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Lawrence O'Donnell Defends GEICO Actor Who Called Tea Partiers Retarded Killers
Newsbusters ^ | 04/22/10 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 04/22/2010 10:27:42 AM PDT by freespirited



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KEYWORDS: freedomworks; lancebaxter; lawrenceodonnell
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This does not surprise me. I can see Larry making the same phone call.
1 posted on 04/22/2010 10:27:42 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Who’s Larry O’Donnell?


2 posted on 04/22/2010 10:29:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: freespirited

GEICO fired the guy because he insulted their customers and potential customers, it really isn’t hard to understand. He didn’t just use “mentally retarded”, he lied about the purpose of his call, about racial and gender slurs and about the nature of a movement supported by most of the people in the country.


3 posted on 04/22/2010 10:29:47 AM PDT by mak5
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To: freespirited

GEICO probably wants to sell insurance to people from the Tea Party also. The idiot actor can insult their customers, but the company can also find another actor who won’t lose them prospects.


4 posted on 04/22/2010 10:30:11 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: skeeter

Probably related to those two other idiots on MSNBC, Kelly and Norah


5 posted on 04/22/2010 10:30:33 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: freespirited

I hope Megan Kelly at fox news remembers this the next time she says tea partiers have to tone down their act....lol.


6 posted on 04/22/2010 10:30:45 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: freespirited

Larry O’Donnell is just another left wing pig, so what is the value of this story?


7 posted on 04/22/2010 10:31:00 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: dalebert

and may someone rub B. Clintons nose in this,,


8 posted on 04/22/2010 10:31:25 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: freespirited

No surprise, one screaming lunatic defending another. Speaks voluminous about MSNBC creditility that they still provide a platform for this extremest far fringe leftist wacko job.


9 posted on 04/22/2010 10:31:33 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: freespirited

We he be required to go on a nationwide tour apologizing to the mentally retarded?


10 posted on 04/22/2010 10:32:19 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: freespirited
Baxter has since been fired

Good luck with that.

11 posted on 04/22/2010 10:32:43 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: freespirited

One of these days Larry’s family is going to realize he’s nuts and sign him into a funny farm.


12 posted on 04/22/2010 10:33:00 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: freespirited

I plan to switch one of our policies to GEICO (even if it costs more) and when I do so, I will let them know how much I appreciate their actions.


13 posted on 04/22/2010 10:34:38 AM PDT by justsaynomore
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I’ve wondered whether any or all of them are related to Kenny O’Donnell, the Kennedy factotum who would get the broads to come up to the room and such for dear Jack?


14 posted on 04/22/2010 10:35:17 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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15 posted on 04/22/2010 10:36:01 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: freespirited

Yeah, he leaves an offensive message and then claims he was “dragged down” to “their level”.


16 posted on 04/22/2010 10:36:41 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: freespirited
Scary fever has taken hold of the left. Lot of talk of killing, seems to me some hormones starting to flow in democrat veins. If Milan men's fashion models start treading the catwalks with machetes run for cover.
17 posted on 04/22/2010 10:36:48 AM PDT by Hans
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To: freespirited

IIRC Warren Buffett owns Geico.


18 posted on 04/22/2010 10:37:43 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: freespirited

Don’t know about the TEA people but I know a guy that works at MSNBC that should be reprimanded for even asking such a question.

there should be plenty of dems with mentally handicapped charges that will be offended by his remarks.


19 posted on 04/22/2010 10:37:45 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: freespirited

We have already removed our business from GEICO.


20 posted on 04/22/2010 10:38:07 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: freespirited

Watching MSNBC: so easy a caveman can do it.


21 posted on 04/22/2010 10:39:34 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: skeeter
A far Leftist whose only claim to fame is he wrote for the TV show West Wing.

During the 2004 elections he was on a MSNBC talk show as a guest when they interviewed one of the Swift Boat vets. He spent the whole time screaming "Creepy liar" at the vet.

Then after the 2004 elections he went on a PBS Political show where he stated, dead seriously, that the "blue states need to seriously start thinking about succession from the USA now"

He is a kook fringe wack job who is the about as credible a political commentator as some Aryan Nation Skinhead.

That MSNBC still treats him as a serious commentator, instead of a deranged mental case, indicates they are not at all credible as a news organization.

