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Are Media Wisely Running Away From Bogus Rush ‘Phony Soldiers’ Story?
News Busters ^ | October 2, 2007 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 10/03/2007 4:47:40 AM PDT by libstripper

On Monday, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) stepped onto the floor of the Senate and strongly denounced talk radio host Rush Limbaugh for what have proven to be out of context statements made by the conservative personality on his program last Wednesday.

Yet, with the exception of a CNN segment aired Monday, and articles by Fox News, USA Today's On Politics blog, The Hill, NewsMax, and the New York Post, virtually no major media outlets covered Reid's statements.

Not the New York Times. Not the Washington Post. Ditto all three broadcast network evening news programs Monday, and the Associated Press.

This raises an important question:

Have most major press outlets correctly concluded that the leftwing organization Media Matters did indeed cherry-pick and misrepresent Limbaugh's statements thereby making earlier reports on the subject erroneous?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brock; mediamatters; reid; rush; rushlimbaugh
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Looks like the DBM are backing away from the Rush story.
1 posted on 10/03/2007 4:47:42 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

What’s the latest on Britney?


2 posted on 10/03/2007 4:49:54 AM PDT by period end of story
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To: libstripper

Reid may be a fool,but he’s THEIR fool and they will shelter him from adverse publicity any way that they can.


3 posted on 10/03/2007 4:50:53 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: libstripper

NewsBusters is turning out to be one of the most important sites on the internet.


4 posted on 10/03/2007 4:51:03 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: libstripper

Limbaugh needs to spend three or four days on the air covering every detail of the Harry Reid real estate scandal. EVERY STINKING SHRED OF EVERY DETAIL.


5 posted on 10/03/2007 4:52:04 AM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: libstripper

This needs to be front and center.

The democrats are completely bought by the Soros organization Moveon and must do as they say. Sellouts all the way for politics and money.


6 posted on 10/03/2007 4:55:20 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: libstripper

Nice to hear Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist denounce this bogus attack on Rush, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show. Maybe MSNBC suits decided one of their shows needed some light of truth on this despicable made up attack. Maybe MSNBC decided one Keith Olberman is more than enough as an outlet for Media Matters bile. Or maybe they decided Rush would win this and they wanted some cover.


7 posted on 10/03/2007 4:56:03 AM PDT by YaYa123
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To: libstripper

FNC is still screwing it up.

Watched FNC b/c they mentioned Rush and they had a useless republican who simple was a doormat for the Democrat who pushed all the DNC “blame bush for war” talking points.

With Republican Senators like these, we are fighting evil with rubber guns.


8 posted on 10/03/2007 5:00:49 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: libstripper

Get your “Tom Harkin Absolute Moral Authority Card” here:

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/10/02/the-tom-harkin-absolute-moral-authority-card/


9 posted on 10/03/2007 5:00:49 AM PDT by shove_it (nonillegitimous carborundum)
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To: Farmer Dean
"Reid may be a fool,but he’s THEIR fool and they will shelter him from adverse publicity any way that they can."

I had the same thought. They're trying to protect idiots like Reid from themselves.

10 posted on 10/03/2007 5:04:50 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (SPAM: best in the can and in sammiches -- not for use on computers.)
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To: libstripper
This phony-balony outrage was not aimed at the general public or even at the Round-Heeled Media. It was aimed at the rank-and-file anti-War Left. Even they were offended by the General Betray-Us ad. This was an attempt to demostrate that those eeeeeeevil Republicans are just as bad, and to deflect their oturage away from MoveOn.org toward another target.

They are trying to trigger the "Everybody Does It" response, which causes any good Leftist to just throw up his hands and reset. Unlike a Somebody Elses Problem Field, which requires a 9-volt battery to generate a field large enough to hide the Empire State Building, and Everybody Does It Generator can run off the energy generated by a fly's beating wings.

11 posted on 10/03/2007 5:06:21 AM PDT by gridlock (C'mon people now / Smile on your Brother / Everybody get together / Try to love one anoth-kaBOOM!)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

The MSM covering up for the DNC Brownshirts?

Actions worse than McCarthyism are glossed over?

Does this mean that it won’t be etched into the pages of our childrens’ history books?


12 posted on 10/03/2007 5:12:44 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: libstripper

Probably waiting for another angle...maybe the vet ad.


13 posted on 10/03/2007 5:12:57 AM PDT by LucyJo
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To: libstripper
Report on Fox & Friends...

