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  1. John Boyer Member
    John BoyerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Will there be a video recording available?

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    • April 21, 2020, at 2:33 PM PDT
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  2. Hammer, The Member

    I get that it’s 5:00 somewhere, but 3:00pm Pacific? That’s a bit early for a nightcap. But I’ll look forward to “sharing” a drink several hours later if you get it posted by then…

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    • April 21, 2020, at 2:55 PM PDT
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  3. Blue Yeti Admin

    John Boyer (View Comment):

    Will there be a video recording available?

    For members, yes. 

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    • April 21, 2020, at 3:03 PM PDT
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  4. Blue Yeti Admin

    Hammer, The (View Comment):

    I get that it’s 5:00 somewhere, but 3:00pm Pacific? That’s a bit early for a nightcap. But I’ll look forward to “sharing” a drink several hours later if you get it posted by then…

    This one is not a Night Owl and it’s a school night, hence the earlier start time (and we got some complaints about the last one going too late on the east coast). 

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    • April 21, 2020, at 3:04 PM PDT
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  5. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil FawltyJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):
    This one is not a Night Owl and it’s a school night

    A what?

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    • April 21, 2020, at 3:28 PM PDT
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  6. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge

    When did Rob Long’s avatar steal Conan O’Brien’s hair?

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    • April 21, 2020, at 5:22 PM PDT
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  7. Sorry, I can't take this … Member

    Oh good! I missed the last one. I’m a member of both ricochet and dispatch … should I subscribe to commentary as well? Anyone have thoughts?

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    • April 21, 2020, at 6:23 PM PDT
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  8. NeallDistad Lincoln

    Really??

     

     

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    • April 21, 2020, at 7:15 PM PDT
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  9. Quintus Sertorius Coolidge

    Merrijane (View Comment):
    Oh good! I missed the last one. I’m a member of both ricochet and dispatch … should I subscribe to commentary as well? Anyone have thoughts?

    In my opinion …yes….sub scribe to Commentary….it is excellent!!!!

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    • April 21, 2020, at 8:05 PM PDT
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  10. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Since it’s a Sunday afternoon, I’ll assume they’ll be recapping the NFL draft on the show…..

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    • April 21, 2020, at 9:15 PM PDT
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  11. RS711 Inactive

    Jon1979 (View Comment):
    I’ll assume they’ll be recapping the NFL draft on the show…..

    I enjoyed the last one but I think the three of them doing a draft recap would be a pretty short segment.

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    • April 22, 2020, at 2:08 AM PDT
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  12. Taras Coolidge

    Quintus Sertorius (View Comment):

    Merrijane (View Comment):
    Oh good! I missed the last one. I’m a member of both ricochet and dispatch … should I subscribe to commentary as well? Anyone have thoughts?

    In my opinion …yes….sub scribe to Commentary….it is excellent!!!!

    I used to subscribe to Commentary, for myself and for my two brothers.

    But then I caught Christine Rosen quoting Trump way out of context to make him look bad.

    I wrote a letter to Commentary, contrasting what Trump had actually said with what Rosen had written.

    In response, I got an email from John Podhoretz, absurdly justifying what Rosen had done. It was a variant of the “fake but accurate” defense: using his immense telepathic powers, JPod knew Trump was insincere when he said the part Rosen had left out, so it was OK to ignore Trump’s exact words.

    Anyway, I waited several months to see if Commentary would publish, not even a correction, but some acknowledgement that the quote was disputed. But they did not.

    So I canceled my subscription — it was multi-year, so I got back a nice chunk of change — and let my brothers’ subscriptions lapse. I can no longer trust Commentary to be a truthful source of information.

    P.S.: I posted the story on Ricochet a while back.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    • April 22, 2020, at 8:01 AM PDT
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  13. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
    Misthiocracy got drunk andJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    If I pixellate my face and alter my voice digitally, does that defeat the whole point of using Zoom?

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    • April 22, 2020, at 9:32 AM PDT
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  14. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Quintus Sertorius (View Comment):

    Merrijane (View Comment):
    Oh good! I missed the last one. I’m a member of both ricochet and dispatch … should I subscribe to commentary as well? Anyone have thoughts?

