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Ted Lieu just said that trump's name was all over the epstein files (Original Post) senseandsensibility Jul 9 OP
Kick proud patriot Jul 9 #1
k and r obamanut2012 Jul 9 #2
Go Fourth Estate. Do it for the girls. GreenWave Jul 9 #3
Apart from Miami Herald, the press went A.W.O.L. Kid Berwyn Jul 9 #5
Thanks. I remember reading this some time ago. GreenWave Jul 9 #8
Probably way too many of the press Elites and their backers are in the customer list. That is about the only way I have LiberalArkie Jul 9 #23
Acosta was a plant by Trump to rifle through all the intel they had on him DJ Porkchop Jul 9 #55
kick! nt CoopersDad Jul 9 #4
Nah, the press is only interested in reporting Ted Lieu wanted President Biden to step down, WHICH HE DIDN'T JohnSJ Jul 9 #6
They mixed him up with Mark Takano NoveltySocks Jul 9 #11
OMG senseandsensibility Jul 9 #14
No one has officially admitted it AFAIK but NoveltySocks Jul 9 #16
Why is there no investigation taking place ?? Trueblue1968 Jul 9 #7
Say it every single day Ted! PuraVidaDreamin Jul 9 #9
Ted Lieu has guts! flamingdem Jul 9 #10
Why should they, when they're having so much fun going after Biden? shrike3 Jul 9 #12
Thank you Mr. Lieu spanone Jul 9 #13
Just amazing Johnny2X2X Jul 9 #15
You know who's name is NOT on Epstein's call list? llmart Jul 9 #25
Great Point johnnyfins Jul 10 #61
agree . kick AllaN01Bear Jul 9 #17
I think reporters are scared crud Jul 9 #18
Lots of truth in what you said KS Toronado Jul 9 #26
When there's bdamomma Jul 9 #28
Cowards. If they all reported on Trump, they would be safer wnylib Jul 9 #41
Keep talking about it until the M$M is FORCED to cover it Blue Owl Jul 9 #19
I guessing that the reporters would LOVE to cover it FakeNoose Jul 9 #20
Someone needs to evolves Jul 9 #21
That Ted Lieu is okay! n/t Hugin Jul 9 #22
I keep telling all my friends Tree Lady Jul 9 #24
See it here blue cat Jul 9 #27
+1 dalton99a Jul 9 #30
Lieu had another great line. FuzzyRabbit Jul 9 #37
I actually clapped when I heard him say that line. BigmanPigman Jul 9 #54
Kick dalton99a Jul 9 #29
ANyone have a link to him saying this? Amaryllis Jul 9 #31
Post #27 above n/t BaronChocula Jul 9 #33
Catch-and-Kill at its finest... live love laugh Jul 9 #32
Democrats need to be calling attention to it everyday until the press catches on. Control the narative like the GOP does Quixote1818 Jul 9 #34
Press/Media need to be spoonfed BaronChocula Jul 9 #35
When it comes to cheato senseandsensibility Jul 9 #40
A Dem could introduce it into an interview on national news. wnylib Jul 9 #42
If nothing else, those 80+ girls deserve justice. FailureToCommunicate Jul 9 #36
Touche' Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 9 #38
If his name is all over the files (did we not know that already?), then that needs to be all over the news. Scalded Nun Jul 9 #39
Why WOULDN'T IckkyMan The Loser's Orangish spoor be prominent there? ArkansasDemocrat1 Jul 9 #48
PEDOPHILE . Young boys too. Sickening. Evolve Dammit Jul 9 #50
My late mother was quite certain that Ivanka was... 3catwoman3 Jul 9 #57
I shudder NJCher Jul 10 #60
MAGA'S "chosen one" B.See Jul 10 #62
MSM is so AFRAID of MAGATS. Pitiful. and Dangerous. The Mob Boss owns most of them at this point. Buckle up. Evolve Dammit Jul 9 #43
El Mango Mugabe has been quiet lately ArkansasDemocrat1 Jul 9 #45
Post removed Post removed Jul 9 #49
She'll need a jewler's loupe also for reasons ArkansasDemocrat1 Jul 9 #51
LOL! Evolve Dammit Jul 9 #53
Great reference to John Gill. I have thought of that episode many times in the last few years. Evolve Dammit Jul 9 #52
I wonder if his denial of being in on Project 2025 is part of the reason. Prof. Toru Tanaka Jul 10 #65
and then you have his mysterious death in jail. Emile Jul 9 #44
Yep. LisaL Jul 9 #46
He is excellent! Deek1935 Jul 9 #47
100% of You Tube comments agree BigmanPigman Jul 9 #56
Has anyone tallied up how many times tRump's name is mentioned in Epstein's files? Blue Owl Jul 10 #58
This message was self-deleted by its author Blue Idaho Jul 10 #59
Angling for that state media job...just in case airmid Jul 10 #63
Dog bites man. Not a headline. jaxexpat Jul 10 #64
Boom! Distraction nonsense over! ffr Jul 10 #66
Media doesn't care they smell blood, democrat's blood spanone Jul 10 #67

