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Re: “Betsy DeVos, Privatization and . . . Fallujah?

That is pathetic. I thought she went away.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rat T Is A Dirty Rat on 12/01/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Betsy DeVos, Privatization and . . . Fallujah?

The only person that misses Rat T is Rat T. Both of the comments above are a weak attempt by Rat T to get undue sympathy. How pathetic.

11 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Rat T has always been a phony, but now she's also pathetic! on 12/01/2016 at 11:00 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

To quote Reagan, "there you go again" Danehick. Christiane wasn't lecturing America and she wasn't talking about Trump. She WAS talking to other journalists about their need to step up and report the facts and question our leaders. in order to ensure the survival of our democracy.

21 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Linda Lyon on 12/01/2016 at 8:51 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

How wonderful ....Christiane Amanpour, a British-Iranian journalist employed by the Clinton News Network (CNN) lecturing America on Trump ... pardon me while I gag....

10 likes, 36 dislikes
Posted by Danehick Sux on 12/01/2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

We have just witnessed eight years of a supposed free media manipulate the country to the point that their own polls proved that the public is fed up with them and their partisan lies. I blame them for getting Trump elected. That and the fact that Obama has not helped our country. Instead he has buried us in debt and problems, all the while promising hope and change.

Pelosi is proof. Democrats have failed us and the media helped.

13 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by Larry McNeil on 12/01/2016 at 6:46 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

David Safier supports and excuses lying politicians and lying administrators of public institutions then they are on his side of the political spectrum.

When it comes to all this "let's support the TRUTH" rhetoric, he has nary a leg, nor a foot, nor even a toe to stand on. He is a HYPOCRITE, benefiting from the inattentiveness of many of his audience, who don't follow what he writes closely enough from one blog post to the next to know that the same man who excoriates Republican LIARS in one post is excusing Democratic LIARS and throwing cloaks over their inexcusable actions in office in another.

This is EXACTLY the kind of POST-TRUTH behavior in the media that undermines the public's trust and destroys the possibility for constructive political discourse in this sad country.

I am a Democrat, but I want BOTH Democrats and Republicans to be held accountable for telling the TRUTH.

18 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Safier supports TRUTH only when Republicans lie. on 12/01/2016 at 6:45 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

OMG! Why, when anyone says anything critical of Trump, the only thing his supporters can come back with is "Yeah, but Hillary...!!!" Give me a break. Can you not just respond about your guy? Ours lost. We lost, In my opinion, the American people lost.

I agree with David and Christiane's message. The media has to figure out how to do their job in this post-truth, Trumpian world. A free press has played a major role in making America the greatest democracy in the world and is absolutely key to keeping it that way!!

27 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Linda Lyon on 12/01/2016 at 5:48 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

Why is what the blowhard POTUS-elect SAYS about flag burning, libel, and a slanted media more troublesome that what the current POTUS does? Either the Standing Rock protests is (a) an example of the government attacking journalists and peaceful protesters via their proxy law enforcement agencies, or (b) a bunch of left wing nut jobs attacking a contractor performing a lawful project. I know which version I believe to be true, but I suspect the general Tucson Weekly reader would choose (a), in which case these crimes are being committed under the "most transparent of all time" Obama administration.

19 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Albert V. Turk on 12/01/2016 at 5:18 AM

Re: “Nine Questions: Pike Romero

Pike is a great guy all around. Generous and kind, his commitment to the community is unstoppable.

Posted by Jeanne Kresser on 12/01/2016 at 3:30 AM

Re: “Clothing With A Purpose

"The resale model was proven successful through local Tucson clothing store, Buffalo Exchange." I know the Weekly is practically a Buffalo Exchange fan club, but it's not the only game in town. Desert Vintage and How Sweet It Was also deserve credit. (And Penelope's is still much-missed by some as well.)

Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 11/30/2016 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Betsy DeVos, Privatization and . . . Fallujah?

I miss her too.

4 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Long Live The Rat on 11/30/2016 at 10:02 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

Did someone do that Olive? Who was it?

7 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by Dave Nelson on 11/30/2016 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Betsy DeVos, Privatization and . . . Fallujah?

Where is Rat T?

