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News Corp. President Endorses Kerry
Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 8.4.04 | John Eggerton

Posted on 08/04/2004 2:59:00 PM PDT by mhking

According to the Kerry for President campaign, News Corp. President and chief operating officer Peter Chernin has endorsed the Democratic presidential candidate. News Corp. owns Fox News Channel.

That would put Chernin in the ranks of some other Kerry-supporting media executives, including Barry Diller, Kirk Kerkorian (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.) and Harvey and Robert Weinstein, who backed the release of Michael Moore's controversial anti-Bush documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11.

The Chernin endorsement was among that of 200 business leaders announced Wendesday, with Chernin attending a Wall Street to Main Street summit held by Kerry in Iowa.

The move didn't appear to surprise News Corp. Chernin talked to Fox New Channel about the endorsement Wednesday. Appearing on Your World with Neil Cavuto, he said he was not anti-Bush but explained why he thought News Corp. would benefit from a Kerry presidency.

"I think the two things that will be most important to News Corp is--one is education. We're a company where we don't manufacture anything. We depend on ideas. We essentially export ideas around the world and our ability to create those ideas is based on a highly educated creative workforce and so I think more than anything education is the thing that will be of greatest value to News Corp.

" I think the other thing is a real global focus, a focus on, you know, it's a world-wide market of 5 billion people, and I think the more this country looks outward and develops close relationships with economies and countries around the world, I think it creates bigger markets for our products and our ideas.

"This democracy is about making choices," he said, "and my choice is that I believe that Mr. Kerry can do a good job moving our economy forward."

Chernin's fondness for Kerry is no secret. He held a fund-raiser for Kerry on the Fox studio lot earlier in the year.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; 2004election; 2004electionbias; commienewsnetwork; commies; election2004; endorsements; fairandbalanced; fox; foxnews; kerry; kerrycampaign; liberalliars; mediabias; newscorp; peterchernin
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1 posted on 08/04/2004 2:59:02 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Oh, you've gotta be kidding!

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

2 posted on 08/04/2004 2:59:41 PM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking

Just damn.


3 posted on 08/04/2004 3:00:14 PM PDT by Petronski (It's a man's life in the Cardiff Rooms, Libya)
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To: mhking
I wrote this Campign song for Kerry.



Changing with the Wind
Sung to Blowing in the Wind

How many times must he flip flop and flip,
Before he takes a firm stand?
How many lies must he tell about Nam,
Before we all call his hand?
How many times can he vote pro and con,
Before he is totally canned?
His answer my friend, is changing with the wind.
His answer is changing with the wind.
How many times will he say George Bush lied,
Before he tells us a fact?
How many times must I hear him drone on,
And still my ears stay intact?
How many deaths did he cause there in Nam,
With all his appeasements at home?
The answer and trend, John Kerry's not our friend,
The answer's John Kerry's not our friend.
How many terms could John Kerry serve,
Before America's gone?
How many days before he would cave in,
Afraid to protect our home?
How many weeks till he gave us away,
And let the UN take the throne?
The answer my friend, we'd twist in the wind,
The answer is we'd twist in the wind.

Conspiracy Guy 8/3/2004

4 posted on 08/04/2004 3:00:16 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They are where you least expect. Look around and you'll see them too.)
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To: mhking

What does Rupert say?


5 posted on 08/04/2004 3:01:03 PM PDT by Jaded ((Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain))
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To: mhking
This just proves that the MSM is not biased.

No, siree. Not biased at all.


$710.96... The price of freedom

6 posted on 08/04/2004 3:01:11 PM PDT by rdb3 (REPUBLICAN as of July 23, 2004. I have my blueprint now!)
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To: mhking

This guy has got to be the biggest egotistical idiot ever.

So now he expects us to continue watching Fox news.

Murdoch had better wake up.


7 posted on 08/04/2004 3:01:27 PM PDT by x1stcav (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: mhking
I wrote this ad for him. Read it with your best fake Kerry voice.

Kerry 2004



I want to be the President,
Though all know I can’t lead.
I really want the power though,
It’s really what I need.



I’ll lie and cheat and fabricate,
I’ll flip and flop for sure.
The left’s so dumb they’ll vote for me,
For stupid, there’s no cure.



George Bush lied, I’ll chant and sing,
Though I know it’s not true.
I love America I’ll say,
Another lie for you.



I’ll back the UN’s global push,
No sovereignty for us.
The world rides free at our expense,
We’ll even buy the bus.



Let terror rain down on this land,
We really are to blame.
Oh yes, I fought in Viet Nam,
Four months, then home I came.



Three Purple Hearts for paper cuts,
Like some rite of passage.
You bet my name’s John Kerry,
And I approve this message.



Conspiracy Guy 7/30/2004

8 posted on 08/04/2004 3:01:39 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They are where you least expect. Look around and you'll see them too.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

You are multi-talented! Love it.


