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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 01:58 PM
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Is It Me Or Is MSNBC Talking About Teddy Kennedy In The Past Tense.....
already - like he died? They are giving me the creeps.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 01:59 PM
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1. that is just terrible if they are.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 01:59 PM
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2. No shit. I refuse to write the guy off.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:01 PM
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3. People do that when they're scared. A way to push fear away.
For the media to do that is unforgivable.

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GrpCaptMandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:02 PM
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4. They've been doing that since he had the seizure
I noticed it this past weekend on GE-NBC's evening newscast. It was an obit. Disgusting.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:02 PM
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5. so is CNN. they are doing retrospectives and asking what other people thought of him
they are already in mourning on tv
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:02 PM
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6. One newscaster did but then corrected himself.
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Daemonaquila Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:06 PM
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7. Too early for that crap...
... but unfortunately I can't blame them for expecting it. Life expectancy with a glioma is < 1 year, depending on the type. If he's very lucky, he'll take my friend's path and have a couple clean years after chemo before a more aggressive recurrence and loss of function shortly thereafter. I really wish him the best - not just survival, but keeping up his great ability.
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:09 PM
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8. They all have, off and on.
I think they realize it, then correct themselves.

Fox, however, has been over-the-top. I turned it off.
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epw4edwards08 Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:20 PM
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11. Senator Byrd!
Oh no. Just sobbing so hard on CNN! OMG! Poor thing(U)
Just broken down!!!! Heartbreaking!

Senator Byrd being who he is I really feel for him.

The news media is making me nuts though. Yes of course it's the worst news, the worst kind of tumor but Senator Kennedy is alive, damnit! Get your act together CNN/MSNBC!
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:10 PM
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9. It's a slow news day until the polls close...n/t
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DAGDA56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:17 PM
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10. That's what I thought when I just walked past the TV in the other room...
...MSNBC was on, and I stopped, because they sounded like they were in "obituary mode".
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southern_belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:56 PM
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12. yes, it is creepy.
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:56 PM
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13. I think the "past tense" that u are hearing.....
is just that they are talking about all that Ted Kennedy has done in his life and the great career he has had in the senate, ect. It is not "past tense" in the sense that he is a gone forever. This is serious medical news and it is very likely that he will not be able to continue as he has in the past...and will most likely have to retire in order to put all of his concentration and energy into the fight that will require all that he has in him to fight.
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 05:04 PM
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15. When They Say Things Like "He WAS A Great Senator"......
I'm sorry - but that sounds like past tense to me. He IS a great Senator. He will be until he is no longer of this world. They are talking like he is already dead.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:03 PM
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14. I wish he would call them and remind them, "I'm not dead yet!" nt
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 05:06 PM
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16. I just said the same thing to my husband. Timmy just appeared
on MSNBC and he's talking about Ted as if he's in the box already.
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