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Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:30 AM

Why shouldn’t David Gregory be charged with a crime? (Salon)

Why shouldn’t David Gregory be charged with a crime?

The NBC host thinks Glenn Greenwald may be a criminal. Here are 10 items to ponder about this gross double standard

(snip)

10. And finally, perhaps the most damning question of all: Why are so many media outlets far more interested in the minute details of Edward Snowden’s life and location than in the potential crimes against millions of Americans that he exposed?

http://www.salon.com/2013/06/24/why_shouldnt_david_gregory_be_charged_with_a_crime/

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Reply Why shouldn’t David Gregory be charged with a crime? (Salon) (Original post)
silvershadow Jun 2013 OP
Buzz Clik Jun 2013 #1
rhett o rick Jun 2013 #2
Buzz Clik Jun 2013 #3
silvershadow Jun 2013 #4
Buzz Clik Jun 2013 #5
silvershadow Jun 2013 #6
Buzz Clik Jun 2013 #7
silvershadow Jun 2013 #8
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #11
Blecht Jun 2013 #9
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #10
silvershadow Jun 2013 #12
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #13
OilemFirchen Jun 2013 #14
H2O Man Jun 2013 #15
silvershadow Jun 2013 #16
H2O Man Jun 2013 #20
silvershadow Jun 2013 #21
H2O Man Jun 2013 #23
silvershadow Jun 2013 #24
geek tragedy Jun 2013 #18
H2O Man Jun 2013 #22
Octafish Jun 2013 #28
closeupready Jun 2013 #17
silvershadow Jun 2013 #19
Oilwellian Jun 2013 #25
silvershadow Jun 2013 #27
Oilwellian Jun 2013 #30
libodem Jun 2013 #29
Oilwellian Jun 2013 #31
xchrom Jun 2013 #26

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:54 AM

1. ..

Why are so many media outlets far more interested in Why are so many media outlets far more interested in the minute details of Edward Snowden’s life and location than in the potential crimes against millions of Americans that he exposed?


Because it's relevant? This has been discussed endlessly. Putting a "charge David Gregory with a crime" spin on in doesn't change a thing.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:58 AM

2. You seem to be in total agreement with the news media. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:00 AM

3. Do I? I wouldn't know.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:06 AM

4. Others often recognize symptoms before the affected do. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:11 AM

5. Ah. So, I have an illness. Let me guess:

I'm sick because I refuse to march in lockstep with the DU hysterical crowd.

Okay. That's a disease I'm willing to carry.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:12 AM

6. Um, ok then. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:13 AM

7. Kinda sucks when some people refuse to be bullied.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:14 AM

8. Yea, I know. I am one of those. That's why I oppose Democrats in any form going along with things

as they are.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:23 AM

11. Read the article

It might create some questions in your mind.

Though I suspect some are incapable of introspection.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:17 AM

9. Great article - nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:18 AM

10. Let me try to explain

10. And finally, perhaps the most damning question of all: Why are so many media outlets far more interested in the minute details of Edward Snowden’s life and location than in the potential crimes against millions of Americans that he exposed?


If I am to be kind, lazy journalism.

If I am not, they really do not want to ask those hard questions. There are quarterly reports for the board of directors...for starters.

The Empire will not last forever, and future historians will indeed have to dedicate a chapter to the fourth estate, the corporate fourth estate.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:24 AM

12. I thought corporations served at the pleasure of the state in which they were chartered. Used to be

that they got their charters revoked, for any number of reasons, mostly having to do with serving the public interest.

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:27 AM

13. That was when the US was still somewhat of a republic.

Let me ask you, when was the last time anything was broken up? The Carter administration.

There is a reason they don't dare prosecute the masters of the Universe.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:30 AM

14. Sirota's top notch...

and Gregory's useless.

However, this editorial is an embarrassment.

Obviously, Sirota doesn't think that Gregory committed a crime by asking a question. But he's using his rhetorical gotcha to insinuate that the suggestion is ludicrous. Like it or not, if Greenwald was the direct recipient of stolen state documents and, indeed, if he requested them, he could be legally culpable. It's a valid question and deserved an honest response (which, of course, was not forthcoming).

Also, that Gregory didn't ask this that or the other journo the same question is utterly irrelevant. It doesn't help Sirota's peurile narrative - rather, it turns it on its head. Why hasn't Sirota asked every one of his interviewees about their potential criminal liability? Is he disingenuous too?

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:37 AM

15. Impersonating a journalist?

Guilty as charged!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:38 AM

16. How does one impersonate a journalist? I was under the impression anyone could be a journalist.

Or does one need a special decree?

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:49 AM

20. Two ways:

Carefully; or
Poorly.

In the context of Gregory, I think he is #2, which can be further viewed in three catagories (1,2, and 3), each of which have 4 sub-catagories {1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, etc].

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:50 AM

21. LOL. So, it's just a farce, huh? nt

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:52 AM

23. David is a farce.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:53 AM

24. No kidding. I don't even watch MTP anymore because of him. nt

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

18. No reasonable person would be fooled, though, so it may fall under protected parody. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:51 AM

22. Right.

He continues to audition for a spot on Saturday Night Live, auto-insurance commercials as Flo's twin, based upon his Sunday Mourning Cartoon role.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 01:09 PM

28. Malpractice.

Criminal malpractice of journalism.

Same for Comcast and the rest of Corporate McPravda.

Bust 'em. Book 'em. Try 'em. Fry 'em.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:38 AM

17. Because, as with people like Di.Feinstein, they are powerful and protected

from these offensive police state surveillance policies to which you and I are subject.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:42 AM

19. For now. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 12:07 PM

25. I pegged American Prada and David Gregory 5 years ago in this video

I dedicated the entire second half to David Gregory. Watching the video again made me think two things...our corporate owned media hasn't changed much in five years, if anything, they're worse today. Secondly, my video making skills have improved somewhat over the past five years. LOL Sorry the music was a tad too loud in the first half, but the video clips still come through clearly. It's a walk down memory lane showcasing American Prada's pivotal role in aiding the Bush administration's Iraq War deceptions. David Gregory was at the center of those lies. Is he a treasonous criminal? You're damn straight he is.

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Response to Oilwellian (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 01:05 PM

27. I haven't played your video yet, but off the top that looks more like Anderson Cooper. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:47 PM

30. Uh...

Like I said, the second half of the video is about David...the video overall is about the entire media dropping the ball on reporting the truth about Iraq and leading us to an unnecessary war. The particular part you're referring to that shows Cooper and Jessica Yellin is one of the most poignant parts of the video.

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Response to Oilwellian (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 01:23 PM

29. Most excellent video

Thanks!

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Response to libodem (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:48 PM

31. Thank you n/t

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 01:03 PM

26. Du rec. Nt

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