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(Guardian)   Rep. Devin Nunes is leaving Congress and moooving over to become CEO Trump's not-yet existing, but already under investigation social media platform. Because if there is one thing Nunes has proven in the last few year it's that he "gets" social media   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-12-07 10:28:40 AM  
Somebody is getting paid.
 
2021-12-07 10:53:42 AM  

edmo: Somebody is getting paid.


In grapefruits.
 
2021-12-07 11:22:22 AM  
He's gonna be udderly disappointed when he finds out his first paycheck bounces.
 
2021-12-07 12:23:09 PM  

edmo: Somebody is getting paid.


Nunes is milking the attention for everything it's worth, but it'll take more than words to get back on Trump's good side.
 
2021-12-07 12:23:55 PM  
Glad to see him gone. Still think he's gonna end up in jail at some point.
 
2021-12-07 12:24:02 PM  
Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine
 
2021-12-07 12:24:06 PM  
So nobody told him it's vapor yet? Poor guy.
 
2021-12-07 12:24:21 PM  
All he needed to hear was that the new position would be a cash cow.
 
2021-12-07 12:24:45 PM  

edmo: Somebody is getting paid.



In Uber gift cards
 
2021-12-07 12:24:59 PM  
So this gives him executive privilege, right? And any attempt to bring him before a court is just a politically-motivated attack?
 
2021-12-07 12:25:05 PM  

Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine


That already happened, and he lost reelection.
 
2021-12-07 12:25:48 PM  

Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine


Not if it isn't run by the state.
 
2021-12-07 12:27:05 PM  
It's just going to be that scene from American History X where that one poor bastard gets curb stomped, on loop.
 
2021-12-07 12:27:13 PM  
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2021-12-07 12:27:35 PM  
The rare time when I wish I could funny a headline. Good jorb Subby.
 
2021-12-07 12:28:35 PM  
Cant blame the guy, it must be hard to keep a yacht full of underage prostitutes coked up on a Congressional salary.

/allegedly
 
2021-12-07 12:29:39 PM  
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2021-12-07 12:30:15 PM  

austerity101: Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine

Not if it isn't run by the state.


I think Kivian's point is that if it's run by Trump, it is run by the state. There's a shade of difference there, but not much. And we've seen how well the system responds to illegal activity by Trump.....
 
2021-12-07 12:31:28 PM  
He's losing his safe district, something like +11 R to +5 D from the census re-alignment.  But, why he's quitting mid session, no idea.
 
2021-12-07 12:31:32 PM  

Psychopusher: edmo: Somebody is getting paid.

In grapefruits.


Trump can't even pick up a grapefruit with both hands. Nunes is getting paid in Trump's overflowing diapers.
 
2021-12-07 12:32:14 PM  

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This will never be not funny
 
2021-12-07 12:32:47 PM  
"Truth Social" is going to be a huge goldmine for advertising fake PACs, miracle COVID cures, fake viagra, penis enlargers, freeze dried survival meals, fark-your-feelings t-shirts, etc.

Better get your scams ready now to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
 
2021-12-07 12:32:48 PM  

austerity101: Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine

Not if it isn't run by the state.


Did the German state own any of the media during the Nazi era?

It doesn't matter if the government owns it or not. It's whether the state creates an apparatus to develop propaganda and then privately owned media is strong-armed or happily delivers it.
 
2021-12-07 12:33:49 PM  
Now the Florida grapefruit crop is at the same risk that California grapefruits fear.
 
2021-12-07 12:33:52 PM  

squegeebooo: He's losing his safe district, something like +11 R to +5 D from the census re-alignment.  But, why he's quitting mid session, no idea.


He's pulling a Palin, probably believes that the grift will be much sweeter as a private citizen.
 
2021-12-07 12:34:12 PM  

Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine


I do not disagree. When OANN and Newsmax "isn't bootlicker enough" for them, this will replace them, and at that point, good luck deprograming the cult.

I honestly feel like I should be apologizing to my children for bringing them into this mess. I'm hoping their future isn't as bleak as it appears
 
2021-12-07 12:35:12 PM  
It's a weird situation. Nunes is cutting off his grift as as Congressmen to get into the entertainment business, to start grifting from a new demographic. But Dr. Oz had enough grift as a media personality, so he's moving on to federally elected office to try that route.

How can they both be right?
 
2021-12-07 12:35:29 PM  

Psychopusher: edmo: Somebody is getting paid.

In grapefruits.


Those poor, poor grapefruits.  :(
 
2021-12-07 12:35:51 PM  

peterquince: austerity101: Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine

Not if it isn't run by the state.

I think Kivian's point is that if it's run by Trump, it is run by the state. There's a shade of difference there, but not much. And we've seen how well the system responds to illegal activity by Trump.....


Yeah, I don't consider a person who is not an active government official with any federal power to be the "the state."
 
2021-12-07 12:36:01 PM  

czei: "Truth Social" is going to be a huge goldmine for advertising fake PACs, miracle COVID cures, fake viagra, penis enlargers, freeze dried survival meals, fark-your-feelings t-shirts, etc.

Better get your scams ready now to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.


