Clinton Strategists calls for assassination of Julian Assange

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  1. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    No mistaking his words whatsoever.

    Does the double standard live on?
     
  2. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Not excusing the obvious double standard, to which was brilliantly illustrated on Hannity’s radio program compiling several instances of Democrats insinuating violence with weapons, the person in this particular post was let go by Fox over a year ago.

    JUNE 2015, PER CNN: “Fox News releases Bob Beckel over his 'personal issues’”


    “Bob Beckel, a Fox News host who has struggled with prescription drug addiction, was let go Thursday in a move that a top executive blamed on Beckel's "personal issues.””

    “The addiction appears to have been a factor in Fox's decision to part ways with Beckel. Bill Shine, the channel's executive VP of programming, said that patience with Beckel had run out at the channel.”

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/25/media/bob-beckel-out-at-fox-news/
     
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    Dang, he made great points until he used the I-word, since - for other issues - the I-word is frowned upon. Maybe he'll do it and then go to jail for life when caught, is that what he wants to do? All we know is, if you didn't name names and let the content speak for itself, a lot of people would probably think Beckel might be one of Trump's folks right now! :eek:

    And why does that Julian bloke look like Mr. Humphries from that old BBC sitcom?
     
  4. DrewDaHilp1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What points?
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Democratic political pundit says a death threat against a traitor === The Republican Presidential Candidate making a death threat against the Democratic Presidential Candidate.
     
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    Source of Trump threatening to kill Hillary required.
     
  7. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    It's more accurate to refer to Bob Beckel as a Fox News pundit (a job he had when he made that statement) than any role he has with the Hillary Clinton campaign. Which is, as far as I am aware, precisely zero.

    It's also worth keeping mind that clip is from December 2010; when Beckel appeared on the Fox Business show Cashin' In.

    If you really want to try and link the words of a recovering alcoholic former Fox News pundit, uttered five years ago, with the actions of today's Hillary Clinton campaign - you are going to have to try a little harder.
     
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    Let me try a bit harder.

    Here's John Kerry threatening a sitting President of the United States.


     
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    (sung to the "Love Boat" tune)

    Rhetoric, exciting and new.
    Come along, we're expecting you.
    Argument, it's a difficult thing, but
    These different things seem to the same.

    False Equivalence!
     
  10. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Sounds less like a double standard than it does the implosion of your lot's political figures.
    And here is Vice President Aaron Burr actually killing Alexander Hamilton:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Burr#Duel_with_Alexander_Hamilton

    What's your point again?

    BL.
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    When he said second amendment people should do her in.
     
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    Oh, dear.

    Facts are so inconvenient, aren't they? - while context is so boring and nuance so unspeakably tedious.
     
  13. Limey77 macrumors regular

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    Regardless of when this was it is disgusting. A politician should not ever be suggesting that a citizen be murdered.

    Having said that, a minor politician calling for the assassination of Assange IS very different from a presidential candidate even hinting that his supporters should kill his rival.

    Neither is right. I don't support either but I do believe Trump's has more impact and is more dangerous. His supporters might just do it.
     
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    Vote for him and not her. Will do. Will take pictures of ballot and post here to rustle jimmies.
     
  15. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    That's totally what he meant :rolleyes:
     
  16. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    "Strategists?" No. Just one person. Fail

    "Clinton strategist?" No. A Fox News fake democrat hack. Fail.

    "Calls?" No. Wrong tense. Old news over a year ago. Fail

    Just another hack fail thread.
     
  17. DrewDaHilp1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, it must be our accents that you don't understand.
     
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    It's important to note that Bob Beckel is not a politician, but a political pundit who spent more than 700 episodes on Fox News' "The Five" until he left and began working for CNN following back surgery. The last time that Beckel had anything to do with the Democratic party was in 2002 when he worked for a U.S. Senate candidate in Idaho.

    And, yet he's described here as a "Clinton strategist." When he made his comment about Assange, he was working for Fox News.

    Former Fox News Pundit called for Assange assassination in 2010. That's the honest headline.
     
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    Thank you, I was not aware - so much appreciate info.

    Still despicable but a lot less linked to the dems.
     
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    That's not what he said at all, he said she was going to take away the 2nd amendment rights and the 2nd amendment advocates could do something about it if she tries, maybe .. Even if it were him saying they should do it, saying other people should do something is not a threat to do it yourself.
     
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    Maybe someone ought to point out to Donald Trump, and his supporters, that the President - even a President Hillary Clinton - doesn't have the legal authority or power to "take away" the Second Amendment. That modifying, repealing, or changing the Second Amendment in any meaningful way would require not just the passage of a bill by effective supermajorities of both houses of Congress - but also the ratification of the Bill by two thirds of the US States. There is no Executive Order or signing statement that is going to have any influence whatsoever on people's rights to own and carry weapons in this country. And most actual gun-control law is actually made and enforced at the state level.

    IOW: It doesn't really matter who is elected President when it comes to the Second Amendment. Or the First, Fourth, or Fifteenth.

    If Trump is going to make "jokes" about assassinating the President of the United States, it might be helpful if he had some idea what he was talking about
     
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    It's clear to anyone objective what Trump was implying (but I think you know that). I'm sure it was tongue in cheek but the danger is that his supporters aren't all that bright and one of them might just take it literally.

    It was clearly a stupid, reckless and potentially lethal "joke" to make. But just another example why he is unfit for the job.
     
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    What I will say is this.

    I remember during the O.J. Simpson trial where the prosecution brought up a tape of O.J. guest appearing on an aerobics video, and O.J. made an off-the-cuff comment that was tongue-in-cheek at the time about something happening to his wife. Nothing was thought of about that comment...

    .. then Nicole Brown Simpson wound up dead, and the tape was used during testimony of his trial.

    If people think that comments like that are 'sarcastic', tongue-in-cheek, or just a joke, O.J.'s trial should be a reminder to you that it isn't.

    BL.
     
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    But this is the game they play: every time Trump says or does something dastardly, a conservative has to find (what they think is) an equivalent made by Clinton.

    Of course, most of the time it doesn't work out. Like trying to call this guy a Clinton strategist. Or claiming that calling for the assassination of Julian Assange (arguably in some peoples's views a traitor) is the same thing as calling for the assassination of a presidential candidate that you simply disagree with.

    And that's all aside from the fact that it still doesn't excuse what Trump said.

    But we have to play this stupid game of political physics -- for every stupid action on your side, you must concoct an equal and opposite action on the other side.
     
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    I don't see how his prescription drug abuse has anything to do with his opinions on this.
     

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