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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    That would be VERY interesting if confirmed.
    From what I know it's fairly standard shit to be in regular contact with the major news outlets, especially around pushes for major programs (like vaccinations). Not really atypical of a normal administration, but likely atypical of the previous administration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasulis View Post
    Not sure who to believe. Still the sudden switch in messaging is interesting.
    Why would anyone believe Fox ever? I mean, I'd believe them over OAN or Newsmax or The Onion, but that's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    From what I know it's fairly standard shit to be in regular contact with the major news outlets, especially around pushes for major programs (like vaccinations). Not really atypical of a normal administration, but likely atypical of the previous administration.



    Why would anyone believe Fox ever? I mean, I'd believe them over OAN or Newsmax or The Onion, but that's about it.
    The previous administration was constantly reaching out via twitter, and phone calls to Hannity and Fox and Friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    That would be VERY interesting if confirmed.
    The WH confirmed it directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    From what I know it's fairly standard shit to be in regular contact with the major news outlets, especially around pushes for major programs (like vaccinations). Not really atypical of a normal administration, but likely atypical of the previous administration.



    Why would anyone believe Fox ever? I mean, I'd believe them over OAN or Newsmax or The Onion, but that's about it.
    Don’t lump The Onion in with Fox.
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    FOX and some others finally realized it's mostly their voters dying at this point.

    Them propping up or even pushing the anti-vax nonsense is probably going to cost them tens of thousands of votes for the next election. This alone could very well help dems keep and take seats they would have lost otherwise.

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    I think that means the White House reached out to Fox and other GQP shrillers with some specific requests and perhaps some veiled threats backing those "requests". The networks turnaround over the past week has been swift.

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    Excellent. I would have LOVED to be in on that conversation. You can bet Gym Jordan will start shreaking about it shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Why would anyone believe Fox ever? I mean, I'd believe them over OAN or Newsmax or The Onion, but that's about it.
    I'd believe The Onion sooner than any of those, at least you know it's supposed to be satire and not lying to further an agenda.

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    How sad does one have to be to keep repeating "our guy totally was not a retard!"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasulis View Post
    It is my understanding that Biden's administration actually reached out to the higher ups at Fox.
    I'm sure there have been talks, but that doesn't really mean anything unless a real viable threat to pull their broadcasting license happened. Which I don't think is something easily doable. More likely sponsors threatened to pull advertising monies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorkuus View Post
    How sad does one have to be to keep repeating "our guy totally was not a retard!"?
    This is what happens when you struggle to have anything at all to hold on to. Hunter was even brought up again last night, IIRC.

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    Federal appeals court finds CDC eviction mortatorium illegal.

    Cross-posting because Trump started it, Biden extended it, and Congress signed off on it. The 3-0 ruling said the CDC overstepped its authority and wasn't allowed to do that.

    Fortunately for many, it's been around for nearly a year. While it was still in effect, some tenants who otherwise would have been thrown out weren't. Hopefully those that would have been, have recovered and paid their back rent.

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    The Hill currently has a nice juxtaposition of front-page stories...



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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaelixWW View Post
    The Hill currently has a nice juxtaposition of front-page stories...

    In this case, I'm inclined to agree with the governor of Alabama. They legions of people who can get vaccinated but are choosing not to are absolutely responsible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTZeratul View Post
    In this case, I'm inclined to agree with the governor of Alabama. They legions of people who can get vaccinated but are choosing not to are absolutely responsible.
    I'd place more of the blame on the people who were telling them to not get vaccinated, which is primarily the GOP. Sure their constituents share some of the blame, but the GOP has been actively spreading anti-vaccine bullshit for months now. Shifting the blame away from themselves when they're the reason so many Republican voters are against the COVID-19 vaccines is just another tactic to further politicize vaccination.

    Both are at fault, but the ones who were actively spreading the misinformation are more at fault in my view than the victims of the misinformation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Federal appeals court finds CDC eviction mortatorium illegal.

    Cross-posting because Trump started it, Biden extended it, and Congress signed off on it. The 3-0 ruling said the CDC overstepped its authority and wasn't allowed to do that.

    Fortunately for many, it's been around for nearly a year. While it was still in effect, some tenants who otherwise would have been thrown out weren't. Hopefully those that would have been, have recovered and paid their back rent.
    Well, at least here in Houston/Harris county, they are trying to prevent mass evictions at the local level
    So much like with vaccinations, you'll see those godless commie maxist crime ridden democrat run cites keeping people in their homes
    while in the god fearing, capitalism loving, patriotic real American republican areas, they'll kick those takers out till they pull themselves up by their bootstraps




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    Quote Originally Posted by CostinR View Post
    Or rather because most NATO countries aren't actually serious in having strong capable militaries and instead the money is spent to keep certain people in certain areas employed. If anyone wants to talk about the military industrial complex look no further then Europe.

    Some exceptions: Poland for instance decided to buy Turkish combat drones that were such a game changer when they were used against Armenia, along with F-35s and 250 modern upgraded M1 Abrams. They've also talked about buying cruise missiles and hypersonic missiles.
    Poland is tired of being invaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYTOAGR View Post
    USA had strong leadership under Trump, now rest of world just laughs at how easily USA can be taken advantage of.
    The former is what caused the latter but what would one expect from a Brexiter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYTOAGR View Post
    I wonder if most Americans feel embarrassed at this point.

    Biden can't string a sentence together.
    Harris is toxic and none of her staff like working for her.

    Neither have performed any significant action since being in office.

    Probably one of the worst moments in history to be an American.

    USA had strong leadership under Trump, now rest of world just laughs at how easily USA can be taken advantage of.
    Nope, I feel embarrassed for you though. Cuz they are both better than any right winger that they can run now. Trump didn't do anything, literally. He golfed over 300 days, and got 600k people killed. And he was literal butt buddies with the dictators of the world. And we went from 20% favorabiltiy, to 75% with Biden. And now the dictators hate us like they should. Bot.

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