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EV_Ares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:58 AM
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CBS/Katie Couric edits out McCain Gaffe & then provides fake answer for viewers to cover for McCain
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 08:00 AM by EV_Ares
This one is hard to even explain, it's so bizarre. McCain, looking just awful on camera, made yet another major gaffe about national security policy, on CBS. So what did Katie Couric do? She aired the interview with McCain, aired the question that led to the gaffe, and then inserted an "answer" to the question that wasn't the real gaffe-filled answer - it was something McCain said in a total other part of the interview. It's absolutely astounding how far the corporate media is willing to go in order to defend John McCain. And seriously, take a good look at McCain in this video, I was kind of shocked by his appearance - he doesn't look well at all.

Link to the video and article on this:

http://www.americablog.com /


CBS Edits McCain's Whopper Out of Broadcast (w/original video) with Keith talking about this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDIAsS9VXiM
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:02 AM
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1. With friends like the M$M, McLame doesn't need to even campaign.
Yet, he bites the hand that feds him, calling them unfair. What a fucking joke the media is in this country.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:06 PM
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41. That is the only thing that I worry about
The M$M is going to do what ever they need to help the old man. Including covering the steal in November.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:04 AM
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2. Katie = republicon pixie propagandist
CBS is a total republicon propaganda tool, and turned it's back on news, the truth, and the citizens of the USA.

How low they have fallen.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:46 AM
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25. KKKatie has publicly ADMITTED to sacrificing journalistic integrity at corporate's request.
It's not like she's doing anything she doesn't admit to.

She's an "honest" liar.

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daggahead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:37 AM
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29. Yep ...
Since Dan Rather was forced out, CBS has been just another RW tool.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:04 AM
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3. Buit but but.......the media loves Obama and is giving him the free ride.
:sarcasm:
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:40 AM
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11. Yeah, I know, that's the first thing I thought of when I read that. Yeah, John, if
Obama had made a similar gaffe, I'm suuuuuuuure CBS would be covering up for him and not trumpeting it all over the airwaves. :eyes:
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:10 AM
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86. Somebody said something similar to me yesterday
about how the press was "fawning" over Obama. I said, "I don't know what stations you've been watching!"

This is just...unbelievable. No, wait, it isn't. The MSM have been GOP shills since the 2000 selection.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:09 AM
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4. Because corpmedia never gets blamed or called out - Dems turn all blame on their own
instead. Yep - the 'strategist' class shows up for the next few years to agree with every lie the corpmedia puts up for its fascist masters.

See what the establishment watercarrying Dems did to Gore post 2000 and Kerry post 2004.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:21 AM
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24. BLM, could you ask your hubby who in the hierarchy of CBS would have made the decision to cut/edit
that interview?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:47 AM
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26. He just left McClatchy last month. BTW - it's the production offices that host GOP planted
employees. That is where the editing decisions are made and what stories and events get coverage. Some may remember that the Hardball 'PRODUCER' who directed the coverage of 2000's campaign ended up as a hire in Bush's WH. I would say he was hired by BushInc years earlier and placed at MSNBC with full knowledge of Welch and his thugs.

I don't doubt that every network newsroom has its planted operatives. How else could it be that NO NEWS NETWORK would cover Kerry's speech to the Firefighters Convention in 2004? EVERY news network making the choice to not air that speech attacking the swifts and Bush? EVERY news network making the choice to give minimal coverage that the speech even occured?

Someone once said that newspeople were easier and cheaper than prostitutes.... the powerful who need to keep the truthtellers from being heard are now in near total control of this nation's newsrooms.

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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:10 AM
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87. TV Guide April 2000: Military Interns Booted From CNN, NPR
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 09:14 AM by rocknation
...CNN and National Public Radio were more than a bit surprised when they learned that their organizations had used interns from...the United States Army's Psychological Operations unit (PSYOP)...A highly specialized unit of the military, PSYOP personnel are often trained in the production of videos as well as television and radio programming used to advance American policy abroad...

