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Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House
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Posted on 03/10/2013 11:09:00 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House By Noel Sheppard Created 03/10/2013 - 1:45pm

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank made an interesting observation Sunday about the vulgarity prominent in the current presidential administration.

Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Milbank said, "The number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House, scholars are going to look in the national archives in 20 or 30 years and they're going to be shocked by the language that was coming out of this place" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

HOWARD KURTZ, HOST: Is there an expectation in this Democratic White House that if you are granted access they expect you to kind of play ball?

DANA MILBANK, WASHINGTON POST: Well, that part of it is true in any White House. There's always this sort of implied quid pro quo that you trade access for good coverage, and it doesn't always work out that way, but that's what they try to do. I don't think that the idea of them getting in faces is particularly new or unusual.

KURTZ: Even if it's right in your face?

MILBANK: I actually once had to clean Ari Fleischer's spittle from my face. This was the Bush White House press secretary.

KURTZ: I have that image.

MILBANK: Yes, I haven’t had to do that here. I think what is different it seems, it's more course. It’s more vulgar. Maybe this is how everybody is these days, but the number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House, scholars are going to look in the national archives in 20 or 30 years and they're going to be shocked by the language that was coming out of this place.

KURTZ: Oh, I'm shocked that such words would be used in this kind of discourse.

Make you wonder if Milbank is going to lose his own access to this White House for saying this.

Regardless, his point is an important one given the continuing increase in vulgarity we're seeing in the culture.

The President and his staff are indeed role models, and when they're regularly dropping F-bombs and using other vulgar terms, it shouldn't be surprising that profanity is becoming so dominent in society and at a younger and younger age.

As such, kudos to Milbank for calling the White House out on this.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chicagovalues; cursing; fbomb; milbank; obamasfault; profanity; swearing; thugbama

1 posted on 03/10/2013 11:09:00 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Maybe, if we are lucky, Obama will receive the same fate as other dictators get when they are finally removed from power.

The people erase them from their memories. I know he will be removed from my hard drive.

2 posted on 03/10/2013 11:15:10 AM PDT by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Profanity is the calling card of the left. It is used on the right as well but the left uses it like everyday language. All you have to do is compare DU to FR and you get the general picture.


3 posted on 03/10/2013 11:16:15 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Sub-Driver

they define the old term “SNAFU” perfectly.


4 posted on 03/10/2013 11:18:54 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What F-bomb word are they referring to - Freedom?

Not bloody likely with this bunch. They are thugs and they talk like thugs. What did Mr. Milbank expect?


5 posted on 03/10/2013 11:20:21 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Sub-Driver
I think what is different it seems, it's more course.

Did they mean "coarse"? Just guessing, 'cuz I haven't had the benefit of a Journalism education ....


6 posted on 03/10/2013 11:21:01 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama is mulatto trash.
7 posted on 03/10/2013 11:21:54 AM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Sub-Driver

One phrase, that is curiously banned from use in the White House is “son of a bitch”. Some things just hit too close to home.


8 posted on 03/10/2013 11:22:48 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Sub-Driver
What do you expect from a thugocracy?
9 posted on 03/10/2013 11:25:48 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Slyfox
The people erase them from their memories. I know he will be removed from my hard drive.

While the temptation is great, I plan on archiving much of what Obama has done (or failed to do) so when my young grandson gets old enough to write his high school and college reports he has the information to (figuratively) body slam some stupid liberal teacher into the ground, on any subject, and with with numerous references. Things that textbooks and media will conveniently "omit".

10 posted on 03/10/2013 11:28:30 AM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I strongly doubt there will be any shock. Author Tom Wolfe hilariously describes what he calls "Fu&k Patois" in his scathing look at current university life in his novel "I Am Charlotte Simmons."

From what I hear in common conversation and see on TV daily , "Fu&k Patois" has been adopted as the normal level of speech in everyday America. When not used outright it's been replaced by less direct euphemisms like "friggin'," "frackin'," etc.

