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Posted on Youtube by Carpe Donktum, which sounds like another one of those dangerous pseudonyms.

The original is the 1949 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon Long-Haired Hare, written by Michael Maltese and directed by Chuck Jones.

 
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  1. He doesn’t look like a ‘Leopold’ (no long hair). OTOH he did mention the word ‘symphonies’ in Warsaw without ever having heard one, so that’s close.

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    he did mention the word ‘symphonies’ in Warsaw without ever having heard one, so that’s close.
     
    You do recognize that such asides just make you look like an idiot, and an insecure one at that, right?

    You're like that awkward kid who tries to ingratiate himself with the bully by making up his own lame insult. Doesn't work.

    Be yourself.
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  2. I don’t think the guy that created this is going to go out and attack reporters or anything like that but it does seem to be evidence of a genuinely deranged psychology that is convinced that Trump is “winning” so far in his presidency and that the problems with the media not only can be fixed just by having the president trash talk them but have been.

    People really need to start questioning why Trump hasn’t actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite. The fact is his attacks are at best a cynical ploy to exploit the legitimate and important grievances of his supporters and at worst just products of his pathetic inability to take criticism. The whole thing is wearing thin.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius

    People really need to start questioning why Trump hasn’t actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite.
     
    Not his job/not much he can do (other than standing up to the bully, which is what he's doing). It's ultimately on them.
    , @Federalist

    ... why Trump hasn’t actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite.
     
    Yeah, that should be easy. What do you propose?
    , @Olorin
    "A [sic] healthy, worthwhile media"????

    Thank you for the laugh.

    What do you think the media ARE, for gods' sakes? I mean, do you genuinely think that they are anything other than a telecommunications whorehouse?

    http://www.newsjacking.com/

    http://www.hack-pr.com/machine

    http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2014/01/brand-marketing-newsjacking-next-level/

    https://www.ama.org/

    http://everything-pr.com/public-relations-media-relations/52598/

    https://mediamythalert.wordpress.com/
    , @27 year old
    Dinosaurs will die. He doesn't need to "implement reforms", the fake news is imploding all on its own.
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  3. @anony-mouse
    He doesn't look like a 'Leopold' (no long hair). OTOH he did mention the word 'symphonies' in Warsaw without ever having heard one, so that's close.

    he did mention the word ‘symphonies’ in Warsaw without ever having heard one, so that’s close.

    You do recognize that such asides just make you look like an idiot, and an insecure one at that, right?

    You’re like that awkward kid who tries to ingratiate himself with the bully by making up his own lame insult. Doesn’t work.

    Be yourself.

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  4. Funny that he left off the last boulder at the end. I guess even CNN doesn’t deserve a tormentor as cruel as Bugs.

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  5. 1949

    The (original) piece opens with a mid-century modern house right out of Iowahawk.

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    "Midcentury Modern" is the theme of tonight's primetime lineup on TCM:

    http://www.tcm.com/schedule/

    (The evening's highlight: Johnny Mathis singing "The Best of Everything" over scenes of 1959 Manhattan!)

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  6. This meme perfectly captures the class divide that drives the memewar. Rabbits, frogs, whatever.

    The more things change…

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    People at CNN and similar media outlets are quite well off but are they upper class? Are they more interested in high culture than millions of us little people out here in little people country? I doubt it.
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  7. @Guy de Champlagne
    I don't think the guy that created this is going to go out and attack reporters or anything like that but it does seem to be evidence of a genuinely deranged psychology that is convinced that Trump is "winning" so far in his presidency and that the problems with the media not only can be fixed just by having the president trash talk them but have been.

    People really need to start questioning why Trump hasn't actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite. The fact is his attacks are at best a cynical ploy to exploit the legitimate and important grievances of his supporters and at worst just products of his pathetic inability to take criticism. The whole thing is wearing thin.

    People really need to start questioning why Trump hasn’t actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite.

    Not his job/not much he can do (other than standing up to the bully, which is what he’s doing). It’s ultimately on them.

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    Five consecutive comments seems desperate. Especially when, in the fifth, you blockquote someone whose insights you then merely attempt to deflect.
    , @Guy de Champlagne
    He can go back to one of the smartest things anyone has ever said about politics

    The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.
     
