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Blogger: Convention Organizer Said RNC Protesters Had MSNBC Badges
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/05/2008 10:18:36 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

H/t Kimberly M.

Did the Code Pink members who interrupted John McCain's speech last night use MSNBC press badges to get into the hall? Not according to Code Pink itself, which claims the two women "obtained passes to the convention from disaffected Republicans."

Right.

There is another much more intriguing explanation out there. According to Shay at Booker Rising, which describes itself a newsite for black moderates and black conservatives [emphasis added]:

"I took the shuttle bus back to Minneapolis, and I overheard a convention organizer named Phil telling a convention delegate that the protesters on Wednesday night got through because of media credentials that were traced back to MSNBC (he told her that each credential has an individual bar code for each convention invitee). They suspect MSNBC this time as well."

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1 posted on 09/05/2008 10:21:01 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Code Pink-MSNBC ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/05/2008 10:21:53 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No surprise there’s pMSNBC scabs on this vermin.


3 posted on 09/05/2008 10:22:07 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Color me surprised - not.


4 posted on 09/05/2008 10:22:43 AM PDT by itsthejourney (Sarah-cuda IS the right reason)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

5 posted on 09/05/2008 10:25:18 AM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They were all wearing press credentials that had to come from somewhere.


6 posted on 09/05/2008 10:25:35 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I AM SHOCKED!!!!!!!!!!...............

7 posted on 09/05/2008 10:25:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MSNBC-More Slanted News By Communists


8 posted on 09/05/2008 10:25:48 AM PDT by Boiling point (If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
... "obtained passes to the convention from disaffected Republicans."

Sounds like they rolled some drunken delegates with sexual favors. They will soon be "disinfected Republicans.

9 posted on 09/05/2008 10:25:48 AM PDT by gundog (John McCain is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

bookmark


10 posted on 09/05/2008 10:25:54 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (He had me at Hanoi. McCain-Palin '08)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; MindBender26

Then Steve Caput should have charges brought against him.

This is not “free speech.” It is the supposedly objective media conglomerates picking a side and trying to suppress
debate. Way over the line.


11 posted on 09/05/2008 10:26:02 AM PDT by sauropod (There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin')
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"Community Organizer"

12 posted on 09/05/2008 10:26:35 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Better be careful hauling that whale out - you could throw out your back. Or worse than that, catch some skanky disease.


13 posted on 09/05/2008 10:27:40 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, this ought to be easy enough to verify...how fun!


14 posted on 09/05/2008 10:27:41 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Bingo!


15 posted on 09/05/2008 10:28:14 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: austinaero

I’m trying the figure out how MSNBC is going to trace this back to Sarah and her daughter as the REAL source of the stinkin’ badges.


16 posted on 09/05/2008 10:29:51 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The networks were absolutely transparent in their contemptuous treatment of the RNC. Their muckraking of
Governor Palin has been obscene. - Even the cameramen seemed to have been given the word to be on the lookout for ANY distraction during the speeches, so any yawn, nose pick or facial expression was honed in upon and broadcast to distract. - As far as I could see, there was no counterpart to this “Code Pink” garbage at the Democrat cOrOnatiOn & whinefest that has further made the Democrats look like Ned in the First Reader. Ugly behavior by women who SHOULD BE HOME TAKING CARE OF THEIR BABIES INSTEAD.


17 posted on 09/05/2008 10:30:11 AM PDT by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DO MAKE A DEMOCRAT TICKET !!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
From the article:

"In the meantime, will the MSM—starting with MSNBC itself—try to get to the bottom of the story?"

Let is imagine for a moment the MSM reaction if a member of a far right wing fringe group had attempted to rush the stage during the Democrat convention using a Fox News pass.

18 posted on 09/05/2008 10:30:41 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"I overheard somebody saying something to somebody else on the bus"

Aw come on, the GOP would be skewered if they talked this up, and for once rightly so.

Now, you get the security staff to verify "I took this badge off a code pinko, here it is, see the letters M-S-N-B-C?" - then you've got something.

19 posted on 09/05/2008 10:32:17 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (America's never won a "war" unless the enemy was named using a proper noun.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Big surprise. MSNBC is the media arm of the DNC.


