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Savage Attack: Globe Writer Accuses W of 'Terrorizing' Americans
Fox News Channel/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/15/2006 12:33:55 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

by Mark Finkelstein

September 15, 2006 - 15:23

The Boston Globe refers to Charlie Savage as a "staff writer." But judging by the hyper-partisan comments he made on Fox News Channel this afternoon, Savage belongs over on the opinion page.

Interviewed with two other legal reporters by FNC's Martha MacCallum, Savage took these shots at President Bush and his fellow Republicans:

President Bush is "terrorizing" Americans with the terrorism issue for political gain.

Speaking of the current rift between the president and Sen. McCain over interrogation rules for suspected terrorists, Savage snidely observed that McCain had been a POW in Vietnam while Bush spent the war "back in Texas."

When talk turned to the tactics to be used in the current congressional campaign, Savage portrayed Republicans as those slinging the dirt, with Democrats trying to stay above the fray. He asserted that the national Republican line will be "vote Democrat and die," while Republicans will also use their "huge campaign chest" to go after individual Democrats and "dig up dirt on them."

He continued: "The Democrats are going to have to face a choice of how to respond to that. . . It's going to be very hard for individual [Dem] candidates not to respond in kind."

Hey, Derrick Z: make room for Charlie!

Finkelstein lives in the liberal haven of Ithaca, NY. View webcasts of Mark's award-winning TV show 'Right Angle' here. Contact Mark at mark@gunhill.net


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bostonglobe; campaigns; charliesavage; foxnews; interrogation; marthamaccallum; mccain; presidentbush; republicans; vietnam; wot

1 posted on 09/15/2006 12:33:58 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Fox News Channel/NewsBusters Savage-attack ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/15/2006 12:34:42 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

3 posted on 09/15/2006 12:36:45 PM PDT by Mo1 (Think about it .. A Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be 2 seats away from being President)
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To: Mo1

LOL - too true!


4 posted on 09/15/2006 12:39:44 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

McCain just can't think outside the bamboo cage.


5 posted on 09/15/2006 12:40:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Visualize dead terrorists. (don't let the libs tell you it's against the Geneva Convention))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

With Mrs. Clinton falling flat on her face the liberal mainstream is trying to sneak McVain into the White House under the cloak of (R).


6 posted on 09/15/2006 12:40:08 PM PDT by 100-Fold_Return (III John 2)
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To: Mo1

The media and the Democrats are intellectually and morally bankrupt. They spread deliberate lies, much the same as Stalinists and Maoists did.


7 posted on 09/15/2006 12:40:43 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Mo1

LOL. Great cartoon.


8 posted on 09/15/2006 12:41:19 PM PDT by Bahbah (Shalit, Goldwasser and Regev, we are praying for you)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Savage portrayed Republicans as those slinging the dirt, with Democrats trying to stay above the fray.

See, Air America needs someone with this kind of sense of humor. Savage should leave the Globe and go be Al Franken's sidekick.

9 posted on 09/15/2006 12:41:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I do not feel terrorized by President Bush but I AM TERRIFIED that the Terror Deniers will get control of this country.
10 posted on 09/15/2006 12:43:20 PM PDT by msnimje (Terror Deniers + Holocaust Deniers = A Match made in Hell.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
When talk turned to the tactics to be used in the current congressional campaign, Savage portrayed Republicans as those slinging the dirt, with Democrats trying to stay above the fray. He asserted that the national Republican line will be "vote Democrat and die," while Republicans will also use their "huge campaign chest" to go after individual Democrats and "dig up dirt on them."

About time the Republicans evened the playing field.

11 posted on 09/15/2006 12:45:06 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: msnimje

Yeah....I'm terrified of the liberals gaining more power and getting their way.....that's what I fear.


12 posted on 09/15/2006 12:45:47 PM PDT by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
(Charlie) Savage took these shots at President Bush and his fellow Republicans:

President Bush is "terrorizing" Americans with the terrorism issue for political gain.

Liberal ill-logic:

Osama bin Laden flies three passenger planes into the WTC towers and the Pentagon and loses one other hi-jacked plane in a vertical-dive crash into a PA field - libs say "We must try to understand them."

President Bush uses his duly elected Constitutional authority to protect the nation from further terrorist attacks including using his bully pulpit to remind Congress and the people that the danger still exists - libs say "President Bush is "terrorizing" Americans with the terrorism issue for political gain."

