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kid a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:43 AM
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Wow...this "Town Hall" thingy is neat! Too bad it wasn't around February 2003
Just a mob looking for a town hall to disrupt?
Over 7 million people world-wide made headlines in print PBS!!! wow.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/international/jan-june03...

Here are my gripes with how the MSM are handling the health care issue.

- sensational "disruptors" get first billing on most teasers
- "for/against" poll data is used as legitimate journalistic reporting on the heath care issue.
- Wolf Blitzer needs to get his ass out of his "situation" room
- if you mention twitter, or any 140 character "tweet", in your news piece, its not news. It's social gossip/propaganda from a social networking site.

The epitome of the ignorance out there: Geriatric "protester" at local "town hall" stands up and yells, "Keep your government hands off my Medicare!!!"

Idiots being fed slop by rich talk show hosts.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:22 AM
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1. Amazing, isn't it? Largest anti-war protests in the history of humanity virtually ignored
by the mainstream American media because it didn't fit in with the 'Yay, we're gonna kick ass' script and meme and hysteria. And those protesters were CORRECT.

Disgusting. And the anti-truth, anti-democracy, anti-journalism filth continues. Anyone who actually understands who is going to die and wants to stop it is ignored.


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stubtoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:55 AM
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4. Isn't that the truth?! nt
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:24 AM
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2. And where are the "free speech zones" when you need them?
I remember they locked the liberals behind fences so no one could hear them.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:26 AM
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3. And the fake town halls with the politicians knowing the answer to the question
before the coached audience member can get the question out.

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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:24 PM
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5. And where was the coverage of GW's Swearing In
About two quick snips and there were thousands of people out there protesting, thousands! :puke:
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