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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:02 PM
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George Stephanopoulos Taking Notes From Sean Hannity for Tomorrow Night's Debates
Edited on Tue Apr-15-08 05:03 PM by Emit
George Stephanopoulos was just on the Sean Hannity Radio show getting all chummy with Hannity. George told Hannity that Hannity was "absolutely right" that Obama has tarnished his image as a uniter when he "pandered to the elite San Francisco crowd about the blue collar Pennsylvania workers" (summation of George's comments, not an exact quote, but close).

Hannity asked George what kinds of questions they'll be asking at the debate tomorrow and they discussed a few things. When Hannity asked about the first question below about Ayers and whether George had plans to ask such a question, George replied, "Well, I'm taking notes now Sean." It did actually sound like he was pausing to take notes. And Hannity continued to feed him more:

1) Ask Obama about his relationship with Ayers and WeatherUnderground and Axelrod's comments, "They're friendly"

2) Ask Obama why he attended the Million Man March

Let's see if George takes Hannity's advice on this. More collaboration with Fox News. Hmmmm....
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:03 PM
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1. George is a moron. Can't we atleast agree on that?
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 10:28 PM
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27. I have no problem agreeing with that
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:04 PM
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2. So now there is something wrong with the million man march?
:wtf:

This crap never stops, does it?
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:08 PM
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3. Nothing scares the shit out of white people (GOP)
Edited on Tue Apr-15-08 05:08 PM by DearAbby
more than the thought of a million black people marching...This I remember first hand from my father during the civil rights era. Hannity again proves the GOP the bigots they are.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:11 PM
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5. it's the Farrakhan connection
They don't care that it was about Black men being better fathers, working hard, etc. They care that "THE LEADER OF THE NATION OF ISLAM" organized it.
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:29 PM
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11. Hannity is a "white supremacist" so don't be too surprised
It gives the Fixed News program lineup some pizzaz. Sex predator and phone sex harrasser O'Lielly followed by the white supremacist Insanity.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:08 PM
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4. FU Snuffleupagus and your regional elitism bullshit too!
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Wes87 Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:11 PM
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6. I dont see the big deal? Why hasnt Obama answered questions yet about Ayers?
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:35 PM
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14. Welcome, Wes87
Most Hillary supporters have taken a liking to Fox News these days, as Hillary herself has, so it surprises me not that you don't see the big deal. :hi:
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Wes87 Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:46 PM
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15. I dont agree with all of what Fox says, but Hannity is right here.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:48 PM
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16. Right about what?
I rarely put the word right with Hannity unless I'm saying right wing nut bag
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Wes87 Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:49 PM
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17. About Obama needing to answer some of these questions.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:53 PM
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19. On Ayers or on the Million Man March?
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Wes87 Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:56 PM
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21. All of it.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 06:33 PM
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23. Do you have a problem with the Million Man March?
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:12 PM
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7. Doesn't the fact that George Stephanopoulos was employed by the Clintons cloud the debate?
George Stephanopoulos was a nobody who became a corporate media star after the Clintons employed him for years.

If George Stephanopoulos does not, at the very least, make that acknowledgment, before the debate begins then he should be universally criticized for the deception.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:27 PM
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9. I agree, and that is why I thought this even worthy of posting
I catch some right wing radio from time to time just to see what they're up to, but it's rare we have the likes of Stephanopoulos on Hannity's radio show. I didn't catch the tail end, but it was very apparent that Hannity is on a destroy Obama mission, and it was apparent today that the intent of his interview with Stephanopoulos was to hammer on Obama. Clinton wasn't even mentioned. It is disappointing to have heard Stephanopoulos giving Hannity any credibility at all, much less in an overt effort to attack a Democrat.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:30 PM
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13. I was already bothered by this and your post prompted me to create a poll.
I've called ABC News and sent an email in protest.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:53 PM
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18. Good.
More people should. There is too obvious a conflict of interest on the surface. And the discussion with Hannity shows that it goes far deeper.

I believe that the Obama campaign is likely aware and planning to respond appropriately. However, e-mailing them, as well as other news sources (Countdown, Hardball, etc) would be helpful, too.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:54 PM
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20. Good job, DZ
And as H2O Man suggests, shooting an email to the Obama campaign might be in good order.
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heavencent Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 10:56 PM
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35. DEBATE DISGUST
I AM SO UPSET.HOW COME OBAMA WAS NOT READY FOR THIS QUESTION
ABOUT AYERS,WHEN IT SEEMS WE KNEW THAT STEPHANAPOULIS WAS
GATHERING DIRT WITH HANNITY ON HIS RADIO SHOW.AND HOW DOES A
FORMER CLINTON ALLY GET TO BE THE MODERATOR OF A DEBATE.I AM
SO SICK OF HILLARY,AND ALL HER MINIONS TRYING TO DESTROY
OBAMA.I WROTE AN E-MAIL BUT I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE
STORMED THEIR OFFICES.I FEEL SO HELPLESS AND SAD FOR ALL THE
UNFAIR ATTACKS ON OBAMA TONIGHT. 
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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 06:12 PM
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43. He did a good job responding to the Ayres story, I thought.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 07:54 PM
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44. I actually just now saw that part in full
and I agree. He did a good job with it, and I like how he came back at George on the subject of 'games.'
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 07:57 PM
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45. Welcome to DU, heavencent
I know exactly how you feel and I encourage you to stick around and discuss things here at DU. :hi:

