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Winter Park, FL
Joined April 2007
This is why every time I sit down in this house I have to do it slow mo instead of just throwing my big self around. You never know when that rumpled comforter could be part miniature dachshund.
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I live with a living breathing Disney character.
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oh no. they found their old tweets, didn't they?
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When these kook local gop election officials start throwing out elections won by democrats, the press reaction is gonna be something like “it was really savvy of republicans to usurp representative democracy, too bad you didn’t do it democrats.”
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"Less pain at the pump! Why that's bad for Biden."
Gas prices here are under $3.00 a gallon now. Can't wait for the media to tell me how that's bad for President Biden somehow.
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Have no idea why Jan 6 hearings are not public. Wild!
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This Northern Neck native calls straight bullshit
Republican Rep @RobWittman voted AGAINST the Infrastructure bill—which brings $100M to Virginia for Broadband. This week Wittman took out this paid ad bragging, "Wittman is Bringing Broadband to Virginia!" Revolting hypocrisy. Sign up to help fight back: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F…
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Every week people see what Meet the Press and NYT and all the rest do: Give a welcoming platform to gop lies without seriously pushing back at all. And yet many Democrats and liberals cling to this notion that eventually the mainstream media will come around. Any day now.
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I confess that when I started at Media Matters in 2004 I probably believed this was possible too. Fresh off the Iraq debacle I thought work could be done to get the press to see the error of their ways. We don’t need Dem shills just real journalism. It will not happen.
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I don’t know how many different ways I can communicate this point before people get it. The mainstream media not only will not correct, they don’t believe they’ve done anything wrong. From Iraq to birthers to her emails to the insurrection, they collectively believe they got it.
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The fact that the insurrection is now covered like just another election strategy should tell you everything you need to know. It will just keep getting worse and worse. There is no bottom.
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Dear women of America: Tate Reeves and Chuck Todd think you have too many rights, and they are both in agreement you should have some taken away from you. Meet the Press is right-wing garbage and more elected Democrats need to have the guts to say so. Enough is enough.
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Good thread. But here’s the thing. Both Jon Karl and Brian Stelter had many MANY opportunities to do the very things outlined in this thread. Jon, in fact, could have laid some of this out in his book. He failed to do so. So—I am not optimistic.
Last week @jonkarl of ABC News was asked this by @brianstelter: "Have you started to think about how you would approach the 2024 candidacy of Donald Trump?" Karl's replies got too little attention, in my view. This thread tries to correct for that. 1/ cnn.com/videos/business/2021…
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The Trump version of this was him watching Hannity
From the @WhiteHouse: @POTUS meets with his Covid response team (and @WHCOS)
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She’s a model and she lives in Canada too
3 left-leaning friends have independently texted me about this Vanishing National Story. They understand what’s happening, but can’t quite bring themselves to flat-out say it. “It’s f***ed up” one wrote. 2 concede they now better understand conservatives’ media complaints.
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And we know the track record w this team and prime time… sigh
24 hours away from prime-time football 😎 #SEAvsWAS | @GEICO
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Music up: quiet, ominous piano over Walt Disney Pictures title [Fade In] Ext. Huge clock tower on a cold, windy day. Camera zooms in slowly, pausing just before Big Ben somehow strikes... 13 o’clock!? Ethereal voiceover: “We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness”
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“Carrie Meek, the grandchild of a slave and a sharecropper’s daughter who became one of the first Black Floridians elected to Congress since Reconstruction, died Sunday. She was 95.” news4jax.com/news/florida/20…
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