Monday, February 19, 2018

What Mueller indictments mean for Trump, Democrats — and Facebook


by Editorial Board 
New York Post
February 18, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment Friday of a Russian “troll farm” and 13 foreign nationals leaves little doubt Russia was working to undermine US democracy. But the filing also knocks the teeth out of the “collusion” claim.

That is, the charges are a strong sign that there’s nothing to Democrats’ charge that Team Trump worked with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

Mueller confirms that the trolling entity, the Internet Research Agency, used fake accounts on Facebook and Twitter to spread disinformation, sway public opinion and promote rallies. The “strategic goal” was “to sow discord in the US political system.”

Indeed, IRA began meddling as early as 2014, more than a year before anyone thought Donald Trump would run. And though it began favoring him and bashing Hillary Clinton in mid-2016, it seems clear that was simply because she was the clear favorite — and thus the one to slam to promote that “discord.” Indeed, Mueller’s team notes the trolls also promoted Bernie Sanders — and, after the election, pushed both pro- and anti-Trump rallies.

Yes, the operation was outrageous. But there’s scant evidence it made much (if any) difference in the 2016 results — which, again, makes sense if that wasn’t the goal. It appears Russia didn’t even target key states in the general election.

Nor (though Mueller didn’t weigh in on the point) is it clear if even a single person who might’ve seen the propaganda changed his or her voting as a result. (So much for Clinton’s excuse that Moscow caused her defeat.)

As for Dems’ greatest wish, proof of collusion to justify President Trump’s removal, Mueller’s indictment also falls far short. The closest it gets is its allegation that the defendants, posing as Americans, “communicated with unwitting individuals” tied to the Trump campaign. But it makes no charges that any of them knowingly took the bait.

Mueller isn’t finished, of course; maybe he’s sitting on evidence against Trump. But there’s an excellent chance he’s got nothing — that his indictments so far are just the result of his thoroughness and that he’ll wind up clearing the president.

Collusion has always seemed unlikely, with no evidence yet to emerge, 15 months since the election. Even anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok, who’d been involved in the pre-Mueller probe, was reluctant to join Mueller’s team because “there’s no big there there.”

It’s past time to start facing the real issues: Facebook has to own up to its failure to realize (or to care?) how it was being used.


Trump, meanwhile, needs to stop downplaying Moscow’s meddling, and respond more seriously. And Democrats should get ready to admit that their smears against the president were just that.











66 comments:

  1. On this President's Day, I'd like to THANK President Trump for doing such a wonderful job and bringing common sense back in style!

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    1. Thank YOU!

      We very much appreciate positive comments –– especially about the job PresidentTrump is tyring his level best to do in spite of the mammoth amount of flack he's taking from the crazed partisan morons who control the ENEMEDIA.

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  2. Russia punked us good. We are a nation of fools, inflamed by facebook feeds. The rest of the world is laughing at us, and "Nigerian Bank" scammers find us fertile territory...

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    1. It's the EMPTY barrels who make the most noise, Silver. Those filled with good and useful products stand quietly by in orderly ranks waiting for their turn to be of useful service.

      The noisemakers may be the most NOTICEABLE–– thanks to the electronic MEGAPHONES so gerneously supplied to them by the ENEMEDIA ––, but they are a small minority,

      Where is that biblical passage advising us to listen for the STILL, SMALL VOICE of GOD in the midst of the whirlwind?

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  3. __________ ON PRESIDENT'S DAY __________

    The frustration with our government’s immense
    Obtuse, insensitive and insincere
    As congress seems. The cost of food and rents
    Lawsuits, cars and School fees –– also dear ––
    Insurance coverage too –– should be exempt ––
    Be FREED from leeching levied from On High!
    Ensure our freedoms. Do not tempt
    Reprobates and Dupes wth The Big Lie:
    That Someone Else should have to bear their weight.
    A Helping Hand cannot in chains be held.
    Resentment there soon festers into Hate
    Instead of Help. The death of Hope is knelled.
    Ambition to coerce Compassion kills ––
    Nurturing Nihilism’s deadly thrills.


    ~ FreeThinke, The Sandpiper (Autumn 1996)

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  5. The Black Panther Movie does NOT. Depict the First Black Super Hero. Dr. Ben Carson was the First, and long before the Black Panther!!

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  6. But why stop at Trump? Let's broaden the net to include everyone. Lets say Hillary’s email server or Uranium One.

