@Glenn what's sad is that the political tribalism means CNN fans will see nothing wrong with this.

Just like that same crowd saw nothing wrong with Cuomo lying about killing the elderly and covering it up.

Only when they break the tenants of the left, i.e. 'woke'-ism do they care.

That's why all the coverage of Gov. Cuomo has been about sexual misconduct, not negligent murder.

But thanks for being a voice of reason, as always.

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It's not just tribalism, it's also the extirpation of morals and ethics in society over the past couple of decades. The corruption is reaching its apex with the current anti-racist demagoguery where logic and objectivity is racist, only the narrative counts.

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you make valid points Mickey, but where's the woke outrage from the metoo# or whomever? That guy Kavanaugh was nearly hung by a single false accusation. Cuomo has 6 or 7 different women alleging the same kind of behavior, all of whom seem to share his politics.

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The sitting Vice President literally said she thinks the sitting President is a rapist. But the media couldn't forget Tara Reade fast enough. As with everything else, it's different when the Ds do it.

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Not to forget Biden’s sniffing kids videos aren’t even some allegations, they are plain proof

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No it is just different when it benefits Kamala or not. If she could benefit by labeling Biden a rapist (as she could in the primaries) then she would. Expecting people to act on principles when there is a huge incentive to do whatever it takes to achieve power - principles be damned - is not rational. We should expect people to act in extreme ways when they are pursuing extreme power, and act both to reduce that extreme power and to strictly enforce basic laws about what people can do to achieve it (not extra-legislatively overriding voting laws weeks before the election would be a decent start)


One example from today: Karl Rove's article in the WSJ on voter ID laws in blue states that are more strict than the proposed laws in Georgia. It is not about principle, it is about being able to label Georgia Republicans as anti-democractic pointy-hatted Jim Crow dinosaurs


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Mickey I think you are wrong about no Cuomo coverage of negligent murder. But right about people not seeing anything wrong with Cuomo's behavior until it suited them to see it.

See this February NYT piece about Cuomo ignoring experts on his pandemic response:


And this February NYT piece about Cuomo's aggressive behavior in light of the nursing home scandal


Poltifact fact-checked him on his claim that the nursing home order was in line with CDC guidance


So did CNN


What is interesting is that other than the light touch fact checking he did not get negative coverage or real mainstream news investigations of his terrible pandemic response until after the 2020 election. And the harassment allegations did not come out until then either. Because at that stage it would be bad for the media's team if Cuomo was made to look bad (and Trump good by comparison) whereas post election Cuomo can be taken down a peg


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Glenn hasn't gone after CNN this hard since he tore John King a new one in 2008: https://www.salon.com/2008/01/16/king_5/

Keep it coming.

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Forgot about that: like several lifetimes ago.

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It was those Salon days that got you on my radar. "Who is this liberal journalist, at Salon (of all places) writing so much truth?" .... and here we are today. You're a strong man Mr. Greenwald.

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back in the day we used to have something called the GG Brigade (TM). Everytime Glenn would post one of those articles, whoever it was about would almost lose their job, and so-called journalists were truly afraid of Glenn writing about them

I am getting the old crew back together again.

What happened is after Snowden, the spooks created a psych profile of Glenn, and determined they could disrupt his work by sending multiple bot net armies to harass him online. For awhile it was really rough on twitter.

Then we figured out how to troll the trolls and invented the operation of spamming all the comments.

I just wanted Glenn to have one article on this substack where someone stood up for him to every single troll, the way he stands up for us.

For real, I am not planning to do this again.

This had to happen because of the previous article. If you don't know why, then don't ask! Cheers Friends =)

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...and now imagine how CNN would react if Ron DeSantis did this for his family members.

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Seriously. Brian Stelter's head would explode!

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Humpty Dumpty’s “Reliable Sources” makes me laugh

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Imagine they hired a DeSantis as an anchor to cover Florida. Lol.

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It is such a pleasure to pay you to be a thorn of truth in the sides of all those corporate media lying liars. Your work is like a breath of fresh air in an industry that stinks to high heaven.

