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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

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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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:

I did a search before I posted and didn't see yours. Sorry!

Did anyone else mail Rush? I saw it posted at LGF too.

51 posted on 10/14/2005 9:39:59 AM PDT by Minnesocold (Truth itself is the one enemy against which liberalism cannot prevail. -Christopher Adamo)
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To: uncitizen

Sortof yes! she tried telling them that they were worried about her going out there where it was so deep.


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


52 posted on 10/14/2005 9:40:33 AM PDT by jackv
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To: Minnesocold

She needs a good paddling.


53 posted on 10/14/2005 9:42:48 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Up a creek without a paddle.)
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To: jackv

How is Katie Couric supposed to pretend that she is no different that her average female viewer when she admits people in her line of work are paid enough to buy $400 shoes? What a dilemma....


54 posted on 10/14/2005 9:44:21 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Charles Henrickson
Watery tart alert?

She's certainly a strange woman. Is she distributing swords as a part of some farcical aquatic ceremony?

55 posted on 10/14/2005 9:45:13 AM PDT by Riley ("Bother" said Pooh, as he fired the Claymores.)
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To: Minnesocold

"Silly people. Don't ya know the guys are on stilts?"

I'm sure this is on the future list of excuses.


56 posted on 10/14/2005 9:45:42 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (Those who preach tolerance most, have the least for my views.)
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To: Minnesocold
hilarious
57 posted on 10/14/2005 9:46:59 AM PDT by monday
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To: Minnesocold

No problem.

I'm tearing my hair out listening to Rush mention one staged event after another and missing this great opportunity to nail the MSM on something that happened just today.

At this point it seems that numerous FReepers have emailed Rush, so hopefully his staff will pick up the story soon.

The idea of pinging The Great One, Mark Levin, and asking him to contact Rush, is excellent, if someone can do it.

I predict that by tonight, Hannity, O'Reilly, and perhaps Brit during his Grapevine segment, will pick up the story.


58 posted on 10/14/2005 9:47:22 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: Jhensy

OH SNAP!


59 posted on 10/14/2005 9:47:23 AM PDT by filepile
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To: dead
From the 2nd hour news on Today.



[I missed the 1st hour and the shallow water]
60 posted on 10/14/2005 9:48:12 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: All

I'm the FReeper who wrote the original story at NewsBusters. If anyone would like to be added to my ping list for stories on liberal media bias, with an emphasis on the Today show, please drop me a ping or private reply.


61 posted on 10/14/2005 9:48:51 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: Minnesocold

Tony Snow was talking about it in the radio this morning.


62 posted on 10/14/2005 9:48:56 AM PDT by Riley ("Bother" said Pooh, as he fired the Claymores.)
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I don't get it. Is it now ok for the White House to stage interviews because the Toaday Show does it?

Sorry, I guess I'm one of the few people who expect the White House to have a little more dignity than morning network fluff.


63 posted on 10/14/2005 9:50:29 AM PDT by dollar_dog
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To: Minnesocold
Great screen capture! There've been several print stories but that's the first actual pic I've seen.

BTW, I lived in Minnysoooooota for five years, you betcha eh. Illinois seems balmy by comparison.

64 posted on 10/14/2005 9:50:34 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: TomGuy

She sure isn't putting that paddle very deeply into the water! Probably because she doesn't want to accidently hit the ground! HAH!!


65 posted on 10/14/2005 9:51:16 AM PDT by RogerWilko
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To: Minnesocold

LOL!! I wish I'd seen that! LOL!!


66 posted on 10/14/2005 9:52:51 AM PDT by GloriaJane (http://music.download.com/gloriajane "Seems Like Our Press Has Turned Against Our Country")
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To: bray
When did she get back from New Orleans?? Canoe w/o paddle!

She's been attending the Sean Penn Advanceed School of Tipping In Canoes. SPASTIC for short.

There were seminars on:
Draining the swamp while a$$hole deep in alligators.
Up the creek without a paddle.
Row row your boat while it sinks.

67 posted on 10/14/2005 9:53:34 AM PDT by rock58seg (My votes for Pres. Bush, the best candidate available, have not helped us, conservatively speaking.)
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To: eddiemunster

Oh, that video clip is priceless! SNL couldn't have done a better skit than that!!!


68 posted on 10/14/2005 9:54:08 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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Maybe she was inspired by the urban kayaking episode shown on Jackass.


69 posted on 10/14/2005 9:56:40 AM PDT by USMCPOP
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To: USMCPOP

Someone should dub in the "Vonage" ad theme music to the video clip!


