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Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC Has Lost His Mind

Posted on 08/24/2004 7:37:03 PM PDT by onyx eyes

On MSNBC tonight, Lawrence O'Donnell, political commentator for MSNBC, sounds like he knows what he is talking about, yet, his arguments in defense of John Kerry, are so asinine and untrue, I could hardly believe my ears.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: lawrence; msnbc; odonnell
Desparate days call for desparate measures. From the media, I have to guess. You'd think, from listening to O'Donnell shilling for John Kerry, tonight. Lawrence O'Donnell even kept saying over and over, "it's all lies", "what the Swift Boat Veterans are saying is all lies..."
1 posted on 08/24/2004 7:37:05 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: onyx eyes

Makes you wonder what color the sky is in his world...


2 posted on 08/24/2004 7:38:06 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Time's fun when you're having flies. -- Kermit the Frog)
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To: onyx eyes

This should have been posted as Breaking News.


3 posted on 08/24/2004 7:38:38 PM PDT by ambrose (http://www.swiftvets.com/)
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To: onyx eyes

They're cracking up, and it's cracking me up.


4 posted on 08/24/2004 7:38:55 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Lieutenant Ricebottom reporting for duty.")
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To: onyx eyes
Heard him. What makes it worse is that Scarborough doesn't stop him. He knows what O'Donnell is saying is not true.
5 posted on 08/24/2004 7:38:59 PM PDT by Use It Or Lose It (Because JOHN KERRY LIED, how many men died?)
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To: onyx eyes
Over HERE is a thread on the whole program
6 posted on 08/24/2004 7:39:37 PM PDT by MJY1288 (John Kerry Says he Would Conduct a More Thoughtful and Sensitive War on Terror)
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To: onyx eyes

I agree. It's been A LONG WHILE since I've watched MSNBC, and tonight I was flipping around looking for Russian Plane Crash news.
I remember O'Donnell from way back, and he used to do a much better job of hiding his scorn and bias. I USED to think he was pretty savvy, politically, although he leaned the wrong way. It's possible to respect someone's political SKILL, while disagreeing with them.
I was sorely disappointed in his political astuteness tonight.
He seems on the verge of putting his thumbs in his ears and sticking his tongue out at his opponents.


7 posted on 08/24/2004 7:40:44 PM PDT by mingusthecat (Mingus has again opined. Like any cat, she doesn't really care what YOU think.)
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To: onyx eyes

I had to break out the Nerf gun for that sob.


8 posted on 08/24/2004 7:41:23 PM PDT by hope (John Kerry is using the Mark Hacking recipe for disaster)
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To: mingusthecat
Sounds like O'Donnell was sipping on the same straw as Colmes this evening.

The hatred these people are showing is frightening. We really are going to have to ramp up a much more vigorous anti-drug campaign.

9 posted on 08/24/2004 7:42:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: onyx eyes
He acts and continues to act exactly like a campaign adviser, not a newsman.

We know who he is advising for sure.

10 posted on 08/24/2004 7:43:26 PM PDT by Cold Heat (http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/kerry/staticpages/index.php?page=20040531140357545)
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To: onyx eyes

Quite similar to the way the press responded when their boy Clinton was accused of his first batch of scandals. As usual, all the pretence of being objective was dropped.


11 posted on 08/24/2004 7:43:40 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: mingusthecat

O'Donnell is a long time Democratic operative. Worked actively in Democratic operatives. Folks, the only way we are ever going to get objective,unbiased news coverage is to hit them in the pocketbook. Subscribe to Direct TV or Comcast or Verizon...cancell Time Warner, NYT, LA Times, Boston Globe etc. etc. All I can think of presently, please post other names.


12 posted on 08/24/2004 7:45:01 PM PDT by spyone
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To: onyx eyes

He said Steve Gardner wasn't with Kerry on any of the questioned medals. What's with that?

I will be so glad when my own book arrives so I will really know what's going onl


13 posted on 08/24/2004 7:45:03 PM PDT by tirednvirginia ((But things are looking up!))
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To: onyx eyes

You can't lose what you never had


14 posted on 08/24/2004 7:45:39 PM PDT by Dr Snide (vis pacem, para bellum - Prepare for war if you want peace)
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To: hope

"I had to break out the Nerf gun for that sob."

