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Smerconish Interviews Obama ( Once again, Obama mentions economy, has no solutions)
http://www.thebigtalker1210.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=2978034&topic=true ^ | October 10,2008

Posted on 10/10/2008 5:25:15 AM PDT by gusopol3

Podcast of this AM's interview.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ayers; hussein; mumia
soft ball interview. Re: Ayers-He let Obama off the hook with the usual "Annenberg was a friend of Reagan" baloney. Smerconish takes no follow-up calls. No question about "Community activities" Obama says he was engaged in in CHI, how about ACORN? Sal palantonio calls in to station, will be sitting down with Palin for interview on ESPN when she comes to Philly for dropping puck at Flyers' opening game.
1 posted on 10/10/2008 5:25:15 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

A failed economy will only help the socialists


2 posted on 10/10/2008 5:28:44 AM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: realcleanguy

Obama has been flat or declining since Tuesday. He gave nobody who had fled to him since the Lehmann failure any reinforcement for their choice, The true empty suit, and it fits with prior perception of him.


3 posted on 10/10/2008 5:31:58 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

It seems the entire Democrat party is now barfing “It’s Bush’s fault” on the economy. But I think it’s starting to fall on deaf ears. They used that line too often when it was a lie. Now that the facts are starting to come out on ACORN, Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac, it’s hard to hide. Obama will buy time to spew his Goebbels BS, and then pull the race card at the end of the show (IMHO) When he does pull the card, it will be the lowest point in US History


4 posted on 10/10/2008 5:39:26 AM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: realcleanguy

BO says any other topic is a “distraction from the economy” then says nothing about the economy. Star-crossed lover Smerconish can’t even ask him what he thinks the problem is and what can be done about it. By default, Obama is left supporting bailout, which certainly hasn’t produced good early returns. Guess what, BO? It’s Bush’s (and Paulson’s) plan. If they were so bad at running the economy in good times, why don’t you have anything different in emergency times?


5 posted on 10/10/2008 5:45:55 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Smerconish gives oral nightly to Chris Matthews...


6 posted on 10/10/2008 5:47:05 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: johnny7

but he’s on for balance.


7 posted on 10/10/2008 5:48:07 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

No matter what happens to the economy, Barack will still be making money. He can’t lose his job or paycheck, his plane, his expensive home, his children’s tuition, and his wife’s shopping sprees. He is totally disconnected from reality.


8 posted on 10/10/2008 5:48:37 AM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: gusopol3
After Smerconish finished deriding those from Lehigh and Reading counties and other Pennsylvania points north and west, because they would dare get upset and angry about Obama, and because Palin-McCain camp was inflaming them with use of Obama's middle name, and also this non-issue of the "association" with Ayers ...

Yes, and then Smerconish asked about Smerconish's own handguns, Obama said he supported the 2nd, and that it was an individual right. But that there needed to be regulation and tracking, for example like in Philly to keep cops from being shot -- so Smerconish asked about Mumia Abu-Jamal, a late seventies radical Black panther and convicted, yet not yet executed, cop-killer. Mumia is a cause-celebre amoung the Hollywood-type elite, with the Europeans. Obama said that he was unfamiliar with the case.

And Smerconish said that was cool, too.

The Mumia Abdul-Jamal case is a franchise Smerconish owns, Smerconish has co-written books with the murdered policeman's widow. Yet it was okay and fine that Obama, under the tutelage in the late-seventies of another black radical, Frank Davis, "did not know nothing".

And it is okay too, to use Mumia's full name, but to use Obama's full name gets Smerconish into an O'reilly-esque dither.

Meantime on the other Philly talker -- 990 AM -- Bill Bennett was doing a great, exhaustive interview with Stanley Kurtz about the whole Acorn-Ayers-Obama issue. And it is an issue -- the most important one of this campaign, despite the dithering of the pansies.

9 posted on 10/10/2008 5:48:50 AM PDT by bvw
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To: realcleanguy

Maybe the Navy can drop another failing satellite from the sky...say a broadcast satellite this time? ;-)


10 posted on 10/10/2008 5:48:50 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: bvw

too bad, I wish 990 (WIP? ) had the 50,000 watt transmitter, I can’t get it.


11 posted on 10/10/2008 5:52:16 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: SueRae

Well, he is the Anti-Christ, or a classic form of him in my opinion. Only God can change things, and only God brings hope. Anything that man brings is a result of Adam’s Fall. Prayer changes our opinion and motivation of God’s will, and then allows us to understand God. Putting hope in a mortal man is an abomination to God. So watching this form of an anti-Christ on television is akin to idolatry. Those who choose to watch, well, they have rejected God.