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This is not even a surprise. The media is largely functioning as a propaganda arm of the modern administrative state.

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I would say that the MSM fulfill a similar role to that once played by courtiers in the renaissance, people whose job was to tell the elites that the social order was just, ordained by God, even, how wonderful they were, how their deeds were justified (but the Other Guys' deeds were not) and how they so richly deserved their wealth and privileges (unlike the Other Guys, who were all a bunch of scumbags).

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What can anyone say to this? CNN is a self-serving mouthpiece of the Democrats / statists in the federal government, and they are extremely well-compensated for the privilege. This is before, of course, you realize that CNN is part of the same incestuous tidal pool of media-government hybridization that has been becoming more sickly and poisonous since the Clinton administration.

No one is surprised by this. The left will ignore Mr. Greenwald's article. The right will nod and agree, because they've known the score since 2016. Everyone saw, first-hand, the ridiculous hypocrisy of the press when comparing Obama - to Clinton - to Trump - to Biden.

The left knows that the game is rigged. The right knows. Even most independents know. Go look at the polling. /EVERYONE IS AWARE./

It doesn't matter. I will out myself, to a degree. I was once part of this system, where the US government through the military and various alphabet agencies, seeks to change the behavior of target audiences to suit US Government desires.

It doesn't matter if you KNOW it's propaganda. It still alters your thinking. And they know that. It's built into how the propaganda is presented to you.

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All that's correct, of course, except for one key bit: this isn't done "to suit US Governments desires" but rather the desires of the ultra-rich who control the government through their power; government is, at this point (and at nearly every other point in our history) a tool of the ultra-rich, and not, itself, the decision maker.

Our collective enemy isn't the government, it's those who control it and their puppets, henchmen and sycophants.

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+1 for "incestuous tidal pool of media-government hybridization that has been becoming more sickly and poisonous" Well said.

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Thank you Glenn -- another alarming example is Kamala Harris - Hillary's protégé:


A horrifying skeleton in Kamala Harris – in addition to Tulsi Gabbard devastating critique in 2020 primaries. The police testified just how helpful both victims were in combating violence against women and child prostitution. Ms. Harris over-ruled the police and mounted unprecedented campaign for her political purpose. This resulted in sex workers becoming unprotected.

The Senate Accused Them of Selling Kids for Sex. The FBI Raided Their Homes. Backpage.com's Founders Speak for the First Time. An inside look at how indie media veterans James Larkin and Michael Lacey became the targets of a federal witch-hunt.

Kamala Harris' office accused him of pimping, including some counts involving minors. The Texas state attorney general said he was "making money off...modern-day slavery."

Lacey and Larkin were also arrested and charged with "conspiracy to commit pimping." They spent four days jailed in Sacramento, California. Harris, who at the time was running for the U.S. Senate, called them "despicable" and labeled Backpage "the world's top online brothel."

News of the arrest was covered extensively in major media outlets, with Harris quoted prominently. Her complaint was that bad actors and teenagers sometimes used the site—and her evidence that Backpage "knew" this to be true was that it reported suspected underage ads to NCMEC and cooperated with police. Harris was using Backpage's history of working with law enforcement against it.

"Make no mistake," said Lacey and Larkin in statement that month. "Harris has won all that she was looking to win when she had us arrested. Like Sheriff Arpaio, she issued her sanctimonious public statement, controlled her media cycle and got her 'perp walk' on the evening news." While such targeting was not new to them, this was the first time a state had decided it was "okay to consider the First Amendment implications after, not before, hauling people off to jail."

In early December, a Sacramento Superior Court judge dismissed the case. On December 23, with just a few days left in office, Harris tried again, filing new conspiracy-to-commit-pimping charges against Lacey, Larkin, and Ferrer, along with allegations of money laundering. Ferrer also faced 12 counts of pimping. Again, all pimping and conspiracy charges were dismissed, though the judge allowed a money-laundering case to proceed.

