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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:13 PM
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VIDEO- Bush's Staged Photo Op today- Compilation
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:16 PM
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1. Great work as always!
They didn't give you any coke jaws to work with today did they?

Nominated
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:18 PM
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2. Which sign of Fascism is that?
Edited on Thu Oct-13-05 04:19 PM by NewHampshireDem
:grr:

<on edit>
Nominated! Great work.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:35 PM
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3. MSNBC Anchor just said
over the clip: The soldiers were coached, apparently to give the answers the President wanted to hear!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 01:25 AM
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56. Oh wow
So was anything they were saying true? And lol something I noticed was when the woman was introducing herself she said she met Bush at an event in NYC. Bush asked her right after she said that "were you there?" Uh duh she just said so! You can easily tell this whole thing is scripted. After Bush asked her if she was there she just went straight into her script. She tried to link Iraq and 9/11. She totally messed up and said she was proud to continue the work in north central New York but than she went back and corrected herself and said Iraq. Bush wasn't interested at all in what she said before hand. Just if she was there when he came to New York that one time for some military event. :eyes:
Oh my God. He said "I probably look familiar to you too". No shit! Is this guy seriously drugged up or what?! And the Iraqi guy I wonder about. Remember the Saddam Hussein statue bit? The documentary "Control Room" the people who worked at Al-Jazeera showed us that they were not Iraqi's at all but fakes. All this guy said was "I like you". You can hear people giggling in the background.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 03:12 AM
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64. That was MSGT Corine Lombardo
She is an official spokesperson for the 42nd ID. Google her name. She's written several articles, and she is interviewed frequently by the media.
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:41 PM
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4. "Good morning Mr. President."
Guy says it too soon and everybody chuckles at his gaffe as he goes off-script. (Shit, you can't even say "Good morning" when you want to?)

"OK, folks, this is Allison. Let's take our places please."

Hey, where's the Made-in-China "Mission Accomplished" banner?

McLellan: "Are you suggesting that what our troops said was not sincere, or that what they said was not their own thoughts?"
:rofl:

Great stuff, thanks.
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Brotherjohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:43 PM
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5. Man... that's just the PRACTICE?
And Scottie had the gall to deny anything was scripted?

They've really been caught with their pants down.

Of course, this has happened throughout his entire presidency, with soldiers, citizens, etc. (Town Hall mtgs...). It's just that people have the guts to call them on it now.

Things are really going downhill!!!

WWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH!!!!
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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 05:20 AM
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71. I'm loving the fact that they have no breathing room.
Before we were lucky if stuff like this was paid any attention. Now the space between Stupid Action by Bush Team and Pointing and Laughter by the Media is so small you can't measure it.
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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:45 PM
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6. Recommended
thanks for sharing all these clips!
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:47 PM
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7. Fantastic. Love the little bit with Puffy McMoonface trying to turn the
tables on the reporter who asked why the troops were coached. P McM tried to put words in the reporter's mouth by saying "are you suggesting the troops were not sincere or were not expressing their own thoughts?". Reporter rightfully said, "that's not what I'm asking. I'm asking why the troops were coached". Never heard the answer. I'm sure there wasn't one.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:50 PM
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8. Great job!
Highly recommended :kick:
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:52 PM
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9. that was great
Edited on Thu Oct-13-05 04:53 PM by cal04
thank you liveoaktx

:hi: :yourock:
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dicknbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:56 PM
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10. HEY HEY HEY..........
WHER ARE THE BLACK PEOPLE? WHAT NO BLACKS SERVING IN IRAQ?
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 06:05 PM
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26. Well, none that would stand for that trumped up
photo op with a murderer.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:58 PM
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11. Excellent job!
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 04:59 PM
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12. Awesome. I am slackjawed.
Is there any doubt that we are living in the old Soviet Union? This was the most transparent, most outrageous BS photo-op of all, and I really had thought the Chimp had pushed the outside of the envelope on those.

