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My scrape with the liberal media

Posted on 07/09/2008 6:30:43 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous

Today I was interviewed by a French newspaper reporter.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: surrendermonkeys
In my capacity as the editor of a weekly newspaper in southern West Virginia I was interviewed today by an exceedingly attractive and very charming female from what sounded to me like Paris Match Magazine.

She was interested in whether the folks in my county, which is mostly registered dem would vote for Obama.

When I told her that I felt that due to my informal research less than 50 percent of registered demos would go for him, she seemed shocked.

Why would this not happen, she asked. It must be due to racism and fears that he is a moslem, she noted.

I said no, not really. I said it was due to that he was anti coal (we have a lot of coal miners) as well as anti gun and the fact that his wife apparently only recently discovered she appreciated America and that Obama surrounded himself with a slew of exceedingly leftist, shady characters such as jerimiah wright and the lefists from Chicago.

This did not compute in her french mind and kept trying to awkwardly steer me back to racism as a reason.

After about ten tries she threw in the towel and told me how poor my county looked. When I informed her that the median income of this county was 68 thousand dollars a year she was flabbergasted and could not fit it into her brain.

I was not impressed by her interviews, which were on par with a fifth grade school newspaper reporter.

Oh...and she reminded me time again that the french seemed to love Obama..and why didn't we? I suggested that maybe he ought to move there and run for president of France.

Somehow she didn't comprehend my humor.

1 posted on 07/09/2008 6:30:44 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous
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To: Armedanddangerous
Today I was interviewed by a French newspaper reporter.

My condolences.
2 posted on 07/09/2008 6:31:49 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Armedanddangerous
Thanx.

Best wishes! Born and raised in Logan.

3 posted on 07/09/2008 6:33:33 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: Armedanddangerous

Did you take a shower afterwards?


4 posted on 07/09/2008 6:35:32 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: Bobkk47

The first question that sprung into my mind was whether she was cute. And this editor/reporter did not let me down. Straight to the point, a credit to the profession.


5 posted on 07/09/2008 6:36:01 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Armedanddangerous

Good job. Keep bringing up Obama’s failures. Conservatives are the last people that care about race - we’re about the issues that keep America great (strong military, constitution, low taxes)


6 posted on 07/09/2008 6:37:16 PM PDT by Tigercap (McCain. For Supreme Court judge nominations and WOT progress if nothing else.)
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To: Armedanddangerous

did you mean a majority of dems wouldnt vote for him....or that with the low voter turnout, his vote would be less than 50% of registered voters


7 posted on 07/09/2008 6:37:35 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Armedanddangerous

Sounds like your typical reporter -— mind already made up, leading questions -— and not a clue.


8 posted on 07/09/2008 6:39:07 PM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Got a pic of the french news info babe?


9 posted on 07/09/2008 6:45:47 PM PDT by kickonly88
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To: Armedanddangerous

http://www.parismatch.com/parismatch

Check back there in a few days and see if anything turns up. I’d be curious.


10 posted on 07/09/2008 6:46:23 PM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: Exit148
"mind already made up, leading questions"

That's why they call them stories rather than reports.

11 posted on 07/09/2008 6:48:14 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president! (it ain't over 'til it's over))
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To: BurbankKarl

Actually, I informed her that a large number of demos would not vote for him, but could not bring themselves to vote for any republican, so they would not vote in the presidential election at all.

Also, there were a measurable number that already have McCain stickers on their vehicles, such as my life long democrat mother.


12 posted on 07/09/2008 6:48:20 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: Bobkk47

It’s not that I don’t like the guy. I might find him a nice guy. It’s that I can’t stand his liberal politics and like you said, the hate America crowd. including his wife and his pastor, he surrounded himself with.


13 posted on 07/09/2008 6:49:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: mass55th
Frenck newspaper reported shakled by French newpaper law, I'd guess.

http://www.altfg.com/Stars/s/screaming-mimi-anita-ekberg.jpg

14 posted on 07/09/2008 6:49:39 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: mass55th

She smelled good actually, but smoked a lot of Marlboros, which kind of masked the soap smell.


15 posted on 07/09/2008 6:49:49 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: mass55th

“Did you take a shower afterwards?”

