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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 10:57 PM
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Karl Rove - CREEP For Nixon (Dan Rather 1972 Report)
 
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From CBS News with Walter Cronkite in 1972.

"George Bush is often compared to Richard Nixon, and we find a connection with Karl Rove. This video of Dan Rather reporting on The Committee to Reelect The President shows a young Karl Rove as a GOP College Director just over four minutes into the story. I wonder if Karl was responsible for my favorite Nixon re-election campaign slogan: 'Dont Change Dicks In The Middle Of A Screw Re-elect Nixon in 72.'" - Ron Chusid http://liberalvaluesblog.com

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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:01 PM
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1. CREEP - Best Acronym of All Time n/t
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:15 PM
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2. He seemed so benign talking about the '72 youth vote
He's just going to join Mitchell and Haldeman in the slammer 35 years later.
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Dammit Ann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:18 PM
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3. I was born ten days before this video was made. 1/8/72
Edited on Tue Mar-27-07 11:22 PM by dammitann
I feel dirty. Ironic to me, his crack about 35 year olds. I got cold chills...
Why do things never seem to change?
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:54 PM
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9. I went to Viet Nam two months later
3/12/72

Things never do change.

How come Rove got to hang out in DC with big sideburns and I had to go drain diarrhea out of my bloused pant legs?

Well, I bet that's a skill I have on him, anyway.
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Dammit Ann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:13 AM
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11. Not for long, hopefully!
I've heard that prison is not much fun. (NOT to compare with what you went through, of course.) Wouldn't that be the greatest day EVER!
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:20 AM
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14. He'll never end up in the pokey
People like Rove never get the "justice" they truly deserve.

BTW, I watched "All the President's Men" on AMC today-did the Rovester invent the word "ratfucking", or did he just take it to a new level?
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Dammit Ann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:28 AM
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16. New level.
He IS the RAT that FUCKED US ALL!
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 07:56 AM
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21. He won't get time
and if he even comes close, he will off himself.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 01:05 AM
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17. The RNC kept the little prick out of Nam
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DAMANgoldberg Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:24 PM
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4. Good Show...
This is amazing video, back when journalism meant something! And it's amazing that Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite are still alive and working (at least part-time).
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diva77 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:25 PM
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5. Wow! Rove targeting voter registration back in '71 ! Amazing reporting by
Rather. Hard to believe it was on network tv!! :wow:
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:34 PM
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6. Karl Rove, from the beginning, his job has been to "make fun" of those who disagree.
From the beginning, he has presumed he knows more than anyone. There was a definite tone of arrogance in his interview, but for his age that's not unusual in someone who's trying to project self-confidence.

Rove was once a nice-looking young man. Looks like his character caught up with his face. He really does resemble a biped porcine now.
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:18 AM
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13. a two-legged pig, no? n/t
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:45 PM
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7. OMG! Can you believe how intelligent the reporting was back then!
Newscasters today look like clowns working kid's parties by comparison.

Karl is quite the success story, ain't he?
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Dr Ron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:18 AM
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12. It was a great era for reporting
Dan Rather was White House correspondent for CBS and Tom Brokaw was his counterpart at NBC. They really did investigate and hammer Nixon for what was going on, in contrast to today's media which acts like lap dogs. Plus, Fox News did not exist. The right wing complained about the liberal bias of the news media, and there was a grain of truth to it. Of course liberal bias really meant they would challenge authority.

Besides this Rather video linked here, I have a sadder video up at Liberal Values for comparison:

http://liberalvaluesblog.com/?p=1294

It shows how the current reporters are clueless as to the signficance of the prosecutor firings and the role of Congress to exercise oversight over the executive branch.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 11:52 PM
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8. God, is there anything evil this twerp
was not associated?
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:00 AM
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10. And he's STILL not in jail, yet. n/t
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:21 AM
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15. my God. That's like seeing "The Omen" kid.
before anyone knew he was the spawn of Satan.
and trying to convince people that he is pure evil.

thnx
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Scriptor Ignotus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 02:57 PM
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26. I thought it was more like Star Wars: Episode II
when Anakin has not quite fully turned to the dark side.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 01:23 AM
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18. IIRc, he was already involved in some dirty politics at this time.
Seems to me that is covered in the book, Bush's Brain.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 06:53 AM
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19. This was a great reporting job and why Nixon hated Dan Rather
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 07:35 AM
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20. Notice that right after Rove, they talk about the GOP's heavy use of computers...
Prophetic, huh?
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diva77 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 12:29 PM
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22. Yep. They were probably already drafting the "Help America Vote Act" back
then :grr:
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 02:54 PM
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25. Well, they funded what was to become Diebold and ES&S in 1979...
so you're not far from wrong...
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 01:13 PM
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23. Tell me again why he wasn't in Viet Nam?
:shrug:
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johnlal Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 01:49 PM
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24. That was a lot of doughnuts ago! N/T
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