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2012-08-08 07:01:55 AM
I thought it was about Reid/ Romney.
 
2012-08-08 07:12:06 AM
Soros?
 
2012-08-08 07:14:02 AM
Wow.

That headline is the first example of ButtHERPADERP I've ever seen.
 
2012-08-08 08:07:19 AM
Drudge is not the peak of crack journalism.
 
2012-08-08 08:13:59 AM
Submitter, a top anonymous informant told me that your head is lodged firmly inside your own asshole.

Please respond to this claim, without dismissing me as a source.
 
2012-08-08 08:15:13 AM
Yeah dude, the only thing Drudge got going for it was that they broke the Monica Lewinski story because they weren't willing to wait until they could confirm the story. That's it.

Everything since then has been partisan shrilling and conspiracy theories.
 
2012-08-08 08:15:15 AM
Ummmm, didn't Petraeus throw cold water all over this story a short time later?

So, yeah, seems like Drudge is a questionable source considering their track record.
 
2012-08-08 08:15:37 AM
This is about Romney and the Tax Policy Center, right?
 
2012-08-08 08:17:54 AM
For all the Drudge fellators, remember one thing.

Fox News cancelled Drudge's TV show.
Again, Fox. News. Cancelled Drudge's TV show.

Drudge wasn't considered a good enough journalist for Fox News. Maybe a careful consideration of sources is in order.

Besides, do you really think the Teabaggers will let Mittens appoint someone who still works for Fartbama? They've been booting out Congressmen just for agreeing with Democrats on one vote.
 
2012-08-08 08:18:34 AM
I'll believe drudge once he comes out of the closet.
 
2012-08-08 08:19:54 AM

ginandbacon: Soros?


Y'know, outside the context of butthurt Republicans screeching about "Both sides are bad," I've never heard a single word from or about Soros. If I didn't know otherwise, I'd ask if he was even a real person or just a mass right-wing hallucination.
 
2012-08-08 08:21:16 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: ginandbacon: Soros?

Y'know, outside the context of butthurt Republicans screeching about "Both sides are bad," I've never heard a single word from or about Soros. If I didn't know otherwise, I'd ask if he was even a real person or just a mass right-wing hallucination.


He's a regular commentator in Europe.
 
2012-08-08 08:24:46 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: ginandbacon: Soros?

Y'know, outside the context of butthurt Republicans screeching about "Both sides are bad," I've never heard a single word from or about Soros. If I didn't know otherwise, I'd ask if he was even a real person or just a mass right-wing hallucination.


You have him mixed up with Saul Alinsky. Soros is the most vile of vile thugs hellbent on overthrowing our country.
 
2012-08-08 08:25:09 AM

stoli n coke: For all the Drudge fellators, remember one thing.

Fox News cancelled Drudge's TV show.
Again, Fox. News. Cancelled Drudge's TV show.


Lost Thought 00: I'll believe drudge once he comes out of the closet.


Could these statements be related?
 
2012-08-08 08:28:42 AM
The report asserted that President Obama privately told a top fundraiser that Romney was considering it.

"I can say with absolute confidence, such an assertion has never been uttered by the president." Carney said. "And again be mindful of your sources."


Well, that actually was a good response to the allegation. It's not like the president can just release a videotape of every conversation he's had with his top fundraisers to prove the allegation false.
 
2012-08-08 08:28:57 AM

domino324: Fluorescent Testicle: ginandbacon: Soros?

Y'know, outside the context of butthurt Republicans screeching about "Both sides are bad," I've never heard a single word from or about Soros. If I didn't know otherwise, I'd ask if he was even a real person or just a mass right-wing hallucination.

You have him mixed up with Saul Alinsky. Soros is the most vile of vile thugs hellbent on overthrowing our country.


Basically, Soros made a killing on the commodities market the same day Rupert Murdoch lost a fortune.
Thus, he is public enemy #1.
 
2012-08-08 08:29:35 AM
Much like people take issue with WND and Infowars articles. WTF is their problem?
 
2012-08-08 08:32:11 AM

RyogaM: It's not like the president can just release a videotape of every conversation he's had with his top fundraisers to prove the allegation false.


DON'T GIVE THEM ANY IDEAS.
 
