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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:51 AM
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WHY are these reporters laughing at Bush??
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 09:52 AM by sparosnare
They act as if they're at a comedy show. It is a comedy show of sorts, but the issues at hand are hardly worth a laugh when the idiot says something he thinks is funny. I hate him and I hate all of them.

Disgusting.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:52 AM
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1. What else is it
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 09:52 AM by malaise
if not comedy? Until they call him on his bullshit, it remains comedy.

Add.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:56 AM
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6. It's insanity. He's fucking insane.
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 09:59 AM by sparosnare
"We were attacked before we started the freedom agenda in the middle east." Trying to tie 9/11 to Iraq again.

"freedom agenda"?????

Yeah, it's either laugh or realize we are in a death spiral of madness with this man.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:52 AM
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2. Because crying would be unprofessional
And throwing things at him would end them up in Gitmo. x(
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:10 AM
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19. bingo!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:53 AM
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3. They are laught AT him, not with him.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:43 AM
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30. the operative word being 'At'
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Serial Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:54 AM
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4. Well I hate dubya more, but
they treat him as IF he deserves respect!

He doesn't deserve squat!


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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:54 AM
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5. Perhaps they're laughing at the people who voted for him?
It's either that or cry over the fact that the idiot holds the position he does.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:56 AM
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7. Why aren't MORE reporters laughing at Bush?
He is a comedy show. At least, it would be a comedy if the consequences of his presidency weren't so tragic.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:57 AM
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8. That's the problem - the consequences.
Hearing laughter after he tells a blatant lie is freaking me out.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:01 AM
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9. I would like to think of it as "Indulging the dangerous lunatic"
Certainly you can imagine the scene: a brutal maniac holds a press conference. You have no choice but to attend. This brutal maniac can shut down your employer and "disappear" all of their employees -- including you -- for no reason other than that he has "war time powers." He makes a dumb joke that he obviously thinks is hysterical.

What do you do? Call him an idiot with a sophomoric sense of humor?
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:03 AM
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11. Yeah, I know what you mean.
Pity the poor guy who stands up to him - he'd be completely screwed. So the prisoners laugh......
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:30 AM
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41. bush needs to be challenged
why is everyone so afraid to confront this idiot.
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peaches2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:55 AM
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33. You do your job, that's what
You do your job- ask the questions and expect a serious answer. When he attempts to get by with his little jokes rather than give serious answers or he outright lies, you do NOT laugh with him (which is how the laughter interpretes). You IGNORE his joke and sit there seriously waiting for an answer. If there is none then some other reporter should ask the same g-d question.

These reporters have become nothing but Bush's enablers. A lot of our problems stem from the fact they have NEVER held Bush's feet to the fire- and that's the job they are supposed to be doing!

If more of them were professionals like Helen Thomas Bush wouldn't be able to get by with this shit of pretending he's a homespun nice guy.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:06 AM
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13. They only look shocked when
the likes of Colbert stand in front of him and speak the truth. Then they crawl into their spineless shells.
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Akim Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:01 AM
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10. Be an idiot and you'll turn everybody else into idiots too. n/t
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:05 AM
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12. Nice cushy job! n/t
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:07 AM
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14. Far better than having them nod in agreement.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:07 AM
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15. They're trying out the new Rove tactic.
It's based on the old saying "All the world loves a clown". By inserting a laugh track into Bush's press conferences they hope to convince people that the Bush presidency is really more of a playful misadventure than a total unmitigated disaster.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:07 AM
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16. I made a comment about this on another thread.
Totally agree with you.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:09 AM
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17. Because Buffoons Make People Laugh
Clowns, buffoons, idiots, and playful animals.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:10 AM
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18. cause...you have to laugh at a psychotic bully puppet's sick jokes...
or he'll initiate something from 'off the map' where the monsters are x(
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Southsideirish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:15 AM
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20. Cringing cowards who are afraid not to laugh - his "peeple" probably watch
them for crowd reaction and report back that "Joe Blow" did'nt laugh at your jokes.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:17 AM
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21. You're probably right.
They're watched and if they don't laugh, their lives are made a living hell. x(
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:17 AM
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22. Like to think they are laughing at him.
I thought he appeared to have tipped a few. His style is sickening. Anyone notice comment he made about what's so funny about the word 'Helen.' Wonder if she thought it funny after being ignored for so many years.
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:03 AM
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23. I too am deeply offended given the catastrophes we are facing....
...it falls in the same category as laughing at a funeral in my book.

