Sarah, Steve, Jonah, and David discuss the president’s walk across Lafayette Square, protests around country sparked by George Floyd’s death, Steve King’s primary loss and what it says about the future of the GOP, protesting in the age of social distancing, and journalism ethics.

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  1. Penfold Member

    Jonah was on the right track from the beginning. Tear gas. Pepper balls. That’s not the story. But then you all spent 30-45 minutes talking about it. Love you guys, but you went right off the rails.

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    • June 3, 2020, at 6:59 PM PDT
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  2. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    What do you mean by “ability to talk about race”? If you’re counting on the reactions of the hustlers and crooks on the left then there’s nobody at all with white skin who has any credibility. There’s no talking about race without it being a bludgeon to beat the white man. I don’t care who you’re comparing Trump with; zero still equals zero. 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 12:32 AM PDT
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  3. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    I have absolutely no concern with Trump clearing away a protest for any reason, because I have absolutely no reason to believe these protests are “peaceful”. 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 1:04 AM PDT
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  4. MDHahn Coolidge

    Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito (View Comment):

    I have absolutely no concern with Trump clearing away a protest for any reason, because I have absolutely no reason to believe these protests are “peaceful”.

    So what about Tim Carney’s reporting for the Washington Examiner? Do you think he was lying? Given the shear number of cell phone and surveillance cameras in the area, if there was violence, don’t you think there would be some evidence of it?

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    • June 4, 2020, at 4:11 AM PDT
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  5. Joe D. Lincoln

    I was hoping to hear how bad Tucker Carlson was to bemoan how bad it is that the government won’t do it’s job and protect the property and persons of the innocent. I fully expected to hear it from you guys.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 9:55 AM PDT
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  6. Architectus Coolidge

    MDHahn (View Comment):

    Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito (View Comment):

    I have absolutely no concern with Trump clearing away a protest for any reason, because I have absolutely no reason to believe these protests are “peaceful”.

    So what about Tim Carney’s reporting for the Washington Examiner? Do you think he was lying? Given the shear number of cell phone and surveillance cameras in the area, if there was violence, don’t you think there would be some evidence of it?

    I did read a report that the police and park service police were getting subjected to more and more pushing over the line, and were being increasingly pelted with objects. At about 30 minutes before curfew, they decided to move before things got more out of hand. Really, is the standard now that we have to wait for low level violence against officers to become intense violence before it is addressed? That way does not end well… 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 7:01 PM PDT
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  7. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    MDHahn (View Comment):

    Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito (View Comment):

    I have absolutely no concern with Trump clearing away a protest for any reason, because I have absolutely no reason to believe these protests are “peaceful”.

    So what about Tim Carney’s reporting for the Washington Examiner? Do you think he was lying? Given the shear number of cell phone and surveillance cameras in the area, if there was violence, don’t you think there would be some evidence of it?

    That original line of mine is needlessly confrontational, for which I apologize. 

    One, I’ve seen enough reporters telling me that violent protests are peaceful that I’m assuming all protests are violent until proven otherwise.

    Two, they already burned out the church. Now, if you’re caught up in the moment at a protest and someone starts rioting, well, maybe that’s not your fault. But if you go out the next day and start protesting again, you’re doing it in the expectation that there’s going to be a riot. I’ve got very little sympathy for the guy who’s out there to maybe score himself a TV. 

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    • June 6, 2020, at 10:58 AM PDT
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