Kid Berwyn

(16,124 posts)
5. Apart from Miami Herald, the press went A.W.O.L.
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:06 PM
Jul 9
Jeffrey Epstein: how US media – with one star exception – whitewashed the story

The Miami Herald exposed a vast criminal network and a government cover-up – but why the silence elsewhere?


Ed Pilkington
The Guardian, July 19, 2019

EXCERPT...

Reiter warned Brown what would happen were she to continue digging: “Somebody’s going to call your publisher and the next thing you know you are going to be assigned to the obituaries department.”

Brown did not heed his warning. She flung herself at the investigation and eventually persuaded Reiter to go on record. Her resulting, award-winning three-part series last November exposed a vast operation in which 80 potential victims were identified, some as young as 13 and 14 at the time of the alleged abuse. She persuaded eight to tell their stories.

Brown also exposed a government cover-up in which Epstein got away with an exceptionally light sentence that saw him serve only 13 months in jail. She discovered that a “non-prosecution agreement” had been negotiated secretly in 2008 by the then top federal prosecutor in Miami, Alexander Acosta, that gave Epstein and his co-conspirators immunity from federal prosecution.

In 2017, Acosta was appointed by Donald Trump as labor secretary, a post that ironically is responsible for combating sex trafficking.

CONTINUES...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/13/jeffrey-epstein-alex-acosta-miami-herald-media

LiberalArkie

(15,877 posts)
23. Probably way too many of the press Elites and their backers are in the customer list. That is about the only way I have
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 04:02 PM
Jul 9

ever heard of the "Press" ever skipping stories. Especially ones that would sale papers.

DJ Porkchop

(507 posts)
55. Acosta was a plant by Trump to rifle through all the intel they had on him
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 09:49 PM
Jul 9

And feed back to Trump what could be demolished forever.
Nothing "ironic" there.

Bill Barr's daddy got Epstein his teaching job at university, as I recall. Bill was Trump's attorney for this reason.
Nothing ironic there.

It's a web of scuzzy backroom fuckrats.

NoveltySocks

(192 posts)
11. They mixed him up with Mark Takano
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:14 PM
Jul 9

Who looks nothing like my awesome rep, Congressman Lieu. But I guess all Asian guys look alike to these white "journalists."

NoveltySocks

(192 posts)
16. No one has officially admitted it AFAIK but
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:29 PM
Jul 9

apparently Takano called for POTUS to step aside during the Zoom meeting this reporter was discussing. The reporter falsely attributed the sentiment to Lieu, who didn't even speak during the call.

PuraVidaDreamin

(4,174 posts)
9. Say it every single day Ted!
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:09 PM
Jul 9

Say it everytime you get in front of the camera-

EVERY single democratic senator and congress person MUST say this ALL THE TIME

Johnny2X2X

(19,951 posts)
15. Just amazing
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:21 PM
Jul 9

The Epstein papers released are full of Trump and not just mentioning him, but detailed notes of his reservations with the girl's Epstein was trafficking for private massages. If this was Bill Clinton's name and not Trump's, it would be headline stories for weeks.

THE MEDIA IS ALL IN ON HELPING TRUMP!!! The sooner everyone realizes that, the sooner we can work to defeat it.

And Katie Tur being allowed to keep her job is a sign of how bad things are. She literally works for the Trump campaign and MSNBC's leadership is so compromised they are letting her keep pretending to be a news person. 5 years ago she would have been fired. I truly believe Trump has people on his payroll at every major news outlet. CNN, MSNBC, ABC, FOX (obviously), NY Times, WashPost, and I think even NPR, this is what we're up against.

johnnyfins

(939 posts)
61. Great Point
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 05:37 AM
Jul 10

I say the DEMS need to go scorched earth. Put TSF on defense with this Epstein stuff. Make it so he HAS to respond. Keep it in the news cycle by injecting it into EVRY interview.

crud

(670 posts)
18. I think reporters are scared
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:32 PM
Jul 9

of getting threats. I think we have been discounting that aspect of the fascist takeover. No one wants to stick their necks out. Attack Biden, you get clicks, attack trump you get threats.

