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Old 01-28-2023, 03:01 PM   #6721
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Like when she had an idiotic Frasier Institute stooge on, riled up her audience about US taxes being lower, but neither of them seemed to understand how tax brackets work, and neglected to mention how our taxes include things like healthcare? That was really beneficial stuff.

She's an idiot who doesn't understand anything. She may be "well spoken" which hides to causal listeners her complete lack of an ability to understand topics or question ridiculous points. Typically a caller would call in with something outlandish, and she'd say "wow, that's interesting, I wasn't aware of that, let me look into it" and then she'd use confirmation bias to find someone who could discuss this topic, have them on a few days later, and sometimes she'd pretend to be the balance to the stupidity, but never provide any real opposition to it. Other times she would celebrate it like cold fusion had been achieved.

Her problem is her bull#### meter is so dysfunctional that she gets herself into trouble all the time. "I'm not interested in hearing from experts anymore" should be sign enough to any intelligent reasoning person that she isn't qualified to do more than serve pancakes.
This is something that we need to work on as a society.

Because Danielle Smith isnt 'well spoken.' She can deliver a speech, and she can think on her feet, but she isnt saying anything.

Its very similar to Trudeau, he can read. Cool. But he doesnt understand anything he's talking about and its clearly evident whenever he's asked an unanticipated question and stumbles over his own feet.

Smith is a genuine idiot, but she's better at BSing her way through something and thinking on her feet and then 'clarifying' later.

The average person should need to listen to Smith for about 10 seconds before coming to the conclusion that she is the Crazy Person on the Bus.
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Old 01-28-2023, 05:03 PM   #6722
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Old 01-28-2023, 05:05 PM   #6723
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This is something that we need to work on as a society.

Because Danielle Smith isnt 'well spoken.' She can deliver a speech, and she can think on her feet, but she isnt saying anything.

Its very similar to Trudeau, he can read. Cool. But he doesnt understand anything he's talking about and its clearly evident whenever he's asked an unanticipated question and stumbles over his own feet.

Smith is a genuine idiot, but she's better at BSing her way through something and thinking on her feet and then 'clarifying' later.

The average person should need to listen to Smith for about 10 seconds before coming to the conclusion that she is the Crazy Person on the Bus.
I agree entirely with this. Thatís what makes her entertaining on the radio, and thatís the entire point. Like Fuzz, thatís a great example of why she works as a radio host. She has guests who get everyone riled up and you listened to whole thing. This is what she gets paid to do in that role.
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Old 01-28-2023, 05:11 PM   #6724
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Smithís supporters sure seem to be riled up over a story that they keep saying isnít true.
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Old 01-28-2023, 05:14 PM   #6725
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I agree entirely with this. That’s what makes her entertaining on the radio, and that’s the entire point. Like Fuzz, that’s a great example of why she works as a radio host. She has guests who get everyone riled up and you listened to whole thing. This is what she gets paid to do in that role.
Do you think Yoho is getting riled up by what she says? Slava you can’t possibly be naive enough to not understand that some people don’t view what she does as entertainment, they view it unquestionably as actual news. That’s the problem.
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Old 01-28-2023, 06:06 PM   #6726
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Sure, the point isn't pure misinformation and I don't disagree with that. But she talked about a lot of topics aside from vaccines in her radio days.
Great, and the point Fuzz brought was specifically the misinformation (as to why she shouldnít do that job) and you said that misinformation was the point of talk radio.

Not only is it not the point, itís not even enough to say the point isnít pure misinformation. Misinformation shouldnít even be part of it. There are countless radio hosts who have managed to have entire careers without it. Youíre saying it needs to be part of it? The ####?

Who cares what else she talked about? She couldíve spent an hour on her favourite birds. Doesnít excuse her spreading misinformation, so if thatís not the point you were making, why did you respond in the first place?
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Old 01-28-2023, 06:14 PM   #6727
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Do you think Yoho is getting riled up by what she says? Slava you canít possibly be naive enough to not understand that some people donít view what she does as entertainment, they view it unquestionably as actual news. Thatís the problem.
She has informed us that if you get cancer it is likely your fault until it hits stage 4 because you should have done stuff to prevent it. Her stupidity goes far beyond vaccines.
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Old 01-28-2023, 06:27 PM   #6728
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Do CBC and CTV spread misinformation?

Who gets to decide.

Everyone has said things that they may regret and Smith has said some dumb things. This over the top censorship goals is laughable.

