Skip to comments.Wall Street Journal Sets Record Straight, Puts All You Conspiracy Whackadoodles In Your Proper Place
Posted on 02/23/2017 5:34:41 PM PST by Mount Athos
Some of you might suspect (for some crazy reason probably having to do with your ignorance, racism and homophobia) that these pro-Obamacare "town hall" meetings simultaneously popping up all over the country are somehow being organized by paid agitators.
That's dangerously Neanderthalic thinking, my friends. It's a good thing that the j-school geniuses of the Wall Street Journal are here to set you straight with this just-the-facts headline:
"America's Rowdy Town Halls: More Organic Than Organized"
Bam! That's some real talk, yo! How you like that, haterz?
And it's not just the headline. They did their research, bitches. See, they went and asked the attendees, "Hey, are you organized and stuff?"
And you know what they said? That's right. They said no. Well, most of them, anyway.
Of about 40 voters interviewed Wednesday at Mr. Lance's town hall, most said they had never participated in a town hall or any political activism and had only recently joined or started local groups.
How you like them apples? You know what kind they are? Reality apples, baby.
And in case that wasn't enough facts right in your face, check out Margaret Illis. She doesn't know nuthin' 'bout no organized nuthin'.
Paid organizers? "I wouldn't even know how to find them," said Margaret Illis, 55 years old, who was among the town-hall rookies. She said her 23-year-old son taught her how to use Twitter so she could follow Mr. Trump's tweets.
I'm just so not political. I've never been political," said Ms. Illis, who has voted for Mr. Lance. "I taught my kids values, and I vote every time, but that was it."
So here you are with your Soros money this and your paid organizers that. And here's Ms. Illis telling you weirdos that she's not even political.
Feel stupid yet? You should. Here's a recent profile picture from her Facebook page. Totally non-political.
(Idyllic Picture of Obama's family, click link to original article to view)
Other non-political interests Ms Illis has are the Jersey Justice Action Network and Blue 7:
(Virulent anti-trump protest pictures)
Just a concerned non-partisan citizen.
But, I wouldn't expect a backwards, anti-science chowderhead like you to be convinced by irrefutable journalistic sleuthing. Your shriveled, insect-like cerebral cortex simply can't process such higher level thinking.
But pictures? Oh, you like pictures, don't you?
So here's a picture of that very town hall. See those individually handmade thumbs down signs that each person created all by him or herself and carried to the event, only to happily discover that other attendees had exactly the same idea? Yeah. Thought so. How's it feel to be such a conspiracy mongering dunderhead?
A real disgrace the WSJ editor let this bunk through, when a quick internet search revealed what a fraud it was.
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The author of this piece did excellent work.
I had subscribed to the WSJ for 20 years in one form (print, online) until last year when I finally realized that their so-called journalism and editorial standards had slipped significantly. Stories like this one make me feel much better with that decision.
Yeah it’s real gem! I hope people click the link to original article so they can see the pictures.
They made me laugh out loud.
Ridicule is one of the most powerful weapons in politics.
Journalism is so bad right now it’s just begging for it.
I remember way back when the wall street journal was conservative, capitalist, and pro-American!
Trust the WSJ? Why?
Had breakfast with an old business associate today. He confessed his wife, her sister and her husband drove 2 hours to protest McClintok last night.
They are not paid. Know them well and were Ralph Nader fans before they fell in love with Bernie.
They are fairly wealthy folks with nothing to do. To them they are just having fun being turds
I cancelled my WsJ subscription last week.
I respect that a lot. Thanks for sharing it.
According to Peggy Noonan, WSJ editorial page writers were (are?) conservative, while the WSJ reporters tend to be liberal.
From Feb. 14th:
"Wall Street Journal Chief Tells Reporters Who Cant Be Objective with Trump Coverage to Move Out"
It was bad Trump talked to the Russians.
But it’s ok Soros has actively paid and influenced elections FOR YEARS.
Town Hall Project Founded By Former Clinton Staffer
Parent company located at same address as Soros-funded group
Google Docs spreadsheet showing town hall schedules.
Twitter, notice location and media (animation of Obama saying “Thank you”)
Nicely played by whoever wrote this!
I guess hyperbole hasn’t been seen in print for years, if not decades...
I feel so silly allowing myself to get these wacky ideas.
I am clear now
What is happening at the WSJ? It’s morphing into the NY Times.
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