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Blago: Morning Shows Dance Around D-Word
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/10/2008 5:53:11 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

If Rod Blagojevich were a Republican, what's the over-under on the number of times the network morning shows would have mentioned that fact in their coverage today?

But Blago is a Democrat. So how often did Today, Good Morning America and the Early Show flatly identify him as such during their opening half-hours today? Not once. The closest any came were references at Today and Early Show today to "Democratic politics." As far as I could tell, GMA was entirely D-free. And it was there that George Stephanopoulos put in the most embarrassingly sycophantish performance of the morning.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; blagojevich; bleepgate; democrats; georgestephanopoulos; media; msm; obama; obamatransitionfile; obamatruthfile; rodblagojevich

1 posted on 12/10/2008 5:53:12 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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Blago: morning shows dance around D-word ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/10/2008 5:54:05 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

....But the talkradio show hosts were having a ball yesterday on hearing the news.


3 posted on 12/10/2008 5:56:20 AM PST by Biggirl (BlessedAdventChristianNewYear2008-09=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Is it too late for Blagojevich to appoint himself to the Senate and avoid all this icky conviction stuff? Senators do have certain privileges that governors don't.
4 posted on 12/10/2008 5:57:37 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yesterday morning when none of the big 3 stations identified his political affiliation, I assumed he was a ‘D’. This corruption case, as it winds through the courts, will get very little national attention, and we’ll never seen the MSM take an adverse editorial stand. And the closed it gets to Obama, the less we’ll hear of it.


5 posted on 12/10/2008 5:59:13 AM PST by Spok (Now is the time to cling to faith and freedom, while we still can.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

George Stephanopoulos, is a poster boy as to why the news industry is losing its ass.
They take an insider from the Clinton camp and make him a leading spokesperson for a network.
Then you expect this biased joke to be impartial?
If George Stephanopoulos said the sun was coming up in the east, I’d check it out cause I do not believe ANYTHING this turd or any like him say on any subject.


6 posted on 12/10/2008 5:59:23 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

George Stephanwhatshisface is the king of “Nothing to see here. Move along.”


7 posted on 12/10/2008 6:02:51 AM PST by JenB987
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
And then there's the story yesterday on CNN.com titled, "Blagojevich made reputation as friend of common man".

I don't remember seeing any glowing puff pieces about any Republican's caught up in scandal, do you?

What a load of crap.

8 posted on 12/10/2008 6:03:39 AM PST by DocH (Hussein Obama: Leader of an America-Hating Socialist /Black Nationalist Sleeper Cell)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

BTTT


9 posted on 12/10/2008 6:06:23 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
GMA was entirely D-free

I should be used to this, but I'm totally disgusted.

10 posted on 12/10/2008 6:06:42 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

11 posted on 12/10/2008 6:07:30 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Its accepted by the general public that only Republicans get identified as such when bad things happen, like wide stances in restrooms.

That said, its going to be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Really interested in Axelrod’s comments just last week about Obama talking with Blago, now said to be ‘misspeaking’....(chuckle)


12 posted on 12/10/2008 6:13:09 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Don’t get too down on yourself. More and more people are seeing the difference in the terms “criminal”, “Democrat”, and “Chicago Politics” as non existent and redundant. The press is no longer even pretending to have a very left bias, and with the pending “fairness doctrine” legislation it just might bite them in the ass.


13 posted on 12/10/2008 6:14:15 AM PST by Wildbill22
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...no longer pretending NOT to have a very left wing bias...
I better proof read my stuff better, sorry.


14 posted on 12/10/2008 6:16:13 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hussein and his good pal Blag.


15 posted on 12/10/2008 6:21:37 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He was identified by party this morning on NPR.


16 posted on 12/10/2008 6:21:59 AM PST by gracesdad
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To: Dr. Scarpetta; All

Correcting myself: neither Diane Sawyer nor Robin Roberts used the D-word, and nowhere was Blago flatly identified as “the Democratic Gov. of IL,” but reporter Jim Avila did speak of “a president-elect and a governor from the Chicago Democratic machine.”


17 posted on 12/10/2008 6:32:29 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: gracesdad

...and Morning Joe really surprised me when Mike—of all people—wasn’t quite so sure that B. Hussein was totally in the clear on this. But Mike Barnicle—living up to his reputation as the stupidest human on TV—immediately dismissed any connection between Blago and BHO.


18 posted on 12/10/2008 6:32:39 AM PST by Pharmboy (BHO: making death and taxes yet MORE certain...)
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To: Pharmboy

I saw Mancow on Fox and Friends saying that Chicago folks are speculating that BO was up to his armpits in this, that no one rises so fast in Chicago politics unless their dirty and the “friends” would have none of it.


19 posted on 12/10/2008 6:42:33 AM PST by Dutchgirl ("Every Socialist is a disguised dictator." Ludwig Von Mises)
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To: Dutchgirl

The MSM types were all breathing a sigh of relief that their hero Obama wasn’t blatantly caught on tape in this mess. Now they’re saying that Obama should be praised for refusing to play ball with Blago. I think Blago just didn’t have enough to offer up.


20 posted on 12/10/2008 6:51:42 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Dutchgirl

The real fun start when Blago starts to sing like a canary. I wonder how many times Obama’s name comes up in that little tune.


21 posted on 12/10/2008 6:56:16 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Callahan

Yeah, Diane Sawyer said it’s a good morning go be called a bleeping bleep. Could that stuff have been said to give the O plausible deniability?


22 posted on 12/10/2008 7:01:09 AM PST by ichabod1 (You won't know obammunism is here until it puts a boot in your (fat) bottom.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

BLAGO'S BLUE FITZMAS
Tune: "Blue Christmas"

I'll have a blue Fitzmas indicted
I'll have to do something to fight it
Allegations they read of the green that I sought
Don't mean a thing, 'cause as yet nobody's bought

And when my blue colleagues disown me
That's when my blue "F" words start flowing
My old pal sees my plight, but he throws me from his bus
So I'll have a blue, blue Fitzmas

I hate this blue Fitzmas disruption
It puts a crimp in my corruption
Senate seat up for sale should bring oodles of cash
But instead I post bail and I break out in a rash

And when my blue colleagues disown me
That's when my blue "F" words start flowing
My old pal sees my plight, but he throws me from his bus
So I'll have a blue, blue, blue Fitzmas

23 posted on 12/10/2008 9:49:39 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Happy [expletive] birthday, Blago!)
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