Can I offer you another Prozac, Charlie?

13 posted on 09/15/2006 12:49:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Visualize dead terrorists. (don't let the libs tell you it's against the Geneva Convention))
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To: msnimje

"I do not feel terrorized by President Bush but I AM TERRIFIED that the Terror Deniers will get control of this country."

Oh really?

a WOT?

LOL

How do you feel about 3000+ people from all corners of the world meandering across our borders unaccounted for every 24 hours?

You can't be serious, right?

What a strange way to fight a WOT.


14 posted on 09/15/2006 12:51:55 PM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: TigersEye
"Can I offer you another Prozac, Charlie?"

Forget Prozac, anyone delusional enough to repeat every DNC talking point is on some serious hallucinogens..... or maybe Charlie's brain could never recover from all the drug intake at a younger age.....
15 posted on 09/15/2006 12:52:24 PM PDT by Enchante (There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Mainstream Journalism)
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To: msnimje

That IS a terrifying thought. God forbid.


16 posted on 09/15/2006 12:53:47 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
These leftwing talking points began with Howard Fineman this week, he vomited them on Imus, and of course Imus licked it up!

Isn't Howard billed as some "journalist" who works for a "news mag"?

These hacks are priceless.
17 posted on 09/15/2006 12:55:32 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Mo1; pookie18; All
This one was also from todays Pookie18 9-15-06 FR Toon Thread:

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These two were my favorites from pookie18's Toon Thread today.

18 posted on 09/15/2006 1:09:01 PM PDT by musicman
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To: Enchante
We are witnessing a truly amazing phenomena. A relatively large segment of society is spiraling downwards into delusional states of mind that far exceed any average form of mental illness. It is some sort of mass hysteria but rather than manifesting in the fast and spontaneous way that a riot does it is a slowly building thing that is encasing itself in ever-increasing layers of rationalities. This is fanatic elitism set on self-destruct.

The libs have set the controls for the heart of the sun and sabotaged the control panel. Self serving idiots like Warner, Graham and McCain see it but they only see the power it has which they are attracted to. Their egos have blocked out any sense of the process of it. That it's a suicide machine.

19 posted on 09/15/2006 1:09:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Visualize dead terrorists. (don't let the libs tell you it's against the Geneva Convention))
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To: taxed2death
And you think the DEMOCRATS would clamp down on the borders?

YOU cannot be serious.
20 posted on 09/15/2006 1:11:21 PM PDT by msnimje (Terror Deniers + Holocaust Deniers = A Match made in Hell.)
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To: TigersEye

"I hated the gooks. I will hate them as long as I live."

Have you ever seen this guy on TV? He's creepy.

21 posted on 09/15/2006 1:12:37 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: msnimje

Neither will, unfortunately.


22 posted on 09/15/2006 1:15:15 PM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"terrorizing Americans"--hahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha!!! That's rich (with tears of laughter rolling down my face)! And this man calls himself a journalist with journalists in general carrying a black eye for their false reporting.


23 posted on 09/15/2006 1:31:40 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They want us to be hit unaware again.

They want to see blood in the streets.


24 posted on 09/15/2006 1:35:53 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: musicman

*L* ... yea I liked that one too!


25 posted on 09/15/2006 1:42:32 PM PDT by Mo1 (Think about it .. A Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be 2 seats away from being President)
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To: TigersEye
"We must try to understand them."

The only reason to understand them is to find out the way they think . The fundamentalist leadership, like any other funamenalsts, believe the end of the world is eminent. That mindset helps them recruit people that can be easily persuaded to do thing like become human bombs. They convince these people that since the end is so near, a sacrificial suicide gives the bomber a head start on heaven before the rush starts.

Is clear that the moderate of the flock fear the extremists in this life and the next. If wasn't true, the moderates would disassociate themselves from the radicals and help end this madness. These people fear the understanding of us. So there is no give and take. An Islamist who compromises with Christians and at al, will be compromised by his own people. The only other thing else to understand is, how to take them out where they stand.

26 posted on 09/15/2006 1:50:14 PM PDT by oyez ( The older I get, the better I was.)
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To: Gordongekko909

27 posted on 09/15/2006 1:58:18 PM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: oyez
You did notice that I was quoting the lib style talking point ("We must try to understand them.") didn't you?

