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Today Show reporter caught "staging" video stunt.
NewsBusters ^ | 10-14-2005 | MRC

Posted on 10/14/2005 9:04:24 AM PDT by Minnesocold

Up the Creek: Out to Embarrass Bush Over Alleged Video Stunt, Today Gets Caught in Stunt of Its Own

In a deliciously ironic twist of fate, shortly before airing a segment aimed at embarrassing the Bush administration by suggesting that it had staged a video conversation between the president and soldiers in Iraq, the Today show was caught staging . . . a video stunt.

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Today's timing couldn't have been worse. A preceding segment focused on the incessant rains and ensuing flooding in the northeast. For days now, beautiful, blonde - and one senses highly ambitious - young reporter Michelle Kosinski has been on the scene for Today in New Jersey, working the story. In an apparent effort to draw attention to herself, in yesterday's segment she turned up in hip waders, standing thigh-deep in the flood waters.

Taking her act one step further, this morning she appeared on a suburban street . . . paddling a canoe. There was one small problem. Just as the segment came on the air, two men waded in front of Kosinki . . . and the water barely covered their shoe tops! That's right, Kosinski's canoe was in no more than four to six inches of water!


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KEYWORDS: d; kosinski; lyingmedia; medialies; owned; staged; stunt; today
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The Today Show is the epitome of staged events and photo ops.
1 posted on 10/14/2005 9:04:37 AM PDT by Minnesocold
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To: Minnesocold

I hope somebody comes up with a better screen capture. I really want to laugh at her expression.


2 posted on 10/14/2005 9:05:47 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Minnesocold

ROFLOL!


3 posted on 10/14/2005 9:06:01 AM PDT by TChris ("The central issue is America's credibility and will to prevail" - Goh Chok Tong)
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To: Minnesocold

Ha ha ha! Idiot.


4 posted on 10/14/2005 9:07:28 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (also enjoy the occasional kick of a puppy.)
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To: Minnesocold

Makes you wonder for how long they've been doing things like this and getting away with it before there was the internet, blogs, and FR to call them on it.


5 posted on 10/14/2005 9:08:16 AM PDT by JamesP81
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To: Minnesocold

Shades of albore in his canoe on the Connecticut River during a drought emergency. He convinced the powers that be to release desperately needed water for the photo op.


6 posted on 10/14/2005 9:08:46 AM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: dead
Hopefully Political Teen will post the video. In the meantime, here's a better (and dryer) shot of Michelle:


7 posted on 10/14/2005 9:08:51 AM PDT by Minnesocold (Truth itself is the one enemy against which liberalism cannot prevail. -Christopher Adamo)
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To: Minnesocold

Funny ping


8 posted on 10/14/2005 9:09:18 AM PDT by ocr1
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To: JamesP81

This has got Ebaumsworld written all over it. Awesome!


9 posted on 10/14/2005 9:10:47 AM PDT by eddiemunster
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To: SheLion

Here's a laugh back to ya!


10 posted on 10/14/2005 9:10:50 AM PDT by houeto (Mr. President, close our borders now!)
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To: Minnesocold

Bwahahaha!! I really needed that! :-)
I've been arguing with some 'stuck on stupid'
moonbats on a newsgroup and it's really like
beating my head against a brick wall.
Thanks for the laugh.


11 posted on 10/14/2005 9:11:46 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX)
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12 posted on 10/14/2005 9:11:58 AM PDT by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: Minnesocold
So, whats new. If you are aware of the industry, timelines, etc., almost all news broadcast are staged. It's just the way it is. Even reporters are basically selected to ask questions on most all interviews. Watch the hands and what is in them, a script of questions. Damn! Even the Democrats stage events on the Senate floor. Both sides do, but the CRATS are so predictable it is a joke.
13 posted on 10/14/2005 9:13:04 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Minnesocold
Cursed members of the Religious Right -- always walking on water and forcing the media members to use other means.

Dr. Ransom
FaithFusion.net
Independent-sighted, yet Right-minded

14 posted on 10/14/2005 9:13:11 AM PDT by DoctorRansom ("Alert and in first-class fighting trim")
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To: dead

Go to newsbusters.org and click on video link.


