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Clinton Characterizes NPR Interviewer as “Dense” and “Unhelpful”
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 June 2014 | John Semmens

Posted on 06/15/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT by John Semmens

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her “deep-felt disappointment” with the turn her NPR interview with Terry Gross took. “Of all places I would’ve thought I’d be safe on NPR,” Clinton complained. “Is this woman dense? For her to badger me like she did is unhelpful. I mean, NPR is public radio. As a subsidiary of the federal government they ought to do a better job of helping their friends.”

The incident that sparked Clinton’s ire was a Gross question concerning when Clinton decided to support gay marriage. “During the time your husband was president it appeared that your position was opposed to gay marriage,” Gross said. “The infamous ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ defining marriage as a union of opposite sexes was passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1996. Yet now, it seems that you fully support gay marriage. When did you switch sides?”

“At this point what does it matter when I switched sides,” Clinton replied. “If some want to believe that I always secretly supported gay marriage, but kept quiet for Bill’s sake, what’s wrong with that? If others want to believe that I, like so many other Americans, gradually came to the right side of the issue, what’s wrong with that?”

“I was only trying to clarify things,” Gross said. “Many brave individuals have been leaders in the fight for gay rights. Don’t voters deserve to know whether you were among them? Or is being a follower of popular trends sufficient grounds for voters to elect you president in 2016?”

The question now seems to be whether Gross will be able to hold onto her job at NPR. Paul Haaga, interim Chief Executive Officer of NPR would only say that “personnel matters are confidential. Whether any particular individual is employed by the organization is an internal matter. The complaint registered by Secretary Clinton will be taken under consideration. A decision that best serves the national will be rendered.”

In related news, Clinton is reportedly undecided on whether she will honor subpoenas to testify before Congress on Benghazi. “I do want to boost my book’s sales,” she told friends. “And some say any publicity is good publicity. But would stirring up more dust over that long ago tragedy really be in the nation’s best interest?” Hillary suggested that “if I were able to see the questions in advance and be permitted to delete those that are irrelevant then I might see my way clear to participate. Otherwise I’m not inclined to invest my time.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2014/06/14/cochran-gears-up-for-final-campaign-push/


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: benghazi; blogpimp; clinton; gaymarriage; satire

1 posted on 06/15/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

” a subsidiary of the federal government”

a subsidiary hillary?

and who’s dense??

was she this unclear before the lil accident?


2 posted on 06/15/2014 11:28:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: John Semmens
"Not helpful" to whom?

Helping people to see a fairy shrill female politician, who, like every other politician, doesn't like to be confronted with their words and actions nor the consequences of their words and actions.

What else is new?

4 posted on 06/15/2014 11:32:45 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: John Semmens
I mean, NPR is public radio. As a subsidiary of the federal government they ought to do a better job of helping their friends.”

What-a-ya-know

Finally some truth about NPR from a Democrat about NPR

NPR is government radio and their Democrat supporters expect that they will be friendly to their Democrat friends and support their issues.

So the next time NPR comes up for renewal Republicans have all of the proof they need to kill it.

5 posted on 06/15/2014 11:32:56 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: John Semmens

Were not our nation completely and insanely out of control, Madame Clinton would be incarcerated in a high security prison on the charge of treason.

Stand DOWN Hilary!


6 posted on 06/15/2014 11:34:40 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: Pontiac

While the NPR interview itself may be dense, it exposed Clinton as a big time light weight


7 posted on 06/15/2014 11:35:11 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: John Semmens

I wish FR would have a minimum standard as to the quality of satire posted.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 11:35:40 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: John Semmens

Satire is virtually impossible today — indistinguishable from straight news reporting.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 11:35:53 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: John Semmens
i think that gross thing was trying to get the Beast to come out of the closet on it's show...
10 posted on 06/15/2014 11:36:59 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: John Semmens

ooooh hitlery
you stepped in it now


11 posted on 06/15/2014 11:37:24 AM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: John Semmens
If others want to believe that I, like so many other Americans, gradually came to the right side of the issue, what’s wrong with that?”

Uh, Hillary

You came to the Left Side of the issue.

