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(Uproxx)   CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all chose not to cover Wendy Davis' Texas Senate filibuster live last night. Now if there were another poop cruise out there, you would have known ALL ABOUT IT   (uproxx.com) divider line 115
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2013-06-26 12:31:46 PM  
Falcon Heene is furious.
 
2013-06-26 12:36:15 PM  
So you're saying she should have pooped on the floor of the senate.
 
2013-06-26 12:36:46 PM  
It must REALLY suck to be on the religious right today.
 
2013-06-26 12:40:03 PM  

nekom: It must REALLY suck to be on the religious right today.


On the contrary. You've got an entire political party at your disposal.
 
2013-06-26 12:42:25 PM  
I watched it on YouTube. It was pretty spectacular. I'm a total political nut but it was like watching triple OT in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. I'm tired as f*ck now though. Was amazing to watch Davis, Watson,  Van De Putte, and West, among others.

Donna Campbell should be ashamed of herself but of course she's a Republican and they have no shame. Duncan the same. Dewhurst IMO was at least senatorial in that he initially allowed Watson to debate on the merits of the third strike against Davis.

When Van De Putte asked, "At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?" the crowd erupted. Amazing political theater, much better than anything you could watch on CSPAN.
 
2013-06-26 12:46:13 PM  

nekom: It must REALLY suck to be on the religious right today.


They live in an echo chamber.. Today is the same as yesterday was and tomorrow will be the same as today.
 
2013-06-26 12:49:49 PM  

bdub77: I watched it on YouTube. It was pretty spectacular. I'm a total political nut but it was like watching triple OT in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. I'm tired as f*ck now though. Was amazing to watch Davis, Watson,  Van De Putte, and West, among others.

Donna Campbell should be ashamed of herself but of course she's a Republican and they have no shame. Duncan the same. Dewhurst IMO was at least senatorial in that he initially allowed Watson to debate on the merits of the third strike against Davis.

When Van De Putte asked, "At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?" the crowd erupted. Amazing political theater, much better than anything you could watch on CSPAN.


There were a few moments around 10:15-10:45 last night that seemed like they were inches away from going full UK Parliament crazy.
 
2013-06-26 12:51:23 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-26 12:51:30 PM  
These are 24x7 news channels.  They can't be expected to cover something that doesn't last at least 24 hours.
 
2013-06-26 12:59:28 PM  
These abortion measures are a desperate last gasp of a political party to attempt to get more bible thumpers to the voting booth in order to keep them in power for a few more years. Sad.
 
2013-06-26 01:23:56 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: These are 24x7 news channels.  They can't be expected to cover something that doesn't last at least 24 hours.


Actually, they never cover anything of this sort.  They probably need to start.  But how to get them to?  Obviously, they need higher ratings than C-SPAN, and how can you really predict how something like this is going to explode into the public interest?
 
2013-06-26 01:32:30 PM  
This is too funny. Republicans filibuster in the Senate and what's the Fark reaction? Outrage. Liberals filibuster in the Texas and what's the reaction here? Lauding approval of those selfsame farkers.
 
2013-06-26 01:33:49 PM  
Ha! That reminds me, I was flipping around the channels last night and caught a commercial for The Weekly Standard's conservatives-only cruise. What a miserable vacation that would be. But hey, that might be your only shot to throw Bill Kristol into the sea.
 
2013-06-26 01:37:38 PM  

nmrsnr: This is too funny. Republicans filibuster in the Senate and what's the Fark reaction? Outrage. Liberals filibuster in the Texas and what's the reaction here? Lauding approval of those selfsame farkers.


Yeah that's the same thing.
 
2013-06-26 01:38:11 PM  

nmrsnr: This is too funny. Republicans filibuster anything and everything in the Senate and what's the Fark reaction? Outrage. Liberals filibuster one messed up, misogynistic bill in the Texas and what's the reaction here? Lauding approval of those selfsame farkers.


Fixed that for you.
 
2013-06-26 01:54:31 PM  
thanks alot the liberal media frowny face
 
2013-06-26 01:58:41 PM  
I'm not gonna lie, I woulda pissed myself had I needed to filibuster for 13 hours.
 
2013-06-26 02:01:12 PM  

cookiefleck: I'm not gonna lie, I woulda pissed myself had I needed to filibuster for 13 hours.


