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How David Shuster Lied to Get Me to Appear on MSNBC
Big Journalism ^ | 1/28/10 | Andrew Breitbart

Posted on 01/28/2010 6:44:26 PM PST by Nachum

Today is the day that I have been invited to go on MSNBC for the very first time. At no point during the ACORN story was I put on the hot seat to defend the work of James O’Keefe. My thesis from day one has been that the mainstream media is biased in favor of the left and MSNBC is its most obvious case study.

So when MSNBC led the charge on Tuesday against James O’Keefe when he and three others were arrested in New Orleans at Senator Landrieu’s office, it came as no surprise that the cable network seized upon a narrative that presumed O’Keefe’s guilt, falsely extrapolated that he was being charged with felony wiretapping and instantaneously coined and repeated endlessly the new buzz phase, “Watergate Jr.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: acorn; breitbart; jamesokeefe; landrieu; lied; medialies; msnbc; shuster; wiretapping
You tell 'em Andrew. Hang tough.
1 posted on 01/28/2010 6:44:27 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

If you see Keef Olberman punch the publicity whore in the mouth for me.


2 posted on 01/28/2010 6:50:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum
Yeah - hang tough. It isn't you who's looking at 10 years in a federal penitentiary.
3 posted on 01/28/2010 6:50:47 PM PST by stormer
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To: Nachum

Shuster is despicable, but a basic reality is that TV people lie like this all the time if they think it necessary to get you on the air.


4 posted on 01/28/2010 6:51:41 PM PST by freespirited (Congratulations Senator Brown. One down, 59 to go.)
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To: Nachum

Rush’s theory is that O’Keefe et al were in Landrieu’s office to film her staff not answering phone calls from her constituents, so they could avoid hearing what they had to say and later claim that a faulty phone system kept her from responding to citizens’ complaints - probably not too bright, but not illegal......


5 posted on 01/28/2010 6:52:40 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: stormer

True enough


6 posted on 01/28/2010 7:02:38 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
It is nothing but astonishing that Shuster could write such clearly biased Tweets and still be employed by any ‘news’ organization, even NBC.
7 posted on 01/28/2010 7:20:31 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: stormer

10 years, huh? Did you get the secret MSNBC memo detailing the actual charges? If so, please share!


8 posted on 01/28/2010 7:28:22 PM PST by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: Intolerant in NJ
Not illegal? Well, Rush ain't an attorney. She's on the Senate Energy, Appropriations, and Homeland Security committees. They were masquerading as utility workers to illegally gain access to her offices. What if they were AQ or Chinese and had not been discovered? These jokers could quite conceivably be looking at espionage charges, and deserve NO sympathy whatsoever. Whatever ends they imagined DO NOT justify the means.
9 posted on 01/28/2010 7:29:46 PM PST by stormer
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To: piytar
Are you kidding me? You conspire to enter a US Senator's office in disguise with the purpose of surreptitiously recording events or conversations that take place there? Good grief! These guys are quite possibly in very deep guano.
10 posted on 01/28/2010 7:34:00 PM PST by stormer
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To: Nachum

I don’t think what they did is any worse than the countless journalists who brought fake guns and boxcutters on board airplanes to show how bad security was. Mary Landrieu is not a Queen. She is a public servant. A public servant who has been deliberately avoiding the angry calls of her constituents. Has the FBI never seen “Punked” or “Jackass”? These charges should be dropped ASAP.


11 posted on 01/28/2010 7:35:55 PM PST by montag813
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To: montag813
Well, montag... or should I call you Guy? This claim, “countless journalists who brought fake guns and boxcutters on board airplanes”, is going to require some citation. But you are correct, she it not a queen - but she is a freaking United States Senator and as such has access to classified documents and a variety of other information not meant for disclosure by wannabe gonzo “journalists”. The FBI doesn’t care about “Punked” or “Jackass’; they're too busy throwing dumbshits' asses in jail for federal freaking crimes. These IDIOTS better pray for some leniency, cause they are up shit crick.
12 posted on 01/28/2010 7:49:14 PM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

Ah, you have the memo or police reports showing they went somewhere other than publicly accessible places? You know, where any constituent could go? Great, share those!

Or is impersonating a utility worker a felony with a 10 year sentence? Man, those costume shops on Halloween are creating tons of felons!

Oh, wait, “manipulated” a phone, which is a fancy way of saying “picked it up” or “touched it.” Off with their heads!

And they had listening devices, aka cell phones. Felons!

Did they get access to anywhere off limits? Plant any bugs? Not from what I’ve read.

From what I’ve read, Landrieu and her mediawhores have jumped the shark badly. Now, if further facts come out showing O’Keefe et al did get access to private spaces under false pretense, did have a real bug on them, did more than picked up a phone, etc, then they are (a) stupid and (b) deserve to be prosecuted. That said, if you filter out the media hyperbole - including stuff that even MSNBC (!!!) reprimanded Obermoron’s sub for - there is no evidence of any of that out there.


13 posted on 01/28/2010 7:50:20 PM PST by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: stormer
You conspire to enter a US Senator's office in disguise with the purpose of surreptitiously recording events or conversations that take place there?

