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CBS dancing to Republican tune
Toronto Star ^ | Nov. 9, 2003 | ANTONIA ZERBISIAS

Posted on 11/10/2003 11:11:34 AM PST by holymoly

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To: holymoly
I wouldn't mind a shot or two hitting him in the head with drywall.
51 posted on 11/10/2003 5:54:36 PM PST by doug from upland (Why aren't the Clintons living out their remaining years on Alcatraz?)
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To: holymoly
"If that's not enough irony for you, consider this: President Ronald Reagan was the guy who, in 1987, vetoed legislation, passed by both the U.S. Congress and the Senate, that would have entrenched the "Fairness Doctrine.'' As a president who was big on keeping government out of the business of business, he did not see the value in a law that would have forced broadcasters to present balanced accounts of controversial issues."

Translation: The left is still pissed about losing control of radio and television 16 years later.
52 posted on 11/10/2003 6:40:34 PM PST by Beck_isright (Socialists are like cockroaches. No matter how many die, 300 more are born under every cowpile.)
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To: BFM; dirtboy
And so, in making his case about how the Bushies made their case for killing thousands of people in Iraq, my TV foreign affairs colleague kept shifting the debate the way a desert wind shifts the sands. No, the White House never said the U.S. was in imminent danger of attack by nuke-yule-er weapons wielded by terrorists, he said.

Subj: Imminence Front

Ms. Zerbisias seems to be Canada's answer to Molly Ivins. I've engaged her in an e-mail exchange over the above quote, pointing out that the TV producer was 100% correct.

She disagreed, contending she was, at that moment, watching a videotape of him saying just that. When I asked for the specific cite and context, she responded with:

A script for PBS Frontline

Upon reading the entire script (composed of sound bites) I noted out that, in no statement, had President Bush claimed Iraq constituted an "imminent threat" to America (though Bill Clinton certainly had, back in 1998-9). She then changed her point of reference to the following phrase:

Pres. GEORGE W. BUSH: The Iraqi regime could launch a biological or chemical attack in as little as 45 minutes.

Which, I reminded her, had originally been cited by Tony Blair, come from British intelligence sources -- and, in context, had referred only to Iraq's neighbors.

I eagerly await Ms. Zerbisias' next riposte.

She apparently hung an entire column on one willful mischaracterization. And, of course, she won't give it up -- just like dear Molly.

Makes one wonder, though, if the DNC's talking points memos have international distribution...

53 posted on 11/10/2003 6:43:52 PM PST by okie01 ( Congress isn't for the morally halt and the mentally lame.)
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To: HarleyD
" the Bushies made their case for killing thousands of people in Iraq..."

Well they've got a looong way to go before they catch up with Saddam.

54 posted on 11/10/2003 6:50:50 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: RightWingAtheist
Can't measure up to the Mpls Star Tribune.
55 posted on 11/10/2003 7:02:04 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (they're a special kind of leftist)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
TRUST me on this. I've been living in Minneapolis myself for the past three months (as a graduate student), and while the Red Star Tribune is obnoxiously liberal, it doesn't compare with the virulent and strident radicalism of the Toronto Star. The Mpls Star Tribune is basically the Detroit Free Press with a slightly higher level of writing (sixth-grade level, as opposed to the Dreep's-I refuse to call it the Freep- third-grade level).
56 posted on 11/10/2003 7:24:23 PM PST by RightWingAtheist
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To: holymoly
No matter. I can't decide who is uglier!
57 posted on 11/10/2003 7:51:40 PM PST by manic4organic (An organic conservative)
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To: holymoly
I'm thinking of having the above photo retaken in order to show the drywall embedded in my forehead. It's a wonder I stopped bashing my head long enough to eke out this column.

He quit knocking his head before any sense got in. He needs to continue bashing his head for as long as it takes.
58 posted on 11/10/2003 7:59:41 PM PST by Wolfhound777 (It's not our job to forgive them. Only God can do that. Our job is to arrange the meeting--N.S)
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59 posted on 11/11/2003 1:10:40 AM PST by lainde
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To: RightWingAtheist
We lived in the Twin Cities from 1986-2001. The Strib is beyond anything from other northern cities I visited.
60 posted on 11/11/2003 6:28:54 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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