70 posted on 10/14/2005 9:58:08 AM PDT by Minnesocold (Truth itself is the one enemy against which liberalism cannot prevail. -Christopher Adamo)
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To: TomGuy

I wonder why that canoe is moving so fast when that clip starts...she obviously has no paddling skills whatsoever. Do you think maybe some gave her a running push?


71 posted on 10/14/2005 10:05:21 AM PDT by A. Goodwin
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To: Minnesocold

Goons - what idiots. Does anybody - besides me - think that Fox's morning trio is a waste of time. The "heh heh's" and the jocularity detract from the news - I think.


72 posted on 10/14/2005 10:06:00 AM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: Minnesocold

Goons - what idiots. Does anybody - besides me - think that Fox's morning trio is a waste of time. The "heh heh's" and the jocularity detract from the news - I think.


73 posted on 10/14/2005 10:06:09 AM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: Minnesocold; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!


74 posted on 10/14/2005 10:06:10 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Minnesocold

A picture is worth a thousand lies.


75 posted on 10/14/2005 10:06:21 AM PDT by Old Professer (Fix the problem, not the blame!)
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To: Minnesocold

She didn't even know how to hold the paddle.


76 posted on 10/14/2005 10:06:43 AM PDT by LooneyTick (Of all the things in life I've lost, I miss my mind the most!)
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To: cgk
Owww! Michelle ma belle! Damn, why are all the good ones taken? Well there is always Ann Coulter. On no, I mentioned her name...Must follow the rules..


77 posted on 10/14/2005 10:12:07 AM PDT by WillamShakespeare (Who is John Kerry?)
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To: Minnesocold

4 inches of water? hahahah, that is GREAT. After all the hooha about Bush/ the soldiers being scripted. Hahah, this is priceless.


78 posted on 10/14/2005 10:16:40 AM PDT by bboop (Facts are your friend.)
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To: dollar_dog
"I don't get it. Is it now ok for the White House to stage interviews because the Toaday Show does it?"

"Sorry, I guess I'm one of the few people who expect the White House to have a little more dignity than morning network fluff."

Every broadcast has pre planned events such as where do you stand, who do you pass the mic to, and if this happens you do that, and if that happens you do this. Even live events have some choreographing. Believe me... the media knows this...they're just betting that we don't.

The MSM is nit picking everything they can think of to bash President Bush. They think they drew blood with their Katrina reporting (their Katrina lies) and they're like a bunch of perona in a feeding frenzy. Only thing is, they're gonna go away hungry because the more they bash President Bush the worse they themselves look.

79 posted on 10/14/2005 10:18:40 AM PDT by GloriaJane (http://music.download.com/gloriajane "Seems Like Our Press Has Turned Against Our Country")
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To: GloriaJane

Deciding in advance where people stand/sit and in what order they answer questions is markedly different from having a script, which is precisely what the soldiers had yesterday. I'm sorry, but I still say it was undignified (and totally unnecessary btw).


80 posted on 10/14/2005 10:26:53 AM PDT by dollar_dog
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To: Minnesocold
It wouldn't surprise me if Katie put these guys up to it to make her competition look bad.
81 posted on 10/14/2005 10:29:33 AM PDT by airborne (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't!)
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To: Minnesocold

PRICELESS!!!!!!


82 posted on 10/14/2005 10:31:43 AM PDT by petro45acp (SUPPORT/BE YOUR LOCAL SHEEPDOG!!!!)
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To: bboop

I just watched the video. She says it's hard to control the canoe. The problem is every time she puts the paddle in the water it stops abruptly when it his the street. ( about 3 times in the video)


83 posted on 10/14/2005 10:32:12 AM PDT by Hiryusan
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To: Minnesocold
Look, watery tarts in canoes pretending there's a flood is no basis for a Declaration of Emergency. I mean, if I went around saying there was a Disaster just because some moistened bint was in 4 inches of water, they'd put me away!

Ah, now we see the censorship inherent in Free Republic! Help help! I'm being zotted!

84 posted on 10/14/2005 10:36:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: JamesP81

The msm has been staging news and faking stories like Blather did...for decades. I wonder how many stories we've been told were actually true? So much spin, for so long, we are bombarded with BS from the leftwing media.


85 posted on 10/14/2005 10:38:28 AM PDT by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: Minnesocold

It may have been a few inches deep, but she was clearly in over her head.


