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OUTRAGE - CNN PUTS "SWAPPING SPOOKS" ON TV SCROLL REGARDING POWELL & RICE
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Posted on 11/15/2004 7:31:49 PM PST by KE

THE SCROLL BAR ON THE BOTTOM OF CNN'S AARON BROWN SHOW SHOWS "SWAPPING SPOOKS" !!!!


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KEYWORDS: aaronbrown; cnn; powell; rice; spooks; statedept
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How outrageous is this? Before the last comercial on Aaron Brown's show, he showed a younger Colin Powell in uniform, then showed Condi Rice at a Podium, and was talking about Powell quitting, and said wehn we come back, Next Up. But on the bottom of the scroll it said real big "SWAPPING SPOOKS". What in the world would make them use those words. How terribily insulting. I just can't believe this!
1 posted on 11/15/2004 7:31:50 PM PST by KE
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To: KE

why are you watching cnn? turn it off


2 posted on 11/15/2004 7:33:11 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Good ol' Coney Island College. Go WhiteFish.)
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To: KE

I hope someone has a tape of it. Could be interesting. Parley


3 posted on 11/15/2004 7:33:15 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: KE

Uh. Screen capture? Nobody gonna believe you fella


4 posted on 11/15/2004 7:33:26 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: KE

That CAN'T be true. Anyone get a still of it?


5 posted on 11/15/2004 7:33:45 PM PST by infidel29 (America is GREAT because she is GOOD, the moment she ceases to be GOOD, she ceases to be GREAT - B.F)
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To: KE
A freeper needs our help!!!
6 posted on 11/15/2004 7:33:46 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (http://www.osurepublicans.com)
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To: KE

Whoa. I know "spooks" is a term for spies/CIA types, but in this case, this just seems like an astoundingly ill-advised use of slang.


7 posted on 11/15/2004 7:34:11 PM PST by wizardoz (straight, sedentary, and average)
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To: KE
They talking about another subject entirely. Spy swapping maybe?

If they are indeed talking about Powell and Rice, neither of which are spies, then someone's head needs to roll at CNN.

Correction: Someone's BOSS needs to be fired.

8 posted on 11/15/2004 7:34:13 PM PST by narby
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To: KE

"Spooks" is a common term for spies - so the CNN headline was likely referring to the turmoil within the CIA.

Take a valuium.


9 posted on 11/15/2004 7:34:15 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: KE

WTH does that even mean?


10 posted on 11/15/2004 7:34:16 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: KE
CNN's leftist elitism does surface on occasion, but leftists watching CNN will only applaud privately.
11 posted on 11/15/2004 7:34:40 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: KE

I DON'T believe it.


12 posted on 11/15/2004 7:34:47 PM PST by i_dont_chat
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To: KE

I'm sure someone has a tape of this, if it really happened. And if it did, they're idiots. Fox will probably talk about it.


13 posted on 11/15/2004 7:35:00 PM PST by eagle11 (A leader who puts God at the center of his life is not likely to believe he is omnipotent.)
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To: KE

Spook is an old 50's racist term for Negro's. It shouldn't surprise anyone, the left HATES succesful conservatives African-Americans.

As long as the Left can keep African-Americans oppressed they can manipulate them as a voting block. Liberalism is the ultimate racist policy.


14 posted on 11/15/2004 7:35:22 PM PST by 7mmMag@LeftCoast ("....to defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: KE

http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?13


15 posted on 11/15/2004 7:35:56 PM PST by perfect stranger ("Going to war without France is like going hunting without your accordian." Donald Rumsfeld)
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To: eagle11

Ah, it was just an item left over from halloween.


16 posted on 11/15/2004 7:36:22 PM PST by ReadyNow (When you see the eye, expect a lie!)
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To: 7mmMag@LeftCoast
Sorta like saying "you people" in the wrong crowd. And you gotta be careful about using "boy" as well. Sheesh.
17 posted on 11/15/2004 7:36:37 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: KE

I think Brown showed his mentality on 9/11 - and it hasn't improved since then -

But perhaps - if this is true - it wasn't with his knowledge - I can't believe he would approve of anything like that - having some brains left -

Look at Fox - if you went by just what you see - not one conservative should watch that station - they are propaganda pros for the Left - They do it much like China does - slight of hand -


18 posted on 11/15/2004 7:38:31 PM PST by Pastnowfuturealpha
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To: KE

Are you kidding? Holy crap!!! Holy Crap!!!


