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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:59 AM
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I think Jay Leno needs to come out of the closet and admit
he just might be a freeptard.

I don't think it's fair to have the Repuke candidate for governor of California (the state where his show is taped for crissakes) as a guest less than a month before the election.....without offering the Dem an invitation.

I've always been a huge David Letterman fan........it's no wonder why! :eyes:


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

The Governator Visits Leno, and His Opponent Squawks
Thursday, October 12, 2006; Page C07


California State Treasurer Phil Angelides's campaign office fired off letters yesterday to NBC stations in the state demanding they pull last night's broadcast of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" featuring Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger or be prepared to give Angelides equal time.

Schwarzenegger, who is seeking reelection in 26 days, appeared as a guest on the show for the fifth time since using the NBC program to announce his first candidacy in 2003.
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:07 AM
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1. how does leno get away with this ****.
Democrats need do something to demand equal time. Leno just has some thing for Arni because he has a car thing going on. Does Leno own a Hummer? So NBC can be Arni's lauching pad. Not just once but twice. FCC laws need be revamped so they can't be used for peronal preferences. Yeah, I don't think Leno has ever been all that funny.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:23 AM
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8. Democrats helped to destroy the Fairness Doctrine
It would be the height of GOP-like hypocricy for them to complain that the media is not being fair anymore.
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:54 PM
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15. Really.??/ I thought the Reagan FCC ended the Fairness doctrine.
Seems I recall writing Rep. Markey during Reagan's Administration furious Reagan's FCC ended the Fairness Doctrine in Like 84. Clinton did help destroy the Media as we know it with the new Communications act of 96, in conjunction with N. Gingrick. But, the Fairness Doctrine is something different.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:53 PM
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19. I thought the FD was law, not regulation
If I was incorrect, I owe an apology. :blush:
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 02:15 AM
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25.  you are correct
Clinton signed into law a new Communnications Act that allows for greater concentration of Media ownership. But, the Reagan FCC outlawed the Fairness Doctrine in 84. His FCC claimed the Media, (as all business' are considered persons'), so they have a right to not hear opinions contrary to their personal beliefs. Corporations have been considered persons for legal purposes since like the 1880's; with all the protections personhood grants.
Reagan's FCC ended The Fairness Doctrine administratively. The Democratic House tried to overturn it. Rep. Ed Markey was head of the Committee relevant to FCC issues.
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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:51 AM
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31. If any rule remains, it's applied unequally.
Back in 2000, both Gore and * were doing the TV talk show circuit.

Nader was scheduled to go on Tom Snyder's program, but when the show aired, it was announced that Nader was prohibited from appearing, because equal time wasn't being offered to Gore and *.

Regardless of what anyone feels about Nader, this was a classic double standard.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:09 AM
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2. I don't think it's ever been a secret that he's a repuke
He openly supported Bob Dole in 1996.
He lavishes his puke guests with praise.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:32 AM
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3. Yea, I don't watch so I'm not sure which way he leans politically.
But I'll take your word for it!!

It wouldn't even surprise me if he's bi-sexual.....the way he makes googley eyes at Ahnold and all! ;)
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:43 AM
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4. No, it's quite alright.
Leno was interviewing Ahnuld the ENTERTAINER, not Ahnuld the POLITICIAN. See? There's no conflict here at all. What you saw was "Terminator" Ahnuld, not "Governor" Ahnuld. Big difference. :sarcasm:
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:02 PM
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20. wrong , actually, this was an official visit
taxpayers paid for the trip

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
How that is possible I don't know. What could be official?
I am so sick of Jay's Clinton jokes. I stopped watching years ago
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stella Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:56 AM
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5. I`m a Letterman fan.
I never liked leno. Conan is ok.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:18 AM
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6. I think Leno is as rabidly right as they come - even in the 90's.
I can't watch him. Sorry I've missed the appearances of some good people who probably got through their screen.
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:22 AM
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7. Isn't there a law that they have to offer equal time?
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:52 AM by beyurslf
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:34 AM
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10. guess it depends:
some exemptions are given to news and interview programs.

