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edhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:36 AM
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Remember after he "lost', all the big News shows constantly had Al Gore on
as the voice of Washington politics.
Neither do I.

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Va Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:43 AM
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1. Yeah...
John Kerry too :sarcasm:
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ClearPresentDanger Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:45 AM
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2. Bill Maher came right out and said it a couple of shows back,
"Liberals aren't allowed on TV."
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BuddyBoy Donating Member (469 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:47 AM
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4. Then who is the gentleman sitting on the right?

"Liberals aren't allowed on TV."
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:55 AM
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6. Care to enumerate some of his 'liberal credentials' for us?
All I see is a corporate tool.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:02 AM
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10. +1 nt
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BuddyBoy Donating Member (469 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:05 AM
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12. Prestige by association with President Clinton. HE was known ...

as a liberal, wasn't he? I recall seeing people on the TeeVee saying he was, and they wouldn't say that if it wasn't true.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:34 AM
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17. Bill Clinton is no liberal
I recommend that you actually look up the definition of 'liberal.' Of course, if you want to keep embarrassing yourself, who am I to stop you?
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ClearPresentDanger Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:40 AM
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18. It's not TV, it's HBO
says so right in their ads
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:26 AM
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19. honestly, do you think a reactionary company like Disney would have
a liberal host anything even remotely concerned with news? Really?
Have you ever listened to Stephanopoulis?
Come back when Phil Donohue is doing This Week.
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malletgirl02 Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:48 AM
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5. You are right
Something similar happen to the protest against the Iraq war. the media either down played the protest or didn't show the protests at all. Compare this to the right wing protesters at the health care reform town halls today. They are all over the news.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:59 AM
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7. It's much worse than that
Liberals have been proven correct re the Bush lies leading up to the Iraq war but M$Greedia ignored them. Meanwhile M$Greedia is now spewing proven lies about health care as if they have some validity.
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Papa Boule Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:47 AM
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3. K&R!
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:59 AM
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McCain has nothing else.. stick a fork in the old guy. He is done. Gore and Kerry still contribute
and will continue to contribute for decades
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:59 AM
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8. Well, after all, the Presidency was rightfully McCain/Palin's...
and Obama had some nerve stealing it by getting more votes. McCain/Palin act as if they've somehow won, and I'm sick to death of the media catering to every bit of nonsense that falls out of their mouths. Then again, if the media didn't cater to nonsense, they'd actually have to report the facts, and we can't have that in a society where the population are nothing more than corporate slaves.

Man, I'd better put more sugar in my coffee this morning.
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:01 AM
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9. I was thinking that exact thought just a little while ago
I just don't recall Gore getting to be on every channel criticizing Dimson about his trillion dollar tax cuts for the rich or the abomination of the Medicare overhaul -

or criticizing the war - no one got to get out there and say -

911 happened on George's shift and all criticism was squelched -

This crap on our airwaves has got to stop.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:02 AM
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11. To be nitpicky here, Al Gore left politics
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 10:11 AM by lunatica
Although I'm pretty sure they might have marginalized him anyway. It's to our benefit that he left politics too because he went straight into being the powerhouse he's become on global warming. He'll be more responsible for saving the planet than all the Presidents and politicians combined. That is, of course, if any of them gets wise.

What good is all the health care in the world if global climate change will eventually kill most of humanity off anyway? The issue is getting a pitiful little pint of blood to help it when it needs major triage with all the stops removed. If Obama wants to create jobs, go massively green now. Pour billions into the Green industry and into Green research and see if real jobs that last aren't created. Give existing companies billions to convert to Green. Like the auto industry. Forget about getting better mileage on oil. Go fucking Green.
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BuddyBoy Donating Member (469 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:07 AM
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13. In fairness, I think the OP was referring to the period shortyly ...

after the election, not nine years later.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:15 AM
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14. It's fair to point out that Gore left politics immediately
He dropped out of the political world and he may have been asked to go on the shows for all we know. He did make a series of very powerful speeches which were caught and disseminated by organizations like MoveOn. One of them was his anti-war with Iraq speech just a couple of months before Bush declared it. Another one was on the media's failures.

The media ignored him yet he managed to be heard by Americans anyway. MoveOn has a huge base, and it was bigger then.
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edhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:22 AM
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15. I remember that speech.
And I also remember the MSM parroting the "has Al Gore gone crazy" talk from the right.
More evidence for my point. Any one in the media talking about Palin going off the deep end?
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:27 AM
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16. Don't get me wrong. You're right in my opinion which
is why I was saying 'To be nitpicky..."

I prefer to concentrate on the positive things that can come out of very painful personal defeats. It's the story of the Hero's journey. Al Gore is a true hero.

The media? Not so much.
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