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I’ve seen a lot of people in my life, the truth is always easy and relaxed, if you have the slightest suspicion that someone isn’t telling you the truth or simply doesn’t enlighten the whole story, just ask them as many questions as possible and clarify every detail - after a couple of questions everything will fall into place! The devil is in the details, remember that!

But let's face it, we all lie periodically, and there is no concept of a small or big lie, a lie is a lie, period!

A person who tells you that he never lied or he lives by a principle of not lying is the biggest liar!

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Feb 22, 2023·edited Feb 22, 2023

I would like to see some creative compensation for damages. Because no matter how much money Dominion is awarded, it will not revert the damage they have done. So I propose the following, in addition to monetary damages ---

For at least one month, at the start of every single show, no exceptions, a voice only ad runs for 30 seconds basically saying "We knew Biden won the election. We knew there was no fraud. We knew it was all lies. But we kept repeating the lies, because it helped our ratings".

And Faux News does not get to write the script. Dominion does, or the judge.

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Feb 22, 2023·edited Aug 31, 2023Liked by Ari Melber

For the Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham shows, every five minutes at the bottom of screen:

"This show is for entertainment only. "

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You bring up a great question. Explain how being lied to is 'entertainment?'

As an MSNBC viewer (& other credible news sources), it would not be entertaining to me for a news anchor/organization to lie to me. Facts and credible news are plenty 'entertaining' to me. If I knew MSNBC was lying to me, it would hurt their business model. I don't understand this delusion or indoctrination or whatever you call it, that thinks deceptive dis/misinformation is what should support these so-called 'news' organizations' bottom line.

I don't think I'm alone. Take a sample of typical/commited viewers of, if we're talking cable news, MSNBC and Fox viewers and see who values credible journalism and who tend to believe conspiracy theories.

Then take it a step further and see if they are critical thinkers who seek/demand truth and evidence (where possible). Ask them how they validate if something they see on TV is true or not.

My money is on Ari, his fellow journalists, and the folks who regularly watch MSNBC.

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Very well said Joe!!! Fox needs to be dismantled completely. The lies they "report" everyday is so deadly dangerous.

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Perfect assessment!!

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Fox has taught their loyal viewers that Fox is “fair and balanced” and insists all other media lies when, in fact, it is Fox telling the lies. These lies seem to work (on people who are willing to be fooled, like a cult). I don’t know why it works. I don’t find the rage and hate broadcast on Fox to be entertaining or newsworthy, even if they manage (like a stopped clock) to be right occasionally. Some of Fox’s lies are obvious, others are subtle, but now we know from the Dominion lawsuit that not even the Fox hosts believed the crap they spew.

Democracy is at great peril and Fox is making it worse by continuing to spread

lies about election fraud and anything else they believe their followers want to hear just to make money for Fox. That’s not news or entertainment. It is propaganda (lies) for profit.

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At the top of every hour they should run the intro and graphics for "The Twilight Zone!" Although an insult to such a good show, Fox "News" is pure fiction and should advertise as such and each host should be made to pay a fine if they don't.

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LOVE the idea Robert. They should also have to change their name to Fox Opinion and remove the "News" from their name. Any of the hosts that supported the lies should be made to post that they are opinion views only throughout their shows. Sick that they are responsible for inciting the insurrection and will probably get away with it.

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Pat, you’re too kind. They need to be fired! This gang of propagandists have caused their own colleagues (Shepard, Juan and others) to lose jobs; they have verbally annihilated characters and destroyed families (Van Jones, Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Cindy Sheehan, The Gold Star Khan family, Seth Rich family, with whom they settled--on and on). How many must suffer behind this injurious company? In comparison, a few months ago, NBC News suspended Miguel Almaguer for misreporting on Paul Pelosi-he lived. FOX NEWS’ verbiage is sometimes lethal! The organization needs to be disbanded.

