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GOTCHA! (You won't believe it!)
The Scoop ^ | May 27, 2008 | Ernest Partridge

Posted on 05/28/2008 9:32:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A Democrat campaigning for the White House must feel like a soldier advancing through a mine field. At any moment, he or she is one step away from being blown out of the contest. And the poor wretch is surrounded by a ravenous mob of media hounds, each of whom is eager to set off the fatal charge.

Gotcha!

Still worse, almost all the media volleys are fired toward the port side. If a Republican or (so-called) “conservative” makes a gaffe, as they do almost daily, their “misspeak” is usually politely ignored. Or if it is simply too awful to be ignored, it is shoved down the memory hole after a couple of news cycles and effectively forgotten by the corporate media. No big deal. Count on it: John McCain’s belated shedding of the embarrassing Hagee and Parsely endorsements will be gone from the news and forgotten within the week. In contrast, the Rev. Wright “Goddam America” uproar is still alive after several months.

“Gotcha! moments” are often excavated through the sort of diligent searching that was once the hallmark of investigative journalism – back in the days when we still had investigative journalists. The Rev. Wright remark was culled out of thousands of recorded hours of his sermons. Barack Obama’s “bitter” comment was caught by chance on a cell phone recording.

If the Democrat’s careless comment is insufficiently damaging, the GOP and/or the media will “improve” it. Case in point: It wasn’t bad enough that Michelle Obama said that for the first time in her adult life, she was “really proud of my country.” That word “really” softens the impact. So out with it! In this video clip of a Tennessee GOP ad, the word has clearly been deleted. Here is the unedited remark.

If culling and editing will not suffice, then there is always whole-cloth invention – i.e., outright fraud. In 2000, Al Gore was relentlessly pounded for his “claim” to have “invented the internet.” He never made that claim. And what of his alleged boast to have “discovered” the Love Canal toxic site? Never happened.

Gotcha! smears follow the successful Democratic politician into office. Remember the press ruckus when, in May 1993, Bill Clinton allegedly held up air traffic at the Los Angeles airport, while he was getting a haircut on Air Force One? Now that was news! But when the FAA and the LAX traffic controllers totally debunked the story, the media felt that correction was scarcely worthy of mention. And the Clintons were hounded by the alleged “Whitewater scandal” throughout Bill Clinton’s presidency, until at long last, the Ken Starr inquisition was forced to admit that there was “no there there,” a finding that was essentially ignored by the mainstream media.

Then there are those utterly trivial incidents, inflated to national prominence: Al Gore wearing “earth tones,” Howard Dean’s amplified “scream,” John Kerry’s preference for swiss cheese (yum!) over Cheez-Whiz (yechh!) in his philly sandwiches, John Edwards’ haircut, Barack Obama’s disinclination to wear flag lapel pins.

Meanwhile, glaring issues potentially devastating to the Republican candidates are kept off the front pages and off the mainstream TV screens: Bush’s violation of security laws, his desertion from the Air National Guard, the August, 2001 PDB: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US,” the Florida schoolroom on 9/11 and “The Pet Goat,” the lies that led to, and now prolong, an illegal war. The list is endless. Also McCain: his numerous “flip-flops,” his slavish adherence to the Bush policies and the utter inauthenticity of his “maverick” label, his involvement in the Keating Five scandal, his obvious cluelessness about Middle East politics, etc. And, above all else, the total failure of the corporate media to investigate and expose the frauds perpetrated by the privatized election industry.

But for the alternative and foreign media, and the liberal blogosphere, we’d likely know little if any of this today.

Hillary Clinton and “The A-Word.”

Let’s stipulate the obvious: Hillary Clinton’s reference last week to the RFK assassination was pluperfectly stupid and insensitive. It could prove to be fatal to her campaign, though I doubt that it will.

And yet, although I agree with many that by prolonging the contest all the way to the convention, Clinton might well cause the Democrats to lose in November, and, while I therefore believe that for the good of the party and the country, she should quit ASAP, I believe that the significance of her blunder may have been overblown. At last, the admirable and eloquent Keith Olbermann may have overshot with his rhetoric. None other than Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a Clinton supporter, has downplayed the remark: “It is clear from the context that Hillary was invoking a familiar political circumstance in order to support her decision to stay in the race through June... I think it is a mistake for people to take offense.”

