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May not like him but Tucker nailed the catalyst issue of today

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Mar 8

https://youtu.be/P6E1PFt8-a4

Free speech is at the core of our beliefs and although I may lean slightly left, the Democratic Party is looking more and more like a communist party each passing year..

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  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Huh? Freedom of association, parties don’t have to use propaganda platforms that are against their self interest.
    Mar 813
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      So they appear communistic, for not wanting to use a for-profit company owned by capitalists?
      Mar 8
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      They appear communistic by not even willing to converse with the other side during a debate.. it comes off as a political party not wanting to be exposed and I’d say the same about republicans.. but republicans can’t avoid left leaning media (that’s a good thing)
      Mar 8
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      You don’t seem to understand the definition of partisanship.
      Mar 8
    • Facebook aaaaaaaaac
      You don't seem to understand how to make a counterpoint, Meliodas.
      Mar 8
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Sorry, typing on a phone is a pain.

      My point is that of course partisans are going to pick venues favorable to themselves, it is in their nature.

      Just as businesses pick favorable venues for their marketing and outreach efforts.
      Mar 8
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      And I will accept that position somewhat. but it doesn’t help the American people at all. They aren’t a company. They represent a major party in politics. Thus, avoiding critical questions is a very communistic move.. but then again, we should also trust MSNBC, Fox, and CNN to not be biased.. but they are businesses
      Mar 8
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      All media is biased. The debates are political theater. Parties will pick venues most conducive to their interests.
      Mar 8
    • TripAdvisor owlwise
      If Fox News viewers were really interested, they can tune into CNN. But mostly they are looking for self validation and hate watching. No need to sell to the deaf.
      Mar 8
    • Salesforce guavacado
      Going back to an earlier statement, how is "not conversing with the other side" in any way associated with communism
      Mar 8
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Because the conversing would take place on a for-profit network with paid commercial breaks.
      Mar 8
  • Micro Focus vHwd00
    How many RNC presidential debates did MSNBC host in 2016 and where was Tucker’s outrage back then?
    Mar 89
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      I agree, but I think he gets to a deeper issue.. we are allowing our representatives to avoid questions from the other side of the aisle. I also vividly remember Fox News calling out the White House last year when CNN reporters were thrown under the bus

      However, this is a theme that I see more with Democrats. It’s not their fault that most of the media is left leaning, but the DNC looks to avoid the other side at all costs.. thankfully republicans don’t have that opportunity.

      So it ends up being one side is more scrutinized by the media than the other. We should have the ability to see the DNC under tough questions
      Mar 8
    • Intel UGeJ58
      The problem is that the "tough questions" aren't actually tough questions about what matters. It's a debate that turns into making democrats look like they want to club baby seals. Likewise, democrats do the same things and will dredge up any possible link between a republican president and a momentary economic event (first order view of a complex interaction).

      It's all simpleton thoughts and spins. If tough questions were really asked, we wouldnt subsidize an opiod addiction (Pharma grants), have laughable pot holes in every state, have federal agencies that whine to the media, and have a legislative body that is so petty they would rather see longtime govt workers change career because the govt isn't a reliable source of income
      Mar 8
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      How are not critical questions a benefit to the American public, even if they are sometimes ridiculous? I want republicans to be asked questions by CNN and MSNBC and I want democrats to be asked by Fox
      Mar 8
    • Dropbox drl/food
      But it's totally fine for the liberal MSM to give interview questions to the Democratic candidate and do their best to make Republicans look like they want to club baby seals.

      Here's a thought. Don't go clubbing baby seals and you won't have to worry about it.
      Mar 8
    • Intel UGeJ58
      How about the thought that they don't debate lifestyle choices as a major platform.

      We are mired in irrelevant debates and allows the actual hard questions to never be asked. We only focused on findings extreme partisan ideology. Therefore, the hardest problems are not at the forefront of the American mind. This is proving to win elections too.

