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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:38 PM
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2 days @ Camp Victory and 3 days in Kuwait, staying in luxury hotels...
these right-wing nut jobs will really get to the truth, huh?

Conservative talkers taking radio shows on road to Iraq

But enough of the bad news, say a group of six conservative talk-show hosts led by San Francisco's Melanie Morgan.

The talkers will stop Friday at Central Command in Tampa, Fla., to throw a thank-you barbecue for the military. Then they'll fly commercially to Kuwait and be transported by military planes to Camp Victory in Baghdad, where each will broadcast two days of shows next week. Next, they're headed to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait for three more days of shows. Throughout, many of the radio hosts are planning to call other conservative shows, like the nationally syndicated "Sean Hannity Radio Show," to spread the gospel about what they see.

Morgan said liberal talk-show host Alan Colmes had been asked to join them, but a Fox News spokeswoman said he had declined. Morgan said unspecified Air America hosts had been asked as well -- "I don't know which ones, but they were" -- but a network spokeswoman said nobody at the network said they had been contacted.

Slipping away will be tough, as military officials say the talkers will be accompanied at all times.

"They will be treated like any other media," said Sgt. Anne M. Proctor, media embed coordinator for Multi National Forces Iraq.

But if they're only in country for a week, they're unlikely to uncover any "truth" that the military doesn't want them to see, said John McManus, who runs the Bay Area media watchdog organization, GradeTheNews.org. Embedded reporters who spend weeks with a unit develop sources that can help them paint a more nuanced picture of what's going on, he said.

The trip is being organized by Move America Forward, an organization co- founded by Morgan. Last month, the group launched an "I Love Gitmo" public support campaign -- complete with bumper stickers -- to support the people operating the embattled detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/200...
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:39 PM
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1. Al franken talked about this yesterday
and NO ONE from Air America radio was asked to join them.

NO ONE.

They are lying freak bastards.
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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:40 PM
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2. But of course!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:41 PM
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4. F***ING PATHETIC
COWARDS
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:42 PM
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7. Susan!!!
:hi:

how's the kitties????
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:49 PM
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9. I am in a hotel in downtown Philly!
LOL I left instructions for a coworker regarding taking care of Clancy - CLANCY IS NEUROTIC AND IN NEED OF THERAPY BUT OTHER THAN THAT HE IS A PRETTY GOOD CAT!!!!!!!! :hi:
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:41 PM
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3. I heard that they claimed to have invited AAR.
But Morgan "couldn't remember" who she talked to at AAR.

What a bunch of freaks.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:41 PM
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5. Why would Franken et. al want to be their human sheilds, anyway?
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:42 PM
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6. "I Love Gitmo" - wow, I don't even think the commies did "I luv gulags"
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:43 PM
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8. "KILL"!!!!!
:hi:
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:56 PM
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11. I spent a lot of time there
pre prison era. Even then I did not love Gitmo.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:55 PM
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10. ... to spread the gospel about what they see.
in the GREEN ZONE??? My!! ... that ought to be interesting! But High Society reporters would be better qualified to tell that story.

pnorman
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KelleyKramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:56 PM
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12. Bet they take helicopters everywhere they go

Make them take the car trip to and from the airport in Baghdad.

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