I have a project. I'm collecting the most outrageous, lunatic, and hatefilled liberal quotes available.
We all know the left has been losing it lately. Let's document it.
Lately, just about every time Howie opens his mouth you'll get a perfect specimen of hate.
You're gonna need a bigger hard drive...
The few that were in there have been extracted already.
Kerry in Rolling Stone magazine, I believe.
Can I task you with pulling quotes from that source? Representatives and candidates get first priority, but news anchors/reporters/commentators and celebrities are also okay.
I'm not sure, but Hillary Clinton *did* say: "The invasion of Afganistan by Russia was a good thing, in that it raised the level of Women's rights there"
Excellent. There are a few choice ones in there.
Dean told his fellow democrats to "Remember that George Bush is the enemy" during a debate and right in the middle of a war.
how about one from carol mostly bombed...... something about bush's troops in Iraq are renegades
See my #29....
Thanks pal! You're a trooper.
Here ya go. Assorted liberal media bias/idiot newsies/Dem brownnosing/etc quotes. http://www.mediaresearch.org
Attorney General John Ashcroft has earned himself a remarkable distinction as the Torquemada of American law. Tomas de Torquemada...was largely responsible for... [the] torture and the burning of heretics Muslims in particular. Now, of course, I am not accusing the Attorney General of pulling out anyones fingernails or burning people at the stake (at least I dont know of any such cases). But one does get the sense these days that the old Spaniards spirit is comfortably at home in Ashcrofts Department of Justice.
Former CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite in his syndicated column published in the September 22 Philadelphia Inquirer.
Former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan: I think the media and the Democratic Party spent the 1990s saying, None of this matters. You can do anything to women. Well beat em up, well put private eyes on them....
Time columnist Joe Klein: Wait a second!...You can beat em up?
Noonan: As a matter of fact Bill Clinton was literally charged with that. He was charged with worse things than, than Arnold [Schwarzenegger].
Klein: He was charged with those things by lunatics. He was never legally charged with that.
Noonan: Whoa! He was charged by Juanita Broaddrick. I dont think that its fair to call her a lunatic.
Klein: That? Yes, I do think that she was an extremist.
Exchange on the Oct. 12 Chris Matthews Show.
National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg: Now theyve got this guy [General Jerry Boykin], whos head of the intelligence section in the Defense Department, whos being quoted as telling various groups, while hes in uniform, that this [war] is a Christian crusade against Muslims....I mean, this is terrible, this is seriously bad stuff....I hope hes not long for this world.
Host Gordon Peterson: You putting a hit out on this guy or what?...What is this, The Sopranos?
Totenberg: No, no, no....In his job, in his job, in his job, please, please, in his job.
Exchange on Inside Washington, October 18.
Diane Sawyer: I read this morning that hes [Saddam Hussein] also said the love that the Iraqis have for him is so much greater than anything Americans feel for their President because hes been loved for 35 years, he says, the whole 35 years.
Dan Harris in Baghdad: He is one to point out quite frequently that he is part of a historical trend in this country of restoring Iraq to its greatness, its historical greatness. He points out frequently that he was elected with a hundred percent margin recently.
ABCs Good Morning America, March 7.
I want to speak to you today about war and empire.... We are embarking on an occupation that, if history is any guide, will be as damaging to our souls as it will be to our prestige and power and security....We have forfeited the goodwill, the empathy the world felt for us after 9/11, we have folded in on ourselves....We are far less secure today than we were before we bumbled into Iraq. We will pay for this, but what saddens me most is that those who will by and large pay the highest price are poor kids from Mississippi or Alabama or Texas who could not get a decent job or health insurance and joined the army because it was all we offered them.
New York Times reporter Chris Hedges in a May 17 commencement address at Rockford College in Illinois, as quoted by the Rockford Register Star. The graduates booed Hedges off the stage.
In the past several weeks, your policy on Iraq has generated opposition from the governments of France, Russia, China, Germany, Turkey, the Arab League, and many other countries; opened a rift at NATO and at the UN; and drawn millions of ordinary citizens around the world into the streets in anti-war protests. May I ask what went wrong that so many governments and peoples around the world now not only disagree with you very strongly, but see the U.S. under your leadership as an arrogant power?
