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Mike Wallace Turns WWII Memorial into Anti-Bush Bash
NewsMax.com ^ | 6/01/04 | Carl Limbacher and the NewsMax.com staff

Posted on 06/01/2004 6:21:27 PM PDT by kattracks

It was supposed to be an event where World War II-era journalists could swap war stories and bask in the glory of the soon-to-be christened WWII memorial on Washington, D.C.'s mall.

But it didn't take long for CBS "60 Minutes" star Mike Wallace and USA Today founder Al Neuharth, who had been invited to address the crowd, to turn Friday's WWII reminiscence into bash-Bush rally.

Wallace began innocently enough, telling the crowd that in WWII, "We knew what we were fighting for. We knew how important it was. We loved our country. We loved our commander-in-chief.

"And when Pearl Harbor came and we finally got in, it was a damn good thing that we did," the veteran newsman recalled.

But then Wallace turned abruptly political:

"I look at where we are today and I say to myself, I wouldn't want to - this is not, in my estimation, a good war. . . . George Washington was commander-in-chief and president of the United States. Franklin Roosevelt was commander-in-chief and president of the United States. I don't have to persuade anybody of the validity of those two guys."

But when it came to President Bush, the CBS newsman lamented:

"I don't know how we got into a position where our present commander-in-chief and the people around him had the guts to take our kids and send them on what seems to be - it sure is not a noble enterprise."

At that point some in the audience, annoyed at Wallace's attempt to politicize what was supposed to be a WWII commemoration, began heckling him.

USA Today's Al Neuwarth stepped in and tried to calm the waters by noting that "all wars are bad wars." But within minutes, he too was bashing Bush.

"I'm proud of every veteran in this country, who fought in any of [the wars]. That includes Iraq," Neuharth announced. "But I must agree with [Mike] - we stumbled and bumbled our way into this war."

The USA Today founder complained, "That decision was not made by the troops who are over there fighting and dying. It was made in the Oval Office. And I think it does raise a question of whether we were absolutely right when our Founding Fathers said that the president of the United States shall be the commander-in-chief of our military forces.

Neuharth continued:

"They were right with George Washington. He had been a military person. But I'm not sure whether a non-military commander-in-chief, no matter which party he's from and no matter who he or she is, has the background or the instincts to take us to war."

At that point boos again erupted from the crowd and moderator Thomas Doherty tried to get the event back on track. But it was too late for many.

Square One Media Network's Kathryn Serkes was on hand and she tells NewsMax that at least 50 attendees got up and stormed out because of Wallace and Neuharth's partisan antics.

Although the event was televised by C-Span, the network declined to archive the video on its web site. NewsMax thanks Ms. Serkes for sharing her copy.



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1 posted on 06/01/2004 6:21:31 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks

Things were different in WWII because the press wasn't full of leftist, anti-American bastards like you, mike.


2 posted on 06/01/2004 6:28:50 PM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: kattracks
Both of these guys are elitist media @**holes who, like the others of their ilk who have been booed, heckled or shouted down at recent events where their views were deemed to be inappropriately made, are so out of touch with the majority of Americans that they don't see the strength of the pushback.

The problem is that they only talk to eachother (a parochial exercise where they always find their views validated) and talk at the rest of us. Their tin ears will be their undoing. Even when people rightfully question their leaders and their decisions, the combination of the nastiness of their attacks (e.g., Pelosi, Kennedy) and their wilingness to use otherwise inappropriate forums to launch them (commencement addresses and memorial events) is creating a powerful resentment.

November will see landslides for the GOP.

3 posted on 06/01/2004 6:30:43 PM PDT by Zebra
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To: lady lawyer
At that point some in the audience, annoyed at Wallace's attempt to politicize what was supposed to be a WWII commemoration, began heckling him.

Thank you God for the courage of those who stood against those two communist/socialist/progressive pigs. I hope when faced with more anti-American ranters, that we all have the courage to boo them and tell them that the Soviet Union is dead, just MOVEON.org!!!

4 posted on 06/01/2004 6:32:53 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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To: kattracks

What a way to honor our fighting men. Bastards.


5 posted on 06/01/2004 6:34:28 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Liberalism is the end result of too many people peeing in the gene pool.)
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To: kattracks
With all due apologies to "Willy Wonka", this comes to mind:

CHARLIE: "Why did Mr. Wallace say those things about our president?"