This morning Fox & Friends had on Joe Sestak & Mike Pence to discuss this issue. Of course, Pence stated that this was all gearing up to the Fairness Doctrine...but the Dem just kept repeating the lies about what Rush said. I was SCREAMING—but the soldier WAS PHONY!!! Then Sestak concludes that we shouldn’t be wasting our time on a talk show host and Congress shouldn’t be policing the airwaves. Well, tell that to Queen Hillary who wants to shut up all enemies.

Next segment...now I am applauding Fox...the Friends are showing the quotes that Dingy, Lurch and other Dems have made against the troops and the war. Who said this? NOT Rush! with a pic of a smiling El Rushbo.
14 posted on 10/03/2007 5:14:47 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

Now Michael Reagan is on...saying this is going to get worse. He is doing a great job! Steve asks if this is a war from the Left? Yes, the fingerprints of Soros are all over this trying to silence us in an election year.


15 posted on 10/03/2007 5:18:35 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

Reminds me of the scene in Monty Pythin’s Holy Grail, “run away, run away”!!!


16 posted on 10/03/2007 5:20:03 AM PDT by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: libstripper

Rush really needs to take out a full page ad in the NYT and stick it to the lefty elite on this issue.


17 posted on 10/03/2007 5:21:30 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: libstripper

No, the DBM is cynically keeping this below the radar, so as to placate the kooks while avoiding a public fight which Limbaugh would win.


18 posted on 10/03/2007 5:28:58 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: libstripper

They are covering for their morons.


19 posted on 10/03/2007 5:29:16 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: period end of story; libstripper

Did you hear about OJ’s watch?

( /sarc barely off)


20 posted on 10/03/2007 5:29:23 AM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: YaYa123; Badeye
Nice to hear Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist denounce this bogus attack on Rush, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show.

"I found it interesting Scarborough mentioned he reads Media Matters ‘daily’ this morning."

post #123 from yesterday: Rush Limbaugh is under attack. Your immediate action is needed (1 OCT 2007)

Did Joe denounce Media Matters today? What was the exact nature of his comment?

21 posted on 10/03/2007 5:29:49 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Miss Didi

Some people still believe that it was just a coincidence a few years back when there were tabloid scandals on Rush Limbaugh, Bill Bennett, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Savage, and if I recall attempts to smear Sean Hannity.


22 posted on 10/03/2007 5:33:05 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Farmer Dean
Yes, good ole Sen. Reid, isn't he the one who claimed that the war in Iraq was "lost?"

He was stumped for an answer, when Sen. John McCain asked, "If we lost, who won?"

23 posted on 10/03/2007 5:38:38 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: libstripper
Actually I havn’t thought about this before, but the headline here seems to be right. I have seen nothing in my Newspaper, the news being broadcast over the radio and on TV News about this. All the news I have been hearing is from web-based media, and public forums, blogs, and on some of Fox’s shows like Hannity & Colmes.
Outside of us political junkies on the Left and Right not many people are even aware of this story.
24 posted on 10/03/2007 5:40:47 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: libstripper
Harry Reid, armed with Media Matters Manure, just tried to throw a pile of it into the rear end of an airboat engine.


25 posted on 10/03/2007 5:47:53 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: libstripper

One reason they are backing away could be that someone has had the sense to figure out the story on the other side of what Harry said.

Listen to what he actually said. His condemnation of Rush’s comment puts him squarely on the opposite side of the discussion. Harry put himself in a position of supporting those who Rush referred to as “phony soldiers”. According to Harry, they have the right to say what they have said. We, as Americans, have no right to challenge them or their claims. Harry, his resolution, and those who supported it have actually come out on the side of the “phony soldiers”.

There is no way the media wants to get caught up in that.


26 posted on 10/03/2007 5:54:49 AM PDT by OldYank1
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To: Old Sarge

No, but I’m dying to find out about the sex of Halle Berry’s baby.


27 posted on 10/03/2007 6:04:57 AM PDT by period end of story
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To: libstripper

They should expose the phony patriots for what they are.


28 posted on 10/03/2007 6:06:13 AM PDT by Tarpon
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To: libstripper
The Fox segments yesterday and this morning were sickening. Rather than come right out and tell the truth that MM purposely took Rush out of context, that this is only part of a HC / MM hit strategy to shut down Conservative Talk Radio, and that it is simply a continuance of MM plots against O'Reilly, Savage, Bennett etc. Instead, they posed the question as though MM might actually be teeling the truth!!!

I can't stand to watch the Fox and Friends AM Show anymore. Pathetic!

