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23-11-2019, 19:10   #31
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Politifact states that its process for selecting claims to fact check include considering whether the statement seems misleading or like it might be wrong.
Then those 8 statements on page 1 of 1 represented a purposive sample; i.e., statements selected for a specific purpose and not intended to be representative of the population of AOC statements during the year time period. Caution should therefore be exercised for potential selection bias.

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So having eight claims checked isn't intended to suggest that is representative of everything AOC has said. It's just there were only eight claims that they thought sounded questionable.

So having few claims on it relative to your profile is a good thing.
Unfortunately, there are persons who will cite this one page as evidence that AOC was not a credible person, as may be the case in an earlier post on this thread.
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27-11-2019, 17:53   #32
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Maybe being heard isn't good enough on its own.
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Not representative. Meaningless.
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30-11-2019, 20:52   #33
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Not representative. Meaningless.
Point made several times in this thread. But this was but an early warning of what will come during the 2020 general election across the pond. Complete and total nonsense will be the new and pervasive normal.
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03-12-2019, 01:32   #34
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So said Dr Fiona Hill at Trump impeachment hearings. ^^
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28-12-2019, 19:07   #35
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Point made several times in this thread. But this was but an early warning of what will come during the 2020 general election across the pond. Complete and total nonsense will be the new and pervasive normal.
In a lot of ways it always was, the difference now being that it has moved position to be acknowledged and accepted in public as opposed to being acknowledged and accepted in private.

Eg. George Bush and his "No more taxes", Fianna Fail and their "The IMF are not in Ireland" spiel, to name but two. But really there are many more countless examples that could be picked.

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29-12-2019, 07:55   #36
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In a lot of ways it always was, the difference now being that it has moved position to be acknowledged and accepted in public as opposed to being acknowledged and accepted in private.
The new normal has been exemplified by this twitter nonsense furiously posted by Trump, along with his apologists claiming that he's the first president that tells-it-like-it-is (e.g., when Trump bullies 16 year olds on Time covers, or posts something completely ridiculous like raking forests to prevent forest fires or telling the EPA to examine water pressure for 10 to 15 flushes per issue).
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No no no.if anything is to be eaten it should be the homeless.it would solve a lot of problems.
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No no no.if anything is to be eaten it should be the homeless.it would solve a lot of problems.
A Modest Proposal II by Jonathan Swift to meet the tastes of the US 3% upper class?
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A Modest Proposal II by Jonathan Swift to meet the tastes of the US 3% upper class?
Common enough for the same references and points to be repeated once a thread is over a couple of pages. But not usually by the same person
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The Paris agreement has gone through even if Trump didn't sign.
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Common enough for the same references and points to be repeated once a thread is over a couple of pages. But not usually by the same person
Repetitious affirmation?
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Repetitious affirmation?
Common enough for the same references and points to be repeated once a thread is over a couple of pages. But not usually by the same person
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Why America loves — and hates — outspoken young women. Interesting article from Vox that relates to the OP.
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"The Squad." Disquieting to opposition. And Trump. Childish smears result.
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No satire allowed?

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A fringe activist group, the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee, took credit for the stunt on Twitter, saying, “It was us,” and “sometimes, only satire works.”
Followed by a Trump and AOC exchange:

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On Thursday night, President Trump pointed his Twitter followers to the exchange and called the congresswoman “a Wack Job!” She replied, “Better than being a criminal who betrays our country.”
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