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Thom Hartmann Says Broadcasting 'Dumb' Quotes From Wall Street Protesters is 'Media Crime
newsbusters ^ | 10/5/11 | Jack Coleman

Posted on 10/05/2011 6:43:50 PM PDT by Nachum

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And if you laughed at those remarks, you're a criminal too. Or at the very least, a thought criminal. Yes, you.

Liberal radio host Thom Hartmann is peeved that media outlets such as Fox News and CNN are covering the so-called Occupy Wall Street movement and allegedly interviewing only the most "politically unsophisticated" protesters, after searching all of nanoseconds to find them. (audio after page break)

Here's Hartmann complaining about this on his radio show yesterday after opening a segment with the all-too-apropo "Take the Money and Run" from paleo-rocker Steve Miller (audio) --

You know, this to me is like about as grass roots and about as genuine a populist revolution as you can get. I think it's just absolutely great what is going on out in the streets, what's going on in Washington, D.C., what's going on in New York, and what's going on here. (Hartmann broadcasting from the Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington). There's the absolute outside game, people who are just showing up, may not even be politically aware. They're in fact, in fact, Fox News has made a sport of, and now CNN as well, of going down to the, to the, Erin Burnett with her new show, going down to the, to the Occupy Wall Street group and finding people who are politically unsophisticated and asking them simple questions, getting dumb answers, and then portraying the whole movement as stupid. That, in my opinion, that's a media crime.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; broadcasting; dumb; hartmann; mediacrime; occupywallstreet; thom; thomhartmann

1 posted on 10/05/2011 6:43:58 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

OK, let’s have Thom Hartman interpret the droolings of the OWS guys and gals, and, and, and, let’s hear the really, really smart things those folks are saying!


2 posted on 10/05/2011 6:47:20 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: Nachum

It’ll be practically impossible to find people at these protests who aren’t political ignoramuses. Hartmann is basically telling the media not to cover these events at all...


3 posted on 10/05/2011 6:47:40 PM PDT by djrakowski
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To: Nachum
this to me is like about as grass roots and about as genuine a populist revolution as you can get...

It's amusing in a tragic way how the useful idiots are always the last to "get it".
4 posted on 10/05/2011 6:48:53 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Nachum

5 posted on 10/05/2011 6:51:25 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: Nachum

Any bets on whether Thom Hartmann laughed at Tea Partiers with the unfortunate sign “Keep government out of my Medicaid”?


6 posted on 10/05/2011 6:53:54 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: anyone

Who is Thom Hartmann and why should I give a sh!t what he thinks.


7 posted on 10/05/2011 6:57:22 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: djrakowski
Hartmann wants the media to do their usual - present the massive numbers of ignorant protesters as REALLY smart - by interviewing organizers and official spokespeople.

My hat's off to FOX on this one - American needs to know who's showing up for these events... AND who's running them.

8 posted on 10/05/2011 7:01:07 PM PDT by GOPJ (Bibi would go toe to toe with the devil if it was the only way to save his beloved Israel.)
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To: djrakowski
[Mr. Moonbat] is basically telling the media not to cover these events at all...

No, he wants it covered, not as is, but as a commie/socialist anti-American propaganda tool.

9 posted on 10/05/2011 7:01:40 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Nachum
This following a rebuke last week about quoting obummer going native with his speech and dropping all of his "g"s.

I guess the media wants to report what they think it should be rather than how it was.

10 posted on 10/05/2011 7:01:54 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: GOPJ

Sounds like even the normally sympathetic MSM is having trouble finding people in these protests who fit the politically-savvy mold Hartmann is demanding... I heard a clip of one of the organizers on Rush today and he sounded like a complete idiot.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 7:04:52 PM PDT by djrakowski
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To: Calvin Locke

It’s impossible NOT to present it as a commie/socialist anti-American propaganda tool... That describes everyone involved!