Exactly! Clinton’s essential point: three months is an eternity in politics. History confirms that a lot can happen before the August convention: a whopper of an Obama scandal could emerge, Obama could be diagnosed with a fatal disease, or, God forbid, he could fall victim to a fatal accident or be assassinated. True enough. But some things, most assuredly, are much better left unsaid.

In sum, as tempting as it may be to use Hillary’s A-word blunder to push her off the stage, I suggest that it would be less than honest to do so. And practically speaking, it would be unwise for any Democrats to encourage the media “gotcha!” practice of disqualifying candidates due to single, isolated gaffes.

Also largely unsaid and apparently unnoticed by the punditocracy, is the simple fact that the uncertainties of the pre-convention summer fail to justify Clinton’s determination to continue the contest. Should she withdraw tomorrow and then should some misfortune make it impossible for Obama to claim his prize in Denver, Clinton would obviously be at the head of the queue to take the nomination. More so, if she were to withdraw gracefully soon, rather than further embitter the party with her continuing challenge.

In the meantime, what will be the media’s likely response to Clinton’s verbal stumble? While they could use it to pummel her candidacy, perhaps fatally, I predict that the media will soft-peddle the incident and let it pass into early obscurity, just as if I had been uttered by a Republican. And why? Because the corporate media and its Republican sponsors are all determined to see Clinton’s dismal and doomed candidacy continue as long as possible, best of all on to the convention itself. The continuing drama of the contest attracts eyeballs to the media while it enhances John McCain’s prospects for success in November.

So What is to be Done about “Gotcha! Journalism”?

I wish that I had a startling and innovative answer that question. Perhaps you do, and if so I’d like to hear it. In the meantime, the old and familiar responses will have to do. Foremost among these: punish the corporate media for its offenses. Deprive the media of its audience and its sponsors of their customers. Look elsewhere for news and information – alternative and foreign media and the internet – and let the corporate media know that you are doing so and why. The corporate media are businesses with fiduciary responsibilities to their stockholders, and thus cannot be indifferent to the financial consequences of their journalistic delinquency. As the general public continues to wise-up to the fact that the corporate media are no longer reliable sources of information but rather are propaganda organs for the military-industrial-congressional-media complex, both the credibility and the audience of that media dissolves. If a significant portion of the public accelerates that dissolution, the media will face the stark dilemma: reform or perish.

At the same time, the alternative media must be supported. Word must go out that reliable information is at hand to those willing to search for it.

The truth will eventually come out, if given a voice. It is up to we the people to give it that voice.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008electionbias; alternateuniverse; chimpymchitler; doublestandard; drivebymedia; election; elections; fakebutaccurate; gotchajournalism; macacamoment; mccain; media; msm; nationalguardmemo; obama; plamegate; theblamegame
Either this man is a master satirist or an inmate in a mental institution.
1 posted on 05/28/2008 9:32:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let’s stipulate the obvious: Hillary Clinton’s reference last week to the RFK assassination was pluperfectly stupid and insensitive. It could prove to be fatal to her campaign, though I doubt that it will.

I'm sure George Allen feels her pain.

2 posted on 05/28/2008 9:36:46 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Could pacifists exist if there weren't people brave enough to go to war for their right to exist?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Your comment caused me to google the guy. I'm strongly leaning towards mental institution inmate.
3 posted on 05/28/2008 9:37:50 PM PDT by A message
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Deprive the media of its audience and its sponsors of their customers.

Seems to me Big Media is doing a fine job of that themselves.

4 posted on 05/28/2008 9:41:56 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Could pacifists exist if there weren't people brave enough to go to war for their right to exist?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
....Its sounds like Karl Rove...*smirk*...is @ it again.
5 posted on 05/28/2008 9:42:22 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid,doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you..our hopes were dashed by CINOs :)
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“If a Republican or (so-called) “conservative” makes a gaffe, as they do almost daily, their “misspeak” is usually politely ignored.”

Bizarro World. This guy needs a straightjacket. Seriously.

If anyone really believes that, they need to be locked up to keep from harming themselves.


6 posted on 05/28/2008 9:43:57 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Either this man is a master satirist or an inmate in a mental institution.”

A Torqued Obamanist...same thing.


7 posted on 05/28/2008 9:44:41 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Either this man is a master satirist or an inmate in a mental institution.

Just another typical liberal...

8 posted on 05/28/2008 9:45:45 PM PDT by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: eldoradude

Just another NON Gun Carrying Liberal.


