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debbierlus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:00 AM
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Reporters laughing - and saying - What a Disgrace!

On yahoo telestream, they kept the camera on for a few seconds after it ended.

They were making fun of Bush.

One said - What a disgrace!
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:01 AM
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1. It is about time! Are they finally laughing AT him!!???
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 11:19 AM
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26. You know, I hope it gets so bad that Bush sees Impeachment as an
exit strategy.
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:01 AM
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2. after what?
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:35 AM
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18. After Dubya's press conference today.
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:37 AM
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19. Thanks
was a bit slow on the DU news today and this was the first post i hit

Sorry!
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:01 AM
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3. Really? I hope we have that on tape. Did you hear anything else?
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:01 AM
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4. But Will They Report it that Way?
n/t
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 04:37 PM
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39. That isn't what a reporter does
He or she turns in what was said, an editor edits it for spelling and clarity, the rewrite guy makes it look snappier, and it gets published. It's not an opinion piece. The reader is supposed to add "what a disgrace" after reading what the nitwit said.
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hopeisaplace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:01 AM
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5. oh thanks for this post, cause I've always wondered what reporters
REALLY think after something like this. Thanks!
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:01 AM
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6. Link, please, PLEASE! Did anyone record it?
Redstone
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debbierlus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:03 AM
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9. I don't have a link. It was just a little blip of the room.

They kept the cameras rolling after the conference ended for about 10 - 15 seconds. And, you could hear the reporters comments and laughter.

I was watching on the yahoo live stream.
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 11:16 AM
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25. Oh, great! I can see how this will be translated by the so-called
'librul' press into: 'President B* had the reporters laughing and approving of his Q&A session today, with apparent relaxing of tensions.' Of course, with all negative comments scrubbed clean.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:01 AM
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7. How helpful
That way the can pull those images into a riff on the "Liberal media" and how much they hate President Bush.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:48 AM
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21. oops
Edited on Tue Mar-21-06 10:49 AM by wake.up.america
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:50 AM
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22. I'm not sure where that question is coming from
But touch screens can be made easier to use than other methods - particularly for those with limited literacy or comprehension of english.

The problem isn't touch screens, its unverified touch screens. In an ideal situation, you do the touch screen thing, get a paper ballot with your selections on it, look it over and drop it in the box.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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ItsTheMediaStupid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 12:29 PM
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34. Exactly - touchscreens with a printout to check against
If it matches, put it in the ballot box and leave. If not, call the pollworker.

We should also crosscheck the count from the printed ballots against the machine totals at the precinct level before certifying an election. Accountants can make a corporations books balance, we should be able to do the same with vote counting.
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timber84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:02 AM
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8. yes link please!
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:03 AM
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10. How nice of them to play catch-up...
Edited on Tue Mar-21-06 10:03 AM by Hissyspit
Some of us knew he was a dangerous buffoon BEFORE 2000, you know, back when it was popular to make fun of Bill Clinton...

We could take a few farcical jabs at the press, too.
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ugarte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:04 AM
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11. If I were Bush's advisor...
Edited on Tue Mar-21-06 10:08 AM by ugarte
I would have him give his normal press conference, with normal stupid answers, then at the end say: "Hey, you've been Punked. I was just bullshitting you. You don't think I was serious, do you?"

That way he can he an idiot and pretend to be clever.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:07 AM
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12. Only because the pResident is right
The press is asleep. He insulted them with that remark during the press conference.
He said they were not paying attention, now, that's a first for me that I had to agree with him even though I loath him.
He is a disgrace and the white house press is complacent
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:08 AM
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13. Awesome!!
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:09 AM
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14. video, please?!
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:23 AM
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15. Did you hear the Chimp's offhand comment...
"They're telling me what to say here," as he was trying to figure out which reporter to call on next. Sounds like he was trying to "listen" to someone as well as "looking" at his script.

