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CNN's Brown Snidely Hints Purple Hearts in Iraq Will Be Suspect
Media Research Center ^ | 11-12-2004 | Brent Baker

Posted on 11/12/2004 6:46:35 PM PST by Horatio Gates

Aaron Brown's snide shot of the day. Upon pointing out a photo in Stars and Stripes of some soldiers in Iraq who had earned Purple Hearts, during his Wednesday night "Morning Papers" segment on CNN's NewsNight, Brown sarcastically remarked: "Some day, one of them will run for President and someone will say they didn't earn the Purple Heart. Welcome to America."

Brown began his November 10 look at the Thursday newspapers, a segment in which he holds up big veloxes of front pages: "Okay, time to do morning papers. I've been on an airplane today. I have no voice left. What is it about airplanes that does that? I don't know. Stars and Stripes starts it off: 'U.S. Troops Control Most of Fallujah,' the headline. 'U.S. Officials Believe Most Insurgents Have Fled the City.' Look at this picture here, if you can. 'Troops' Bravery Honored in Iraq.' These are all Purple Heart winners. Some day, one of them will run for President and someone will say they didn't earn the Purple Heart. Welcome to America."

The photo Brown showcased was of a row of soldiers. For the story with the picture: www.estripes.com

The caption: "Nine soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division's 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment received Purple Hearts Tuesday at Forward Operating Base MacKenzie, Iraq, for injuries received this year during Operation Iraqi Freedom."

To see the front page of the November Stars and Stripes, look for the European or Middle East editions which carried the photo: www.estripes.osd.mil

The MRC's Ken Shepherd used our DVR system to grab a still shot of Brown pointing to the photo and that will be placed in the posted version of this CyberAlert item.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aaronbrown; bias; cnn; fallujah; iraq; mediabias; moronontheloose; msm; napalminthemorning; partyofthehindparts; purpleheart; religionofpeace; schadenfreude; wot
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Aaron Brown, a true chicken$h*t Alpha Hotel. Only a Kerry type would advertise a Purple Heart as a merit badge for political profit. Nice of you to lump our heroes in with your candidate.
1 posted on 11/12/2004 6:46:35 PM PST by Horatio Gates
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To: shotokan

Looney Left Bump


2 posted on 11/12/2004 6:49:22 PM PST by Robert Lomax
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To: shotokan

Aaron Brown is an ASS. I can't stand his smug, poorly-concealed digs.


3 posted on 11/12/2004 6:49:59 PM PST by AggieCPA (Howdy, Ags!)
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To: shotokan

Shotokan,you think this doofus would benefit from sustained atemi?By your user name I can tell you are a refined gentleman.Me?i'd rather the old crude standby of ramming a head butt into his face ,followed bychecking how much elevation he'd achieve when my knee comes up....hard.What a pant loadAaron Brown deserves nothing but contempt.


4 posted on 11/12/2004 6:50:50 PM PST by gripper ("Does this mean we can hit back ,now?")
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To: Robert Lomax

I wonder how many of those Marines got three purple hearts, no hospital time or treatment, and an early ticket home to be a general's aide?


5 posted on 11/12/2004 6:51:05 PM PST by ReadyNow (When you see the eye, expect a lie!)
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To: Robert Lomax
I saw this and emailed him (he got back real quick, I suppose he gets few emails from his few viewers).

It has nothing to do with my guy or your guy or their guy. It has to do with people, who by their own words were lying, wither for 30 years or now. For them I had no respect and neither should you.

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-----Original Message-----
I was one of the few that watched your show tonight (caught the end) and heard your little snide comment about the purple hearts. I'm sorry your guy lost, but lets try to keep it neutral, please. You really can't hind your bias like you used to be able.
6 posted on 11/12/2004 6:51:54 PM PST by kasparik
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To: shotokan

The first time I saw Aaron Brown, I thought he was some hack filling in for an absent Anchor. Even CNN can do better then this loser.


