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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host11/20/20 9:47 AM 
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The Fox News legal squad


Thursday's Trump news cycle was driven by what WaPo's Glenn Kessler called "the craziest news conference of the Trump presidency." The Trump lawyers who were there -- Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Joseph diGenova and Sidney Powell -- are well known to the Trump-Fox base. It was practically a made-for-Fox event. Still, it was an atrocious decision to carry the entire press conference live -- for an hour and a half -- without any meaningful fact-checking. The mistake was underlined by liberal commentator Marie Harf, who said the stoking of mass voter fraud lies is "really harmful to democracy" -- when host Harris Faulkner cut her off to go live to the presser.


Over on CNN, Brianna Keilar noted that the presser was "so bananas we can't even bring it to you, because it is just so full of B.S." But Fox, Newsmax and OANN went ahead and aired it all. As David Folkenflik said on Twitter, "If you're in the news business, it's malpractice to carry Giuliani's press conference live at length without any cut ins to note the myriad ways the public record contradicts him." Faulkner didn't even do that afterward. Even though Giuliani shredded his credibility years ago, she stayed in Fox's default position, which is to assume that liars and hucksters are truth-tellers and heroes...



They are conspiracy theorists


Oliver Darcy writes: "After watching the press conference, I wondered: At what point do news orgs start prominently identifying members of Trump's legal team as conspiracy theorists? There is not much daylight -- if any -- between the nonsense Giuliani and Powell were spouting and what you might hear from Infowars' Alex Jones. So why not describe them as such in stories? Simply referring to them as 'legal advisers' does not convey to audiences how deranged these people are, and actually works to give what they say some undeserved and extra weight..."

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From: BlueManDude11/20/20 10:25 AM 
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From: BlueManDude11/20/20 11:05 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 7) 
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Trump’s Lawyer Sidney Powell Is Hardcore QAnon

Her performance at Thursday's press conference was virtually a recitation of QAnon’s greatest hits.

This is how Powell began her statement at the press conference:

“What we are really dealing with here, and uncovering more by the day, is the massive influence of communist money through Venezuela, Cuba, and likely China in the interference with our elections here in the United States.” 

What followed was virtually a recitation of QAnon’s greatest hits, and Powell ended her tirade almost in tears, essentially telling those listening to “stick to the plan,” a phrase that has become a QAnon rallying cry since Trump lost the election.  

“We are not going to back down,” she said. “We are going to clean this mess up now. President Trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it, and we are going to reclaim the United States of America for the people who vote for freedom.”

The comments were essentially a dog whistle to the QAnon community, which has been waging a disinformation war on social media since the election earlier this month, helping to boost conspiracy theories that have made their way to the Oval Office.




From: BlueManDude11/20/20 11:15 AM 
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Rudy Giuliani Is Sweating His Hair Color Off for America

And Ellis insisted, "We want to make sure to protect election integrity and your President, President Trump, we are so proud that he is in this fight, because he understands that when he swore his oath of office, he swore an oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution."

That shit is laughable. The president who has wiped his sweaty nutsack with the Constitution isn't worth defending. But this isn't even about defending Trump. It's about ensuring that his hordes of morons stay inside the reality that Trump has constructed for them. To acknowledge Biden's victory, to legitimize the election in any way is to pierce through the orange viscous goo that surrounds Trump voters and all the lackeys and enablers around him. It would break the sucking hose that goes from the pockets and bank accounts of the rubes and right into the accounts of Trump's neverending campaign and his bullshit PAC, the same money that is funding these clownish charlatans, losing worthless case after worthless case, who are luxuriating in the pain of a nation.

And all these bastards, from Trump on down, need to be charged with sedition and tossed behind bars.



From: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/20/20 12:02 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 7) 
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The word everybody was using last night was "clown."  Lunatic theories, drippy hair dye, and My Cousin Vinny.  It all makes a fine exclamation point at the end of the shrieking and illiterate sentence that has been the Trump administration.


From: ... Tom (BRIGGUMQ) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/21/20 7:30 AM 
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I love the internet.



From: BlueManDude11/21/20 7:59 AM 
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