19 posted on 11/15/2004 7:39:03 PM PST by faithincowboys
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To: KE

Relax. It could not have been a racist comment because only Republicans can be racist. Haven't you learned anything from watching the MSM? Now, the same scroll on Fox would, by definition, be racist. See how this works?


20 posted on 11/15/2004 7:39:50 PM PST by RtWngr (Being tolerant of the intolerant is pretty stupid actually.)
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To: KE

If this is true it's a huge blunder, and a stink should be made of it for no other reason than to wipe that smarmy smirk off of Aaron Brown's face.


21 posted on 11/15/2004 7:40:00 PM PST by Shqipo (Can't someone clone David Lean so I could go see a decent freaking movie?)
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To: KE

IF this is true, it is MONUMENTALLY STUPID on CNN's part. But, alas, I expect no repercussions for CNN. Now if Fox did something similar, you'd never hear the end of it in the lamestream press......


22 posted on 11/15/2004 7:40:47 PM PST by Libertarian444
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To: mhking



Did you happen to see this?


23 posted on 11/15/2004 7:42:14 PM PST by onyx
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To: perfect stranger

Why would I want to contact cnn, if I haven't seen they're calling them 'spooks'?


24 posted on 11/15/2004 7:42:40 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Libertarian444
White DC Mayoral Staffer Loses Job for Saying "Niggardly"
25 posted on 11/15/2004 7:43:31 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: KE

CNN has basicly come unglued along with the NY Times and about 80% of those who voted for Senator Surrender and Boy Wonder.


26 posted on 11/15/2004 7:45:51 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservatives)
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To: KE

Did you stay tuned in to see if they actually did run a "spook" story? If it wasn't about spies/CIA, then obviously this was on purpose. Even if a CIA story did follow, it probably still was on purpose by some a-hole, but they'd have their CYA excuse.


27 posted on 11/15/2004 7:47:08 PM PST by Nexus
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To: Libertarian444
I know what I saw! Aaron Brown said something about Colin Powell, and it showed him in a uniform, younger. Then it showed Condi Rice at a podium, and brown said UP Next, and it went to a comercial. But right before the comercial all by itself on the bottom it said. CNN.......SWAPPING SPOOKS......CNN. When the show restarted after comercial, it had the usual lines at bottom that were sentences, like "President Bush today.....yada yada. you know what I mean.

I just got done e-mailed Aaron Brown, and 2 other departments at CNN.

Karen

28 posted on 11/15/2004 7:47:53 PM PST by KE
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To: KE

Just more leftist racism...Did you hear the clip on Shumer? He called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, "Judge Tom"....a derogatory term....likening him to "uncle Tom"....

It wasn't a mistake either. Shumer ran through Thomas's title and then slipped in the slur. He said, "Justice Clarence Thomas, Uh, judge Thomas, Judge Tom..."


29 posted on 11/15/2004 7:47:56 PM PST by tuckrdout (You lose your right to complain about taxes, if you voted for any democrat!)
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To: BCrago66

It is also a racial slur...and in this case it is what that means


30 posted on 11/15/2004 7:48:05 PM PST by MaryJaneNC
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To: BCrago66
No this was definitely NOT in reference to the CIA and the word spook refering to spies. He was talking about Powell and Rice.

Karen

31 posted on 11/15/2004 7:49:15 PM PST by KE
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To: narby
They talking about another subject entirely. Spy swapping maybe?

You're probably right. But this is the network that misspelled Niger Innis' name in their caption a few years back.

32 posted on 11/15/2004 7:49:55 PM PST by Morgan's Raider
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Spook is an old 50's racist term for Negro's. It shouldn't surprise anyone, the left HATES succesful conservatives African-Americans.

In Texas in the 50's and 60's and in New York in the early 60's every time I heard the term spook it was a black referring to a white. Spook - ghost - white .....

