Join us for a busy news day on the Three Martini Lunch. Today, Jim and Greg discuss Iran’s missile strike injuring no one in Iraq, leading President Trump to announce new sanctions but no new military action. They also discuss whether the Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran was a coincidence or something more sinister. In addition, they’re glad to see Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann receiving a settlement from CNN after the network attacked over his encounter with an American Indian near the Lincoln Memorial last year – all because Sandmann was wearing a MAGA hat. And they try not to lose their breakfast as MSNBC not only carries the Soleimani funeral live but fawns all over the legacy of a man known for killing hundreds of American service members and slaughtering innocents at home and abroad.

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  1. Arahant Member

    Or at least Nick sandman’s lawyers have earned a good bit.

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    • January 8, 2020, at 12:27 PM PST
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  2. wilber forge Member
    wilber forge Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Ponder this, if The Alien and sedition Act where in place today. What would happen to some of these Media folks. MSNBC, CNN, etc.

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    • January 8, 2020, at 12:55 PM PST
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  3. kedavis Member

    wilber forge (View Comment):

    Ponder this, if The Alien and sedition Act where in place today. What would happen to some of these Media folks. MSNBC, CNN, etc.

    Eject them out the lifeboat airlock?

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    • January 8, 2020, at 3:16 PM PST
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  4. Leslie Watkins Inactive
    Leslie Watkins Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Flashy Pictures aren’t worth the damage to journalistic standards from MSNBC covering Soleimani’s funeral. Anything these guys say on the air is interpreted by most who see it as actual news, i.e., the truth, and few are still around when it’s shot through with holes. Why would they even consider covering this funeral knowing they wouldn’t be able to report on why he was killed in the first place or interview protesters against the regime or do more than merely describe the ceremonial value of the event? How is that information, much less news? They didn’t do it for their viewers; they did it for their self-important selves and their fixation on being so-called citizens of the world. Both commenters talked like they think Soleimani was murdered rather than assassinated and want to let the Iranians know they’re sorry.

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    • January 8, 2020, at 9:42 PM PST
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  5. Moneyman Coolidge

    Leslie Watkins (View Comment):

    Flashy Pictures aren’t worth the damage to journalistic standards from MSNBC covering Soleimani’s funeral. Anything these guys say on the air is interpreted by most who see it as actual news, i.e., the truth, and few are still around when it’s shot through with holes. Why would they even consider covering this funeral knowing they wouldn’t be able to report on why he was killed in the first place or interview protesters against the regime or do more than merely describe the ceremonial value of the event? How is that information, much less news? They didn’t do it for their viewers; they did it for their self-important selves and their fixation on being so-called citizens of the world. Both commenters talked like they think Soleimani was murdered rather than assassinated and want to let the Iranians know they’re sorry.

    I agree. I can’t imagine there are many viewers (including MSNBC ones) who want to watch that funeral.

     

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    • January 9, 2020, at 6:06 AM PST
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  6. Taras Coolidge

    Moneyman (View Comment):

    Leslie Watkins (View Comment):

    Flashy Pictures aren’t worth the damage to journalistic standards from MSNBC covering Soleimani’s funeral. Anything these guys say on the air is interpreted by most who see it as actual news, i.e., the truth, and few are still around when it’s shot through with holes. Why would they even consider covering this funeral knowing they wouldn’t be able to report on why he was killed in the first place or interview protesters against the regime or do more than merely describe the ceremonial value of the event? How is that information, much less news? They didn’t do it for their viewers; they did it for their self-important selves and their fixation on being so-called citizens of the world. Both commenters talked like they think Soleimani was murdered rather than assassinated and want to let the Iranians know they’re sorry.

    I agree. I can’t imagine there are many viewers (including MSNBC ones) who want to watch that funeral.

    Your opinion of MSNBC viewers is higher than mine.

    These are people whose worldview was formed by Howard Zinn and other Marxists. They believe the focus of evil in the world is the United States.

    Thus, anyone who resists the “hegemony” of the United States (as Noam Chomsky would put it) is, in a sense, a friend: the enemy of my enemy.

    To MSNBC viewers, Soleimani was a leader of the Resistance.

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    • January 9, 2020, at 8:27 AM PST
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  7. Taras Coolidge

    In light of the merely pro forma response of the Iranian government to the execution of Soleimani, an amusing notion occurred to me.

    Could the source of the information that permitted us to target him so precisely have been the Iranian government itself?

    As the most fanatical leader of the most fanatical wing of the ruling party, he would be a major stumbling block to any factions that wanted to make peace with the United States.

    And having him killed in Iraq, not Iran, would help allay suspicions among his supporters.

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    • January 9, 2020, at 8:41 AM PST
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  8. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    In light of the merely pro forma response of the Iranian government to the execution of Soleimani, an amusing notion occurred to me.

    Could the source of the information that permitted us to target him so precisely have been the Iranian government itself?

    As the most fanatical leader of the most fanatical wing of the ruling party, he would be a major stumbling block to any factions that wanted to make peace with the United States.

    And having him killed in Iraq, not Iran, would help allay suspicions among his supporters.

    To paraphrase security chief Michael Garibaldi of Babylon 5, “Nothing Iran does surprises me.”

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    • January 9, 2020, at 11:38 AM PST
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