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John Cook, a career entertainment gossip blogger-cum-"columnist" from, with 90 day's experience in his so-called, new "journalism" gig at Yahoo News, posts an entry falsely claiming that "we've actually made money" on the TARP bailout (which is nothing more than a blatant lie and a piece of bullshit Wall Street propaganda), and it's featured in a diary on tonight's Rec List at Daily Kos? (It's still up there as I write this.)

What does that say about this community?

Here's the truth (from my diaries from just the last couple of weeks; scores more where those came from, over the last couple of years, too; plenty of annotated links which clearly point out that the TARP, along with the other 30+/- Wall Street bailout programs, were anything but profitable):

"As Main St. Still Burns, Wall St. Returns For More Money" 6/30/10

"Is Bernanke's "Plan B" Another $2+ Trillion For Wall St.?" 6/25/10

"Main Street's Still Dying While Geithner's Still Lying" 6/23/10

Democratic Senators and other leaders within our party have referred to this as the greatest financial ripoff of any society in the history of mankind. And, many here are heartily endorsing the blatant lie that, in some twisted definition of reality, Main Street's making a profit on the Wall Street bailout?

Again. What does that diary currently on the DKos Rec List say about this "reality-based" community?

IMHO, all those that defend or endorse the posting of that blatant misinformation have already proceeded down a very slippery slope.

Originally posted to on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 11:45 PM PDT.

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