1. Standard membermchill
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    10 Jan '21 04:522 edits
    The Donald may desperately need his own media platform now that he’s been booted off Twitter for inciting a riot on our nations capital, but it’s going to cost him a lot more more $$ than he’s got. Even if he wants to use a partners money, this will be next to impossible now. His relentless attacks on the media for 5 years has left him very few friends in the media world.

    This week, the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal editorial page, a consistent pro-Trump venue, urged Trump to resign the morning after the battle for the Capitol. Fleeing to a host job at Sinclair, again, would make him a slow-moving target of his natural allies at Fox, NewsMax and OAN. Does he really want that? He has too many media enemies right now to manufacture new ones.

    To make matters worse for Trump, a multitude of legal and financial chickens will come home to roost once he leaves office.

    The Donald's pipe dream of having his own media brand is just that.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/09/trump-building-media-empire-456888
  2. Subscribershavixmir
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    10 Jan '21 05:01
    Jonathan Pie posted an interesting take on Twitter banning him. Basically: wrong action at the wrong time.

    Makes twitter look like they’re wanting to look like they’re doing the right thing. But they profitted for years from trump and only now, at the end, do they actually do something.
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    10 Jan '21 05:25
    @mchill
    Maybe he could start one from his prison cell.....
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    10 Jan '21 05:261 edit
    @mchill said
    The Donald may desperately need his own media platform now that he’s been booted off Twitter for inciting a riot on our nations capital, but it’s going to cost him a lot more more $$ than he’s got. Even if he wants to use a partners money, this will be next to impossible now. His relentless attacks on the media for 5 years has left him very few friends in the media world.

    ...[text shortened]... s just that.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/09/trump-building-media-empire-456888
    Even as a former US President, Trump may still be useful to Putin.
    As long as Putin perceives it as useful to have Trump inciting discord in the USA,
    Trump presumably can find a Russian company to help promote his internet presence.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/oct/19/far-right-online-forum-8chan-loses-internet

    "Far-right online forum 8chan kicked offline after protection services are cut
    Site was back online Monday morning with a Russian company enlisted to protect it from DDoS attacks"
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    10 Jan '21 05:30
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    Not if his majesty is in prison....
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    10 Jan '21 05:331 edit
    @sonhouse said
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    Not if his majesty is in prison....
    I suspect that decisions about whether to prosecute Trump will be based upon political as well as legal factors.
    Many potential prosecutors may be afraid of enraging Trump's fanatical base or hope to gain its support.
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    10 Jan '21 18:02
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    That is always the case. Politicians do nothing before looking at the polls.
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