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JohnSJ

(92,768 posts)
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:14 PM Apr 9

Good f**king job Ari, having convicted attorney Michael Avenatti tell us why he thinks the "Hush money case"

doesn't have any substance.

"He may get convicted, but it won't hold"

What a joke Avenatti is, and frankly so is Ari giving this jerk airtime.

Avenatti is unethical saying Stormy Daniels is a liar. That was his client. WTF is he calling his former client a liar.





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Good f**king job Ari, having convicted attorney Michael Avenatti tell us why he thinks the "Hush money case" (Original Post) JohnSJ Apr 9 OP
I can't watch Ari anymore senseandsensibility Apr 9 #1
If Avenatti hasn't been disbarred, he should be for what he is saying about his former client Stormy Daniels JohnSJ Apr 9 #3
Yeah.. good job, Ari.. you had to go all the Cha Apr 9 #9
Disgusting, and Ari is trying to justify Avenatti a legitimate person, while Avenatti is pushing that Bragg JohnSJ Apr 9 #12
Sounds like Ari worked Furiously to Apply Cha Apr 9 #17
Being convicted of financial crimes... appmanga Apr 9 #39
I stopped a very long time ago for that reason. onecaliberal Apr 9 #24
Yeah, I just saw your thread after posting my own upstream. Ari was caught offguard that's for sure. hlthe2b Apr 9 #2
It is disgusting, because Avenatti discussing a case where he was representing his former client, and saying JohnSJ Apr 9 #4
Frankly, I hold Melber accountable for interviewing him. He has no information about the case and hlthe2b Apr 9 #6
He's almost certainly been disbarred TexasDem69 Apr 9 #7
good, he deserved it, and shame on Ari for allowing this jackass to spew crap. Remember Avenatti stole JohnSJ Apr 9 #8
Oh certainly TexasDem69 Apr 9 #10
"California disbarred Avenatti" Cha Apr 9 #11
I am glad that this asshole was disbarred LetMyPeopleVote Apr 10 #51
Since Avenatti is now a felon... appmanga Apr 9 #40
Avenatti is a felon and a conman TexasDem69 Apr 9 #5
That dude was full of shit from the start. LuvLoogie Apr 9 #22
Katie Phang on Xitter said: spooky3 Apr 9 #13
She isn't the only one. He had former Watergate prosecutor and Joan Walsh saying what Avenatti is JohnSJ Apr 9 #14
Imagine they have to make statements that they Disagree with Cha Apr 9 #18
Some here thought he was presidental material MichMan Apr 9 #15
I know. It was the new bright shining object. People are so gullible. It won't be the last time either. There JohnSJ Apr 9 #20
Where has critical thinking gone? Caliman73 Apr 9 #23
You use to brag about the stock market under trump. nt RandiFan1290 Apr 10 #48
After Avenatti Nick Akerman and Joan Walsh basicly said "Ari!! WTF are you doing with steaming turd Avenatti?" IA8IT Apr 9 #16
Nick Ackerman shut it down & he was right. Avenati has nothing to do with this case. spanone Apr 9 #19
this is why Ari Melber is not to be taken seriously... agingdem Apr 9 #34
I'm not a fan of a lot of his schtick... appmanga Apr 9 #41
and because of Navarro's reveal, Ari contributed agingdem Apr 9 #43
Maybe time Rebl2 Apr 9 #21
He could follow his dream and become a hip-hop artist. rubbersole Apr 9 #35
There ya go Rebl2 Apr 9 #36
The sooner it happens, the better. Paladin Apr 10 #46
Convicted felon said what? onecaliberal Apr 9 #25
Ratings Ploy Roy Rolling Apr 9 #26
Avenatti... former POTUS flavor of the week a few years ago... WarGamer Apr 9 #27
Someone actually said that Roy Rolling Apr 10 #45
Whoever thought that dopey felon had something useful to say deserves a demotion. bullimiami Apr 9 #28
I knew there was more than one reason I have not been able to stand niyad Apr 9 #29
I don't know why he does this other than his self ego for getting Tribetime Apr 9 #30
Ari seems to making a quick turn PlutosHeart Apr 9 #31
AMEN!!! AverageOldGuy Apr 9 #32
I am glad she is recovering so quickly and well, and glad that you niyad Apr 10 #50
Ari is more concerned about clicks than substance dlk Apr 9 #33
Why doesn't he just have tsf on and have him give his opinion...geez PortTack Apr 9 #37
Bad move Joinfortmill Apr 9 #38
This was an extremily unethical thing to do. Takket Apr 9 #42
I changed channels LetMyPeopleVote Apr 10 #44
Yeah but did Avenatti ever represent a rap artist PCIntern Apr 10 #47
Really wish they would fire him SocialDemocrat61 Apr 10 #49
Nick Akerman is critical of Ari Melber's interview with Avenatti LetMyPeopleVote Apr 10 #52
I turned the show off...and am considering deleting it on the DVR...despicable. Demsrule86 Apr 10 #53
I agree with Katie Phang LetMyPeopleVote Apr 10 #54

senseandsensibility

(17,631 posts)
1. I can't watch Ari anymore
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:17 PM
Apr 9

Yesterday I lasted about five minutes. He was trying to normalize cheato's giving huge tax breaks to billionaires. It's not worth fighting through all his smug smirking and interrupting.

