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Did media cover up Sen. Durbin's confrontation with reporter? (VIDEO)
Washington Times Via Drudge ^ | Aug 11 2011 | William Kelly

Posted on 08/12/2011 9:07:07 AM PDT by slapshot

Chicago, August 11, 2011 – This week U.S. Senator Dick Durbin held a press conference with members of the mainstream media to talk about the downgrade crisis. But the Senator’s scripted storyline veered off-course when a conservative reporter – me – showed up to ask an embarrassing question. Namely, “Senator, you’ve blamed the tea party…but do you bear any responsibility for this downgrade crisis?”

Video at link posted

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dickdurbin; duplicate; durbin; williamkelly

1 posted on 08/12/2011 9:07:12 AM PDT by slapshot
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To: slapshot

Good for Mr Kelly.


2 posted on 08/12/2011 9:13:56 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: slapshot
“You’re not allowed to ask questions during a press conference,”

That says it all.

3 posted on 08/12/2011 9:14:48 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: slapshot

Blaming the tea party is akin to blaming the passengers on the Titanic.


4 posted on 08/12/2011 9:15:09 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: slapshot

durbin’s disgusting.


5 posted on 08/12/2011 9:16:56 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: slapshot

“Dick Durbin, U.S. senator, is here. Stand up, Dick, let ‘em see you!”

HA! Way to go, Bill!


6 posted on 08/12/2011 9:19:02 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: slapshot

We have a free and unbiased media........hahahahahahahaha! Oh, that one always cracks me up.


7 posted on 08/12/2011 9:21:49 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: WayneS

press - n - a) The collecting and publishing or broadcasting of news; journalism in general. b) The entirety of media and agencies that collect, publish, transmit, or broadcast the news. c) The people involved in the media, as news reporters, photographers, publishers, and broadcasters.

con·fer·ence - n - a) A meeting for consultation or discussion. b) An exchange of views.


8 posted on 08/12/2011 9:22:00 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: slapshot

This guy was great! All the Democrat political hacks in Illinois need to be questioned this way. It was refreshing to watch.


9 posted on 08/12/2011 9:22:55 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: ken21

Certainly Durbin is disgusting. but the Media is in this farce up to their necks.

Are they not equally disgusting?

The question would have been easily answered if Durbin had an answer,he didn’t, He reads the talking points for the day, goes out and spills them out of his lying mouth and the Media eats it up.


10 posted on 08/12/2011 9:23:28 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: slapshot

He was making the rounds on all the radio talk shows yesterday and his line was very pre-scripted. Also no calls from the public or questions were allowed. This guy has got to go but unfortunately the state of Illinois is hopeless. I think they know they are in trouble and if they don’t turn public opinion around soon they will loose big in 2012.


11 posted on 08/12/2011 9:24:31 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: WayneS

But it’s OK for SEIU/Soros/dnc-funded hecklers to shout down Conservatives? Mr.Kelly cunducted himself quite respectfully. Another glaring difference between us and them.


12 posted on 08/12/2011 9:24:43 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: slapshot

for later


13 posted on 08/12/2011 9:27:02 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Good old “dick” Durbin. His campaign slogan is “you can’t lick our dick.” What a disgraceful individual.


14 posted on 08/12/2011 9:28:37 AM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Venturer

the msm is beyond disgusting.

they’ve long abandoned their principal responsibility

to inform americans.


15 posted on 08/12/2011 9:29:18 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: slapshot

Let’s tell Jim Anderson what we think of his fascist journalism.

Jim Anderson, News Director
jima1991@att.net


16 posted on 08/12/2011 9:30:00 AM PDT by sand lake bar (This bag may be used as a toy)
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To: slapshot

Fantastic. Kudos to Mr. Kelly. Expose the press for their hypocrisy. They are trying to prevent him from asking a question. They are obviously leftist totalitarians themselves. DIck Durbin comes off looking like the complete jerk and supporter of tyranny that he is.


17 posted on 08/12/2011 9:38:35 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; seekthetruth; ...

*snip*

You may remember Dick.

He’s the Senator that hysterically compared the treatment of the Gitmo detainees to Nazis, Soviet gulags, and Pol Pot. While calling for an end to “hateful” rhetoric, he’s the one who wrongfully pointed his crooked finger at the Tea Party Movement and Gov. Sarah Palin, blaming them for the Tucson massacre and the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

*snip*

My objective: some journalistic balance. Not only did Durbin refuse to answer the question but his cronies in the Chicago media went on the attack.

*snip*

I stood my ground and asked the question a number of times. “You’re not allowed to ask questions during a press conference,” bleated Anderson.

“We are going to have you thrown out by the cops,” he said, running interference for Durbin. In addition to doing news for the Illinois Radio Network, Anderson apparently moonlights as an unpaid member of Dick Durbin’s staff.

A special agent was soon dispatched to have me escorted out of the room, where I, as press, had a right to be. At least, that’s what I read, once upon a time, in the U.S. Constitution.

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/bill-kellys-truth-squad/2011/aug/11/media-cover-up-durbin-confrontation-reporter/

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rr2cVIw6Bc&feature=player_embedded

There it is on graphic display .. the corrupt, abusive, infected herd media everywhere.


18 posted on 08/12/2011 9:39:44 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Everybody elses fault except for Senator Downgrade and President Downgrade.
Good for the reporter.


19 posted on 08/12/2011 9:54:54 AM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: STARWISE
The “people” who keep voting the bastard in must be so proud of their own little Nazi.
20 posted on 08/12/2011 10:05:56 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Hey buddy, this is Chicago. I don’t have to answer no stinkin’ questions!!!


21 posted on 08/12/2011 10:14:10 AM PDT by kempster
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To: slapshot

I always thought a Dick Turban was what they called condoms in India?


22 posted on 08/12/2011 10:34:24 AM PDT by festusbanjo (Attn: Current Occupant 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., let this serve as your eviction notice eff.11/06/2012)
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To: sand lake bar

This is just like how gore reacted when the climategate emails exposed the political scam which led to the total collaspe of the AGW/IPCC democrat led fraud. It’s all over for little dickie and the socialist infested democrat party in 2012 as the american people are tired of these frauds hiding, lying and ripping off the american people.


23 posted on 08/12/2011 10:44:27 AM PDT by spawn44 (spawn44)
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To: ken21
"durbin’s disgusting."

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No... The people of Illinois are disgusting. Durbin just happens to live there.
24 posted on 08/12/2011 12:20:26 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: vette6387

Heh, “Dick Durbin before he dicks you!”


25 posted on 08/12/2011 1:11:35 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks slapshot.
"Senator, you've blamed the tea party...but do you bear any responsibility for this downgrade crisis?"

26 posted on 08/13/2011 7:49:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: STARWISE

Whoops, thanks STARWISE!


27 posted on 08/13/2011 7:49:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2762700/posts


28 posted on 08/13/2011 7:56:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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