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Ms Diva you are a very wise woman!! They are very dangerous- and it does not ever interrupt their night’s sleep! Oh my BS words cause this .... oh ooops.. They along with the giant orange ass - need to all go to prison - period. They arrested the people that DID WHAT HE TOLD THEM TO DO - and that is a good thing BUT the ring leaders are still out there doing as they please - and they want that traitorous to be put in office AGAIN??? 🤦‍♀️ how is that even possible!!!!

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Hi Pamela, trying to calm my nerves! Dealing with theft of sister’s personal property and care at a nursing facility. The administrator had the audacity to be sulking over the phone. WHEW! I needed three Jesuses! Settling…Was just able to see your message-eyes dilated this morning-all’s well! You know the kingpin and his cabinet are always the last to tumble. I’m still willing to wait. If we’re still at this crossroad three months from now, then I’ll have to go into hiding 🫣.🙄😂

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Ms. Diva I am unsure if my reply registered as I accidentally hit the Post button before I was done. If the boss was the one sulking, that is not a great boss! Does she not realize that SHE is in charge and if something happens, then SHE is responsible and MUST find the culprit. Families (such as you!) put the lives of a family member in their care. Besides that being a hard hard decision, it is harder when the place is chosen for the HOME of their family. The last thing that lady needed to do was sulk!! Apologies & promises to find the culprit.

I worked in the industry (assisted living) for quite a while. So I get extra mad at people like her!!

Perfect description Ms D! Crossroads! (Also a great record!) I am close to thinking this is as close as we get - just STOP

the Idiot boy from getting into

I hope they are able to get your sister’s stolen stuff back 😢

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Thanks for your concern, Pamela! The effects are a wash—they’re gone! You never know who took them. My sister is alert, oriented, a former educator, who set up her living arrangements. Affluent area and facility, but thieves are everywhere. She’s now about 350-400 miles from me. Attempted to move her back to the area, but she declined, trying to get me to move to her new area. Unwise, at this stage of our lives—away from kids, grandkids, friends and supporters. Now, is not the time to go galavanting across America-and she had challenges. Go figure! We have a middle sister in another state, the three left of our family of eight. That sister has a husband, kids/grandkids and our childhood friends. And yes, it was the administrator who was sulking. However, she followed through. I was firm, but not overbearing, because she’s relying on them for her care. LIFE!…Pouring rain here. Was getting ready to check on friends, impacted by all this snow, when I saw your communication. Be well and a great day!❤️🙏🏽

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Fix Opinion- I like it

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In addition to monetary damages and as approved by judge:

One minute explanation and apology @ the beginning of each show for 18 monthly

To include the description of Powell's source -- the lady who was internally decapitated.

Similar on each webpage of 18 months.

Full page ads weekly for 18 months in the largest paper in each state and state capital explaining and apologizing.

Each person acknowledged the lies and then were responsible as hosts or editors of shows that continued the lie to have a taped confession and apology are the beginning and end of each showing of a program they were hosts or editors oer.

After six month each such person terminated for cause (no severance) and programs terminated. Replacement shows to have new names and staffs.

Fox News renamed Fox Fantasy.

Don't know if it's legally possible, but if it is judge makes criminal referrals for conspiracy and fraud.

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Yes, of course Fox should be held to account. But I'm still scratching my head over the classified document 'theft' by the former President. I know I'm just an old retired naval reservist, but if I mishandled classified documents, I wouldn't be 'retired' - I'd be in jail. And quickly. Please explain how the Justice Department can sit on this transgression 'forever' (from my viewpoint).

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It's not just YOUR viewpoint, as I'm sure you know. In other countries, an attempted coup results in the perpetrators being rounded up the same day, the same week, or in short order. Two years later, the perpetually corrupt LOSERInChief sleeps in his comfy bed in his rundown resort every night, hiring new lawyers every six months. Merrick Garland was apparently the wrong man for the job; trump should have been arrested and charged the very day the FBI found the documents. #DISGUSTED.

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I have to believe there's a silent reason for the delay.

