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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:49 PM
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Deborah Norville, and exploiting the soldiers families for profit
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 12:50 PM by Mari333
Just found out that Inside Edition is trying to get me and some other mothers to tell our "painstakingly sad stories" for their ratings. I wont.
I wont give them a thing, I wont allow Michael in jeopardy to be used as something they can chalk up their ratings with.
Ill stick to real journalists, if Im asked about how I feel, real people like Franken, and the Nation, and some print journalists out there.
The mediawhores wont get an interview with me, they are only interested in exploiting our kids in the field, and using them for ratings, if it bleeds it leads.
the hell with them
They werent there for us from the beginning, and now that Michael could die anyday in that hellhole, I wont give them the benefit of them using him and his possible demise for their ratings.
They can go straight to hell along with Bush and his gang.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:51 PM
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1. You should do it...
and then tell them exactly that.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:52 PM
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2. No. they tape people and then change their story to fit the media
I wont let them abuse the truth.
They have been abusing it for far too long.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:05 PM
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12. Just don't give them anything other than that to work with.
Don't let them ask questions. Just make your statements, say the things that you want to say.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:52 PM
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4. Good idea
Make them spend the money to interview you--sending a crew out is no small expenditure--then lay into them.
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harrison Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:53 PM
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5. The problem with trying to tell them how it is, is that they will
edit it. They have control and if it is live, they can control that as well. I don't blame you for not talking with them.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:55 PM
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6. right, they just did that to another mother whose son is there
and she is furious.
I wont allow the mediawhores to do that to me.
we will survive these madmen, we will all survive this madness, the bastards, all of them. bastards.
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GainesT1958 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:52 PM
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3. God bless you, and Michael...
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 12:53 PM by GainesT1958
And DAMN all--ALL--of them straight to HELL! :grr:

B-)

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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:00 PM
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9. We need to send
ALL of these fuckers STRAIGHT TO IRAQ with NO weapons, equipment, etc.!!!!
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:57 PM
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7. It must be pure hell for you right now, Mari.
My ex-boyfriend's only son, his only child, is a Marine in Iraq, and he's just going crazy right now (we're still friends). Have you told the media whores exactly what your post says, so that they understand what's really going on and why so many family members feel that way? And so they understand their own role in creating and perpetuating this nightmare? Please do that whenever they contact you.

Where, exactly, is Michael in Iraq? Do you know what's happening with him now? How is his wife doing? My heart just aches for you and your family. I look at my own son, now (he's almost 13), my only child, and I cannot even imagine having to deal with him being in that situation. I remember my grandmother describing the year my uncle, one of her sons, was in Vietnam, it was the longest, most hellish year of her and the family's life. She could hardly ever watch the news, read the papers, or listen to the radio. And she didn't believe in what we were doing in Vietnam, either, just like so many families don't believe in what we're doing in Iraq.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:00 PM
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10. Hes not married, hes 21 and a kid
hes in Baghdad. I watch the news to get whatever snippets of whats going on in Iraq in my head. No one is telling us anything, and Michael hasnt written for days.
So, its a nightmare, and I dont think it will be over anytime soon.
Unless we throw Bush out of the White House now.
which I wish I could do.
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DancingBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:59 PM
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8. You are spot on, Mari333

Your assessements of what IE et al. will do to you are 100% correct. If you don't fit their mold, they'll bastardize your words, or edit your footage, or paint you as the "ditzy" one. They have NO vested interest at all in portraying you accurately.

Stay the hell away from them.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:04 PM
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11. I agree...stay far away
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 01:04 PM by Desertrose
and yeah, don't ever trust them.

It isn't about news...its about **stories**

:hug: Mari333
DR
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TNOE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:06 PM
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13. Totally Your Decision Mari
BUT there was a mother on Deborah Norville the other night who had actually travelled to Iraq to find her son - and also to garner material to write a book from an Iraq mother's point of view. I thought Deborah Norville was pretty nice to her - and the mother came off excellent. Even when they had some general on there who really lashed out at the mother saying she was "stupid" for going and that he thought it was for "political" reasons and that she had probably put other soldier's lives in harm's way, etc., etc., he came off like a nasty ass son of a bitch - and the woman came off as very intelligent and a mother that truly loved her son and wanted to see for herself. Your call - but I think unless the mothers of these sons and their wives and husbands speak out - people just may not be able to put themselves in your place and be able to sense the enormous pain this causes the families. Just my 2 cents.
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Supormom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:29 PM
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14. Saw something similar on CNN this morning
Touching images of a little boy reaching out and trying to touch his daddy on the tv as his mom played a video of her husband.
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