GRANDPA JO: "Because, Charlie, he's a nitwit"

6 posted on 06/01/2004 6:35:02 PM PDT by MarineDad (Nobody ever came to regret or ruin by NOT trusting muslims.)
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To: kattracks
"They were right with George Washington. He had been a military person. But I'm not sure whether a non-military commander-in-chief, no matter which party he's from and no matter who he or she is, has the background or the instincts to take us to war."

Newbarf is an idiot. The commander in chief of the American military is a civilian because the founding fathers wanted to avoid the prospects of a military dictatorship. They also knew that a civilian might be more reluctant to go to war. They also knew that a civilian would get out of the way when war was the last resort (Iraq had 12 years) and let the military run things from there. They also INTENDED for the president (executive branch) to only be responsible for the defense of the United States, not to be responsible for social security, mediscare, war on drugs, the economy, creating jobs, AIDS research, reducing teenage pregnancy, etc, etc, etc. At least the founding fathers had faith in Americans to perform those functions on their own, without the government telling them how to do it.

7 posted on 06/01/2004 6:36:32 PM PDT by xrp
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To: kattracks
"They were right with George Washington. He had been a military person. But I'm not sure whether a non-military commander-in-chief, no matter which party he's from and no matter who he or she is, has the background or the instincts to take us to war."

I saw this comment and had some choice words for the television in response.

In the context of commemorating WW II this "distinguised" baron of the journalism world seems to be attacking President Roosevelt. Because President Bush is a veteran after all (and the son of a WW II hero and former Commander in Chief to boot). Roosevelt was no veteran, and the topic was supposedly WW II.

But in context it was very clear that he was grasping for a way to allow Mike Wallace and himself to continue to discredit the current president without using his name, despite the moderator's request to get back on topic. Thankfully the audience didn't buy it, and the moderator quickly scrambled to try to keep the whole thing from blowing up (the audience was truly getting angry by this point), telling them to save that sort of comment for the questions and answers period at the end.

Unless Al Neuwarth truly believes the military should not be under civilian control, and that Roosevelt was a poor commander in chief in World War II, he's a dishonest creep who amply demonstrated the lunatic left's continuing drift toward saying anything at any time or place to bash the president. If he does believe those things, he's a moron.

8 posted on 06/01/2004 6:37:56 PM PDT by Snuffington
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To: Snuffington

How do we email Freep these two? Anyone?

Their words were disgraceful.

vaudine


9 posted on 06/01/2004 6:43:22 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: kattracks

You know what gets to me about this?

The fact that these two are showing incredible disrespect to the very people they are supposed to be honoring.

This is a kick in my Dad's ass, my brothers' asses, and my ass.

I used to like Al, but now both of these guys can go straight to hell, as far as I'm concerned. Anyone who turns any memorial to our soldiers into a political arena can go straight to hell.

Our soldiers are this country's greatest assets. Not our teachers. Not our engineers. Not our leaders. Not our children. If it weren't for our soldiers, no one else would exist.


10 posted on 06/01/2004 6:53:21 PM PDT by baltodog (There are three kinds of people: Those who can count, and those who can't.)
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To: kattracks; Mrs Zip; BOBWADE
At that point boos again erupted from the crowd and moderator Thomas Doherty tried to get the event back on track. But it was too late for many.

I didn't see any major media coverage of the negative side of the speech. My favorite statement when it comes to the biased media: "Again, the silence was deafening."

11 posted on 06/01/2004 6:55:07 PM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans)
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To: kattracks

I was watching that exchange.
Wallace, out of the blue, without provacation, started in about how this war was not "a good war." Then, when he started to feel the pressure, he started saying "let's not make this about Iraq." What a POS. What if they asked him and Al how they would have felt if the press kept calling "their" war a "bad" war? How would they have felt?


12 posted on 06/01/2004 6:55:24 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: kattracks

Bastards.
Damn bastards.


13 posted on 06/01/2004 6:56:45 PM PDT by onyx (Rummy's job is winning the war, not micro-managing some damn prison.)
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To: baltodog
Anyone who turns any memorial to our soldiers into a political arena can go straight to hell.

You've got that right! Mike Wallace has no shame. What a Clymer.

14 posted on 06/01/2004 6:57:17 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: onyx

It's funny. The first thing I wanted to say after reading this was "Bastards!" Seems the same word came to mind for many of us.


15 posted on 06/01/2004 6:58:16 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: kattracks
It is time for all AMERICANS to come to the aid of their country.We need to BOYCOTT CBS and Mike Wallace also their sponsors.These S.O.B.are a disgrace and are not fit to broadcast in our country.
16 posted on 06/01/2004 6:59:03 PM PDT by solo gringo (Always Ranting Always Rite)
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To: Zebra; BOBWADE; Mrs Zip
The problem is that they only talk to eachother (a parochial exercise where they always find their views validated)

One of the great quotes by a MY meadia rep: I don't know how Bush was elected, no one that I know voted for him.