    There need to be limits on the financial, geographic, political, cultural, and ethnic concentration of ownership and staffing of the media. At a bare minimum he should be going after anti white, anti male, anti christian, and anti conservative employment discrimination in media companies. And if Bannon is worth anything he should have a bunch of other great ideas.
    , @TomSchmidt
    "Not his job/not much he can do"

    Sure there is. He can cut off their oxygen. Simply. Just require cable systems to offer channels a la carte, so that the VAST numbers of deplorable people can simply cut off networks of people who hate them, like CNN and MSNBC, among others. That would defund the people who oppose him.
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  8. NickG says:

    I agree, this is the best Concocted News Network meme thus far.

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  9. Cagey Beast says: • Website
    @Desiderius
    This meme perfectly captures the class divide that drives the memewar. Rabbits, frogs, whatever.

    The more things change...

    People at CNN and similar media outlets are quite well off but are they upper class? Are they more interested in high culture than millions of us little people out here in little people country? I doubt it.

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    Glenn Greenwald just retweeted this odd little slice of "elitism" from the NYT's David Brooks:

    https://twitter.com/max_read/status/884749468503093249


    Three things:
    - What an awful way for Brooks to look upon his benighted friend.
    - Isn't this another example of how adolescent and cliquish this "elite" is?
    - Aren't there legions of people in the NYC area without university degrees but who nevertheless know all the names for Italian deli meats?
    , @Desiderius
    If you'll watch the clip again, I think you'll see that the cartoonist ultimately agrees with you (as do I).

    The class divide is between the deplorables with the class and the self-anointed elites who lack it.
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  10. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Desiderius

    People really need to start questioning why Trump hasn’t actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite.
     
    Not his job/not much he can do (other than standing up to the bully, which is what he's doing). It's ultimately on them.

    Five consecutive comments seems desperate. Especially when, in the fifth, you blockquote someone whose insights you then merely attempt to deflect.

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  11. D. K. says:
    @Desiderius

    1949
     
    The (original) piece opens with a mid-century modern house right out of Iowahawk.

    “Midcentury Modern” is the theme of tonight’s primetime lineup on TCM:

    http://www.tcm.com/schedule/

    (The evening’s highlight: Johnny Mathis singing “The Best of Everything” over scenes of 1959 Manhattan!)

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  12. @Desiderius

    People really need to start questioning why Trump hasn’t actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite.
     
    Not his job/not much he can do (other than standing up to the bully, which is what he's doing). It's ultimately on them.

    He can go back to one of the smartest things anyone has ever said about politics

    The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.

    There need to be limits on the financial, geographic, political, cultural, and ethnic concentration of ownership and staffing of the media. At a bare minimum he should be going after anti white, anti male, anti christian, and anti conservative employment discrimination in media companies. And if Bannon is worth anything he should have a bunch of other great ideas.

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    Fair enough.

    The most valuable thing he can do he's already doing - reversing the power dynamic between elected and unelected power on the level of personal dynamics/dominance (as well as leading by example on how one can do the same in the local level).
    , @Anonymous
    The lack of straight gentile males in the media today is glaring.

    It's amazing how things have changed. Over the last few decades the news business has become the domain of gays/women/jews who often seem hostile to typical white men.
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  13. @Guy de Champlagne
    I don't think the guy that created this is going to go out and attack reporters or anything like that but it does seem to be evidence of a genuinely deranged psychology that is convinced that Trump is "winning" so far in his presidency and that the problems with the media not only can be fixed just by having the president trash talk them but have been.

    People really need to start questioning why Trump hasn't actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite. The fact is his attacks are at best a cynical ploy to exploit the legitimate and important grievances of his supporters and at worst just products of his pathetic inability to take criticism. The whole thing is wearing thin.

    … why Trump hasn’t actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite.

    Yeah, that should be easy. What do you propose?

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Instead of the silly tweeting he can block out half the seats in the press gallery for some well-known members of the real media, say Professor Reynolds of Instapundit (an eminently fair and low-keyed guy), The Daily Kos guy, Peter Brimelow, our host here, Lew Rockwell, Matt Drudge, etc.

