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Matt Taibbi
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Matt Taibbi 6h
Welcome to Substack, Glenn!
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Matt Taibbi 6h
I will have more on this on Substack soon.
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Matt Taibbi 6h
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Matt Taibbi 12h
Replying to @Tim_Tunden
The Hunter Biden story is a little worse than the usual nepotism tale because a) the company was essentially a criminal enterprise that b) was desperate at the time for political protection to defray seizure efforts.
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Matt Taibbi 20h
The hackery on this is astounding. Nice of the New Yorker to omit the IG report, which wrote: “The FBI investigated whether there were cyber links between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, but had concluded by early February 2017 that there were no such links. “
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Matt Taibbi 20h
I know, dammit - I’m sorry, I’ll let it go. He’ll still be in the first chapter of Genesis by morning
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Matt Taibbi 20h
The story ran in February, 2017 and sourced to FBI material, yet its director soon after repudiated it. The Times was not leaping forward in time to encompass a possible new set of facts and attributions: they were reporting on what the FBI had at the time. Incorrectly
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Matt Taibbi 20h
Muted for that boring-ass joke that’s already been made ten million times
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Matt Taibbi 21h
That’s how your brain interprets “it shouldn’t be censored”?
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Matt Taibbi 21h
So they’re reporting the leaked communications? I thought the Post considered it Russian disinfo?
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Matt Taibbi 21h
Limited intel? He headed the FBI from day one of the probe through the day the Times published its article - an article citing a “trove of information that the F.B.I. is sifting through” as its source for the “repeated contacts” claim.
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Shant Mesrobian Oct 28
What made Russiagate unique as a conspiracy theory is that you need a college degree to believe it, because it requires a special sort of stupidity only conferred by higher education
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Matt Taibbi 22h
Yes, I’m conveying what the Novaya Gazeta article said, referencing a Ukrainian investigation.
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Matt Taibbi 22h
The man may not be smart, but he sure isn’t brief.
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Matt Taibbi 22h
Seth, you dolt, that specific story was debunked by the FBI director in testimony before Congress:
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Matt Taibbi 22h
I’m not comparing the two, that’s the point! Are you six years old? I’m comparing the arguments made in their cases. FFS
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Matt Taibbi 22h
Exactly. That could never happen today - people wouldn’t even understand why theoretically you would defend the Skokie marchers. Zero ability left to distinguish between fighting to preserve a principle for everyone and supporting one individual involved in a case.
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Matt Taibbi 22h
Does anyone care about underlying principle anymore? If the plaintiff is OANN you don’t care, if it’s the Newtown parents you do, even though the defense in both cases is the same. Is anyone left capable of evaluating what an argument is, rather than who’s making it?
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Matt Taibbi 23h
Folks, this all started because someone trolled me - I guess about Biden stuff - by pointing out that Tucker Carlson had used that argument in court. So I pointed out that Rachel had also. I don’t care about who won or lost either case. Just that the same argument was used.
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Matt Taibbi 23h
The defense for cable hosts increasingly is that no one takes them seriously as news figures, so they shouldn’t be held accountable the way a real reporter would be. Alex Jones used a version of that defense, so did Carlson, and so did Rachel. If you think that’s fine, ok then.
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