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Norah O'Donnell Breaks Out Prepared Notes To Debate Palin Fan
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/19/2009 1:36:02 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Have a close look at the screencap. Notice what Norah O'Donnell's holding in her left hand? Those are notes, with factoids from the 2008 presidential campaign. She's reading from them to challenge a Sarah Palin supporter who was waiting in line at the book signing yesterday in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

We all remember how back during the '08 campaign, MSM reporters would challenge people attending Obama rallies with uncomfortable truths about their candidate, along the lines "would you still support him if you knew he had the most liberal voting record in the Senate?" Or not. I certainly can't remember any MSMer confronting an Obama supporter in such a way.

But let people line up to express their admiration for Sarah Palin . . .

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 2biased4words; bailout; bias; biasedmedia; bloggersandpersonal; leftwingbias; msm; norahodonnell; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 11/19/2009 1:36:04 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Norah comes armed with notes to debate Palin fans. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/19/2009 1:36:53 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I knew this crazy guy in college that would try to debate 7 and 8 year old kids at the local swimming pool about our public policy in the Baltics.


3 posted on 11/19/2009 1:38:19 PM PST by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They are soooooooooo scared of Sarah!


4 posted on 11/19/2009 1:38:34 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

She came armed with notes and debated a fifteen year old girl and lost!


5 posted on 11/19/2009 1:38:48 PM PST by curth
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Uncovering the truth... Pravda style.


6 posted on 11/19/2009 1:38:48 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: MNDude

Kind of like Kramer on Seinfeld , taking Karate classes with grade school kids.


7 posted on 11/19/2009 1:40:38 PM PST by curth
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess Norah doesn’t have a teleprompter so the notes will have to do............


8 posted on 11/19/2009 1:41:11 PM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just when you think MSNBC can’t sink any lower in the gutter, they officially yesterday sunk even lower then that. Going after a child(I had talked to this girl yesterday online, she is VERY articulate, she even has her own blog) to what, try to take away Sarah supporters, even as young as 15 who cant even vote yet..and WOW she brought her own notes. When she asked her “Do you still support Sarah” it is obvious what Norah wanted to hear “No I dont support her anymore” then Norah would have probably gone and high fived her buddies. I wonder, are Norah’s parents proud of their daughter, turning into nothing but a whore for the DNC..that is what I would ask her if I saw her in person, Norah, are mama and papa proud of what you became..all those years in journalism school, and this is the best you can do..it was absolutely PATHETIC, this and hearing Sally Quinn yesterday suggesting that Sarah throw her baby off a cliff..just when I think I have seen everything, they surprise me yet again


9 posted on 11/19/2009 1:45:56 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What do you expect from a mindless news-reader?


10 posted on 11/19/2009 1:45:57 PM PST by LIConFem
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The kid stuck to her guns. She didn’t start fumphering around saying ‘well, I don’t know, ur, uh if you say,ur I’m not aware..uh..etc the way most people do with a mic in front of them and this cheap tactic is pulled.


11 posted on 11/19/2009 1:46:32 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Norah comes armed with notes to debate Palin fans. Ping to Today show list.”

She also comes to a battle of wits half armed...


12 posted on 11/19/2009 1:48:17 PM PST by jessduntno (Obama is failing because he has no understanding of the American people, and may indeed loathe them.)
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To: curth
She came armed with notes and debated a fifteen year old girl and lost!

No kidding! If that young lady was just a random pick out of the crowd, she was certainly a great representative to show the intelligence of the young people there. Having said that, Nora couldn't have said or done anything more that would have made HER agenda more clear.

13 posted on 11/19/2009 1:49:19 PM PST by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... ("Sooner or later in life, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: TalBlack

The only thing she could have done better is to refuse to talk to her -

“you people are just looking to denegrate us, so why should I give you the opportunity?”


14 posted on 11/19/2009 1:49:25 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

First of all, this is my first post to this site, but I’ve been an avid reader for years. This morning, I watched my DVR recording of Sarah’s visit to Hannity last night, and I was struck by how clear and lucid she was, and WITHOUT the help of a teleprompter. Palin in 2012, and I’ll do anything in my power to help make that happen.


15 posted on 11/19/2009 1:54:23 PM PST by bobby cep (When government fears the people, that's democracy; when people fear the government, that's tyranny!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I really liked the CNN anchor going “...there is people...” Nice English there Mr. Anchor.