    I really thought that Steve Bannon was leaning toward doing this early in the year. Start with the White House just to legitimatize a dozen or so real media people from the web. It'll catch on, as people will be able to read their blogs or watch videos to follow anything from the president, and later look for direct reporting of other big shots in Washington, FS.

    There are plenty of things Trump can do to get around the Lyin' Press besides re-tweeting these funny video memes. Guy is right.
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  14. This is brilliant. Actually brilliant, not British “brilliant.”

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    With the added bonus of it being a Warner cartoon.
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  15. @Federalist

    ... why Trump hasn’t actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite.
     
    Yeah, that should be easy. What do you propose?

    Instead of the silly tweeting he can block out half the seats in the press gallery for some well-known members of the real media, say Professor Reynolds of Instapundit (an eminently fair and low-keyed guy), The Daily Kos guy, Peter Brimelow, our host here, Lew Rockwell, Matt Drudge, etc.

    I really thought that Steve Bannon was leaning toward doing this early in the year. Start with the White House just to legitimatize a dozen or so real media people from the web. It’ll catch on, as people will be able to read their blogs or watch videos to follow anything from the president, and later look for direct reporting of other big shots in Washington, FS.

    There are plenty of things Trump can do to get around the Lyin’ Press besides re-tweeting these funny video memes. Guy is right.

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    That seems like it would pathetically ineffectual. There needs to be a big government solution, just a big government that doesn't exist solely to advance the interests of democratic constituencies and the rich because republicans keep drawing the line in the sand and standing up for their so called principles in such a way that keeps preventing them from doing anything to help the people that actually vote for them.


    The media is a business that is fucking up the country (one of many) so regulate it and bring it to heel.

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  16. Cortes says:

    Looks like a viral ad for Twitter.

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  17. @Achmed E. Newman
    Instead of the silly tweeting he can block out half the seats in the press gallery for some well-known members of the real media, say Professor Reynolds of Instapundit (an eminently fair and low-keyed guy), The Daily Kos guy, Peter Brimelow, our host here, Lew Rockwell, Matt Drudge, etc.

    I really thought that Steve Bannon was leaning toward doing this early in the year. Start with the White House just to legitimatize a dozen or so real media people from the web. It'll catch on, as people will be able to read their blogs or watch videos to follow anything from the president, and later look for direct reporting of other big shots in Washington, FS.

    There are plenty of things Trump can do to get around the Lyin' Press besides re-tweeting these funny video memes. Guy is right.

    That seems like it would pathetically ineffectual. There needs to be a big government solution, just a big government that doesn’t exist solely to advance the interests of democratic constituencies and the rich because republicans keep drawing the line in the sand and standing up for their so called principles in such a way that keeps preventing them from doing anything to help the people that actually vote for them.

    The media is a business that is fucking up the country (one of many) so regulate it and bring it to heel.

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    There needs to be a big government solution, ...
     
    Yeah, that's just what we need, like another coupla' holes in the head, it is.

    More regulation, hell with Amendment I, hell with Amendment X, just a little more regulation and we'll have our utopia. We were [Maxwell Smart] THIS CLOSE [end-Maxwell Smart] in Soviet Russia, Red China, and Cuba to utopia. They really regulated the media over in those places. A little more effort and they'd have had utopia - they just didn't do enough redistributing and controlling - what we need is Comprehensive implementation of Communism, and we have just the guy to do it too, right here on this blog!

    "Let a hundred flowers bloom - now let's get out the riding mower" was the big Chairman Mao policy in the late 1950's - almost worked too, if it hadn't been for those meddling 40,000,000 starving kids. The newspaper Pravda was the result in Soviet Russia, and, hell, even the name means TRUTH.


    The media is a business that is fucking up the country (one of many) so regulate it and bring it to heel.
     
    OK, so this way they can be more independent and question the policies of the Feral Government, once they are RUN by the government. Sure, this make all kinds of sense. Yes, Gargoyle, we are about done here, thank you, could you be so kind as to bring my hat and coat and Mr. Champlagne's straight jacket coat too.

    I would have never even written you the first time if I'd known you were a Commie useful idiot, Guy. I can only hope none of it rubs off on me.

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  18. The fact that CNN could not see this inevitably coming a mile away shows just how completely brain dead the whole industry and much of the deep state itself has become.

