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OUTRAGE: NBC WHITEWASHES BERGER'S THIEVERY (contact Today@NBC.com)

Posted on 07/20/2004 4:59:53 AM PDT by Liz

Not a surprise.

Interviewed by Katie Couric who was suited up in her softball uniform, David Gergen blithely dismissed Berger's actions in a featured segment at the top of the Today show, July 20.

Ourtageously, Gergen called the Clintonoid who made off with top secret documents a "hero."

Gergen even suggested that the accusations were politically motivated to stave off criticisms of GWB being generated in an election year.

Little or no mention was made of Berger's post as Kerry's adviser except to say he might have to go on hiatus from the job.

Berger, a former top US gov't official resorted to stuffing secret documents down his pants, like some cheap crook shoplifting underwear at Wal-Mart.

The stolen documents must been extraordinarily incriminating to Berger and the Clintons. He was scared silly somebody would see what was in them, and was determined to remove them.

Stuffing secret documents down your pants like a second-rate shoplifter is the desperate act of a very, very worried individual on the verge of paranoia.

Berger's admissions indicate he must be caught on tape doing the dastardly deed since a Clintonoid has a distinct aversion to admitting to a crime.

It's typical of the Clintonoid spin cycle........ to claim victimhood while committing crimes against the state.

The Today show and other media who downplay this story or try to misapply the blame should be dealt with promptly.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: berger; bias; clintonstooge; documentsteal; election; gergen; kerry; media; nbcnews; politics; sandyberger; topsecret; whitewash
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Tell Today they screwed up again.

We will not watch NBC until they report the whole story.

We will not watch NBC if they plan to schedule Gergen.

EMAIL:

TODAY@NBC.com (Katie Couric)

IMUS@MSNBC.COM

NIGHTLY@NBC.COM (Tom Brokaw)

MTP@NBC.COM (Tim Russert)

1 posted on 07/20/2004 4:59:55 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

They are making themselves accessories in their silence. This is a twist on the thought crime idea.


2 posted on 07/20/2004 5:09:58 AM PDT by combat_boots
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To: Liz

ABC's GMA made no mention of this story, at least not to this point. NBC, whether you like the spin or not at least made mention of Berger's theft of sensitive 9-11 hearing documents.


3 posted on 07/20/2004 5:09:59 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Liz
Found this thread just as I tuned in to NBC to hear their coverage. I see Perky Katie is talking about glamour beauty blitz--helping Sally ditch her beehive at the senior home.

What a shame.

4 posted on 07/20/2004 5:12:14 AM PDT by NautiNurse ("I served in Viet Nam, and we have better hair"----John F'n Kerry campaign platform)
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To: BluH2o


5 posted on 07/20/2004 5:13:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Then I say unto you, send men to summon ... worms. And let us go to Fallujah to collect heads.")
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To: Liz
Link to web articles on this (377 of them!)

This story was also featured on all the Cable Newtorks. NBC and that whore Gergen won't be able to dismiss this.

6 posted on 07/20/2004 5:14:48 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Liz

The Rats fax machines must have been busy last night..sending Gergen out to defend Berger...it's hard to explain Berger's theft once, but he did it twice.


7 posted on 07/20/2004 5:16:09 AM PDT by mystery-ak (*They are all Pat Tillman's*........Rush)
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To: Liz
Berger, a former top US gov't official resorted to stuffing secret documents down his pants, like some cheap crook shoplifting underwear at Wal-Mart.

thanks for starting my day!!

8 posted on 07/20/2004 5:17:59 AM PDT by AlbertWang
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To: Liz

Thanks for the email addresses. Letter's sent. Has someone composed a list of advertisers?


9 posted on 07/20/2004 5:19:45 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Liz

David "Rodham" Gergen. Gergen must have gotten the call as soon as this came out. Gergen sold his soul long ago for his fifteen minutes of fame .

Much shame to you, David Rodham Gergen.


10 posted on 07/20/2004 5:22:11 AM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 ("proud to be a Reagan Republican")
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To: Liz

Berger stole the documents because he was trying to cover up embarrassing facts to himself and to Clinton.


11 posted on 07/20/2004 5:23:17 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Liz

bump!


12 posted on 07/20/2004 5:30:12 AM PDT by Snowy (Heaven is Reagan country now)
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To: BluH2o
CNN website finally posted the story--with no mention that Berger stuffed the papers into his pants and jacket!
13 posted on 07/20/2004 5:32:22 AM PDT by NautiNurse ("I served in Viet Nam, and we have better hair"----John F'n Kerry campaign platform)
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To: Liz
From Gergen's website:

David Gergen is currently a professor of public service at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and director of its Center for Public Leadership. He is also editor-at-large for U.S. News & World Report.

