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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 08:58 AM
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14. But 24/7, to the exclusion of all else?
I can't flip past CNN, CNN-Headline, Faux or MSNBC without seeing several "retrospectives" about Ford. It is the "Climbers lost on Mt. Hood" and "Madonna adopts a child" and "Pretty blonde girl murdered: Day 219" all over again.
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  -Why this media circle jerk over Gerald Ford's grave? TechBear_Seattle  Dec-28-06 08:38 AM   #0 
  - I think it would be more correct  BOSSHOG   Dec-28-06 08:42 AM   #1 
  - It'll be a sploogefest for sure n/t  tavalon   Dec-28-06 08:43 AM   #3 
  - What?  tavalon   Dec-28-06 08:42 AM   #2 
  - Ummmm ... he was like, the president and stuff?  meegbear   Dec-28-06 08:44 AM   #4 
  - He was a mediocre president, at best  TechBear_Seattle   Dec-28-06 08:49 AM   #7 
  - But a president is a president ...  meegbear   Dec-28-06 09:16 AM   #22 
  - While I find much to criticize in Ford's tenure, he took office  coalition_unwilling   Dec-28-06 02:59 PM   #42 
  - Yup. And the media's job is to ensure that anyone who'd been president...  BlueCaliDem04   Dec-28-06 03:01 PM   # 
  - Yup. And the media's job is to ensure that anyone who'd been president...  BlueCaliDem04   Dec-28-06 03:01 PM   #43 
  - Yup. And the media's job is to ensure that anyone who'd been president...  BlueCaliDem04   Dec-28-06 03:01 PM   #45 
  - Diversion during a slow news cycle  Hokie   Dec-28-06 08:47 AM   #5 
  - For one thing, we're are a ceremonial people.  cali   Dec-28-06 08:48 AM   #6 
  - Just typical U.S. media hype of an overrated man who occupied an  Benhurst   Dec-28-06 08:49 AM   #8 
  - You should probably remove that avatar.  Bleachers7   Dec-28-06 08:56 AM   #13 
  - Even third-rate countries have their patriots.  Benhurst   Dec-28-06 09:23 AM   #28 
  - Well put, Benhurst.  Oregonian   Dec-28-06 12:21 PM   #30 
  - The media is being fair  mtnsnake   Dec-28-06 08:50 AM   #9 
  - But 24/7, to the exclusion of all else?  TechBear_Seattle   Dec-28-06 08:58 AM   #14 
     - you must get a different set of channels  onenote   Dec-28-06 09:03 AM   #16 
        - That's what it seems like to me  TechBear_Seattle   Dec-28-06 09:08 AM   #18 
  - It diverts them from having to report on Iraq  Warpy   Dec-28-06 08:50 AM   #10 
  - It is strange that when Regan passed  KKKarl is an idiot   Dec-28-06 09:11 AM   #21 
  - Nice visual. nt  mainegreen   Dec-28-06 08:53 AM   #11 
  - Congratulations! Someone had to find a conspiracy.  Bleachers7   Dec-28-06 08:55 AM   #12 
  - lets see: one of only four living past presidents?  onenote   Dec-28-06 08:59 AM   #15 
  - I doubt that.....Repugs wouldn't allow it...  sutz12   Dec-28-06 02:11 PM   #35 
  - So the American Sheeple won't notice that the "Surge" is on.  MikeNearMcChord   Dec-28-06 09:07 AM   #17 
  - The Public KNOWS about the potential surge  architect359   Dec-28-06 09:18 AM   #25 
  - he was a mediocre REPUBLICAN president, which means to them he was a  Lerkfish   Dec-28-06 09:08 AM   #19 
  - I think that you're wrong about that.  architect359   Dec-28-06 09:23 AM   #27 
     - we'll see, won't we?  Lerkfish   Dec-28-06 12:44 PM   #32 
        - Yup. n/t  architect359   Dec-28-06 02:59 PM   #41 
  - LOL! So his death is part of a conspiracy to ignore Iraq?  Buzz Clik   Dec-28-06 09:10 AM   #20 
  - His death? No. The seemingly ceaseless coverage of that death? Yes  TechBear_Seattle   Dec-28-06 09:18 AM   #24 
     - Whew! Lucky Ford died when he did, eh?  Buzz Clik   Dec-28-06 09:25 AM   #29 
        - I live next to Rancho Mirage  mitchtv   Dec-28-06 03:19 PM   #48 
  - Regardless of party, he was a President of the United States.  razorman   Dec-28-06 09:16 AM   #23 
  - .  Hav   Dec-28-06 09:22 AM   #26 
  - you don't have to respect the man, but you should respect the office.  hijinx87   Dec-28-06 12:27 PM   #31 
  - actually, the "office" is held by our employee, not our king.  Lerkfish   Dec-28-06 12:47 PM   #33 
  - actually, HOW on earth . . .  hijinx87   Dec-28-06 02:52 PM   #40 
     - what-ever.  Lerkfish   Dec-29-06 01:57 PM   #49 
  - You are SO right  beaconess   Dec-29-06 02:02 PM   #50 
  - Nostalgia  Alcibiades   Dec-28-06 02:06 PM   #34 
  - Didn't he invent WIN buttons???  Gloria   Dec-28-06 02:19 PM   #36 
  - His pardon of Nixon sets precedent for not investigating and impeaching Bushie boy.  mnhtnbb   Dec-28-06 02:36 PM   #37 
  - Because we respect the office  Conscious Confucius   Dec-28-06 02:47 PM   #38 
  - But where was that media respect when Clinton was president?  Bridget Burke   Dec-28-06 03:14 PM   #47 
  - This reminds me of what my grandather said...  JeremyWestenn   Dec-28-06 02:49 PM   #39 
  - This is what you do when a president dies.  skigib   Dec-28-06 03:01 PM   #44 
  - Because they're trying to define and seek the meaning of his presidency. n/t  Infinite Hope   Dec-28-06 03:11 PM   #46 

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