ABC White House correspondent Terry Moran to President Bush at a prime-time press conference, March 6.
Lesley Stahl: The Powell Doctrine in military terms is that you throw a massive force, if youre going to go to war, make it huge. There are now criticisms, were beginning to hear, that this force isnt massive enough.
Colin Powell: Its nonsense....The United States armed forces, with our coalition partners the British, principally, and the Australians have gone 300 miles deep into Iraq in a period of five days. That is a heck of an achievement.
Stahl: Yeah, but our, the rear is exposed.
Powell: Its not. Exposed to what? Exposed to small-
Stahl: Exposed to Fedayeen, exposed-
Powell: Fine. So? Well get them in due course....
Stahl: Are you saying youre not worried or concerned about guerilla warfare?
Powell: Of course we are and that, and were trained to handle this....Theyre not threatening the advance.
Stahl: But you cant get your supplies, well you cant-
Powell: Who says?
Stahl: -cant get the humanitarian-
Powell: Who says?
Stahl: -well you cant get the humanitarian aid in there.
Powell: Only because the minefields havent been cleared at the port of Umm Qasr....The situation will change rapidly.
Exchange on CBSs 48 Hours, March 25, the 6th day of the war.
We should change our attitude toward the United Nations. There has to be some power in the world superior to our own....We should not have attacked Iraq without the okay of the United Nations....Now we have to live with that mistake. Were living with it, and too many of our guys are dying with it.
CBSs Andy Rooney in what correspondent Mike Wallace billed as a serious commentary at the conclusion of the October 12 60 Minutes.
You became First Lady like no other First Lady before you. You had your own interests, you got involved in public policy. No First Lady had done that without being severely criticized. Did you realize what you were getting into?
I dont think people realize how strong your faith is.
Barbara Walters to Hillary Clinton in a June 8 ABC special promoting her book, Living History.
Senator Hillary Clinton is at Ground Zero this morning to attend the September 11th anniversary ceremony, and she joins us now. Good morning, Senator Clinton....Youve fought so much for the heroes of 9/11. You have sought money for firefighters, youve taken the EPA to task for toning down their report on air quality at Ground Zero. Has enough been done for the heroes, the people who fought so bravely on that day?
CBSs Hannah Storm to New York Senator Hillary Clinton on The Early Show, September 11.
This week we were surprised to see several hundred artists and writers walking through the streets of Baghdad to say thank you to Saddam Hussein. He had just increased their monthly financial support. Cynical, you could argue at this particular time, but the state has always supported the arts, and some of the most creative people in the Arab world have always been Iraqis. And whatever they think about Saddam Hussein in the privacy of their homes, on this occasion they were praising his defense of the homeland in the face of American threats.
ABCs Peter Jennings in Baghdad, concluding the January 21 World News Tonight.
By the way, No blood for oil, from many people who are opposed to the war is, is not complicated at all. They believe the United States wishes to occupy Iraq in the long term to have the oil. Just so we understand why they wear those little buttons, No blood for oil.
Jennings on World News Tonight, March 20.
Saddam Hussein may have been, or may be, a vain man, but he has allowed himself to be sculpted heavy and thin, overweight and in shape, in every imaginable costume both national, in historic terms, in Iraqi historic terms in contemporary, in every imaginable uniform, on every noble horse. The sculpting of Saddam Hussein, which has been a growth industry for 20 years, may well be a dying art.
Jennings during ABCs live coverage at about 10:45am EDT on April 9, shortly before U.S. Marines helped cheering Iraqis topple their former dictators statue.
The size of the demonstrators, at least here, at least in Europe, seems to underscore, Chris, that there are now perhaps two world superpowers. Theres the United States and then there are those millions of people who took to the streets opposing U.S. policy.
MSNBCs David Shuster to Hardball host Chris Matthews, February 17.
Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore: What happened to the search for Osama bin Laden?...You dont think they [the U.S. government] know where he is?
Bob Costas (astonished): You think they know where Osama bin Laden is and its hands off?
Moore: Absolutely, absolutely.
