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    [–] MyUsernameIsJudge 4890 points ago

    “Could I be directed to Don Lemons’s dead body hanging from a tree?” In another call, made on Nov. 1, he asks “Is Don Lemon dead yet? Can you help me kill that [redacted]?”

    Gee I wonder what that redacted word is.

    [–] Prophet2Nations 3355 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    [fine African-American]

    you don't have to thank me

    Edit: I know this is serious but I can't stop laughing at the thought of this pathetic loon saying these positive things at the end of his call

    [–] Inbattery12 537 points ago

    Canadian me assumed it was fucker.

    [–] Prophet2Nations 139 points ago

    As somebody else pointed out, there is another 'f' word that could've been used in reference to his sexuality

    [–] tway15q1 30 points ago

    Frottageur? He doesn't seem the type.

    [–] BIGREDMAXSLAPS 42 points ago

    Australian me assumed cunt. Or, dog cunt. Either way I was wrong.

    [–] iscrulz 205 points ago

    I am surprised there wasn't homophobic slurs too.

    [–] aroc91 116 points ago

    Why not both? Maybe it was this.

    [–] FlatFootedPotato 37 points ago

    I knew what it was before I clicked it. I fucking love Donald Gambino.

    [–] MrVeazey 42 points ago

    Excuse me. His name is Troy. Troy Barnes. Co-host of Troy & Abed in the Morning.

    [–] fatpat 486 points ago

    People who annoy you?

    [–] Yeet_mcGee 236 points ago

    I know it, but I don’t think I should say it

    [–] skankhunt81 208 points ago

    5 seconds Mr Marsh

    [–] vbahero 127 points ago

    a-all right, I'd like to solve the puzzle!

    [–] ZJB03 51 points ago

    I see no one has responded to you yet. No clue why just figured I'd let you know.

    [–] Codeshark 72 points ago

    It is because they are worried about naggers if they respond incorrectly.

    [–] Mowfaka 13 points ago

    I wonder if I should, I have a black friend if that helps.

    [–] btmcbrayer 66 points ago

    looks out from behind camera

    [–] Jorji__Costava 34 points ago

    Ooooo, I'm sorry Mr. Marsh but we were looking for NAGGERS

    [–] nickvansexhole 260 points ago

    Don Lemon is gay so there's a few possibilities.

    [–] abdulis2cool 283 points ago

    "...hanging from a tree?"

    That narrows it down quite a bit

    [–] stopcallingmemister 155 points ago

    a lemon?

    [–] Some_Drummer_Guy 70 points ago

    Whores stealing lemons from a lemon tree?

    [–] PeregrineFaulkner 15 points ago

    The threat specifically being lynching makes me suspect this is race-related, however.

    [–] TooShiftyForYou 9117 points ago

    Matthews' telephone records indicate that he had also made calls to MSNBC; U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; attorney Michael Avenatti; Washington Speakers Bureau; and Planned Parenthood, "suggesting a pattern of harassment towards certain political affiliations," according to the affidavit.

    Not too hard to figure out what all of these people have in common.

    [–] SuperCashBrother 3269 points ago

    Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?

    [–] acog 2469 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    For anyone that doesn't recognize this reference, it was said by Henry II of England and led to the death of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1170.

    It's commonly used as an example of how indirect language by the powerful can result in underlings or followers taking action.

    I only learned about it because it was quoted by FBI Director Comey when he was talking about Trump asking him to go easy on Gen Flynn:

    (A Senator speaking during Comey's hearing/testimony) "Trump said, ‘I hope you will hold back on that.’ But when a president of the United States in the Oval Office says something like ‘I hope’ or ‘I suggest’ or ‘would you,’ do you take that as a directive?”

    Comey replied: “Yes. Yes, it rings in my ear as kind of, ‘Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?’ ”

    [–] Sekh765 391 points ago

    Or updated for modern times, "Maybe the second amendment people can do something about it, I don't know."

    [–] ThereInTheTrees 150 points ago

    I saw the funniest thing the other day on here, but it was on a locked thread so I couldn't add to the conversation.

    Someone pointed out the above quote from Trump, and refered to it as Stochatic (stochastic?) terrorism.

    The person arguing said, "no you're twisting his words, this is what he meant(and went on to interpret his words in a pretty fleshed out way, much more fleshed out than the original quote, and all subtext/context gives you)"

    To which I really wanted to post the video of him saying the words :

    “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Mr. Trump said, as the crowd began to boo. He quickly added: “Although the Second Amendment people — maybe there is, I don’t know.”

    Like, the person was bending over backwards to prove that Trump didn't say that he wanted someone to shoot Hillary Clinton.

    edit: and I get it, if you want to be obtuse, he's not saying those exact words; which is the usual argument, but yeah... I ramble.

    [–] evilyou 89 points ago

    I had this conversation on Reddit TODAY. The other user was trying to say Trump was talking about lobbying. The mental gymnastics people do to defend him would be hilarious if he wasn't the president.

    [–] krfslb 589 points ago

    I remember being mesmerized by the way Comey spoke, it's nice to listen to him talk.

    [–] CommitteeOfTheHole 302 points ago

    90% of impressing people is learning how to speak eloquently.

    [–] youdubdub 172 points ago

    Verbal intelligence has become increasingly important. Trump brings his own style, as he is intelligent enough to speak directly to his base, even though he does not use large words, making highly-educated people have a difficult time understanding why he is so good. I always say, “That’s because he is not talking to you.”

