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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 11:42 PM
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o.m.g. why the hell does THIS guy get to have a blog on Huffington Post?
Edited on Sun May-16-10 11:52 PM by garybeck
why are they giving this asshole a microphone?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-blackwell/hows-that-a...

isn't that why people read HuffPo - so they don't have to see rightwing horseshit written by an asshole who "helped deliver" ohio and we all know should be in prison ?

it's enough to make me want to get an account on HuffPo just so I can write nasty comments on his blog entries.
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Go2Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 11:45 PM
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1. Even Fox allows a few liberals on. Liberal Radio hosts do it too
I think the idea being it makes us look less like we are unwilling to be open minded. I suppose it might actually get someone sitting on the fence some exposure to liberal ideas. As much as I hate to see their drivel, it is probably good to allow *a few* on.
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 11:49 PM
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3. Are you saying HuffPo needs to live up to the standards of Fox?
because that is ridiculous!

that's like saying that liberal commentators like Olbermann and Maddow are just as bad as Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Rielly, but just in the "opposite direction."

there is a difference. it's called the "pursuit of truth."
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Go2Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 11:58 PM
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6. where did I say that?
Edited on Mon May-17-10 12:04 AM by Go2Peace
Ed Shultz does it, Thom Hartman does it, Norman Goldmann does it. I am not supporting FOX. Just saying it is not unusual to include in your format for a few reasons. I think generally liberal media trusts that their audience is fairly bright and won't get bamboozled by them. In fact, I sometimes wonder if the right wingers aren't being quite naive, I think the honestly believe they are going to win people over. Not going to happen with progressives. Unlike right wingers we actually think (usually) rather than just believe what someone might say on a show or periodical.

As you mentioned below, even Jon does it, and I don't think he is comparable to FOX.

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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 03:56 PM
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9. yeah, we agree...
I just get annoyed anytime someone like that is given a microphone, and I don't think it needs to be done just in the name of being "fair and balanced."

if you have to interview lying assholes to be "fair and balanced" maybe it's better to just pursue the truth wherever it leads you and not worry about some kind of "obligation" to allow both "sides" to express their view. just MHO.
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Go2Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 09:08 PM
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11. I don't blame you at all
Seems we get enough of these dishonest characters.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 11:45 PM
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2. He should be writing it from a prison cell with Rove as his roomie.
:wtf:
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 11:50 PM
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5. you got that right.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-10 11:50 PM
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4. I agree! I like penjai's comment:
"I laughed out loud when Jon Stewart gave you a wedgie on national tv!!"

........

Ken Blackwell is a truly a sick person. I have NO respect for anything he might say for the rest of his life! What possessed Huffington Post in giving him a voice on their site is beyond me!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 12:22 AM
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7. He's not being too well received over there. nt
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 04:51 PM
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10. and I just added to that sentiment!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 11:10 PM
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12. Good! What an odd place for him to have a column -- hope you all let him know
how unwelcome he is!
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lunasun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 12:35 AM
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8. The banner above it had 3 pics
Laura Bush, Newt Gin grinch, and Big Smile Palin too!!
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 06:49 PM
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13. I don't know, but can you tell me how I can get a blog on HuffPo?
cause that'd be nice.
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