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  • Trump interview with AXIOS

    The interviewer in Trump’s AXIOS interview wasn’t even throwing hardball questions at POTUS. All he was doing that journalists up till now haven’t been doing is asking simple follow ups.

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    Ouch.

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    • #3
      At least he didn't say something bizarre about being on cocaine...
      That's what
      - She

      Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
      - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

      I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
      Stephen R. Donaldson

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
        At least he didn't say something bizarre about being on cocaine...
        Rumors, rumors, rumors . . .
        Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
        Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
        But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

        go with the flow the river knows . . .

        Frank

        I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
          Rumors, rumors, rumors . . .
          Are you denying Biden made a bizarre comment about being tested for cocaine use?
          That's what
          - She

          Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
          - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

          I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
          Stephen R. Donaldson

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
            Are you denying Biden made a bizarre comment about being tested for cocaine use?
            Or you could just...link to it?

            https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...ve-test-391771

            "No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man,” Biden said. “That's like saying to you, before you got on this program if you had taken a test were you taking cocaine or not. What do you think, huh? Are you a junkie?"

            Is arguably a dead heat between the two on bizarre comments. Trump's currently leading the pack with the latest interview. America gets what it deserves.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
              Are you denying Biden made a bizarre comment about being tested for cocaine use?
              It was not a bizarre comment. He simply posited an equally preposterous question to the reporter.

              People just cannot resist distorting, can they?
              "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                It was not a bizarre comment. He simply posited an equally preposterous question to the reporter.

                People just cannot resist distorting, can they?
                I disagree. There's no denying it was bizarre in every way that Trump's inarticulate and rambling responses are bizarre. There were a thousand excellent ways to respond to this question.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by whag View Post
                  I disagree. There's no denying it was bizarre in every way that Trump's inarticulate and rambling responses are bizarre. There were a thousand excellent ways to respond to this question.
                  Then we must agree to disagree. With hindsight we can always think of the perfect riposte. Biden was caught "on the spot" and, probably irritated by the question, responded with a similar attempt at a slur. We know that there is a propensity for both alcohol and cocaine within journalism.
                  "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                    It was not a bizarre comment. He simply posited an equally preposterous question to the reporter.

                    People just cannot resist distorting, can they?
                    It was clearly racially motivated, and that's how anyone, especially the left would have interpreted it had it been Trump. He used junkie and cocaine (or crack) because the guy who asked was black. It explains why he used the "Come on, man" shtick, because he was trying to be culturally "hip," the same way he addressed Charlemagne the God during his interview.
                    "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by seanD View Post
                      It was clearly racially motivated, and that's how anyone, especially the left would have interpreted it had it been Trump. He used junkie and cocaine (or crack) because the guy who asked was black. It explains why he used the "Come on, man" shtick, because he was trying to be culturally "hip," the same way he addressed Charlemagne the God during his interview.
                      You are very free with your pronouncements on other people's thought processes and behaviour.

                      Edited to add. The fact is that whether a journalist is black, white, blue, pink or green, journalism along with other branches of the media and entertainment industry is noted for a propensity towards alcohol and narcotics - cocaine often being the drug of choice. The Thames in London is apparently full of the stuff with the inevitable impact on riverine fauna.
                      Last edited by Hypatia_Alexandria; 08-06-2020, 01:11 PM.
                      "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                        You are very free with your pronouncements on other people's thought processes and behaviour.
                        It's not a hunch or conjecture, it's based on a number of things Biden says that are clearly racist (though I will concede he's desperately trying not to be). It's a continual pattern with him, in addition of course to his racist history that is beyond dispute.
                        "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by whag View Post
                          The interviewer in TrumpÂ’s AXIOS interview wasnÂ’t even throwing hardball questions at POTUS. All he was doing that journalists up till now havenÂ’t been doing is asking simple follow ups.

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                          If POTUS is claiming that increasing the number of tests done distorts the figures, it seems there's at least a partial truth in that claim whenever the increase in tests happens (as it probably should) in those areas which need it because there are outbreaks; here's an extract from the BBC reporting on UK figures being misleading:

                          The other key source of data - the cases found by testing - shows numbers have started going up. They are now more than 40% higher than they were in the second week of July on a rolling-seven day average.

                          But that masks the fact the number of tests being carried out is increasing and being targeted at areas where infection rates are highest.

                          If you test more, you are likely to find more.

                          This is a point made by Prof Carl Heneghan, who heads the centre for evidence-based medicine at Oxford University.

                          He says it is essential to adjust for tests being done and is concerned about what he calls "poor interpretation" of data.

                          Covid cases, he says, simply aren't rising in any meaningful sense.

                          https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53656852
                          To lies, damned lies and statistics add poor understanding of statistics. POTUS might have a point, even if he doesn't have a clue why.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by David Hayward View Post
                            If POTUS is claiming that increasing the number of tests done distorts the figures, it seems there's at least a partial truth in that claim whenever the increase in tests happens (as it probably should) in those areas which need it because there are outbreaks; here's an extract from the BBC reporting on UK figures being misleading:



                            To lies, damned lies and statistics add poor understanding of statistics. POTUS might have a point, even if he doesn't have a clue why.
                            Yeah - increased testing can lead to the conclusion the infection is spreading more when it is not because more cases are uncovered.

                            It should not be an excuse to limit testing (Trump's approach). You just have to be a bit smarter evaluating the data (scientific approach). We need to get testing sufficiently high with sufficiently fast turnaround to allow it to serve the nation as a means to controlling the pandemic once we have the number of new daily cases to a small enough number we can do contact tracing and quarantine effectively.
                            He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."

                            "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by seanD View Post
                              It was clearly racially motivated, and that's how anyone, especially the left would have interpreted it had it been Trump. He used junkie and cocaine (or crack) because the guy who asked was black. It explains why he used the "Come on, man" shtick, because he was trying to be culturally "hip," the same way he addressed Charlemagne the God during his interview.
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