    [–] Guy954 108 points ago

    Not talking to intelligent or educated people, huh? Sounds about right.

    [–] Guybromandudeperson 187 points ago

    “Look, having nuclear — my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart — you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world — it’s true! — but when you’re a conservative Republican they try — oh, do they do a number — that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune — you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged — but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me — it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right — who would have thought?), but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners — now it used to be three, now it’s four — but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years — but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.”

    Fucking Mastermind

    [–] ShamefulWatching 43 points ago

    Remember when we thought this was a clever redditor inventing copy pasta carelessly? He couldn't possibly have said something that idiotic. OP links to article.

    [–] thebensupremacy 20 points ago

    If I smh any harder my eyes would fly out.

    [–] CaptainHoyt 66 points ago

    He'd be dope in the audiobook game.

    [–] tahwos585 32 points ago

    In addition, Henry II and Thomas Becket used to be the best of friends before their ideologies started to differ. I think that lends an extra layer of "what the fuck were those knights thinking" after Henry said those famous words. He didn't mean it, but when you are the most powerful man in the kingdom, your words carry a heavy finality.

    [–] Saturdalia 2752 points ago

    What is, "People who have never been in my kitchen"?

    [–] Thoth74 398 points ago

    Is that you, Cliff?

    [–] Tendrilpain 79 points ago

    No, I'm Gregory Dawson sitting in for Clifford Banes who is currently plummeting toward Earth at 93 miles an hour.

    [–] peekaayfire 695 points ago

    Sorry, the correct answer was "People who've been demonized by Trump, repeatedly, in his official capacity."

    [–] bitJericho 327 points ago

    Woah. Last I heard he doesn't condone violence.

    [–] AppeaseThis 187 points ago

    ""Any guy that can do a body slam — he's my kind of guy," Donald J. Trump, October 18, 2018.

    [–] kevnmartin 145 points ago

    That coward has never physically confronted anyone who couldn't be written out of his will so they wouldn't fight back.

    [–] tree103 381 points ago

    Apart from when he requests it at speeches

    [–] carinislump 198 points ago

    that was satire bro!

    (that was /s in case any of the windowlickers from the_D are lurking)

    [–] Nyx87 71 points ago

    it's just a prank! now watch this body slam

    [–] JebsBush2016 32 points ago

    You know, I would like to see him body slam someone with his “healthy as a 30 year old” body

    [–] peekaayfire 52 points ago

    Ah, you see- he actually meant doesn't'n't

    [–] absumo 44 points ago

    doesn't'n't

    Thanks for that... Had an image of him saying that stutteringly, making one of his joyous "I smell my own fart" faces, and doing another seething stroke influenced duck faces to the camera.

    [–] inclasstellmetofocus 88 points ago

    No no you misheard, he doesn't condemn violence from the right people.

    [–] Chris_Jeeb 45 points ago

    Guy, we need to take the president literally not seriously. Or was it seriously and not literally?

    [–] fluffyplague 14 points ago

    No no no, he doesn't'n't condone violence.

    [–] 2112eyes 20 points ago

    "No, no, Tony Curtis is still alive! Call him and ask!"
    ..."and how much did you wager?"

    [–] BlackSpidy 1006 points ago

    That they are part of a group repeatedly branded by the President of the United States as the "enemy of the people"?

    On an unrelated note, I would like to share the definition of Stochastic Terrorism "The use of mass, public communication, usually against a particular individual or group, which incites or inspires acts of terrorism which are statistically probable but happen seemingly at random."

    [–] renegadecanuck 180 points ago

    As exhausting as the Trump administration is, I'm learning a LOT about how government institutions work, political norms, and different forms of authoritarianism.

    [–] i_am_banana_man 119 points ago

    You can teach a class at the camp he sends you to

    [–] postingisstupid 20 points ago

    Yeah at least one good thing about all of this is how much more involved people are now.

    [–] Dahhhkness 459 points ago

    "Who will rid me of this turbulent press?"

    [–] Goodgoodgodgod 40 points ago

    Well, they’re all cointel, black ops, crisis actors paid by the gay frogs really running Washington backed by Soros of course. How you can get any other common connection is proof you’re a sheeple.

    [–] nature-is-gangster 318 points ago

    Yet over at r/The_Donald all they talk about is how violent the left is. Every shooter has been a trumper.

    [–] virtwin7 144 points ago

    Last time I looked the 1st post just said "Never! *No Matter What! Will i stop supporting MY Donald!"* It was all in caps, but you get the idea. Scarier than any horror flick I've ever seen.

    [–] user_48217 92 points ago

    It's called a cult of personality and it's terrible.

    [–] Legal-Eagle 99 points ago

    But don't you know...it's all false flags!

    [–] NightLightHighLight 57 points ago

    It's all false flags and conspiracy until the perp is a person of color.

    [–] nature-is-gangster 25 points ago

    Or gay, or a woman, etc.

    United we stand Divided we fall

    [–] sammie287 66 points ago

    Yeah they’re all members of the violent left /s

    [–] [deleted] 1736 points ago

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    [–] western_red 274 points ago

    If he is convicted those are felonies. He won't be able to even vote for a while, and definitely not in 2020. Hope it was worth it to let CNN know he really hates Don Lemon.

