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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:11 PM

Nostalgia: Bush gets booed at the 1/20/09 inauguration



Footage from MSNBC's coverage of Obama's first inauguration, with the voices of Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann.

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Reply Nostalgia: Bush gets booed at the 1/20/09 inauguration (Original post)
alp227 Jan 2013 OP
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #1
Dawson Leery Jan 2013 #2
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #3
R. Daneel Olivaw Jan 2013 #5
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #7
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #8
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #9
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jan 2013 #23
freshwest Jan 2013 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #6
judesedit Jan 2013 #10
catbyte Jan 2013 #11
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #12
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #13
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #14
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 #15
KansDem Jan 2013 #16
maddiemom Jan 2013 #19
KansDem Jan 2013 #20
maddiemom Jan 2013 #24
underpants Jan 2013 #17
heaven05 Jan 2013 #18
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #21
triplepoint Jan 2013 #22

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:14 PM

1. sigh. We should be better than that.

Oh, well. The mention of Nixon's name still draws boos.

Some things never change.

I notice the Boehner didn't seem so weepy at that inauguration.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:17 PM

2. Bush left office with Nixon's approval numbers.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:18 PM

3. I'm not suggesting that either was popular or deserved adoration.

I just cringe when we boo important people in public places.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:37 PM

5. Bush was appointed. He was already a piece of crud before the election.


He lied, cheated and stole the Presidency, so he deserved the booing at the very least.

It's just too bad he didn't catch one of those eggs thrown at his motorcade. That would have been priceless.

So what did we get in exchange for the boos? 8 years of crap, a terrorist attack, two wars, corporate crime, administration crime, murder, torture, 2 recessions and a near collapse of the financial industry.

He wasn't an important person. He was a usurper.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:46 PM

7. Bush should have gone to jail....

....instead, he gets a few boos and we are supposed to consider that excessive?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:01 AM

8. Meh. This has not been a good day for suggesting civilized behavior.

Time to empty the dishwasher, feed the cat, and go to bed.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:22 AM

9. Don't forget to invade Iran before you go to bed.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:44 PM

23. His entire eight years was one long boo from him and his lackeys....

....to the American people. He deserved it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:19 PM

4. The goodbye song - A lot of anger released there.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:40 PM

6. I have several unopened decks of those cards.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:34 AM

10. Criminals all

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:39 AM

11. And Cheney looked just like Mr. Potter in IAWL, complete with wheelchair, cane,

and evil in his so-called heart.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:16 AM

12. I'm torn on this video.

On one hand, I feel like perhaps it was in poor taste for them to boo Bush. But on the other hand, he didn't legitimately win in 2000 and he swiftboated Kerry in '04, he started several wars and got thousands of Americans killed over oil, his response was slow with Katrina, and he helped shrink the middle class in order to have tax cuts for the top 1%.

If it were me in the audience, I wouldn't have booed, but I definitely wouldn't have been applauding.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:35 AM

13. Total silence as he came out would've been far more devastating for him, IMO.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:48 AM

14. I'm glad he got to hear all those people booing...

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:38 AM

15. I was there, and I booed, too

and am damn proud of it.

the bastard deserved to be impeached. I have friend who is raising two kids without a father because of his Iraq war.
If hurt feelings from booing him is the worst he gets, then I'm 100% for bad form and would do it again.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:42 AM

16. Leave it to MSNBC to remind us that booing Shrub was "bad form."

You're no longer working for him so just report the booing if you must and leave your opinions out of it...

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Response to KansDem (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:36 AM

19. MSNBC? Working for Bush??? Did I read you right?

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Response to maddiemom (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:23 AM

20. Five years earlier MSNBC had Bush's back...

The most popular cable network in the United States for news on the war was Fox News, and had begun influencing other media outlets' coverage. Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a strong supporter of the war. On-screen during all live war coverage by Fox News was a waving flag animation in the upper left corner and the headline "Operation Iraqi Freedom" along the bottom. The network has shown the American flag animation in the upper-left corner since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Fox News' pro-war commentary stood in contrast to many U.S. newspapers' editorial pages, which were much more hesitant about going to war.