I think you would be fine, as long as you don't lean on anything or talk about off topic subjects.
 
2013-06-26 02:01:36 PM  

nmrsnr: This is too funny. Republicans filibuster in the Senate and what's the Fark reaction? Outrage. Liberals filibuster in the Texas and what's the reaction here? Lauding approval of those selfsame farkers.


I'm pretty sure the only recent filibuster in the senate was Rand Paul talking about drones. And that got pretty positive responses.

That messed up 60 vote requirement bullshiat they pull, though? That's not filibustering. That's bullshiat.
 
2013-06-26 02:02:01 PM  
Fox News DID run the story, they just ran it as "MEATLOAFGHAZIRSGATE: Amber Davis, Dru Davis Go Yet Another Hour Without Dinner!"
 
2013-06-26 02:02:12 PM  

cookiefleck: I'm not gonna lie, I woulda pissed myself had I needed to filibuster for 13 hours.


Depends. For me, at least.
 
2013-06-26 02:02:37 PM  

Lando Lincoln: These abortion measures are a desperate last gasp of a political party to attempt to get more bible thumpers to the voting booth in order to keep them in power for a few more years. Sad.


I'd like to create a PAC soley devoted to advertising to the Evangelicals that they have been wasting their votes. Republicans held all three branches and they still didn't get anything they wanted. Time to form a new party Bible thumpers!
 
2013-06-26 02:16:58 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: These are 24x7 news channels.  They can't be expected to cover something that doesn't last at least 24 hours.


They also have program schedules and this thing (to me, at least) seemed to crop up at the 11th hour. No pun intended.

So they could have broken into the West Coast rerun of TRMS, but with who in front of the camera? Blitzer's already had his warm milk for the night, Crowley is busy researching how rapists' lives have been upended after their convictions, John King is busy recording a "SCOTUS upholds DOMA" soundbite, Brian Williams is busy watching the YouTube feed, and Katie Couric simply doesn't care anymore. So who's left? A coffee'd up intern with 5 minutes of actual broadcast experience?

Not like it's stopped them before, but they'd have pretty much nothing to talk about. They'd have to simply broadcast the 'buster itself, and you can't sell Bounty with some bloviating Texan filling the screen.
 
2013-06-26 02:30:46 PM  

EvilEgg: nmrsnr: This is too funny. Republicans filibuster anything and everything in the Senate with procedural tricks that really mean that no bill can pass with anything but a supermajority and what's the Fark reaction? Outrage. Liberals filibuster one messed up, misogynistic bill in the Texas with an actual talking filibuster and what's the reaction here? Lauding approval of those selfsame farkers.

Fixed that for you.


Fixed again
 
2013-06-26 02:33:14 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: These are 24x7 news channels.  They can't be expected to cover something that doesn't last at least 24 hours.


Zombie Strom Thurmond is unimpressed.
 
2013-06-26 02:34:58 PM  
Well let's be honest CNN is a farking terrible journalistic organization. They are proud of their dumbed down dipwad crew and news programs. When they actually do the news, it's like a slightly more professional local news show now, only on a national level with almost the exact same type of programming.

There's a gun battle somewhere - a local news team or iReporter is giving us footage. There's been a natural disaster or fire (this is national news, it has to be big and destructive). Someone has been kidnapped (but this is national news, so it has to be white). A law changed or a court made a decision (has to be federal). A sports team won (has to be on a national level). Someone stole money (has to be a lot of money). A politician was elected (has to be national or state governor level).

This is exactly what you get from local news, except with a higher threshold set to 'national level'.

They get by because people like me found cnn.com great in the mid 90s when they were one of the first to have a good news website, and still haven't found a better place to go (well now I go to fark or news.google.com for everything).
 
2013-06-26 02:35:56 PM  

nmrsnr: This is too funny. Republicans filibuster in the Senate and what's the Fark reaction? Outrage. Liberals filibuster in the Texas and what's the reaction here? Lauding approval of those selfsame farkers.


Well this filibuster actually had a point because it achieved a purpose.  The only thing that Paul's filibuster achieved was him getting a bunch of publicity like the attention whore that he is.

Plus, at least this filibuster is different - you try to filibuster when you can't have any water, can't lean against anything for support, and actually have to stay on topic the whole time - bonus difficulty, "on topic" is decided by your political opponents.

The two aren't in the same farking ballpark, they ain't in the same league, they arent even the same farking sport.
 