Yesterday NBC said the governor's chat with Leno would fall under an exemption for news interviews.

Seriously.

"Consistent with 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno's' previous practice, NBC is following the news guidelines for interviewing a political candidate," the network said yesterday in a statement. "Under the news guidelines, the scheduled appearance of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Oct. 11 broadcast is not subject to the FCC's equal-time provisions."

THATS BULLSHIT
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:59 PM
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17. Fair is fair.....
The prezledent can decide which laws are constitutional and worth executing/enforcing.

NBC can decide which FCC regs it follows.

:sarcasm:
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:31 AM
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9. Who Gets Better Ratings?
I'm curious. My bet is that Letterman does, but I'm not sure.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:42 AM
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11. Sadly, Leno :(
:puke:

"Leno has had the upper hand in the ratings. For the past year, Leno has averaged 5.71 million viewers each night to Letterman's 4.16, according to Nielsen Media Research. That gap is more than 200,000 viewers wider than the previous year, mostly due to Letterman's audience shrinking, Nielsen said."

http://www.southbendtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?A...
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:03 AM
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13. Sucks, But I Bet It's Temporary : )
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:48 AM
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12. CA taxpayers paid for this "entertainers" trip.
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:09 AM
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14. I boycott Leno n/t
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AJH032 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:51 PM
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16. Jay Leno is not a Republican
http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/19909 /

And he's had Democrats on the show before (Al Gore comes to mind). Having Arnold on doesn't mean he's a Republican.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:13 PM
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18. Good to know. I still can't stand him
:hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:36 AM
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28. Well, then he does great impressions which is more than can be said
for his stand up since he's had this show.

He used to be funny. Maybe all that Kool Aid went straight to his wit.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:17 PM
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21. The man ADORES Arnold. Always has. a big old man crush.
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Lindacooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:19 PM
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22. I cannot STAND Leno's chin.
and the rest of him stinks too.
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mcking Donating Member (47 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:50 PM
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23. Leno betrays his RW leanings almost every night.
His Clinton jokes are Not Funny. As my sister says, they're so 20th century.

He averages about one good joke per monologue and the rest of his show is only worth watching for someone really special. He should just retire and let Conan take over already.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:12 AM
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27. He's telling alot more Bush jokes lately
He used to be way more anti-dem in 2004.
Now he typically zings Bush several times in a monologue.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:54 PM
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24. gripe gripe gripe!!!
no seriously, that is complete BS! I thought he was a freeper too, for yearsssss. and yeah, this is wrong, ah-nold is a candidate! angelides deserves the same.

I wouldn't know of this story w/o you telling it. thanks..

and I'm a 100% dave guy too...

thanks again... :loveya:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 02:21 AM
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26. But you know what mister?....I'm actually more distressed at the
voters of my state who are so blatantly obsessed with celebrities, they put the Terminat.....I mean Gropinator in Sacramento!!!

It's almost as though they think they're voting for American Idol or something.

What's next? Paris Hilton for senator?!?!?? :scared:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:39 AM
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29. The public was foled by the Cheney-Rumsfeld Junta into blaming
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 03:39 AM by sfexpat2000
Davis instead of Enron for our power shortages.

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nicknameless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:45 AM
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30. Leno is an obvious rethug.
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 03:50 AM by nicknameless
Still telling Clinton jokes while bushco destroys the country.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 07:44 AM
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32. I was surprised to learn that Leno is not a Republican.
http://www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/M...

Check out his wifes political contributions. I saw a discussion where he outed himself as a Democrat and was quite surprised.
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Forrest Greene Donating Member (946 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:32 PM
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33. Jay Leno Looks As If
...he smells funny. The way Kevin Eubanks has to Tom it up at his lamery is dismaying.
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