Anti-war celebrities appearing frequently on news networks included actors Tim Robbins, Mike Farrell, Janeane Garofalo, Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon and director Michael Moore. Most of these celebrities were able to make anti-war comments in the media and receive little public criticism. However, in a widely publicized story, the country music band Dixie Chicks ignited boycotts and record burnings in the U.S. for their negative remarks about President Bush in a concert in London.

MSNBC also brought the American flag back on screen and regularly ran a tribute called "America's Bravest" which showed photographs sent by family members of troops deployed in Iraq. MSNBC also fired liberal Phil Donahue, a critic of Bush's Iraq policy, a month before the invasion began and replaced his show with Iraq war coverage hosted by Keith Olbermann. Shortly after Donahue's firing, MSNBC hired Michael Savage, a controversial conservative radio talk show host for a Saturday afternoon show. Although Donahue's show had lower ratings than several shows on other networks, and most reports on its cancellation blamed poor ratings, it was the highest-rated program on MSNBC's struggling primetime lineup at the time of its cancellation. During February "sweeps", Donahue's show averaged 446,000 viewers, compared to rival Connie Chung's 985,000 on CNN and Bill O'Reilly's 2.7 million on Fox News, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Comparing viewership from prewar to post war, MSNBC saw a 357% jump in ratings, while CNN went up 305%, and Fox News climbed 239%, according to Nielsen numbers. In overall numbers, Fox News was number one, followed by CNN, and then MSNBC. It was a major success for Fox News, as many had believed CNN would reclaim the top spot, since it established itself with coverage from the 1990-1991 Gulf War.

In separate incidents, at least three different Western reporters were fired or disciplined due to their actions in covering the war. Peter Arnett, an NBC and National Geographic correspondent, was fired for giving an interview with Iraqi officials in which he questioned the United States' role and saying the "first war plan had failed." Brian Walski of the Los Angeles Times was fired on March 31 for altering a photo of a U.S. soldier warning Iraqi civilians to take cover from an Iraqi aerial bombing. Geraldo Rivera left Iraq after drawing a crude map in the sand during a live broadcast on Fox News, which raised concerns at the Pentagon that he was possibly revealing vital troop movements on air.

One study has compared the number of insurgent attacks in Iraq to the number of "anti-resolve" statements in the US media, the release of public opinion polls, and geographic variations in access to international media by Iraqis. The purpose was to determine if insurgents responded to information on "casualty sensitivity." The researchers found that insurgent attacks spiked by 5 to 10% after increases in the number of negative reports of the war in the media. The authors identified this as an "emboldenment effect" and concluded "insurgent groups respond rationally to expected probability of US withdrawal."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_coverage_of_the_Iraq_War


Including: Journalist Peter Arnett was fired by MSNBC and National Geographic after he declared in an interview with the Iraqi information ministry that he believed the U.S. strategy of "shock and awe" had failed. He also went on to tell Iraqi State TV that he had told "Americans about the determination of the Iraqi forces, the determination of the government, and the willingness to fight for their country," and that reports from Baghdad about civilian deaths had helped antiwar protesters undermine the Bush administration's strategy. The interview was given 10 days before the fall of Baghdad.

I remember when Arnett was fired. I wondered why? He was providing information that the other "journalists" weren't. Overall thought, the media outlets were acting as Bush's cabanaboys. I saw remnants of the "America Held Hostage" campaign that saturated the airwaves during the Iranian hostage crisis.

We did get Keith Obermann, so there was a positive air to this journalistic abyss!

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Response to KansDem (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:57 AM

24. Thanks for taking the time for a detailed explanation (with reference) of your point.

I was well aware of the Phil Donahue episode and remember that early on MSNBC was anxious to support the Iraq invasion gin-up. They saw the wisdom of being the anti-Fox in fairly short order, but I see your point. I just wasn't thinking in the same terms. I just remember being disgusted with ALL the networks' early coverage.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:06 AM

17. I remember Obama walking his ass out the door to the helicopter

good riddance

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:29 AM

18. not bad form rachel!

I would have boooooooood loudly, to the high heavens. This bushmonkey POS! Responsible for untold grief to hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings. He should, along with darth, be in court in the Hague!

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:37 PM

21. The Bush monkey was Cheney's and the oil industry's puppet.

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:51 PM

22. Lest We EVER Forget!

 



















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