FOX's Jesse Watters gets punked ...

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  1. Cowtown

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    ”Donald Trump's family has done more for this country than any Democratic elected official,” Watters said last Thursday.

    To which Iraq war vet Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) replied via twitter, “Totally remember the Trump brothers laying down suppressive fire for me in Anbar,”

    Yeah, FOX is becoming more of a "centrist" news voice. Sure. Got it. :rolleyes:

    Iraq vet lawmaker mocks Fox host over Trump family praise
     
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    Who here says Fox is becoming more of a "centrist" news voice?
     
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    Watters, along with Junior Trump and Ted Cruz, has a highly punchable face.
     
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    Jesse Watters is a bag.
     
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    Here's an interesting angle. Sekulow should have known that Junior was not under Secret Service protection at the time of the meeting. So by suggesting the Secret Service did oversee the meeting, did Sekulow inadvertently imply that Trump himself was also in attendance?

    Did Trump’s Lawyer Just Implicate Him in Donnygate?
     
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    It was a position taken by more than one pro-RW poster here shortly after Ailes was turfed, IIRC. I also believe I recall more than one poster disputing that. You can find them using the search feature.
     
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    Ah ok, yea, there were rumors the sons wanted to take the news org that direction but they clearly haven't.
     
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    Mind if I add Mitch McConnell to the list?
     
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    two months ago.

    Fox retracts Seth Rich story
     
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    Yeah, he's an annoying dude. It's hard not to watch his man in the street segments where he tries to make everyone look so stupid and not wonder how much he knows about stuff himself. I have a feeling that it's really not all that much. I only watch random bits and pieces of the television news channels, but most of fox is pretty unwatchable and any of their shows which are supposed to be humorous seem to be particularly bad. I'm not sure that I've ever even smiled at anything that's come out of Greg Gutfeld's mouth.
     
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    I'm finding almost all political humor very unfunny these days. I still enjoy the show but Bill Mahers monologue is the crowd clapping or him getting mad because they are groaning. The crowd is supposed to laugh. If they are groaning, it's because your joke isn't funny. Be funny.
     
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    Well, a retraction of an incorrect story is not necessarily an indication of a shift in their MO. And Hannity himself never recanted, he just stopped spreading the lie. Given their years of unapologetic hard-line anti-Democratic news skewing, I'd prefer to watch a while longer. They won't really turn on Trump until their base drops him, and I'm not holding my breath on that. He could even be found to have attended the DonnyGate meeting and they'll still cry, "But Hillary." At least for now. :noidea:
     
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    Oh I wasn't agreeing with it. I was pointing out LiCuse posted this two months ago and is now asking who said it
     
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    That's not why they groan. They groan because he isn't always as liberal as many portray, and his fans get triggered, if you will, by some of the things he says. Or they pretend they are.
     
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    Disagree. It's not funny. Tons of my friends are comics. Plenty are not pc. They don't get people groaning at their shows
     
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    Bill Maher oozes self importance. Id punch him in the face too.
     
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    I have a feeling the folks in the crowd think its funny but they are forced to groan because it's tribal code.
     
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    I think that the only political satirist (on television) that I've found funny going back probably over a decade was Colbert. Even Jon Stewart kind of annoyed me with all of the weird noises had faces he'd make. I never really knew what the point of that stuff was, except that I think that he was ripping off early David Letterman who did manage to pull that stuff off.
     
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    I don't like Maher as a person -- I feel like he wouldn't be particularly likable to hang out with. But I feel like his general takes are very on-point.
     
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    he's smug and snarky.(bill maher) and slap worthy. but remember he's not a journalist he's an entertainer. his job is to get laughs not deliver news.
     
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    Things change. CNN wasn't ridiculous a year ago.

    Two months ago there was reason to believe they may shift more towards the center with the change in leadership.

    They've instead solidified their hard right positioning and that's the last I ever spoke of that. I've always acknowledged multiple times in threads since then, their hard right leaning.
     
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    Who is Jesse Watters?
     
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    They aren't ridiculous now either. So I say the thing that changed was you.
     
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