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Lauer Presses Widow of Slain Officer About Mumia Abu-Jamal's Guilt
Newsbusters ^ | 12/06/07 | Geoffrey Dickens

Posted on 12/07/2007 11:47:31 AM PST by Kid Shelleen

When the widow of the slain police officer killed by Mumia Abu-Jamal appeared on the Thursday "Today" show to promote her new book, NBC's Matt Lauer seemed to take up the cause of the convicted cop killer as he asked Maureen Faulkner mostly skeptical questions like: "Do you ever allow yourself to consider the fact that perhaps he didn't do this?"

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mumia; nbcnews

1 posted on 12/07/2007 11:47:32 AM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

I was in Border’s at lunch today. There was only copy of her book left on the shelves. She gets the last laugh.


2 posted on 12/07/2007 11:50:18 AM PST by YourAdHere (Buy My Book, Bradypalooza, from Amazon.Com)
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To: Kid Shelleen

http://www.academia.org/store/cop_killer_description.html

Guilty! Next...


3 posted on 12/07/2007 11:51:16 AM PST by poobear (Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. God save the Republic!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

All profits from the book are going to help the children of slain police officers.

The wife gets nothing.

Matt Lauer is scum.


4 posted on 12/07/2007 11:51:38 AM PST by Eddie01
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To: Kid Shelleen
Do you ever allow yourself to consider the fact that perhaps he didn't do this?"

Riiiight. Witnesses saw him shoot the officer,then walk up to him while he was on the ground and say "you're not dead yet" and shot him a few more times.

Yeah, maybe he's not guilty.

5 posted on 12/07/2007 11:52:19 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Kid Shelleen

That’s because Matt Lauer is a Mumia butt-boy.


6 posted on 12/07/2007 11:52:30 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Vote for Mike Huckabee or Chuck Norris will give you a wedgie!)
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To: Kid Shelleen
"the fact that he didn't do this" ? Excuse me?
7 posted on 12/07/2007 11:55:41 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Which is why I get my news from the Internet ... don’t have to listen to all those MSM nut jobs and bags of clothes prattling to us ....


8 posted on 12/07/2007 11:57:13 AM PST by SkyDancer ("There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress - Mark Twain")
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To: jiggyboy

Does Matt “Pondscum” Lauer have a contact email at NBC. I’d like to drop him a note.


9 posted on 12/07/2007 11:57:48 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Matt Lauer is now the biggest asshole on television...


10 posted on 12/07/2007 11:57:48 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Kid Shelleen

O’Reilly did a great interview with her last night, showed the kooks that were ‘protesting’ at The Today Show. Noted they spoke with those picketing, and discovered to nobody’s surpise they all have one thing in common.

They hate America.


11 posted on 12/07/2007 11:59:01 AM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Never watch the show and so I missed it. She has guts for going on that show but I’m not surprised with the treatment she received.


12 posted on 12/07/2007 11:59:40 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Badeye

Great interview, is right! Loved when Bill said that they hate America.


13 posted on 12/07/2007 12:02:35 PM PST 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: Kid Shelleen

14 posted on 12/07/2007 12:03:52 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: poobear
A good read. The second to the last paragraph starts as such; “To believe the story of innocence one has to buy into a conspiracy involving hundreds of people.” I immediately thought of O.J. Simpson.
15 posted on 12/07/2007 12:11:16 PM PST by BBell
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To: Puppage

Would he ask the sameto Rosie:

“Do you ever allow yourself to consider the fact that perhaps the terrorists actually did cause 9/11?”


16 posted on 12/07/2007 12:13:27 PM PST by PurpleMan
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To: poobear
Justice for Daniel Faulkner
17 posted on 12/07/2007 12:16:06 PM PST by Stentor
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To: Miss Didi

Yup, I saw that and I completely agree...How many times and how much taxpayer money is going to be wasted by the lunatic fringe stamping their feet and demanding the overturn of justice and facts? It’s absolutely insane! How many times has this scum lost appeals and what part of “guilty beyond a reasonable doubt” do these a-holes not get?! It just shows how unwavering selfish they are; this is not merely an “opposing view” this is someone who has been found guilty time and time again by the evidence and juries of his peers. It just shows how intolerant the left is...if you don’t agree with them, even in matters of MURDER of a police officer, you have no say, they just won’t listen. You’re automatically racist because you’re the wife of someone who was murdered by “someone of color”. I should’nt say this, but I hope one of these leftist movies stars’ kids gets murdered by a gang member. Bet they’ll change their tune real quick.


18 posted on 12/07/2007 12:16:58 PM PST by wazoo1031
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To: Kid Shelleen

You can bet your bottom dollar that Maureen Faulkner has heard all this, and worse, a million times before. No amount of cop-killer rah-rahs from Matt Lauer is going to shake her conviction. This woman knows what it is all about.


