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(Politico)   Politicians claim that the FBI, whose sole purpose is to investigate people, need a closer look at how they investigate people. Man, this is as bad as Reddit trying their hand at Where's Waldo, the Bombing Edition   ( politico.com) divider line
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509 clicks; posted to Politics » on 29 Apr 2013 at 8:30 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-04-29 08:32:23 AM  
How meta.
 
2013-04-29 08:35:44 AM  
..yet somehow not as bad as Fark's endless ass-licking of batshiat right wing sites like brietbart.com
 
2013-04-29 08:40:14 AM  
To be fair, the FBI could use Reddit to find all the child porn on the Internet since most of it comes through there.
 
MFK
2013-04-29 08:43:44 AM  
Boy, for a group of people who claim to hold the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution as sacrosanct, the GOP sure is quick to insist that all the other amendments go out the window.

How would the FBI be expected to have prevented this? Short of surveilling the guy 24/7 for years (teh spending!!!1!) , there's not a lot they could have done other than arrest him for thought crime and I'm pretty sure the GOP doesn't want us to open that particular can of worms. The bombs were made from common items that you can buy at every Walmart. The explosive powder is a mystery but because the NRA doesn't want to put tracers in explosive powder because freedom, there are no leads to follow up there unless the kid they got decides to talk, which is unlikely since everyone on the right is clamoring for this guy's head and he's not under any obligation to give the feds anymore rope.
 
2013-04-29 08:46:24 AM  
I have to agree that if a typo is all it takes to trip up our screening process, something needs to be addresse.
 
2013-04-29 08:47:58 AM  
OK, conceptually, I have no problem with the FBI continuing to strive to improve by looking at its in-house investigation methods, communications both internally and with other agencies both domestic and foreign, and how it analyzes the data it receives, so long as it does that within the framework of protecting the individual rights set forth in the Bill of Rights.

Continual measurement and reassessment is really the only way to consistently improve performance.

Whether or not that's really the case here?  Don't know.
 
2013-04-29 08:52:19 AM  

Dhusk: ..yet somehow not as bad as Fark's endless ass-licking of batshiat right wing sites like brietbart.com


Bats of a shiat lick together.
 
2013-04-29 08:54:42 AM  
Reddit? Is that like a PG13 4chan?
 
2013-04-29 08:56:05 AM  
What did Obama know about spelling, and when did he know it?
 
2013-04-29 08:57:11 AM  

Frank N Stein: Reddit? Is that like a PG13 4chan?


Sure, just like FARK is Stormfront lite.
 
2013-04-29 08:59:31 AM  

neversubmit: Frank N Stein: Reddit? Is that like a PG13 4chan?

Sure, just like FARK is Stormfront lite.


I bet the Jews did this.
 
2013-04-29 09:00:21 AM  
You know what really would help the FBI keep more accurate records and do better analysis? Cutting their budget
 
2013-04-29 09:03:06 AM  
The best part about submitting right-wing links is that you don't even have to write a troll headline. The butthurt posters just troll themselves with the link picture.
 
2013-04-29 09:06:04 AM  

neversubmit: Sure, just like FARK is Stormfront lite.


eh only the main page
 
2013-04-29 09:14:08 AM  

Wyalt Derp: What did Obama know about spelling, and when did he know it?


We need to ask these questions. Ask them every day until he declares executive priviledge or tells us answers that make it a scandal, then point to that as proof of scandal.

Anyone not asking is part of media bias.
 
2013-04-29 09:21:42 AM  

WTF Indeed: The best part about submitting right-wing links is that you don't even have to write a troll headline. The butthurt posters just troll themselves with the link picture.


wait, how is Politico right wing?
 
2013-04-29 09:22:51 AM  

Dhusk: ..yet somehow not as bad as Fark's endless ass-licking of batshiat right wing sites like brietbart.com


Please elaborate on that thought, because I got the initial impression that you think Brietbart is considered a respectable, reliable source of journalism around here.
 
2013-04-29 09:28:35 AM  

somedude210: wait, how is Politico right wing?


It's not. I was just making fun of:

Dhusk: ..yet somehow not as bad as Fark's endless ass-licking of batshiat right wing sites like brietbart.com


neversubmit: Sure, just like FARK is Stormfront lite.


And the rest of the panty-twisting Politics tab crowd.
 
2013-04-29 09:38:13 AM  

WTF Indeed: It's not. I was just making fun of:


ah, makes sense now
 
2013-04-29 09:42:27 AM  

WTF Indeed: And the rest of the panty-twisting Politics tab crowd.


One side does seem to be disproportionately sensitive to article sources.
 
2013-04-29 09:56:32 AM  

neversubmit: Frank N Stein: Reddit? Is that like a PG13 4chan?

Sure, just like FARK is Stormfront lite.


Hey now, I only collect and/or prance around in that Nazi memorabilia for the historic value!
 
2013-04-29 09:59:25 AM  

Dhusk: ..yet somehow not as bad as Fark's endless ass-licking of batshiat right wing sites like brietbart.com


Versus the sane, accurate, and completely balanced left-wing sites TPM, HuffPo, Think Progress, et al that infest the politics tab? Pffft. You lefties never stop grinding your teeth that an opposing viewpoint is allowed to exist in the world, do you?
 
2013-04-29 10:33:04 AM  
Everybody get on reddits case for getting the identity of the bombers wrong.  But where is the outrage when official news sites blamed the Newtown massacre on the wrong people.
 
2013-04-29 11:37:17 AM  

Warlordtrooper: Everybody get on reddits case for getting the identity of the bombers wrong.  But where is the outrage when official news sites blamed the Newtown massacre on the wrong people.


There was plenty.

I am sure you can find the newtown threads talking about it on your own.
 
2013-04-29 12:32:41 PM  

jjorsett: Dhusk: ..yet somehow not as bad as Fark's endless ass-licking of batshiat right wing sites like brietbart.com

Versus the sane, accurate, and completely balanced left-wing sites TPM, HuffPo, Think Progress, et al that infest the politics tab? Pffft. You lefties never stop grinding your teeth that an opposing viewpoint is allowed to exist in the world, do you?


Because TPM, HuffPo, ThinkProgress, et al report actual, verifiable facts alongside the opinion (and far more often than not will link to the source material), whilst 99 times out of 100 the shiat on deadmoran.com and its sister sites are either straight up lies or have more embellishments, myth-making, and falsity than the Gospel of John.
 
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