Do you have a source for that other than your butt?

14 posted on 01/28/2010 7:54:55 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: stormer

“...if they were AQ or Chinese ...”

She would have serviced them.....


15 posted on 01/28/2010 7:55:13 PM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: stormer

You sure are opinionated for a fool with it’s head planted in it’s own a$$!

Wake up! your bias is destroying your credibility.


16 posted on 01/28/2010 8:00:22 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: stormer

Perhaps their intent was to show the level of security at the offices of someone to do with homeland security. If so, they succeeded in showing how far our enimies could go. I suspect they never touched anything and the matter will be quietly disposed of if I am correct. On the other hand, if I am wrong and they simply went crazy, then to jail they go. But initially, I don’t think O’Kefe is that stupid...Thoughts?


17 posted on 01/28/2010 8:00:25 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: stormer

Oh yes, let’s by no means shine the light of day on what these criminal cockroaches are doing, let’s protect them at all costs!


18 posted on 01/28/2010 8:17:19 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Liberals are nothing more than drooling buffoons. Spread the word.)
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To: Newtoidaho
"Oh yes, let’s by no means shine the light of day on what these criminal cockroaches are doing, let’s protect them at all costs!"

Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Slow down a little. Let's get the FACTS FIRST before you convict and hang them. OK? The media couldn't possibly be a little "biased" now, could they? Or, are you part of that media? (By part, I mean, supportive.)

19 posted on 01/28/2010 8:48:31 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: stormer
Not illegal? Well, Rush ain't an attorney...it wasn't Rush's claim that it wasn't illegal - it was mine - the police have already said that they did not try to wiretap or in any other way interfere with Landrieu's phone service, and it isn't against the law for anyone claiming to be anybody to enter any Senator's office as long as the general public is normally allowed into the office - they weren't "AQ or Chinese", but as long as you're dealing in straw men, why not pretend they were carrying AK47's or the makings of a dirty bomb, and try to hang 'em on those trumped up charges? - O'Keefe said after the incident that "the truth will set us free", and I think he's right......
20 posted on 01/28/2010 8:51:47 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Nachum; FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; ...

Updates on O’keefe.


21 posted on 01/28/2010 8:52:30 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: stormer

And do you think that Maryland should prosecute Okeefe and Giles for the “Illegal” filming of ACORN? DO you think that Holder should go after Okeefe and Breitbart on RICO charges, as some leftist pundits and federal prosecutors would like to do? (Extortion and blackmail)...


22 posted on 01/28/2010 8:58:05 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Feel sorry for Okeefe. He has a big target on his back.


23 posted on 01/28/2010 9:08:46 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum; FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; ...

Updates on O’keefe.


24 posted on 01/28/2010 9:16:20 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: jackibutterfly

I’m referring to the criminal politicians when I say criminal cockroaches (no offense intended to any cockroach-americans by the comparison to politicians).

Someone’s got to expose these criminals because the lame media no longer cares to do anything except enable and coverup for the political criminals.


25 posted on 01/28/2010 9:30:28 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Liberals are nothing more than drooling buffoons. Spread the word.)
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To: Nachum; Jet Jaguar; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows; maggief; Dog; BP2; Candor7; martin_fierro; ...

ping


26 posted on 01/28/2010 9:32:38 PM PST by bitt (One if by land, Two if by sea. Three if by CRIMINALS from Washington, D.C)
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To: Nachum

wow, that Schuster is really a twerp.

I didn’t realize that Comcast has gone thru with the NBC deal..

...and you know what?? We have a LITTLE more power over MSNBC now since we have to PAY so much for cable access...

I propose that we all demand that comcast REMOVE all access to MSNBC from our cable boxes...not just “We block it” from our homes, but that they REMOVE it from our transmissions.


27 posted on 01/28/2010 9:47:38 PM PST by bitt (One if by land, Two if by sea. Three if by CRIMINALS from Washington, D.C)
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping. Been up since 3:30AM to be at work by 5AM so my mind is ready for sleep at this point, so I will not attempt to analyze and respond on this one.


28 posted on 01/28/2010 9:49:47 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Marine_Uncle

:)

you never have to answer me, unless I am DEMANDING ANSWERS!!!!! :0


29 posted on 01/28/2010 9:54:56 PM PST by bitt (One if by land, Two if by sea. Three if by CRIMINALS from Washington, D.C)
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To: bitt

Have a great upcoming day. With that I am signing off.


30 posted on 01/28/2010 9:56:13 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: bitt
He obviously is trying to make a name by being "The" twerp.

MS- DNC is just one step away from professional wrestling.

31 posted on 01/28/2010 10:03:06 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: piytar

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/26/james-okeefe-arrested-for-trying-to-tap-mary-landrieus-phones/


32 posted on 01/28/2010 10:12:41 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: piytar

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/26/james-okeefe-arrested-for-trying-to-tap-mary-landrieus-phones/


33 posted on 01/28/2010 10:13:20 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Newtoidaho

I thought it was obvious that’s how you meant your comment

well it was to me anyway

some folks are a bit “quick on the draw” around here


34 posted on 01/28/2010 10:17:36 PM PST by Enchante (Obamanation: Pour sunlight into all of YOUR illegal campaign donations! Release all records!)
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To: Nachum
"MS- DNC is just one step away from professional wrestling."

oh, please, don't you think that's a bit of a stretch?