9 posted on 05/28/2008 9:48:36 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am sure Dan Quayle would agree. Why he made the horrible mistake of reading the answer to a spelling test and didn't catch that they had spelled it wrong.

The media then made it one of their basic stories which had to be mentioned along with some slur at Quayle.

If Dam Quayle had said any of the things Hillary and especially Obama havee said, he would be the butt of jokes for maybe a hundred years.

10 posted on 05/28/2008 9:51:05 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Meanwhile, glaring issues potentially devastating to the Republican candidates are kept off the front pages and off the mainstream TV screens:....

Right there, that paragraph, tells you all you need to know. The "writer", like Rosie o'Tard, has plagiarized it's talking points from the DU and/or the indymedia. 

11 posted on 05/28/2008 9:59:30 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the girly-man population. Have the McCainiacs spayed or neutered.)
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Where to begin?

Al Gore was relentlessly pounded for his “claim” to have “invented the internet.” He never made that claim.

He SAID, "I took the initiative in creating the Internet." IT'S ON TAPE. Whether or not he "misspoke" he clearly made that idiotic statement. It's a lie to say that "he never made that claim."

I notice that the word "sniper" never occurs in this piece, nor the word "Cambodia." Both of those (the Hillary "sniper fire" story and the Kerry "Christmas in Cambodia" story) are the most egregious inventions that they were caught at, and it tends to invalidate the author's thesis that Democratic gaffes are momentary alipa of the tongue.

Meanwhile, glaring issues potentially devastating to the Republican candidates are kept off the front pages and off the mainstream TV screens

You know, like the Texas Air National Guard documents proving that George W. Bush deserted. And the story that Karl Rove betrayed that covert CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Oops.

12 posted on 05/28/2008 10:01:02 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: denydenydeny

alipa=slips


13 posted on 05/28/2008 10:03:27 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: 2ndDivisionVet

I vote mental institution.


14 posted on 05/28/2008 10:07:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Comparing Democrat and Republican gaffes is very instructive, though.

Republican gaffes really do tend to be slips of the tongue, while Democrat gaffes tend to be wild, absurd resume enhancements.

Like Tom “I flew combat missions in Vietnam” Harkin.

And Hillary “I was named after Sir Edmund Hillary” “I landed under sniper fire” Clinton.

And Al “Erich Segal wrote Love Story about Tipper and me” “I took the initiative in creating the Internet” Gore.

And John “Being in Cambodia that Christmas was seared, SEARED into my memory” Kerry.

And Barack “My uncle liberated Auschwitz” Obama.


15 posted on 05/28/2008 10:14:25 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: 2ndDivisionVet

WTF? This can’t be genuine. No one drinks that much kool aid.


16 posted on 05/28/2008 10:25:43 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: Tex Pete
When George W. Bush was on the campaign trail, he gave the same speech daily at 5 stops. The press corp assigned to his campaign didn't agree with his message and didn't care to hear it repeated ad nauseum.

They have admitted that they took delight in repeating the gaffes from speeches that he'd already given without error.

I suggested at the time that perhaps he should deliberately flub his speeches on the key message point as a means of making sure that the media DID cover his key message points.

17 posted on 05/28/2008 10:28:59 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
John McCain’s belated shedding of the embarrassing Hagee and Parsely endorsements will be gone from the news and forgotten within the week. In contrast, the Rev. Wright “Goddam America” uproar is still alive after several months.

How many years did McCain associate with Hagee or Parsely? What did McCain say in defense of either of these men? Did McCain later flip flop and say that he COULD be critical of them after he said he COULDN'T be critical of them? Did he also try the line that their statements were taken out of context? Did he try saying that privately he'd already spoken with them? Did he try saying that he wasn't there "that day"?

DUmbass.

18 posted on 05/28/2008 10:31:30 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And the Clintons were hounded by the alleged “Whitewater scandal” throughout Bill Clinton’s presidency, until at long last, the Ken Starr inquisition was forced to admit that there was “no there there,” a finding that was essentially ignored by the mainstream media.

Ask Tom DeLay how it feels to be run out of office by a witchfinder general who resigns from the case before bringing it to trial 3 years after the charges are made.