17 posted on 06/01/2004 6:59:09 PM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans)
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To: arasina

LOL!
Mine will likely be pulled.
Doesn't matter.
I am mad.


18 posted on 06/01/2004 7:01:28 PM PDT by onyx (Rummy's job is winning the war, not micro-managing some damn prison.)
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To: kattracks

Wallace has declared himself unfit for duty.

Whether he agrees with this war or not, we're fighting it, and he has chosen the losing side for his allegiance.

As much as I find his behavior embarrassing, I must still have some sympathy for him, since history will be far less forgiving than I am.


19 posted on 06/01/2004 7:02:40 PM PDT by Imal (Enough of this! Let's hear more about Abu Ghraib.)
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To: kattracks

Well, of course Mike Wallace is ticked off that Saddam is out of power... Don't forget shortly before the war, Mike trundelled off to Baghdad to interview Saddam, and he was treated like royalty. They loved each other. Saddam loved Mike for the softball questions, and Mike loved Saddam because Saddam treated Mike Wallace with the respect Mike feels he deserves, as one of the elder statesmen of the profession.

The fact that Saddam was a sadistic, psychopathic mass murderer just never entered his mind. Remember, this is the same guy who said that Bill Clinton is a basicly honest guy...

Mark


20 posted on 06/01/2004 7:03:54 PM PDT by MarkL (The meek shall inherit the earth... But usually in plots 6' x 3' x 6' deep...)
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To: xrp
"They were right with George Washington. He had been a military person. But I'm not sure whether a non-military commander-in-chief, no matter which party he's from and no matter who he or she is, has the background or the instincts to take us to war."

Be advised that Al Neuharth had no difficulty whatsoever with the very non-military President Bill Clinton, a draft dodger, taking us to war in Kosovo.

And let's not even talk about the real motivations behind Billy's Balkan Adventure...

21 posted on 06/01/2004 7:04:49 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: xrp
"They were right with George Washington. He had been a military person. But I'm not sure whether a non-military commander-in-chief, no matter which party he's from and no matter who he or she is, has the background or the instincts to take us to war."

He must have been talking about Bill Clinton taking us into Bosnia and Kosovo, right? Myopia, thy name is Al Newbarf!
22 posted on 06/01/2004 7:07:05 PM PDT by GeorgiaYankee
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To: kattracks

Neuharth continued:

"They were right with George Washington. He had been a military person. But I'm not sure whether a non-military commander-in-chief, no matter which party he's from and no matter who he or she is, has the background or the instincts to take us to war."

Gee, doesn't that sound like the lunatic general in Dr. Strangelove?

General Jack D. Ripper: "But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought."


23 posted on 06/01/2004 7:07:45 PM PDT by bellevuesbest
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To: kattracks
"But I'm not sure whether a non-military commander-in-chief, no matter which party he's from and no matter who he or she is, has the background or the instincts to take us to war."

This logic would exclude Abe Lincoln, FDR and Woodrow Wilson - The presidents who lead us through and won the three largest wars in American history. The presidents who had a military background, Kennedy and Johnson, gave us Vietnam. You tell me who did the better job.

24 posted on 06/01/2004 7:07:54 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: kattracks

Why are these traitorous scum even invited to events like this? Hopefully it opened the eyes of those who would otherwise vote for J F'n K because he's a "veteran."

I guess I'm just a little hyped-up from yesterday's Memorial Day service at Fort Snelling National Ceremony in Minneapolis. The despicable Mark Dayton was a speaker that got my heart beating so fast I wanted to sucker-punch the guy and I'm a 5'2", petite middle-aged mom.

He went on to spew about the importance of dissent (which I agree with when it's not all liberal lies!) and basically said he supports the troops and let's bring them home as soon as possible.

What a POS! BTW, he garnered little applause.


25 posted on 06/01/2004 7:20:05 PM PDT by mplsconservative (May thousands of angels surround and protect our troops and allies as they take on the great EVIL.)
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To: kattracks
The USA Today founder complained, "That decision was not made by the troops who are over there fighting and dying. It was made in the Oval Office. And I think it does raise a question of whether we were absolutely right when our Founding Fathers said that the president of the United States shall be the commander-in-chief of our military forces.

Neuharth continued:

"They were right with George Washington. He had been a military person. But I'm not sure whether a non-military commander-in-chief, no matter which party he's from and no matter who he or she is, has the background or the instincts to take us to war."

