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Joe Scarborough Still Thinks Kerry's A War Hero
self | 8/18/04 | self

Posted on 08/18/2004 7:53:35 PM PDT by LakeLady

I just heard Joe Scarborough say that he felt Kerry is a war hero. Scarborough said if Kerry feels that he misspoke as a young man he should say so, but if he stands by his anti-war/war crimes statements, he should keep quiet. Did anyone else hear this and interpret it this way? I was surprised. I thought we could count on Joe to acknowledge the truth.


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1 posted on 08/18/2004 7:53:38 PM PDT by LakeLady
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To: LakeLady

Yes and I can believe I'm Britney Spears.


2 posted on 08/18/2004 7:55:36 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: LakeLady

Joe started to go wobbly about 6 months ago.

I, co-incidently, stopped watching him at about that time.


3 posted on 08/18/2004 7:55:48 PM PDT by x1stcav (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: LakeLady
He should listen to this Stephen Gardner Audio (half way down on the right)
4 posted on 08/18/2004 7:57:48 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: x1stcav

I've been so out of touch lately dealing with grandbabies and their parents' potential divorce that I had no idea he'd gone wobbly. What a load of bs that is. Joe was the one I counted on to tell the truth. Have you any idea why he's wobbling?
Please say a prayer for my kids.


5 posted on 08/18/2004 7:59:42 PM PDT by LakeLady (He knows, that we know, that he knows no truth...and he lies about that!)
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To: x1stcav

This guy is looking out for his job on that third rate network.


6 posted on 08/18/2004 8:00:42 PM PDT by Oldsailor
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To: LakeLady

Joe's not doing his homework. I stopped watching him because of this.


7 posted on 08/18/2004 8:01:02 PM PDT by MadMoo (JFnK is a decisive failure. GO Bush!)
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To: LakeLady
Translation - Joe still hasn't read "Unfit for Command". Send him an email begging him to read it. He really needs to since either Larry O'Donnell is lying when he says that the book doesn't include anyone who actually served on Kerry's boat or I'm imagining all the stuff about Stevd Gardner in the book.
8 posted on 08/18/2004 8:01:12 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: LakeLady
Have you any idea why he's wobbling?

All TV commentators (almost anyway) eventually bow to the god of Political Correctness.
9 posted on 08/18/2004 8:01:30 PM PDT by AaronInCarolina
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To: cyborg

You might want to aim a little higher.


10 posted on 08/18/2004 8:02:10 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Question_Assumptions

I'd be glad to send an e-mail...do you think he still reads comments from his viewers?


11 posted on 08/18/2004 8:02:58 PM PDT by LakeLady (He knows, that we know, that he knows no truth...and he lies about that!)
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To: LakeLady

I thought it was more like a challenge to Kerry. He should apologize for what he said against his fellow vets way back or if he is not sorry and stays quiet the controversy will continue.


12 posted on 08/18/2004 8:04:09 PM PDT by tirednvirginia ((But things are looking up!))
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To: LakeLady
I had to turn Scarborough off when he started talking about the Swiftboat Vets. That Larry McDonald-- O'Donald(?) or whatever his name is keep saying how the media would not give a lot of time to O'Neill's book because it is poorly researched. He said O'Neill did not talk to the men on Kerry's boat. That's when I turned it off.
Scarborough seemed fair the other night when interviewing O'Neill but not tonight.
13 posted on 08/18/2004 8:06:48 PM PDT by motherof 3
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To: LakeLady

Joe Scarborough is Bill O'Reilly lite


14 posted on 08/18/2004 8:08:06 PM PDT by MJY1288 (John Kerry Says he Would Conduct a More Thoughtful and Sensitive War on Terror)
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To: Question_Assumptions

' Translation - Joe still hasn't read "Unfit for Command"."

Neither has Sean Hannity ,John Gibson or Bill O'Reilly.
Once they read the book, there is no way they can say they honor John Kerry's service.
For they will be saying they honor the service of a fraud and a pathological liar.


