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Edwards epilogue: Does the press really vet presidential candidates?
politico ^ | 2/28/2010 | MICHAEL CALDERONE

Posted on 02/28/2010 5:51:08 PM PST by steve0

Too little, too late mia culpa. BTW we have an actual copy of McCain's original certificate of live birth. Medial Elites coming to grips about helping elect the worst President(pretender) in HISTORY. "be they Barack Obama or Sarah Palin - can burst upon the national stage and seemingly overnight become candidates for higher office."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/33237.html#ixzz0gtd2o3xO

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; blunders; election; liberalmedia; naturalborncitizen; newsblackout
Commies. Do we have to wait until the lights go out, like in Chavez's Venezuela? Who is Dr. John C. Drew? http://joytiz.com/2010/finally-somebody-remembers-obama-at-occidental/ Love the premise of the Politico article: 1. They are the keepers of truth and wisdom, they are the honorable venerated gatekeepers for who should be president. Of course only a non-conservative can be allowed to be President. Slowly the media turns on the tyrant they helped elect, ha. Article uses the narrative of Edwards debacle to imply they failed on the loser Obama.
1 posted on 02/28/2010 5:51:08 PM PST by steve0
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To: steve0

Sorry for letting unqualified Obama run amok by failing to vet
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Vet ???

Yeah is there a big fat shot against that disease ???


2 posted on 02/28/2010 5:54:39 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: steve0
Do we have to wait until the lights go out, like in Chavez's Venezuela?

To the most rabid commies, the lights going out would be "proof" of the failure of capitalism (even if the government had 100% control of the entire electric generation and distribution system. Failure to accept reality is the hallmark of the communist supporter.

3 posted on 02/28/2010 5:55:10 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: steve0

Obama was vetted, and the press knew exactly what he was all about. They conspired with the Obama campaign to promote the empty suit, anti-american, communist anyway. They succeeded in getting him elected and he proceded into a failure of such epicness, that it is the most epic of all epic failures of all time. And now they are saying “who knew?” LOL!

The MSM is worthless, and epically so.


4 posted on 02/28/2010 5:57:46 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: steve0
The only vetting the media does now is to vet by criticism those who would criticize their chosen candidate. If they are not the chosen candidate, then they may actually put a little work into vetting, but it is mostly attacking to see what sticks.
5 posted on 02/28/2010 5:58:31 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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U. Ben Had, the movie.


6 posted on 02/28/2010 5:58:46 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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7 posted on 02/28/2010 6:02:24 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: steve0
Here's something funny in an ironic kind of way. Y'all remember "Blue's Clues", the kid show about the blue dog and a guy named Steve? Turns out Steve was a flaming liberal, and when McCain introduced Sarah Palin as his VP candidate, Steve made a little cartoon called "The Vet Who Did Not Vet".

Amazing that he was soooooooo close in predicting what he believed would happen if Sarah Palin were elected--but the predictions came true for Obama! Dang, that's gonna leave a mark. Schadenfreude!
8 posted on 02/28/2010 6:03:08 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: steve0
The media elites still haven't figured out that a free press is the first thing to go.
There's a a reason they are called "lamestream."
9 posted on 02/28/2010 6:03:15 PM PST by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: steve0

Actually he article from the politico link makes a scant mention of Obama as the focus was on Silky Pony. And they mention Sarah Palin in the same line-—I think they LSM vetted Sarah alright to the point of harrasment. As for Obama they still turn a blind eye and a deaf ear!


10 posted on 02/28/2010 6:03:57 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: steve0

“Now we know that Edwards was a phony in more ways than one,”

we know that zero is an imposter in more ways than one


11 posted on 02/28/2010 6:04:41 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: combat_boots
U. Ben Had, the movie.

Never mind the bogus title given the politico article posted.

12 posted on 02/28/2010 6:05:34 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: steve0
...too late you (Media / Government :) b@$t@rd$....
now go and collect your employment check.

13 posted on 02/28/2010 6:07:32 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voters: "Here's my DeathCARE Plan"...now....just die (quicky), please. :^)
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To: steve0
They only vet Republicans. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2461082
14 posted on 02/28/2010 6:08:17 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: steve0
“Edwards was pretty thoroughly vetted but there are limits to what the press can reasonably be expected to uncover, ...

My butt. It only took a week to discover that Carrie Prejean had done a topless photo shoot and had make a sex video of herself. And the Breck Girl™ was running for leader of the free world, not a beauty pageant.