22 posted on 04/22/2010 10:39:36 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: freespirited

That Dumbass Douglas got fired because he used the Geico Gecko in his teabagging graphic that lambasted Freedomworks.


23 posted on 04/22/2010 10:40:32 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (“We will secure the borders ..and . never again bring forward another amnesty Bill - Ted Kennedy '8)
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To: freespirited

It is odd how the left is anxious to call someone retarded while defending to outrageous lengths the rights of the mentally challenged, unless their mom is named Sarah Palin.


24 posted on 04/22/2010 10:41:01 AM PDT by pikachu (After Monday and Tuesday, even the calender goes W T F !)
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To: freespirited
First amendment only goes one way, apparently.

I respect a company that respects people and likes when their people respect other people.

25 posted on 04/22/2010 10:41:32 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: ez
We have already removed our business from GEICO.

Why? Hopefully not because of this - I mean they did fire the guy.

26 posted on 04/22/2010 10:41:41 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: skeeter
He's this fellow [on the right] of Swiftboat Vets Meltdown Fame

O'Donnell Creepy Liar Rant

27 posted on 04/22/2010 10:41:43 AM PDT by freespirited (I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. --Robert Frost)
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To: Nachum

Perhaps he will be hired by Progressive Insuarance.


28 posted on 04/22/2010 10:41:59 AM PDT by phxdan
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To: freespirited
I want to know where in the “penumbras” and “emanations” from the 1st Amendment, that it says no private individual, corporation, or organization can REACT to the content of your Freedom of Speech?

The Geico voice actor is free to say whatever he wants.

Geico is free to fire him when he insults potential customers.

Once again the liberals want to shut down and try for sedition Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin and do not see any first Amendment issues; but let a private company react to someone they hire’s free speech being detrimental to that companies interests - and suddenly it is a 1st Amendment issue!

Oh liberals. You will never understand the Constitution because you do not WANT to understand the Constitution.

29 posted on 04/22/2010 10:42:09 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: freespirited

O,Donnell wouldn’t have to make the call, he would say it on air. Have you ever seen this guy when he gets unhinged?


30 posted on 04/22/2010 10:42:18 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: freespirited
That guy? I thought his name was Max.


31 posted on 04/22/2010 10:43:25 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: dalebert

Megan said what? And when she say this?


32 posted on 04/22/2010 10:44:30 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: freespirited

GEICO did the right thing. This guy is a loose cannon lefty.


33 posted on 04/22/2010 10:44:46 AM PDT by b4its2late (Bawney Fwank's mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.)
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To: freespirited
THIS is why Douglas got fired. He's making himself out to be the victim for speaking his mind when in reality Geico didn't appreciate the unauthorized use of their "star" in Douglas' graphic on his website.


34 posted on 04/22/2010 10:45:41 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (We will secure the borders ..and . never again bring forward another amnesty Bill - Ted Kennedy '86)
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To: freespirited
Free speech ? Abuse of your employer's customer list is not protected .
35 posted on 04/22/2010 10:46:10 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: freespirited

“Hey, GEICO, why are you guys firing this guy? He exercised his First Amendment right of free speech, then had the class to instantly apologize for the bad choice of words. What`s wrong with that?”

Oh, geez, if I could have a nickel for every person that leftists insisted be fired, even though they apologized, I would be a very, very, wealthy woman.


36 posted on 04/22/2010 10:48:36 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: ozarkgirl

The Government Employee Insurance Co (GEICO) removed all their ads from Glenn Beck and called him racist. As a regular watcher, I know for a fact that Beck is NOT racist. Therefore, their decision to enter the political world based on a falsehood disqualifies them for my business...just like the Dixie Chicks, Green Day, and half the actors in Hollywood.

And honestly, I’m certain that GEICO fired the sheeple to protect their bottom line, and not out of any pretense of doing the right thing.


37 posted on 04/22/2010 10:54:04 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: freespirited
Is this Larry "Foaming at the mouth with lots of spittle" O'Donnel? Yo, Lar--can I call you Lar? Lar, you see, you and other liberals don't "get it" because it's all about PRINCIPLES. By firing this bonehead, GEICO showed that the company believes in PRINCIPLES, and they will continue to have my business. You, Lar, on the other hand, can't relate because YOU DON'T HAVE PRINCIPLES. You all think SCRUPLES is some sort of sexual maneuver. So it's understandable that all of this would fly right over your liberal heads.

