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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 03:25 PM
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MSNBC's David Shuster Takes On Free Republic's Kristinn Taylor For Malia Obama Racist Comments
Edited on Mon Jul-13-09 03:36 PM by Turborama
 
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"We have standards" :rofl:

Notice how he shakes his head when he says "We're all human" @ 3:29, that's a sure sign of when someone's lying.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 03:36 PM
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1. OMG! I recognize him!


It's Cousin Oliver!

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Hatalles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:37 PM
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19. You sure it's not this other guy?


Lord Vigo, the Scourge of Carpathia, the Sorrow of Moldavia
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 03:46 PM
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2. Wow, is that a creepy guy or what?
He really scares me... :scared:
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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:26 PM
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16. Man he's really a piece of work isnt he
wont apologize, only came on to point a stubby little finger at the "other side". sick, foul, negative, bitter
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 03:53 PM
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3. A man named
Kristinn? SWEET!
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:26 PM
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17. Men with that name usually spell it Kristen or Christan
Edited on Mon Jul-13-09 04:27 PM by Quantess
"Kristinn" is a bit feminine.
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 05:58 PM
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23. And that means what exactly?
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 08:48 PM
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27. Nothing too meaningful, I assure you.
Just a fairly trivial observation about his name, that's all.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 03:56 PM
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4. Definitely not someone you want to represent your site
Edited on Mon Jul-13-09 04:01 PM by spiritual_gunfighter
on TELEVISION!!! Creepiness factor is 10 on this guy.
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katandmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 03:56 PM
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5. Too bad Shuster couldn't get a word in edgewise when Kristinn was repeatedly bashing liberals, huh?
This was a golden opportunity for Kristinn to attack DailyKos and he did. And Shuster didn't do a great job of stopping him, IMO.
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:22 PM
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13. I agree...
Schuster should have been more aggressive...He looked like he was taken by surprise, although if he knows anything about these folks he shouldn't have been.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 03:59 PM
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6. he... looks... slow
was it Dumb or Dumber?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:06 PM
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7. So they depend on racists to report on racist statements
I'll buy that.

:sarcasm:
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bluedeminredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:08 PM
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8. Basically what this creep said was
the DailyKos said vile things about Sarah Palin and her kids so we're not apologizing until they do and anyway what we said
wasn't that bad.
Even though Schuster tried to say that there was no comparison, the point wasn't well made because this wanker wouldn't shut his hole for five seconds.
Typical.
The guy lied and got away with it. That was disappointing to say the least.

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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:24 PM
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15. Exactly...and although Palin's kid Bristol may be technically a "kid"..and I didn't
Edited on Mon Jul-13-09 04:28 PM by whathehell
like Letterman's comment,either ..Seventeen is a lot closer to being an adult than ELEVEN is...Puh-leeze!
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:15 PM
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9. Of course this guy is angry. He's got a girls name.
:wtf:
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Hatalles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:38 PM
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20. He probably got picked on a lot as a kid because of that...
... and now he and his buddies are picking on an 10-11 year old girl.
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Twinguard Donating Member (486 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:17 PM
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10. David Schuster totally dropped the ball today.
He could have been way more effective with a few simple tactics.


-He should have quoted a few of the comments so his audience knew what these "vile remarks" included. This would have nullified the freeper's "they weren't that bad" line, or at least painted him in the proper light of being a blatant racist and idiot. He didn't need to repeat any that used the N-word, but "ghetto trash" would certainly have set the stage.

-He (or a producer/director) should have cut, or reduced the volume of, the freeper's mic so he could get a word in edgewise. He was bullied. He has access to the technology to prevent this and save his own face, but he didn't use it.

-He should have done his homework about when the thread started, when it was removed, and when it was put back up. He could have given the count of how many posts it had, including how few of those posts actually tried to defend Obama's daughter from the shit being flung. He should have been specific.

-He should have been forward with his sources. Sure, he probably got his info from DailyKOS, but he could have obtained his info from the Vancouver newspaper, or DU, or any number of other places. If he had told the freeper that he had multiple sources, he might have looked less like a wimp.

-He could have included more info about freerepublic, including the ties to Dr. Tiller's assassin and the Holocaust Museum shooter. Maybe paint the picture a little bit better by including information on how other threads frequently use such racist, bigoted, misogynistic, and purely hateful language. This would have made his freeper guest look like a whiny little turd when he starts in with the "but they do it too" garbage.

-When the freeper brought up Palin (and we all knew he would), Schuster should have stopped him cold by saying that this interview/discussion was about Malia, not Bristol.



Normally, I like Schuster and his colleagues at MSNBC (I don't get up early enough to catch Morning Joe, and when the doctor show is on, my kids monopolize the TV with Discovery Kids shows), but he was made to look like a fool today. If it was a debate, Schuster got pwnd by an intellectual lightweight because he couldn't/wouldn't defend himself or his story when he had the chance.

Let's hope that Olbermann gives this story a mention, maybe in Worst Persons.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:19 PM
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11. He lied about the reposting, he downplayed the vile nature of the comments
Yes, FR has standards, all right. Only white male Republicans, preferably those to the right of Attila the Hun, should be president and any uppity you-know-what that is insolent enough to aspire to the office will be subjected to lies about his manhood, his personal accomplishments, his place of birth, his love of his country and have his wife and children subjected to the same.

Those are FR's standards.
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chatnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:19 PM
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12. The guy sat there and LIED
Saying that thread wasn't restored when it WAS restored! :wtf:

Why was this vile creep not called out by Schuster??

And telling Schuster that he exaggerated by calling the comments vile and worst of the worst - I read them and most of them were beyond vile.

LIARS.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:23 PM
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14. The left has no standards
OK....and Free Republic is even worse. So Free Republic is below "no standards". Sorta in negative, below zero territory. I'll buy that!

Sarah Palin is not 14 years old....I know it's hard to believe, but she's a grown up! So how exactly does this compare to poor put upon Sarah? Are Obama's kids a) illegitimate? b) Used as political props? c) politicians? Just what does Sarah Palin have to do with this?

The left also very rarely talks over people to muddy an issue.

And how was Daily Kos wrong? How did the vile comments get put back up? If they didn't, why was it reported as such?

Shuster see right off that he's not going to get anything "real" from this shill, so he sorta gives up.
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:32 PM
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18. K&R
:kick:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:39 PM
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21. I always wondered where this kid ended up


Now I know. :rofl:
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JayMusgrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 04:41 PM
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22. They have standards? I belong to another message board NOT
Free Republic, but you should have seen the mess of racist comments over the day camp kids being kicked out of the private swimming pool. Stuff about inter-racial marriage, stuff about families on welfare. You could cut the thickness of those people's racist remarks with a knife.

I'm going over to Free Republic the next time I am sick and want to throw up. Otherwise, no, I won't go there.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 06:01 PM
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24. He outright lied while trying to filibuster.
What a pathetic display of weasel words all the time trying to blame Kos for their own behavior. Some "personal responsibility".
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 07:19 PM
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25. He's just as racist and sick as the site...they don't give a shit...
vile human beings and cowards. That is all they are.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 08:25 PM
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26. "We have standids. We fell short of those standids."
:rofl:
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Blue For You Donating Member (466 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-13-09 11:37 PM
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28. I think Shuster did a fine job on this story.
Freeper dude was just making an ass out of himself. There was no need for Shuster to go for blood (or become part of the story). At least he was shining some light on these vermin. Anyway, thank you Mr. Shuster.
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