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NewsBusters.org ^ | September 29, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 09/29/2012 9:52:30 AM PDT by Kaslin

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer gave quite a scolding Friday to his fellow panelists on PBS's Inside Washington.

During a discussion about the murder of our ambassador in Libya, Krauthammer said, "I just want to respond to my liberal pals over here. I can’t believe you guys are covering for the administration on the Susan Rice thing when they themselves said five days later it was obviously a terror attack" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Krauthammer Scolds 'Liberal Pals' on PBS: 'I Can’t Believe You're Covering for the Administration' on Libya

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I just want to respond to my liberal pals over here. I can’t believe you guys are covering for the administration on the Susan Rice thing when they themselves said five days later it was obviously a terror attack. Obviously, everybody could see it. So why for a week did the administration pretend that it was a demonstration?

NINA TOTENBERG, NPR: Well, it wouldn’t be a very good plan if they were pretending and then saying something different later.

KRAUTHAMMER: It’s a good plan because the longer you draw it out, the less that the media and the country will care about it. It’s an issue, you seize of the issue right away, and it’s worked. Who talks about it other than…

GORDON PETERSON, HOST: Well, we’re talking about it.

KRAUTHAMMER: The third PBS segment of the show. Come on, give me a break.

PETERSON: Now you’re insulting your audience, the people who are still with us.

KRAUTHAMMER: No, these are the nine people in America who really care about stuff. What about all the others?

Well, I guess that makes me one of the nine people in America who really care about stuff.

As for Krauthammer, he was 100 percent correct.

If President Obama were Republican, the media would be going nuts over what happened in Libya earlier this month, so much so that it would be having a significantly negative impact on his reelection chances.

But because these folks are all in on getting this man another four years, their reporting on this matter has been atrocious.

Sadly, that's been par for the course for America's corrupt press since Obama first threw his name into the presidential ring in February 2007.

For the record, besides Totenberg, the other "liberal pals" on the panel were PBS's Mark Shields and Politico's Evan Thomas.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: krauthammer; susanrice
the entire title is: Krauthammer Tells 'Liberal Pals' on PBS 'I Can’t Believe You're Covering for the Administration' on Libya
1 posted on 09/29/2012 9:52:32 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

We are supposed to care the Romney put his dog on the roof 30 years ago, and might have bullied a kid in high school, but the White House’s actions two weeks ago are old news.


2 posted on 09/29/2012 9:59:04 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Kaslin

Nina Totenberg needs to be put out to pasture....with her martini shaker and pool boy.
Kraut is right...nine people watch PBeeeEssssss.


3 posted on 09/29/2012 9:59:20 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Kaslin

PBS just got hammered. Krauthammered that is. 9 viewers. Priceless!


4 posted on 09/29/2012 10:02:40 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin

Love the way Totenberg & Shields scoff at the assertion they’re covering for the administration. As if nothing could be more ridiculous.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 10:04:40 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Kaslin

I sometimes wonder if this is not all about their ability to sell their crappy newspapers and Ragazines. If Obama wins they can sell tons of papers and other stuff by investigating everythinhg they should have before he was ever elected. Am I crazy to think this way?


6 posted on 09/29/2012 10:05:33 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Kaslin

I’m shocked that they had Krauthammer on. Smacks of carelessness on their part. Evidently no one at PBS ever watches FNC so they were unaware of his political stance.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 10:06:55 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kaslin
JB
"It's not propaganda when we do it."
8 posted on 09/29/2012 10:11:30 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Kaslin
Inside Washington is produced by WJLA. WJLA is a commercial television station in DC.

Produced for commercial television first, in segments, with holes for commercials. After the show is recorded, an additional segment, the “PBS” segment is produced. The program is edited to remove the commercial holes, and add the “PBS” segment to bring it closer to the half-hour.

Technically, the program is syndicated to public television stations, by American Public Television, and is not a “PBS” program.

When K. is referring to the PBS segment, he means that only the viewers watching the program on a public station will be able to see that content.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inside_Washington

http://www.wjla.com/news/insidewashington//

9 posted on 09/29/2012 10:15:15 AM PDT by garyb
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To: Kaslin
I can’t believe you guys are covering for the administration...

Charles, like the other "conservative" pundits, are the last to know. They have been covering every stinking thing this POS in the WH has done since his inauguration.

10 posted on 09/29/2012 10:16:48 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Kaslin

Thank God for Mr. Krauthammer. He probably feels like a lone voice over at PBS. Wonder how long till he is let go?

What is even more disgusting is we pay for PBS to cover for Obama....!!!!


11 posted on 09/29/2012 10:17:12 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter
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To: Kaslin
Krauthammer said, "I just want to respond to my liberal pals over here. I can’t believe you guys are covering for the administration on the Susan Rice thing when they themselves said five days later it was obviously a terror attack"

Ahem, Mr. Krauthammer, uh.. Wolfe's book Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers? Remember?

I remember.

The 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats were celebrated in the establishment MSM as the most intelligent generation ever!. They are now arguably that very establishment that praised them and they hold themselves and their ideological issue in even higher regard.

They hijacked the now defunct Democratic Party in the 1970s.

Why waste your time? They are ideologues. The end justifies the means. They are the mau-mauing flak chuckers. They are protecting Obama, the biological/ideological issue of Marxist-Alinsky campus radicals. They worked for two generations to get this far.. they are also there.. "Bring it all down, man."