      We are focused on questions of morality and not policy. The media will always have the ultimate responsibility of ratings.
      Mar 8
    • Intel UGeJ58
      AKA fake news is actually fake news. Our media is deceiving dumb voters and distracting real issues
      Mar 8
    • TripAdvisor owlwise
      Will fox news be leaking questions in advance like they did with Trump?
      Mar 8
    • Microsoft howser
      I think you mean like CNN and Hillary

      https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donna-brazile-leaves-cnn/

      Cause what you just said are mere concoction of a deranged mind.
      Mar 8
    • Intel UGeJ58
      When will everybody learn that both sides suck equally?
      Mar 8
  • Amazon Bestseller
    I don’t understand why people don’t like this guy.

    It seems to me that many Democrat voters don’t understand what the Democratic Party represents. Democrat means majority rule. So be damned with the minorities. Democrat elites only pander to minorities to win their vote.
    Mar 827
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Both sides of the media lie and adhere to extreme viewpoints? If you doubt that, you are the sheep.
      Mar 9
    • Intel UGeJ58
      This is a long winded republican columnist.

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5aedc50ae4b0c4f193230e30/amp

      Who am I kidding, you won't read it. Anyway, Roy Moore was a child rapist that was defended endlessly by Breitbart even when they knew. They hoped that they could deflect long enough for him to get elected (which worked). He was endorsed by the media, RNC, and Trump at one point after the allegations came out. Even senate republicans in office wanted him to drop out
      Mar 9
    • Amazon Bestseller
      Nope. I do my research that is independent of what a party says or does.

      Do you?

      Have you done research on science papers debunking extreme climate change theory?

      Are not Democrats pushing Green New Deal policies which are just socialist and majority rule policies?

      Haven’t multiple independent agencies and committees already determined that Russian collusion did not take place?

      Seems like you are the sheep.
      Mar 9
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Dude stop spewing all of the biased media stuff. I never refuted it and know it's biased.

      I'm trying to tell you that both sides are doing the same thing endlessly
      Mar 9
    • Amazon Bestseller
      Lol. I read that article. What makes it relevant?

      One person’s opinion is worthless.

      I want cold hard facts, not anecdotal bullshit.
      Mar 9
    • Amazon Bestseller
      Lol. You just posted a media article that is biased and you are saying that I spew biased media stuff.
      Mar 9
    • Amazon Bestseller
      You are brainwashed.
      Mar 9
    • Amazon Bestseller
      Stop posting media articles. You are brainwashed by doing so.

      Go do research on what I said from independent direct sources i.e. multiple science papers.

      Also, ask yourself: did Mueller indict anyone on Russian collusion charges or did he indict them with tax evasion and obstruction of justice charges? This answers your question if Russian collusion occurred or not.

      Read AOC’s Green New Deal policy as it is posted. It is a socialist policy. Go read it.

      You don’t need to read ANY biased media sources to do any of this.
      Mar 9
  • Dropbox drl/food
    Tucker has always been a huge advocate for free speech. Love the guy. He hates Democrats and Republicans alike, as we all should. He spent a good number of years at CNN co-hosting the Crossfire show, and then was on MSNBC for several years too. But muh Fox News.
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    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Except when it is speech he doesn’t like to hear.
      Mar 8
    • Dropbox drl/food
      Wrong. Tucker will fight for your right to say stupid shit all day long.
      Mar 8
    • Spotify KXAo87
      The last tucker video I saw was him kicking an interviewee off for criticizing him. So much for the tolerant right
      Mar 8
  • Hubspot hebtidhevh
    CNN gave debate questions aprori to one candidate during the last democratic primary, and they'll still be hosting debates this year lololol
    Mar 810
    • TripAdvisor owlwise
      You mean like Fox did to Trump?
      Mar 8
    • Salesforce guavacado
      The good news is that neither candidate ever answered or addressed the questions at all. They both just instantly went off on tangents unrelated to the questions. It was hilarious actually
      Mar 8
    • Microsoft howser
      @owlwise when did that happen?
      Mar 8
    • TripAdvisor owlwise
      @howser Read the New Yorker expose
      Mar 9
    • Microsoft howser
      Again google didn’t help can you link me please
      Much appreciated
      Mar 9
    • Microsoft howser
      “ In addition, a former Trump campaign aide says that a Fox contact gave him advance notice of a different debate question, which asked the candidates whether they would support the Republican nominee, regardless of who won. “

