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Sun May 9, 2021, 10:01 AM

Dan Rather speaks on the Big Lie (Important information)

https://steady.substack.com/p/the-big-lie-is-a-big-deal?r=fhgtj&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=copy&fbclid=IwAR1YYuJieWH7RKhGpsBIPvyfUZFbJZj4bB7v2BLNEOCEsI0DzHY42txOTvg

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Reply Dan Rather speaks on the Big Lie (Important information) (Original post)
kentuck May 9 OP
jmbar2 May 9 #1
AnotherMother4Peace May 9 #2
TreasonousBastard May 9 #3
littlemissmartypants May 9 #11
malaise May 9 #4
AnotherMother4Peace May 9 #5
dlk May 9 #6
Boomerproud May 9 #12
wnylib May 9 #7
Deacon Blue May 9 #16
Jetheels May 9 #8
birdographer May 9 #14
bucolic_frolic May 9 #9
MissMillie May 9 #10
Bayard May 9 #13
SunSeeker May 9 #15

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 10:26 AM

1. Very good article!

Every elected Republican who has played footsie with the Big Lie should have to defend that record before they can speak on any other topic. They canít be allowed to dodge. The questions arenít difficult. Did Joe Biden win the election? Where is your evidence to the contrary? And because there is no such evidence, if they try to quote something, they should be pressed on the truth. Live interviews are particularly problematic because politicians can stretch out a string of lies so long that they can spin their way to a commercial break. Those with a history of such actions should not be given prominent platforms for their performance art.


The Big Lie must be the context for everything that is taking place in Washington, and political stories across the country. It is not old news. January 6 is not old news. This denial of reality is the animating principle driving the Republican Party. We canít talk about legislation in Washington, immigration, climate change, fiscal policy, foreign policy, civil rights, education, or any other issue politicians are ďdebatingĒ without talking about the Big Lie. Because if we have roughly half of elected officials espousing rhetoric and taking actions that undermine our elections and the legitimacy of our chosen leaders then our ability to do anything productive, to respond to the needs of the American people, will be undermined.


I believe the Big Lie is so ludicrous and outrageous that it can be made to collapse under the weight of its own perfidy. If it is put into the proper spotlight, if it becomes so radioactive that big business, the press, and the public at large refuse to bestow any legitimacy to those who traffic in it, then it can and will be defeated.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #1)

Sun May 9, 2021, 10:48 AM

2. Thank you for the paragraphs from the article.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #1)

Sun May 9, 2021, 10:49 AM

3. Right on, Dan.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #1)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:34 PM

11. Thanks jmbar2. ❤ nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 11:00 AM

4. MUST READ

Rec

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 11:18 AM

5. trump is a pathological liar.

his 1st big lie was to discredit Obama's presidency (the citizenship lie).

trump/Putin just continue to try and destroy Democracy. Putin is still finding value in trump & his chumps.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 11:20 AM

6. Are the Washington press corps truly "struggling to make sense of a disorienting landscape"?

Rather was generous in giving the benefit of the doubt to those who have repeatedly enabled the former guy and The Big Lie. I think too many of the press corps are actually much smarter and more cynical than that, doing their part to exacerbate the threat. The danger to our democracy continues to be very real.

Fatherís post was direct and to the point. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to dlk (Reply #6)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:37 PM

12. To answer your question-they're not even trying.

Lazy, entitled jerks.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:07 PM

7. It is up to us to call out media for

giving any hint of both siderism. We need to call them, tweet them, e-mail them for allowing the people they interview to speak without requiring them to answer to the Big Lie questions. When they dodge, obfuscate, twist facts, the media should call them on it. If they continue, cut them off and follow up with a fact checker and discussion of why they were cut off. We must demand this of media and complain loudly and continuously when they don't deliver.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #7)

Sun May 9, 2021, 01:03 PM

16. This ⬆️ /nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:20 PM

8. The Big Lie, yes, and former guy orchestrated attack on the United States of America.

How he get away with that still?

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Response to Jetheels (Reply #8)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:57 PM

14. He gets away with everything

No consequences. No court time. Take a moment and imagine the collapse of so much if he would just keel over.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:30 PM

9. What we need is jail time for the Big Insurrection

Media persist in calling it a riot. Until the public realizes it was a planned, fomented, paid for orchestration aimed at seizing political power from democracy itself, we are not where we need to be yet.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:32 PM

10. This is a very good read. Thank you. (n/t)

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:48 PM

13. Rather is on the money, as usual

The media should not be playing anything the Bigliest Liar says these days, or his minions. No air time. Its just fodder for his herd of sheep. If they do, it needs to be refuted in the same segment. Although, any one who relies on Fox for their, "news" would never see it.

I like this comment from Dan:
"Cheney has had the temerity to say what her colleagues wonít, that the would-be emperor has no clothes (please spare yourself the mental image)."

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 01:01 PM

15. THIS: we "must not provide safe harbor for it to continue to metastasize."

We need to call it what it is: sedition. Every time. Even if it's your neighbor or uncle.

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