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Tamyrlin79 Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #45
47. I'm not trying to prove anything.
If you want proof, call up CHB and ask the sources.

I'm just saying that in any article in any other publication, three sources saying the same thing, even if anonymous, is credible. The same exact article in the NYT would not get the same treatment. Why?

So, you have judged CHB "crap" 90% of the time. Which 90%? Again, I could say the same thing about any edition of the NYT or most of what airs on CNN. How is CHB any different? Why is it singled out in a way that these others are not?

I'm passionate about it because I'm sick of every time I read something on there and find it credible, and then post it, people (like yourself) dismiss it as "crap" with no justification at all.

And, for the record, no, no relationship with CHB, other than occasional reader.
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  -WYFP with Capitol Hill Blue? Tamyrlin79  Dec-12-05 02:05 PM   #0 
  - why would a GOP leader give a shit about the Constitution?  thebigidea   Dec-12-05 02:12 PM   #1 
  - That article was not sourced.  grytpype   Dec-12-05 02:12 PM   #2 
  - Yep...right on cue. Thanks for proving the OP's point of view.  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 02:16 PM   #6 
  - Oh bullsh*t  Terran   Dec-12-05 02:34 PM   #29 
     - Can you post an example where he's made stuff up about Herr Busch?  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 02:36 PM   #32 
     - Don't get it, do you? That's the whole point.  Terran   Dec-12-05 02:41 PM   #37 
        - And that is the point.  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 02:53 PM   #46 
        - I believe very few anonymous sources  Terran   Dec-12-05 03:03 PM   #48 
        - I don't believe any anonymous sources when nothing else backs them up.  Brotherjohn   Dec-12-05 03:41 PM   #70 
           - Just because you know what scotty would say  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 03:51 PM   #76 
              - There's plenty of factually verified subjects upon which to press the WH.  Brotherjohn   Dec-12-05 04:12 PM   #79 
                 - yeah, dull boring facts that get asked about every damn day.  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 04:40 PM   #90 
                    - Again... AGAIN... because of CHB's track record.  Brotherjohn   Dec-12-05 05:07 PM   #95 
                       - sure. Just like the fact he lives in a bubble So it was wrong? Until Time  antifaschits   Dec-13-05 08:25 AM   #98 
                          - To write a story that he "lives in a bubble" or that he "has a temper"...  Brotherjohn   Dec-13-05 10:44 AM   #103 
        - Gee...I seem to remember that some of the mainstream media outlets.....  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 04:15 PM   #80 
           - Produce links  Terran   Dec-13-05 08:50 AM   #99 
              - Exactly. To quote "insiders" saying he's binge drinking, or denigrates...  Brotherjohn   Dec-13-05 11:04 AM   #104 
     - Seems to me that Bob Woodward and a whole bunch more  0007   Dec-12-05 03:26 PM   #62 
        - Bob Woodward doesn't say "I heard somebody said something".  Brotherjohn   Dec-12-05 03:43 PM   #72 
           - Well we know for a fact that NYT lies to our faces  400Years   Dec-12-05 03:50 PM   #75 
           - Well we know for a fact that NYT lies to our faces  400Years   Dec-12-05 03:51 PM   #77 
           - Who told Woodward about the alleged "slam dunk" quote that.....  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 04:29 PM   #83 
              - We KNOW Woodward had access, at least. We KNOW he was in a position...  Brotherjohn   Dec-12-05 04:54 PM   #94 
  - Seconded.  tasteblind   Dec-12-05 02:18 PM   #8 
     - yeah--the Guardian or AFP or the Mirror would have had it  librechik   Dec-12-05 03:38 PM   #67 
        - Yeah...journalists can't print that.  tasteblind   Dec-12-05 04:35 PM   #88 
  - This has been going on for a while now  Stuckinthebush   Dec-12-05 02:14 PM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-12-05 02:14 PM   #4 
  - That's ridiculous  FreedomAngel82   Dec-12-05 02:25 PM   #14 
  - That's bullshit. And you should apologize.  tasteblind   Dec-12-05 02:29 PM   #23 