15 posted on 10/14/2005 9:13:13 AM PDT by eddiemunster
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To: Minnesocold

Outstanding, really. The MSM stages the news.


16 posted on 10/14/2005 9:13:51 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (MSM: de facto allies of America's enemies.)
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To: JamesP81

I can tell you that during a hurricane watch in Corpus Christi (the hurricane actually hit far to the south, in Mexico), some newsies were taping while being "rained" on with a water hose off-camera. It was cloudy that day, but dry.


17 posted on 10/14/2005 9:13:56 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now, if only we could convince them all to put on their bomb-vests and meet in Mecca...)
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To: Minnesocold; Hap; Xenalyte; humblegunner; Allegra

It doesn't get much funnier than this.


18 posted on 10/14/2005 9:14:09 AM PDT by Bacon Man (GOOPLA OOOG!!!)
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To: dead

The best reaction is one of the guys walking by is laughing. Her he is walking in very shallow water and she is in a canoe.


19 posted on 10/14/2005 9:14:22 AM PDT by johnmecainrino
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To: All
The "mainstream" of these outmoded media is just as deep.

Dr. Ransom
FaithFusion.net
Independent-sighted, yet Right-minded

20 posted on 10/14/2005 9:14:46 AM PDT by DoctorRansom ("Alert and in first-class fighting trim")
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To: Minnesocold
ROTF Bump! Someone please ping me to the video when it's posted.
21 posted on 10/14/2005 9:14:52 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("There are millions of mediocre Americans, and they, too, deserve to be represented in the USSC. -RH)
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To: Minnesocold

Thanks for the laugh...


22 posted on 10/14/2005 9:14:58 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("“When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, don't wait until it has struck before you crush it)
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To: Minnesocold

Uh . . . uh. . . . There must be a deep drop-off just behind those guys. Yeah, that's it!


23 posted on 10/14/2005 9:16:04 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Minnesocold

Didn't something similiar happen in Al Gore's campaign?


24 posted on 10/14/2005 9:17:03 AM PDT by linkinpunk
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To: Watery Tart; evets

Watery tart alert?


25 posted on 10/14/2005 9:17:21 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Minnesocold
I'd like to break that story.


26 posted on 10/14/2005 9:17:34 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. ©)
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To: Minnesocold

Michelle, ma belle
These are words that go together well
My Michelle


27 posted on 10/14/2005 9:17:41 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Liberals-beyond your expectations!)
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To: JoJo Gunn; PJ-Comix

Get Mary Mapes on this right away!


28 posted on 10/14/2005 9:19:29 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Mapes of Rather.)
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To: eddiemunster
Thanks! I didn't realize they had the video.

The funniest thing is that the dingbat just plows on ahead, talking about how it's difficult to control a canoe, even after the guys walk by her!

29 posted on 10/14/2005 9:19:31 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: All

Can someone get this to Rush Limbaugh? He's on the Bush 'staged' event now.


30 posted on 10/14/2005 9:20:00 AM PDT by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: Minnesocold

Stone Phillips: "As you can see, this Chevrolet pick-up burst into a fireball after a negligible side-impact . . . Wanna see it again?"

Bystander: "Hey, what're those things taped to the gas tank? Are those fireworks?"

Stone Phillips: "Next week we take on music downloaders."


31 posted on 10/14/2005 9:20:22 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: DoctorRansom

Main Stream Media, right! LOL!


32 posted on 10/14/2005 9:20:35 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Streaming video.)
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To: Minnesocold; 351 Cleveland; ajolympian2004; Dominick; Fatalis; Klickitat; ...
Priceless. Also the top story on Michelle Malkin's website currently. :)

Malkin ping! (laugh break!)


