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Audit Notes: DíSouza and Forbes Edition (We've hit a nerve!! FReep mention)
columbia journalism review ^ | 9/13/2010 | ryan chittum

Posted on 09/13/2010 5:34:23 PM PDT by milwguy

But because it was in Forbes, an “MSM” publication, this piece of garbage will be seized on and pointed to as fact for years to come by cynical folks who know better, like Newt Gingrich, and by those who don’t, like Free Republic commenters or your relatives (you know the ones) who pass on those slap-me-stupid email forwards.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ciggies; columbia; crushtheman; dreamsofkenyanfather; greygoose; obama; reggielove; suppresswhitey
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Ha Ha, I posted the D'Souza article last Thursday and knew it would take off when it got wide enough distribution. It seems the intellectual 'elites' over at Columbia are also in full damage control mode for the distinguished alumni Barry.

'Piece of Garbage' and insinuating we at Free Republic 'don't know better', and who have been distributing D'Souza's article far and wide. ABC, CNN, Politico, Morning Joe, etc have all come out today to protect their messiah. The 'sheeple' be damned, those of us in flyover country are just dumb, bitter clingers. Come Nov. 2, I pray those of us in flyover country send these ivory tower libs a loud and clear message.

1 posted on 09/13/2010 5:34:25 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: milwguy

You could pick 5 random freepers to debate the entire Columbia Journalism school on politics past or present, and it wouldn’t even be a contest.


2 posted on 09/13/2010 5:37:07 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: milwguy

‘This will happen no matter how much we (left, right, and center) criticize it, debunk it, and generally obliterate it with facts and reality.’

I forgot to post the last line, which is what really got me. The White House using the same Alinsky tactics they used in the birther crisis to discredit anyone who questions them. The sycophants (left, center, and right) in the MSM are the useful idiots the White House relies on to protect the usurper in chief


3 posted on 09/13/2010 5:38:06 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: milwguy

The article is totally insighful and incisive (as well as true). Brilliant! It is a “tar baby” they will never get unstuck from. That’s why they hate it so much.


4 posted on 09/13/2010 5:38:09 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: milwguy

I haven’t read the article yet, but man, that clip you posted could be a dictionary-entry example of a “snit”!


5 posted on 09/13/2010 5:38:41 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: milwguy

Someone should post the article again.


6 posted on 09/13/2010 5:39:27 PM PDT by ansel12 ([fear of Islam.] Once you are paralyzed by fear of Mohammedanism...you have lost the battle.)
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To: milwguy

NICE work milwguy! *BUMP* !!!!


7 posted on 09/13/2010 5:40:25 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama is a traitor. And he squats to pee too.)
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To: milwguy
Well, to be fair... we did have fun with the Slap Hillary website that came out many years ago.

-PJ

8 posted on 09/13/2010 5:40:44 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: ansel12

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0927/politics-socialism-capitalism-private-enterprises-obama-business-problem.html


9 posted on 09/13/2010 5:42:24 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: milwguy

Some folks over there on the left seem to be a bit ummmm uncomfortable with Mr. D’Souza’a piece.


10 posted on 09/13/2010 5:42:27 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: milwguy

I read a number of the comments on the piece. It would appear the WH press corps was chiming in to defend the POTUS.

D’Souza nailed 0bama.


11 posted on 09/13/2010 5:42:56 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Darkwolf377

So read the article.


12 posted on 09/13/2010 5:43:35 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: arthurus
So read the article.

I'm trying to think of what kind of person would write and send such a post.

I'd let you know, but don't wanna get banned.

13 posted on 09/13/2010 5:46:41 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: Darkwolf377

Since the putz at the Columbia Journalism Review gave us a shout out, I thought it only fair to return the favor and expose my fellow FReepers to what passes for ‘Journalism Review’ at Columbia. The fact the author is so pissed off is a sign it touched a nerve. The fact Morning Joe led with it in their second hour and never mentioned D’Souza wrote the article while they trashed Newt for being what they are now calling this a new form of ‘birtherism’.


14 posted on 09/13/2010 5:48:21 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: shalom aleichem

Had to invest in a Popstir stovetop popcorn popper! Much better than microwave or hot air. What volume!

It’s become a staple food in our household; we have prime ringside seats for watching liberalism implode.

Plus, popcorn’s cheap.


