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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:32 PM
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WH sent 3 emails of questions Olbermann should ask Wilson

http://www.suburbanguerrilla.blogspot.com/2004_05_02_su...


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OLBERMANN: You do know that they are still going after you, right? We promoted the fact that you would be on this show tonight. Today we received three separate copies of the same e-mail with talking points from the White House, one asking a contact here Can you please get this to the Olbermann people. Wilson is on the Olbermann show. Misspelled my name, by the way, but thats neither here nor there. Another one asks one of our producers I understand you have Mr. Wilson on. Can you please call me on this?

Are you surprised by that?

WILSON: No, Im not surprised at all. I tell you this administration has tried to manage and direct the news from the very beginning. As I point out in the book, they have made the lives of journalists very unpleasant. One journalist said he was afraid to go to print because he might end up in Guantanamo, which I take to be a metaphor for being cut out. Another journalist said, "Ive got kids in a private school and a mortgage to pay." So Im not surprised at all.

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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:34 PM
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1. Hello, fascism!
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Killarney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:34 PM
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2. We had a few threads about this the night it happened
Olbermann did great. What a spine to actually say that. I don't know of any other cable newscaster that has actually admitted the WH does that. I emailed the show to give my support. I'm going to watch him a lot more now.
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quispquake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:01 PM
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3. Yeah, I was watching in the background...
...while surfing DU (something new!)...I heard that and almost fell off of my chair...Olbermann went up a LOT in my estimation for bringing that up...
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