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‘WTF???’ Slate plummets to ‘new low’ with this demented take on the Christchurch massacre

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 23:18

At this point, we’d be more surprised to not see an awful take from Slate. And yet, somehow, we’re still amazed by this one on the deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch:

After Christchurch, we need more blame, not less. https://t.co/30qekn2ftF

— Slate (@Slate) March 19, 2019

Rachel Withers writes:

Who is responsible for the terrorist attack that killed at least 50 New Zealanders as they prayed in their mosques? Looked at one way, the answer is simple: The shooter alone bears the guilt for his crimes. But the picture is wider than that.

No, it’s really not. But Rachel’s hellbent on implicating a lot more people than the shooter. Namely, “all white Australians.”

So why do I feel so guilty? And why am I so angry not just at the obvious targets, but at my country?

Could it be because you’re demented and self-loathing? Actually, yes:

I’m a white Australian. I know that blaming myself and my cohort is illogical, but I can’t escape the feeling that all of white Australia is implicated in the deaths—a white majority that has fomented and let foment hate. Though he may have labeled himself a European, [the shooter] was an Aussie through and through, growing up in a country town north of Sydney, steeped in mainstream Australian racism and our particular national brand of Islamophobia. He grew up in the same Murdoch-controlled mass media environment that the rest of us did—one that recently trashed Islam 2,891 times in a single year—and under the same governments, with prime ministers who have repeatedly stoked anti-Muslim sentiment for votes, with one major party making it central to their electoral strategy.

You might think that this is all too strong, that placing at least some of the blame on white Australia is a kind of self-centered masochism, that blaming a nation’s culture for the sins of a citizen is like blaming humanity for the crimes of one man. But it’s better than the alternative, of saying “#notallAustralians” and looking the other way, thinking, well, there’s nothing I can do.

White Australians may not be strictly answerable for [the shooter’s] crime, but we have some big questions to ask ourselves. If you’re an Australian and reading this makes you feel defensive, you should ask them now.

If Rachel wants to self-flagellate for crimes someone else committed, that’s her prerogative. But to suggest that this is a “white Australian” problem is incredibly disingenuous. Not to mention seriously messed up.

WTF???

— A.O_91 (@isse159) March 19, 2019

Isn't this what the shooter wanted?

— MonoValentine (@DagothValentine) March 19, 2019

This is… not a take Slate would publish if the circumstances were different. pic.twitter.com/DSeck9FN4J

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) March 19, 2019

It most certainly is not.

So should all Islamic terrorist attack be blamed on all Muslims?

— Drink your Cocoa (@j0nath0npr1e5t0) March 19, 2019

So then every single Muslim is responsible for every single Islamic terrorist event? And every single black person is responsible for every single murder committed by a black? Why do you hate blacks and Muslims?

— Chihoowa' oshi' (@DroppinTheMitts) March 19, 2019

Rachel hates herself. And she’s taking it out on people who did nothing wrong.

Slate, this is a new low, blaming millions of innocent people for the atrocity at Christchurch

— Don't Tread (@tastysquirrel7) March 19, 2019

Yes of course. Let's continue spewing hate, because it's working wonders for is so far. Right???
And like others have already pointed out. This is akind to blaming all muslims for the actions of a few. Something that I'll never take part in. No matter the underlying ideology.

— Klaus Bech Rasmussen (@BechKlaus) March 19, 2019

Terrible choice, @Slate.
Racism in Australia is relevant. The writer's feelings of white guilt are up to her. But the Christchurch attack definitely does not implicate all white Australians.
Collective guilt is wrong. Counterproductive strategy and wrong.https://t.co/aTtBFrfn0z

— Nicholas Grossman (@NGrossman81) March 19, 2019

For those keeping track at home, white terrorism is a cultural problem, Islamic terrorism is not a cultural problem, except for when its carried out by men, which is indicative of a cultural problem, or the target is a gay bar, which is indicative of a Republican cultural problem

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) March 19, 2019

Hate-click journalism is usually nice mixture of depressing and humorous. This is just gross.

— Richard Pell (Saw) (@RichardPell4) March 19, 2019

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Oops! Facebook apologizes for temporarily blocking President Trump’s social media director

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:59

On Monday night, Facebook blocked President Trump’s director of social media without explanation, but the social media site has apologized and said its automated systems mistook him for a bot.