L0L! Glad to hear Im not the only one who keeps one (actually 2) loaded up beside the remote!


15 posted on 08/24/2004 7:45:48 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: muawiyah

The good news is that nobody to the right of Barbra Streisand is buying this hooey fron Kerry's defenders. It's over.


16 posted on 08/24/2004 7:45:50 PM PDT by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: mylife

It's good therapy, really!


17 posted on 08/24/2004 7:48:24 PM PDT by hope (John Kerry is using the Mark Hacking recipe for disaster)
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To: Use It Or Lose It
hat makes it worse is that Scarborough doesn't stop him. He knows what O'Donnell is saying is not true.

I agree. And he let O'Donnell keep talking during Buchanan's turn.

18 posted on 08/24/2004 7:48:44 PM PDT by syriacus (Benedict Arnold REALLY was a war hero --- --- before he was a traitor.)
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To: onyx eyes

Truer words... I almost hurled my dinner listening to him -- and to think he writes for West Wing~ he's starting to believe his own fiction.. that s%^ty grin really got to me, he knew heasying through his teeth.


19 posted on 08/24/2004 7:52:26 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: tirednvirginia

He not only said Steve Gardner was not on the boat with Kerry, he said the whole book was a pack of lies. Or, was it, fabricated?


20 posted on 08/24/2004 7:55:03 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: onyx eyes
Jeffrey Immelt and Bill Gates are out of control.
21 posted on 08/24/2004 7:55:58 PM PDT by Jim_Curtis (Liberals lie at the premise, accept their premise and you can only lose the argument.)
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To: onyx eyes

I was also watching Scarborough, but I couldn't take it anymore and turned to the Home & Garden channel. Right now people are re-designing their bedroom that has an ocean view.

Today I was at an office where headline news was on, and Bob Dole was putting down Kerry. Then the announcer said that Dole was getting mean again, implying that he once had that type of reputation.

I ordered Unfit for Command. I'm contributing to those guys, but I can't take watching the media attack them anymore tonight.


22 posted on 08/24/2004 7:56:16 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: syriacus

Whatsup with Scarboroug? Ever since Boston -- yet when Bush was in Florida I saw him sitting right behind him while he was speaking???

Of course no one's as bad as Olberman & Matthews... did anyone catch the snide comment Olberman made tonight about Bush saying: "if he'd bothered to have someone READ this mag to him he'd be shocked to hear Pataki wants to run in 08???


23 posted on 08/24/2004 7:57:19 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: onyx eyes

It's obvious O'Donnell has not read the book or even the latest news on the subject. He's still repeating the same Dem talking points from 2 weeks ago that none of these guys were on the same boat with Kerry and that every single accusation has been shown to be untrue.


24 posted on 08/24/2004 7:58:33 PM PDT by tirednvirginia ((But things are looking up!))
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I heard that same thing from Wolf Blitzer Sunday as a teaser.... "Is Bob Dole getting mean again....?"


25 posted on 08/24/2004 7:59:11 PM PDT by Rex Anderson
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

And next, they've got Bob Kerrey attacking Bob Dole. Well, I don't know how to fight this kind of media bias, or media-control, more like it. All we can do is try and tell our loved ones, our friends, get the word out. They say, Word of Mouth Is The Strongest Advertizing.


26 posted on 08/24/2004 8:00:14 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: onyx eyes

Never liked him. Pompous and showboat. Know it all type. Not worth sitting watching him. Guess to be part of MSNBC the prerequisite is pompous, showboat and theatrical. O'Donnell is all three.


27 posted on 08/24/2004 8:01:03 PM PDT by cubreporter (-I trust Rush...he will prevail in spite of the naysayers.)
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To: Rex Anderson
I heard that same thing from Wolf Blitzer Sunday as a teaser.... "Is Bob Dole getting mean again....?"

I looked around to see if anyone else in the room reacted to that comment and decided they were mostly clueless.

28 posted on 08/24/2004 8:02:42 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Well, at least watching Scarborough was better than watching Greta.


