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CNN: Bunning Had 'Devastating Effect In Real World,' Backdown Creates 'Lifeline'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/02/2010 6:09:03 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

"Campbell Brown . . . the only non-partisan cable news anchor at 8 pm." -- CNN description of Campbell Brown show

"Non-partisan": yeah, right. The hit that Brown, with help from reporter Dana Bash, put on Jim Bunning this evening was worthy of that hyper-partisan guy over at MSNBC in the 8 PM ET slot.

Bash first narrated a classic of the liberal media genre: an anecdotal story of someone allegedly hurt by hard-hearted Republican policies. Bash claimed that "in the real world," Bunning's position is having a "devastating effect" on people like single mother Madonna Alvarez.

It got worse . . .

View video here.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 111th; bunning; campbellbrown; cnn; crapnewsnetwork; danabash; idiots; jimbunning; kentucky

1 posted on 03/02/2010 6:09:04 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

“Non-partisan” Brown airs CNN hit piece on Bunning. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/02/2010 6:11:35 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sounds like just another LameStream Media oink-ess squealing about government trough feeders not getting their usual time in the trough.

A pox upon all trough feeders and presstitutes, alike!


3 posted on 03/02/2010 6:12:22 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

PROOF. Just produce the PROOF that ANYONE has not received extended unemployment. LIES


4 posted on 03/02/2010 6:17:49 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

All liberals, Brown included, are nothing but a bunch of lying commies. Why the hell did we get all the fanfare and the state media’s kissing of Obama’s ass when the ‘RATS passed “Pay Go” if they never intended to use it? Commies are piggies. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!


5 posted on 03/02/2010 6:18:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare - Another DemocRAT "jobs" program doomed to fail.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why do ‘journalists’ produce hit pieces? Is this what they are taught in journalism school?


6 posted on 03/02/2010 6:19:02 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Its the “Unemployment” Stupid.

Its the deficit, Stupid.

Sarah gets a breather from the attack media ? Charlie Rangel gets a cover story ?


7 posted on 03/02/2010 6:20:19 PM PST by 4Speed
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If the dimowits cared at all about this bill, they would have carved the $10 billion out of the unspent porkulus funding.

Bunning seems to be the only Senator willing to do anything other than pay lip service to out of control spending.


8 posted on 03/02/2010 6:22:11 PM PST by javachip
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
He was probably told by the GOP hierarchy that they would like to get elected in heavy fed employment districts.
9 posted on 03/02/2010 6:23:02 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

One should not watch MSM nor Democrat politicians. These people have no clue about living in the real world.


10 posted on 03/02/2010 6:24:57 PM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
BunningHarry Reid's Failure to Fund Bill Had 'Devastating Effect In Real World,'

Fixed it for CNN.
11 posted on 03/02/2010 6:25:07 PM PST by javachip
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK

The Outstanding Public Debt as of 03 Mar 2010 at 01:24:36 AM GMT is:

$ 1 2 , 5 1 2 , 0 5 3 , 0 2 5 , 7 3 8 . 3 1

The estimated population of the United States is 307,937,015
so each citizen's share of this debt is $40,631.86.

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$3.96 billion per day since September 28, 2007!
Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

12 posted on 03/02/2010 6:30:09 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The libs cannot allow any more Bunning-esque demonstrations of independence & common sense. They are pulling out the stops to make this guy look like Gengis Khan.

Hopefully this is the shot across the bow. May the next one be at the waterline.

13 posted on 03/02/2010 6:30:10 PM PST by skeeter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

These are no longer unemployment benefits, they are welfare payments. There is apparently no end to them, no one even debates the wisdom of extending these benefits for years on end, and only ONE Senator even asks how we might pay for this.

And it appears the American people are a-okay with this, and even outraged that some gadfly ballplayer had the nerve to suggest an interruption of this freebie gravy train.

At some point I am hoping the majority of us who actually work, save and spend responsibly might rise up and put an end to this nonsense, but I guess that is to much to ask for.


14 posted on 03/02/2010 6:30:51 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: javachip
if you are watching cnn, you are lost to the world of truth and logic anyway. who cares. like looking for Olympic athletes at the nursing home.
15 posted on 03/02/2010 6:31:07 PM PST by rlbedfor
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To: The_Media_never_lie

It’s what keeps them employed by their lib employers...see what just happened to ABC.


16 posted on 03/02/2010 6:31:55 PM PST by Moe Tzadik
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"in the real world," Bunning's position is having a "devastating effect" on people like single mother Madonna Alvarez.

Horse ****. I haven't been this angry over the deliberate distortion of a news story since Katrina. I hate these ******* swine.

17 posted on 03/02/2010 6:35:20 PM PST by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: Longbow1969

“These are no longer unemployment benefits, they are welfare payments.”

Precisely: which is what I called them in the NewsBusters item. Once they are “extended,” by definition they are more than people paid for through their contributions and become welfare.


