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  1. Gezza

     /  July 24, 2018

    In the teaser for upcoming Sports segement on Aljaz tv this morning, just now:

    … and … it doesn’t matter what kind of rugby it is, New Zealand always come out on top!

    • Gezza

       /  July 24, 2018

      Seth Abramson (born October 31, 1976) is an American professor, freelance investigative journalist, editor, attorney, and poet.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Abramson

      • Gezza

         /  July 24, 2018

        Extract:

        “After the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Abramson received widespread attention for his tweets alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. By synthesizing reporting from major news outlets, Abramson has documented repeated contacts between multiple members of the Trump campaign and the political network surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin. Based on the timing, publicly known content, and personnel involved in those meetings, Abramson suggests that, through intermediaries, Trump and Putin came to an understanding in 2013 that Trump would run for president and push for an end to U.S. sanctions against Russia, and that Putin would in return greenlight a multibillion dollar Trump Tower Moscow deal and other potential Trump ventures in Russia while using Russian capabilities to aid the Trump campaign.

        Writers at several media publications – including The New Republic,[22] The Atlantic, and Deadspin – have described Abramson as a conspiracy theorist. Ben Mathis-Lilley of Slate argues, however, that Abramson is “not making things up, per se; he’s just recycling information you could find on any news site and adding sinister what-if hypotheticals to create conclusions that he refers to, quite seriously, as ‘investigatory analyses.'” The Chronicle of Higher Education also contests the moniker, noting that Abramson “feuds with anti-Trump conspiracy theorists whom he sees linking to dubious sources and making claims without evidence.”

        Meanwhile, Virginia Heffernan writes in Politico that Abramson’s “theory-testing” is “urgently important.” Der Spiegel calls Abramson “a quintessential American figure: an underdog who became an involuntary hero.” The New York Observer writes that “events like Trump’s 2013 trip to Russia for Miss Universe were covered extensively on Abramson’s feed prior to the mainstream media catching on, a fact that has given him a reputation for being early to connect events within the broader Russia story.”

        According to Avi Selk of The Washington Post, Abramson “has become virally popular by reframing a complex tangle of public reporting on the Russia scandal into a story so simple it can be laid out in daily tweets.” But Selk notes that facts tend to be “sprinkled into [Abramson’s] threads with more fantastic sounding claims,” and “Abramson’s tweets link copiously to sources, but they range in quality from investigative news articles to off-the-wall Facebook posts and tweets from Tom Arnold.” Yet despite Selk’s criticism of Abramson’s tweets about Tom Arnold, on June 21, 2018 the comedian was shown to have prominence in the Trump-Russia investigation after all.”

        – Wikipedia

        • High Flying Duck

           /  July 24, 2018

          Are we sure Abramson is not a pseudonym for Hager?:

          Abramson is “not making things up, per se; he’s just recycling information you could find on any news site and adding sinister what-if hypotheticals to create conclusions that he refers to, quite seriously, as ‘investigatory analyses.’”

  2. Joe Bloggs

     /  July 24, 2018

    Mickey Medallions strikes again. Cohen is a problem that trump can’t get rid of

    https://www.axios.com/federal-investigators-12-michael-cohen-tape-recordings-ee4d7689-463b-4dab-a380-5c26a1849c74.html

    • Griff

       /  July 24, 2018

      Wonder if he reads this blog.
      I posted that earlier today.