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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:28 PM
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Charlie Gibson, pompous ass calls Senator Obama "Rookie"
Curiousity led me to watch ABC News knowing that Gibson would be interviewing Senator Obama.

As his image came on the screen I regretted it immediately but could not pull away.

As my regret and nasuea increased and my stomach started planning all kinds of ways to instill revenge on the rest of the body for watching this sophmoric attempt at playing an adult I was astonished that these flimsy attempts at "gotcha" passed for news.

Has there ever been a more pompous ass on one of the main broadcast channels (were not counting Fox or cable here).

There is nothing quite so sickening as watching a person who is so completely convinced of his own grandiose intellectual seriousness where that personal evaluation is so completely without any merit whatsoever.

I marvelled as Senator Obama patiently gave simplistic answers to simplistic questions and layed a beautiful smile on Gibson.

Gibson leaned back in order to give the most condescending gaze peering in that ridiculous psuedo intellectual manner over his glasses like he was a learned professor while he called the next President of the United States "rookie" for making a "rookie mistake" (Senator Obama had referred to a single word in the AIPAC speech as a poor choice and had made a correction after the speech some months ago.)

All that was missing was the leather patches on the elbows. You only went to Princeton Charlie, you didn't really get anything out of the experience.

I can't wait until President Obama's Assistant Press Secretary gets a call for an interview and replies simply "sorry Charlie".
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kstewart33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:31 PM
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1. Well said.
Mr. Gibson's performance in the ABC dem primary debate a few months ago (where he and George Steph were roundly panned for their gotcha performance) gives you some indication of his true gravitas.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:36 PM
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2. Its gone Ebolaesque I tell ya...the lot of them...feeding at the PUB TROUGH
and getting fat

Its all coming to an end and they are fearful of it...hows that??? FEAR of losing your turn at the TROUGH because it fucking shrank to only 3 pigs at a time//and there are 1000's of sucky Pubs awaiting their turn to get fat protecting the Fat guys above....

Obama is KILLING THEM.....
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:53 PM
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3. Charlie the Tuna. I like that.
;)
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:57 PM
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4. spot on
I watched the broadcast.

I'm surprised Charlie didn't ask about his middle name.
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:57 PM
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5. Charlie "The GOP Whore" Gibson.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:01 PM
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6. Maybe he's auditioning for Brit Hume's spot since he's leaving Faux.
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:02 PM by DesertedRose
I miss Peter Jennings. He wasn't perfect, but damn....
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:18 AM
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10. He has admitted that when he watches news he watches Brit Hume
a close friend
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:02 PM
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7. Rec'd and I'm sorry you had
to go through that nausea level, grant.

I was getting there just reading your description..I'm sure disney honchos are very proud of charlie.

Can you see Obama brushing his shoulders off when he got out of the gag reflexer's view?
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:03 PM
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8. Well, we knew that the network whores were tailing him for a reason
and it wasn't to report on objectively on the facts....
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:13 AM
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9. Yeah, surelly it wouldn't be ........ .........
because Obama INVITED them.....
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:28 AM
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11. Hey...Don't Insult Pompus Asses!
Without them what we we be watching, or told what to think or do. Remember, if its on the teevee is "must" be true. :sarcasm:

BTW...I do think there's someone who give Gibson a run for his money as being the biggest Pompus Ass in a field desperately in need of a good proctoscope....and that is Gibson old ABC "pal"...Britt Fumes.
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Median Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:58 AM
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12. Obama Handled The Interview Extremely Well
If it was McCain, they probably would have had to cut and waste to edit out all the factual misstatements by McCain to maintain his veneer of foreign policy expertise. My take on the biggest problem with McCain, among other things, is that he really does just represent a continuation of Bush's failed foreign policy, which is disastrous. Obama understands the nuances and facts, but I think his talent is that he stays on message, rather than debating over minutia. Oddly, McCain is trying to debate minutia, which McCain invariably screws up, yet there is no vision or understanding. If McCain is upset that his message is not getting out, its because he does not have a message, except more of the same.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:06 AM
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13. and he really has no idea what he's talking about, leading him to just make stuff up.
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 01:08 AM by Gabi Hayes
here are two good analyses of this sort of incompetent, mendacious re-writing of history:



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."

.......................


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ilan-goldenberg/not-a-gaf...

This is not controversial history. It is history that anyone trying out for Commander in Chief must understand when there are 150,000 American troops stationed in Iraq. It is an absolutely essential element to the story of the past two years. YOU CANNOT GET THIS WRONG. Moreover, what is most disturbing is that according to McCain's inaccurate version of history, military force came first and solved all of our problems. If that is the lesson he takes from the Anbar Awakening, I am afraid it is the lesson he will apply to every other crisis he faces including, for example, Iran.

This is just incredibly disturbing. I have no choice but to conclude that John McCain has simply no idea what is actually happened and happening in Iraq.


the most important question regarding these egregious displays is whether the dems can somehow force the M$M to begin covering them. I don't think they can, but they may just get so much more obvious that even the benighted 'average news consumer' won't be able to ignore them, lacking a complete blackout of McCain coverage, which won't happen.



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Median Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:20 AM
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14. Agree, If Not for MSM, McCain Would Be Toast Due To His Lack Of Preparation
That is the amazing thing. I know McCain was mediocre student, but given his reliance on his so-called expertise, the one thing McCain should focus on his foreign policy. That way, when McCain screws up on the economy, abortion, taxes, his own votes, at least people can say, "Hey, McCain is focused on foreign policy." But, McCain just tends to make shit up that suits him. He does not prepare. Obama is the one on the marathon tour, so you would expect more mistatements from Obama. However, despite having a lot of time to prepare at home, McCain still screws up easy, soft ball questions like, "Why do you think Obama is wrong?" Thus, the media actually has to re-write McCain answers.

C'mon! This is freakin insulting. Its like McCain isn't trying. He is just banking on Big Media to do his work for him. Compare the questions posed to Obama versus the questions posed to McCain. Compare the follow-up. Charlie Gibson calls Obama a rookie. Do you think that Gibson would ask McCain about his senior moments, let alone suggest that McCain was simply making shit up? Instead, the new media approach to McCain is to handle him kid gloves, because he is a cute old man prone to senior moments.

McCain has no vision. So, all he can do now, is smear Obama, and hope Big Media to pound on Obama.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:11 AM
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15. Even better, Obama will be thinking of Charlie when he raises that capital gains tax
Remember how much that big tub of goo Gibson was harping on that in the Pa. "debate"?
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:32 AM
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16. Charlie was more objective on GMA...
and that's saying something.
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my3boyz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:35 AM
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17. What did you expect after the debate? nt
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