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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 07:15 AM
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"Obama campaigns for the dork vote" ...or... CNN & AP crop on Obama
Edited on Tue Jun-10-08 07:40 AM by krkaufman
So sayeth the staff of CNN's 'Anderson Cooper 360' program, on the Monday, June 9th show. The following is the winning caption submitted by "Dan", of the AC360 staff, for the day's "Beat 360" photo caption contest.

Should you care to do so, you can email *your* thoughts to AC360/CNN, here.

More on the Obama family bike ride, including why Obama's daughter riding the tandem attachment was cropped from all the AP photos, can be found here.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 07:17 AM
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1. I heard this on m$nbc this a.m. They have some nerve considering
all the photo ops of the dim one biking, falling, bruising, in his spandex and ankle socks.
Give me Obama compared to that POS any day.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 08:14 AM
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5. They never captioned Bush as campaigning for the "drunk vote"
Or the "frat boy" vote.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 09:12 AM
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10. Yep. And it's one thing to have this nonsense going on in Freeperville ...
... or its Murdoch media outlet, but for CNN and MSNBC to be *CREATING* the smears is a whole 'nother thing. (It's not even like they're reporting on someone else smearing Obama this time around, they're doing the dirty work themselves.)

It's a trivial issue, certainly, but a bad sign of the media coverage that is to come if it isn't slapped back.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 03:24 PM
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17. Dorks Unite..Dorks vote too!
Obama can own these freakin' mediawhore manipulations. Make Lemonade outta all the lemons they'll be giving Obama from now until the election.

Can poor mccain ride a bike?
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 09:10 AM
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9. Oh, MSNBC! (I missed that earlier)
Was it on "Morning Joe", or some other program? (Want to direct my ire appropriately.)
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 09:12 AM
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11. Yes, Scaborough. Willie was showing the morning papers and that
showed up.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 09:14 AM
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12. Did they just show the pic, or did they deride Obama in some way? n/t
(thanks for feedback)
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 09:40 AM
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14. I do believe there was some derision going on, but I pretty much
tuned them out. I do that a lot.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 09:48 AM
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15. Healthy approach!! n/t
:)
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jakem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 07:22 AM
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2. was this over the line as a comment to AC?

"Yes, Obama sure is 'dorky'- going for a bike ride with his family on a tandem bike - which you conveniently cropped out of the picture.

It would be much 'cooler' if he just masturbated over the news like the 12 year olds at Anderson Cooper, rather than trying to make a difference in the world, or God forbid- spend time with his family."
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 07:38 AM
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3. Excellent comment! I wouldn't expect it to win the "viewer caption" submission any time soon.
Edited on Tue Jun-10-08 07:39 AM by krkaufman
(similar to what I emailed them)

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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 07:39 AM
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4. Ah Coop, clue phone
Votes are like money. They work no matter who's popping. There's a lot of dorks out here and if they identify with Obama, so much the better come 4 November.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 08:19 AM
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6. Here's what I sent them . . .
The "dork" caption on the Obama photo was not funny. "Dork?" Who even says that anymore? It is also interesting that your lame joke required cropping a picture that otherwise might have been captioned "Obama campaigns for the "dad" vote."
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 08:25 AM
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7. You really called this, krkaufman. I notice the image popping up on YouTube now...
as I look over there. Thanks for the heads-up on the CNN stuff.

I would say that none of our candidates should ever be photographed on a bike -- but then that begs the question, how is Bush unaffected by those ridiculous photos of him? The old GOP/Dem double standard is still, unfortunately, in full effect.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 09:08 AM
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8. Thanks for the reminder. I was wanting to check YouTube for video of the ride ..
... but hadn't gotten around to it.

Found! Here's a video of Obama riding tandem with his daughter, from Sunday... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obeHJmmhLkc


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* * * Recommendation is to stop here * * *

And here's an ignorant (and exceedingly lame) mashup from some Internet twit, that now includes the cropped AP photo... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzR2eQSIvt8
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 09:21 AM
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13. VIDEO of the ride, on YouTube, here...
Edited on Tue Jun-10-08 09:22 AM by krkaufman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obeHJmmhLkc

... plus a couple stills snapped from the vid:



(thanks, DeepModem Mom)
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-10-08 01:12 PM
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16. How adorable is that! And the video is just great. Thanks so much --
I hope more folks will see this video.
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