9 posted on 08/04/2004 3:01:44 PM PDT by Jaded ((Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain))
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I was watching Neil Cavuto today. It was a great setup. Kerry's gonna lose his base and fast if they saw this program.

Stuart Varney was really trumping it up about all the corporate CEO's supporting Kerry. Oh man..you know the greens had to be SEETHING MAD!!


10 posted on 08/04/2004 3:01:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: Jaded

Thanks. Now I gotta drive home. Later.


11 posted on 08/04/2004 3:02:37 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They are where you least expect. Look around and you'll see them too.)
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To: x1stcav

And (liberal) people say that the Fox News Channel is biased toward whom? Are they kidding themselves?


12 posted on 08/04/2004 3:03:38 PM PDT by dufekin (John F. Kerry. Irrational, improvident, backward, seditious.)
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To: mhking
The "Kerry Campaign" is comprised of liars, imbeciles, perverts, and thieves.

Chernin would be fired in a New York minute if he endorsed the horse faced socialist phony francophile psychopath.

13 posted on 08/04/2004 3:04:44 PM PDT by Rome2000 (The ENEMY for Kerry!!!!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Isn't Kerry fro the little people that he is so in touch with? Gotta run. Later


14 posted on 08/04/2004 3:05:31 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They are where you least expect. Look around and you'll see them too.)
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To: mhking
"I think the other thing is a real global focus, a focus on, you know, it's a world-wide market of 5 billion people" - Chernin

Peter, do you enjoy showing off your, you know, stupidity?

15 posted on 08/04/2004 3:06:04 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: mhking

Chernin for Kerry. Rupert Murdoch for Bush.

Fair and Balanced.



Murdoch, Rupert Mr.:

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (R)
$25000

BUSH, GEORGE W (R) President BUSH-CHENEY '04 INC
$2000


16 posted on 08/04/2004 3:11:04 PM PDT by theophilusscribe ("America is too great for small dreams." óRonald Wilson Reagan)
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To: x1stcav
So now he expects us to continue watching Fox news.

I'll start worrying the day Roger Ailes starts wearing a Kerry button. Won't happen.

Calm down a little...remember it's Fox's job to be "fair and balanced." It doesn't hurt to have some of that in corporate management either. As a newsman in years past I worked for very liberal papers (I had to eat!) that had extremely conservative publishers: they had very little say about newsroom operations. I wouldn't go that far about most TV networks today, but usually corporate officers worry about the bottom line and leave subsidiary operations in the hands of their respective professionals.

17 posted on 08/04/2004 3:13:03 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Is Karl Marx's grave a Communist plot?)
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To: Mr. Mojo

They just showed a clip of him on FoxNews saying that fighting two wars is bad for the US and Bush has been isolationist in his foreign policy.

How can we be fighting two wars and be isolationist at the same time?


18 posted on 08/04/2004 3:14:20 PM PDT by hansel
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To: mhking
The move didn't appear to surprise News Corp. Chernin talked to Fox New Channel about the endorsement Wednesday. Appearing on Your World with Neil Cavuto, he said he was not anti-Bush but explained why he thought News Corp. would benefit from a Kerry presidency.

I watch Fox less and less, usually just to watch Hume, who also seems to be there less and less. If he thinks John Kerry is going to improve education through support of the NEA, or global trade with his protectionist rhetoric, he ought to talk to those of us who have overcome both of these obstacles.

I'm not watching Fox News any longer, I can get all of my news here and on C-Span.

19 posted on 08/04/2004 3:14:46 PM PDT by Dolphy
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To: Bernard Marx

Roger Ailes hates Bush. He has a blog and has basically stated so. He is definitely voting for Kerry.


20 posted on 08/04/2004 3:15:24 PM PDT by hansel
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To: Rome2000
Chernin would be fired in a New York minute if he endorsed the horse faced socialist phony francophile psychopath.

Well, he did appear today at Kerry's economic summit in Davenport, IA, where he did in fact endorse Kerry.

21 posted on 08/04/2004 3:18:22 PM PDT by BlackRazor
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To: mhking
TV and Hollywood are in bed together. Fox News has as many liberal personalities as the rest of them they just have a few conservatives thrown in....the other networks just pretend to have conservatives.....some don't even pretend. If Fox News gets too liberal, they will lose their conservative base. In my opinion, they need us more than we need them. I imagine the FCC has entered into the equation as well.
22 posted on 08/04/2004 3:18:51 PM PDT by mtnwmn
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To: Bernard Marx
But should the head of a news corporation be publicly endorsing any political party or candidate?
23 posted on 08/04/2004 3:18:58 PM PDT by Niks
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To: hansel
The idiot probably mean "unilateralist," not "isolationist."