7 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by What happened to Rat T? on 11/30/2016 at 9:50 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

Betts, to many if not all of us in the left (as opposed to mainstream neoliberal) wing of the Democratic party, what is going on now in the liberal media looks a lot like what went on in the conservative media after Obama was elected.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by au contraire on 11/30/2016 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Betsy DeVos, Privatization and . . . Fallujah?

Wow, gcb1, what a lot of PREJUDICE you have to offer when it comes to discussing public vs. private schools. Is your commentary based on direct experience of private schools, as a parent, as a teacher, as a student? Or just on hearsay and assumptions?

I was quite surprised to see this from you -- I've been a fan, at some points, of your commentary on TUSD, and the forum you organized at Palo Verde was by far the best of the four TUSD forums I observed this fall.

"Some fall through the cracks, unfortunately, in public schools." A professional educator who is willing to allow that the loss of a child's education is an acceptable casualty is -- what shall I say? -- "irresponsible" is one way to put it. I know several children who failed to thrive in public schools whose educations were saved by the individualized attention they received in private schools. But evidently you feel that if a family doesn't have sufficient $$$, the opportunity available to some in our society to learn in an environment that more suits an individual child's needs should be blocked for them. That's what the actual, on-the-ground consequence of opposing all forms of "privatization" means.

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Some are heartless, or willing to sacrifice children to IDEOLOGY on 11/30/2016 at 9:09 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

Trump saved 1,000 American jobs today. Read "em and weep, pencil neck geek.

7 likes, 43 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 11/30/2016 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Betsy DeVos, Privatization and . . . Fallujah?

De Vos has said that her children attended private schools and she wants that opportunity to be available to children from families where there may not be the means available to pay 100% of tuition out of pocket.

What's your opinion on that topic, David, as a private school parent?

(I'll tell you my personal opinion: anyone who has utilized private schools themselves for their own children does not have any ground to stand on when they oppose what is called "privatization," which, whatever they choose to call it, is in fact a means for a broader portion of our population to utilize the kinds of institutions they themselves have used. The only people who have a right to ask that the public system retain a monopoly on the use of public funds are those who have used the public system exclusively for their own children. And when I say exclusively, I mean for K-12, for college, and for professional school. If all of those levels of institutions have been utilized, ALL of those need to have been PUBLIC, for those who expect to oppose privatization without earning an epithet that seems to be coming up frequently in comment streams on your blogs these days: HYPOCRITE.)

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Hypocrisy here, hypocrisy there, hypocrisy everywhere. on 11/30/2016 at 8:54 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

Dear Trump Supporters: your man won. He is going to be everyone's president. Congratulations. Be proud of your win.

As we move forward, though, please don't respond to a lie by our president with something about a lie by Hillary. That battle is done. It's not about Donald versus Hillary anymore. Please don't assume that everything President Trump says is the gospel truth, or everything in the mainstream media is a lie. I want him to succeed as president, so he has my support until he loses it. Please let's hold him to the standard of this great office.

19 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Olive Eckwin on 11/30/2016 at 8:03 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

David, you quote Amanpour:

"...we have to be prepared to fight especially hard for the truth in a world where the Oxford English Dictionary just announced its word of 2016: post-truth."

And you agree with that? "We have to be prepared to fight especially hard for the TRUTH"? I'd like to remind you here, publicly, that when in 2014 you heard someone complain that a candidate you supported had lied about data in a public meeting and had been caught doing so, you mocked the individual who complained about the lying and told her not to "get her panties in a twist" or "have a case of the vapors" about a little lying by an elected official?

There were several witnesses to that conversation.

FYI a commitment to the truth, to have any validity, has to be UNIFORM. It is a commitment to the truth when it's Donald Trump violating the TRUTH, as well as when it's a candidate you've endorsed violating the TRUTH.

(Here, again, in case you've forgotten, is the definition of HYPOCRITE, provided to you recently by another one of the commenters on your blogs: "someone who claims to have moral standards or beliefs to which his own behavior does not conform.")

23 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by David Safier wants to fight for the TRUTH? on 11/30/2016 at 7:26 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

Marc Thiessen Bitch-Slaps Christiane Amanpour For Lying During CNN Interview

http://lidblog.com/christiane-amanpour-gets-bitch-slapped/

Please David. Do some research.

We do have a free press. It's too bad they have chosen to lie.

12 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by Dave Nelson on 11/30/2016 at 4:42 PM

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