2012-08-08 08:32:38 AM
An argument can be technically correct, and still inappropriate in application.
The "don't shoot the messenger" argument is valid when one is discussing a legitimate, but biased source (NRO, MotherJones) - but when you start applying it to the National Enquirer and it's equivalents, it's irrelevant. Sources that frequently issue, and fail to retract, factual falsehoods need not be seriously considered. Drudge is an entertainment/editorial site - not a news site. I would not use it as citation in a serious deiscussion, myself. Nor would I use WND, or Wonkette. I think we all have a "line" that we draw as to what minimum threshold of believability one requires from a source to be taken seriously.
And Drudge sort of sits right on that line, for me.
 
2012-08-08 08:36:20 AM
Matt Drudge isn't a journalist. He's an arm of the Republican Party.

That is all.

/Also, he won't sleep with submitter.
//But keep white knighting
///Or whatever it is you're doing to that chicken
 
2012-08-08 08:37:55 AM
Like how conservatives use the term "Mainstream MSM Media" as a way to attack any media source who publishes/broadcasts a factual story they disagree with?
 
2012-08-08 08:41:04 AM
When it comes to the internet, I would be willing to put more faith in the journalistic integrity of cat macros than Drudge.
 
2012-08-08 08:41:38 AM

keylock71: Ummmm, didn't Petraeus throw cold water all over this story a short time later?

So, yeah, seems like Drudge is a questionable source considering their track record.


CIA director David Petraeus is knocking down suggestions that he might agree to serve as the vice presidential runningmate for likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
 
2012-08-08 08:52:23 AM
Here's a newsflash for you retardmitter. There are many sources that aren't worth the pixels they are written on and Matt Sludge is definitely one.
 
2012-08-08 09:00:45 AM
I'm trying to figure out how the White House discredited a source that's already proven itself to have no credibility.

What are they teaching journalism & communications majors these days??
 
2012-08-08 09:04:29 AM
I like how the left starts calling people gay as an insult....isn't that hate speech?

On a side note.....news aggregator with a failed TV show..........sounds familiar.
 
2012-08-08 09:05:55 AM

Giltric: I like how the left starts calling people gay as an insult....isn't that hate speech?

On a side note.....news aggregator with a failed TV show..........sounds familiar.


"the left" did what now?
 
2012-08-08 09:08:10 AM

Giltric: I like how the left starts calling people gay as an insult....isn't that hate speech?


I sometimes use "gay" as a convenient insult/slur. I do not use it to denigrate people, however, and I am not proud of myself for doing it and make a conscious effort to stop myself which sometimes succeeds and sometimes does not.

Nobody on the left ever claimed to be perfect. Difference is, unlike so many on the right, most of us actually feel bad about our faults and want to improve them, not excuse them. If someone shames me for using "gay" as a slur, I'm going to feel ashamed and apologize, not go on Fox News or call in to Rush Limbaugh and double down by screaming that people are trying to steal my free speech rights.

But, hey, nice try at the low-hanging fruit.
 
2012-08-08 09:11:37 AM

animal color: Matt Drudge isn't a journalist. He's an arm of the Republican Party.

tool.

FTFY
 
2012-08-08 09:14:24 AM
Am I the only one who thinks that "I can say with absolute confidence, such an assertion has never been uttered by the president." is a good response?
 
2012-08-08 09:23:55 AM
Things got difficult for the last president who dissed the Drudge Report

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-08 09:24:56 AM

rudemix: When it comes to the internet, I would be willing to put more faith in the journalistic integrity of cat macros than Drudge.


lol
 
2012-08-08 09:26:58 AM
One thing that's been obvious about Petraeus for a while now -- he's avoided every overture by the Repub party to get in bed with them. I think he took note of Powell's loss of stature from shilling for the Bush admin. and decided to avoid that kind of death.

He won't run as a Republican until the teabaggers have ceased being the party's intellect.
 
2012-08-08 09:27:47 AM

beta_plus: Things got difficult for the last president who dissed the Drudge Report

[upload.wikimedia.org image 175x219]


something something blind squirrel something something.
 
2012-08-08 09:28:25 AM

Giltric: I like how the left starts calling people gay as an insult....isn't that hate speech?

On a side note.....news aggregator with a failed TV show..........sounds familiar.


I don't recall someone using gay as an insult. The thought is that if Matt Drudge IS gay, then the commenter would have more respect for him as an honest, mature individual if Matt would have the balls to come out of the closet. It's not about sucking a dick, it is about being proud to admit that you suck dick. Honest, but not nice. If you want someone to believe the things that you write, then you have to have the reputation as an honest individual. Not a nutbag.
 