16 posted on 11/19/2009 1:56:14 PM PST by JLS
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To: Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...

Just listened to the whole thing, and it was infuriating.
One, picking on a 15 year old instead of the guy behind her.
Two, insisting (begging the question) that SP supported the stimulus when in reality she was simply not contradicting the top of the ticket.
Third, when they got back to the news room, the anchor praised her for “uncovering” the Palin supporters. “They have so much misinformation and it just does not matter to them”.

That last part REALLY pssd me off.
Yeah, like the supporters 0bama and the elitist democRats in general will consider the facts and consequences of their agenda and change their mind about their support.


17 posted on 11/19/2009 1:56:42 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Still more proof that MSNBC is circling the inside of the bowl. What reporter goes to report a story armed and ready for a debate, unless of course they're not reporters but opinion commentators. She's arguing with a teenager for God's sake!!!

If Sarah Palin is so clueless that she "sees Russia from her house", and the Mau Mau in the WH is just sooo smart that he's the saviour of his adopted country, then why do these people fear Sarah Palin so much that they need to smear her long after the election?

18 posted on 11/19/2009 2:00:16 PM PST by YankeeReb (Pray for 0bama: Psalm 109:8)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The quote that Norah O’Dumba$$ trotted out to show that Palin supported the stimulus was praise for the ability to ‘reach across the aisle to pass important legislation’. Nowhere in there did I hear any actual support for the actual legislation. Pretty weak sauce Norah.

Moreover, a VP candidates support for their candidate CANNOT be taken as a true representation of their own views.

Anyone have the actual Palin quote?

19 posted on 11/19/2009 2:02:49 PM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be RE-distributed?)
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To: bobby cep

Welcome to FR.


20 posted on 11/19/2009 2:03:09 PM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: MrB; maica
it was infuriating.

A Reuters video about the book tour only had two people commenting. They were both in New York City, they admitted far from the book tour, and they both were anti-Palin. Some news outfit that is.

21 posted on 11/19/2009 2:04:10 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Notice what Norah O'Donnell's holding in her left hand? Those are notes,

During the entire GWB administration, the newsies at the press conferences READ their single prepared question, all of which Pres. Bush answered without any notesat all. Then they wrote about how stupid he was. The DBM is sickening.

22 posted on 11/19/2009 2:06:25 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Slicksadick

Thanks, Slick. It’s a pleasure to be here.


23 posted on 11/19/2009 2:06:39 PM PST by bobby cep (When government fears the people, that's democracy; when people fear the government, that's tyranny!)
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To: allmendream

>>>Anyone have the actual Palin quote?

There is this from her interview with Katie Couric. Somewhere in her response I think their is support for the Wall St bailout.

COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the—it’s got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we’ve got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.


24 posted on 11/19/2009 2:12:21 PM PST by NC28203
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To: NC28203

Sorry. their is support should be there is support


25 posted on 11/19/2009 2:13:24 PM PST by NC28203
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To: allmendream

>>>Anyone have the actual Palin quote?

This also is from the Couric interview.

Katie Couric: Some top republicans and democrats, may not support this bill if Senator John McCain doesn’t because it may be unpopular and they’re not willing to take the political risk. If it doesn’t pass, what is the alternative?

Gov. Palin: Th..the alt.. as I say inaction is not an option we have got to shore up our economy. This is crisis moment for America. Really the rest of the world also. Looking to see what the impacts will be if America were to choose not to shore up what has happened on Wall Street because of the…the ultimate adverse effects on Main Street and then how that effects this globalisation that we’re a part of on… in our world.


26 posted on 11/19/2009 2:17:27 PM PST by NC28203
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

27 posted on 11/19/2009 2:18:34 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

That’s really funny stuff. It’s changed back now.


28 posted on 11/19/2009 2:27:38 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I would love to see an interviewee respond: “did you come out here to interview us or just broadcast your views? You could have done that from the studio.” More “managed” news....

hh


29 posted on 11/19/2009 2:31:16 PM PST by hoosier hick (Note to RINOs: We need a choice, not an echo....Barry Goldwater)
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To: NC28203
The quote Norah said was different IIRC. I distinctly remember her saying something about McCain's ability to “reach across the aisle”.

But yes, that quote does seem to be a VP supporting the (at the time) flagship position of her candidate.

