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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 04:52 PM
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Fox’s 24 Casts “Markos” as a Terrorist
Edited on Tue Mar-02-10 04:53 PM by Ruby the Liberal
Bwahahaha!

The Fox wingnut soap opera 24, has cast a middle east suicide bombing terrorist character (with an American mother… who won't arouse suspicion) who curiously enough, bears a very strong physical and facial resemblance to DailyKos founder, Markos Moulitsas. The actor's name is Rami Malek.

Oh, and funny thing: The character's name is "Markos." Must be a coincidence, I reckon.

You can see the March 1st episode here once they post it. http://www.fox.com/24 /

The character is introduced at about the 32 minute mark. He's answering a cell phone inside a truck, hovering over the fuel rods to be used in a dirty bomb. The bastid! Until then, you can see a still photo of Malek below, to the right of famous Interwebs terrorist himself.



Read more: http://shoqvalue.com/foxs-24-casts-markos-as-a-terroris...

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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 04:55 PM
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1. Whoever is neg repping me, Markos was the one to point this out.
He has been laughing about it all afternoon on the twitterverse.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 04:56 PM
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2. what does neg repping mean?
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 04:58 PM
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5. Means not paying attention to the keyboard
Sometimes, my fingers seem to have a mind of their own.
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naaman fletcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:29 PM
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14. I just neg recc'd you for complaining about negative recs.
That' my new policy.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:33 PM
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47. Me too. I'm sick of it.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-03-10 06:47 AM
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57. same here
whine about it and take some more.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 04:57 PM
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3. They don't look alike to me.
And before people chime in with how the show stereotypes Middle Easterners, they've had villains from every corner of the globe.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 04:59 PM
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6. They don't look a like to me either. The actor is WAY hotter and has a better facial structure.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:03 PM
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8. I agree. this is wishful thinking on Markos' part i do believe. nt
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 09:19 PM
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33. I agree. This thread is a big stupid plug for fox. Unrec.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:03 PM
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7. they don't look alike to me either. I have to catch this episode
on hulu later tonight. I haven't missed an episode of 24 yet.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:54 PM
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18. I don't really see it either n/t
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 06:38 PM
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26. I've always thought that actor resembles the doctor on Deep Space Nine.
(yes, "Nerd!")
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 04:57 PM
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4. Rec
Not much of a resemblance, but interesting. :)
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musiclawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:11 PM
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9.  24 has had a very long and successful run
Lots of people in blue states like me watch it. It's a tv show for chrimeny sake. That the sadist element adopted the show as their own does not take away all the good episodes and good seasons ( there were a few of them at the beginning). Those who have watched from day one can confirm. If the producers even remotely used the real Markos to reflect the tv character, then it's toung in cheek because the show itself is very attuned to the changed political climate after Bush's departure. You have to watch it all the time to understand. That being said, the bad acting is almost comical now. I guess I watch out of habit. It should have ended last season. It would have been a fitting ending.........
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:30 PM
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46. Yeah, not to mention that Kiefer Sutherland is a flaming liberal
who was very outspoken against the Bush administration and torture.

I don't really think this was a shot across the bow at the real Markos.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:38 PM
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50. I watch it too, because I understand the difference between fiction and reality.
Edited on Tue Mar-02-10 10:39 PM by Political Heretic
My rules for fiction do not include that the stories must always be about people who I like, or agree with, or who share my morals, though I like many works of fiction that do. They don't have to have a positive message, though I like many works of fiction that do. They don't have to share my politics, though I like many works of fiction that do.

They simply have to be interesting and entertaining to me in some way.

I have to reject the notion of some here that the kind of fiction you watch is "right" or "wrong." And it surprises me actually that so many here would be so quick to moralize.

Like it, don't like it. Watch it, don't watch it. My favorite character on Lost is Ben Linus... doesn't mean I want to be like him or think that's how the work should work. He's a sociopath....