According to CNN executives and military officials...(a) total of five PSYOP sergeants were assigned to the network...At NPR's Washington, D.C., base, three PSYOP personnel worked...from September 1998 through May 1999 on such programs as All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

The CNN internships were scuttled shortly after reports of the military presence appeared in February in...a French publication and...a Dutch daily newspaper. "As soon as we discovered were here, we put an end to it," Jordan says...(A)n NPR spokeswoman...(says)..."They performed minor tasks and had no influence on our news coverage, but when our senior newspeople found out they were here, they decided it was inappropriate; and we terminated the program."


link

:eyes:
rocknation
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:13 AM
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5. Now that the damage is done CBS posted entire interview online. See it here:
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:53 PM
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43. Online, where they know their low information voters will never see it. Corporate Bull Shit. nt
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:20 AM
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6. I miss Dan Rather. n/t
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RNdaSilva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:59 AM
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20. Me too...
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Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #6
54. I miss Walter Cronkite and Ed Murrow!
Murrow is turning in his grave.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:29 AM
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7. If the MSM weren't a bunch of shamelessly biased McCain-loving kissasses
they'd be beating the "McCain makes constant gaffes concerning foreign policy; can we trust him to be a competent President?" drum constantly, daily... God only knows if *any* Democrat had made the # of gaffes McC has made the media would have jumped on it immediately. Remember their constant framing of multiple Gore stories in 2000, w/ Gore being "uncomfortable in his own skin; he'll do or say anything to be Pres."; they resorted to creating Gore lies that weren't really lies and twisting anything to fit the narrative of him being a lying slimeball. The media is supposed to love easy frames that help them tell stories, right? Well, with all of McCain's gaffes staring them in the face, I just can't see why the media isn't jumping on the chance to frame him as too out-of-touch and senile to be President. I mean, they do want to be "fair and balanced," right?
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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:30 AM
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8. to cut and paste with a different answer, this seems scandulous
I mean it has probably happened thousands of times without our knowledge, like lip synching concerts, but this is just wrong and very destructive to Democracy.
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:38 AM
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10. I know, right? That seems like a violation of some kind. Would a print interview be
allowed to insert an answer to a different question? It seems akin to libel. Sure it makes McCain look good, but it then makes Obama look bad.
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:56 AM
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16. This is far worse than the Tex. Nat. Guard flap that sunk Dan Rather.
I mean, it's one thing to shorten an interviewee's answer to air only the part that specifically answers the question asked. But it's something else again to delete the answer given and replace it with other verbiage entirely.

That is simply a case of Katie Couric blatantly manipulating the facts to create her own reality -- one that protects McCain from his own lies and/or historical inaccuracies.

If she feels it's okay for her to snow her viewers in this way, she deserves the axe.
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:07 AM
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17. Katie's bosses at CBS were probably the ones who gave the okay to alter the interview.
After all, they've got to make it look like McCain is still awake and aware of what is going on.

I'd like to see what McCain's reaction would be if he were taken to Disneyland.

I'll bet he'd be just like any other 6 year-old kid, happy, excited, and thrilled to see all the rides, but too scared to try many of them.

"Whee"
"Wow, look at that one, it goes fast!"
"Gosh, that one is high, huh?"
"I've got to go pee now."
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:30 AM
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74. Do Not Belittle All Six Year Olds
Mine would exclaim that "the structure is high, do you think it is sound Mom?" Peyton would pound McLame into the sand. Sad Johnny McLame sounds like a three year old.
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:54 PM
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60. Agreed! I dont understand why this is not a huge story.
Have we become so complacent?
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:27 AM
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80. Who would report it---CBS?!
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Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:38 AM
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9. Ufff.I can`t stand Katie.
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:40 AM
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12. McCain - "I never said 'bomb, bomb, bomb Iran', and you can't prove it." Clip, snip, cut, dice.
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 08:47 AM by Major Hogwash
When CBS, one of the members of the mainstream media (propagandists), didn't like the answer that McCain gave to Katie, they just made up one of their own - from other comments given during the same interview.

