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Will Against The Liberal World on 'This Week'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/30/2008 12:15:26 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Have a look at the screencap from today's This Week, then please answer this serious question: has ABC no shame? How does the network justify a round-table consisting of four liberals against one conservative?

Let's review the batting order:

* Frank Reich: Clinton's former Labor Secretary comes from the leftward reaches of the Dem party. He's a co-founder of the liberal American Prospect magazine. * Paul Krugman: Like Reich, a very liberal professor of economics, and a NYT columnist. * Donna Brazile: Dem activist, Gore 2000 campaign manager. * George Stephanopoulos: The show host was a senior political adviser to Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign and later became Clinton's communications director. * George Will: conservative columnist and [since we're talking batter order and this is Opening Day after all] baseball aficionado.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abcnews; georgestephanopoulos; georgewill; liberalmedia; paulkrugman; robertreich


1 posted on 03/30/2008 12:15:27 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

This Week stacks deck against Will ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/30/2008 12:15:59 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Was wondering if NewsBusters was going to post this. When I first tuned in I thought they had maybe added a conservative or a republican to balance things out a little. When I figured out that it was Krugman . . . it was like, WTH!

ABC, you suck.


3 posted on 03/30/2008 12:20:21 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I saw this. If I didn’t know better, I would think Krugman was on drugs. He had this wild eyed stare and once when Will was talking, he put his face in his hands.


4 posted on 03/30/2008 12:21:39 PM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Good write up, Mark.

My impression of Krugman is that he ought to be under a doctor’s care. He just does not look “okay.”


5 posted on 03/30/2008 12:25:22 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Hmmm, seems we both had pretty much the same reaction to Krugman.


6 posted on 03/30/2008 12:26:27 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Frank Reich”?

Any relation to Robert Reich?


7 posted on 03/30/2008 12:27:07 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Government pressure to ‘extend the American dream to everyone’ + greedy lenders = disaster

I am no economist by any stretch, but it surely seems that economic political correctness is at the root of this mess.


8 posted on 03/30/2008 12:30:56 PM PDT by tennteacher (Hunter Conservative)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This Week stacks deck against Will ping to Today show list.

This is new? It's been going on with the MSM and PBS as long as I can remember. I'll never forget one memorable PBS panel that was mustered to discuss the "new" phenomenon of conservative talk radio back in the early 90s. The unmentioned subject was Rush, of course, and every single radio talker on the panel was full-bore liberal. That's "balance" as the Rats see it. All opposing ideas and speech must be suppressed.

9 posted on 03/30/2008 12:32:13 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: oldbill

Sorry about that. I’m a Buffalo Bills fan and had Bob confused with Frank Reich, the back-up QB who led perhaps the greatest comeback ever in NFL history, against the Houston Oilers in the 1992 playoffs ;-)


10 posted on 03/30/2008 12:36:21 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: Bernard Marx

3:1 is nothing new, but 4:1 might be a new record for lopsidedness.


11 posted on 03/30/2008 12:37:11 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The thing is: George Will still kicks their collective ass.


12 posted on 03/30/2008 12:38:37 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Photobucket lol...too funny. I remember good old Reich.
13 posted on 03/30/2008 12:38:57 PM PDT by xuberalles ("Barack Obama: Change Is A Dime Bag!" http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees.225246874)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well done, Mark!

Krugman needs to go off or try new meds- he’s not well.


14 posted on 03/30/2008 12:41:23 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
3:1 is nothing new, but 4:1 might be a new record for lopsidedness.

Heck, I'd sat the odds are still in our favor.

15 posted on 03/30/2008 12:41:35 PM PDT by pasquale
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To: Lee'sGhost

A
Bunch of
Crap


16 posted on 03/30/2008 12:43:38 PM PDT by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Four against one is still on the short end of an intellectual mismatch if the four are liberals.


17 posted on 03/30/2008 12:45:44 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That is shameful, but pretty fair...

4 liberal minds vs. 1 conservative is generally a pretty fair battle.


18 posted on 03/30/2008 1:07:41 PM PDT by Tigercap (McCain. For Supreme Court judge nominations and WOT progress if nothing else.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I saw this. If I didn’t know better, I would think Krugman was on drugs. He had this wild eyed stare and once when Will was talking, he put his face in his hands.

To stay liberal one has to remain in a constant state of denial and, as you can see, it really gets to some of them.

19 posted on 03/30/2008 1:14:43 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Is there any wonder that their ratings are in the toilet?

BTW, Krugman has been calling for a recession for seven years now, constantly. How he has any credibility as an economist is beyond me.

20 posted on 03/30/2008 1:22:16 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
In the introduction to the roundtable, Stephy labeled Reich and Krugman "our dueling economists."

Ha!   Duelling on what?  Who's more Marxist than the other??
21 posted on 03/30/2008 1:27:45 PM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: Pietro
Krugman has been calling for a recession for seven years now,

LOL! Krugman, the former ENRON adviser (as James Taranto incessantly points out)? By all means, listen to him! ;-)

22 posted on 03/30/2008 1:35:52 PM PDT by maryz
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Watching that little weasel Krugman licking his chops over the economic crisis was a disgusting show of how liberals are hoping for another depression.


23 posted on 03/30/2008 1:39:19 PM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Now now Stephanopoulos is a “journalist” and hence impartial and above reproach. /sarc


24 posted on 03/30/2008 1:45:08 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This assumes Will is a consrvative and not just someone in love with the elegance of his own prose as he tries to emulate, unsuccessfully, William F Buckley.


25 posted on 03/30/2008 1:52:17 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: tennteacher

Your understanding is spot-on. Congress forced lenders to lower credit qualifications so normally unqualified borrowers could get money combined with the easy money policies put in place after the tech wreck led to this mess. My financial manager also puts it squarely on Congress’ doorstep. And now the damn Congresscritters are poised to make a bad situation even worse. And worst of all, they are going to take the money from us to pay off people who had never were qualified to borrow money in the first place.


26 posted on 03/30/2008 2:01:01 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
4:1 might be a new record for lopsidedness.

Nope, I've seen it numerous times. The lopsidedness tends to be worse when Dems hold the Presidency and I think they're jumping the gun a little in gleeful anticipation.

27 posted on 03/30/2008 2:13:50 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

ABC has no shame and the mere fact that Stephie, who I read is an adviser to the Clinton campaign, has not recused himself is proof positive.


28 posted on 03/30/2008 3:08:44 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

to answer your question, NO!


29 posted on 03/30/2008 3:32:46 PM PDT by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh come on, George was lite on them. It was almost fair. Whatta ya want, another liberal to make it perfectly even? The idiocies spewed by Bazille alone set the liberal side into the red, and Steponallofus can’t dig her out of her liberal hell any more than Reich can (with a step ladeer he might be able to see her mouth). Which reminds me, do the directors give him two DC phone books to sit on so he’ll be eye to eye with little Steffie (he gets one phone book, that’s why his chair is turned the way it is, to hide the book)?


30 posted on 03/30/2008 3:41:21 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t care because I don’t watch the show. Just do what most Americans do and turn the channel. Hopefully they will just dry up and blow away.


31 posted on 03/31/2008 5:30:05 AM PDT by NeilGus
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