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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:23 PM
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NPR reports Bush's Arab TV appearance CENSORED.
I heard this about 5 and I kept waiting for a thread.

Evidently, the reporter asked Bush whether it would have been smarter to wait on approval of Sharon's Gaza plan until Sharon had passed it through his own party.

NPR correspondent (A media professor in Iraq(?) said that on one station the question was reported AND THE ANSWER CUT OFF.

On the other station, BOTH THE QUESTION AND THE ANSWER did not appear.

CAN ANYONE VERIFY?

P. S. No one said what Bush answered.
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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:28 PM
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1. one of the interviews was with the network bushco set up
so it'd be pretty funny if they're censoring themselves now.

kinda like back when fox was gonna sue itself.
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HuskerDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:48 AM
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11. Yes dear, but you seek incongruities when really there
is no reason for them to exist.

Plausible deny-ability is no longer a one way street now that the government has privatized censorship through tax breaks and back door donor regulation. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is something we did not see, and I will be looking for it on aljazeera english.
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Vadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:32 PM
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2. Yes, it was, at least on CNN. I was watching when the
Iraqi(?) questioner asked Bush about Sharon. Bush was smiling before the question and after the question, he had a frown on his face and before he could answer the TV went blank with a blue screen. So, yes, I think it was censored. That was the end of the interview, at least, as shown on CNN.

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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:32 PM
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3. All Things Considered,I believe.
No one else heard it?

Maybe an unexpected question was asked. Bush can't deal with that, so they bleeped it.
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kittykitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:41 PM
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4. From the transcript Al Hurra TV
QUESTION: You supported Prime Minister Sharon's plan to withdraw from Gaza, and you sent senior officials to Israel, and Israeli officials came to Washington and negotiated that plan.

Do you think it was a mistake to support a plan before the prime minister secured the support of his own party?

BUSH: I think when you see a step toward peace it's important for a peaceful nation like America to embrace it. And I felt that a withdrawal from the Gaza by the Israeli prime minister, as well as the withdrawal from four settlements from the West Bank by the Israeli prime minister, was a step toward peace.

And at the time he did so I called for the United States and others to seize this moment -- the quartet and the European Union and Russia and the United Nations, and hopefully the World Bank, to seize this moment and to help the development of a Palestinian state that will be at peace with its neighbors, a Palestinian state that will provide hope for long-suffering Palestinian people.

I think this is a historic moment for the world. I think this is a good opportunity to step forth.

I am confident that a peaceful Palestinian state can emerge. I'm the first president ever to call for the establishment of a Palestinian state. I still feel strongly that there should be one.

I also recognize that we have got a duty, all of us, to fight off the terrorists who are trying to stop the spread of a peaceful Palestinian state, or the creation of a Palestinian state.

And now's the time to make progress. And I believe we can. There was a good statement yesterday out of the quartet that confirmed our desire for a Palestinian state to emerge.

And what the prime minister of Israel did was took a political risk; obviously he did. I mean, his own party condemned the statement. But that doesn't mean -- condemned the policy. However, I still believe it was the right thing for him to do. And we support peace in the Middle East, and we support the vision of two states living side by side in peace.

QUESTION: Thank you very much, Mr. President. Thank you.

BUSH: Good job.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3854-200...
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AbbeyRoad Donating Member (848 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:05 AM
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5. "historic moment"
Has anyone else noticed that Bush has been repeating the phrase "historic moment" over and over in his speeches?

I can remember him using it several time particularly during the recent prime time press conference and during the joint Blair-Bush Rose Garden press conference.

Can someone please explain to me why the emphasis on the phrase "historic moment"? I know it's not a coincidence that he keeps repeating it.
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:10 AM
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7. CHANGING THE WORLD
condi started talking about this 'historic OPPROTUNITY' of CHANGING THE MAP in the ME/WORLD on about 9/12... ok maybe 10/12 but RIGHT AFTER 911.

take them at their word... they are FOLLOWING a SCRIPT called PNAC.

you can read ALL ABOUT IT here...
http://www.newamericancentury.org /

:hi:

peace
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:15 AM
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8. the 'QUARTET' - EU, RUSSIA, UN and the World Bank
the World Bank is now considered a country or does he mean personhood like our corps?

he can NEVER own up to a MISTAKE nice shift of the focus and most importantly the BALME on the terrorist SHARON.

:crazy:

peace
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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:07 AM
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6. ah... um... well... sharon told me... ah... was i finished?
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

peace
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:17 AM
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9. Doesn't surprise me that they'd cut off that question, after all
it isn't as if the media showed Bush's racist comments or his stammering around in that disconnected press conference after Easter.
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HuskerDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:30 AM
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10. I did see that................. I was wondering what the hell the Q was...
Edited on Thu May-06-04 12:31 AM by HuskerDem
It was live and MSMBC cut away like it was over, It was clearly a broom meet rug kinda thing.


HI ASScroft :hi:
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WLKjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:51 AM
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12. I was watching
and saw the same. can you say CENSORED?
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