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ericgtr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 10:31 AM
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John King taking over Lou Dobbs spot
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/11/12/cnn-ann... /

I might actually tune in to this time slot on CNN for the first time ever.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 10:35 AM
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1. Why? He's another walking RW talking point
CNN blew their chance to show they were interested
in real fair news. They should have given this to Rick Sanchez
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ericgtr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 10:39 AM
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2. I think of John King as pretty neutral actually
When both sides complain about the anchor then that anchor is usually being fair IMO.
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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 10:45 AM
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4. We are talking about the same John King, right?
The guy that gave Dick Cheney a blowjob on live tv. That guy?
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NatBurner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 01:50 PM
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15. the guy that lovingly cupped mccain's wrinkly balls too
let's not forget that
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 12:11 PM
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8. Well, he's not and when you have a quote like that to defend your
position then it's time for me to say there's always exceptions to that time worn cliche.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:59 AM
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23. Not neccesarily......
sometimes when someone sucks, they just suck.
That's the case with pompadour coiffed John King,
missing shorter brother of NBC's David Gregory.


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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 04:50 AM
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26. ha! yep, tho' john is much better eye candy.
Edited on Fri Nov-13-09 04:50 AM by RepublicanElephant
i still remember way back when this guy was a journalist, asking somewhat tough questions of dubya. but then, they moved him into the newsroom, and he went as flat as a 3-day-old open can of soda.

sad.




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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:29 AM
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28. In the Pres. Debates he said: "The viewers are wrong to say Obama won those debates."
I mean seriously...this is objective journalism....since when is he trying to make up the public's mind on who won the debates...if polls say the public feels Obama won the debates why is King going around trying to brainwash the viewers into thinking otherwise.

He is definitely a RW but i do admit he also tries to "seem" balanced but it does clearly come through he is a repub.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 10:50 AM
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5. +1
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:40 AM
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31. Yes. You didn't think this was about change, did you?
They'll trade their embarrassing wingnut for a less blatantly embarrassing wingnut, and tell us it's news.
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 10:44 AM
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3. He hasn't had an original thought he didn't read off a magic big screen
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 12:32 PM
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9. So true. nt
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 11:58 AM
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6. Taking State of The Neocons 5 days a week, huh?
I'll pass. My question is when is Dobbs new slot on POX Entertainment, Distraction, and Propaganda or is he going to be running for something?
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Aramchek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 12:08 PM
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7. Fuck! They replace a disgusting right wing pig with another right wing pig.
at least Lou Dobbs was completely out in the open about his lunacy.
King tries to mask it all in a facade of objectivity, but he has always been a Repuke tool.
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EffieBlack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 12:37 PM
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10. Because we don't have enough white men with their own shows on cable television
What does a brother or sister have to do to get a show on one of these networks?

Jeez!
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:31 AM
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29. "What does a brother or sister have to do..." -- Answer: Bleach their skin white.
Edited on Fri Nov-13-09 06:32 AM by quantass
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 12:40 PM
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11. Shit
Oh well, I guess I'm stuck with Tweety.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 12:44 PM
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12. Isn't it enough that he has four hours on Sundays? n/t
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 12:58 PM
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13. Ewwwww, that's disappointing...
BUT even he is better than the racist. I won't tune in to him because of his propensity to spout right wing talking points, soft-ball interviews with repubs.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 12:59 PM
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14. Oh, so I still won't watch CNN at 6:00. He's a rw tool. n/t
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 02:11 PM
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16. ...
:puke:

But anyone's better than Lou.
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 02:12 PM
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17. King's heinously dull. He'll fit in.
Dullness seems to be a prime goal at CNN.
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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 02:58 PM
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18. All I got to say is BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 03:16 PM
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19. Well that should continue the nosedive in ratings that CNN seems to be enjoying
They need to hire some new people. Their current cast of characters seem to be there to collect a paycheck and talk about the GOP faxblast of the day.
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Sugarcoated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 06:53 PM
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20. King's not a real journalist
He's not a RW tool, IMO, just a media tool looking for the "big scoop". He's afraid to push Cheney cause the RW attack machine will go after him and accuse him of being 'liberal media'. I used to like him, but he's turned out to be a big disappointment. Miles better than wingnut steaming-load-of Dobbs, though. And eye candy at least.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:21 AM
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21. Can't stand him either.
Can't they find some new talent. They stable is quite depressing! :(
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Clintonista2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:53 AM
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22. It could be worse. Think Candy Crowley...
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 02:01 AM
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24. I'd rather not.......
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 02:04 AM
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25. They ought to give Jack Cafferty his own show
I like that dude. He says what he thinks and he's no neo con.

He's the only one on CNN that I like.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:26 AM
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27. CNN's view is that King is nonpartisan, according to a NYT blog article...
Edited on Fri Nov-13-09 06:27 AM by polichick
I read on my Kindle. CNN wants to be seen as a hard news network, without a right or left lean (like Fox and msnbc).
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:34 AM
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30. He has the image but let's face it...he's extremely BORING. He wont last!
But then, its not like CNN is lighting up the rating board on cable tv.
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budkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 07:55 AM
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32. John King is a joke of a journalist
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