86 posted on 10/14/2005 10:39:07 AM PDT by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: Turbopilot

Bump


87 posted on 10/14/2005 10:40:53 AM PDT by Turbopilot (Nothing in the above post is or should be construed as legal research, analysis, or advice.)
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To: Lazamataz

How can we tell this young woman is a rising network star?

Because she's not covered with filth.


88 posted on 10/14/2005 10:50:45 AM PDT by tumblindice (Daily Bugle: 'Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says')
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To: Minnesocold

I recall a totally STAGED event. It was Feb 2003. Lurch kerry had been told in Oct 2002 that he had prostate cancer. In November 2002 he told the media of his intention to run for prez. The following February of 2003, he FINALLY revealed to the public via the msm that he was going into the hospital for prostate surgery because of prostate cancer.

kerry showed up for his hospital admission at night, wearing a leather military "bomber" style jacket and was taped "vigorously sprinting" into the hospital entrance after a few staged words with the msm outside. I remember thinking..WHAT A PUTZ. He knew he had cancer for 2 months prior and didn't tell the VOTERS a thing. Kept it all under wraps but announced his presidential bid BEFORE he told the voters he had CANCER.

Typical libnut scumbag.


89 posted on 10/14/2005 10:56:50 AM PDT by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: dollar_dog
"Deciding in advance where people stand/sit and in what order they answer questions is markedly different from having a script, which is precisely what the soldiers had yesterday. I'm sorry, but I still say it was undignified (and totally unnecessary btw)."

The article I read said nothing about a script. Allison Barber, deputy assistant defense secretary, asked; "If a question comes up about partnering — how often do we train with the Iraqi military — who does he go to?"

That is not a script. It's asking if a certain type question comes up, who is the expert on that subject.

That is done so the camera man can know in advance where his camera should be aimed for that shot. And the sound man also has to know.

Again, the MSM knows this! They know exactly why you have to go through this. They are just trying to fool those of you who have never been around on air broadcasting.

That's all this whole thing is, direction for the camera man, the sound man and the TV crew.

"A brief rehearsal ensued.

“OK, so let’s just walk through this,” Barber said. “Captain Kennedy, you answer the first question and you hand the mike to whom?”BR?
“Captain Smith,” Kennedy said.

“Captain. Smith? You take the mike and you hand it to whom?” she asked.

“Captain Kennedy,” the soldier replied.

And so it went.

“If the question comes up about partnering — how often do we train with the Iraqi military — who does he go to?” Barber asked.

“That’s going to go to Captain Pratt,” one of the soldiers said.

See? That's all the whole thing is, it's direction for the camera man, the sound man and the TV crew. And the MSM knows that!

Here is the article I read: MSNBC Article: Troops chat with Bush — after rehearsal

90 posted on 10/14/2005 10:59:15 AM PDT by GloriaJane (http://music.download.com/gloriajane "Seems Like Our Press Has Turned Against Our Country")
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To: Minnesocold

Rush just now closed his second hour with it. (Short on time, a quick mention).


91 posted on 10/14/2005 11:00:10 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: JoJo Gunn

Rush got the reporters last name wrong.


92 posted on 10/14/2005 11:21:03 AM PDT by bluerose (Without the sons and daughters of the American people,this country wouldn't amount to anything.-Rush)
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To: JoJo Gunn; Minnesocold; bluerose

It was exciting to hear Rush quote verbatim from my article "In a deliciously ironic twist," etc., but it would really have made my day if he had cited to it!


93 posted on 10/14/2005 11:31:27 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: bluerose

Yes, Rush called her "Robinson" instead of Kosinski.


94 posted on 10/14/2005 11:32:01 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: Minnesocold

I would have a lot funnier if Looter Guy had walked in front of her with a load of Heinnekins in a tub.


95 posted on 10/14/2005 12:20:43 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ERADICATED ASAP)
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To: Jhensy
Are those guys for real ??

I mean, do they, like, appear in public like that??

Becki

96 posted on 10/14/2005 12:54:24 PM PDT by Becki (Save the environment. Eat a cow.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Also picked up here outsidethebeltway.com and here myopiczeal.blogsome.com
97 posted on 10/14/2005 12:58:47 PM PDT by evets (God bless president Bush!)
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To: NCC-1701

I sense a photo shop opportunity.


98 posted on 10/14/2005 1:02:25 PM PDT by Hoodlum91
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To: Minnesocold
Staged, but accurate.
99 posted on 10/14/2005 1:06:08 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Hoodlum91

Yeah, this could be fun.


100 posted on 10/14/2005 1:12:06 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ERADICATED ASAP)
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