If you want to read a really clear analysis of the mindset of Islamo-fascists (as well as all types of fanatic elitists) check my profile page. Scroll down to "The cause of fanaticism and why it's dangerous." It cuts to the bottom line and makes all fanatic elitists instantly understandable.

28 posted on 09/15/2006 3:07:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (Visualize dead terrorists. (don't let the libs tell you it's against the Geneva Convention))
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To: oyez
Is clear that the moderate of the flock fear the extremists in this life and the next. If wasn't true, the moderates would disassociate themselves from the radicals and help end this madness.

I agree with that in part. But I don't think that entirely explains "moderate" Muslims and their actions or lack of action via militant Islam. I posted this last night about that very point.

(snip) Islam was founded on a doctrine of submission by force. Either the force of allah's will or his follower's swords. Most Muslims may gravitate towards loving kindness and compassion, which is the true nature of mind, but there is no actual basis for that in Islamic doctrine. There is no way a Muslim could be forced to face his own evil deeds that would require him to admit to himself any "crisis of faith." There is nothing in the founder Muhammed or his original teachings that would reflect any fault for acts of anger and hatred towards outsiders.

Acts of loving kindness and compassion may find a space to exist in any given Muslim's mind but there is nothing fundamental to rest it on. As such it becomes optional in terms of core faith. As a result there can be no "Enlightenment" or reformation of Islam because there is nothing to go back to other than submission and forced conversion.

That means that one must view all of the "moderate" "peace loving" Muslims as "high-minded" Muslims that are not living lives "tested by faith." They're walking on shaky doctrinal ground and may step off when push comes to shove. It is anyone's guess whether a given Muslim will step onto more solid doctrinal ground (Muhammed being the primal exemplar) or renounce. What we do know is how high the stakes are for renouncing Islam.

Full post

29 posted on 09/15/2006 3:23:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (Visualize dead terrorists. (don't let the libs tell you it's against the Geneva Convention))
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To: Gordongekko909
McCain is more than creepy to me. I have been searching for a link to a very informative post on McCain for an hour now but have still not found it. Here are a few links to similar info....

SEN. JOHN McCAIN: THE ULTIMATE "RHINESTONE HERO"

SEN. JOHN McCAIN: THE ULTIMATE "RHINESTONE HERO" Part II

John McCain Gets Soros Cash

John McCain Is No Hero

U.S. Sen. John McCain is no War Hero

John McCain: The Manchurian Candidate

JOHN MCCAIN, WARTS AND ALL

John McCain, you treasonous bastard, I challenge you or any of your traitorous cohorts...

McCain Is Booed by Labor Activists

McCain Rides to Kerry's Rescue: "John Kerry is Not Weak on Defense" (Today Show alert)

John McCain SCREAMS AT 9/11 FSA MEMBERS FOR OPPOSING HIS BILL TO GIVE AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS

John McCain's Skeleton Closet

30 posted on 09/15/2006 3:37:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (Visualize dead terrorists. (don't let the libs tell you it's against the Geneva Convention))
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To: pleikumud
Democrats are "terrorizing" future generations of Americans by giving into terrorism now, by cut and running.
31 posted on 09/15/2006 4:39:26 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Few people read the Boston Globe these days and even fewer care what their writers think, so it really doesn't matter what he said.
32 posted on 09/15/2006 4:43:15 PM PDT by defenderSD (The concept of national martyrdom, combined with nuclear weapons, is extremely dangerous.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is going to get nastier. We still have 7 more weeks to go before the November elections.


33 posted on 09/15/2006 8:17:00 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I get it....

Charlie Savage - Michael Savage's brother left-wing brother!

Neither are related by blood or are legitamate of name.

If the republicans were real clever, they would get Jimmy, Johnny and Billy Dokes up on stage to say all the good things the democrats have "brung" to them....

Now that is a cartoon waiting to happen. Heck, they could call the cousins in, Bobby, Donny, Tommy and Joey Dokes...


34 posted on 09/15/2006 8:26:21 PM PDT by Prost1 (Fair and Unbiased as always!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Must have seen my tagline??

Pray for W and Our Troops


35 posted on 09/15/2006 8:30:22 PM PDT by bray (Voting for the Rats is a Deathwish)
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FoxFan ping! (interview on FNC 9-15-06)

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my FoxFan list. *Warning: This can be a high-volume ping list at times.

36 posted on 09/15/2006 10:20:54 PM PDT by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 09/16/2006 9:25:32 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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