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(Politico)   Remember way back when there was supposedly a Hunter Biden scandal? Kinda hard to remember, it was long ago   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-10-28 9:09:48 AM  
What?

Hunter Biden's "business partner" was on Tucksballs and Sinclair is all over it. conservative media is quintupling down on this.
 
2020-10-28 9:10:30 AM  
I remember the GOP, being the vile filth that they are, decided to attack a candidate's family that's not even a part of the campaign.  And the media went along with them, making themselves just as vile and filthy as the GOP.

I hope they both DIAF.
 
2020-10-28 9:30:11 AM  
"Repair the narrative?" There's nothing to repair. There was never a narrative, it was always a quickly and lazily cobbled together mess.
 
2020-10-28 9:34:35 AM  
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2020-10-28 9:43:30 AM  
Remember when the President gave his daughter and son-in-law jobs in the White House?  Or when Mitch got his brother in law a job at the White House?  Or when Giuliani got his son a job at the White House?

Let's talk about that for a bit.
 
2020-10-28 9:48:07 AM  
I know a guy who is *still* showing me right-wing Hunter Biden memes.  The last was on Monday.  I don't think many right-wingers got the message that it was all bullshiat.

/Not that it wasn't stupid and enormously hypocritical from the get-go...
 
2020-10-28 10:27:51 AM  
Bobulinski got an extensive, 45-minute segment to lay out his case to Carlson's millions of viewers.

The only Carlson viewers who weren't already planning on voting full-ticket GOP are left-wing hate watchers who aren't going to change their vote for anything they see on his show.
 
2020-10-28 10:28:47 AM  
Hunter Biden used family connections to get job... this angers party of people who voted for unqualified son of former president and for guy who gave all the WH jobs to his unqualified daughter and her husband.
 
2020-10-28 10:33:29 AM  
It was meant to invigorate the base. Turnout is everything.
 
2020-10-28 11:04:32 AM  
Fox News this morning was still flipping out about Twitter and FB removing the Hunter story and SUPPRESSING FREE SPEECH ZOMG.
 
2020-10-28 11:04:55 AM  
Meanwhile, Matt Taibbi is now publishing in the NY Post and Glenn Greenwald is cheering the Post's "courage."
 
2020-10-28 11:06:00 AM  
"The Wall Street Journal and Fox News have both reported finding no evidence that former Vice President Joe Biden benefited from the Hunter Biden business dealings."

And this is important because conservatives rely on facts?
 
2020-10-28 11:06:43 AM  

puffy999: What?

Hunter Biden's "business partner" was on Tucksballs and Sinclair is all over it. conservative media is quintupling down on this.


They can't get it outside of their orbit though. Their two biggest "legitimate" partners in Fox News and the WSJ have passed on it. That means they can't pressure "liberal" media to run the stories, which they would if it was at least washed a little bit for them.
 
2020-10-28 11:06:53 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: I remember the GOP, being the vile filth that they are, decided to attack a candidate's family that's not even a part of the campaign.  And the media went along with them, making themselves just as vile and filthy as the GOP.

I hope they both DIAF.


Thank God the sainted Dems on Fark haven't stooped to insulting the First Lady or the President's family.  Because that would be pretty embarrassing.  I mean, that kind of stuff is out of bounds, bro.
 
2020-10-28 11:07:41 AM  
doesn't ring a bell
 
2020-10-28 11:08:12 AM  
This just in: Fox news full of hot air (and not much else)

Details at 11
 
2020-10-28 11:09:31 AM  
Hunter is a bad ass according to what conservatives are telling me. Much cooler than the farking Trump kids.
 
2020-10-28 11:09:37 AM  

fiddlehead: Fox News this morning was still flipping out about Twitter and FB removing the Hunter story and SUPPRESSING FREE SPEECH ZOMG.


I believe the "free speech" dog whistle comes from the Skokie, Illinois decision on the matter.

/yes, Nazis
 
2020-10-28 11:10:08 AM  
The Hunter Biden story is proof that sometimes, yes, refusing to cover a story makes it go away.
 
2020-10-28 11:11:38 AM  

jethroe: Marcus Aurelius: I remember the GOP, being the vile filth that they are, decided to attack a candidate's family that's not even a part of the campaign.  And the media went along with them, making themselves just as vile and filthy as the GOP.

I hope they both DIAF.

