May 11Liked by Ari Melber

How could CNN provide a prime time, international TV platform for Donald Trump to continue with his lies about the election, January 6th insurrection, & sexual abuse of women??????

Must we hear his lies repeated ad nauseum endlessly in the media? He is getting free publicity from the media as he did during the 2016 election.

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Come gather 'round people wherever you roam

And admit that the waters around you have grown

And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone

If your time to you is worth savin', then you better start swimmin'

Or you'll sink like a stone for the times they are a-changin'

Come writers and critics who prophecise with your pen

And keep your eyes wide the chance won't come again

And don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin

And there's no tellin' who that it's namin', for the loser

Now will be later to win for the times they are a-changin'

Come senators, congressmen please heed the call

Don't stand in the doorway, don't block the hall

For he that' gets hurt will be he who has stalled

And there's a battle outside and it's ragin'

It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls

For the times they are a-changin'

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land

And don't criticize if you can't understand

Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command

Your old road is rapidly agin', please get out of the new one

If you can't lend your hand for the times they are a-changin'

The Times Are A Changing;

The times are a changing,

The times are a changing

Here it is Ari,

The line it is drawn the curse it is cast

The slow one now will later be fast

As the present now will later be past

The order is rapidly fadin' and the first one now

Will later be last for the times they are a-changin'

Songwriters: Bob Dylan

For non-commercial use only.

Data From: Musixmatch

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Of course us people of a “certain age” and probably younger got the Dylan reference!! 👏

I am still sick about that 🤡

I am just as angry about the audience. How are those people living with themselves? I’m so ashamed but they probably are not.

Thank you Ari.

I have become too much “into” noted that I am now sticking with you and only you. I got tired of the trolls after a few days. Nothing against Substack, I just get too angry when people act like fools and do their best to bait normal people. Time for me to remove myself as I did with Twits. So thank you for the level headed writing and the way you keep your cool. Before MAGA, I rarely got so angry.

You are an excellent role model, even for us slightly older peeps!

A tip of my hat to you Ari!

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May 11Liked by Ari Melber

Hi Ari. Seems our entire government is full of LIARS. Santos beings JUST a Congressman is at the bottom of this food chair when you consider there is a (former, thank God) President and a couple Supreme Court judges in the mix at the very top of this trash heap. Having talked to a bunch of under 30’s recently, I learned that they only know the former president as a reality TV star and don’t see anything wrong with what he does since they have NO clue how REAL Politics works. Believe it or not, they had very little Civics or Government studies in school. As for history.... would you believe they don’t know who Hitler was or what he did, they only know him from groups like the Proud Boys on social media. Things are really getting a whole lot scarier out here. I guess we really need more VOTES & PRAYERS. BTW Ari.....off topic.... did ya find your keys 🔑 😁Thanks for all you do. 🙏🤷🏼‍♀️

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May 11Liked by Ari Melber

I just wish everyone would watch your show, it's one of the best and fairest on any network. I certainly hope all the cases against both Santos and Trump happen quickly. This country needs a spurt of faith, especially after that repugnant town hall last night. I didn't watch it because I feel like throwing up in my mouth everytime Trump appears in clips.I can't understand how anyone can watch him, let alone applaud him. What a stupid yet dangerous SOB. I very seldom watch CNN now that they have made changes, reminds me of fox-light.

I have never watched fox at any time, only seen clips of their shows on MSNBC. That was enough for me. I can't stand the anger that overcomes me just seeing clips. Need to take care of my own mental and physical health,so I watch shows and read about things that make me happy and hopeful. Can't wait to see your show tonight along with Nicole's, Chris, Alex and Lawrence. By the way Stephanie's idea last night was a good idea, let's stop showing his clips,just talk about him,easier on the eyes! Keep up the great work,you deserve an emmy!!

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Hi Ari. Yes the lower courts may be changing but with the debacle in the Supreme Court, what effect will it have? Why are we always reacting instead of being proactive? Why weren’t there ethics rules and accountability already in place? Why wasn’t Roe codified? Santos still has his position and able to vote on issues while the court system plays out? Since he’s definitely not the first Congressman to be accused of wrongdoing, why weren’t standards in place to disallow his voting? Even I’m a bit young for that song and I’m an old broad but I’ve heard it before. I appreciate you Sir.

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Please have Bob Dylan as a guest. It would be epic!!

