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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:22 AM
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Helen Would Have Asked Gibbs about the Rape Threats for Teens
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Helen Would Have Asked about the Rape Threats for Teens
By: emptywheel Wednesday August 11, 2010 7:21 am

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So let me just make this observation. Apparently, not one of the crack reporters at yesterdays White House press conference asked any question about what it means that a judge speaking for the United States of America decided the other day that using rape threats with teens is an acceptable way to force confessions.
http://www.salon.com/news/guantanamo/index.html?story=/...
http://twitter.com/carolrosenberg/status/20733705200
http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2010/08/09/the-us-bel... /

As I suggested, perhaps Robert Gibbs intemperate rant wasnt so stupid after all. It distracted from the sad state of Americas claims at being a law-abiding nation. Lots of questions about the professional left. No questions about threatening a teenager with rape and then using the confession that results as admissible evidence.

Which brings me to a point WaldenE http://twitter.com/WaldenE/status/20817980400 made. Used to be, these kinds of questions got asked in White House press briefings. Back when Helen Thomas was still the Dean of the White House press corps, she would have asked about military interrogators using rape threats with teens (after which, Robert Gibbs would have sighed and given her a patronizing response). No longer. Because she was chased out becausethey sayshe was an opinion journalist and because she made a comment that Robert Gibbs might call inartful.

more:
http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2010/08/11/helen-woul...
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:30 AM
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1. k&r
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:46 AM
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2. K&R
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:48 AM
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3. She was "chased out" for being a hate filled racist.
But that's another story.
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:57 AM
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4. yeah, that's what it was
No other possible explanation than that.

60 years she kept it hidden, but it suddenly snuck out.

You stickin' to that story?
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:02 AM
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5. I guess you never saw this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQcQdWBqt14

She's not the only one who keeps it hidden. She just did it better than Mel Gibson.
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:07 AM
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6. Of course I did
I knew exactly what you were referring to. Hubris is apparently another one of your character traits.

If your interpretation of that is that she is a "hate filled racists", you're a fool.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:25 AM
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7. I can live with that.
Can you live with defending it? Do you agree with what she said?
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:33 AM
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8. No
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 11:33 AM by zipplewrath
Nor will I agree with your false dichotomy. Did she say something stupid? Yes. Was the only explanation hate filled racism? Hell no. Does understanding and progress come from your kinda "black/white" "with us or against us" attitude? Hell no. The situation is frustrating and she's been confronting the leaders who have been prolonging and exacerbating this situation for decades. She shot back with something stupid on one particular occasion. Stupid, yes. Hate filled and racist, no.
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