

I decided to keep it on during a pause in the hearings and listen to the call-in segment.

Where, exactly, do these callers come from? Half of the callers on the "Democratic" line are either Republicans or very, very ignorant people. Ditto for the alleged independents.

I was once surprised at how close I came to convincing a graduate student - a geology graduate student - that clocks in the southern hemisphere go in the other direction because of the Coriolis Effect. Now I know where such graduate students come from.

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cab67 Nov 2019 OP
wryter2000 Nov 2019 #1
Mike 03 Nov 2019 #2
rurallib Nov 2019 #3
a kennedy Nov 2019 #4
Wounded Bear Nov 2019 #5

Response to cab67 (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:55 PM

1. I'll bet

Those "Democrats" are Republicans. That would be easy to do and just the sort of dishonesty they'd relish.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:03 PM

2. They'll drive you nuts.

C Span's call in line attracts a fair number of whackos. You'd think it wouldn't, but it does. It's the one negative about C Span.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:03 PM

3. Many years ago I used to listen to that

but the right took it over long ago.
I did the same thing you did a couple of days ago and was saddened to hear that nothing had changed.
Such a waste of CSPAN time.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:28 PM

4. I used to watch C-SPIN years, and years ago when it was a fairly brand new station.....(1979)

not many “fake callers” at that time, but it sure has changed now, don’t listen to them at all now.....

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:31 PM

5. There really is no way they can check the real affiliation of callers...

so you get a lot of paid callers on those chat lines, I'm sure. The phone equivalent of sock puppets and bots.

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