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ABC Calls Black Friday An 'Orgy Of Capitalism'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/24/2012 7:07:14 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

It's enough to make an MSMer nostalgic for the good old days of the Soviet Union, when the masses didn't stampede into stores because there was little of interest to buy and little money to buy it with, and the good stuff was reserved for the ruling elites at special shops.

Here's how ABC's Dan Harris opened today's Good Morning America: "This morning, Black and Blue Friday. America's annual orgy of capitalism gets dicey." Capitalism? Really? Is that the problem?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; blackfriday; capitalism; danharris; disney

1 posted on 11/24/2012 7:07:26 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Good Morning America host calls Black Friday an orgy of “capitalism.” Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/24/2012 7:08:31 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

Who sells commercials to capitalize on black friday... Hypocrites of the highest order...


3 posted on 11/24/2012 7:09:42 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yet they cover it wall to wall.


4 posted on 11/24/2012 7:09:46 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

ABC: “We’d prefer a proper diet of Marxism.”


5 posted on 11/24/2012 7:12:54 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The people at ABC would have people get in line and be given(issued) FREE (crappy)TVs!!!


6 posted on 11/24/2012 7:15:07 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’ve been hearing these stories about how awful holiday season shopping is since I was a kid 50 years ago. Nothing’s changed. The same media types who hated the cruder aspects of a free-market economy (crazy consumers) are still at it. Much better in their eyes to have a soviet-style economy where people could share their misery in their rabbit hutches while reading Marx and Lenin.


7 posted on 11/24/2012 7:23:51 AM PST by driftless2
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To: dps.inspect

This was the first thought that went through my mind. ABC is a for-profit enterprise. Dan Harris is, I feel fairly certain, PAID for his work...


8 posted on 11/24/2012 7:31:07 AM PST by Yudan (Living comes much easier once we admit we're dying.)
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To: dps.inspect

And those who criticize it like this idiot Dan Harris, 1000% guaranteed he lives on the upper West side of Manhattan in a multi-million dollar condo with a pool, gym, doormen,a limo that takes him to work and every other thing that would portray one as a “capitalist pig”. There is no greater example of hypocrisy on this earth when it comes to liberals. And they are absolutely blatant about it.

Yes, check this out - I just looked up this idiot. His brother is a “Venture capitalist”. Oh what an orgy of capitalism!

“Harris’ father is Jay R. Harris, the chair of Harvard’s radiation oncology residency program and recipient of the 2007 American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Gold Medal. His mother, Nancy Lee Harris, is a pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and is a world authority on lymphomas. Harris’ older brother, Matthew Carmichael Harris, is a venture capitalist.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Harris_(journalist)


9 posted on 11/24/2012 7:42:19 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Will they call Obama’s time an orgy of fascist socialism?


10 posted on 11/24/2012 7:47:48 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did ABC call the re-election of a failed President (Obama) an Orgy of Freeloaderism?


11 posted on 11/24/2012 7:53:21 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Eff ABC right in the MSNBC.


12 posted on 11/24/2012 7:53:41 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I call it a snapshot of the breakdown of our society.


13 posted on 11/24/2012 8:00:16 AM 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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To: governsleastgovernsbest
ABC Calls Black Friday An 'Orgy Of Capitalism'

Then we can all agree to not patronize any advertiser on ABC, tell them so, and why.

14 posted on 11/24/2012 8:00:31 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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Ideally, we need every member and regular user to contribute to keep Free Republic up and running strong.

15 posted on 11/24/2012 8:02:33 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Benjamin Rush complained about this, at the time of the beginning of this republic, to being a “bedollared nation”.

But, John Adams then scorched him for what he said.

We are a nation where one can pursue individual happiness unfettered by government. If that means many find this as scurrying about in pursuit of a black friday sale, so-be-it.


16 posted on 11/24/2012 8:10:31 AM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: C210N

These lib dimwits are relentless subhumans...no?


17 posted on 11/24/2012 8:32:14 AM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: C210N
Absolutely it should be unfettered by government. That is not to say however, that there is anything respectable or desirable about such a squalid orgy, nor should it be encouraged.
18 posted on 11/24/2012 8:36:39 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t have a problem boycotting ABC’s capitalistic sponsors peddling their materialistic wares to those black Friday shoppers.


19 posted on 11/24/2012 8:41:06 AM PST by jersey117
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To: hinckley buzzard

The overall capitalistic side of things: Manufacturers identification and production of a consumer want is fine and healthy.

The thing here is ABC doing its usual, denigrating capitalism when more at issue here is the orgy of consumerism.


20 posted on 11/24/2012 8:46:13 AM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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properly speaking Black Thursday(Thanksgiving Day) if not Black Friday truly is an “Orgy of Materialism”


21 posted on 11/24/2012 8:49:01 AM PST by RBStealth
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Actually you stupid jerks, capitalism is what provides all the nice things you a-holes at ABC get to enjoy every day. What you are talking about is “consumerism”. Now without capitalism we would not have as much to consume. Get it dufus?


22 posted on 11/24/2012 9:04:22 AM PST by mc5cents
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The opposite is an orgy of children’s shoes.

In the former Soviet Union the government enforced quotas on industries. When a major shoe manufacturer encountered material shortages, to meet the quota so that the managers wouldn’t be sent to a Siberian resort for a little rehabilitation, the company just stopped making adult shoes, which needed more material, and just made children’s shoes. Naturally this led to an acute shortage of adult shoes and an “orgy” of children’s shoes in the marketplace - the quota was met!


23 posted on 11/24/2012 9:19:09 AM PST by DeprogramLiberalism
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It looks like wall to wall Obama voters to me

Looking for cheap stuff - hey, not everything can be free!


24 posted on 11/24/2012 9:24:55 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It looks like wall to wall Obama voters to me

Looking for cheap stuff - hey, not everything can be free!


25 posted on 11/24/2012 9:27:52 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Mich Patriot

I can’t read FR and go out to eat at the same time. I just blew sweet tea all over the table.


26 posted on 11/24/2012 9:38:52 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Without the “Orgy of Capitalism”, BIG GOVERNMENT could not exist. Barry Benghazi would not be president. Marxists all my have diplomas but they are the stupidest bunch of morons to ever come down the pike. You’ve got to have “the rich” if you want free ObamaCare. You’ve got to have “the rich” if you want to have welfare. You’ve got to have “the rich” if you want tax revenue. Communists are such morons. No wonder communism has NEVER worked anywhere that it has been tried.


27 posted on 11/24/2012 9:51:44 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Orgy of socializm.


28 posted on 11/24/2012 12:30:26 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I'm seeing a lot of Black Friday TV commercials offering Samsung Galaxy S2's at $79.99. They're dumping the obsolete technology because everyone's buying the S3's now.

So, ABC, in your world who would get the S3's and who would get the S2's?

Do away with capitalism and just give the S3's to the elites and S2's to the proletariats?

-PJ

29 posted on 11/24/2012 12:41:05 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Perhaps they should pull all those expensive black friday sales adds off their network . . . . . ..


30 posted on 11/24/2012 12:41:40 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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