"We've never, ever broken the law," Larkin says. "Never have, never wanted to. This isn't really—I know this is probably heresy—this isn't about sex work to me. This is about speech."

"This is the biggest speech battle in America right now," Lacey adds. "The First Amendment isn't about protecting the rights of the McLaughlin Group to speak their mind on television. This is specifically what the fuck it's about. Unpopular speech. Dangerous speech. Speech that threatens the norm. Not only do we have that right, our readers have that right. The [Backpage] posters have that right.

"We spent 40 years doing journalism, groundbreaking journalism, and they want to take all that away," he says—because "they don't like who exercised their constitutional rights to use our advertising platform. And that has no goddamn bearing. The law doesn't say, 'You get to pick and choose who exercises their constitutional rights by whether or not you like their lifestyle.' It's just incredible."

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Please note -- tomorrow Kamala (she and her sister are Hillary's protégés) will interview a serial rapist and reportedly pedophiliac Bill Clinton on -- "how to empower girls and women". At first I thought this was a joke -- the absolute arrogance of initiators of the scam of the century -- the Russia-gate 5+-year ongoing hoax -- the brazen arrogance of these corrupt DNC oligarch is simply astonishing.

Also remember, the infamous Neera Tanden was running Clinton's massively corrupt CAP (Center for American Progress) "foundation" -- a vehicle for immense enrichment of Clintons

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It’s like making an arsonist into the head of the fire department.

They are openly laughing at us.

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In case it was unclear before, I have Boris Petrov's back and he is certainly allowed to post as many walls of text in this comment section as he pleases, as far as I am concerned. Keep up the great work Boris!

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A lot of this is merely Soviet style show trials. They may not be able to convict you but they can surely bankrupt you from the lawyers you have to hire to defend yourself. There is little accountability from prosecutorial abuse. There have been more minor abuse from states and the feds where they sic the IRS, OSHA, CPS or agencies like goon squads on you if you are defiant. As the judicial system becomes more politicized, woe to the person who is not on the same ideological side or makes an enemy of a powerful elite.

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Perhaps -- but tomorrow Kamala (she and her sister are Hillary's protégés) will interview a serial rapist and pedophiliac Bill Clinton on -- "how to empower girls and women".

Also remember, the infamous Neera Tanden was running Clinton's massively corrupt CAP (Center for American Progress) "foundation" -- a vehicle for immense enrichment of Clintons

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The Backpage nonsense has largely been glossed over or forgotten by free speech advocates. But as you rightly point out, it was a perp walk opportunity in the name of child trafficking. You could say that it was a precursor to the campaign against free speech on the Internet.

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One of the reasons that Harris' selection drove me to vote for Trump. She's quite possibly one of the worst human beings on the planet, and she'll do anything at all to gain even a little bit of power.

But she's got the "correct" bits between her legs so we can't talk about all the horrific shit that she did in CA.

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I voted for neither. But I am convinced that the Cuomo scandals are the result of Democratic party working from within to destroy Harris's biggest primary competitor. We already know she struggles to win primaries.

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Wow, thanks for this. It has been driving me crazy wondering why all of a sudden Cuomo's career seems over. I kept asking myself who was allowing this to happen and why given that most information about Cuomo was already known when the media were declaring him ideal presidential material. I just knew someone powerful in Democratic politics was allowing this to happen, but I couldn't figure out why. THIS makes sense.

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From day one of the media coverage for well known transgressions, it was clear to me that Cuomo pissed someone off or that he was no longer politically useful. The Harris primary theory is as good of a reason as any that I have heard.

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This was the first thought which came to my mind too when I saw the “sexual harassment” scandals show up.

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She checks several boxes for identarians so that helps insulate her.

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But but but she’s the first Indian American senator! Wait no, she’s the first African American senator! Wait no, she’s the first Asian American senator! The Syrian white supremacists can be proud next time they are getting bombed by a female Vice President!

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Kamala tremendously increased risks and endangerment to sex workers, however.

