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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 03:06 PM
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MSNBC seems to think only Republican congressmen have opinions.
In the afternoons, anyway.

That's OK. The afternoons are the time when only Republican congressmen watch MSNBC, so it's kind of a fused loop.

But Jesus, they do love them some afternoon GOP lovin' on MSNBC these days.

Porn has more dignity than this.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 03:18 PM
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1. Being in the minority gives them more free time to glom up airwaves
The Dems are busy, you know, working on saving the country right now. Good thing that Obama is making lots of speeches and Gibbs is doing daily press briefing or we'd probably never see anything from the reality-based community.
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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 03:23 PM
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2. I think the more of them the better!
From what I see of them, they are making fools of themselves, and of their party. They make no sense, they whine and cry, and they seem to have no idea at all about what the facts really are. What the dems need to do is keep track of the the false statements they make, and then send out some democrats to bring out the falsehoods the republicans are spewing, and used "facts" to show they made things up.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 03:23 PM
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3. Meh, nobody watches that part.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 03:25 PM
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4. I can see how people who watch TV in the afternoons get a different view of it than I do
It seems like every time I turn on MSNBC I see either Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow. That makes it very hard for me to believe that the media is strongly controlled by conservatives.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 04:09 PM
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7. I work from home
Feel like I know the whole GOP caucus like family.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:08 PM
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12. Just change the channel and you'll see.
Edited on Thu Feb-26-09 05:09 PM by cui bono
Just because one station shows some intelligent people on it doesn't mean they all do. And even on MSNBC they have that tool David Gregory, and Matthews always has on a ton of Repubs.

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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:36 PM
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19. I watch mostly educational channels and documentaries
Occasionally movies. Political talking heads of all stripes have very little appeal for me, even when I agree with them.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 06:38 PM
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25. That's fine, my point was that if you only tune in MSNBC
when you do watch that type of programming you won't see how the rest of the media is dominated by the right wing viewpoint.

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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 06:54 PM
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26. Understood - MSNBC is my preferred news channel mainly for one reason
I watch news channels usually for an event like a speech, rocket launch, or other major planned event. The audio and video quality on MSNBC are always better than CNN's, and Fox is the pits in every way you can name.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 03:26 PM
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5. The M$M - workin overtime to convince us we're a divided country
Guess they're earning their pay
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 04:18 PM
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9. Exactly. Bushiganda. Perception managment. Word came down from Corporate.
Edited on Thu Feb-26-09 04:18 PM by tom_paine
Since the Democrats are in power, put many extra Rushpublics on TV for "balance".

Of course, the word that came down from Corporate following Bushler's seizure of power coup in 2000 was:

Since the Rushpublics are in power, and won "officially" by a massive majority of negative 500,000 votes, it clearly indicates that the Liberals have been smashed terribly and there should be a massively disproportionate amount of Rushpublicans on to reflect the values and attitudes of America.

Bushiganda does indeed make it's own realities, and I worry that, because it hasn't changed, eventually the Nazification/Bushification will pick up right where it left off like nothing happened.
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-27-09 03:58 PM
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30. Nice synopsis. Reasonable fear. n/t
:dem:

-Laelth
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 03:28 PM
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6. They are looking for controversial, divergent opinions
The Democrats are united. There's no controversy in hearing one Democrat after another say the same thing.

It's all about ratings and that means DRAMA!
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 04:13 PM
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8. That's the "Liberal Fox"
:rofl:
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 04:20 PM
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10. I thought you were the liberal fox


;)
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 04:29 PM
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11. Lazy Producers...
It's long been a beltway problem...the GOOP has long jobbed the refs...in this case, producers, who know they can get a GOOPer on camera quick. Also the RNC had (not sure if they still do), a "speakers bureau" that worked along with right wing "think" tanks that made a wide variety of "experts" available. This is the residual of that "Mighty Wurlitzer" that all but dominated the newsrooms during the booooosh years.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:11 PM
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13. Fox is in the same building as c-span, so they are always ready
Edited on Thu Feb-26-09 05:12 PM by SoCalDem
to send their "guests" over to visit with Brian & the gang :(

I have all but tuned OUt cspan these days..

I had so hoped that once we were back in charge, we would see more dems on, but I hoped in vain.. the only ones who seem to be out there, are the DLCers who are little more than republicans in donkey-drag :(
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:22 PM
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14. Hopefully all the good ones are too busy working
:)
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:25 PM
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15. I hope you are right.. are you getting excited about the wedding?
Guys have it so easy.. My son was cool & collected & my poor daughter in law was busy busy busy.. He was a bit nervous at the church part (we are not a religious family and her family is SUPER-Catholic).. :)
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:31 PM
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16. Hey
Edited on Thu Feb-26-09 05:34 PM by WilliamPitt
I've been busting my arse planning this thing. We're having a husband-and-wife team who enters and wins national barbecue contests doing the cooking for the rehearsal dinner (my mom knows the wife), we're having the wedding reception in a big old beautiful barn with a silo and a gigantic stone fireplace, and we're doing all of this in the White Mountains right at the peak of the foliage season.

All me, baby. C'mon, my fiancee works. Someone has to do it. ;)

The barn:



So, nah, not excited at all.

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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:33 PM
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17. Aaaw..such a good husband-to-be:)
Have a :hug:
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:34 PM
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18. I just edited my post above
to display the barn.



:bounce:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:46 PM
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20. How cool is THAT??
My son's reception was the last one at this cool pplace..

The Guasti Winery.. *they are tearing down all but one building..so they can put up a "business park " :puke:

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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 06:03 PM
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23. How cool?
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:54 PM
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21. Hey, I didn't know that! Congratulations, Will, to you and your wife-to-be!
:toast: :beer: :party: :smoke: :party: :toast: :party:
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 06:03 PM
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24. Thanks!
:bounce:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 05:57 PM
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22. the depths of their ignorance....
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Baikonour Donating Member (979 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 06:57 PM
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27. I'd like to think it's because the Democratic congressmen and women are actually working.
And don't have time to entertain the stupid MSM.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 07:17 PM
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28. Never interrupt your opponents
when they are making fools of themselves.

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we can do it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-26-09 07:37 PM
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29. opinions are assholes.........
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