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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 08:07 AM
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The Fourth Annual Rocknation/LBN "You Call This NEWS?" Awards!
Edited on Wed Jan-03-07 08:23 AM by rocknation
Roll the drums and wave the searchlightsits time for the fourth annual Rocknation/LBN "You Call This NEWS?" Awards!
:applause:

It seems like only a year ago that we were all huddled here in the banquet room flinging "Well, DUH!"s aroundit WAS a year ago? Well, that explains it! Anyhow, for the benefit of you newbie types, I founded these awards after noticing that certain stories in the Late Breaking News section seemed painfully out of place though they met DUs newsworthiness criteria. I came to realize that it was because DUers are always so far ahead of the corporate medias learning curve. I began responding to such stories by writing, "You call this NEWS?" I ask that question not of the people who started the threadsindeed, I consider them patriots for managing to read through the stuff. It has more to do with not tolerating the willfull ignorance that covering the Bush monarchy tries to force upon us all. So lets throw down some props to the awards elders, thank the DUers (not to mention DU) for making this event possible, and then find out who in 2006 gave journalism a bad name!
x(

2003 Winner: Bush Ancestor's Bank Seized by Gov't (Grandad - Germany/Nazi)
2004 Winner: Cheney May Help or Hinder Bush's Chances
2005 Winner: U.S. Army Report: Military Lost Dominance In Iraq After Invasion


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THE FOURTH ANNUAL ROCKNATION/LBN "YOU CALL THIS NEWS?" AWARDS



HONORABLE MENTION:
Harris loses Nelson wins
Posted By Demonaut (November 7)

New Congress Likely To Support Net Neutrality Posted by OhioChick (November 17)

Voters tired of GOP, want change Posted by Algorem (April 6)

HONORABLE MENTION: THE YOU COULDNT FIGURE THIS OUT WITHOUT DOING A FREAKING STUDY??? DIVISION
Study: Army Stretched to Breaking Point

Posted by Up2Late (January 24)
Media Outlet: Associated Press

THIRD RUNNER UP:
Poll: World Doesn't Respect Bush
Date: July 26
Media Outlet: CBS News/New York Times
Poster: RamboLiberal
Best Post In Thread (Other Than Mine): "You think calling to the British Prime Minister with 'Yo, Blair!' or massaging the shoulders of the German Chancellor might have something to do with it?" (KansDem)

Second Runner Up:
US military struggling to recruit Arab-Americans

Date: April 27
b]Media Outlet: Reuters
Poster: Deadparrot
Best Post In Thread (Other Than Mine): "Your skills are urgently needed for matters vital to our nation's security and well-being...unless yer one o' them there gays." (Zenlitened)

First Runner Up:
Women Lose Ground in the New Iraq

Date: December 15
Media Outlet: Washington Post
Poster: Kskiska
Best Post In Thread (Other Than Mine): "(T)his one guy was dating a girl and this Shia vice squadstopped him. They were all carryingweaponsThey demanded to know why they were out datingThe guyscreamed: "How dare you touch my wife, I could have you arrested for this insolence(T)he militiamenapologized humbly." (Lipton64)

AND THE WINNER OF THE FOURTH ANNUAL ROCKNATION/LBN "YOU CALL THIS NEWS?" AWARD:
Iraq on Brink of Becoming a Failed State

Date: December 19
Media Outlet: Reuters
Poster: Marmar
Best Post In Thread (Other Than Mine): "(T)he production of IEDs(t)hat's the only booming noise their economy is making." (GliderGuider)
:party:


Thank you for coming--and for fighting back. In honor of the Democratic Congress who will be offically sworn in at noon EST today, and the true American who braved the political and religious shitstorm to put them there, I wish you good night and good luck, since we've already got the skill.

:headbang:
rocknation
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 04:41 PM
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1. PM Kick
Comments are accepted--don't be shy!

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appal_jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 05:52 PM
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2. great list! (nt)
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 06:09 PM
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3. Great stuff - again
Good job!

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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 01:40 AM
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4. Thank you, Thank YOU, THANK you very much!
AND, of course, Thank YOU "...Andrew Krepinevich, a retired Army officer who wrote the report under a Pentagon contract..." who's "study" made this Honorable Mention possible!

And to Donald Rumsfeld, who I'm sure is directing the Air Strikes in Somalia for the Ethiopian Air Force from Cheney's "Secure, Undisclosed Location" I say, Thanks and I hope to see you in The Hague very soon. LOCK HIM UP!!!
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 07:51 AM
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5. Nice Job!
Thanks for putting it all together. :)

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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 08:32 AM
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6. :WHOO-HOO: !!!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-04-07 02:56 PM
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7. Kickin' it for the Dems
and thanks for the the votes!

:blush:
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 02:55 PM
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8. In response to several requests
Here is the link to last years' show.

Thanks again!

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