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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:23 PM
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MSNBC's live feed of LAX: "He'll land here in just NINE HOURS!"
They have a fucking "Ramsey Cam" set up at L.A. International Airport and they keep cutting to shots of the EMPTY RUNWAY with pronouncements like "And THIS is where he will LAND in just NINE HOURS..."

Next they'll be telling us when he should be pooping out that champagne, pate and shrimp.

:grr:

Hey, you LAUGHED at Stephen Colbert's Washington Correspondents Dinner performance...but at the time, who among us knew JUST HOW FUNNY IT WAS?

:silly:

...MEANWHILE...



20 killed, 300 wounded in Baghdad massacre

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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:26 PM
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1. I am counting the minutes!
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 02:28 PM by ocelot
I'll leave my teevee on for the next nine hours, watching that runway at LAX with bated breath. It will be SO exciting when that plane lands! It'll look like... er... an airplane ... landing on a runway. We MUST see that. It's by far the biggest story of the day; nothing else is happening that could possibly be more important than this.

Jeezuz on a pogo stick!

Could these fuckwits possibly make bigger fools of themselves?
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:27 PM
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2. Okay, with this act if overt savagery and partisan killing, can we NOW
admit its a civil war????????????????????
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:31 PM
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6. Almost immediately after showing the shot of the runway...
...MSNBC showed a clip of McCain this morning on Meet The Press. He was asked if we are winning the war in Iraq. He replied "I don't think so, but I don't think it's a civil war either."

So it seems the MSM cannot show you pictures of dead and/or suffering Iraqis without reminding you that we are not stuck in the middle of a civil war.

Even if that's a lie. They need to remind you anyway.

:grr:
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:40 PM
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27. McCain/Charles Keating, Keating Five, Fraud
McCain is hardly a guy who's word I'd take for anything.

And a man who won't defend his wife and child, he is good for nothing.
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:10 PM
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28. That's been my point all along on McCain...
...someday his adopted Bangladeshi daughter is going to read about Karl Rove swaying deep-south voters with sordid tales of his "illegitimate black child" in 2000, and McCain's assertion that "I put the attacks behind me. The attacks that were made on me are long ago and far away, and I don't ever think about them or dwell on them."

On that day, maybe she'll be proud of her dad. Maybe she won't.

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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:28 PM
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3. turn it off and disconnect the cable....
Write a letter to the cable news companies telling them that a 24 hour tabloid isn't worth 50 bucks a month or whatever. The only way you can change them is by denying them viewership. As long as their current formula works-- as long as it provides them with a resource to sell their advertisers, and that's all that cable subscribers are-- they have no incentive to provide real journalism. As long as Americans are willing to pay for infotainment rather than news, they'll be happy to sell it to you.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:28 PM
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4. How much does the plane's landing gear weigh?
:eyes:
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:31 PM
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7. Ooh! Ooh! Maybe there will be a gear unsafe light in the cockpit,
and the plane will have to fly around for awhile while they check the gear, and after a bit will make a completely uneventful but nevertheless fascinating landing on the runway that MSNBC has been fixating on, and they will score a cable news double whammy!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:29 PM
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5. I don't blame the media as much as I blame the MARKET to whom ...
... they pander. Sadly, it includes DU. After all, they don't care that they're criticized for their coverage, as long as people WATCH.

We get the government we deserve. We get the media we deserve.

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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:35 PM
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12. I hear ya...
...I turn these shows on...in all honesty...because I naively hope that I'll catch a few minutes of "real" news that won't sound like it was supplied by Karl Rove via fax or won't be an Aruba Teen Update.

When MSNBC pulled Dan Abrams back in front of the camera for ongoing JonBenet updates, I knew we were screwed.

:patriot:
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:32 PM
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8. Stupidity comes in many forms. A lot of people watch this because
the news from everywhere else is so bad. But just because it is bad news does not mean ignoring will make things better.

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:32 PM
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9. all eyes on LA (not mine)
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:39 PM
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14. some newsreader actually said, "all eyes on LA??? PLEASE tell me you
are just making this up!!
mine certainly aren't. they won't be on Denver, either, assuming that is where this psycho is headed.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:32 PM
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10. Wait till they find out that this guy had nothing to do with IT!!.......
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 02:37 PM by Double T
ONLY that HE is completely insane. Please pass the popcorn :popcorn:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:43 PM
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17. Since Scarborough had his Is Bush an Idiot segment, maybe we
can expect to see someone do a Who is More Incompetent: Karr or Bush? segment.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:33 PM
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11. Were any of the victims in Baghdad
Blonde, tarted up, under 18, beauty pageant winners? No, well there you have it, who cares they die all the time. Now 8hrs 46.14 minutes to go sooooo exciting :sarcasm:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:35 PM
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13. See? See why I hate 24/7 news networks?
It's because of stupid horseshit like this. :puke:
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:41 PM
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15. This is why I don't often
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 02:42 PM by liberalhistorian
watch cable news anymore, it's full of stupid shit like that without giving any real, substantial news that actually affects our lives and our country and our world. And even when it does bother to cover such news, it's so fucking biased as to be laughable and pathetic. Witness the recent cable "coverage" of the latest ME fiasco; it was all so biased in favor of Israel that it was damn near sickening to watch and listen to.

Cable news, especially CNN is a very far cry from what it used to be. It's really sad.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:42 PM
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16. Yeah, I finally got fed up this past week--I'm done, stick a fork in me
I've turned off the "news" and am watching the documentary about Bob Dylan "No Direction Home" for the 101st time. :beer:
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:43 PM
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18. Is this the Michael Jackson media frenzy all over again?
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 02:44 PM by Nutmegger
Next they'll have tents on the tarmac with live "correspondents".
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:48 PM
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20. See my post #12 above...
Appearances of Dan "Media Ghoul" Abrams are kind of like Groundhog Day. When he appears from his hole and sees his shadow, we'll have 12 more weeks of 24-7 JonBenet "news."



He's a total frigging tool...easy to see why they decided he should be the one running the ship.

:silly:

:patriot:
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:55 PM
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21. Oh god no
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 03:02 PM by Nutmegger
It's amazing really.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:46 PM
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19. OMG, I just thought of something!
What if the wind shifts later today and they change landing runways at LAX? Will MSNBC be able to get the shot?

So, OK, I really couldn't believe MSNBC had gone to all alleged-JBR-killer-nutjob all the time, so I switched it on, and sure enough....

:banghead:

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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:00 PM
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22. Yea, I've got it on in the backgroud
I saw that too and was thinking the samething.

Then, watching it, I became so breathless with anticipation of Karr's arrival that I got the "vapors".
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:01 PM
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23. Remember the aerial shots of the trucks carrying the ballots
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 03:02 PM by kskiska
to Judge Sander Saul's courthouse during the recount in Florida, and then he never even looked at them, much less counted them?
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:01 PM
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24. Bread and circuses.
Well, circuses, anyway.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:05 PM
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25. Well, yeah. I mean, they can't justify five star Aruba hotels anymore...
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 03:06 PM by impeachdubya
Like you say, the Jacko trial is all over.

Shit, yes, they'd much rather bivouac at LAX than go to Iraq and actually do REAL reporting!

I agree, it's absurd.
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:28 PM
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26. I can just picture
the rove focus group deciding which old news story to resurrect, the JonBenet murder or maybe the OJ Simpson case where the real killer shows up in a strip club in Tijuana. And yes Michael Jackson admits he's actually a space alien. It must have been a laugh riot. And people don't think kkkarl has a sense of humor. Ha!
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