15 posted on 09/13/2010 5:48:36 PM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: milwguy
It's fascinating stuff. That bit you excerpted is indicative of the whole article, which has this tone of "Look at the little people who can't see what's so OBvious!"

This will happen no matter how much we (left, right, and center) criticize it, debunk it, and generally obliterate it with facts and reality.

It's like they're trying to talk over any opposition by TELLING people what their opinion should be--pre-digesting the article for them.

Good job!

16 posted on 09/13/2010 5:52:09 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: milwguy

How else to explain Obummer’s first act as president was to return a bust of Churchill that Britain had loaned the White House. . . not to mention a string of fumblings with the UK?


17 posted on 09/13/2010 5:56:26 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: milwguy
I’m not sure where it’s written in the journalism rulebook that opinion pieces aren’t journalism.

jour·nal·ism   /ˈdʒɜrnlˌɪzəm/ Show Spelled[jur-nl-iz-uhm] –noun

1. the profession or practice of reporting about, photographing, or editing news stories for one of the mass media

2. newspapers and magazines collectively; the press

3. the material published in a newspaper, magazine, etc: this is badly written journalism

4. news reports presented factually without analysis

18 posted on 09/13/2010 5:57:36 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: pissant

Amen to that.


19 posted on 09/13/2010 5:58:26 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Darkwolf377

‘facts and reality’ to left wingers are opinions to most of the rest of us. These guys are getting more hysterical by the moment which means we are making em sweat at the White House. There are not enough sycophants in the entire media universe to keep the people from thinking on their own. The only thing we need to do is get the stories out. Forbes is taking a brave stand by putting D’Souza’s article as their COVER story in the Sept 27th issue. Once the hard copy hits the stands, I am buying a copy in hopes of seeing D’Souza one day so he can autograph it for me.


20 posted on 09/13/2010 5:59:59 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: milwguy
So. Looks like the libtards are hugely unamused by D'Souza's article. I interpret their displeasure to mean the article is on target, and they know it.

If they enjoyed D'Souza's piece, they'll love L. E. Ikenga. For instance, her post on American Thinker, Obama the African Colonial from 25 June 2009, which Rush Limbaugh read on the air.

21 posted on 09/13/2010 6:00:19 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: milwguy

D’Souza could wipe the floor with this guy...thanks for spreading the word milwguy!


22 posted on 09/13/2010 6:00:52 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: pingman

Good roughage too.


23 posted on 09/13/2010 6:01:33 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Oratam
How else to explain Obummer’s first act as president was to return a bust of Churchill that Britain had loaned the White House. . . not to mention a string of fumblings with the UK?

More like a string of contemptuous (and contemptible) gestures.

24 posted on 09/13/2010 6:02:24 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: cynwoody

I read that when it came out last year, amazing that it took the rightwing media (D’Souza) so long to come to their own solution.

American Thinker is a national treasure.


25 posted on 09/13/2010 6:03:43 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: milwguy

I’m going to actually buy the paper edition. We should reward this type of article.

Oldplayer


26 posted on 09/13/2010 6:05:19 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: SandRat

I’m a regular guy!


27 posted on 09/13/2010 6:06:57 PM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: milwguy

If you ever saw a hunting beagle in action, but did not know the dog was in the hunt, you would swear that the dog is simultaneously bizarre and possessed. Cutting and braying and dodging in arbritrary directions. You have to know what he is doing- chasing the rabbit.

D’Souza has apparently found Obama’s rabbit. It is anti-(neo)colonialism. Who knew?


28 posted on 09/13/2010 6:08:39 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( Where is Hugh Series?)
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To: pissant

I would love to sell tickets to that fight !


29 posted on 09/13/2010 6:17:21 PM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: milwguy

Did the Economist mention which of Obama’s policies are NOT explained by an “Anti-colonialist” mentality?


30 posted on 09/13/2010 6:19:05 PM PDT by G Larry (I'd rather see the voters write off Obama!)
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To: milwguy

D’Souza NAILS IT!

The Regime Media goes ballistic.


31 posted on 09/13/2010 6:20:26 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: pissant
You could pick 5 random freepers to debate the entire Columbia Journalism school on politics past or present, and it wouldn’t even be a contest.

Don't pick me - I cuss too much. :-)

32 posted on 09/13/2010 6:21:22 PM PDT by meyer (She Is a Very Freaky Girl)
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To: FormerACLUmember

BTW, I copied and saved the D’Souza article for future reference. Given the ways of the left, it could come in handy some day down the road.


