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As Steph Says It's 'Over,' Sawyer Proclaims 'It Was a Great Night'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/07/2008 5:03:38 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

What kind of night is one on which Hillary Clinton, in the eyes of many, lost her shot at the nomination? "A great night"—according to Diane Sawyer.

Sawyer made her remark at the opening of today's GMA. She started with some shtick with co-anchor Robin Roberts, displaying a series of cards explaining she was losing her voice, then managed to get out these words:

DIANE SAWYER: It was a great night last night. What a night, huh?

Any ambiguity as to what made last night "great" was resolved when the duo immediately moved to a discussion of last night's primary election results, culminating in Roberts displaying the front pages of today's New York Post and Daily News, which respectively proclaimed "Toast!" and "Hil Needs a Miracle." George Stephanopoulos came on and confirmed the tabloids' grim prognosis, saying the Dem race "is over."

View video here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: dianesawyer; georgestephanopoulos; hillaryclinton; mediabias

1 posted on 05/07/2008 5:03:38 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Diane loved last night ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/07/2008 5:04:10 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Clinton’s don’t know what quit means.


3 posted on 05/07/2008 5:07:14 AM PDT by abb (Organized Journalism: Marxist-style collectivism applied to information sharing)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

In all fairness she was likely alluding to the excitement of the contests themselves, not the results.


4 posted on 05/07/2008 5:12:24 AM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Diane needs a cold shower.

She may get one in November.


5 posted on 05/07/2008 5:14:30 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: contemplator

I hear you, but somehow find it hard to imagine she would have said the same thing if Hillary had pulled off a double win, or if a Republican had won the presidency in a nail-biter.


6 posted on 05/07/2008 5:15:02 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest



7 posted on 05/07/2008 5:25:09 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: governsleastgovernsbest

Nice to know that Hillary has at least one friend left in the MSM.

This is kind of sad.


8 posted on 05/07/2008 5:27:07 AM PDT by littlehouse36 (Love your neighbor. Buy American.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Nice to know that Hillary has at least one friend left in the MSM.

This is kind of sad.


9 posted on 05/07/2008 5:27:10 AM PDT by littlehouse36 (Love your neighbor. Buy American.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I gotta admit, the cue-card bit is cute.


10 posted on 05/07/2008 5:30:01 AM PDT by Petronski (When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth, voting for Hillary.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Scorched Earth from the Clintons is straight ahead.


11 posted on 05/07/2008 5:57:34 AM PDT by rod1 (u)
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To: All

Bonus Coverage: Morning Joe Mocks Whopper-Telling Wolfson

Hillary campaign honcho Howard Wolfson had the unenviable task of appearing on Morning Joe today, and took his best shot at making a silk purse out of the sow’s ear of last night’s disastrous results. But Wolfson’s difficult situation didn’t stop the Morning Joe crew from openly mocking him when he feigned ignorance about a factoid unfavorable to his candidate.

View video here.

HOWARD WOLFSON: There’s no question, we’re going to have to do well in the upcoming states, we’re going to have to —

JOE SCARBOROUGH: But Howard, there aren’t enough points left to put up on the board, are there?

WOLFSON: Well, we’re going to have to make sure that Florida and Michigan are counted. As Senator Clinton said last night, we’re not going to decide this nomination based on 48 states. There are not 48 states in the union anymore; there are 50.

SCARBOROUGH [putting in the knife with a near-rhetorical question]: do you guys have a majority of the rules committee that will make that decision?

WOLFSON: I have no idea.

SCARBOROUGH [bursting into raucous laughter]: Howard, I love you. I love you, Howard, but you know that . . .

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Ho-ward. No. We have a [BS?] meter.

WOLFSON: No, no, no, no. That’s Harold Ickes’s department. Harold knows all.

BRZEZINSKI: Uh-huh, yeah.

SCARBOROUGH: Oh, OK. Fair enough.

If Hillary Clinton’s campaign is willing to dissemble this brazenly on such a matter, as president what wouldn’t she or her staffers be prepared to trample the truth about?


12 posted on 05/07/2008 6:04:49 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey I agree! It was a GREAT night. The rat is now stuck with the worst possible candidate he could put up.
Our guy sucks but this bastard barack mcgovern is very dangerous to America.
Note: Those that want to write that McCain is as or more dangerous than barack mcgovern, please don’t bother. We are way past that now. America has McCain to vote for and the anti Americans have barack mcgovern to vote for. It is a simple as that.


13 posted on 05/07/2008 6:07:26 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: Miss Didi
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14 posted on 05/07/2008 6:10:32 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Clintonistas still believe the fix is in.


