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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:45 PM
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I gotta say... CNN is letting some tough questions through
seriously. The Bible question, the torture question, the abortion question... I think they're being pretty tough on these jerks.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:55 PM
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1. Well, those are the questions the FUNDIES want to be clear on, after all
And they also serve a double purpose of alerting the sane people watching as to how whacky these
seemingly inoffensive fellers actually are.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:57 PM
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4. Agreed...
It's a good debate, with tough questions. I guess I just want to point out that CNN is not a right-wing network, as is often claimed here.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:52 PM
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12. The people that say that kind of stuff
are just unthinking locksteppers and ideologues. They love the tin foil and the conspiracy bullshit. They're simplistic, and can't handle layered viewpoints or multi-faceted issues.

CNN is a complex entity, with both righty assholes and progressives working for it--to say nothing of everything in between and a few apolitical types as well.

It's not any ONE thing, and those who think of it as a Fauxian style entity are the types who like a Black And White Worldview, because they just don't have the onboard 'processing speed' to handle complexity or nuance.
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:53 PM
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13. I loved the complexity and nuance of two news stories analyzing the arrival of the Apocalypse
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:55 PM
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2. Good. 'Bout time!
I hope they get asked the most important question, "Are you really all that surprised that Trent Lott was boffing a male escort?"
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:56 PM
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3. that audience, booing a General, just un fucking believable.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:01 PM
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5. Yeah
the audience is pretty bad. Not sure how I feel about letting the audience participate that much - it was weird to me in the last Dem debate, too.
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jzodda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:06 PM
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6.  No questions about Health Care, Fuel Costs, Mortgages, The Economy's Health
One little blip about Schip and it was not even part of a question.

On Iraq no questions on how to fix the political impasse

A debate with little overall substance
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:06 PM
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7. like almost all the gop debates, we rag on our own party but the difference between
the 2 is huge.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:07 PM
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8. Presidents can do very little
about fuel costs and mortgages.

health care should've been brought up, I agree. But still, I was impressed by the kinds of questions being chosen. It really put some of these guys on the spot.
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jzodda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:13 PM
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9. You know what I mean. Fuel costs could mean "Alternative Fuels"
Mortgages could mean the lending policy of banks and what can regulation do to possibly prevent or help owners who can't afford the reset OR they could talk about whether they support a bailout of banks and such. Anything, since its an important issue right now. Fuel costs means whats your policy on Energy independence. No questions in any of these areas and it shocked me.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:20 PM
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11. I don't disagree
but still, the questions asked were pretty tough ones. I give CNN props.
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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:59 PM
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15. The current gov's reason for being is fuel costs, and the Feds definitely could have prevented the
mortgage crisis.
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jzodda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:15 PM
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10. Also Not even ONE question on the environment (nt)
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:55 PM
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14. nope
but a lot of the questions they chose were clearly not chosen by conservatives.

A lot of candidates were put on the line.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:13 PM
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16. A question on the environment? At a GOP debate?!?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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jzodda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 04:17 PM
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17. Well the issue has moved into the mainstream
But I guess the base of the republican party is far far from the mainstream. They would rather see more gun questions. I can't wait for the general election where we can toast these suckers.
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