     - Apologize to who for what? Take a reading comprehension course.  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 02:33 PM   #25 
        - You just accused a whole bunch of honest DUers of being  Terran   Dec-12-05 02:36 PM   #31 
        - No. I stated VERY clearly, "a few". It's not my fault that so many....  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 04:36 PM   #89 
           - "a bunch" or "a few", it doesn't matter  Terran   Dec-13-05 08:55 AM   #100 
        - Apologize for calling everyone who disagrees with you a rightwinger.  tasteblind   Dec-12-05 02:39 PM   #34 
        - Read your post number four  FreedomAngel82   Dec-12-05 02:40 PM   #36 
  - There was not source cited in the CHB article  Walt Starr   Dec-12-05 02:15 PM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-12-05 02:19 PM   #9 
     - Just WTF are you accusing me of?  Walt Starr   Dec-12-05 02:21 PM   #11 
     - Is there something you didn't understand about my post, Walt?.....  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 02:28 PM   #18 
        - Yeah, right  Walt Starr   Dec-12-05 02:29 PM   #22 
           - I'll take that as a non-response to my request for valid information.  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 02:34 PM   #28 
     - Why don't you yawn yourself?  FreedomAngel82   Dec-12-05 02:26 PM   #15 
        - Yawn. Ho-hum.....  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 02:29 PM   #21 
           - You're wrong of accusing people  FreedomAngel82   Dec-12-05 02:42 PM   #39 
              - My original post stated quite clearly "a few"....evidently, the mods...  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 04:32 PM   #87 
  - Here's why I think you are wrong to do so  Caution   Dec-12-05 02:17 PM   #7 
  - How about telling us when CHB has been wrong? Seems to me if you....  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 02:24 PM   #13 
     - Sweet raisin Danish, here we go again  Walt Starr   Dec-12-05 02:27 PM   #16 
     - Nice way to be personally abusive, Walt....  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 02:32 PM   #24 
        - Do a search  Walt Starr   Dec-12-05 02:33 PM   #26 
           - Right. You launch your personally abusive attack, and now....  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-12-05 02:35 PM   #30 
           - Dude, I am sick to death in doing your research for you  Walt Starr   Dec-12-05 02:37 PM   #33 
              - It's not his research, it is YOURS.  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 03:09 PM   #52 
                 - Walt's right. Everytime this CHB clown posts something,  tasteblind   Dec-12-05 03:21 PM   #57 
                 - What exactly is there to research?  Beelzebud   Dec-12-05 03:24 PM   #60 
                    - CHB says they verified it with three sources.  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 03:33 PM   #66 
                       - Yeah, three blind quotes.  tasteblind   Dec-14-05 01:46 PM   #113 
           - Proven??? All I've ever seen is crap posts  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 02:40 PM   #35 
              - "Sorry, I don't buy it just because you say so."  Beelzebud   Dec-12-05 02:42 PM   #40 
              - Well, what you said wasn't thrice-sourced, was it?  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 03:12 PM   #53 
              - There's a function here called "search"  Walt Starr   Dec-12-05 02:44 PM   #42 
                 - don't you have to be a donor to use it, though?  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 03:15 PM   #54 
                    - Perhaps you should donate. n/t  tasteblind   Dec-12-05 03:46 PM   #73 
                       - Nah. don't hang out here enough.  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 04:44 PM   #91 
                          - Right. Nice principles. Freeload and flame away. n/t  tasteblind   Dec-12-05 04:46 PM   #92 
     - So why don't you point out when they're right?  FreedomAngel82   Dec-12-05 02:43 PM   #41 
     - As the esteemable Will Pitt has posted so eloquently...  SidDithers   Dec-13-05 11:50 AM   #109 
  - CHB is a nutjob site...I have it thrice sourced right on this thread!  rinsd   Dec-12-05 02:20 PM   #10 
  - That's what I do  FreedomAngel82   Dec-12-05 02:23 PM   #12 