15 posted on 05/07/2008 6:25:04 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
They just re played Tim Russert, who they called “the boss” on MSNBC, saying it is over for the hildabeast! Yea! May she continue to fight! Yea!
16 posted on 05/07/2008 6:29:53 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: OrioleFan
The Clintonistas still believe the fix is in.

We should encourage those beliefs. It might make them continue fighting (or at least split the party).

17 posted on 05/07/2008 6:30:45 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Pray for Rattendaemmerung: the final mutually destructive battle between Obama and Hillary in Denver)
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To: jmaroneps37
The rat is now stuck with the worst possible candidate he could put up. Our guy sucks but this bastard barack mcgovern is very dangerous to America. Note: Those that want to write that McCain is as or more dangerous than barack mcgovern, please don’t bother. We are way past that now. America has McCain to vote for and the anti Americans have barack mcgovern to vote for. It is a simple as that.
Time for McCain to stick the knife in by nominating a conservative black for VP to illustrate that a black can be, must be, a patriot to win on a national ticket.

The fact that there is no black who could qualify for the Republican nomination for POTUS is irrelevant because

The Electors shall meet in their respective States and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same State with themselves . . .
the Constitution provides for affirmative action in the selection of the VP.

18 posted on 05/07/2008 6:50:06 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (Thomas Sowell for President)
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To: All

Rasmussen was on Fox last night saying that now they have to get together and make the “dream ticket” Obama with Hill as VP. This was called for by several last night. I found that the most disturbing.


19 posted on 05/07/2008 6:55:12 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: AmericaUnite
I've been saying that for a long long time, only to be called crazy! Hitlery will be BARAK HUSSEIN OsAMA's VP! Bank on it! The logic is there, better something than nothing! SHE WILL NOT GO AWAY SILENTLY....bubba never did!
20 posted on 05/07/2008 7:03:34 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

All I can say is the dems better take every step to make sure she is stripped of her committees and make sure she loses her next senatorial campaign, because now she is wounded and she is energized by vengeance. She will go after those that “betrayed her”


21 posted on 05/07/2008 7:12:03 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

OMG- Just listening now to live conf call (on MSNBC) with Howard Wolfson- Hillary is truly delusional. Wolfson says our win in Indiana convinces us we have what it takes to go forward ...in efforts to show delegates she has best chance to win in November..she’s a better match-up against McCain...

Cue Twilight Zone music..


22 posted on 05/07/2008 7:14:41 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: RoseofTexas

Ask JFK how it worked out to have your political enemy as your VP. I do not think Obama will do it. The people that support obama will vote for mccain if hilary gets the nomination.

You saw the power she grabbed as non elected first lady, what do you think she will do as VP?


23 posted on 05/07/2008 7:14:44 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: RoseofTexas
i>I've been saying that for a long long time, only to be called crazy! Hitlery will be BARAK HUSSEIN OsAMA's VP! Bank on it!

That's why I hate what Rush is doing. She is evil. I think as naive as Obama is, he may have the sense that she will destroy him from within.

24 posted on 05/07/2008 7:20:26 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: RoseofTexas
I've been saying that for a long long time, only to be called crazy! Hitlery will be BARAK HUSSEIN OsAMA's VP! Bank on it!

Sorry didn't close my <>That's why I hate what Rush is doing. She is evil. I think as naive as Obama is, he may have the sense that she will destroy him from within.

25 posted on 05/07/2008 7:21:44 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: RoseofTexas
I've been saying that for a long long time, only to be called crazy! Hitlery will be BARAK HUSSEIN OsAMA's VP! Bank on it! The logic is there, better something than nothing! SHE WILL NOT GO AWAY SILENTLY....bubba never did!

You better believe it, there is no way Osama is going to give up a third of the liberal votes.

26 posted on 05/07/2008 8:27:32 AM PDT by blondee123 (Three (3) Democrats running for President in 2008!!!)
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To: AmericaUnite

Rasmussen was on Fox last night saying that now they have to get together and make the “dream ticket” Obama with Hill as VP...

Not unless Obama has a death wish.


27 posted on 05/07/2008 8:34:08 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Walkingfeather

“You saw the power she grabbed as non elected first lady, what do you think she will do as VP?”
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Is there any doubt what she would do as VP? Obama surely isn’t stupid enough to pick her is he? He just doesn’t seem to have a death wish. He might be the first potus not to make it till sundown on inaugaration day, he might not even make it down off the podium.


28 posted on 05/07/2008 12:40:36 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Does anyone still believe this is a free country?)
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