Moore: Because hes funded by their friends in Saudi Arabia! Hes back living with his sponsors, his benefactors. Do you think that Osama bin Laden planned 9/11 from a cave in Afghanistan? I cant get a cell signal from here to Queens! I mean, come on, lets get real about this. The guy has been on dialysis for two years. Hes got failing kidneys....I think the United States, I think our government knows where he is and I dont think were going to be capturing him or killing him any time soon.
Exchange on HBOs On the Record with Bob Costas, May 9.
The lie that brought us into war was that Iraq was a threat to us....It was an attempt at a corporate takeover. This was about oil. It wasnt about human rights. Its not about human rights....It is the Bush/Cheney cartels fault....Team Bush is more radically corrupt than Richard Nixon ever tried to be....It is, in fact, a conspiracy of the 43rd Reich.
Left-wing activist/comedienne Janeane Garofalo on CNNs Crossfire August 20, halfway through her week as the shows guest co-host.
Being a man, Ive got to say that weve got this guy in the White House who thinks he is a man, you know, who projects himself as a man because he has a certain masculinity, and hes a good old boy, and he used to drink, and he knows how to shoot a gun and how to drive a pickup truck, et cetera, like that. Thats not the definition of a man, God dammit!
Actor Ed Harris speaking at a January 21 NARAL Pro-Choice America banquet televised on C-SPAN.
Craig Kilborn: Use the words compassionate and conservative in the same sentence while being neither ironic nor scornful.
Actor/activist Tim Robbins: Thats a tough one. Neither ironic nor scornful?
Robbins: Alright. F*** compassionate conservatives!
Exchange in 5 Questions segment on CBSs Late Late Show, October 30. CBS bleeped the F-word.
Carole Simpson: Even though the U.S. spends twice as much per person as any other developed country on health care, the U.S. is the only developed country that fails to provide universal coverage for all its citizens....
Medical Editor Tim Johnson: We have a country that wants to believe it is the best in everything, but until all of us embrace the idea that health care should be a right, not a privilege, our system cannot be glibly described as, quote, the best in the world.
ABCs World News Tonight/Sunday, October 19.
I decided to put on my flag pin tonight first time. Until now I havent thought it necessary to display a little metallic icon of patriotism for everyone to see....I put it on to take it back. The flags been hijacked and turned into a logo the trademark of a monopoly on patriotism....
When I see flags sprouting on official lapels, I think of the time in China when I saw Maos Little Red Book on every officials desk, omnipresent and unread. But more galling than anything are all those moralistic ideologues in Washington sporting the flag in their lapels while writing books and running Web sites and publishing magazines attacking dissenters as un-American....I put this on as a modest riposte to men with flags in their lapels who shoot missiles from the safety of Washington think tanks, or argue that sacrifice is good as long as they dont have to make it....I put it on to remind myself that not every patriot thinks we should do to the people of Baghdad what bin Laden did to us.
Bill Moyers on PBSs Now, February 28.
The failure of Democratic politicians and public thinkers to respond to popular discontents...allowed a resurgent conservatism to convert public concern and hostility into a crusade to resurrect social Darwinism as a moral philosophy, multinational corporations as a governing class, and the theology of markets as a transcendental belief system....Their stated and open aim is to change how America is governed to strip from government all its functions except those that reward the rich and privileged benefactors....It is the most radical assault on the notion of one nation, indivisible, that has occurred in our lifetime. Ill be frank with you: I simply dont understand it or the malice in which it is steeped....And I dont know how to reconfigure democratic politics to fit into an age of sound bites and polling dominated by a media oligarchy whose corporate journalists are neutered and whose right-wing publicists have no shame.
Moyers in a June 4 speech at a conference sponsored by the Campaign for Americas Future, according to a text version posted on commondreams.org.
Its the richest Americans the top one percent who get the lions share of the tax cuts, people like Secretary of the Treasury John Snow, [and] Vice President Dick Cheney....Eleven million children in families with incomes roughly between $10,000 and $26,000 a year will not be getting the check that was supposed to be in the mail this summer. Eleven million children punished for being poor, even as the rich are rewarded for being rich.
Moyers on his PBS newsmagazine Now, May 30.
