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Sun May 6, 2012, 09:20 AM

So what's the first thing David Gregory asks Axe this morning?

How come there were 14,000 instead of 18,000 at the Ohio rally yesterday (with camera pointing to empty seats). Is the President losing his support. Of course Axelrod told him he should have followed the campaign to Virginia where they were packed to the rafters with many unable to get in. Meet The Press is unwatchable. I really tried so I could hear first-hand, could not do it. Axelrod is the best to respond to these inane questions but it goes to show how the right has absolutely nothing to talk about except empty seats.

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Reply So what's the first thing David Gregory asks Axe this morning? (Original post)
monmouth May 2012 OP
JoePhilly May 2012 #1
rurallib May 2012 #13
Proud Liberal Dem May 2012 #2
dkf May 2012 #3
kartski May 2012 #4
CTyankee May 2012 #5
Proud Liberal Dem May 2012 #6
liberal N proud May 2012 #7
a kennedy May 2012 #8
tularetom May 2012 #9
otohara May 2012 #10
Pisces May 2012 #11
high density May 2012 #24
DAngelo136 May 2012 #12
LiberalFighter May 2012 #14
center rising May 2012 #15
Cosmocat May 2012 #16
mucifer May 2012 #17
Sarcasticus May 2012 #18
Thrill May 2012 #19
CenaW May 2012 #20
mulsh May 2012 #21
monmouth May 2012 #22
A Brand New World May 2012 #23

Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 09:28 AM

1. Gregory is a shill.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2012, 12:42 PM

13. Rove must have given him that question

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 09:49 AM

2. I'm sure he's going to ask somebody from the Romney camp a similar question

any........minute......now........

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 10:08 AM

3. Wow what an inane thing to focus on.

 

Sad.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 10:13 AM

4. Hey David, Just a couple empty seats hear......

[link:http://www.google.com/imgres?q=romney+speaking+to+empty+stadium&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Dai&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&biw=1280&bih=681&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=_YzZLVopMfJOeM:&imgrefurl=http://lemelder.blogspot.com/2012_02_01_archive.html&docid=fxRxp5QKrm011M&imgurl=&w=400&h=300&ei=FYWmT43DN8fw0gG4s4S1BQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=196&vpy=325&dur=8815&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=208&ty=74&sig=104417877049732477971&page=1&tbnh=155&tbnw=211&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0,i:85|

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 10:13 AM

5. what an incredibly STOOPID question!

This bozo is now on my last nerve...my remote's mute button will henceforth dispatch his next appearance on msnbc...

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 10:16 AM

6. Gee

ONLY 14K? Really? That's terrible!

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 10:21 AM

7. If they are going to play that numbers game, they need to count the attendees at Mittens events

None of them have been overly stellar.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 10:35 AM

9. Well, that's it, might as well call off the election and inaugurate Romney today.

Jesus effing christ, is that what passes for news on meet the douchebag?

That show was well on its way down the crapper before dances with Rove took over but anymore he really has turned it into a joke.

Words fail me.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 10:38 AM

10. This Week is Bash Fest

George Will is exceptionally nasty this AM and made mention of the "empty seats"

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 11:21 AM

11. Gregory is a piece of shit. He has never interviewed a Republican the way he did Biden. Why hasn't

Romney appeared on his show?

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Response to Pisces (Reply #11)

Sun May 6, 2012, 05:40 PM

24. I was out in the first two minutes

I have never seen him be confrontational to Republicans in the way he is to Democrats.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 11:25 AM

12. Why do you keep watching?

Once upon a time "Meet The Press" was a respected show which seasoned journalists with pertinent questions held policy makers accountable to the public. Between 1947 until 1991, MTP was a show worth watching.

In the interim, entertainment replaced journalism and the quality of news shows suffered as a result. Today's journalists are more concerned with "access" rather than "facts" or "accountability". That was brought home to me when Wolf Blitzer brought Mila Kunis to the White House Correspondents Dinner. While this is not a slap against Ms.Kunis, who is rather attractive, I could not imagine Edward R. Murrow bringing a celebrity( let's say Betty Grable) to a function primarily for reporters.