2012-08-08 09:31:08 AM

beta_plus: Things got difficult for the last president who dissed the Drudge Report

[upload.wikimedia.org image 175x219]


Did something go down then?
 
2012-08-08 09:31:10 AM

Giltric: I like how the left starts calling people gay as an insult....isn't that hate speech?


Once again we see an anti-leftist display succinctly the concretized thinking so endemic of the right. Our (involuntary) specimen, Giltric, displays the usual intellectual rigours and curiosity we've come to expect from a pattern of behaviour on a sociological scale.

First, let's take a look at what prompted his comment. As of the time of Giltric's post, the word 'gay' appears exactly once: In his own post. Well, he had to be responding to something, right? Let's go back over these 28 posts and see if we can find anything that mentions homosexuality or activities related to homosexuality:

Lost Thought 00: I'll believe drudge once he comes out of the closet.


Well, that's it. One comment. So what is Lost Thought 00 actually saying? Let's examine his statement a bit more. We don't need to, because (as leftists), we are more possessed of intellectual curiosity and unsurprisingly do not need the following explained to us, but for our specimen's sake:

1. Is Lost Thought 00 using 'gay' as an insult? No, and not only that, it's not possible for a reasonable person to read it that way. If he's saying he's placing a value judgment on homosexuality, then why would he believe Drudge when he 'comes out of the closet'? Does coming out of the closet make you not gay? No, of course not. It makes you just as gay. Therefore, we can (but notice Giltric was unable to) reasonably conclude Lost Thought 00's statement does not place any value on Drudge being gay, since for that to be true he would have made an if-then statement with two different thens where the if does not change.

2. Is Lost Thought 00 using 'dishonesty' as an insult. Yes, and furthermore it is the only reasonable conclusion to make when reading his statement. "I'll believe..." is a value judgment placed on judging honesty. Staying in the closet is deceptive to one's self and others. Therefore, since the premises are true and the logic is valid, the conclusion must be true: That Lost Thought 00 is insulting Drudge for his dishonesty.

3. As an aside, the logical suppressed premise is that Drudge, skewing right, tacitly supports anti-gay rights movements, making his purported dishonesty even worse.

Yet Giltric demonstrates conclusively that he was unable to parse this properly, while unambiguously opposing "the left".

Tell me, if people who are against the left can't think properly, isn't it better to associate one's self with somebody who can? Does one really want to think unreasonably simply to feed their knee-jerk, illogical, irrational emotional reactions without anxiety?
 
2012-08-08 09:35:59 AM

DjangoStonereaver: animal color: Matt Drudge isn't a journalist. He's an arm of the Republican Party. tool.

FTFY


Bullshiat. A tool can be useful.
 
2012-08-08 09:36:30 AM

Dr. Mojo PhD: Tell me, if people who are against the left can't think properly, isn't it better to associate one's self with somebody who can? Does one really want to think unreasonably simply to feed their knee-jerk, illogical, irrational emotional reactions without anxiety?


No and yes.

Fear keeps the local systems in line.

// obvious
 
2012-08-08 09:40:43 AM
The man who lives inside the fluorescent lights at my office told me Obama will definitely win in November. Checkmate, subby.
 
2012-08-08 10:04:36 AM
I just want to knock that stupid hat off his stupid head.
 
2012-08-08 10:11:00 AM

thenewmissus: The thought is that if Matt Drudge IS gay, then the commenter would have more respect for him as an honest, mature individual if Matt would have the balls to come out of the closet. It's not about sucking a dick, it is about being proud to admit that you suck dick. Honest, but not nice. If you want someone to believe the things that you write, then you have to have the reputation as an honest individual. Not a nutbag.


another homophobe.

a person's sexuality or willingness to discuss their sexuality has NOTHING to do with whether or not you should respect them.

welcome to my ignore list
 
2012-08-08 10:13:09 AM

beta_plus: Things got difficult for the last president who dissed the Drudge Report

[upload.wikimedia.org image 175x219]


Back then, Drudge didn't have the reputation as a partisan hack site that's willing to bend the truth that it does today
 
2012-08-08 10:14:56 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: thenewmissus: The thought is that if Matt Drudge IS gay, then the commenter would have more respect for him as an honest, mature individual if Matt would have the balls to come out of the closet. It's not about sucking a dick, it is about being proud to admit that you suck dick. Honest, but not nice. If you want someone to believe the things that you write, then you have to have the reputation as an honest individual. Not a nutbag.

another homophobe.

a person's sexuality or willingness to discuss their sexuality has NOTHING to do with whether or not you should respect them.

welcome to my ignore list


img825.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-08 10:20:07 AM
I had dinner last night with someone I think actually knows who the VP will be, but he's actually been sworn to secrecy and NDA'd to the extent that he can't talk about his work in video production beyond "I worked with 43 today" until the event related has occurred.

