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Schieffer On Scandals: "It's Very, Very Disturbing What We're Seeing" (Video)
Real Clear Politics Video (at source) ^ | May 16, 2013 | NA

Posted on 05/16/2013 10:43:41 PM PDT by neverdem

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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Don’t take this as a complete defense of the MSM.

But when a press conference happens, it’s well known the it’s the White House that decides beforehand who will be allowed questions.

I’ve read a number of reports saying basically “They told us if we asked that question, we’d be cut off.”

Combine that with the thought that maybe they would have a better “relationship” with liberal type reporters, and you can see the outcome, it’s right in front of you.

Combine that with the idea that most reporters are as spineless as Boehner.

Combine that with the idea that even if a government employee does something wrong, they are unlikely to get fired, and if they are fired, they still get their pensions, and probably just pick up a cushy job lobbying for some outfit.

It’s totally corrupt. Totally Machiavellian. I saw the corruption in the early 90’s and have not voted since then. I am not a voluntary individual member of a corrupt system.
I am willing to stand 100% behind a true, Constitutional Republic, but we have not had that for decades, maybe almost a century.

Spooner was right.


41 posted on 05/17/2013 3:19:04 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: Major Matt Mason

“Colson admits to doing many unsavory things in his time before converting to Christianity, but he prefers to be infamous only for the real ones, writing:

SIR – I noticed that your review of a biography of Richard Nixon referred to me in a couple of unflattering ways, including the notion that I contemplated firebombing the Brookings Institution (“The fuel of power”, May 10th). You need to know, if it ever does any good, that this is untrue. The fellow that testified about it during Watergate has totally recanted.

It is not true that I ever urged or suggested it. It was the idea of one Jack Caulfield, who told me about it in the White House men’s room, and I told him he was crazy. Mr Caulfield called me one day and said he wanted to make amends; that I had been unfairly treated, and he was sorry. He later confirmed this to Jonathan Aitken, who wrote a biography of me. I don’t know if it does any good to try to change these things now, but that is the fact.

Chuck Colson

I was able to locate the relevant passage of Aitken’s book, Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed, online and it confirms Colson’s claim. It’s not well-known that Caulfield recanted his allegation, so the Economist doesn’t look all that bad. Still, fact-checking is supposed to be the big advantage of the mainstream media, isn’t it?”

http://internetscofflaw.com/2008/06/18/chuck-colson-denies-allegations-repeated-in-the-economist/

The History Commons, quoting Bernstein, Dean, et al give rise to the myth/lie. Still checking.


42 posted on 05/17/2013 3:22:50 AM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: neverdem
O’DONNELL: You’re speaking about Victoria Nuland, who is the State Dept. spokesperson, and in these emails back and forth, she was saying “my higher ups were worried about this.” And the question is, was it the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton?

SCHIEFFER: And we still don’t know the answer to that. It’s a pretty easy thing.

Some good stuff in this discussion. Liberals all asking questions about Obama and Hillary. I never thought I would see this.

43 posted on 05/17/2013 3:23:34 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Viennacon

Soon MSM will roll over for Obama. They can’t let Hillary down. Most of them are wimps who don’t know how to think independently. They just take orders from their media bosses. What’s funny is that most of them are so clueless they don’t even realize they are nothing but paid propagandists. When they claim to be an unbiased reporter, they really think that’s true. The MSM follows the Chinese media model, which is call yourself a reporter, but please don’t do any hard-hitting reporting against the Leftist Establishment or you will get fired.


44 posted on 05/17/2013 3:33:47 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: djf
“Combine that with the idea that most reporters are as spineless as Boehner.”

Boneless chicken, boneless Boehner, and boneless reporters. One of these has a viable function.

I agree with you about the nature of the system. In that kind of system the cream does not float to the top, but s**t floats. It can't be fixed without fundamental changes.

45 posted on 05/17/2013 3:40:47 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle (Hil)
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To: neverdem

Blaming it on Nixon, it’s Nixons fault!


46 posted on 05/17/2013 3:46:25 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: neverdem
Nixon's goons tried to push the ‘we don't know anything about it’ line too.

Schieffer’s a fool - but he ‘looks’ like a caricature of a wise old journalist. They could be loading us on trains for concentration camps and the old fool would be befuddled.

47 posted on 05/17/2013 3:53:05 AM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
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To: neverdem

Funny quote for a moron who’s had his eyes closed for 5 years!!


48 posted on 05/17/2013 3:58:41 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: jmacusa
I can’t believe this stupid old fossil of a CBS news hack is still around.

We actually agree about something.

49 posted on 05/17/2013 3:59:34 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: GOPJ

“Obama didn’t know anything about the forcible detention of 10 million opponents in 180 concentration camps in 48 states. We think 2 guys in Cinncinnati....”


50 posted on 05/17/2013 4:01:50 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks neverdem.


51 posted on 05/17/2013 4:04:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: djf
Spooner was right.

Make a good tag line for someone...

52 posted on 05/17/2013 4:04:43 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: neverdem
But you are now seeing those on the left saying that the president got to start participating in the presidency...

Yeah, targeting conservatives for the benefit of Obama's reelection wasn't something anyone was aware of... Except for the thousands of us the IRS targeted.

And Homeland Security targeted.

And the FBI profiled...

Hey you creepy Nazi Schieffer if this had been happening to your beloved liberals or gays or union members you would have seen it.

Yeah, Schieffer - just keep reading the letters written in dem war rooms by people pretending to be conservative - letters crafted for you.... your hatred's that important for the SS troops on the left. They've got a useful fool and they know it. Eff you SSchieffer...

53 posted on 05/17/2013 4:05:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
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To: BilLies

Reference to “Google Book” passage re Caulfield recant..search “Caulfield”....go to pages 151-153....not very public but still there. No other confirmation, found.

http://books.google.com/books?id=cHVam0Ufv10C&printsec=frontcover&dq=colson+a+life+redeemed&sig=jeJvrVO_jQiO6mmv8AOZsjTVFCk#v=onepage&q=colson%20a%20life%20redeemed&f=false


54 posted on 05/17/2013 4:08:13 AM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: neverdem
No, Rush has this exactly right. Obama has the narrative perfect---he's unaware, a "missing person." He has completely successfully foisted this image of an incompetent.

He is 100% in control of the storyline, and is radically succeeding in the full sense of the word.

55 posted on 05/17/2013 4:10:18 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Doc Savage
Schieffer's not a moron - he's a useful fool. Now I understand how Jews were put in overs... all the horrors of the world happen because men like Schieffer pretend not to see....
56 posted on 05/17/2013 4:11:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
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To: Viennacon
Schieffer has to decide which side he’s on, but I’m guessing he doesn’t even know if he’s wearing pants or not.

NOT a mental image I needed while drinking my first cup of coffee .....

57 posted on 05/17/2013 4:12:09 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: neverdem

THIS ADMINISTRATION OF ISLAM-COMMUNISM WAS A COUP DETAT
by the MSM and al Qaeda.

And Congress???? Did they protect America?????
NO. THEY GAVE THE MOSLEMS PROTECTION
FROM THE US GOV’T AND OBAMACARE.


58 posted on 05/17/2013 4:14:50 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: neverdem

Schieffer the Obama fascism enabler, hardly defender of the faith or the Constitution.

If there was a sword in a stone, he would have to fall on it and die, instead of pulling it out and to kill the dragon.


59 posted on 05/17/2013 4:19:26 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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