33 posted on 09/13/2010 6:26:56 PM PDT by meyer (She Is a Very Freaky Girl)
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To: milwguy

“...cynical folks who know better, like Newt Gingrich, and by those who don’t, like Free Republic commenters ...”

Nice slander, from a third rate hack at the hyper-corrupt Cradle of Regime Media Professional Propaganda: The Columbia Journalism Review.

Seriously, I am honored!


34 posted on 09/13/2010 6:27:25 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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Wait till D’Souza’s book comes out-—it is going to climb to the top immediately. Oh, and how the howling will start then.


35 posted on 09/13/2010 6:30:59 PM PDT by NOBO2
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To: pissant
You could pick 5 random freepers to debate the entire Columbia Journalism school on politics past or present, and it wouldn’t even be a contest.

Columbia teaches 'groupthink' not journalism - so any five freepers would - in essence - be debating one person... Face it, if these guys were so smart, would their profession be dying?

36 posted on 09/13/2010 6:37:06 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/09/the_power_of_images_turned_aga.html)
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To: milwguy

ryan chittum is a nobody


37 posted on 09/13/2010 6:37:28 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: milwguy

We are on to you, JournoLists.


38 posted on 09/13/2010 6:43:27 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Interesting Times

You’re correct.


39 posted on 09/13/2010 6:47:39 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: milwguy
...like Free Republic commenters...

Like totally cool dude.

Is that like how they teach you to write at Journalism school.

40 posted on 09/13/2010 6:48:50 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: pissant
You could pick 5 random freepers to debate the entire Columbia Journalism school on politics past or present, and it wouldn’t even be a contest.

And 4 of us could go out for a beer in the middle of it.


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

41 posted on 09/13/2010 6:52:41 PM PDT by The Comedian
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To: The Comedian

We can go to the local watering hole and watch the unlucky freeper destroy the scoundrels on TV


42 posted on 09/13/2010 6:55:36 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: The Comedian
And 4 of us could go out for a beer in the middle of it.

Put me on the "out for a beer" list also, please.

43 posted on 09/13/2010 7:00:43 PM PDT by meyer (She Is a Very Freaky Girl)
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bttt


44 posted on 09/13/2010 7:45:34 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (BP was founder of Cap & Trade Lobby and is linked to John Podesta, The Apollo Alliance and Obama)
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To: milwguy

Sorry, but if this is Columbia J school work, it’s pathetically infantile. Reads more like high school. So much for the “Ivy League.”


45 posted on 09/13/2010 7:49:58 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: milwguy

Oddly enough, all the points D’Souza brings out in his article only make the hard-core left love Obama more. It seems that the author’s only real problem with the original article is that it was said outside of the CJR lounge area.


46 posted on 09/13/2010 7:56:15 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: VRW Conspirator
D’Souza has apparently found Obama’s rabbit. It is anti-(neo)colonialism. Who knew?

D’Souza's theory is plausible for Obama but it does account for the support of Obama policies among others. There is no way he could shut down oil drilling without broad support from the bipartisan elite.

47 posted on 09/13/2010 8:02:41 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: milwguy

Did you read the linked Economist piece? Amazing slashing attack on author Dinesh. And to think; the Economist is what is considered a “conservative” mag in Europe...Eurotrash


48 posted on 09/13/2010 8:03:21 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: milwguy

I did not read the D’Sousa article, but, I am going to take exception to it. I don’t think you can attribute a logical explanation to someone who is just incompetent, lazy, arrogant, narcissistic and evil. If any logical sense can be applied, it is no more than the evil Hitler brought to the Nazis or Stalin to the Soviets.


49 posted on 09/13/2010 8:16:41 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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To: depressed in 06

I just read the article. I like this guy D’Souza. I will have to familiarize myself with his body of work. He’s so logical and straightforward. Great analysis of the Kenyan Pretender and HOW HE THINKS.

Excerpt:

“Obama’s foreign policy is no less strange. He supports a $100 million mosque scheduled to be built near the site where terrorists in the name of Islam brought down the World Trade Center. Obama’s rationale, that “our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable,” seems utterly irrelevant to the issue of why the proposed Cordoba House should be constructed at Ground Zero.”


50 posted on 09/13/2010 8:23:40 PM PDT by Palladin (Remember Lepanto--Sink the Mosque!)
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