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Chris Cuomo is not a journalist. A news reader, entertainer, talking head or perhaps an opinion purveyor, but not a journalist. There are certainly plenty of journalists that deserve our criticism, but lumping Cuomo in with them just muddies the waters.

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You forgot " 'Roid Rager "

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He also uses fake weights in his workout videos lol

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You are, of course, correct. Just ask yourself: If his last name wasn't Cuomo would CNN give him the time of day, let alone hire him?

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Well. They pay tater. So, they might think Chris is good, too. You never know with CNN.

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Point well taken

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Exactly correct. He has an evening commentary hour.

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Over the past few months I've compiled the following list.

I take this super-duper-scary "pandemic" just as seriously as these mountebanks and charlatans do.

No need to notice the political leanings of nearly all of them, suffice it to repeat the truism that "some pigs are more equal than others".

Oh, and remember to Mask Up™ and Stay Safe™!


A Rogues' Gallery of Covidian Hypocrites - Part I

** Undated **

Fauci camera off, mask off.


** April 2020 **

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio defends his daily walks in Prospect Park - 11 miles from his home - after Gov. Cuomo extends the statewide stay-at-home order. He also was also seen going to his gym.



Obama photographed golfing without a mask 40 miles from home when Michelle was airing a PSA telling people to stay at home.


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot violates her own lockdown by getting a haircut.


Illinois Governor' wife violates his stay-at-home order and travels to Florida estate.


CNN's Chris Cuomo violated his own highly publicized and televised "quarantine" in his basement after testing positive for Covid-19.


He also got into an altercation on Easter Sunday resulting in a police report against him.


NY Governor Andrew Cuomo hugging mayor of Savannah Ga. without a mask.


** May 2020 **

Virginia Governor Ralph "Sheets Blackface" Northam apologizes for not wearing a mask on Virginia Beach boardwalk after issuing mask mandate.


Michigan Governor's plans to spend Memorial Day weekend boating on Lake Michigan, after ordering everyone else to stay out of their boats, are dashed when her husband's request to put their boat in the water is leaked (pun intended).


Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine removes her mother from a nursing home after ordering homes to accept Covid-19 patients, resulting in thousands of deaths.


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont busted violating his own executive order at restaurant


Indiana Gov. Holcomb apologizes after selfie shows him without mask, violating social distancing


New Mexico governor slammed for buying jewelry amid coronavirus closures


** June 2020 **

Neil Ferguson, a.k.a "Professor Lockdown", advisor to Boris Johnson, violates his own order and resigns.


LA Mayor Eric Garcetti speaking and kneeling at BLM protest without a mask.


Fauci masks up when on camera, takes it off when off camera.


** July 2020 **

Anthony Fauci watches Washington Nationals game without a mask and not social distancing.


Anthony Fauci pulls down mask when he thinks the cameras are off.


CA Gov. Gavin Newsom orders wineries in 19 CA counties to close indoor operations, but not his.


Mayor Dale Holness in Broward County, Florida Mayor Brandon Whipple in Wichita, Kansas were both caught by citizen journalists violating their own orders for citizens to wear masks while in public or in circumstances where social distancing may not be possible.


** August 2020 **

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney orders restaurants closed, then goes out to dinner in Maryland.


Oregon Governor Caught Violating Her Own Mask Order


** September 2020 **

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is caught on surveillance cameras in a salon in SF without a mask after salons had been closed to the public for almost 6 months.


So egregious even CNN covered it: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/02/politics/nancy-pelosi-hair-salon/index.html

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz offers explanation, admits 'oversight' on mask miscue - after threatening businesses with closure and citations.


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A Rogues' Gallery of Covidian Hypocrites - Part II

** October 2020 **

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page Orders Strict Mask Mandates for All Local Citizens Then Is Caught Out in Public Without a Mask


CNN's Chris Cuomo is sent a reprimand letter by his NYC apartment building for not wearing a mask.


CA Governor Gavin Newsom sends his children to private school for in-person instruction while most government schools are closed.