That's not even very creative.

Because, as we all know, this is how Max Headroom was created.

LoL

John "Max Headroom" McCain!!

His tv speeches are just clips spliced together while he was talking to himself during a stream of consciousness session when he was barely conscious.

LoL

Buh..buh..buh..but, I didn't mean that when I said it.
Okay..kay..kay, I did.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:45 AM
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13. You know what the scary part is?
The worse he gets, the more convinced we'll get that the GOP is going to take heroic measures to steal the next election.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:40 PM
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33. WORD!!
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Dollface Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:47 AM
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14. They didn't just change his answer, it looks like they inserted a piece of campaign video.
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Born_A_Truman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:48 AM
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15. CBS has some explaining to do!
This is unreal!
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:21 AM
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18. That would explain Perky's insistence that the surge worked and Obama is a dumbass...
...for not voting for it unlike her hero Crash McLame...

The simple fact that they editted IN a DIFFERENT answer to the one given is a HEINOUS crime of intellectual dishonesty...the fact that it shows how bare-faced they are in their preference of Presidential candidates unfortunately comes as no surprise...

I hope CBS and Perky get their collective dangly bits stuck in the wringer over this...
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:53 AM
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19. damn liberal media bias!
Repukes Unite! Demand the fairness doctrine!
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:05 AM
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21. Complete lack of journalistic integrity.
Beyond shameful.
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indie_voter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:07 AM
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22. Foolish Foolish CBS. They had the unedited transcript and video on their site
If they had been a little more careful, they never would have been caught.

This tom foolery from CBS also qualifies for Keith's dumb criminals segment.

I am so sick of our mainstream media.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:13 AM
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27. at least now we have a concrete example of their complicity.
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indie_voter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:15 AM
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28. So what happens next? Can they get in trouble with the FCC? I know... I know..
Dream on! Sigh.



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FREEWILL56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:42 PM
Response to Reply #28
50. Lies and promoting rightwing propaganda isn't a violation of their rules.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:28 AM
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82. Is Colin Powell's son still in charge?
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SuperTrouper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:31 PM
Response to Reply #22
31. Keith Olbermann called them on it last night
and read the transcript exposing another gaffe from McGaffe.
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IndependentDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:02 PM
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45. I don't think they had the unedited version online until after they were caught. n/t
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kitfalbo Donating Member (237 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:13 AM
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23. Integrity
Katie Couric and the company she works for have lost all journalistic integrity. It might have been ok if they left out the question entirely, but to modify the answer in an outright lie. Is literally fabricating the truth.

This is as bad if not worse than the NYT journalist making up stories, That got in the news but this hasn't really. This is really a sad day.
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:52 AM
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30. Redstone - Viacom CEO - owner of CBS:
September 24, 2004 - " I vote for what's good for Viacom."
From Redstone's endorsement of Bush for President in 2004.

Cheney ordered Redstone to dump Rather.
Katie knows that unless she falsifies the news, Redstone will end her career.

CBS has zero credibility and now we have proof.


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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:36 PM
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32. Who owns CBS? How have they benefited from Republican policies?
Questions to ask.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:41 PM
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34. Katie's a PUMA
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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:43 PM
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35. Why...why can't they get rid of Couric...her ratings are low as hell
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Hawkowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:10 PM
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36. Because she is perfect
An absolute perfect little corporate whore. And she doesn't come off as insane like Coulter or Malkin, but she is no different.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:55 PM
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44. Coulter and Malkin dream of flying under the radar like Couric does.
It's a skill making vicious appear sweet, some have it some don't.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:27 PM
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39. Arrogance
The corporate media (like the Republicans that own and run them) -have a pathological aversion to admitting that they've made mistakes.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:19 PM
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37. John McCain is as dangerously unknowledgeable about foreign affairs as George W. Bush
The medias cover up on this matter is nothing short of a fraud and a hoax.

The truth about McCain's shocking lack of expertise on foreign policy matters has got to be told!
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:51 AM
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65. you hit the nail hard there. so did andrew sullivan, amazingly
http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/20...