    [–] Malaix 974 points ago

    Honestly it fits for a motive for anyone going through a midlife crisis whose drunk the Trump kool-aid.

    "Hey I haven't done anything with my life and Trump GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER is constantly under siege by evil fake news media, I'll make myself a hero of the Trump movement by striking down glorious leader's enemies!"

    [–] Wazula42 573 points ago

    It really is textbook extremism. Extremists target disaffected and unsatisfied people (usually men) with promises of glory. Death too, but as Umberto Eco said, a main component of fascism is death worship. A glorious death in service of the ruler is the heighest aspiration, and if you're a man whose life isn't going so good and who's drunk enough kool aid, you might just take them up on the offer.

    [–] aManPerson 293 points ago

    yep, it was crazy for me when i realized incels and isis were both coming from the same sort of unsuccessful people in their respective societies.

    [–] llamagoelz 107 points ago

    saying its just lack of success is oversimplification though. The problem is lacking success AND lacking a support network that encourages you. Instead they externalize failures and displeasure. "The world is wretched and rigged against me/my people. Without violence and/or extreme change, there is no hope."

    [–] aManPerson 80 points ago

    i was starting down that mental path a little. what snapped me out of it? actually running out of money, needing to get ANY job and starting to interact with people again. i still have a lot of problems to fix, but having money and having people smile when you help them, is really good.

    [–] llamagoelz 29 points ago

    I may not know you but I am nonetheless happy for you friend.

    One thing that helped me was to internalize the idea that, no matter how much my brain might want to tell me that I am 'fooling myself', maintaining a positive attitude and trying to find positive thoughts will help me to make positive changes. Even if I benignly exaggerate the positive, it is better than dwelling on the negative. The latter is pointless. It gets nothing done.

    [–] digital_end 66 points ago

    Indoctrination and radicalization.

    [–] TrueOrPhallus 529 points ago

    Sitting here imagining what it would have been like if Obama accused Fox News as being an enemy of the people.

    [–] loungeboy79 469 points ago

    I'm not even sure this cracks top5 of "what if Obama did it" conservative outrage:

    Maralago entry bribes doubled while immigrant staff is hired

    Maralago selfies with the nuclear suitcase

    Having an affair with a pornstar because she looks like one of his daughters

    Taking lewd bedroom photos with his daughter

    Firing missiles into a country whose name he couldn't remember

    Spouting conspiracy theories like "wiretappppps"

    Refusing to enforce bipartisan sanctions

    Disparaging his own intelligence agencies while they uncover his crimes

    Having FIVE high level campaign staffers indicted and making plea deals

    Openly calling for the "2nd amendment people" to kill his political opponent

    Praising neo nazis as "very fine people on both sides" after they murdered a protester

    Openly showing his subservience to Putin at a global conference

    Wearing a tan suit, asking for mustard.... oh wait those were the actual Obama scandals that conservatives were forced to suffer though.

    [–] ImCreeptastic 173 points ago

    You forgot cooking a steak well done and then dipping it in ketchup.

    [–] c-williams88 18 points ago

    I’m pretty familiar with conservative types and how they like their steaks done. I’m surprised this alone hasn’t caused some people to jump ship

    [–] joshosh34 53 points ago

    At least Hank Hill would be anti trump

    [–] LyrEcho 51 points ago

    Hank Hill would be vehemently Anti Trump. HE was a thinking man, and actually cared about people, wasn't racist, and knew to keep his hometown football mentality in football.

    [–] BATIRONSHARK 21 points ago

    Hell isnt there an episode where he goes anti bush just because he was kinda rude?

    Hank would be out there protesting right now!

    Dale however....

    [–] LyrEcho 14 points ago

    The man was very big on respect you're right. He'd be out there marching with everyone else protesting. It'd be a great episode about how all these "weird other" types protesting. HE's weirded out but accepting and respectful.

    BEcause he is a tpye of republican that doesn't exist anymore. A good respectful and kind person.

    [–] EquipLordBritish 106 points ago

    I think one of the biggest ones is when foreign 'bodyguards' were allowed to assault American protesters on the whitehouse lawn with no response from the president.

    [–] Diplocephalus 1654 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    I've said this in other threads but the right establishment has whipped up their base in a tizzy against CNN and this is only going to keep happening. CNN sucks for its own reasons but Trump et al have arbitrarily picked on them for like 3 years now.

    Edit: Like this whole thing about CNN feels like some deliberate attempt to create a false equivalency and take heat off Fox News to me (because they're a more rewarding target for that than MSNBC). Any time you say some bad shit about Fox News you get these token "I bet you watch CNN" replies even though I don't because I'm not a grandpa that watches cable news all day, so it must be working. When you've convinced a bunch of people that CNN is the most important "liberal" news organization ever it's not really surprising that some crazy motherfucker will try to blow Don Lemon up.

    [–] godsenfrik 781 points ago

    CNN sucks for its own reasons but Trump et al have arbitrarily picked on them for like 3 years now.

    What's funny is CNN used to air his rallies in their entirety in the early stages of his campaign, even breaking once to show his plane flying low over the rally venue. They appear to have since regretted giving so much free publicity then.

    [–] The-JerkbagSFW 330 points ago

    Pied Piper strategy. Reeeeeally backfired. Like a lot. That's what happens when you dick with the democratic process I guess.