    In my opinion …yes….sub scribe to Commentary….it is excellent!!!!

    I used to subscribe to Commentary, for myself and for my two brothers.

    But then I caught Christine Rosen quoting Trump way out of context to make him look bad.

    I wrote a letter to Commentary, contrasting what Trump had actually said with what Rosen had written.

    In response, I got an email from John Podhoretz, absurdly justifying what Rosen had done. It was a variant of the “fake but accurate” defense: using his immense telepathic powers, JPod knew Trump was insincere when he said the part Rosen had left out, so it was OK to ignore Trump’s exact words.

    Anyway, I waited several months to see if Commentary would publish, not even a correction, but some acknowledgement that the quote was disputed. But they did not.

    So I canceled my subscription — it was multi-year, so I got back a nice chunk of change — and let my brothers’ subscriptions lapse. I can no longer trust Commentary to be a truthful source of information.

    P.S.: I posted the story on Ricochet a while back.

    In situations like that, I think it should be possible to cancel retroactively.

     

     

     

     

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    • April 22, 2020, at 12:17 PM PDT
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  15. Sorry, I can't take this … Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    Quintus Sertorius (View Comment):

    Merrijane (View Comment):
    Oh good! I missed the last one. I’m a member of both ricochet and dispatch … should I subscribe to commentary as well? Anyone have thoughts?

    In my opinion …yes….sub scribe to Commentary….it is excellent!!!!

    I used to subscribe to Commentary, for myself and for my two brothers.

    But then I caught Christine Rosen quoting Trump way out of context to make him look bad.

    I wrote a letter to Commentary, contrasting what Trump had actually said with what Rosen had written.

    In response, I got an email from John Podhoretz, absurdly justifying what Rosen had done. It was a variant of the “fake but accurate” defense: using his immense telepathic powers, JPod knew Trump was insincere when he said the part Rosen had left out, so it was OK to ignore Trump’s exact words.

    Anyway, I waited several months to see if Commentary would publish, not even a correction, but some acknowledgement that the quote was disputed. But they did not.

    So I canceled my subscription — it was multi-year, so I got back a nice chunk of change — and let my brothers’ subscriptions lapse. I can no longer trust Commentary to be a truthful source of information.

    P.S.: I posted the story on Ricochet a while back.

    In situations like that, I think it should be possible to cancel retroactively.

    Frankly, I’m less concerned about something like that (I also get defensive when called on the carpet, especially in an angry way) than whether the overall publication is enjoyable to read. I’m as capable as anyone on deciding if I think a quote was taken out of context. But I have listened frequently to the Commentary Podcast and it tends to be, how do they put it? Crushingly morose. Plus Noah can be a real pill. But podcasts are free—I don’t want to spend money on something I won’t want to read half the time because it depresses me.

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    • April 22, 2020, at 12:26 PM PDT
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  16. kedavis Member

    Merrijane (View Comment):
    Frankly, I’m less concerned about something like that (I also get defensive when called on the carpet, especially in an angry way) than whether the overall publication is enjoyable to read. I’m as capable as anyone on deciding if I think a quote was taken out of context. But I have listened frequently to the Commentary Podcast and it tends to be, how do they put it? Crushingly morose. Plus Noah can be a real pill. But podcasts are free—I don’t want to spend money on something I won’t want to read half the time because it depresses me.

    The problem there is not having the time or the capacity – or maybe even the interest – to double-check everything in some publication to make sure it’s accurate. And if you’re going to do that, you don’t need the publication anyway, really. 

    We need to be able to rely on publications to… publish… accurately. One time finding out they didn’t, because it’s something we happen to have independent knowledge of, can be enough to throw the entire publication into doubt, and not just for the present/future. What else might they have… lied about… in the past, that you just didn’t realize because you didn’t have independent knowledge of everything they claimed in the past? 

    And once again, if you DID have independent knowledge of everything they published, you wouldn’t need to read them to start with.