15 posted on 08/18/2004 8:08:16 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: LakeLady
Hello, My prayers are sent to you and your kids. On Joe, I can only guess that he needs this job. I had expected better from him.

Glad to be here, MOgirl
16 posted on 08/18/2004 8:08:38 PM PDT by MOgirl (In memory of Walton Wayne Callahan, I love you forever.)
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To: LakeLady

I don't have any idea. He just seemed to lose the hard conservative edge he had when he started the show in the early part of 2003.


17 posted on 08/18/2004 8:10:03 PM PDT by x1stcav (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: tirednvirginia

Joe did ask Kerry to apologize to the veterans, who Kerry harmed tremendously with his reckless accusations upon returning from Vietnam. But I turned off Scarborough Country tonight when he let Lawrence O'Donnell once again state that "Unfit for Command" was not journalistically correct, or something along those lines. I sure never saw O'Donnell take such an interest in the journalistic techniques of Michael Moore or other Bush bashers.

But I agree, Joe was too easy on these guys tonight.


18 posted on 08/18/2004 8:10:16 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: LakeLady

PS:

Good luck with the domestic situation.


19 posted on 08/18/2004 8:10:53 PM PDT by x1stcav (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: LakeLady

Well, I heard it just now. But, when I heard it, I thought that Joe was sending out a challenge to Kerry. Joe Scarborough said, that if Kerry ignores the subject, its like admitting it. Joe said that Kerry should apologize for what he said over 30 years ago. Larry ODonnell the dem twerp, said that by ignoring the swiftboat vets book and Ad, the Kerry campaign hopes to keep it from getting noticed by the mainstream press.


20 posted on 08/18/2004 8:11:11 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: LakeLady

He let the MSNBC guy O'Donnell get away with saying Fatso's 9-11 film had 7 or 8 inconsistencies... we Freepers know there are 57! The talking point of the authors of the Swiftboat book not interviewing the guys on Kerry's boat has been adressed by O'Neill, they refused under advisement not to talk to him. As a trained and successful interrogator (interviewer for the PC, which I'm not) I can tell Joe needs to listen to these guys word for word and the most important factor is to know your stuff before conducting the "interview".


21 posted on 08/18/2004 8:11:27 PM PDT by NYCop (Bush, the right choice for real men)
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To: LakeLady

Scarborough's thickheaded and a dullard. Can't see the truth when it hits him square in the face. I watched his program one time over a year ago and couldn't sit through the entire thing.


22 posted on 08/18/2004 8:11:32 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: MOgirl

A big welcome to FReeperhood. We're glad you've joined us.
Thank you so much for your prayers for my family. It truly means a lot; it's been difficult.
I expected better from Joe too. I was actually shocked, but after reading everyone's comments, I shouldn't have been.


23 posted on 08/18/2004 8:11:39 PM PDT by LakeLady (He knows, that we know, that he knows no truth...and he lies about that!)
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To: Steven W.
Take a look at this hot from the Washington Post:

Records Counter A Critic Of Kerry

It will be big news. My take: despite the girthe of the article all three skippers said there was no fire. But one got a Bronze Star based on a report ther was fire. Toward the end you can see he the "report" would actually counter three of them.

AND...

Notice how they bury the comment about Kerry coming from afar. This comports with Gardner's story.

AND

They repeat the supposed Boston Globe contradiction story.

24 posted on 08/18/2004 8:12:27 PM PDT by Shermy (Kerry smiled and aimed his finger: "Pow.")
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To: x1stcav

Thank you! The kids need all the divine intervention they can get. Your thoughts are much appreciated. I probably shouldn't have put that in there, but you know how we mouths of the south are. We wear our hearts on our sleeves.


25 posted on 08/18/2004 8:13:53 PM PDT by LakeLady (He knows, that we know, that he knows no truth...and he lies about that!)
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To: Joann37

"But I agree, Joe was too easy on these guys tonight."

