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  •  Sad... (8+ / 0-)

    ...since I have repeatedly gone out of my way to inform readers that I'm not (an "expert").  So, clap louder! Maybe you should read the many pieces Taibbi has done which support his commentary in his most recent piece. And/or, try doing a little research on your own.

    The diarist's commentary (in whose diary we're now commenting) has been shown to be quite misleading and deceptive, time and time and time again. Perhaps more than any other member of this community, he uses ad homs to rebut very poorly-sourced pseudo-annotations. His links to "krebscycle," both in this post and in his last post (which comprise 90% of his excuse for "facts"), are not fact-based, but merely links to another's, off-base, unannotated commentary, to boot.

    Even attempting to compare this diarist's writing to Taibbi (who has won a slew of national awards for his investigative work and commentary), as if there's any semblance of legitimacy to the comparison, is nothing short of a sad joke, especially when taken in context with the number of members of this "reality-based" community that encourage this diarist's "work" (in whose blog we're commenting now) and is yet just another example of the serious dumbing-down and institutionalized bashing of the left of many "centrists" here, too; regrettably.

    It's funny that there was a time, not all that long ago, when I considered myself to a moderate Democrat. (It's really a lot about historical context, IMHO.)

    To even refer to this diarist's posts as "fact-based" is, in and of itself, propaganda, often to the extreme. (See my sentence about "institutionalized left-bashing," above.)

    So, don't let the facts get in the way of your commentary. And, write on.

    "We're all entitled to our own opinions. We're not entitled to our own facts." (Paraphrasing a
    well-known quote.)

    Take care.

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 12:38:11 PM PST

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    •  gee Bob (0+ / 0-)

      I'd think with the Maiden lane holdings being sold at a profit, you might want to reconsider your career as a financial commentator.

      favorite band: twisted gloating

      by citizen k on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 04:40:40 PM PST

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      •  I think you need the Taibbi article you... (0+ / 0-)

        ...commented upon, yesterday.

        Fire! Aim! Ready!

        "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

        by bobswern on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 07:02:08 PM PST

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