7 posted on 11/12/2004 6:53:08 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Fraud is the lifeblood of the Democratic Party)
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To: shotokan

Someone ought to beat the meat off his head for that.


8 posted on 11/12/2004 6:53:34 PM PST by philetus (Zell Miller - One of the few)
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To: shotokan

This pr*ck should be given a point spot on a squad of Marines. When he actually completes several combat patrol - with contact - then let him post his silly-@ss articles. If he refuses . . . beat his @ss with rifle butts and give him a medal.


9 posted on 11/12/2004 6:53:36 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (From Ku Klux Klan to the modern era of the Koo Kleft Klan...the true RAT legacy.)
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To: shotokan

Did he point out which one blew rice grains into his a## with a grenade?


10 posted on 11/12/2004 6:54:00 PM PST by carlr
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To: shotokan
hey aaron brown you a$$h...., men who get purple hearts arn't taking videos of themselves like your precious fraud kerry. These are real men who have endured combat in its ugliest form. How dare you trivialize their honor or spilled blood.

This guy deserves an a$$ kicking.

11 posted on 11/12/2004 6:54:47 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: shotokan

WAH!

Sore-loser alert!


12 posted on 11/12/2004 6:55:45 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (The Measure of a Man is the Willingness to Accept Responsibility for Consequences of his Acts.)
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To: kasparik
It has to do with people, who by their own words were lying, wither for 30 years or now.

????

13 posted on 11/12/2004 6:56:11 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: shotokan

I didn't notice a PH on his lapel.


14 posted on 11/12/2004 6:56:30 PM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

They'd frag him.


15 posted on 11/12/2004 6:56:31 PM PST by Horatio Gates
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To: shotokan

Sure. We'll do that if they are pompous blue-blood primadonnas who write up their own recommendation for having three grains of rice dug out of their butt and are dumb enough to make it the center plank of a flaccid platform 30 years later.


16 posted on 11/12/2004 6:57:45 PM PST by SquirrelKing ("I have to march because my mother couldn't have an abortion." - Maxine Waters (D-California)
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To: shotokan

Does Brown-nose think that our soldiers frequently work like the dickens to keep a 3mm long sliver of metal in his arm so that he can go get a Band-aid applied?

Brown-nose would be the first to squeal like the little pig he is if any enemy ever threatened his sorry butt. He's a girlie-man for all girlie-men.

Prairie


18 posted on 11/12/2004 6:59:27 PM PST by prairiebreeze (George W Bush: Spending well-earned political capital.)
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To: shotokan

If they lie about it, come home after 14 weeks to give false testimony before congress, call all their fellow servicemen rapists, murderers, and thugs, have the nerve to call ALL of his fellow officers and entire chain of command LIARS, then HELL YES, I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT, NOT HAVE IT HIDDEN BY COMRADES IN THE MEDIA!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 11/12/2004 7:00:28 PM PST by digger48
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To: shotokan
To some, Aaron Brown's comment, "Some day, one of them will run for President and someone will say they didn't earn the Purple Heart. Welcome to America," , may seem like a cynical, political cheap shot, but it really isn't. His comment showed contempt for our troops', their CIC, and America. Mr. Brown is a pos.

5.56mm

20 posted on 11/12/2004 7:00:33 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: OldCorps
...men who get purple hearts arn't taking videos of themselves....

Actually, Mr. Kerry filmed three hours of footage while in theatre to share with friends and family. They were disappointed that he was on the footage for a mere 15 seconds.

21 posted on 11/12/2004 7:02:59 PM PST by St.Chuck
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To: shotokan

"They'd frag him."

One always has hope.


22 posted on 11/12/2004 7:03:53 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (From Ku Klux Klan to the modern era of the Koo Kleft Klan...the true RAT legacy.)
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To: gripper

One well placed Mawashi-Geri to the temple...leave him for the buzzards.


23 posted on 11/12/2004 7:04:06 PM PST by Horatio Gates
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To: shotokan
This is exactly why the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth need to keep pressing for John Kerry to sign the SF-180.

