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Tue Dec 8, 2015, 08:47 PM

I have never heard such hateful rhetoric before on mainstream media

So, I have Sirius XM and earlier I was listening to CNN while driving to work.

They had two repubs and an author of a book about islamophobia on the panel. I could not believe the kind of rhetoric the repubs were spewing on CNN. It is now apparently mainstream to say things like the "vast majority" of muslims support ISIS...

To his credit, the anchor pushed back hard and ask the guy to produce sources backing this claim. When he could not he fell into a rage instead.

On a separate instance, they had Trump on MSNBC being interviewed in regards of the statements he made about having all muslims forbidden to enter the US. Trump started to make completely insane statements such that the administration had a policy where we would implicitely deny refugee status to christian syrians but allow it for muslim syrians. Of course, its total nonsense and the anchor flatly said it was a lie and asked trump does it matter to you that it is not the truth ? They went a it for a few minutes.

What I find remarkable besides the level of hateful rhetoric that we are now seeing is that the mainstream media journalists are now pushing back and flat out calling out lies. Even Chuck Todd did that the other day.

I wonder if Trump managed to get our media to grow a spine again and start calling out nonsense which they stopped doing years ago in order to keep the ratings high.

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ljm2002 Dec 2015 #1

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Tue Dec 8, 2015, 11:24 PM

1. Glad to hear the anchor pushed back...

...and yes, it's about time our so-called journalists remembered that one of their functions is to sort out the wheat from the chaff, as it were, and make sure that we the public are hearing truth and not lies.

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