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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:14 AM
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WJ this morning: The Meet the Press 60th Anniversary
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 06:21 AM by malaise
Bill Press and Tim Russert are on from Press'show. Russert, that scumbag, said that Bob Dole has been on more than anyone else followed by Novakula.
I suspect the guest stats will tell us what we already know -NBC is Rethug hackville.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:18 AM
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1. Thirty or forty years ago
My dad used to go on Meet The Press back when its title did
not violate the Truth in Advertising laws, and members of the
press were still invited to participate.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:07 AM
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2. Who's your dad?
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:38 AM
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4. He worked for a small paper
It was from a tiny one-horse town in upstate New York, and he was offered
a chance to be a one-man Washington bureau at age 28, and so he moved down
there in 1950. As it was smaller community back then, he got to know a LOT
of people in the course of his time, and as his paper was located on the
St. Lawrence Seaway, he had to know all the Senators and Congressmen from
all the Great Lakes States as well as the Canadian Ambassador. If you go
back to 1950, think of how many important US politicians have been from
either NY or the Great Lakes states. NY: Jacob Javits, Ken Keating, Tom Dewey,
Pat Moynihan, Al D'Amato, Bobby Kennedy, Mario Cuomo, Nelson Rockefeller,
Charlie Goddell, Jim Buckley, plus all the people from the House. MI: Phil Hart,
Gerry Ford. MN: Fritz Mondale, Hubert Humphrey, Paul Wellstone. IL: Everett
Dirksen, WI: Bill Proxmire, I mean the list goes on and on and on. And bad guys,
too. He knew Nixon from when he was VP,and Bob Novak was sent to his office in 1957
when he arrived in Washington, to "learn the ropes." One of my dad's closest friends,
Helen Thomas from Detroit, is still a good friends of ours, and I have lunch or dinner
with her every time I go back to DC, and Raymond Chrtien of Canada is STILL the finest
foreign service officer of ANY country I have ever met (he retired a few years back,
which is Canada's loss).

He was praised in the Congressional Record by both right and left as being fair and
thorough. In the sixties, he had two friends in the Senate he called "Bob" on the
phone. One was named Kennedy, the other's name was Dole. That's how highly he was regarded.

An era died with him, I fear.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:13 AM
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3. The Dumbing Down Of America
Timmeh took what was the Cadillac of talk shows and turned it into a clown car. "Conventional Wisdom"...or as many now refer to it..."village speak" is manufactured and spun on this show. Rather than give the viewer the unique insight into how government works, the show now is used to manipulate the viewer...compromise values in hopes of pleasing "the village".

Thank goodness there are alternatives now to the Russert rollerdome. His betrayal in the Plame affair showed all who looked at how corrupt and coroded "the village" has become. Timmeh represents lazy "journalism".
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:42 AM
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5. Are you listening to Schweitzer from Montana
He's nailing king George et al
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:46 AM
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6. Yep...
I've been enjoying watching Bill Press...and Schweitzer is always great to listen to. I'm hoping he's the template of many Western Democrats.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:47 AM
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7. What happened to WJ?
Why is Bill Press on?
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