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utowncha
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tbf its not like Earl's trolling is / was unique. Be glad this place only has one of them at any given time.

Why does everyone refuse to ignore him? If he's entertaining then why does it seem certain people who hang on his every word get legitimately mad?

5/22/2020 10:16:27 AM

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"If he's entertaining then why does it seem certain people who hang on his every word get legitimately mad?"


People were better at it pre-rona but here lately he's gathered some followers.

5/22/2020 10:33:34 AM

0EPII1
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Deaths are soaring (they will, until no more people die, which is months away) simply means "people are still dying".

Death rate has been declining in the US for about a couple of weeks now.

[Edited on May 22, 2020 at 10:54 AM. Reason : Just for the record, in case some people are still confused.]

[Edited on May 22, 2020 at 10:59 AM. Reason : Ha, I knew the damn alias troll would reply right away. "Personally, this guy needs to get a life".]

5/22/2020 10:53:30 AM

utowncha
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Personally this guy bothers me way more than "Earl."

[Edited on May 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Reason : Ha, I knew the damn doodie sniffer would get offended.]

5/22/2020 10:56:31 AM

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"I am not even a social leader in my house to my four year old."
Truth. I am a booty butt to my 4 year olds. Negotiating with them everyday makes TSB feel like a playground.

5/22/2020 11:37:33 AM

horosho
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"I assume that the owner of this site isn’t lying to us."

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"Lol at mods having any influence over anything on a pretty dead message board."



Even taking everything you just said as 100% true, its still very shaky reasoning for you guys to jump to the conclusion, you're jumping to...that I'm Earl. Also, is it smart to call someone earl if you aren't sure they are Earl? I'll let you think about that.

and what interests do we share? I've only read about a dozen or so Earl posts but will dive deeper today.

[Edited on May 22, 2020 at 11:41 AM. Reason : earl ]

5/22/2020 11:40:20 AM

rwoody
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He's abandoned his original stupid and wrong point to argue about something he's supposed to be above

5/22/2020 11:58:06 AM

horosho
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You implied that they were using total deaths and that "soar" is appropriate to use as long as the total deaths are higher than they previously were which is going to be the case 100% of the time in 100% of the places. With that logic, you can't say "deaths are on the decline" unless people come back to life.

That would still be a misleading headline because "as deaths soar" gives people the impression that the death rate is higher. If you're going to do that kind of gymnastics to defend CNN, its cause for abandoning the argument.

5/22/2020 12:16:05 PM

rwoody
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I made no such implication, you made a poor inference. There were 1400 new deaths yesterday that is "soaring" to most normal people

[Edited on May 22, 2020 at 12:48 PM. Reason : E]

5/22/2020 12:35:16 PM

horosho
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I agree that 1400 deaths is soaring to most people because they aren't aware of what the deaths have been before that which is the entire point of my intitial post. That CNN is giving people the false impression that things are getting worse instead of better or stable by using a term that means "rapidly increasing". In a few days, they are going to make a max font size banner to say 100,000 deaths and it will alarm people to think things suddenly got much worse. Its the same idea as how a price tag that says "SALE $19.99" gives people a much cheaper impression than "$20.00". I get it for marketing but those sort of marketing tactics have no place in journalism.

So soaring relative to what?

What would it take for you to no longer think the term"soar" applies?

How many deaths for you to think "as deaths stabilize"?
How many deaths for you to think "as deaths decline"?

[Edited on May 22, 2020 at 3:13 PM. Reason : k]

5/22/2020 3:12:47 PM

rwoody
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Well people love comparing to flu, looks like flu ha killed a high end of 60k in 6 months, or about 350/day, so let's see if we can get CV under at LEAST 700 before we start acting like deaths aren't stili rapidly rising.

5/22/2020 3:45:31 PM

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There are a lot of reasons to shit on CNN. From the Cuomo’s highly unethical brother sessions to Jake Tappers incessant need to both sides shit to Don Lemon essentially running a reverse Fox News lite opinion show... but spending a week attacking a dumb interns chryon for semantic reasons is just pedantic nonsense.

5/22/2020 7:30:06 PM

horosho
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Woah if they have "dumb interns" writing the main thing most viewers absorb without oversight then its far worse than I thought.

5/23/2020 12:04:10 AM

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Biden makes a dumb comment about a demographic that he is currently polling at 97% with and the “Liberal” media covers it for multiple days, including it as a leading story,until Biden admits his mistake and apologizes. They’ll probably cover it till the end of the holiday weekend.

The current president makes an off-the-cuff reference to the “great bloodlines” of one of America’s most prominent Nazis and it barely generates an article.

The only reason this election isn’t in the bag already is the “Liberal” media’s willingness to hyper exam one nominee while letting the other skate.

5/23/2020 7:03:24 AM

rwoody
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Wait didn't that just happen yesterday? The comment AND the apology? And tbf the Biden comment was really embarrassingly bad.

Also it overshadowed his refusal to take accountability for his actions yet again, defending his position on the 94 Crimea bill.

[Edited on May 23, 2020 at 10:03 AM. Reason : E]

5/23/2020 9:51:48 AM

TerdFerguson
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I just don’t think Biden’s comment justifies the same amount of coverage as Trump blowing a kiss to nazis.

Nor is the 1994 crime bill a more important topic RIGHT NOW than the fact black people are dying from COVID at roughly 3x the rate of white people, While the federal government does less than nothing.

It’s going to be a long way to November if the media is unable to cover things in proportion to their relative importance.

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What pisses me off the most about the 1994 Crime bill attack is that most of the Brooklyn hipsters wringing their hands about it wouldn’t have been caught dead on their current street after dark in 1994. The crime rate was like 2x-4x higher than what it is now.

[Edited on May 23, 2020 at 1:20 PM. Reason : Why can’t the media cater to what I think matters.]

5/23/2020 12:56:45 PM

horosho
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"BREAKING 4 Minneapolis cops fired after video shows one kneeling on neck of black man who later died"

Police actions always get passive voice.

5/26/2020 5:19:23 PM

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