How many suckers would fall for my recommendation that the cheapest way to combat liberals is to anally or vaginally douche Drano?
 
2021-12-07 12:36:33 PM  

GoodHomer: austerity101: Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine

Not if it isn't run by the state.

Did the German state own any of the media during the Nazi era?

It doesn't matter if the government owns it or not. It's whether the state creates an apparatus to develop propaganda and then privately owned media is strong-armed or happily delivers it.


If they didn't own the media, then it wasn't state media.
 
2021-12-07 12:38:14 PM  
unlikely though it is, I hope he exits congress, and THEN we finally get the action that starts putting Trumps admin behind bars leaving Devin without a job...or in jail.

I also hope Santa brings me the new Nissan Z car.
 
2021-12-07 12:39:12 PM  

squegeebooo: He's losing his safe district, something like +11 R to +5 D from the census re-alignment.  But, why he's quitting mid session, no idea.


His grandstanding during the impeachment hearings didn't increase his take from the donor pool.  That was his only real attempt to really catapult the grift, and he flubbed it by being entirely forgettable in the fog of war created by Gym Jordan and Gaspedo Gaetz.  So rather than run for re-election and have to spend a bunch of money fighting both a primary and general challenger, he is choosing to cash out and go into hiding before snaking his way onto some board of directors somewhere.
 
2021-12-07 12:42:25 PM  

austerity101: GoodHomer: austerity101: Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine

Not if it isn't run by the state.

Did the German state own any of the media during the Nazi era?

It doesn't matter if the government owns it or not. It's whether the state creates an apparatus to develop propaganda and then privately owned media is strong-armed or happily delivers it.

If they didn't own the media, then it wasn't state media.


Uh, he didn't say it was state media. He called it a fully functional media apparatus, then describes a state propaganda machine. These can be two different things and don't require state-owned media.
 
2021-12-07 12:44:53 PM  

BeesNuts: squegeebooo: He's losing his safe district, something like +11 R to +5 D from the census re-alignment.  But, why he's quitting mid session, no idea.

His grandstanding during the impeachment hearings didn't increase his take from the donor pool.  That was his only real attempt to really catapult the grift, and he flubbed it by being entirely forgettable in the fog of war created by Gym Jordan and Gaspedo Gaetz.  So rather than run for re-election and have to spend a bunch of money fighting both a primary and general challenger, he is choosing to cash out and go into hiding before snaking his way onto some board of directors somewhere.


He may also be thinking he's less likely to draw investigators' attention if he leaves public service, on the assumption that they'd rather bust a sitting legislator than a former one.  I'm thinking he's low-hanging fruit (HAH!) either way and they won't really care what his employment status is.  If his private employment does matter at all, working for trump won't help it matter in a good way for him.
 
2021-12-07 12:46:22 PM  

Karate Explosion: I honestly feel like I should be apologizing to my children for bringing them into this mess. I'm hoping their future isn't as bleak as it appears


Covid isn't going away, the world can only artificially prop up the economy with stimulus dumps for so long.  All the necessary but non-urgent back burner projects that are going nowhere will bear their ugly fruit within a few years.  The supply/infrastructure/inflation problems we're seeing now are just a first glimpse.  The information age and social media have increased the potency of propaganda by a factor of god-knows-how high, and all this is happening when the world was already facing a difficult shift away from fossil fuels, the scarcity and price of which increases every day.  Burning these mountains of filthy coal is going to be the only way to keep the lights on, and if so, catastrophic climate change cannot possibly be avoided.
 
2021-12-07 12:47:18 PM  

markie_farkie: He's gonna be udderly disappointed when he finds out his first paycheck bounces.


He's too afraid to start a beef with Trump over that.
 
2021-12-07 12:47:34 PM  
This is the moment he realized his kids will probably be calling somebody else "Daddy" in 8-10 years.
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2021-12-07 12:49:37 PM  
That's sad. Life is so short; I was hoping he was retiring to spend more time with those he loves.

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2021-12-07 12:49:47 PM  

austerity101: GoodHomer: austerity101: Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine

Not if it isn't run by the state.

Did the German state own any of the media during the Nazi era?

It doesn't matter if the government owns it or not. It's whether the state creates an apparatus to develop propaganda and then privately owned media is strong-armed or happily delivers it.

If they didn't own the media, then it wasn't state media.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_media

State media, state-controlled media, or state-owned media is media for mass communication[1] that is under financial and editorial control of a country's government, directly or indirectly.
 
2021-12-07 12:49:48 PM  
Anyone who thinks they can create another social media platform to compete with Twitter and all the rest is an idiot.
This has already proven to be a disastrous idea more than once.

Also...  These people keep saying that they want to be free of censorship.  But what they really mean is that THEY want to be able to say whatever they want.  They do not want non-Conservatives in there saying anything.  In short, THEY will censor what THEY don't like.  Because they are hypocrites that don't understand double standards.

In short order, their entire platform will be loaded with the worst alt-right and far-right elements that this world has to offer.  And they will find themselves deplatformed immediately from whatever server they try to use.  They might build their own.  And good luck with that.  It will be hacked overnight.