Unfreakingbelievable.
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:05 PM
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13. Catapulting the propaganda...Staged events,
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:12 PM
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16. This wasn't a catapult
This was a 16-inch cannon on the deck of the USS Iowa.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:10 PM
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14. Had to stop half way through to give this sucker another vote!
Can't wait for Scotties remarks tomorrow!!!
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:11 PM
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15. How many times did Stutterboy adjust his earpiece?
:eyes:
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pokercat999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:09 PM
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37. It was every few seconds it seemed. Has anyone in the
MSM asked about why it was needed or are they going to say it was necessary for commander dumb-ass to hear the troops.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 02:40 PM
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84. VIDEO-Jerks and Smirks-Earpiece and Leg Wigglin' Edition
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 03:52 PM
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86. That's just too painful to watch.
what a pathetic moran.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:15 PM
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17. Excellent!
This is the only video I've seen that includes the off-camera producer giving the soldiers instructions about following "script".

Thanks!
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:16 PM
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18. An illuminating exchange here...
Allison: "...if you have the microphone and he follows up with a question to you, you just, uh, no matter who has it, Capt. Pratt, if you have the microphone, and the President hears something and he wants more information you just keep that microphone and talk to the President.

Capt. Pratt: Okay.

Allison: All right. But if he gives us a question that's not something that we've scripted, Capt. Kennedy, you're going to have that mike and that's your chance, uh, impress us all.

Capt. Kennedy: Okay.

Allison: Which won't be a problem for you.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 06:43 PM
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33. Aaaiiieee! Allison has the Bush snicker!
Edited on Thu Oct-13-05 06:43 PM by mcscajun
Right here:

Allison: (heh heh) Which won't be a problem for you.

And she does it again right after the soldier says "Good morning" too soon.

:hide:
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:39 PM
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40. You know, when even the "Allison" can't read the script without stammering
and tripping on the words, WTF? :wtf:

Maybe that would be an indication of some needed editing?
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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 07:04 PM
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88. Yes! I heard that too...is there a transcript anywhere? (n/t)
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:22 PM
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19. Thank you!!!
Excellent job :yourock:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:22 PM
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20. ***Olbermann covers the scripted photo-op & lying press conf TONIGHT***
From today's emailed Countdown newsletter about the show tonight (MSNBC, 8pm and midnight ET). The entire emailed newletter, which is titled That Unscripted TV Moment, is posted here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
(Note that at the end of the email are instructions on how to subscribe to the emailing list.)

Subject: That "Unscripted" TV Moment


Date: October 13, 2005 4:01:08 PM EDT

------------------------------------------------------
Tonight on Countdown
------------------------------------------------------

A handpicked group of U.S. troops told President George W. Bush on Thursday they believed the Iraqi people were eager to vote in a weekend referendum on an Iraqi constitution. In a carefully scripted event, Bush spoke to 10 U.S. troops and an Iraqi soldier in a video teleconference about preparations for the Saturday vote, which is critical to U.S. aims for democracy in Iraq and creating conditions for the ultimate withdrawal of American forces. Bush, suffering job approval ratings below 40 percent, the lowest of his presidency, is eager to show progress in Iraq as the American death toll nears 2,000. A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll last month said only 32 percent of Americans approved of his handling of Iraq. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N13627152.htm

We will have excerpts of this bizarre teleconference.

And Scott McClellan's press briefing today... notable... you won't want to miss this.

Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann broadcasts LIVE at 8 pm et, and the count is never complete without you. Join us.

(snip - for the rest of the Countdown emailed newsletter, see this post:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... )

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deek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:23 PM
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21. thanks again!
:bounce:
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:25 PM
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22. They've been doing this all along.
How is it that the press has just gotten around to recognizing it?
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:57 PM
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25. There were the 50 firefighters brought in to pose with Bush in Mississippi
after Katrina. That to me should have been a much bigger story, as these firefighters were just hanging around with the Chimp while houses were catching on fire in New Orleans. Where was the media outrage over that phoney and scripted series of events? And there was the phoney photo op of Bush in New Orleans itself, with a stage decorated with earth moving equipment that wasn't even used there, along with fake food stands. And there were the two little black girls who threw their arms around Bush who apparently didn't even reside in the disaster zone.

I too am mystified at how the media works and why the business suits in news departments decide to go with certain stories at certain times, but ignore the same issue at other times.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 10:10 PM
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49. yes, the fake food distrribution photo op is so key, symbolic of the
bait and switch operation that poses as our government these days.
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Lancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:27 PM
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23. Hey, I wonder if that "Allison"
is the same one who shifted the camera over to the palm tree when Russert was questioning Colin Powell?
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ktowntennesseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 06:24 PM
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28. Hey, great observation!
Who knows, you may be on to something here!
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 06:25 PM
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29. good memory!
I think you're right--that person's name was Allison, wasn't it?
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 06:29 PM
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30. Her name was Emily
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 08:29 PM
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44. >>>>>>> Her name was EMILY, not Allison... see Video link above
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 06:45 PM
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34. I dunno...but she's picked up some of the Bush snicker
that Mark Fiore's cartoons are always picking on.