Don’t you know that?

I think she got more brain damage than she knows in that fall.

12 posted on 06/15/2014 11:37:31 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: John Semmens

Absolutely brilliant! One of your best.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 11:37:42 AM PDT by miele man
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To: John Semmens

She who has failed at every position she has held said this?

She who couldn’t pass the most elementary of STEM classes said this?

She who would be cleaning tables had she not boinked a talented grifter said this?

The woman is an ignorant slut.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 11:37:46 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: rdcbn

It’s satire - never happened


15 posted on 06/15/2014 11:37:53 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority everac)
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To: Pontiac

darned
its satire


16 posted on 06/15/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Taking from Dan Blather — satire, but accurate.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 11:39:44 AM PDT by twister881
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Satire is virtually impossible today — indistinguishable from straight news reporting

Absolutely a fact. File this satire in "You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up"

18 posted on 06/15/2014 11:39:46 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority everac)
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To: John Semmens

That’s one of the major problems with America’s First, “Dead Broke” Bag Lady. Nag, nag, nag. Just ask Willie. That, and it’s hard to look her straight in the eye these days to see if she’s lying . LOL!


19 posted on 06/15/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: John Semmens; All
OK..you've crossed that very fine line,
*whining*..it's no longer satire.
(but, please keep me on the ping list. d:-)

20 posted on 06/15/2014 11:48:04 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: John Semmens

I’m not fooled, but these satires clearly need an in-the-title warning. I appreciate the cleverness but...


21 posted on 06/15/2014 11:48:41 AM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: John Semmens

The Democrats could care less about Gay rights and Illegals ,but they think supporting it now is money in the bank if a future GOP government tries to tamper with the insane things they are doing now


22 posted on 06/15/2014 11:49:08 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: atc23; USFRIENDINVICTORIA; All
absolutely, on both counts.

23 posted on 06/15/2014 11:51:49 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: John Semmens
When Bill was President and Hillary would enter the West Wing everyone had to scramble into cubes and offices and remain out-of-sight until she left. Under no circumstances was anyone to make eye contact with her, and God help the person who spoke to her without first being spoken to.
24 posted on 06/15/2014 11:55:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: John Semmens

Dense & Unhelpful; Really now?
This, my friends, is the REAL sequel to Dumb and Dumber.
And the best part is they’re not even really acting.
I thought the whole Cat and Mouse game was highly entertaining.

I could tell Hillary wanted to throw a cup of coffee in the interviews face and ‘accidently slap her’ while reaching for her chewing gum. “If this harrassment does not end right now, I’m going to tell my husband all about you, and he still has Lois Lerner’s phone number, for business purposes of course!, So stop messing with me! Do you know who you’re talking to?”


25 posted on 06/15/2014 11:55:50 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: 9YearLurker

Agreed.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 11:56:08 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: John Semmens

The really relevant part about all this is that this stuff sounds like something would actually say.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 12:12:21 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Satire is virtually impossible today — indistinguishable from straight news reporting.

Double-plus good!!

28 posted on 06/15/2014 12:23:31 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: John Semmens
I thought about sending a contribution for NPR directly to Terry Gross.

But then I changed my mind.;-)

29 posted on 06/15/2014 12:29:59 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: John Semmens

The Witch ought to watch out - she doesn’t know what its like to be on the wrong side of the leftist media.

Cankles is taking the media for granted, and in insulting them, she is tempting fate.


30 posted on 06/15/2014 1:23:21 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Interesting that it took seven posters before you called out the
satire aspect. But still, some subsequent posters picked up where
your predecessors left off. Hmmmm.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 4:33:04 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Moonmad27

I disagree with your satire alert warning. Freepers need to be
dicriminating and to be zinged is a way to learn Similarly, I refuse
to add “sarc” to the end of my sarcastic posts. If a FReeper cannot
distinguish between sarcasm and sincerity then they should try
the DU.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 4:45:23 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

dicriminating = discriminating


33 posted on 06/15/2014 8:25:28 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

Riight.


34 posted on 06/15/2014 9:23:20 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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