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John Kerry: Media Has ‘Responsibility’ to ‘Not Give Equal Time’ to Tea Party
The Blaze ^ | August 5, 2011 | Johnathan M Seidl

Posted on 08/05/2011 12:09:10 PM PDT by lbryce

John Kerry has waded into the media waters and now wants the news to cut out conservatives he doesn’t agree with.

During a discussion of the debt deal and the economy on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, the current Massachusetts senator and former presidential candidate lambasted the Tea Party and conservatives and the idea that they should be given “equal time” in the media. According to him, their ideas are so whacky that they don’t deserve air time:

“And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it’s exercising today. The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.

“It doesn’t deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do. And the problem is everything is put into this tit-for-tat equal battle and America is losing any sense of what’s real, of who’s accountable, of who is not accountable, of who’s real, who isn’t, who’s serious, who isn’t?”

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While we're at it, what other subject matter would you like for the media to censor?
1 posted on 08/05/2011 12:09:19 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

All fascists are morons.....case in point.


2 posted on 08/05/2011 12:11:58 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: lbryce

Kerry is such a maroon.


3 posted on 08/05/2011 12:12:25 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: lbryce
Kerry: The Congress was taken hostage, the country, the economy was taken hostage. There were people there ready to cut the baby in half....
4 posted on 08/05/2011 12:13:16 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

Do you think he’s more of a Maoist or Stalinist?


5 posted on 08/05/2011 12:14:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

So, Mr. Kerry, we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and say you’re not a Marxist...

just please tell us how you’d be acting differently if you were.


6 posted on 08/05/2011 12:16:03 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: GeronL

“Do you think he’s more of a Maoist or Stalinist?”

Kerry is more of a Satanist.


7 posted on 08/05/2011 12:16:15 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: lbryce

This from a person who earned a DD or BCD and was pardoned by Carter for it? Who gives this guy a platform????


8 posted on 08/05/2011 12:18:30 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: GeronL

“Do you think he’s more of a Maoist or Stalinist?”

He fits the profile of a “Radical Moron-ist”.


9 posted on 08/05/2011 12:20:58 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: lbryce
If the media want to cover Jean F'n Kerry they should only talk about his treason.

Article III.

Section. 3.

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.


10 posted on 08/05/2011 12:21:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: BlatherNaut

11 posted on 08/05/2011 12:23:18 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: lbryce

Wow...he’s is certainly promoting censorship of the media by the government.


12 posted on 08/05/2011 12:23:35 PM PDT by GSWarrior (1984 was not intended to be a "how-to" manual for progressives.)
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To: lbryce

For a moment, when I saw the YouTube picture of the video in your post, I thought FreeRepublic had actually moved into the 21st century, but then I realized it's only a picture. Well, one can dream, can't he?


13 posted on 08/05/2011 12:23:50 PM PDT by Arcy
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To: lbryce

We are hurting them and the hysteria simply proves it. Dare I hope that we can destroy leftism in this country for good? Hope springs eternal...


14 posted on 08/05/2011 12:24:46 PM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: lbryce

interesting.

reporters expose and informa about a subject.

Kerry is demanding prohibition of information.

Kerry hates grandma.


15 posted on 08/05/2011 12:24:59 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: lbryce

Tea partiers don’t need the media to get their message out.


16 posted on 08/05/2011 12:25:24 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: lbryce
...or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.

Like, for instance, when a certain U.S. senator claims that 'president' Richard Nixon ordered him to spend Christmas in Cambodia... ...in 1968.

17 posted on 08/05/2011 12:25:53 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: lbryce

So, John Kerry is no longer in favor of the "Fairness Doctrine," huh? Great!!


18 posted on 08/05/2011 12:26:01 PM PDT by Arcy
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To: lbryce
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19 posted on 08/05/2011 12:26:01 PM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: lbryce

20 posted on 08/05/2011 12:27:00 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: lbryce

jenjis rides again. Wonder if he still hears those Christmas carols from Laos?


21 posted on 08/05/2011 12:30:26 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: lbryce

Oh, ok, John Kerry.

That’s called government oppression of the opposition and the last time I checked, Chi-coms, the Soviets and every single tyrant and dictator did the same thing.

What about tanks? Are government tanks good at protest marches too?


22 posted on 08/05/2011 12:31:37 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: lbryce

Imagine if a republican senator said that Fox should not give equal time to liberals


23 posted on 08/05/2011 12:32:02 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: lbryce

Kerry looks like he’s had a face lift and is shot full of Botox.


24 posted on 08/05/2011 12:33:27 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: lbryce

Let’s see, a leftist traitor (John ‘the gigolo’ Kerry) thinks his friends in the media shouldn’t give anyone from the TEA party any coverage. What a shock! He is trying hard to brand anyone that doesn’t toe the liberal line as deranged, dangerous, blah, blah, blah. From Kerry’s warped perspective, if you’re not a big-spending, big-taxing leftist, you must be crazy and the media shouldn’t waste their time on crazy people. John F. Kerry is endemic of the liberal arrogance that amplifies the strong totalitarian streak inherent in the Democrat party of today. What Kerry is saying to anyone who isn’t a leftist is: shut up. Sorry ketchup man, we won’t. Not now, not ever. Your day is passing - and none too soon.


25 posted on 08/05/2011 12:34:28 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: lbryce

Too bad this b@stard didn’t come home in a box from Vietnam......What a POS.....