Facebook BLOCKS @Scavino45 @realDonaldTrump ’s social media chief, no reason given https://t.co/TTn4mKahI1 pic.twitter.com/SkR0InQ6A4

— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) March 18, 2019

Needless to say, despite the assurances of Jim Acosta, the move didn’t sit well with those who suspect the big social media platforms are all biased against conservatives.

Will Facebook block me from posting your article about the block (will it be shadowbanned)? I didn't know you were on FB @Scavino45, I'll follow shortly.

— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) March 18, 2019

Unreal!

— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) March 18, 2019

Time for the DOJ to hammer Facebook . They are attempting to influence an election with their platform . Criminal charges need to be brought .

— RickJ (@RickJSportPlays) March 18, 2019

pretty interesting how only conservative voices get censored, no?

— Kevin_JKU (@skcornivek1) March 18, 2019

The day @facebook or @Twitter does this to me, is the day I delete my account.
#

— Reality Telecaster (@twter_JohnM) March 18, 2019

Just amazing. What a joke Facebook has become.

— John Petrarca (@johnpetrarca22) March 18, 2019

This reminds me. I haven't seen anything from @Scavino45 in my Twitter feed in a long time. Twitter shadow ban, too?

— Norma Earls (@ginnypub1) March 19, 2019

I was purged from FB because I am a conservative journalist. There's nothing I can do but hopefully, someone will be able to take action.

— Daveda Gruber (@DavedaGruber) March 19, 2019

I'm on my 5th 30 day ban , this time for a carlton meme

— ~Kristen~ (@DicorciaKristen) March 19, 2019

President Trump even weighed in on Twitter Tuesday:

I will be looking into this! #StopTheBias https://t.co/ZTWQolvmdM

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2019

Though Facebook claimed comments on Dan Scavino’s account were being reported as spam, Facebook later apologized and explained that its automated systems had mistaken Scavino for a bot.

Facebook Apologizes After "Mistaking" Trump Social Media Director @Scavino45 For a Bot. These "mistakes" never happen to the left, but always against the right. #StopTheBias https://t.co/rQI4hF6Sak

— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) March 19, 2019

KPIX reports:

Facebook on Tuesday said it had apologized to White House social media director Dan Scavino for temporarily blocking some features on his account for a few hours on Monday.

In a statement, the social media giant headquartered in Menlo Park also said that its automated systems mistook Scavino for a bot.

Scavino wrote on Facebook on Monday that he was being blocked from replying to comments on the platform.

“AMAZING. WHY ARE YOU STOPPING ME from replying to comments followers have left me – on my own Facebook Page!!?? People have the right to know. Why are you silencing me???,” Scavino wrote.

Shocking how this consistently only happens to major figures on our side…isn't it.

You'd think at least half of those blocked would be libs.

— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) March 19, 2019

mistake, uh huh, sure…..

— Darin Gillies (@dagsteel) March 19, 2019

Too much… Too little…
TOO LATE

— Cathy (@USAFOREVER2016) March 19, 2019

Facebook really isn’t making many friends in the Trump administration.

Related:

Is Facebook suppressing conservative journos' pieces on Jussie Smollett? https://t.co/2VH3o98ZjH

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 18, 2019

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‘Beyond parody’: Jim Acosta’s latest tantrum about the Daily Caller and Trump’s war on brave journos is ‘off the rails’ [video]

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:04

Jim Acosta has got a bee in his bonnet. And the Daily Caller and Donald Trump put it there:

Jim Acosta criticizes the questions asked by Daily Caller reporter @esaagar: The question was asked in a way that really tee'd it up like a game of tee-ball here in the Rose Garden. The president was just sort of served up a softball there… pic.twitter.com/3l7CliDmTV

— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) March 19, 2019

Don’t worry … there’s more where that came from:

Video: Here's portions of Jim @Acosta's latest meltdown, attacking the @DailyCaller, accusing Trump of spreading "a virus" that the media's biased around the world, denies conservatives are silenced on social media and even suggested conservatives have bigger media footprint pic.twitter.com/WMPybRSvc9

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 19, 2019

Where to begin?

The question was asked in such a way that it was actually a question, not a speech. https://t.co/tvzzFBQmHT

— Jay Tee Ell Oh Ell (@jtLOL) March 19, 2019

Well no wonder Jim hated it so much! But seriously, that’s not even close to the stupidest part of Acosta’s rant.

It blows my mind that Jim Acosta of all people is criticizing how other reporters ask questions at press conferences. Beyond parody

— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) March 19, 2019

It really is. Honest to God, if Jim Acosta didn’t already exist, we’d have to invent him.

cnn's senior washington correspondent asked obama what enchants him when he worked for the nyt

— Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) March 19, 2019

Ok Jim, explain to me about this footprint

— Shelby (@smellyman59) March 19, 2019

We, too, would like to hear more about this powerful conservative media presence.

Acosta becomes a bigger joke after every press event.

— Dan Alden ⭐⭐⭐ (@DanAlden73) March 19, 2019

Just outright lies at the end of the vid

— bdnisthetruth (@bdnisthetruth) March 19, 2019

The only virus is the TDS virus which has @Acosta firmly in its grips.

— Ret Doc (@retinaldoctor) March 19, 2019

Acosta's gone off the rails.

— Jim Brooker, Jr. (@JBCloudwatcher) March 19, 2019

Guy has really lost his grip on reality.

— Lisa B. (@politeracy) March 19, 2019

He sure has. Which is why we have no doubt he’s gonna be very upset when he sees this:

Live look @esaagar getting some "tee ball" swings in ahead of next @POTUS press conference

cc @Acosta pic.twitter.com/ryqQBBqnBk

— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 19, 2019

Ha!

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AOC knows the REAL reason her popularity has taken a dive (bet you can’t guess!)

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 21:22

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has only just recently begun to discover that she’s not nearly as popular and beloved as she thought she was. How can anyone possibly not like her? Well, Washington Monthly contributor and California Democratic Party officer — and, based on his Twitter name, apparent advocate for court packing — David Atkins has got it figured out: bigots and Fox News.

It's interesting to see centrists suddenly downplay or ignore the effects of racism, sexism and Fox News targeting when discussing @AOC's overall approval ratings.

— David Atkins #11Justices (@DavidOAtkins) March 18, 2019

Centrism can never fail. It can only be failed. If a centrist candidate is unpopular, they blame racism, sexism and "Berniebros."

If a progressive candidate is underwater *only with older white men*, then it's "the left is unpopular" and only Biden, Schumer and Beto can save us.

— David Atkins #11Justices (@DavidOAtkins) March 18, 2019

There's also this weird phenomenon where if a 60-year-old Romney supporter will only for a white male moderate, everyone gravely nods their head. But if a 30-year-old disaffected voter will only back a dem socialist, everyone loses their mind.

— David Atkins #11Justices (@DavidOAtkins) March 18, 2019

Sounds like a big bowl of word salad to us, but it makes total sense to AOC herself:

When “centrists” care more about the GOP base than the Dem base, bigotry gets legitimized.

This is *the* playbook. GOP does it w/ virtually every Dem figure who isn’t a white male: otherize, demonize + splinter.

It’s vital that we adapt & dismantle this approach, not cow to it. https://t.co/dKlzflqZVn

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 18, 2019

First of all, “cow to it”? For the love of God, somebody please get this girl a dictionary.

It’s not “cow” though …

— teeshirt_tim [SSC] (@budbunde26) March 18, 2019

Can we talk about "cow to it"? My inner grammar nerd wants to say it should be "kowtow to it" but maybe others have seen this bovine-based variation?

— Art Pennymasher (@ArtPennymasher) March 18, 2019

She meant either cowed by it, or kowtow to it.

— ND_Strong (@irishbluegold) March 18, 2019

Not cow to it? Or kowtow? I’m confused

— BriziDoesIt (@PersianKiss) March 18, 2019

We all are. Including her.

— Adam Trahan (@AdamTrahan) March 18, 2019

She is openly anti-cow.

— Mr.Bookman (@bamabear40) March 18, 2019

Cute that a woman who regularly defends anti-Semitic bigots Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is worried about bigotry being legitimized. By “centrists,” no less! Also, what the hell is she on about? Let’s see if she’ll start to make more sense:

We can’t gloss over it, or quietly consider that the “shrewd” thing to do is nominate someone who won’t be subject to bigoted attacks.

Morally, we can’t give a pass to this dangerous tactic.

But even politically, the Dem base is all the people you demoralize by not standing up.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 18, 2019

This is different than being moderate on policy. I may disagree w/ approach (keeping the ACA as-is w/small tweaks, etc), but at least that’s a policy convo.

But to make decisions based on the political efficacy of a bigoted argument gives that bigotry power, & that’s a problem.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 18, 2019

She’s a stunning, brave, strong, independent woman who just so happens to bust out the victim card whenever the going gets tough.

Dear Lord

— dudefromaplace (@jon38218117) March 18, 2019

Apparently no one who has ever criticized AOC has ever done so because what she was saying was extreme or absurd (or both). All responses are the result of racism and sexism: https://t.co/dnEu8caxiE

— John Sexton (@verumserum) March 18, 2019

Not everything you disagree with is *bigotry*, AOC. pic.twitter.com/1guZlcp4Wu

— Yeet (@seanthevaliant1) March 18, 2019

Not everything is about you.

— Cynthia Runions (@CynthiaRunions) March 18, 2019

It’s always about her. She needs it to always be about her. That’s the thing about narcissists.

Isn't it possible people just don't like you? https://t.co/YyDTIxkmCD

— Boomieleaks (@notwokieleaks) March 18, 2019

She can’t handle that possibility. Because it’s the truth. And if there’s one thing we know about AOC, it’s that she most definitely cannot handle the truth.

"AOC is polling unfavorably but only because they're bigots" is a take https://t.co/4XopmvjTAc

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) March 18, 2019

Poll: 2/3 of New Yorkers say they supported the Amazon deal

Also poll: AOC's support is underwater in New York

genius: Damn it, Fox News

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) March 18, 2019

And of course any theory that relies on ethnicity/gender/propaganda being the reason for AOC's bad numbers requires a third of New York Democrats to also be bigots/rabid Fox viewers.

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) March 18, 2019

Also, AOC's unfavorability with NY Dems is about twice national Dems (30% to 15% per Gallup, 14% per Fox). So any explanation for her in-state unpopularity probably begins and ends with local politics, not bigotry or cable news or whatever.

— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) March 18, 2019

God forbid AOC admit that maybe she’s just not so special after all.

Why is the left so obtuse about this?

— Chris G (@ChrisGTwoAgain) March 18, 2019

Because they choose to be.

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Knocked TF OUT! J.R. Salzman drops MASSIVE mic on Sen. Chris Murphy for telling Americans which guns ‘they don’t need’

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 12:37

Senator Chris Murphy took it upon himself to tell Americans what firearm they do and do not need to go hunting (of course) and to defend themselves and their homes. You would think someone who is so obviously clueless about guns in general would have learned long ago that making such ridiculously ignorant statements will only get him dragged.

But it is Murphy we’re talking about.

Look at this tripe.

Nobody needs an AR-15 to hunt.

Nobody needs a semi-automatic rifle to defend their home.

But mass shooters NEED these weapons in order to murder as many people as efficiently as possible.

And so nobody will miss them when they are illegal – except for the killers.

— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) March 16, 2019

Nobody needs a know-it-all senator telling them what they do and don’t need either and yet here is Murphy.

The egos on these people, wow.

J.R. Salzman set Murphy straight because like us, he’s a giver.

Don’t you think it’s fascinating the same yahoos who tell us how bad Trump is, how dangerous he is, want him to have ultimate power over the people? It’s just so bizarre. That and to Salzman’s point, the good senator has security whereas the average American does NOT, and for him to think it is in any way appropriate to tell the little people what they need to defend themselves is just obnoxious.

Amen. https://t.co/dJPPN9gAGv

— Michael Brown (@MichaelBrownUSA) March 17, 2019

Preach.

A single mom with small children awakes at 1am to sound of 3 intruders breaking into her home intent on harm (cuz that never happens right?) How many bullets does she need to repel the threat & protect her family. As many as it takes asshole. I wouldn't want her to have 1 too few

— Tony McMillan (@Slapuel) March 17, 2019

Preach some more.

