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liberal72 Donating Member (405 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:16 AM
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Great opening from O'Franken
brought a tear to my eye.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:18 AM
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1. Yup, the Brit Hume story is appalling
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:21 AM
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2. What was it?
(the Hume story)
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liberal72 Donating Member (405 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:23 AM
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4. That and
the encounter with the right wing nut on CNN and his mourning for the troops that were killed yesterday. Really emotional.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:23 AM
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5. Hume said that US soldiers have less chance of being killed....
than people in California. See there basically the same geographic size (this is often mentioned as a no WMD found excuse) but Franken just pointed out that there are 25 Million Iraqis and 36 Million Californians......

Hume caught clearly distorting information.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:26 PM
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8. More specifically, there are 36 million Cali residents
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 12:49 PM by BlueEyedSon
and 100,000+ US soldiers, so when you do the numbers properly the chance of getting "murdered" is 65x higher.

When confronted with the above math that is more sensible (and less complimentary to the Bushies), Hume said something to the effect that "it's a crude comparison, but is illustrative of something." Oh yeah, like what? Bad math? Your arrogance? The brown stains on your nose?
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:24 AM
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6. The Hume story I believe was when he basically told
family of soldiers that died in Iraq to "get over it".
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:21 AM
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3. Jon Stewart will be on later.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:25 AM
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7. Please enlighten me!
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