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  7. Once again, Democrats use the blood of children to make a political point about gun control knowing full well it won't stop the next shooter. Worse still, like immigration law, when Obama was in power he undermined law enforcement and actually reduced prosecutions. See:

    Obama talked tough about gun control, but prosecutions plummet on his watch . Gun Control Policies shifted and declined In cases since the Newtown tragedy.

    Now, we have an FBI that has become corrupted by the influence of Obama's political cronies. Cronies that Obama put into office.

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  8. Georg Blatzbier said

    I can´t believe people actually believe that Mueller would actually investigate his Co-conspirators in the FISA matter.

    There was at one time a canon against those in the legal profession taking positions to investigate one´s family, friends, co-conspirators, etc.

    Mueller has relegated that canon to a mere suggestion.

    In accordance with his wishes and machinations, all the corruption, apparent to most every else, will go by unnoticed or ignored.

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  9. 8718 Ridgerow Baby said

    What this means IS that it´s time to KNOW what the FISA spying was based on; the details in the warrant.

    We KNOW from testimony that without the Steele/DNC/Hillary slime Dossier there would have been no FISA warrant. Are our investigatory agencies this STUPID that they really suspected and launched a massive investigation based on information so ABSURD and unverifiable that rational people read it and laugh.

    OR are these people so corrupt that they smeared the thinnest possible veneer of credibility over their illegal, political attack on our election process.

    WHO did more damage, the hapless Russians, or the dems, Hillary, BO, and the federal bureaucracy? Yet Mueller does NOTHING about the vastly more corrupt and obviously illegal actions of his buddies. He does Gestapo raids against Trump associates. WHen is he going to raid Hillary´s houses or all the merry men in the DOJ and FBI.

    WHEN is justice going to be done, or even talked about by Mueller or the FBI or DOJ and the cast of clowns in Washington?

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  10. Igotta Pukitupsky said

    Mueller will keep this going for as long as he can. Not just to protect the Beast but his own crooked arse. His stint as a dirty cop when he was head of the FBI has been brought out in the open by REAL investigators. He thinks as long as he can be head of this witch hunt no one will go after him. He needs to be shut down and then then charged.
    He has been dirty from the get-go.

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  11. Aaron Stablemann said

    As far as sowing discord in the American political system, the Russians are no match for the Democrats, who are world class at corruption, lying, dirty tricks, agitation, and violence.

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  12. Ezekiella Dartmoor said

    None of this mean diddle squat. Already this a.m. I am hearing Dems ask why isn´t TRUMP doing something about the Russians, even though this started in 2016. Plus,

    Mueller, who can sway off into all sorts of other investigations, –– i/.e. Manafort and taxes , a "process" crime, etc. ––, shows absolutely NO interest in the Clinton campaign or the dossier.

    If this man thinks he is showing the world how justice can operate via a special counsel, he is showing it very well, a la poor Scooter Libby (still can´t forgive Bush for not pardoning him!) and that sort of thing.

    Mueller is meting out baloney, not justice!

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  13. Micturius Vodeodola said

    Thirteen Russians trying to sow discord in the American political system meant nothing more than stirring a tornado with a stick.

    As for Zuckerberg, his goal in life is to sell advertising and personal information and I´m sure he doesn´t care where the money comes from. If ever a troll was born, it´s him.

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  14. Ida Dora Goodlaye said

    Just read that Mueller was involved in the Lois Lerner IRS illegal suppression of the tea party. There needs to be an investigation of that.

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  15. U. R. A. Rattfingck sad

    It never ceases to amaze me - - how many people have thrown away their honor, integrity, careers - - and even their lives - - on behalf of the odious Klintoons.

    What is it about those obnoxious cretins that causes people to behave so indecently?

    Go figure - - because I can´t.

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  16. A government that’s run amok
    
It's citizens will surely fok!

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  17. So the FBI can find 13 Russians, and 3 Russian companies but can't find one puke named Cruz... Right.

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  18. Just read that Mueller was involved in the Lois Lerner IRS illegal suppression of the tea party. There needs to be an investigation of that.

    Footballlives

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  19. A Patrotic AmericanFebruary 20, 2018 at 7:52 AM

    At every turn, Trump has failed to do what a patriotic president would do—failed to put the national interest first. He has left the 2018 elections as vulnerable as the 2016 elections to Russian intervention on his behalf.