19 posted on 05/28/2008 10:33:14 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It is clear from the context that Hillary was invoking a familiar political circumstance in order to support her decision to stay in the race through June... I think it is a mistake for people to take offense.” Exactly! Clinton’s essential point: three months is an eternity in politics. History confirms that a lot can happen before the August convention:

The election used to get started far later than August of the preceding year. The DNC wants this wrapped up already.

And the good dirt is saved until October. Just ask Albert Gore Junior who's team leaked decades old news of GW Bush's DUI arrest.

If it cost him 0.52% of the national vote (which it almost surely did) then it cost him the popular vote that Gore loves to boast of.

20 posted on 05/28/2008 10:37:39 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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Then there are those utterly trivial incidents, inflated to national prominence: Al Gore wearing “earth tones,”

Yeah it is much "better" to focus on his padded crotch on the covers of magazines like Rolling Stoned instead. < /s >

21 posted on 05/28/2008 10:39:59 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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Howard Dean’s amplified “scream,”

Howard Dean's own party pulled the plug on his campaign.

Howard Dean was not going to win. In part because his politics were neck and neck with those Obama espouses. At least Obama picks up 96% of all black votes and some guilty liberal white voters and young voters.

Howard Dean's early "success" was the same "success" as Ron Paul had at "winning" online polls. Basements full of keyboard clickers DUping the public by DUmping on online polls.

The scream was a convenient foil for the Democrats to use to drop him early in the election cycle. In exchange for dropping out, he was handed the reins to the party.

He still sounded like a crazy wimp "Eeeeeaahhhhh". Or a braying jackass.

22 posted on 05/28/2008 10:43:42 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As the general public continues to wise-up to the fact that the corporate media are no longer reliable sources of information but rather are propaganda organs for the military-industrial-congressional-media complex, both the credibility and the audience of that media dissolves. If a significant portion of the public accelerates that dissolution, the media will face the stark dilemma: reform or perish.

Reminds me of the laugh I had at an independent bookstore recently.

A customer (I assume of the liberal persuasion) was asking the clerk/owner (I assume of the liberal persuasion) if the copy of the NYet Times she was buying was complete. Why, it was so much thinner than it used to be. He was baffled too, they checked for the supplements; yep, they were all there.

The answer is that the paper is shedding pages; content AND advertisers because advertising and circulation are down down down.

Jason Blair syndrome isn't good for the subpar fishwrap.

23 posted on 05/28/2008 10:47:00 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At last, the admirable and eloquent Keith Olbermann may have overshot with his rhetoric.

I'll have to go with mental patient on this one. No sane person would describe Olberman as admirable and eloquent.

24 posted on 05/28/2008 10:57:58 PM PDT by jellybean (Write in Fred! - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: IncPen

1st sentence , 2nd para, I hought this was satire, apparently not


25 posted on 05/28/2008 11:10:28 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Big Lie Technique: Used by socialist scumbags like this vermin since the dats of National Socialism.


26 posted on 05/28/2008 11:10:31 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Wow, the author must spend a lot of money on lighters and chore boy. But seriously, this is part of the partisan media shill campaign against McCain, against Republicans, and against conservatives. That joker who wrote the so-called tell-all book about GWB claims that the media gave Bush a free pass. Who can read that and not see how biased that is? I mean, other than the Bush-haters (and not even all of them)?

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.

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Today show this AM and the media bias
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27 posted on 05/28/2008 11:41:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Profile updated Monday, April 28, 2008)
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Count on it: John McCain’s belated shedding of the embarrassing Hagee and Parsely endorsements will be gone from the news and forgotten within the week. In contrast, the Rev. Wright “Goddam America” uproar is still alive after several months.

If this is the evidence the case is dismissed as groundless and ludicrous.

28 posted on 05/29/2008 12:27:26 AM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Olympics for murdering regimes. Beijing 2008.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I wonder if he knows, if they grow potatoes in all 57 states? Maybe some "lost" billing wreckords will mysteriously show up after the fact.

Mean ole Republicans! Picking on poor DhimicRATS misstatements!

29 posted on 05/29/2008 2:01:34 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Glittering prizes, and endless compromises, shatter the illusion of integrity! N.Peart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

POTATOE!


30 posted on 05/29/2008 3:18:43 AM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: rockinqsranch
“Either this man is a master satirist or an inmate in a mental institution.”