  - It's a gossip sheet  Warpy   Dec-12-05 02:27 PM   #17 
  - Just like The Enquirer and Weekly World News  Walt Starr   Dec-12-05 02:29 PM   #20 
  - I base my opinion off their track record.  Beelzebud   Dec-12-05 02:28 PM   #19 
  - And I think that rumor mills and whisper campaigns have their place.  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 02:42 PM   #38 
     - I guess if you don't mind adopting their tactics...  Beelzebud   Dec-12-05 02:45 PM   #44 
        - And, you don't know that this isn't the truth... OR a fact.  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 03:17 PM   #55 
           - This doesn't pass my bullshit-o-meter. Sorry.  Beelzebud   Dec-12-05 03:22 PM   #59 
           - And that's my point!  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 03:38 PM   #68 
              - For the same reasons I didn't believe all the rumors about Clinton.  Beelzebud   Dec-12-05 03:41 PM   #69 
                 - "Hillary must have had Vince Foster killed"  rinsd   Dec-12-05 04:12 PM   #78 
                 - That is not what I said.  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 04:30 PM   #84 
                    - Back in the 90's CHB was spreading these rumors!!!  Beelzebud   Dec-12-05 04:32 PM   #86 
           - There is a rumor out there that we never landed on the moon  Caution   Dec-12-05 04:26 PM   #81 
  - Ha! CHB. Good for a laugh and entertainment, Bad for Factual Data LOL  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-12-05 02:34 PM   #27 
  - And my point is that you haven't shown that this isn't "fact"  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 02:45 PM   #43 
     - You even proved it in your OP  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Dec-12-05 02:50 PM   #45 
        - I'm not trying to prove anything.  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 03:00 PM   #47 
        - I have yet to see anybody prove CHB is pure fiction, it may be but  400Years   Dec-12-05 03:06 PM   #50 
           - You're asking to prove a negative which is a logical fallacy  Walt Starr   Dec-12-05 03:28 PM   #64 
              - No, all they would have to do is prove CHB's positive assertions false  400Years   Dec-12-05 03:41 PM   #71 
              - And your positive assertion is that "it is fiction"  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 03:48 PM   #74 
  - Three unnamed sources is the same as  BuyingThyme   Dec-12-05 03:04 PM   #49 
  - I disagree.  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 03:20 PM   #56 
  - Double standards vis a vis accountability: the Jayson Blair example  0rganism   Dec-12-05 03:07 PM   #51 
  - Re: Jayson Blair  Tamyrlin79   Dec-12-05 03:27 PM   #63 
     - A brief explanation......  rinsd   Dec-12-05 03:33 PM   #65 
     - After you read this linked post, keep defending Thompson.  tasteblind   Dec-14-05 01:37 PM   #112 
  - Anonymous sources are fine, but nothing they ever publish along these...  Brotherjohn   Dec-12-05 03:21 PM   #58 
  - I just had 3 anonymous sources, from within the CHB staff, inform me  Beelzebud   Dec-12-05 03:26 PM   #61 
  - Hey, I just had three anonymous sources tell me the same thing!  Caution   Dec-12-05 04:29 PM   #82 
     - Yep! We should start our own news service!  Beelzebud   Dec-12-05 04:30 PM   #85 
  - Doug Thompson: Fun and Games With the Democrats  jim3775   Dec-12-05 04:54 PM   #93 
  - Can you do me a favor and re-post this as a new topic?  tasteblind   Dec-13-05 07:58 AM   #96 
     - It was the same way with the National Enquirer....  rinsd   Dec-14-05 01:32 PM   #111 
  - WDWYFPM  RedEarth   Dec-13-05 08:18 AM   #97 
  - I think it means "What's your freakin' Problem" nt  lectrobyte   Dec-13-05 09:13 AM   #102 
  - sorry to burst your outrage bubble, I WANT to believe everythign CHB  Lerkfish   Dec-13-05 08:58 AM   #101 
  - That's the best synopsis of this whole thing I've read on this thread!  Brotherjohn   Dec-13-05 11:14 AM   #105 
     - thanks. I think people confuse the terms.  Lerkfish   Dec-13-05 12:20 PM   #110 
  - Forget CHB. Voice of the White House is much better.  yodermon   Dec-13-05 11:14 AM   #106 
  - The problem with CHB is there is never a public source  walldude   Dec-13-05 11:19 AM   #107 
  - Right.  yibbehobba   Dec-13-05 11:30 AM   #108 

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