KS Toronado

(18,200 posts)
26. Lots of truth in what you said
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 04:26 PM
Jul 9

reporters are fully aware of TSF's revenge politics, they've seen it first hand and behind closed doors
worry that he'll bring the guillotine back out. Takes a very principled reporter to attack him.

bdamomma

(64,573 posts)
28. When there's
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 04:28 PM
Jul 9

a government takeover or coup, you get rid of all journalists who are not in lockstep with the authoritarian.

I believe they are scared to get rounded in camps, but many of us are too. You are there to report the news to inform and educate the electorate not to protect a convicted felon. WTF!!!!

wnylib

(22,861 posts)
41. Cowards. If they all reported on Trump, they would be safer
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 05:21 PM
Jul 9

By not doing it together, anyone who tries to stands out as a target.

Blue Owl

(52,176 posts)
19. Keep talking about it until the M$M is FORCED to cover it
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:41 PM
Jul 9

That fucking child rapist needs to be in JAIL, not the goddamned White House.

Jesus fucking Christ if only we had mainstream media that actually cared about our country.

FakeNoose

(33,933 posts)
20. I guessing that the reporters would LOVE to cover it
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:48 PM
Jul 9

... but their bosses - the editors - won't allow it.

Even Woodward and Bernstein had a boss who gave them a greenlight to cover the Watergate break-in.

Tree Lady

(11,748 posts)
24. I keep telling all my friends
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 04:20 PM
Jul 9

Online and offline the press is owned by republican billionaires. And I will vote for Joe even if he dies. Not that I think that will happen but making my point.

Been spreading that around Facebook. I quit twitter when Musk took over.

I also mention we have never won by changing anyone last minute. And this election is too important to mess up.

FuzzyRabbit

(2,007 posts)
37. Lieu had another great line.
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 04:50 PM
Jul 9

I didn't hear the question but his answer to the reporter was this: "Robert Hur isn't a doctor, and neither are you!"

The Dems need to tell the truth like this more often. Too many Dems are afraid of hurting reporters' and Republican's feelings.

And I read something else the other day. The writer, I don't know who, wrote that most TV pundits don't have any more knowledge about politics than the average person. But then most of us on DU had that figured out a long time ago.

Quixote1818

(29,563 posts)
34. Democrats need to be calling attention to it everyday until the press catches on. Control the narative like the GOP does
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 04:47 PM
Jul 9

nt

wnylib

(22,861 posts)
42. A Dem could introduce it into an interview on national news.
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 05:29 PM
Jul 9

If asked whether they support Biden, they could respond, "Of course I do. Biden's name is not all over the Epstein papers about child rape like Trump's name is."

Or mention it in a BBC or Guardian interview so that American media feel scooped by foreign media.

FailureToCommunicate

(14,137 posts)
36. If nothing else, those 80+ girls deserve justice.
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 04:49 PM
Jul 9

If the reputation of TSF gets tarnished further so be it.

*”…gets tarnished further “

ArkansasDemocrat1

(1,751 posts)
48. Why WOULDN'T IckkyMan The Loser's Orangish spoor be prominent there?
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 08:07 PM
Jul 9

He likes ones who look like his daughter (yuck!), as he told Stormy ick ick ick ick ick how vile must someone be??.

[link:?1648397241|

3catwoman3

(24,526 posts)
57. My late mother was quite certain that Ivanka was...
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 10:57 PM
Jul 9

...molested in some fashion.

There are certainly no pictures like that of me with my dad.

NJCher

(36,490 posts)
60. I shudder
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 04:24 AM
Jul 10

How anyone could look at that sick display and not realize something is very, very wrong is beyond me.

ArkansasDemocrat1

(1,751 posts)
45. El Mango Mugabe has been quiet lately
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 08:00 PM
Jul 9

Maybe the vampiric entity felt the loss of crowdal adulation at the debate and decided 'this one's played out' and left that night for a fresh host...

Or the drugs they gave him for the debate spazzed something and he's a puppet, like John Gill. [link:https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Patterns_of_Force_(episode)|

Response to ArkansasDemocrat1 (Reply #45)

BigmanPigman

(52,076 posts)
56. 100% of You Tube comments agree
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 09:51 PM
Jul 9
?si=tvGIYTrLeBCulLfB

That NEVER happens on You Tube. That gives me some hope that people really are pissed off about this. I have been monitoring comments on Meidas Touch videos lately.

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