29 posted on 10/03/2007 6:30:10 AM PDT by Doc Savage (I have a fever,... and the only cure is more cowbell...)
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To: libstripper

Meredith V. and her good friend Weasley Clark rammed it down their viewers’ throats today.


30 posted on 10/03/2007 6:34:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: libstripper
In Vietnam the anti-war crowd held up hundreds of phony soldiers for their cause, some served and some didn’t, but the thing in common was that they all lied or exaggerated to make their point. The lies that Kerry told about Vietnam and Harkin told about his true service, not in Vietnam, makes them a phony, not the fact that they served. We are no longer controlled by 3 media stations, we have hundreds that we find out the truths and so we can call out the phonies.
31 posted on 10/03/2007 6:57:12 AM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: weegee

‘Did Joe denounce Media Matters today? What was the exact nature of his comment?’

He’s ‘evolving’ as the week progresses. Initially he was all in an uproar just as CBS and NBC and the evening shift at MSNBC was.

Now, he’s noting how stupid Harkin looked with his rant on the floor of the Senate.


32 posted on 10/03/2007 7:59:51 AM PDT by Badeye (Whining again, huh, willie?....(chuckle))
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To: period end of story
What’s the latest on Britney?

I think she supports Rush on this. :^)

33 posted on 10/03/2007 8:04:14 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Old Sarge

Did Britney steal O.J.’s watch?


34 posted on 10/03/2007 9:00:58 AM PDT by BBell
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To: period end of story

She stole O.J.’s watch I think


35 posted on 10/03/2007 9:02:23 AM PDT by BBell
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To: zerosix
He was stumped for an answer, when Sen. John McCain asked, "If we lost, who won?"

While I think McCain is too unstable to be President, every once in a while he makes me want to stand up and cheer.

36 posted on 10/03/2007 9:05:36 AM PDT by kevkrom (The religion of global warming: "There is no goddess but Gaia and Al Gore is her profit.")
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To: BBell; period end of story
She stole O.J.’s watch I think

Which she took to Thailand.

37 posted on 10/03/2007 9:09:29 AM PDT by pbear8 (Padre Pio please pray for Tony Snow)
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To: pbear8

Thailand?


38 posted on 10/03/2007 9:12:25 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kevkrom

Amen to that!


39 posted on 10/03/2007 9:12:40 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: libstripper

Folks, it’s very, very simple: follow how the coverage goes...
MSNBC = Obama
CNN, ABC = Hillary


40 posted on 10/03/2007 9:14:39 AM PDT by davidlachnicht ("IF WE'RE ALL TO BE TARGETS, THEN WE ALL MUST BE SOLDIERS.")
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To: libstripper

I’m wondering if this entire Rush-attack issue was designed by Hitlery to take the light off her Hsu campaign donations and her ties to the ChiComs.


41 posted on 10/03/2007 9:16:44 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Billthedrill

LOL


42 posted on 10/03/2007 9:19:38 AM PDT by pbear8 (Padre Pio please pray for Tony Snow)
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To: shove_it; PhilDragoo; Seadog Bytes; desertrat; Travis McGee; Squantos; devolve; potlatch


43 posted on 10/03/2007 9:23:14 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Waiting for the Next H$U to fall!)
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To: period end of story
No, but I’m dying to find out about the sex of Halle Berry’s baby.

But can you explain to me why Wayne Newton is still on Dancing With The Stars?

-PJ

44 posted on 10/03/2007 9:24:27 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: devolve; Grampa Dave; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000; ntnychik
The many faces of LIARS.........


45 posted on 10/03/2007 9:41:36 AM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•¿•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•¿•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•¿•)›_ooo_))
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To: shove_it
Good Article about Harkin’s Battles with Truth
46 posted on 10/03/2007 9:50:32 AM PDT by TankerKC (32570 21R)
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To: potlatch

Harkin and Kerry never met an enemy of America, they didn’t love and honor.


47 posted on 10/03/2007 9:50:52 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Waiting for the Next H$U to fall!)
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To: libstripper

MSNBC was wall-to-wall this morning.


48 posted on 10/03/2007 9:54:02 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: libstripper

E mail Dinghy Harry and let him know that his lying smear campaign against the Rush man is not going unnoticed.

reid.senate/contact/email form.cfm


49 posted on 10/03/2007 10:00:36 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: pbear8

I thought she took that little English girl that she kidnapped to Thailand. Or maybe that was Paris Nicole.


50 posted on 10/03/2007 4:01:13 PM PDT by BBell
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