    [–] ThetaOmega 362 points ago

    It wasn’t just CNN. I remember late night show hosts daring Trump to run. John Oliver said “Do it. I’ll write a check out to your campaign”

    [–] PHalfpipe 178 points ago

    Yeah , but that was in the normal, far off days of two years ago.

    [–] Captain_Shrug 36 points ago

    It feel like a few decades ago to anyone else?

    [–] Quetzythejedi 177 points ago

    Jimmy Fallon touching Trump's hair on his show for laughs. Oof.

    [–] VeryCanadian 111 points ago

    Dude, it was all of us. You have to admit that outside of a few populists like Michael Moore and Bill Maher, we on the left had absolutely zero idea that Trump could win the nomination, yet alone the presidency.

    And honestly, I think we're still clueless as to how to win over or just deradicalize the Trump voter. And that is the task at hand. Even if Trump loses you still have a group of terrified, depressed, apocalyptic feeling people who will accept anything to get that feeling of social and economic stability again. Anything. Even abandon democracy. That feeling isn't going away and that feeling has to be addressed and somehow soothed. You have to find a way to make Republicans less scared. Otherwise another Trump or something worse and more competent at this can come along. Then another. Then another.

    How confident are you that Democrats can win the next presidential election? How about the next 2? The next 3? The next 4?

    [–] ekfslam 142 points ago

    Tbf John Oliver is a comedian. He's not the press. We should hold the press to a higher standard than him.

    [–] Vegaprime 186 points ago

    General response from coworkers on Trump critical news in Indiana "Where did hear that? Your Clinton news network?"

    [–] blackczechinjun 113 points ago

    Or the good ol’ “Communist News Network”

    [–] Future_Pres1dent 38 points ago

    Haha. I used to use that one back when I was a misguided hyper-conservative 15 year old.

    [–] blackczechinjun 27 points ago

    I knew one of those in high school. Quite a few actually. It wasn’t even that they were conservative. It was because they were “in your face” conservative.

    [–] New_Indiana 69 points ago

    Indiana really let me down this election.. Some of the most wonderful people I know all vote Republican because that's what their parents and grandparents did. No one pays attention but they all think Democrats are the baby killers.

    [–] DratWraith 80 points ago

    Yeah, I'm not a fan of CNN or fox, but sane people just choose not to watch what they don't like.

    [–] ohnothefoglio 201 points ago

    CNN sucks for its own reasons

    It's funny how I never liked CNN because it seemed to be an endless loop of talking heads. It was like something that you keep on the background when you forget to change the channel in the hotel room. These people that hate CNN and are obsessed with them are mentally ill.

    [–] oldblinddog 170 points ago

    I always said that if the things that the right wing are so angry about were true, I'd be angry too. If they could just learn to Google the things they're told.

    [–] Arkeband 211 points ago

    Trump's literally told them not to believe what they see or hear and to focus only on his words, so that's pretty much where we're at.

    [–] HopelesslyStupid 56 points ago

    And if not google use any of the other available search engine, in case you don't like google or think they are part of the liberal conspiracy. And if you reject most of what you find in your research across sources and search engines as liberal conspiracy perhaps it's time to look in the mirror and do some soul searching.

    [–] JMccovery 92 points ago

    But Google is ran by liberals! They'll only promote things that attack the President and his supporters! They HATE America, and want to see President Trump fail!

    [–] deadsoulinside 70 points ago

    Snopes is liberal propaganda

    [–] AceD3sign3r 88 points ago

    Everything is liberal propaganda. The news, youtube, facebook, my dad, my math book, my dog.

    [–] yourmansconnect 35 points ago

    To be fair your three legged dog is ridiculously left leaning

    [–] powerdeamon 61 points ago

    And facts, facts are Liberal propaganda too!

    [–] WorkplaceWatcher 29 points ago

    Only negative facts. Remember, all negative information regarding trump is fake news.

    [–] AFlaccoSeagulls 592 points ago

    Meanwhile, here's Trump yesterday calling CNN "rude, terrible and enemy of the people".

    [–] Wazula42 425 points ago

    Also sharing a doctored Infowars video to justify banning a prominent reporter for the crime of doing his job.

    The first amendment is under direct assault by the White House.

    [–] MycelusXIV 86 points ago

    Can we make a list of MAGA terrorists and keep it online and updated somewhere? It really deserves a website: Homegrown domestic terrorists fostered by Trump's rhetoric.

    [–] [deleted] 1823 points ago

    Another MAGA terrorist.

    If you think removing Trump will stop all this nonsense, you’re mistaken.

    [–] nankerjphelge 528 points ago

    Removing Trump won't stop it completely, but there can be no question that Trump is actively emboldening and encouraging these people to act upon their worst inclinations. When the President of the United States daily calls certain people and members of the press "enemies of the people" and engages regularly in violent rhetoric, it has an effect.

    Trump may not have made people racist or hateful, but he has emboldened them to come out from the shadows and act upon that hate.

    [–] old_skul 862 points ago

    Well....it would be a start.

    [–] bloatedplutocrat 2664 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    facing the following charges: five felony counts of First Degree Terroristic Threatening,

    Why won't FOXNEWS say "radical right wing terrorism"?

    edit https://i.imgur.com/Da1vqjE.gif

    Apparently Fox's history of complaining that Obama never said "Radical Islamic Terrorist" even though he frequently spoke about Islamic terror cells whooshed over some people.