20 posted on 09/05/2008 10:33:10 AM PDT by tips up
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
In reality, what we have is two conflicting, unsubstantiated rumors.

The badges should be obtained from the trespassers and identified.

Had I ever tried this in my TV days, I would have been fired in about 3 seconds.

Rule #3, Report the news. Never make the news.

21 posted on 09/05/2008 10:33:23 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Never kick a leftist when they are down. Wait until they are halfway back up. You get more leverage!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

they are not protestors...they are OBAMA SUPPORTERS!!!

remember this in future conversations....


22 posted on 09/05/2008 10:33:25 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Detecting these agent provocateurs should be a lot easier than building a cylon detector. Before each person enters the auditorium, just hold up a picture of Pres. Bush and see if:

1. Left eye twitches (5 pts)
2. Right eye twitches (5 pts)
3. Lips curl into a snarl (10 pts)
4. Low guttural noise is heard (5 pts)
5. Barking ensues (15 pts)
6. Eyes glow yellow (20 pts)
7. Froth appears around mouth (15 pts)

Now add up the points. A score of 10 and over warrants a further search.


23 posted on 09/05/2008 10:33:51 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Notary Sojac

bttt


24 posted on 09/05/2008 10:34:09 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
"Community Organizer" from Cook County, Illinois (OMAMAVILLE)

Either that or one of Keith Olbermann's relatives who was just recently release from the sanitarium.

25 posted on 09/05/2008 10:34:52 AM PDT by wmileo (I miss Ronald Wilson Reagan. POTUS #40)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Sen. McCain's speech kept getting interrupted early on with “USA, USA” chants by convention attendees. There were two or three anti-war protesters, who were located in one of the sections behind the stage. They managed to get to the second level of the convention hall, which they couldn’t have done without a media outlet providing them with credentials because security tightened after Day 1."

http://bookerrising.blogspot.com/2008/09/republican-national-convention-mccains.html

26 posted on 09/05/2008 10:34:57 AM PDT by mojito
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To: MindBender26
Had I ever tried this in my TV days, I would have been fired in about 3 seconds.

Forget fired. Whoever did this oughta be up on charges. And if screwing around with the press credentials at this kind of event isn't illegal, it darn well ought to be.

27 posted on 09/05/2008 10:35:24 AM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I was listening to the convention coverage on Sirius, and they said that the protestors came from the media area.


28 posted on 09/05/2008 10:35:24 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Deb
The Code Pinko that interrupted Palin's speech got her credentials from Annie Eckrich, a delegate from Indiana, according to this site.
29 posted on 09/05/2008 10:36:24 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: mojito
Let me post a live link to Booker Rising, a blog for black moderates and black conservatives:

http://bookerrising.blogspot.com/2008/09/republican-national-convention-mccains.html

30 posted on 09/05/2008 10:36:29 AM PDT by mojito
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
If true, then the RNC needs to step up, show some b***s, and make a statement along these lines:

The abuse of press credentials by MSNBC to allow entry to the Republican National Convention to protesters determined to disrupt the proceedings is a gross violation of the privilege afforded to the network in being allowed to attend and report from the Convention itself.

While Republicans are all too familiar with the press using partisan tactics against Republicans, often acting as the public relation wing of the Democrat party, this particular action goes beyond the pale. As such, the RNC has made the following policy decisions with respect to MSNBC:

  1. No Republican officer holder, officer seeker, or official will grant interviews, make statements to, or in any way interact with MSNBC for a period of one year.

  2. Affiliated networks NBC and CNBC will need to affirm in writing that interviews and appearances for those networks that would be denied under the previous points to MSNBC shall not be broadcast in any form on MSNBC; without these assurances, they will not be granted access to Republican officer holders, office seekers, or officials.

  3. MSNBC will be denied access to the 2012 Republican National Convention.

31 posted on 09/05/2008 10:37:30 AM PDT by kevkrom (McCain/Palin '08 -- Palin / ??? '12)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hopefully, their competitors (CNN, FN) pick up on this story and choose to run with it.