Thank God the sainted Dems on Fark haven't stooped to insulting the First Lady or the President's family.  Because that would be pretty embarrassing.  I mean, that kind of stuff is out of bounds, bro.


I bolded it for you.
 
2020-10-28 11:11:43 AM  

puffy999: What?

Hunter Biden's "business partner" was on Tucksballs and Sinclair is all over it. conservative media is quintupling down on this.


The "business partner" who... apparently never actually worked with Biden?
 
2020-10-28 11:11:45 AM  

jethroe: Marcus Aurelius: I remember the GOP, being the vile filth that they are, decided to attack a candidate's family that's not even a part of the campaign.  And the media went along with them, making themselves just as vile and filthy as the GOP.

I hope they both DIAF.

Thank God the sainted Dems on Fark haven't stooped to insulting the First Lady or the President's family.  Because that would be pretty embarrassing.  I mean, that kind of stuff is out of bounds, bro.


You mean the family that has active roles in the administration? That family? I'm not sure you're making the point you want to make.
 
2020-10-28 11:12:07 AM  

jethroe: Marcus Aurelius: I remember the GOP, being the vile filth that they are, decided to attack a candidate's family that's not even a part of the campaign.  And the media went along with them, making themselves just as vile and filthy as the GOP.

I hope they both DIAF.

Thank God the sainted Dems on Fark haven't stooped to insulting the First Lady or the President's family.  Because that would be pretty embarrassing.  I mean, that kind of stuff is out of bounds, bro.


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It's kind of fair game when they have jobs within the administration, especially when Damien was directly responsible for keeping the states that were hit the hardest at the outset from getting badly needed PPE.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/​0​9/jared-kushner-let-the-markets-decide​-covid-19-fate

And Melanie is just a piece of shiat who can't even fulfill the duties of the First Lady properly.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/​1​0/melania-trump-who-gives-a-f-k-about-​christmas-stuff.html
 
2020-10-28 11:12:17 AM  
The hunter biden story just isn't turning out as what it was cracked up to be.

Seriously I'm honestly kind of annoyed that after 4 years this was the best the right wing noise machine could do.

Like they skipped the key parts of the scandal where they were meant to alleged that either hunter or joe actually did something improper and the best that they could come up with is "hunter worked for a Ukrainian company while his dad was vp!" Its essentially on the same level to me as when the right wing tried to turn Obama's kids going to cochella into a scandal. Whoop de farking Doo.
 
2020-10-28 11:12:31 AM  
Even IF Hunter Biden did everything they accuse him of doing, that pales in comparison to the Trump crime family.  Then there's the minor little matter of LYING ABOUT A PANDEMIC.
 
2020-10-28 11:12:50 AM  

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2020-10-28 11:12:51 AM  

UberDave: I know a guy who is *still* showing me right-wing Hunter Biden memes.  The last was on Monday.  I don't think many right-wingers got the message that it was all bullshiat.

/Not that it wasn't stupid and enormously hypocritical from the get-go...


They kind of tipped their hand when they suggested that there was child pornography on the "laptop".
 
2020-10-28 11:13:08 AM  

jethroe: Marcus Aurelius: I remember the GOP, being the vile filth that they are, decided to attack a candidate's family that's not even a part of the campaign.  And the media went along with them, making themselves just as vile and filthy as the GOP.

I hope they both DIAF.

Thank God the sainted Dems on Fark haven't stooped to insulting the First Lady or the President's family.  Because that would be pretty embarrassing.  I mean, that kind of stuff is out of bounds, bro.


I really don't care, do u?
 
2020-10-28 11:14:03 AM  

jethroe: Thank God the sainted Dems on Fark haven't stooped to insulting the First Lady or the President's family.  Because that would be pretty embarrassing.  I mean, that kind of stuff is out of bounds, bro.


Randos on FARK is EXACTLY the same as the media covering a fake story on a family member!

EXACTLY THE SAME!!!!!!

U R VRY SMRT
 
2020-10-28 11:14:05 AM  

Mrtraveler01: UberDave: I know a guy who is *still* showing me right-wing Hunter Biden memes.  The last was on Monday.  I don't think many right-wingers got the message that it was all bullshiat.

/Not that it wasn't stupid and enormously hypocritical from the get-go...

They kind of tipped their hand when they suggested that there was child pornography on the "laptop".


They got greedy.
 
