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Reid Goes Shooting While Palin In Town, But GMA Calls Him 'Man In The Cross-Hairs'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/28/2010 7:48:52 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

This could do down as one of the more glaring MSM double-standards in recent times . . .

Today's Good Morning America continued the MSM hand-wringing over Sarah Palin tweeting that conservatives should "reload." But Harry Reid chose the day Palin was in his hometown to stage a photo-op of himself going shooting. And how did GMA characterize that? As Reid "being in the cross-hairs" and "doing his best not to seem threatened."

Imagine if the tables were turned and on a day Reid visited Wasilla, Palin had publicly chosen to go shooting. Oh, the MSM wailing and gnashing of teeth about the implied threat!

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: gma; harryreid; sarahpalin

1 posted on 03/28/2010 7:48:52 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

What if Palin had gone shooting when Reid was in town ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/28/2010 7:49:42 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Reid is TOAST and this is what it looks like.

http://americanpatrol.com/10-FEATURES/100327-FEATURE2/PHOTOS/100327-Photos.html

Just the beginning of cleaning the corrupt slime in the Senate; 219 to vote out of the House or expose for prosecution of corruption and bribery.


3 posted on 03/28/2010 7:52:47 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I am not much of a shooter but it seems that hairy is hold the rifle strangely.
4 posted on 03/28/2010 7:53:51 AM PDT by svcw (Jesus comforts the uncomfortable and makes uncomfortable the comfortable.)
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To: svcw

Next time it might be loaded!


5 posted on 03/28/2010 7:56:00 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: svcw

That is curious. There are neither iron sights nor a scope on that rifle. Nothing but a staged photo op.


6 posted on 03/28/2010 7:56:48 AM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You got one of them there hunting licenses? Guy shoots like a girl. Is there anything libs do like a man?

Pray for Amrica


7 posted on 03/28/2010 7:57:18 AM PDT by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Reid Goes Shooting With Palin In Town

"While" Palin in town would be a more accurate description.

8 posted on 03/28/2010 7:57:42 AM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff threory of economics)
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To: svcw

A gun in any liberal hands is a strange sight. This is a political stunt to deceive the Nevada voter he’s strong on 2nd Amendment rights.


9 posted on 03/28/2010 7:58:38 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: Dr. Ursus

Next time it might be loaded!

You mean “reloaded”! (stupid joke, had to go for it)


10 posted on 03/28/2010 8:00:59 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That’s a staged event. Why do you think cameras were there? Besides holding the gun in an awkward position, his finger is placed in the trigger ring, which is dangerous. Any gun owner will tell you never to put your finger in the trigger unless you have good reason to fire the weapon because having your finger in the trigger is the leading cause for pre-mature misfires.


11 posted on 03/28/2010 8:01:17 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: NautiNurse

You’re right: I’ve admin mod to change it.


12 posted on 03/28/2010 8:01:39 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This guy is PURE testosterome.....NOT!!!


13 posted on 03/28/2010 8:02:02 AM PDT by jetson
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.


14 posted on 03/28/2010 8:04:08 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Looks like they got a hold of someone's hunting rifle with a scope, but removed the scope so harry would not be holding and eeeevil sniping rifle. But, they did not account for the fact that the sights were never installed on this particular piece.

Of course, he could be good enough of a shooter where he shoots a rifle like most shoot a shotgun,......nah, he's just stupid, and got caught in another lie.

15 posted on 03/28/2010 8:10:19 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: bray

Lib males pee sitting down.


16 posted on 03/28/2010 8:11:38 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation ("And when the Antichrist comes, millions will love him." Remind you of anyone?)
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To: NautiNurse

While” Palin in town would be a more accurate description
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Yes, I interpreted this as (basically) saying that while in town, Palin and Reid went ahuntin...or some such drivel.

Guess these little ‘quirky’ headlines are for the ‘just read the headline crowd’, and it worked for me, I probably would have IGNORED the story but the headline piqued my interest, as I had to see what could possibly be in her mind to be cavorting with Reid.

