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Andrea Mitchell To Ben Smith On Obama College Tapes: ĎThis Isnít Some Firebrand Radicalí
mediaite.com ^ | 3/7/12 | James Crugnale

Posted on 03/07/2012 4:57:10 PM PST by ColdOne

“It’s kind of an amazing, interesting moment because he looks so young but he sounds exactly the same. It’s a really interesting moment in his career, he’d always try to take this conciliatory middle ground, particularly around issues of race. This was a moment he couldn’t there was an intense, divisive moment at Harvard where Derrick Bell was threatening to quit if they did not increase divserity in hiring and everyone had to choose to side and he ultimately chose to side with Bell and he gave this very classic Obama speech.”

“And what’s classic about it is it’s race and gender!” Mitchell exclaimed. “It’s the very issues we are talking about today, it’s issues of gender that have certainly taken hold in the republican campaign and we have heard what the president said when he called Sandra Fluke and spoke out about it at his press conference.”

“It gives you a sense of how adept he is at navigating these issues in public and how look he’s been doing it — and how much practice he’s has,” Smith noted.

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1 posted on 03/07/2012 4:57:14 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Trying to get out ahead of the story by citing the edited version of the tape. Hannity will have the full length version tonight.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 4:59:18 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: ColdOne

So how likely is it that Andrew’s ghost is releasing all he has on The One today?

Looks like an Obama bum kissing media trap to me. Once he has everyone’s attention and the media has desparately spent their wad...ba boom! Time will tell. :)


3 posted on 03/07/2012 5:01:18 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: saganite

Even if the tape shows Obama screaming “Black Power” and “Kill Whitey”, the media will make excuses and try to whitewash it.

I don’t think this will have much impact.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 5:01:51 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Same here.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 5:03:05 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: ColdOne
I think Andrea Mitchell has been AT LEAST a half-bubble off plumb since she became a national news reader.

jmho....

6 posted on 03/07/2012 5:03:34 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Retired Greyhound
I don’t think this will have much impact.

Correct. The right already knows he is a commie and the left don't care.

7 posted on 03/07/2012 5:04:21 PM PST by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: ColdOne
“And what’s classic about it is it’s race and gender!” Mitchell exclaimed. “It’s the very issues we are talking about today, it’s issues of gender that have certainly taken hold in the republican campaign and we have heard what the president said when he called Sandra Fluke and spoke out about it at his press conference.”

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For her gang, everything is about "race and gender."

And they're the one's making "issues of gender" a big deal in the presidential race. I doubt the candidates have much interest.

I can't believe people listen to this hoo-hah.*

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*I'm using "hoo-hah" to mean "commotion" but I looked it up and slang dictionaries say it refers to female sex organs.

Race and gender! Race and gender!

8 posted on 03/07/2012 5:10:47 PM PST by x
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To: ColdOne
Andrea Mitchell sleeps with Alan Greenspan (her husband) and that contributes to her...mood.

That pretty much Explains her attitude.

9 posted on 03/07/2012 5:10:51 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: ColdOne

It’s hysterical to watch this all play out. This video was hidden for years. And on the day Breitbart is set to release it, the lib media suddenly finds it, edits it, airs it and tries to create a narrative that is beneficial to Obama. And they do it with a straight face.

It would be funny if it weren’t so corrupt.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 5:12:56 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: ColdOne

Well if this is it ... I am utterly underwhelmed. Guess I”ll wait and see what Hannity has.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 5:13:17 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

I’m afraid the rest of the tape will just be Professor Bell and we’ll be expected to connect his rantings with Obama because he introduced him.

If that’s the case it will be a disappointment. I so hope I’m wrong.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 5:18:19 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Well if this is it ... I am utterly underwhelmed.

That's why they released it. They want you and everyone to be "underwhelmed."

Hannity will have about 3 million viewers. The MSM will have about 20 million.

And when the water cooler chat starts up (i.e. "Did you see that Obama video") most will have seen the G rated edited MSM version.

It's all part of the strategy - to get out in front of the story. Distract, confuse.
13 posted on 03/07/2012 5:20:22 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: ColdOne

An Alinskyite socialist(Obama) is not a radical?...
Nazi or Stalinist propagandists would be proud of that statement..

It was brilliant tactics when leftist teachers Unions stopped teaching American and World History in our schools.. and when they stopped teaching Civics it was iceing on a malicious cake..

Many dont know Santo and Romney are OWNED by the Unions..
I think we are screwed.. the fix is in for Zero..


14 posted on 03/07/2012 5:26:34 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe

Looks like he was athletic too. Must have been on the Harvard Pocket Pool team.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 5:28:57 PM PST by NostraDanUS
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To: Retired Greyhound

“I don’t think this will have much impact.”

That’s probably because you live in a liberal sh#thole. Pull up your life, move and enjoy some quality time with like-minded patriots and conservatives.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 5:39:39 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: ColdOne

I was impressed 0bama spoke without a TOTUS.
I guess that’s how we can tell when he is sincere


17 posted on 03/07/2012 5:43:29 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: ColdOne

It’s a really interesting moment in his career, he’d always try to take this conciliatory middle ground, particularly around issues of race.
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SERIOUSLY?! Bwhahahaha!