2020-10-28 11:15:00 AM  

kbronsito: Hunter Biden used family connections to get job... this angers party of people who voted for unqualified son of former president and for guy who gave all the WH jobs to his unqualified daughter and her husband.


Not too get too Sunny in Philadelphia, it's the implication more than anything else that the Right wants the narrative to carry despite not actually having it.

It's implied that the deals were shady.  It's implied that Joe Biden benefited from it.  It's implied that as a result he is a compromised foreign asset.  It's implied that if Biden wins then Hunter will be in the White House doing this sort of thing all the time.

The problem still exists that the laptop was never authenticated.  The story is dodgy from the time it was supposedly dropped off for repair to the time Rudy turned it over to the FBI (which would have been for the second time IIRC).

It fails to really be anything other than a "he said she said" thing until they can verify that it's all 100% authentic as well as do the second half, which is tie financial gain to Joe Biden, which should be easu to do since he has put out over two decades of his taxes.

But the problem with countering this is that Trump supporters have no sense of shame.  They have bought into this Ayn Randian belief that since Trump is a business man and not a politician then hsi actions are OK but since Biden is a politician then his actions are not.

Honestly the best way to get them to shut up about it has been posting the link to Joe Biden's taxes and telling them to find the discrepancy where he benefited from the deal or STFU about it.
 
2020-10-28 11:15:19 AM  
Hunter? It reminds me of a famous hunter.

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2020-10-28 11:15:39 AM  
Remember back when Rudy Giuliani could still manage to pretend to not be an evil pile of filth? Kinda hard to remember it was so long ago.
 
2020-10-28 11:16:02 AM  
It wasn't a very good narrative.  It was like someone had 6 months to come up with a great plan and waited until the last minute to throw whatever he had together.  Maybe he had a big group of henchmen and they never figured out how to use Teams or they had to sit through a daily two hour video conference where the boss talks about how great he is.   And then they wait for him to sign off and laugh about the guy and make jokes about him.

Then the drop date happens and this is the best they have.  But they all get to keep their Surface Pros and iPhones.  So good for them.
 
2020-10-28 11:16:47 AM  

JimmyTheHutt: Meanwhile, Matt Taibbi is now publishing in the NY Post and Glenn Greenwald is cheering the Post's "courage."


He seems to be measuring out a particularly short hill to die on, I'm not quite sure why this, of all things, is so attractive. He's getting a lot of attention from the altzi-right for it, again nothing of value.

...which I guess means it's entirely self-serving, tightening the race, espc. over something so completely stupid, certainly pushes forward his notions of the divide and the media's fault in it, hence, another book to sell.
 
2020-10-28 11:18:19 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: It was meant to invigorate the base. Turnout is everything.


Nah, it was definitely meant to create "blood in the water" to catalyze a mainstream media feeding frenzy on the Biden family.

It failed at that, so now they're using it as red meat for the base.
 
2020-10-28 11:18:22 AM  
So, just a thought. Just a tiny bit of postgame analysis. An itsy-bitsy little bit of Monday morning quarterbacking, if you will:

If you get busted for trying to use the office of the presidency to fabricate a scandal, to the point where your attempt at fabricating a scandal literally gets you impeached and is all anyone is talking about for months, then maybe, just maybe, when election year rolls around and you want an October Surprise, you should be ready with a different scandal than the one you got busted for making up.
 
2020-10-28 11:18:34 AM  
They're mad that their tactics have been uncovered and the major media outlets aren't falling for it. 

I really recommend watching this: 
You're watching Fox News. You just don't know it.
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TL;DW: Fox only exists to create a narrative using false or misleading information in order for other, more reputable outlets to pick up on the story thereby giving it credibility.
 
2020-10-28 11:19:52 AM  

flypusher713: Mrtraveler01: UberDave: I know a guy who is *still* showing me right-wing Hunter Biden memes.  The last was on Monday.  I don't think many right-wingers got the message that it was all bullshiat.

/Not that it wasn't stupid and enormously hypocritical from the get-go...

They kind of tipped their hand when they suggested that there was child pornography on the "laptop".

They got greedy.


It's like when you're stuck in mud and cants get any traction, you might panic and try to power you're way out but that only digs you deeper into the mud. Needless to say their very deep in the mud now with this.
 
2020-10-28 11:20:10 AM  

jethroe: Marcus Aurelius: I remember the GOP, being the vile filth that they are, decided to attack a candidate's family that's not even a part of the campaign.  And the media went along with them, making themselves just as vile and filthy as the GOP.

