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NYTimes Reporter Tweets: ‘This Is What Happens When You Cancel on Meet the Press’ (NBC hits back)
youtube ^ | Sunday May 23, 2010

Posted on 05/23/2010 7:22:22 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

TV Newser: The headline is from a tweet by New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter. He is referring to Kentucky Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul's decision to cancel his scheduled appearance on NBC's long-running Sunday morning public affairs show.

What happened? Host David Gregory looked at the week that was for Paul, and it was not pretty.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: democrats; elections; media; msm; nbcnews; palin; partisanmedia; randpaul; sarahpalin
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So the MSM is a bunch of limp goons...NoBama All the Time!
1 posted on 05/23/2010 7:22:23 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

They are scared. They are scared. One can cut it with a knife, it is so thick in the air.


2 posted on 05/23/2010 7:23:55 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (AiT; Donor to Allen West. JD Hayworth. Rand Paul. Doug Hoffman. Maybe a few more.....)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I can understand that feeling. that Gregory guy is really something.


4 posted on 05/23/2010 7:27:33 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: bobby.223

Gregory is a something of a tool


5 posted on 05/23/2010 7:29:12 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

6 posted on 05/23/2010 7:29:50 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Bigtigermike
THIS IS REALLY GOING TO HURT THE PAUL CAMPAIGN...

...among all five of the Kentucky voters that actually watch Meet the press.

7 posted on 05/23/2010 7:30:31 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Bigtigermike

I think that Gregory is sitting on one of obama’s stogies.


8 posted on 05/23/2010 7:31:52 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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The quote reminds me of:

"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!"

9 posted on 05/23/2010 7:31:54 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Gregory has yet to accept a challenge from Mark Levin!

MS cowards use soundbites first ti destroy credibility before actually proving anything they believe in!!!


10 posted on 05/23/2010 7:35:28 PM PDT 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: Randy Larsen

Gregory is a bully/coward like Obama. Levin would fold him up, and put him on the shelf.


12 posted on 05/23/2010 7:39:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Nervous Tick

;-)


13 posted on 05/23/2010 7:40:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Why is it still called meet the press?


14 posted on 05/23/2010 7:40:10 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Randy Larsen
They are last weeks fish . They are living in the past . Newsweak claims the AZ law will hurt the Pubs . Laughable . I hope the dimwits run on amnesty . It will be fun to watch . Meet the depressed is the new buggy whip .
15 posted on 05/23/2010 7:40:44 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: surfer

” Why is it still called meet the press? “

Because Limbaugh has a trademark on “ Meet the Depressed”


16 posted on 05/23/2010 7:41:54 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Rand is their new target.

They’re trying to help the democrats pick-off a GOP US Senate seat in Kentucky.


17 posted on 05/23/2010 7:43:06 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Gregory dances like a girl.


18 posted on 05/23/2010 7:43:27 PM 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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To: surfer

Longest running show on TV, at least by title. 10 years from now, if NBC still exists, they will run a sit-com with that title just to keep it going.


19 posted on 05/23/2010 7:44:02 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: Bigtigermike

link no good


20 posted on 05/23/2010 7:45:04 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Admin Moderator

Apparently admin mod was concerned that I wasn’t joking!


21 posted on 05/23/2010 7:45:49 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: EggsAckley

The top link works.


22 posted on 05/23/2010 7:45:57 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: EggsAckley

Here you go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1LlSgOUil4&feature=player_embedded


23 posted on 05/23/2010 7:47:01 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Nervous Tick

You had the humor insignia there, right?


24 posted on 05/23/2010 7:47:20 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

>> You had the humor insignia there, right?

Yeah, but maybe it changed to a *new* insignia or something... there’s always some bozo like me who doesn’t get the word.


25 posted on 05/23/2010 7:49:02 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Nervous Tick

LOL!


26 posted on 05/23/2010 7:49:48 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

They’re just concerned about Paul’s extreme views. Like limited government.


27 posted on 05/23/2010 7:50:29 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: surfer

Is that the only with Little Lukey Russert?


28 posted on 05/23/2010 7:52:00 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: surfer

Why is it still called meet the press?

When Barney Frank is on they call it ‘Press the Meat!’


29 posted on 05/23/2010 7:54:50 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“They are scared.”

The most scary thing to an idealogical reporter is to be irrelevent.

I love to see the increasing irrelevance of the MSM. Paul will not suffer at all from canceling his appearance, which is the biggest and baddest insult he could have given them.


30 posted on 05/23/2010 7:56:08 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: Batman11

LOL!!


31 posted on 05/23/2010 8:00:08 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Bigtigermike

GE doesn’t approve of Rand Paul as the “establishment” candidate, so the NBC/MSNBC whores do what they are told and lie and distort. Meanwhile, no one outside their circle gives a crap what they think. They are irrelevant ...


32 posted on 05/23/2010 8:02:52 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
They are scared. They are scared. One can cut it with a knife, it is so thick in the air.

They're peein' in their pants scared.

33 posted on 05/23/2010 8:05:24 PM PDT by alicewonders
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If I agreed to an interview with Gregory, I would end up in jail for attempted murder ;-)

Do, or do not. There is no "try"...

;-)


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

34 posted on 05/23/2010 8:10:41 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Meet the Press isn’t that the show that everyone quit watching when Gregory took over who’s ratings are now in the toilet?


35 posted on 05/23/2010 8:11:22 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Bigtigermike

What the state-run media fails to understand is that every time they attack Paul, his stock goes up. I’ll send his campaign money now just because asshats like Gregory, Stephanopoulos, and Maddow are doing hit pieces on him. Too bad these clowns weren’t half as inquisitive about Obama’s background and positions prior to his election.


