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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Was there genuine suspicion around the mail-in ballots, or just allegations and innuendo? Seems to me the states have their protocols and requirements for mail in ballots - some of these were queried/challenged in the courts and the challenges were found to be baseless. Why do an entire new election just because someone "reckons", baselessly as it turns out and without legal justification, that foul play was going on?

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    Not sure how many voted by mail, I did since I was out of town during Election Day. It isn't some random process of mailing in ballots. First you have to be registered, then you can ask for a ballot to be sent to you. The ballot went into an orange envelope. The orange envelope was sealed and went into another one with your name, address and driver's license number on it. You had to sign that one. The whole thing went into the next one and sent back. Your ballot is actually tracked, I could go to the website and see when my ballot was received.

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    I watch CNN, it amazes me that they can talk about this stuff with the exclusion of all else 24 hours a day.

    I know that this election and protester stuff is big news but 24hrs a day, talk about floggin it to death!
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    I watch CNN, it amazes me that they can talk about this stuff with the exclusion of all else 24 hours a day.

    I know that this election and protester stuff is big news but 24hrs a day, talk about floggin it to death!
    Welcome to the modern world and news cycles.

    Personally I long for the days when all these news channels didn't exist and network news on TV was 15 minutes 4 times a day and most folks got their news from newspapers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    Welcome to the modern world and news cycles.

    Personally I long for the days when all these news channels didn't exist and network news on TV was 15 minutes 4 times a day and most folks got their news from newspapers.
    I remember the days of Walter Cronkite, Huntley & Brinkley, Edward R Murrow. TV news people with credibility who were not afraid to take a stand and were not particularly influenced by viewer surveys and polls. I may be looking back in time through rose coloured glasses, but I trusted those voices and those of the correspondents who worked with them. Not so much now. The closest I’ve come recently is the tv show The Newsroom, but that was fiction.

    I specifically remember when Murrow took on Joe McCarthy and the “anti-communist” hearings and the blacklist. That wasn’t just news, it was historic.

    There are so many sources of information and mis-information now no wonder people get confused or bamboozled and believe in the existence of alternate facts and conspiracy theories. When the sources pander to the lowest common denominator or the greatest return on investment, what gets sacrificed is credibility.
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    This is why I don't watch the news. If it's really important the wife will tell me about it. Other than that she doesn't tell me. She is my buffer that keeps me sane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    This is why I don't watch the news. If it's really important the wife will tell me about it. Other than that she doesn't tell me. She is my buffer that keeps me sane.
    This only works in my house if she thinks she is scooping something. And then it only works if she scoops the beginning of the story and not the end. Otherwise I will just get "Smith resigned". Then I end up with an increaslingly frustrated lady spitting out sentence fragments in reverse order back to the beginning of the story. "Alaska's assistant to the Sec of State". "The tweet". I'm just hoping I get enough be able to guess, or recognize it, before I get the big sigh and "nevermind". Because nevermind is actually the transition to preschool mode where she explains it me pulling out all the big words.

    Poor thing, she thought she was getting someone smart because I was reading a book when we met.
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    The 24 hour news cycle has really killed the news for me. In Australia there's not a lot (compared, say, to the US) going on domestically at any particular moment, but we still need to talk about it 24 hours a day.

    I swear (no exaggeration here at all - you guys know me...) that our Prime Minister stubbed his big toe on the way to the kitchen in the middle of the Washington protests/riot last week, and they interrupted that to go live to kitchen-cam for the application of the bandaid.

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    There have always been mongers and believers of false info and conspiracy theories. The difference is years ago those folks "lived under a rock" and stayed there and thought they were the only ones. Now they have come out and used the internet to meet and greet each other and the rest is history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    There have always been mongers and believers of false info and conspiracy theories. The difference is years ago those folks "lived under a rock" and stayed there and thought they were the only ones. Now they have come out and used the internet to meet and greet each other and the rest is history.
    The trouble is that before the internet and social media people were able to do things and get away with it.

    I doubt if Hitler would have come to power if CNN and social media were all over him and some of the things he did would definately not have been able to happen.
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    I will say this though: at this point put Trump in, put Biden in,...hell, put Howdy freaking Doodie in just shut the hell up about it would ya?!?!
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