I think he was wired.
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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:33 AM
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16. You notice that "grunt" he makes before answering some questions?
I've noticed that "unh" gutteral sound he utters after certain questions -- and I believe that this grunt is his cue to the handlers that he needs help with the question and this is when the earpiece activates and he gets the soundbites. Check it out and notice that after that "unh" he rambles and stammers and pauses, waiting for the answer to be fed to him.
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Tuesday_Morning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:57 AM
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24. And at one point..
...he was asked (I think) about interest rates and he started to answer, stopped and then said, "I'm stalling here while I uh...think."

Waiting for the voice in his earpiece to kick in, more likely.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 11:40 AM
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29. Well, God does speak to him
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Turn CO Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:34 AM
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17. I need to see a clip of his saying that...
This deserves a thread of its own. You could PM liveoaktx and ask him if he can make that a clip, plus he should include any other parts that show that * was wired. For myself, I just couldn't make myself turn the volume up.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 11:38 AM
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28. Go here:
http://www.c-span.org /

Under "Recent Programs" click on "Pres. Press Conference."

Once the whole conference loads, go to the "43:00" mark of the conference. At about 43:10 or 43:15, he makes the remark.

Also at 40:00 and a few seconds he remarks, "I'm stalling for time here."

How transparent can one be?
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 12:24 PM
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32. That's a giveaway
The guy's been fed the answers. It's been obvious for years.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 07:26 PM
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40. Yeah it is....
Of course half his brain has been cooked...There is NO WAY he got the presidency legitimately....surely to goodness the majority of American people aren't that damned stupid.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:39 AM
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20. Wired. Bush is mentally AWOL as usual. But his handlers are on-line
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Tuesday_Morning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 10:55 AM
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23. Yeah I heard that too
He said it right after he called on a reporter by name.
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 11:21 AM
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27. I do not see anything funny about Bush anymore.
Bushisms make me sad. The very sound of his voice depresses me, and pictures of him are almost enough to bring me to tears.

This national and global tragedy...with humanity ever forgive us?
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 11:51 AM
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30. I'm With You Tyler The Very sight Of Him Bathes My Soul In Blackness
I feel tainted and dirty and very downtrodden. I cry a lot.
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 12:27 PM
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33. "bathes my soul in blackness" - you nailed it Binka. I feel the same
way. I cannot believe someone doesn't stand up and shout that the emporer has no clothes in a way that the sheeples get it.
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confuddled Donating Member (224 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 03:51 PM
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36. Tyler, your said it all in your 7/22/03 post.
You knew it then and it's worth repeating:
"futility Tyler Durden, July, 2003

I am so very tired of the fight.
The un-herded cats scratch out each other's eyes
Tears become blood under the black sky.
We have sharpened our opponents claws for them.

Hope is dying on a charity Cancer Ward in the Inner City
In the ballroom Billionaire Gypsies dance wildly
To fiddle music played by Satan (Brimstone in 3/4 time).

Dinner will never be served.
The cooks will argue over the sauce
While the guests starve to death.
The host is the Antichrist and no one declined His invitation
And we have only ourselves to blame."

It stays with me.
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 11:57 AM
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31. I've got an email from local news station...
Edited on Tue Mar-21-06 12:01 PM by Rainscents
"BREAKING NEWS" Bush holding conference at 10:00am PST. I thought to myself "WTF, since when Bush's conference was breaking news?" :crazy:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 12:32 PM
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35. No shit!
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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 04:27 PM
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37. One of the Bushites was fawning
over how great Bush was and how he loves these open question sessions.He said "This is when the President is at his best".I said good make them all an open forum.We'll see his poll numbers drop into the twenties.
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baby_mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 04:34 PM
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38. If that's Prez at his best, a lot is explained. NT
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-22-06 07:40 AM
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41. That's a hopeful sign - They laughed at Al Gore in 1998
Edited on Wed Mar-22-06 07:40 AM by Canuckistanian
Then they proceeded to rip the shit out of him. When the lapdog press decides to turn on someone, they can be merciless.

And I can't think of anyone more deserving than the Boy-King.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-22-06 07:54 AM
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42. Him? Or the dumbasses that voted for him ?
Or the press for being his lapdog for 5 years?
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