Judge her by what she says and does as a politician with responsibilities of maintaining a Province not a paid for radio talk show host.

You all hate her because inside you know there is a cunning politician in that head. Which speaks to the over the top outrage.

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You all hate her because inside you know there is a cunning politician in that head.

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Do CBC and CTV spread misinformation?

Who gets to decide.

Everyone has said things that they may regret and Smith has said some dumb things. This over the top censorship goals is laughable.

Judge her by what she says and does as a politician with responsibilities of maintaining a Province not a paid for radio talk show host.

You all hate her because inside you know there is a cunning politician in that head. Which speaks to the over the top outrage.

https://twitter.com/user/status/1603131046559637505
Can't we merge the Alberta Politics thread with the tired of crack/meth heads thread yet ?
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Do CBC and CTV spread misinformation?
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Old 01-28-2023, 07:46 PM   #6732
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Do CBC and CTV spread misinformation?

Who gets to decide.
Reality gets to decide.

Real reality, not the one some people try to pass off as legitimate by ignoring facts that donít support the perspective theyíre trying to fool others into believing.

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Everyone has said things that they may regret and Smith has said some dumb things. This over the top censorship goals is laughable.
There is a big difference between censorship and accountability. She can ramble on incoherently and contradict herself to her heartís content, but people can still call her out on it. Do you think she canít handle that?

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Judge her by what she says and does as a politician with responsibilities of maintaining a Province not a paid for radio talk show host.
A lot of people think her track record as a politician is on par with her career as a talk show host.

Who gets to decide if theyíre wrong?

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You all hate her because inside you know there is a cunning politician in that head. Which speaks to the over the top outrage.
Personally I donít think I hate anyone. With that being said there is a long list of historical examples of ďcunningĒ politicians who also happened to be jackasses.
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Old 01-28-2023, 07:49 PM   #6733
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I don’t hate Smith, she embarrasses me. It’s embarrassing to have her as Premier. It’s embarrassing to watch her try to lead.

Sure, there’s something to be said about the “they hate me cause they ain’t me” excuse some people might play, but nobody wants to be Smith. There is nothing admirable about being an embarrassment, despite what people too stupid to understand what it means to be embarrassed might tell you.
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Who gets to decide.

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https://twitter.com/user/status/1603131046559637505
Apparently you, because you have provided literally zero evidence that the tweet in question is misinformation.

It's entirely plausible that a reckless disregard for safety with respects to immunization would be correlated with a reckless disregard for safety with respects to driving.
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Do CBC and CTV spread misinformation?



Who gets to decide.



Everyone has said things that they may regret and Smith has said some dumb things. This over the top censorship goals is laughable.



Judge her by what she says and does as a politician with responsibilities of maintaining a Province not a paid for radio talk show host.



You all hate her because inside you know there is a cunning politician in that head. Which speaks to the over the top outrage.



https://twitter.com/user/status/1603131046559637505
Does anyone else get the "leave Britney alone" vibes here?
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I've settled on Yoho as the brains behind the western standard pitchbot account on twitter. Aligns well.

And I feel Slava is playing a bit of devils advocate, but it comes across as a bit of trolling. But who knows.
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Old 01-28-2023, 10:45 PM   #6737
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I've settled on Yoho as the brains behind the western standard pitchbot account on twitter. Aligns well.

And I feel Slava is playing a bit of devils advocate, but it comes across as a bit of trolling. But who knows.
Slava doesn't troll but his agendas are pretty obvious in discussion.
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Yoho might be the greatest troll of all time. It’s been so long and people still reply to them. At this point I almost think they are a fuzz alt to drive outrage.
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Slava doesn't troll but his agendas are pretty obvious in discussion.
He’s just trying to make great radio. But careful not to call him on it, or he’ll say that’s not what he meant and then accuse everyone else of being the problem.
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Slava doesn't troll but his agendas are pretty obvious in discussion.
Oh this should be good. Whatís my agenda?

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Heís just trying to make great radio. But careful not to call him on it, or heíll say thatís not what he meant and then accuse everyone else of being the problem.
I actually do my best not to accuse people of anything, and thatís not really a fair shot. The thing is, this thread has a tendency to move pretty fast and I get tied up doing other things. Sometimes I just drop these things because itís not worth dredging up a discussion from three pages ago. I flip through the new posts and think to myself ďwho cares if people think Smith is good on the radio?Ē and just drop it.
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