And assuming that's true, someone should inform him that 31 nations have had troops on the ground in Iraq. .....a coalition that Peter and his ilk do their very best to ignore.

24 posted on 08/04/2004 3:22:03 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

mean = meant


25 posted on 08/04/2004 3:23:13 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Bernard Marx

Everything you say is very true.

Now here comes the however.

However: I consider democrats. liberals, greens, socialists, and other associated vermin to pose such a danger to our country and our way of life that I have absolutely no patience any longer for anyone or anything that supports them.

I have to admit that this attitude is an unreasonable, unbalanced, and totally subjective quirk of mine, but I've learned to live with it.


26 posted on 08/04/2004 3:24:25 PM PDT by x1stcav (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: BlackRazor
Well, he did appear today at Kerry's economic summit in Davenport, IA, where he did in fact endorse Kerry.

He will be fired within 100 days.

27 posted on 08/04/2004 3:26:08 PM PDT by Rome2000 (The ENEMY for Kerry!!!!!)
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To: theophilusscribe
Rupert Murdoch for Bush.

I hope so. Murdoch supported Al Gore in 2000. Do you know if Murdoch has contributed to either Kerry or the DNC?

28 posted on 08/04/2004 3:27:25 PM PDT by BlackRazor
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To: hansel
Roger Ailes hates Bush. He has a blog and has basically stated so. He is definitely voting for Kerry.

He did? Do you have a link to the relevant quotes from his blog? I seriously doubt that Roger Ailes is voting for Kerry.

29 posted on 08/04/2004 3:29:14 PM PDT by kesg
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To: mhking
I think the two things that will be most important to News Corp is--one is education.

President Bush ballooned the Dept. Of Ed. budget, and still it isn't enough? Jessie Ventura had one thing right, public education is a black hole. How much money will ever be enough?

30 posted on 08/04/2004 3:38:18 PM PDT by SoDak
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To: BlackRazor

Here is a record of his contributions.
http://newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?last=Murdoch&first=Rupert

Pretty interesting. He supported Kerry as a Senator, but not for President. He has also supported other Democrat candidates and Republican candidates at different times.


31 posted on 08/04/2004 3:38:59 PM PDT by theophilusscribe ("America is too great for small dreams." óRonald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Niks

I'll answer your question with another one: Should a newspaper endorse candidates on its editorial page? Most do. I don't think terms of employment invalidate the
First Amendment. I think it speaks well of a company that allows its employees to take political positions that might be considered "out of line" with the company's. (It also might be good PR as well!)


32 posted on 08/04/2004 3:41:04 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Is Karl Marx's grave a Communist plot?)
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To: theophilusscribe

Those big guys support both sides, generally. The big business types here will contribute to both parties. For many of them, ideology is irrelevant, they're just after access.


33 posted on 08/04/2004 3:42:03 PM PDT by SoDak
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To: hansel; kesg

If you're referring to rogerailesblogspot.com I think you've been taken in. I just visited there and am 99% certain it's a Dummycrat front. Did you read the disclaimer? The best proof is that it's amateurishly done, and the real Ailes is anything but an amateur! I can't find anything on whois but I'll write Fox and try to pin it all down.


34 posted on 08/04/2004 3:45:58 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Is Karl Marx's grave a Communist plot?)
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To: x1stcav

LOL! I have a few of those unreasonable, subjective attitudes too -- and far be it from me to try to talk another guy out of his! For what it's worth, I think you'll miss a lot of good info by avoiding Fox.


35 posted on 08/04/2004 3:47:37 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Is Karl Marx's grave a Communist plot?)
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To: x1stcav

according to opensecrets.org, Murdoch donated the maximum amount of $2000 to Gore in 2000.


36 posted on 08/04/2004 3:47:49 PM PDT by Nataku X (Your average liberal FEELS that Bush must be a liar... therefore it's an undeniable fact!)
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To: Bernard Marx

I think you may be right, but I'd love to know for sure. Please let us know if you find anything out.


37 posted on 08/04/2004 3:54:37 PM PDT by Niks
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To: Bernard Marx

You know a lot of my post was bluster. I had pretty well stopped using any TV for my news source a couple of years ago. I tend to like a lot of richness in the detail of my news and it seems that only the I'net can supply that anymore.

When I do watch TV for info I always default to FNS and will because, as you correctly opined, the content still tends to be the most objective of that medium.

Thank God for Free Republic, talk radio, and the blogosphere.


38 posted on 08/04/2004 3:56:29 PM PDT by x1stcav (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: SoDak

That's what I thought. I imagine they do anything to protect their businesses.


39 posted on 08/04/2004 4:02:31 PM PDT by theophilusscribe ("America is too great for small dreams." óRonald Wilson Reagan)
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To: x1stcav
You know a lot of my post was bluster.

Yeah, I knew. Going a bit over the top for effect is my style of humor and I'm always surprised at how many people take me seriously.