....but he's awesome! Common... admit he's awesome. :D

Anyway, you get my point.
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:14 PM
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10. Ahkmenrah from Night At The Museum


Thought I'd seen him before, and with a little googling I figured out where.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:15 PM
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11. I don't see how this belongs on the greatest page. It is as if some white dude
named Jim got excited that a show named a character after him.

DUH. There are white dudes named Jim.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:35 PM
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15. are you complaining about the rec/unrec feature?
I can't believe it!! :rofl:
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 06:09 PM
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22. Nope. I was actually responding to that one rec.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:16 PM
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12. Am I missing a definition of "strong resemblance" which means "no resemblance?" (nt)
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:21 PM
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13. Is that stupid show still on TV? All the episodes each season take place in real time in one day.
So, show all the episodes on one day, and leave all the other 360+ days free for quality programming.

Although, with FOX, "quality" is a subjective term.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:44 PM
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16. yah -- i don't see the resemblance, but it's interesting that 'Kos himself pointed this out.
Guess he thinks so...or maybe someone tipped him off about the underlying idea. /shrug/
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:48 PM
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17. Wishful thinking, if not delusion, on the part of Kos.
I still can't figure out why anyone cares what that goober thinks. His site sucks.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 05:56 PM
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19. why are you hating on Markos?
as if he were the origin for this story? ????????????????
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 06:09 PM
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23. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 09:02 PM
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30. See post #1...
I'm not seeing the resemblance either. I have no opinion about MM, other than tht he's a successful activist/businessman.
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 09:13 PM
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31. Except the OP links to a blogger who is not Markos and a site that is not DKos.
Accusing Markos of vainly pointing out this "similarity" (I don't see it) by pointing to someone else's words is supposed to be damning evidence of Markos' vanity? Huh? :shrug:
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 09:36 PM
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36. Post #0 and Post #1 are not mutually exclusive
I suggest you ask the OP to clarify why she said MM was 'the first to point it out', if you think this is of any actual importance.
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 09:41 PM
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38. It IS of actual importance: People are unfairly attacking Markos' character over this.
Edited on Tue Mar-02-10 09:42 PM by DRoseDARs
Attacking him for someone else's words? You're okay with this? Can I blame you for the Holocaust by putting your name to Ahmadinejad's denialist words? No, of course not, so how is Markos deserving of scorn for some other blogger's inane opinion?
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 09:58 PM
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39. Like I said, read post #1
Not the OP, which is post #0. Post #1, in which it is stated 'Markos was the one to point this out'.

You are taking this way too seriously. A few people suggested Markos Moulitsas might be a bit self-obsessed or egotistical for making hay out of it (I have no opinion on this, btw, other than to doubt he takes it very seriously either). Comparing that to something like holocaust denial suggests you really need to get a sense of perspective. This entire thread constitutes celebrity fluff, and it's rather insulting to holocaust victims to suggest it bears any comparison or similarity.
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:08 PM
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40. And your post right there is EXACTLY why I chose that example.
You ignored my point, just as I knew you or someone else responding to my post would. I chose it to show an absurd manner of attacking someone's character by attributing someone else's words to that person AND to show that instead of responding to the point, the responder will deflect and avoid the point.

The only thing Markos did was point/link to someone else's blog entry and said, "Too funny." Clearly, he deserves all the vitriol being aimed at him over this.
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:34 PM
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49. You just don't get it, do you?
You ignored my point, just as I knew you or someone else responding to my post would. I chose it to show an absurd manner of attacking someone's character by attributing someone else's words to that person AND to show that instead of responding to the point, the responder will deflect and avoid the point.

The only thing Markos did was point/link to someone else's blog entry and said, "Too funny." Clearly, he deserves all the vitriol being aimed at him over this.


So, you figure MM did not bring up the issue but just linked to a blog entry pointing out the 'similarity'...which you could have mentioned in the first place. Instead you chose not to mention this and ignored the explanation of why people might think he had originated the comparison, as implied by the content of post #1.

