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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:52 PM

Is There A Democratic Media Equivalent of McCain and Graham?

It seems like a I can't turn on the Sunday news without seeing them on TV. Are there any Democrats that get similar 24/7 treatment on the mainstream media.

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Reply Is There A Democratic Media Equivalent of McCain and Graham? (Original post)
TomCADem Feb 2013 OP
dlwickham Feb 2013 #1
TomCADem Feb 2013 #3
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #2
kairos12 Feb 2013 #4
pangaia Feb 2013 #5
Enrique Feb 2013 #6
1KansasDem Feb 2013 #7
NPolitics1979 Feb 2013 #8
Liberal_Stalwart71 Feb 2013 #9
dsc Feb 2013 #10
Lil Missy Feb 2013 #11
NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #12
Mason Kennedy Feb 2013 #13
world wide wally Feb 2013 #14

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:53 PM

1. you mean attention whores?

can't think of any right off hand

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:55 PM

3. Not Just Their Seeking Attention, But Getting Attention

I guess you also have Paul Rack, Eric Cantor and now Rick Rubio and Ted Cruz to push the new meme that Republicans are not just old white men, but are there any go-to Democrats who get similar media coverage and appearances?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:54 PM

2. No, the media won't give up the airtime.

It's as simple as that.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:57 PM

4. No, but there is a cartoon equivalent--Beavis and Butthead

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:18 PM

5. As far as I can tell we don't have anyone that stupid.

But then, I never watch Sunday morning TV.. just get reports here.
On Sunday mornings I usually listen to what I may have missed Saturday of Click and Clack.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:21 PM

6. Dick Durbin

Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker. Biden and Lieberman used to be on as much as McCain and Graham, and Claire McCaskill used to be on a lot as well.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:34 PM

7. Chuck Schumer

seems to get airtime on a regular basis.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:02 PM

8. Democratic US Senators that behaved like Mavericks for Media Attention or

Pandered to the Liberal Base for Media Attention.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:55 PM

9. Chuck Schumer is the only one I can think of but he's not treated with

kid gloves like McCain. No one in politics is more adored in the Corporate Media than John McCain. There is no equivalent. Even Game Change treated him with kid gloves. McCain is known for his temper. He is known for being a hothead. And the only time he defended Obama was with the "Arab Lady," but he seemed unwilling to put a top to Palin's race baiting and hate rhetoric. He also played right into the Bill Ayers rhetoric. His hatred and resentment of the president continues to this day.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:00 AM

10. Schumer

He is the only one remotely like McCain and he isn't all that close.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:06 AM

11. Darrel and Darrel n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:05 PM

12. Going back to the days of Reagan

Republicans have dominated the Sunday talk shows, an extensive survey done by the Center for American Progress showed a few years back.

Not only are Republicans far more common a guest on Sunday mornings, they're far more likely to appear unopposed (i.e., solo). This has been true no matter who has controlled Congress or the presidency.



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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:09 PM

13. Harry Reid, perhaps

 

Not sure.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:10 PM

14. McCain and his boyfriend, Linnie (The Old Man and the Dweeb) have their own unreality show on NBC

called "Meet the Press". They occasionally do guest star spots on similar shows.
I'm still waiting for the musical version.

The Dems don't have anybody that can compare to these two. Face it.

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