11 posted on 03/10/2013 11:30:09 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Traveler59

If the Lord is around by then...


12 posted on 03/10/2013 11:31:40 AM PDT by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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To: xp38

You are so right. The left gets really vulgar on twitter. It makes it difficult to have any kind of debate unless you want to be told what to do with your private parts in the most vulgar language. It’s disheartening to think it happens even in the highest levels of this government.


13 posted on 03/10/2013 11:34:53 AM PDT by tell me
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To: right way right

Inner city ghetto trash.


14 posted on 03/10/2013 11:39:46 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Sub-Driver
LBJ was famous for his course language, constant berating of the media and literally dropping his pants on a number of occasions telling the media to kiss his arse .......

So how can Obama be any worse? (Nevermind, I can't believe I even asked that question..)

15 posted on 03/10/2013 11:41:03 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: Sub-Driver

What is one to expect when thug teen-age mentality immature adults are running the show.


16 posted on 03/10/2013 11:41:39 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dana blames Bush.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 11:49:41 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Sub-Driver

I imagine they’re “mother” F bombs


18 posted on 03/10/2013 11:51:49 AM PDT by capt B
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To: Sub-Driver

Well its just like that computer binary acronym ‘GIGO’.


19 posted on 03/10/2013 11:56:36 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Sub-Driver
Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House

Nobody watching this White House today is in the slightest bit surprised.
Everything about the Ubama regime is vulgar. Everything.

20 posted on 03/10/2013 11:58:02 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Sub-Driver

I doubt it. Coarse language, just like homosexuality and pedophilia, is just something else to which we’re being desensitized. Our founding fathers would be shocked, but I seriously doubt our descendants will be.


21 posted on 03/10/2013 12:02:20 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is Michelle included in the count?


22 posted on 03/10/2013 12:02:39 PM PDT by cricket (Push Back Lib Agenda's; Lib propaganda; Lib/Marxist PC; Lib Leaderhship)
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To: Sub-Driver
The General (GW) is sorry to be informed —, that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice heretofore little known in an American army, is growing into a fashion; — he hopes the officers will, by example as well as influence, endeavor to check it, and that both they and the men will reflect that we can have little hope of the blessing of Heaven on our arms, if we insult it by impiety and folly; added to this, it is a vice so mean and low, without any temptation, that every man of sense and character detests and despises it.

Extract from the Orderly Book of the army under command of Washington, dated at Head Quarters, in the city of New York (3 August 1770);

23 posted on 03/10/2013 12:04:34 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Sub-Driver

100% unsurprising.


24 posted on 03/10/2013 12:07:36 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Sub-Driver
The President and his staff are indeed role models, and when they're regularly dropping F-bombs a

knowing ? or guessing POTUS is an F-Bomber
25 posted on 03/10/2013 12:08:45 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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To: reefdiver
Inner city ghetto trash.

No. This is where I disagree. If these people were really from the inner city you could understand it, because that's what they would have been exposed to. But Obama was raised by educated middle-class people and was sent to one of the finest (and costliest) private schools in the US. He went to Occidental College, and then, it is said, to Columbia University and Harvard Law. Michelle Obama had a solid middle-class upbringing in a pleasant neighborhood, without poverty or privation. She went to a good public high school and then to Princeton. These people speak in such a coarse, crude manner as part of their general rejection of normal American goals, morals, beliefs, ideals, and values.

26 posted on 03/10/2013 12:08:49 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House

I don't thinks so. Ever since Bubba klinton lowered the bar on everything from criminal behavior (remember Whitewater?), sexual activities to blatant lying, anything goes! The chi-town thug is just the natural progression of that behavior.

27 posted on 03/10/2013 12:13:05 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: ottbmare

Exactly. It is a direct, though petty, expression of the left’s transgressive spirit.


28 posted on 03/10/2013 12:15:38 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Bernard Marx

“Author Tom Wolfe...”