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I can only believe now that the "silent reason" is not so silent; that rich white men get away with everything short of murder (maybe... who killed Jeffrey Epstein?) in this deeply flawed country. I think rich white people all use the same strategy: hire lawyers, manipulate the court system to delay, delay, delay because memories fade, outrage lessens, people want to move on and the perpetrators never see a day behind bars .... and since they have no conscience, sense of patriotism, or morals, all it costs them is money. I sound bitter because I am bitter... all that bullsh## we learned in school about America being the greatest country, the beacon on the hill, etc, etc, was exposed by Donald J. Trump as being exactly that: bullsh## to keep the poorer, working class in line.

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I agree - but - it is extremely rich people in general. There are plenty decent people such as Obama & Carter - but they are the guys that do not make headlines. Both of those men are only spoken about because they were President. Then there are people like tRUMP ..... and all

Of his “friends”. They all sold their soul, their life, their reputation all of it for Power. They have control of everything. The rich get richer and the rest of us follow the rules. And they think they are superior beings because their luck at birth.

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Wow!!!!!! Very well stated Lee!!!! You are speaking for all of us who are so sick and tired of the double standard . White rich people are always finding ways to slither away from accountability for their crimes. We are all bitter and angry too.😡😡😡

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The thing is, they never have to look far, because those manning the system are always there to give them a pass.

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Exactly!!!!👍

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Also, V., the judge in GA just answered our question about Emily Kohrs speaking out. No harm!

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I've heard that today a few times, including on Ari's show tonight. Good to hear.🙂

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LeeW - I think there’s a lot of us that are bitter - and honestly I’m surprised at how long it took ME to get bitter because I believed & believed over & again. The end is near I have thought far too often. Every bad word, title or label we called the most horrible human being that ever lived in OUR house. His ignorance is embarrassing, his hatred is even more so. There were discussions about how surely THIS will make them see him for what he is ... then another lower line he crossed, and another. I am afraid to hope, but I can’t NOT hope. It is all that is left

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Pamela, I was getting ready to stop reading, when coming upon this newsletter. It’s not imperative to respond to someone immediately, but I try. It’s way past my bedtime at 6:45pm. But this comment of yours simply cracked me up! You, V, don’t know where LeeW falls, but we grew up under those old, biblical/Christian rules of “Thou shall not lie,” “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you,”. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,” so Trump and his minions just wear us out! I’m reading, thinking, these amoral folks are wrecking my generation’s nerves! Will talk later.

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😂 Yes ma’am we are exhausted from the amoral animals who could not buy class, so they decided to sell us out. It just after 8 here Ms Diva which means I’m up late! 😂 early to rise and all that stuff ….sleep well hon…

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I had hope while we waited for the Mueller report and we saw how that turned out. The thing that keeps my blood pressure up is the running, jumping, flying ARROGANCE of people like the LoserInChief, Bannon, Stone, et al, that goes like this: "Yes, I am all that you see before you; a liar, a bigot, as corrupt as they come and I'm not even going to bother to hide it. I'm gonna screw over the entire country, hire my relatives, burn my enemies, be openly racist, openly cruel, and there's nothing you can do about it, because I'm never going to see one day in prison." And that's how it went for four years...and still is. Why hasn't Bannon been sentenced? Why hasn't the LOSERInChief been arrested for stealing government documents when you or I would be under the same circumstances? Why did so many US legislators GO TO RUSSIA on Independence Day 2017? Why don't we know these things??

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LeeW, all the whys and how comes fall under PRIVILEGES! Just that simple! Also, there appear to be a wide range for foreign relations visits. With this bunch, it’s all about identity politics. They don’t look at the ills of the Russian leader, only that he looks like them—the same for Murdoch. Two people who seek to destroy their entire social/political structure, but these lawmakers are too self-absorbed and devoid of understanding to relate. We won’t even discuss Mueller—a futile use of government funds! Barr and Bannon should both be in jail! I read your comments re: Epstein (who had no degree and permitted to perform lectures at the school where Barr’s father was headmaster), mysteriously died under Barr’s watch. No one wants to touch that powder keg—too explosive! Probably would bring down our entire social/political/legal system! We just have to keep voting. It’s slow and a struggle, because people just don’t pay attention, but it’s the only tool we have. We’re gaining legislative power, which is what it will take to move the crazies out!

