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John Kerry: Media Has "Responsibility" To "Not Give Equal Time" To Tea Party (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | August 5, 2011 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 08/05/2011 6:08:11 AM PDT by i88schwartz

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that the media has the responsibility to ignore the Tea Party and not give any credence to their views. Here's what he said:

SEN. JOHN KERRY: "And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it's exercising today. The media has got to to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.

"It doesn't deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do. And the problem is everything is put into this tit-for-tat equal battle and America is losing any sense of what's real, of who's accountable, of who is not accountable, of who's real, who isn't, who's serious, who isn't?"

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnfondakerry; johnkerry; notaxes4ge; notaxes4kerry; nottooswiftboat; taxevasion; teaparty; yacht
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To: i88schwartz

The media needs to learn to ignore treasonous treacherous ignorant gigolos like Jon Cary


51 posted on 08/05/2011 6:59:59 AM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: mbynack

Kerry just announced he’s running for a sixth term in the Senate, which is perhaps unsurprising given his demonstrated lack of achievement beyond the fact of being a pompous, serial heiress-chasing, tax-avoiding blowhard.


52 posted on 08/05/2011 7:03:25 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: i88schwartz

Well, they don’t give equal time to generic republicans either so he’s only suggesting they carry on with business as usual. All liberal, all the time.


53 posted on 08/05/2011 7:04:43 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: i88schwartz
Yeah, it's not that the Tea Party's platform are favored by a significant chunk of the American public.

Kerry is the enemy.

54 posted on 08/05/2011 7:07:14 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: i88schwartz

Must be that big, messy, tough democracy get’n in the way again.


55 posted on 08/05/2011 7:07:50 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: i88schwartz

So he doesn’t want them to cover the racist, hobbit, terrorists? Who will call them names Yaaawn?

Pray for America


56 posted on 08/05/2011 7:13:33 AM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: i88schwartz

He’s out of control again - time for another public ass whupping.


57 posted on 08/05/2011 7:17:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: i88schwartz

whatta bigot!


58 posted on 08/05/2011 7:23:03 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; CaptainAmiigaf

can’t wait to vote against this idiot ping!


59 posted on 08/05/2011 7:25:24 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: massmike

Did he mention he served in Viet Nam???


60 posted on 08/05/2011 7:28:29 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1
Did he mention he served in Viet Nam???

and spent Christmas 1968 in Cambodia...

61 posted on 08/05/2011 7:34:15 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: PastorBooks
Classic quote: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Unless you're up against amoral power-mad totalitarians, in which case it's:

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then they round you up and put you in the gulags, if you're lucky.”

62 posted on 08/05/2011 7:37:19 AM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--GAME ON!!!)
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To: massmike

Is “ninny” too harsh a word to describe this nincompoop?


63 posted on 08/05/2011 7:44:29 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: Rumplemeyer

No one in the legislature will actually be accountable to voters until the 17th amendment is repealed and the stupidly chosen 435 member congress abolished. There should be several THOUSAND representatives in the House, not one per nearly a million citizens.


64 posted on 08/05/2011 7:53:18 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: i88schwartz
America John Kerry is losing any sense of what's real fixed it.....
65 posted on 08/05/2011 7:56:23 AM PDT by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: andy58-in-nh

I figured he was coming up for reelection after watching him interrupt Marco Rubio during his Senate speech on debt reduction in order to get his big, ugly face on TV.


66 posted on 08/05/2011 7:58:57 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: mbynack

This traitorous fool gave him self 4 Purple Hearts (in Viet Nam, you know) then has the nerve to put a license plate on his WDC car of “4 PH”. What a total loser.

If I can only live long enough to pi** on his loser grave.


67 posted on 08/05/2011 8:16:05 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: i88schwartz; All

68 posted on 08/05/2011 8:18:04 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: i88schwartz
SEN. JOHN KERRY: "And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it's exercising today. The media has got to to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.

What's going on?

I clicked on a headline about the Tea Party, I started reading the article and John Kerry is scolding the media about it's relationship with Al Gore.

69 posted on 08/05/2011 8:18:43 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts; CaptainAmiigaf
can’t wait to vote against this idiot

For all the good it will do us. I really want to start voting with my feet.

70 posted on 08/05/2011 8:23:16 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you think it's time to bury your weapons.....it's time to dig them up.)
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To: i88schwartz

I wholeheartedly agree with Kerry. Time to stop giving equal credence and equal time to those wacked out yahoos in the DOP with their unfactual, inaccurate, absurd assertions.


