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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 08:04 PM
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45. The point is that they do know better
Donaldson, Roberts, Will, and even the "young" Stephanopolos, have all failed us. The story of the financial collapse of the US economy has been there for my entire life. The press, which is supposed to spend their time holding those in power accountable, instead spend their careers lurching from O.J. Simpson to Clinton/Lewinsky to Sarah Palin's grandchild. The huge trade deficits, budget deficits, the increasing imbalance between rich and poor, the real impact of deregulation, all of this has been evident for years. It's like our economy has had some sort of festering lesion on its face, and the collective response of the press corps has been to ignore it and hope it goes away, until one day there's this devastating diagnosis of malignant melanoma and we find that the economy has to undergo chemotherapy, and now they begin to connect the dots.

Just like with global warming, health care and so many other problems. The old people in the old media have been AWOL.

Old. These folks are old. The older generation that has been in charge has run up a huge credit card bill, and are about to retire and hand the debt to their kids and grandkids: "I'm moving to Florida! Enjoy your austerity."
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  -ABC Roundtable: McCain's "Unpresidential" Response & Age Issue ultraist  Sep-21-08 01:04 PM   #0 
  - I caught this too.  Mugsy   Sep-21-08 01:10 PM   #1 
  - That very last line was a Duzy...  Labors of Hercules   Sep-21-08 01:11 PM   #2 
  - I second that  ann_american2004   Sep-21-08 08:36 PM   #48 
  - There were more "Money Quotes" from George Will there...  IllinoisBirdWatcher   Sep-22-08 10:01 AM   #65 
  - "John McCain showed us his personality this week and made some of us fearful"  gristy   Sep-21-08 01:12 PM   #3 
  - BAM!  ultraist   Sep-21-08 01:41 PM   #19 
  - Great line, spot on.  EnviroBat   Sep-22-08 08:37 AM   #64 
  - Wow! Having read the transcript, I have to say the video is much more  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-21-08 01:13 PM   #4 
  - Yes. Very damaging to McCain  ultraist   Sep-21-08 01:18 PM   #7 
  - yeah, but since he still can't keep Sunni and Shite straight, I don't  ladywnch   Sep-21-08 01:21 PM   #10 
  - I agree in some respects. But if you'll remember '00 & '04, Bush who's  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-21-08 01:44 PM   #20 
     - Not in 2004.  Drunken Irishman   Sep-21-08 04:19 PM   #32 
        - That's what I love about DU, there's always someone to set the record straight. (nt)  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-21-08 11:05 PM   #56 
  - The economy IS a national security issue.  CarbonDate   Sep-22-08 04:47 AM   #62 
     - Touche! But I just hope that we can make Jane & Joe Sixpack see it that way...  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-22-08 05:59 PM   #70 
  - Good stuff! They could find nothing to be critical of Obama, and plenty  gateley   Sep-21-08 01:14 PM   #5 
  - something about a bunch of old people deciding what is good for  28erl   Sep-21-08 01:14 PM   #6 
  - I know what you mean...  1corona4u   Sep-21-08 01:30 PM   #15 
     - sorry if I hit a nerve - stepanofolous gets to me a lot too  28erl   Sep-21-08 02:16 PM   #21 
        - The point is that they do know better  Alcibiades   Sep-21-08 08:04 PM   #45 
  - The markets scared these folks  POAS   Sep-21-08 01:19 PM   #8 
  - It was his off-the-cuff response that scared them.  smoogatz   Sep-21-08 01:28 PM   #14 
     - Fire Cox?  liberAL31   Sep-21-08 01:36 PM   #17 
