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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Matt Gertz: Five months before the 2024 election, claims that only fraud could explain a future Donald Trump defeat are already commonplace in the right-wing media ecosystem.

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The Media in general want a close horse (mule) race, given all the money they would lose were it not so.

The rwing media are traitors to their Country and it's People.

But then, much of them are Foreign and or Corporate owned, so they'll do alright no matter what.

Which, as with most billionaires, is OK as they don't mind taking chances; it's not like they'll lose very much no matter the results, and if they win, it's glorious.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2024-06-23 04:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"While the network [FOX] paid a heavy price for its election denial in 2020 including a $787.5 million defamation settlement with Dominion Voting Systems"

LOL ~~ I noticed in this article that FOX isn't playing up the rigged voting machines this time.

Also, unlike Trump, President Biden won't hesitate to have the National Guard already on high alert in the event of a riot.

So . . . bring it on.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2024-06-23 05:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

As long as it's shoot to kill-screw the rubber bullets that'd just bounce off those pea-brains.

#3 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2024-06-23 06:44 PM | Reply

Probing for other angles of BS

#4 | Posted by hamburglar at 2024-06-23 06:56 PM | Reply

Re: #3

Nah I'd rather they have their self-righteousness sapped from the confines of a cold cell; but with proper sentencing for treason this time around. Lots of those MAGA insurrectionists learned fn(k-all after 4 months in the clink

#5 | Posted by hamburglar at 2024-06-23 06:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But of course the Nazi Regime that is Faux News
is complicit in all of this.

#6 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-06-24 06:39 AM | Reply

this place is a real "Hoot"

got end of democracy / nazi regime / fox news and "insurrection" all in the same thread--- 6 comments.

when it comes to this stupid ---- crap....you fellers are "special".

--but then so was Karl Childers......uh huh....uh huh.

#7 | Posted by shrimptacodan at 2024-06-24 10:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

This time if J6ers make a plan to go the Capitol we should all plan to go to the Capitol.. and defend it. It's the responsibility of all of us to defend it from all enemies foreign and domestic.

And because then it will definitely be wild!

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-24 11:32 AM | Reply

So . . . bring it on.

#2 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

If convicted felon Trumpy wasn't such a coward convicted felon Trumpy could lead the charge.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-24 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The LIBS are fear mongers

#10 | Posted by marty331965 at 2024-06-24 12:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

The LIBS are fear mongers

#10 | POSTED BY MARTY331965

Maga maroons are armed insurrectionists.

Fear of maga maroons attempting to overthrow the government (again) are real. We have 44,000 hours of video to justify it with.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-24 12:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The LIBS are fear mongers
#10 | POSTED BY MARTY331965

"We fight like hell. And if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore."

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-06-24 12:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This time if J6ers make a plan to go the Capitol we should all plan to go to the Capitol.. and defend it. It's the responsibility of all of us to defend it from all enemies foreign and domestic.
And because then it will definitely be wild!

#8 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2024-06-24 11:32 AM | FLAG:
(CHOOSE)

You can dust off your ----- hat.

#13 | Posted by fishpaw at 2024-06-24 12:56 PM | Reply

You can dust off your ----- hat.

POSTED BY FISHPAW

Yeah but I don't wear a (-----) maga hat.

But do wear yours please.

It makes for easier targeting.

When the feces hits Capitol walls again I the gotta keep the collateral damage to a minimum.

Thx!

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-24 01:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fear of maga maroons attempting to overthrow the government (again) are real. We have 44,000 hours of video to justify it with.
#11 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2024-06-24 12:29 PM | FLAG:
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Yes because 2000 unarmed protestors could take over our country. But if ------- like you were in charge they might have a chance.

#15 | Posted by fishpaw at 2024-06-24 01:00 PM | Reply

LOL "rigged", 2020 was completely fraudulent

#16 | Posted by THEBULL at 2024-06-24 01:04 PM | Reply

"2020 was completely fraudulent"

Turns out the fraud was not "complete,"
but only affected the Presidential election,
not all the House seats that Republicans won.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-06-24 01:06 PM | Reply

Yes because 2000 unarmed protestors could take over our country. But if ------- like you were in charge they might have a chance.

#15 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Yea! Except for the fact that they were not unarmed.

And that they were not just a bunch of tourists.

And that there was way more that 2000 of them at the mall that day.

Six times as many protestors (than expected)-as many as 120,000-would show up on the Mall on January 6, according to classified numbers still not released by the Secret Service and the FBI but seen by Newsweek.

www.newsweek.com

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-24 01:07 PM | Reply

"2020 was completely fraudulent"

Why are all the folks who scream "FRAUD" from the lectern, so reluctant to say that word in court?

My theory is it's because claiming "fraud" in front of a judge, without EVIDENCE, will get a lawyer sanctioned, censured, disbarred, fined, or jailed. What's YOUR theory? Because so far, NO ONE has produced any EVIDENCE of what you're claiming.

When were you planning to start?

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2024-06-24 01:08 PM | Reply

#17 - yeah, well TheBull isn't exactly a manure shovel full of brains.

