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Fact Check: Reich Claims Non-Existent Fox News Led Conservative Charge in 1994
Big Journalism ^ | Jan 26th 2010 | Frank Ross

Posted on 01/27/2010 6:41:15 AM PST by kingattax

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To: ClearCase_guy
To lie one needs to have a sufficient regard for the truth to know it and say the opposite for the purpose of deception. I don't think Reich lies, I think he bullsh*ts--says whatever comes to mind as expedient without regard for its truth or falsity. I cannot recall whether Frankfurt in his charming little book On Bullsh*t comes down in favor of the proposition that bullsh*t is a greater enemy of truth than lying or merely considers the question, but there is certainly an argument to be made that what Reich is doing is worse than lying.
51 posted on 01/27/2010 7:29:28 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: capt. norm

like the woman who showed up at the office one morning, visibly upset. When asked why, she said “a man in the elevator said I used I lovely scented shampoo.” When told that didn’t seem too rude, she added “he was a midget.”


52 posted on 01/27/2010 7:32:22 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: The_Reader_David

Thanks. That’s an excellent distinction. And I would agree that it’s worse than lying.


53 posted on 01/27/2010 7:38:23 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: F15Eagle

No Obama is John Connor who is suppose to save us from the Machines (Banks, Freedom, Democracy). Kyle Reese was who ever Obama’s dad is. The T-800 model 101 could be Hannity, Rush, Freepers, and anyone who has identified this fraud from the very beginning.


54 posted on 01/27/2010 7:38:23 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: kingattax

Hey, why would anyone expect a member of the Troll Nation to get pesky facts correct, especially history. I mean after all, living under bridges and such makes for a pretty isolated environment. I tell you though, I’m pretty shocked to find out Trolls are hell bent on socialism, as there was one iota of his mentioned in any of the stories I ever read about Trolls. You know, if you can’t trust the Grimm Brothers, who can you trust?

Skit note for conservative SNL: recurring Robert Reich Troll character. Cross between Troll and Munchkin, named Robert Retch. Troll news correspondent who always sings proclamations in stuttering stretched-a munchkin-voice advocating latest Obama de jure positions. Introduced by fake TV anchor reporter as spokesperson/mayor of Trollville whenever commentary from Trollville is needed. Appears only on TV news show window screen from remote camera. Initial appearance always occurs by emerging from under a bridge. Backdrop would look like Berkeley Campus, and announced as appearing from University of Berkley. Character played by a little person.

Typical scenario involves straight introduction by TV news anchor, straight hello from Robert Retch, then the singing socialist commentary, followed by straight “Back to You” by Robert Retch.

Look people, this stuff just writes itself. We really, really, really need a conservative SNL.

To get our show started, find someone who wants to make big bucks from the idea and has a couple mil to start a production company. Assemble a troupe of unknown, up and coming comedians via national tryout. Writers optional, as probably a few hundred of us around the nation could keep them supplied with material forever. This would be like an open source code project, only it would be open source comedy writers. Just set up a web site to which contributions could be submitted. Eventually, though, to get the really great stuff, you need to have collaboration amongst groups of writers. This could be accomplished by holding regional workshops in which “the best of” submitters would be paid to attend comedy workshop collaborations.

This model could even be used for the comedians themselves, as selected guests or troups could be featured for a skit each week. There are large numbers of enormously funny folks out there.

So, you produce a few episodes, put them on youtube, wait until a few million views occur with clips shown on BOR, Hannity, and Greta, and then sit back for the network offers to pour in. That’s exactly how South Park got started (except without the BOR/Hannity/Greta part, which would be icing on the cake).


55 posted on 01/27/2010 7:43:14 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: kingattax

Reich is also a mental midget.


56 posted on 01/27/2010 7:45:15 AM PST by Marauder ("I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just." - Jefferson)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

And I met one guy who insisted Obama was a “professor”.

I told him, no, Obama was NEVER a professor. He was adamant that it was a fact. I told him you’ve been sold a bill of goods. Obama never was a professor.

