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Reporter question to Kerry at today's press conference. Evidence of a hate Bush media

Posted on 09/23/2004 11:15:00 AM PDT by 1Old Pro

QUESTION: Prime Minister Allawi told Congress today that democracy was taking hold in Iraq and that the terrorists there were on the defensive. Is he living in the same fantasy land as the president?


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My Lord, I simply cannot believe that a reporter would ask this slanted hate Bush type of question. WHO WAS THIS REPORTER??? Was Dan Rather there. Sheesh, this liberal biased hate Bush media is like a cancer.
1 posted on 09/23/2004 11:15:01 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

I am stuned, deets please.


2 posted on 09/23/2004 11:16:39 AM PDT by tioga
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To: 1Old Pro

Hint: the reporter was bashing Kerry, not Bush.


3 posted on 09/23/2004 11:16:40 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: 1Old Pro

The more the LIEbs come out the MORE America sees who and WHAT they really are.

2 Americas? Hell no! One America and one France II.


4 posted on 09/23/2004 11:16:46 AM PDT by funkywbr
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To: 1Old Pro

Im so sick of all of this...I wish we could go to sleep and wake up Election day sometimes....Im so tired of the Liberal MSM making this campaign so close...it shouldnt be...REAL AMERICANS should be standing up in droves for our President...its simply astonishing that they arent....there must be something in Liberals genes that make them that crazy...


5 posted on 09/23/2004 11:17:24 AM PDT by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
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To: r9etb
Hint: the reporter was bashing Kerry, not Bush.

Exactly.

6 posted on 09/23/2004 11:17:37 AM PDT by creepycrawly
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To: 1Old Pro

Are you serious? This was an actual question asked by a reporter? It's like they gave Kerry his answer within the question...

This almost reads like a parody of a biased media. Damn.


7 posted on 09/23/2004 11:17:42 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (How do you ask a hamster to be the last hamster to die for a mistake?)
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To: 1Old Pro

Two days of taking questions from the press and either I missed it or I haven't heard one person from the press ask the Traitor to respond to allegations from the Swift Boat vets????


8 posted on 09/23/2004 11:17:43 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi Travis,http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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To: r9etb
Hint: the reporter was bashing Kerry, not Bush.

Yeah, that's how I read it, too.

9 posted on 09/23/2004 11:18:32 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: 1Old Pro

I'd be curious to know who the reporter was. It reads like it may have been a sarcastic comment directed against Kerry.


10 posted on 09/23/2004 11:18:52 AM PDT by be-baw
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To: 1Old Pro
Kerry's diplomatic, nuanced response:

I think the prime minister is, obviously, contradicting his own statement of a few days ago, where he said the terrorists are pouring into the country. The prime minister and the president are here, obviously, to put their best face on the policy. But the fact is that the CIA estimates, the reporting, the ground operations and the troops all tell a different story.

Yesterday I read the report of a deputy director of the Provisional Coalition Authority. He's now returned to the United States. And his report was really pretty devastating. He wrote that we are losing the peace. He wrote that we are not getting the reconstruction aid out, that only 5 percent of the money has been spent. He wrote of the levels of unemployment and of the difficulties of people who are earning money throwing grenades at American soldiers. Then he told Congress there were 95,000. He didn't tell the truth to the Congress. There were 5,000 -- 5,000. That's a disgrace. It's a disgrace that the secretary of defense doesn't tell the truth to the American people. And it's a disgrace that this president doesn't hold anybody in his administration accountable for failure. These are not small miscalculations. These are miscalculations which are costing lives, costing America's reputation in the world. These are miscalculations of judgment. And that's what we hire a president for, is to exercise the right judgment. I think this president has exercised the wrong judgment from day one, and that's why we need a change.

11 posted on 09/23/2004 11:18:55 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: r9etb
Hint: the reporter was bashing Kerry, not Bush.

Please explain, perhaps I'm slow.

12 posted on 09/23/2004 11:18:56 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Wasn't the reporter sweating kerry? I think that hes my hero?
13 posted on 09/23/2004 11:18:56 AM PDT by SQUIDMACK
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To: creepycrawly

I agree


14 posted on 09/23/2004 11:19:02 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: 1Old Pro

Unbelievable. And they don't think they are biased. Unbelievable.


15 posted on 09/23/2004 11:19:11 AM PDT by LS
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To: Tennessean4Bush

What was the answer??


16 posted on 09/23/2004 11:19:34 AM PDT by Mfkmmof4
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To: be-baw
It reads like it may have been a sarcastic comment directed against Kerry.

Whatever. Certainly not appropriate in any case IMHO.

17 posted on 09/23/2004 11:19:53 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Tennessean4Bush

I read it, but didn't hear it. Are you sure? I could easily see it the other way.


