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C-SPAN Caller Blasts Media's Coverage of Town Hall Protests
News Busters ^ | August 9, 2009 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/09/2009 2:08:33 PM PDT by libstripper

"When I watch the news people stand here and tell me that I am a member of a hired mob, that I've been called up by the Republican Party, they only wish they could have done something like this. I've never been contacted by any organized group."

So fabulously stated a caller during Saturday's "Washington Journal" on C-SPAN in a monologue that is likely to go viral throughout the Internet and possibly make the speaker America's next Joe the Plumber.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; angrymob; cspan; obamacare; overlordobama; seiu; thugs; unionthugs
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FANTASTIC UTube at the link in the article. Leah's got it right.
1 posted on 08/09/2009 2:08:33 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Even in her frustration, this is a well spoken woman. I hope we hear more from her.


2 posted on 08/09/2009 2:14:21 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: libstripper

When I was in college, I went to the March for Life and I was also a counter-protester at a pro-abortion march. I recommend that everyone who wants to see press bias in action to attend protests from both sides and watch how the mainstream media covers both sides. At the March for Life, the media went out of their way to film the handful of loons. At the pro-abortion march, they wend out of their way not to cover the loons. Conservatives need to grab their video cameras and put their own coverage up on YouTube and let people see what really goes on. The best way to prove media bias is to ask someone to watch an event with a conservative or liberal slant and then have them watch how it’s covered.


3 posted on 08/09/2009 2:16:01 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: libstripper

WoW...Leah nailed it.


4 posted on 08/09/2009 2:17:03 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: libstripper
Despite the Media's love affair with the thought that we are coming out of the R(Dr)ession, look for more strife. IMO, this is only the beginning of the push back. People are under pressure from every front, not just Health Care and, at some point, even your stable White Middle Class is going to get motivated.

This is just the first round.

5 posted on 08/09/2009 2:17:52 PM PDT by TCats
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To: libstripper

Don’t expect anything from the news media. They’re mostly Democrats, parroting the Democratic Party line. They’re not your friends. They’re quite happy to see Republicans and conservatives denigrated and derided. Stop buying their product.


6 posted on 08/09/2009 2:20:10 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: libstripper
Whoo Hoo!!!!! Leah ripped them a new one! That was off the chain!

She articulated what needed to be said to these smug, self congratulatory Media Types who only believe the right to protest and dissent only belong to the Democrat Party and the Hard Left. This is nothing short of brilliant! An average citizen expressing her outrage at the attempt by the Obama Administration, Linda Douglas, Nancy Pelosi, and the SEIU Goons and other assorted thugs--some wearing suits and ties--to stifle debate of this contentious issue.

7 posted on 08/09/2009 2:20:48 PM PDT by T Lady (The MSM: Pravda West)
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To: libstripper

“and possibly make the speaker America’s next Joe the Plumber.”

Let’s hope that doesn’t mean that the Democrats will try to dig up all the dirt on her they can, and the news media will only be too happy to publicize it.


8 posted on 08/09/2009 2:22:08 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Question_Assumptions

went to a war between the states fuction etc and the media there were finding the worst dress buck toothed couple to film all the time and then asking them question about the rebel flag and racism.
the media tried to paint those who had the flag at this function as racist and it still never worked as everyone who they asked about it had great answers to their ignorant question.

Look at the left now getting all their paid goons out in FL to make it look like the people want Govt death care.

The polls show they are in the minority and now they have sent their paid thugs in to attack anyone who opposes bozo is looking bad.
Paid men hitting the elderly doesn’t go down to good even if the media try to cover it up.

All the talk radio and many other outlets should keep talking about these paid goons getting out there ina couple of weeks.

tell everyone you know how the Dems are getting paid thugs to attack along with the white house hit list


9 posted on 08/09/2009 2:22:14 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman -- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: libstripper
Well said!

Make sure you listen to this caller from NH.

Leah for Congress!! Kick all the rest of the bums out and send some normal folk for a change.

