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John Kerry: Media Has "Responsibility" To "Not Give Equal Time" To Tea Party (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | August 5, 2011 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 08/05/2011 6:08:11 AM PDT by i88schwartz

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that the media has the responsibility to ignore the Tea Party and not give any credence to their views. Here's what he said:

SEN. JOHN KERRY: "And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it's exercising today. The media has got to to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.

"It doesn't deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do. And the problem is everything is put into this tit-for-tat equal battle and America is losing any sense of what's real, of who's accountable, of who is not accountable, of who's real, who isn't, who's serious, who isn't?"

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1 posted on 08/05/2011 6:08:18 AM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

So much for the “Fairness” Doctrine........


2 posted on 08/05/2011 6:11:03 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: i88schwartz
The media has got to to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.

If they did that, J.F. Kerry and his team would not be quoted at all.

3 posted on 08/05/2011 6:12:49 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: i88schwartz

Think you got that backwards, Johnny boy.


4 posted on 08/05/2011 6:12:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: i88schwartz

The media needs to ignore two time gigolos.


5 posted on 08/05/2011 6:12:55 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: i88schwartz

... and they bash Sarah Palin for her speech patterns?


6 posted on 08/05/2011 6:13:28 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: massmike

Fairness, like ‘compromise’, is only one direction for the Dims...


7 posted on 08/05/2011 6:13:28 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: i88schwartz

So sez the moron who picked John Edwards as a running mate.

OBTW, did you know he was in Viet Nam??


8 posted on 08/05/2011 6:14:06 AM PDT by Bean Counter ( The fit is hitting the shan....)
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To: i88schwartz

Spoken like a true blue member of the American ruling class. And have you paid the taxes on your boat yet?


9 posted on 08/05/2011 6:14:05 AM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: i88schwartz

Don’t give equal time to those who say spending has to be curtailed and that it has reached insane levels. We are living in a bizzare world indeed.


10 posted on 08/05/2011 6:14:31 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: i88schwartz
"...if the United States were to set a date for withdrawal the prisoners of war would be returned."-J.F. Kerry

"Under questioning from the Committee, Kerry referred to the democratically elected government of South Vietnam -- our allies -- as a "dictatorial regime, the Thieu-Ky-Khiem regime," while respectfully calling the North Vietnamese communist regime we were fighting by its oxymoronic official name, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and the murderous Viet Cong's political arm by their preferred "Provisional Revolutionary Government.":
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/chavez042804.asp
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June, 1970 -- Kerry joins Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), a national veterans group that is part of the Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice. The PCPJ is a broad coalition of local and national organizations, including the Communist Party, USA, "committed to conducting demonstrations aimed at ending the war in Indochina, and poverty, racism and injustice at home." The VVAW, CCI and PCPJ all have headquarters at 156 Fifth Avenue in New York City. VVAW Executive Secretary Al Hubbard, a former Black Panther, is also on the coordinating committee of the PCPJ. Hubbard soon appoints Kerry to the VVAW's Executive Committee, bypassing the normal election process.
http://www.wintersoldier.com/index.php?topic=Timeline
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Fact: The Black Panthers were revolutionary communists...

From the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives
From the article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS

"On May 1st, May Day [1969], the day of the gigantic Free Huey rally, two of Alioto's top executioners vamped on the brothers from the Brown Community who were attending to their own affairs. These brothers, who are endowed with the revolutionary spirit of the Black Panther Party defended themselves from the racist pig gestapo [i.e., the police].

Pig Joseph Brodnik received his just reward with a big hole in the chest. Pig Paul McGoran got his in the mouth which was not quite enough to off him.

The revolutionary brothers escaped the huge swarm of pigs with dogs, mace, tanks and helicopters, proving once again that "the spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology."

To these brothers the revolutionary people of racist America want to say, by your revolutionary deed you are heroes, and that you are always welcome to our camp."

Source: Maoist Internationist Movement
Article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS (May 11, 1969):
http://web.archive.org/web/20060717050055/http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/bpp/index.html
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November 22, 1970 -- During a fund-raising tour for GI deserters, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and the Black Panthers, Jane Fonda is quoted in the Detroit Free Press as telling a University of Michigan audience:

"I would think that if you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would someday become communist," and "The peace proposal of the Viet Cong is the only honorable, just, possible way to achieve peace in Vietnam."
http://www.wintersoldier.com/index.php?topic=Timeline
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John Kerry and the VVAW--Hanoi's American Puppets?
"Two recently discovered documents captured from the Vietnamese communists during the Vietnam War strongly support the contention that a close link existed between the Hanoi regime and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) while John Kerry served as the group's leading national spokesman."
http://www.wintersoldier.com/staticpages/index.php?page=puppets
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Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) Complete FBI files:
http://www.wintersoldier.com/index.php?topic=VVAWFBI

11 posted on 08/05/2011 6:14:34 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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"Shortly after taking office in 1985, Kerry and Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa went on a fact-finding trip to Nicaragua, where they met with Daniel Ortega (right) and other Sandinistas. The trip was criticized when the Sandinistas cemented ties with Moscow."
http://www.boston.com/globe/nation/packages/kerry/062003.shtml

12 posted on 08/05/2011 6:15:54 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: i88schwartz

well... he’s sort of right! the left shouldn’t be allowed to spew their lies! and the hucksters pushing the global warming fraud shouldn’t be allowed air time!

but I don’t think that was exactly what he had in mind.

lol


13 posted on 08/05/2011 6:15:54 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: i88schwartz

I agree in this respect only with the Senator from Mass. The Media should ignore idiots /unreasonable persons like Quick John the darling of the Communist Revolution. They have nothing positive to say that would move America in the right direction.


