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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:41 AM
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Check CNN's homepage NOW.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 09:41 AM by tuvor
www.cnn.com

Gotta love the caption.



U.S. President George W. Bush gains reassurances from Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf that Pakistan is doing everything it can to help in the so-called war on terror -- and that both sides will remain in close coordination in the hunt for al Qaeda terrorists.

If it's changed, a screencap can be found through BuzzFlash http://buzzflash.com/analysis/06/03/ana06012.html
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:42 AM
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1. Classic.
This is the sort of thing that plants seeds.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:55 AM
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37. Probably done on purpose
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:42 AM
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2. "So called"? Interesting. It's still there,
at least until they get the phone call from KKKarl.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:42 AM
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3. Why are they smiling?
Somebody held up a cue card in front of Bush that had a really good joke on it?

And there's something about Musharraf that doesn't seem sincere by comparison...
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:48 AM
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5. Really. What did WE give away now?
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:46 AM
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4. The "so -called war on terror"
I think I will use that from now on.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:52 AM
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6. Whoa -- awesome!
And the tables begin to turn . . .

:woohoo:
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:53 AM
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7. Wow! I didn't think you had printed it verbatim
I always preface the WOT with "so-called" but it's pretty jarring to see CNN do it. We should complain that "war on terror" isn't in quotes, which is appropriate when preceded by "so-called".
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blue4barb Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:53 AM
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8. Wow, how did that little catchy phrase slip through?
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:56 AM
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9. Anyone Happen To Tune Into C-Span This AM??
Clinton's Asst. Sec. of State for South Asia, seemed to be "gushing" with praise for The Idiot's deals with India & Pakistan! His name is Karl (remember the other one) Inderfurth and came right out saying that he was most certainly a Democrat. Still he's giving kudos for what is going on!

With help like this, what do we expect?? And then there's Albright's Lobby getting on the band wagon too with help to "the corrupt ones!" Is it the NSA thing or Abramhoff? There have been so many scandals I can't keep them straight anymore!



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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:05 AM
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13. The interesting thing was how many Repubs argued with him!
Of course Dems did, but I can't get over the nearly 100% dissatisfaction with * that C-SPAN callers express. I've been listening for years, and have never experienced this.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:22 AM
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19. Yes, I Have Noticed This Too... But Where Is It Going??
We need Mobilization NOT Globalization!

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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:56 AM
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10. I just had to get a screen cap of that!
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:59 AM
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11. It's a coup party!
Here are our coup leaders spreading democracy again, children!! (nyuk, nyuk) Isn't it wonderful!!
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:01 AM
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12. It's been changed
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 10:21 AM by nuxvomica
I had another DUer check and she saw a different picture and caption on the same subject. We're probably looking at our cache.
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Boredtodeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:05 AM
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14. 11:03 it's NOT changed
My first trip to CNN.com since I began boycotting them after the November 2004 election - it's not CACHE!

direct quote copied from the caption:
U.S. President George W. Bush gains reassurances from Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf that Pakistan is doing everything it can to help in the so-called war on terror -- and that both sides will remain in close coordination in the hunt for al Qaeda terrorists.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:20 AM
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18. I'm seeing it too.
Different picture but same caption.
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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:07 AM
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15. Interesting poll on the homepage also---
Do you think your representative would take a bribe?
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:24 AM
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20. Yes! Yes! Yes!
Cruella DeVille, what a sweetheart of a scum-bag Dog!

She already HAS and seems to be hiding now!

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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:27 AM
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23. Didn't See The Poll... Where?.... n/t
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dsewell Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:09 AM
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16. Send positive feedback to CNN!
Via the "Contact us" link on the CNN.com home page, you can send comments on today's stories, checkmarked as "positive" or "negative". I'd suspect they'll be getting some hate mail over this, so it's a good time to send them a note to honor their decision to use language precisely and not to adopt the Administration's political terminology as if it were neutral description.
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blue4barb Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:27 AM
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24. Done. Good idea imo. (it's small, but it's more negative for b*sh
than I would have expected from CNN, one of the giant cm)
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:12 AM
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17. I wouldn't get too excited; it likely means that it is not an as-usual war
But that it is still CALLED a war. "So-called" can carry a negative connotation, or simply be meant as "the common name for this is...."
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:26 AM
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22. Don't You Get It? It Isn't The Author's Intent That Matters, It's The
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 10:27 AM by OPERATIONMINDCRIME
reader's perception. And as can be seen from this thread alone, I guarantee you 4 out of 5 people reading it would perceive it with the negative connotation of sarcasm that we are viewing it with. That is what matters, what the readers will get from its context. I think it's great to see it written that way regardless of what the author intended for us to perceive from it.
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niallmac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:03 AM
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28. I agree and also this would NEVER have been printed just a year ago. n/t
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William Seger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:26 AM
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21. Should be: "So-called U.S. President George W. Bush..."
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:29 AM
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25. New pic (the one with the generals) but the "so-called"
line remains in the caption.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:31 AM
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26. As of 1030 CST, the pic is changed but the "so-called" is still there
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:02 AM
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27. This is HUGH!111!!!!
I'm SERIES!!!!!111

Damn nice catch, tuvor.

Unbelievable.

Thanks.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:04 PM
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30. I'd love to take credit, but...
...kudos to BuzzFlash.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:25 PM
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29. Notice that Fearless Leader is not gripping Musharraf's hand.
can't even get an honest handshake out of him.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:20 AM
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38. All is not well between Bushie and Mushie
indeed Musharraf send his daughter to welcome him at the airport. Mushie is not happy with the favours bestowed to India.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:11 AM
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39. Not good to lose face.
It's a dangerous World out there.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:06 PM
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31. Someone's in trouble. "So-called" got deleted!
Surprising, no?
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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:12 PM
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33. There is still Howard Fineman's article in Newsweek.
He puts the phrase in quotes (bold mine):

* * * *
The main reason of course, is that the simple, black-and-white solutions that the president sketched for us in the "war on terror" haven't materialized.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11623419/site/newsweek/page... /
* * * *

Small comfort, but it may be a trend.
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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:12 PM
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34. Delete dupe post n/t
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 01:14 PM by NightOwwl
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:12 PM
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32. It has definitely
been deleted.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:12 PM
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35. Oh... I Thought You Wanted Us To Look At This !!!
These people are ready to party like it's 1399!



I haven't seen this many stiffs since Viagrastock!

The Neo Wu Tang Clan!

:rofl: :evilgrin: :rofl:

And... it looks like Laura is having a problem with her symmetry, LOL!

:shrug:



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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:08 AM
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36. Oh...what a nice picture of 2 dictators or rather, a terrorist & a harbor
of terrorists....

Can you believe it? Here is George W. Bush, shaking hands with person who is meanwhile actively protecting in his country Osama Bin Laden?

Unreal....
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