18 posted on 03/02/2010 6:35:32 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who cares? Many posts to FR threads get more viewers than Campbell Brown. Last one at CNN, turn out the lights.


19 posted on 03/02/2010 6:42:58 PM PST by shteebo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Bunning's position is having a "devastating effect" on people like single mother Madonna Alvarez.

Madonna, donde esta su esposo?

Where's the CNN story on the devastating effect of paying for all of these people?

20 posted on 03/02/2010 6:52:27 PM PST by jtal
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Typical BS. Never mind that that Reid could have avoided all of this by scheduling a freaking VOTE instead of waiting until 4 days before the deadline to try to ram something through. No lets ignore that stellar piece of government responsibility and harp on how the mean old Bunning hates unemployed people...
21 posted on 03/02/2010 6:53:41 PM PST by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Why do ‘journalists’ produce hit pieces? Is this what they are taught in journalism school?

Journalists want to "make a difference", and you can't "make a difference" by simply reporting the news.

Hit pieces are attempts to "make a difference".

22 posted on 03/02/2010 6:58:24 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"devastating effect" on people like single mother Madonna Alvarez.

What, they don't have welfare in her hometown of Juarez or Mexico City?

23 posted on 03/02/2010 6:58:29 PM PST by montag813
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When the GOP regains power, Job #1 is breaking the back of the Federal employee unions. Bush made a huge blunder in not ripping them apart.


24 posted on 03/02/2010 7:00:53 PM PST by montag813
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

With all I was hearing about this Bunning guy, I thought he was involved in a scandal...turns out that he’s just some crackpot who expects us to figure out how we are going to pay for things before we spend the money :)


25 posted on 03/02/2010 7:01:44 PM PST by lacrew (Barack Obama is always the least experienced most condescending guy in the room. (Rush))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Pretty soon even Obama is gonna ask the CNN anchors to clean off all the lipstick from his ass.

CNN is downright embarrassing these days - the “least-trusted name in news” by a country mile.


26 posted on 03/02/2010 7:03:00 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Take note all!

This is just a preview of what to expect if the Republicans take over the house and senate this November. 24/7 sob stories from then until the 2012 election about how the Republican congress is starving babies, kicking grandma out on the street and of course minorities are hit hardest. They tried it after the 1994 election and managed to save Bill Clinton's rear end, so they'll put it in overdrive to save their messiah Obama.

27 posted on 03/02/2010 7:09:20 PM PST by apillar
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Campbell Brown is married to Bush supporter Dan Soren, isn’t she?


28 posted on 03/02/2010 7:41:23 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“Why do ‘journalists’ produce hit pieces?”

Evil, psychosis, or both. But they never “hit” Communists!/s;)


29 posted on 03/02/2010 7:44:47 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: montag813

“Job #1 is breaking the back of the Federal employee unions.”

IIRC, JFK signed an executive order permitting them to unionize. The GOP ought to cancel the order already!


30 posted on 03/02/2010 7:49:17 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Longbow1969
Well beats giving the money to Wall Street bankers. And in any case extensions or not it's all just welfare and if you weren't giving them this we'd be giving them real welfare. If they didn't have this then they might start to actually look for any job they could get, including jobs illegals have. Then they might get upset and start agitating for illegals to go home. Which would up set a lot of rats that depend on them for votes. Can't have that now can we? Bread and circuses for all!
31 posted on 03/02/2010 8:20:54 PM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: montag813

“When the GOP regains power, Job #1 is breaking the back of the Federal employee unions. Bush made a huge blunder in not ripping them apart.”

Our Federal Republicans should be working and campaigning on ripping the unions out of the Federal Government.

Our state and local Republicans should be doing the same thing at the state and local level.

No tax payer funded job should be allowed to be unionized. We could IMMEDIATELY improve public education is we rooted out and destroyed the Teachers Unions.

This should be one of the centerpieces of the GOP agenda in 2010. Unions destroy everything they touch. Their days of providing some value to the middle class is long gone. They are corrupt, socialist organizations now that do far more harm than good.

This is the PERFECT time do this as unions are now primarily representing public sector employees. They have already destroyed virtually everything they’ve touched in the private sector.


32 posted on 03/02/2010 8:46:56 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Frank_2001
CNN: Bunning Had 'Devastating Effect In Real World,' Backdown Creates 'Lifeline'

CNN: you stupid, evil mofos. A single person insisting the law be followed concerning about 10 billion dollars has "devastating effect in the real world" but Obama and his cabal's loading the nation with 14 trillion of debt and his plans for taking over much of society is what? Hope and change?
33 posted on 03/03/2010 3:39:14 AM PST by aruanan
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To: TChris
Why do ‘journalists’ produce hit pieces? Is this what they are taught in journalism school?

Journalists want to "make a difference", and you can't "make a difference" by simply reporting the news.

Hit pieces are attempts to "make a difference".

Ok, I buy that. Sounds like this is the rationale they use. However, the assumption is, they know better than everyone else. We can see the results of that assumption.

34 posted on 03/03/2010 5:20:35 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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