Why don't you sign it, JFnK?

24 posted on 11/12/2004 7:04:20 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: shotokan
Well, Kerry did it. History does have a way of repeating itself.

Kerry was surounded by a mix, mostly honset, hard-working, hard-fighting and honest guys -- but not all of them so. I would expect that to be the case today, with the caveat that in an all volunteer force, it is more difficult to find malcontents.

25 posted on 11/12/2004 7:05:06 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: WorkingClassFilth
This pr*ck should be given a point spot on a squad of Marines.

At the very least, he should have to switch spots with Jane Arraf -- she sounded like she was going to soil herself as she talked with Aaron Brown last night.

26 posted on 11/12/2004 7:06:16 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: shotokan

Aaron Brown - better hope some soldier doesn't come after him and smack some knots on his head.


27 posted on 11/12/2004 7:06:56 PM PST by Ginifer
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To: kasparik
I was one of the few that watched your show tonight

I like that jab!

My E-mail to Aaron Brownpants was much, shall we say, stronger. I doubt the little cowardly girlie man will answer mine.

28 posted on 11/12/2004 7:07:46 PM PST by technomage
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To: shotokan

Brown's never got over the fact that he never lived up to his hype. He jumped to CNN at exactly the wrong time, just as it was about to begin its precipitous decline. Now he's become the poster boy for its poor ratings.


29 posted on 11/12/2004 7:07:58 PM PST by clintonh8r (Get Out The Gloat!!)
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To: M Kehoe
"Mr. Brown is a pos."

I wouldn't rate him that high.

30 posted on 11/12/2004 7:08:14 PM PST by blackbart.223
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To: shotokan
I saw that same segment and thought "how pathetic". I am 100% confident that no one will ever lump the fine men and women serving in Iraq in the same category with John Kerry. The majority of American voters rejected John Kerry because he turned his back on the U.S. once and couldn't be trusted NOT to do it again. Get over it Aaron, you're just another reason CNN is never on in my house!
31 posted on 11/12/2004 7:09:20 PM PST by lunarbicep ("I'm proud to say I've never been anybody's lapdog..." --Dan Rather)
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To: shotokan

I didn't know Mr. Brown knew Kerry's purple hearts are fake.


32 posted on 11/12/2004 7:09:56 PM PST by eagle11
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To: shotokan
Well, Brown is a jackass, but he's right. If one of those guys runs for Pres, people will say his medal(s) were unearned. And Aaron Brown will probably be one of those people, since the soldier would probably be a Republican.
33 posted on 11/12/2004 7:10:50 PM PST by Sloth ("Rather is TV's real-life Ted Baxter, without Baxter's quiet dignity." -- Ann Coulter)
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To: shotokan
How clueless can you get?

Lately I've learned how Goebbels succeeded and why Stalin called these people "useful idiots".

Just amazes me that these people have NEVER stopped to read history.

34 posted on 11/12/2004 7:11:56 PM PST by lizma
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To: blackbart.223

Oh, I think that's a good start. POS fits.

Also, I doubt any of our Marines in Iraq are pulling a rice kernal out of their ass and claiming Purple Heart rights as a result. What a POS Aaron Brown is. See, it fits.


35 posted on 11/12/2004 7:12:33 PM PST by raptor29
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To: eagle11

I have lived in the Seattle area for over 30 years. Brown was a local news reader for many years prior to moving to MSNBC. He had a reputation in the local area as an egotistical poof as the Brits say.


36 posted on 11/12/2004 7:12:41 PM PST by jimsaa
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To: Sloth
Do we all need to be reminded of this example?


37 posted on 11/12/2004 7:13:21 PM PST by Sloth ("Rather is TV's real-life Ted Baxter, without Baxter's quiet dignity." -- Ann Coulter)
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To: shotokan

CNN has as much relevance to our nation's political life, as Home Shopping Network.