You're absolutely right about how great it is to finally have alternative sources of news. But I'm also an admirer of most of the folks at Fox. One proof of how much good it's doing is listening to the howls of the politicians and competing media that want to censor it.

40 posted on 08/04/2004 4:03:39 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Is Karl Marx's grave a Communist plot?)
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To: mhking
For what it's worth, here is a copy of an email I just sent to Sean Hannity:

Dear Mr. Hannity,

I am a long-time fan of both your radio and TV shows. I am writing this to you instead of to your management at Fox News because I thought what I have to say might strike a sympathetic chord with you.

There was a recent story in the news about the endorsement of John Kerry by many corporate CEOs, among them (apparently) Peter Chernin of News Corp., the parent company of Fox News. While it is fine for an individual to support any candidate according to his or her conscience, I believe it is inappropriate for the CEO of any company to endorse a particular candidate as CEO. This is especially the case for a news organization, where this behavior leads to an appearance of bias.

There is very little that I can personally do about this, except for one thing: I will not be watching Fox News again until the day after the election. This is unfortunate, because in the past I have relied upon Fox News to report fairly both sides of the issues of the day. I particularly enjoyed watching your program, Hannity and Colmes. I hope I will enjoy it again after the election.

Sincerely,
G*** B***
Delmar, NY

41 posted on 08/04/2004 4:08:32 PM PDT by Gordian Blade
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To: SoDak
Those big guys support both sides, generally. The big business types here will contribute to both parties. For many of them, ideology is irrelevant, they're just after access.

Exactly...it is about influence for their bottom lines. They have no loyalty to anyone. Wake up folks.

42 posted on 08/04/2004 4:11:08 PM PDT by Baby Bear
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To: Jaded

Murdock endorsed Gore in 2000. Just more proof that FOX NEWS is part of the Vst Right-Wing Conspiracy!


43 posted on 08/04/2004 4:15:14 PM PDT by counterpunch (The CouNTeRPuNcH Collection - www.counterpunch.us)
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To: x1stcav

"However: I consider democrats. liberals, greens, socialists, and other associated vermin to pose such a danger to our country and our way of life that I have absolutely no patience any longer for anyone or anything that supports them."

Out of curiosity how old are you?

I started down the trail to where you are when I became 50. When the Clintoons won, I joined your position. I was 54.

Then I moved even more to the right in the 2000 election I was 62 the day of the election.

Now at age 65 and I will be 66 the Friday after the election, I have even less tolerance for the liberals and pseudo conservatives. 9/11 helped to really firm that up.


44 posted on 08/04/2004 4:16:01 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Franchurian Candidate, al Kerry said in his convention speech "Judge me by my record"...)
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To: Baby Bear; Liz; SierraWasp; Southack

You wake up. We are not as dumb as you would for us to believe.

Many of these elite rat CEOs have been major Rat donors for decades and seldom if ever donate to the Republicans.

Many are like Buffet, SoreA$$ and Lewis, the owner of Progressive Insurance are as out spoken against GW as Whoopi was. The bozos who own Costco are radical rats, who hate GW and any republican. The CEO of Apple is so in bed with the rats, he sat with the Hildebea$T in one Clintoons state of the union speeches. Martha Stewart was one of these elites.

Nice try to cover for these elite Rat slime bags. It will not fly with most of us.


45 posted on 08/04/2004 4:21:33 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Franchurian Candidate, al Kerry said in his convention speech "Judge me by my record"...)
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To: mhking

This explains to me the over fairness that I have seen in Fox the last 3 years.

I cancelled cable to get Fox on Dish. Now, I seldom watch FOX as it is not much better than ABCNNBC BS.

My news mainly comes from Free Republic.


46 posted on 08/04/2004 4:24:34 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Franchurian Candidate, al Kerry said in his convention speech "Judge me by my record"...)
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To: Grampa Dave

Who is covering? Just stating the obvious to those who are shocked. Why is anyone shocked?


47 posted on 08/04/2004 4:27:29 PM PDT by Baby Bear
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To: kesg

Here's his blog:

http://rogerailes.blogspot.com/

I don't remember when exactly I read he didn't like Bush, but I definitely remember reading it somewhere there.


48 posted on 08/04/2004 4:27:41 PM PDT by hansel
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To: Bernard Marx

I hope you are right, because I was REALLY disappointed when I found the blog and read it!


49 posted on 08/04/2004 4:29:32 PM PDT by hansel
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To: mhking

I hope FOX News ratings drop to that of CNN. I will be tuning out especially after the way they went easy on the RAT convention. I think I can make it through my days without ever watching any of the main news stations in anyway. They all suck.


50 posted on 08/04/2004 4:37:19 PM PDT by Wolfhound777 (It's not our job to forgive them. Only God can do that. Our job is to arrange the meeting)
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