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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:00 PM
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CNN headline: "Dems Indicted; Clinton, Kerry Targeted"
They're really on a roll today :grr:



via TPM

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This is a headline currently running on the Netscape section of the CNN website. And as you'll see, it runs the blazing and rather unexpected headline: "Dems Indicted; Clinton, Kerry Targeted."

Needless to say, no Democrats have been indicted. The headline is for an AP story in which RNC honcho Ken Mehlman 'indicts' the Democrats for having no message.

Who's the headline writer? Yet more of the long steady decline of CNN.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:03 PM
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1. and Mehlman needs a feed bag ...
sorry but whenever I look at that guy, I think of the "Mr. Ed" theme ...
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:32 PM
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17. Mehlman needs Jeffy Gannon
He misses his trysts with Gannon and Rove. Which I don't have any issue with, except for the complete and total hypocrisy.

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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:03 PM
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2. Indicted for not having a slogan. Wow.
Just stunning.
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:11 PM
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4. Lock 'em up and throw away the key.
:rofl: :nuke:
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:07 PM
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3. Technically correct.
And the GOP is technically corrupt.
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riona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:14 PM
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5. well ken
i think the country is finally beginning to see what the gop's real message is
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:19 PM
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6. The only way they could get "Democrats" and "indicted" together
in a headline? Really pathetic repub tactic. LIke that will make the public forget abramoff, delay, et al.

Think this was on Netscape this am, and they took it down.

We should mail CNN and tell this this is partisan and pathetic.
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:21 PM
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7. We have a slogan, Mehlman, and JK coined it.
"These Guys Are the Most Crooked, Lying Group I've Ever Seen"

...so go squat on a fireplug.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:24 PM
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8. That was a memorable quote during the campaign
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 05:25 PM by politicasista
I wish they would have let him hammer that home.
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:29 PM
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9. They should run it back out there again since the repukes
are now divided into three camps...
Indicted, Unindicted Co-conspirators, and "Laying Low And Hoping My Name Doesn't Surface In An Investigation"
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:30 PM
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10. You have GOTTA be kidding.
Folks, welcome to the fourth reich.
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goreo8 Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:33 PM
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11. Bah Ha Ha Ha
That's all they have? The RNC's talking point is the Dems have no message, so indict them?
The Rethugs are in big trouble!
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:53 PM
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12. Welcome to the tabloid world, CNN.
You've now joined the National Enquirer, Star, the Wall St. Journal and all of the other lying sleazy rags. You should be ashamed of yourselves, pretending to be journalists, when you publish sh*t like this. You insult me. FU CNN.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:54 PM
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13. National Enquirer mentality rules our newsrooms. It's pathetic.
Not to mention dangerous.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:55 PM
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14. I just saw that on my startup page
unbelievable. :grr:
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:04 PM
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15. The page is still up too...
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:20 PM
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16. I don't want to get my hopes up, but they really seem DESPERATE lately.
Stupid stunts like this headline are NOT
the actions of people who feel confident and secure.
They seem to finally be acting as if they are in real trouble.

I hope they are truly as worried as they seem!
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monobrau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:55 PM
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18. I was thinking of subscribing to CNN Pipeline
And wasn't sure I wanted to hand over any cash to these creeps. I just made up my mind.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:56 PM
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19.  You've gotta be SHITTING me. You mean "indicted" = Mehlman talking shit
about you, in CNNspeak now? Cheezus.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:00 PM
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20. Breaking! CNN indicted for prostitution
With all the rats leaving the sinking GOP ship, CNN realizes at last that there is no turning back. Having completely whored themselves beyond redemption, they have completely given up all pretense of professional journalism and are now overtly doing the bidding of their corporate sugar daddies.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:15 PM
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23. Mehlman is shameless.
After saying that he didn't know Abramoff emails surface that prove that he was chummy with that rat. He still goes on Tv spouting BS. No shame. that should be the slogan for the RW. No shame.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:12 PM
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21. And what's melhman's message?
"That the Dems have no message"?

Fucking Loser!
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:14 PM
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22. CNN Gets RICOed
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 07:29 PM by stepnw1f
ooops.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:32 PM
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24. I don't know what editor is writing the snippets on CNN
but just now I heard them describe the fact that Democrats are meeting at several places in the U.S. (while the Republicans are all in one place today) as "Democrats are all over the map" (i.e. disorganized).

Right after that, a CNN talking head was describing several Democrats running for office while the headline read "Democrats On The Run" (i.e. running scared).

These double-entendre ways of telling the news are loaded with subconscious messages that favor one side over another. This is no longer just news.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:37 PM
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25. in 1994--Six weeks before the election.
Don't forget to repeat that. Six weeks before the election, is when the Gooper "Contract with America" was unveiled.

Funny, nobody was bitching about how they had "no message" in the months leading up to that stupid manifesto. Indeed, about all the Goopers running for Congress were doing was--remember?--bashing Clinton.

But no, we mustn't bash a suck-ass, incompetent, unpopular President ourselves! that wouldn't be sporting. Or something like that.

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