15 posted on 02/28/2010 6:26:36 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (Was "Hussein" a common American Christian name in Hawaii in 1961? Just askin...)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

The media is quick to vet:
1. Joe the Plumber taxes
2. Prejaean
3. Palin (breathing, doing anything)
4. McCain (non-mistress)
5. Brown-pictures
6. Congressman (medical malpractice) for daring to speak against the one
7. Anyone who speaks against the “One”


16 posted on 02/28/2010 6:40:40 PM PST by steve0 (My plan B: christianexodus.org/)
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To: steve0; All

I hardly think Sarah Palin qualifies as “burst upon the scene” when she was already the Governor of a state; mayor of a town; member of her city council.

Obama was only a senator for what .. 14 mos.

They have no comparison.


17 posted on 02/28/2010 6:51:00 PM PST by CyberAnt (HEALTHCARE IS NOT A "RIGHT"!!)
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To: HerrBlucher
The MSM is worthless, and epically so.

No, as you said earlier in your post, they are worse than worthless. They work aggressively against our country and for the Communists.

18 posted on 02/28/2010 6:53:21 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: CyberAnt

Yeah you have the numbers on that? Wasn’t it like 10s or 100s of more reporters digging dirt than ever checked on Obami Kenyan relatives, Ayers, Dr. John C. Drew, Frank Marshall Davis, and Bernardine Dohrn etc etc? How much money was spent on finding negative info on Palin compared to Obama? Which one was running for Prez.


19 posted on 02/28/2010 6:59:57 PM PST by steve0 (My plan B: christianexodus.org/)
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To: pillut48

I’m never watching Blues Clues again! Steve has drunk the Kool-aid!


20 posted on 02/28/2010 7:01:24 PM PST by Faith
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To: pillut48

As one who sat through hundreds of hours of Blue’s Clues with my toddler son, the liberalness of “Steve” comes as not the slightest surprise.

I mention something else about “Steve” that wouldn’t come as a surprise, but that would only be a guess. An educated guess, but a guess all the same.


21 posted on 02/28/2010 7:06:44 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: pillut48

What’s interesting about the cartoon is this: The liberals always use “projection” - a technique whereby they project upon their enemies what in reality they themselves are doing or have done.

The cartoon was a classic liberal “projection” of what the liberals actually wanted to do. Yes, the cartoon has left a mark already. So prophetic!


22 posted on 02/28/2010 7:07:22 PM PST by CyberAnt (HEALTHCARE IS NOT A "RIGHT"!!)
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To: devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; bitt; dixiechick2000; steve0
I really like VP Cheney, but if he, President Bush or other republican leaders knew Obama was not qualified and didn't speak out, they are as guilty as any.


23 posted on 02/28/2010 7:13:31 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: hole_n_one
Never mind the bogus title given the politico article posted.

Right! The entire article was about Edwards with no mention of Obama. They act as if Obama doesn't exist.

24 posted on 02/28/2010 7:20:18 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
The media didn't have time to vet Obama properly because they were too busy promoting him and working for his campaign. The process left us with an incompetent idiot who puts us all in danger with his ignorance and arrogance.
25 posted on 02/28/2010 7:23:04 PM PST by peeps36 (Democrats Don't Need No Stinking Input From You Little People)
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To: steve0

To prevent duplication, please do not alter the title. Thanks.


26 posted on 02/28/2010 7:41:55 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: steve0

Vice Presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards was caught visiting his mistress and secret love child at 2:40 this morning in a Los Angeles hotel by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/65193

Pretty sad when the National Inquirer is more competent than the MSM


27 posted on 02/28/2010 7:58:30 PM PST by Hypo
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To: potlatch

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Correct potlatch

They had the megaphone and chose not to use it


28 posted on 02/28/2010 8:10:32 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . Hussein Junior-Rigging the USA in any which way possible . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

Very true, and very sad, huh? May have been only doubts, but we don’t know. Cheney’s “look” shows intense ‘dislike’, to put it mildly.


29 posted on 02/28/2010 8:13:43 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: potlatch

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The truth slowly creeps in like early morning mist

Gotta check for earthquake threads


30 posted on 02/28/2010 8:19:12 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . Hussein Junior-Rigging the USA in any which way possible . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

Think Argentina was last.
Do you know somone in a possible area?


