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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:03 AM
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(Lynne) Cheney Lays Into CNN (For Broken Govt & Sniper Video)
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/CA6386403.html

Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, strongly criticized CNN Friday for its "Broken Government" series of specials in the run-up to the November mid-term elections and for its airing of tapes of snipers shooting American soldiers in Iraq.

In an interview with Situation Room anchor Wolf Blitzer, Cheney said the network's Vote 2006 specials contained "terrible distortions of the president's and vice president's positions on many issues."

She suggested CNN was working from Democratic talking points, and took issue with the negative tone of the title "Broken Government," suggesting it betrayed CNN's bias and countering that the administration had inherited a recession, been through some tough times like 9/11 and Katrina, but that the economy was healthy. "That's not broken, " she said, "this government has acted very well... I shouldn't let media bias surprise me, but I worked for CNN once , and I was troubled.

Blitzer said the series was "probably" meant to be provocative, "to get people to think, to get people to discuss these issues."

Cheney turned the tables on Blitzer, becoming the questioner: "what is CNN doing running tapes of terrorists shooting Americans," she asked more than once, repeating a question CNN had been asked: "Do you want us to win?"
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:04 AM
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1. Both her and her husband are rabid
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:11 AM
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2. Go Cheney yourself, Lynn nt
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wholetruth00 Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:33 AM
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30. What would Lynn know or care about "broken government?"
she lives by her stock options and the money Halliburton steals from taxpayers. How can she pretend to even be able to understand what broken government means to people who have to work for a living, pay a mortgage, and pay for health care?
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PretzelzRule Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:12 AM
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3. Oh, Lynne,
just shut your ugly piehole and go write another lesbian novel :eyes:
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:15 AM
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4. she accused Blitzer of asking questions that aren't "fair"
That was at the end of the interview.

Throughout, her attitude was imperious and haughty and snide. I don't think she earned any points with the public.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:36 AM
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21. I was going to weigh in with an observation...
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 02:57 AM by Lasher
But you described her attitude perfectly. I can't remember ever having seen a more loathsome individual. After she had criticized Webb's book for racy language, and when Blitzer suggested that her book contained similar material, didn't she say she didn't owe anyone an explanation?

Edit: I was pretty close, here's what she said:

CHENEY: Wolf, I have nothing to explain. Jim Webb has a lot to explain.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


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tibbiit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:05 AM
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26. to me she is on par with... Barbara Olsen
I can't remember ever having seen a more loathsome individual.

Another equally loathesome individual.
tib
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casus belli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:16 AM
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5. Never seems to bother them
when the bias is tilted in their favor. But the first thing they do when someone is critical of their policies is call foul.

With all due respect, Lynne, there are people dying in Iraq as we speak. Shove your "hurt feelings" up your @$$
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:16 AM
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6. Lynne became unhinged
She really looks bad. Her outfit was atrocious.
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cautiouslywaiting Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:17 AM
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7. I don't think her outfit is really relevant.
Her responses were ignorant. That's more important.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:32 AM
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9. Her outfit was really weird
as is her view.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:27 AM
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28. When one can't even dress appropriately, it just emphasizes the disconnect
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 09:28 AM by BleedingHeartPatriot
from reality.

I'm not talking about wearing jeans to a business casual event, or some nonsense like that.

Rather than wear something subtle and low key, she dressed in something that looked like it was very expensive and ostentatious.

Her apparel reflected her arrogance. MKJ
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:26 PM
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47. I agree!
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 03:27 PM by pink-o
It seems Repigs don't have a clue as to how to dress appropriately.

Remember her Evil Darth husband wore a fucking Nanook Parka to the Auschwitz memorial--and his NAME was embroidered on it!!!!!


Then there's Alestair Crowley's daughter, Barbara Bush turning up in a Muumuu and sandals for a visit to the Wailing Wall.


And Karen Hughes looks like the Sasquatch version of Jane Hathaway no matter where she goes!

So yes: clothes matter because they make a statement of one's ability to empathise with the occasion.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:38 AM
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11. Her clothing is not the problem. (eom)
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:40 AM
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12. No but it was curious
You'ld think she was a Gandhi/Sacajewah mix.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:43 AM
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LetsThink Donating Member (216 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:03 AM
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18. No 'e' on the end ~~ Just Lynn-- right?
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 01:04 AM by LetsThink
I know some good people named 'Lynne'....... So, I don't want confusion to grow.
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:00 AM
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22. Let's compromise...
How about - Lon - ?

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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:19 AM
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8. Those Broken Government segments are great
I really cannot believe how great they are, just the facts all laid out in a row.

No wonder the WH is pissed. Lynne should be quiet and hope the series goes away soon with as little fuss as possible.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:35 AM
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10. Lynne looked really rough and appeared totally unhinged
Poor lady.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:54 AM
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14. Lynne is getting richer than Croesus off Halliburton war profits and
can't stand the thought of the war ending because she'll lose her goose that lays golden eggs.
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:19 AM
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25. Yup!! She'll be a merry widow when that pot-bellied pig she's married to
kicks--and Elizabeth and Mary will be partying like the Bush twins!

Lynn says she has 5 grandchildren. Last time I looked Elizabeth only had 3 kids; has Mary been popping them out, too?

Rich people-- BIGTIME. All because their daddy knew how to steal better than any of the other daddies.
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:57 AM
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15. Here's a link with the clip of Lynne going at it
what a caustic, hate-filled person.