10 posted on 08/09/2009 2:23:26 PM PDT by tentmaker
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To: libstripper

Brilliant call. This woman needs to run for Congress. She nailed it in pointing out how tired it’s gotten for Dems to dismiss all opposition to Obama and his policies as being motivated by racism. America sees through this tired and lame tactic. Good for her in pointing out the only black person whose been hurt in any of this WAS HURT BY OBAMA’S UNION GOONS!


11 posted on 08/09/2009 2:23:58 PM PDT by MissesBush
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To: libstripper

Was that Leah Remini?


12 posted on 08/09/2009 2:25:50 PM PDT by vg0va3 (I don't plan to quit the fight until it is finally over.)
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To: TCats
My guess is that the Congressmen that are blatantly ignoring the electorate are putting themselves in danger. We will probably have less and less access to speak with them as they realize that once they take away our ability to redress grievances, it only takes one nutball (no, NSA, I am not advocating anything). They need to listen to the people, whose lives they are impacting, and soon. This could spin out of control at any time. People are angry, and scared, and have begun to verbally direct their anger at Congress and Obama. Taking away the verbal relief valve is NOT the thing to be doing right now.
13 posted on 08/09/2009 2:27:52 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: libstripper

bookmark for later.


14 posted on 08/09/2009 2:27:52 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: manc

Tell me, Obama, what is the difference between your behavior and the Government of Iran?


15 posted on 08/09/2009 2:30:00 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: basil
I am so thankful you posted this video...wow, what A WOMAN!
The Palin Revolution is marching on! the REAL women in America know when smoke is being blown up their skirt! Reason, logic, truth, this is my kinda gal!
16 posted on 08/09/2009 2:33:05 PM PDT by Turborules
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To: Question_Assumptions
Some years ago, someone attended an anti abortion rally.

The producers of a show (Beck?) had mikes at both sides and the announcement prior to playing the audio was something like, "Listen to these people .. both sides, then each seperately">

The audio was taped at the same time, and the crowd was, to say the least .. boisterous.

When the channels went from side to side, it was profound what was being taped.

The anti-abortion folks were singing, praying and being loud with slogans like, "Abortion is murder"

When the dial was twisted to shut down the anti's and the Pro abortion side raised ..... whoa! What a difference!

You could hear filthy language directed at the anti-abortion side .. "Your mother should have aborted YOU" ... and other sick stuff.

17 posted on 08/09/2009 2:33:39 PM PDT by knarf
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To: libstripper

Here is a comment on youtube.

Is this true?

“Obama won his first election in 1996 Representing the Communist Party with a SIGNED CONTRACT.”


18 posted on 08/09/2009 2:39:21 PM PDT by RummyChick ("Free Speech....is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny" Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black)
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To: IrishCatholic
bookmark for later.

Don't forget to take the time to listen to Leah. She speaks volumes. Politicians and the media just don't get how frustrated Americans have become with their failure to understand that they report to US, not us to them. There's been rampant political corruption by both parties and frankly, most of it hasn't gotten nearly the attention it should have. We're at the point now where forgiving and forgetting are not going to happen. We want our country back and we're NOT a mob, not thugs (like our president is sending out after us), we're not going to be intimidated (being turned in for using free speech), and we're not going to stop asking questions and expecting answers (but not the type of answers from a form-written script designed to appease / silence us).

19 posted on 08/09/2009 2:42:56 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

this is questions the media should be asking and they would if it had been Bush.

The media have been a total disgrace since obama came onto the scene.

mail accounts to rat on those who oppose obama
talking about guns and talking about hitting back twice as hard to paid thugs hitting the elderly and now Soros is spending this money to get more paid thugs .

there is no difference to what Hitler did or what happens in Iran and the media do nothing and they wonder why they are hated.

it seems the media either agree with these kind of tactics or they are afraid and that goes for fox

the left are laughing like mad because their lies are not being questioned and they are getting away with this thuggery.

it seems the media want people to die or really get hurt and it doesn’t help when the GOP say hardly nothing.