71 posted on 08/05/2011 8:31:49 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today)
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To: i88schwartz

Liberals are their own best psychologist. What they project on others is exactly what they themselves are doing. I just wonder if they are aware of this. It’s a real mental sickness.


72 posted on 08/05/2011 8:33:09 AM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: i88schwartz

Somebody put a ketchup bottle in that guy’s mouth.


73 posted on 08/05/2011 8:36:04 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: i88schwartz

By his own description, Effin’ should be ignored by the media as well.


74 posted on 08/05/2011 8:39:36 AM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< - Xavier Basketball - Perennial Slayer of Top-Ranked Teams)
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To: massmike

Time for some civil unrest yet?


75 posted on 08/05/2011 8:49:09 AM PDT by eak3
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To: Bean Counter
OBTW, did you know he was in Viet Nam??

You're kidding me. That is news to me. I never knew he served in Nam. What branch please?

< /sarc>

76 posted on 08/05/2011 8:50:09 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: i88schwartz

John Kerry was dishonorably discharged from the Navy. He should not be allowed to hold his head up in public, much less hold public office. He’s a liar, a dyed-in-the-wool elitist, an enemy of the Constitution, and a scumbag, besides. F*^& him.


77 posted on 08/05/2011 8:50:40 AM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: i88schwartz

Marxists want a total monopoly of information. They are 100 percent intolerant of dissenting opinion. In their book, any deviation from their ideology is “insanity” and in the USSR, such dissenters were locked up in quack mental hospitals and injected with dangerous mind-altering drugs. THAT is the mindset of Comrade Kerry. Who in America would sheepishly submit to that? I sure as hell won’t.


78 posted on 08/05/2011 8:51:33 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: i88schwartz

Oh but always make sure the extremist views of the ACLU, LULAC, La Raza, NOW, NAACP, FAIR . . .get airtime.

Not to mention the self interests of the unions, teachers, govt employees, nonprofits funded by govt


79 posted on 08/05/2011 8:54:08 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Just when you think the left can't get any loonier . . .)
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To: i88schwartz

I’m sure Slow Joe nodded in agreement, and Mika smiled broadly.


80 posted on 08/05/2011 9:10:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: massgopguy; The Bronze Titan
BTW, Kerry’s tax free yacht The Isabelle is for rent in Ft. Lauderdale for $45,000 a week in tax free Florida.

Imagine if we could afford to rent Lurch's lil' boat and host a TEA Party event on board.

81 posted on 08/05/2011 9:12:22 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: i88schwartz
Frenchie is a gigolo and a scumbag so what else can we expect from him?
82 posted on 08/05/2011 10:14:33 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: y6162

“he’s advocating an unconstitutional Prior Restraint.

For the libs out there — A prior restraint is an official restriction of speech prior to publication. Prior restraint refers to an unconstitutional attempt to prevent publication or broadcast of any statement, which is restraint on free speech and free press prohibited by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

I understand what this goofball “says” is not an official restriction, but when fascist ideas like that take hold with the liberal elites in power, like Obama, then you’re only one executive order away from an official restriction — like the Fairness Doctrine. “
unknown author from email I received....


83 posted on 08/05/2011 10:45:43 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: i88schwartz

I remember back in 2007 when Hillary stirred up fake outrage by falsely accusing the Bush Administration of telling the press what to report. The Double-Standard of the Self-Anointed strikes again.


84 posted on 08/05/2011 10:48:14 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: eCSMaster

Agreed. No one in the MSM is pointing out Pelosi’s dribble the other day either.


85 posted on 08/05/2011 10:48:57 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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86 posted on 08/05/2011 11:28:32 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: i88schwartz

“The media has got to to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.”

The truth according to Kerry. Same ol’. Just like his ‘after action’ reports on his ‘Swift Boating’ heroics that he insisted on writing himself.


87 posted on 08/05/2011 11:31:26 AM PDT by corvus
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To: eCSMaster

Good point, Kerry seems to just throw out words and hope a couple of them will connect and express something intelligible, usually he hopes in vain.


88 posted on 08/05/2011 5:58:59 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: i88schwartz

It burns me up that this fascist was almost president of the United States. We have got to take this nation back from the fools who voted for him and gave us Obama.


89 posted on 08/05/2011 7:43:28 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter (November 2012 can't come fast enough.)
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