JohnSJ

(92,768 posts)
3. If Avenatti hasn't been disbarred, he should be for what he is saying about his former client Stormy Daniels
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:19 PM
Apr 9

He is trying to normalize these jackasses, as if the right wing media doesn't do enough of that.


Cha

(299,363 posts)
9. Yeah.. good job, Ari.. you had to go all the
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:28 PM
Apr 9

way to prison to get a stupid interview with the Wire fraud and aggravated identity theft Convict.

JohnSJ

(92,768 posts)
12. Disgusting, and Ari is trying to justify Avenatti a legitimate person, while Avenatti is pushing that Bragg
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:31 PM
Apr 9

is trying to disenfranchise the "people" who support trump in an election.

Avenatti was convicted of serious crimes.




Cha

(299,363 posts)
17. Sounds like Ari worked Furiously to Apply
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:41 PM
Apr 9

lipstick to that pig. Ari needs to be heard from his audience.

So Avenatti turned TSF Cult in prison?

appmanga

(643 posts)
39. Being convicted of financial crimes...
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 10:15 PM
Apr 9

...including bilking your clients pretty much triggers disbarment.

onecaliberal

(33,421 posts)
24. I stopped a very long time ago for that reason.
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 08:15 PM
Apr 9

I only watch a handful of shows on cable and he damn sure isn’t one.

JohnSJ

(92,768 posts)
4. It is disgusting, because Avenatti discussing a case where he was representing his former client, and saying
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:21 PM
Apr 9

his former client is a liar.

That sure sounds like a breach of client attorney privlege.

hlthe2b

(103,016 posts)
6. Frankly, I hold Melber accountable for interviewing him. He has no information about the case and
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:23 PM
Apr 9

has so many axes to grind, this was irresponsible IMHO>

JohnSJ

(92,768 posts)
8. good, he deserved it, and shame on Ari for allowing this jackass to spew crap. Remember Avenatti stole
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:27 PM
Apr 9

a significant amount of money from Stormy Daniels.

He a bum.


appmanga

(643 posts)
40. Since Avenatti is now a felon...
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 10:18 PM
Apr 9

...and no longer a lawyer, I'm pretty sure ethics of don't hold a lot of meaning for him. Come to think about it, they didn't seem to mean that much while he in practice.

TexasDem69

(2,091 posts)
5. Avenatti is a felon and a conman
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:23 PM
Apr 9

Why are we surprised by any of this? And he’s in prison because he is unethical. And why is an incarcerated felon giving interviews to anyone?

To think that it wasn’t that long ago that folks on DU were Avenatti’s biggest fans . . .

LuvLoogie

(7,165 posts)
22. That dude was full of shit from the start.
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 07:45 PM
Apr 9

That dumbass speech of his in front of the white house was so cringe.

spooky3

(34,698 posts)
13. Katie Phang on Xitter said:
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:32 PM
Apr 9

“ I strongly disagree with Michael Avenatti's assessment of the strength and the value of the @ManhattanDA's prosecution of Donald Trump.

Unless he has seen all of the prosecution's evidence and knows all of their arguments in this case, Avenatti cannot predict or opine with accuracy.”

JohnSJ

(92,768 posts)
14. She isn't the only one. He had former Watergate prosecutor and Joan Walsh saying what Avenatti is
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:34 PM
Apr 9

claiming is bullshit.

Cha

(299,363 posts)
18. Imagine they have to make statements that they Disagree with
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:44 PM
Apr 9

a convicted felon all because of Ari!

JohnSJ

(92,768 posts)
20. I know. It was the new bright shining object. People are so gullible. It won't be the last time either. There
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:46 PM
Apr 9

were a good number of RFK jr fans here also.

Look what happened in 2016, a couple of celebrities come out and say "there was no difference between trump and Hillary", and like Pavlov's dog, they have no problem embracing that idiotic view.

Where has critical thinking gone?

Because someone says a few soundbites that are agreeable, without knowing anything about that person, they willingly assume he or she is fine on all the issues.