When there is an opportunity to pin down Bush on the depth and breadth of the problems we are facing, and what he is doing about it, these so-called White House Reporters become a comedy show audience for an arrogant intellectually impaired lightweight.

Every single news organization represented at that press conference by a laughing reporter needs their very own protest group outside their offices pointing out that not only is Bush destroying this country, but that they are helping him to do it by failing to do their job as established in the Constitution.

People dying .... public treasury being looted .... constitutional rights being denied ... and these dolts are laughing. Give me a break!!!!
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:18 AM
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24. I'm not sure who is worse or who to hate more.
:grr:

On one hand, you got a madman-a sociopath!!!-destroying this country every which way he can and on the other you have a weak gawd damned ass kissing press who don't and won't do a damn thing to report the truth so that the public will be informed and start demanding something be done!

In the meantime, we all watch; waiting and wondering which day will be the day that it all goes to hell in a hand basket!
:nuke:
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:21 AM
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25. We are on a high-speed train without brakes
it seems there's nothing that can stop it as long as the government and the press work hand in hand against the people. After being clubbed over the head with JonBenet stuff all weekend and then this morning's absurd press conference, I have no reason to believe in accountability any longer. Not that I did, but today I feel even worse.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:39 AM
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27. Just when you think we've seen it all...it only gets worse.
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 11:40 AM by TheGoldenRule
:argh: & :scared:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:45 AM
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32. But ... But ... What if Bush takes away their NICKNAME if they start to
start to report the truth?

That would be TRAGIC!! :scared:
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oc2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:23 AM
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26. Because the are bought like the whores on 14th street.

they are all a bunch of Bush cock suckers, with few exceptions.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:44 AM
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31. I have more respect for the whores on 14th street. At least, they
are honest about their profession.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:40 AM
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28. i though Bush got very biligerant toward end of news conference
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peaches2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:57 AM
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36. Missed it
What did he do? I had a doc appt. and missed the whole thing.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:42 AM
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29. Tony snow and bush both have been the jesters at news conf
erences lately. and the reporters laugh. not sure why. they have to keep in good with the pres or they will not be invited along on air force one.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:55 AM
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34. Nervous laughter when faced with a dangerous madman. He ridicules
them talking about how a reporter's "searsucker suit was a "wardrobe mistake" but he says he "hears that searsucker is coming back."

Reporters are afraid of him and when folks are afraid sometimes they break out in tittering laughter.

At least that's what it seemed to me. He was really at them today treating them like trash. I think most of these reporters are "trash" because if they'd done their job (like the wonderful Helen Thomas and April) the idiot Emperor would be gone by now ...but they are so cowered they laugh in fear.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:59 AM
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37. He's a bully -
yes, I see that. Those aren't even jokes - he's making fun of them. x(
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:56 AM
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35. It IS a comedy show. Where people get killed.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 06:37 AM
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38. His parents raised him all wrong
If I were there I'd have asked him point blank, "do you think its appropriate for you to be making with the fucking jokes during all this horror"?

Then I'd be sent to Gitmo.
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:06 AM
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39. Most of them...
have been hired for their lack of critical thinking skills. And even Bush knows the jokes on them.
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mnmoderatedem Donating Member (599 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:26 AM
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40. Answer:

They just want to be like everyone else. :evilgrin:
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:30 AM
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42. They (the media) laugh because they're "IN" on the joke...
...they've assisted in writing the script since 2000. Of course it's funny to them.
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:42 AM
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43. I couldn't listen.
We had two channels at the cabin and dubby soaked up everything for quite a while. I don't know what he was so wordy about, but maybe cutting down the reporters and the laughter added to the length.

The whole weekend was about making John Mark Karr comfy and filled with fine wine and good eatin.
I got a very weird feeling that there is something else going on behind the scenes by the crime family that made all this jibberish make sense.
:hide:
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