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Sleeping with the enemy
LA Times ^ | April 24th, 2008 | Arianna Huffington

Posted on 04/24/2008 11:05:04 AM PDT by The_Republican

Over the last seven years, the lunatic fringe in control of the Republican Party -- the people who believe in torture but don't believe in evolution -- have hijacked our democracy, aided and abetted by the news media. The heart of the problem is not the bias of Fox News or the blowhards on AM talk radio but a mainstream media that has completely internalized how the right frames all political debate. The right-wing message has become a part of the news media's DNA.

The latest confirmation came with this week's announcement that Tony Snow, formerly a host at Fox News and press secretary for the White House, where he earned high marks as a gifted purveyor of Bush/Cheney propaganda, would be joining CNN as a commentator. I guess Karl Rove was too busy with his Newsweek gig and Bill Kristol with his New York Times column. What's next, NPR signing up "Scooter" Libby and David Addington?

Certainly other White House insiders, such as William Safire and George Stephanopoulos, have made the leap to TV and print news. But this current crop remains unabashed propagandists. By embracing them, the mainstream media have revealed a mile-wide streak of self-loathing.

Have they been so cowed by the Republicans' relentless branding of them as "liberal" that they feel compelled to sleep with the enemy? Make no mistake, Rove, Kristol and Snow are the enemies of honesty, truth, facts, reality and the public's right to know.

Rove's commitment to deception is legendary. His entire career as a GOP shot-caller was built on it. Kristol, Dan Quayle's chief of staff in the first Bush administration, is neoconservatism's crown prince. As editor of the Weekly Standard, he was a prime pusher of invading Iraq, and his claims about war's progress have been discredited again and again.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arianna; ariannahuffington; huffington; media; propoganda; whining; zsazsa

1 posted on 04/24/2008 11:05:04 AM PDT by The_Republican
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To: The_Republican

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 04/24/2008 11:05:53 AM PDT by jjm2111 (Are we going to have a Daily Dose of McCain?)
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To: The_Republican

So, Stephanopolis is OK, but Tony Snow is not.

GMAFB.


3 posted on 04/24/2008 11:07:26 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (McCain is the best candidate of the Democrat party.)
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To: The_Republican
It's a Rove-ian plot......the sky is falling!, the sky is falling!

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

4 posted on 04/24/2008 11:07:54 AM PDT by thingumbob (Dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!)
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To: The_Republican

Ms. Huff, I love seeing you get uptight.

And I love that it’s the LA Times printing such crud.

I can’t wait for that paper to go under.


5 posted on 04/24/2008 11:08:22 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: The_Republican

Sounds like CNN is getting a good newsman.

Liberals are such damn cry babies.


6 posted on 04/24/2008 11:10:58 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: The_Republican

Well, Huffington could always go back home where she come from.


7 posted on 04/24/2008 11:11:00 AM PDT by Tut
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To: The_Republican

Hey Ariana, does it still bother you that your husband turned gay rather than stay married to you?

}:-)4


8 posted on 04/24/2008 11:11:05 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: The_Republican

Tony Snow couldn’t see the right wing if he stood on a mountain top with a telescope.

What would Huffy know about the right wing to begin with?


9 posted on 04/24/2008 11:11:37 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (The republic is over kids!)
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To: The_Republican

I read only the first couple of paragraphs and decided it must be Scrappleface, but then looked up to see it was even more insane. Huffington.


10 posted on 04/24/2008 11:12:51 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: The_Republican
he people who believe in torture but don't believe in evolution -- have hijacked our democracy

And since we're supposed to have a Republic, I'll keep on trying to hijack thier democracy.

/johnny

11 posted on 04/24/2008 11:14:25 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: The_Republican
The right-wing message has become a part of the news media's DNA.

Oh, that this were true.

I don't wanna know how you get so cockamamie extreme left that you perceive the LSM as conservative.

This is bad enough there ought to be a shot for it.

12 posted on 04/24/2008 11:15:34 AM PDT by thulldud (Insanity: Electing John McCain again and expecting a different result.)
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To: The_Republican
"In September 2006, just days after a Senate report unequivocally concluded there had been no prewar relationship between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab Zarqawi, Snow insisted that such a relationship did exist,"

Nonsense! Zarqawi was based in Iraq before the war and that is what Tony Snow stated. Miss Puffer-lady just lied about what Snow said.