Today's reporters or shall I say, newsreaders, are more enamored with celebrity than with real journalism, in my humble opinion. Wolf Blitzer to me is interchangeable with Mary Hart or John Tesh for that matter. And as for Fox News, not only is it editorial opinion dressed up as news, it's formulaic as all hell. When Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are a generation's version of Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley, you know that you have a problem; a humungous problem with credibility.

"For surely we shall pay for using this most powerful instrument of communication to insulate the citizenry from the hard and demanding realities which must be faced if we are to survive. I mean the word survive literally. If there were to be a competition in indifference, or perhaps in insulation from reality, then Nero and his fiddle, Chamberlain and his umbrella, could not find a place on an early afternoon sustaining show. If Hollywood were to run out of Indians, the program schedules would be mangled beyond all recognition. Then some courageous soul with a small budget might be able to do a documentary telling what, in fact, we have done--and are still doing--to the Indians in this country. But that would be unpleasant. And we must at all costs shield the sensitive citizens from anything that is unpleasant."
-Edward R. Murrow (RTDNA Convention Speech, 1958)

Those words were spoken by Murrow over 50 years ago, how prescient they seem today. Indeed, while the networks are complicit in the demise of journalism, then so are we, the viewing public. Without our co-operation, they cannot continue, they cannot exist. So in that sense, we have the power to stop this: Just. Stop. Watching.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 12:57 PM

14. Show Gregory the number of tvs not turned to MTP

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 01:05 PM

15. David Gregory wants obama to lose.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 01:38 PM

16. Frankly, this is because they have so little to run on

There is such a weak case for the country not to reup President Obama.

I watched because someone asked late last week if the Sunday shows would highlight how horrible of a mistake Romney made with his over the top remarks about the Chinese dissident.

I said fat chance, that if it was a democrat, it would end his or her campaign, but since it was an R they would just ignor it.

The only mention of it during MTP was Gregory doing this pathetic, ham handed, "how did things go so wrong" question to VP Biden doing the obligatory put the D on the defense for a republican being a clown question. Nothing the whole hour about Mitten's end of it.

I don't tend to watch because Gregory IS a republican whore.

But, the hour was instructive as to just how little the Rs have to run on against president Obama. End of the day, it boils down to beating him up because the economy is improving too slowly.

Really?

That is it?

I think we have to hold our breathe, though.

Romney and the Rs will do what the did this week with the dissident a couple of times a week for the next 6 months. He will be wrong and the media won't hold him to account for it, but there is always a chance that SOMETHING will get some traction for them along the way - right or wrong.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 01:39 PM

17. If you watch the whole interview it seems pretty clear that Biden did a great job despite

gregory's questions. I thought our VP really shined talking about foreign policy, the election, the economy and lesbian and gay rights.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032608/

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 01:48 PM

18. "unwatchable" us the word, all right.

 

Gregory is a joke.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 01:51 PM

19. Fox News and Drudge set the narrative

Everyone else follows

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 02:31 PM

20. No one is attending Romney events so the Fibber Mongers lie about President President Obama events.

Current hot talking point.
Tell whoppers about President Obama events.. . they can't show any photos of Romney events, no one is ever there.

A Romney campaign event is like Gertrude Stein's remark about Oakland.
". . .There is no there there."

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 03:47 PM

21. Just because Axelrod has to be on these shows doesn't mean we

have to watch them. Seriously, none of these Sunday morning political shows are anything as informative as poorly made infomercials. don't you have better things to do? I know I sure do.

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Response to mulsh (Reply #21)

Sun May 6, 2012, 04:50 PM

22. Hmmm, no, not really...n/t

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 05:00 PM

23. I was at the rally & I believe the reason there were empty seats is

because all week the news outlets & Ohio State warned people to expect crowds. Ohio State had 2 other major events occurring at the same time. The final State Science Fair was occurring in another building & a marathon had streets in the vicinity closed. 14,000 is still a good crowd. I got to see the motorcade leave because the parking lot where we parked was closed by the Secret Service until the motorcade left. We saw Mrs. Obama waving to us as they went by. Great Day!

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