36 posted on 05/23/2010 8:13:37 PM PDT by jgilbert63
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To: onyx
They’re trying to help the democrats pick-off a GOP US Senate seat in Kentucky.

Obviously. But Rand Paul walked into a trap on the Maddow show in a situation where he could not win. He should have known nothing good was going to come out of it. Now he plays into their hands a second time by failing to show up to take the heat and missing a chance for more national TV minutes to explain his principles. Paul is beginning to look like a blind man navigating an obstacle course.

37 posted on 05/23/2010 8:16:37 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: alicewonders

As much as they may wish, this is no “Macaca” moment. When Rand starts talking about limited government and states’ rights, most of the electorate have no idea what he’s talking about. He didn’t use the N-word or any available substitute, so they won’t make a connection to racism no matter how hard the press tries to zig-zag the dots.


38 posted on 05/23/2010 8:17:36 PM PDT by MIlle
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To: Bigtigermike
What happened? Host David Gregory looked at the week that was for Paul, and it was not pretty.

If we stick with Paul, nothing has happened. Everyone that hated him before still hates him.

Personally, I admire anyone who cancels Meet the Press. Who watches those shows anymore?

39 posted on 05/23/2010 8:23:24 PM PDT by donna (They hand off my culture & citizenship to criminals & then calls me racist for objecting?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Obama has also canceled his ‘meet the Press’..........and Rand just wants to follow in the great ones footsteps.
The days are gone when a NYT tweet does anything at all.


40 posted on 05/23/2010 8:23:34 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Bigtigermike
Rand Paul's wisdom is made clear by the cross-dressing fags on a rampage in New York:

Transgender activists force NY chain of stores to capitulate to their demands, using NY "transgender rights" law

(Trannie freaks and Cuomo force a private business to permit male and female employees to cross-dress and other madness. Government should have NO RIGHT to do this)

41 posted on 05/23/2010 8:26:20 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Bigtigermike

As its influence wanes, the DNC Media must be increasingly shrill and partisan to affect events. However, doing so makes the extent of their bias visible to more and more people.

There may not be a solution. At least, I certainly hope not.


42 posted on 05/23/2010 8:28:31 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Interesting Times

Big Interesting Times Bump... That old Chinese curse was right on the money, wasn’t it?


43 posted on 05/23/2010 8:41:42 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Bigtigermike
Did the coward allow Mark Levin to appear?

Gee. He probably didn't. He knows it would have been one of MTPs top ten all time ratings, so people who understand these things might inquire as to why they didn't bring Levin on.

ML/NJ

44 posted on 05/23/2010 8:46:36 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: dcwusmc

Well, it comes and goes...


45 posted on 05/23/2010 8:46:40 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Bigtigermike

Rand made the right choice to stay away. That simple drunk Gregory was all set to ambush Rand and do the “gotcha” thing on him face to face anyway. Whether or not Rand was in the studio at the time is irrelevant.


46 posted on 05/23/2010 8:48:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Bigtigermike

I hope that the good people of Kentucky take exception to what the media is doing to him and just get more “fired up” to vote for him in November.


47 posted on 05/23/2010 8:57:46 PM PDT by no dems (Palin/McClintock 2012)
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To: surfer

Because “Meet The Press” is the oldest show on TV; for real.


48 posted on 05/23/2010 8:59:42 PM PDT by no dems (Palin/McClintock 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

Watch his poll numbers go up. Does anybody believe KY is going Dem today?

Pray for America


49 posted on 05/23/2010 9:00:42 PM PDT by bray (Brayn Food: http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Actually, I think he served himself well by stiffing David Gregory.

Rand Paul is running for US Senator from Kentucky and I would advise him to limit his campaigning to Kentucky and to stay off the national stage.

He doesn't owe the national LSM any explanations.

Sarah Palin provided him good cover today when she spoke on Fox News Sunday.

~snip~

I think Rand Paul is right in his clarifications about what he means and his interpretation of the impacts of the Civil Rights Act. He — he's right on when he says he is a supporter of civil rights. He's a supporter of the Civil Rights Act and equal rights. He would have marched with Martin Luther King Jr., he said.

And he will oppose any efforts to diminish or erode away any aspect of the Civil Rights Act, so he's supportive. And I think there is certainly a double standard at play here.

When Rand Paul had anticipated that he'd be able to engage in a discussion, he being a libertarian-leaning constitutional conservative, being able to engage in a discussion with a TV character, a media personality, who perhaps had an agenda in asking the question and then interpreting his answer the way that she did, he wanted to talk about, evidently, some hypotheticals as it applies to impacts on the Civil Rights Act, as it impacts our Constitution.

So he was given the opportunity finally to clarify, and unequivocally he has stated that he supports the Civil Rights Act.

WALLACE: Do you see some similarities to what politicians and the press did to you in the fall of 2008?

PALIN: Yeah, absolutely. So you know, one thing that we can learn in this lesson that I have learned and Rand Paul is learning now is don't assume that you can engage in a hypothetical discussion about constitutional impacts with a reporter or a media personality who has an agenda, who may be prejudiced before they even get into the interview in regards to what your answer may be — and then the opportunity that they seize to get you.

You know, they're looking for that "gotcha" moment. And that's what it evidently appears to be that they did with Rand Paul, but I'm thankful that he was able to clarify his answer about his support for the Civil Rights

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50 posted on 05/23/2010 9:21:50 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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