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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnightrider View Post
    are you calling DJT jr an unnamed source?
    Did you plan on reading the story? It's right there in the first paragraph.

    When they start with "unnamed sources say..." that's it - I don't bother to read the rest because it's likely they made it up and their "sources" are DNC operatives or some intern at the paper. I'm not interested in what imaginary people have to say, and when they start with bull#### it's almost a given that the rest of it will be bull####.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnightrider View Post
    maybe because he denied having met with the Russians, then said they only met to talk about adoption, then came out and admitted the purpose of the meeting was for the campaign to gain usable information from the Russians for use against his opponent in the election.
    And? This is a crime? What was the bombshell "October Surprise" level dirt that buried Clinton?
    So he met - in New York(?) - with someone who claimed they had dirt on Hillary - and apparently - they didn't.

    Next, I'll be hearing how Trump uses Russian dressing and likes blinis for breakfast.

    You know, if I were Trump, I'd serve stroganoff and borscht at all State dinners, just to keep these twerps chasing their tails while I did my job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnightrider View Post
    maybe because he denied having met with the Russians, then said they only met to talk about adoption, then came out and admitted the purpose of the meeting was for the campaign to gain usable information from the Russians for use against his opponent in the election.

    are you calling DJT jr an unnamed source?

    Jr. admitted that he and the campaign were baited by the possibility of working with the Russians.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Did you plan on reading the story? It's right there in the first paragraph.

    When they start with "unnamed sources say..." that's it - I don't bother to read the rest because it's likely they made it up and their "sources" are DNC operatives or some intern at the paper. I'm not interested in what imaginary people have to say, and when they start with bull#### it's almost a given that the rest of it will be bull####.
    and why would you read the entire thing, or even follow the links, to see that DJT Jr made a statement saying that's exactly what happened?

    that's Ok, denial is a place that suits you


    Quote Originally Posted by Jr
    I was asked to have a meeting by an acquaintance I knew from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant with an individual who I was told might have information helpful to the campaign. I was not told her name prior to the meeting. I asked Jared and Paul to attend, but told them nothing of the substance. We had a meeting in June 2016. After pleasantries were exchanged, the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton. Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information. She then changed subjects and began discussing the adoption of Russian children and mentioned the Magnitsky Act. It became clear to me that this was the true agenda all along and that the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting. I interrupted and advised her that my father was not an elected official, but rather a private citizen, and that her comments and concerns were better addressed if and when he held public office. The meeting lasted approximately 20 to 30 minutes. As it ended, my acquaintance apologized for taking up our time. That was the end of it and there was no further contact or follow-up of any kind. My father knew nothing of the meeting or these events.

    but why take his word for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnightrider View Post

    but why take his word for it
    If not his then....who else's? Or maybe lots of conjecture, hypotheticals, baseless claims and wild guesses will fill the airways at CNN and MSNBC. Business as usual in other words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnightrider View Post
    but why take his word for it
    And if the story were REVERSED - that someone in Hillary's campaign met with a Russian who had a claim that the Russians were working with the RNC to help TRUMP with his campaign - who do you suppose the media would declare the bad guy? Hillary, for checking it out, or Trump, for allegedly having done it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnightrider View Post
    and why would you read the entire thing, or even follow the links, to see that DJT Jr made a statement saying that's exactly what happened?
    They why didn't they start the story that way? "Donald Trump Jr says..." Why start with "All these fictional people say..."? I don't make it a habit to read "news" stories that come out of the gate with bull####. You can waste your time in that manner if you want to.

    Perhaps in the future NYT could consider writing factual stories with real sources. Of course, then they'd lose readers like you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Perhaps in the future NYT could consider writing factual stories with real sources. Of course, then they'd lose readers like you...
    Without the Progtard demographic, they'll lose their advertising from companies like Goop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    They why didn't they start the story that way? "Donald Trump Jr says..." Why start with "All these fictional people say..."? I don't make it a habit to read "news" stories that come out of the gate with bull####. You can waste your time in that manner if you want to.

    Perhaps in the future NYT could consider writing factual stories with real sources. Of course, then they'd lose readers like you...
    maybe its because they are telling the story of how DJ only admitted to having the meeting at all after being pressed. They only knew to press the guy because a lead came to them through an unknown source. Then after Donny told a half truth the source apparently gave the times enough information to force DJ to change his story to admitting that he actually met with the intention of getting help from the Russians.
    On top of that, I am sure they expect their readers to have long enough attention spans to read past the first paragraph.
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    The NYP gets it right. But it's OK that the weaker minds follow the NYT thread..it's that "laser pointer amusing the cat" effect, continued.

    http://nypost.com/2017/07/09/the-tim...is-a-big-yawn/
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