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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:06 AM

Drones - Web Press GRILLS Obama



"President Barack Obama touched on a slew of issues in his second Google Hangout, repeating the major points from Tuesday's State of the Union speech but also directly addressing the viability of the penny, the Benghazi hearings, drone strikes on American citizens, his daughters' math and science skills, and the GOP blocking a confirmation vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense."*

In a recent Google Hangout, President Obama took questions from a handful of bloggers. The questions were tough, and they grilled the president on his drone policy, much more than any mainstream press have ever. Why were these bloggers and The Daily Show the only ones to pose these critical questions? Cenk Uygur breaks it down. (From the Feb. 18 The Young Turks online show. Further discussion of Obama's answers at this thread.)

*MSNBC.com: "Kill the Lincoln penny, and other 'awesome' news from Obama's Google Hangout"

The man asking about drones at the ~2:30 is Lee Doren, who hosts the "HowTheWorldWorks" channel on YouTube with libertarian economic & political commentary and is a member of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Back in September, TYT also reported on a Cincinnati TV journalist who directly asked Obama about the drone program during a face-to-face interview. Yep, right in Obama's face!

I think Cenk discussed this Google hangout story after mocking the media for being obsessed with Obama golfing with Tiger Woods. Cenk relegated that segment to the "TYTShows" channel reserved for miscellaneous other TYT productions, but I think that segment about golfing was before the Google hangout story in the TYT live stream:

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:51 AM

1. It's great to see these questions asked ...

... and shocking that the "mainstream" press is too afraid to ask them.

Charles Manson never actually killed anyone but, because ordered his minions to kill them (7 people killed overall), he is seen as one of America's most notorious mass murderers.

Barack Obama never actually killed anyone but, because he ordered his minions to kill them (many multiples of 7), he should be seen as one of America's most notorious mass murderers.

Is he really saying that it's okay to murder Americans, as long as they are abroad?

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Response to onwardsand upwards (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:32 AM

2. "...(President Obama) should be seen as one of America's most notorious mass murderers."

Strong words for ANY DU'er.

Jus' saying.

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Response to greiner3 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:49 AM

3. Indeed, but strong words are the only words ...

... appropriate to describe this ongoing program of assassination (i.e., murder).

Is DU a progressive site, or just a mouthpiece for the Democratic Party?

Jus' asking.

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Response to greiner3 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:43 AM

5. and beyond that

shows a complete lack in knowledge of the history of this country or the people that have been in charge

one of the most?

yeah, time to pick up that US history book again.

not to excuse what the presidents doing..
anyone who believes in our justice system (atleast in its theory and foundation, not always practice) and privacy should be shocked by what this administration is doing

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:11 AM

4. Checks and Balances, the American Way. Americans expect a report to be made public about WHY

the drone was needed and the results.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:51 AM

6. That was a great piece by TYT! nt

PB

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:48 PM

7. Article I, Section 9: The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended" Unless


I say so!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:56 PM

8. Doesn't Look Like The President enjoyed "real" questions, but this should not deter asking them.

What is the definition of "transparency"? Droning foks is bully behavior, and is not getting us any closer to a place away from terrorism...in fact every drone attack spawns loads of sworn enemies. Just wait until they start droning thousands of times per year in our own Nation. Or when many countries/groups start flying their own drones. It's like watching the development of gun powder, but on fast forward.

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