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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 02:37 PM
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AC360 - Anderson Cooper talks with organizers of counter-protest at Elizabeth Edwards' funeral
 
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 02:46 PM
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1. I hate that AC gave these evil bastards
the publicity they crave. I know he was trying to expose the depth of their depravity, but completely ignoring them may, MAY, make them less inclined to show up at nearly every high profile funeral in the country.
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 02:59 PM
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2. True, this only encourages them
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 03:49 PM
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3. He is an idiot for giving them exactly what they want - publicity. Of
course he is also a publicity hound. So they fit together just fine.
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stpp Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:48 PM
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6. He discussed that issue, and it was a decent piece
He discussed the concern about giving them publicity in the piece. He's right that with the Supreme Court considering their case it's appropriate to take a little look at them. The coverage was brief, dealt with strategies people can use to non-violently oppose WBC's actions, and I would say maintained the right sort of tone.

Anyway Phelps has been praying for Cooper's death and called him a "news prostitute", and it would be hard to never acknowledge that at least to laugh at it.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:23 PM
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4. The small silver lining of giving Phelps et al televised publicity
is that there are people in this country who attend churches that promote rhetoric not terribly different from the WB's. Maybe seeing him properly demonized will get them thinking about their own position on homosexuality and other "sins."
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jerseyjack Donating Member (369 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:30 PM
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5. Nah,
that would imply that they had the common sense not to attend such a church in the first place.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:28 PM
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7. For the most part, yes.
But I have known people who have suddenly seen the light dawn after having proof of their backwardness shoved in their face.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 02:00 PM
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8. K&R= this is a good piece
I like how AC says being on the WBC's radar is a badge of honor.
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