Sounds to me like he is pushing for a military dictatorship! These two should be consigned to the ash heap. Wallace is way past it.
26 posted on 06/01/2004 7:24:33 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: MarkL

Um.... that was Dan Rather actually, but Wallace is repugnant in his own right.


27 posted on 06/01/2004 7:28:53 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: kattracks

What came to my mind when I read this, after "the bastards" that is, was "who the hell invited these prix to speak at this event, anyway?" I am asking this question a lot lately, after reading many posts about so many leftist assholes fouling up one event after another with their treasonous bullshit. I ask again, who the hell invited these prix, anyway? Whoever it was, where-ever it was, those responsible for letting these dogs in the yard to crap all over the place should be kicked out on their own asses!


28 posted on 06/01/2004 7:33:14 PM PDT by vanmorrison
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To: kattracks

Those two guys are trash but there is some good news here.

The crowd knew they were trash. They booed and walked out. That's great!


29 posted on 06/01/2004 7:33:39 PM PDT by Columbine (Bush '04 - Owens '08)
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To: Smartass; devolve; MeekOneGOP

LIBERAL MEDIA TRASH - PING.


30 posted on 06/01/2004 7:33:41 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: vaudine

Newbarf is easy---go to USATODAY.com and ask for his column id. USA Today is that far left piece of crap seen daily. Go to Wallace on CBS.com and ask for their furthest left socialist and you'll get Wallace for sure.


31 posted on 06/01/2004 7:37:13 PM PDT by Paulus Invictus
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32 posted on 06/01/2004 7:39:55 PM PDT by Main Street (Stuck in traffic.)
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To: kattracks
And it's one two three what are fighting for?

Did they have Country Joe and the Fish singing this anti American song of the 60's in the background too?

DESPICABLE!
33 posted on 06/01/2004 7:40:41 PM PDT by ladyinred (The leftist media is the enemy within. John Kerry even flips&flops with his finger!)
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To: lady lawyer

"Things were different in WWII because the press wasn't full of leftist, anti-American bastards like you, mike."

Oh yes they were, these creeps were allied with Uncle Joe Stalin and the commies to prevent their destruction by the Nazis. That, and only that, is what made it a "good war" to the commies like Mike "the puke" Wallace


34 posted on 06/01/2004 7:41:51 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: baltodog

Wish I 'd said that!


35 posted on 06/01/2004 7:42:35 PM PDT by ladyinred (The leftist media is the enemy within. John Kerry even flips&flops with his finger!)
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To: kattracks

Won't hurt me none--I quit watching Communist BS a long time ago.


36 posted on 06/01/2004 7:57:00 PM PDT by Ramonan (You never get something for nothing)
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To: solo gringo

Reference your post # 16:

I agree!

That includes Fox where wallace's son Took over for Tony Snow.

The apple does not fall far from the tree.

I do not watch the Sunday shows and have gotten three other people to stop watching them.

As far as cbs, abc, nbc, the newspapers and other alphetabet news organizations go, I stopped watching them and reading the newspapers during the impeachment hearings. And have no desire to return to watching or reading.


37 posted on 06/01/2004 8:01:16 PM PDT by sport
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To: solo gringo
We need to BOYCOTT CBS and Mike Wallace also their sponsors.

Forget their sponsors. They only want to know if you are watching. Just stop watching them. Then the sponsors can just pound their money down a rat hole.

38 posted on 06/01/2004 8:02:58 PM PDT by NJJ
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To: kattracks; ntnychik; devolve; MeekOneGOP; PhilDragoo; Smartass; Happy2BMe
Mike Wallace =


39 posted on 06/01/2004 8:08:12 PM PDT by potlatch (HECK IS WHERE PEOPLE GO WHO DON'T BELIEVE IN GOSH)
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To: solo gringo; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; Happy2BMe; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; Smartass; onyx; ...


I started a campaign to boycott CBS, all CBS sponsors, MTV, ViaCom, Simon & Schuster long ago.

I have added it in personal email lists to all over the USA and have mentioned it in FR posts before.

Just do it.

When NBC and ABC see CBS numbers and sponsors drop they will "chat" with producers, writers, and directors, and news anchors like Couric and Wallace and Jennings and Brokow.

There numbers at the big 3 major TV networks are tanking.

Add the NYT and WP and LAT and Atlanta J-P

All are dropping while WSJ, NYP, WT are growing substantially.

Do you buy poisoned food for your family and kids?

Why then buy poisoned TV shows, news, newspapers?

