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Robinson's "Twilight Zone" ad smacked by Keith Olbermann...two years too late.
MSNBC ^ | March 10, 2006 | Keith Olberman

Posted on 03/10/2006 10:34:44 PM PST by ConservativeGadfly

On Keith Olbermann's Countdown tonight, out of the blue he bashes 13th NC Congressional District Vernon Robinson's ad entitled "Twilight Zone".....except that the ad in question ran in Robinson's last race for Congress in 2004. Not quite sure what has prompted Keith's interest in the ad.....

The blurb that Keith ran can be found here: http://www.canofun.com/cof/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=17659

The clip linked above doesn't show the end of the segment when Olbermann bets five dollars that the ad is a spoof and probably never ran. In fact, the ad ran in a heavy, heavy media buy in North Carolina in 2004.


TOPICS: US: North Carolina; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: election2004; election2006; msm; msnbc; vernonrobinson
Interesting that the ad took two years to get Olbermann's attention.
1 posted on 03/10/2006 10:34:49 PM PST by ConservativeGadfly
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To: ConservativeGadfly

That guy is not funny.


2 posted on 03/10/2006 10:39:00 PM PST by Tim Long (I spit in the face of people who don't want to be cool.)
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To: Tim Long

I can't stand Keith. Way too smarmy.

But the ad is priceless.


3 posted on 03/10/2006 10:41:06 PM PST by ConservativeGadfly
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To: ConservativeGadfly

This thread's views alone surpass Olberman's ratings last week.


4 posted on 03/10/2006 10:42:39 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Don't you mean it surpasses the entire ratings book for the ALL the shows on MSNBC combined? Heh heh heh heh heh...

But you HAVE to see the ad he has got his panties in a wad about. Good stuff.


5 posted on 03/10/2006 10:44:51 PM PST by ConservativeGadfly
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To: ConservativeGadfly

The ad was mean-spirited.

And it's why he lost.


6 posted on 03/10/2006 10:45:05 PM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: martin_fierro

When Keith's ratings drop, he calls his relatives to chew them out.


7 posted on 03/10/2006 10:45:10 PM PST by AmishDude
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To: ConservativeGadfly
Olbermann appears to be in an arrested development state. His obviously petty and envious antics about virtually everything, especially O'Reilly, are supremely adolescent and really puts me off.

Definitely not a serious contender in any league.

8 posted on 03/10/2006 10:45:27 PM PST by TCats
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To: TCats

Did you watch O'Reilly when he started his show on Fox? Before the "Factor" gear and all of that junk? The guy actually was good at what he did. It must have gone to his head because his style really changed. For the worse.


9 posted on 03/10/2006 10:47:08 PM PST by ConservativeGadfly
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To: ConservativeGadfly

I'm not an O'Reilly fan in the least but Olbermann is such a weasel he hits rock bottom. He is, as I said, just so petty and childish in his biases he makes Chris Matthews look downright objective and mature by comparison and that says it all about Olbermann IMO - A loser who somehow is allowed to occupy dead space on the airwaves.


10 posted on 03/10/2006 10:51:48 PM PST by TCats
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To: Howlin

Howlin', I love ya, but I disagree. The NC media tore Robinson limb from limb. Negatives that could not be overcome. The ad was bold as heck and there have already been copycat ads in other states. I am so worn out with the regular old political ads...not a stitch of originality and they insult your intelligence. Can't stand 'em.

There were many factors that went into the loss -- but let's not forget that he won a six way primary with five millionaires running (he even overcame the magical "Broyhill" name -- NO ONE thought he could beat that). Then the Southern tradition of run-offs kicked in as did a concerted effort to tear him limb from limb in the press and that was all she wrote.

The ad has rip-offs, copycats and not-too-distant cousins running all over the place. It was just the hard negatives that Robinson had to begin with. Heaven knows that a black conservative is a dangerous thing....nothing makes liberals more upset.


11 posted on 03/10/2006 10:54:00 PM PST by ConservativeGadfly
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To: ConservativeGadfly

I stand by what I said; his ads were horrible and mean and fear mongering.


12 posted on 03/10/2006 10:55:23 PM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: Howlin

???
That ad was great. I remember watching it here at FR and showing to my family back in '04.
"Mean spirited"? Were you joking?


13 posted on 03/10/2006 10:57:58 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Howlin

We'll just have to agree to disagree, I guess. I respect your opinion, Howlin. But I disagree, my friend.


14 posted on 03/10/2006 10:58:17 PM PST by ConservativeGadfly
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To: ConservativeGadfly
Interesting that the ad took two years to get Olbermann's attention.

Things must be slow over there... I bet he misses the Monica story NOW!

15 posted on 03/10/2006 10:58:34 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Lancey Howard

No, I thought it was mean and uncalled for.

And I really didn't like the one of the man in front of the buildings saying "He's here to murder you and your family" or something like that.

Like I said, fearmongering.


16 posted on 03/10/2006 10:59:28 PM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: Lancey Howard

The leftist media repeated that mantra quite a bit in NC in 04. Their message points tend to stick after a while, I guess.

But I'm with you on this one, Lancey.


17 posted on 03/10/2006 11:00:17 PM PST by ConservativeGadfly
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To: Howlin

It was about the guy who had illegally crossed the Mexican border and was taking videos of buildings in downtown Charlotte (for 10K a pop from his terrorist buddies). Terrorists aren't in this country to "find a better way of life". They are here to kill you. That is the flat out truth.


18 posted on 03/10/2006 11:02:21 PM PST by ConservativeGadfly
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To: ConservativeGadfly
(for 10K a pop from his terrorist buddies).

What's your proof of that?

19 posted on 03/10/2006 11:11:21 PM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: ConservativeGadfly
Not quite sure what has prompted Keith's interest in the ad.....

It was mentioned on March 9th on the WFMU radio station's blog at Vernon Robinson: Homophobe. Xenophobe. Racist., and from there picked up the same day at MetaFilter: Well, it's an unusual campaign ad....
22 posted on 03/11/2006 12:32:19 AM PST by Mike Fieschko
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To: ConservativeGadfly
Olbermann's still on the air?

Hey somebody told me that Margaret Carlson is still running around loose.

23 posted on 03/11/2006 5:23:35 AM PST by Savage Beast (I have promises to keep and miles to go before I FReep.)
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To: Howlin

Because it was part of the prosecution's court case. They are the ones with the cancelled checks, not me.


24 posted on 03/11/2006 6:03:50 PM PST by ConservativeGadfly
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To: ConservativeGadfly
also KOOKSandLiars had it on their site and you KNOW that Keith gets most of his material from there and mediamatters (or so it seems.)

The crooks and liars gang were CLUELESS at first that the ad was 2 years old, but I'm sure, when confronted with the truth, they'll say what liberals always say in such matters...

It doesn't matter!

lol!

25 posted on 03/13/2006 9:17:20 AM PST by LoveDoc
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To: ConservativeGadfly

He has a new Twilight Zone ad for this election, and it's great. Rush talked about it earlier this week,
http://vernonrobinson.com/twilightzone.shtml

I love how he goes to Jesse Jackson's mug shot when talking about kids born out of wedlock, then quickly moves to talking about black leaders. Very subtle.


26 posted on 06/16/2006 8:49:15 AM PDT by Grig
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