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featherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:19 PM
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National Enquirer Piles On: cover story on Obama marriage
When the media goes all out to destroy somebody, the shit comes from every direction. Just passed the supermarket counter and the cover story is "Obama Marriage Breaking Up - Wife Accuses him of Cheating" or some such.

I know it's just the Enquirer but it has a low information voter readership and it's kind of a weird indicator of when things are really going south for somebody.

For more on whose friend and financial backer owns the Enquirer, here is an October article from Ben Smith at Politico when the rag ran a story about the Edwards' marriage.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1007/The_Clinton...

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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:20 PM
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1. The Globe's cover talks about Hillary and Huma's gay relationship.... it's a wash
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:24 PM
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24. Two weeks in a row HC is the big story in the Globe

The Enquirer story on Obama is weak -- I was shocked because they genrally don't bother the Clinton's.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:25 PM
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25. doesn't this actually just mean Obama has hit the "big time"? They wouldn't do it
if he was a nobody.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:20 PM
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2. I saw that. They are an equal opportunity smear mag. n/t
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:20 PM
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3. OH whjo cares - one of the others is going on about Hillary's torrid gay affair with her staffer
Frankly I don't think the people who read those papers vote anyway because they're too worried about ending up in some b9ig government database or having black helicopters fly over their house.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:27 PM
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9. Funny...yeah, who cares..they're
too watching the soaps to go out and vote.
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:29 PM
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10. That's what I'm sayin'.
They get confused on the way to the voting booth.

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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:43 PM
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17. wrong ~ they are widely read while waiting in line
at the grocery store.

They are read by middle America as well as college grades and seniors.

Read by a variety of ages.
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:08 PM
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21. Yes....and right next to the Enquirer is the Globe....with it's Hillary Gay-Scandal cover..... it's
..a wash.
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:28 PM
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29. That doesn't mean people take them seriously
I read them while I'm waiting in line, bu only for a cheap laugh. Othersie I'd be supporting Bat-boy.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:26 PM
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26. Wrong ~ have you watch the lines in the Markets
Ordinary people, rich and poor, of all races, pick up those rags and read the major stories.

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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:30 PM
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30. So do I. So what? Nobody with an IQ over 85 thinks they're actually news.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:21 PM
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4. They've run crazy stories about the Clintons for years.
It goes with the territory.

:nopity:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:22 PM
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5. The people who read this shit don't have lives......or go to the bathroom a lot
and like to have something to read while they are in there.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:23 PM
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6. I have a feeling the National Equirer crowd are Bush devotees - that 20% or whatever. nt
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:30 PM
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12. And they've been reporting on the Bushes' supposed marital woes for years.
Like how George is drinking again and Laura is staying at a hotel.

Which...Why would she stay at a hotel across town? It's not like there's not an extra bedroom at the WH or anything. :shrug:
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:23 PM
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7. ...........


:rofl:
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:40 PM
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16. !!!!!
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:25 PM
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8. This goes with the territory--all the tabloids have exploited the Clinton marriage too.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:29 PM
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11. Hillary adpoted an alien baby
I saw it on a tabloid 10 years ago. :shrug:

People who get their 'news' from tabloids probably don't vote or wouldn't be voting for Obama anyway.

OUr founding fathers stated that we needed an informed electorate. Well, we sure are informed. Just npt with anything that is either factual or of value.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:31 PM
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13. Do people smart enough to type actually READ these things??/
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ruby slippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:24 PM
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23. unfortunatly "bitter" gun-clinging religious Pennsylvanians probably do
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:33 PM
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14. Hillary's gay, Obama's gay, we're all so f'n gay
Teh gay is teh horrible!!111!!!!

I'm really leaning toward bringing back the Poll Tests. I'm only sort-of kidding.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:39 PM
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15. Well, the 2004 results had to make us all think about the education of voters... nt
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:04 PM
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18. I'm considering the merits of a maximum voting age.
And I'm only sort of kidding about that, too. Recently, some volunteers circulating nominating petitions here in Arizona reported that there were Democratic voters in a retirement community who refused to sign the petition of an African-American candidate, for no other reason than because he was black.
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futureliveshere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:05 PM
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19. Actually its an indicator that you are headed North. Happens to every "Frontrunner"
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:07 PM
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20. Gee and the photo editor died of anthrax
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Raejeanowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:22 PM
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22. The Enquirer Has One Advantage
A reputation for actually being right occasionally, like a stopped clock twice a day.

I personally have no knowledge or belief in there being any substance to it, by the way.

But I wouldn't characterize the media as going all out to target Obama; running for the Democratic nomination and the presidency, he's fair game. I'd be more concerned when the serious, mainstream journalists (do we really have them anymore, of any partisan stripe?) take off the gloves.

Speaking of "low-information voters", maybe we're relying a little too much on the internet, bloggers, and TV. And what we read while standing in the checkout line.
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:27 PM
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27. They've been showing shirtless O for a while claiming an affair. *YAWN*
wake me when he's having an affair with Bat Boy.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 11:28 PM
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28. And how about Hillary's Lesbian Lover?
Don't know whether it was the National Enquirer, but a few days ago, while going through a supermarket checkout, I caught that headline..
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JMDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 12:00 AM
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31. Whatever happened with the Saddam Hussein / Osama marriage?
Apparently they had a gay wedding,with Hussein as the bride. It was reported in the Globe. It was real! Honest! They even had a picture of the married couple. Hussein looked stunning in white. (It is sort of odd that he chose a western-style wedding dress though).

A few weeks later the Globe reported that they had "adopted" a chimpanzee as their child, and shaved it to appear more human-like.

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