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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:42 AM
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LOL! 'With Heat Rising Over Comments, Gibbs Has a Cold With A Sore Throat & The Sniffles'
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 09:53 AM by kpete
ABC News Yunji de Nies and Sunlen Miller Report:

When the White House released their schedule last night, it listed the daily briefing with Robert Gibbs as expected. But somewhere between six p.m. yesterday and noon today, the Press Secretary apparently came down with a cold.

The problem is that drug makers have not found a Sudafed strong enough for Robert Gibbs, and so he's sitting upstairs, probably watching me talk to you with a sore throat and the sniffles, Deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton said.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/08/with-he...






update: i probably should NOT get such a kick out of another's suffering,
but its just a cold, and gibbs has made me cry on occasion-SO THERE!
kp
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Randomthought Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:45 AM
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1. Convenient
My colds never work so well
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:46 AM
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2. I hope he gets well soon.
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 09:46 AM by RandomThoughts
He does much good work, and his skills help many people. People like him are needed, and really help in many things.

How many remember some of the sad speakers from the last administration.

Good health to Gibbs.
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:55 AM
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8. Gibbs is an ASS. Fuck him.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:48 AM
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3. Actually, chuck fraud confirmed it
I hate to use chuck as a source, but he mentioned seeing Gibbs and noted that he truly is sick.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:48 AM
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4. Oh, I think all you mean liberals made him cry.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:49 AM
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5. That'll do wonders for the administration's credibility
A well timed "cold" after the most idiotic harangue by a press secretary in a long time,

The White House "Press" corps is a joke, but I hope they nail Gibbs to the wall for this one.
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Barack2theFuture Donating Member (353 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:50 AM
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6. Maybe he'll lose his voice permanently
and have to retire.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:51 AM
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7. Bill Burton is a far better anyway. I have always liked him.
Maybe Gibbs can have really bad allergies for a long, long time?
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:57 AM
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9. One part of Burton's continued non-apology was interesting - Pirates!
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 09:59 AM by suffragette
I noticed the comment in an excerpt from the presser on Countdown, then found it in the youtube of the full presser.
It occurs around the 32.39 or so mark.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2738JwurMg

Pirates - one of those unexpected events that took up much of their attention. And brought up in the context of a response about Gibb's remarks.

Just fascinating.


Gibbs having a sore throat after his harsh comments - also fascinating.

ETA: link
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:58 PM
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27. So Burton is now saying that Gibbs' remarks were only his opinion,
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 12:59 PM by EFerrari
contradicting himself (Burton) when he said that the administration shared those views.

And he's still claiming that people who watch cable news are somehow not America. That's pretty torturous. I'm sure Keith and Rachel, not to mention Thom, Laura and Amy, would disagree with that. :eyes:



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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:20 AM
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30. I think they're still dogwhistling,
if anything at a higher pitch than before.

And the more I think about the whole new "professional left" phrase that they've put out there, the more disgusted I get.

Let's look at the narrow definition of that: the blogs, discussion forums and media.

It's not that long ago that these were few and far between.

I remember how important it was to me to find DU when I was looking for people who felt similarly about the 2004 election.

And during the Bush years, these countering forces to the mainstream rightwing dominated voice grew. Through them we received critical and unreported or underreported information.

And we were able to contribute and counter misinformation. The counter of the FBI's story about Ivins mailing the anthrax is a good example. It was released and pushed, but then taken down in short order because we all worked together to show it was untrue. That was DU'ers, Firedoglake and Greenwald working together. I have no doubt in my mind that would have continued to be a major part of their "evidence" otherwise.

Democracy Now has a great statement on its about page:
http://www.democracynow.org/about

WHY INDEPENDENT MEDIA ?

For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information.

But the last two decades have seen unprecedented corporate media consolidation. The U.S. media was already fairly homogeneous in the early 1980s: some fifty media conglomerates dominated all media outlets, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, music, publishing and film. In the year 2000, just six corporations dominated the U.S. media.

In addition, corporate media outlets in the U.S. are legally responsible to their shareholders to maximize profits.

