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Latest MSNBC 'Lean Forward' Implies Republican Opposition To Obama Illegitimate
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/01/2012 6:05:58 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Whatever happened to the good old days, when the MSM glorified "speaking truth to power"? We all know the answer: that epoch ended on January 20, 2009.

Nowadays, opposing power, particularly in the person of the president, far from being something to be praised, is downright illegitimate in some liberal media eyes. Take the latest "Lean Forward" promo by MSNBC, in which Ed Schultz actually claims that those "standing up to the president" are nothing but "bullies."

View the video here.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electinbias; barackobama; dnctalkingpoints; edschultz; msm; msnbcbias; probama; republicans

1 posted on 02/01/2012 6:06:05 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Do you stand up to Barack Obama? MSNBC thinks you’re a ‘bully’! Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/01/2012 6:07:03 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

bump

stop bullying the child (eerr... most powerful man on Earth)

wwwwaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh


3 posted on 02/01/2012 6:11:16 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why not? If we disagree with Obama we are ‘racist’.


4 posted on 02/01/2012 6:12:42 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Schultz actually claims that those "standing up to the president" are nothing but "bullies."

But at least it's going to be amusing the next time we have a Republican president stitching together all these sounds bytes and making it sound like the kooks at MSNBC are the presidents strongest supporters. Then listening to them screech and howl and try and explain why the same statements don't apply to Republican presidents.

5 posted on 02/01/2012 6:13:11 AM PST by apillar
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Winston Smith...Winston Smith...there’s an envelope for you at the front desk...Winston Smith...


6 posted on 02/01/2012 6:14:16 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Some day “Special” Ed is going to fall off “the Short bus”.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 6:17:34 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Dear Mark,

I love Newsbusters. That said, I feel sorry for you as a person who has to actually view this constant stream of liberal diarrhea. I sometimes wonder how you maintain your sanity. It never ceases to amaze me how societal entropy brought on by liberalism has reduced us to such a low level of self regard that people watch these low-brow cretins such as Shultz, Oprah, Matthews spew their socialist and communist dogma without ever considering the effect on themselves. How does a POS like Shultz get on TV? Amazing.

8 posted on 02/01/2012 6:20:07 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage

“I sometimes wonder how you maintain your sanity.”

Who says I have? ;-)

But seriously, we all have our calling, and for some twisted reason I actually get a kick of out watching these folks and reporting back on their doings.


9 posted on 02/01/2012 6:24:04 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
First of all...someone has to actually give a damn what Shultz and his MSNBC liberal say....I don't.


10 posted on 02/01/2012 6:24:17 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: FrankR

MS who ?

The midnight movie has better ratings.


11 posted on 02/01/2012 6:29:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Lean Forward” should change it’s name to “Bend Over.”


12 posted on 02/01/2012 6:30:15 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
“Lean Forward” should change it’s name to “Bend Over.”

...or perhaps "Fat Back"?
13 posted on 02/01/2012 6:36:16 AM PST by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a succesful 2012! +Throw the garbage out!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
How can I be a bully to The-Most-Powerful-Man-in-the-World?

Special Ed, MadCow, Matthews.... what a line-up they have.

14 posted on 02/01/2012 6:38:06 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ed’s a real smart feller. Gets that from Leaning Forward.


15 posted on 02/01/2012 6:38:34 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This reminds me of the school anti-”bullying” campaigns, which are directed toward dictating acceptance of “gays”.

In reality, “gays” and “human rightsers” are the bullies! So are feminazis and muslims! And so are the union thugs and goons, death-panelists, islamists, and banksters who have given us Barack Hussein Abdullah Muhammad obama, the very WORST President in American history!!!!


16 posted on 02/01/2012 6:42:27 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest


17 posted on 02/01/2012 6:48:25 AM PST by maggief
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I lean forward just before I vomit.


18 posted on 02/01/2012 6:48:49 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
media-bias0
19 posted on 02/01/2012 6:56:29 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
De-legitimizing the opposition is a staple of Progressive politics. It removes the necessity of having to offer reasoned arguments in support of policies that a majority of people oppose.

Most frequently, this goal is accomplished by labeling opponents with emotionally-freighted terminology (racist/sexist/bigot) that immediately serves to put its objects on the defensive while distracting from their own contrary arguments.

Republicans have only rarely figured out how to defeat such techniques, either because they allow themselves to be intimidated, or lack understanding of the principles they are supposed to defend, or simply lack principles.

20 posted on 02/01/2012 6:56:39 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Wildbill22

Cue the Racist Kid!!!


21 posted on 02/01/2012 7:04:41 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

In other words, leftists never argue based on the merits of the issues and concerns being raised, because they can’t.

Instead they attack their opponents as illegitimate, intellectually/morally inferior, or, in the case of their prototype communist template country, USSR, classify opposition as “insane”.


22 posted on 02/01/2012 7:09:36 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Leftists are not at all incapable of intellectual argumentation; they do it all the time - just don't challenge them.

Because if you, as a conservative attempt to point out logical fallacies, unsubstantiated claims, erroneous assumptions or false premises, they will not attempt to counter your argument. Instead, they'll call you a name and accuse you of something.

23 posted on 02/01/2012 7:27:25 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

They do seem to like to present their “arguments” in forums where they will not be challenged.

I assert that this is why they were so mad at Juan Williams about serving up the low hanging curveball for Newt to hit out of the park.

It’s not that he was making a “softer” argument than any of them ever do, it’s just that he did so in a forum where the assertion could be challenged.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 7:30:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I think it is because the left argues in emotional terms, not necessarily rational. When cornered, they retreat to what they know. Emotion.


25 posted on 02/01/2012 7:33:05 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_PZPpWTRTU


26 posted on 02/01/2012 7:42:55 AM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: MrB
You are correct in that liberals tend to avoid forums where they will either be challenged, or else be unable to safely avail themselves of the tools they are used to employing.

Among those tools is the science of group dynamics, which can take several forms. One of the better-known ones is the "Delphi Technique" - a dishonest use of the discussion forum where a person claiming to be an independent "facilitator" is really an interested party who subtly directs like-minded group members against dissidents.

Another is the employment of unearned guilt as a weapon of shame in a public setting. If you have a Jewish mother like I do, you'll understand that one implicitly.

Juan Williams, for his part, is viewed by many on the Left as a traitor simply because he works at FOX News, regardless of the fact that he is most frequently a doctrinaire liberal (albeit one who occasionally displays a flash of insight and logic).

27 posted on 02/01/2012 8:11:28 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Got a joke for you...

A Jewish mother bought her son two shirts for his birthday.
To show how much he appreciated the gift, he put one of them on.
His mother then said “What? Don’t you like the other one?”


28 posted on 02/01/2012 8:21:17 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Wildbill22

That’s true. People on the Left frequently revert to emotion as a means of argumentation because their ideology is largely feeling-based. It further leads them to argue from a normative point of view (what should be) as opposed to an empirical one (what is) and also to invert cause and effect in order to avoid unpleasant realities.


29 posted on 02/01/2012 8:32:51 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: MrB
LOL. That was one of my father's favorite jokes. Here's another:

How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a light bulb?
"Don't bother: I'll sit in the dark".

30 posted on 02/01/2012 8:37:01 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ed who?


31 posted on 02/01/2012 8:44:08 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’ve been called a bully many times. I wear the label with pride.


32 posted on 02/01/2012 1:15:06 PM PST by I_be_tc
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