As I also said, representing what one says as a VP candidate for someone else as being their own view is disingenuous; but par for the course for a partisan hack like Norah O’Dumba$$ who looked like a fool calling out a 15 year old.

30 posted on 11/19/2009 2:31:36 PM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be RE-distributed?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The answer to O'Donnell’s question is that Sarah Palin was a part of the McCain ticket and McCain supported the bailout, therefore she had no choice but to back him. It didn't mean that she personally favored the bailout or anything else. There are times when you have to take one for the team. Not to have done so would have resulted in her being accused of going rogue on the campaign. Sadly, she did take one for the team and she still got accused of going rogue. On the brighter side though, it gave her a great title for her book!

O'Donnell comes off as nothing short of pitiful in the exchange, what with her notes and everything!

31 posted on 11/19/2009 2:32:20 PM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: bobby cep

Welcome aboard. It’s clear to me that she has progressed tremendously since last year. Another few years of this type of progress, and who knows?

hh


32 posted on 11/19/2009 2:32:49 PM PST by hoosier hick (Note to RINOs: We need a choice, not an echo....Barry Goldwater)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Palin’s biggest obstacle: Getting out of the shadow of that idiot McQueeg.


33 posted on 11/19/2009 2:34:31 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Picking on kids, typical coward move.


34 posted on 11/19/2009 2:36:56 PM PST by ROTB ("By any means necessary" is evil. See what God thinks of "rising oceans" in Jeremiah 5:22)
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To: bobby cep

Welcome aboard!


35 posted on 11/19/2009 2:50:49 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: truthfreedom

Actually it’s expanded on.

Keep it going Freepers.


36 posted on 11/19/2009 2:51:05 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: NC28203

I supported the bailout, because, I felt the government was primarily responsible and that having to spend a hugh amount to fix their mess would teach them a lesson. Naiveté in spades.


37 posted on 11/19/2009 2:59:13 PM PST by depressed in 06 (ZerOcare: Bureaucratic best practices equals death panels.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Norah is desperate.


38 posted on 11/19/2009 3:04:59 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yep...the flack gets thick when you’re over the target.


39 posted on 11/19/2009 3:17:34 PM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The White Ho
40 posted on 11/19/2009 3:29:22 PM PST by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norah_O’Donnell

Is that being modified?

I’m not seeing the funny stuff on my version.


41 posted on 11/19/2009 3:31:12 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I have not seen a bigger dumb @$$ move since Monica Conyers (Convicted Felon waiting on sentencing and wife of a Congressmen) debated an 11 or 12 yr old and got her clock cleaned. look it up on You Tube.

Maybe Nora should run for the Detroit City Council...

42 posted on 11/19/2009 3:35:34 PM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I used to would hit it.


43 posted on 11/19/2009 3:36:12 PM PST by wardaddy (The movie Valkyrie was excellent...I was surprised. What a cast.)
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To: truthfreedom

Keep trying. Mine has changed a few times so far!


44 posted on 11/19/2009 3:37:46 PM PST by BattleHymn
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To: hsrazorback1

I’d hit it.


45 posted on 11/19/2009 3:41:26 PM PST by Oratam
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To: truthfreedom

It’s still there when I just checked-—really funny stuff!


46 posted on 11/19/2009 3:41:45 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: BattleHymn

I’ve seen a difference between

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norah_O%27Donnell
which shows the changes

and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norah_O’Donnell
which doesn’t show the changes


47 posted on 11/19/2009 3:43:54 PM PST by truthfreedom
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not only a Palin supporter, but a Palin supporter 1/3 Norah’s age. Isn’t that bullying?


48 posted on 11/19/2009 3:51:46 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: bobby cep; governsleastgovernsbest

Welcome to FR, bobby cep ... good to have you aboard. Sign up for governsleastgovernsbest’s pings. He’s on the front lines of our War on Lying Mendacious Media.


49 posted on 11/19/2009 4:02:19 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe I’m wrong but the original bailout was supported by both sides. It’s how it was used in the ‘stimulus package’ that has raised most objections. The bailout McCain supported didn’t, for instance, call for taking complete control of GM, as I recall.

After watching the video, and PimpMan back at the station, I am even more livid at the MSM’s treatment of Gov Palin and her supporters.


50 posted on 11/19/2009 4:08:16 PM PST by EDINVA
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