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  19. Olorin says:
    @Guy de Champlagne
    I don't think the guy that created this is going to go out and attack reporters or anything like that but it does seem to be evidence of a genuinely deranged psychology that is convinced that Trump is "winning" so far in his presidency and that the problems with the media not only can be fixed just by having the president trash talk them but have been.

    People really need to start questioning why Trump hasn't actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite. The fact is his attacks are at best a cynical ploy to exploit the legitimate and important grievances of his supporters and at worst just products of his pathetic inability to take criticism. The whole thing is wearing thin.

    “A [sic] healthy, worthwhile media”????

    Thank you for the laugh.

    What do you think the media ARE, for gods’ sakes? I mean, do you genuinely think that they are anything other than a telecommunications whorehouse?

    http://www.newsjacking.com/

    http://www.hack-pr.com/machine

    http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2014/01/brand-marketing-newsjacking-next-level/

    https://www.ama.org/

    http://everything-pr.com/public-relations-media-relations/52598/

    https://mediamythalert.wordpress.com/

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  20. El Dato says:

    It will soon be removed “on copyright grounds”.

    Like this.

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  21. @Guy de Champlagne
    That seems like it would pathetically ineffectual. There needs to be a big government solution, just a big government that doesn't exist solely to advance the interests of democratic constituencies and the rich because republicans keep drawing the line in the sand and standing up for their so called principles in such a way that keeps preventing them from doing anything to help the people that actually vote for them.


    The media is a business that is fucking up the country (one of many) so regulate it and bring it to heel.

    There needs to be a big government solution, …

    Yeah, that’s just what we need, like another coupla’ holes in the head, it is.

    More regulation, hell with Amendment I, hell with Amendment X, just a little more regulation and we’ll have our utopia. We were [Maxwell Smart] THIS CLOSE [end-Maxwell Smart] in Soviet Russia, Red China, and Cuba to utopia. They really regulated the media over in those places. A little more effort and they’d have had utopia – they just didn’t do enough redistributing and controlling – what we need is Comprehensive implementation of Communism, and we have just the guy to do it too, right here on this blog!

    “Let a hundred flowers bloom – now let’s get out the riding mower” was the big Chairman Mao policy in the late 1950′s – almost worked too, if it hadn’t been for those meddling 40,000,000 starving kids. The newspaper Pravda was the result in Soviet Russia, and, hell, even the name means TRUTH.

    The media is a business that is fucking up the country (one of many) so regulate it and bring it to heel.

    OK, so this way they can be more independent and question the policies of the Feral Government, once they are RUN by the government. Sure, this make all kinds of sense. Yes, Gargoyle, we are about done here, thank you, could you be so kind as to bring my hat and coat and Mr. Champlagne’s straight jacket coat too.

    I would have never even written you the first time if I’d known you were a Commie useful idiot, Guy. I can only hope none of it rubs off on me.

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    The problem is not just that your comment is really stupid but that it's so generically stupid. Though for what it's worth if I had actually been advocating anything even remotely like communism it would have just been generic and not stupid.
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  22. Lurker says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    This is brilliant. Actually brilliant, not British "brilliant."

    With the added bonus of it being a Warner cartoon.

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  23. @Achmed E. Newman

    There needs to be a big government solution, ...
     
    Yeah, that's just what we need, like another coupla' holes in the head, it is.

    More regulation, hell with Amendment I, hell with Amendment X, just a little more regulation and we'll have our utopia. We were [Maxwell Smart] THIS CLOSE [end-Maxwell Smart] in Soviet Russia, Red China, and Cuba to utopia. They really regulated the media over in those places. A little more effort and they'd have had utopia - they just didn't do enough redistributing and controlling - what we need is Comprehensive implementation of Communism, and we have just the guy to do it too, right here on this blog!

    "Let a hundred flowers bloom - now let's get out the riding mower" was the big Chairman Mao policy in the late 1950's - almost worked too, if it hadn't been for those meddling 40,000,000 starving kids. The newspaper Pravda was the result in Soviet Russia, and, hell, even the name means TRUTH.


    The media is a business that is fucking up the country (one of many) so regulate it and bring it to heel.
     
