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MURTHA "Fake But Accurate" MEDALS VIDEO CLIP! Marc Morano Scores Touchdown on CNN!
Rightalk.com ^ | 1-23-06 | Bob J

Posted on 01/24/2006 9:27:40 AM PST by Bob J

Edited on 01/24/2006 2:29:58 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Investigative reporter and talk show host Marc Morano (CNSNEWS and Rightalk.com) who broke the Murtha "fake but accurate" medals story appears on Howie Kurtz/CNN and scores one for the good guys!

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1 posted on 01/24/2006 9:27:42 AM PST by Bob J
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To: Bob J

Excellent! Great job Mark. You were very understandable, persuasive and persistent. Well done!


2 posted on 01/24/2006 9:37:40 AM PST by TChris ("Unless you act, you're going to lose your world." - Mark Steyn)
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To: Bob J

Well John was a staff officer. Also, he spent the vast majority of his 38 years in the Reserves and was on active duty only a very short period during the many years of Vietnam. I always thought you got a Purple Heart at the hospital you were treated at when your unit cut the orders. That is how my men got them.

Makes me kind of wish I had put in for one when I got burned during a sapper attack. But what I did was stupid and I deserved to have gotten burned.


3 posted on 01/24/2006 9:41:36 AM PST by U S Army EOD (LINCOLN COUNTY RED DEVILS STATE CHAMPIONS)
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To: Bob J

I can't get it to play.


4 posted on 01/24/2006 9:44:21 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Bob J

A Touchdown and a Homerun! Thanks for posting this.


5 posted on 01/24/2006 9:45:34 AM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: Bob J
SLAM DUNK!

Murtha's an ex-Marine.

6 posted on 01/24/2006 9:46:24 AM PST by manwiththehands (OBL called for a truce. The democRats have called for us to surrender, retreat and withdraw.)
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To: armymarinemom
I can't get it to play.

I had trouble too until I saved it to disk in order to play it.

7 posted on 01/24/2006 9:47:00 AM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: TChris

Wow.. even better than that. He hit a homer on every attempt by CNN host to discredit him for bias, whatever..

Excellent candidate for RNC chairman, don't you think?


8 posted on 01/24/2006 9:47:05 AM PST by RightResponse (What if the Left, just got up and .....)
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To: jigsaw

Tried that and it still doesn't work. What was said?


9 posted on 01/24/2006 9:48:44 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Bob J

He did a very good job.


10 posted on 01/24/2006 9:51:42 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: armymarinemom
Ya need to update your video codecs ( COmpression DECompression )

http://www.free-codecs.com/


Kill A Commie For Mommie
Seven Dead Monkeys Page O Tunes

11 posted on 01/24/2006 9:55:56 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("If you're talking to AQ, we want to know why!" Yogi Berra couldn't have said it any plainer!)
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To: Bob J

Great job Marc! (sorry I got snippy with you before)


12 posted on 01/24/2006 9:56:54 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Bob J

Great job Marc! (sorry I got snippy with you before)


13 posted on 01/24/2006 9:56:55 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Bob J

Hit it out of the park.


14 posted on 01/24/2006 9:56:58 AM PST by Stentor
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To: Justanobody

Sorry...


15 posted on 01/24/2006 9:57:27 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Stentor

Can anybody condense the highlights? (I have no audio)


16 posted on 01/24/2006 9:59:30 AM PST by MJemison
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To: Bob J

Outstanding!


17 posted on 01/24/2006 10:00:02 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: rawcatslyentist
Got it. Codecs were fine it was the options.
Good interview!!
18 posted on 01/24/2006 10:20:50 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: armymarinemom

It's possible the server is being swamped...sorry. Try again in a few minutes.


19 posted on 01/24/2006 10:22:18 AM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: MJemison
The highlights are at that Murtha has some big red flags about his purple hearts and there are eye witnesses as well as others who claim that Murtha told them that he was only scratched and didn't deserve purple hearts. And he points out that there are 20 years of differing stories about Murthas war service which is being ignored by the media.

Murano basically assails the MSM for failing to question the background of Murtha who is a liberal hero ONLY because of his war record. Murano also points out repeatedly and repeatedly the hypocrisy of the MSM when they questions Bush 41s war record or Dole's record or Reagan or Bush 43 service but when somebody questions Kerry or Murtha somehow it is political dirty pool.

Murano did a good job of representing himself. He was just a slight bit rushed but he kept to his points and didn't get knocked off track by the snarky questions from Howard Kurtz. Overall performance: A-

20 posted on 01/24/2006 10:24:23 AM PST by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: Bob J

Talk about a home fricken run. This guy was awesome!


21 posted on 01/24/2006 10:33:49 AM PST by 101st-Eagle (An appeaser is one who feeds his friends to a crocodile hoping to be eaten last-W. Churchill)
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To: bpjam

Thank you. And kudos to Murano. I hope he had Kurtz frothing.