JMHO


12 posted on 10/10/2008 5:53:13 AM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: bvw

WPHT is on a steady march to the left. They would dump Rush, Beck, and Hannity if they didn’t bring in so much advertising money.


13 posted on 10/10/2008 5:54:14 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Tom Manion USMC '08!!)
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To: gusopol3

Beware the Sal Pal interview.

ESPN is a den of libs (See Olbermann, Keith and Shuster, Suzy) and Sal Pal is a ton smarter than your average sports guy - he covered Philly politics extensively back in the Frank Rizzo days. He’s also one of ESPN’s toughest interviewers.

If Sarah thinks she’s going to nip in, talk some Seahawks and hockey, and nip out, she may be in for a big surprise.


14 posted on 10/10/2008 5:55:20 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: bvw
Acorn-Ayers-Obama issue. And it is an issue

Smerconish likes to dismiss it as the most casual sort of "association." Thomas Sowell article posted here the other night emphasized it is an ALLIANCE. That's where I think McCain's ad went wrong, calling them "friends," should have called the "allies."

15 posted on 10/10/2008 5:57:20 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3
For those of you who don't live in the Murder Capital of America (formerly known as the City of Brotherly Love!) Michael Smerconish is an arrogant, self-centered priggish twit who has been in the tank for Obama from the start. This self-appointed radio talk-show megalomaniac has been soft-peddling Obama and making excuses for him for the past year.

Smerconish masquerades as a middle-of-the-road Mr. Logical, but in truth is a flaming lib lawyer who thinks the world revolves around him and private life. As a true Conservative I can't stomach this officious a**hole. You can hear the glee in voice every time McCain or Palin get bad press. He's always happy to report it.

16 posted on 10/10/2008 5:57:28 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: Loyolas Mattman
Palantonio usually brings a little conservatism to Smerconish show, talking up Rizzo for instance (again,if that's really conservative) and his sports book is How Football Explains America. Of course, he had to play a little kiss-up today to make sure he gets back on air to max, telling Smerconish BO interview was "great."
17 posted on 10/10/2008 6:01:03 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

WNTP 990 used to be WIBG (Wibbage), and is 50KW day, and 10KW night.

They do stream here:

http://wntp.townhall.com/


18 posted on 10/10/2008 6:03:39 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Tom Manion USMC '08!!)
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To: gusopol3

I had the sense Sal Pal was at least somewhat conservative given his decorated Naval career, but the point remains that Sarah can’t take him lightly.

He’s a damn sight smarter and better than say Wendi Nix or Rachel Nichols.


19 posted on 10/10/2008 6:03:59 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: Doc Savage
You can hear the glee in voice every time McCain or Palin get bad press

the epitome of that was when he played up the Letterman reaming of McCain for alibiing out of appearance, while totally ignoring fact Toon was on Larry King Live at the same time damning BO with faint praise, while predicting he would be sent out to court the "cracker vote" in Florida.

20 posted on 10/10/2008 6:05:14 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Fresh Wind

oh, for gosh sake, I can’t believe I forgot WIBG , but in those days it was “99” not 990.


21 posted on 10/10/2008 6:07:12 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3
CC Crane sells what they call a AM antenna, which are really more like passive magnifying lenses for AM band radio signals. See:
http://www.ccrane.com/antennas/am-antennas/index.aspx

I also own one of their Sonido radios with has great reception even without the Select-A Tenna. I use a Panasonic Shockwave CD-player-radio not for CD's but because the AM antenna loop in it gives it the best reception of any portable I have tried.

22 posted on 10/10/2008 6:07:27 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Loyolas Mattman

supposedly the subject matter will be her involvement in sports, should give her a chance to shine. He’s not sure when the interview will run, hasn’t made fianal arrangements for it yet. The opener is Saturday night.


23 posted on 10/10/2008 6:09:19 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: bvw

thanks, I live in a real AM wave lacune.


24 posted on 10/10/2008 6:13:37 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Friends, lovers and allies. The “lover” part is inferred from the Frank Davis background, and also from the commune-sex the Weathermen indulged. Just a guess, no other evidence. In fact, I also have a bit of a hunch that Obama is powering himself within that group of fellow travelers by being chaste — unobtainium — within that otherwise libertine karmic circle of radicals.