And in order to make your point, you drew comparisons between people 'attacking' MM and holocaust denial. I see 2 other people on the thread characterized him as a 'goober' and a 'jerk'. Well, that's mildly offensive, but not very serious, and it is certainly not in the same league as holocaust denial. Congratulations, you win the 'tasteless poster of the day' award because you were so eager to prove a point, despite not having presented an actual argument (about who posted what) until now.
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:41 PM
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52. And again you prove my point about missing the point.
Edited on Tue Mar-02-10 10:44 PM by DRoseDARs
The example I chose works thusly: Ahmadinejad's words are offensive. I have a dislike of you (I don't but for the sake of this example I do). Therefore, if I attribute Ahmadinejad's offesnsive words to YOU, they magically become your words not his, and therefore you earn the scorn for those words. This is the tactic people are using to malign Markos. That you repeatedly miss the point just makes this funny.

Edit: Forgot add in keeping with the now-shift rational for the Markos-hate, if you had tweeted a link to someone else's blog entry about Ahmadinejad's offensive words, that automatically means you're promoting his denialism.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:13 PM
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41. Because he's a self promoting jerk.
Edited on Tue Mar-02-10 10:15 PM by TexasObserver
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:17 PM
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42. No but you do need to make your accusations on the facts. You attack him for words that weren't his.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:24 PM
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43. I don't need to do anything.
You need to accept that your opinion is yours. You're entitled to have it. You're not entitled to impose it.

If you don't want to believe he played any role promoting this asinine story, you're welcome to do so.

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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:28 PM
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44. And here come the shifting rationales...
First it was this was Markos' personal observation and therefore he's a terrible person, now it's Markos pointed out some random blog entry he found amusing, wanted to share his amusement ... and therefore he's a terrible person.
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 06:07 PM
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20. Yeah, it pisses me off when Brad Pitt stars in movies. That fucker looks just like me
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 09:16 PM
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32. Following the logic of some here, your words are proof that Brad Pitt is an asshole.
They aren't his words, but because some people have a deep-rooted hatred of him, they magically become his words and therefore are proof that he's an asshole. Amazing how that works.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 06:09 PM
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21. Delusional.
Get over yerself, Kos.
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Puglover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 06:10 PM
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24. Oh Jesus Christ what a complete pile
Edited on Tue Mar-02-10 06:11 PM by Puglover
of paranoid horseshit.

Oh and PS I like Markos alot. Watching him trash Tom Tancredo and Ed's show was pure heaven.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 06:37 PM
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25. Fail. n/t
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 06:47 PM
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27. The next terrorists should be named George & Dick.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 08:49 PM
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28. They don't look alike in the slightest.
What a crock of shit.

.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:33 PM
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48. They were waiting 8 seasons to do this on 24.
Every time someone uses the term Texas or Observer, they must be talking about me.

When they use At or Man, they're talking about you.
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 08:57 PM
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29. Kos wishes he bore a strong resemblance to that actor
:shrug:

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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 09:30 PM
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34. This is a pretty weak claim...
95% of people watching "24" have no idea who Kos is, 97% have no idea that Kos is short for "Markos", and 99% have no idea what he looks like, so casting a "lookalike" for a role which doesn't involve a blogger would be utterly pointless.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 09:31 PM
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35. The actor looks like a vampire.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 09:39 PM
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37. That's a stretch
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:29 PM
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45. Yea, ok.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:40 PM
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51. I believe this sums this OP up most succinctly:
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:53 PM
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53. Stories get planted and promoted with great effort.
Someone plants a story. Then someone else draws attention to it.

Then someone else hawks the story to other media.

I wonder how many calls Kos and his publicist made trying to get someone to run this ridiculous story.

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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-02-10 10:54 PM
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54. George Soros is funding this too, I know it!
;)
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-03-10 06:39 AM
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55. Is that stupid show still on?
24 tortured the shark to death about six years ago.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-03-10 06:45 AM
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56. Looks like a stretch to me and I hate 24 (always will).
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