14 posted on 08/05/2011 6:16:17 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: i88schwartz

How about this notion?

John F. Kerry paid some 3% income tax rate on hundreds of millions the same year he was telling me I wasn’t paying enough at over 30% income tax rate on tens of thousands.


15 posted on 08/05/2011 6:17:02 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: i88schwartz
..And THIS is the fix that's in.

Lots of popcorn at the ready.

16 posted on 08/05/2011 6:18:48 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Fairness, like ‘compromise’, is only one direction for the Dims...

...which is why we can't have a "truce" with them,either...

...although the RINO'S can't seem to understand that!

17 posted on 08/05/2011 6:18:58 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: i88schwartz
I love John Kerry!

He is consistently 180 degrees out of phase. Whether it is declaring Global Warming is real, dammit, the NIGHT before the Data Fraud Scandals break, or in his myopic, surrounded-by-yessies, demands on media.

As we all KNOW: the media could NOT ignore the Tea party movement more! The media could NOT disregard the views of the Tea Party more. The media could NOT be more hostile to what the US American people are saying.

Amazing arrogance. Absolutely amazing. He surely must have been breast-fed and adored by his mother to have such an abundant ego.

18 posted on 08/05/2011 6:19:01 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: i88schwartz
..And THIS is the fix that's in.

I think the commuies know they're toast for a long, long time unless they pull off a "there is no opposition" heist.

Lots of popcorn at the ready.

19 posted on 08/05/2011 6:19:16 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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20 posted on 08/05/2011 6:20:23 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: i88schwartz

The debt should get to 100% of GDP without a peep.


21 posted on 08/05/2011 6:20:41 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: i88schwartz

Hey Knucklehead, have you and Lovie paid those evaded property taxes on your yacht yet?


22 posted on 08/05/2011 6:21:45 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: i88schwartz
Exactly why Scaramouch has always been a trusted comrade of Communist and Muslim tyrants:


With Nicaragua's Commie Ortega


Commie Vietnamese Museum Display


With Syrian Butcher Assad

23 posted on 08/05/2011 6:21:50 AM PDT by drpix
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To: i88schwartz

“It doesn’t deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do”

This is a common tactic of the left. Urge media to ignore the right. First heard it applied to the global warming hoax.

Just shows how bad the left is getting beat.


24 posted on 08/05/2011 6:22:05 AM PDT by y6162
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To: i88schwartz
...America is losing any sense of what's real, of who's accountable, of who is not accountable, of who's real, who isn't, who's serious, who isn't?

I find it incredible that a Dem like Kerry is complaining about media coverage. Kerry's simply trying to tuck the MSM into his pocket and shove them back in because they dared to peek out and air something that wasn't along the Dem's party lines. Piece of advice John: Shut up! The public didn't like you 8 years ago and they like you even less now and don't even get me started on the self-centered bi%$^ you sold yourself to.

25 posted on 08/05/2011 6:22:34 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: i88schwartz

Tyrant!

Just like all the other Left Wing Liberals, they HATE diversity of anything if it collides with their way of thinking.

They would rather destroy true free speech rather than allow it for those who disagree with them.

Un-American Constitutional hating Tyrant.

Kerry you POS!


26 posted on 08/05/2011 6:22:36 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: i88schwartz

I guess the media has a responsibility not to ask about that form he was supposed to release (something about his military career in Viet Nam, where he was for a while, dontchaknow!).


27 posted on 08/05/2011 6:24:10 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: i88schwartz

Too bad the N. Vietnamese did not capture his ass during the brief time he was there. What an absolute scum bag! But you know what, this is just a reflection of the HUGE divide between many here that cherish freedom and those that, beyond ‘not caring less about it’, actually WANT TO ELIMINATE IT!

It’s high time to start calling these ‘Americans’ actual “traitors” to their country!


28 posted on 08/05/2011 6:24:23 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: i88schwartz

Classic quote: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”


29 posted on 08/05/2011 6:29:58 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: The Bronze Titan

BTW, Kerry’s tax free yacht The Isabelle is for rent in Ft. Lauderdale for $45,000 a week in tax free Florida.


