Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Geez, the media is absolutely giddy about Saddam's execution...

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
BlueStorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:05 PM
Original message
Geez, the media is absolutely giddy about Saddam's execution...
They are just drooling about it.

I was at the dialysis center sittin with my mom and she kept going back and forth between Fux and CNN. The media whores are just absolutely estatic about Saddam's hanging, they are talking about it nonstop. Even my mom was a bit excited about it.

Is anybody else noticing this, I mean, I don't whether I should be disgusted by their giddiness or if I shouldn't just care.

Blue
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
michaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:06 PM
Response to Original message
1. It is an eye opener
to what we have become in this country. It is sick and scarey and just not normal.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:06 PM
Response to Original message
2. If it bleeds, it leads.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Malmo Blue Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:08 PM
Response to Original message
3. FOX News
Of course FOX News are gloating about Saddam getting executed. They pretty much forced the American people to either support the war, or shut up.
"Fair and balanced", my ass. I didn't know whetever to laugh or puke or some shit when they claimed that France supported Hamas. Give me a fucking break.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:21 PM
Response to Reply #3
12. Welcome to DU, Malmo Blue!
Don't forget that anyone who didn't/doesn't agree with them are traitors, too.

Go ahead and puke, sometimes it does make one feel better! :hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Malmo Blue Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:27 PM
Response to Reply #12
15. Re: Welcome to DU
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 07:33 PM by Malmo Blue
Alrighty then. :puke:

By the way; crank up Media Matters, look after "Memisovski" and open the O'Reilly video clip from February 3, 2006, where he tells someone to "stay away from those far-left websites - they don't make you look smart". Yeah, that's me he's jibber-jabberin' about. Not that I give a shit about his opinions. :puke: Oh, that felt good.

EDIT: Wrote the wrong date - the movie is dated February 3rd.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
dogindia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:10 PM
Response to Original message
4. I spent the whole day sending messages to WH and all to try to stop this madness.
Perhaps I am not the one to comment but I think it shows a deep mistake in thinking about life, love and furthering creative participation in endeaver. In other word this is gross beyond any words.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:10 PM
Response to Original message
5. We Americans love a good execution! We're right up there in the top...
four nations executing people. Right up there with the Chinese.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:13 PM
Response to Original message
6. This is really inappropriate during the Christmas Season
:kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:29 PM
Response to Reply #6
16. What's a hanging got to do with Christmas?
What about Hanukkah? Kwanzaa?
Besides, Christmas is over for this year.

They have to hang him before the new year!
Something about bush tax deductions. :sarcasm:

NBC is creaming their jeans over "the hanging'.
They're all a bunch of ghouls!!

Everyone is getting into the act.
http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blsaddam...

--------------

Warnings against Saddam hanging

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6214093.stm

Last Updated: Thursday, 28 December 2006, 12:36 GMT

Newspapers in the Arab world warn that executing Saddam Hussein could lead
to greater unrest in Iraq. Some commentators argue that he is more use alive.
Iraq under Saddam was stable when compared to the large-scale killings which
have taken place since the US-led invasion, some say, and there is a call for
current Iraqi leaders to be put on trial.

EDITORIAL IN PAN ARAB AL-QUDS AL-ARABI

US officials are making a new mistake more dangerous than any in the past.
They think executing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will lead to calm in Iraq,
but the exact opposite is likely to happen. The US Administration may gain
more by keeping Saddam alive behind bars and using him as a bargaining card...
to negotiate with the Baath party for the sake of calm.






Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:46 PM
Response to Reply #16
19. Isn't an execution just a stab at Christmas?
Or a war on Christmas, if you prefer?

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:14 PM
Response to Original message
7. Yeah...I had a run-in with an Idiot at the Grocery store today.
I was in the check-out line and this Man behind me says:
"Ha, Ha..Tonight we'll get some justice for 9/11"
I said: "If you mean Suddam, He didn't have anything to do with 9/11"
He says: "That's not what I heard"
I said: Where did you hear that?"
He says: "on the News"

I didn't go on any futher....I sensed I was talking to a Fox-Borg......
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlueStorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:14 PM
Response to Original message
8. I, myself is not sure if the execution is going to be a good thing...
wouldn't it rile up the Iraqi's. I mean that is probably what the media and the Bush administration are probably hoping for. Because if that did happen then they probably get bumped up in their approval ratings. That the American people would support them once again.

God I hope that doesn't happen.

Should Saddam be executed in the first place?

Blue
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:16 PM
Response to Original message
9. there`s nothing to much worse than
sitting in a hospital or clinic waiting/ treatment room where the tv is on cnn or fox. i`ll take tyra or martha anytime over the news...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlueStorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:20 PM
Response to Reply #9
11. The library that I go to has it on Fux or CNN all the time... n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:07 PM
Response to Reply #11
21. a library? that is so wrong on many levels
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BlueStorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:12 PM
Response to Reply #21
23. It is, and get this, they are on big screens.
So it takes up one wall.

Blue
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:18 PM
Response to Original message
10. We have met the Evil Empire and
it is us.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Seattleman Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:23 PM
Response to Original message
13.  I read on another forum....
That Saddam has been wanting to tell about his activities and history as a CIA asset and involvement with several members of the upper echelon of the US military/industrial complex.

Why would our media be so joyous to see that information squelched?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #13
17. Because they are an important part of the criminal gang running this country.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:24 PM
Response to Original message
14. Judging from the amount of Saddam threads I'd say
DU is "giddy" as well. How many posts are on the front page showing the time of the scheduled execution then bitching because the news is counting it down?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:44 PM
Response to Original message
18. I was doubtful they were actually "giddy" until
I just saw CNN's "This Week at War" with a mock up mannequin showing the vertebra and explaining exactly what happens to the body during hanging...a little too much information for my taste. :puke:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:52 PM
Response to Original message
20. besides being lame in the brain...we are ghoulish too.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:11 PM
Response to Original message
22. Read the descrpition of the hangig of the POWs in 1984
and if you do not see the paralel... but that is exactly what is going on

Bread and circus to the people
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:12 PM
Response to Original message
24. MSNBC has some real crap on
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 08:13 PM by malaise
right now. They're equating Saddam with Hitler and Stalin. Maybe they should produce a program on Bush, Blair, Cheney, Rummy and COndi.

Edit spell
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:20 PM
Response to Original message
25. Of course they are. Killing sells a lot of shampoo and beer.
At least the Romans didn't try to dress up their killings in the coliseum as "news".
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 02nd 2014, 07:18 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC