“…both have their advantages, ‘heaven for climate, hell for company’…” – Mark Twain’s Notebooks and Journals, vol. 3
Meta. On occasion we get comments which our system holds for approval. At times, when we’re particularly bored, we’ll take a comment that we wouldn’t normally remove from moderation and post it separately to mock it.
The thing is, is people want to go to hell then that’s their choice! Religion isn’t forced upon anyone! But christians are forces to deal with lots and lots they shouldn’t have to because non Christians rights appear more important! The Bible commands Christians to walk about the land spreading the Word! Telling the Good News!! So we do! Not our fault you’d rather not go to heaven!
We rest our case.
You’re not a particularly convincing representative. We want to be wherever you’re not.
There will be no rabid nutjob crowd literally smearing feces on the walls in Florida. Though, you can bet the former guy will be throwing shit against the wall just to see what sticks.
The responses are priceless:
Re “A Split Screen:”
No Sir, no split screen for me.
I’m focused on President Biden and not on a past president who was impeached twice, never won the popular vote in two general elections, and is under investigation by New York, And Georgia for possible crimes committed.
Garrett, it’s only split screen if the media allows it. It is not necessary to broadcast the former guy live.
No. There shouldn’t be a split screen and any news outlet that treats it as such is doing a disservice to the country.
Don’t cover him
STOP THE MADNESS
Under no circumstances should MSM cover TFG on January 6th.
This is why half the country stop watching the cable news. This is just infuriating. No words for the constant attack and trauma the media is always putting us through for the sake of ratings. Not getting it from me. I’ll be watching an outlet not carrying DT’s water.
Do you understand the person at Mar-a-Lago has no actual power or bearing on the direction of the country and should not be broadcast as if he is equal to the actual president? What’s not clicking here?
Do NOT give him any oxygen. Are you kidding me??
Split screen? NO. No no no no. Do NOT give him any screen. What the heck are you thinking? If you split screen that, you are fanning the flames.
Why the split screen Garrett? Why any screen at all? Why would this be covered as a comparable news event? At the very least why wouldn’t it be taped and aired (if at all) only with the utmost editorial discretion?
Dude, what side of right are you on?
They’ve all shown their hand in helping our democracy hang on by a thread! It’s sickening
Reminds of the Holocaust and how for years American news refuse to cover it the atrocities- till the war. It’s why till this day, millions say the Holocaust never happened. Thank the media
There is NO REASON for the networks to cover anything that TFG has to say, especially on that day. The network’s blanket coverage of him in 2016 is what got us into this mess.
The country isn’t “divided”. There are those that want to overthrow our government and those that don’t.
You don’t need to cover this in real time, and it’s probably best that you don’t.
It is only a split screen if the media covers it that way. He has the right to free speech; he does not have the right to press coverage.
You, the media, has a choice in who to cover. Make the right one
Maybe don’t cover the dude that lost?
Single screen. “The former guy” is about as played out as disco.
Split screen? Won’t watch any media that does this. Why would they? It only adds to the division giving TFG air time he doesn’t deserve.
It better not be a split screen. TFG shouldn’t get any air time…the media is complicit in giving him too much oxygen as it is.
It’s only a split screen if you give it to him like he wants.
No split screen. He isn’t potus and should have to pay for airtime.
The times will not clash. Nothing really happens at Mar-a-Lago, anyway. When you live in a supper club and wedding venue and get photographed with almost every customer, nothing happens.
No need to cover anyone except for the current president.
“Retiree with pending lawsuits creates word salad with leftovers from 2020.”
Y’all have a choice here, Garrett. Does the media have it in them to do the right thing? Recent history certainly says no. Restore some faith.
News outlets should replay footage of the Jan 6th siege all day.
There is NO reason to cover the former guy. Not on 1/6/22 or any other date. Is he going to unite the country? No. Will he speak of how awful 1/6/21 was? No. Will he say anything new? No. There’s no reason to cover him.
This should no way in hell be any split screen… Please media do better
Only the media can make it a split screen day. Please don’t.
Only if the media chooses to cover it that way.
WHY would the media even consider a split screen?
Too many networks will accommodate his second call to arms. There shouldn’t be any live coverage. News networks can report on his words later with guests ready to provide the factual and legal rebuttals.
Why? Why is there any reason to devote any inches of screen to the circus in Florida?
It had better not be a split screen, Garrett Haake. It would be dereliction of duty for the media to “both sides” this.
Split screen? Seriously?
Who is doing the dividing?
Jay Rosen @jayrosen_nyu
* No build up, no count down, no empty podium awaiting his arrival
* Don’t carry it live; disinformation risk too high
* After it’s over, sift for any genuine news and report it
* Do not amplify familiar lies and distortions; they’ve all been fact checked already
Len Sherman @lenshermanCBS
@jayrosen_nyu Any advice on how the press should handle DJT’s presser on Jan. 6th?
– Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s (r) anti-mask public school complaint email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
On December 9, 2021 we asked the office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) via a RSMo § 610 (Missouri Sunshine Law) request for the submitted contents of the email@example.com email address set up by the Attorney General to solicit complaints about mask wearing in Missouri public schools.
Our original request:
[….] Under RSMo § 610 I am requesting the following from your office:
All emails and attachments submitted to the email address – firstname.lastname@example.org [….]
The response from the office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r), on December 14, 2021:
[….] Due to the dates and the volume of records to be searched, the earliest we expect responsive records, if any, to be available is December 23, 2021. In the event they are available earlier, we will provide them as soon as they are available. [….]
We gave it another week. Yesterday, we asked for an update:
December 9, 2021 – Missouri Sunshine Law Request
Michael Bersin [….] Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 1:25 PM
This is to inquire about the status of my Missouri Sunshine Law Request submitted to your office on December 9, 2021. Please advise.
We’re still waiting.
Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].
So far the absence of alacrity from the office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) to our RSMo § 610 (Missouri Sunshine Law) request is…disturbing.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt @AGEricSchmitt
ICYMI: We’ve received more than 7,500 emails from concerned parents. We’ve sent 52 cease and desist letters to school districts. We will continue to fight these mask mandates and quarantine orders and enforce the law.
[….] 3:53 PM · Dec 17, 2021
Don’t be fooled by the zealot. #MaskUpMO #COVID19
How many emails did you receive telling you to stop trying to endanger our children
We’ve been wondering about that, too.
Not the law. You are misinterpreting a ruling and endangering kids.
He doesn’t care.
Yes, bc that’s not a feckless waste of your time & state resources. Ensuring child, teachers, staff are open & ready to get sick.
Concerned of what exactly?
ICYMI: you’re a lunatic
Thank you for protecting our freedoms. For those individuals still afraid of the virus, they can continue to mask up, vaccinate, social distance, or whatever other measures they choose fit. For the majority that aren’t afraid, business as usual!
“…ATTENTION PARENTS – Missouri Attorney General asks parents for help in identifying school districts continuing to violate the Cole County order. We encourage parents to submit violations of mask mandates or other public health orders that are null and void under the judgement for further invistigation by the AGO. Email videos, pictures, or any other documentation related to this matter to email@example.com
Submit Media with Proper Lighting + Horizontal Orientation…”
Wearing a mask.
An email submitted to Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s (r) public school anti-mask complaint email address – firstname.lastname@example.org:
Date: Sat, Dec 11, 2021, 00:22
Child wearing an illegal face covering. Excuse it was cold .
So much for “Horizontal Orientation”.
This was forwarded to us by the sender. We’ll probably have to wait until at least December 23rd to find out if there are other submissions like this one. We suspect there are quite a few.
Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].
“What could possibly go wrong?” – probably not part of the conversation in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office when they dreamed up their anti-mask email “complaint” gimmick.
We received a response tonight from the office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) to our December 9th RSMo § 610 “Missouri Sunshine Law” request for the contents of the email@example.com email address set up by the Attorney General to solicit complaints about mask wearing in Missouri public schools.
RSMo § 610.023. Records of governmental bodies to be in care of custodian, duties — records may be copied but not removed, exception, procedure — denial of access, procedure.
3. Each request for access to a public record shall be acted upon as soon as possible, but in no event later than the end of the third business day following the date the request is received by the custodian of records of a public governmental body. If records are requested in a certain format, the public body shall provide the records in the requested format, if such format is available. If access to the public record is not granted immediately, the custodian shall give a detailed explanation of the cause for further delay and the place and earliest time and date that the record will be available for inspection. This period for document production may exceed three days for reasonable cause.
Just in time.
Bersin Sunshine Law Request
[….]@ago.mo.gov> Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 8:23 PM
To: Michael Bersin [….]
Your records request was received by our custodian of records. Due to the dates and the volume of records to be searched, the earliest we expect responsive records, if any, to be available is December 23, 2021. In the event they are available earlier, we will provide them as soon as they are available.
Please note that we reserve the right to close responsive records in whole or in part pursuant to law, including but not limited to §§ 610.021 and 610.035 RSMo.
[….] This email message, including the attachments, is from the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. It is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information, including that covered by § 32.057, RSMo. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank you.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt @AGEricSchmitt
[….] ATTENTION PARENTS [….]
We want to hear from you about school districts continuing to enforce mask mandates and quarantines, in violation of the recent Cole County ruling. Parents are sick and tired of the stonewalling, and so are we.