    The president’s malignant narcissism surely explains much of this passivity. He cannot endure the thought that he owes the presidency to anything other than his own magnificence. “But wasn’t I a great candidate?” he tweeted plaintively at 7:43 a.m on Sunday morning.

    America is at risk from a foreign government and we have a president (so called anyway) that lacks the intelligence, wisdom, patriotism, character, and true inner strength to do a goddamn thing about it. Makes one very uneasy an uncertain for the future of our democratic republic. The republic men much greater, braver, and more patriotic than our DOTARD president have died defending and protecting.

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    1. And there you have a demonstration of the upside-down, backwards, inside-out, perverted logic of the demonic EFT –– and the idiotic NeverTrumpers.

      Do these people honestly BELIEVE their unending litany of absurd assertions, or do they simply believe that LIES told OFTEN ENOUGH become ACCEPTED in the unthinking Public Mind as TRUTH?

      That's a serious question.

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    2. What an idiot post, and you call yourself a Pathetic American?

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  20. I see the future: investigations at taxpayers' expense ad infinitum.

    Damn.

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    1. Endless Investigation constipates Legislation as it obscures Adjucation.

      It's just another SCAM designed to prevent congresscreatures from having to take decisive action.

      They do it to PROTECT each other while seeming to be in. OPPOSITION.

      It's the main reason why NOTHING of VALUE EVER GETS ACCOMPLISHED in dear old Dee Cee.

      Call it The Washington Fandango.

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  21. The Truth Has Been SpokenFebruary 20, 2018 at 9:05 AM

    No wonder the left is screaming “Russia, Russia Russia” they have a history
    in having the Russians meddle into US Election affairs.!
    Talk about meddling into Foreign Elections it’s well known that Bill Clinton meddled into Russian affairs and helped Boris Yeltsin get elected to a second term as President of Russia. So maybe Hillary should be asking her “Hubby” The Swimmer Ted Kennedy, sent secret messages to the Russians in the middle of the cold war, ASKING them to intervene in the presidential election in order to defeat President Reagan.!
    According to Soviet documents unearthed in the early 1990’s, Kennedy literally asked the Soviets, avowed enemies of the U.S., to intervene on behalf of the Democratic party in the 1984 elections. Kennedy’s communist communique was so secret that it was not discovered until 1991, eight years after.
    Not that I’m finger pointing here, I'm just pointing out the hypocrisy of our well meaning Leftist buddies.

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    1. "I'm just pointing out the hypocrisy of our well meaning Leftist buddies."

      You aren't the first, and you won't be the last.

      And by the way Leftists are NOT our buddies, but I suspect you know that, and were just being sarcastic, right?

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  22. It was the left who was completely owned by the Russians. They were the ones who got hacked, thanks to their own incompetence, and they are the ones running around crying "Russia! Russia! Russia!."

    Them Russkies played you lefties like a cheap fiddle. They were like the the organ-grinder and you were the monkey'

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    1. We should not be in the busuess of denouncing and defaming those with whom we don't agree. Instead we should always work to AFFIRM what we beleve to be the truth.

      Playing THEIR wretched game only reduces OUR discourse to the level of a shouting matchl or a pissing contest.

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  24. Mopey Dick said

    Ah yes, we may ridicule lefty loons in charge of cities, but the important thing is not their hopeless incim'petence but the fact that THEY CAAAAAAAAAAAAAARE!

    Yep, to hell with the taxpayers and the normal people (if there ARE any left in Lib Cities), all caring –– and all pulic ninies –– MUST be directed to the most useless dregs around.

    Doesn´t it ever occur to liberals that the more free candy you hand out the more ir draws the worthless 'Gimmee Crowd´ to glom onto that free candy?

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  25. Hey Lefties, we did exactly what you wanted, we banned guns from schools, just like you wanted. Even people that had concealed carry permits and who were trained to use their guns safely weren’t allowed to have them. And yes your plan worked. No one was permitted to have a gun in schools so they weren’t able to defend themselves and shoot back. And guess what? 17 people died because of it.

    You owe us an explanation. What went wrong with your plan? Why didn’t it work?

    Maybe you can ask your drug dealer why banning guns doesn't work the next time you buy your junk.

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    1. THEY BANNED GUNS IN

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      CHICAGO! CHICAGO! CH(CAGO! CHICAGO! CHICAGO!