US surgeon general cited in Hawaii for taking pictures in park that was closed to stop Covid-19


** November 2020 **

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser defends attending Biden-Harris party in Delaware as 'essential travel', even though it broke her own rules.


Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards photographed in public without a mask and not social distancing in violation of his own order.


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issues Thanksgiving lockdown a few days after joining large crowds celebrating Biden's election victory.


CA Governor Gavin Newsom dines at the French Laundry, breaking his own masking, social distancing and Thanksgiving orders.


Even CNN reported on it: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/politics/gavin-newsom-french-laundry-california-governor/index.html

SF Mayor London Breed attends party dinner at French Laundry the day after Newsom.


San Jose CA Mayor Sam Liccardo violates Thanksgiving orders.


Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl dined out at her favorite restaurant hours after voting to uphold a ban on outdoor dining.


Denver Mayor Michael Hancock warned citizens to "avoid travel" 30 minutes before boarding his plane to visit his family for Thanksgiving.


Austin TX Mayor Steve Adler told citizens to "stay home" while vacationing with extended family in Mexico after attending his daughter's wedding.


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown locks down good and hard, banning gatherings after tolerating month after month of mobs rioting and looting in Portland.


New Jersey Gov Confronted Eating Maskless Outside With His Family


CA senator Diane Feinstein maskless in corridor before Facebook/Twitter CEO hearings.


CA Democrats and lobbyists go on junket to the Maui Fairmont Kea Lani while state is locked down.


'Sexiest doctor alive' is called out for partying maskless on a boat while surrounded by bikini-clad women in Miami, despite stressing to his millions of Instagram followers to think before traveling, wear a mask and social distance


** December 2020 **

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo photographed walking his dog without a mask after endlessly haranguing others to "mask up".



Al Sharpton flouting mask rules in his upscale apartment building


Texas County Judges Caught Red-Handed Violating Their Own COVID Rules


Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo caught at event in a bar without a mask and after urging others to stay home.


Health "expert" Dr. Deborah Birx went to Delaware to spend Thanksgiving with her family despite warning others not to travel.


During a virtual press conference, Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio revealed that she would be "traveling by car to Durham, North Carolina to see some close family, small group" despite saying that people should "stay home and only be around those who you live with."


Stacey Abrams caught not wearing a mask inside Georgia Capitol


Photo of maskless Alberta premier and ministers sparks outrage, official complaints

Social Sharing


Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips resigns from post after secret pandemic vacation to St. Barts



A Chicago Teachers Union leader is facing criticism for vacationing in the Caribbean while at the same time claiming it’s unsafe for teachers to return to the classroom.


Alberta municipal affairs minister Tracy Allard went to Hawaii on vacation after her government imposed a strict lockdown on Albertans.


NDP MP Niki Ashton stripped of critic role after travelling to Greece


Jason Kenney’s Chief Of Staff Quietly Returned From United Kingdom Despite Flight Ban


** January 2021 **

Joe Biden maskless at Lincoln Memorial hours after mandating masks on Federal property



** February 2021 **

Contra Costa district attorney hosted wedding party as county battled summer surge


** March 2021 **

CA teachers union president who led school closure charge seen dropping daughter off at in-person preschool


John Kerry photographed maskless on American Airlines flight.


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Obviously, they know that all these ridiculous "Covid protocols" are nothing but theater.

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It is all bullshit. All of it.

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Don't you know, when THEY do it, then it is bad. Very Very Bad.

When WE do it, then that makes it OK!

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Adjust "THEY" and "WE" according to one's respective tribe. Team D and Team R can play at this game, to name but two.

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S-T-O-P!!!!!! You are breaking the Rules Of This Comment Section; I am the official mod right now and you just did something you were not allowed to do.

You are only allowed to post a giant wall of text once PER JOKE!!!! I didn't see a funny joke from you.... hmmm... do better

PROTIP - don't repost copy/pasta

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Do you have any evidence I plagiarized this list or are you just talking out of your ass?