And, by the way, I thought Obama handled it well. He didn't seem flustered with his response at all. He handed it back to George in a very even-handed, matter-of-fact manner.
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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 08:54 PM
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26. Unequivocally --- yes. If he comes off as overtly playing favorites...
It will work in Obama's favor anyway.

We'll be watching.
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:21 PM
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8. Georgie Boy worked for the Clintons, so it's no surprise that he would show up on SHannity's show
Just like his former employers, showing up on Fixed News.

But I'm certain Obama will clean his clock with his answers to his lame questions supplied by SHannity.


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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 03:12 AM
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28. Georgie Boy INTENSELY dislikes the Clintons, though. I've seen him
ask HRC tough questions and when she'd get all friendly and say "Oh, George, YOU remember what it was like..." he didn't bite.

I'm hoping he'll be fair. Between the two of them, I'd bet he supports Obama.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 08:17 PM
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34. I missed most of the debate, gateley. Has he been fair?
I'm only just now able to tune back in and had only caught the first five minutes or so.
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crankychatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:28 PM
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10. the warmongers running dog lackeys be damned
they can try to fry obama till the cows come home

we are going to elect him

they are shitting themselves with panic

the more they attack the more we support him

in fact, their disapproval is the best reference a candidate could have
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MattP Donating Member (525 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:29 PM
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12. Hannitys slanted quesitons will be a chance to shine for Obama
The harder the question the better Obama looks, he didn't look as good in the early easier debates.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 06:02 PM
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22. George has taken the bait and Obama will run circles around him
Edited on Tue Apr-15-08 06:02 PM by BeyondGeography
Should be fun.
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my3boyz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 08:29 PM
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24. George was on a morning show recently acting like an
@ss. He was saying that bittergate was a HUGE problem for Barack. Blah..blah..blah..blah....I would have never agreed to a debate on ABC News if I was Barack. They have been biased and treated him like shit the entire primary season. I have no idea why he agreed to do a debate with that network.
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SoonerPride Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 08:31 PM
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25. He fears no man.
ABC doesn't worry him.

He'll still shine like a star
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 03:13 AM
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29. You know, Obama can handle it.
This shit comes with the territory.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 09:41 AM
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30. kick
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 04:19 PM
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31. kick as a reminder
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Changenow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 06:47 PM
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32. kick nt
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 08:15 PM
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33. He asked it, didn't he? I fucking missed it, too, so I have to catch a re-run
but he did ask it. I missed Hillary's response, too, but heard her saying something about Ayers (neighbor was at the door and I couldn't get away but had my ear cocked).


Anyone know what she said?

Damn.
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Arrowhead2k1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 12:27 AM
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36. He did.
I can't fucking believe that Hannity talking points made it into a Democratic debate. What's worse? Fucking Hillary jumped all over it.

Someone needs to make a new YouTube ad about this. Out-FUCKING-rageous!
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 11:34 AM
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37. Here's the audio of George on Hannity's hate radio show
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/04/17/steph-hannity-audio

And don't forget, George also went on NewsMax columnist, Steve Malzberg's show, and was told to ask similar questions:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

It was a hit job, no doubt.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 12:40 PM
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39. So we have audio proof that Stephanopoulos cooperated with RW hate radio to frame debate questions?
This is a big deal, journalistic ethics wise.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 11:35 AM
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38. Thank you Emit.
It's great to be in your company. :pals:

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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 06:06 PM
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41. The honor is all mine, Swamp Rat!
Edited on Thu Apr-17-08 06:08 PM by Emit
:hug:

Edited to add, your graphics are a voice of sanity in a sea of insanity for me! They sustain us at DU and have for some time.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 08:15 PM
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46. Here's a brand new one:
:D



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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 11:22 PM
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48. **Spookyscary**
Shit, now that gives me the creeps but I love it!
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 01:54 PM
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40. For anyone interested, Huffingtonpost linked to this thread
Edited on Thu Apr-17-08 01:55 PM by Quixote1818
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Freida5 Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 06:07 PM
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42. If O was aware of this, he should have come to the debate prepared. He wasnt prepared.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 08:18 PM
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47. I'm so glad Keith covered this...even aired the audio of George taking
dictation from Sean. How much is abc paying George to take orders from Sean? :eyes:

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