    OK, so this way they can be more independent and question the policies of the Feral Government, once they are RUN by the government. Sure, this make all kinds of sense. Yes, Gargoyle, we are about done here, thank you, could you be so kind as to bring my hat and coat and Mr. Champlagne's straight jacket coat too.

    I would have never even written you the first time if I'd known you were a Commie useful idiot, Guy. I can only hope none of it rubs off on me.

    The problem is not just that your comment is really stupid but that it’s so generically stupid. Though for what it’s worth if I had actually been advocating anything even remotely like communism it would have just been generic and not stupid.

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    There is no bigger government than that of Communist governments. To even suggest that what would help our problems with a government-sac-hanging press is MORE GOVERNMENT control of that press is the mark of an idiot - maybe not a useful idiot, because at the peak of stupidity, you may lose your usefulness.
    There are 12-step programs for these Commie tendencies; I could send you some literature. You've got to get through that difficult step 1, though: "Hello, my name is Guy de Champlagne, and I am a Commie." "Hello, Guy!"

    I have read only 3 or 4 dumber comments than yours on unz.com, and I spend quite a bit of time on here. If I were to recall those other 3 or 4, I would be activating a part of my brain that absolutely does not need to see the light of day.

    Chairman Mao called from the grave - he could really use a Guy like you, Joel.

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  24. @Guy de Champlagne
    I don't think the guy that created this is going to go out and attack reporters or anything like that but it does seem to be evidence of a genuinely deranged psychology that is convinced that Trump is "winning" so far in his presidency and that the problems with the media not only can be fixed just by having the president trash talk them but have been.

    People really need to start questioning why Trump hasn't actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite. The fact is his attacks are at best a cynical ploy to exploit the legitimate and important grievances of his supporters and at worst just products of his pathetic inability to take criticism. The whole thing is wearing thin.

    Dinosaurs will die. He doesn’t need to “implement reforms”, the fake news is imploding all on its own.

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  25. @Guy de Champlagne
    The problem is not just that your comment is really stupid but that it's so generically stupid. Though for what it's worth if I had actually been advocating anything even remotely like communism it would have just been generic and not stupid.

    There is no bigger government than that of Communist governments. To even suggest that what would help our problems with a government-sac-hanging press is MORE GOVERNMENT control of that press is the mark of an idiot – maybe not a useful idiot, because at the peak of stupidity, you may lose your usefulness.
    There are 12-step programs for these Commie tendencies; I could send you some literature. You’ve got to get through that difficult step 1, though: “Hello, my name is Guy de Champlagne, and I am a Commie.” “Hello, Guy!”

    I have read only 3 or 4 dumber comments than yours on unz.com, and I spend quite a bit of time on here. If I were to recall those other 3 or 4, I would be activating a part of my brain that absolutely does not need to see the light of day.

    Chairman Mao called from the grave – he could really use a Guy like you, Joel.

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  26. @Desiderius

    People really need to start questioning why Trump hasn’t actually proposed any reforms that could actually give this country a healthy, worthwhile media and, more broadly, cultural elite.
     
    Not his job/not much he can do (other than standing up to the bully, which is what he's doing). It's ultimately on them.

    “Not his job/not much he can do”

    Sure there is. He can cut off their oxygen. Simply. Just require cable systems to offer channels a la carte, so that the VAST numbers of deplorable people can simply cut off networks of people who hate them, like CNN and MSNBC, among others. That would defund the people who oppose him.

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    Which enumerated power is that exactly?
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  27. Cagey Beast says: • Website
    @Cagey Beast
    People at CNN and similar media outlets are quite well off but are they upper class? Are they more interested in high culture than millions of us little people out here in little people country? I doubt it.

    Glenn Greenwald just retweeted this odd little slice of “elitism” from the NYT’s David Brooks:

    Three things:
    - What an awful way for Brooks to look upon his benighted friend.
    - Isn’t this another example of how adolescent and cliquish this “elite” is?
    - Aren’t there legions of people in the NYC area without university degrees but who nevertheless know all the names for Italian deli meats?

