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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 02:36 AM
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26. They're people who have different types of relationships with each other.
Edited on Thu Jun-17-10 02:46 AM by Radical Activist
Kind of like how I have a different relationship with my sister-in-law than my brother does even though she's the same person. I'm sure GE has some influence with Obama but that's not the same as having a power relationship over a media outlet GE owns. It's silly to equate the two different types of relationships. Having influence with a person is not the same as having direct control over a person.

As we have seen in his actions and this speech, Obama is pursuing a number of agenda items strongly opposed by GE. If GE had direct control over Obama, like they would over an employee, then he would be acting a lot more like Ronald Reagan than he is right now.
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  -The press dislikes Obama's speech because it threatens the core interests of their corporate owners. Radical Activist  Jun-16-10 06:26 PM   #0 
  - I didn't like it because it didn't threaten the core interests of his corporate owners.  XemaSab   Jun-16-10 06:27 PM   #1 
  - I think you responded too quickly to have read more than the headline of my post.  Radical Activist   Jun-16-10 06:31 PM   #3 
     - Nope, I read the whole thing  XemaSab   Jun-16-10 06:51 PM   #5 
        - So you believe the oil and coal industry are happy to be made obsolete  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 12:33 AM   #11 
           - Based on what Obama said last night  XemaSab   Jun-17-10 12:57 AM   #16 
              - Maybe you didn't read my post  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 01:04 AM   #18 
                 - I'm cynical enough to believe  XemaSab   Jun-17-10 01:07 AM   #20 
                    - Political speeches of that type  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 01:19 AM   #22 
  - this nation's media is ludicrous  spanone   Jun-16-10 06:27 PM   #2 
  - "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government"  Strelnikov_   Jun-16-10 06:46 PM   #4 
  - K & R  Scurrilous   Jun-16-10 07:05 PM   #6 
  - I guess people around here like what the corporate press is feeding them  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 11:05 AM   #35 
  - Nice doublethink  notesdev   Jun-16-10 07:09 PM   #7 
  - I can see what Obama has already done, which is significant.  Radical Activist   Jun-16-10 07:14 PM   #8 
     - Why is the relationship insidious in one case...  notesdev   Jun-16-10 07:22 PM   #9 
        - In one case, GE has more power  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 12:32 AM   #10 
           - But they're the exact same people  notesdev   Jun-17-10 01:40 AM   #23 
              - They're people who have different types of relationships with each other.  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 02:36 AM   #26 
                 - You're compartmentalizing  notesdev   Jun-17-10 03:05 AM   #30 
                    - You're being ridiculous.  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 10:54 AM   #33 
  - lulz  inna   Jun-17-10 12:38 AM   #12 
  - Ridicule  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 12:47 AM   #13 
  - I didn't intend to be "effective", I just expressed my amusement. :)  inna   Jun-17-10 01:00 AM   #17 
     - Then I'm glad you enjoyed it.  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 01:14 AM   #21 
  - Isn't it?  spoony   Jun-17-10 01:42 AM   #24 
     - I find it funny that when a President defends liberal values  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 02:37 AM   #27 
        - We need do nothing when revolutionaries like you are fighting for us.  spoony   Jun-17-10 02:46 AM   #28 
           - Another substance-free response.  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 02:48 AM   #29 
  - wishful thinking or orwellian doublespeak; sorry to break it to you, but BP is still in charge & get  amborin   Jun-17-10 12:51 AM   #14 
  - How so specifically?  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 12:55 AM   #15 
  - let's just focus on this:  amborin   Jun-17-10 01:06 AM   #19 
     - Yes, I've seen studies on this.  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 02:30 AM   #25 
        - your links don't support your claim  amborin   Jun-17-10 10:40 AM   #31 
           - You're misrepresenting my post.  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 11:03 AM   #34 
              - faulty premises  amborin   Jun-17-10 11:35 AM   #39 
                 - You have yet to mention the main premise of my OP. Did you read it?  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 11:50 AM   #41 
  - And I find it odd that you believe BP is "in charge"  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 08:54 PM   #44 
  - Best joke on DU evah!  asdjrocky   Jun-17-10 10:42 AM   #32 
  - Yup, you really DO like ---  Hell Hath No Fury   Jun-17-10 11:07 AM   #36 
  - Yeah, I don't just accept what I'm told  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 11:12 AM   #37 
  - Oh, yeah, right. Like Olberman, Maddow, et. al. were ever concerned about "corporate interests"  MadHound   Jun-17-10 11:14 AM   #38 
     - Olbermann saw what happened to Donahue.  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 11:42 AM   #40 
        - No he wasn't on air during the lead up,  MadHound   Jun-17-10 12:24 PM   #42 
           - They work for a company owned by the fossil fuel industry.  Radical Activist   Jun-17-10 08:48 PM   #43 

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