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Why won't our media talk about WHY the Russians wanted Trump and Republican House members?

They talk about his damn tweets incessantly. They talk about his denial of Russian involvement and the intelligence agency's proof, but NEVER WHY?

Could it have been they know how damaging he and the Republicans will be for our country? How their full on Free Market with no regulations will crash our economy and weaken us severely?

I believe these had more to do with it than Putin was mad at Hillary which is what they have said!

Reason why the Russians/Putin hacked our election:

Why are there large number of Americans who believe we should not have regulations?

I was just reading about the Portland, Maine columnist who was killed when the loaded gun he handed a 16 year old kid at his house accidentally discharged, killing him. He had written numerous articles opposing even mandatory gun safety training. Had that been required he may still be alive today.

This is one example of the benefits of regulations. I live close to numerous refineries and chemical plants on the Gulf coast. One of the items on the Republican agenda is to get rid of the EPA. Can you imagine how bad things will be here if this happens? They want us to live in smog and chemicals like China currently has.

We have regulations to protect our air, water and land so we do not live in a toxic soup. Corporations and industry want bigger and bigger profits and do not care what happens to our environment.

So why do many Americans agree we need to get rid of these regulations and the agencies that enforce them? It goes back to our media who had their own regulations loosened to the point that they can legally lie to us because they no longer have "news" departments, they are "entertainment." That is at least the decision of a court of appeals in Florida in overturning a judgment against Fox News. These corporations through the media have convinced a large segment of our population that regulations are unnecessary and just cost money.

In my day (old fart speech) the networks kept the business side (advertising) completely separate from the news side. You did not have major advertisers dictating to the network whether to run a story or not. Now the opposite is true, the networks, cable news, news papers, and magazines will not run a story if one of their big advertisers objects.

BP for example, was able to kill any stories about what was happening to the victims of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. They ran commercials day and night on every channel and every medium, but made it clear that the ad dollars would stop for any outlet that wrote about what was really going on. They had them writing and doing stories about claim fraud and "greedy" plaintiff attorneys way out of proportion to any of these problems. The real problems were that BP violated 100's of regulations to cause the spill, regulations that would have kept those 11 men from dying and turning our Gulf of Mexico in to a toxic deep fryer.

Trump and the Republicans are about to eliminate the protections we Americans have enjoyed, from environmental to financial. When the crap hits the fan we need to be there to remind other Americans that those evil regulations would have prevented the harm to come!!!
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