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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by GoodForAnother, Mar 22, 2017.
Nobody does this better than Michael Harriot
She’s worried about the competition
He's doing it again
can we just stop posting this shitlord’s tweets? I have about as much use for his opinions as hot tub guy or Louise Mensch.
I'm going to do it more because you told me not to
if anything this is less “you suck but good point” and more “liberal trauma talk isn’t politics”
Some would call this theory about race somewhat critical
Truly. I’m tapping out here folks
Easier to start fires then to put them out
Why should we care what a random reactionary Tucker guest has to say? It's weird how much this moron gets posted on here
At the least it's very important
Idk I think the continued death spiral of people like Greenwald and Taibbi is interesting and relevant to the thread topic
I’m not like offended or anything, I just think at this point he’s just shitposting and his constant bullshit is neither new nor surprising. And I don’t think his audience is anyone other than people mad at him online or people who enjoy seeing people get mad at him. I can read my own posts if I want to see some influence-less asshole have bad opinions online.
This is the best I’ve read on the topic. Extremely long but good
i've read it. i like his writing. just don't ever listen to him talk
Motion to ban all Glenn Greenwald #discourse
I think the impact of the Lincoln project is wildly overstated. They certainly aren't capable of impacting the primary. I mean, christ.
look at this cancel culture
I can't even post my canceled idols tweets anymore
Ftr people can post whatever they want and I am on record as being fervently against thread policing. I just think the Glenn stuff is weird at this point
very brave of you to go on the record
Stand for something or you'll fall for anything!
Glenn, Taibbi, etc were very important figures for a long time among anti imperialists and left of center economic types.
Normal to keep an eye on people you used to read and were influential to your own thoughts.
I couldn't tell you if that is an unusual number of posts on Gateway pundit calling for Civil War on a Sunday night. I assume it usually around 3-4 but idk.
Not really. It’s pretty clear where he’s at on his life journey and unnecessary to continue putting him under a microscope.
I just think it's appropriate to post in the Trump thread about: what in the fuck happened to these people in the past half-decade? And maybe we could talk about their decline
Glenn. Let me fill you in on something. She absolutely got what she deserved.
dbl having a take on someone who made their name writing about politics 10+ years ago is good
would a hypothetical 2003 trumpocolypse thread feel the same way about christopher hitchens? not directed at you really but i can't sleep and it doesn't seem all that different
These people would be locked away forever at Guantanamo Bay if they were Muslim
I was actually thinking about that the other day. If he were still alive I have a feeling Hitchens would be a bad sight to see right now.
hitchens was already well into losing the plot before he died
Do people not think that Glenn is weirdly up Russia’s butt? It’s pretty clear the guy has spun like a top on issues and been weirdly aligned with despicable people. Taibbi is almost parody the way he speaks about some shit vs him being on Bill Maher like 8 years ago.
dont think so he would have abhorred the cult of trump and the evangelical nature/support in there of
it’s the withdrawal from Afghanistan were he probably would have gone nutball
For sure. But it can always get worse!
I predict he will continue to campaign on some weird “western civilization” nonsense and complain that communists won’t let him see his kids.
FOR GOD DAMN REAL
I actually don't mind the demonization of the word
Yup, why not call it the domestic terrorist wing? Attempting treason does not make you a Patriot.
I think Taibbi really pissed everyone else off when he refused, rightly, the Russiagate narrative being served up by left media. Now he doesn’t have anyone left in the media on his side. He’s under an even bigger microscope with everyone waiting to jump on any possible misstep.
Dude still puts out quality work on his substack, but you can tell his work is way more careful and guarded. He’s still one of my favorites.
Like which parts?
it’s going to take some time to round up some links
griftopia is a really good book (to burn because taibbi is now insane and i've cancelled him)
I decided not to go through 5 years of articles and retractions because I don’t want to spend the effort. I’ll give you one from cnn just 4 days ago that the Steele Dossier was bullshit.
Read threads, first one relevant to what federal investigations have proven, and the second relevant to the idea of the dossier being held up after the fact by the right as a proxy for the real investigations into real coordination between the campaign and Russian operatives.
I’ll take my lumps for posting that cnn article. I shouldn’t trust them to post anything decent.
i will never totally understand why so many professional contrarians like Taibbi went so far on russia denialism that was completely wrong
I mean you should be able to trust them to be reasonably accurate. The problem here really has to do with the various handwavings that people do to make their case. If you were led to believe that Russiagate was Putin’s personal assistant secretly wiring funds on a secret server while on the phone with Don threatening to release the pee tape if he didn’t play ball, you’re right to be underwhelmed. But there’s certainly far more substantive contacts between the campaign and Russians to just dismiss the whole premise.
Putin wanted Trump to win.
Trump asked for help generally.
Russian hackers hacked Hillary and leaked buttery males.
Hillary ran the worst campaign in recorded history.
Trump won, he was happy, Putin was happy.
I guess I’m still pissed off about buying hook, line, and sinker what all the major players were putting out when the story hit. Then the retractions started coming and I felt like a complete idiot. I latched on to what Taibbi was putting out. I was already a huge fan. I still do buy into what he’s writing about it. I’m still a huge fan and probably always will be.