13 posted on 04/24/2008 11:15:49 AM PDT by avacado
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To: JRandomFreeper

We’ve “hijacked our democracy” yet we couldn’t get the less obnoxious of the two parties to put up a decent candidate? How is that possible?


14 posted on 04/24/2008 11:18:30 AM PDT by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
So, Stephanopolis is OK, but Tony Snow is not.

Exactly. And lest not forget about Chris Matthews. I don't remember Arianna getting so bent out of shape over him either and he worked for Speaker Tip O'Neil. Hey, Arianna, can't take the heat get out of the kitchen.

I don't remember any of these people making up the news like Dan Rather either! Did Arianna have a problem with that? I doubt it! Maybe she should take her 'honey' Bill Maher and leave the country since she isn't happy with it.

15 posted on 04/24/2008 11:20:57 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: The_Republican

She is delusional.

Spend some time in a spa and get your head straight. It is evident that clear thinking is not in you at the moment.


16 posted on 04/24/2008 11:21:49 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Hillary = Senator Incitatus, Clintigula's whore...er, horse.)
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To: The_Republican
"In September 2006, just days after a Senate report unequivocally concluded there had been no prewar relationship between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab Zarqawi, Snow insisted that such a relationship did exist,"

Here is EXACTLY what Tony Snow said that the Puffer-lady is lying about.

QUESTION: Do you believe — does the president still believe that Saddam Hussein was connected to Zarqawi or Al Qaida before the invasion?

SNOW: The president has never said that there was a direct operational relationship between the two. And this is important.

Zarqawi was in Iraq…

QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) relationship?

SNOW: And there was a relationship in this sense: Zarqawi was in Iraq. Al Qaida members were in Iraq. They were operating, and in some cases operating freely. From Iraq, Zarqawi, for instance, directed the assassination of an American diplomat in Amman, Jordan.

But did they have, you know, a corner office at the Mukhabarat? No. You know, were they getting a line item in Saddam’s budget? No.

There was no direct operational relationship, but there was a relationship. They were in the country. And I think you understand that the Iraqis knew they were there. That’s the relationship.

QUESTION: Saddam Hussein knew they were there. That’s it for the relationship?

SNOW: That’s pretty much it.

QUESTION: The Senate report said they didn’t turn a blind eye to that.

SNOW: The Senate report — rather than get — you know what? I don’t want to get into the vagaries of the Senate report. But it is pretty clear, among other things, again, that were Al Qaida operators inside Iraq, and they included Zarqawi, they included a cleric who had been described as the best friend of bin Laden who was delivering sermons on TV.

But we are simply not going to go to the point that the president — the president has never made the statement that there was an operational relationship, and that’s the important thing, because I think there’s a tendency to say, Ah-ha. He said that they were in cahoots and they were planning and doing stuff. There’s no evidence of that.

17 posted on 04/24/2008 11:22:27 AM PDT by avacado
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To: The_Republican

Why no BARF ALERT?


18 posted on 04/24/2008 11:22:53 AM PDT by Ilya Mourometz
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To: The_Republican

The LeftiePervs are really getting frightened that they are losing their death grip on the “mainstream” news spinning industry. >B-)


19 posted on 04/24/2008 11:23:50 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Tin eared zeroes and Hollypukes comin...)
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To: The_Republican
The heart of the problem is not the bias of Fox News or the blowhards on AM talk radio but a mainstream media that has completely internalized how the right frames all political debate. The right-wing message has become a part of the news media's DNA.

Right winged Media? Where? This is mostly just the middle, not the Right.

Just goes to show how far off beyond the left field cheapseats these moonbats are...

20 posted on 04/24/2008 11:25:02 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: The_Republican

Whenever I need a good laugh, I dig up one of Lisa Douglas’s screeds about how terrible it is for Liberals because of the mean old Conservative press.


21 posted on 04/24/2008 11:25:47 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Don't trust anyone who can't take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: The_Republican

Huffingglue knows all about sleeping with the enemy.