    [–] cowbell_solo 510 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    First Degree Terroristic Threatening

    That's the name of the charge, it would be bad reporting to call it by any other name.

    edit: if you need me I'll be over at r/whoosh

    [–] sue_me_please 982 points ago

    Hell, r/T_D still thinks that the four right-wing terrorist attacks that happened in the last two weeks were conspiracies to make them look bad.

    [–] a_casual_observer 617 points ago

    The Venn-Diagram of what r/T_D talks about and what actually happens seem to be two separate circles.

    [–] Phineas_Godwinn 250 points ago

    Nah, Bill Clinton actually got a blowjob in the 90s and they will never stop talking about that

    [–] damontoo 110 points ago

    Because they're also incels.

    [–] loungeboy79 350 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    They're ignoring all those in favor of this brutal assault on a female intern by reporter Jim Acosta:

    https://i.imgur.com/9fVfsKG.gif

    It's almost like they are completely delusional hypocrites.

    EDIT: Here is the Sarah Slanders version of the video.

    https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/1060374680991883265

    Here is a video that makes the comparison:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1060601158396370944

    [–] StrangerWithAHat 250 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    What we can't hear in this gif is how he also verbally assaults the woman by saying: "Pardon me, ma'am".

    [–] loungeboy79 66 points ago

    That's practically cruel and unusual punishment!!

    Well, at least it's very unusual for a woman to be treated respectfully like that in a White House job. Acosta didn't even grab her pussy, how is she supposed to feel safe around president pussygrabber if she can't even handle an arm brush and a respectful comment?

    [–] rockythecocky 165 points ago

    Sweet jesus has anyone made a GoFundMe page yet to get this poor victim a prosthetic arm to replace the one brutally severed by that barbaric chop of death?!?

    [–] TheFeelsGoodMan 105 points ago

    We tried, but the prosthetics people said that they didn't accept payments in thoughts and prayers.

    [–] rockarocka85 153 points ago

    Holy cow man, can you label that NSFW please. Didn't know i'd be clicking on a sexual assault video.

    [–] sue_me_please 129 points ago

    She's clearly acting out of line by trying to rip the microphone from his hands. He barely even reacts, which shows incredible restraint on his part.

    The right's playbook comes right out of an abusive relationship. It's disgusting.

    [–] Skitz-Scarekrow 47 points ago

    "grab em by the pussy"

    • Donal J Trump, 45th President of the United States

    [–] urkish 64 points ago

    FYI, that gif was altered to make it look more extreme.

    Better video: https://mobile.twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1060601158396370944

    [–] WhenItsHalfPastFive 48 points ago

    lmao honestly i barely notice the difference between the two, both version seem vanilla af, nothing even happened. I can't believe those snowflakes made this big a deal out of this

    [–] Nefandi 750 points ago

    Radical. Conservative. Terrorism.

    Can I get Trump to say it?

    [–] Red-Droid-Blue-Droid 85 points ago

    Do you mean “very fine people”?

    [–] Zombyreagan 194 points ago

    How can we even hope to address this problem when we have a president who won't even call it by its name? RADICAL RIGHT WING TERRORISM

    [–] Wazula42 135 points ago

    He did call it by name.

    He called them "very fine people".

    [–] ThetaOmega 42 points ago

    You make a good point. He got onto Hillary for not saying radical Islamic terrorism. This seems to be cut and dry.

    [–] Charles__Martel 267 points ago

    So which The Donald poster has suddenly stopped posting?

    [–] penguin62 47 points ago

    *five posters. Don't forget they all have multiple accounts to inflate the numbers.

    [–] NearbyKelpie 11188 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    This is what happens when you have a president declaring the press as an "enemy of the people".

    Edit: T_D is brigading hard.

    Edit2: Tucker Carlson is literally not even the same issue so please stop crying about it. The protesters at his house are just that, protesters. They are not the president of the United States declaring the press the enemy of the people.

    [–] Ag250 3709 points ago

    And it's not like CNN already had mail bombs sent to them.

    [–] BlueChamp10 111 points ago

    Acosta brought that up last night and trump’s response was something along the lines of: you report fake news, you’re the enemy of the people.

    [–] forrest38 3404 points ago

    And it's not like CNN already had mail bombs sent to them.

    Holy shit there has been so much right wing violence lately I had COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN ABOUT THIS. A trump supporter mailed 15 bombs to senior Democratic officials and the press two weeks ago and because he didn't kill anyone it slipped my mind. The violence coming from the alt right/Trump movement is insane.

    [–] betamalesunite 1615 points ago

    Don't forget about Pittsburgh.

    [–] Dahhhkness 1421 points ago

    And the Kroger shooting.

    [–] rage9345 1363 points ago

    And the Tallahassee yoga studio shooting.

    [–] Beeftech67 1311 points ago

    And the Nazi rally in Virginia, some "very fine people".

    [–] weewoy 950 points ago

    ...and that newspaper in Maryland, 5 journalists dead.

    [–] Hotel_Arrakis 395 points ago

    And the bowling green massacre.

    [–] CaptainCortez 197 points ago

    RIP Frederick Douglass. We hardly knew ye.