30 posted on 08/05/2011 6:30:16 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: i88schwartz

“The media has got to to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.” ..................................................... Oh, does that include the constant Palin smears from the press? Of course not, the double standard only applies to the left leaning media. Hmmmmm? Christmas in Cambodia comes to mind, wasn’t Kerry on a secret mission there, he was wounded while Bush was AWOL from the USAF? Yeah, that was all factual. Riiiight.


31 posted on 08/05/2011 6:31:05 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Liberals fight with smear, Conservatives fight with truth. Palin & West team are 2012's dream)
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To: i88schwartz

Hey, John F’n Kerry! I got your “Fairness Doctrine” right here!


32 posted on 08/05/2011 6:31:17 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: i88schwartz

Geez John, telling the media they shouldn’t cover your opposition is about as honest as me telling my boss that I should be in charge of deciding how much of a raise I get this year.


33 posted on 08/05/2011 6:32:31 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Obama/Biden '12: No hope and chump change.)
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To: i88schwartz

So besides putting the Politburo in place in the form of the “Super Congress” we now have demands for censorship by the ruling elite to silence dissent.


34 posted on 08/05/2011 6:33:31 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: i88schwartz

Live Shot is very afraid, if this keeps up, and we the unwashed gain power, he may have to, perish the thought, be accountable to the voters...


35 posted on 08/05/2011 6:34:20 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: The Bronze Titan

Too bad the N. Vietnamese did not capture his ass during the brief time he was there................................................. That’s all we needed, he would have been given a radio mike and made into the North Vietnamese version of Lord Haw Haw.


36 posted on 08/05/2011 6:35:48 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Liberals fight with smear, Conservatives fight with truth. Palin & West team are 2012's dream)
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To: i88schwartz

I fear that HE IS serious. I think the media owes it to the public to BURY JOHN KERRY into obscurity!!!


37 posted on 08/05/2011 6:37:39 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: i88schwartz
FU kerry... try to stop my First Amendment Rights and we will start to demand that you release your Military records again... you traitorous son-of-a-bitch!

LLS

38 posted on 08/05/2011 6:38:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (juan mccain certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: i88schwartz

“...not factual...”, eh?

Hey, Kerry-butt, what about your medals?

Where’s that military discharge form that you’ve never completely released” (The Kerry version of Obama’s two faked birth cerficicates).

What about your compadre who trashed the Swift Boat vets that just had his medals taken back? You and he...perhaps on that secret mission to Cambodia....NOT.

Kerry boy, you’re the white boy version of the Cretin in Chief.

You lie constantly because you have absolutely no talents for anything else.


39 posted on 08/05/2011 6:38:33 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Bean Counter
Why, yes. I've heard that he served in Viet Nam!

I've also seen that pic of him as he left the U.S., on his way to serve....He is toting a video camera! Now, who in the early ‘60’s brought a big old video camera with them to war? Oh...that would be some creepy, vapid, windbag that wanted to be immortalized ala John Kennedy.

Honestly, John...You must know that people see through you. “Reporting for duty!”....My arse.

40 posted on 08/05/2011 6:38:50 AM PDT by Pigsley
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To: arrdon

Hey John...

let’s give you the benefit of the doubt and say you aren’t a damned communist.

How would you be acting differently if you were?


41 posted on 08/05/2011 6:40:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: i88schwartz
The media should stop listening when “somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.”

Doesn't this mean he just said the media should stop listening to him or Obama? If so I am, for the first time, in total agreement with him.

42 posted on 08/05/2011 6:42:09 AM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: i88schwartz

The bastard does not deserve equal tinme.


43 posted on 08/05/2011 6:43:01 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: Vigilanteman
If they did that, J.F. Kerry and his team would not be quoted at all.

and we'd hear a lot less blah blah blah.

44 posted on 08/05/2011 6:44:32 AM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Where's the democrat budget? What's the plan?)
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To: i88schwartz
The best way to put Kerry and his ilk in their place and command press attention is to stage a massive rally/march on Washington to kick off the 2012 campaign season... Demonstrate the commitment and the power of the movement once and for all.
45 posted on 08/05/2011 6:44:39 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Bean Counter
OBTW, did you know he was in Viet Nam??

And Cambodia. In 1969. Richard Nixon sent him there.

46 posted on 08/05/2011 6:46:26 AM PDT by Ole Okie (!!)
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To: i88schwartz; All

Great thread! BTTT!


47 posted on 08/05/2011 6:47:01 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: i88schwartz

My oh my...

The tremendous FEAR they have of the Tea Party (Common-sense Americans) is palpable.


48 posted on 08/05/2011 6:47:22 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: i88schwartz
"The media has got to to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual."

Oh you mean like this, Jawn:

"...personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam..."

What a lying, anti-American sack of crap.

49 posted on 08/05/2011 6:47:45 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
What a lying, anti-American sack of crap.

It's ironic that Massachusetts sparked the Revolutionary War and now they keep reelecting a traitor to represent them.

I can honestly say that I became more active in politics because of John Kerry.

50 posted on 08/05/2011 6:53:25 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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