#20 | Posted by YAV at 2024-06-24 01:08 PM | Reply

"Yes because 2000 unarmed protestors could take over our country."

Actually, all it would have needed that day was 216 Republican votes in Congress.

It's right there in The Constitution!

Memo shows Trump lawyer's six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election
Washington
CNN
A conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump's legal team tried to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence that he could overturn the election results on January 6 when Congress counted the Electoral College votes by throwing out electors from seven states, according to the new book "Peril" from Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
www.cnn.com

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-06-24 01:09 PM | Reply

LOL "rigged", 2020 was completely fraudulent

#16 | POSTED BY THEBULL

Earth2 has a sucky news channel. And you still believe their lies?

The very same lies that they literally paid nearly a billion dollars for?

How stupid are you?

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-24 01:09 PM | Reply

completely fraudulent

#16 | POSTED BY THEBULL

Do you support prosecuting anyone who was involved in election fraud?

I do!

I for one can't wait for everyone who has been indicted for election fraud in the last election to stand trial.

So ... When do the trials start?

Got my supply of Kirkland popcorn all ready!

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-24 01:15 PM | Reply

Yes because 2000 unarmed protestors could take over our country. But if ------- like you were in charge they might have a chance.
#15 | POSTED BY FISHPAW
Yea! Except for the fact that they were not unarmed.
And that they were not just a bunch of tourists.

And that there was way more that 2000 of them at the mall that day.
Six times as many protestors (than expected)-as many as 120,000-would show up on the Mall on January 6, according to classified numbers still not released by the Secret Service and the FBI but seen by Newsweek.
www.newsweek.com

#18 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2024-06-24 01:07 PM | FLAG:
(CHOOSE)

That's right, some had flag polls. And even if there were 100,000 you don't have much faith in our military to get them out, which they did after an hour on their own btw. But go ahead and say it was worse than Pearl Harbor, 911 and the Civil War combined if it brings another little meltdown to your circle.

#24 | Posted by fishpaw at 2024-06-24 01:16 PM | Reply

An American Pres trying to overturn an election he knew he lost using Fake Ballots, Fake Electors, and a violent mob to stop the peaceful transfer of power in this Country... is bad enough for everyone but his loyal Cultists, who prefer a King over the Law.

#25 | Posted by Corky at 2024-06-24 01:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"That's right, some had flag polls."

It's flag poles. And they had way more weapons than that.

People who illegally breached Capitol grounds during the riot were armed with a wide variety of weapons, including guns, stun guns, knives, batons, baseball bats, flagpoles and chemical sprays. The Justice Department said in its most recent update on Capitol riot cases that 122 of the people who have been charged in connection to the riot "have been charged with entering a restricted area with a dangerous or deadly weapon."

"But go ahead and say it was worse than Pearl Harbor, 911 and the Civil War combined ... "

Don't have to. You just did. But then again you are obviously an extremist.

I would agree with those who say (and make documentaries and movies) that it's more like the days and months leading up to the civil war.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-24 01:24 PM | Reply

That's right, some had flag polls.

Some of the startling revelations of the recent blockbuster Jan. 6 House committee hearing came in snippets of police radio traffic captured during President Donald Trump's rally on the Ellipse and from Trump's purported response to being told there were armed protesters just outside a secured area.

Six men were arrested that day for having guns in the vicinity of the U.S. Capitol, and a seventh who arrived after the riot ended was arrested the following day. Despite some instances in which alerts about people with guns turned out to be false alarms, accounts from police officers and rioters indicate that many firearms were spotted on Jan. 6 but were not seized as law enforcement focused more on defending the Capitol than on arresting gun-law violators.

In video evidence played at his trial, Guy Reffitt of Wylie, Tex., said that as he stood near the front of the mob on the west side of the Capitol, he counted eight firearms carried by five people.

Reffitt said that his count included his .40-caliber pistol and his Texas companion's .45-caliber handgun, five firearms carried by a couple he met at the Capitol and a .22-caliber weapon carried by a woman who stopped to help him after he was hit with bear spray. Reffitt was found guilty in March of encouraging one of the first surges by the mob to overwhelm police while carrying his semiautomatic handgun in a hip holster.

Of the alleged rioters who approached the Capitol on Jan. 6, four have been charged with taking guns onto the Capitol grounds, and two of those have been convicted. Three other supporters of Donald Trump have been convicted of bringing weapons into D.C. but not to the Capitol. And a New York City man suspected of taking weapons to the Capitol was found to have a cache of guns and ammunition in his Manhattan residence and was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

www.washingtonpost.com

Flag polls... smh. Whatevs ignoramus.

#27 | Posted by tonyroma at 2024-06-24 01:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But go ahead and say it was worse than Pearl Harbor, 911 and the Civil War combined ...

It was worse than the other events mentioned because the actions on that one afternoon could have led to an unelected President using constitutional dictates to illegally remain in office - which by definition is a coup d'etat made possible by co-conspirators that happened to be duly elected representatives inside the US Congress.