The GOP at every chance should be on camera letting it be known about these paid thugs.
There’s loads of folk who I have met who know nothing to what is going on with this ratting mail and paid thugs but beleive me I am letting them know about it

everyone needs to get the message out to friends, family, neighbors at work etc


20 posted on 08/09/2009 2:45:08 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman -- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

You’re right, but you know, it just does not matter to them! They are so involved with their leftist agenda that they are blind to any other opinions. It has become so depressingly familiar that reading the news is a real chore.

Actually, can’t understand why they ALL have not gone bankrupt by now... I guess there are just enough Blue-Bellies left to keep them barely afloat. That will probably change shortly since even the moderate to slightly left are beginning to see daylight.

We can all look forward to the demise of the current News groups... I do expect another type of reporter to arise from the ashes though - factual - back to basics...


21 posted on 08/09/2009 2:47:51 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: libstripper

Very good point by Assumptions.Everyone should participate in a news story that is covered by the media. You will learn a lesson for life on the bias of the media.Perhaps the most biased coverage is the annual March for Life in Washington.The tens of thousands of young people that attend get a better education on the media,than they ever would get in class.


22 posted on 08/09/2009 2:48:39 PM PDT by ardara
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To: Deagle

It does appear that youtube and twitter are replacing traditional reporting as it is on-scene and freely open to interpretation, versus the SRM telling us what to think. Seems like it is imperative that we utilize these outlets to get the real news out there.


23 posted on 08/09/2009 2:52:13 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Deagle

It does appear that youtube and twitter are replacing traditional reporting as it is on-scene and freely open to interpretation, versus the SRM telling us what to think. Seems like it is imperative that we utilize these outlets to get the real news out there.


24 posted on 08/09/2009 2:52:29 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Question_Assumptions

You must dress like this to be taken seriously by the MSM! I'm sure this was not coordinated. /s

Forget your 'Brooks Brothers' and get a PINK SLIP!

Just ask HOWARD DEAN!

25 posted on 08/09/2009 2:56:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Big Giant Head; Marie Antoinette

Outstanding C-Span call at the link. Nails every point.


26 posted on 08/09/2009 2:56:41 PM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: MamaDearest

That’s why I bookmarked it. The computer I am at has defective speakers. When I get home around 05:00 hours I will listen to it then.

What really is needed is an honest press.


27 posted on 08/09/2009 2:57:08 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Hey - no need to SHOUT! Hehe... Sorry, just had to get that in...

You’re right of course, the internet is taking up the slack but eventually, the current new system has to change and that means giving up biases and reporting factual information.


28 posted on 08/09/2009 2:58:25 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Deagle

My keyboard has a hiccup...


29 posted on 08/09/2009 3:02:32 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Heh...I wish I could use that excuse... Unfortunately, it is usually MY fault...