Why the big holdup, why when CBS got slammed over the Ronald Reagan TV movie smear?

Enough talk.

Just do it.



40 posted on 06/01/2004 8:12:53 PM PDT by devolve (````````````````` [..........................Hello from Sunny South Florida.........................)
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To: kattracks
at least 50 attendees got up and stormed out because of Wallace and Neuharth's partisan antics.

They should have stormed the podium and strangled the pukes.

41 posted on 06/01/2004 8:14:40 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (`,,`,,Election '04...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: Snuffington

Interesting enough that Mike Wallace brought up George Washington. I was thinking someone should create a show like the "West Wing" set during the Revolutionary War but based on current events like a blowhard from Boston in the Continental Congress critizing the Commander in Cheif and the war in general, former military leaders complaining about stalemate and lack of leadership and demanding resignations, etc.

Only thing is that all that really happened to George Washington that is happening to George Bush. I read a newspaper article that was the most hateful and partison but it wasn't Moveon.org or New York Times about Bush but a paper about Washington.

If Mike Wallace and others studied history they would see that there was people who acted just like the left in 1776 and during the civil war and right before Pearl Harbor and those reporters, politicans, etc have been proven wrong and ignored as refuse in the dustbin of history.


42 posted on 06/01/2004 8:22:41 PM PDT by Swiss
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To: kattracks

See my tagline


43 posted on 06/01/2004 8:32:32 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (The fourth estate in this country has become a fifth column.)
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To: SJSAMPLE
I was there. I went to the ceremony and it gave me hope. Young swapped stories with the old. Kids gave their seats up to the greatest generation. It was a perfect day.

These two hateful, ungrateful, POS's would have ruined it were it not for a handful of brave vets. Good thing I did not have tickets close enough to the main stage as to see these belligerant idiots.

44 posted on 06/01/2004 8:33:28 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: All
I have not watched mike Wallace or CBS sense mike Wallace said he made up crap for 60 minute so it would come out the way he wanted it to.I have not cared to and you know what i am a better person for it.I watch very little TV and i do not miss it at all.VIVA EL SOLO GRINGO.
45 posted on 06/01/2004 8:45:16 PM PDT by solo gringo (Always Ranting Always Rite)
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To: kattracks
Although the event was televised by C-Span, the network declined to archive the video on its web site.

Isn't that odd, a historical event, and a very popular current event like that, not archived?

Oh wait, no its not. Its the non-liberal media.

46 posted on 06/01/2004 8:48:26 PM PDT by eyespysomething (The Barbarians are at the Gates. Don't give Kerry the key!)
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To: kattracks

Mike Wallace and that whole crew are limp and are a waste of space.


47 posted on 06/01/2004 8:49:18 PM PDT by MountainPatriot (Let slip the dogs of war.)
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To: kattracks

Just like the rest of the naive leftist fools who can't seem to be able to divorce themselves from their political agenda for 15 minutes to provide decorum for a solemn non-political occasion, like those a*holes who were sroundly booed from commencement ceremonies across the nation this past weekend. As Rush said, they are seeing their own fall from power coming and they are going absolutely NUTS! The best we can do is help them along the way to the graveyard of their failed ideas.


48 posted on 06/01/2004 9:00:29 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Any day you wake up is a good day.)
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To: Snuffington
The stupidity and ignorance of Neuwarth's comment about non military people not having the stufff to lead us in war boggles the mind. Presdident George Washington never lead the nation in war.Neither did President Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor,or Ulysses Grant. Pres. William McKinley, a former Civil War General did, and Dwight Eisenhower ended a war and GHWB led a brief, but successful, conflict. Though I doubt his days as a TBM pilot contributed greatly to that success.

Only Korea was started and led by a Pres. with actual military experience, Harry Truman. Lincoln served two months in the Illinois militia. Wilson wouldn't have known an artillery battery from a car battery, and FDR served as Ass't SecNav, and saw the Navy as his personal yacht collection.

The idea that such ignorance can be displayed by two leading media elites should anger all Americans of any political viewpoint.When the shapers of opinion display utter ignorance of the topics in history they were chosen to comment on it's time to clean house and open the jobs up to the viewers of the History Channel. UGH!

49 posted on 06/01/2004 9:01:43 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (" You have never tasted freedom my friend, else you would know, it is purchased not with gold, but w)
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To: potlatch; devolve; MeekOneGOP
(((PING))) ...Mike who???
50 posted on 06/01/2004 9:04:37 PM PDT by Smartass ( BUSH & CHENEY IN 2004 - Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribi.)
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