I may have to read this book. I only wish I had the ability and determination to write about this deterioration of our language, from the street corner to the White House. There most certainly is a whole book in there, wouldn’t you say?


29 posted on 03/10/2013 12:31:53 PM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: Sub-Driver
the number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House, scholars are going to look in the national archives in 20 or 30 years and they're going to be shocked by the language that was coming out of this place.

I would imagine the language in the White House is pretty tame compared to the language used about this White House.

At my house, anyway.

30 posted on 03/10/2013 12:36:57 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: xp38

Come on: Look at these two classless residents and then look at what they pick for their top jobs.

Can anyone really expect not to hear the language of the street from this ghetto crowd?

You don’t get to be a community leader in a black community if you cannot speak the lingo.


31 posted on 03/10/2013 12:39:54 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver
Freepers?

-PJ

32 posted on 03/10/2013 12:51:41 PM PDT 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: SpaceBar

I call him the stupid SOB eater. I put the eater part in to confuse my lefty, Obama worshiping readers.


33 posted on 03/10/2013 1:15:43 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Venturer

34 posted on 03/10/2013 1:18:54 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: tflabo

One of the reasons why I won’t see the movie Lincoln is because of the ahistorical use of profanity by Lincoln and others.


35 posted on 03/10/2013 1:22:18 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Sub-Driver

Who would be surprised. The F word is a staple of people with small minds.


36 posted on 03/10/2013 1:24:19 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: tell me

A friend of my sister always would say, “Vulgarity is the effort of a feeble mind to express itself forcefully.”


37 posted on 03/10/2013 1:24:27 PM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: freedomfiter2
The F word is a staple of people with small minds.

Several of whom post on this board.

38 posted on 03/10/2013 1:29:35 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Profanity is a mark of the homosexual culture at large, and it isn’t surprising that it is a mark of the homosexual culture in the White House.


39 posted on 03/10/2013 2:08:02 PM PDT by pallis
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To: don-o

I try not to use such language, but sometimes it just slips out. Like when Zero or his cronies say or do something really stupid.


40 posted on 03/10/2013 2:33:30 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: Fast Moving Angel

You’re right about the desensitization process.

The “F-bomb” has morphed into the “F-squib” (soon to be a damp squib).


41 posted on 03/10/2013 4:12:03 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Sub-Driver

As far as I’m concerned this entire Administration is one big F-bomb.


42 posted on 03/10/2013 4:15:32 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Sub-Driver
I think what is different it seems, it's more course. It’s more vulgar. Maybe this is how everybody is these days, but the number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House

No, it's not "how everybody is these days". It's how RATs always have been, rude, crude, vulgar, criminal.

Examples? See: Ed Schultz, Hilary Clinton, any SEIUnion-thug, your local RAT politician.

43 posted on 03/10/2013 4:37:01 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The level of discourse on Free Republic is coming right along behind, with “effin” this, and “f”-in that. “FU” abounds. “Freaking’” and “friggin’” are merely euphemisms for the same word.


44 posted on 03/10/2013 6:52:06 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: tflabo

What General Washington did to correct his troops behavior is mild compared to the anecdotal stories about how Colonel Zachary Taylor would grab and shake their heads. I’ve wondered what he said when he was doing that.


45 posted on 03/10/2013 6:54:03 PM PDT by Scram1
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama: Dat F-—ing b-tch don’t f-—ing know what she be f-—ing talkin’ ‘bout!

Biden: You are so f-—ing right.


46 posted on 03/10/2013 7:05:18 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Regardless, his point is an important one given the continuing increase in vulgarity we’re seeing in the culture.


When I was a kid, if we cursed we looked around first to make sure no adults could hear us. And we were embarrassed if they did hear us. Now when I go out I can hear 6-7 year olds dropping the F-bomb and C-bomb. And they curse especially loud when there are adults around. And I live in a tiny, little town.


47 posted on 03/10/2013 7:12:13 PM PDT by chessplayer
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