And U.S. "public" media outlets accept funding from major corporations, as well as from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which has attempted in the past to exert political and editorial influence on public news producers.

Democracy Now! is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. We do not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding. This allows us to maintain our independence.


Repeating: "In the year 2000, just six corporations dominated the U.S. media."

At the same time, newspapers, local and national, have been and continue to cut their staff and their investigative role. The "professional left" filled some of that vacuum and filled it with combinations of incisive and thoroughly documented investigative journalism, thoughtful commentary and even some humor. Through that, people have been able to find information not covered or under-reported in the mainstream media.

Agree or disagree with them, Democracy Now, Huffington Post, Firedoglake, Air America, AmericaBlog, RawStory, etc have changed the dynamic and for the better. And people who found their voices, such as Keith Olbermann, and started using them on cable helped with the shift and helped to make it viable to have a Rachel Maddow added to the lineup.

At first these felt like voices in a strong wind. But over time, they penetrated through the storm, people heard them and rediscovered the strength of their own voices and joined together in countering the propaganda we all felt lashing us. And even though the storm was still and continues to be stronger than these voices, they broke through and they are our modern day muckrakers.

And we shared, and shared and shared that information to others. And people responded.
And that was an important part of voting that cabal out of office.

The same qualities we have been proud of, that of taking digging deeper and pointing out the truth of the matter rather than just repeating talking points is exactly what is being attacked right now. Creating a target as all-encompassing and amorphous as "the professional left" which could be used to include or exclude specific people or entities on any given day provides a flexibility and a bit of cover to the attacks on these invaluable sources.

Muckrakers have never been popular with the powers that be and they clearly still aren't. But they are vital, especially in tough times, to the people which is whom they serve.


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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 10:09 AM
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31. K&R for this post.
So true, so true.
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:28 AM
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32. Thanks. This post was been in my mind for awhile now
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:57 AM
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10. Did he not hold the regular WH presser yesterday? I kept looking for
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 09:58 AM by Subdivisions
it but was also working so don't know if I missed it.

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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:03 AM
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11. Probably got it kissing Republican asses.
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Raineyb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:04 AM
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12. Fucking coward. I bet he hasn't a cold at all. n/t
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:20 AM
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13. Oh please. Gibbs doesn't have a cold.

Their trying to pry his feet out of his mouth!

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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:22 AM
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14. Mommy, I don't feel good, I can't go to school today....
Just so typical of the self serving Gibbs. He can not face the questions, he can not back up his words with facts, faces, and actual quotes. He made wild claims that he can not prove to be true, and so he stays home sick.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:29 AM
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15. I demand he be drug-tested!!!
;-)
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:41 AM
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16. A Cold? In the USSR, that usually meant the official was headed for a very cold place.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:43 AM
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17. I've got the vapors, cradle cap, and the King's evil
I need a priest, a bucket of chicken entrails, and a Homeland Security grant.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:54 AM
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18. Yeah, right, a "cold". Seems more like allergies. nt
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:02 AM
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19. What a snivelling coward. n/t
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 11:02 AM by Catherina
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:03 AM
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20. Professional coward -- Gibbs must go!
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KansasVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:04 AM
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21. Maybe he is on drugs!
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Mac1949 Donating Member (168 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:30 AM
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22. He might have a cold. Some bacteria prefer acidic habitats.
:evilgrin:
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:31 AM
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23. It's probably just allergies, and it's really cool that some of DU
is celebrating another's suffering because of some perceived insult.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:48 PM
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26. it's a fucking cold..
he doesn't have cancer ffs. and fuck gibbs too.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:00 PM
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28. LOL
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:33 AM
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24. ohhh - wittle wubzy not feewin' too good?
there a millions in this country who would fucking LOVE to be at a job, sick or otherwise.

Fuck off Gibbs. You blew it this time.
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moksha Donating Member (345 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:40 AM
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25. Coward. Can't face up to his own bullshit.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:10 PM
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29. so his mouth is a festering hive with diseases floating out of it
what else is new?
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:31 AM
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33. Instant Karma. n/t
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