Welcome home, fellow Gator.

The Gator Nation's oldest and most active insider community
Join today!

Bill Maher calls out US media over Covid coverage

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by gator95, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. AgingGator

    AgingGator GC Hall of Fame

    3,140
    709
    443
    Apr 24, 2007
    That is a ridiculously asinine statement. It’s a virus. It’s goi g to spread!

    Next are you going to tell us that Todd Grantham could have stopped Alabama’s offense or that they should have held Trask to under 50 yards passing?

    Please. It never ceases to amaze me how much money Libs are willing to spend on the impossible.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  2. mdgator05

    mdgator05 Premium Member

    11,411
    1,642
    1,668
    Dec 9, 2010
    This is a bit like saying that both Florida and Alabama were destined to have positive passing yards, so why bother trying to play defense. If you use a vague threshold (i.e., both have positive yardage or viruses spread), you can just try to ignore away the gradations in either statement. And then, in the end, after engaging in the no defense strategy and losing by however many drives the other team stopped x 7 points, exclaiming "see, I told you. We both scored points, so it is a tie!"
     
    • Come On Man Come On Man x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. duchen

    duchen VIP Member

    12,715
    4,531
    1,723
    Nov 25, 2017
    He called that out too.
     
  4. duchen

    duchen VIP Member

    12,715
    4,531
    1,723
    Nov 25, 2017
    My comments about Grantham are well known on the insider board. He sucks. Historically bad defense. We didn’t stop anyone last year. So, we weren’t stopping Alabama. We couldn’t stop a high school team last year. Limit Alabama and we win that game. Hold them to 31 points and we have an SEC title. And your comment about the virus is wrong. Australia stopped it. They were smart. We followed stupid.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  5. PITBOSS

    PITBOSS GC Hall of Fame

    6,052
    456
    368
    Apr 13, 2007
  6. gatorchamps960608

    gatorchamps960608 GC Hall of Fame

    2,155
    597
    318
    Jul 4, 2020
    Why the heck would a deadly pandemic get positive news coverage?

    This just in: there were no glowing stories about Jeffrey Dahmer, either.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Come On Man Come On Man x 1
  7. duchen

    duchen VIP Member

    12,715
    4,531
    1,723
    Nov 25, 2017
    That was not Maher’s point.
     
  8. duchen

    duchen VIP Member

    12,715
    4,531
    1,723
    Nov 25, 2017
  9. AgingGator

    AgingGator GC Hall of Fame

    3,140
    709
    443
    Apr 24, 2007
    Yes we did. But his name is Fauci!

    Don’t use an adjective as a noun. Use the man’s name!
     
    • Come On Man Come On Man x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. VAg8r1

    VAg8r1 GC Hall of Fame

    11,423
    1,424
    1,713
    Apr 8, 2007
    Some Covid-19 patients in critical condition still thought that Covid-19 was a hoax; they thought that their symptoms were attributable to some other illness.
    Some Patients Dying of COVID-19 Still Think It’s Fake, Says a South Dakota Nurse
     
  11. AgingGator

    AgingGator GC Hall of Fame

    3,140
    709
    443
    Apr 24, 2007
    My daughters have several friends who are nurses and have been working less than full time many weeks during the past year. I guess Self didn’t want to talk to them.

    My point is that COVID is not a hoax. If you have the at risk chronic conditions then you should take precautions. But if you are healthy at any age, you really don’t need to worry much and certainly don’t need to panic over this.

    It has definitely not been worth devastating the economy and mortgaging the future of the entire country with $6T of debt for.

    I hope you realize that the USG borrowed about $36K in the name of each and every taxpayer in the country for this. Go do the math on that and give me your projection of when that would get paid back.
     
  12. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    lol 95 hates Trump...maybe more than me.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  13. archigator_96

    archigator_96 GC Hall of Fame

    1,121
    532
    248
    Apr 8, 2020
    I have been wondering: Whatever happened to the Spanish Flu? Did it go away on its own? Did we come up with a vaccine? Will/would covid go away after a year or so like spanish flu did albeit with many more deaths?
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  14. Gatorhead

    Gatorhead GC Hall of Fame

    11,079
    2,218
    863
    Apr 3, 2007
    Philadelphia
    If you think the time of the media has passed then you just surrendered every right you will ever have because the media (as hideous as it is) is the last line of defense for reporting crime, corruption and political malfesense.

    A shackled media gets you 1930's Germany, a 2021 Iran, a 2019 Venezuela and so forth and so on.

    My perception is that anyone with a computer and a blog can disseminate whatever B.S. one desires. But that's not the professional media, that's private citizens posting whatever topic they deem important. This seems to be particularly true of Right Wing types.
     
    • Disagree Bacon! Disagree Bacon! x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  15. Orange_and_Bluke

    Orange_and_Bluke Premium Member

    1,554
    434
    433
    Dec 16, 2015
    Ha, you said professional media.
    Oxymoron alert.
    It’s much worse than “anyone with a blog.”
     
    • Disagree Bacon! Disagree Bacon! x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  16. duchen

    duchen VIP Member

    12,715
    4,531
    1,723
    Nov 25, 2017
    Australia and New Zealand just announced travel bubbles today between their COVID free countries. What is your explanation for the differences between the US and Australia?
     
    • Come On Man Come On Man x 1
  17. duchen

    duchen VIP Member

    12,715
    4,531
    1,723
    Nov 25, 2017
    Half assed measures are worse than short term stronger measures. They are wide open in Australia. We didn’t do what they did. So, we pay more. It is that simple.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Come On Man Come On Man x 1
  18. gator95

    gator95 GC Hall of Fame

    3,574
    621
    423
    Apr 3, 2007

    Like I said, people making excuses for the once reliable media. I mean at this point the media is about as honest as congress. That’s the sad truth.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. dangolegators

    dangolegators GC Hall of Fame

    9,382
    700
    798
    Apr 26, 2007
    Speaking of ridiculously asinine statements...
     
    • Disagree Bacon! Disagree Bacon! x 1
  20. gator95

    gator95 GC Hall of Fame

    3,574
    621
    423
    Apr 3, 2007

    If you can’t tell the difference between 2 isolated countries and the US, it’s not worth having that conversation. CA says hi still.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Come On Man Come On Man x 1