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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:28 AM
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Scott mouthpiece McClellan disrepecting Helen Tomas yet again
He pisses me off, he is so nasty to her. She cant even finish her question without him talking over her.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:30 AM
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1. Oh they're Totalitarian Monsters, allright
"kinder and gentler"

Hitler, Stalin, or any other of the Nush-like Leaders of History would have dragged her out and shot her.

Cheney probably think Helen should be GRATEFUL they haven't done that to her.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:31 AM
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2. They will get around to it!
When nobody's looking!
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:39 AM
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7. It must be very frustrating to them
that they cant do it yet.
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Claire Beth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:35 AM
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3. McClellan is a JERK! n/t
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:37 AM
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4. This is a toloitarian tactic used by bullies
when truthful discourse is seen as a danger . They have an agenda that won't hold up under scrutiny, so no loyal opposition is to be tolerated.

He probably hates her.
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Daisey Mae Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:37 AM
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5. Their time is about up.......!!!!!!! bye bye bye
Scott has a hard job... and it is getting harder every day.... because the press is waking to the FACT of a lying Administration and their Criminal behavior...I can't wait till the vermon are back in Crawford...





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Claire Beth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:39 AM
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6. we MUST remember folks...
that bush* makes no mistakes! bwahahahaha
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:40 AM
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8. Nor does he apologize
" Bring em on! "
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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:43 AM
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12. It was his "I am not a crook" moment....
IMO.
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Claire Beth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:48 AM
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16. EXACTLY!!!! n/t
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AgentLadyBug Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:41 AM
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9. is there a link?
to the daily WH press conferences?

I read them when Josh Marshall prints em, but otherwise i dunno where to go to get it in realtime.... i already pay for the white house tho, so i'm not gonna pay any more to hear them dodge n lie....

thanks for any links...
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:45 AM
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13. You Betcha!
"White House Press Briefing
Watch the Press Briefing LIVE with White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan. Today's Press Briefing is scheduled to begin at 12:00 pm."



http://www.whitehouse.gov/live.v.html
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AgentLadyBug Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:51 AM
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17. awesome - thanks! \eom
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:42 AM
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10. Sand Bag His Arse!
Here is a photo of Scottie's Daddy!

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wabeewoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:42 AM
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11. I hope Helen can
hang in there long enough for the Kerry administration to put her back in the front row. She really needs to be given recognition for being a true American patriot-one of the few media voices to stand up to bush.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:48 AM
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15. So do I.
Helen won't be easy on Kerry; she never has been.

But she should not be disrespected the way BushCo has disrespected her.

Another item for my list of UNPRECEDENTED administration actions.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:12 PM
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29. Right you are, dralston.
"Helen won't be easy on Kerry; she never has been.

"But she should not be disrespected the way BushCo has disrespected her."

Absolutely. Ms. Thomas doesn't pull any punches, nor should she. Mike McCurry, Clinton's most charming press secretary, used to flirt with Helen Thomas and she with him, but that didn't stop her from making tart observations and posing tough questions.

I do hope Ms. Thomas keeps at it. She's outlasted fools and charlatans and weasels of previous administrations.

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UpperCrust Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:47 AM
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14. Yeah, but Thomas has made no secret of her hostility to Bush
I mean My god, regardless of your view, you've at least got to play the game....like Sam Donaldson has done so well. Sam is a liberal through and through.....but by being at least tactful, he has gotten more than his share of questions to presidents of both sides.
Tim Russert, though not a correspondent, also plays the game well without sacrificing his liberal principles. The result? He gets all the A-list interviews.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:53 AM
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18. Ridiculous
Tim Russert is nothing but a Republican tool and Donaldson is a whore. I suppose you will be saying next that the "Liberal Media" has ganged up on Bush*
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:53 AM
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19. Tim Russert - Liberal???
Edited on Thu May-06-04 12:03 PM by comsymp
:crazy:

I sure hope you're able to stick around for a while- your posts are funnier than Bob B and Skip's captions, combined! Thanks for the bellylaugh~
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:53 AM
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20. Please pay attention.
Helen has been tough to every president since joining the press corp.

She built her reputation on asking the tough question of Democrats and Republicans.

Bush is afraid of the tough questions, as he demonstrates OVER and OVER again.

Donaldson is a worthless lap dog. We don't need any more like him.