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May 11Liked by Ari Melber

Ari, you asked, “Do you think these cases will make a difference? “

The cases will only make a difference-if found guilty-they are punished, according to the rule of law. AND, when the news media stop participating in the craziness, and elevating their need for “notoriety.” Yesterday, Trump and Santos were provided forums to spew lies and unwarranted attacks, into the atmosphere. This morning, all MSNBC shows, who criticized CNN for providing such a platform to Trump, have spent all broadcasts, displaying excerpts of the silliness, with commentary. WHY?! Nothing new to see! So, when there is a systematic effort to stop the gawking, at these two characters, and to punish without favoring, then yes, the cases will make a difference.

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Bob Dylan, of course and he was right.

Ari, here’s a two-part question for you: when does Trump have to pay the judgment to EJC and is he potentially liable again for defaming EJC on that CNN “Town Hall” routfest?

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As an FBI agent, I worked a lot of fraud cases. One "accomplished" fraudster told me, "You have to convince yourself the scam is true at some level in order to convince others." I suspect that's what Santos & Trump are doing with their respective scams.

Greg Stejskal, SA/FBI (ret.) 1975-2006, author of "FBI Case Files Michigan - Tales of a G-Man"

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The Republican party has turned into a disgusting, traitorous, lying bigoted party. It is up to all of us who believe in our democracy to vote all of these liars out to preserve our country. It is beyond scary to see what has been happening to that party and the people who support it. Thanks for all you do. Love you Ari.

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Ari...start when Trump was told by his pollsters he would lose 2020 election. That's when the Big Lie started. Explain the Genesis of the scheme to destroy Biden's administration even before the election happened.

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Trumpty is a bully, an authoritarian and probably a sociopath. We all know that.

Santos is a reflexive sociopathic liar. I’ll repeat: He lies reflexively without thinking, making things up as he goes. He later tap dances around his lies, maybe claiming a misunderstanding in an effort to clarify. What a phenomenal waste.

Book ‘im, Danno…

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May 11Liked by Ari Melber

About MSNBC Mavericks featuring Logic: composing music on a fly and rapping, that is so awesome 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😃😃😃

Logic got mad music skills👍🏽😃

Ari, you and Logic have a good ear for music👍🏽😃🔥

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He needs to go to jail

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Ah, Ari -- once again a musician prophet (this time from the original Beatnik era) has seen what is happening now. And yes, I still listen to Bob Dylan. January 6 comes through loud and clear:

Come, senators, congressmen, please heed the call;

Don't stand in the doorway; don't block up the hall,

For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled.

There's a battle outside, and it's ragin';

It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls,

For the times, they are a-changin'

And now, with all the younger people in State Houses, and in the Senate and House of Reps:

Come, mothers and fathers throughout the land,

And don't criticize what you can't understand;

Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command.

Your old road is rapidly agin';

Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand,

For the times, they are a-changin'.

Is he also predicting the 2024 election:

The line, it is drawn; the curse, it is cast;

The slow one now will later be fast,

As the present now will later be past.

The order is rapidly fadin',

And the first one now will later be last,

For the times, they are a-changin'.

The destroy/rebuild cycle is in full swing now, accountability has become a watchword for those who would try to pull the stunts that trump and Santos have. Complacency is really no longer an option, and more people are getting involved, organized, and are more determined to see the country making progressive strides. We've been slow on the uptake since 2015 when so many fell under the spell of trump, but his time of wizardry is gone. He has no "magic" left. His alchemy was fools gold, not the real thing. What is happening now during this change is what President Biden mentioned during his campaign - the soul of the nation is "coming out of the darkness and into the light", and the younger actors on the political stage are the forerunners of what I hope is to come: and that is what the founders wanted, a society built on the rule of law. This coming generation can achieve this ideal society and infuse it with compassion love and caring for all humanity and our planet as well.

The events we've been going through are not the beginning, but rather the end of things started decades ago. Ari, the new generation of musical prophets in rock, rap, ;hip-hop, can tell us so much and make us remember so much as well -- learn from history, don't repeat it is one item. You, Ari, are an inspiration for everyone to learn more, pay attention to what is going on, fact check what we read or hear, seek the truth even though it may be painful to learn, the alternative could well be far worse.

Congratulations on this article Ari..., you've really struck a chord in all of us. You set The Beat, we'll try to keep up with and augment this new rhythm. When is your next zoom call?

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