      That’s weak sauce buddy

      Compare that to Donna Brazil and CNN and Hillary
      Mar 9
    • TripAdvisor owlwise
      The hard hitting Megan question about woman was also leaked to him.
      Mar 9
    • Microsoft howser
      Source: a “Former Trump campaign aide”
      Dude come on
      Mar 9
    • TripAdvisor owlwise
      Come on where?
      Mar 9
  • Intel UGeJ58
    If I hear about another self proclaimed "left leaning"....
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      I am left leaning.. but I have the ability to critically think and listen to the other side and sometimes agree.

      Is it not troubling that our politicians are given approval to avoid the other side?
      Mar 8
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Absolutely agree, but you are a moderate at best and likely just an independent thinker.

      But you self assign into the 2-party system for no real reason. That's my underlying beef. "X-side leaning" is a term that the 2-party politicians like to maintain. It's called job security
      Mar 8
  • Kemper King Ruby
    You have to admit that the fact you see it more with democrats is because of the narrative you’re being fed. Neither party has any incentive to be transparent. Otherwise people from either side wouldn’t have a scapegoat.
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      No not at all. It’s a fact that the media is overwhelmingly more to the left. Thus, republicans are encountered with tougher questions on a more regular basis. I enjoy this.

      I want to see our politicians asked tough questions from the other side.

      There is really only one news channel that is right leaning and would place the DNC with tough questions.. and they were just banned.

      So we really believe CNN or MSNBC are going to do anything other than their softball questions?
      Mar 8
    • Microsoft KSFb46
      Can you give me examples of tougher questions that Republicans have to field on a regular basis? I only see Republicans getting a pass for everything even when they are the majority party.
      Mar 8
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      You are kidding, right? The majority of media (above 80%) is left leaning. That naturally leads to more criticism. Again, that isn’t a bad thing
      Mar 8
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      Simply look at the percentage of negative news coverage for Trump vs Obama.

      I’m not giving trump a pass... but you have to understand the filter on the lens of the media to critically compare
      Mar 8
    • Kemper King Ruby
      Let’s stop pulling statistics out of our collective arses. What is left leaning? Anything that criticizes republicans? How many news sources do you consume regularly and which ones do you consider left or right leaning?
      Mar 8
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      https://www.recode.net/2017/10/2/16401216/president-donald-trump-news-negative-pew-research-obama-bush-clinton

      I probably take in 15-20 different sources daily but I used to be a journalist, so it’s different.

      Also, less than ten percent of journalists identify as republicans.

      Of the major news sources ones:

      Left leaning: NYT, CNN,NBC, economist, NPR, ABC

      Right leaning: Fox, WSJ

      So with that understanding, I realize that if I’m to get all facts, I must read all sources.
      Mar 8
    • Google anons2
      NBC and CNN are more than left "leaning". They were basically extensions of the Clinton campaign in the last cycle, and probably should be regulated by elections or funding for all of the free support they give.

      NYT often has quality journalism, but their opinion page is partisan trash
      Mar 8
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      Haha I hope you hide this viewpoint working at Google
      Mar 8
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      For NYT opinion, check out Brett Stehpens. He came from the Journal and is generally conservative.
      Mar 8
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    It would be nice to have a more democratic electoral system. But as it stands now, the two parties are private organizations who can set their own terms in having debates or not. This is not an attack on free-speech. I’d love a debate by either party moderated by a bunch of DNC-critical socialists from Jacobin, but it’s not going to happen just for the sake of including more viewpoints and criticism.

    For an example of curtailing 1st amendment free speech, there are things like this:
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-government-database-migrant-caravan-20190307-story.html
    Mar 80
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    The primary is more than a year away. This is more manufactured outrage to generate ad revenue.

    It’s television, they won’t ask hard questions, people would get bored and lose interest.
    Mar 80

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