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BITTER?! I’m LMAO and ducking pots and pans! 😂. No, LeeW, you’re passionate about the country and you’re right! We tiptoe around these issues, but in essence, it simmers, without intervention and boom, it explodes. We have a whole cable channel and 6/9 SCOTUS members who are an arm of a major political party. I, too, recall all the patriotic songs we sang in pre and grade school, saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and learning to love the country. Although it’s difficult to retain that childhood devotion, I have to hold to the belief that most of us are moving towards that more ‘perfect’ Union. We just have to two-step to get there...And Lee, he’s still going to jail🚓🚔👮🏽‍♂️🤯👮

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Hi Diva!!! 🤣Ducking pot and pans🤣 I laughed out loud on that one.🤣

You are right about the right wing media and the compromised courts. They are the the arm that soothes the Republican party that continues to commit crimes against American citizens.

I too miss the true patriotic values we had growing up. The MAGA movement have disgraced the flag and what it truly stands for to us.😪

Here's hoping for accountability, 🙏 Thanks Diva!!!!🙏😊❤️

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LeeW cracks me up! She is well-versed in this political sphere and I enjoy her commentaries.

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❤️🙏🏽

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Hey there Ms. Diva!!! How ya doin my friend?

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Hi Pamela!!!🤗

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It’s the one think left to hold onto!

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Feb 22, 2023·edited Feb 23, 2023

I agree with you and LeeW The DOJ moved too slow to hold these traitors accountable. including members of Congress, and the former guy. Fox and right wing media are a big part of the deception.

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Yes, and now it runs too deep. Trump, FOX hosts, sitting members of Congress (and by the way, why aren't we asking why all those legislators went to Russia on July 4, 2017?), Ginni Thomas, and probably groups of people whose names we will never know. The foot soldiers will go to jail for a few years, probably some will get out for "good behavior" and all those aforementioned will go living their corrupt lives with no consequences whatsoever, except some bad press. The media will chase the next story and maybe the next coup succeeds... and we'll wring our hands while doing absolutely nothing to change things.

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Hi Lee. I have wondered too why there was no uproar as to why these elected officials representing THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA were in Russia on our INDEPENDENCE DAY..

The corruption in the "conservative" SCOTUS and their spouses is another big issue.

So true about how the media moves on and no one is questioned anymore. Then another story, same result. So frustrating!!!!

Thanks for your insightful comments. Have a safe weekend!!!!😊🙏🤗

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Yes this alone is a reason he should never be privy to any more such documents, and he should be in prison for the ones that were stolen, plus the missing documents should be returned, if not a jail sentence for each missing document of 5 years. Then he should go to prison for the rest of his life for treason - which I believe is supposed to be a death sentence by hanging? I am sure it may no longer be but wasn’t Benedict Arnold hanged for this offense? Treason - for Every single person who helped him as well. They Fox People, Rudy, S.Powell, Graham, McCarthy, etc etc - AND I would add Mike Pence to the list of traitors. Had even one person he asked had given the green light, Pence would have done exactly what he was told to do. He has already lied about it since then. tRUMP wanted him to be hanged and he is STILL unwilling to say anything against him. They all are disgusting hypocrites.... they have taking our country lower than I ever dreamed possible. It is truly makes me angry, but worse it makes me SO SAD.

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It's like we share a brain. You just said every single thing I've been saying for the past two years. I'm so tired of being angry but I seem to be at a simmer a lot of the time because it never stops! More legislators are revealed to be involved, more corruption, more exploitation from FOX and ALL of these people sleep in their own beds every damn night with not a care!

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Hi Pamela!!!! It makes angry and sad too. What has happened to our country by extreme corrupt lawmakers is criminal. They are ALL responsible for the chaos and dangerous rhetoric. Seeing the comments made against Dump in 2016, and compared to today. Total hypocrisy, and they have no shame whatsoever. The are all cowards, because they are scared of an orange man baby.😡

Thanks Pamela, I've enjoyed reading your insightful comments. Have a blessed and safe weekend!!! 🤗🙏❤️

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I hope your weekend is blessed as well V! Appreciate talking with you ☺️👍🏻

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Hey there V! Thank you! I have called this everything under the sun but it does just come down to having a sad & broken heart. I never agreed with Repugs prior to birth 😂- but up until they all started selling their souls & spines - never did I dream they would EVER have sold us out - and to & for tRUMP OF all people!?!?

