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Meadmaker wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:20 pmEven the information you posted above is more in depth than I saw in the media at the time. Obviously, it must have been reported somewhere, or you wouldn't know it, but even that tiny, superficial level of detail was more than what was presented in most of the coverage.
Yes, it wasn't given much mileage in America because the overwhelming desire in most government circles is to blame China.

I'll gladly jump on China for the things they do, and there are enough of those not to make more up.
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Admin wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 8:03 pm
Meadmaker wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:20 pmEven the information you posted above is more in depth than I saw in the media at the time. Obviously, it must have been reported somewhere, or you wouldn't know it, but even that tiny, superficial level of detail was more than what was presented in most of the coverage.
Yes, it wasn't given much mileage in America because the overwhelming desire in most government circles is to blame China.

I'll gladly jump on China for the things they do, and there are enough of those not to make more up.
And the faction that didn't want to blame China wanted to blame anyone who blamed China, especially Trump.

Which left very little room for people who just wanted to spread accurate information.
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It doesn't matter who the hell is to blame. What we really ought to be doing, us and China, is figuring out how to stop this nonsense and get on with making tv sets and smart phones. Weak as that goal is.
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did you find a new drug?
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sparks wrote: Fri Jun 14, 2024 1:30 pm It doesn't matter who the hell is to blame. What we really ought to be doing, us and China, is figuring out how to stop this nonsense and get on with making tv sets and smart phones. Weak as that goal is.
That would actually be smart on both counts.
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Re: Headlines that signal that the story will be misleading and/or stupid

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Here's one from today, from Newsweek.

"Republican arrested in Michigan: Everything we know."

Now, to be fair, this doesn't quite fit the pattern, because it could be a perectly intelligent article, but with a stupid title.

There are 8 million people in this state. I suspect that there has been more than one Republican arrested today. Presumably, there has been a crime of some sort that is in some way election or politics related, so that the party affiliation of the suspect could be relevant. However, as a stand alone headline, it's pretty stupid.

ETA: It was a Republican state legislator, and the arrest involved reported gunshots at a residential address.
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the propaganda machine has both guys ahead in the polls, depending on which flavor one consumes.
both will start a nuclear war if elected.
jfk jr doesn't exist, evidently.

this is embarrassing.

maybe if we all waved flags at the same time, it wouldn't be so hot.
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"maybe if we all waved flags at the same time, it wouldn't be so hot."

Actually stank, ...
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stanky wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2024 10:17 pm both will start a nuclear war if elected.
Much as I'd love you to be right, you won't be. Neither of them will start any wars, far less nuclear ones.
stanky wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2024 10:17 pmjfk jr doesn't exist, evidently.
Nobody's going to vote for him so he doesn't deserve equal time for guys with a chance of winning, no matter how feeble they are, or maybe you think Kanye should be up there as well.
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Kanye and Trump are in the same boat. The SS Narcissistic Dumb Fucker.
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