Let's see what you got, Fredo.

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You got this all wrong, did you see my comment I made 1 min after this? Check the timestamps.

Jorah18 hr ago

LOL!!!!! I like you now =) You are funnier than I thought. I take back what I just said in my previous comment from like 10 seconds ago. You were allowed to post 2 walls of text at least. I had missed this joke. My bad.

As you were friend.

OH CRAP!!!!! Were you being sarcastic because you saw this. Damn I just lost =(

Congrats on me not knowing if you were being sarcastic. (Trophy Emoji)

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You said "Thank heavens your avatar is sporting a mask. You wouldn't want to put the substack community at risk with your vapid verbal flatulence." to which I replied with what I said.

In case it was unclear, the joke was that I post a lot of comments and was doing the thing you had said, and you can't know which order I actually wrote them in because I wrote them in a text file and copy/pasted them. My humor system is very complicated.

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omfg libertate you are so high level that I just got your joke finally! LOL!!!!!!! Your joke was that your reply was a joke.

As far as I am concerned, you just got the "Jorah Signal". This means if you manage to get my attention in a comment section of any article, I'll jump in a spam like on all your posts and help you get the top comment.

LOL!!!! Can't believe I lost to you at my own game =P

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Hey man, while I can appreciate the legwork you've done here. It might be more appropriate to put this on a separate website you operate and provide a link to it instead of doing this.

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I was gonna reply with a giant wall of text I copy/pasted from another website, but instead I liked your reply and wrote this comment. Wish so many people would stop being so unoriginal! Geez

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Thank heavens your avatar is sporting a mask. You wouldn't want to put the substack community at risk with your vapid verbal flatulence.

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I have affection for you based on this comment alone.

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LOL!!!!! I like you now =) You are funnier than I thought. I take back what I just said in my previous comment from like 10 seconds ago. You were allowed to post 2 walls of text at least. I had missed this joke. My bad.

As you were friend.

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But how else will we understand the genius of his cause?

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The rules don’t apply to the rulers, in other words?

You’re welcome.

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Welcome to what?

I don't see much of interest.

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The lesson in brevity.

Walls of texts lose people.

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Oh, did my posts exceed your attention span?

Perhaps you should stick with Twitter.

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Something something lots of noise something signifying nothing.

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Yes, yes dear, I understand.

Such a large corpus detailing leftist hypocrisy, posted for an article about leftist hypocrisy, must be difficult for a leftist to even comprehend, let alone ingest.

No one expects you to read it all in one sitting. Go ahead and take a few weeks.

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It’s the new war on terror and we’re all just stuck in the airport on September 13th 2001

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Thank you for writing this. It was infuriating to watch the Cuomo brothers do their own version of the Smothers Brothers 'Mother liked you best' routine on CNN. Some people thought that was cute. I had people linking me the giant testing swab still, duped into the comedy. It was terrifically corrupt on many levels.

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That giant testing Qtip should have been used as an anal swab on both of them.

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What’s to say it wasn’t used as that and they both enjoyed it?

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I have to say, back when he tested positive, I read (from his wife no less!) that Chris Cuomo's COVID pill regimen included Quinine, while every night labeling "conspiracy nuts" on anyone advocating HCQ not be dismissed outright (because of Trump's association to it)... I rolled my eyes back so hard I peeked into the 19th century

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Yep, this was on her own blog post which is archived I am sure. She was also taking showers with some chemical cleaner which specifically states to not do so.

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Thank you, Glenn. Imagine being someone who lost a loved one to Covid because of the Cuomos. What cocktail of hatred and helplessness must they have felt? Are the Cuomos worse than our idiot Governor Newsom? I don't think so. They are all sadists. I think they take pleasure in getting away with their corruption. Newsom destroyed the lives and dreams of small business owners. I think he took glee in keeping families apart. His regime in CA has been one entitled lie after another. His Covid laws have prohibited me from touching my beloved mother who's in assisted living - for the last year I've only been able to visit her once a week, out of doors, six feet apart under supervision. I can't even hug her. But I bet Newsom and the Cuomos hugged their elderly relatives. They are scum. But of course it's people like Tucker Carlson, James O'Keefe, Andy Ngo, Matt Taibbi and you, Glenn, who are the threat to humanity - not them.