14 posted on 07/20/2004 5:34:02 AM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: Liz
We know how the interview will be handled anyway. The Dems always get a pass. Clinton would have been investigated for leaking nuke secrets to the Chicoms but the nets let them skate.
15 posted on 07/20/2004 5:34:11 AM PDT by oyez (¡Qué viva la revolución de Reagan!)
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To: NautiNurse

CNN had Jeff Toobin on this morning to basically dismiss the whole incident. No mention or question as to why Berger would stuff things in his clothing. No mention as to why a guy like Berger--who certainly understands the requirements and laws regarding secret documents--would "blunder" in this way.


16 posted on 07/20/2004 5:38:26 AM PDT by zook
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To: zook

Toobin was outrageous in his dismissiveness of the theft. He talked as if all Berger took were notes he made from the originals. No mention that originals were taken and "lost."


17 posted on 07/20/2004 5:42:49 AM PDT by Capt. Jake
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To: AlbertWang

You are welcome........looks like all the Clintonoids spent time training at Wal-Mart.

Although some Clintonoids may have been trsained at the Hotsy Totsy Escort Service.


18 posted on 07/20/2004 5:43:51 AM PDT by Liz
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To: mystery-ak

Gergen got debriefed by DNC Spinmeisters, for sure.


19 posted on 07/20/2004 5:46:12 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Capt. Jake

Toobin is always outrageous.


20 posted on 07/20/2004 5:47:28 AM PDT by NautiNurse ("I served in Viet Nam, and we have better hair"----John F'n Kerry campaign platform)
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To: NautiNurse; Capt. Jake; zook; All

CONTACT CNN HERE:



http://www.cnn.com/feedback/


21 posted on 07/20/2004 5:51:04 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Im waiting for Berger's tag team partner, Maddie HalfBright, to hit the shows today defending him.


22 posted on 07/20/2004 5:51:40 AM PDT by mystery-ak (*They are all Pat Tillman's*........Rush)
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To: rhombus

Nice work. As far as advertisers go, check back later.


23 posted on 07/20/2004 5:52:31 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Gergen is such a disgrace--who is he working for?

Our media elite is dangerous to AMerican naitonal security.


24 posted on 07/20/2004 5:53:53 AM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: mystery-ak

My thoughs precisely. Betcha she can't wait to get in there and spin, spin, spin. Come to think of it, Hillary did say Maddie was a pretty good WH laundress (snicker).


25 posted on 07/20/2004 5:54:26 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Capt. Jake

a note taken from a top secret document - becomes - a top secret document. No difference. Give it to the enemy and you get shot for treason.


26 posted on 07/20/2004 5:57:11 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Brilliant

The Pantload's actions were those of a desperate man.

Besides, stuffing secret documents down your pants does not speak well of your character. {{{Shudder}}}, he's a Clintoid. What else should we expect?


27 posted on 07/20/2004 5:57:20 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Done--thanks for the CNN link, Liz!


28 posted on 07/20/2004 6:15:37 AM PDT by NautiNurse ("I served in Viet Nam, and we have better hair"----John F'n Kerry campaign platform)
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To: savedbygrace

Gergen is also scheduled to teach a class at Duke University in Durham, NC.


29 posted on 07/20/2004 6:17:02 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: Liz

Email does nothing.

Call local affiliates. They hate to hear from their viewers

Call Media and Networks:

The New York Times: (212) 556-7652
The New York Post: (212) 930-8000

ABC: 212-456-7777
CBS: 212-975-4321
NBC: 212-664-4444
CNN: 404-237-0234
Fox:1-888-369-4762
NY York Daily News (212) 210-NEWS


30 posted on 07/20/2004 6:18:24 AM PDT by Republican Red (“‘I could give you an answer to that question if you give me a little time to think about it.’)
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To: Liz

Nobody "inadvertently" stuffs his pants w/secret documents.


31 posted on 07/20/2004 6:18:44 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: NautiNurse

As usual... Drudge was the first to report the story. He must be driving the networks nuts. They just cant cover stuff up anymore.


32 posted on 07/20/2004 6:18:53 AM PDT by Betaille ("Show them no mercy, for none shall be shown to you")
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To: Liz
Shoving incriminating documents down your pants is a new twist on the term "covering your ass."

J

33 posted on 07/20/2004 6:21:25 AM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: combat_boots
I believe those in charge of the so called 'Mainstream Media" have the ability and they cover all this mess up for the Democrats. The"Beast" has taken DC over and they are big and powerful.
They have an agenda are are thoroughly pushing it down the throats of the everyday American. They do their deeds just as they do advertising and brainwash millions of those in this country who do not have the ability to think and investigate for themselves.
34 posted on 07/20/2004 6:27:28 AM PDT by gunnedah
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To: NautiNurse

guy on CNN said now there are reports that he was stuffing paperes into his sox.


35 posted on 07/20/2004 6:28:22 AM PDT by mlbford2 (Sorry for spelling errors, I'm a product of a state university)
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To: Carolinamom
When 'Rat politicians and media-types have run out their traitorous course in DC, they always find some college somewhere to teach and indoctrinate young skulls full of mush.

These cozy sinecures allow them to spend retirement feeling useful as well as to propagandize the next generation in the glories of socialism and liberal corruption.