18 posted on 09/23/2004 11:19:53 AM PDT by LS
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To: r9etb
Hint: the reporter was bashing Kerry, not Bush.

Agreed. A follow up question: "Please name all of the world leaders you believe are living in a Fantasy World, similar to that of President Bush."

19 posted on 09/23/2004 11:20:08 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: 1Old Pro
At your service...


20 posted on 09/23/2004 11:20:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: 1Old Pro
The mainstream media and press is no longer bias. They have chosen to be the cheerleaders for Kerry. This question does not surprise me one bit. Like I said in the past. You have to be deaf, blind, or stupid to not believe the media and press are pulling for Kerry.
21 posted on 09/23/2004 11:20:57 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: LS

THIS THREAD IS OFF TRACK. THEY WERE TRYING TO USE KERRY'S OWN WORDS TO TRAP HIM INTO A FLIP FLOP. INSTEAD, HE CALLED THE PRIME MINISTER OF IRAQ A LIAR.

Overall, it was a great question, and an even better answer (for Bush voters, that is)

22 posted on 09/23/2004 11:21:14 AM PDT by rocklobster11
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To: Chad Fairbanks
This almost reads like a parody of a biased media. Damn.

Yup... 'The Onion' couldn't have done a better job.

23 posted on 09/23/2004 11:21:27 AM PDT by bikepacker67 (Sandy wasn't stuffing his socks, he was stuffing A sock.)
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment
"But the fact is that the CIA estimates, the reporting, the ground operations and the troops all tell a different story."

Who are these troops? Did Kerry meet them having dinner in Manhattan, or Nantucket?

24 posted on 09/23/2004 11:22:01 AM PDT by 68skylark
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To: 1Old Pro
FWIW, the "fantasy land" term came first from Kerry ...

Sep 16, 2004 6:35 pm US/Central (CBS) President Bush is "living in a fantasy world of spin," failing to tell U.S. troops or the American people the truth about the situation in Iraq, Democratic challenger John Kerry told National Guard veterans Thursday.

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/topstories_story_260193831.html

25 posted on 09/23/2004 11:22:03 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: 1Old Pro

It was a sarcastic slap at Kerry because he said at an interview yesterday that Bush was living in a fantasyland.


26 posted on 09/23/2004 11:22:08 AM PDT by jimthewiz
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Are you serious? This was an actual question asked by a reporter? It's like they gave Kerry his answer within the question... This almost reads like a parody of a biased media.

I agree. Some posters say the reporter was really poking fun at Kerry.

Regardless of the reporters intent, this question/comment is totally inappropriate and non-professional.

27 posted on 09/23/2004 11:22:14 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro
Yesterday(?) Kerry accused Bush of being in a fantasy land about Iraq. Today the Iraqi PM basically calls JF'nK part of the problem, and says that things are going pretty well in most of Iraq.

Thus, "Do you think Alawi is living in the same fantasy land...?"

The question makes Kerry look like an ass (which he is).

28 posted on 09/23/2004 11:22:17 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment
"Please name all of the world leaders you believe are living in a Fantasy World, similar to that of President Bush."

now i know hes my hero. This is a super impressive smart ass kinda way to sweat kerry.

29 posted on 09/23/2004 11:22:49 AM PDT by SQUIDMACK
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To: rocklobster11
THIS THREAD IS OFF TRACK. THEY WERE TRYING TO USE KERRY'S OWN WORDS TO TRAP HIM INTO A FLIP FLOP

since when is that the job of the media at a press conference???

30 posted on 09/23/2004 11:23:01 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: jimthewiz
It was a sarcastic slap at Kerry because he said at an interview yesterday that Bush was living in a fantasyland.

Then I think the reporter should have referenced his question by saying...."as you said yesterday".

31 posted on 09/23/2004 11:24:08 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro
Video Here
32 posted on 09/23/2004 11:25:01 AM PDT by Spackidagoosh
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To: 1Old Pro

Kerry's "fantasy world" comment was dumb. The reporter knows it, just like we know it. The reporter is inviting Kerry to say more dumb stuff by inviting Kerry to say that other world leaders are also in a "fantasy world."

Kerry took the bait by slamming on the Iraqi prime minister -- not a smart more for Kerry at all.


33 posted on 09/23/2004 11:25:09 AM PDT by 68skylark
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To: creepycrawly

I'd tell him/her/it to stick to their day job and leave
the comedy to Kerry.


34 posted on 09/23/2004 11:25:18 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the Piece)
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To: 1Old Pro
Please explain, perhaps I'm slow.

The question could be easily rephrased:

Senator Kerry, you said Bush was "living in a Fantasy World" when he gave an optimistic appraisal of the Iraq situation. Today, Prime Minister Allawi gave a speech to congress where he echoed President Bush's views. Are you implying that the Prime Minister is deluded or simply lying?

