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Lesleymo Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 06:14 AM
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Huffington Post sucks
Please excuse me this morning. It's way too early and I'm way too tired and I've only had half a cup of coffee. And I just clicked to Huffington Post to check out the headlines.

Screaming headline # 1: The Buck Stops ... Somewhere Else. (Obama Blames Media For His Administration's Firing of Shirley Sherrod)

Screaming headline # 2: NYT - Administration's Haste Was Unfair And Unseemly. Glenn Beck Was Right.

Smaller headline farther down: How The Neocons Won And Obama Lost

And so on and so on ...

HEY!! Supposedly Left-Wing Media Bozos! How about a headline like "The Buck Stops ... At Fox News" or "Fox News Manufactures Headlines, Cackles When People Actually Believe Them" or just a simple "Glenn Beck Is A Moran" ... ?

The right-wing spin machine is SO good at what they do. And their message is SO clearly wrong. Why do they keep getting away with it? Any idea, Ms. Huffington? Any idea at all?
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 06:49 AM
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1. Arianna Huffington has positioned herself...
...as queen of the leftbaggers.

The only worthwhile thing on her site is the T & A (sometimes).
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 01:15 PM
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39. You named yourself well.
"Leftbaggers" as a negative label for the left, on a supposed "left-wing" message board, where dissent from the left is deleted, and attacks on the left are allowed to stand.

Scurrilous, indeed.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 06:51 AM
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2. You're just now figuring that out?
Remember that Ariana was (and probably still is) a right winger.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 06:56 AM
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 07:05 AM
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4. +1
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 07:09 AM
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6. So, all of the blame goes to the White House?
Fox News and Breitbart don't deserve one headline? Beck is right?

Who's side you on?

BTW, I agree that the Obama administration fucked this up, but your desire to put all of the blame in one place really tells us something - about you.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 07:20 AM
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8. Try to read and understand....
... ALL OF THE BLAME FOR THE ABJECT MISHANDLING OF THIS INCIDENT GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE. AND WITH AMPLE PRECEDENT.

It's clear that Obama is going to have a knee-jerk REPUBLICAN response to every racial issue and HE DESERVES EVERY OUNCE OF CRITICISM FOR IT.

IT'S NOT ABOUT BREITBART IT IS ABOUT THE STUPID, STUPID, STUPID RESPONSE. GET IT?
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 07:21 AM
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9. No one here campaigned for, donated to and voted for Fox News.
We know they're a bunch of idiots pandering to a bunch of even bigger idiots.

I think we expect the people we campaigned for, donated to and voted for to be a little bit smarter than to fall into a trap laid by idiots. There were flashing neon signs all around this one.
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 08:26 AM
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15. you're not "expecting" Fox Noise/Breitbart to be a bunch of idiots
if you give them a pass you are CONDONING their idiocy.

No "news" organization should get away with promoting misleading unverified stories. To just say "well, we expect that from them" is a license for that type of crap to continue.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 08:34 AM
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19. I'm not the one that took FOX and Breitbart at their word..
after their history of repeatedly running misleading and unverified stories.
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 09:12 AM
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20. but you are excusing their behavior
as if they are two year old children who aren't expected to know better. We should expect that the media prints the truth.
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 09:25 AM
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26. What we expect aint gonna happen
There has not been truth telling in the media since 1776 and there probably won't ever be.
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another saigon Donating Member (450 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 09:24 AM
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25. can't you just see
Rahm instigating/advising the firing. He has been such an asset!


:sarcasm:
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 08:06 AM
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12. At the end of the day, the administration is responsible for its own actions
That's what "The buck stops here" means. Fox News and Breitbart do not control the White House.

On that end, the administration has accepted responsibility, apologized, and asked Sherrod to return to work. The President personally called her. That was the right thing to do.

The Huffpo headline is wrong in so much as it ignores that fact that the administration has acknowledged where the buck stops.



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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 10:09 PM
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42. I think all the blame goes to the WH.
Edited on Fri Jul-23-10 10:11 PM by SnakeEyes
If the WH hadn't kneejerk reacted to foxnews.com and Breitbart's site then this whole thing blows over when the NAACP puts out the full video the next morning. What does Beck to do with this though? He didn't run with the story on his show. He defended her the next day.
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another saigon Donating Member (450 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 09:22 AM
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24. agreed
:thumbsup"
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 10:47 AM
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35. Agreed....
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MyNameGoesHere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 07:06 AM
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5. What sucks is that once more my President has positioned himself
to be further defined by the rw. In the media it is now a "fact" that the Administration is the blame for everything related to the firing/hiring/apology and Sherrod is an albatross around the admins neck. Half way into their first and perhaps only term and they have no clue about getting messages out and defining their own policies.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 08:12 AM
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14. Hey, let's give up on them!
Yeah, that'll teach 'em a lesson!
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MyNameGoesHere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 09:13 AM
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21. I would rather kick their asses than give up as YOU suggest. n/t
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 09:16 AM
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23. ...and leave them for dead.
Not buying.
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MyNameGoesHere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 10:12 AM
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28. Hey it's your black and whit world stop trying to
get me on board. My President has chosen to be defined and let the rw be a part of America. That's not the choice i would have made.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 07:19 AM
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7. Yes, it does. Never forget that Andrew Breitbart helped Arianna set up that website.
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JamesA1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 07:22 AM
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10. Huffington helped smear Al Gore with lies in 2000
Do you really expect any honesty from her now.
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 07:44 AM
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11. Huh?
Links, please? :shrug:
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JamesA1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 12:19 PM
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38. Here you go!
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 08:28 AM
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16. I don't doubt it
I remember well that she was a loud, obnoxious voice calling for the impeachment of Bill Clinton over ten years ago along with Jonathan Turley, who is also now a big hero around here.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 08:09 AM
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13. If it's slamming a Democrat, then a majority of DU agrees also
Sad, but true these days.