Caliman73

(11,766 posts)
23. Where has critical thinking gone?
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 08:05 PM
Apr 9

Critical thinking is often subsumed by EMOTION. While Liberals tend to be a little bit better than Conservatives at regulating those emotions, we are still susceptible to having judgement clouded. Some folks here consider legitimate policy criticism of their favorite candidates to be tantamount to treason and while we are not supposed to bash Democratic politicians here, I have seen bashing and I have seen allegations of bashing for the aforementioned critique of policy.

I remember the Avanetti for President thing. While his criticisms of Trump were accurate, it by no means meant that he had any place as a candidate. I remember saying that we needed to see way more of what he stood for before making a decision and we certainly did see way more, and it was not good.

IA8IT

(5,641 posts)
16. After Avenatti Nick Akerman and Joan Walsh basicly said "Ari!! WTF are you doing with steaming turd Avenatti?"
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 06:41 PM
Apr 9

agingdem

(7,954 posts)
34. this is why Ari Melber is not to be taken seriously...
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 08:58 PM
Apr 9

setting aside all his ridiculous hip hop segues, this absurd Avenati interview is typical Ari...last week he hosted Karl Rove...in the past he's given a platform to Peter Navarro and a slew of Trump's former attorneys..

appmanga

(643 posts)
41. I'm not a fan of a lot of his schtick...
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 10:25 PM
Apr 9

...but Ari did get Navarro to confess to crimes on TV. That was the basis for Navarro being subpoenaed by the J6 Committee. Not showing up there earned him his current stay at The Graybar Hotel. But this thing with Avenatti was bullshit.

agingdem

(7,954 posts)
43. and because of Navarro's reveal, Ari contributed
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 10:52 PM
Apr 9

a forward in the final January 6 report... and ever since he's been dancing as fast as he can to recapture that kind of notoriety..and not succeeding

rubbersole

(6,940 posts)
35. He could follow his dream and become a hip-hop artist.
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 09:02 PM
Apr 9

Who knows? Couldn't be any worse than a cable TV host.

WarGamer

(12,883 posts)
27. Avenatti... former POTUS flavor of the week a few years ago...
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 08:17 PM
Apr 9

Some of us saw through the scumbag costume...

Roy Rolling

(6,986 posts)
45. Someone actually said that
Wed Apr 10, 2024, 04:58 AM
Apr 10

I remember distinctly cringing when I heard some TV idiot suggested Avenatti should be a POTUS candidate.

It’s TV/Internet/Radio world where everything can exist. Even bad ideas like Avenatti or Trump as POTUS.

bullimiami

(13,212 posts)
28. Whoever thought that dopey felon had something useful to say deserves a demotion.
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 08:19 PM
Apr 9

Dopey and arrogant. Nice combo.

Tribetime

(4,861 posts)
30. I don't know why he does this other than his self ego for getting
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 08:23 PM
Apr 9

Controversial interviews. I agree can no longer watch him FIRE HIM

PlutosHeart

(1,370 posts)
31. Ari seems to making a quick turn
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 08:48 PM
Apr 9

and I have had to quit watching him. Walked into the living room where hubby had them on and I was shocked Avenatti was spewing bs. He is obviously hoping to get some money or something. A pardon? And then a job?

AverageOldGuy

(1,610 posts)
32. AMEN!!!
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 08:49 PM
Apr 9

My DC attorney daughter had surgery few days ago, recovering quickly and well. I’m up here from my home in rural VA playing father to my little girl .

She’s a big Ari fan so we watch him every day. She lost it when Avennotti came and spouted his bullshit. She turned off Ari and raved for five minutes!!

niyad

(115,052 posts)
50. I am glad she is recovering so quickly and well, and glad that you
Wed Apr 10, 2024, 08:52 AM
Apr 10

can be there to take care of her. Healing vibes for her.

Takket

(21,912 posts)
42. This was an extremily unethical thing to do.
Tue Apr 9, 2024, 10:30 PM
Apr 9

To have a lawyer that was literally convicted of a crime committed in the course of doing his work, not only come on to comment about legal matters, but a matter that he himself was professionally involved in at one point, is just beyond disgraceful. It would be like asking a Doctor convicted of intentionally mis-treating and harming their patients during heart surgery come on TV to give comments about one of the patients they intentionally harmed.

you would think NBC would know better after the disastrous few days of Romney McDaniel being a contributor.

PCIntern

(25,854 posts)
47. Yeah but did Avenatti ever represent a rap artist
Wed Apr 10, 2024, 06:32 AM
Apr 10

Because as Dr Dre would say: Ain’t nobody like my mouthpiece.

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