2013-06-26 02:37:28 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: EvilEgg: nmrsnr: This is too funny. Republicans filibuster anything and everything in the Senate with procedural tricks that really mean that no bill can pass with anything but a supermajority and what's the Fark reaction? Outrage. Liberals filibuster one messed up, misogynistic bill in the Texas with an actual talking filibuster and what's the reaction here? Lauding approval of those selfsame farkers.

Fixed that for you.

Fixed again


Context is for libtards.
 
2013-06-26 02:39:05 PM  

Lando Lincoln: nekom: It must REALLY suck to be on the religious right today.

On the contrary. You've got an entire political party at your disposal.


And a bunch of wedge issues to try and use next election as well.
 
2013-06-26 02:41:40 PM  
Why would they cover it?  Then they'd have tor reveal that the pro-abortion mob that took over the TX legislature last night thwarted democracy to prevent the state from requiring that abortionists follow FDA-approved protocols.

Not the message they want to deliver.
 
2013-06-26 02:41:51 PM  
I'll bet at least one of them is talking about it today... because we are talking about it. Tail wags dog. Ruff ruff. Quickly old chum, to the internets!
 
2013-06-26 02:42:45 PM  

TheOmni: nmrsnr: This is too funny. Republicans filibuster in the Senate and what's the Fark reaction? Outrage. Liberals filibuster in the Texas and what's the reaction here? Lauding approval of those selfsame farkers.

I'm pretty sure the only recent filibuster in the senate was Rand Paul talking about drones. And that got pretty positive responses.

That messed up 60 vote requirement bullshiat they pull, though? That's not filibustering. That's bullshiat.


Ironically, Paul wouldn'ty have been able to pull it off in Texas Senate as it was not germane to the topic of the vote.
 
2013-06-26 02:43:31 PM  
Kudos for her on standing up for women's rights but I really do hate filibusters.  It's one of the most illogical and hack mechanisms in politics.  It's not logic, it's not an argument to be discussed.  It's the equivalent of just outright blocking people from voting physically.  I don't like it when either party does it.
 
2013-06-26 02:46:39 PM  

LordJiro: A Dark Evil Omen: EvilEgg: nmrsnr: This is too funny. Republicans filibuster anything and everything in the Senate with procedural tricks that really mean that no bill can pass with anything but a supermajority and what's the Fark reaction? Outrage. Liberals filibuster one messed up, misogynistic bill in the Texas with an actual talking filibuster and what's the reaction here? Lauding approval of those selfsame farkers.

Fixed that for you.

Fixed again

Context is for libtards.


No, some of us wear glasses.
 
2013-06-26 02:48:09 PM  
Something something liberal media.
 
2013-06-26 02:48:28 PM  

SixPaperJoint: LordJiro: A Dark Evil Omen: EvilEgg: nmrsnr: This is too funny. Republicans filibuster anything and everything in the Senate with procedural tricks that really mean that no bill can pass with anything but a supermajority and what's the Fark reaction? Outrage. Liberals filibuster one messed up, misogynistic bill in the Texas with an actual talking filibuster and what's the reaction here? Lauding approval of those selfsame farkers.

Fixed that for you.

Fixed again

Context is for libtards.

No, some of us wear glasses.


MY BRAND
 
2013-06-26 02:51:08 PM  

bdub77: They get by because people like me found cnn.com great in the mid 90s when they were one of the first to have a good news website, and still haven't found a better place to go (well now I go to fark or news.google.com for everything).


http://www.guardiannews.com/

The UK Guardian's US site.
 
2013-06-26 02:51:34 PM  

Garet Garrett: Why would they cover it?  Then they'd have tor reveal that the pro-abortion mob that took over the TX legislature last night thwarted democracy to prevent the state from requiring that abortionists follow FDA-approved protocols.

Not the message they want to deliver.


Once again, forced birthers prove they are unable to debate the abortion issue without lying and misrepresenting.
 
2013-06-26 02:55:54 PM  
IDK about the rest, but Hayes and Maddow both covered the filibuster.

Also, Liberal Media!!!
 
2013-06-26 02:56:43 PM  
Wait, someone actually doing a filibuster instead of a threat of a filibuster?  We need more shiat like this.
 