This show was "fair and balanced" compared to Chris Matthews and his Hardball trist with John O'Neill and Jim Hurley.




26 posted on 08/18/2004 8:15:13 PM PDT by tirednvirginia ((But things are looking up!))
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To: MJY1288
Joe Scarborough is Bill O'Reilly lite

O'Reilly without the Factorcrap.

27 posted on 08/18/2004 8:16:41 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against Jean-France Kerry.)
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To: NYCop

Well, if you watched it, then you heard O'Donnell talking about keeping the book, "Unfit to Command" out of the mainstream media, out of our local TV news, and away from the average citizen, who doesn't have time to get the Talking heads News Shows. So, how do we combat this -- we GOT to get this out in the mainstream public!


28 posted on 08/18/2004 8:16:49 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: LakeLady

Just another quick point I observed, when this O'donnell guy spews about the mainstream media not picking up on the story, or already deeming it "un-newsworthy", Joe should have asked if he could construe it as hiding the story hoping it may go away, or burying it because of their bias toward the lib candidate in the election, not wanting to harm Kucking Ferry.


29 posted on 08/18/2004 8:18:07 PM PDT by NYCop (Bush, the right choice for real men)
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To: LakeLady

Call me crazy, but do war heroes take center stage across the world and unsurp the morale and credibility of their fellow Vets and country while at the same time embolden the enemy? Let`s not even get into who won what medals, that to me is enough to get someone tried for treason never mind lead this country. Let`s not forget, those Vets from Aru-Gharib are probably going to do jail time for doing something to our military that in my opinion was just as equal as to what Kerry did, if not less.


30 posted on 08/18/2004 8:19:21 PM PDT by Imaverygooddriver (Never forget: "We will take things away from you for the benefit of the common good"-Hitlery Rodham)
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To: LakeLady

No problem to cry out in pain once in awhile.

Good luck. Be strong.

And be stern with your kids.


31 posted on 08/18/2004 8:20:21 PM PDT by x1stcav (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: NYCop

O'Donnell is a real prick whenever the subject of Vietnam comes up, on any show at any time. He's got something in his closet about Vietnam and I'm not sure what it is but it can't be good.


32 posted on 08/18/2004 8:20:55 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: onyx eyes
said that by ignoring the swiftboat vets book and Ad, the Kerry campaign hopes to keep it from getting noticed by the mainstream press.

It's been noticed. IT'S BEING IGNORED.

This is an inadvertent admission by O'Donnell that the LSM is purposely blocking this information from the American public.

33 posted on 08/18/2004 8:21:00 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: LakeLady
Hello!

I have been a "lurker" here since the Monica story broke (found you all via Drudge). I truly feel that I know most of you by now. Thank you for your warm welcome, I appreciate it!

Glad to be here, MOgirl
34 posted on 08/18/2004 8:21:31 PM PDT by MOgirl (In memory of Walton Wayne Callahan, I love you forever.)
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To: LakeLady
Sending an email couldn't hurt. I think Joe, and other hosts who haven't read it, think that they know all they need to know about the book. They don't. They need to read it. Perhaps if they hear from enough viewers, they will.
35 posted on 08/18/2004 8:22:26 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: Steven W.

I was listening to Michael Savage on the way home from a Republican meeting and he was on fire about the Swift Boat guys and how Kerry should be court martialed. His description of the three purple hearts was priceless. Joe should listen to him!


36 posted on 08/18/2004 8:23:05 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Oklahoma is Reagan Country and now Bush Country -- Win Another One for the Gipper!)
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To: onyx eyes

you slipped that in on me... welcome to FR


37 posted on 08/18/2004 8:23:09 PM PDT by NYCop (Bush, the right choice for real men)
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To: LakeLady

I must be honest. I haven't read "Unfit for Command" yet. I simply believe it because all 'rats are liars. If they are not, then they will have to refute what the Swift-vets are saying.