19 posted on 12/07/2007 12:18:44 PM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Lauer’s an idiot.


20 posted on 12/07/2007 12:19:00 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Right Cal Gal

Yes please, I’d like to drop him a note, the leftist-millionaire-brainwashed-elitist-moron. What an irresponsible and insensitive pig! You don’t do that to a grieving widow, and I don’t care if it was 100 years ago, you DON’T DO THAT!


21 posted on 12/07/2007 12:23:14 PM PST by wazoo1031
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To: Kid Shelleen

“Matt Lauer, do you ever allow yourself to consider the fact that perhaps he did?”


22 posted on 12/07/2007 12:26:04 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: Stentor

Thank you.

This BS just has to end.


23 posted on 12/07/2007 12:27:55 PM PST by poobear (Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. God save the Republic!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Isn’t it about time to plant the cop-killer six feet under the ground? Enuf already with this BS!!!


24 posted on 12/07/2007 12:32:21 PM PST by szweig (Had it up to here)
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To: Badeye

I caught a couple of minutes with her and her attorney (?) on Glen Beck this morning. The attorney said that Philly’s mayor Street was a councilman back then and tried to dissuade a witness from fingering “Mumia”.


25 posted on 12/07/2007 12:34:15 PM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: ErnBatavia

I’ve heard the same.


26 posted on 12/07/2007 12:36:23 PM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: BBell
A good read. The second to the last paragraph starts as such; “To believe the story of innocence one has to buy into a conspiracy involving hundreds of people.” I immediately thought of O.J. Simpson.

And 9/11.

27 posted on 12/07/2007 12:38:34 PM PST by 3catsanadog (Vote for the person at the primaries; vote for the party at the election.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Lauer: Dirtbag of the Year Media Award.


28 posted on 12/07/2007 12:50:11 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: 3catsanadog

Your right. And 9/11


29 posted on 12/07/2007 12:51:23 PM PST by BBell
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To: Kid Shelleen

Matt Liar, do you ever consider the possibility that you are a cretinous yucktard baboon?


30 posted on 12/07/2007 12:54:35 PM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (Bright, shiny objects need not apply!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Is this the same MSM that throws a tizzy fit about Ann Coulter attacking 9/11 widows?


31 posted on 12/07/2007 1:00:41 PM PST by rom
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To: Kid Shelleen

Hopefully the cops in the Hamptons (where he most likely has a home . . .I mean summer home) will see this and stop patrolling his house at night. And if he’s a victim of a crime - myabe he’ll think twice about these individuals that protect and defend on a daily basis in a mostly thankless fashion.

But I am asking a lot from these media morons . . . he and Couric can go to hell.


32 posted on 12/07/2007 1:04:52 PM PST by njsjj
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To: Kid Shelleen
If that was his empty question, he is an ignorant idiot. Mumia was observed by at least one eyewitness, who watched as Mumia shot the officer, was shot in return, fell in the street, was placed in a squad car and then identified by that same eyewitness on the spot, who never lost sight of Mumia throughout the entire incident.

Case closed.

33 posted on 12/07/2007 1:12:12 PM PST by Williams
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To: Kid Shelleen

Lauer and other leftists are disgusting. They are so convinced that all “minorities” are the oppressed people, that they give them a free pass to MURDER!


34 posted on 12/07/2007 1:13:40 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Puppage
Do you ever allow yourself to consider the fact that perhaps he didn't do this?"

Does Lauer ever allow himself to consider the fact that he is a male version of the dumb blond who lucked into the job of a lifetime seconds before his looks and his hair line disappeared?

35 posted on 12/07/2007 1:23:40 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: njsjj
Hopefully the cops in the Hamptons (where he most likely has a home . . .I mean summer home) will see this and stop patrolling his house at night. And if he’s a victim of a crime - myabe he’ll think twice about these individuals that protect and defend on a daily basis in a mostly thankless fashion.

Nope, He'll just rant and rave about how they're too busy harassing poor innocent people like Mumia to do their job.... It takes intelligence to connect the dots, not much, but more than he has....

36 posted on 12/07/2007 1:45:02 PM PST by logic (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE conservative candidate!!)
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To: Williams
there were SEVERAL witnesses and ballistic evidence
37 posted on 12/07/2007 2:08:30 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Aztlan My Azz: La Raza is Spanish for Tan Klan)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Matt Lauer is a pouf metro-sexual.


38 posted on 12/12/2007 4:34:18 AM PST by redstates4ever
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To: Kid Shelleen

there were SEVERAL witnesses and ballistic evidence
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Mr. Abu-Jamal also confessed his guilt in front of witnesses. And his own brother was a witness who was never called by the defense.

This case is as certain as it comes, the only thing they didn’t have was to get it on videotape.

Abu-Jamal’s appeals have all been on technicalities, he has never testified even once that he didn’t do it.


39 posted on 01/09/2008 5:29:29 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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