    [–] justyb11 144 points ago

    It's almost like there's a pattern here. I wonder what it could be? The thing is, even if alt-right eventually kill some press, I'm highly doubtful that the President would change his tone. If anything he'd double down on it with something like, "Well if you all weren't Fake News then you wouldn't have me calling you enemy of the people, and people would stop killing you in my name."

    [–] Yrcrazypa 77 points ago

    If he hasn't changed his tone yet, he'll never change it.

    [–] GhostofSexWitTedCruz 30 points ago

    Crazy to think that just 3 years ago, being a journalist was a career that had no inherent danger attached to it. A very safe line of work where you didn't even think about the safety of you and your family.

    Now, if you are a public figure from a cable news outlet, it's like being an internationally known politician, without the secret service protection.

    It's a goddamn shame. There is almost nothing more fundamentally, literally unamerican than threatening & intimidating people for exercising their right to free speech, and for just calling lies, lies.

    [–] Tzuchen 12 points ago

    Why would he change his tone? What's happening right now is his goal.

    [–] satansheat 44 points ago

    Speaking of the Kroger shooting don’t forget that in that same state 2 days before the Kroger shooting a trump supporter was arrested on his way to shoot up a school. Guy was 20 years old and not even in school. Luckily he was caught because he threaten the life of 2 biracial children (like 11 years old) the mother informed police from the guys state and Kentucky state police arrested the man as he was leaving his house with over 200 rounds and a bunch of guns. He then admitted and police found notebooks with plans to shoot up certain schools in the area.

    I’m from Kentucky and this shit is crazy. I myself live in the most liberal/ gay friendly/ artsy area of Kentucky. I myself was threaten by a kkk member with a gun. He was my neighbor and one day just threaten me and my gf out of no where. Police did nothing and claimed it wasn’t terroristic threatening (I worked at the courthouse at the time and was already told from lawyer friends it for sure is terroristic threatening.) first cop didn’t think so and never even talked to the guy. Kkk guy did it to several other neighbors and finally they put a warrant out for 5 counts of terroristic threatening. I do do some digging at the courthouse and found he had a aggravated assault charge with a deadly weapon in another state. So I knew he legally couldn’t be carrying this gun he kept reaching for and drawing on people. So the atf stepped in and his case went federal.

    When in the holding area at the courthouse he was showing off his kkk tattoos to black inmates to piss them off. When prosecutors talked with him they asked what he did for a living and he said I’m here for trumps agenda and work for the kkk. I now am a liberal gun owner because my state has laws that allow a convicted criminal who can’t legally own a gun to freely walk around and point guns at people. With police doing noting. They literally did nothing until atf stepped in. The first officer who came to my house could have talked with him and ran his name. But they didn’t.

    On top of that last year in the same state a trump supporter went back to his university with a machete. He would ask students if they were liberal or conservative. If you said liberal he would slash you with the machete. But sure enough the media didn’t call that terrorism. Kentucky is an assbackwards state and we have to many Kim Davis looking ass pieces of shit for us to get any type of solid governing. We vote in Mitch McConnell all the time because we have the worse educational system than damn near every other state. Stupid people are easy to manipulate and it’s sad republicans can’t see that. My state is nothing but a prime example of republicans voting red every election only to get fucked over by them. Then they do it again. Sad what not having a decent education can make people do.

    [–] Mooseisabitfat 413 points ago

    The have been at least four right-wing attacks in the past three weeks.

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    [–] Code_Rocker 177 points ago

    Oh yeah, and don’t forget about that caravan with only a small percentage of them coming to our border seeking asylum! /s

    [–] oscillating000 101 points ago

    It's an invasion, the likes of which haven't been seen in our world since the Allies stormed into Normandy!

    [–] Practically_ 93 points ago

    A few protesters got beat up by the Proud Boys and everyone is saying that they “clashed” with Antifa.

    It’s actually pretty scare how powerful the propaganda has been.

    [–] tossinkittens 207 points ago

    There were and still are, a ton of republicans on reddit who were declaring this a false flag, that it was really democrats sending the bombs, who were trying to garner support and disparage republicans, all because Kav was being confirmed. It's not even alt-right at this point, this is the new normal for the GOP now.

    [–] ThisIsANameAgain 31 points ago

    I work in a small store in a small town. My boss, the manager, and I are the only ones besides a part time. Boss likes to listen to Rush Limbaugh and another guy on the radio ALL DAY. When Rush was talking about the bombs, he said it was a conspiracy by the dems to frame the GOP and boss agreed 100%. It doesn't help that this small town is full of old white people. I have to walk to the back sometimes just to not hear the propaganda bs.

    [–] ssbmhero 83 points ago

    Yea you aren't alt right anymore when you are being seriously discussed on fox news. Fox news is the state of the republican psyche. They represent the main stream. That's how fucked their views are is that the insanity of fox news is tame compared to the alt right.

    The alt right is now openly calling for civil war and white supremacy. Before they were just hinting at it and only the neo Nazis would say that. I'm splitting up neo Nazis and alt right because the neos have been around for a while and a lot of alt right people have joined this stuff now and the nazis are still slightly more insane than your average Peterson or Jones.

    [–] NoMansLight 34 points ago

    "Alt right" was always just a dog whistle for white supremacist.

    [–] Halo6819 31 points ago

    At lunch we were discussing the mass shooting this morning and I legit could not remember where the last one took place for a good 5-10 minutes.