Nobody needs a senator from CT telling them what they need.

— C.D. Moore (@FredasBoss) March 17, 2019

Word.

Read our Constitution Senator. There, you will realize the 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with hunting.

— Chuck Willis (@willis9525) March 17, 2019

But there are a lot of big words in the Constitution and he won’t like that it limits HIM and not us …

Nobody needs a politician openly prognosticating about what I need or don’t need.

— John A Dangelo III (@antiwarwarvet) March 16, 2019

Do you … not know what "semi-automatic" means?

— Tom Toth (@TomToth3) March 17, 2019

He does not.

Always nice to see the political elite tell me what I need and what I don’t need.

— Cam Copley (@CamCopley) March 17, 2019

What a maroon.

Related:

Looking at YOU, AOC: Rep. Dan Crenshaw UNLOADS on Dems using New Zealand shooting to ‘take swipes’ at Conservatives

Dropped on her head?! AOC’s daily reminder about Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ goes horribly, terribly, HILARIOUSLY wrong

OOF! In rush to blame Dana Loesch and NRA for New Zealand shooting, Shannon Watts trips SPECTACULARLY over THIS fact

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These 3 videos from CBP show EXACTLY why there’s a crisis on the southern border

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 12:42

Is there a crisis on the southern border? You be the judge. . .

52 Central American migrants cut through the fence in Imperial Beach, California and after a “2-hour foot chase,” all were apprehended.” And then, after trying to evade capture for 2 hours, they all claimed asylum:

Video captured 3/14 shows an illegal crossing of Central American migrants. None of the 52 people surrendered to the #USBP agent on the beach. All 52 people were eventually arrested after a 2 hour foot chase with multiple agents. Once in custody, everyone claimed asylum. #CBP pic.twitter.com/0gxH2lpNQc

— CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) March 15, 2019

No big deal, just smugglers using little girls thrown over the fence as a decoy so others can enter America illegally:

Last night, a human smuggler dropped two young Salvadoran girls, 6 and 9, from the aging border barrier behind concertina wire. As agents vacated their patrol positions in response, 10 people crossed illegally nearby. They eluded capture. #USBP #CBP #BORDER #BORDERSECURITY pic.twitter.com/t2QNmQLpoK

— CBP San Diego (@CBPSanDiego) March 12, 2019

Is 700 people getting caught in one day a lot? Note: This is where Beto O’Rourke says we don’t need a border wall of any kind:

#BorderPatrol agents apprehended more than 700 people in El Paso yesterday, including 2 previously removed sex offenders. https://t.co/DVGhwPM1W2 pic.twitter.com/zpVPH32iq8

— CBP (@CBP) March 8, 2019

And America’s catch-and-release policy has created so many immigrants in the U.S. that Greyhound had to change its policy to only allow ticketed passengers inside their bus stations because it was just too crowded:

Greyhound told US officials to stop dropping off immigrants who have been released from custody inside its bus stations, @AP has learned. https://t.co/MbSGgoeHjD

— AP West Region (@APWestRegion) March 15, 2019

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Related:

No big deal, just a new smuggling scheme where traffickers bus large numbers of asylum seekers directly to the border https://t.co/ey0xU4tH6Z

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 16, 2019

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Life imitates art: Bernie Sanders, just like Larry David on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ gets stitches after hitting his head on a door

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 01:33

Sen. Bernie Sanders somehow ran into a shower door while he was campaigning in South Carolina today, which sent him to a walk-in clinic for 7 stitches:

Just in: @BernieSanders campaign informed the press that the senator will proceed with his schedule after hitting his head on a glass shower door this morning. He went to a walk-in clinic and received 7 stitches. The notice says he was given a "clean bill of health".

— Lauren Gambino (@laurenegambino) March 15, 2019

Yikes:

Bernie Sanders cuts his head while campaigning in South Carolina https://t.co/1plA2MVIyx pic.twitter.com/wf96V9AfFX

— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) March 15, 2019

This is not a good look for the elderly socialist:

Bernie Sanders: “I’m not too old to be president!”