To many New Yorkers, the scenes of a city under siege were achingly familiar. New Yorkers watching the televised bombing of Baghdad yesterday said they were riveted by the raw and uninterrupted display of American military might. But for some, the bombing brought back particularly visceral and chilling memories. They could not help thinking about Sept. 11, and how New York, too, was once under assault from the skies.
New York Times reporter David Chen in a March 22 news story headlined Baghdad Bombing Brings Back Memories of 9/11.
Id say the chances are about 50-50 that humanity will be extinct or nearly extinct within 50 years. Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me.
CNN founder Ted Turner at an Associated Press Managing Editors seminar Sept. 27, according to an AP story in the September 29 Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Once upon a time, a scientist named Galileo said the Earth was round, and the political leaders of the time said, No, no, Galileo its flat, and Galileo got life under house arrest for his little theory. Today, the vast majority of scientists will tell you the Earth is getting warmer and most would agree that industry is at least in part to blame. So far nobodys gone to jail for saying that, which doesnt mean the idea isnt squarely at the center of a political dust up and not an insignificant one at that because, if the charges leveled against the White House are true, an important environmental question is being twisted or ignored for the sake of politics.
CNNs Aaron Brown on NewsNight, June 19. Galileo was actually punished by the Catholic Church for saying the Earth revolves around the sun.
If you see a whole monkfish at the market, youll find its massive mouth scarier than a sharks. Apparently it sits on the bottom of the ocean, opens its Godzilla jaws and waits for poor unsuspecting fishies to swim right into it, not unlike the latest recipients of Ws capital-gains cuts.
Food writer Jonathan Reynolds in a July 27 New York Times Magazine article about Norways seafood.
Theres an article in the Style section of the Washington Post this morning. It says youve logged 26 years of personal minutiae, filling 4,400 two-by-three inch notebooks, color-coded by season. An example: 12:17' this is when you made the announcement Ascend stage, stumble, regain balance; 12:18: Applause, Where the Streets Have No Name, plays (U2); 12:19: Clap, wave; 12:20: Adjust tie (red, white stripes); 12:21: Double thumbs up; 12:22: Sing along with National Anthem, right hand on heart. What, what do you do this for?!
Katie Couric to Senator Bob Graham on Today, May 7, apparently unaware the article she quoted from was a spoof of the presidential candidates diary.
Bob Schieffer: Ive seen some estimates that it may cost up to $50 billion to fix this. Whos going to pay that?
Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham: ....ratepayers, obviously, will pay the bill because theyre the ones who benefit....
Schieffer: Wait, wait, wait. Lets back up. Ratepayers that means people who pay in their electric bills. So youre saying the customers are going to have to pay for this?...Excuse me for asking, but, I mean, arent the companies going to have to bear some of this cost?
Exchange on CBSs Face the Nation, August 17.
Is your SUV a weapon of terrorism? Some people think so. Theyre taking out ads to tell you why.
Coming up in our next half-hour, is your SUV a weapon of mass destruction?
Substitute Today co-host Lester Holt plugging a story on claims buying oil aids terrorism, Dec. 17, 2002.
What would you advise the United States to do today to fight al-Qaeda?...What would be the wise course for the United States to follow now in Iraq?
George Stephanopoulos on ABCs This Week, Aug. 3, interviewing Libyan dictator Moammar Qaddafi, sponsor of anti-American terrorist attacks in the 1980s.
What must it be like to live in Rush Limbaughs world? A world where when anyone other than conservative, white men attempts to do anything or enter any profession, be it business, politics, art or sports, the only reason theyre allowed entry or, incredibly, attain excellence is because the standard was lowered. Be they liberals, people of color, women, the poor or anyone with an accent.... Edgy, controversial, brilliant. What a way to shake up intelligent sports commentary. Hitler would have killed in talk radio. He was edgy, too.
CBS Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles on October 5.
Rush Limbaugh has been more than a bit unkind to me more than once. Hes also been unkind to Al Franken, who in turn has been unkind to him. Hes taken shots at Michael Wolff, New York magazines media critic and Michael is hardly the retiring sort. So, here we all are, Al, Michael, and me, and the subject is Rush made worse, no doubt, by the permanent smirk that seems to be attached to my face.
CNNs Aaron Brown on the October 10 NewsNight after Limbaugh announced he was seeking treatment for an addiction to prescription pain medicine.