Right here in the transcript I posted (above)

Allison: (heh heh) Which won't be a problem for you.

And she does it again right after the soldier says "Good morning" too soon. Admittedly, she breaks into something like a genuine chuckle from there.

It's still spooky.

:hide:

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jjmalonejr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:24 PM
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39. Hell YES!
That was what Powell said.

"Allison bring the camera back over here"
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 04:10 AM
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67. I believe that was an "Emily."
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 05:16 AM
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70. Media Matters on Allison Barber-and connection to Rush Limbaugh
http://mediamatters.org/archives/search.html?topic=Alli...

Reports, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Internal Communication Allison Barber defended American Services Radio's continued broadcast of Rush Limbaugh, and implied that there are no problems with the content of Limbaugh's broadcasts, unlike those of other controversial figures such as Howard Stern.

**She was also the spokesperson for the Pentagon Channel, which shows free on Dish TV as propaganda for the troops

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/May2004/n05132004_20040...


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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 05:22 AM
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72. I think that was an Emily. nt
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grateful581 Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 05:48 PM
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24. This is great
Some of the Service members said they "practiced" the photo op but they were not coached. What a bunch of bullshit!
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zonkra Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 06:11 PM
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27. Joe Goebbels
in Hell, is taking notes. "Next time, I'm Scotty McClellan, or at least Ari Fleischer", he mutters, in between pokes with a very sharp stick, aministered by a Dick Nixon look-alike in a genuine Herb Hoover bra.
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RedSpartan Donating Member (736 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 06:29 PM
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31. I sit here slack-jawed.
The settiest set-up yet. Amazing. Nice to see the press is growing a spine, though.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 06:35 PM
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32. Great job. Recommended.
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 06:49 PM
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35. Bush always manage to fuck up everything! Even the simple things.
There's something really wrong with Bush.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 06:59 PM
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36. the soldiers look like plastic mannequins?
they didn't move much - just nodded.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 07:22 PM
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38. They played a lot of the Audio on NPR too, for those without highspeed
connections. You don't even have to see it too know how wrong it is.

(Was the pre-event audio suppost to go out to the Press? If so, what a stupid move)

Take One: President Bush via Satellite


Listen to this story...(at link above)
by David Greene


President Bush spoke with members of the 42nd Infantry Division (Mechanized) National Guard unit
stationed in Tikrit via video teleconference hookup from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Thursday. Reuters


All Things Considered, October 13, 2005 President Bush's administration has been marked by a savvy use of technology and media strategy. From staging optimal photo-ops to conjuring message-appropriate backdrops at speeches, the president's staff has been diligent in its work.

That work has never been more important than now, with the president's polling numbers slipping and an election in Iraq looming. And so it was early Thursday, with President Bush slated to chat with soldiers stationed in Iraq, that his staff ran through his opening remarks -- and some questions -- without the commander-in-chief being present.

While it's common to use a trial run to ensure things go smoothly when the president arrives, the event, recorded by NPR, offered some insights into the meticulous nature of advance work.

Later, the president, speaking from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House, asked members of the 42nd Infantry Division (Mechanized) National Guard unit about their work in Tikrit, and answered questions from the soldiers.

<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=49... >
(Audio for this story, PLUS: Transcript and full rehersal video at link above)

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CatBoreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 08:04 PM
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41. They said this was a representational group...
...but I didn't see one African American soldier in the group. Or is that just crapy resolution on my part?

Weird.
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 08:38 PM
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46. And apparently at least half were officers.
Not exactly as it was portrayed.
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-05 01:24 PM
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91. My thoughts as well
out of the whole 42nd Infantry Division (Mechanized) National Guard unit not ONE African American?

