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Sunday, May 14, 2017

CNN now covering SNL as if it is real news?

Filed under: The diminishing legitimacy of the media

Two stories on CNN front page as to what SNL did last night on their show.

35 comments:

opie said...

I doubt you even believe CNN is covering it as news.. My guess is you stole that premise from freepers or hot air comments. Sorry... If you want to cover something, cover the oxymoron "Senate intelligence Committee which for all intensive purposes will be nothing but a biased POS, like you, CH.

C.H. Truth said...

Opie - the picture is from their front page this morning.

Go see for yourself

http://www.cnn.com/

opie said...

C.H. Truth said...
Opie - the picture is from their front page this morning.

Which means it confirms your bias and inane premise??? LOL

C.H. Truth said...

The premise is that CNN is putting SNL skits on the front page of their website.

So yes... looking at the website "does" prove my premise.

Thank you.

opie said...


So yes... looking at the website "does" prove my premise.

It proves you said they posted it as news. LOL. Sure, CH, even a light weight thinker like you knows SNL is a comedy show. BTW....The NY Daily News and yahoo news had it on their first page. I guess that proves it was on the front page, just like CNN. Thanks for the laugh, the show was a riot.

Loretta Russo said...

Lordy.

Roger Amick said...

If the President wasn't a joke, he wouldn't be so easy to parody.

You don' seem to understand that a majority of Americans believes that he's disaster and we were foolish to elect him. If we had a parliamentary form of government hew would probably be would removed.

I would bet, if we had another election, Clinton would win in a real landslide.

Roger Amick said...

Who is going to be leaving the White House?

Bannon should be go,but no.

I really don't move.

He's upset about how he's seen in the media.

I warned you guys that a businessman would not be a good President. He is used to being able to control how he's portrayed. And the leaks that show he's a hot tempered, and frustrated by the wold of politics.

His impulsive tweets should stop, but no one on his staff can say "NO Mr President". Winning an election does not mean he's qualified. I keep rubbing it in and laugh at you.

If you noticed that he firing of Comey is supported by 29% in the latest NBC/ Wall Street Journal poll.

He gives the comedy writers a ton of material.

James said...

The premise is that more than any president we have ever had, Trump is making a laughingstock of the presidency, and that IS news.

Roger Amick said...

Exactly James. This will get the worthless twit on attack. She can't write something to argue with intelligence.

James said...

WASHINGTON POST
Opinions

TRUMP MUST BE IMPEACHED. HERE'S WHY.
By Laurence H. Tribe

Laurence H. Tribe is Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School.
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The time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump for obstruction of justice.

The remedy of impeachment was designed to create a last-resort mechanism for preserving our constitutional system. It operates by removing executive-branch officials who have so abused power through what the framers called “high crimes and misdemeanors” that they cannot be trusted to continue in office.

No American president has ever been removed for such abuses, although Andrew Johnson was impeached and came within a single vote of being convicted by the Senate and removed, and Richard Nixon resigned to avoid that fate.

Now the country is faced with a president whose conduct strongly suggests that he poses a danger to our system of government.

Ample reasons existed to worry about this president, and to ponder the extraordinary remedy of impeachment, even before he fired FBI Director James B. Comey and shockingly admitted on national television that the action was provoked by the FBI’s intensifying investigation into his campaign’s ties with Russia.

Even without getting to the bottom of what Trump dismissed as “this Russia thing,” impeachable offenses could theoretically have been charged from the outset of this presidency. One important example is Trump’s brazen defiance of the foreign emoluments clause, which is designed to prevent foreign powers from pressuring U.S. officials to stray from undivided loyalty to the United States. Political reality made impeachment and removal on that and other grounds seem premature.

No longer. To wait for the results of the multiple investigations underway is to risk tying our nation’s fate to the whims of an authoritarian leader.

Comey’s summary firing will not stop the inquiry, yet it represented an obvious effort to interfere with a probe involving national security matters vastly more serious than the “third-rate burglary” that Nixon tried to cover up in Watergate. The question of Russian interference in the presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign go to the heart of our system and ability to conduct free and fair elections.

James said...

Consider, too, how Trump embroiled Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, despite Sessions’s recusal from involvement in the Russia investigation, in preparing admittedly phony justifications for the firing on which Trump had already decided. Consider how Trump used the vice president and White House staff to propagate a set of blatant untruths — before giving an interview to NBC’s Lester Holt that exposed his true motivation.

Trump accompanied that confession with self-serving — and manifestly false — assertions about having been assured by Comey that Trump himself was not under investigation. By Trump’s own account, he asked Comey about his investigative status even as he was conducting the equivalent of a job interview in which Comey sought to retain his position as director.

Further reporting suggests that the encounter was even more sinister, with Trump insisting that Comey pledge “loyalty” to him in order to retain his job. Publicly saying he saw nothing wrong with demanding such loyalty, the president turned to Twitter with a none-too-subtle threat that Comey would regret any decision to disseminate his version of his conversations with Trump — something that Comey has every right, and indeed a civic duty, to do.

To say that this does not in itself rise to the level of “obstruction of justice” is to empty that concept of all meaning. Obstruction of justice was the first count in the articles of impeachment against Nixon and, years later, a count against Bill Clinton. In Clinton’s case, the ostensible obstruction consisted solely in lying under oath about a sordid sexual affair that may have sullied the Oval Office but involved no abuse of presidential power as such.

But in Nixon’s case, the list of actions that together were deemed to constitute impeachable obstruction reads like a forecast of what Trump would do decades later — making misleading statements to, or withholding material evidence from, federal investigators or other federal employees; trying to interfere with FBI or congressional investigations; trying to break through the FBI’s shield surrounding ongoing criminal investigations; dangling carrots in front of people who might otherwise pose trouble for one’s hold on power.

