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NBC's Lauer to Cheney: You're the 'Most Divisive Political Figure in This Country in a Century'
Newsbuster ^ | 8/30/11 | Kyle Drennen

Posted on 08/30/2011 8:34:54 AM PDT by Nachum

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer began a hostile interview with Dick Cheney by running through various derisive labels for the former Vice President: "You've been called 'controversial' and 'divisive.' Some people have called you the most divisive political figure in this country in a century." Cheney simply quipped: "You left out Darth Vader." Later, Lauer interrogated Cheney on interrogation tactics used on terror suspects: "If an American citizen were to be taken into captivity in Iran, for example, and the government of Iran....Would it be okay for the Iranian government to waterboard that American citizen?"

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Why does this network and its personnel insist on insulting the opposition? What do they gain by it?
1 posted on 08/30/2011 8:35:03 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

LAUER: ‘You’re the ‘Most Divisive Political Figure in This Country in a Century.’

CHENEY: “And your fly is open.’


2 posted on 08/30/2011 8:37:23 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Nachum
Lauer is just Chrissie Matthews without all the spittle or Keith Olbermann without the hair.
3 posted on 08/30/2011 8:38:04 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Nachum

Matt Lauer is a jerk.


4 posted on 08/30/2011 8:38:42 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Badabing Badablonde

nice.


5 posted on 08/30/2011 8:39:21 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Nachum

An even bigger question is why would former VP Cheney grant an interview to the likes of Lauer?


6 posted on 08/30/2011 8:39:38 AM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Nachum

He deserves it for being stupid enough to appear on his show.


7 posted on 08/30/2011 8:39:44 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Nachum

Lauer is a moron AND a gaping rectum!


8 posted on 08/30/2011 8:41:17 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Nachum

Cheney simply quipped: “You left out Darth Vader.”

LOL!!! You gotta admire Cheney’s sens of humor.

I love when he had an interview and he took out the battery pack to his LVAD and caused the interviewer to be uncomfortable.


9 posted on 08/30/2011 8:41:38 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Nachum
if true, that would be solely the product of the DNC and their wholly owned subsidiary, the MSM. The funny thing is, if you look at the things that were purportedly devisive, the Obama crowd has either maintained the policy or has enhanced its reach.

And more devisive than Obama? I think not. He's setting the gold standard for that.

10 posted on 08/30/2011 8:42:05 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: BO Stinkss; teletech; Nachum

It sounds like he did it just to have fun with the idiot.


11 posted on 08/30/2011 8:42:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("True education is not an adjustment to the world, but a defense against the world.")
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To: Nachum
Oh THAT Matt Lauer, the serious journalist?


12 posted on 08/30/2011 8:42:47 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Nachum
So why was it okay for us to use what most people would say was torture against terror suspects?

Who is most people? What about the people who say it's not torture? The moslims declared war on us twice. We are still at war with them. We are not at war with Iran.

13 posted on 08/30/2011 8:44:09 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: BO Stinkss

Exactly,, I don’t know why conservative politicians continue to be interviewed by Lauer or any hostile liberal media for that matter.


14 posted on 08/30/2011 8:44:20 AM PDT by PeachyKeen
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To: Nachum

No Mattie, that would be Barack Hussein Obama.


15 posted on 08/30/2011 8:44:52 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Nachum

Cheney has NEVER been afraid to go into the RADID DOGS pen. It makes the Lauers of the media look HATEFUL....just like they are.


16 posted on 08/30/2011 8:46:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: teletech

Your question is one I’d like to hear answered. Why on earth do people like Dick Cheney grant an interview to the likes of people like Lauer? Will he sell more books from this interview? I wouldn’t think so, but then, what do I know?


17 posted on 08/30/2011 8:47:13 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: GraceG

I adore Cheney, and I doubt he cares what the world thinks of him, as long as he thinks good of himself. Simply, he rocks.


18 posted on 08/30/2011 8:47:13 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Nachum

This is good for Cheney. He sells more books....


19 posted on 08/30/2011 8:47:37 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: twister881
I used to watch that doctor-in-the-Hamptons show, but they've been
been moonbatting the show for a while.

Lauer's a minor reason I try not to watch the olympics on NBC.

20 posted on 08/30/2011 8:47:46 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: twister881
Oops, dropped an angle bracket... I used to watch that doctor-in-the-Hamptons show, but they've been
been moonbatting the show for a while.

Working Lauer into an epi was the final straw.

Lauer's a minor reason I try not to watch the olympics on NBC.

21 posted on 08/30/2011 8:49:40 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Nachum

The more important question is why would any Republican, much less a conservative Republican, even bother to talk to these yahoos?

It would be very easy, very inexpensive, and probably hit a much wider audience, were Cheney to do an Internet interview with a respectful and objective interviewer.

Give it to Matt Drudge as an exclusive, and it will get millions of hits.

Not only would Cheney get a real say, but he could go into depth with his answers, without having some cheeseball like Lauer insult him, and there would be no “instant rebuttal” by the MSM and the left to what he had just said.

And the best part, the interview could be copyrighted, so the producer could DMCA the MSM, when they swiped it. Which they would.


22 posted on 08/30/2011 8:50:23 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: television is just wrong
MATT LAUER can SUCK it

You Tube

23 posted on 08/30/2011 8:50:53 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: GraceG

LAUER: Enhanced interrogation techniques: In your book, you state bluntly you have no regrets about being in favor of things like waterboarding – I think you say even if circumstances were the same today you’d make the same decisions....If an American citizen were to be taken into captivity in Iran, for example, and the government of Iran were to look at that person and say, ‘We think you’re a spy for the U.S. or you’re here to carry out a covert operation. Would it be okay for the Iranian government to waterboard that American citizen?