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Hi Pamela, how are you? Haven’t seen you on the new newsletter, or you in HI?

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Hey there Ms Diva - I saw the notice but had not had time to spread my 2 cents around 😂

Just had some “RA days” and then had to read a bunch of instructions for tests yada yada .... BUT I’m HERE!! 😂 how you doin my friend?

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😂😂I’m well, Pamela! Was just missing you—here! Feel better❤️

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Aww Darlin thank you ❤️ it is ALWAYS great when someone misses us. I’m doing pretty well now. I was watching the YouTube clips of the Gym & Gaetz show. When Dan Goldman speaks so clearly and easily makes them look like fools is a wonderful thing. How damned sad yet again that those guys are so not worthy of the job they were given. Gym takes off his jacket & loosens his tie as if he has been working hard. Then he yells louder & shows Donny how many arm gestures he’s learned. It is so pathetic how they are wasting time and $ on Twitter Wars. I’m so sick of these Repugnants trying to pretend they have a clue. Well I drifted off the path a bit but they & Faux News have been found and and it doesn’t stop them!! 🙄 Geeeez

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Good morning from the chilly AZ desert Ari! For me anyone who pushes a false narrative when they KNOW it is false should have to pay and I don’t mean just corporate money to anyone. That is how they have gotten away with so much. MONEY. They LIED and pushed an insurrection and acted like they were “surprised” when it happened. Ratings, stock prices should have nothing to do with TRUTH. News should be real & true whether we agree with it or not.

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Agreed!!! They keep doing these things because there isn't any consequences for their lies. Now McCarthy gives Carlson access to j6 tapes. So he can edit them to their propaganda view. Ugh!!!😡

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There should be sanctions against McCarthy.

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They just keep showin us who they are - they will get away with it all - Supreme Stacked Red Court will say it would be bad for “the country” if he & they liars club go to prison.... I waited for the Mueller report, then the hearing with beer boy, NOTHING is bottom line for them. I’m in charge now so I’m going to sell the country! I am really losing hope so I truly hope the next one takes them Down!

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Now we know why the Fox actors were pleading with DJT to stop the carnage and the attempted murder. They had to know they'd be held accountable at some point. HACKS! Send Rupert and his minions to the Outback and I don't mean the restaurant.

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Hi Pamela! For me, FN is, and has been, a detriment to our country; they have tormented its citizens, jeopardized our democracy and provided support to the enemy. They trampled freedom of speech years ago! Yet, the FCC looks the other way.

My day started early this morning (6:45am) out and about, in this very chilly, rainy, windy weather. Fortunately, the rains paused long enough for me to get my running done, then home. But it has been a day of busy work--settling now. Didn’t know Ari had written a newsletter, until late afternoon, when I noticed LeeW had sent me a comment. Number #45 must go to jail or I might have to leave the states. She’s holding my feet to the fire🔥😂.

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I had same kinda morning Ms Diva! 3:30 it sounded like someone was trying to open our French doors that open to the patio. I did not want to wake Matt if it was nothing so I grabbed the flashlight that is almost too heavy to pick up - saw the doors shaking about the time i saw leaves flying around under the streetlights! It was COLD here too! 😂

I damned well agree With you Ms Diva! They really have been a menace for far too many years. I’d say calling them TVs Enquirer would be a huge step up.

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“Enquirer?!” As low as David Pecker, Rupert is lower!

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Feb 22, 2023Liked by Ari Melber

Hi Ari - I love your show. I value your positions on current issues you cover and your explanations, in layman’s terms. It wouldn’t be surprising to you therefore, that I’ve watched Bill Maher’s shows also for years.

Here’s my concern: you and others on network TV don’t reach those who need to hear what you are saying. They don’t know they’re being scammed. How does the truth get to them?Please keep the coverage up.