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    • April 22, 2020, at 1:11 PM PDT
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  17. Steven Potter Thatcher
    Steven PotterJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I missed the last one because I didn’t know about it until I listened to the podcast afterwards. How do we get the details for joining the meeting this time? I’m a member here (obviously) as well as at The Dispatch. Would be a fun experience to sit in on the live recording.

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    • April 22, 2020, at 3:16 PM PDT
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  18. Sorry, I can't take this … Member

    kedavis (View Comment):
    The problem there is not having the time or the capacity – or maybe even the interest – to double-check everything in some publication to make sure it’s accurate. And if you’re going to do that, you don’t need the publication anyway, really.

    All publications make mistakes. Even hard news publications don’t publish retractions on every beef brought to their attention. But Commentary is an opinion journal. I don’t read those kinds of things to learn facts—I read them to learn different perspectives and, if I disagree, have the fun of making a counter-argument, either to myself or online.

    If someone doesn’t like Commentary’s politics or writing style or overall mood or obsessions with a particular topic or political figure … well, those are criticisms I can understand. But personally, I think it’s nitpicky to make a big deal over a single disagreement about contextual interpretation.

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    • April 22, 2020, at 4:36 PM PDT
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  19. kedavis Member

    Merrijane (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    The problem there is not having the time or the capacity – or maybe even the interest – to double-check everything in some publication to make sure it’s accurate. And if you’re going to do that, you don’t need the publication anyway, really.

    All publications make mistakes. Even hard news publications don’t publish retractions on every beef brought to their attention. But Commentary is an opinion journal. I don’t read those kinds of things to learn facts—I read them to learn different perspectives and, if I disagree, have the fun of making a counter-argument, either to myself or online.

    If someone doesn’t like Commentary’s politics or writing style or overall mood or obsessions with a particular topic or political figure … well, those are criticisms I can understand. But personally, I think it’s nitpicky to make a big deal over a single disagreement about contextual interpretation.

    There are variations of context too. If Trump says like “Am I saying that the economy should be shut down for years? No.” and someone in Commentary acts like Trump only said “The economy should be shut down for years” that’s a problem. There’s already The Bulwark etc for stuff like that, if people want it.

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    • April 22, 2020, at 7:20 PM PDT
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  20. Steven Potter Thatcher
    Steven PotterJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Steven Potter (View Comment):

    I missed the last one because I didn’t know about it until I listened to the podcast afterwards. How do we get the details for joining the meeting this time? I’m a member here (obviously) as well as at The Dispatch. Would be a fun experience to sit in on the live recording.

    Nevermind. I saw the email this afternoon saying details to follow on Sunday. Cool beans.

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    • April 22, 2020, at 8:34 PM PDT
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  21. spaceman_spiff Member
    spaceman_spiffJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Alas, I won’t be able to attend again. Saturday night is one of my work nights, my shift begins at 6:15 and I am deemed essential.

    I am a subscriber to all three although I could really use a couple more hours in the day to read everything. There’s a lot that I miss. That’s offset by all the stuff I wouldn’t have wanted to miss.

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    • April 23, 2020, at 2:31 AM PDT
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  22. Taras Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Merrijane (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    The problem there is not having the time or the capacity – or maybe even the interest – to double-check everything in some publication to make sure it’s accurate. And if you’re going to do that, you don’t need the publication anyway, really.

    All publications make mistakes. Even hard news publications don’t publish retractions on every beef brought to their attention. But Commentary is an opinion journal. I don’t read those kinds of things to learn facts—I read them to learn different perspectives and, if I disagree, have the fun of making a counter-argument, either to myself or online.

    If someone doesn’t like Commentary’s politics or writing style or overall mood or obsessions with a particular topic or political figure … well, those are criticisms I can understand. But personally, I think it’s nitpicky to make a big deal over a single disagreement about contextual interpretation.

    There are variations of context too. If Trump says like “Am I saying that the economy should be shut down for years? No.” and someone in Commentary acts like Trump only said “The economy should be shut down for years” that’s a problem. There’s already The Bulwark etc for stuff like that, if people want it.