31 posted on 02/28/2010 8:22:18 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: potlatch; devolve

Chili

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2460407/posts


32 posted on 02/28/2010 8:35:13 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: potlatch

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Don’t know anyone there

I’ll check your link now


33 posted on 02/28/2010 8:44:49 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . Hussein Junior-Rigging the USA in any which way possible . . . . . . .)
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To: potlatch

My knee jerk reaction is YES. Maybe he could have said I am for the Republican team but really anyone but Zero, this guy is evil.
ALSO HATE:
Buchanan, Pres Primary Election, Yes I was treated fairly by media
Cantor, CommieCare summit, Yes we were fairly represented, got a fair shake
McCain, Asked whether he believes he’d had unfair media coverage, “I don’t think so. I think …it is what it is. I’m a big boy. And I’m certainly not complaining. “

Their is a difference between AlGore fighting every decision and stating hey I want you to see how the deck is stacked against conservatives, no?


34 posted on 02/28/2010 9:22:42 PM PST by steve0 (My plan B: christianexodus.org/)
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To: steve0

The Republicans in power don’t stand up and speak out.
That’s why we conservatives are fighting on our own.

Lol, time for me to sign off!


35 posted on 02/28/2010 9:29:19 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: potlatch

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Republicans need to stand up to the media and limit their 99.99% leftie Beltway biased coverage

With FNC and the internet and Sarah Palin at Facebook they can call their own shots


36 posted on 02/28/2010 9:38:26 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . Hussein Junior-Rigging the USA in any which way possible . . . . . . .)
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To: pillut48

I have never seen that video before, and didn’t know that Steven Burns(who is not notable for anything besides Blue’s Clues, I guess that his few times on Homicide: Life on the Street and Law and Order “count”) had anything to say notable. I’ve never watched Blue’s Clues(aside from YTP’s), nor have I even participated in much knowledge of the show. I used to watch other stuff on Nickelodeon.

That video is typical of the Liberal mentality at that time, and is the only video on that account because Steve’s master is in office right now. But my question to Steve is this: If you liked Obama so much to make a video incorporating his corporate logo at the end, why can’t Obama find you a job? If he did, I am sure that I would hear about it. In fact, why not work for ACORN, Steve? Why not showcase a video of those “mean ole” Republicans blocking everybody’s right to abuse the healthcare system?


37 posted on 02/28/2010 9:42:01 PM PST by Merta (But I May Be Wrong)
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To: devolve

Yeah, I wrote that they don’t don’t stand up and speak out.
They are on talk shows all the time and have the opportunities to argue against the media.

Valid arguements would get across to the viewers even if the media didn’t agree.


38 posted on 03/01/2010 12:48:23 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: potlatch

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They should tell CBS, NBC, and ANC that if they edit out the raw meat of talk shows Republican politicians appear on that they will all boycott any of their TV appearances

Let CBS, NBC, and ABC then attempt to put on democrat only talk show guests -


39 posted on 03/01/2010 12:55:52 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . Hussein Junior-Rigging the USA in any which way possible . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

Funny, I never thought about it but do you think the Sunday morning talk shows are live or pre-recorded? I don’t think they would edit out on those, do you?


40 posted on 03/01/2010 1:00:49 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: potlatch

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I think many if not all are pre-recorded

Recall that often one guest will appear on CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, FNC - all within a short timespan on the same Sunday

Katie Couric sure recorded and selectively bias-edited her interview on CBS - with Sarah Palin

Charelie Gibson did the same thing at ABC


41 posted on 03/01/2010 1:10:20 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . Hussein Junior-Rigging the USA in any which way possible . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

That’s true. They do appear on several shows in a morning. I still doubt they would edit out much but who knows. I could see it happening in a ‘one on one’ type of interview.


42 posted on 03/01/2010 1:13:46 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: potlatch

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All except FOX and FNC seem to play gotcha or revove or cut for their own agendas

CNN is now seeing it needs to face reality or die

ABC-TV is firing staff by the thousands and shutting down network presence except for local station personnel

Staff abroad has long been cut to the bone - and local stringers or free-lancers used


43 posted on 03/01/2010 1:29:02 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . Hussein Junior-Rigging the USA in any which way possible . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

Yes I’ve read about ABC and I know CNN has started to leak out some facts. Amazing to see that old grouch, Cafferty, tell some truths.


44 posted on 03/01/2010 1:31:21 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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