25 posted on 10/10/2008 6:14:01 AM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw

it would have caused a real stoir if the McCain ad had started, “They were lovers.”


26 posted on 10/10/2008 6:16:12 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Lacuna. eh? Okay — I feel like we are in a Petrovsky lacuna history-wise.


27 posted on 10/10/2008 6:16:41 AM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw

Thank you for the summary. I heard a snippet of the obama/smerconish make-out session last night. I mentioned it in another thread that smerconish’s wife is fund raiser for obama. Wikipedia, if it is to be believed, states that his wife is a major fund raiser. I just wonder if that has anything to do with smerconish getting the interview and the kid-glove approach that smerconish took when addressing each issue.


28 posted on 10/10/2008 6:17:27 AM PDT by new cruelty (I don't want my daughters punished with obama.)
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To: gusopol3
I heard part of this today and I was annoyed because it was full of softballs but none more so that two issues discussed sequentially which just begged for a followup.

First, Smerconish asked if Obama was familiar with the Mumia case and Obama said no but he hadnt studied it but he was for either death or life imprisonment for people who killed cops.

Then the Ayers question was raised in the context of "I take it at your word that you didnt really know him but what do you make of McCain bringing this up" sort of way (I told you, softballs). Obama poo-pooed it and said he didnt agree with Ayers, and he served with businessmen and republicans on the same board and McCain was just trying to change the subject.

Hey, Ayers bombed NYC Police HQ! He tried to kill many police officers! Obama said people who kill cops deserve the death penalty but he works with Ayers!?

Amazing. And no follow-up. Puff piece.

29 posted on 10/10/2008 6:18:00 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: new cruelty

Holy Lysistrata, batman!


30 posted on 10/10/2008 6:18:46 AM PDT by bvw
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To: pepsi_junkie

... and maybe it is that Bernie Dorhn DID murder some cops.


31 posted on 10/10/2008 6:20:05 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Doc Savage
You can hear the glee in voice every time McCain or Palin get bad press. He's always happy to report it.

I've called his show and written to ask why he never pokes fun at biden or obama yet will laugh over sound bites of Governor Palin. No answer was given.

32 posted on 10/10/2008 6:20:06 AM PDT by new cruelty (I don't want my daughters punished with obama.)
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To: new cruelty

#28 may have the answer, and I didn’t know that.


33 posted on 10/10/2008 6:22:51 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

That his wife is a campaign fund raiser for obama may not be true. Still, I would think that if it wasn’t true, someone would correct it.

If it is true- he hasn’t been very open about it. Maybe he doesn’t need to be, after all, what his wife does for a living or who she supports is her business. But he seems to pride himself on his putting all the cards on the table style and that is one card he is not showing.


34 posted on 10/10/2008 6:26:39 AM PDT by new cruelty (I don't want my daughters punished with obama.)
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To: gusopol3

I’d bet it will probably be the “Sunday Conversation” on SportsCenter with a rerun during Monday Night Countdown or halftime of the Giants game on MNF.


35 posted on 10/10/2008 6:36:09 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: new cruelty

I think, almost sure, the wife is in real estate sales, as is his mother (independently). He’s rooted about like a hog looking for an acorn to some up with “Pawkistan” as the issue that surpasses all others and with which he has manufactured a rationale for supporting Obama while supposedly not totally spitting in the face of his heretofore predominantly conservative audience and his commercial interests. I suspect he flatters himself MSNBC will pick him up some day, especially if Matthews moves on to run for Senate, and then he can abandon his radio listeners with whom he has become so uncomfortable he shut them out of any response to the interview (I didn’t hear the post-830 segment, 45 mins. after the interview), that probably was a stipulation that BO put on it, so nobody could fact check him right away. Meanwhile, MSNBC is playing him for a fool , showcasing him as that sought after gem of the MSM, the lifelong Republican supporting the Democrat this time. Evidence for the gulling they’re pulling on him. Post debate 1, they said they’d be bringing him on for post debate at midnight, had to be hard for a guy who got up at 330AM, as far as I know, they never used him.


36 posted on 10/10/2008 6:41:18 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3
Smerconish is no Glen Beck -- who went to CNN yet keeps his respect for truth, no matter where it leads.

I wish Fred Beans would advertise on 990 AM, fwtw.

The one thing that makes me hit the station button or turn the radio off rather than listen to it is the "hawaii beach bum internet guy" ads that run on 990.

37 posted on 10/10/2008 10:07:18 AM PDT by bvw
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