Note to self: if I ever run for President and decide to stake everything on my understanding of one thing, I should familiarize myself with the basic facts about it. I should be especially careful to do this before I say something like this about someone who got it right: "I don't know how you respond to something that is such a false depiction of what actually happened."
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:25 PM
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38. Not "Navy SEALS rock!!" Couric?
Who would have guessed? Those 'Alligator Tears' were just that. Lick-spittle toadie. Feh!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:30 PM
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40. So katie's busted for the mediawhore
she is? Good.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:15 PM
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42. Go, go, John! Go, go, John! Yaaaaay, team!
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IndependentDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:05 PM
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46. Imagine if Obama had made this type of error... it would be all over the place. n/t
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Kierkegaard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:46 AM
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85. We'd never hear the end of it.
The question is, how does America learn the truth about McStain? How will they come to understand that this clown knows absolutely nothing about anything pertinent to leading the free world?

I can't even think of a word that encompasses this kind of public deception.
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ut oh Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:24 PM
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47. The question is
What more can we do to call them out and make it more public?

I looked around their site a bit and didn't see much in terms of a 'feedback' link...

Contact the other news agencies about this?

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DWilliamsamh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:29 PM
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48. I just hope McCain makes it to the fall... really.
I don't WANT the Repugs to replace him with someone young and vital that the MSM will surely fall in love with because they are shiny and new and a Republican.

It also doesn't escape me that it was just yesterday I saw a headline here about Katie Couric lamenting the good old days of Television Journalism as gone for good. Well Katie, glad to see you are doing you part to KEEP IT THAT WAY.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:14 PM
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49. I stopped watching her the first week, and will never watch her again.
Her broadcast was the worst I ever saw, and then they gave Limbaugh air time as a commentator??

That did it for me, but then she did the worst interview ever on "60 Minutes," with John and Elizabeth Edwards. The "Some people say. . . " interview.

She is horrible. This has got to be the end for her, and heads have got to roll at CBS. This is flagrant campaigning for McCain. She has got to be for him to defend the indefensible.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:43 PM
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51. So, the Free Ride Media continues to tote that baby Elephant
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:45 PM
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52. pretty low
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:49 PM
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53. CBS' "whoops" response to their shoddy journalism was worse.
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kaygore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:59 PM
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55. Where is Katie's pink slip?
CBS fired Rather for what they claimed was falsifying the news. Hmmmm...maybe I got that wrong. Rather was fired for telling the truth!

Katie, Katie, Katie, your sister, Emily, who was a true patriot, spits on you. You defile her name and all she did with your pandering and sloppy work. Oh why couldn't the angels have taken you and left Emily to us here in Virginia????

Oh, sorry again, only the good die young!
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:26 PM
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56. CBS' reponse "mistakes happen"
No this was not a mistake this was cutting and splicing of the video tape
of an interview to hide a mistake made by John McCain. A mistake is when
you forget to turn off your blinker after changing lanes this was a fraud
committed so as to manipulate the American public.

From Eric Sevareid & Ed Murrow to Katie Couric pushing lies for money.



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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:27 PM
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57. Time to k-k-kick Katy to the kerb (sic/sic).
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:37 PM
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58. Betcha
this'll get some play from Frank Rich. :toast: :patriot:
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:52 PM
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59. This seriously pisses me off
I cant believe this isnt front page news. I mean WTF you now pick the answer that works bet to whatever question is asked?

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:01 PM
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61. So what is going to happen to "Lil Katie for this "mix up?"
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:05 PM
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62. Since the FCC fine for not covering a J, Jackson's Nipple
was overturned. Maybe somebody should tell CBS they really don't have to cover McCain's Ass.

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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:39 PM
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63. Somebody throw the bitch under the Straight Talk Express. Please. Soon.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:49 AM
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64. I have to give MSNBC credit... At least they covered it...


And I've was only home today for about an hour.. But during that time, I caught half of David Schuster, and half of whoever it was that came on before him.