32 posted on 09/05/2008 10:37:37 AM PDT by conservative cat ("In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. " -MT)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MSNBC should be removed from the White House Press Corps.


33 posted on 09/05/2008 10:38:28 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The only thing that surprises me is that Keith Olbermann wasn’t wearing a Pink Dress on the floor.


34 posted on 09/05/2008 10:39:10 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Does it get any better than Sarah Palin?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I watched the McCain speech on both FOX and MSNBC and can say for a fact that MSNBC knew in advance that the protest disruption was coming long before it happened.

During his speech the camera kept going off McCain and to some idiot with a “McCain hates vets sign” ( something along those lines).

I doubt anyone else ever saw that because he was hidden way off in a far corner next to the wall.

They knew it was coming because they broke away to show that area many times too far in advance.

35 posted on 09/05/2008 10:39:46 AM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Collusion in the media.


36 posted on 09/05/2008 10:42:22 AM PDT by weegee (Better to support a pitbull in lipstick than to be in a party that is putting lipstick on a pig.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Yea, well Joe Scarborough is a disaffected Republican

This morning he was dissing CNN for cutting to the protesters while McCain was speaking

I was watching it on MSNBC during that time and they too cut away to give the protesters face time on their biased News station, an arm of the DNC like the others.

Including Fox

Did the Code Pink members who interrupted John McCain's speech last night use MSNBC press badges to get into the hall?
Not according to Code Pink itself, which claims the two women "obtained passes to the convention from disaffected Republicans."

Uh huh, like codepink would lie.

37 posted on 09/05/2008 10:44:17 AM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: 6SJ7

Too funny, and sadly, too true!


38 posted on 09/05/2008 10:44:47 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Does it get any better than Sarah Palin?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If Rush exposes this, the others will have to cover it.

Fox and friends have been commenting on the bias.

The real question is which BIG NAME endorsed this so MSNBC would know where to point the cameras.

Olberman? Brokaw? Mathews? One of them is responsible.


39 posted on 09/05/2008 10:47:06 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red Badger

Pinkos at MSNBC???

40 posted on 09/05/2008 10:47:22 AM PDT by weegee (Better to support a pitbull in lipstick than to be in a party that is putting lipstick on a pig.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
That would have been great if McCain would have said, Gotta love those community organizers.
41 posted on 09/05/2008 10:47:32 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

For the next convention, they need to hold it in Phoenix, pass an ordinance that makes disturbing the convention a felony, and hand the perps over to Sheriff Joe for a stay in tent city.


42 posted on 09/05/2008 10:48:03 AM PDT by Defiant ("There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you". Thus spoke Sarahthustra)
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To: 6SJ7

Hahahaha! That is hilarious!

And foolproof, too.


43 posted on 09/05/2008 10:48:20 AM PDT by XenaLee
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To: longtermmemmory

Ogre-man would be my guess.


44 posted on 09/05/2008 10:48:25 AM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Keith Olbermann probably gave them the badges.


45 posted on 09/05/2008 10:48:37 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Royal Wulff

Gawwd, looking at the pictures on that blog... It had a necklace on, from which a plastic card dangled and the card said “Make out, not war”. I threw up in my mouth a little.

I am a recovering alcoholic, and I can safely say that I have NEVER been drunk enough to be able to lock lips with a skanzilla like Jodie or her rugmuncher-in-arms, Medea.


46 posted on 09/05/2008 10:48:46 AM PDT by L,TOWM (Mcwhatshisname/PALIN, '08!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

47 posted on 09/05/2008 10:49:02 AM PDT by cdbull23 (What's going on in my brain? Check it out: www.cainsbrain.com)
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To: longtermmemmory

The media bias is apparent to anyone with open eyes.

I wonder which anchors will be fired after THIS election brings more shame on the networks.


48 posted on 09/05/2008 10:49:09 AM PDT by weegee (Better to support a pitbull in lipstick than to be in a party that is putting lipstick on a pig.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Code Stink and BSNBC — perfect together.


49 posted on 09/05/2008 10:49:14 AM PDT by Antoninus (McCain/Palin -- The winning ticket!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

ping drudge...


50 posted on 09/05/2008 10:50:38 AM PDT by FreedomProtector
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