      AND GUESS WHAT?

      CHICAGO IS NOW THE MURDER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

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  26. EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

    GUESS WHAT?

    A young Leftist Statist Globalist Elitist left over from from the Obama administration appeared on C-Span's Washington Journal earlier this morning solemnly spouting the DISINGENUOUS Hew World Orderist line.

    An older gentleman from the northeast, who described himself as "A Conservative Democrat" (!) promptly told the world –– after he'd listened to the young gentleman –– for about fifteen minutes that the "guest" was a Leftist Statist Globalist Elitist.

    WOO HOO! Let's chalk up one for simple, clear-cut statements of TRUTH

    The MODERATOR, however, CHIDED the "Conservative Democrat" on the phone and declared him guilty of "NAME-CALLING!"

    C-Span has always prided itself on being "objective"and willing to give ALL point of view EQUAL TIME.

    Not so ever since Donald J. Trump began his campaign for the presidency.

    C-SPAN has now become C-SPIN, and seems more than pleased to let itself be used as just another member of the Leftist Statist Globalist Elitist Chorus singing endless variations of WE MUST DUMP TRUMP.

    On the rare occasions when some hapless soul gets by the C-SPIN censors to give PRAISE to President Trump, or to DEFEND his policies, that person is given short shrift, and gets cut off ASAP, while the DUMP TRUMP brigade is allowed to rail on endlessly UNINTERRUPTED. The C-SPIN moderators stop just short of APPLAUDING anyone who stops by to heap scorn on our president

    Typical! Typical! Tragically typical of C-Span these days. The organization always prided itself on being "objective" and patted themselves on thle back constantly for giving ALL POINT of VIEW an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY to be HEARD without fear or favor.

    To that i say, "BALLS!"

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  27. This should make for an interesting argument. Just imagine we had Hillary Clinton in the White House now. She's been in office over a year. Then we have this shooting. Now keep in mind, the far left has sure beating up on Trump all this time being "He Is The Current President"..there for, the shooting is all his fault.
    Now let's take this tragedy, and flip it over as if we have a "President Hillary".
    Anyone wanna make some guesses how the leftist networks would handle the story?Just imagine we had Hillary Clinton in the White House now. She's been in office over a year. Then we have this shooting. Now keep in mind, the far left has sure beating up on Trump all this time being "He Is The Current President"..there for, the shooting is all his fault.
    Now let's take this tragedy, and flip it over as if we have a "President Hillary".
    Anyone wanna make some guesses how the leftist networks would handle the story?

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    1. Your thoughts are pretty obvious, but accurate.

      The LEFTWARD BIAS of the ENEMEDIA is so nauseatingly palpable it looks, –– feels –– and SMELLS –– like a heavy, shit-caked, urine soaked HORSE BLANKET.

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  29. SAD NEWS:

    BILLY GRAHAM has died at age NINETY-NINE.

    May he occupy an especially blessed corner in the untold beauty and serenity of the many mansions in God's eternal Kingdom!

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  30. RANDOM THOUGHT and STIMLATING QUESTION:

    How much –– and what SORT –– of effect would St. MLK, Jr. have likely had on our nation, if he had appeared in a B-I-G AFRO, carrying a SPEAR, wearing a LOINCLOTH or a DASHIKI with a RING in his NOSE?

    MLK, Jr. in DREDLOCKS?

    MLK, Jr. with cheeks, chin, forehead and BARE CHEST painted in geometric patterns or red, white, ochre and blue?

    MLK, Jr. with his front TEETH FILED to SHARP POINTS?

    MLK, Jr. opening hismost famous oration with "I have dream that one day all these goddam white motherfuckers will start to look at me as a MAN stead of a fuckin' NIGGER."

    "IMAGE" and and "STYLE of PARLANCE" suddenly take on great sigificance in light of these (admittedly absurd) suggestions, don't they?

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    1. Please don' t speak ill of the demented, perverted, lying, miserable troublemaking, rotten bastards, nasty bitches, fucking morons. shitheads, and dirty stinking PERVERTS who work day and night to infest and destroy decent blogs with their putrid, nauseating presence.

      };^)>


      The LESS SAID about THEM the BETTER.