Welcome to DU, by the way! :)
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:54 AM
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21. A journalists job is to hold politicians accountable
not to coddle them.

Bush has shown a great deal more hostility and puerile disrespect to Helen Thomas than she has shown to him.

On the other hand, Bush calls doper Rush Limbaugh a "treasure."

Your posts here are very interesting. I've read them all and they have one thing in common.

Welcome to DU.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:02 PM
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25. Any reporter who is liked isn't doing his/her job!
I can't remember where I read this, I think it was in Richard's Clarke's book. If you think about it, it's true!
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:00 PM
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22. Russert LIBERAL?????
Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

Russert is a corporate tool, Donaldson gave up years ago and perhaps you lost your way. Were you, perchance, looking for some other site?
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UpperCrust Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:12 PM
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28. Didn't Russert work for the Carter administration?
I could be mistaken.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:21 PM
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32. No, he didn't
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:26 PM
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33. Not wrong entirely.
"Before joining NBC News, Russert observed firsthand the inner workings of the executive and legislative branches of government as a counselor in the New York Governors office in Albany (198384) and special counsel in the United States Senate (197782)."

http://primetimetv.about.com/cs/tvnews/a/timrussert.htm

Oh, yeah. Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once too.
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UpperCrust Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:31 PM
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35. Thank you. Am I thinking of Chris Matthews?
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:53 PM
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39. I think your error mostly lies in assuming that
Edited on Thu May-06-04 12:53 PM by comsymp
Democrat = Liberal.

This is a common misconception among some folks.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:31 PM
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36. Reagan was a Democrat when that lined his pockets, higher
pay as an actor's union member.

Then, when he started making more money, he switched to Republican because that lined his pockets better - lower taxes as a fat cat.

Very simply, his ideology was aligned with whichever party would get him, personally, the most money.
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:58 PM
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41. Shelby, Helms, Thurmond, Gramm, (Ben) Campbell, ad nauseum
were all Democrats at one time.

ZigZag and Holy Joe, like the Blue Dogs, still are- sure don't make 'em liberal, though.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:44 PM
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42. Russert's only political jobs
as far as I know were for Mario Cuomo and Daniel Moynihan.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:02 PM
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24. Hahahahaha! Very funny post!
:toast:






Oh wait...you were serious?



Oh. Sorry.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:06 PM
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26. If you think Sam and Tim are liberals then you haven't been paying attn.
And you're yet another "undeclared" newbie.
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:13 PM
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30. did you mean this Russert?
<>
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:20 PM
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31. You haven't been keeping up, have you, uppercrust.
For the love of Mike, there have been at least two decades of relentless moaning and complaining about how mean Sam Donaldson was to Reagan et al. Even a slight familiarity with the press and coverage of the White House for the last quarter-century would have revealed that fact.

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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:29 PM
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34. Jimrob Bob, is that you?
:hi:
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:49 PM
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38. These guys are neither liberals nor conservatives . . . .
They are mouthpieces for the Conventional Wisdom - - whatever is flying by that day;

1. Gore doesn't know who he is. (Ask Tipper)
2. Bush is a straight shooter. (sigh)
3. Kerry is a flip-flopper (Damn, I though he was a Mass. liberal!)
4. Bush is a steady leader. (Oh, God)

Whatever the meme or the conventional wisdom is (you used to be able to see what Gloria Borger was saying on Washington Week, and you could be sure that was the blah, blah, blah for that week) is what Russert and Donaldson will be saying.

EJ Dionne is a liberal. Richard Cohen is a liberal.

Russert is not. Donaldson is not.

Please compare their bodies of work before you start labeling people.
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:53 PM
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40. Shorter UpperCrust
The more one sucks up to Shrub, the more one gets to suck up to Shrub.

-------

Sucks, kinda, unless one goes for a prick like aWol.

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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:01 PM
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23. At least Ari Fleischer was more fun to pick on.
Edited on Thu May-06-04 12:02 PM by Why
McClellan is just an asshole.
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imax2268 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:07 PM
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27. I have loads of fun...
when I shoot my nerf gun at Dan Senor when he's on TV...another little jerk-off...
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:42 PM
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37. Yappy little Scotty
If I knew how to photoshop, I would put Scotty's head on the body of a Scottish terrier dog (although it would be insulting to all Scottish terriers everywhere). Whenever I see that man up there yapping away, I just bark at the TV. But maybe that's just a symptom of my own mental disturbances.
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