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The great Obama beer summit?

African Americans for Obama?

Jeremiah White?

Middle America who clings to their guns and religion?

Typical white woman? (about grandma)

*Their confusion made me question my own racial credentials all over again. …To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.“Dreams From My Father,”

Tim was not a conscious brother. Tim wore argyle sweaters and pressed jeans and talked like Beaver Cleaver. …His white girlfriend was probably waiting for him up in his room, listening to country music. “Dreams From My Father,”

After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerated. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.“Dreams From My Father,”


18 posted on 03/07/2012 5:44:09 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: ColdOne

It’s oh, just f’in SHUT UP!!!!!!! Nothing else.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 5:46:32 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: NostraDanUS

HAHAHAHAHA..good call.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 5:47:21 PM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: Steven Tyler

All that coke usage hadn’t fried his cerebral cortex yet


21 posted on 03/07/2012 5:48:02 PM PST by DMZFrank
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To: ColdOne

Andrea Mitchell is a biased liberal liar.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 5:48:02 PM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: x

Hoo-hah - my sister won’t be happy about that, it has to do with some Christmas promotion a couple years ago. She loves saying Hoo Hah!!!


23 posted on 03/07/2012 5:51:10 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Irenic

Any of those passages from “his” book should be fodder enough for any opponent; since his opponents are silenced, their proxies have to make full use of them, and they have to be broadcast far & wide.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 5:52:12 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: ColdOne

“it’s issues of gender that have certainly taken hold in the republican campaign”

Damned liar... the only ones pushing “issues of gender” are the usual suspects, Democrat hustlers.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 5:53:23 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: capt. norm

Yeah, Greenspan prolly sleeps like a corpse...man and requires a really good fence charger to crank up in the morning. Andrea is smiling the whole 2 hours it takes pasting and chinching up for her to appear to be human each day.

These folks really should be hanging out in Floridah and not trying to sound germane.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 5:56:32 PM PST by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: SaraJohnson

Of course they won’t release everything today. If they follow the “Breitbart method”, they will release just enough to get the media lapdogs to rise up in defense of him and tell the predictable lies that will be debunked by the next set of tapes.

I’m amazed that the left still falls for the rope-a-dope every time. Breitbart was a genius for realizing the simple fact that they REALLY ARE that predictable and stupid.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 5:56:50 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: ColdOne

“This isn’t some firebrand radical” - that’s what they put in the headline so you couldn’t copy it. But of course, he IS a firebrand radical. Plain and simple.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 6:01:18 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: NostraDanUS

Drop the soap team.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 6:05:16 PM PST by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: popdonnelly

That is a very redundant sentence.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 6:15:01 PM PST by EEGator
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To: sergeantdave

Thanks for the pep-talk, Sarge. But I’m just not convinced that American voters are smart enough to understand what all of this means.

It’s no secret that Obama is a commie with bad past associates. And yet here he is, three years into his presidency, and with 50/50 odds of reelection.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 6:18:00 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Boogieman

I’m amazed that the left still falls for the rope-a-dope every time. Breitbart was a genius for realizing the simple fact that they REALLY ARE that predictable and stupid.


From reading this thread, it would seem a lot of Freepers have a short memory, too. :)


32 posted on 03/07/2012 6:20:47 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: RIghtwardHo

“Well if this is it ... I am utterly underwhelmed.”

Underwhelmed is an understatement.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 6:22:51 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: nhwingut

In which case those that support the Stupid Party once again show how inept they are.

This tape should have been released the day after Breitbart’s passing. Why it took this long appears to be without explanation. For now, the MSM can get out in front of it and shape it the way they want.

Why wasn’t it released immediately to stop the MSM from having an advantage?

Breitbart said this is War; yes it is. And our side is not anticipating how the Left will respond, instead they leave the battlefield open so that the Left can take whatever positions they feel are advantageous.


34 posted on 03/07/2012 6:46:09 PM PST by Hostage (Looking for a slut who brings her own birth control.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Be cool, Retired Greyhound.

There’s things going on under the radar that the dumb-clucks in Washington can’t imagine.

Do the best you can to clean out the liberals in your local government. If you can run for a local village council seat, do it. That’s a big help.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 7:06:59 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Retired Greyhound

” and with 50/50 odds of reelection.”

And if elected his 2nd term would be a nightmare because he would have nothing to lose.

Frightening!


36 posted on 03/07/2012 7:10:16 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: nhwingut

I doubt we’ll ever see all Andrew had on that commie swine the real tapes have been destroyed and we will get nothing close to the real truth


37 posted on 03/07/2012 8:20:25 PM PST by StPaulRevert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=wI9XnAaM8js)
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To: ColdOne

Andrea, it’s hard to hear you!

Take off your knee pads, because you’re mumbling something about that guy above you???


38 posted on 03/07/2012 8:49:24 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: ColdOne

“It’s kind of an amazing, interesting moment because he looks so young but he sounds exactly the same”

Yeh thats whats so frightening about it Andrea.


39 posted on 03/07/2012 9:15:07 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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