35 posted on 09/23/2004 11:25:31 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: 1Old Pro

Kerry reminds me a high school debater who is assigned to "debate" a particular position and no matter what President Bush says or does, Kerry feels compelled to provide the high school debate rebuttal.


36 posted on 09/23/2004 11:26:23 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: 68skylark
Kerry's "fantasy world" comment was dumb. The reporter knows it, just like we know it. The reporter is inviting Kerry to say more dumb stuff by inviting Kerry to say that other world leaders are also in a "fantasy world."

WOW, I'm shocked that a reporter would do this without making reference to the remark.

37 posted on 09/23/2004 11:26:26 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro
My Question to the Kerry Campaign:

Sir, you have said repeatedly that the President is living in another universe concerning Iraq and that he is lying to the American People. My question is, who in you campaign is on the ground in Iraq that is giving you up to the minute reports that would be better than the information that Iraq's on Prime Minister would have?
38 posted on 09/23/2004 11:26:30 AM PDT by DSBull (Truth is the light of the World, shine it everywhere)
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To: r9etb

I agree with you, I took the reporter's comments as a slam against Kerry, sarcasm if you will.


39 posted on 09/23/2004 11:27:01 AM PDT by rockabyebaby
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To: 1Old Pro
since when is that the job of the media at a press conference???

I think it is the media's job to point out previous statements by the candidate and ask them to explain them in light of current events.

40 posted on 09/23/2004 11:27:06 AM PDT by rocklobster11
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment

Well, I hate it when reportes do this to Bush and I don't like it now. These reporters are too cute by 2. Just ask some meaningful questions and leave the jokes to the pundits and commentators.


41 posted on 09/23/2004 11:28:00 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Who are these troops?

Beats me. According to Kerry, anyone in the military who disputes the party line gets fired or early retirement.

42 posted on 09/23/2004 11:28:23 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: rocklobster11
Kerry's "fantasy world" comment was dumb. The reporter knows it, just like we know it. The reporter is inviting Kerry to say more dumb stuff by inviting Kerry to say that other world leaders are also in a "fantasy world."

They should, at a minimum, reference his earlier statement then.

43 posted on 09/23/2004 11:29:21 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: rocklobster11

IMHO, a subtle sarcastic question...clever, designed to draw Kerry out. Consider this the antidote to the soundbite-seaking questions the MSM constantly throw at Bush.


44 posted on 09/23/2004 11:31:24 AM PDT by Dat Mon (clever tagline under construction)
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To: r9etb

I agree with you, I took the reporter's comments as a slam against Kerry, sarcasm if you will.


45 posted on 09/23/2004 11:31:26 AM PDT by rockabyebaby
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To: 1Old Pro
I wish they (the reporters) had to identify themselves like they used to...ya know. Mr President,Todd Takeurdream,
Socialist Sundown, do you think better communications with the UN would help cover up the oil for food program disaster and do you apologize for it?

Doogle
46 posted on 09/23/2004 11:31:44 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th AF...Wolf Pack...408MMS ....Ubon,Thailand in "69" Night Line Delivery.AMMO)
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To: 1Old Pro
Regardless of the reporters intent, this question/comment is totally inappropriate and non-professional

i dont understand? Isnt it ok to laugh at how off track kerrys talk about the presidents state of mind is? I would think the president would chuckle at this privately. Im ok with anything the reporter does to call attention to how silly kerry is.

47 posted on 09/23/2004 11:32:02 AM PDT by SQUIDMACK
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To: Dat Mon
IMHO, a subtle sarcastic question...clever, designed to draw Kerry out. Consider this the antidote to the soundbite-seaking questions the MSM constantly throw at Bush.

I understand the intent, now after explaination. I disagree with the motivation though. It's too cute by 2.

48 posted on 09/23/2004 11:32:50 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro
These reporters are too cute by 2. Just ask some meaningful questions and leave the jokes to the pundits and commentators.

A "meaningful question" is one that elicits a headline. That's why you saw at that Bush press conference a while back 15 different "questions" that could all be paraphrased "will you apologize?"

Anyway, it's Kerry that said Bush was living in a Fantasy World because he doesn't watch enough TV. That statement begs any number of follow up questions, such the one that was asked, or "What other deep truths is President Bush missing out on by not watching as much TV as you do?"

49 posted on 09/23/2004 11:33:13 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Question Liberal Authority)
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To: SQUIDMACK
Im ok with anything the reporter does to call attention to how silly kerry is.

Kerry's silly enough. I want my newsmen to aks serious questions and report. This gotcha journalism isn't appropriate at press confeences. Leave it to the liberal talking head commentators.

50 posted on 09/23/2004 11:34:48 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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