    @merrijane — Commentary took an entirely reasonable statement Trump made, truncated it, and then used the partial quite as evidence of Trump’s megalomania. Details are here:

    http://ricochet.com/514166/archives/commentary-quotes-trump-out-of-context/

    I expect liberal publications to behave this way; in fact, I’m guessing that Rosen got the partial quote from a liberal source and didn’t realize it had already been truncated to mislead. My problem is JPod’s Zinn-like refusal to even half-acknowledge the truth.

     

     

     

     

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    • April 23, 2020, at 5:07 PM PDT
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  23. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):
    I expect liberal publications to behave this way; in fact, I’m guessing that Rosen got the partial quote from a liberal source and didn’t realize it had already been truncated to mislead. My problem is JPod’s Zinn-like refusal to even half-acknowledge the truth.

    Which is why a supposedly serious journalist is supposed to be fact-checking these things, not relying on readers to do their work FOR them.

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    • April 23, 2020, at 7:29 PM PDT
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  24. Blue Yeti Admin

    spaceman_spiff (View Comment):

    Alas, I won’t be able to attend again. Saturday night is one of my work nights, my shift begins at 6:15 and I am deemed essential.

    The show is on Sunday night 4/26.

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    • April 23, 2020, at 8:16 PM PDT
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  25. spaceman_spiff Member
    spaceman_spiffJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    spaceman_spiff (View Comment):

    Alas, I won’t be able to attend again. Saturday night is one of my work nights, my shift begins at 6:15 and I am deemed essential.

    The show is on Sunday night 4/26.

    Yay! I can make it!

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    • April 25, 2020, at 11:59 AM PDT
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  26. EJGorman Coolidge

    So, as a subscriber to Ricochet, will there be a link available later at air time to click and view the GLoP 2 show? Thanks in advance for your help.

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    • April 26, 2020, at 6:00 AM PDT
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  27. Blue Yeti Admin

    EJGorman (View Comment):

    So, as a subscriber to Ricochet, will there be a link available later at air time to click and view the GLoP 2 show? Thanks in advance for your help.

    Look at the top of the member feed: http://ricochet.com/751083/zoom-glop-ii-glop-harder/

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    • April 26, 2020, at 9:06 AM PDT
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  28. Edward D. Hyde Coolidge

    Best unintentional laugh line so far:

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    • April 26, 2020, at 3:19 PM PDT
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  29. kedavis Member

    As a paying Ricochet member, I hope we don’t get embargoed again, like happened the last time, in favor of Commentary and Dispatch members.

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    • April 26, 2020, at 5:06 PM PDT
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  30. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Merrijane (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    The problem there is not having the time or the capacity – or maybe even the interest – to double-check everything in some publication to make sure it’s accurate. And if you’re going to do that, you don’t need the publication anyway, really.

    All publications make mistakes. Even hard news publications don’t publish retractions on every beef brought to their attention. But Commentary is an opinion journal. I don’t read those kinds of things to learn facts—I read them to learn different perspectives and, if I disagree, have the fun of making a counter-argument, either to myself or online.

    If someone doesn’t like Commentary’s politics or writing style or overall mood or obsessions with a particular topic or political figure … well, those are criticisms I can understand. But personally, I think it’s nitpicky to make a big deal over a single disagreement about contextual interpretation.

    There are variations of context too. If Trump says like “Am I saying that the economy should be shut down for years? No.” and someone in Commentary acts like Trump only said “The economy should be shut down for years” that’s a problem. There’s already The Bulwark etc for stuff like that, if people want it.

    @merrijaneCommentary took an entirely reasonable statement Trump made, truncated it, and then used the partial quite as evidence of Trump’s megalomania. Details are here:

    http://ricochet.com/514166/archives/commentary-quotes-trump-out-of-context/

    I expect liberal publications to behave this way; in fact, I’m guessing that Rosen got the partial quote from a liberal source and didn’t realize it had already been truncated to mislead. My problem is JPod’s Zinn-like refusal to even half-acknowledge the truth.

    And, opinions/analysis based on “facts” that aren’t true, are worse than useless.

     

     

     

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    • April 26, 2020, at 8:22 PM PDT
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