It will require serious commitment to constitutional principle, and courageous willingness to put devotion to the national interest above self-interest and party loyalty, for a Congress of the president’s own party to initiate an impeachment inquiry. It would be a terrible shame if only the mounting prospect of being voted out of office in November 2018 would sufficiently concentrate the minds of representatives and senators today.

But whether it is devotion to principle or hunger for political survival that puts the prospect of impeachment and removal on the table, the crucial thing is that the prospect now be taken seriously, that the machinery of removal be reactivated, and that the need to use it become the focus of political discourse going into 2018.

James said...

The opinion piece offered above is
described at politicalwire.com as
"The Case for Impeaching Trump Now."

C.H. Truth said...

Roger - there was just a poll a couple of weeks ago that showed Trump would win the popular vote over Clinton by three points. That's a five point improvement since the election.

Sorry champ. Trump is President. There is no way to just "remove him" because you have T.D.S.

Roger Amick said...

Oh, I'm too well informed that the most incompetent President sine Jimmy Carter.

But your complaint is well, it's just the truth of how most Americans see him.

He's probably going to fire Bannon, Preobis sp) and Spencer. But I doubt he's got not gong to appoint someone who can tell him to STFU.

I get \YouTube on my Dish Network system. Those SNL pieces are relevant. Unless you are lying to yourself, you can't avoid seeing that he's not doing a good job as President, and satire about his terrible management of the White House. He has admitted that the job was more difficult than he imagined. I think either one of us could do a better job or understanding how to run a political office.

He is a 70 year old man who is accustomed to being able to do what he wants and won't faced anyone who can tell him "no". I don' think he's going to get any better and the Democrats have a much more likely than usual to take back the congress.

Commonsense said...

Anyone who believes comedy skits are serious and relevant is the one who should have his sanity seriously questioned.

Pathetic, unfunny maybe but never serious.

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the pedo

Loretta Russo said...

LOL

james said...

The WaPo article speaks for itself.

james said...

Lawmakers in both parties are saying that Trump will have to hand over any tapes he made on a recording system if such a system exists. The White House has neither confirmed nor denied the existence of such a system.

Roger Amick said...

Comedy has lot more impact than you can imagine.


@NateSilver538

I'm not too convinced by the "40% is Donald Trump's approval rating floor" argument. Polls show that only 20-25% *strongly* support Trump…

Your constant stream of disagreement might be interesting but

Loretta Russo said...

"Anyone who believes comedy skits are serious and relevant is the one who should have his sanity seriously questioned."

Their writers are talented...

...much like those whom train monkeys.

Loretta Russo said...

Still...

"Here is a question...

What would the "collusion" between the Russian Hackers and Trump campaign actually look like?"

Not one liberal genius could give an answer.

Have to wait for WP.

Pitiful."

Commonsense said...

Comedy has lot more impact than you can imagine.

In order for comedy to have an impact it has to be, you know, funny.

SNL has been anything but funny. It's mean-spirited humor is only amusing to people who already hated, Trump and the people who voted for him.

And that's becoming an ever smaller audience.

rrb said...

Sorry champ. Trump is President. There is no way to just "remove him" because you have T.D.S.
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indeed.

what's interesting to me is that i can see garden variety morons like the alky of the pederast flailing about and acting like a 5 year old throwing a temper tantrum for not getting what they want, but TDS seems to have claimed victims like laurence tribe - people who are supposed to possess a superior intellect and highly trained legal mind.

Loretta Russo said...

I thought Tribe was labeled a sellout by the left.....

rrb said...

Blogger Loretta Russo said...
I thought Tribe was labeled a sellout by the left.....
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what have i told you about hypocrisy as it relates to liberalism?

LOL.

lenin had a name for guys like tribe -

'useful idiots.'

Loretta Russo said...

LOL

james said...

THE FIASCO PRESIDENT

Playbook: “President Trump’s quip that he might be taping conversations in the White House — and Sean Spicer’s follow up that he had nothing more to say about it — could have a real impact for his agenda in Washington. Democrats are already whispering about trying to slow legislation unless the president hands over tapes, or certifies he doesn’t have them. Democrats can force procedural votes on this topic, which could prove to be tough for Republicans. Who would vote against legislation to get to the bottom of whether the president is surreptitiously taping conversations? Democrats are looking for a quick and easy message. Many think this is it.”

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the pedo

OPIE said...

Here's what CH considers weal news,,,,,

BREAKING: Barron Trump to attend private St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland this fall

OMG!!!! Trumps spawn going to private school...SHOCKING!!!!!!!

Commonsense said...

And Sasha and Malia attended Sidwell friends.

The only difference is that Barron's parents support underprivileged children attending St. Andrew’s Episcopal School while Sasha and Malia's parents hypocritically traps underprivileged children in failing public schools eating the crap for lunch dictated by Sasha and Malia's mother.

cowardly king obama said...

ACTUAL PICTURE OF TRUMP GRABBING A PUSSY !!! :

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51485b3525b945ef793166b39222adbe75978dce1d1d125dde700751d4cd239d.jpg

ROFLMFAO !!!

opie said...

Sasha and Malia's parents hypocritically traps underprivileged children in failing public schools eating the crap for lunch dictated by Sasha and Malia's mother.

Another alternate fact proffered by the loser of florididuh..... Idiot.

Commonsense said...

Nothing alternative about it Opie.

The Obamas oppose schools vouchers that would give underprivileged children a chance to attend private schools like Sidwell Friends.

And it was Michelle Obama who champion the crap lunches the children would rather starve than eat as quantified in the "waste loss" statistics for those lunches.

Reading for comprehension wasn't as big as safe spaces at FDU. Was it?