I guess that if she stayed overnight the headline would read
“PALIN AND REID SLEPT TOGETHER IN TOWN”

Sad thing is, these people eat it up......

As in

PALIN CAN’T SWIM

“Today, Sarah Palin went duck hunting and after bagging 4 ducks she called her dog back and WALKED ACROSS THE WATER to retrieve them.”


17 posted on 03/28/2010 8:12:37 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 ) FIRE ALL INCUMBENTS)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Staged ? of course..
Doesn’t know how to hold the firearm properly.. Agreed
Firearm appears to be bolt action shotgun (no rear sight - small bead on muzzle end)
Video shows high/low trap house in background. A trap shoot ongoing that handlers found and used as a photo-op backdrop.


18 posted on 03/28/2010 8:16:44 AM PDT by UPcrawfish
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sen. Harry Reid shoots his personal 12-gauge shotgun during the grand opening
of the Clark County Shooting Park in Las Vegas Saturday, March 27, 2010.


19 posted on 03/28/2010 8:19:05 AM PDT by deport
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To: xrmusn

xrmusn: I wasn’t trying to mislead people with my headline, and have had it changed.

I think the story makes an important point about the MSM double-standard. If Sarah Palin had gone shooting on a day Reid was in her hometown, the MSM would have gone nuts over the “implied threat,” etc.


20 posted on 03/28/2010 8:21:15 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: going hot

I stand corrected, it was a shotgun.


21 posted on 03/28/2010 8:21:50 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: going hot

Well, it looks like a shotgun all right, but why would anyone use a bolt action shotgun to shoot skeet with? He would have to eject and chamber a new round after each shot with the Bolt lever. Not very efficient for shooting multiple targets!


22 posted on 03/28/2010 8:40:09 AM PDT by Desparado
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“And how did GMA characterize that? As Reid “being in the cross-hairs”

GMA inciting violence? Yes, by the standards of the MSM!


23 posted on 03/28/2010 8:47:21 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Sarah should have went to the range WITH ol' dingy harry...of course, he would have soiled his pants...Sarah would have hit 6 out of 6 "clay pigeons".

I noticed that they specified that reid was firing his "personal 12 gauge shotgun"; that was to let everyone know that he is "armed and dangerous" to ward off any "threats".

These clowns are utterly ridiculous; this is why there are so many liberals in Hollywood...they are natural "actors"...all show and no go.

What's next, barney frank showing us his slingshot made from a friends jockstrap?
24 posted on 03/28/2010 8:49:47 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Desparado

Yeah, that looks really dopey. Shooting clays with a bolt action shotgun? I’m sure that went way over the heads of all his media people.


25 posted on 03/28/2010 8:54:03 AM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: going hot

As do I. But if Reid’s shotgun is an old Marlin, it might have collector value inasmuch as Marlin just announced it’s closing down, mainly due to the same type of government policies that Reid promotes.


26 posted on 03/28/2010 9:01:22 AM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He looks like he is enjoying himself. So I hope Nevadans will retire him from D.C. so that he can spend more time enjoying his passion for shooting.


27 posted on 03/28/2010 9:15:37 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (They don't hate oppressors. They envy them. They want to be them.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Reid recovers from recoil black eye and bruised shoulder... news at 11


28 posted on 03/28/2010 11:15:12 AM PDT by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: Texas Mulerider

Nope, not a Marlin, has that JC Higgins look to it.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=162284761#PIC


29 posted on 03/28/2010 12:53:18 PM PDT by hockea
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To: hockea

Could very well be a Higgins, but Sears didn’t make any firearms themselves. Main contractors were Stevens, H&R, Marlin, and High Standard.


30 posted on 03/28/2010 1:58:08 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: Texas Mulerider

Quite true


31 posted on 03/29/2010 3:43:10 AM PDT by hockea
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To: hattend

LOL


32 posted on 03/29/2010 9:13:53 AM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010
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