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Gruber the Booger:
Gruber is really into the virtue signalling today.

He like so totally outraged that he like totally can't even right now. I can't tell if he is drunk or sober.

When Gruber libels the President, links to The Verge, Vice, The New York Times and Buzzfeed all in one day there must be a bug up his ass.
7:12 pm — Thursday, 17 August 2017
Hateful BB-8:
Trump is a fucktard. Try shutting the fuck up. For once.
7:59 pm — Thursday, 17 August 2017
anonymous:
Hateful BB-8 clearly didn't read Trump's remarks on Charlottesville.
8:10 pm — Thursday, 17 August 2017
anonymous:
We all heard that Nazi apologizer's words. Are you apologizing for the Nazis, too?
8:48 pm — Thursday, 17 August 2017
anonymous:
No, I don't think you did hear them.
9:22 pm — Thursday, 17 August 2017
anonymous:
Is Vice going to do the same at a BLM or Antifa rally?
9:34 pm — Thursday, 17 August 2017
grubes:
are Nazi motherfuckers worse than regular Nazis?
11:58 pm — Thursday, 17 August 2017
anonymous:
someone please explain what virtue signaling is. is that what conservatives say when they want to discount the left but don't have an actual argument?
1:20 am — Friday, 18 August 2017
anonymous:
Virtue signalling... it's what you just did.
1:41 am — Friday, 18 August 2017
Ero:
> someone please explain what virtue signaling is. is that what conservatives say when they want to discount the left but don't have an actual argument?

Yes.
8:00 am — Friday, 18 August 2017
Gruber F. Johnson:
>Yes.

No.
9:34 am — Friday, 18 August 2017
ohm:
I always thought virtue signalling was when a person stood up almost randomly and took a moral stance on an issue, hence the virtue.

But it always points back to the person speaking, making them look good or better, or fucking better than you or anyone else.

On the right, there's a lot of signalling, but I hesitate to call it 'virtue' signalling as often it goes back to some machine or other: constitution, philosophy, or other foundational platform.

Maybe the left is more interested in so-called virtue and the right in so-called foundation.
12:19 pm — Friday, 18 August 2017
Gruber the Booger:
>someone please explain what virtue signaling is. is that what conservatives say when they want to discount the left but don't have an actual argument?

Direct and fresh from the innertubes to your eye holes. Urban Dictionary defines Virtue Signaling as:

>Saying you love or hate something to show off what a virtuous person you are, instead of actually trying to fix the problem.


Now if you prefer a more complicated and pretentious way to say the exact same thing (which you might need) Wikipedia says:

>Virtue signalling is the conspicuous expression of moral values done primarily with the intent of enhancing standing within a social group. The term was first used in signalling theory, to describe any behavior that could be used to signal virtue—especially piety among the religious. Since 2015, the term has become more commonly used as a pejorative characterization by commentators to criticize what they regard as the platitudinous, empty, or superficial support of certain political views, and also used within groups to criticize their own members for valuing outward appearance over substantive action. This more recent usage of the term has been criticized for misusing the concept of signalling and encouraging lazy thinking.

Hope that helps. The innertube is your friend and these definitions are at your fingertips.

It has nothing to do with left or right. But nice try. Swing and a miss.

If you have figured out DFWC you clearly know what it means already or know how to find the definition.

Don't be that person who feigns ignorance in order to get a dig in on someone who challenged your view.

Be better. Make a decent argument. Create a discussion. Raise your game.
2:24 pm — Friday, 18 August 2017
jimbo:
Yeah, sure Trump denounced Nazis, fascists, white supremacists and t he like in the strongest terms - but did he announce that he will fully fund a project to create a time machine to go back and kill Hitler?

Until then, it's only words...
3:19 pm — Friday, 18 August 2017
anon:
From Taleb: Virtue signaling is virtue without courage, without skin in the game, which is why it is getting more common.
4:43 pm — Friday, 18 August 2017
To Be Fair:
>Yeah, sure Trump denounced Nazis, fascists, white supremacists and t he like in the strongest terms

No, he didn't. He embraced them.
1:03 pm — Saturday, 19 August 2017
anonymous:
TBF, introduce yourself to the concept of primary sources.

I consume the same media as you, so I can excuse you for having this opinion. Not everyone has the time or interest in validating what they're told.

HIs actual remarks contradict the media narrative.
6:14 pm — Saturday, 19 August 2017
anonymous:
Donald Trump is a Nazi sympathizer
http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-is-a-nazi-sympathizer-2017-8

The president of the United States is now a neo-Nazi sympathiser
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/15/the-president-of-the-united-states-is-now-a-neo-nazi-sympathiser

“No good Nazis”: James Murdoch is standing up to Trump
http://www.salon.com/2017/08/18/no-good-nazis-james-murdoch-is-standing-up-to-trump/
3:05 pm — Monday, 21 August 2017
anonymous:
>HIs actual remarks contradict the media narrative.

His actual remarks (not the scripted ones that his handlers wrote for him, the ones he made himself that spoke from his heart), confirm the media narrative.
3:07 pm — Monday, 21 August 2017
anonymous:
>Yeah, sure Trump denounced Nazis, fascists, white supremacists and t he like in the strongest terms

If by denounced in the "strongest terms", you mean denounced by "praising them as fine people", then sure, he denounced them.
3:09 pm — Monday, 21 August 2017
anonymous:
1. The media shouldn't have a narrative.

2. Any video his Trump's actual remarks disprove what your claims. The media is counting on people not bothering to actually read or watch these in full. And you didn't disappoint them.
3:54 pm — Monday, 21 August 2017
My Optional Name:
»» [Full Transcript and Video: Trump’s News Conference in New York](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/trump-press-conference-transcript.html)

Trump claims these people weren't calling themselves Neo-Nazis; claimed they were just there to protest the renaming of a park; and claimed there were "fine people" in that group. Go ahead, read it. Watch it. He believes it, but then all racists think highly of themselves and each other.
4:08 am — Tuesday, 22 August 2017
anonymous:
Literally nothing you said happens in the transcript at the link you provided.

Did you even bother reading it?
7:01 am — Tuesday, 22 August 2017
My Optional Name:
>Literally nothing you said happens in the transcript at the link you provided.

Are you in denial or just illiterate? Probably both, which would explain why you are a typical Trumptard.

1:07 pm — Tuesday, 22 August 2017
anonymous:
Withering. I'm devastated.

Cite your claims. They're easy to refute from your own sources.
7:00 am — Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Yep, they didn't read the primary sources, just what is reported. Because that doesn't fit the narrative. And I'm a Never Trumper.

There were terrible people on both sides, and Grubs fails to admit how the antifa (who we just just call profa since they are facists themselves) often go to violence. They are MUCH scarier than any Tiki Touch carrying pussy.
4:45 am — Saturday, 26 August 2017
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