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Clinton press corps tries toilet journalism...no, really (Press housed in bathroom; PHOTO)
The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 4, 2008 | Rick Pearson

Posted on 03/04/2008 10:08:10 AM PST by Stoat

Clinton press corps tries toilet journalism...no, really

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Tribune Co. reporters Rick Pearson, in foreground, and Glenn Thrush doing their business in a setting where doing one's business is common. Did they wash their hands after they filed their stories?

by Rick Pearson

AUSTIN, Texas---Perhaps a better dateline would be the Texas flush-handle.

Yes, it was a night where journalism turned into urinalism for the traveling Hillary Clinton press corps, which is covering the Democratic presidential candidate making a speech at a rally at a sports facility.

Ann Compton, the veteran ABC News radio correspondent, said the press digs were among the more unusual she has seen. But, she added, if it was the White House in charge of the event, they would have put potted plants in the urinals and turned them into planters.

In any event, the Clinton campaign maintains that the filing center was not a reaction to the campaign’s complaints that the New York senator has been getting a lot more scrutiny than her rival, Barack Obama of Illinois.

Yet the campaign housed the press in the bathroom/athletic training room for about 5 hours. Was that a stall tactic?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bathroom; clinton; hillaryclinton; media; press; texas
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Top of the Ticket Los Angeles Times Hillary Clinton puts the media in its place -- the men's room

 

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1 posted on 03/04/2008 10:08:12 AM PST by Stoat
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To: All
Thanks to Michelle Malkin for the links!

Michelle Malkin » The Clinton campaign does something right

 

2 posted on 03/04/2008 10:08:41 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Calling all Conservatives to take a potty-break ...


3 posted on 03/04/2008 10:09:51 AM PST by TexGuy (If it has the slimmest of chances of being considered sarcasm ... IT IS!)
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To: Stoat

LOL! Exactly where they belong!


4 posted on 03/04/2008 10:11:00 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Vote Obama! And we'll be picking shrapnel out of our butts for decades!)
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To: Stoat

So much of the press has been saying Hillary’s campaign is in the toilet, this might be what they really meant.


5 posted on 03/04/2008 10:11:10 AM PST by Pistolshot (Remember, no matter how bad your life is, someone is watching and enjoying your suffering.)
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To: Stoat

How appropriate!


6 posted on 03/04/2008 10:11:14 AM PST by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Stoat

7 posted on 03/04/2008 10:11:39 AM PST by NoWayMcCain
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To: Stoat

It all looks so natural with the MSM.


8 posted on 03/04/2008 10:13:42 AM PST by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: Stoat

At least he wore a hat.


9 posted on 03/04/2008 10:14:59 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: Stoat
Still more proof that the "mainstream" media is indeed in the crapper.
10 posted on 03/04/2008 10:15:38 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Stoat

I bet I could clear them out after a trip to the India Buffet!


11 posted on 03/04/2008 10:15:39 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Stoat

Someone needs to check them for urinal cake breath.


12 posted on 03/04/2008 10:15:42 AM PST by TADSLOS ( McCain-Feingold: "Good for thee but not for me"- John McCain)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Modern Journalism Ping


13 posted on 03/04/2008 10:17:21 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

So, is hilary’s campaign swirling around the bowl for the last time today?


14 posted on 03/04/2008 10:17:21 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (IX-XI -- numquam didici)
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To: 353FMG

LOL!


15 posted on 03/04/2008 10:19:06 AM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Pistolshot

I hope this will be the end of Hillary - a nasty woman who dissed our military. I cannot bear the thought of Billy Jeff back in the White House chasing interns and Hillary making her manic faces, eyes bulging. The tragic part is that McCain - in the unlikely event he wins in Nov - also will bring sleaze back into the White House


16 posted on 03/04/2008 10:21:26 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Stoat

You know, at some point I would look up and see that I was typing scant feet away from a urinal and think to myself, “What the $%@% am I doing here?”


17 posted on 03/04/2008 10:21:51 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Slapshot68

Its a great day in America when the media finally takes its rightful place.


18 posted on 03/04/2008 10:23:52 AM PST by appeal2 (r)
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To: Stoat

Perfect.


19 posted on 03/04/2008 10:28:31 AM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Hegemony Cricket
So, is hilary’s campaign swirling around the bowl for the last time today?

Yep, and then they can flush all her CR** right down the toilets.

20 posted on 03/04/2008 10:28:38 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Both dim candidates promise change and/or hope. I don't think the USA can afford their message.)
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To: Stoat

Yellow journalism has found a home.


21 posted on 03/04/2008 10:29:21 AM PST by DancesWithBolsheviks (Political correctness weakens societies.)
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To: Stoat

They’re just poo pooing Hillary.


22 posted on 03/04/2008 10:33:28 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Stoat

How fitting! The whole Clinton campaign is going down the toilet today!!


23 posted on 03/04/2008 10:36:50 AM PST by Palladin (Michelle Obama is Aunt Esther, without the Bible.)
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To: Stoat

They always get put in the Men’s room - why can’t they put them in the Women’s area instead?! Pure injustice!!


24 posted on 03/04/2008 10:38:15 AM PST by Ken522
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To: Dante3
NO!!!!! It can't be the end.

I want to see the Democraps tear each other to pieces in Denver. No matter who wins there, they won't have enough time to get an effective campaign against Johnny Mac.

And make no mistake, the supporters of the loser of that kind of cat-fight won't support the other.

25 posted on 03/04/2008 10:39:36 AM PST by Pistolshot (Remember, no matter how bad your life is, someone is watching and enjoying your suffering.)
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To: Stoat

LOL - The offices of the Atlanta Urinal-Constipation


26 posted on 03/04/2008 10:42:08 AM PST by WOSG (William F Buckley: A great conservative, may he rest in peace.)
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To: Stoat

27 posted on 03/04/2008 10:46:09 AM PST by mirkwood (Good gun control is a sharp eye and a steady hand)
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To: Peanut Gallery

ping


28 posted on 03/04/2008 10:52:31 AM PST by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Stoat

Very appropriate.


29 posted on 03/04/2008 11:44:57 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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Nice.


30 posted on 03/04/2008 11:48:05 AM PST by phrogphlyer
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To: Stoat

Well, it certainly is convenient for the male reporters anyway.


31 posted on 03/04/2008 12:17:03 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Stoat
Yellow Journalism

32 posted on 03/04/2008 12:53:53 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: DancesWithBolsheviks

GMTA


33 posted on 03/04/2008 12:54:23 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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Fitting to say the least.


34 posted on 03/04/2008 1:26:41 PM PST by CTSeditor
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To: Stoat

Does that make them Urinalists? LOL!


35 posted on 03/04/2008 7:10:44 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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Does that make them Urinalists? LOL!

"snicker"

That's probably a more congenial title than what they deserve, but a great one nonetheless   :-)

36 posted on 03/04/2008 11:45:10 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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