Also Bernie Sanders – falls in a bathtub

— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) March 15, 2019

Even funnier? This already happened to Bernie’s SNL stand-in Larry David on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”:

my man bernie always on brand pic.twitter.com/rj9s80bm5h

— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) March 15, 2019

Except on the show, David ran into a bathroom door, not a shower door:

Bernie or Larry at the clinic? It’s hard to tell them apart:

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No big deal, just a new smuggling scheme where traffickers bus large numbers of asylum seekers directly to the border

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:46

The Washington Post is out with a bombshell report today on a new tactic being using by traffickers in Mexico to take advantage of the “dysfunction” in the United States as it relates to asylum seekers:

EXCLUSIVE Traffickers capitalizing on US asylum dysfunction + slackening Mexico enforcement have launched an unprecedented smuggling operation that uses express buses to deliver Guatemalan families to the border, making the trip faster, safer —and cheaper https://t.co/qr16WqH7ii

— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) March 15, 2019

Basically, the traffickers have found a way to reduce their costs and make more money by bringing as many people to the border as fast as possible and not caring if they are apprehended or not:

The direct bus method allows smugglers to eliminate the need for stash houses near the border, reducing costs and maximizing profits. They pitch the journey to the U.S. like a tour package, bringing families to staging areas in southern Mexico to organize them into bus groups

— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) March 15, 2019

This is the national emergency right here:

Then they speed north, delivering large groups at drop-off points in the El Paso area and points west opposite Arizona and New Mexico. The families are directed to walk across the border and surrender to U.S. agents to start the asylum process, with expectation of a quick release

— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) March 15, 2019

Expect to see more of this, too:

The express bus operators generally avoid Tamaulipas, and to date have generated few reports of violence or mistreatment. But the smuggling system is facilitating a record surge in the number of families crossing the border, many of them in groups of 100 or more.

— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) March 15, 2019

Capitalism for the win?

All of this is a market-driven response to fact that migrants with children can now travel north relatively openly. That is making the journey much safer. But it is also accelerating the kind of unauthorized mass migration that no wall or barrier will stop

— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) March 15, 2019

The rest here:

More with this terrific visual explainer from @vanhoutenphoto @jribas @kdombsadof @n_kirkpatrick @mg_callahan https://t.co/2LzzLzFqHx

— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) March 15, 2019

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Related:

IT'S OFFICIAL: Trump VETOES resolution terminating national emergency declaration https://t.co/OWNwYtweNA

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 15, 2019

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WHAT’S HE HIDING? Beto O’Rourke REFUSES to share his first-day fundraising total

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 21:54

When Beto O’Rourke announced he was running for president yesterday, he sent out a fundraising email that said, “What we raise in the first 24 hours will set the tone in the national conversation about the viability of our campaign”:

So what's the benchmark for Beto's 24 hour $$? Bernie's $6 m? Kamala Harris' $1.5 m?

And before you say only Twitter cares, here's a Beto fundraising email: pic.twitter.com/JiYr1bd8cM

— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) March 15, 2019

And now he won’t tell his supporters just how much he raised:

Beto O’Rourke, in Washington, Iowa, on releasing his first day fundraising numbers: “I choose not to.”

— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) March 15, 2019

He could tell them, but he chooses not to:

in Washington, Iowa, @BetoORourke is asked again on whether he will be releasing his fundraising numbers for what's come in since he launched.
"I can't," he said.
You could, I pointed out.
"You're right – I choose not to," he said.

— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) March 15, 2019

Beto already finito?

2020 candidates who have voluntarily shared initial fundraising info:
Bernie Sanders
Kamala Harris
Amy Klobuchar
Jay Inslee
John Hickenlooper https://t.co/nnfkAESeTN

— Julie Bykowicz (@bykowicz) March 15, 2019

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Related:

‘Word salad’ alert! Beto O’Rourke tries to explain how to pay for Green New Deal, and WTF? https://t.co/sNU8grDl18

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 15, 2019

'No words': Nothing to see here … just teenage Beto O'Rourke fantasizing about killing kids with his car https://t.co/kDUbqgXgIi

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 15, 2019

NOT a furry thing (ha!): Beto O’Rourke has some ‘splainin’ to do about his alleged days with the Cult of the Dead Cow https://t.co/f62H9uhiXh

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 15, 2019

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