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  32. Fearless Fuzzydick said


    Still Lacking Evidence Of Collusion, Democrats Move The Goalposts

    Daily Caller, by Peter Hasson

    Lacking any evidence of collusion between President Trump and the Russian operatives who meddled in the 2016 campaign, Democrats are now attempting to re-define “collusion” in order to declare Trump guilty of it. (Snip) Now, with no evidence of such collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, leading Democrats are trying to redefine “collusion” to mean public statements Trump made on the campaign trail and conversations then-Trump adviser Michael Flynn held with Russian officials during the post-election transition period. Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell published a PowerPoint Monday night titled “Evidence of Collusion” that failed to include any evidence

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    Eric Swalwell is every bit as bad as the insufferable crapweasel Adam Schiff. That is made worse by the fact that both of them are former prosecutors and they should obviously know better, especially since collusion is NOT a crime. Even the liberal Alan Dershowitz has pointed that out. I cringe whenever I see either of those disgusting hacks appear on TV. They are nothing but liars and traitors to their own country.

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    1. Jay Pritchard Bilkington, III said

      Those Democrats innocent of participating in the crimes now being investigated by Horowitz, Nunes et al could prove so by supporting the investigation, even if said investigation leads to the indictments of Felonia von Pantsuit and BarackHussein Our Lightbringer. All other behavior (squealing or hiding in the shadows) will now be incriminating. Especially among Enemedia participants

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    2. R. Maurice Tchelichew said

      Swalwell and his co-conspirator Shifty Schiff could do something useful to help rather than hurt the rapidly declining condition of their home state. They could volunteer to clean up the feces and drug needles in San Francisco and Los Angeles. They might be more qualified at this than slinging their crap in Washington.

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    3. No Longer Sweet 16 said

      The dumb dems are clutching at straws. This guy Eric is a slime ball from CA. He’s in every photo with his partner in crime, Schiff. Two losers. The dems are desperate.

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  34. So, the FBI can find 13 Russians who what? placed facecrap ads, but they can't find one crazy SOB named something or other Cruz when there's only 12 of the mofo's in the entire country? Riiiight.

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  35. The Truth Has Been SpokenFebruary 22, 2018 at 9:27 AM

    After losing what should have been a pretty winnable election, it would make sense for Hillary Clinton to sit down with her team and assess what happened and why they lost. Instead of her wandering off in the woods getting drunk on Vodka. It would be useful information for anybody that wants to challenge Trump in 2020. However, that kind of self-reflection would be grounds for accepting responsibility for something and Hillary Clinton does not do that.

    Instead, Hillary chose to blame James Comey, blame the DNC, blame her team, blame the voters, blame the Russians, the Military, and the vast white conspiracy . In revealing what is either a stunning lack of self-awareness or just her innate penchant for blaming others for her troubles, she decided to attempt to make the case to everyone except herself the reason she lost states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio was due to her emails, her performance at the debates including her cheating, her lies and her refusal to deny the inevitable

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    1. Why bother treating us to a recital of STALE DATA and OLD TALKING POINTS we've been painfully aware of for YEARS?

      Have you no ORIGINAL or FRESH insights to share?

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    2. WOO HOO! Let's chalk up one for simple, clear-cut statements of TRUTH. I never can stop reading about Crooked Hillary!

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    3. You mght want to examine you motives for that Bagels.

      I think it's time we MOVED ON and worked harder to SPPORT President Trump's agenda.

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  36. The Infomer said

    Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me "Scripted Question" After Denying
    Question About Armed Guards


    Real Clear Politics,

    by Ian Schwartz

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night´s town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a "scripted question," quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards. "CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted," Haab told WPLG-TV.

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    1. Maria des Jardiniieres said

      It is all about their hate for Donald Trump. This is a tragic situation but it is liberal policies that have created or added to the problem.

      I am still questioning how this individual got into the school. Yeah, I know schools don´t want to be in lock down etc. Well, there are a lot of people who feel inconvenienced by metal detectors at airports.

      Evil-abiding people want to do their evil acts and law-abiding people have to be their sitting ducks? No, thank you.

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    2. Justine Margolies said

      My sympathy meter for these kids is broken. They´re a bunch of upper class mostly white kids who attend a suburban high school in a very wealthy country and experienced a traumatic event last week and yet, there´s no sense of sadness, or anything about their dead classmates.

      Instead it's all about their anger at Republican politicians for these kids who were probably bullies to Shooter Cruz which probably didn't help considering his mental health issues.

      Can anyone name one of the victims? No, but we all know the name Colton Haab.