Bad PR - :spank:
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 08:21 PM
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42. I'll tell you one thing
I was so happy that the MSM actually covered this as the staged prop is was. I was amazed to see it on the evening news, shown just as the fake photo op they planned. Just hoping that moronic 28% sees it too.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 08:27 PM
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43. I wonder if this dolt can do anything
if it is not scripted. Is he told when to use the restroom? :shrug: Shrub must live in a surreal world where no one talks to him unless it has been written out first.
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MellowOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 08:35 PM
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45. His whole presidency has been staged from the beginning
Can we please impeach him now, huh?
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disndat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 10:23 PM
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50. Remember the receiver?
This is reminiscent of the receiver strapped to Bush's back when debating Kerry. Surprisingly, there was no follow-up like today's staged teleconference with the soldiers in Iraq. Maybe big media is comng around, or more likely, the case that the rehearsal was caught and disseminated worldwide. :applause:
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PittLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 01:59 AM
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57. Welcome disndat!
:toast:
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motocicleta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 08:59 PM
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47. what freaking country am I living in?
How is this crap going to change as long as the press acts like lapdogs?
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PittLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 02:02 AM
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59. And welcome to you, too motocicleta
Love the name - reminds me of Italian 101 ... and got me to a few interesting places in Italy as well! ;)
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motocicleta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 08:58 AM
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79. Thanks Pitt
I have a thing for Italian bikes, in case you couldn't tell. Currently I am fantasizing about victoriously wheelying my Ducati past the any-day-now perp walk.
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PittLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 02:02 PM
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81. I'm enjoying the mental picture
We can only hope! :D
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 09:20 PM
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48. "If he gives us a question that is not something that we scripted"
wow.
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dwightspencer Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 12:27 AM
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51. Are they trying to be distasteful?
The indignation with which Scott McClellan almost stinks of the Bush sour debate face. I am glad the press did not give a moment's rest in the afternoon briefing and he was kept on the defensive from the moment he stepped behing the podium. I don't think they are cowering anymore since they know that their access to the White House briefing is just slightly less secure than that of a gay hooker with false credentials.

We have to keep forums like this one active so that these clowns will be shamed into being honest.
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PittLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 02:05 AM
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60. wow - so many newbies ... yay! Welcome!
Nice to have you, dwightspencer. :applause:
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 12:52 AM
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52. thks liveoak
sad sad sad
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Singular73 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 01:17 AM
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53. The MSM is absolutely roasting Bush with this
Its like they know the end is near.

And when the Fitzgerald indictments hit, it will be.
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skullj Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 02:43 AM
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62. MSM finally gets it right
It seems like the MSM doesn't have the courage to do anything until it's subject shows weakness. I applaud the MSM for its recent activity, but wish that they had done more while Bush was more popular. A little moral fiber would be appreciated.
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 02:04 PM
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82. Welcome to DU, skullj!
:hi:

Glad to have you.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 01:18 AM
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54. I was watching the video again
And if for whatever reason someone has a doubt that it was staged there is one part of the video when Bush asks a solider a question and the solider with the mic hands it to Capitan Smith and Bush starts chatting about throwing a hardball and before hand they were all polite and waiting till he was done, but on this Capitan Smith gets mic and than just starts talking and not paying any attention to Bush chatting. When Smith introduces himself Bush chuckles and gets quickly quiet. :eyes:
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 01:19 AM
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55. Something else I wonder
is if their facts are right. :shrug:
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TheModernTerrorist Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 01:59 AM
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58. at least the media is finally reporting it
for what it is.... scripted bullshit. though a few years too late, I might add.

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skullj Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 02:37 AM
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61. We have a press?
I wonder who lit the candle under the press's a$$, one minute they let the Republican smear machine distort John Kerry's record, the next they're actually reporting white house B.S.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 02:46 AM
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63. MSGT Corine Lombardo is an official army spokesperson
She's been in the Guard for 24 years and has written numerous articles. She is hardly your "soldier on the street." Her job is to paint a pretty picture.

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bsartist Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 03:22 AM
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65. absolutely sickening.....
after watching that, I feel like vomiting
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 03:40 AM
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66. Here's some info on 1st LT Gregg Murphy, from a RW blog
Edited on Fri Oct-14-05 03:43 AM by lebkuchen
This blog belongs to Lance Frizzell, who says, "In civilian life, I'm the Press Secretary for the House Republican Caucus in the Tennessee Legislature."

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Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the Tennessee National Guard's top officer, said the state Guard is above its goals for signing up new soldiers.

"Where we are struggling is prior-service personnel, people who have been on active duty with three tours in four years and are trying to get on with family life right now," he said.

