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duga 03-15-2017 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 1814268)
Glenn Beck being praised in the same paragraph condemning Rachel Maddow. What is this site coming to?

In her defense, her body language really seemed to imply she wasn't ok with this particular strategy. I'm sure the network had a nice internal meeting about how to get the most clicks and eyeballs on their show.

Raust 03-15-2017 08:57 AM

She seemed to have a good time. She was doing her retarded half smile while she was talking (where it looks like she was having a stroke) and class baiting cause rich people are bad! Maybe she was a bit upset cause MSNBC didn't pay as much in taxes?

djchameleon 03-15-2017 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by duga (Post 1814265)
The whole tax return reveal exemplifies exactly why no one trusts the media anymore. Everyone seems to think that Trump and his team created the "fake news" epidemic, but they just took advantage of the situation. I don't think Trump mentioned fake news at all during the campaign. The first time I really noticed him milking the term was after the election when the news networks were trying to reconcile his win and started mentioning fake news as a problem. So the media created this problem and they are not doing a damn thing to fix it. Maddow started teasing "WE HAVE THE TAX RETURNS" before her show...then guess what, they are old returns. Greaat. Fake out 1. Then we don't even get the returns until after the first commercial break. Fake out 2. This is not freaking Vanderpump Rules. This is the real world, just give us the ****ing news. This is infuriating. Freaking Glenn Beck learned how to turn a new leaf, why can't the rest of the people who helped create this mess?

Maybe you missed it but Trump was definitely on his "fake news" bull**** during the election too. As it got closer to election day he kept going on and on about the mainstream media and how they were attacking him. He didn't specifically say "fake news" but he was building towards it. He had his blind supporters on his side about how the media was misrepresenting him before the election day. It was like the last three weeks or so leading up to it.

I didn't watch Rachel Maddow but doesn't she usually lead up to things by giving some background on things first. I guess for people that don't regularly watch her show. They wanted her to drop the bombshell at the beginning. I only saw the aftermath of how disappointed people were. This is like the time they went into Capone's vault. The tax returns showed what we already knew pretty much that for his tax bracket he paid less than he should have but I saw a graphic earlier this morning that Mitt Romney only paid 11% the year before he ran for president.

duga 03-15-2017 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by djchameleon (Post 1814275)
Maybe you missed it but Trump was definitely on his "fake news" bull**** during the election too. As it got closer to election day he kept going on and on about the mainstream media and how they were attacking him. He didn't specifically say "fake news" but he was building towards it. He had his blind supporters on his side about how the media was misrepresenting him before the election day. It was like the last three weeks or so leading up to it.

I didn't watch Rachel Maddow but doesn't she usually lead up to things by giving some background on things first. I guess for people that don't regularly watch her show. They wanted her to drop the bombshell at the beginning. I only saw the aftermath of how disappointed people were. This is like the time they went into Capone's vault. The tax returns showed what we already knew pretty much that for his tax bracket he paid less than he should have but I saw a graphic earlier this morning that Mitt Romney only paid 11% the year before he ran for president.

She also doesn't usually start a tweetstorm going "BREAKING: blah blah whatever it is that I want to talk about". There was a lot more hype leading up to this than for your average Maddow show.

And I was referring specifically to the term "fake news". I know he always felt attacked, but he didn't have that perfect sound bite, which the liberal media happily fed to him. Now everything is fake news.

elphenor 03-15-2017 09:28 AM

wait the tax returns we got confirmed what we believed (what was obvious) that he abuses loopholes that shouldn't even exist

duga 03-15-2017 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by elphenor (Post 1814278)
wait the tax returns we got confirmed what we believed (what was obvious) that he abuses loopholes that shouldn't even exist

Well, I guess you can look at it as a silver lining. If this really was leaked by Trump himself and is the best tax return he could drum up, what magical treasures might we find in some of his other ones?

Abusing loopholes is not breaking the law, unfortunately. It seems the administration is sticking to their line about Trump having a responsibility to his family and business to pay as little taxes as possible.

elphenor 03-15-2017 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Raust (Post 1814274)
class baiting cause rich people are bad!

you're such a goddamn mouth breather

the upper class is starving the working class yes they're bad

elphenor 03-15-2017 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by duga (Post 1814279)

Abusing loopholes is not breaking the law

No but it's a ****bag thing to do for someone who preaches so much nationalism

talk is cheap

Chula Vista 03-15-2017 10:17 AM

So two freaking pages from a 2005 return are leaked showing that Trump paid 11% in taxes. Big ****ing deal. (probably was leaked by one of Trump's staff as further deflection) How about the 10 years since then? He admitted during one of the debates that he paid zero taxes in 2015. And he also implied he's paid nothing for years.

But, really, how much he's paid has become secondary to where (and from whom) does he derive his income from. Can't wait to hear the FBI report later today.

Oh, and looks like the gig is up on this one. Will Trump apologize to the past President for accusing him of a crime?

GOP Intel Chair:

elphenor 03-15-2017 10:24 AM

No the 11% should be the scandal

11 percent!?

11

Percent

I understand he payed additional amounts of his income into a different type of tax (a tax he wants eliminated how ****ing convenient)

But then he's still not paying even 20% of his income


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