They will simply attempt personally destroy the messenger. There will be no refutation of "Unfit for Command". That is enough evidence for me.

Benefit of any doubt goes to the swiftvets.

Kerry is a liar until he proves otherwise, and I daresay, he cannot.

Blessings, Bobo


38 posted on 08/18/2004 8:24:01 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: LakeLady

Can't help ya .. I gave up on Joe a while back .. he's comments are a but much for me to take

Oh and BTW .. Kerry is on record saying he is proud of what he did back in the 70's

And Kerry ain't no hero


39 posted on 08/18/2004 8:25:03 PM PDT by Mo1 (FR NEWS ALERT .... John Kerry over dosed on Botox and thinks he's Bob KerrEy)
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To: LakeLady

Joe has given more airtime to the swiftvet's ad story than any other cable network. I'll give him credit for that. He's being fair but supports the swiftvets as much as Hannity. O'Reilly is the real turncoat.


40 posted on 08/18/2004 8:28:06 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: MOgirl

Hey yourself (it's a southern thing)!
So glad you've found your band of brothers and sisters here.
You couldn't have come to a better place. I hope to see some aricles from you. I'll be looking out.
All the best to you and yours.


41 posted on 08/18/2004 8:28:21 PM PDT by LakeLady (He knows, that we know, that he knows no truth...and he lies about that!)
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To: x1stcav

Thanks! I don't want to boo-hoo, but rest assured I will kick some kids' butt if they hurt my babies.


42 posted on 08/18/2004 8:30:01 PM PDT by LakeLady (He knows, that we know, that he knows no truth...and he lies about that!)
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To: Shermy

Shermy, I think everyone has ignored your link. You should post this article in a thread all by itself. I don't think it helps our cause too much, however.


43 posted on 08/18/2004 8:30:40 PM PDT by tirednvirginia ((But things are looking up!))
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To: LakeLady

Kerry is a war hero ONLY in the sense that anyone who went to Vietnam is considered a war hero.

In reality, he negated that goodwill not only by distorting and lying about his own service, but then returning to lie and distort the years of service of his fellow soldiers.

Ironic, isn't it, that Kerry distorted his own four months of service to make himself out a hero, while distorting the admirable service of everyone around himself to make THEM look like war criminals and baby killers.


44 posted on 08/18/2004 8:31:06 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: MOgirl

Does MOgirl stand for Missouri girl?


45 posted on 08/18/2004 8:31:14 PM PDT by jamaly (kneepad liberals make me puke)
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To: MadMoo
That is what I was wondering. Only someone not paying attention, or someone who is a diehard liberal could consider Kerry a war hero. Which is it Joe?
46 posted on 08/18/2004 8:31:44 PM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: Question_Assumptions

"Sending an email couldn't hurt"

It's a done deal!


47 posted on 08/18/2004 8:34:22 PM PDT by LakeLady (He knows, that we know, that he knows no truth...and he lies about that!)
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To: tirednvirginia

No, his link wasn't ignored by me; I read it. I just ass-u-med it was taken from a previous post of his. It's a blood boiler, and you're right, it needs a post of its own.


48 posted on 08/18/2004 8:36:31 PM PDT by LakeLady (He knows, that we know, that he knows no truth...and he lies about that!)
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To: jamaly

Hello, and yes it does. I live in SW St. Louis County.

Glad to be here, MOgirl


49 posted on 08/18/2004 8:37:10 PM PDT by MOgirl (In memory of Walton Wayne Callahan, I love you forever.)
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To: MOgirl
Hi, I lived in Jefferson County for about 12 years and in Fenton for 1 year. Down in Louisana now; but, wishing I was in St. Louis area.

Welcome to Free Republic.

50 posted on 08/18/2004 8:39:20 PM PDT by jamaly (kneepad liberals make me puke)
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