Recruiters said their biggest promotional tools are combat veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, who are helping bolster the ranks by tapping into the South s tradition of patriotism.

Lt. Gregg Murphy, of Chattanooga, is one of about 4,000 soldiers with the 278th Regimental Combat Team now in Iraq. He said in an e-mail that he would jump at the chance to "set the record straight about Iraq" by telling "the real story of soldiers, not the blood, guts and carnage."

He said returning soldiers could counter the media s focus on the losses in Iraq by talking about ongoing humanitarian work there such as new schools, libraries and water projects.

Countering the media's focus will be an ongoing struggle because they want us to lose, as do many anti-war libs. But Americans don't admire that - it makes them furious. They admire this:

http://66.249.93.104/search?q=cache:jSjZDbYNKbkJ:iraq.b...

Scotty says the troops are expressing their own thoughts despite being staged and scripted. That is probably true, as a lot of effort went in to hand-picking these Bush cheerleaders.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 04:21 AM
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68. What could they possibly have been thinking?
I mean wow. What did they think they would get out of something like this? George Bush, pretending to care once again.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 04:55 AM
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69. On David Smith of Grand Rapids, MI-
http://washingtontimes.com/specialreport/20051002-12414...

Capt. David Smith, 30, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and the Military Transition Team he leads will remain behind, to serve as both a liaison to the Americans and to continue mentoring Iraqi units.
During missions, Capt. Smith will serve as an observer, and when the Iraqis need backup or bigger firepower, he will be able to call in the Americans.
....He then repeats a warning that one often hears in Washington from President Bush and others -- an upsurge in attacks is likely in the days ahead.
"We are looking for the bad people who want to disrupt the election. Be listening for those people and be ready for your missions. You must be ready to fight," Capt. Smith says.
"Make sure your soldiers wear their equipment and they are ready to shoot, because are going to shoot at us.
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Clintmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 05:27 AM
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73. Great compilation!
Thank you for this and recommended! I have been laughing at Chimpyboy ever since the interview (even though I have been for 5 years)!
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 06:09 AM
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74. Wow...repugs are very desperate. Little Scotty is such the protector of
lies for bush.
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 06:11 AM
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75. The United States files for moral Chapter 11 under the bush regime. nt
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Danger Duck Donating Member (464 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 06:43 AM
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76. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!
What is wrong with him? Why doesn't someone in the white house just get frustrated and kick his ass? I'm sick of books. Thanks richard Clark, but you should have just walked up to him, told him there was a monkey behind him, and kicked him in the ass when he turned around.
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 07:09 AM
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77. The MSNBC shows a rehearsal of the entire event, and then Scotty
spouts there wasn't any staging of the questions? Why isn't this huge news? Why are we accepting mediocrity and tax funded propaganda from any President? With polls numbers at their lowest, the economy teetering on collapse, why are we accepting this disaster of a president? I understand there will always be some uneducated, ill-informed soldiers that will love their commander in chief no matter what, but that isn't America, that's Nazi Germany. Read the headlines today and reflect that we are in the 21st century. What's wrong with this picture?
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 08:54 AM
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78. Encore! Encore!
What a performance! I laughed till I cried. The only thing missing is a flight suit and codpiece.
:blush: :hide: :yoiks:
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deek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 10:13 AM
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80. * waved, didn't salute soldiers
when he left. Isn't that inappropriate?
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kostya Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 02:06 PM
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83. Surely someone on the networks pointed out that these
Edited on Fri Oct-14-05 02:06 PM by kostya
10 soldiers were at least half career officers, whose names are on a promotion list and they damn well know it. That would have been important information to add in the video clips.
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Larissa238 Donating Member (373 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 02:59 PM
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85. Such a *huge* story
Yet on the front cover of the LA times, there is no mention of it- Instead, they talk about a mental health care spa for the rich.

:puke:
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jzodda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 06:59 PM
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87. Great stuff
Things just keep looking worse and worse for the morons who are supposedly running things around here. They can not even run themselves anymore-the illusion is shattered for all to see!
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 07:06 PM
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89. What a fucking ass Bu$h is...
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No Blood for Hubris Donating Member (171 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-05 11:45 PM
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90. What a total jerk. Plus it looks like his robot box is
back in place on his back. Too bad it can't make him think like a person with an actual mind.

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