12 posted on 10/05/2011 7:06:33 PM PDT by djrakowski
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To: Nachum

Heck, it is easier for Fox and CNN to cover these people than it was for ABC, CBS, NBC etc. to cover the TEA Party rallies. In the Wall Street fiasco the fools outnumber the sane 99.9 to .1 and they didn’t have to search them out. In the Tea Party rallies, the MSM had to wait for the DNC and union plants to show up, do a couple practice interviews, prepare their printed signs for them and then carefully coach them through the interview.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 7:07:33 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Nachum

So, if there is someone with something intelligent to say in those mobs of losers, why aren’t they pushing their way to the front and speaking to the reporters?


14 posted on 10/05/2011 7:09:15 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Nachum

Hatman’s show is a joke. I was listening the other night, and he and his callers were indignant about Perry not quitting the race because of the n-rock non-incident. I’m sure I wouldn’t have been able to get through to the show, but I hope some conservative called in asked them about Obama listening to racist anti-American rhetoric for twenty years at his church and hanging around with the racist New Black Panthers. I’d like to see them try to answer that one.


15 posted on 10/05/2011 7:09:46 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: djrakowski

If you think the idiots there are “funny”, you will find the intelligentsia there outrageously hilarious!


16 posted on 10/05/2011 7:15:53 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Nachum

Links please. I’d love to watch some videos of these idiots.


17 posted on 10/05/2011 7:43:43 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Nachum

Thom is a dumb ass. He talks about whats going on in NY and Washington DC when there are absolutely no protesters in DC right now.

Obama doesn’t want them in his back yard or else it might look bad on him.


18 posted on 10/05/2011 7:54:05 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Nachum
the boy is obviously no smarter then those interviewed...
19 posted on 10/05/2011 8:23:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

20 posted on 10/05/2011 8:26:07 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Nachum

Well get get used to being a “crime” victim.

Remember when Limbaugh did his rush to excellence and thousands would turn out. The media would seek out four feminists to interview and ignore the thousands.

Then at a gun show, where the majority of customers were dressed in jeans and plaid shirts, the media would only interview show the few guys in camo carrying assault weapons.

Yeah, it’s tough out there.


21 posted on 10/05/2011 8:32:55 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: djrakowski

I’m waiting for Hannity to do his on the spot questions - : like who’s the vice President of the United States? And discovering that liberals can’t answer any of them...


22 posted on 10/05/2011 8:35:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (Bibi would go toe to toe with the devil if it was the only way to save his beloved Israel.)
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To: Nachum

I prefer Lisa Hartman, prettier and smarter.


23 posted on 10/05/2011 9:10:15 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

Paleo-rocker?? Ouch, that hurts.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 9:22:48 PM PDT by kallisti ("fall mountains, just don't fall on me...")
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To: guido911
Who is Thom Hartmann and why should I give a sh!t what he thinks.

Opinions and a-holes, everybody's got one.

25 posted on 10/05/2011 9:26:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GOPJ
I’m waiting for Hannity to do his on the spot questions

Oh my goodness... I wouldn't know whether to laugh or cry!

26 posted on 10/06/2011 8:31:52 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: The Antiyuppie

I heard one of the leaders yesterday... it was quite sad, actually.


27 posted on 10/06/2011 8:33:02 AM PDT by djrakowski
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To: djrakowski

We’d be on the floor laughing so hard we’d be crying. Definitely a twofer.


28 posted on 10/06/2011 10:06:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (Bibi would go toe to toe with the devil if it was the only way to save his beloved Israel.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.

What’s this partisan media shill’s position on portraying all Tea Partiers as racists?

What’s this partisan media shill’s position on portraying all conservatives as racists?

What’s this partisan media shill’s position on portraying all those who opposed Obama as racists?


29 posted on 10/15/2011 8:21:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv; Nachum; arkady_renko; therightliveswithus
*PING* to SunkenCiv and Nachum to Post #12 on another thread.

Thanks arkady_renko and therightliveswithus.

And *PING* to arkady_renko and therightliveswithus for *this* thread.

Is this the party to whom I am pinging?

Cheers!

30 posted on 10/15/2011 10:02:54 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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