22 posted on 01/24/2006 10:35:31 AM PST by MJemison
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To: 101st-Eagle

Marc is an ace! Check out his weekly radio program...he's on Wednesdays at 2pm!


23 posted on 01/24/2006 10:35:38 AM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: U S Army EOD
38 years

37

was on active duty only a very short period during the many years of Vietnam.

AD prior to the Viet Nam War as well and unless you've seen his OQR you don't know how much AD time he has.

24 posted on 01/24/2006 10:36:29 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Bob J

oops-I guess "this guy" would be you. Outstanding. Murtha has especially rubbed us military types the wrong way. He is a disgrace.


25 posted on 01/24/2006 10:37:23 AM PST by 101st-Eagle (An appeaser is one who feeds his friends to a crocodile hoping to be eaten last-W. Churchill)
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To: 101st-Eagle

Nope not me. I'm Marks producer at Rightalk.com.


26 posted on 01/24/2006 10:39:24 AM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J

OK, cool. You're both doing a great job from what I see. I'll listen out for Mark from here on.


27 posted on 01/24/2006 10:41:24 AM PST by 101st-Eagle (An appeaser is one who feeds his friends to a crocodile hoping to be eaten last-W. Churchill)
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To: Bob J

Amazing! A reasonably fair interview on CNN.


28 posted on 01/24/2006 10:46:23 AM PST by RJL
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To: Bob J
IMHO this is the wrong way to go. This isn't a Swiftee situation where Murtha's fellow Marines in his Vietnam unit have a bone to pick with him. This just makes it appear that any former military who criticizes the administration will have his war record attacked. This guy may well be right, but it's a bad image. Murtha wore the uniform and served honorably.

What Murtha has been saying about the Iraq war and the men and women fighting it is a disgrace to the uniform he wore and ought to be attacked. That's where this should be fought.

29 posted on 01/24/2006 10:47:08 AM PST by colorado tanker (I can't comment on things that might come before the Court, but I can tell you my Pinochle strategy)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

He was on active duty for training earlier. When I say active duty, I mean assigned to an active unit in the field.

If you have more information on his active duty time, I would love the hear about it. I personally think he is nothing but a politician. He is no Chesty Puller or Audie Murphy. I just don't like it when people like him try to throw his military career up when he didn't have much of one. I really can't think of many politicians who had distinguished military careers.


30 posted on 01/24/2006 10:48:32 AM PST by U S Army EOD (LINCOLN COUNTY RED DEVILS STATE CHAMPIONS)
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To: U S Army EOD

One of his MOSs on active duty was as a DI at Parris Island and again, unless you've seen his entire OQR, which he should release, or his DD214 you're speculating as to how much time he spent on active duty and as an active reservist.


31 posted on 01/24/2006 10:56:48 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

So what was it?


32 posted on 01/24/2006 11:04:07 AM PST by U S Army EOD (LINCOLN COUNTY RED DEVILS STATE CHAMPIONS)
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To: Bob J

I do not know guys why are you getting so orgasmic about this moron Morano. All what he is doing is giving liberals a life saver so they can shift the debate from Murtha treasonous statements on Iraq that is greatly damaging the democrats on the national security issue, to this absolutely meaningless issue about Murtha medals that will generate a sympathy toward him. It is incredibly stupid politically to go this route.


33 posted on 01/24/2006 11:05:42 AM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: colorado tanker

I disagree. Murtha has stated by virtue of his service and his medals that he is more qulaified to comment on Iraq than Cheney, Rumsfield or Rice. He himself raised his record as a pertinent point in this issue and therefore it is fair game to research it and publicize any discrepancies in the record.


34 posted on 01/24/2006 11:07:01 AM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: RJL
Because CNN and liberals are gloating over the fact that they have now an opportunity to shift the debate from Murtha "cut and run" policy in Iraq that is destroying the democrats to this silly issue of medals that will give the liberals such an opportunity to shift the debate, generate sympathy to Murtha, and accuse the Republicans that they are smearing him, although it is not the Republicans who are doing it but a nut job called Morano who operates an idiotic website.
35 posted on 01/24/2006 11:10:04 AM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Bob J
Do you have this Morano phone number? I want to call him and scold him for his incredible political stupidity.
36 posted on 01/24/2006 11:11:33 AM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: jveritas
Murtha's "treasonous statements" are getting nothing but accolades and praise in the press.

Using your logic, are you stating it was meaningless for the Swifties to raise Kerry's medal issue and that it only generated sympathy for him? That controversy might have turned the tide in getting Bush elected.

Murtha has used those medals, as did Kerry, throughout his political career to get elected to public office. He didn't receive them until much later and has stated he didn't ask for them but they have the request with his name on it.

Murtha is another polpimp using a trumped up war record to score political gain. IMHO, this whole stunt is nothing more than an attempt to gain the media spotlight for a run at the dem prez nomination.
37 posted on 01/24/2006 11:15:18 AM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: jveritas

You must be nuts if you believe Murthas statements are destroying the dems. In fact, they are galvanizing around them to discredit Bush, the War on Iraq and use it as a linchpin in not only the upcoming midterms but '08.

