MrJeff2000 Explains It All It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad, um what was I talking about again?

"Getting off on a technicality" is the legal term for finding and exploiting a loophole in your opponent's defense or prosecution case.

You want to successfully put doubt in the mind of the judge or the jury about some small, trivial detail. At that point, the rest of the case becomes a matter of "Well, that one thing was wrong, so how do you know everything else isn't wrong?"

That's the strategy that the Trump administration uses with the press. It hasn't been working (except with the far right who keep screaming "Fake News"). But they keep at it. Because at this point, it's the only argument that they can occasionally win.

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In 1988 Gart Hart was politically ruined not for having an affair, but for daring the media to find out and expose it as factual.

This past week, a GOP candidate for Congress in Montana physically assaulted a reporter, simply because he was angry about a question he was asked.

The main impetus behind this attack? The diminished respect for the media in the current political climate, as fiercely promoted by Mr. Trump.

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It was my birthday this past week. Thanks for asking.

I spent the day with my sons, and reflected on how I chose the activities we embarked upon.

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