It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to induce that withholding knowledge of what 43 had to videotape three weeks before the GOP convention would be a greeting to Romney and his VP. Yes, I make a lousy source when dealing with induction, the person I was sitting across from referred to 43 as a war criminal and I doubt he cares enough about the GOP to spill the beans. The only way I could have delved any deeper would have to be rude and had some inkling of who might be the VP so I could drop names and watch for response, but no one at the table was going to vote for Romney even if the VP was going to be the reincarnation of Eisenhower.

/Grasping for Republicans in the past century that weren't dickheads
//Eisenhower was cool, right?
 
2012-08-08 10:25:40 AM
Really? It's the farking DRUDGE Report, for God's sake. Of course you don't take the shiat they say seriously, unless they state that the entire planet is on fire, and look out your window, confirm it, turn on the TV and flip through every single channel, and then call anyone who still has a working phone at this point and confirm with them. I'd also still wait fro Drudge to confirm it as well.
 
2012-08-08 10:27:01 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: thenewmissus: The thought is that if Matt Drudge IS gay, then the commenter would have more respect for him as an honest, mature individual if Matt would have the balls to come out of the closet. It's not about sucking a dick, it is about being proud to admit that you suck dick. Honest, but not nice. If you want someone to believe the things that you write, then you have to have the reputation as an honest individual. Not a nutbag.

another homophobe.

a person's sexuality or willingness to discuss their sexuality has NOTHING to do with whether or not you should respect them.

welcome to my ignore list

Finally!!!!!!

And to be clear, I am not a homophobe. Far from it. Don't have to justify that to you or anyone. I am a secure woman who has many friends including lesbians,transgenders gay men (one of whom is in my upcoming wedding) and I also was the campaign manager for a gay male friend who was running for mayor. I respect people who are honest with themselves. You can say what you would like about Matt Drudge but let's not pretend he is a journalist.

/Oh....and suck it.

 
2012-08-08 10:27:36 AM

wildcardjack: It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to induce that withholding knowledge of what 43 had to videotape three weeks before the GOP convention would be a greeting to Romney and his VP. Yes, I make a lousy source when dealing with induction, the person I was sitting across from referred to 43 as a war criminal and I doubt he cares enough about the GOP to spill the beans. The only way I could have delved any deeper would have to be rude and had some inkling of who might be the VP so I could drop names and watch for response, but no one at the table was going to vote for Romney even if the VP was going to be the reincarnation of Eisenhower.


And suddenly I became very depressed as I realized that "war criminal" doesn't narrow down the field that much.
 
2012-08-08 10:28:08 AM

thenewmissus: tenpoundsofcheese: thenewmissus: The thought is that if Matt Drudge IS gay, then the commenter would have more respect for him as an honest, mature individual if Matt would have the balls to come out of the closet. It's not about sucking a dick, it is about being proud to admit that you suck dick. Honest, but not nice. If you want someone to believe the things that you write, then you have to have the reputation as an honest individual. Not a nutbag.

another homophobe.

a person's sexuality or willingness to discuss their sexuality has NOTHING to do with whether or not you should respect them.

welcome to my ignore list

Finally!!!!!!

And to be clear, I am not a homophobe. Far from it. Don't have to justify that to you or anyone. I am a secure woman who has many friends including lesbians,transgenders gay men (one of whom is in my upcoming wedding) and I also was the campaign manager for a gay male friend who was running for mayor. I respect people who are honest with themselves. You can say what you would like about Matt Drudge but let's not pretend he is a journalist.

/Oh....and suck it.

 
2012-08-08 10:36:53 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: thenewmissus: The thought is that if Matt Drudge IS gay, then the commenter would have more respect for him as an honest, mature individual if Matt would have the balls to come out of the closet. It's not about sucking a dick, it is about being proud to admit that you suck dick. Honest, but not nice. If you want someone to believe the things that you write, then you have to have the reputation as an honest individual. Not a nutbag.

another homophobe.

a person's sexuality or willingness to discuss their sexuality has NOTHING to do with whether or not you should respect them.


he said 'would have more respect for him', not respect/not respect. You got a mighty itchy trigger finger there kimosabe.
 
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