He was considered a “senior lecturer”.

Not surprisingly, this guy was an Obama voter.


57 posted on 01/27/2010 7:45:44 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: kingattax

I remember they shared airtime with a country music station on my cable service.


58 posted on 01/27/2010 7:46:51 AM PST by lacrew (The 274th trimester is a very late procedure)
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To: castlegreyskull

But wasn’t John Connor a good guy who wanted to *save* his country?

;)

(well, so was Kyle Reese, LOL)

Maybe Obama is the T-800!! (from the first movie!)


59 posted on 01/27/2010 7:48:36 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: kingattax

Duh.

Maybe he was too busy watching rebroadcasts of FDR’s television speeches with Joe Biden at the time . . .


60 posted on 01/27/2010 7:53:19 AM PST by cvq3842 (A fool and his liberty are soon parted.)
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To: kingattax
Always reminded me of Doctor Loveless...


61 posted on 01/27/2010 7:56:57 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: F15Eagle

Okay, so the Selma March in 1964 was nothing like the movie “The Terminator” and how John Connor was conceived and cannot be compared to how Obamas parents met.


62 posted on 01/27/2010 7:57:52 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: rarestia

Yeah, Stick to stuff Academics really know about.

Like that Peer-reviewed Global Warming Stuff.


63 posted on 01/27/2010 7:58:15 AM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: F15Eagle

Obama wants to save his nation, that is the Nation of Islam.


64 posted on 01/27/2010 7:58:35 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: kingattax

wow has FNC only been around since the end of 1996? seems much longer ago.


65 posted on 01/27/2010 8:00:03 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: maggief

THAT was funny!


66 posted on 01/27/2010 8:05:01 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: castlegreyskull

hehehe —— :)

I started watching “Lost” beginning with the 3rd season — they really do a lot of stuff with time travel.

It’s totally far-fetched but I’ll admit it’s pretty interesting how they hook it all together. Always a surprise here and there.


67 posted on 01/27/2010 8:05:01 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
They know their base very well.

Ah but they don't know US!

And at the rate things are going, pretty soon,

"All their base are belong to US!" LOL!

68 posted on 01/27/2010 8:14:51 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: rightly_dividing
Yep, you just described the liberal left voter.

And that's what they count on.

69 posted on 01/27/2010 8:16:36 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: kingattax

70 posted on 01/27/2010 8:16:41 AM PST by Niteranger68 ("Hey John Kerry....why the long face?")
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To: Red Boots
I never realized how easy it was to be an intellectual. I thought you actually had to know stuff, not just SAY stuff. My dumb.

This is why the first victims of the communist purges are the "Intelligentsia".

Because they REMEMBER.

71 posted on 01/27/2010 8:18:56 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: hflynn
If ever a guy was to small to see the big picture it is Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiichhhhhh.

He couldn't see the forest for the bushes?

72 posted on 01/27/2010 8:20:50 AM PST by Defiant (The absence of bias appears to be bias to those who are biased.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
A strategy which seems to work for some of the population

A segment, which according to polls, is dwindling at a rapid rate! LOL.

73 posted on 01/27/2010 8:20:50 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: F15Eagle
They must have replaced Karl Rove's Hurricane Machine with a TIME TUNNEL!


74 posted on 01/27/2010 8:23:45 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: castlegreyskull

I think so, too. This is who he truly is. The talking points of Jeremiah Wright, i.e. the hatred of Israel, constantly pushing the “Palestinian” thing, the “holy koran” ... Obama sounds a lot like Calypso Louie.

No surprise that Obama lived in Calypso Louie’s neighborhood and that Calypso Louie is best friends with Jeremiah Wright.

