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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:22 PM

Now CNN is slamming Michelle Obama for the Oscar appearance!

Is it any wonder they keep losing credibility and ratings?

I mean, how stupid can they get when they say Michelle Obama might be jumping the shark?

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/cnn-slams-michelle-obama-oscars-fonzie

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Reply Now CNN is slamming Michelle Obama for the Oscar appearance! (Original post)
Archae Feb 2013 OP
MADem Feb 2013 #1
ProSense Feb 2013 #2
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #3
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #4
Archae Feb 2013 #6
Cha Feb 2013 #9
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #14
Cha Feb 2013 #18
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2013 #16
Whisp Feb 2013 #27
NYC Liberal Feb 2013 #29
Dawson Leery Feb 2013 #5
CherokeeDem Feb 2013 #7
Cha Feb 2013 #8
Enrique Feb 2013 #10
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #11
BWCC Feb 2013 #12
BlueJazz Feb 2013 #13
FSogol Feb 2013 #15
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #19
Whisp Feb 2013 #28
Lilyeye Feb 2013 #31
FarCenter Feb 2013 #17
stillcool Feb 2013 #20
FSogol Feb 2013 #22
FarCenter Feb 2013 #23
Cha Feb 2013 #25
kelliekat44 Feb 2013 #21
Warren DeMontague Feb 2013 #24
Orrex Feb 2013 #26
RB TexLa Feb 2013 #30
mfcorey1 Feb 2013 #32

Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:22 PM

1. Idiotic criticism from idiots. Consider the source. nt

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:23 PM

2. Well,

"I mean, how stupid can they get when they say Michelle Obama might be jumping the shark?"

...I can only guess: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022427038

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:23 PM

3. Michelle Obama Was NOT the First First Lady To Take Part in the Oscars...



Michelle Obama Wasn't the First First Lady To Take Part in the Oscars. So Who Was?

You could almost hear the collective groan from certain corners of the Internet last night when Michelle Obama made her surprise appearance during the Oscars telecast to announce Argo as the year's Best Picture. Given that, it's probably worth reminding everyone that—regardless of what you thought about her specific performance—her presence on screen wasn't the first time a first lady has taken part in the Hollywood extravaganza.

That honor—as far as my Internet sleuthing can find—goes to Laura Bush, who participated in this taped "What Do the Movies Mean to You?" segment for the 74th Academy Awards in 2002. (She shows up at around the 2:15 mark.)

-snip- (video at the link below)

At least two presidents have also gotten in on the Oscars fun. The first was FDR, who delivered a radio address from the White House during the 13th Academy Awards. Here's how the Los Angeles Times recapped his remarks at the time:

President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened the 13th Academy Awards ceremony, addressing the nation and the crowd at the Biltmore Hotel in a six-minute direct-radio-line speech from the White House. Roosevelt was the first president to participate in the Academy Awards. He declined a special invitation to Los Angeles because of the world's political climate but made the most of his time as the opening act, chatting about the Lend-Lease Act and thanking Hollywood for raising money for defense and promoting the "American way of life" in its movies.

Ronald Reagan also taped his own video message for the 53rd Academy Awards in 1981 (which, you may remember, were actually postponed 24 hours in the wake of an assassination attempt on his life). I'm having a hard time finding an archived write-up of his intro, but here's how the New York Times previewed it a few weeks ahead of the show:

-snip-

Full post here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/02/25/michelle_obama_oscars_first_lady_wasn_t_the_first_to_appear_at_the_oscars.html



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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:24 PM

4. Why not? Some DUers have called her un-American for it.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:25 PM

6. "Un-American?" How stupid can they get?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:30 PM

9. She's in good company with FDR..

President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened the 13th Academy Awards ceremony, addressing the nation and the crowd at the Biltmore Hotel in a six-minute direct-radio-line speech from the White House. Roosevelt was the first president to participate in the Academy Awards. He declined a special invitation to Los Angeles because of the world's political climate but made the most of his time as the opening act, chatting about the Lend-Lease Act and thanking Hollywood for raising money for defense and promoting the "American way of life" in its movies.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022426826

I didn't read that diatribe on Michelle.. what's "un-Amercan" about her?