I hope they both DIAF.

Thank God the sainted Dems on Fark haven't stooped to insulting the First Lady or the President's family.  Because that would be pretty embarrassing.  I mean, that kind of stuff is out of bounds, bro.


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2020-10-28 11:20:37 AM  

flypusher713: Mrtraveler01: UberDave: I know a guy who is *still* showing me right-wing Hunter Biden memes.  The last was on Monday.  I don't think many right-wingers got the message that it was all bullshiat.

/Not that it wasn't stupid and enormously hypocritical from the get-go...

They kind of tipped their hand when they suggested that there was child pornography on the "laptop".

They got greedy.


Exactly.

You don't sound believable when you mention the mundane stuff first and then go "oh yeah...he had child porn on there too".
 
2020-10-28 11:23:45 AM  
I had to listen to "Soros" this and fake media that and how the Bidens are super rich and all the money is in their family's names instead of Joe's name and Hunter got his millions from china and russia and..well I can't remember it all because later in the day I had to talk to my mom and she was talking stupid about how all the deaths in WI are marked as covid and the hospitals get paid lots of money for every death and this isn't the first time some crazy person said this to me and "THEY" are telling everyone this is the truth but I don't know who "THEY" are but "it wasn't facebook!" so it hast to be true and people get its impoossible to stop a virus and everyone is going to get it and by the way did I mention my dad's side of the family has covid and failed to tell my dad when they spoke this past tuesday?  No?

That paragraph of run-on sentences is what my brain feels like from all the stupid.

WI is such a stupid-ass state.
 
2020-10-28 11:24:59 AM  
Hunter Biden?
Never heard of him!
I think he got Trump coffee once.
 
2020-10-28 11:27:34 AM  
We don't care about the laptop.  We don't care about what is, or isn't, on it.  This is about saving the country.  We have to win this election.
 
2020-10-28 11:29:02 AM  

jethroe: Marcus Aurelius: I remember the GOP, being the vile filth that they are, decided to attack a candidate's family that's not even a part of the campaign.  And the media went along with them, making themselves just as vile and filthy as the GOP.

I hope they both DIAF.

Thank God the sainted Dems on Fark haven't stooped to insulting the First Lady or the President's family.  Because that would be pretty embarrassing.  I mean, that kind of stuff is out of bounds, bro.


I really don't care, do you?
 
2020-10-28 11:30:18 AM  
It's not the nonexistent crime, it's the nonexistent cover-up.
 
2020-10-28 11:30:34 AM  

kbronsito: Hunter Biden used family connections to get job... this angers party of people who voted for unqualified son of former president and for guy who gave all the WH jobs to his unqualified daughter and her husband.


And people who apparently think this is different from asking your mom's book club friend who has a restaurant if you can work there this summer.
 
2020-10-28 11:30:46 AM  

jethroe: Marcus Aurelius: I remember the GOP, being the vile filth that they are, decided to attack a candidate's family that's not even a part of the campaign.  And the media went along with them, making themselves just as vile and filthy as the GOP.

I hope they both DIAF.

Thank God the sainted Dems on Fark haven't stooped to insulting the First Lady or the President's family.  Because that would be pretty embarrassing.  I mean, that kind of stuff is out of bounds, bro.


Hunter Biden keeps to himself. DT Jr., "I'm Eric" and Ivanka can't help but talk shiat about anybody and every body.

No one really picks on Tiffany, the daughter from the second marriage.
 
2020-10-28 11:34:21 AM  
When your narrative reads like a rejected Cohen Brothers script don't be surprised if it's not taken seriously.
 
2020-10-28 11:34:42 AM  
On a local level:  In Effingham Illinois, the mayor made a deal with Rahm Emmanuel to take in these criminals.  They're all in one part of this quiet central Illinois town and they're rapin' and car jacking and stealing like you wouldn't believe according to my sister in law.

So I says to her:  Ya know?  Effingham has a pretty good cop shop.  Seems like they'd be able to arrest these guys for these crimes.  The jail isn't full so they can hold them.  The courts aren't over loaded so it should be a simple matter of arresting them, holding them in jail and then giving them a fair trail before sending them back to prison, right?

Sister in Law:  They're not allowed to do that.

And every follow on question loops back to that.  "They" are defined and no explanation why imported criminal have special rights.
 
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