“Farrakhan and The Islamic Spaceship of Death”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtiVP-E2eFI


75 posted on 01/27/2010 8:23:51 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: castlegreyskull

Here Calypso Louie talks about the bombs, 3 of which are on the 1500 planes, on the mile-wide spaceship ... or so he claims

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWvROOBIRwU


76 posted on 01/27/2010 8:28:48 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: left that other site

Yeah that was a great show - check out the links I just posted


77 posted on 01/27/2010 8:29:41 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: left that other site

Good point....Mass is a great example isn’t it?


78 posted on 01/27/2010 8:31:11 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: kingattax
Right-wing populists were the ascendancy, with Newt Gingrich and Fox News leading the charge. Bill Clinton thought it desperately important to assure Americans he was on their side...
...But Prof. Reich overlooked one minor detail: Fox News Channel’s first broadcast wasn’t until October 7, 1996.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

FAIL!

The most incisive and redefining event for both "progressives" and "professors!"

You can't make up stuff like this.

79 posted on 01/27/2010 8:39:42 AM PST by Publius6961 (He is not America; he is an employee seemingly unable to rise to minimal expectations.)
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To: kingattax

Finally! He always sounds like he is lecturing to children. I always knew that he was full of crap and eventually he’d trip up big. He won’t be getting the audiences he’s been getting after this.


80 posted on 01/27/2010 8:43:07 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: ClearCase_guy
Reich says stuff like this all the time. The truth means nothing to the man. When called on his lies, he just shrugs and says, "That's how I remember it."

“Both the liar and the honest man must have regard for truth, the former to subvert it and the latter to propagate it. Bullshit, by contrast, is fundamentally unconcerned with truth or falsehood, but only with appearance, effect and persuasion, however transitory. Yuri Luzhkov was not accusing the Moscow weather forecasters of lying, or yet of trying to predict the weather and honestly failing; he was accusing them of not caring about the true weather. The essence of bullshit is getting away with it, with persuading listeners or readers of a sincerity that is, by definition, phoney. The bullshit artist simply does not care about truth: “He pays no attention to it at all,” writes Professor Frankfurt. “By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of truth than lies are.” *

From:
*BULLSHIT

81 posted on 01/27/2010 8:46:58 AM PST by Publius6961 (He is not America; he is an employee seemingly unable to rise to minimal expectations.)
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To: Marauder

Reich’s height is reduced by one third and arguably his mental capacity is also reduced by one third of normal. His politics are progressive/socialist. Therefore, for those 3 reason I think that we should call him THIRD REICH.


82 posted on 01/27/2010 8:54:49 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Is that a still from Robert's audition for the movie TWINS?
83 posted on 01/27/2010 9:13:17 AM PST by Freedom with Responsibility (Go...)
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To: kingattax

Having Reichhhhhhhhhhhhh-uh! around has always made for good comedy.


84 posted on 01/27/2010 9:40:48 AM PST by TonyRo76 (American by birth. Patriot by choice. Christian by grace.)
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To: kingattax

BTTT


85 posted on 01/27/2010 9:50:13 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: kingattax

When baghdad bob reich speaks remember one simple thing. He’s a “professor” from berkley.

That small but vital detail is absolutely critical for placing anything he says into the proper context.

In other words, he’s moral opposed to the truth in any form.


86 posted on 01/27/2010 9:54:39 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
"Poor Robert. Apparently his memory came up a little short."

So did his pants, in the pic. Just wondering--does he have to buy suits in boy sizes, and maybe they only come in that length?

Reisch can't help the length of his body, but he could help displaying the size of his intellect.

vaudine

87 posted on 01/27/2010 10:52:55 AM PST by vaudine
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To: kingattax

Being stupid never stopped a leftist.


88 posted on 01/27/2010 11:35:25 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: F15Eagle

“He was considered a “senior lecturer”.

Even the “senior” part is spurious...LOL!


89 posted on 01/27/2010 12:12:01 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: kingattax

ROFLOL! Classic democratic speech. Make stuff up and forget to check your facts. *It sounded so good in front of the mirror* sarcasm


90 posted on 01/27/2010 2:53:33 PM PST by chris_bdba
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