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  •  If you haven't seen this... (3+ / 0-)
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    Thomas Twinnings, JVolvo, lotlizard might be worth 9 minutes of your time.  It's a segment from All In with Chris Hayes which aired about a week ago.  

    I know that Sirota isn't exactly well-regarded here, but put aside any preconceived ideas about him and watch the segment.  I think it rather nicely ties issues like Stop and Frisk to the NSA surveillance concerns without pooh-poohing either of them.

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    by 4kedtongue on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 10:53:05 AM PDT

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    •  I always thought Sirota was fine and people were (1+ / 0-)
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      … being unnecessarily snippy / cranky / grumpy toward him.

      But that's been true of a whole line of folks. Anyone with a name outside of Daily Kos tends to get heckled here as a publicity hound (actually, a less polite expression).

      Seen it happen to Paul Krugman, Michael Moore, Cenk Uygur, David Swanson, and many others.

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      by lotlizard on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 11:16:48 PM PDT

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