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    3. Avram Kapstein said


      These kids are just mush minds, easily brainwashed and totally over mastered by a bombardment of deliberate manipulation from the left from birth. It's the same phenomenon as the kneeling millionaires tired of being hassled by the man.

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    4. Ichabod Dane said

      I focus on the good that will come out of this shooting. Thousands of schools around the country that keep their doors open will now lock them. Teachers will seriously consider concealed carry and school boards will be pressured to allow it. Americans who own, properly use and respect their firearms have a new resolve to keep them and fight for the 2nd Amendment. George Soros just lost a pile of money and made the left look REALLY stupid in the process of tricking children to support their lost cause.

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    5. Cognizant One said

      A local talk show host in Nashville (Phil Valentine) said he spent many hours poring over the history of mass shootings in the U.S. He didn´t count terrorist attacks, or gang wars. He was only looking for lunatics going on killing sprees for no apparent reason.

      His break point was 1975 (I think) when the courts ruled that we could no longer institutionalize the mentally ill unless we could prove that they were a danger to themselves or others. So we emptied the mental hospitals and let them out on the street.

      In the decades before that ruling we had less than one mass shooting of this nature per decade. But since then (if I remember the numbers correctly), he ways we have averaged almost 3 per year.

      Coincidence? If these numbers are correct, it would be hard not to conclude that this single change may have been responsible for hundreds of deaths.

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    6. Chick A. Holick sid

      Why is CNN allowed to dispute the assertions made by this student? After all he was in the school during the shooting. He was shot at! They should not dare disagree with any Parkland student no matter what they say!

      (At least those are the rules for conservatives in this matter according to CNN and MSNBC).

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  37. PONDER THIS POEM by AWARD-WINNING AMERICAN POET BILLY COLLINS. IT HAS MUCH of VALUE to SAY about HUMAN NATURE to the BLOGOSPHERE, EVEN to THIS ILLUSTRIOUS BLOG: };^)>


    _______ Child Development _______

    As sure as prehistoric fish grew legs
    and sauntered off the beaches into forests
    working up some irregular verbs for their
    first conversation, so three-year-old children
    enter the phase of name-calling.

    Every day a new one arrives and is added
    to the repertoire.
    You Dumb Goopyhead,
    You Big Sewerface, You Poop-on-the-Floor
    (a kind of Navaho ring to that one)
    they yell from knee level, their little mugs
    flushed with challenge.
    Nothing Samuel Johnson would bother tossing out
    in a pub, but then the toddlers are not trying
    to devastate some fatuous Enlightenment hack.

    They are just tormenting their fellow squirts
    or going after the attention of the giants
    way up there with their cocktails and bad breath
    talking baritone nonsense to other giants,
    waiting to call them names after thanking
    them for the lovely party and hearing the door close.

    The mature save their hothead invective
    for things: an errant hammer, tire chains,
    or receding trains missed by seconds,
    though they know in their adult hearts,
    even as they threaten to banish Timmy to bed
    for his appalling behavior,
    that their bosses are Big Fatty Stupids,
    their wives are Dopey Dopeheads
    and that they themselves are Mr.
    Sillypants.


    ~ Billy Collins (1941-)

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  38. At the Olympics slopes, Lindsey Vonn was a bust at the Downhill and Slalom Olympics.
    Lindsey Vonn was considered to be the best female Alpine skier ever, primed for another gold medal in the downhill and poised to win another medal in the Super-G. However, he will go home with a measly bronze medal and not the Gold that she has wished for. After all she is an American, and I usually root for all American’s to win the Gold, but in her case, I had mixed thoughts...
    No, Lindsey Vonn didn’t win the gold and since she told the world that she would not go to the White House and receive the President’s congratulations, everything is just fine and the country will just have to do without her! The Olympics are supposed to be politics free , but I guess that some people just can’t keep their big mouths shut! Since no liberal can just lose on their own...it must have been Russian meddling in the Olympics that caused Lindsey to lose again. Mueller should most definitely add this travesty into his investigation.!

    I love Olympics and I cheer for every American athlete, except for those who use the platform to push for their political views and suppress mine. So sleep well Lindsey, and remember that your words DO have consequences

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  39. These kids are just mush minds, easily brainwashed and totally over mastered by a bombardment of deliberate manipulation from the left from birth. It's the same phenomenon as the kneeling millionaires tired of being hassled by the man.

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