And they will not be able to get hosted on Android or Apple.  Because both of those services have lockdowns on the content that they allow.  And you CAN NOT build your own app distribution platform.  That just isn't going to happen.

What I'm getting at here is that this appears to be a lot of noise and bullshiat.  I don't actually believe that they are really building a new social platform.  I think it's just a lot of talk.  Because there is no avenue in which it can be a reality.
 
2021-12-07 12:50:43 PM  
Wait, didn't Trump already start a social media network "Truth" that got hacked the first day? So he is starting another one?
 
2021-12-07 12:50:56 PM  
This seems like standard practice IMHO - Hiring people to positions that they have no idea what they're doing in.

Moo-nes clearly doesn't understand social media. Moo-nes has hurt fee-fees over social media. Moo-nes will now feel like he's in control and stiggin' it to social media.

Profit?
 
2021-12-07 12:53:38 PM  

GoodHomer: austerity101: GoodHomer: austerity101: Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine

Not if it isn't run by the state.

Did the German state own any of the media during the Nazi era?

It doesn't matter if the government owns it or not. It's whether the state creates an apparatus to develop propaganda and then privately owned media is strong-armed or happily delivers it.

If they didn't own the media, then it wasn't state media.

Uh, he didn't say it was state media. He called it a fully functional media apparatus, then describes a state propaganda machine. These can be two different things and don't require state-owned media.


He said "This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine" and I said "not if it isn't run by the state." So far, nothing is. Unless they were arguing that this somehow will eventually lead to Trump being reelected or something, but there's a whole lotta steps in there.
 
2021-12-07 12:53:46 PM  

The Bunyip: It's a weird situation. Nunes is cutting off his grift as as Congressmen to get into the entertainment business, to start grifting from a new demographic. But Dr. Oz had enough grift as a media personality, so he's moving on to federally elected office to try that route.

How can they both be right?


Look at who you're talking about. There's no reason to think either of them are right about anything.
 
2021-12-07 12:54:25 PM  

squegeebooo: austerity101: GoodHomer: austerity101: Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine

Not if it isn't run by the state.

Did the German state own any of the media during the Nazi era?

It doesn't matter if the government owns it or not. It's whether the state creates an apparatus to develop propaganda and then privately owned media is strong-armed or happily delivers it.

If they didn't own the media, then it wasn't state media.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_media

State media, state-controlled media, or state-owned media is media for mass communication[1] that is under financial and editorial control of a country's government, directly or indirectly.


No one that is a part of the state is using any of their power to make this happen, though. Nunes is resigning.
 
2021-12-07 12:55:15 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: That's sad. Life is so short; I was hoping he was retiring to spend more time with those he loves.

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At least you know that he's not on any MAOI inhibitors. Grapefruit kinds gets in the way of that.
 
2021-12-07 12:55:59 PM  

austerity101: squegeebooo: austerity101: GoodHomer: austerity101: Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine

Not if it isn't run by the state.

Did the German state own any of the media during the Nazi era?

It doesn't matter if the government owns it or not. It's whether the state creates an apparatus to develop propaganda and then privately owned media is strong-armed or happily delivers it.

If they didn't own the media, then it wasn't state media.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_media

State media, state-controlled media, or state-owned media is media for mass communication[1] that is under financial and editorial control of a country's government, directly or indirectly.

No one that is a part of the state is using any of their power to make this happen, though. Nunes is resigning.


Don't care about any of that, just pointing out that state media doesn't need to actually be owned by the state.
 
2021-12-07 12:57:45 PM  
Trump has had no success, ever, when attempting to build something from scratch. He buys existing things and then bankrupts them. Those are all probably some form of bust-out schemes.

This is new territory for Trump. He's lined up a bunch of money for a proposed entity, and I expect all that money to magically disappear without said entity ever taking off. A bust-out scheme with no actual equity to leverage. It only works if there are enough really stupid investors, and Trump is in luck there.
 
2021-12-07 12:58:45 PM  

austerity101: squegeebooo: austerity101: GoodHomer: austerity101: Klivian: Everyone in this and the original making jokes about Nunes not getting paid, but I'm worried about the actual reality down the road.

Everyone said that 2016 wasn't a real run, TFG was going to start TFGTv. He's gearing up for a new media apparatus which will be in full swing in 2024. People point out that TFG is still the front runner for 24, and if the Dems don't get it together then TFG is back in power.

Think about him being in power with a fully functional media apparatus. This is how we get an actual state propaganda machine

Not if it isn't run by the state.

Did the German state own any of the media during the Nazi era?

It doesn't matter if the government owns it or not. It's whether the state creates an apparatus to develop propaganda and then privately owned media is strong-armed or happily delivers it.

If they didn't own the media, then it wasn't state media.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_media

State media, state-controlled media, or state-owned media is media for mass communication[1] that is under financial and editorial control of a country's government, directly or indirectly.

No one that is a part of the state is using any of their power to make this happen, though. Nunes is resigning.



Don't be dim.  He was talking about Trump having power--directly or indirectly--over his own media company WHILE in power a second time.

JFC you will argue about anything.
 
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