38 posted on 11/12/2004 7:15:42 PM PST by Tax Government (Stop Freeploading. Become a monthly contributor to FR.)
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To: shotokan

The soldiers in Iraq tend to reinlist rather than cut & run after 3 1/2 months of combat and bandaid wounds. The veterans returning from Iraq after honorable service won't get spit on, like Kerry and his fellow traitors did to Vietnam Vets.


39 posted on 11/12/2004 7:17:07 PM PST by RasterMaster (Saddam's family were WMD's - He's behind bars & his sons are DEAD!)
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To: Sloth

They have always questioned the heroics of Republicans. G.H.B. and Dole included.

The difference this election was that the questioning led to the realization Kerry's heroic status was nothing but a self advanced myth. Aaron is understandably bitter that they STILL lack a legitimate war hero that espouses liberal doctrine. Powell comes closest to their dream, and he chose to align himself with Republicans. LOL


40 posted on 11/12/2004 7:17:47 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: shotokan

41 posted on 11/12/2004 7:19:27 PM PST by traumer
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To: shotokan

What a t()rd!


42 posted on 11/12/2004 7:20:37 PM PST by x1stcav
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To: shotokan

This chicken-feces snotball compared real soldier's wounds to the fraud kerry's self-awarded tin. Brown is beneath contempt.


43 posted on 11/12/2004 7:22:03 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: shotokan
CNN's NewsNight, Brown sarcastically remarked: "Some day, one of them will run for President and someone will say they didn't earn the Purple Heart. Welcome to America."

The differnce will be that this mans records will be made public and he won't have 250 other men who served with him calling him a opportunist and a liar!

44 posted on 11/12/2004 7:22:21 PM PST by Bommer (Thanks to one and all for appreciating my movies. I'll be back!)
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To: shotokan

I was going to let fly some serious verbage, but you pretty much said everything I wanted to.


45 posted on 11/12/2004 7:23:09 PM PST by EricT. (Join the Soylent Green Party...We recycle dead environmentalists.)
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To: shotokan

What a deek. This clown has always had something wrong with him. I don't understand how he stays employed.


46 posted on 11/12/2004 7:24:06 PM PST by Kitten Festival
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To: shotokan

"Some day, one of them will run for President and someone will say they didn't earn the Purple Heart. Welcome to America."

Well, if some of the recipients turn anti-war activists and traitor, or if it turns out they had to lobby their CO for the award because the wound only required a bandaid and was caused by their on fire...then maybe they will be questioned some day.

What a odious moron this fellow must be!


47 posted on 11/12/2004 7:24:53 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: MediaMole

I can't recall who the 'embed' was, but I remember during the original push into Iraq a reporter got caught up in the action of the unit he was grafted into. He wrote a white-hot, searing indictment of other media slime and their pretense of objectivity and he drew upon his real-life patrol with an armored unit under fire.

He was terrific! He helped direct fire against the "M-F'rs" that were shooting at his homeys. The tankers spit .50's into the nest of slime that were shooting at our laddies and reduced them to room temperature. Our scribbler rejoiced! The tone and reception of that article launched a series of critical pieces that questioned the role of the reporter in combat positions and the likely allegience forged in the fire of combat.

In short, that 'embed' won his pay and the thanks of the troops. Wish more would do the same.


48 posted on 11/12/2004 7:25:26 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (From Ku Klux Klan to the modern era of the Koo Kleft Klan...the true RAT legacy.)
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To: shotokan

RIGHT ON!


49 posted on 11/12/2004 7:25:46 PM PST by Mach9 (.)
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To: shotokan

"..a photo in Stars and Stripes of some soldiers in Iraq who had earned Purple Hearts,.."

I looked for the story. Perhaps over the weekend I'll have more time to find it.

 

www.estripes.com

 

http://estripes.osd.mil/download/EUR21113

50 posted on 11/12/2004 7:26:03 PM PST by Radix (I simply love the smell of a good Tag Line in the morning!)
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