  - Thanks for posting this. I've been waiting to see it.  1corona4u   Sep-21-08 01:20 PM   #9 
  - It wasn't just the "unpresidential" comment  MindMatter   Sep-21-08 01:22 PM   #11 
  - Jesus. What a bunch of fucking ghouls.  smoogatz   Sep-21-08 01:26 PM   #12 
  - I found this one Yesterday  WarbirdForObama   Sep-21-08 01:26 PM   #13 
  - Yes. McCain is for change. Frequent change.  FightingIrish   Sep-21-08 01:34 PM   #16 
  - I CAN'T BELIEVE GEORGE WILL JUST SAID THIS!!  whereismyparty   Sep-21-08 01:36 PM   #18 
  - and "as usual, substituting vehemence for coherence" !!!  JoeIsOneOfUs   Sep-21-08 03:05 PM   #27 
  - I can  Tyler Generation   Sep-21-08 03:47 PM   #30 
     - I think he's an idiot.  whereismyparty   Sep-21-08 03:53 PM   #31 
     - what?  spiritual_gunfighter   Sep-22-08 11:58 AM   #67 
  - Obama makes Kookie feel secure!?  GinaMaria   Sep-21-08 02:33 PM   #22 
  - But on MTP the Brokaw said neither candidate  osaMABUSh   Sep-21-08 02:43 PM   #23 
  - I KNOW -- IT WAS UTTER BS!!!  ann_american2004   Sep-21-08 08:43 PM   #49 
  - Brokaw can go shove it.  ginnyinWI   Sep-22-08 01:45 AM   #59 
  - BRUTAL  TheDonkey   Sep-21-08 02:50 PM   #24 
  - Conservatives against Mccain  scytherius   Sep-21-08 03:02 PM   #25 
  - Yikes! Befuddled old guy!  BaracudaCrusher   Sep-21-08 03:04 PM   #26 
  - the toupees in this clip are horribly distracting  mikelgb   Sep-21-08 03:10 PM   #28 
  - Wow, it;s amazing  Jack Rabbit   Sep-21-08 03:12 PM   #29 
  - WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!  liberal N proud   Sep-21-08 04:29 PM   #33 
  - It's about time  Plucketeer   Sep-21-08 04:33 PM   #34 
  - George Will is stumping for Obama?  Bette Noir   Sep-21-08 04:50 PM   #35 
  - Wow! +k&r!  ahem   Sep-21-08 05:06 PM   #36 
  - The talking heads start talking truthfully when their own fortunes are on the line.  JBoy   Sep-21-08 05:11 PM   #37 
  - bingo  northernlights   Sep-21-08 06:02 PM   #41 
  - JBoy AND HOW!  ann_american2004   Sep-21-08 08:45 PM   #52 
  - It is quite amazing when even George Will is frightened of the GOPer  MasonJar   Sep-21-08 05:31 PM   #38 
  - he's the only conservative I'll read, because he's intellectually honest. nt  ginnyinWI   Sep-22-08 01:52 AM   #61 
  - Hello  kmdemqueen   Sep-21-08 05:31 PM   #39 
  - 2181 views on DU and only 202 views on YouTube.  8_year_nightmare   Sep-21-08 05:54 PM   #40 
  - K&R, rated 5-stars on YouTube AND dugg! n/t  beac   Sep-21-08 06:17 PM   #42 
  - Good Gawd Sam, ditch the toupee already!  Blue Gardener   Sep-21-08 06:35 PM   #43 
  - They ruined it when they talked about how Obama...  travelingtypist   Sep-21-08 07:23 PM   #44 
  - George Will..."mccain substituted vehemence  zidzi   Sep-21-08 08:23 PM   #46 
  - Wow, if Will is scared, then the repukes are in trouble!  Maestro   Sep-21-08 08:44 PM   #50 
  - George Will is a principled conservative who actually thinks...  iiibbb   Sep-21-08 08:45 PM   #51 
  - amen to that - mine too  ann_american2004   Sep-21-08 08:48 PM   #53 
     - I'm 59- been rabidly liberal all my life -  NBachers   Sep-21-08 11:04 PM   #55 
        - I don't think it works the other way too often.  ginnyinWI   Sep-22-08 01:49 AM   #60 
  - Yes, no give him nothing but bad press and push the election to  gingersnaps1   Sep-21-08 10:11 PM   #54 
  - Will: "McCain, as usual, substituted vehemence for coherence."  BeyondGeography   Sep-21-08 11:41 PM   #57 
  - Whoa! Both Will and Roberts made my jaw drop!  SeattleGirl   Sep-22-08 01:24 AM   #58 
  - They summed it up nicely!  AusDem   Sep-22-08 04:49 AM   #63 
  - R & D'g  Janeite   Sep-22-08 11:38 AM   #66 
  - If Americans have not been terrified of a McCain tyranny and war monger  whistle   Sep-22-08 12:06 PM   #68 
  - A BIG SUPER K & R  L0oniX   Sep-22-08 12:08 PM   #69 

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