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Manafort's Plea Deal Reveals He Pitched Pro-Russia Stories to Multiple Outlets (NY Post/Breitbart)

D65

Banned
Member
Oct 26, 2017
6,862
#12
Ben Shapiro is one of those people that makes like, a few good points in some subjects that I keep watching his new content only to realise 90% of what he says is outright garbage.
 

dietpepsi

Self requested ban
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Oct 25, 2017
3,030
GTA (Toronto)
#33
I really don't know how to read either of your posts in this thread. Like what the tone of them are. Is it like "aw shucks Ben, what are you doing?" instead of "Ben you seem like a traitorous piece of shit!"
Oh ok I get you. Here is my take.

Ben is a loser, a faux-intellectual. He seems wise beyond his years but he's probably stupider than his peers. Nobody should listen to him, or look at him, or acknowledge him, for any of the reasons he's gained a following/notoriety.

guys read the quotes. I don't think they are saying what the thread title is saying.
This is ResetERA, nobody reads the OP before we sound off on it.
 

RogerK

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Feb 3, 2018
296
#35
Wait a sec...I don't think the thread title matches the content. Sounds like Manafort shopped a story around that Breitbart eventually picked up. Thread title makes it sound like Manafort specifically employed Shapiro to knowingly write propaganda (not a specific story). Or am I missing something?
 
Oct 26, 2017
825
Northern VA
#37
Wait a sec...I don't think the thread title matches the content. Sounds like Manafort shopped a story around that Breitbart eventually picked up. Thread title makes it sound like Manafort specifically employed Shapiro to knowingly write propaganda (not a specific story). Or am I missing something?
it's almost like the way this thread is worded is literal 'fake news' or a clickbait headline
 
Oct 27, 2017
312
#39
Manafort gotAvigdor Lieberman to release a statement saying that a Ukrainian hostile to Russia was linked to Antisemitism. He pitched that statement to various outlets including NY Post and apparently Brietbart.

Ben Shapiro wrote an article based on that statement.

It doesn't mean that Shapiro was 'employed' to write propaganda. He's just a useful idiot who would have written something like that anyway.
 
Nov 7, 2017
1,922
#45
Wait a sec...I don't think the thread title matches the content. Sounds like Manafort shopped a story around that Breitbart eventually picked up. Thread title makes it sound like Manafort specifically employed Shapiro to knowingly write propaganda (not a specific story). Or am I missing something?
"Here is the first part of a series of articles coming ..."

I mean, it's too early to judge the context of Shapiro's involvement, sure. We need more information.
 

BronsonLee

Don't worry I'm on the case
Moderator
Oct 24, 2017
10,433
#46
Edited Thread Title.

Trying to provide as clear a picture as possible, so went with the current title for now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,118
#50
Amazing how Ben Shapiro only seems like a voice of "reason" after Trump got into office. In fact, this has cleansed the palette of all of conservative shitlords of the last decade, somehow.

Not shocked a conservative would sell his soul out for money and fame. From what I gather, Manafort's "operation" goes back to 2012 and includes members of government. Perhaps those making an about-face on Russia in the last few years?