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Caliman73

(11,764 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.

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
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