(1) professional wrestling has much higher standards than PMSNBC

(2) professional wrestling is far more entertaining than PMSNBC (well I don't watch either, but there's no question which has many more fans and more 'intelligent' fans)

(3) professional wrestlers are more honest than anyone on PMSNBC (or at least not as consistently dishonest)

(4) professional wrestlers are more patriotic than *almost* anyone on PMSNBC (since I wouldn't watch the bozos I hestitate to assume that ALL on PMSNBC are traitors..... maybe just Olberdork, Madcow, Shuster, a couple of others?)

there, now don't you think you owe an apology to professional wrestling?? they are many cuts above PMSNBC!!
35 posted on 01/28/2010 10:25:28 PM PST by Enchante (Obamanation: Pour sunlight into all of YOUR illegal campaign donations! Release all records!)
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To: Enchante
OK... not professinal wrestling.

How about- American Idol rejects?

Yeah. How about that.

36 posted on 01/28/2010 10:27:59 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: stormer
Whatever ends they imagined DO NOT justify the means.

You make it sound like they were beating people up or something. These nefarious "means" you speak of...sounds like there isn't much there.

37 posted on 01/28/2010 10:30:14 PM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: piytar

18 U.S.C. § 1036 : US Code - Section 1036: Entry by false pretenses to any real property, vessel, or aircraft of the United States or secure area of any airport:

(a) Whoever, by any fraud or false pretense, enters or attempts
to enter -
(1) any real property belonging in whole or in part to, or
leased by, the United States;
(2) any vessel or aircraft belonging in whole or in part to, or
leased by, the United States; or
(3) any secure area of any airport,
shall be punished as provided in subsection (b) of this section.
(b) The punishment for an offense under subsection (a) of this
section is -
(1) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 5
years, or both, if the offense is committed with the intent to
commit a felony; or
(2) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 6
months, or both, in any other case.
(c) As used in this section -
(1) the term “secure area” means an area access to which is
restricted by the airport authority or a public agency; and
(2) the term “airport” has the meaning given such term in
section 47102 of title 49.

18 U.S.C. § 1362 : US Code - Section 1362: Communication lines, stations or systems:

Whoever willfully or maliciously injures or destroys any of the
works, property, or material of any radio, telegraph, telephone or
cable, line, station, or system, or other means of communication,
operated or controlled by the United States, or used or intended to
be used for military or civil defense functions of the United
States, whether constructed or in process of construction, or
willfully or maliciously interferes in any way with the working or
use of any such line, or system, or willfully or maliciously
obstructs, hinders, or delays the transmission of any communication
over any such line, or system, or attempts or conspires to do such
an act, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than
ten years, or both.
In the case of any works, property, or material, not operated or
controlled by the United States, this section shall not apply to
any lawful strike activity, or other lawful concerted activities
for the purposes of collective bargaining or other mutual aid and
protection which do not injure or destroy any line or system used
or intended to be used for the military or civil defense functions
of the United States.


38 posted on 01/28/2010 10:30:26 PM PST by stormer
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To: Nachum

LOL. I’m finding it hard to think of any comparisons that don’t leave Shuster & co. at a severe disadvantage


39 posted on 01/28/2010 10:33:45 PM PST by Enchante (Obamanation: Pour sunlight into all of YOUR illegal campaign donations! Release all records!)
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To: Junior_G
What if the perps were from PETA or ACORN and the office was Michelle Bachman's or Jim DeMint's? What would your view be? I don't distinguish criminals based on their political affiliation.
40 posted on 01/28/2010 10:39:00 PM PST by stormer
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To: Nachum

Micro Soft’s National Barack Channel?


41 posted on 01/28/2010 11:05:32 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Nachum

I can’t believe that Breitbart was this naive.


42 posted on 01/28/2010 11:21:06 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks


43 posted on 01/29/2010 6:56:02 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: norwaypinesavage
It is nothing but astonishing that Shuster could write such clearly biased Tweets and still be employed by any ‘news’ organization, even NBC.

You answered your implied question when you put "news" in quotes.

44 posted on 01/29/2010 7:25:53 AM PST by GOPJ (Happy Anniversary Barack! - - - Love, Massachusetts - - - FreeperGOPsterinMA)
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To: Newtoidaho

Oh, whew! I thought you were talking about James. Sorry.


45 posted on 01/29/2010 10:18:53 AM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: stormer
but she is a freaking United States Senator and as such has access to classified documents and a variety of other information not meant for disclosure by wannabe gonzo “journalists”.

Have you actually seen her field office? I have. It is tiny storefront. They take constituent calls and do community action, and presumably collect cash bribes. she doesn't ever work there.

46 posted on 01/29/2010 1:19:32 PM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

?! The were on the tenth floor of the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. Not what I would call a “tiny storefront”.


47 posted on 01/29/2010 1:27:30 PM PST by stormer
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