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/10/27/lynne-cheney-cnn
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:09 AM
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19. wow just watched it
shes pretty pathetic.

and lynne as a citizen
id like to see more video from iraq,
along with the caskets coming home.
its called reality lynne. and it would probably
end this fiasco alot quicker if people could see
whats really happening lynne.
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wanpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:59 AM
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16. She was so very sanctimoniuos and angry. Guess she feels the wave of
change that may be coming her way and sifting away some of her and dickie's power. She came across as a mean-spirited, spiteful, power-hungry woman. She needs to ask pickles for some of her meds to take the edge off.
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pokercat999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:38 AM
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23. She is terrified of a Democratic win. They will be
reaping what they have sown in the form of investigations, prosecution and punishment.
They know what is coming and will do ANYTHING to prevent it. These are cornered rats folks......watch out!
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:35 AM
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31. Lynn *could* lose access to the billions her hubby made off the war
We all know that Cheney pushed us into the war for money, right?

If there is anyone that still has doubts, you're in fucking denial.
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pokercat999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:04 PM
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45. The money......and the power, we now have a puppet King.
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LetsThink Donating Member (216 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:01 AM
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17. OH YEAH-- SHOOT THE MESSENGER, MRS CHENEY
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 01:05 AM by LetsThink
..oooops, is that your diamond broach between the floorboards? You hadn't noticed one missing piece of jewelery ? I know, with your wealth it must be a heavy burden to keep track of such little things. You've been getting lots more lately, huh? Good profits rolling into your family bank accounts?
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:16 AM
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27. She usually calls in her husband Elmer for the shootings (EOM)
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Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:31 AM
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20. No one elected Mrs. Cheney.
Come to think of it, no one elected her husband either since the last 2 elections were stolen. CNN and Blitzer offered her the free publicity and she turned on them. Boo hoo hoo. They deserve each other.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:43 AM
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24. I would love to hear Caferty's response to this
and when Caferty responds, just stand back because here comes the blast!
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wholetruth00 Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:31 AM
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29. FOX and its questions and questioners never matter as long as they
are being tough on "liberals?"
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:35 AM
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32. She thinks wer all should be giving her roses for existing!
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:36 AM
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33. A *real* journalist would have asked her how much she and Dick made off the war
so far.

But that is just a fantasy.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:55 AM
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34. That lying bitch needs to shut her lying mouth
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 11:56 AM by mitchum
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:44 PM
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:54 PM
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36. Binka, I'm guessing she would enjoy that too much. nt
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:04 PM
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38. OK Then Maybe She Could Ask Dick To Water-board Her Instead!
Whilst she is wearing a full length mink and waving her dildo in the air!
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:10 PM
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40. Ha! I like the way you think!

:toast:
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:19 PM
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42. The Feeling Goes Both Ways VW You Are One Of My Secret Crushes On DU
Oops secret out now! :loveya:
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:39 PM
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43. Gee!
Well that make my day!! Thanks and vice versa!!

:blush:
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:50 PM
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44. You Are On My Top Ten List Baby
Funny and erudite. Can't make a better combo into Binks heart. Thank you for being here. Really.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:33 PM
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49. LOL, Binka you made me spit on my puter screen
That diamond encrusted thing is the only stiffy she's gettin these days, since DICK obviously can't perform and no Viagra for him, sniff-sniff.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:01 PM
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37. What a Bunch on Inbred Sickos! (nt)
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:04 PM
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39. Had to go back a few years for the image.
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 02:05 PM by RUMMYisFROSTED


:rofl:
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:13 PM
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41. Who the hell cares what she thinks? n/t
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:06 PM
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46. Why is CNN showing the targets Dick Cheney created getting shot?
Is that what Lynne wants to know?

Cause that's really what she wants know.

And lucky her, the question also contains the answer...



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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:32 PM
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48. Lynne, STFU and go write another racy novel
eom
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Anakin Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:06 PM
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59. Yeah! And Be Sure to Put Fabio on the Cover This Time!
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:39 PM
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50. What Will We Win Exactly?
others have tried and failed, it's now time to take our infidel asses out of Iraq.
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:41 PM
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51. "If you want us to win, let them eat cake!"
let's not mince words here, Queen Cheney, tell us what you think a *really* good propaganda campaign would look like.
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Dr Batsen D Belfry Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:06 PM
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52. Pot meet kettle
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 07:06 PM by Dr Batsen D Belfry
I seem to recall our embedded journalists out on the front lines early in the war. It was early morning here, and a group of our soldiers was under fire from a distant building. One of our soldiers starts yelling "Javelin Javelin Javelin" and he fires a shoulder launched wepon right into the building. All this is viewed through the green of a night scope.

Nobody got their panties in a bunch so long as it was our side killing their side. When the tables are turned, all of a sudden they find some morality? I don't think so.

DBDB
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Tanner_B. Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:00 PM
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53. Fuck Cheney
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 10:01 PM by Tanner_B.
and his old lady. I objected to CNN making Democrats look like dunces and losers during that same "Broken America" special. So there.
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William Seger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:04 AM
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54. "Democratic talking points" = "reality based community"
Scary shit, huh Lynne.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 12:52 PM
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55. Man walks into a place and KILLS someone.
Media whores JUST THIS ONE TIME reports it as it occured.

Killer screams "that's unfair propaganda!" Cites it as proof that media is "prejudiced" - ignoring the "small" FACT that the killer DID walk into a place and DID kill someone...

Doesn't matter if his statement is true.

Media whores amend statement to say "some say someone killed someone"... and leaves it at that - in the interest of phoney "fairness".

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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:07 PM
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56. god forbid that americans would THINK!
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 04:11 PM
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57. Whata cry baby! If the shoe fits wear it honey.
Edited on Sun Oct-29-06 04:11 PM by goforit
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 04:13 PM
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58. Inherited a recession? Bitch plz!
Lynne deserves an evil asshole like Dick Cheney. What a pair...of what I have no idea.
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