With each seminal event you mentioned, none of them threatened the constitutional functioning of our government from within our own Congress like the planned events of 1/6 were meant to had they proceeded to Trump's stated and desired conclusion. So by any logical metric, 1/6 came far closer to seeing an unelected person occupy the White House and helm our government than all the others combined.

#28 | Posted by tonyroma at 2024-06-24 01:34 PM | Reply

"With each seminal event you mentioned, none of them threatened the constitutional functioning of our government from within our own Congress like the planned events of 1/6 were meant to had they proceeded to Trump's stated and desired conclusion."

Hmmm. Just like the events leading up to the civil war. Some of the traitors were helping the Confederacy from inside of Congress. Until they were kicked out or called back to the confederacy after their states seceded from the Union.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-24 01:50 PM | Reply

That's right, some had flag polls. And even if there were 100,000 you don't have much faith in our military to get them out, which they did after an hour on their own btw. But go ahead and say it was worse than Pearl Harbor, 911 and the Civil War combined if it brings another little meltdown to your circle.

#24 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

There were only about 36 police on the West front of the capital. 36 versus thousands.

The National Guard showed up 4 hours AFTER the Capital was breached. They weren't called up until 3 hours after the breach.

So I have to ask: WTF are you talking about?

I tell you what: Let's test your theory. I'll bring only a hundred people, not even a thousand, to beat the hell out of you with flag polls and mace. You can have a baton and a riot shield. And all you have to do is survive 4 hours in the mob.

#30 | Posted by Sycophant at 2024-06-24 02:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So . . . bring it on.

#2 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

For the love of god, stop the stupid false bravado.

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2024-06-24 02:15 PM | Reply

Yes because 2000 unarmed protestors could take over our country.

Morons like you always intentionally ignore the 90% of the plan that wasn't J6 and the Capitol.

Wonder why ...

#32 | Posted by jpw at 2024-06-24 02:17 PM | Reply

"Yes because 2000 unarmed protestors could take over our country."

Meanwhile, you say 2000 Mules took over the country.

It's because you're an exceptionally stupid man.

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-06-24 02:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

But go ahead and say it was worse than Pearl Harbor, 911 and the Civil War combined

If you find yourself needing to lie to make your "point," it's not a point worth making. L

BTW an attack from within by a nation's own citizens is always worse than an attack from without. Always.

#34 | Posted by jpw at 2024-06-24 02:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Meanwhile, you say 2000 Mules took over the country."

Meanwhile they (the maga maroons) won't even allow us to see The Apprentice in America.

#35 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-24 02:22 PM | Reply

Which, as with most billionaires, is OK as they don't mind taking chances; it's not like they'll lose very much no matter the results, and if they win, it's glorious.

That is why, if the Dems win, they must make every effort to reduce the influence the power of billionaires.

#36 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2024-06-24 02:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Calling Bull ---- on that one Fedup ...

#37 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2024-06-24 02:36 PM | Reply

" Morons like you always intentionally ignore the 90% of the plan that wasn't J6 and the Capitol."

Bingo.

None of them can name three corrupt routes, much less 8 or 9.

#38 | Posted by Danforth at 2024-06-24 02:56 PM | Reply

Fox wouldn't be talking about a second coup attempt if the thought Trump could legitimately win the election so they are planning for defeat,

#39 | Posted by danni at 2024-06-25 05:45 AM | Reply

There were only about 36 police on the West front of the capital. 36 versus thousands.
The National Guard showed up 4 hours AFTER the Capital was breached. They weren't called up until 3 hours after the breach.
So I have to ask: WTF are you talking about?
I tell you what: Let's test your theory. I'll bring only a hundred people, not even a thousand, to beat the hell out of you with flag polls and mace. You can have a baton and a riot shield. And all you have to do is survive 4 hours in the mob.

#30 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2024-06-24 02:08 PM | FLAG:
(CHOOSE)
| NEWSWORTHY 1

Oh please. You are talking about a mob being able to take over the US government Drama Queen.

#40 | Posted by fishpaw at 2024-06-25 02:45 PM | Reply

Fox wouldn't be talking about a second coup attempt if the thought Trump could legitimately win the election so they are planning for defeat,

#39 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2024-06-25 05:45 AM | FLAG:
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Um, they're not. The left is saying the right will attempt a coup if Trump loses. And if Trump wins the world will end. No mention of what a good job Biden will do, just that the world will end if Trump wins. Good strategy.

#41 | Posted by fishpaw at 2024-06-25 02:49 PM | Reply

The left is saying the right will attempt a coup if Trump loses.

#41 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

As they have done.

#42 | Posted by Zed at 2024-06-25 02:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And if Trump wins the world will end.

#41 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

If Trump wins, and the world ends, Donald will prevent the press from reporting on it.

#43 | Posted by Zed at 2024-06-25 03:00 PM | Reply

The left is saying the right will attempt a coup if Trump loses.

#41 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

The past is prologue for the future.

#44 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-06-25 03:17 PM | Reply

Donnie Downer

www.youtube.com

#45 | Posted by Corky at 2024-06-25 03:42 PM | Reply

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