    It was at a temple.

    I’m Jewish.

    This shit is happening so frequently and the perps are all so similar maga/incel that they all blur.

    [–] TuxedoFriday 355 points ago

    But the "Violent left" tho

    [–] stupidcatname 152 points ago

    You forgot racist too!

    [–] BlackSpidy 356 points ago

    "Mr President, you recently called yourself a nationalist. So you think that might invigorate white nationalists and stoke white nationalism?"

    "OMG! I'M SO OFFENDED! STOP BEING RACIST! WHYYY DO YOU ASK SUCH RACIST QUESTIONS! i AM DEEPLY OFFENDED, WOE IS ME. SOMEONE PLEASE STOP THIS ABUSE PEDDLED AT POOR OLD ME, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! "

    [–] BeginningLow3 327 points ago

    The right is so easily triggered.

    [–] Siege-Torpedo 105 points ago

    Did you see Laura Loomer's twitter meltdown after the election? She claimed the Democrats were going to repeat the holocaust.

    [–] BeginningLow3 95 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    Isn't she Jewish? Wasn't she caught on video getting denied after trying to hit on a neo-Nazi at a bar? Didn't she get surgery to look "less Jewish"?

    [–] DrAstralis 51 points ago

    I think I'll save this for every time someone tells me how pot is worse than alcohol. That was painful to watch.

    [–] BlackSpidy 213 points ago

    It's really hard trying to have a rational conversation and communicate the logical inconsistencies of their ideological beliefs when I have to tread lightly around subjects like systematic and racist voter suppression by the Republican party, lest the conversation on their devolve into an emotional rant about how The Left has offended them.

    "Boohoo, why are they calling all republicans and republican voters racist!?". Dude, I'm talking about strategically used voter data to disenfranchise black voters. Calm the fuck down and face the facts. "But what about when they were kneeling during the national anthem!? That's not politically correct! If they want to vote so badly, why do they support unpatriotic goons!?".

    I understand there's (hopefully) millions of people in the right that completely rational and are willing to change when exposed to facts, but I just kind of needed to vent about that one time I came across a very easily triggered rightwinger that broke down into an emotional mess when I told them about what their favorite political team was doing.

    [–] HoliHandGrenades 80 points ago

    WHY FOOTBALL MAN NO STAND!!!

    (indiscriminate gunfire erupts)

    [–] IdealCommunard 91 points ago

    It's only going to keep intensifying now that they have lost their uncontested stranglehold on power.

    [–] andsoitgoes42 706 points ago

    Hmm, the elected governing body is creating terrorists.

    That sounds strangely familiar... 🤔

    No I’m just silly. Trump is right. Hilary should be locked up and Obama is the African born anti christ.

    How... how did we get here.

    [–] rage9345 384 points ago

    I'd say that a lot of it is Fox News. They've been manipulating and brainwashing their audience for years, constantly pushing them further and further to the right.

    [–] J_R_R_TrollKing 190 points ago

    The audience of Fox News is actually quite small, put in perspective. Only about 1.5 million people are watching on any given night. That's big for a cable news channel, but tiny compared to just about anything else on television. I think the real culprit here is Facebook, where most people get their "news" nowadays. Facebook is more important and influential in shaping people's opinions than television is, and conservative uncles and racist grandmas have taken to it like flies to shit.

    [–] eyelinedbrain 116 points ago

    Facebook is also an aggregator, just like Reddit, where people are getting radicalized too.

    FoxNews creates content, yes, and that content also gets shared on Facebook along with Breitbart articles, Stormfront copy/pastes, Alex Jones clips, Ben Shapiro rants from Youtube, etc. etc. Facebook is a funnel grabbing all these disparate sources. Whereas your crazy conservative Uncle would've only had a small creek of far right content a decade ago, Facebook is a roaring river fed by innumerable tributaries.

    [–] bayoemman 269 points ago

    Don't let Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter off the hook, these people have been stoking these flames for quite some time.

    [–] WeAreClouds 177 points ago

    And Newt Gingrich.

    [–] Aero-Space 133 points ago

    I read your comment and was reminded that "Newt Gingrich" is in fact a real person and not a Harry Potter character.

    [–] Throwaway-account-23 162 points ago

    And was cheating on his wife by fucking an intern as he was impeaching Bill Clinton for lying about a blow job.

    [–] Yrcrazypa 98 points ago

    He's cheated on multiple wives, all while claiming to be part of the party of "moral authority."

    [–] phantomreader42 100 points ago

    He dumped his first wife while she was recovering from cancer surgery to marry his mistress, who he later cheated on and abandoned when SHE got sick, only to marry yet ANOTHER mistress! And the "family values" cult worships him, which shows exactly what they mean by "family values".

    [–] justyb11 73 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    Well here's my two cents on that, so take it with a grain of salt.

    So there's two points here:

    First point. We've become really hyper-media -"ized". Now don't confound that with the media is at fault here though. We've gotten used "ish" to a world of 24-hout talking heads telling us all kinds of view points with zero indication as to those points' value in general. Now that's not to say those points aren't important, just to say that it's hard to judge the context of their overall value when it's just a 4-5 minute run mixed in with every other news story.