My answer would have been:
If that American citizen was a man who was the self-admitted mastermind of killing over 3000 Iranians for no reason and had plans in place to kill 1000’s more they would have that right.


24 posted on 08/30/2011 8:51:06 AM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

OOOH

EXCELLENT


25 posted on 08/30/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Calvin Locke

They sure are Royal Pains, aren’t they? I actually avoid the network until the 10pm show comes on, but if that keeps focusing on TJ, then I may blow that one off too.


26 posted on 08/30/2011 8:53:50 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Nachum

The day that Dick Cheney has to worry about crossing swords with serial philanderer Matt Lauer is the day we will need to arm ourselves against 2 month old kittens.


27 posted on 08/30/2011 8:55:17 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Nachum
Most Divisive Political Figure in This Country in a Century
How convenient that Lauer forgot that no one was more "divisive" (i.e. hated) to the commie-Libs than Nixon, w/ Reagan a very close second.

28 posted on 08/30/2011 9:00:51 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Nachum

“Why does this network and its personnel insist on insulting the opposition? What do they gain by it? “

Maybe because it riles US up, the conservative base, far better than our own media is capable of doing? I’ll probably put windows out now, by burning rubber to go buy his book!

Of course, selling something is the ONLY reason to appear on these meat grinder instruments hacking for the administration.


29 posted on 08/30/2011 9:03:57 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Nachum

Cheney will be on Jay Leno’s show this week.


30 posted on 08/30/2011 9:03:57 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Nachum
If you are among the growing ranks of those who don't like 0bama - it is because you are a racist hater.

If you are among the hardcore left who still cannot let go of your hatred for a man who held very little actual power three years ago - it is because Cheny is “divisive”.

31 posted on 08/30/2011 9:04:05 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: Nachum

...and there it is: if the left doesn’t like you, you’re divisive at best and a bumbling, nasty idiot at worst.


32 posted on 08/30/2011 9:05:35 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Nachum
Didn't know Matt Lauer was still around. Last time I watched him was the mid 90’s with perky Katie.
33 posted on 08/30/2011 9:07:52 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Nachum

Today's Pravda network media doesn't even try to feign objectivity.

34 posted on 08/30/2011 9:14:15 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: teletech
An even bigger question is why would former VP Cheney grant an interview to the likes of Lauer?

He wanted to see Lauer's head explode.

35 posted on 08/30/2011 9:15:55 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Nachum

( Lauer interrogated Cheney on interrogation tactics used on terror suspects: “If an American citizen were to be taken into captivity in Iran, for example, and the government of Iran....Would it be okay for the Iranian government to waterboard that American citizen?”)

They wish.
An American in Iran is more likely to be beaten raped and tortured in ways Lauer could not imagine......


36 posted on 08/30/2011 9:19:40 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

I agree.

We learned to be cool from you, Big Time!


37 posted on 08/30/2011 9:19:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("True education is not an adjustment to the world, but a defense against the world.")
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To: Nachum
For Cheney, going on the Today Show is like going on "Kids Are People Too!" or "Wonderama" in the seventies.

It's a chance to reach out to the juvenile minds who host and/or watch shows like this, to try to simplify certain concepts and educate them in the hopes that one or two will overachieve by understanding him.

Simpleton outreach.

38 posted on 08/30/2011 9:21:47 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Matt, you either fell asleep in the tannnig bed or you had on wayyyyyyyyyyy to much make up today. Matt Lauer, you are over paid and really are not as important as you think you are.


39 posted on 08/30/2011 9:22:18 AM PDT by JFC
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To: Nachum

Funny how Lauer likes to play ‘journalist’. I would say stick to the day job, but isn’t he leaving Today?


40 posted on 08/30/2011 9:28:54 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: BO Stinkss

He just used the fem Matt to sell his book


41 posted on 08/30/2011 9:30:20 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

With all of Cheney’s apparent toughness and his easy access to sensitive national security data, he said nothing in 2008 regarding Bambi’s eligibility.

From now on we must assume that Bambi is legit, right?


42 posted on 08/30/2011 9:34:16 AM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: Night Hides Not
He wanted to see Lauer's head explode.

LOL! It proves just how well VP Cheney handles liberal scum like Lauer.

43 posted on 08/30/2011 9:37:51 AM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Pharmboy

Divisiveness is seriously underrated.

We need more of it.


44 posted on 08/30/2011 9:39:28 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Absolutely agree Cheney is truly awesome!!


45 posted on 08/30/2011 9:40:33 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Today I am a Bull Connor racist!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Is that really Laurer - boobs and all? I know they are in costume but Laurer took a little too much time and energy into his to suit me. A little too struty for me (reminds me of Bourbon St. Mardi Gras day).


46 posted on 08/30/2011 9:40:39 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: Nachum

Matt why does you nose look bigger the less hair you have?


47 posted on 08/30/2011 9:40:59 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Nachum
Layer is an Obama bag-man. Yesterday, he had the weather channel heads on trying to dispel the "rumor" that hurricane Irene reporting was over sensationalized. I'm convinced Matt Lauer reads FR to determine to tomorrow's interview.

Hi Matt! Just wanted you to know that those pinstriped suits you've taken to wearing lately make you look like an even bigger d@&che.

48 posted on 08/30/2011 9:42:46 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: teletech
An even bigger question is why would former VP Cheney grant an interview to the likes of Lauer?

Is this a serious question? The answer is to sell more books.

49 posted on 08/30/2011 9:42:46 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: Nachum
That statement by Lauer is utterly laughable, and makes his ilk look like agenda-pushing fools. I can't believe Matt could have said that with a straight face.
50 posted on 08/30/2011 9:45:19 AM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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