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What part of "the elites are our betters" do people not grasp? We exist only to serve them.

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Martin Kuldorff, a Harvard Medical School infectious diseases scientist, said this on Twitter -

"Rather than #FocusedProtection of high-risk older people, lockdowns protected the Zoom class while throwing low-income workers under the bus. Politicians, journalists and scientists protected themselves instead of the most vulnerable. That is not public health."

Our "betters" think the masses are expendable and are intent on proving it.

The disgusting debacle over opening public schools in blue cities/states shows the extraordinarily abusive power of teachers unions aided by elected officials over the rights of students to be educated in-person. This, despite the evidence from public schools since August in other states like Florida that in-person is safe.

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The real problem is that half of the masses do accept their role as subservient to the elites, so long as they can bask in the glory of victimhood and get "free stuff".

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I suppose that I have lived in eastern Europe and the former USSR for so long that everything starts to look like a nail to me, but watching Varsity Blues (college entrance scandal) or the COVID fiasco reminds me of nothing so much as the late-period Soviet Union.

There are still laws on the books, and every now and then they are used to make an example out of someone, but nobody of influence and authority believes in the system any more. They pay lip service to freedom and democracy and flags and eagles and whatnot, but mostly what the elites do is to get what they can while the getting is still good.

Nobody works for national objectives, especially if doing so might also help a rival. Instead, people focus first on enriching themselves, then on immediate family, extended family, tribe and then faction, in approximate order of priority. Only a saint or a fool plays by the rules, everyone who can cheats, and everyone expects cheating and defends cheaters, as long as the cheaters are part of Our Tribe.

If that were not enough, the COVID is much like our very own Chernobyl. Before Chernobyl, it was obvious that the Soviet elites were gasping, venal and at times viciously tribal. After Chernobyl, not even the KGB could hide the fact that they also were *incompetent*.

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There's not much one can to add to that, but I'll try and add a few things:

In the USA, the Dems and Reps both cheat, that's clear, but they're really part of the same "tribe" - the tribe of the ultra-rich. And so, neither really calls out the cheating of the other side... The Dems mostly cheat in the primaries as a way to keep Progressive politics out of general elections and the Reps cheat mostly in general elections as it's about the only way they can win. The Reps don't call out the Dem primary cheating because they agree with keeping the Progressives out - and, indeed, anyone who actually wants to help The People Of Main Street - and the Dems don't call the Reps cheating out because they know they need to tolerate the Reps having about the same representation in congress as they have so that they can play the old good-cop / bad-cop routine on all the rest of us.

And the only other thing I can think of to add is that there ARE some who don't cheat and it's not because they're fools but because they realize that winning that way is a pyrric victory if one's goals are to actually return power to The People. As but two examples of such people: Tulsi Gabbard and Bernie Sanders. ... Neither is perfect - nobody is - but they're among the best on the political scene presently. And, they CAN win, but only if We, The People, rise up in the streets and support them and denounce the cheating.

That said, now on to something your comment has spurred me to comment on:

The people who rose up at the Capitol Building were played. As about the furthest left person posting in these comments, I can say that I saw the barracades withdrawn BY THE POLICE and the Capitol doors opened BY THE POLICE, so the claims of "insurection" are laughable, but a political ploy by the neo-liberals. However, THE COMPLAINTS OF THE RIGHT ABOUT THIS ISSUE ARE CORRECT. I'd like to see this branch of "the right" join with those of us on the left - the NON-NEOLIBERALS - to force fixes to our electoral system(s)... It's just that storming the Capitol was not really an effective means. Instead, how about we join by the tens of millions in marches across the nation, Left, Right, Independent, etc - EVERYONE who isn't a Puppet, Henchman, or sycophant of the ultra-rich? SURELY we can set aside our difference to join together to throw off the yoke of the ultra-rich?!

