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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:42 PM
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Is Catherine Lanpher leaning a bit to....
the R's ? I don't know, I'm listening to AAR right now.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:44 PM
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1. Hmm interesting
I listened the other day and thought she was leaning to the right as well. :shrug:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:45 PM
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2. She plays devil's advocate sometimes with Al
but I think she is definitely a liberal.


Sometimes she brings up a rightwing point so that Al can refute it for the listeners.

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BrainRants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:45 PM
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3. She's playing devils advocate.
Interjecting some perspective for discussion (and to get Al riled up) that's all.
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:54 PM
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7. is it really necessary to do that to 'rile' Al up, seems to me the story
is pretty riling all on it's own.
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:46 PM
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4. ok thanks for the perspective, I"ll chill now nt
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wildflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:49 PM
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5. I noticed something odd too today.
Usually she does play devil's advocate and does a good job with keeping Al within the scope of good broadcasting.

But today she seemed much too unconcerned to me about Roberts. It bothered me.

-wildflower
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:53 PM
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6. She is nauseating today. Just switched over to Thom Hartman, like I
usually do at this time. I wish I'd switched sooner today. Lanpher was such a Rove apologist today she made me sick.

She needs to go. Al would be much better with Joe Conason as his co-host.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:02 PM
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9. Or how about just Joe?
That would make me so happy. A serious morning show with Joe doing interviews and news and commentary.
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the_spectator Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:00 PM
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8. Cathy's just playing her role, however,
what's really struck me about today's Al Franken is that while on the one hand, Al sounds really angry and militant about Rovegate today, on the other hand, he also said that Roberts is getting through, there is no way he can count as "extraordinary circumstances", we have to go through the hearings, but its a done deal.

It almost sounded as if Al is a "distractster" on the Roberts nomination -- sees it as a side issue.
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Lecky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:12 PM
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12. Umm...no Franken is being realistic about Roberts
unlike others.

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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:03 PM
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10. ive always wondered this
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:04 PM
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11. Catherine is a career journalist.
She worked for a few newspapers and had her own talk show on Minnesota Public Radio. She is a professional who asks devil's advocate questions due to her training. FWIW.
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