Alex Perry 
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Re: “The curtains in Nikki Haley’s taxpayer-funded NYC penthouse cost more than most S.C. families make in a year

Pretty sure if Obama spent every weekend traveling to a golf club, he would have rightly been criticized by so-called "liberals."

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Posted by Alex Perry on September 15, 2018 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Florence Fever

Not if you are an American from Puerto Rico.

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Posted by Alex Perry on September 13, 2018 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Trump's enemy of the people

Allen, the "communist" remark was barely English and shouldn't be taken as legitimate. It might as well have come from the YouTube comments section.

Regardless of your political stripe, you don't think Donald Trump tells lies as much, if not more, than your average politician? I would also argue that his use of the term "enemy of the people" is straight out of a fascist dictator's handbook. The man's use of language is very important.

http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2018/06/13/trump…

I do agree with your sentiment that apathy and ignorance are really crushing our modern society. But what if so-called "Trump hatred" is backed up with facts? Does that make it not legitimate?

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Posted by Alex Perry on August 17, 2018 at 11:09 AM

Re: “S.C. election officials were trained on cybersecurity and election audits on Wednesday

It's impossible to believe that Russia penetrated state election servers and didn't do SOMETHING. In the very least, people were un-registered from their precincts. Georgia and Michigan had quite a few inconsistencies, but certain (GOP) officials have done everything in their power to prevent transparency. As Americans, we deserve to have free and fair elections. Having foreign entities interfere and deprive us of our democratic right should be an outrage to all Americans. It's bad enough money has infected lawmaking for years, we don't need hostile foreign powers turning Americans against one another.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/20…

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey…

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Posted by Alex Perry on August 11, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Re: “After Annapolis, a threat to journalism that we're not discussing

You don't think the GOP was even worse with Obama policy? Turtle McConnell said before Obama's inauguration that they would oppose everything he did, and the GOP sure as hell did that. If anything, Democrats are doing exactly what the GOP has done for years and are standing as a cohesive unit. "Playing nice" has gotten Democrats exactly nowhere. They've gotten their asses kicked so much they finally learned from things like the Merrick Garland debacle.

As for journalism, the majority of Fox News viewers are not clamoring for deep investigative reporting. Sean Hannity is the network's highest rated show, which is a far-cry from anything resembling journalism. By consuming the same thing over and over again on Fox, Limbaugh, Breitbart, etc, the average viewer is not challenged, or presented, with facts and information that go against the narrative of the day. This goes beyond bias and is deliberate propaganda where anything harmful to Trump and company simply isn't talked about.

For years the term "liberal media" has been used to decry anything that runs counter to the Fox narrative. Today, the term has been simplified to "fake news." Anything negative to Trump (and the GOP, by extension) is called "fake news." The same people who fall for that BS aren't going to be reading longform journalism or watching hour-long investigative programming. Those same outlets did report negative facts about Barack Obama, but your average hardcore Trump supporter wasn't listening to NPR in 2014, nor were they likely reading the New York Times or The Atlantic. So it's easier for them to say it never happened.

In conclusion, I understand why people voted for Donald Trump, I really do. However, his current support system is a result of the deluge of misinformation and media empire that pushes a narrative all day every day. Fox and Sinclair viewers don't want to be challenged, they want to be assured that anything Democrat is bad and Republicans are the "real Americans." Many Americans have just become too lazy to think critically and would rather be entertained and outraged by opinion.

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Posted by Alex Perry on July 10, 2018 at 10:29 PM

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