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That perspective much appreciated by these ears.

Thank you.

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The interesting part of this to me is why now? There's this brouhaha and the sexual harassment scandal which have both popped up almost simultaneously. And the nursing home scandal is brewing in the background. The corporate media doesn't turn on a prominent Democrat, particularly one they were lavishing praise on just months ago, without a reason.

Certainly, the sexual harassment accusations are not new, so why were they ignored until this moment?

I can only guess. Either the nursing home scandal threatens to take down a lot of other politicians along with Cuomo and they're seeking to dethrone him before it goes further, or Harris is already eliminating the potential competition in 2024.

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Harris is running in 2024. Her main competition is Cuomo.

Obama is a friend of Harris.

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DING DING DING!!! You totally solved it. Lol this is for sure it. Good call. The giveaway is the whole sexual harassment angle. I feel so silly for not realizing this. DUH!

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no way...wait for midterms b4 assessing. My guess is omar/aoc may gain

trust and momentum. Not sure, but maybe

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Like this year, the good little soldiers will get in line in order to have a chance in the future.

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maybe...or more like the administration doesn't deliver as promised once sheen comes off. Continued protectionism and against China civil abuses isn't gonna do the trick in my estimation,

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In the primaries it will because in the primaries the party can do anything it wants, completely legally. They could waive the primaries if they wanted, because they consider Harris to be the incumbent.

Nobody could stop them.

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I think the corporate media has to package up Cuomo in a way that deflects from his covid scandals and they want him gone before that blows up. Remember there are investigations, both federal and state, on his nursing home scandal. If Cuomo isn't in office when the investigations are completed, and they turn out negative, then the liberals will be able to say he's gone, we can move on. If he's still in office, then, naturally, people are going to remember how he was supposed to have been the gold standard and Trump the evil idiot. Voters are going to remember how the media treated Trump vs Cuomo, and that is going to effect the democrat electoral prospects in 2022. So. The sex scandals didn't work. Now they, the media, have to try corruption to see if it sticks. I'm pretty sure that this isn't the last thing they have to offer in their bag of tricks. Anyway. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

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It’s to distract from the nursing home scandal by Cuomo and other democrat governors and also eliminate competition for Kamala in 2024

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I have no insight into why the "party" decided to throw Cuomo under the bus but it does seem planned & coordinated. Whatever it is, it is one of those transparent windows on how politics actually works. (The coordinated attack on Bernie in the primaries was another.) And yet.....democracy.

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You can't just pretend like Cuomo did not kill thousands of people forever. If you bottled that up and he ran in 2024 then he would get destroyed. But you can bottle it up until after the 2020 election so that Trump does not look good, and then when that is over clean house and turn on Cuomo


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At some point a critical mass will be reached; those in powerful positions in our country are totally full of SH--! We have a ruling class of idiots that believe they are superior in every way to the rest of us. They are rich due to connections to power and we have let them ascend to their height of incompetence. Left, right, CNN, or MSNBC it doesn't matter. Huge lies and hypocrisy never cease. Chris will continue to lecture the public and pay no price for his actions. Someday people will wake up and a big group of morons will be out of work.

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Let it begin TODAY.

...If we ALL stopped voting for Rs and Ds and instead voted "Third Party", things would change overnight in this country...

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Forget voting. Really fuck shit up.

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I, for one, refuse to have chains on my wrists and ankles and a yoke on my neck, all present because the ultra-rich control us all. So, I'm fighting back.

Presuming you intend to as well, I'll be sad to learn of your death in the upcoming civil war you provoke.

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I’m fighting back, but just because I think voting is useless that doesn’t mean I’m gunning for a civil war. Far from it. I think guns are just as useless as the ballot box.

Best I can tell? Way to go is finding space to create systems of support inside the status quo. Not unlike cancer.

Work smarter, not harder.

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We COULD be allies, working different tactics to the same end...

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