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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-28-05 02:22 PM
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PRESENTING THE 2006 ROCKNATION/LBN “You Call This NEWS?” AWARDS!
Edited on Wed Dec-28-05 02:48 PM by rocknation
As much as I’d like to post this in the Late Breaking News section, it’s not, um, late-breaking news…Anyway, welcome to the third annual Rocknation/LBN “You Call This NEWS?” Awards ceremony.

HISTORY AND CRITERIA: Since joining DU in late 2001 (as a result of trying to find Democrats.com and ending up here by mistake), I’ve noticed that certain stories in the Late Breaking News section--though eligible to be there by DU’s criteria--had a striking redundancy to them. Further investigation revealed that this was due to either the headline being too obvious to defined as newsworthy; the story having been discovered, dissected, and disposed of by DU-ers months earlier, or both. I began replying to such LBN posts by asking, “You call this NEWS?” Now the time has come to do an advanced search with that as keywords to find out which story did the best job of catching the mainstream media totally flatfooted!

2003 Winner: Bush Ancestor's Bank Seized by Gov't (Grandad - Germany/Nazi)
2004 Winner: Cheney May Help or Hinder Bush's Chances

DISCLAIMER: These awards are NOT a negative reflection upon the DU-er who posted the LBN. Quite the opposite—without the intestinal fortitude they exhibit by boldly going forth into the media mainstream to dredge up the contestants, neither DU nor these awards would be possible. To them, I say thank you most sincerely, and to stay the course! Now, without any further ado, let’s hear a big hearty chorus of “Well, DUH, Sherlock!” for:

HONORABLE MENTION (in chronological order):
Study: Married Men Earn More If Wives Do The Chores (posted by Truthpusher 6/21)

Greenspan Says US Deficit Cannot Grow Forever (posted by Judi Lynn 11/15)

Murtha Believes U.S. Generals Fear Bush Administration (posted by Sabra 12/1)

SECOND RUNNER UP:
Hurricane Fallout Hurts Bush, Could Hurt Republicans
Date: September 6
Media Outlet: Reuters
Poster: UpInArms
Best Post In Thread (Other Than Mine):
“Mother Nature exposed the HYPOCRITICAL Bu$hco machine and their lackey Rethuglicans...close the door behind you, please!” (Massachusetts)

FIRST RUNNER UP:
Schiavo Case Taking On Political Tone
Date: March 24
Media Outlet: Associated Press
Poster: Rust1d
Best Post In Thread (Other Than Mine):
”Just a wee slow on the uptake there, no?” (Ixion)

THE WINNER OF THE ROCKNATION/LBN “YOU CALL THIS NEWS?” AWARD FOR 2006!
U.S. Army Report: Military Lost Dominance In Iraq After Invasion
Date: March 1
Poster: NNN0LHI
Media Outlet: TexasHandlePlains.com
Best Post In Thread (Other Than Mine):
“…(T)hey went to war with the troops Rumsfield demanded…and not with what the generals said they needed. ***hole.” (Applegrove)

And now, in closing, John Ashcroft will sing the hit song that's had the detainees spilling their guts from Gitmo to Abu Grhiab to the neo-gulags--Let The Eagle Soar!

:yoiks:

Hee hee! I KNEW that would get everyone stampeding out of here--now I won’t have to pay the full day's rental on the banquet room!


:headbang:
rocknation
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-28-05 05:59 PM
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1. PM kick
:headbang:
rocknation
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-28-05 06:16 PM
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2. I am honored that I was able to contribute... :-)
peace.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-28-05 06:39 PM
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3. thanks!
glad my sarcastic quip could draw some attention. :-)
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-28-05 07:41 PM
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4. Thank you for the mention. I won! (I think!).
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-05 06:50 PM
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10. And the judges give her a 9.95 for the double half sarcastic demi flip
Edited on Thu Dec-29-05 06:55 PM by applegrove
dry mixed quip.

:applause: To all the winners.
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-28-05 07:53 PM
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5. gosh, I really don't know what to say, maybe I should thank all
those that made this nomination possible. I guess I should start by saying that the first thanks go to DU and those wonderful guys at the very top, earlg, elad and Skinner - who, undoubtedly are the best thing that has hit Al Gore's internets - and then I should say that the MSM should always be as sharp a bowling ball that they have proven themselves to be, for oh... at least since 1996 (when the Fairness Doctrine went away), and then I would have to give thanks for all those great DUers who have so rarely ever let me down by reading all the news that is fit to post in the virtual world and then some!

With that, I shall take my bow, give the last thanks to rocknation for this wonderful Second Runner-up Award and go my way.

:blush:

:hi:
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Beam Me Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-05 01:24 AM
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6. rocknation you, uh,
:yourock:
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-05 03:00 AM
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7. I am not wooorrrrrttthhhyyyy.


Thank you, rocknation. I'll remember this mention in your awards extravaganza. You can count on it.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-05 12:01 PM
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8. You like me, you like me!
Now it's my turn to feel honored--this is now the first thread I've ever gotten on a Greatest Page! I want to thank God, my stylist, my attorney, the academy and all the little people that made it possible, sob, sob...

:bounce:
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-05 05:02 PM
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9. kick
just 'cause. :-)
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