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:04 PM

14. Something to do with the fact the state is taking over the arts?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:13 PM

18. Paranoid much?

The petty bullshit totally renders them impotent.

Harvey Weinstein!

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:09 PM

16. It's the Imperial Emperor being all Emperorish, according to some of our more worked up Haters.

Hypocrisy!, they shout like little imbeciles.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:55 PM

27. nah... you keed, surely? ... n/t

 

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:29 PM

29. That and it "hearkens back to the worst of human history"

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:25 PM

5. CNN: The Other Fox "News"

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:27 PM

7. Jumping the shark???

Funny thing, I was I doing errands this morning, and I always listen to a local morning sports talk show (KY Wildcats!) when I'm out. At noon, the idiot Rush comes on that station. When I got back in the car...he was on and talking about the Oscars...and used the term 'jumped the shark' in reference to Michelle Obama.

Is that where CNN is getting their talking points now???

This is all so utterly ridiculous....

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:27 PM

8. "It's a tie.. too close too call"... CNN better fucking clean up their own house

before they criticize Michelle Obama.

Wonder what they would have to say about FDR?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened the 13th Academy Awards ceremony, addressing the nation and the crowd at the Biltmore Hotel in a six-minute direct-radio-line speech from the White House. Roosevelt was the first president to participate in the Academy Awards. He declined a special invitation to Los Angeles because of the world's political climate but made the most of his time as the opening act, chatting about the Lend-Lease Act and thanking Hollywood for raising money for defense and promoting the "American way of life" in its movies.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022426826

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:32 PM

10. it's dumb, but what's to get angry about?

Carol Costello did a stupid segment on something that doesn't matter.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:34 PM

11. Weird...guess there's no other news for them to cover today.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:48 PM

13. " the Oscars aren't the best use of the first lady's time"

Yeah...well, unlike the Republican wives, Michelle can walk and chew gum at the same time + ride a bike, fix a car and hand out awards.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:06 PM

15. So, CNN gets to decide what Michelle Obama does at 11:45 pm, EST on a Sunday night?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:18 PM

19. Right?!?

It's a fucking Sunday - one day out of the goddamn year. I doubt she would've done anything passing important had she not done the show.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:57 PM

28. and Blitzer's time would be better served cleaning bear cages

 

than pretending to be a whatever he thinks he is.

CNN - The Channeling of Stupid

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:40 PM

31. Fuck CNN.

So now a First Lady can't even enjoy herself and do multiple things at once? They act like Michelle Obama is the only First Lady/political figure to have participated in the entertainment world.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:11 PM

17. It would have been OK if it was only her, or her and her daughters

But the gaggle of service men and women in the nutcracker suite dress uniforms behind her were too much!

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:45 PM

20. I can not imagine how

Anybody could be upset by the first lady promoting the arts, on a night when the best are honored...but no one is really outraged--ripping the Obama family is purely entertainment.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:19 PM

22. Those service members were attending a dinner at the WH. Look at the smiles on their faces.

They were thrilled to be there.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:44 PM

23. Lots of people on the "worst dressed list" were thrilled to be there.

They look modeled on pre-World War I European uniforms.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:52 PM

25. Yes, they were and it was more than all right that they were there. Bless

their hearts.

Oh, let's hide the people in the uniform who are doing so much for our country

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:47 PM

21. I've been waiting for them to push me over the line. That did it! time to send my "no more time

for watching your poor imitation of FOX "News" e-mail. Join me if you like.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:49 PM

24. That must mean they've finally given up on Benghazi.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:53 PM

26. They tolerated Tucker Carlson on-air for years...

but a two-minute piece w/ The First Lady is too much for them?

The horror!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:30 PM

30. I would think just talking about the oscars would be enough to lose credibility as a news

organization.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:51 PM

32. Well, it looks like Zucker is creating, I mean fine tuning, another right wing cable news show

free of facts.

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