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Old Yesterday, 02:54 PM   #1741
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Default Re: Berni for President

Laughed pretty hard at this one. Can feel the seething Trump supporter butt hurt through the monitor.

 
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Old Yesterday, 03:19 PM   #1742
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They got their hands on it and decided to publish with absolutely no regard for privacy, fact-checking, or potential ongoing FBI investigations. Got to get them clicks.
For what it's worth, when I was a journalist, had I been in that position, here's how I would have handled it:

1) wow, we got this crazy dossier, look at all this shit. What a scoop!

2) fuck, there's no way I could possibly confirm any of this.

3) are U.S. or other major intelligence agencies taking this seriously? If so:

4) publish it.

That's the only rational chain of thought - you publish it, you say 'we obviously can't confirm any of this because we're not fucking spies, but we know that the FBI, CIA and MI6 have this, are seriously investigating it, and that it was compiled by a former agent who is respected in that field.' The other option is to NOT publish, which doesn't help anyone, doesn't make your paper/website/outlet any money, and which contributes to the bad guys continuing to get away with doing bad things.

As to the attacks on my Steele cousin (distant, maybe?), yeah, that's fucking stupid. Of course he's getting paid - that's what he does for a living as a private intelligence consultant. People pay him to do the work he used to do for a lot less as a government employee.
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Old Yesterday, 03:23 PM   #1743
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Dude its Buzzfeed. Saying Buzzfeed is cancer shouldn't be any more controversial than saying leukemia is cancer.
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Buzzfeed is next on my fantasy hit list with gawker gone
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What? You think a newspaper founded and owned by a cult might have credibility issues?
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as far as Post cereals go, I'm pretty partial to Honey Bunches of Oats
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