33 posted on 10/14/2005 9:21:12 AM PDT by cgk (Bennett: If we are surrounded by the trivial & vicious, it is all too easy to make our peace with it)
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To: Minnesocold

Her she is with her staff.
34 posted on 10/14/2005 9:23:00 AM PDT by Jhensy
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To: Minnesocold
When did she get back from New Orleans?? Canoe w/o paddle!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

35 posted on 10/14/2005 9:23:19 AM PDT by bray (Islam IS a terrorist organization)
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To: Minnesocold

I saw this today also. Actually the Today Show made fun of themselves this morning by showing the footage again. They had just finished an interview with the mother of 17 kids and Al Roucker came on and Couric was standing there with him with the weather map in the background. Katie was acting like the weatherman and said she had not done that before and then they showed the video in the background of the canoe with the 2 men walking by and everyone laughed. It was pretty funny.


36 posted on 10/14/2005 9:24:14 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Minnesocold

Send that to Rush right NOW! He would probably like that, and he's talking about the "staging" right NOW!


37 posted on 10/14/2005 9:25:01 AM PDT by RogerWilko
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To: Minnesocold; governsleastgovernsbest

at least someone could ping the FReeper that wrote this whole thing for NewsBuster-- governsleastgovernsbest aka Mark Finkelstein


38 posted on 10/14/2005 9:25:49 AM PDT by RobFromGa (Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran-- what are we waiting for?)
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To: Minnesocold; All
Watch the clip on www.newsbusters.org

She doesn't even think to change her script and goes into how hard it is to paddle a canoe in waters like this.

39 posted on 10/14/2005 9:27:44 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (MSM: de facto allies of America's enemies.)
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To: JamesP81
Makes you wonder for how long they've been doing things like this and getting away with it before there was the internet, blogs, and FR to call them on it.

It has been a long time, a long time.

I'll never forget catching CNN in a hotel room around 3/22/04 and the talking head was grilling Gov. Murkowski about off shore drilling he had just opened off of ANWR. All the while the grilling was going on CNN was showing pictures of bambi and beautiful Alaskan valleys and what not.

Only thing is, these pictures had to be several hundred miles south of ANWR. They sure were not pictures of ANWR which is arctic Alaska and its biome is tundra.

The propaganda emanating from our TV sets requires eternal vigilance to watch it and find any real truth from what is seen.

40 posted on 10/14/2005 9:27:46 AM PDT by A message (The Democrat party platform is NOT in the mainstream. It is just foolish.)
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To: RogerWilko
Send that to Rush right NOW! He would probably like that, and he's talking about the "staging" right NOW!

I emailed to rush@eibnet.com. I'm not a 24/7 member currently, so any members are encouraged to send to his private address.

41 posted on 10/14/2005 9:28:37 AM PDT by Minnesocold (Truth itself is the one enemy against which liberalism cannot prevail. -Christopher Adamo)
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To: Minnesocold

BUSTED! Reporters are nothing buy liars, trained to do so in "journalism" schools.


42 posted on 10/14/2005 9:29:05 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: RobFromGa

Hey, looks like you did ping him.


43 posted on 10/14/2005 9:29:34 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (MSM: de facto allies of America's enemies.)
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To: Minnesocold

That b-tch interviewed me a few years back at an anti-Clinton rally.


44 posted on 10/14/2005 9:30:01 AM PDT by Clemenza (Gentlemen, Behold!)
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To: Minnesocold

I sent Rush a link to this thread, let's see if he checks it out!


45 posted on 10/14/2005 9:30:56 AM PDT by RogerWilko
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To: Jhensy

haha... great movie!

NBC can stick it where the sun don't shine.... actually... it shines there allot since they are always showing their a$$...


46 posted on 10/14/2005 9:30:59 AM PDT by fhlh (Polls are for strippers and liberal spin.)
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To: Minnesocold; RobFromGa

I'm glad to see the story getting play, but please note that I posted the story this morning when I originally wrote it for NewsBusters:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1502290/posts

PS: it is so frustrating to hear Rush just this minute say he'd like to find examples of the media staging events. As others have mentioned, it would be great if someone could get the story to Ruh.


47 posted on 10/14/2005 9:31:51 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: Minnesocold

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


48 posted on 10/14/2005 9:32:09 AM PDT by Romish_Papist (Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.)
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To: truthandlife

What was their excuse? Did they say she was just protecting her $400 shoes? I think not.


49 posted on 10/14/2005 9:33:16 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Minnesocold

Too funny


50 posted on 10/14/2005 9:33:25 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>)
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