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Windows 10 has a very useful tool called Cortana.  With it you can pull up almost anything from anywhere while still keeping your webpage open.  Once there you can access sites shown to see what's there, do with it as you wish and return to the thread you're on by closing the boxes on your header in order until you get where you want to be. I think google has a similar function.

 

That would include doing research on obscure references touted by irresponsible robots.  If you want to know the real qualifications of referenced sources, they are readily available before you take the hook....or the piece of flannel as the case may be.  I highly recommend that becomes part of your daily routine anytime you come here.

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Shame on all of you for bothering to answer very silly posts. We all know that the poster only posts things that turn out not be  accurate, Let's provide him with the right of free speech and simply ignore the contents of his posts.

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Like their counterparts at CNN and MSNBC, multiple news outlets were quick to promote anti-Trump protests in New York City on November 12, 2016 – and in doing so became unwitting promoters of Russian propaganda. An indictment handed down on February 16 by Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed that this protest, as well as one in Charlotte, NC on November 19, 2016, was organized by Russian operatives.

 
 

On November 13, 2016, the day after the protest, liberal online magazine Slate ran a clickbait piece entitled “All the Chants I Heard at Saturday’s Anti-Trump Protest in NYC, Ranked.” The Daily Beast followed suit the next day with a piece entitled “The Most Clever Signs of Anti-Trump Protests.” Eight out of the twelve signs the piece highlighted were from the New York City protests.

 

A Huffington Post headline from November 12 proclaimed: “Anti-Donald Trump Protests Gain Strength Days After Election.” The subhead added “People say they’re willing to keep it up for the next four years.”

 
 

On November 15, CNN.com ran a piece highlighting the protesters’ key demands, even looking into the push to get electors from states that Trump won to vote against him. CNN dismissed this concept as “extremely, extremely unlikely” (quoting Snopes.com), but never pointed out that it would also be rampantly undemocratic and problematic to set a precedent for the Electoral College to go rogue.

 

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2018/02/19/flashback-cnn-and-msnbcs-enthusiastic-cov...

 

 

 

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@jimc91wrote:

BY:    Rich Noyes 

 

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2018/02/19/flashback-cnn-and-msnbcs-enthusiastic-cov...

 

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CNN and MSNBC owe the American people an apology...


NEWSBUSTERS..... YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This is an offshoot of THE MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER, which is led by the guy that called President Obama a "SKINNY, GHETTO CRACKHEAD".

 

It is recognized as a WINGNUT media outlet that is even LESS FACTUAL than its parent.

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BY:    Rich Noyes 

 

One of the revelations in Friday’s indictment handed down by Special Counsel Robert Mueller was that alleged Russian attempts to sow disunity in 2016 included the organization of both pro- and anti-Trump rallies in New York City on the Saturday after Election Day.

 

A check of their November 12 coverage showed both CNN and MSNBC gave enthusiastic coverage to the Russian-organized anti-Trump rally that day, with live reports every hour. Correspondents celebrated the idea that it was “a love rally,” and repeated the marchers’ anti-Trump mantras, such as: “We reject the President-elect.”

 

While the two liberal anti-Trump networks offered heavy coverage of the anti-Trump rally throughout the day, a check of coverage between noon and 5:00 p.m. Eastern found that the Fox News Channel offered only a short re-cap (66 seconds) at the start of their 4:00 p.m. Eastern hour.

 

Of course, none of the networks were aware of who was allegedly behind the march, but CNN and MSNBC reveled in the inflammatory messages of the march. At one point, MSNBC anchor Alex Witt credulously responded to the ridiculously alarmist rhetoric: “That woman, when she’s saying she’s concerned that black people will be shot in the street....Is that a legitimate concern for her? Because, that’s scary.”

 

Correspondent Morgan Radford cheerfully played along: “Alex, it’s not only a legitimate concern for her, it’s a legitimate concern for a lot of people I’ve spoken to....They’re wondering if this [Trump’s election] is almost a license to carry in terms of hate.”

 

If the goal of the secret Russian organizers was to inject nonsense like that into the American political dialogue, then their unwitting helpers on CNN and MSNBC certainly gave them plenty of assistance that day.

 

Both CNN and MSNBC talked about who they thought was organizing the rally. On MSNBC a few minutes before the march began, anchor Alex Witt asked Radford: “Hey, Morgan, can you tell who has organized this rally?...Is there someone in charge here?”

 

“Right now, this is lots of different groups of people who have come together,” Radford explained, “with no, necessarily, official leader, and that’s been some of the criticism.”

 

An hour later on CNN, correspondent Brynn Gingras said the rally had been organized by “a 20-year-old student from St. John’s University here in New York....We’ve seen him several times shaking hands with police officers....It is the most organized protest that I’ve seen here in New York City.”

 

A little after 3:00 p.m. Eastern, Gingras marveled at the crowd size, saying she had been “texting with the person, a 20-year-old college student here in New York City who organized this protest. I’ve been texting with him, and I asked, ‘Are you impressed with the size,’ and he says ‘It’s amazing what the collective voices can spread.’”

 

But according to Mueller’s indictment:

 

In or around November 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators organized a rally in New York through one ORGANIZATION-controlled group designed to “show your support for President-Elect Donald Trump,” held on or about November 12, 2016. At the same time, Defendants and their co-conspirators, through another ORGANIZATION-controlled group, organized a rally in New York called “Trump is NOT my President” held on or about November 12, 2016.

Here’s a video with more highlights from CNN and MSNBC’s coverage of the Russian-organized anti-Trump march, all from between noon and 5:00 p.m. Eastern on November 12, 2016:

 

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2018/02/19/flashback-cnn-and-msnbcs-enthusiastic-cov...

 

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CNN and MSNBC owe the American people an apology...

 

 

 

 

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