29 posted on 08/24/2004 8:02:44 PM PDT by tirednvirginia ((But things are looking up!))
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

It has always infuriated me that Bob Dole was considered "mean" until he lost the '96 election. How surprised the media and public were when he turned out to be good natured, loved on Capitol Hill, and downright funny.


30 posted on 08/24/2004 8:08:37 PM PDT by Rex Anderson
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To: onyx eyes
I don't know how to fight this kind of media bias, or media-control, more like it. All we can do is try and tell our loved ones, our friends, get the word out. They say, Word of Mouth Is The Strongest Advertizing.

It's really important to buy Unfit for Command. If it stays on the NY Slimes bestseller list, it's a statement of support. I plan to give a copy for a gift in Sept.

Those Swiftboat guys must be in a state of shock. I never underestimate Democrats, so nothing they do shocks me anymore. Dems are ruthless and will stop at nothing to destroy these fine men.

31 posted on 08/24/2004 8:09:10 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Well, like, I thought we had at least ONE station we could watch. Guess not. Loose lips sink ships or I'd say why, I had thought this.


32 posted on 08/24/2004 8:09:57 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: tirednvirginia

O'Donnell is an admitted Democrat so you know he's biased. I don't know why they can't hire a senior analyst who's actually fair.


33 posted on 08/24/2004 8:09:59 PM PDT by bjcoop
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To: Rex Anderson
It has always infuriated me that Bob Dole was considered "mean" until he lost the '96 election. How surprised the media and public were when he turned out to be good natured, loved on Capitol Hill, and downright funny.

Bob Dole is a good guy, and he would have made an honorable president. Bill Clinton wasn't fit to shine his shoes.

34 posted on 08/24/2004 8:11:24 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: onyx eyes

Print out and wear as a Campaign Button or go HERE to print.

35 posted on 08/24/2004 8:12:52 PM PDT by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: muawiyah
"Sounds like O'Donnell was sipping on the same straw as Colmes this evening."

Add to the list Arron Brown over at CNN.

His alleged news show is nothing more than a one hour commentary complete with the days talking points from the DNC. His obvious lack of objectivity (even to the Dems in my office) and his ability to pretend he is actually unbiased are stunning. And, of course, he is constantly using material from the NY Times as if it were the Gospels. He must have sourced the NYT at least a dozen times in the past 48 hours to "disprove" all of the issues raised by the Swift Boat Vets. Did he or CNN actually research the allegations?? Any mention of the 60 to 1 ratio of Democratic vs Republican oriented 527's?? Of course not! Why would they - that's what the New York Times is for.

As a reformed Democrat myself from days gone by, all I can say if Thank the Lord and the Dept of Defense for the Internet!!!
36 posted on 08/24/2004 8:19:16 PM PDT by Skywarner (Enjoying freedom? Thank a Veteran!)
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To: Rex Anderson
It has always infuriated me that Bob Dole was considered "mean" until he lost the '96 election. How surprised the media and public were when he turned out to be good natured, loved on Capitol Hill, and downright funny.

Being old has some advantages -- not many, that's for sure! I remember Dole's first run for president when his rather sharp-tongued humor got him the reputation of being "mean." Of course it was left-wing media spin as always, but they made it stick. Dole developed a "softer" approach in his second presidential run. Since he didn't stand a snowball's chance in hell of winning and was too old to run again, the media finally admitted he was funny and lovable. Now that he's getting some traction against Kerry, Blitzer resurrects the "mean" lie. The media's the problem folks. Nothing will change until it does. American media are the Western arm of World Socialism.

37 posted on 08/24/2004 8:24:32 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Is Karl Marx's grave a Communist plot?)
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To: spyone

Defund the liberal media! Simply do not spend your $$ on their products. It really is that simple.


38 posted on 08/24/2004 8:38:50 PM PDT by Owl558 (Pardon my spelling)
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To: tirednvirginia

Whether Gardner was with Kerry at a medal-opportunity or not isn't the point. Gardner WAS with Kerry hours BEFORE a medal-opportunity, at which time Kerry received the precise wounds he CLAIMED to have suffered DURING the medal-opportunity. What are the chances, Gardner asks, of sustaining the exact injury twice in a day?