Your fan - Trudy

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Do you think courts should sanction Fox News if they lose the defamation case? YES

Do you see a difference between legitimate views and deliberate lies and misinformation? YES

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Ditto - but I'd like more than sanctions - I want them punished - the lies were criminal. AND I want Smartmatic to win its suit against Faux. Also, I dream that each of the liars will be punished, at least financially.

Of course there's a difference between legitimate views vs. deliberate lies and misinformation. Think of all the people who believed the deliberate lies and deliberate misinformation who died of COVID! The huge issue I have is that organizations like CNN and MSNBC give even more airtime to the deliberate lies and deliberate misinformation, claiming that they HAVE to present such "news" to be "fair", keeping those of us who are already aware of the deliberate lies and deliberate misinformation informed. I say DEFUND THE MEDIA!

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Ari,

Let me put it this way. You and I are on the same page. If I ever needed a lawyer, you would be the one I’d call. You have a way of explaining things without ever sounding as if you’re aiming at the lowest common denominator. Thank you for hosting my favourite intelligent show.

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thanks Bernie! I know lawyers with *way* more experience than me, if we're talking about recs here : )

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I’m in Toronto, but I appreciate the offer. Starbucks is on me if you ever visit. Keep on doing what you’re doing, please! :)

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I have a question..who is accountable for a news reporter's news reports??? Is there someone that oversees what is release whether it be radio, tv or any other form of public notification?

To me if someone knows or believes a lie is being put forward after reading these reports those reports should be pulled immediately until they are research to beyond any doubts. The final person who gives the okay for these reports to be released should absolutely be accountable. Loss of job from ever working in the news business with a big red flag would be a good start.

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Sounds great, Jean, but unfortunately nowadays, everything is about the dollar and the stock market. We no longer have a network of reporters; rather, there appear to be these roaming correspondents who cover districts or regional areas. If you notice, one reporter is seen for whatever entity, in the field --no longer specialized. At least, that’s the way it appears to me.

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I don’t see this Fox News position as fundamentally that different than prohibiting screaming fire in a packed theatre or making bomb jokes on a airplane. Fox knew they were spreading dishonest and inflammatory information and their calculus was more lies equals more money. More than being exposed as dishonest they should have a consequence. People died and were injured because of their willful dishonesty.

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Thanks for your comment Truda!

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Ari, your program yesterday- Feb 21 -was brilliant. Kudos to you, your producer, research, writing and staff.

Your work as a news broadcaster and anchor is literally as good as I have seen. I was 20 years in the business myself in 🇨🇦- as a producer, broadcaster and writer. (Same news shop as Ali and John Roberts.)

Your show mission to lay out the issue to your audience; to explain succinctly and make the point- is unequalled from what I see currently in the broadcast landscape. Not that your organization doesn’t have a stellar lineup - they do.

I just see that you bring your cumulative experience and background to the job. Nothing left on the table.

I don’t know how good your French is but, כל הכבוד.

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ditto on the kol hakavod!!!

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Joanie- הוא ממש כמו רב

😉👌

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Ari, thanks for the excellent special reporting on Fox News and the big lie. Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity are all liar liar pants on fire. They should be held accountable for all the violence and the January 6th insurrection because they contributed to the spreading of election fraud that didn’t exist and fabricating stories about Dominion (and many more).

Fox News is not a news organization…they just want to lie, spew hate and make money.

I love how you defended MSNBC on Bill Maher’s show. MSNBC is clearly not in the same category as Fox News aka Faux News. It is so great that your brother joins you in the events that you are invited to…he is so lucky 🍀😃

I love Christoph Waltz😃 He is a great and funny actor - I remember him in Horrible Bosses😃😃😃 I didn’t watch the Inglorious Bastards…I should watch it 😃

Do you think courts should sanction Fox News if they lose the defamation case?

Yes I think that court should sanction Fox News (aka Fake News) if they lose the defamation case. They still spread the perpetual lies and encourage violence and divisions in our country.

Do you see a difference between legitimate views and deliberate lies and misinformation?