Let's see if we can put it in terms you CAN understand. How about we take the bonehead's "FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS" comments and change'em up, just a little teeny bit, making the call come from a TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVE (although in reality they'd never do such a thing, but just for arguments' sake):

"Hi there. I`m doing a paper about THE OBAMA REGIME/ACORN/SEIU/PRETTY MUCH ANY LIBERAL ORGANIZATION and I was wondering if somebody could give me a call back. I`m wrapping up and I just have one more piece of information I need to get from you guys -- just need to know what the percentage is of people that are mentally retarded who work for the organization, and are members of it. And oh -- and one final thing, wondering what your plans are, how to spin it when one of your members does actually kill somebody, wondering how, if you`ve got an actual P.R. spinning routine planned for that or are you just going to take it when it happens. Just curious. So, give me a call when you get a chance. Thanks so much."

Now, I'm so sure that if the shoe were on the other foot that liberals would STILL defend the TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVE's little "FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS" phone call, yes? Right, Lar?? I can't hear you, Lar! Could you speak up? I said, if this were a conservative calling one of the above groups, you'd be right here on Olbermaniac's show defending it for it's FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS application, RIGHT???
*CRICKETS*
38 posted on 04/22/2010 10:55:38 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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Perhaps he will be hired by Progressive Insuarance.

Not unless Obama takes them over too. I'm thinking GM or Chrysler.

39 posted on 04/22/2010 10:56:00 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: VeniVidiVici
That Dumbass Douglas got fired because he used the Geico Gecko in his teabagging graphic that lambasted Freedomworks.

I saw that too...this is not a smart man. He leaves his real phone number after making a prank call, and even after Geico fired the guy, that suggestive Gecko graphic was still up on his website.

40 posted on 04/22/2010 11:02:07 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: ez
Were you aware of this?
"A Fox representative noted that Geico is dropping its ads from the show but was quick to note that it was shifting dollars to other programs. "The advertisers referenced have all moved their spots from Beck to other programs on the network, so there has been no revenue lost," the rep said." Source
41 posted on 04/22/2010 11:02:27 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: freespirited

The guy was an idiot for thinking leaving a nasty message was good but then to leave his phone number and then brag about doing it on his blog? He now not only has lost his job but I predict it will be a very long time before he finds a good paying voice over job again. He has a very recognizable voice and no major company is going to want to have this tied to their product.


42 posted on 04/22/2010 11:02:48 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: freespirited

I’ll bet $10,000 of my own cash right here right now, that every American with a sub-par intellect, convicted of murder in the last two years has a history of supporting Obama!

Any takers!


43 posted on 04/22/2010 11:03:56 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: freespirited

“”Government reforms should provide for more options, not less. That is why I support tax-free medical savings accounts, portability, tort reform and the ability to purchase insurance across state lines.”Eric Wargotz on Health Care Reform”

One of the GE Corporation’s democrat party vicious propagandists.


44 posted on 04/22/2010 11:04:06 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (If you don't send money to Conservative/Libertarian candidates, Obama will just steal it.)
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To: phxdan

He’ll probably be given an anchor slot on MSLSD.


45 posted on 04/22/2010 11:05:37 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: freespirited

“Lawrence O’Donnell Defends GEICO Actor Who Called Tea Partiers Retarded Killers”

One of the GE Corporation’s democrat party vicious propagandists.


46 posted on 04/22/2010 11:06:15 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (If you don't send money to Conservative/Libertarian candidates, Obama will just steal it.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Oh that mskes more even more sense. He has no suite, no job, and probably no more good paying jobs until this all goes down the memory hole.


47 posted on 04/22/2010 11:08:15 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: mak5
GEICO fired the guy because he insulted their customers and potential customers, it really isn’t hard to understand. For MSNBC it is. They drive their customers away all the time.
48 posted on 04/22/2010 11:12:28 AM PDT by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: freespirited

Thank the Lord for First Amendment crusaders like
Larry O’Donnell. Hey Larry, are you going to bat
for Donny Deutsch, the CNBC show anchor who was
fired because he made on-air uncomplimentary com-
ments that caused Keith Olbermann to success-
fully seek his termination?


49 posted on 04/22/2010 11:18:36 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: freespirited

I’m surprised O’Donnell still has a job. He’s a loose canon without the moral character of a canon.


50 posted on 04/22/2010 11:22:28 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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