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Troop Support for Obama in Iraq was Staged
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Posted on 04/13/2009 8:19:05 AM PDT by big black dog

Now, this has occurred before with Bill Clinton, and it quite possibly could have been the same with Bush - the issue is how the MSM spins this and how it will report one way if you are affiliated with one party versus the other way when you have the “scarlet” R next to your name.

From Flopping Aces:

“Cheered wildly by U.S. troops,” begins Jennifer Democratic Operative Loven’s AP report on Obama’s surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday.

Quite a contrast to the silent treatment Marines gave Obama at his Camp LeJeune speech in late February. Just how did Obama manage to fix that little problem?

According to a sergeant in Iraq :

We were pre-screened, asked by officials “Who voted for Obama?”, and then those who raised their hands were shuffled to the front of the receiving line. They even handed out digital cameras and asked them to hold them up. [Via Macsmind.]

As supporting evidence for the digital-cameras part of the story, the sergeant (or Mac, can’t tell which), suggests that the identical cameras can be verified in the AP photos. Looks right:

Now Compare that to a story on Bush:

FLASHBACK: How the press treated the merest impression of a staged troop response under President Bush, even when there was no actual manipulation

Remember this headline from 2005:

Bush Teleconference With Soldiers Staged

It dominated the headlines and the television news-analysis for days, and the fabricated scandal was utterly dishonest. The so-called “staging” involved no manipulation whatsoever. A group of soldiers who were scheduled for a televised chat with President Bush were “caught on tape” discussing ahead of time who would answer questions on what subjects. There was NO discussion of WHAT should be said.


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: 3dollarbill; collusion; commanderinchief; dnctalkingpoints; doublestandard; fauxtography; fearlessleader; first100days; mediabias; mythmaking; obamavoters; pravdamedia; publicitystunt; stagedevent; worst100days; zogbyism

1 posted on 04/13/2009 8:19:05 AM PDT by big black dog
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To: big black dog

Well duh


2 posted on 04/13/2009 8:20:54 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: big black dog

Not surprised. Did each soldier have a teleprompter too?


3 posted on 04/13/2009 8:22:31 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: big black dog
Look closely at the picture of the cheering "troops" at the event ... notice all the cameras are all the same ... they were past out at the door.

Source ... my friend (he was the best man at my wedding) who was there.

4 posted on 04/13/2009 8:23:47 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: big black dog

The very idea of the military giving a “darn” about Obama is absurd. He is about as ANTI-MILITARY as you can get, as well as anti-American. He will decimate the military as both the Carter and Clinton regimes did. To say nothing of his horribly weak stance on national defense. He is a clear and present danger to America and its freedom.


5 posted on 04/13/2009 8:25:33 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: b4its2late

And how much do those cameras cost?


6 posted on 04/13/2009 8:27:58 AM PDT by hsmomx3 (GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: hsmomx3

Good point. If they are digital...


7 posted on 04/13/2009 8:31:31 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: big black dog
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I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I tell ya!!!


8 posted on 04/13/2009 8:32:14 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: clamper1797
Source ... my friend (he was the best man at my wedding) who was there.

AKA an anonymous source...

9 posted on 04/13/2009 8:35:30 AM PDT by TankerKC (Revenge and Envy--the new Principles of Freerepublic?)
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To: hsmomx3

So if the cameras cost $200 ... probably a lot less though ... and they past out 100 ... probably fewer ... $20,000 ... cheap for a photo op ... how much did FUBO pay for his pizza


10 posted on 04/13/2009 8:35:37 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: big black dog

The MSM runs the nation. Now that’s both frightening and insulting. But it is what happens when good people do nothing in the face of tyranny.


11 posted on 04/13/2009 8:38:29 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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AKA an anonymous source...

Not really ... just about everybody at my wedding knows "Cosco Dave"

12 posted on 04/13/2009 8:38:29 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: big black dog
and it quite possibly could have been the same with Bush

Stopped reading right there! That is complete and utter BS.

13 posted on 04/13/2009 8:48:08 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: big black dog
...and it quite possibly could have been the same with Bush...

Remember that the MSM tried to float the story that Bush falsified a flight plan when Air Force One pretended to be another flight when contacted by air traffic control while they were secretly going to Iraq for the first Thanksgiving with the troops.

-PJ

14 posted on 04/13/2009 8:52:11 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: big black dog
I have a very strong feeling, being a vet myself, that the troops have a very strong alliance to America, but do not feel the same way to King Obama. King Obama will come down and he will take most of Washington's RAT face with it. Anti-American cannot stand forever. America will change when the troops come home and find what a rotten mess Washington is.
15 posted on 04/13/2009 8:53:09 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: big black dog

Oh, THANK YOU!!!! When I saw the “visit” to the troops by Obambi, I thought I’ve GOT to get to Freep to find out if there was a “behind the scenes story” because I KNEW from the Clinton yrs that NO ONE liked him and they had to be DRAGGED to see him. Couldn’t get on-line so thought I’d missed all the inside poop - NOTHING gets to me more than thinking the troopers are buying this crap from The One. Same with Michelle visiting military families - all after the “ air raiding villages...etc” comments during the campaign. Also thought the careful staging of Af-Amers behind him was interesting.


16 posted on 04/13/2009 9:05:36 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: clamper1797

Hey, thank God for anonymous sources who are buds at your wedding - I know how it works in the military and “anonymous sources” work for me - hope he keeps reporting!!!! : )


17 posted on 04/13/2009 9:07:48 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: big black dog

They may have cheered, but it didn’t sound all that enthusiastic to me.


18 posted on 04/13/2009 9:13:48 AM PDT by spaced
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To: matginzac

I’ll guarantee that he has FAR more credibility ... at least with me ... than any official “news” source


19 posted on 04/13/2009 9:14:09 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: big black dog

must have been a short, “support” line.


21 posted on 04/13/2009 9:45:45 AM PDT by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: Oldpuppymax

The MSM and DNC have been engaging in a conspiratorial silent coup for the past several election cycles.

They have colluded on news stories dating back to the leak of the Abu Ghraib photos and the forged National Guard memos. They spun a tale of a “culture of corruption” based on two homosexuals in the GOP (they claimed that the GOP knew and did nothing whereas both the DNC and the media knew more EARLIER and sat on it until late in the election cycle and circulated false rumors of child molestation).

Even Tom Brokaw called this last election a “velvet revolution”.

This is America under tyranny.


22 posted on 04/13/2009 10:31:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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