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  •  To hell with CBS (3+ / 0-)

    We can no longer expect the ratings, profit and ideology-driven establishment media to tell the truth and expose lies, and only a fool still expects it to do that, at least without massive pressure. It's the job of people most adversely affected by such lies to counter them, as rapidly, forcefully and effectively as possible. Especially the DNC and Obama Administration/OFA, which should have a top-notch rapid-response team that immediately discredits such lies each and every time they're made. And yet we don't. Why is that?

    And sorry, but this echo chamber of a blog is not that. Most people who aren't active progressives have never even heard of this place, let alone read it. This place is an incubator for ideas, not a PR vessel or activist coordinator.

    Why doesn't the Democratic party and WH have a rapid response team? And if they do have ones, why do they suck so much?

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 08:30:29 AM PST

    •  hell (0+ / 0-)
      We can no longer expect the ratings, profit and ideology-driven establishment media to tell the truth and expose lies, and only a fool still expects it to do that, at least without massive pressure. It's the job of people most adversely affected by such lies to counter them, as rapidly, forcefully and effectively as possible. Especially the DNC and Obama Administration/OFA, which should have a top-notch rapid-response team that immediately discredits such lies each and every time they're made. And yet we don't. Why is that?
      MONEY, honey.   :-)

      It's all about the MONEY.

      The kind of MONEY you can't get from little people's 10 dollar donations, no matter how numerous.

      :-(

      "It's high time (and then some) that we put an end to the exceptionalistic nonsense floating around in our culture and face the fact that either the economy works for all, or it doesn't work AT all." -- Sean McCullough (DailyKos user thanatokephaloides)

      by thanatokephaloides on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 02:28:11 PM PST

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      •  Well, there's also self-respect (1+ / 0-)
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        But apparently it's a luxury in politics...and business.

        "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

        by kovie on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 05:11:54 PM PST

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      •  Rubbish (0+ / 0-)

        Do the math.

        Suppose five per cent of the citizens of the United States are both liberal and not living on the edge of civilization. That's roughly fifteen million people.

        Again, suppose each of these gave ten dollars per month.

        12 x 10 x 15,000,000 = 1,800,000,000 dollars.

        One billion eight hundred million.

        The money's there. But you'll never inspire people to donate it with the sort of "let's give up before we start" attitude you show here.

        "They bash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago volume 3)

        by sagesource on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 04:05:28 AM PDT

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        •  argh (0+ / 0-)

          That's what I get from posting at 4 am

          "....not living on the edge of starvation."

          "They bash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago volume 3)

          by sagesource on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 04:06:21 AM PDT

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