39 posted on 08/24/2004 8:39:10 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: onyx eyes

I wonder why a analytical mind with clout, such as conservative Tom Clancy cannot get the truth of this thing and lay it out in a orderly manner for the American people?

Clancy has that grasp of how military things work, I think he could destroy the skerry shills in one ten minute segment.

Oh, have ya'll seen that skerry and his band of brothers are all alone going to take the Mekong Delta in their "SHIP". And it will all be in living color in his soon to be released movie made by the usual Hollyweird types, is to be unveiled before or during the NYC GOP convention.

My G-D, 4 months, three band aids, and as per the lefties, the man is the greatest war hero since Audie Murphy.


SICKO, SICKO skerry is a SICKO.


40 posted on 08/24/2004 8:53:52 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: Ursus arctos horribilis

They're going to keep on until they movie themselves out of reality -- oops already done that.
Tom Clancy, IF we could get him, would, as you said, stop them dead in their tracks...Oh, I dream...


41 posted on 08/24/2004 9:04:53 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: onyx eyes

"It's all lies" is the talking point of the year for the rats, who should know a lie when they hear one, since they speak them so often!


42 posted on 08/24/2004 9:07:35 PM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: Rex Anderson
I heard that same thing from Wolf Blitzer Sunday as a teaser.... "Is Bob Dole getting mean again....?"

They must have all gotten the DNC memo.

43 posted on 08/24/2004 9:11:16 PM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: onyx eyes

Don't count on Tom Clancy - he would probably go to bat for Kerry. Such a pompous man. He could have assisted the U.S. in defending against terrorist efforts - he refused to use his experience to assist our government in identifying possible scenarios.

He came across really bad on H&C trying to impress with how very superior intellectually he was.


44 posted on 08/24/2004 9:14:18 PM PDT by ClancyJ (Vote for President Bush - For our grandchildren. Democrats are not to be trusted with our country)
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To: ClancyJ

All Tom Clancy is, is a detail-oriented ex-insurance clerk or something along those lines. I don't think he is as smart as he pretends. I saw him on C-Span, dont remember what the show was about, but, like you, was not impressed. I dont think he could have helped the gov. very much, he writes in a linear fashion which means he only knows what he places straight out before him.


45 posted on 08/24/2004 9:21:16 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: ClancyJ

Oh, I should have also said, the reason I had first agreed on Clancy as a help to us, was when thinking of him writing for our side. But when you reminded me, I knew better.


46 posted on 08/24/2004 9:23:15 PM PDT by onyx eyes
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To: onyx eyes

Such a pity - he could have been effective but you might be right - only effective when all in front of him.


47 posted on 08/24/2004 10:41:31 PM PDT by ClancyJ (Vote for President Bush - For our grandchildren. Democrats are not to be trusted with our country)
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To: onyx eyes
O'donnell has been bonkers now for a couple of months. hardball was broadcasting from the beach not too long ago -- I forget the occasion -- and he was well and truly off his meds.
48 posted on 08/24/2004 10:49:17 PM PDT by smonk
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To: Arizona Carolyn

My unsubstantiated feeling is that the station has him on a short leash.That might have started around the time he was interviewing demonstrators, in a non-liberal way, outside the convention center in Boston.


49 posted on 08/25/2004 4:50:22 PM PDT by syriacus (Kerry lied, while honorable men died.)
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To: mingusthecat

"I remember O'Donnell from way back, and he used to do a much better job of hiding his scorn and bias. I USED to think he was pretty savvy, politically, although he leaned the wrong way. It's possible to respect someone's political SKILL, while disagreeing with them. I was sorely disappointed in his political astuteness tonight. He seems on the verge of putting his thumbs in his ears and sticking his tongue out at his opponents"

I too, have noticed some of the more fair-minded liberals (who at least were somewhat rational and/or honest in their evaluations) have become Kerry shills. O'Donnell, Susan Estrich and Doug Brinkley have all gone over the edge. If Kerry loses this election, it will be hard for us conservatives to ever think these pundants are truly legitimate again (it's all about winning with them).


50 posted on 08/25/2004 5:18:42 PM PDT by ILuvW
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