Worse -- he's an academic.
31 posted on 05/29/2008 3:20:26 AM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I do believe a mental institution. There are so many lies in this article, I hardly know where to start. The fact is it’s only conservative bloggers and talk show hosts who have highlighted lib gaffes. They eventually force Big Media to acknowledge some gaffes by lib candidates. By themselves Big Media would never report them. So this idiot’s original premise is shot down immediately. I’m always amused at a libs conviction that Big Media is liberal.


32 posted on 05/29/2008 3:21:13 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For those of you who know that Satan is real, and who believe Jesus when He said he's the father of lies, I note that he sometimes inverts the truth - 180˚ - so that South is North, Truth is falsehood, and media attacking Republicans becomes media attacking Democrats.
33 posted on 05/29/2008 4:25:03 AM PDT by RoadTest ("- - Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols - - " Ezekiel 14:6)
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To: weegee
"WTF? This can’t be genuine. No one drinks that much kool aid."

Oh no, ever hear of Nancy Pelosi

34 posted on 05/29/2008 4:32:37 AM PDT by SERE_DOC (Todays politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people actually believe themselves. God help this Republic...


35 posted on 05/29/2008 5:14:28 AM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel on Guard (2d Medical Battalion Vet))
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To: driftless2

“I’m always amused at a libs conviction that Big Media is liberal.”

I think you meant “Big Media is conservative” and yes it is funny, but here is the logic:

Big Media is “for profit”

“Profit” is evil.

Conservatives are evil.

ergo

Big Media is conservative. QED


36 posted on 05/29/2008 5:41:32 AM PDT by ko_kyi
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To: ko_kyi

Corporations are still driven by a profit motive but that profitability has been tremendously undercut by liberal activists who see such firms now embracing gay pride month and various charities that fund Planned Parenthood.

There are parasites hitting the bottom line and HR departments forcing employees to undergo political re-education under the guise of “diversity training”.

Corporations are rarely conservative in politics anymore. Too many liberals have infiltrated the key points of the organizations.


37 posted on 05/29/2008 7:49:58 AM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Still worse, almost all the media volleys are fired toward the port side. If a Republican or (so-called) “conservative” makes a gaffe, as they do almost daily, their “misspeak” is usually politely ignored.

Bull, and here is just one example:

When I say Dan Quayle, you say Potatoe.

38 posted on 05/29/2008 9:36:15 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: ko_kyi
"Big media"

Yeah, sorry, my flub. Proofread, proofread, proofread. Incidentally I have a close lib friend who swears the media is conservative simply on the basis that FOX News exists. They simply can't (or won't) see it. I used to think like he did too. Until I started going to the library and reading conservative publications. Then it became obvious how liberal the media is.

39 posted on 05/29/2008 5:41:08 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This jerk is totally clueless!!!!!! Where do they get these people???


40 posted on 05/29/2008 5:43:09 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More evidence of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

No, no one ever makes fun of Republican gaffes, right? Every night, Letterman has a segment where he shows George Bush stumbling over his words.

Dan Quayle will never live down the “potato” scandal. Wowee, he reads a flash card that says “potatoe” and he is pounded mercilessly for 20 years.

Poor, poor Democrats. They lie like crazy, and when they get caught by fact-checkers, they squeal like stuck pigs.


41 posted on 05/29/2008 7:11:54 PM PDT by Rocky
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If the Democrat’s careless comment is insufficiently damaging, the GOP and/or the media will “improve” it. Case in point: It wasn’t bad enough that Michelle Obama said that for the first time in her adult life, she was “really proud of my country.” That word “really” softens the impact.

Yes, it certainly does, which is why she added it in her second presentation.

So out with it! In this video clip of a Tennessee GOP ad, the word has clearly been deleted.

Liar! A deletion of a word would have caused a jump in the frames and could be easily deminstrated, had it been done.

Here is the unedited remark.

Translation: Here's the second speech with the really inserted by MO.

42 posted on 05/29/2008 7:23:36 PM PDT by Bob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If a Republican or (so-called) “conservative” makes a gaffe, as they do almost daily, their “misspeak” is usually politely ignored.

Potatoe, we wouldn't have all these problems if Strom Thurmond had been president, but the media is desirous to see a black quarterback succeed, so read my lips, no new taxes.

43 posted on 05/29/2008 7:34:16 PM PDT by new cruelty
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To: Bob

Revisionist history. He’d rather defend his party talking points than seek out the truth of the situation.

They are just being “picked on unfairly”.


44 posted on 05/30/2008 6:50:08 AM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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