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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:02 AM
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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Calls Out Lynne Cheney For ‘Sniping At My Patriotism’
Link to video from thinkprogress

On Friday, Lynne Cheney repeatedly attacked CNN for having a liberal bias during a combative appearance on the Situation Room. At one point, she criticized CNN for “running terrorist tapes, terrorists shooting Americans” and asked Wolf Blitzer, “Do you want us to win?” She also repeatedly asked Blitzer to end his line of questioning and focus on her new children’s book.

Today on CNN’s Late Edition, Blitzer said he was “surprised” at Cheney’s “sniping at my patriotism,” and pointed out that CNN had specifically labeled the tape of a U.S. soldier under fire as terrorist “propaganda.” He also said that CNN had made clear to Cheney’s staff “only hours before the interview” that she would be asked questions about politics during her appearance, not just about her children’s book.


Boy, you just can't throw grenades at the press like you used to huh! Remember the good ol' days, when you would growl, and they would cower? Darn, looks like these new-fangled reporters can punch back when their reputations are on the line.

Maybe the props Wolfie got from Lou Dobbs for getting Lynn to bare her fangs and show what "power bridling at truth being spoken to power" looks like, may have straightened Mr. Blitzer's spine a tad.

Whether it lasts or not, it is nice to see these old dogs are learning some new tricks.


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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:03 AM
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1. Looks like Wolfie grew balls...
maybe he stole Mrs. Cheney's?
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Daphne08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:06 AM
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2. Yes, Leslie "Wolf" Blitzer really surprised me. n/t
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:09 AM
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5. Up until his OWN patriotism got questioned...
it was all just a dream? Damn idiots. If they had been doing their job, bushco would never have been close enough to steal 2000, let alone 04.

Now they get it? NOW?

I don't watch much CNN. How did Wolf deal with the US tank rolling in front of that hotel in Iraq where they knew the press stayed? Did he raise an eyebrow when that tank fired on those dangerous reporters in their rooms?

They finally came for Wolf and he FINALLY gets offended. Damn, give the guy some coffee.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:15 AM
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6. my first thought when I saw this -
I was reminded of Keith Olbermann's Special Commentaries.

Maybe that had something to do with it.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:05 AM
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21. With Wolf, probably watching KO and the response he gets did it!
WIth Wolf, ratings are the only thing.
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Cosmocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:18 AM
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24. She was just flat foul ...
She really was ... First time I really had heard her, and I can see that a viper like her is the wife to a criminally insane lunatic ...

Wolfe got his hackles up a bit ... But, it wasn't anything great ... And, as noted, it took a foul, nasty lady going personal on him to bring a little bit of character out in the guy ...

He has a LONG ways to go to get any real level of credibility to me ...
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:41 AM
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14. Maybe he grew ovaries?
:P
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:06 AM
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3. Oh please, Wolf does what he always does
He lets his masters pull his strings. He knew damn well what that old bat was going to do and he followed the script.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:08 AM
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4. maybe it'll be enough for leslie to finally pull his head out
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:19 AM
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7. you think maybe one of Wolfies nads finally dropped?
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 08:19 AM by notadmblnd
Nah, it's probably only a cyst.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:23 AM
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8. Wolf, why do you hate America?
I just love that she actually tried that old line. The GOP tricks aren't getting them any treats anymore.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:27 AM
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11. nice seasonal reference!
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BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:23 AM
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9. CNN anchor Carol Lin (?) was gushing over Lynne Cheney
caught he for a minute or two yesterday and she seemed to be glowing when Cheney's appearance came up. A Dem talking head started to mention Cheney's "lesbian passages" from some book she'd written and Lin cut her off and interjected s/thing like "not according to Ms Cheney". I found it a little odd.
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:25 AM
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10. Leslie "surprised" as one of his masters turns on them ....
Blitzer: "sniff ... but, but its OK to do that against Democrats!!!"
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:38 AM
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12. How ungrateful of Lynne Cheney
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 08:38 AM by Canuckistanian
After all, Leslie has been one of the most consistent Bushlickers throughout this administration.

And just because Blitzer has had an 11th hour revelation doesn't excuse anything he's done to criticize and smear any Bush opponent.

Have a look here:
http://mediamatters.org/issues_topics/search_results?qs...

Lynne should be careful about who she smears.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:39 AM
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13. What? Didn't Mrs. "Go F*ck Yourself" watch the Bill Clinton interview?
You know, where you're brought in to talk about subject A for an entire segment, and 2 minutes in, it's all about subject B, and then you're smeared as being "uppity" for defending yourself?

Oh, wait, I guess that she's a repuke, and she's supposed to be treated way better than the scum that is everybody else ...
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:42 AM
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15. Hey, if Jim Webb's passages from a couple of novels
(incidentally, written while he was still a staunch REPUBLICAN) are enough to disqualify him from running for public office (at least, according to the tenants of right-wing Fantasy Island),

then why is "dirty lesbian sex passages" Lynn Cheney qualified to write CHILDREN'S BOOKS???
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:43 AM
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16. “Do you want us to win?”
The newest line from the Bush cult. O'Lielly tried it - and got clobbered by a comedian.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:44 AM
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17. Cheney's are running scared as we are on their tails
She's really beginning to squeak now
CNN liberal LOL!
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:44 AM
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18. I didn't watch the whole thing, but I saw her flat out LIE.
She lied when she said there were no lesbian sex scenes in her book, "Sisters."

Those excerpts have been posted here - as far back as last year. I've read them. I don't care that Lynn Cheney - or anyone - wrote a book containing same-sex love scenes. It doesn't matter. What matters, however, is that A.) She belongs to the party that hates same-sex unions and B.) She lied about what was in her book.

Lying, hypocritical bitch.
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:58 AM
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19. One of Leslie's balls has decended...how cute. Next, voice cracks and blond moustache.
Leslie won't get too much sympathy from me (or DU for that matter). He's been an administration "bootlicker" for too long and is one of the reasons why over 2800 US soldiers have died in Iraq. I HOLD HIM PERSONALLY ACCOUNTABLE for aiding and abetting the war.

J
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The Gunslinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:04 AM
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20. CNN Liberal Bias??????????
Tune in to the left wing hippy commie Glen Beck at nine.

Most people want fascism I think. When a right wing network like CNn is called left, How far right is right wing theese days?
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:15 AM
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22. Did he say this to her face? No? Then whatever.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:16 AM
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23. I have often thought these shows should expose previous weeks' lies
They should start with a segment called, "Who lied last week?" and show clips from the previous show followed by evidence that the guests had lied. As it is, people like Mrs. Fudd gain from their lies since they can distort discussions and avoid having to defend themselves. The hosts are seldom prepared to confront the lies right then, and the liars are not held to task for their sins in any comparable forum.

In this case, for example, Blitzer should show a clip of Mrs. Darth Vader saying that there were no lesbian encounters in her book, Sisters, and follow with excerpts that clearly show there were. Then he could say, "Is Mrs. Cheney a liar? You decide."

I would think such a segment would be quite popular.
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