Creating doubt on the credibility of their mouthpiece is an effective strategy and Murtha has some skeletons in his closet.


38 posted on 01/24/2006 11:21:02 AM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Bob J
Using your logic, are you stating it was meaningless for the Swifties to raise Kerry's medal issue and that it only generated sympathy for him? That controversy might have turned the tide in getting Bush elected.

In fact the Swifties damaged John Kerry not because they exposed his medal record but because they exposed his utter treason against the Vietnam Vets and the country with his anti-war record in the early 1970’s. It will be foolish for us to think otherwise. Morano is not John O’Neil and he must understand this. I just hope that this issue will remain within the CNS news sphere and not to be taken by our much more influential radio talk show hosts.

Bob, we are not going to score political points on this but at the contrary we will lose some. Just let it go.

39 posted on 01/24/2006 11:21:29 AM PST by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: Bob J

Great clip. Morano was on fire.


40 posted on 01/24/2006 12:20:44 PM PST by T. Buzzard Trueblood (left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
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To: Bob J

At a boy Marc, good job!


41 posted on 01/24/2006 12:30:00 PM PST by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: Bob J

Bump for later


42 posted on 01/24/2006 12:32:17 PM PST by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: Bob J

"IMHO, this whole stunt is nothing more than an attempt to gain the media spotlight for a run at the dem prez nomination."



I agree it's a publicity stunt, but not to run for president: Murtha is pro-life and pro-gun, so he couldn't run for president asd a Democrat, and besides he's a terrible speaker and all he's any good at is getting pork for his district (at which he's a master).


43 posted on 01/24/2006 12:57:32 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: Bob J

Excellent job Marc!!!

That was priceless, thanks for posting.


44 posted on 01/24/2006 1:09:20 PM PST by subterfuge (The Democrat party--hating American ideals for 60 years.)
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To: U S Army EOD

What was what?


45 posted on 01/24/2006 5:53:27 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Bob J

Thanks for posting.


46 posted on 01/24/2006 7:40:51 PM PST by strategofr (Hillary stole 1000+ secret FBI files on DC movers & shakers, Hillary's Secret War, Poe, p. xiv)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

What is Murtha's actual active duty time with units other than training? I thought perhaps you had some insite into that. I would like to know in case I get in conversation with people about him.


47 posted on 01/24/2006 7:45:04 PM PST by U S Army EOD (LINCOLN COUNTY RED DEVILS STATE CHAMPIONS)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Bob J

I don't think it's a run for Prez.
But he's got a good reason for what he's doing.
Found an article the other day that stated Dem strategy with Kerry was to actually let the focus be on medals, not congressional record, because it was so impotent.

If these allegations are true,
and the alleged corruption allegations are true,
and he's angling for Sec'y of Defense
and he's committed treason

I want him hung in the public square.


48 posted on 01/24/2006 8:47:40 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: TChris

I agree, Mr. Morano presents himself very well, is lucid, clear, and forthright. Compare his performance with that of any of the shrieking harpies on the democrat side. One who comes to mind is the goofy dolt who was Kerry's spokesman in 2004 (I forget her name). She routinely appeared on TV and routinely was shot down in flames. A quick stop at DU will buttress my point that the democrats employ no rational thought processes (exhibit A: Hillary Clinton) and appear constitutionally unable to convey themselves.


49 posted on 01/25/2006 7:07:26 AM PST by astounded (We don't need no stinkin' rules of engagement...)
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To: jveritas

I don't agree with you, but I see your point. I do believe that Murtha is a fraud who used his military service and his medals to further his political ambitions. His public statements that his service renders unto him more credibility in terms of the war than should be accorded to GWB, DC, and others, opens the game up. Had he not made those statements, there would be no reason to delve into his record. The impact of the Swifties in saving the USA from a John Kerry presidency cannot be overestimated. Similarly, had the media done its job back in 1991, 1992, perhaps the USA would have been spared the Clintons, maybe even 9/11/2001 would not have occurred.

Now, Hillary Clinton and the democrat party constitute, in my opinion, a clear and present danger to the security and perhaps sovreignty of the USA. In particular, HRC must be stopped from being elected to the Presidency. Our way of life would be altered irrevocably by a HRC presidency. But you can be sure that the entire MSM, hollywood, academe, the unions, and other un-American organizations will be at full throat for her, damn the consequences. What these democrats and hollywood misfits don't seem to understand is that they will be the first folks whose heads would be lopped off by conquering muslims. Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein will be barefoot and in burkhas faster than you could say "Osama bin Laden", if not outright killed just for being outspoken women. So, to make a long story short, I agree that attacking Murths'a record is fair game and necessary to the overall outcome in our times. He very publicly and emphatically made his stand, it's permissible to try to dissect it.


50 posted on 01/25/2006 7:25:53 AM PST by astounded (We don't need no stinkin' rules of engagement...)
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