33 posted on 11/15/2004 7:50:16 PM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon (May God Bless the President)
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Big deal. What does "SPOOKS" mean? Sounds like something related to Halloween?

Holtz
JeffersonRepublic.com


34 posted on 11/15/2004 7:51:11 PM PST by JeffersonRepublic.com
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To: BCrago66

If this is true, people will definitely be fired for it. It IS sort of hard to believe they'd let something this bad slip by.


35 posted on 11/15/2004 7:51:33 PM PST by DManA
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To: KE

The sky is not falling.


36 posted on 11/15/2004 7:52:14 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: KE

Your Serious????!!!!
This HAS to be made news of!


37 posted on 11/15/2004 7:52:21 PM PST by redstate38
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"SWAPPING SPOOKS"

I'm fairly certain that if this happened the tag lines got mixed up with the CIA news. Lots of news re: CIA and
replacements.


38 posted on 11/15/2004 7:52:32 PM PST by Gimme
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To: BCrago66

Right---whoever is in a dust-up over this should get a handle on life


39 posted on 11/15/2004 7:52:33 PM PST by middie
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To: DManA

No one will know it's true because it's just a rumor feeding off panic.


40 posted on 11/15/2004 7:53:06 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: KE

After the commercial, did they run a CIA oriented story? Please answer, this could be big.


41 posted on 11/15/2004 7:54:04 PM PST by Nexus
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so the CNN headline was likely referring to the turmoil within the CIA.

That's my guess.

42 posted on 11/15/2004 7:54:14 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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But on the bottom of the scroll it said real big "SWAPPING SPOOKS".

LOL! I don't believe this for a minute. Not even CNN would do something as racist as this.

43 posted on 11/15/2004 7:54:42 PM PST by Jorge
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To: BCrago66

The MSM seem to make a *lot* of these harmless little mistakes with black Republicans.

44 posted on 11/15/2004 7:54:55 PM PST by Salamander ("Nothing which is morally wrong can ever be politically correct")
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Y'er spookin' me man.

Good catch tho...I won't know what they were talkin' bout unless someone here tells me.....I have no "TV"

FMCDH(BITS)

45 posted on 11/15/2004 7:55:52 PM PST by nothingnew (KERRY: "If at first you don't deceive, lie, lie again!")
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That IS SOOOOO FUNNY!!!

They meant CIA agents and you took it to mean black people.

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

OMG! My side are hurting!! That is SOOOOOO funny!

And it happened to al-Jazeera West.

Humor is getting funnier since nov 3!!!


46 posted on 11/15/2004 7:56:16 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Democrat credo: If we win, we win: if we lose it is theft!)
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Since the scroll was/is for ongoing news and top stories, you think that maybe--just maybe--the phrase was in reference to this:

Top leaders of CIA's clandestine service resign ?

PS-Anyone else see the little redirect when you go to CNN.com? I saw a mostly blank/white page with the text "Hello, World. Nothing to see here...move along" load for like a second before redirecting to CNN.com.

Seriously. I clicked on the CNN.com link from a Yahoo keyword search result page.

Weird.

PPS-I was able to time a screen capture just right. The URL is http://victory.cnn.com. Guess the URL that shows up in Yahoo's search is a bad link and the page I saw is just an auto redirect to whatever is currently the index.html page.

47 posted on 11/15/2004 7:56:21 PM PST by LincolnLover (Now comes the revolution. If you don't implement a conservative agenda now, when do you?)
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Spook

1. Informal A ghost; a specter.
2. Slang A secret agent; a spy.
3. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a Black person.

48 posted on 11/15/2004 7:56:31 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: KE

A vewwy inopportune co-inky-dink juxtaposition. Chalk it up to fate, albeit well-deserved.


49 posted on 11/15/2004 7:57:02 PM PST by Eastbound ("Neither a Scrooge nor a Patsy be")
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To: BigSkyFreeper

so the CNN headline was likely referring to the turmoil within the CIA.
That's my guess.


Someone at least coordinated the snafu. I don't see it as an accident. Fox would be crucified. (if it is more than rumor) I'll bet Brent Bozell has it taped.


50 posted on 11/15/2004 7:57:13 PM PST by rennatdm
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