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    This kind of thing is very real. I can recall a decade ago feeling very at home the first time I walked into Chipotle because I recognized the typeface on the menu behind the counter from upscale magazines, the industrial architecture looked like the headquarters of my old marketing research firm, and they were playing my favorite New Order song. The food, on the other hand ... But the whole place was cleverly set up to attract people with professional degrees and repel people without college degrees.
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  28. @Cagey Beast
    Glenn Greenwald just retweeted this odd little slice of "elitism" from the NYT's David Brooks:

    https://twitter.com/max_read/status/884749468503093249


    Three things:
    - What an awful way for Brooks to look upon his benighted friend.
    - Isn't this another example of how adolescent and cliquish this "elite" is?
    - Aren't there legions of people in the NYC area without university degrees but who nevertheless know all the names for Italian deli meats?

    This kind of thing is very real. I can recall a decade ago feeling very at home the first time I walked into Chipotle because I recognized the typeface on the menu behind the counter from upscale magazines, the industrial architecture looked like the headquarters of my old marketing research firm, and they were playing my favorite New Order song. The food, on the other hand … But the whole place was cleverly set up to attract people with professional degrees and repel people without college degrees.

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  29. TheOldOne says:

    Mr. Sailor,

    Why would a restaurant that sells food for proles wish to repel proles?

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    Because some proles like to put on airs.
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  30. @Cagey Beast
    People at CNN and similar media outlets are quite well off but are they upper class? Are they more interested in high culture than millions of us little people out here in little people country? I doubt it.

    If you’ll watch the clip again, I think you’ll see that the cartoonist ultimately agrees with you (as do I).

    The class divide is between the deplorables with the class and the self-anointed elites who lack it.

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  31. @TheOldOne
    Mr. Sailor,

    Why would a restaurant that sells food for proles wish to repel proles?

    Because some proles like to put on airs.

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  32. @TomSchmidt
    "Not his job/not much he can do"

    Sure there is. He can cut off their oxygen. Simply. Just require cable systems to offer channels a la carte, so that the VAST numbers of deplorable people can simply cut off networks of people who hate them, like CNN and MSNBC, among others. That would defund the people who oppose him.

    Which enumerated power is that exactly?

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    It has something to do with appointing FCC commissioners, and having them enforce the law. Try buying a cable card without having to rent the whole Cable box some time.

    As to whether the FCC is allowable under an enumerated power, doubtful. But, it exists. Might as well use it to help defund the left.
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  33. @Guy de Champlagne
    He can go back to one of the smartest things anyone has ever said about politics

    The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.
     
    There need to be limits on the financial, geographic, political, cultural, and ethnic concentration of ownership and staffing of the media. At a bare minimum he should be going after anti white, anti male, anti christian, and anti conservative employment discrimination in media companies. And if Bannon is worth anything he should have a bunch of other great ideas.

    Fair enough.

    The most valuable thing he can do he’s already doing – reversing the power dynamic between elected and unelected power on the level of personal dynamics/dominance (as well as leading by example on how one can do the same in the local level).

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    By making CNN play the victim, they're de facto no longer the strong horse so they lose all the front-runner support.
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  34. @Desiderius
    Fair enough.

    The most valuable thing he can do he's already doing - reversing the power dynamic between elected and unelected power on the level of personal dynamics/dominance (as well as leading by example on how one can do the same in the local level).

    By making CNN play the victim, they’re de facto no longer the strong horse so they lose all the front-runner support.

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    CNN primetime ratings reportedly fell below those of Nick At Nite. The cartoon memes are on point.
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  35. El Dato says:

    Meanwhile, we are clearly in the 21st century:

    Trump tramples the Constitution by blocking Twitter critics – lawsuit: Tweet-addicted President treats website as a public forum so cannot exclude views

    President Donald Trump’s habit of blocking critics from following his Twitter account faces a legal challenge that seeks to prevent him from tuning out those with opposing views.

    On Tuesday, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed a lawsuit in New York’s Southern District on behalf of seven people who have been prevented from following the President’s @realDonaldTrump account.

    The complaint follows an unanswered letter sent by the organization last month. It claims Trump’s practice of blocking Twitter followers represents an unconstitutional attempt to suppress dissent.

    “Because of their criticism of the President, these Plaintiffs have been prevented or impeded from viewing the President’s tweets, from replying to the tweets, from viewing the discussions associated with the tweets, and from participating in those discussions,” the complaint claims.