Leni

36 posted on 07/20/2004 6:30:29 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Liz


Wow! The I-Man gets blamed even when he's on vacation. :)


37 posted on 07/20/2004 6:32:37 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: MinuteGal

True, and it scares me because I have college-age grandkids. Didn't Donna Shalala and Pat Shroeder become heads of colleges?


38 posted on 07/20/2004 6:36:22 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: Brilliant

"Berger stole the documents because he was trying to cover up embarrassing facts to himself and to Clinton."

I totally disagree. Berger stole the documents at the request of the Clintons so that KERRY's campaign will take a hit. Berger works for Kerry. It is now Kerry's responsibility to tell the media that Berger committed a crime and needs to be prosecuted for it.

Gotta love Hillary.


39 posted on 07/20/2004 6:36:48 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("John Kerry does not want to lead this country, he wants to be president.")
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To: Liz
I rarely watch Today, but I tuned in this morning to see what they would do with the Berger story.

When Katie and Gergen turned the story to the idea that the "opposition" was touting the story to distract from the 9/11 report, I was outraged.

Then, to add insult to injury, the following story on Today was about Arnold's "girlie man" comments. Katie spent at least 2 to 3 times more time on the Arnold story than on the Berger story. The Arnold piece began with Katie interviewing CA democrats in an attempt to portray Arnold as an out-of-control homophobe who was failing in his promise to pass a budget quickly. To Katie's dismay, the democrat leader of the CA senate wouldn't go along with Katie's attempt to portray Arnold in the worse light possible. Finally, Katie spent the last 15% of the piece with Hugh Hewitt who successfully fielded every one of Katie's loaded comments.

Did anyone else notice that when Katie starts unloading on conservatives and/or Republicans, she gets a demonic look in her eyes?

40 posted on 07/20/2004 6:37:56 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: Cultural Jihad; prairiebreeze; Dog; Grampa Dave; Doctor Raoul; kristinn; Miss Marple; Alamo-Girl; ..

Please ping your lists to this thread.

Contact the 9/11 Commission:

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
301 7th Street, SW
Room 5125
Washington, DC 20407

Washington Office*
Tel: (202) 331-4060
Fax: (202) 296-5545
info@9-11Commission.gov

Sample Letter:

Thomas Kean, Chair
Lee Hamilton, Vice Chair
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
301 7th Street, SW
Room 5125
Washington, DC 20407

Dear Mr. Keen and Mr. Hamilton,

The appalling activities of Sandy Berger must be addressed. The Commission needs to give a thorough public airing of the Berger incident. This is a federal crime and the proper criminal charges should be made. Berger placed the safety and security of Americans at risk.


The Commission must be clear in its report as to who got to see what documents and under what conditions. Your final report should advise Americans about this process.

The Commission has already been compromised.

The Commission must elaborate on what is clearly the Clinton Administration's obstructionist tactics with regard to relevant information in its possession that it failed to reveal to the incoming administration.

Signed,


41 posted on 07/20/2004 6:41:45 AM PDT by Liz
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To: All

David Gergen said several times that Berger did not take originals. He kept saying he didn't have all the facts and Katie never corrected him. Berger did take originals the way I understand it.


42 posted on 07/20/2004 6:43:15 AM PDT by bitty
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To: combat_boots

what do you expect from the DNC show


43 posted on 07/20/2004 6:44:11 AM PDT by The Wizard (Democrats: enemies of America)
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To: epluribus_2

Actually, the law is pretty clear: 10 years and $10,000 per offense. Let's just try him in court. Prefer charges and let's go.

This story will be around until Christmas if that happens, because it's a guarantee that Berger will fight the charges. He'll hire lawyers, they'll stall, and the press won't be able to ignore it.


44 posted on 07/20/2004 6:44:51 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (War is the remedy our enemies have chosen. And I say let us give them all they want)
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To: Rum Tum Tugger

Katie to Berger - "Is that classified documents down your pants or are you just happy to see me?"

The spin this morning - Let's forget about why Berger was shuving classified documents down his pants - and instead probe into the evil Bush whitehouse to find out who leaked this story to the press.


45 posted on 07/20/2004 6:45:02 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Capt. Jake

Not lost, shredded and thrown out with the trash is more like it.


46 posted on 07/20/2004 6:48:18 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: Republican Red

Thanks for the post. Calls are good.

Although I always get replies to my emails.


47 posted on 07/20/2004 6:49:21 AM PDT by Liz
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To: leadpenny

Not blaming the I-Man. Just interested to see what he'd do with the story.


48 posted on 07/20/2004 6:50:45 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Why are you so surprise and upset?

Did they have another showing of the prison abuse or did they deal with how stupid GW was/is and will be.

ABCNNBC BS will never do the correct thing re news. That is a reality.


49 posted on 07/20/2004 6:52:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Teresa Heinz Kerry: 'I have to say that John Edwards is very beautiful'...)
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To: Liz

bttt


50 posted on 07/20/2004 6:56:39 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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