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BRENDA LOOPER: Petty politics

Inane in the membrane

By Brenda Looper

This article was published January 17, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Reality has a way of intruding, even when you do your best to avoid it. Some, though, faced with that reality, won't accept it if it clashes with their ideology.

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23cal says... January 17, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

I suspect The ones who delude themselves into hearing "I'd" instead of "I" are the same one in seven Republicans whose vision betrays them as well as their hearing. Brian Schaffner, a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who performed the study with Samantha Luks, managing director of scientific research for YouGov found that when looking at side-by-side photos clearly showing the Obama inauguration crowd to be vastly larger, one in seven Republicans claimed the Trump crowd was larger.
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In both cases, it is essentially a case of “ 'I’m choosing to basically lie in order to support Trump.' ”
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In the survey, the 1,388 respondents, all American adults, were shown two pictures side-by-side. On the left was a view during Trump’s inauguration of the National Mall from the observation level near the top of the Washington Monument. On the right was a picture from the exact same spot eight years earlier, during Obama’s swearing in.
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The respondents were asked on Sunday and Monday one of two questions about the photos. Half of respondents were asked which of the photographs was taken at Trump’s inauguration and which was taken at Obama’s. Forty-one percent of Trump voters gave the wrong answer, compared to 8 percent of Clinton voters, and 21 percent of nonvoters. NOTE: 41% of Trump voters got it wrong. This speaks to how uninformed they are.
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The other half of the survey participants were asked a simpler question: Which photo had more people? Fifteen percent of Trump voters, or about 1 in 7, gave the wrong answer, compared to 2 percent of Clinton voters and 3 percent of nonvoters. This speaks to how delusional/dishonest they are, and it is impossible to reason with people like that.

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gohog2018 says... January 17, 2018 at 9:36 a.m.

Another of Looper's liberal diatribes. Tell only the facts you want people to hear, ignore the rest. I wouldn't trust the WaPo fact checker with anything! You libs have divided this country into two groups, those that agree with Trump's policies versus those that hate any and every thing. This all started with Obama, yet the media did not "fact check" his claims that "the police acted stupidly" nor any other things he said. They were in the tank for him lock, stock and barrel. The letters page now has an overwhelming majority of liberal letters spewing their hatred for any in opposition to their worldview. I don't know if there's a lack of positive views or a biased choice to include mostly negative remarks. Petty politics thrives with the liberal media and liberal minded folks who believe whatever is written by them. From politics to religion, the leftists want to mute the opposition while claiming to be unbiased. Sane people are seeing their folly whether in print or not.

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3WorldState1 says... January 17, 2018 at 9:37 a.m.

Wow. Scientifically interesting. Scary indeed though.
How can we as a country get a handle on this? This willing ignorance is our country’s greatest threat.

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GeneralMac says... January 17, 2018 at 9:54 a.m.

Did the media care that "hands up, don't shoot" was based on lying Black's statements?

No, it sounded good.
It was popular with liberals.
The media ran with it .

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ARMNAR says... January 17, 2018 at 10:55 a.m.

I love it when she triggers the Baggers.

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gohog2018 says... January 17, 2018 at 11:31 a.m.

Amgoo, go back into your s***hole.

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drs01 says... January 17, 2018 at 12:15 p.m.

Can anyone direct me to the right bunker when our next civil war starts. It's just a few pounds of printer's ink away based on what I read here and in the paper. Haven't we already proved that you can't build a nation by continuing to fight over political points of view. Will we ever convince liberals that they are the real sh**heads because their heads are wedged too far up their ass.

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Slak says... January 17, 2018 at 12:18 p.m.

The so-called "Fourth Estate" has done this to themselves. They cannot be trusted because they have broken the trust.
For 8 years we had trembling progressive liberal so-called "journalists" emotionally bound to the false narrative of Saint Obama. Early childhood developmental issues caused by his white man hating mother's own emotional instability were ignored to paint a fake picture of some liberal savior come to bring free rainbow stew to the huddled masses. The story of Obama's soaking up anti-white man hatred from his philosophical mentors was largely ignored, denied and buried by political operatives who claim some kind of freedom to guide the American people into proper thought, all the while hiding behind the fictitious claim they are special because they call themselves journalists.
The other side of the so-called "Fourth Estate" coin continues in this trust-breaking vein. We see the same trembling sycophantic liberal provocateurs still anointing themselves as so-called "journalists" as they attack a duly-elected sitting President on a daily, no, hourly basis. Over 90% of the liberal establishment's mainstream media coverage has been negative to President Trump. This is a very clear indicator these so-called "journalists" are nothing more than partisan hacks, opinion writers masquerading as news writers. That is the best interpretation.
At its worst, these provocateurs are traitors to the Fourth Estate, abusing their privilege to sway the public to their personally held beliefs. This would make them traitors to the country.

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Slak says... January 17, 2018 at 1:03 p.m.

Hey, gohogs, Miss Two Shoes does the picking. She is a liberal opinion writer, not bound to truth like the so-called "journalists". Do the math, lol.
My thought on the overwhelming liberal bias of the letter writers are:
1. Impotent libs have more pressure to vent.
2. Winning cons don't trust the fake news and have less pressure to counter the lib bias.

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gohog2018 says... January 17, 2018 at 1:36 p.m.

Slak, amen to that!

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