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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 07:34 AM
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MSNBC's Shuster to GOP Rep: "When Was the Last Time a NY Times Ad Killed Anybody?"
http://alternet.org/blogs/peek/63494 /

MSNBC's Shuster to GOP Rep: "When Was the Last Time a NY Times Ad Killed Anybody?"

Posted by Cliff Schecter at 4:51 AM on September 25, 2007.

Cliff Schecter: Shuster confronts GOP Rep. Martha Blackburn on caring more about MoveOn than her own constituents dying in Iraq.

This post, written by Cliff Schecter, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films Blog

From yesterday's show, when another GOP orangutan, Rep. Martha Blackburn, pretended to be offended by the MoveOn ad:

Shuster: "Let's talk about the public trust. You represent, of course, a district in western Tennessee. What was the name of the last solider from your district who was killed in Iraq?"

Blackburn:"The name of the last soldier killed in Iraq uh - from my district I - I do not know his name -"

Shuster: "Ok, his name was Jeremy Bohannon, he was killed August the 9th, 2007. How come you didn't know the name?"

Blackburn: "I - I, you know, I - I do not know why I did not know the name..."

Shuster: "But you weren't appreciative enough to know the name of this young man, he was 18 years old who was killed, and yet you can say chapter and verse about what's going on with the New York Times and Move On.org."

Shuster: "But don't you understand, the problems that a lot of people would have, that you're so focused on an ad -- when was the last time a New York Times ad ever killed somebody? I mean, here we have a war that took the life of an 18 year old kid, Jeremy Bohannon from your district, and you didn't even know his name.

No, she doesn't understand, sadly. Because she is the walking embodiment of what a joke our government has become.

She is probably going to vote to cut children's health care with her President, and already has made sure young men and women from her part of Tennessee and the rest of this country keep dying by the bushel in an America-weakening war based upon lies. But she is "outraged" by a newspaper ad.

But seriously, thanks for at least trying David (we need more like you), even if attempting to reason with her is like trying to to teach a wind-up doll to poll vault. :rofl:
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 07:40 AM
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1. Amen too bad they weren't equally outraged over the swift boat ads
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BrklynLib at work Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 08:21 AM
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7. but..but..but..THAT would have meant going against the talking points!!!!
Can't do anything that would involve something like integrity and principles, now can they???!!!
:silly:
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 07:41 AM
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2. What a real reporter can do...amazing
Shuster is one of the best.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 07:42 AM
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3. I got myself a brand new Hero this morning
:kick: :thumbsup:
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 07:45 AM
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4. That is an awesome exchange!
Reporters can do some amazing things when they don't rely on the spoon-fed bullshit.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 07:55 AM
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5. Now THAT'S how you squash republican weasels
our friends in congress should take note
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 08:20 AM
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6. Who published the swiftboat ads against Kerry?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 08:25 AM
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11. Bob Perry was a major funder of them:
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BrklynLib at work Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 08:27 AM
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12. They were TV ads..and the funding was secretive...not absolutely transparent as with Moveon.org
Edited on Tue Sep-25-07 08:30 AM by BrklynLib at work
http://www.factcheck.org/swift_boat_veterans_anti-kerry...

http://www.factcheck.org/article231.html


and the MainStreamMedia was absolutely complicit in spreading the complete and total lies that the SwiftBoatLiars created and told.
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BrklynLib at work Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 08:22 AM
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8. I wonder if we can create the reality by visualizing Schuster replacing Bowtieboy permanently???
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 08:22 AM
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9. Please tell me there's video of that exchange.
Purty please!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 08:24 AM
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10. Yep. Here you go:
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 08:49 AM
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13. Marsha is dumber than a rock...
why she continually goes on teevee to be made a fool of, I haven't a clue.
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Pawel K Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 09:03 AM
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14. This is from Tucker's show?
Wow, I guess hell has officially frozen over.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 09:05 AM
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15. Shuster was sitting in - again - for Tucker. nt
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