Yes, I do…misinformation and lies spread so fast. They don’t make any sense and can be destructive.

Legitimate views/ facts have evidence and rational justification to support it.

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Hello Sandra O aka "My Namesake" ☺️

Lawyers appear to like asking rhetorical questions, no? Hahahaha. Ofc we see a difference between legitimate views and deliberate lies and misinformation. A question I have is how do we as a society hold folks accountable for *deliberate lies and misinformation* made *not* under oath, but that create conditions for serious/illegal actions? 🤔

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Hi SandraR my namesake😃 You ask an excellent question. We live in a country that has the first amendment protection. But this does not excuse spreading of lies that is very destructive like the ones from Fox News aka Fake News. I think that supporting an excellent journalist (and attorney) like Ari and criticizing the hell out of the lying “news” network helps to call out faux news and misinformation and also disinformation. I waver back and forth about suggesting government regulating the news...in fact I don’t want the government to regulate the press. That will start to feel like authoritarianism/ dictatorship like Putin is doing in Russia

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Hi ladies, busy day, so I’m late to the party😂. All of what you say is so. However, FN is basically a propaganda tool and wouldn’t be allowed to exist, if spewed by Don Lemon, Ali Velshi, or Joy Reid. Many things annoy me, but permitting Rupert to generate lies to destroy our democracy irates me! Privileges! It doesn’t matter from which country they hail, if you come wrapped in that which is deemed acceptable, you get a pass. That’s why we endure the Gaetzs, MTGs, and Carlsons. Those who can defuse them...Don’t! Be well! ❤️ n 🌹🙏🏽

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"...FN is basically a propaganda tool and wouldn’t be allowed to exist, if spewed by Don Lemon, Ali Velshi, or Joy Reid." Yes, Olddiva!!! The backlash woulda been swift and fierce, with many of the same folks who tolerate FN clutching their pearl's and fainting on their couches.🙄 Oh, the hypocrisy real.

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😂😂😂”…Clutching and fainting…” So true. OUTRAGE!

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Hi Olddiva, Ditto everything you said! I want Fox News to be held accountable and I want Dominion to hit them where it hurts: pay billions of dollars to Dominion

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Agreed. A free press is such a critical part of a functional democracy. There are some news reporters at FN I believe; however, its primetime hosts often peddle dangerous lies and disinformation.

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Sandra O - inglorious bastards was a really good movie, at least we thought so. He was great in it and I have seen him in other shows & he has been good as well. Kinda typecast IMHO - as the snooty, rich guy that is smarmy - and “Nazi” .

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The most pathetic part of these text messages being revealed is that nothing these people do surprise us any more. The fact that nothing is being done to hold the treasonous behavior from the Republican party and the media that supports them, is scary and dangerous.

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Hello V,

Yes! How has this madness become "par for the course??" We as a collective cannot afford to "sleep" on our democracy... scary and dangerous times indeed as you pointed out. Thank goodness Dominion took action or we might not have known. Can you imagine all the other mess yet uncovered? They should be held accountable-- all those Faux "News" dangerous liars.

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Hi Sandra 🤗 This is getting so hard to take in. They keep lying and spewing their conspiracy theories to their viewers. One of those viewers is my friend. Nothing I say changes her mind. Makes me sad and angry at the same time, I'm not giving up hope.🙏🙏🙏

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I have one of those “friends & family”. Family member trolled me on Twitter so many times... I finally left Twitter when I heard Musk was going to buy it - too many times i was getting angry and I had to cut the cord.

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We have always been on opposite sides. We would try to avoid political conversations. That changed after 2016. We had a.ot of heated discussions. One day she told me i should watch Fox, "because they tell the truth". Needless to say, I was done. 😪

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Yep - I hear ya - mine was a first cousin that was always the one that went down those weird paths but not so much politics until the Orange Menace. She is quite honestly the personification of “white power” from her run down trailer.

Sadly while her kids have come a long way - they are following her politics. My sisters and I are pretty progressive compared to where we grew up & the rest of one side of the family. I credit our Dad for our being thinkers. But what Faux News & other LIARS have done is helped put hate in schools, in churches and in families.

