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mikiturner Donating Member (581 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:09 PM
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CNN Files Complaint on Oath Do-Over because...
...there weren't video cameras inside. There was audio, photos and a press pool. But the cable chuckleheads are upset. :wtf:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:10 PM
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1. Oh No! Another do over
tomorrow?! :bounce:
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:30 PM
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15. And the next day, and the next, and the next...
Every day they'll find a new reason for him to have to do it again. It's a right-wing plan to keep him busy his entire term repeatedly retaking the oath so he doesn't have time to do anything else!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:11 PM
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2. If a tree fell in the forest and CNN was not around, would it really have fallen?
CNN does not believe so.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:11 PM
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3. God, they the simply will NOT fucking let it go, will they? But that's OK; it's not like
there's any real NEWS in the world for them to cover.

Redstone
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:13 PM
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4. Uh, I'm sorry; complaint about what?
Does CNN claim to have some vested constitutional right to have a camera anywhere, anytime they want?
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:13 PM
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5. Hey, I got an idea ...

Let's just make him take the fucking oath every damn day from here on out for the next 8 years.

After all, he can't *possibly* have anything actually important to do.

Freakin' talking heads entertainment media idiots ... lord.

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Not a robought Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:15 PM
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6. let's cut CNN some slack here
afterall they didn't give any slack to the bush administration either during the whole run up to the iraq war thing.

:sarcasm:
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:17 PM
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7. Aw, geez. What, exactly, is the basis for the complaint? I'd love to read it.
With what court or agency was it filed and what particular legal right are they claiming was denied to them? This sounds incredibly frivolous. I mean, granted, the news out of the White House isn't going to be the 24/7 train wreck that the media have become used to gorging themselves on, over the last eight years, but, c'mon. Does CNN think it has to BE the news, now, in the quest for ratings?
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:17 PM
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8. Of course because section I, article IV of the Constitution says....
"there must be no less than four video cameras present covering the President while the oath is administered."

We have to honor the wishes of our founding fathers.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:22 PM
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11. Everybody knows that those nerdy founding fathers were just crazy about video.
You can see a camcorder in the background of damn near every single photograph of Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:43 PM
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17. They actually wrote the song....
"Video Killed the Radio Star" back in 1779.

Little known trivia.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:22 PM
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12. dup/delete
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 09:22 PM by Fridays Child
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:20 PM
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9. I really hope CNN suffers and MSNBC thrives during the Obama term
CNN is pretty much 100% suck.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:21 AM
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29. CNN dug its own grave
when it lurched to the right in attempt to regain the audience it lost to Pox (deliberate typo). What they accomplished was alienating the middle that had been their core audience. They can stew in their own juices.
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Phoonzang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:20 PM
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10. Now they keep repeating the line "Despite all the promises of transparancy".
Well that honeymoon was short. I wonder if the repubs complaining about Obama worship are going to note this......ha.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:24 AM
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26. shuddup, shuddup, shuddup! for REAL? They're saying "Despite all the promises of transparency"?
Good grief talk about showing their true colors about how they feel about Obama - yelling about them not being transparent just because CNN wasn't invited to broadcast the 2nd oath is disugusting of them... won't be watching them unless I have to, I pretty much watch MSNBC but sometimes was watching CNN, I'll cut that back even more now. Hope MSNBC doesn't whine about it.
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:26 PM
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13. Are video cameras written in to the constitution now?
If not, then they need to just STFU - the fact that he had to redo it at all is idiotic.
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:29 PM
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14. Well, I think filing a formal complaint is over the top, too, but I would LOVE
to see the video of this, myself, so I can't blame them for wanting to see it and broadcast it. I'd have loved to have seen it... but a formal complaint does seem a little petulant.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:36 PM
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16. oooh..they were left out.
how sad.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:13 AM
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18. Obama is just going to have to say the oath every morning.
Like the pledge of alegiance in school.
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TTUBatfan2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:25 AM
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19. CNN needs to read the 20th Amendment...
He became President at noon yesterday regardless of the oath. The 20th Amendment clearly says that the current President's term ends at that time and his successor's term begins at that time.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:27 AM
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20. Mulligan!
FUCK IT WE'LL DO IT LIVE!
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redstate_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:27 AM
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21. I fully expect CNN to file a complaint next week because they were denied the right to have a camera
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 01:28 AM by redstate_democrat
in the room when Obama uses the restroom. Fuck them. I remember Obama called out one GOP staffer for following him to the restroom with a camera. These folks are deranged.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:27 AM
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22. Here we go....
they will fuck with this man every day because they just can't deal with the change. Sickening.
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redstate_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:31 AM
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23. I honestly don't even know why President Obama would want to lead a nation full of folks that are
this fucked in the skull. We got some real asswipes among us. He is a very good man, to say the least. He actually wants to improve their lives, and they are taking every opportunity they can to dump on him. Fuck em.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:09 AM
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24. It makes me completely ill. I can see now I'm going to have to
read the news and watch CSPAN. I can't deal with the commentary right now. The country is jacked up and they never questioned Bush. They need to back up. My nerves are bad right now!!
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:39 AM
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30. well, it takes balls of steel to ask tough obsequious questions
when there is nothing at stake. asking questions of bush.... that would have been easy. hey, how about that torture. isn't that illegal? hey, why are you lying about Iraq's involvement in 911. those are easy questions they could have asked. but they waited to ask the HARD questions. that's why cnn is 'the most trusted name in news'.
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onefreespiritedchick Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:16 AM
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25. It's pretty petty on CNN's part
We all know it was done. So, move on CNN!
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:27 AM
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27. Where can I see CNN's video of Thomas Jefferson being sworn in?
I can't find the link there.
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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:12 AM
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28. "They promised us transparency.....but really how different are they?"
Give me a fucking break...after all the executive orders that came down yesterday, they have the gall to ask that question? It's not like he took the oath in secret, they just didn't want that oath to become the "official" historical oath by video taping it. When the media wants to include video of the President Obama taking the oath of office, they will still have to use the one on the Capitol steps.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:26 AM
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33. please tell me they didn't say that....
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:59 AM
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31. Like a lawsuit?
Geez the courts are going to be gummed up with this crap!

Can they find the clause in the Constitution that says CNN must be there? :wtf:
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:05 AM
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32. Maybe they should go back to being a news organization first
Then they can complain about video access.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:30 AM
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34. Okay, that's it. Erect the staging, put up the seats, plan the balls.
The loonies also have their panties in a knot because the second oath wasn't taken on a Bible. Might as well have a complete, damn do-over. Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezus.
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