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Anderson Cooper???? Yep.he's a credible 'journalist' lol

His out of body counterpart is Rachel Maddow......both in the same league.

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Shoot the messenger?

that's your argument?

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I think he just pointed out

What Cohen had said.

Which bumps the child up to being a crook.

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Aren't they both gay?

Which has nothing to do with the topic, or their abilities as news guys, but it fits the tenor of the times.
And the topic.

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Welcome to US politics...coming full circle

Where members of congress were once lawyers who worked to find "work arounds" to laws and now want to create them knowing they will be selectively enforced and hoping to be of the same party as the executive branch. Never will these legislators take on the corruption and unfairness that's built into our legal system in which winning is preferred to justice. Rigged system? You bet. Look at where the truly ethical people finish in political races. They're so far behind the pack that the press has abandoned them as being dull and uninteresting.

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Many years ago an essayist pointed out that an era

of American politics was ending. Up to then, many Governors, Senators and Presidents had come up from State Legislatures. That's where they learned constructive compromise, civility to the other side, and being informed on the issues; all useful in running a Major World Power.
Now, to me that sounds like good government - by men's standards anyway.
Just sayin'.

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No instant communications

and any yellow press was pastel rather than neon.

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you're correct IMO.

The original yellow press started wars when it needed circulation, remember. It had all but disappeared by the 60s, though.
Print and radio were still riding high, and TV hadn't yet become Soundbite City.
The writer had other reasons, which I've forgotten. I remember the piece because it all seemed so well thought out. I was surprised by the State legislature information, but he was absolutely right.

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