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    That is his long-standing personal account, not his official account as president (@POTUS), which frequently retweets his personal tweets. The lawsuit is legally groundless and utterly inane. Anyone can read the president's personal tweets (most of which seem to be published promptly by the news media, regardless) by simply viewing his account on the Web while not signed in under their blocked Twitter IDs.
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  36. Ivy says:
    @Desiderius
    By making CNN play the victim, they're de facto no longer the strong horse so they lose all the front-runner support.

    CNN primetime ratings reportedly fell below those of Nick At Nite. The cartoon memes are on point.

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  37. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    “Posted on Youtube by Carpe Donktum, which sounds like another one of those dangerous pseudonyms.”

    These days, with all the weird-a**ed names one hears, that could actually be someone’s name.

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  38. Creator Here,
    Just going to address the OP here.

    My Dangerous Psudonym is meant to say Seize the Donkey. It has been my handle since the 90s. It was an inside joke between friends about my tendency to destroy my liberal friends in political debates.

    To those that liked it. I’m glad!
    To those that didn’t. I’m sad that you have lost your sense of humor.

    That’s all folks

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    O captain, my captain!
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Standing ovation from this quarter! Trump's various expressions were used to perfection. I haven't seen anything this good since the Trumpinator video someone put together during the campaign.
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  39. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Guy de Champlagne
    He can go back to one of the smartest things anyone has ever said about politics

    The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.
     
    There need to be limits on the financial, geographic, political, cultural, and ethnic concentration of ownership and staffing of the media. At a bare minimum he should be going after anti white, anti male, anti christian, and anti conservative employment discrimination in media companies. And if Bannon is worth anything he should have a bunch of other great ideas.

    The lack of straight gentile males in the media today is glaring.

    It’s amazing how things have changed. Over the last few decades the news business has become the domain of gays/women/jews who often seem hostile to typical white men.

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  40. D. K. says:
    @El Dato
    Meanwhile, we are clearly in the 21st century:

    Trump tramples the Constitution by blocking Twitter critics – lawsuit: Tweet-addicted President treats website as a public forum so cannot exclude views

    President Donald Trump's habit of blocking critics from following his Twitter account faces a legal challenge that seeks to prevent him from tuning out those with opposing views.

    On Tuesday, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed a lawsuit in New York's Southern District on behalf of seven people who have been prevented from following the President's @realDonaldTrump account.

    The complaint follows an unanswered letter sent by the organization last month. It claims Trump's practice of blocking Twitter followers represents an unconstitutional attempt to suppress dissent.

    "Because of their criticism of the President, these Plaintiffs have been prevented or impeded from viewing the President's tweets, from replying to the tweets, from viewing the discussions associated with the tweets, and from participating in those discussions," the complaint claims.
     

    That is his long-standing personal account, not his official account as president (@POTUS), which frequently retweets his personal tweets. The lawsuit is legally groundless and utterly inane. Anyone can read the president’s personal tweets (most of which seem to be published promptly by the news media, regardless) by simply viewing his account on the Web while not signed in under their blocked Twitter IDs.

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  41. @Carpedonktum
    Creator Here,
    Just going to address the OP here.

    My Dangerous Psudonym is meant to say Seize the Donkey. It has been my handle since the 90s. It was an inside joke between friends about my tendency to destroy my liberal friends in political debates.

    To those that liked it. I'm glad!
    To those that didn't. I'm sad that you have lost your sense of humor.

    That's all folks

    O captain, my captain!

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  42. @Carpedonktum
    Creator Here,
    Just going to address the OP here.

    My Dangerous Psudonym is meant to say Seize the Donkey. It has been my handle since the 90s. It was an inside joke between friends about my tendency to destroy my liberal friends in political debates.

    To those that liked it. I'm glad!
    To those that didn't. I'm sad that you have lost your sense of humor.

    That's all folks

    Standing ovation from this quarter! Trump’s various expressions were used to perfection. I haven’t seen anything this good since the Trumpinator video someone put together during the campaign.

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  43. @Desiderius
    Which enumerated power is that exactly?

    It has something to do with appointing FCC commissioners, and having them enforce the law. Try buying a cable card without having to rent the whole Cable box some time.

    As to whether the FCC is allowable under an enumerated power, doubtful. But, it exists. Might as well use it to help defund the left.

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