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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 05:55 AM
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Where were the tough questions from the press for the last 8 fucking years?
Oh that's right, I almost forgot, there WERE no tough questions from the press for the previous 'president' for eight whole fucking years. The tough questioner, Helen Thomas, was HIDDEN from view, banished, physically removed and forbidden to even enter the room to ask his majesty anything.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, not only were tough questions absent, softball questions were asked by male prostitutes posing as reporters, and then the idiot ape would give inarticulate, rambling, crack head non answers, peppered with giggles and smirks and unfunny jokes all while thousands were dying horrible deaths.

Hey all you hard hitting, objective, concerned members of the press who are hitting President Barack Obama with gotcha questions, WHERE THE FUCK WERE YOU FOR THE LAST 8 MISERABLE WRETCHED YEARS YOU ASSHOLES?

Oh yeah, that's right, I remember now, you were right up dick cheney's monstrous ass.

THIS president has a brain, this president isn't brain-damaged from decades of whiskey and cocaine, this president doesn't need speech writers or a hidden ear piece and directions from offstage, this president won't suffer fools, so fuck all of you 'journalists', we know who you work for and who you represent.

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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 05:59 AM
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1. Wolf Blitzer - AIPAC Stooge.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 05:59 AM
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2. The Press: a bunch of people who call themselves "Chess Players,"
but haven't played a single match in eight years, suddenly decide to take on a Grand Master who is always five moves ahead of them.

So pathetic it is funny.

mikey_the_rat
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:05 AM
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3. Pawns
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:07 AM
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4. Why didn't he call on Helen Thomas?
:shrug:
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:30 AM
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8. Yeah
Considering how * was scared shitless of her, President Obama should have called on her first, just to send a message that CHANGE has come to the press room too.

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 07:56 AM
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20. he called on her in his first press conference......
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 10:13 AM
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22. Cool
:)
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:07 AM
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5. For 8 years I wondered why they wouldn't ask the tough questions
And now it is so obvious that they didn't

Yet they will be branded as the liberal media.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:11 AM
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6. "Journalists"?
More like presstitutes who serve their pimpmasters in the Corpmedia like the good strawberries they are. "Liberal Media" my ASS. They're part of the reason we GET people like Bewsh.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:18 AM
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7. bush would only take one question. he had one of them thar mandates er something. n/t
Edited on Wed Mar-25-09 06:20 AM by deacon
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:32 AM
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9. They are the "CRAP" - Corporate Republican Assine Press
Much more appropriate than "MSM". Strangley incurious about matters of consequence but always ramping up the inconsequential and inane.

At least we're on to them now and don't take them seriously. Watching the "news" is like watching Borat - just a session of wincing in disbelief until you hit overload and have to turn it off.
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corpseratemedia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:48 AM
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12. so true lol
it's just too painful to watch :rofl:


I'm soo amazed that the deficit has grown to trillions just in the last month! :crazy:


also thank you for your welcome btw!
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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:34 AM
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10. You stated it clearly
Edited on Wed Mar-25-09 06:41 AM by quaker bill
"hidden from view". Anyone with the notion to ask a tough question was consigned to "siberia" (the back row), and never called on. This was no accident. The MSM anchors make their bucks for asking the President questions. Under Bush, the first time anyone of them asked a tough question was the last time they had a chance to ask questions at all. When they cannot ask questions, they cannot "get the story", and they become dispensable to the network. (translate: lose their jobs, and just like you and me, all these folks like to be employed)

Barack, on the other hand, has no fear and spreads the question opportunities around the room. I just loved his response "because I like to know what I am talking about before I speak" (just one more sharp contrast to shrub).


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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:39 AM
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11. But didn't you see that he was "testy"?!
How unPresidential! He should have laughed. Then he could be called "inappropriate" or "punch drunk".
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:56 AM
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14. Or the wimps needed Gannon/Guckert to assist. n/t
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 06:51 AM
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13. The media is finding a bottom to a bottom. They are useless. Creating chaos in crisis is
disgraceful. These aren't "normal" times. They are a bunch of air-brushed baboons. They should be focusing people not manufacturing side bull shit issues that they feel will give them some sort of upper hand over the people that are suffering from this crisis.

I repeat. Absolutely disgraceful. CNN, FOX etc., no different than AIG.
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tinkerbell41 Donating Member (722 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 07:07 AM
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15. NO SHIT!!
I mean after Scott McClellan came out and basically said the tough questions weren't asked, and we were lied to by everyone Press included. They stood around stuttering " Oh did we not do our job?" Too bad they still waited until our new President was sworn in. Oh yeah, they glorified and praised him up til the Inauguration(to get those advertising dollars) used us like a dirty whore and then GLOVES OFF!!! FUCK YOU MSM!!
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 07:08 AM
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16. never even written into their notebooks ...
if they were caught with a tough question in their possession, they would have been thrown out of the news conference faster than Cindy Sheehan in a T-shirt ...
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 07:36 AM
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17. OK, so is this thread about anger towards the press doing it's job?
It seems like a lot of people here are angry because the journalists didn't do their job under Bush but are now doing their job under President Obama.

And President Obama seems to be handling every single question, no matter how tough like he could do it with one arm tied behind his back. I know I feel that he's working as hard as he can, and I also feel that he's explained that right now it's necessary to stop the bleeding. That this is step 1. Triage. Then will come the next step, and the next after that. This is a long process and it will take time. And since I don't have even the minutest clue as to what else can be done, I'm hoping he can do it.
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BulletproofLandshark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 07:43 AM
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18. This thread is about blatant, in-your-face hypocrisy. n/t
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 07:54 AM
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19. RIGHT ON
didn't mean to scream, it just came out that way.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 08:33 AM
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21. Life is not fair. That cannot be changed, so you just learn to deal with it the best you can.
How exactly might we force the press to do things as we believe they should be done? I mean other than simply adopting Bushco tactics.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 04:27 PM
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23. .............
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