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Tue May 24, 2016, 02:33 PM

Robert Ferdman (WaPo) on Huffpo Bernie Reporter


This is the longest euphemism for lying I have ever seen http://huff.to/27Rm1nv



https://twitter.com/robferdman/status/735145581123899393

How is this (the highlighted) acceptable again?

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Reply Robert Ferdman (WaPo) on Huffpo Bernie Reporter (Original post)
JSup May 2016 OP
BlueCaliDem May 2016 #1
CrowCityDem May 2016 #2
anotherproletariat May 2016 #3
Surya Gayatri May 2016 #7
LonePirate May 2016 #4
TwilightZone May 2016 #5
ismnotwasm May 2016 #6
Surya Gayatri May 2016 #8
ismnotwasm May 2016 #9
SharonClark May 2016 #10
Starry Messenger May 2016 #11
caquillo May 2016 #12
Blue Idaho May 2016 #13
BobbyDrake May 2016 #14
wildeyed May 2016 #15
JSup May 2016 #16
fleabiscuit May 2016 #19
fleabiscuit May 2016 #17
realmirage May 2016 #18
skylucy May 2016 #20

Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 02:35 PM

1. Just another professional anti-"establishment" shin-kicker and of no use to people in a

reality-based world.

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 02:39 PM

2. Him and Goodman both decided to write their own fantasies, since reality was crushing them.

 

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 02:42 PM

3. Amazing that he admitted it...though most people knew what he was doing all along. nt

 

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Response to anotherproletariat (Reply #3)

Tue May 24, 2016, 03:20 PM

7. But, will the brainwashed Bros admit it? Doubtful.

 

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 02:47 PM

4. There will always be a place for someone to tell people what they want to hear.

The truth is often not comfortable or pleasing so people (some, not all) prefer news or journalism that reinforces their world view.

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 03:09 PM

5. Yeah, that's pretty blatant. And, he's exactly right - they've sold complete nonsense as truth

and his supporters are buying every word.

Hell, they think he's going to win 70% of California.

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 03:19 PM

6. "Multidimensionality of the "Metanarrative"



In other words very similar to this quote by Mr. trump

The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That's why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular.

I call it truthful hyperbole. It's an innocent form of exaggeration ó and a very effective form of promotion.

http://www.snopes.com/donald-trump-lie-truth/

Or, repeat a lie often enough and you'll get some people, anyway, to believe it--as the saying is.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #6)

Tue May 24, 2016, 03:21 PM

8. Isn't that a load of pseudo-intellectual codswallop?

 

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #8)

Tue May 24, 2016, 03:33 PM

9. Yup

It's very funny actually, in a sad way

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 03:54 PM

10. Geez Louise -- he writes like Camile Paglia and does Sanders no good

He's a fantasy writer who thinks that if he wishes for a pony long enough it will miraculously appear on his doorstep.

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 04:08 PM

11. Experimental journalism aka fan fiction.

Fuck him, seriously. People posted that swill like it was the gospel truth and it was our job to refute it. Massive fail.

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 04:16 PM

12. I have no clue what he's trying to say in the highlighted section

Could someone please enlighten me?

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 04:31 PM

13. Experimental Journalism?

How is that different from: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

Joseph Goebbels

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 04:54 PM

14. Isn't HuffPo now one of the most corporatist of all corporate media?

 

Which multinational conglomerate owns them now?

I mean, I know the authors there have to be a little whacked already, to be writing for a corporation for free and all, but still, even a modicum of self-awareness would be appreciated

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 05:59 PM

15. I want whatever he is smoking!

That guy is so full of shite the whites of his eyes just turned brown!

He said that seeing the truth is boring and depressing so we should vote for a metamodern thought experiment named Bernie Sanders because universal wavelength function means that anything is possible! And then he name-drops David Foster Wallace, who would have been nauseated by the tortured mess he just published.

"Iíve been a metamodernist creative writer for many years now, but had not seen an opportunity to bring this earnest, optimistic, and loving art practice into my professional writing activities until Bernie Sanders came along." AKA "I have just been making shit up all along and y'all have been silly enough to buy it"

Which in all fairness is what pundits do all the time anyway.

So when is HA Goodman going to 'fess up to his hallucinatory, post-postmodern confabulations?

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:07 PM

16. Heh, Harry Enten weighs in...

https://twitter.com/ForecasterEnten/status/735204939098685440

Just working on some experimental writing...


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Response to JSup (Reply #16)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:33 PM

19. Love that. We see it a lot. n/t

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:21 PM

17. Wow, what a pile.

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:26 PM

18. "Four legs good, two legs bad!"

 

Chant it enough, people think it's a fact.

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Response to JSup (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:50 PM

20. Aside from the other crap in this OP, I am always amazed that Hillary is

lambasted by males for having the audacity to actually aspire to be President...as Mr. Ferdman puts it "since that moment in the 1990's when Hillary Clinton decided she would become President." Gee, Mr. Ferdman, how very uppity of her. So much for telling children in this country that anyone can grow up to be president. Of course, if you don't have a penis, that ambition will be held against you and used by political hacks to equate any dream you might have (to hold an office that only men have held for hundreds of years) as evidence that you are...what? Ambitious? Hardworking? A Dreamer? Want to lead and improve our country? Feel you could be a positive force for the USA? What a sexist double standard. Right up there with Ferdman's ridiculous mega-sentence about why it is ok to lie about a failed campaign and basically create his own "reality".

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