26 posted on 08/05/2011 12:35:08 PM PDT by geege
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To: rockabyebaby

One of them should just to underscore the tyrannical nature of Kerry’s stupidity. Let the MSM get all wound up about it and then say it was all a joke to satirize Sen. Kerry. Then laugh and walk away from the microphones.


27 posted on 08/05/2011 12:36:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: lbryce

Kerry and his mis-use of parables is such a lout.

The people, finally waking up from BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY SOCIALISTS AND LIFER-GOVERNMENT ELITES, began to question what exactly is wrapped up in that little pink blanket, Johnny?

Kerry: It’s a baby!!

Dems: It’s a choice!!!

Pelosi: You have to give us the blanket before you can see what is in the blanket!

Kerry: Only legitimate thinkers can have this baby.

Dems: Its a choice not a child. Not a baby.

Exactly. It’s not a thing that will die if pruned. It’s a thing that must be examined, accounted for and pruned back Johnny.

It’s called a budget and YOU are using OPM even while you Geithner your yacht.

These people are so arrogant and insulated by perks, power and minions that they have no idea.


28 posted on 08/05/2011 12:37:09 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: tflabo

LOL!!! Yes, that’s him all right!

“La Grenouille Moronic”


29 posted on 08/05/2011 12:37:52 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: WayneS

I understand it was “seared - seared” into his memory...too bad his memory stinks. John Fraud Kerry and American Disgrace.


30 posted on 08/05/2011 12:38:03 PM PDT by Anti dote
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To: lbryce

Heard about this on the radio today, I didn’t believe it when stated, but went online and watched.

Why would anyone watch the news if they can only present one side?

Kerry thinks letting nature to take it’s course is a crazy idea. He needs a government program to help all of nature’s functions to run better.

What an idiot


31 posted on 08/05/2011 12:38:31 PM PDT by dila813
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To: lbryce

This is what happens when liberals get full control.....censorship, history re-written, suppression of any opposition.

Then, when the people do not comply, the liberals justify the use of violence against them.


32 posted on 08/05/2011 12:39:32 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: lbryce

Hey media, the Gigolo has spoken, now you know what to do.


33 posted on 08/05/2011 12:40:21 PM PDT by Argus
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To: lbryce

Ecclesiastes 10:2 says, “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” God said it, it must be true and that settles it. Kerry is a prime example of whom God was referring to.


34 posted on 08/05/2011 12:49:41 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: lbryce
JK who served in Viet Nam while dressed in a US military uniform. What a Disgrace!!
35 posted on 08/05/2011 12:49:53 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: lbryce
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36 posted on 08/05/2011 12:56:01 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: lbryce
The Left is only interested their own ideas. Anybody bringing competitive ideas are being classified as nonpersons who by design will be relegated to a kind of counter culture. The Left believes that ever increasing government structure is a requirement of human development.

There are better and more reasonable solutions and strategies for development of our political and economic progress. Since these mechanisms reduce the need of government involvement they are regressive ideas. Regressive ideas will no longer be tolerated.

37 posted on 08/05/2011 1:03:26 PM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: lbryce

Did he really say, “The President ought to convene the G8?” Did he really say that?!


38 posted on 08/05/2011 1:10:58 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: lbryce

First, John Kerry is a despicable human being and if not a traitor technically, betrayed his country without question.

Second, by his standard I would have wanted his left wing idiocy censored years ago.


39 posted on 08/05/2011 1:14:43 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Williams

Despicable and useless.


40 posted on 08/05/2011 1:17:28 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: lbryce

The MSM covered the Tea Parties wacky ideas like living within your means? All I know from them is they are crazier than loons.


41 posted on 08/05/2011 1:17:39 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: lbryce

I flippin can’t STAND john f’n kerry.


42 posted on 08/05/2011 1:31:34 PM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: lbryce

So Kerry dislikes the Constitution, freedom and liberty?
Who knew?
Oh that is right, the hundreds of thousands of US soldiers he sold out during the Vietnam War


43 posted on 08/05/2011 1:37:40 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Jonty30
Tea partiers don’t need the media to get their message out.

Really. All somebody need do is read the US Constitution to get the message...

44 posted on 08/05/2011 1:37:47 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: lbryce

I went on Kerry’s Facebook page and every posting on his wall was blasting him for his comments. Every one.


45 posted on 08/05/2011 1:43:14 PM PDT by 30Moves
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To: lbryce

My God!....What a stupid thing to say! This major A-hole was almost president?


46 posted on 08/05/2011 1:56:47 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 30Moves

OMG, don’t say ‘balanced budget’. Lordy, are they scared or what?


47 posted on 08/05/2011 2:00:07 PM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: lbryce

Censor Kerry...


48 posted on 08/05/2011 2:05:48 PM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Arrogant POS has lived a charmed life ay? Must be cool to stand tall and lecture America as a vapid empty suit but a rich one at that thanks to the late Senator Heinz!


49 posted on 08/05/2011 2:13:23 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: lbryce

“”According to him, their ideas are so whacky that they don’t deserve air time:””

Why is he afraid the TEA Party ideas will become known around the country? Every stinkin’ liberal is scared to death of new ideas and of losing their kingdom. Just think how many terms they had to serve to make people think they’re so irreplaceable. Guess what John!! I don’t care how long you and your buddies have been in DC, you’re expendable and the sooner, the better.

Wasn’t it Daniel Greenfield who wrote about The Professional Politician this week? Excellent and so, so true!


50 posted on 08/05/2011 2:25:41 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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