30 posted on 08/09/2009 3:04:47 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; April Lexington; ...

~~~EXCELLENT! MUST GO VIRAL .... PASS IT ON!

((Please forgive any inadvertent duplicate pings))

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This Is Priceless - Leah From New Hampshire For President

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPnd_GqnV3c&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fnewsbusters.org%2Fblogs%2Fnoel-sheppard%2F2009%2F08%2F09%2Fc-span-caller-blasts-medias-depiction-town-hall-protesters&feature=player_embedded


31 posted on 08/09/2009 3:14:58 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: libstripper
But..but...the liberals ,i.,b.KNOW,/i> that nobody does this on theit won. After all, liberals are for the people, right? :)
32 posted on 08/09/2009 3:17:37 PM PDT by TBP
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To: libstripper
But..but...the liberals ,i.,b.KNOW,/i> that nobody does this on theit won. After all, liberals are for the people, right? :)
33 posted on 08/09/2009 3:17:51 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Tell me, Obama, what is the difference between your behavior and the Government of Iran?

The Iranian President was actually born in the country he leads.

34 posted on 08/09/2009 3:20:07 PM PDT by TBP
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To: libstripper

Loved the condescending smirks on the two obots while she let them have it. They were too stupid to even know they were being exposed for the mouthpieces they are.

Pray for America


35 posted on 08/09/2009 3:21:51 PM PDT by bray (The messiah has no robe)
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To: MamaDearest

My wife is such a case. She’s never been a political activist and if she wanted to be organized by someone, she wouldn’t know where to go (she’d have to ask me.) She recently wrote to our Congresscritter and started off by congratulating him for doing something she didn’t think was possible — turning her into an activist.

We’re going to a Town Meeting tomorrow night. We plan on being respectful, but we plan on being heard. Who wants to post our bail?


36 posted on 08/09/2009 3:23:33 PM PDT by TBP
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To: libstripper

Damn, that was awesome. It did not even sound like she was reading from a script. Everything came from the heart. That women is intelligent and articulate.


37 posted on 08/09/2009 3:28:50 PM PDT by Always Right (The Brown Shirt Media © is coming!)
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To: libstripper
But..but...the liberals KNOWthat nobody does this on their own. After all, liberals are for the people, right? :)
38 posted on 08/09/2009 3:30:42 PM PDT by TBP
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the ping. I just send the video to my email list


39 posted on 08/09/2009 3:31:15 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: popdonnelly
Let’s hope that doesn’t mean that the Democrats will try to dig up all the dirt on her they can, and the news media will only be too happy to publicize it.

I am sure 1,000,000 Brown Shirts, i mean Democrats, have already submitted Leah's name to the offical white house snitch line.

40 posted on 08/09/2009 3:31:30 PM PDT by Always Right (The Brown Shirt Media © is coming!)
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To: TBP

The same could be said about my husband. Then recently he kept asking me “what are they saying on Free Republic, etc.” 3 days ago he became a freeper. :) He used to say, “NOthing we do matters, they will do what they want to.” Now he’s saying “Let’s fight this!” Now if I can just get him to D.C. on Sept. 12th, I’ll be ecstatic.


41 posted on 08/09/2009 3:36:10 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger ( Government Healthcare will have the efficiency of the postal service and the compassion of IRS)
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To: libstripper

She was terrific! I loved watching the expressions of the C-Span hosts—esp. the younger one—Priceless ;)


42 posted on 08/09/2009 3:43:36 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: STARWISE

OOOHHHHWWWWWEEEEE. She’s great. She said it all. The one guy was very uncomfortable, LOL. I love it.


43 posted on 08/09/2009 3:53:23 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: bushwon

2 news reader dick heads. What did you expect from them ?


44 posted on 08/09/2009 3:56:04 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: libstripper

I love how she brought up the race issue — pointed out that BLACK guys from SEIU beat up a BLACK protestor.


45 posted on 08/09/2009 3:57:37 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: libstripper

Is this great or what....telling this just like most Americans throughout America feel...


46 posted on 08/09/2009 4:01:27 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Marysecretary

She is AWESOME!


47 posted on 08/09/2009 4:02:15 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: manc

“they have sent in their paid thugs”

AT 0’s and SEBILIUS’s REQUESTS to hit back hard. What would the media have done had Pres. Bush incited his supporters to do violence to those who expressed “patriotic dissent”?


48 posted on 08/09/2009 4:17:18 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: libstripper

Oh man, that was terrific. Leah just yanked the program out from under phony ad hominem of Pelosi and Boxer types along with those two bobble-heads. That was beautiful!


49 posted on 08/09/2009 4:17:22 PM PDT by loungeSerf (Truth-In-Legislation Amendment)
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To: libstripper

Great job by Leah. And she’s absolutely right. These so-called elected representatives have jumped the shark - they’re no longer capable of carrying out their constitutional duties. Nearly all need to be removed from office.


50 posted on 08/09/2009 4:18:32 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1938 all over again - the democrats are the new NAZIs and conservatives are the new Jews.)
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