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Yeah, and his ex-wife says something to the effect that her daughter now has a playmate, and that goes over CNN's head. At least that's how I read it.

I interpreted Brinkley's comment as passive-aggressive snark as well. Surprised she didn't throw in a "Hope Billy finally gets it right this time!"
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Why does the MSM continuously quote petitions signature numbers from change.org as if they indicate something meaningful?
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Why does the MSM continuously quote petitions signature numbers from change.org as if they indicate something meaningful?
Because what used to be called news no longer sells. People only buy what they want to hear , so if that's what it takes so be it , but then I know you already know that . (Very) old man rant over,
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Why does the MSM continuously quote petitions signature numbers from change.org as if they indicate something meaningful?

Isn't that really what they are for though?

The petition itself won't actually do anything, but it gives you something to point at and say "hey look, we got 100k people to go sign this thing".

Yeah, those 100k people are all mouth breathers, but it is still impressive that you got 100k of them to actually go and sign your shit...people are fucking lazy, they don't go sign petitions just for fun.
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Getting the media to report about the petition is probably the most meaningful thing you can accomplish with a petition.
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Getting the media to report about the petition is probably the most meaningful thing you can accomplish with a petition.

I thought it was to make the signers feel relevant and like they have accomplished something meaningful. Same thing as "liking" a Facebook post about a social justice issue.
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Isn't that really what they are for though?

The petition itself won't actually do anything, but it gives you something to point at and say "hey look, we got 100k people to go sign this thing".

Yeah, those 100k people are all mouth breathers, but it is still impressive that you got 100k of them to actually go and sign your shit...people are fucking lazy, they don't go sign petitions just for fun.
Actually those petitions fit into their laziness they can still say the care and did something blah blah.. but lets be real it was part of the supposed activist internet time between porn and facebook. They may even invlude in their facebook... they do not march protest or even donate money give me a fucking break
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In California petioning is a source of income for once politically active types who have marginalized themselves through alcohol and drug abuse. . Fortunately I am independently wealthy and in possession of mad mechanical skills least I be forced amongst their ranks
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Yeah, those 100k people are all mouth breathers, but it is still impressive that you got 100k of them to actually go and sign your shit...people are fucking lazy, they don't go sign petitions just for fun.


Except they do. Slacktivism is the easiest thing to do and feel good about yourself without actually accomplishing anything.
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Signing a petition is a step up for most of these slacktivists. Retweeting and Facebook likes are more their speed.
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Sometimes I like sty-fo posts. Am I slacktivist-ing right?
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Now, I don't think Scott Walker stands much of a chance, but this headline that I'm seeing repeated is so ludicrous it almost hurts.
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America's Top Union Leader Just Destroyed Scott Walker in Six Words


"Scott Walker is a national disgrace," reads the entirety of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's statement.

Are even journalists so fucking stupid now they think name calling is an actual argument?
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If people want to see a union leader destroy a politician, they should dig up some footage of Hoffa insulting RFK.
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"Hillary Clinton is a national disgrace."

- Harvey Birdman, 7/13/2015


BOOM! She's been destroyed!!!
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Now, I don't think Scott Walker stands much of a chance, but this headline that I'm seeing repeated is so ludicrous it almost hurts.
Are even journalists so fucking stupid now they think name calling is an actual argument?

Do people writing for buzzfeed count as journalists?
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