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Bunk Moreland
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Taibbi - Welcome to the Third World.

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The FBI really better have something "pulverizing" on Trump, because otherwise we've just witnessed one of the dumbest moves in the history of politics

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We’ve reached the stage of American history where everything we see on the news must first be understood as political theater. In other words, the messaging layer of news now almost always dominates the factual narrative, with the latter often reported so unreliably as to be meaningless anyway. Yesterday’s sensational tale of the FBI raiding the Mar-a-Lago home of former president Donald Trump is no different.

As of now, it’s impossible to say if Trump’s alleged offense was great, small, or in between. But this for sure is a huge story, and its hugeness extends in multiple directions, including the extraordinary political risk inherent in the decision to execute the raid. If it backfires, if underlying this action there isn’t a very substantial there there, the Biden administration just took the world’s most reputable police force and turned it into the American version of the Tonton Macoute on national television. We may be looking at simultaneously the dumbest and most inadvertently destructive political gambit in the recent history of this country.

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Last night, the usual network suspects (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, etc.) were essentially unwatchable. Nobody asked crucial questions. Reporters across the industry spent the night doing what I did, calling every name in their phone directories in an effort to find out what was going on. Following the regular press I soon realized they were getting the same answers I was: the raid was over a records issue, likely (though not definitely) unconnected to January 6th, perhaps involving a missed deadline.

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I am not and never will be a Donald Trump supporter. If and when he runs for president, I’ll go through the long list of reasons I have for feeling that way. But as a journalist it’s become impossible to believe that the endless investigations of Trump over the last six years have become anything but a permanent feature of his political opposition. That truth begins with the Trump-Russia scandal, which we now know was a hoax pursued as a real crime by a compromised police apparatus, after being concocted by Democrats. One of the officials involved in that mess was kind enough last night to tweet his “opinion” on the Mar-a-Lago raid:

When Marc Elias — the former top attorney to the Hillary Clinton campaign, who oversaw another lawyer indicted for lying about his role in concocting Trump-Russia stories — tells us outright that the “bombshell” angle now is that the charge in question could result in Trump’s automatic disqualification from the 2024 elections, we should sit up and listen. It was already straight out of the Papa Doc/Mobutu playbook when Joe Biden was quoted in the New York Times saying he wanted his Attorney General Merrick Garland to hurry up and prosecute Trump, but using federal cops to disqualify the current poll leader of your opposition on a records technicality is pure fingernail-factory politics, I’m guessing scarier to many observers than the repeal of Roe v. Wade.

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Lynxrufus2012
Kentucky Fan
Member since Mar 2020
8347 posts

Frick the FBI and all political tools. What the hell ever happened to that Agency? Screw them, screw their TV shows and I hope they are toast in 2025. It is time to pull a Reagan vs. PATCO with these guys.


Flats
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Jul 2019
12854 posts

Nothing says alt-right, conspiracy-theory-loving rightwing extremist like Matt Taibbi.


JimAwesome
Member since Aug 2022
10 posts

This was over the presidential records act. A complete farce. It’s like a librarian sending a swat team to your house for an overdue library book.


Reservoir Ag
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Member since Dec 2020
2418 posts

Actually, Matt Taibbi used to be a wacko lefty journalist but got red-pulled along the way.

He’s now similar to Glen Greenwald in that he is a classic liberal and doesn’t like where the Dem/Socialist party is headed


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thejudge
USA Fan
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Member since Sep 2009
12829 posts

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Nothing says alt-right, conspiracy-theory-loving rightwing extremist like Matt Taibbi.


What?

That dude is definitely not right wing.

I hope that was sarcasm. If not your brain is broken from TDS.

You should get it looked at.


Pettifogger
Atlanta Braves Fan
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Member since Feb 2012
71960 posts

Guys I'm like 95% sure he was being sarcastic



RollTide4Ever
Harvard Fan
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Member since Nov 2006
16925 posts

They were always trash, but they went after commies.


TigerIron
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troyt37
Arkansas Fan
Member since Mar 2008
10929 posts

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Guys I'm like 95% sure he was being sarcastic


I'll bump that up to 99.8% sure. I've seen his posts for a long time.


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GumboPot
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What?

That dude is definitely not right wing.

I hope that was sarcasm.


Of course that was sarcasm.


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Vacherie Saint
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2015
34211 posts

Dont worry guys. Hank will be along shorty to tell us that Taibbi is an intellectual lightweight who is missing the point, and we are all sheep for taking his opinion seriously.


Bunk Moreland
Michigan Fan
Member since Dec 2010
43391 posts

Hank has some semblance of dignity.

Decatur has some cute nickname now for the honest, independent media libs. He calls them tankies or something.


Vacherie Saint
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Hank has some semblance of dignity.


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bee Rye
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Member since Jan 2006
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It’s like a librarian sending a swat team to your house for an overdue library book.


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troyt37
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Hank has some semblance of dignity.




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JJJimmyJimJames
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I dont think it is sarcasm

It is however funny

"If it backfires, if underlying this action there isn’t a very substantial there there, the Biden administration just took the world’s most reputable police force and turned it into the American version of the Tonton Macoute on national television.
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how333
Member since Dec 2020
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Last night, the usual network suspects (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, etc.) were essentially unwatchable.


Did you expect anything different??? Turn the shitz off.


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Bass Tiger
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2014
34848 posts

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Nothing says alt-right, conspiracy-theory-loving rightwing extremist like Matt Taibbi.


Taibbi was/is a true believer that’s struggling with the reality and truth of what the Groomer party truly is ….dangerous and insane.


Auburn1968
Auburn Fan
NYC
Member since Mar 2019
12346 posts

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What the hell ever happened to that Agency?


They have graduated from black mailing politicians to metastasize to full blown KGB status. This is in part due to government power drawing leftists like flies are drawn to shite.


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