22 posted on 04/24/2008 11:25:54 AM PDT by LexBaird (Behold, thou hast drinken of the Aide of Kool, and are lost unto Men.)
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To: The_Republican
Over the last seven years, the lunatic fringe in control of the Republican Party -- the people who believe in torture but don't believe in evolution -- have hijacked our democracy, aided and abetted by the news media.

If that's true, then why are we stuck with McCain for our nominee?

23 posted on 04/24/2008 11:27:21 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Here they come boys! As thick as grass, and as black as thunder!)
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To: The_Republican
the people who believe in torture but don't believe in evolution -- have hijacked our democracy

(slowly raising hand)

What do I know? I live in a small town and go to church on Sundays. I'm just a bitter man...

24 posted on 04/24/2008 11:29:30 AM PDT by John123 (Fluoride is NOT a neuro-toxin. It is a cavity fighter in spite of NO PEER Reviewed PROOF!)
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To: The_Republican

It has to be a parody, spoof or something like that...


25 posted on 04/24/2008 11:33:24 AM PDT by alecqss
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To: LexBaird

She’s a member of one of the most whacked-out cults in the US; she’s gone from extreme liberal to extreme conservative back to extreme liberal in less than 20 years; she garnered .06 percent of the vote when running against Ahnold in CA....is there any reason why this witch continues to get juicy columns published even in screeds like the LA Times?


26 posted on 04/24/2008 11:37:47 AM PDT by Ilya Mourometz
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To: The_Republican

The words “Lunatic Fringe” certainly describes her well. It’s no wonder her husband dumped her.


27 posted on 04/24/2008 11:40:21 AM PDT by anoldafvet (To liberals, building a wall across the Mexican border is a violation of the Voting Rights Act.)
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To: LexBaird

Oh that’s goooood...very goood.........made me snort at the office


28 posted on 04/24/2008 11:43:07 AM PDT by HappyinAZ
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To: The_Republican
"The right-wing message has become a part of the news media's DNA."

BwHahahahahaha!!!!


29 posted on 04/24/2008 11:44:06 AM PDT by phs3 (Call a terrorist a freedom fighter, I call you the enemy.)
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To: The_Republican

So Arianna, what exactly is it that you’re afraid of.... words? A differing opinion? Are conservative thoughts somehow evil?

How about the free exchange of ideas, Arianna? What’s so evil about that? After all... they’re only words.


30 posted on 04/24/2008 11:55:19 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: The_Republican
Over the last seven years, the lunatic fringe in control of the Republican Party -- the people who believe in torture but don't believe in evolution -- have hijacked our democracy, aided and abetted by the news media.

I don't see any journalistic bias in that sentence and, for confirmation, I asked my good friend Hans Blix and he agreed.

Nothing to see here, move along!!

31 posted on 04/24/2008 11:58:00 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: PJ-Comix; Paul Heinzman
Areola Huffington Alert!

Maybe she's got this on HuffPo, too.

32 posted on 04/24/2008 12:13:37 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (DUFU fodder?)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
So, Stephanopolis is OK, but Tony Snow is not.

Stephie is both Greek and a liberal, which makes him doubly OK with Areola.

33 posted on 04/24/2008 12:16:41 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Beware of Greeks bearing left.)
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To: The_Republican

She should know about ‘sleeping with the enemy’.

After graduation, she moved to London and lived with the journalist and broadcaster Bernard Levin, whom she had met while the two were panelists on the TV show Face the Music. She left Levin in 1980, after he refused to marry her, and moved to the United States. During these years and around the time of her involvement with John-Roger’s religious group, she was involved with Democratic politician and now former governor of California, Jerry Brown. It was during this time that Huffington (then Stassinopoulos) was first known as a liberal/left-wing/Democrat, the position she has returned to once again the post-90s years following right-wing years of the 80s to late 90s.

Arianna Huffington (born Arianna Stassinopoulos on July 15, 1950 in Athens, Greece) is an author and nationally syndicated columnist in the United States.

Huffington describes herself as a “former right-winger who has evolved into a compassionate and progressive populist”. She is the founder of The Huffington Post, a liberal online news and commentary website and aggregated blog. Her latest book is Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe.

She met millionaire Michael Huffington at a 1985 party hosted by Ann Getty in San Francisco.

The couple divorced in 1997.

