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Maddow Buys Into North Korean Gitmo Propaganda
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 04/04/2009 6:55:38 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

How gullible is Rachel Maddow? Plenty, apparently. The MSNBC host has bought into North Korean propaganda on Gitmo.

On last night’s show [MSNBC video here], Maddow told the story of two American reporters being held by the North Koreans. In response to inquiries on how they are being treated, the North Koreans reportedly said: “we are not Guantanamo.”

That plunged Maddow into a bad bout of Bush-Cheney Derangement Syndrome. According to her, until we expunge the supposed stain of Gitmo and Bush admin policies on dealing with suspected terrorists, we will never have the moral authority to condemn the abuse of prisoners by brutal regimes. She used the occasion to renew her call for the convening of Sen. Patrick Leahy’s proposed “Truth Commission.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bds; enemypropaganda; gitmo; northkorea; rachelmaddow

1 posted on 04/04/2009 6:55:40 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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Maddow buys into North Korean Gitmo propaganda ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 04/04/2009 6:56:15 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rachel Maddow is a man.


3 posted on 04/04/2009 6:56:57 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just goes to prove that you can be an Oxford PHD and still be a dumb $hit.


4 posted on 04/04/2009 6:57:29 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Self righteous liberals in action again. Soooooo, if we were to line up the last adminstration and shoot them all then we would be in a position to criticize others?


5 posted on 04/04/2009 6:58:01 AM PDT by misterrob (FUBO----Just say it, Foooooooooooooo Boooooooowwwwww. Smooth)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who’s that guy?


6 posted on 04/04/2009 7:00:02 AM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What a nice looking young man

(Oh, oops!)


7 posted on 04/04/2009 7:00:39 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
So long as liberals invest tyrants of their choice with the power to fix our moral standards, liberals can always find a tyrant who will make America wrong. So long as we give the power of selection over to liberals, we lose the power of moral choice.


8 posted on 04/04/2009 7:02:18 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Night Hides Not

Never confuse intellect with intelligence.


9 posted on 04/04/2009 7:02:25 AM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, your surrender your rights.)
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To: nathanbedford

“So long as liberals invest tyrants of their choice with the power to fix our moral standards, liberals can always find a tyrant who will make America wrong.”

Very well said.


10 posted on 04/04/2009 7:03:19 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
According to her, until we expunge the supposed stain of Gitmo and Bush admin policies on dealing with suspected terrorists, we will never have the moral authority to condemn the abuse of prisoners by brutal regimes.

Yeah, moral authority has always been a very useful tool when dealing with repressive regimes like North Korea.

11 posted on 04/04/2009 7:03:30 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

she’s more manly than keith.


12 posted on 04/04/2009 7:04:19 AM PDT by isom35
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

13 posted on 04/04/2009 7:08:49 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: Tarpon
Never confuse intellect with intelligence.

As I grow older, I have come to value "common sense" more than "book smarts".

That process actually began with a philosophy class I took my senior year in college. The "light went on" when my professor, a Jesuit priest, ripped the veneer off the mystery of philosophy: "with philosophy, it's not what you say, it's how you say it. Philosophy is nothing but a bunch of bull$hit".

I'm proud of the "B" I earned in that class. I was one of two students (of 14) in that class that wasn't a theology major.

14 posted on 04/04/2009 7:08:54 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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To: misterrob

When you insert a pair of scissors into a full-term baby’s skull, liberals applaud the ‘choice’.

When you put a pair of underpants on a terrorist’s head and take pictures of it, liberals scream and yell that it is torture.

I no longer tolerate liberal outrage as it is contrived for political gain and not derived from principled beliefs.


15 posted on 04/04/2009 7:09:09 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Night Hides Not
Common sense rules. What is needed to perfect common sense, is the acquisition of a sound fact base. Just what the gubbermint schools do not allow to happen. The most powerful of all human endeavors, deductive reasoning, has all but died amongst the young.

Yes, the pointy head academics think they are so smart ... and sadly are the dumbest.

16 posted on 04/04/2009 7:14:13 AM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, your surrender your rights.)
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To: rickmichaels

Rachel Mancow was just using the North Korean accusation as a springboard to continue to rewind the clock to once again attack Republicans because there is nothing new them to smear with as we are no longer the party in power so when the reporting ends, the opinionated lunacy begins.


17 posted on 04/04/2009 7:30:20 AM PDT by eaglestar
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Maddow is seemingly unaware that the FIRST PERSON to go before Leahy's committee is going to be Leahy himself for warcrimes during the wind-down of the Nam.

Oh, yes, Leahy dipped his spear in the slaughter of the innocents and he cannot be forgiven.

First the hearing, then the hanging, then a trial at some point later on if we think it really necessary.

18 posted on 04/04/2009 7:36:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Larry King: I'd like to introduce Rachel Maddow who host's her own show on MSNBC each evening Monday to Friday.

Can you tell us a little about yourself Rachel

Rachael: Why yes Larry, the most important thing you should know about me is that I am a Lesbian.

Larry King: Really Rachael? I would never have guested you were a Lesbian. How are things in Lebanon?

19 posted on 04/04/2009 7:37:10 AM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Too bad she can’t ask Daniel Pearl about Gitmo.


20 posted on 04/04/2009 7:50:47 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Really way doesn't this Leftist “Man” interview some EX “Guests” of the North Korean Penal System?? Or perhaps visit it herself By getting caught hanging around the border THEN and do some real reporting
21 posted on 04/04/2009 7:53:00 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
That plunged Maddow into a bad bout of Bush-Cheney Derangement Syndrome. According to her, until we expunge the supposed stain of Gitmo and Bush admin policies on dealing with suspected terrorists, we will never have the moral authority to condemn the abuse..

Bush and Cheney are gone. Gitmo is Obama's now.

22 posted on 04/04/2009 7:56:26 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (We have nothing to fear but Obama himself.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well....there are some things she probably wouldn’t swallow....


23 posted on 04/04/2009 8:04:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin (And oh, Hey! I've been travelin' on this road too long)
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