12 posted on 09/29/2012 10:18:45 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Verginius Rufus
I’m shocked that they had Krauthammer on.

I disagree, they knew that Krauthammer would draw a larger audience don't you think?

13 posted on 09/29/2012 10:19:36 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country was NEVER in question.)
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To: Kaslin

Notice how none of them object to be called a “Liberal” pal.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 10:21:39 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Kaslin
I really like this guy he always tells it like it is...

I did not know he was on PBS I guess because I don't watch that liberal pile of slugs...

15 posted on 09/29/2012 10:25:14 AM PDT by PLD
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To: skeeter

Tottenberg and Shields are filthy sychophants.


16 posted on 09/29/2012 10:25:39 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Kaslin

Charles... on point and correct as usual. Mark Shields and Nina (I hope you die of AIDS) Totenberg can’t hold a candle to him.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 10:27:57 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: matginzac

Wasn’t Totenberg the twit that “reported” the Anita Hill incident in order to derail Clarence Thomas’ confirmation to the SCOTUS?


18 posted on 09/29/2012 10:28:45 AM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: All
Krauthammer said, "I just want to respond to my liberal pals over here. I can’t believe you guys are covering for the administration on the Susan Rice thing when they themselves said five days later it was obviously a terror attack"

These are the aged 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue.. while you are at it, Mr. Krauthammer, why don't you admonish their cohorts here..


19 posted on 09/29/2012 10:29:47 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kempster
Yes.

Cordially

20 posted on 09/29/2012 10:29:53 AM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: getarope

Thomas got confirmed, though!


21 posted on 09/29/2012 10:31:26 AM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: garyb
" The program is edited to remove the commercial holes, and add the “PBS” segment to bring it closer to the half-hour."

So, the comment about "9 viewers" was probably closer to truth than a lot of readers might think.... good catch

22 posted on 09/29/2012 10:33:15 AM PDT by grandpa jones (obama delenda est)
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To: Kaslin

Krauthammer is intellectually honest, sometimes to the chagrin of conservatives. If it were a republican administration, Krauthammer would, without a doubt, criticize the administration. Hopefully this incident helps crystalize his understanding that we are not dealing with honest Americans who have a simple difference of opinion on political matters, but devout ideological socialists with an ends justifies the means code of conduct.


23 posted on 09/29/2012 10:38:17 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: getarope

Thanks to that awful RINO Orin Hatch! ;-)


24 posted on 09/29/2012 10:46:20 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Diamond

I was just remembering back to the Clinton years and how aggressive they got after he was reelected.


25 posted on 09/29/2012 10:50:48 AM PDT by kempster
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To: garyb

When K. is referring to the PBS segment, he means that only the viewers watching the program on a public station will be able to see that content.
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It will be hard to ever take Republicans seriously until they muster the political courage to defund PBS and put an end to the taxpayer subsidizing of liberal programming and biased propaganda. PBS is downright hostile to all things conservative but they cleverly camoflage it by promoting the educational and minded cultural value of their programming.


26 posted on 09/29/2012 11:03:12 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

PBS is on state owned channels.

Any governor that wants to can just order PBS off state TV

The governors have the control if they could be persuaded to use it.

(except perhaps for Pacifica)


27 posted on 09/29/2012 11:14:30 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: getarope

Yep...
She is/was married to some senator after being one of those Capitol hill “workers”...
Thinks it gives her gravitas as a journOlist...
A political hack from the word go....


28 posted on 09/29/2012 11:24:36 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: getarope

Yes! And she was married to a Senator (now gone), so she didn’t have to dig too far for her stories...


29 posted on 09/29/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT by quilterdebbie (We will endeavor to persevere!)
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To: Kaslin

Well, I can’t believe that Krauthammer can’t believe the media is covering for the Administration. They ALWAYS do that. Why would this be any different? I’d be surprised if they didn’t participate in the cover-up.


30 posted on 09/29/2012 11:52:56 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Kaslin

Yes, I remember how they treated Bush after the 1st 9/11. They were horrible to him because he didn’t jump up and frighten the children just to INFORM THEM. When in reality, all their cell phones were ringing so they already knew.

I just can’t stand the left .. I call them the “Arrogantly Ignorant”.


31 posted on 09/29/2012 2:43:06 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: raybbr
People like Laura Ingrahm, Krauthammer, Kristol, Stephen Hayes, etal....do NOTHING BUT CRIZTICIZE ROMNEY!! STFU!!!

I am so damn SICK of hearing how Romney is doing a BAD JOB I could SCREAM!!!!! Laura Ingraham and Kristol are the WORST!!!!!!!!

32 posted on 09/29/2012 3:37:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kempster
Before and just after the 2008 elections Obama was floating the idea of a newspaper bailout. This would be a public-private partnership to preserve big city newspapers. Congress shot down the idea in 2009 even though it was controlled by Democrats. Obama did hire dozens of liberal news media people for administration jobs.

Things are so desperate in print media now—layoffs, pay cuts and bankruptcies—the typical newspaper reporter, editor or columnist could be bought pretty cheaply. Ninety percent of them are already ethically corrupt. Taking a payoff wouldn't make a lot of difference.

33 posted on 09/29/2012 3:46:23 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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