Huffington’s shift in political ideology was purportedly inspired by her Left, Right & Center segment colleague, Robert Scheer. Huffington’s political transition coincided with the crisis in the Balkans during the 1990s. Huffington was a vocal opponent of American intervention against the Serbians during the Bosnian and Kosovo wars. Huffington publicly showed support against the U.S. intervention to stop genocide and atrocities in Somalia in 1991. [3]

In 2000, she instigated the ‘Shadow Conventions’, which appeared at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.

Huffington heads The Detroit Project, a public interest group lobbying automakers to start producing cars running on alternative fuels. The project’s 2003 TV ads, which equated driving sport utility vehicles to funding terrorism, proved to be particularly controversial, with some stations refusing to run them. Huffington drives a gasoline-electric hybrid car, the Toyota Prius and owns a Gulf Stream 5 private jet.


34 posted on 04/24/2008 12:43:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: The_Republican
The latest confirmation came with this week's announcement that Tony Snow, formerly a host at Fox News and press secretary for the White House, where he earned high marks as a gifted purveyor of Bush/Cheney propaganda, would be joining CNN as a commentator. I guess Karl Rove was too busy with his Newsweek gig and Bill Kristol with his New York Times column.

Amazing! This little mouse Huffington is actually complaining that some organizations in the Democrat mainstream news media have hired token conservatives? How pathetic is that?

35 posted on 04/24/2008 12:47:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kcvl

Boy, between Arianna and Linda Ronstadt, Governor Moonbeam really got around, didn’t he.


36 posted on 04/24/2008 12:49:44 PM PDT by lainie ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: The_Republican

The more I read from Huffington, the more grateful I am that California did NOT elect as one of its Senators the homosexual who dumped her for a man.


37 posted on 04/24/2008 12:50:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Every time I read any of her articles I can hear her incoherent bad accent with every word mangled and that high pitch sound (apologies to all good people with accent). It actually ends up giving me a headache. Yeah, I know I have problems.


38 posted on 04/24/2008 12:57:01 PM PDT by The_Republican (Ovaries of the World Unite! Rush, Laura, Ann, Greta - Time for the Ovulation!)
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To: Exit148; PROCON; baa39; cleveland gop; mom4kittys; rightwingintelligentsia; moscowmillsmuttlover; ..
Tonys Mug


     Tony Snow Ping

 

If you want on, or off, the Tony Snow ping list, please FReepMail dinasour.


Awww, the Huffster no like Tony.

The latest confirmation came with this week's announcement that Tony Snow, formerly a host at Fox News and press secretary for the White House, where he earned high marks as a gifted purveyor of Bush/Cheney propaganda...

Is your Ex "sleeping with the enemy", or someone else?

39 posted on 04/24/2008 1:25:41 PM PDT by dinasour
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To: dinasour

I would say that sounds a little, well, bitter. Heheheh.


40 posted on 04/24/2008 1:36:45 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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To: dinasour

Thanks for the ping, dinasour. Unfortunately this woman became so bitter when her husband chose another man over her that she had to strike out at someone and chose the Republicans.


41 posted on 04/24/2008 1:45:37 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: Bahbah

They’re bitter people who reach for lawyers and adore big government.


42 posted on 04/24/2008 2:06:44 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Obama and Hillary: What Constitution?)
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To: GoldwaterChick

Can you blame him?


43 posted on 04/24/2008 2:19:54 PM PDT by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: The_Republican
Sleeping with the enemy

I've noticed that Mary Matalin looks like James Carville with a wig on. Weird.

44 posted on 04/24/2008 2:27:35 PM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: bankwalker

Mary Matalin is not hooked up right. No other reasonable explanation.


45 posted on 04/24/2008 2:37:28 PM PDT by The_Republican (Ovaries of the World Unite! Rush, Laura, Ann, Greta - Time for the Ovulation!)
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To: Kaslin

I have to say he probably got the better deal. I think she is a few cards short of a full deck.

Bad dog!


46 posted on 04/24/2008 5:23:58 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: dinasour

Thanks for the ping!


47 posted on 04/24/2008 8:31:37 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: The_Republican

How I love to see their heads explode, LOL!


48 posted on 04/25/2008 5:36:27 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I am a proud supporter of Israel.)
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