They always say that Democrats are their own worst enemies...
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 08:33 AM
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17. The internet's National Enquirer, it's not a site to take seriously
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 08:33 AM
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18. The Huffington Post sucks for many other reasons as well.
For instance its frequent and regular featuring of the worst sorts of quackery, anti-vaccine paranoia, and bullshit 'alternative medicine'. I can't take anything they say on other things seriously because of their apparent commitment to anti-scientific nonsense in the area of health and medicine.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 09:14 AM
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22. Their fashion polls are the worst crap ever.
But I guess I don't have to read it and go there. And I have stopped going there. Arianna Huffington likes sensational headlines and that is about it.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 11:30 PM
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43. And lots of censorship.
I've had a number of relatively benign posts deleted for no apparent reason. Maybe because they didn't exactly agree with Arianna's position on something??? :shrug:
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 09:26 AM
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27. It's good that Obama is taking a beating for this...
Maybe - oh maybe - he will finally see that, as we been screaming since the primaries, "YOU CANNOT WORK WITH THESE PEOPLE" - they will fuck you every time
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 10:17 AM
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29. It's not either/or, people.
Fox lied. That's one bad thing.

Admin fucked up by overreacting to incomplete info. That's a separate bad thing.

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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 10:24 AM
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30. Unrec. I like the Huffington Post because I like the truth. nt
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 10:27 AM
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31. Seeing how Breitbart and Arianna Huffington go way back...
He did 'research' for her and was heavily involved in setting up Huffington Post, it is NO surprise to me that their headlines are as they are.

They are NOT left, not even 'centrist' and Ms. Huffington continues to provide a 'home' for rabid right wingers to smear the Democrats and the Obama Administration. On top of that the site, itself, is a POS, so full of add-on advertising it takes forever to load even if one wants to read the crap on there which I don't and haven't for quite some time.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 10:31 AM
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32. Waaaah, they criticize the Obama administration
Edited on Fri Jul-23-10 10:32 AM by depakid
How many people bothered to read those articles?

Not many I'd guess... more like a lot of Breitbart going on in this thread- just from another angle.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 10:32 AM
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33. yah
mostly
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joe black Donating Member (514 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 10:38 AM
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34. Maybe so.
I just saw an ad for a fucked up republican asshole by the name of Reagan Dunn, a politician from Washington state here on DU. Looking forward once again to getting my post deleted for telling the truth.
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 11:11 AM
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37. It's Google Ads.
DU doesn't control what Ads Google Ads show. Those Ads are just in the same category as the website (political), so it displays them. The owners of DU has no say in what Ads are shown, and which aren't.

(This isn't an ass kiss. Google Ads are like that on every site).
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 11:05 AM
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36. I stopped using that site the moment...
Edited on Fri Jul-23-10 11:12 AM by chrisa
I demolished a multiple-thousand-fan poster for misogynist, bigoted talking points. A fellow loon jumped in to defend the bigot as well. Both were thoroughly crushed, as they were just rambling trollish, moronic points that made no sense. As a result, because one was a moderator, my post was deleted, despite never breaking any of the rules (not even a personal attack in it, or mentioning of the poster - just counter points). lol

HuffPo is a junky tabloid site, where you can't actually have a real debate like on DU with other posters. I've been a member since 2005, but haven't been a frequent poster since 2008 due to the site's general suckiness and uselessness of the comment section (99% RW trolls and spam, the 1% gem posts aren't worth the time).
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Lesleymo Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 08:49 PM
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40. I just want to discover the left-wing media the right is always whining about ...
Where is it? MSNBC in the morning, with Joe Shmo-borough rattling on endlessly? Huffington Post, with headlines that tell you everything the right-wing wants you to believe?

Thank goodness for Rachel, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert.
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 09:34 PM
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41. I think all she is doing is showing the spineless response of our DEMS...
when the Dems should be fighting for their base, they are rolling over for Matt Drudge and Breitbart.

YES.. they did bargain away the public option... tell me how they didn't?
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-10 01:32 AM
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44. That reminds me, I've been meaning to unsubscribe to her emails. Thanks! n/t
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