They should be held accountable for all of it along with their false idol. How many COVID deaths? How many school shootings? How much of the hatred in everything caused by these con artist & his sick helpers.

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Anybody watching the Murdaugh testimony?

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Just saw a Biden ad, so there is something out there.

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I think we need counter action - they just scream louder! We are the ones with manners, we don’t yell and scream they are doing exactly what they blame on others - even when the truth is in Front of their FACES - they will argue!

(Yes my cousin in her trailer being a follower of Mr. Duke😢.... not so proud of some of my relatives..... 🤦‍♀️)

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Some people just look outside of themselves to blame everyone for their woes. That way, they’re not responsible to FIX anything. And they yell, Pamela, as a defensive tactic, because they never have a sound response to the issue, at hand.

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Hi guys, I believe all of us have these family members and friends, but Pamela, “white power” from her run down trailer (😂😂😂😂😂). Will someone please tell me why we don’t run ads itemizing the social/financial benefits afforded Republicans by Democrats? For a moment, Biden gave his SOTU speech, visited a few cities, then ran ads to show the visuals of his work. The reason they believe the garbage is because we don’t counteract it. Re: the crazies, I’ll attempt to redirect and educate, when that fails, “TIME OUT! Let’s move on, I’m no longer discussing that with you!” And move on. My sister reads every garbage magazine, will tune to FOX at times. I ask “WHY?!” She beat me leaving FN, 20+ years ago. MSNBC was my primary, but I used to love their Saturday morning shows, especially on finance and investments. I began noticing the little political digs they would throw at Democrats, Hollywood, and others. After while, it was flat out lies! I left and never returned!

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Everyone knows words matter and I think talkers need accountability

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Amen Truda - they knew they were not being truthful.... and made a lot of $$ from those lies

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Of course FOX should pay. I know it won't cost them enough to put Murdoch out of business... BUT IT SHOULD. They KNOW the influence they have, and they don't care because all they DO care about is money and ratings. They are as responsible for the January 6 riots and the deaths of those officers as the LoserInChief is. The sad thing is that they will pay whatever fine or damages, and they will keep right on doing what they've been doing.. and the pinheads and willfully ignorant who follow them will not stop. In a just world, FOX and other extreme right wing outlets would be permanently outlawed. SO tired of HATE speech and TREASONOUS speech being "protected" as 'free' speech. Just as the US needs to reexamine and rewrite the text of the Second Amendment, so might they take a look at the FIRST.

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Hi LeeW, I’m tired of it, too! “Free Speech” is a subjective tool used to exonerate some, while persecuting/prosecuting others. It, too, is now political.

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Agree - they should lose their licenses or something they will actually- FEEL

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It’s called “Intent”.

Off camera they’re saying things to each other like “crazy” and “insane”. When the light comes on, though, they turn to the camera and confirm the crazy and the insanity. Why? Because they know that’s what their viewers want to hear…those viewers will lap up whatever is freshly steaming in the morning on their front lawn because it’s what they want and need to consume. The Fox hosts know that and play to it. It’s the essence of propaganda…and it pays the bills.

In spades.

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After years of tuning in, we dropped Maher months ago because he has turned into a grumpy old man who is obsessed with "woke" over his solar installation delay, apparently. His joke writers are failing and his clumsy attempt to equate both sides of the alt-right v. humans is sickening. Your appearance, Ari, was great; the defense of the honest job MSNBC is doing was justified (not to mention annoying to BM). I'm torn between wanting comprehensive gun legislation and killing Section 230 to be the first priority of Congress. The country's cancerous social media certainly help the gun nuts.

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Not only should Fox News be sanctioned, but the people involved in spinning and perpetuating The Lie should be banned from their field, including the station owner for a period of at least 5 years. A slap on the wrist is not enough. Put the Fox reporters and Murdoch in the same category as Pete Rose and Kevin Mitnick, the hacker who was banned from his field for over 8 years. (Mitnick is allowed to use computers again as of 2023).

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