Both of them mentioned the editing done by CBS.

Does anyone know if CNN reported on it?
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:54 AM
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66. you missed the threads about Scarborough, didn't you?
he went after people who discussed the whole fiasco, and implied that Olbermann and Abrams were among the geeks and idiots who don't understand the history of the area, and much worse, to boot
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:00 AM
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67. Yep.. I just logged on a few minutes ago.. But I did see Schuster and I think it was...

...Contessa Brewer (or one of them?) reporting on how CBS modified, deleted, changed, edited.. the response from McInsane earlier today.

I can't stand Scarborough and I wish they'd can his ass!!!

So.. Abrams and Olbermann both covered it tonight? ..If so, good for them!!
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:03 AM
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68. Congress needs to do an investigation about how this happened.
Hand out subpoenas, whine, and then look disgruntled on tv.

They're getting really good at it!!
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:59 AM
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69. time to boycot all media who engage in this kind of crap
How can we trust anything they say if they're willing to lie like this?
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Swagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:34 AM
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70. Katie "Goerbels" Couric standing up to the librul media !!
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 02:35 AM by Swagman
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:54 AM
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72. Goebbels
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:40 AM
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71. Did CBS do anything besides put the "actual" transcript on their website?

...I heard David Schuster -- -- say that they were showing the "un-edited" video on their website...

But is that all they did?

Did they apologize, or even mention it on their evening news tonight??

Anyone know?
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:52 AM
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88. No, they only issued a statement that said "mistakes happen".
Well we knew that - Katie is their news anchor!!

wah, wah, wah.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:15 AM
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73. Is CBS serving the public's interest by manipulating
(via deliberate editing) the facts of a story to benefit a Presidential candidate?

Sounds like an FCC violation to me. This is an act perpetrated by CBS network news. Over the air, not cable.

NETWORK

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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:46 AM
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75. CBS Stands for....
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 03:47 AM by davidpdx
Cynically
Bought-off
Syndicate
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namvet73 Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:44 AM
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76. Couric has been kissing up to Bush.....
from the very first broadcast. I watched and taped the first week of Couric and never watched CBS News since. Eventually, I stopped watching CBS, NBC and ABC. I dismissed Fox News as total nonsense before Bush and even before I had any idea that it was biased. It was just obvious nonsense.

They have a reporter standing next to a burning paper bag and call it a flaming inferno. It's all BS.

PBS is the only TV News Source that I will watch. I don't want to be entertained, I want to be informed when I watch the news.

(I kept the first week of Couric tape for my own reference.)
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namvet73 Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:49 AM
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77. It seems Ironic...
that they have Katie Couric and Lara "Tell it like it is" Logan on the same channel.
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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:17 AM
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78. CBS and Catie Couric are Republican Corporate Media Whores, little more.
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:24 AM
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79. Apparently she has no ethics or moral standards
Lying and cheating may get you somewhere for a little while. But you WILL be found out.
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Preening Fop Donating Member (166 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:28 AM
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81. But, But, Katie is a conservative "Values Money Above All Else" person.
:nuke: :patriot: :nuke:
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 07:53 AM
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83. My e-mail to CBS Evening News:
evening@cbsnews.com

Hello -

Please allow me to add my voice to the chorus you are surely hearing decrying your egregious violation of your own explicit guidelines regarding the presentation of interviews on the air. We know what you did. You edited together a question with the answer to a different question in order to make McCain sound better and to conceal his inadequacies from the American public. This is not journalism, this is political advocacy.

We have learned to use quotation marks when discussing the Fox "News" Network. Evidently we will have to begin referring to CBS "News" in the same way, now that you have blatantly violated your own standards to pump up a flawed Republican candidate.

Thanks for nothing, CBS "News."
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:37 AM
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84. and the brainless ms. couric wonders why she wasn't picked to moderate one of the debates...
katie, "navy seals rock", couric is nothing more than a half baked repuke cheerleader trying desperately to hide under the monica of a "news reporter".

she puts the "e" in stupid.
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