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Norah: WaPo, NY Times The 'No Labels' Of The Media
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/09/2011 12:05:40 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

What would be worse: if Norah actually believes it--or if she doesn't?

Norah O'Donnell has claimed that the Washington Post and the New York Times provide straight-up information, without bias, of the sort that would be appealing to members of the putatively non-partisan "No Labels" group.

Norah's mind-boggling assertion came on today's Morning Joe during a discussion of AOL's acquisition of HuffPo for $315 million. Reacting to indications that Arianna Huffington may be be guiding her creation toward the center and away from its leftist roots, WaPo's Jonathan Capehart argued the move made sense on the theory that people such as those at No Labels are hungry for straight-up reporting. That's when Norah broke in to claim that such unbiased reporting is already being provided by, yup, WaPa and the Times.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: huffpo; newyorktimes; norahodonnell; washingtonpost

1 posted on 02/09/2011 12:05:48 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

She cannot be serious: Norah O’Donnell claims NY Times, Washington Post offer straight-up, unbiased reporting. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/09/2011 12:07:01 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Haven't heard much from the "No Labels" folks lately.
Come to think of it, haven't heard much from the "Coffee Party" folks either.
3 posted on 02/09/2011 12:08:34 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Probably the only two newspapers she reads. She’s a ditz.


4 posted on 02/09/2011 12:09:36 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
'No labels' is a label.
5 posted on 02/09/2011 12:11:05 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Her mind is boggled.


6 posted on 02/09/2011 12:11:28 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How often does a liar admit he’s lying? And how wise would you be to believe him if he did?


7 posted on 02/09/2011 12:12:30 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Norah sounds like she may be a little “slow”.


8 posted on 02/09/2011 12:13:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Why can't the Mexican government provide "a better life" for the illegal aliens? It's their job!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Every lib claims the NYT is an unbiased newspaper . . . and they always offer "they were very tough on Clinton after blah blah blah."

The editorial page bleeds onto every other page. Phooey!

9 posted on 02/09/2011 12:16:05 PM PST by Oratam
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You noticed that, too?

It’s sort of like the statement: “There are only two kinds of people in the world: those who divide people in to two different kinds of people, and those who don’t”


10 posted on 02/09/2011 12:17:13 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Steely Tom

“Come to think of it, haven’t heard much from the “Coffee Party” folks either.”

Kahwa is Arabic for coffee (and the root of ‘coffee’.

Mukha is a city in Yemen, famous for being a major coffee trading center.

The Coffee Party appears to be in Cairo. With a stopover in Sana’a.


11 posted on 02/09/2011 12:18:32 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is the new meme of the media left. They are centrist. The right has gone off the rails.


12 posted on 02/09/2011 12:19:45 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
She can't even be considered a lib. She is a clueless She-tool.
13 posted on 02/09/2011 12:20:05 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Leftists always deny being biased. Remember Dan Rather’s constant claims about how honest he was? Liars always claim to be telling the truth. Ever bought a used car? (Apologies in advance to all the used car salesmen who will be outraged at having their honesty questioned)


14 posted on 02/09/2011 12:22:55 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s really a shame ole Norah isn’t 1/100th as intelligent as she is pretty.


15 posted on 02/09/2011 12:25:00 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: WayneS
It’s sort of like the statement: “There are only two kinds of people in the world: those who divide people in to two different kinds of people, and those who don’t”

Actually, there are three kinds of people: those who understand math and those who don't. :)

16 posted on 02/09/2011 12:25:03 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“She cannot be serious...”

She doesn’t have to be. She’s good-looking.


17 posted on 02/09/2011 12:25:54 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Even the weather forecast is left leaning in the NYT!


18 posted on 02/09/2011 12:26:00 PM PST by IamConservative (Liberalism - the surety of knowing that which cannot be proven.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just proves that there were 2 lines: Line one was for those who wanted good looks. Line 2 was for those who wanted smarts. O’Donnell was in Line 1. Arianna was in the bathroom and missed both lines.


19 posted on 02/09/2011 12:30:45 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I’ve also heard there are 10 kinds of people: those who understand binary numbers, and those who don’t.


20 posted on 02/09/2011 12:33:15 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
“There is no use trying,” Alice says. “One can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” says the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!”

"Through the looking glass", Lewis Carrol

21 posted on 02/09/2011 12:34:13 PM PST by circlecity
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To: WayneS

I like yours better.


22 posted on 02/09/2011 12:35:10 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
She's a looker but someone must have bonked her brains out somewhere in the past. Oh...pretty lights.
23 posted on 02/09/2011 12:39:20 PM PST by McGruff (If you tell a lie enough times some people will come to believe it.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I thought it was “There are 10 types of people: Those who understand binary and those who do not.”


24 posted on 02/09/2011 12:39:45 PM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: swain_forkbeard

“...she’s good-looking...”

Man she is pretty but she’s got a laugh like a jenny-ass and a brain like one of those lovely little snowstorm paperweights....shake it and wait for the big baby blues to stop swirling....hee-haw! HEE-HAAWWW!! WHOOA NORA!!


25 posted on 02/09/2011 12:40:07 PM PST by dblup
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The NY Times and L.A. Times smears the right even in their automobile, cooking, movie, fashion and theater reviews!

Has she ever seen:
Newsbusters.org
Timeswatch.org
MRC.org

I doubt it.

Try to deny bias after reading them for just a week.


26 posted on 02/09/2011 1:53:28 PM PST by Sneakyuser (Sneakyuses.com)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
WayneS: It’s sort of like the statement: “There are only two kinds of people in the world: those who divide people in to two different kinds of people, and those who don’t”

Colonel_Flagg: Actually, there are three kinds of people: those who understand math and those who don't. :)

Actually, there are 10 kinds of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those who do not.
27 posted on 02/09/2011 2:08:50 PM PST by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: Peet

Note to self: read the whole thread before trying, and failing, to appear clever. Wayne was already there fustest with the mostest...

Day-um.


28 posted on 02/09/2011 2:12:00 PM PST by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess Communists can be cute, after all.


29 posted on 02/09/2011 2:30:31 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: kbennkc

She’s got purty eyes...


30 posted on 02/09/2011 5:00:25 PM PST by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: swain_forkbeard
She doesn’t have to be. She’s good-looking

Right. And you parrot almost the exact words that Chris Matthews did a few years back, as he swooned over her pretty face. Wish you'd seen that...if you had, you might realize how ridiculous you sound.

31 posted on 02/09/2011 6:42:00 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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