The interviewer in all likelihood didn’t. It’s odd: France has some extremely good looking women, but their aversion to bathing is a mystery to me. It kind of “ruins the picture,” if you get my drift.


16 posted on 07/09/2008 6:50:41 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: 1rudeboy

She sort of looked like Bourne’s girlfriend in the Bourne identity..only not as emaciated. She was cute...maybe 24 or 25.

And yes, she appeared to have bathed.


17 posted on 07/09/2008 6:51:35 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: purpleraine

Turtle Creek, WV here..20 miles north of Logan on US 119


18 posted on 07/09/2008 6:52:36 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: Tigercap
Conservatives are the last people that care about race

And liberals are the first to call someone a racist for not wanting to vote for Obama.

19 posted on 07/09/2008 6:53:51 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Armedanddangerous

“And yes, she appeared to have bathed.”

Then was was probably Canadian, not French.


20 posted on 07/09/2008 6:54:34 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Yes, my mom retired to Pecks Mill and died at my sister’s in Max Meadows, VA. House sold for $12,000 ten years ago : )


21 posted on 07/09/2008 6:57:24 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: Armedanddangerous

I did some quick research on Paris Match. It looks like a cross between Time and Life. Looks like their combat photographers have some balls, also.


22 posted on 07/09/2008 6:57:49 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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Amother thing that struck me was her determination to label us a “poor” county.

Every where you look, new houses are going up, and there are numerous half million dollar homes that were uncommon ten years ago. Some people only see what they want to see and discard all else.


23 posted on 07/09/2008 7:19:30 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: ought-six

“Then was was probably Canadian, not French.”

LOL!


24 posted on 07/09/2008 7:21:11 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Armedanddangerous
Actually, I informed her that a large number of demos would not vote for him, but could not bring themselves to vote for any republican, so they would not vote in the presidential election at all.

Some of the harder-core Hillary supporters in the region I've run into told me they would write in Hillary come November than vote for either Obama or McCain.

Fascinating.

25 posted on 07/09/2008 7:33:06 PM PDT by Sam_Damon
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To: Armedanddangerous

Ahh the French...

So eager to paint us all as backwater racist bigots.

Pay no attention to scads of the Arab youths, rioting in their streets, for more socialist entitlements...


26 posted on 07/09/2008 7:55:59 PM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: Armedanddangerous

Yes, I’m sure some French have an already nostalgic “love” for Obama, now that majority of them have done a sensible thing in picking Sarkozy.


27 posted on 07/09/2008 8:03:42 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Armedanddangerous

Did you converse in French? Or are you an American yahoo like me who doesn’t know a single word and hopes to keep it that way until I meet my Maker.


28 posted on 07/09/2008 8:09:39 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Obama (Marxist), Manchuria)
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To: Armedanddangerous
Oh...and she reminded me time again that the french seemed to love Obama...

You should have asked her why they are such racists.

29 posted on 07/09/2008 8:14:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Armedanddangerous

i’m not surprised. they idolize jerry lewis for god’s sake!


30 posted on 07/09/2008 8:17:54 PM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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To: Armedanddangerous
Recently Byron York of NRO while in France recounted a conservation he had with two French women who asked York what possible reason could any American have for not voting for Obama. York almost laughed at the question, but I do not remember what his response was. What he should have said is Obama is way off to the left, and most Americans are center-right.

The question posed to him by the women reveals a disturbing mindset I suspect many liberal Euros have. Who could not possibly like the most leftist candidate ever nominated by a major American party? It makes me laugh at the naivete and ignorance of the women, but disturbs me as well. I can't imagine asking a French citizen why any French voter could have a reason for not voting for Sarkozy.

31 posted on 07/10/2008 2:06:46 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

I asked her what she thought of Sarkozy...

She said she didn’t like him because “he didn’t believe in democracy and freedom of speech.” and “He would put journalists in jail if he could.”


32 posted on 07/10/2008 6:55:06 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: Armedanddangerous

I never attended kindergarten and I’m not a journalist and probably nobody would read what I wrote, but if you ever need a conservative American to do an interview, let me know.


33 posted on 07/10/2008 11:43:38 PM PDT by Fichori (Primitive goat herder, Among those who kneel before a man; Standing.)
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