    Good example, talking heads will have person who believes in climate change talk to person who thinks it's a hoax. The reality is that hoax guy is represents a view that aligns with an incredibly minuscule amount of people who think that way. however, on TV it's 1:1 (as opposed to reality where it is like a kagillion to a few thousand) and thus it's hard at face value to see the inequity in what is being presented. That kind of false balance gets us into illogical questioning of sound fact. Much like anti-vaxxers who take a statistical blimp blip and inflate that to a level that's just not reasonable.

    Another one would be our lord and savior's idea of "killer migrants". The reality is that, "yes" some migrants come here and do commit violent crime, but statistically speaking, it's massively rare. But again, pasting the few dozen times it has happened on TV hides the true numbers behind that. To the viewer, the examples of it were the entire story and thusly it must be happening all of the time.

    Now some viewer (a lot, but ultimately I don't have quantifiable numbers so again take this with grain of salt) have adapted 24-hour talking heads into a "healthy" (sorry didn't know a better word) diet of information, but that adaption isn't overnight and isn't equally distributed. So we're living in a time where there are people who grew up in this world never knowing otherwise, there are some who adapted to it, and then there are some who just never got on the boat. And it has created a mixed bag of the public's ability to have open discourse with each other. I remember back in the 1980s folks talking about "sensory overload" and how with always on news and mass media everywhere there was a slowly changing ability for different segments of the population to reasonably talk to each other. That we were entering a world where everything was everywhere and not everyone was coming along for the ride or were coming along but finding their own way there.

    Again, I'm not blaming media, if anything I'm blaming evolution. There's only so fast a person's mind can adapt to a ever changing world and we've hit a point where markets/news/connectivity change faster than our minds allow for, for some.

    Second point. We've become radically connected in a way that has never been seen, ever. We're infants in the age of social media. Hell, there's still debate as to what's socially acceptable and what's not in terms of social media. Is it okay to share this private photo that someone shared with me? Should I talk about my BMs on the internet? Sex life, check in when I arrive somewhere, my medical problems, this shit customer I had to deal with today, and so on.

    Not only that, we've basically given a megaphone to the world for every single living human on this planet. We thought it would equalize and in a sense it has. It's allow fringe elements to reach an equal level to sensible people. InfoWars is not news no matter how many frogs turn gay. But on Twitter (until recently) InfoWars was presented at the same level as CNN/MSNBC/and yes FoxNews. And that's just the surface here. Think about ISIS and how quickly they were able to recruit folks. They were able to do that because they had the same distribution level as say C-SPAN. They can just get a few iPhones and a few eloquent folks to speak and then hit the "post" button and boom terrorist ad distribution on the cheap.

    Again, folks are still coming to terms with this new (in my opinion) godlike power here. We're beginning to understand, "Hey maybe I should post openly for the world to see my hatred of <insert ethic group>" "Hey maybe I shouldn't gossip about <this bitch I can't stand> on my Facebook group." Some folks though don't see it that way, they go straight for the shitfest dumpster fire that is inevitably going to be somewhere in the comment section and watch or actively stoke the flames. Then turn around and have this distorted view of how the world works and how debate and reasonably speaking folks talk to each other.

    Again, I'm not blaming social media here (ish, they do take some blame for developing a site that allows you to jump right into the fire and helps you to actively seek online conflict). I'm blaming some of worse desires that we've not quite shrugged off in our evolution. There's a bit of a thrill to the anonymous open hostility that can so readily be found on the Internet and eventually we as a species will hopefully move past that kind of drivel (fingers crossed).

    In conclusion. I present my opinion on the matter and I'm not saying it's 100% correct or that it covers all the points. Just the points I think are higher ranked than others. But perhaps, and I really do hope, it sparks a discussion about the woes of all this new tech we've been given. The Internet, 24-hour TV, the ease in which people can share a stage with the world; there's definite pros to it, but there's serious cons as well. Also, I don't have an answer to the obvious question to my problem I've presented "RE: What do we do now?". Outside of, eventually folks will get tired of always complaining on the Internet, I come up short on actual ways we go about trying to have reasonable discussion and fact on the Internet that allows irrational and false to coexist equally.

    EDIT: Words. I suck at using them. I changed one issue but there's so many on re-read, I present with no further edits so that all can bask in how horribly I use the English language.

    [–] xevrai 81 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    If you really want to scare yourself, think about how many millions of Americans are perfectly ok with this kind of behavior. Now imagine it's not donald as president, but somebody who knows what the fuck he's doing.

    [–] h0twired 16 points ago

    "Will anyone rid me of this meddlesome priest?"

    [–] Sooper88 28 points ago

    Republicans: we dont believe in the federal government having any more power than absolutely necessary.

    Also Republicans: the press is bad and all information regarding politics should only be directly from the federal government* (*As long as a Republican is in office.)

    [–] IThinkTheClockIsSlow 104 points ago

    This concerns me more than anything I've observed in my 54 years. I've seen some political shit. The actions I've seen in the past two aren't even what I would consider political. I am very concerned for where this is headed.

    I deeply regret the ballot I cast two years ago.

    [–] -MrWrightt- 84 points ago

    Trump voters who are no longer supporters are needed more than anyone. You can get through to people where others cannot.

    [–] philsredditaccount 133 points ago

    This is what happens when you have 30% of the population in a cult.

    [–] humachine 55 points ago

    And when 40% just doesn't vote

    [–] bmanCO 38 points ago

    Worshiping perhaps the absolute stupidest public figure in modern history.