Derrick Jackson, whos a columnist for the Boston Globe, Tim, back in July when ESPN hired Rush Limbaugh, he wrote a column about some of the comments that Mr. Limbaugh has made in the past. In the 1970s, according to this column, Limbaugh told an African-American caller, take that bone out of your nose and call me back. He goes on to say Limbaugh has always had crime and black people on the brain. He once said, have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?...Given the fact that Rush Limbaugh has made these kind of inflammatory comments in the past, was it appropriate for ESPN to hire him in this capacity?
NBCs Katie Couric to Tim Russert on the October 2 Today. Couric did not identify Jackson as a left-wing columnist or note that his source was a book published by a far-left group more than 10 years ago.
CBSs Lesley Stahl: Today you have broadcast journalists who are avowedly conservative....The voices that are being heard in broadcast media today, are far more the ones who are being heard are far more likely to be on the right and avowedly so, and therefore, more almost stridently so, than what youre talking about.
Host Cal Thomas: Can you name a conservative journalist at CBS News?
Stahl: I dont know of anybodys political bias at CBS News....We try very hard to get any opinion that we have out of our stories, and most of our stories are balanced.
Exchange on Fox News Channels After Hours with Cal Thomas, January 18.
I dont think anybody who looks carefully at us thinks that we are a left-wing or a right-wing organization.
Peter Jennings, as quoted by USA Todays Peter Johnson in a September 9 article on Jennings 20 years as sole anchor of ABCs World News Tonight.
I think the press was muzzled, and I think the press self-muzzled. Im sorry to say, but certainly television and, perhaps, to a certain extent, my station was intimidated by the administration and its foot soldiers at Fox News. And it did, in fact, put a climate of fear and self-censorship, in my view, in terms of the kind of broadcast work we did....The entire body politic...did not ask enough questions, for instance, about weapons of mass destruction. I mean, it looks like this was disinformation at the highest levels.
CNNs Christiane Amanpour on CNBCs Topic A with Tina Brown, September 10.
It took conservatives a lot of hard and steady work to push the media rightward. It dishonors that work to continue to presume that except for a few liberal columnists there is any such thing as the big liberal media. The media world now includes (1) talk radio, (2) cable television and (3) the traditional news sources (newspapers, newsmagazines and the old broadcast networks). Two of these three major institutions tilt well to the right, and the third is under constant pressure to avoid even the pale hint of liberalism....What it adds up to is a media heavily biased toward conservative politics and conservative politicians.
Former Washington Post and New York Times reporter E.J. Dionne in a Dec. 6, 2002 Washington Post op-ed.
Within the United States, there is growing challenge to President Bush about the conduct of the war and also opposition to the war. So our reports about civilian casualties here....help those who oppose the war.
Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces....And I personally do not understand how that happened, because Ive been here many times and in my commentaries on television I would tell the Americans about the determination of the Iraqi forces, the determination of the government, and the willingness to fight for their country. But me, and others who felt the same way, were not listened to by the Bush administration.
Now America is re-appraising the battlefield, delaying the war, maybe a week, and re-writing the war plan. The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance; now they are trying to write another war plan.
Then-NBC/MSNBC/National Geographic Explorer correspondent Peter Arnetts comments on Iraqs state-controlled television network, March 30, shown by C-SPAN.
Our greatest accomplishment as a profession is the development since World War II of a news reporting craft that is truly non-partisan, and non-ideological, and that strives to be independent of undue commercial or governmental influence....
It is that legacy we must protect with our diligent stewardship. To do so means we must be aware of the energetic effort that is now underway to convince our readers that we are ideologues. It is an exercise of, in disinformation, of alarming proportions, this attempt to convince the audience of the worlds most ideology-free newspapers that theyre being subjected to agenda-driven news reflecting a liberal bias. I dont believe our viewers and readers will be, in the long-run, misled by those who advocate biased journalism.
Then-New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines accepting the George Beveridge Editor of the Year Award at a National Press Foundation dinner shown live on C-SPAN2, February 20.
I am a little hazy here. The torrent of inanities uttered in the last two years is overwhelming. Who was that exchange with? An attached name would be useful. Any of our current traitors could have issued that mindless compendium of stupidities.