2013-06-26 03:01:18 PM  

Slam Dunkz: Kudos for her on standing up for women's rights but I really do hate filibusters.  It's one of the most illogical and hack mechanisms in politics.  It's not logic, it's not an argument to be discussed.  It's the equivalent of just outright blocking people from voting physically.  I don't like it when either party does it.


In Texas, you can't stand and give the History Of The Marshmallow and get away with it, so it's a bit closer to the original usage, and evidenced by last night's eventually successful attempts to stop the filibuster, but ultimately failing by taking too long to do so.
 
2013-06-26 03:03:00 PM  
At some point, CNN's going to start having a live studio audience to ooh and ahh at their disaster and crime stories.  It will later evolve into Q&A sessions like Jerry Springer or Maury.

"I just want to tell Mr. Sen-a-tur here that he needs to RESPECT... the American People"
*audience whoops*
 
2013-06-26 03:03:33 PM  
If they covered that they'd be part of the liebral-leftist-lamestream-media-conspiracy and right wing nutters would not respect them as a balanced new org! what do you libtards want them to do????
 
2013-06-26 03:04:04 PM  
Maybe they'll cover this
http://www.nbcdfw.com/video/#!/news/local/Man-Lights-Firebombs-Outsi de -State-Senators-Office/143594886


Man Lights Firebombs Outside State Senator's OfficeSomeone lit several firebombs outside the Fort Worth office of state Sen. Wendy Davis, her spokesman said. No one was injured in the incident.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-26 03:04:43 PM  
According to what I was reading on the CNN facebook page, apparently they were doing a special report about muffins at one of the key parts of the filibuster.  You can't make that shiat up.
 
2013-06-26 03:04:58 PM  

SVenus: Maybe they'll cover this
http://www.nbcdfw.com/video/#!/news/local/Man-Lights-Firebombs-Outsi de -State-Senators-Office/143594886


Man Lights Firebombs Outside State Senator's OfficeSomeone lit several firebombs outside the Fort Worth office of state Sen. Wendy Davis, her spokesman said. No one was injured in the incident.


That's farked up and bullshiat, but also, uh, happened a year ago.
 
2013-06-26 03:05:18 PM  

bdub77: I watched it on YouTube. It was pretty spectacular. I'm a total political nut but it was like watching triple OT in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

 
I think the comparison of the Texas legislature and the GOP in general to the NBA is very apt.
 
2013-06-26 03:05:40 PM  

lilplatinum: nmrsnr:

This is too funny. Republicans filibuster in the Senate and what's the Fark reaction? Outrage. Liberals filibuster in the Texas and what's the reaction here? Lauding approval of those selfsame farkers.

Well this filibuster actually had a point because it achieved a purpose.  The only thing that Paul's filibuster achieved was him getting a bunch of publicity like the attention whore that he is.

Plus, at least this filibuster is different - you try to filibuster when you can't have any water, can't lean against anything for support, and actually have to stay on topic the whole time - bonus difficulty, "on topic" is decided by your political opponents.

The two aren't in the same farking ballpark, they ain't in the same league, they arent even the same farking sport.


It doesn't really matter how hard the filibuster is. My point is their purpose is the same. Just because you agree with one side or the other shouldn't make it better or worse. One side wants to stop legislation that is supported by the other from passing. Killing bills that have majority support is condemned when republicans do it in the senate. In this case, when democrats stop a bill that has majority support, they are congratulated. Not saying this particular bill was good or bad, just that it's a double standard. Getting angry about something your opponent does while applauding it yourself is just a touch hypocritical.

steganography ftw
 
2013-06-26 03:05:59 PM  

Dr Dreidel: They also have program schedules and this thing (to me, at least) seemed to crop up at the 11th hour. No pun intended.


msnbc was in rerun of the evening shows(maybe they all were). I was disappointed they didn't go live during the last fifteen minutes or so just to explain what dafuq was going on.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-26 03:06:05 PM  

SVenus: Maybe they'll cover this
http://www.nbcdfw.com/video/#!/news/local/Man-Lights-Firebombs-Outsi de -State-Senators-Office/143594886


Man Lights Firebombs Outside State Senator's OfficeSomeone lit several firebombs outside the Fort Worth office of state Sen. Wendy Davis, her spokesman said. No one was injured in the incident.


Mar 20, 2012

It could happen again, but we my friends were posting about that last night.  More than a year ago.

I wouldn't doubt new threats on her life now.
 
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