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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:24 PM
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Chris Matthews Just Called Julian Assange A Rapist
Edited on Mon Nov-29-10 06:37 PM by no limit
When talking about the wikileaks documents Matthews made the comment "what a guy this is, raping women, he's a rapist!". He didn't mention that the accusations against him "lacked substance" (Im quoting Swedish authorities) and that the warrent which was issued was quickly withdrawn because there was a lack of evidance and lack of credability in the accusations.

Our media really does a bang up job, you would think this type of shit would have some kind of consequences. But if such consequences existed Matthews would be out of the job for all the blow jobs that he performed for the Bush administration in the lead up to the Iraq war.

On edit: after he said it he did look at his producers and quickly added in "alleged rapist". Because alleged rapist is obviously much more flattering.
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:25 PM
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1. I saw that, then he smirked and said accused rapist
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:25 PM
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2. *tweet tweet!*


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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:22 PM
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24. I've always thought he was more of a Mockingbird
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 01:27 AM
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38. Your graphics are quantum.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:26 PM
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3. Matthews never knows what the hell he is talking about, change the channel
Edited on Mon Nov-29-10 06:26 PM by Motown_Johnny
watch some local news or something
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:26 PM
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4. He then walked it back, stating that Assange is alleged to have committed rape.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:29 PM
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5. No doubt one of his research staff screamed it in his ear
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:29 PM
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He walked it back
I have no doubt that his producer told him to take that back.
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:32 PM
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8. I just rewinded my DVR. He looked to the side right after he said it then walked it back
Edited on Mon Nov-29-10 06:32 PM by no limit
someone must have yelled at him.
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:29 PM
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6. Found guilty by GE ... 'nuf said. Tweety's been given the word
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:31 PM
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7. Tweety's not on our side.
Why is everybody here always watching him?
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:33 PM
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9. To be honest? Nothing else on
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:03 PM
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16. Read a book, then
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:05 PM
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18. book? what's that?
actually I am usually cleaning and doing other stuff at this time so I like something in the background as noise.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:38 PM
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10. If you don't like the message attack the messenger
Up until now, I've been sort of neutral in the whole Wikileaks hoohah, but if Assange gets a dirtbag like Matthews into such a hissy fit, he is probably doing the right thing.

In fact, lately I gauge most of my opinions on matters of public policy and politics by discovering who is for certain positions.

If tweety is for it, I oppose it, and vice versa. He's not the only one, either, but he is representative of the thinking of the beltway journalistic clique.
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:48 PM
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11. Chris Matthews seems to be on the side of whoever's in power for the most part
he was very pro-bush for a long time. i try and stay away from Hardball cause IMO Matthews is part of the problem, not the solution.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:49 PM
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12. So what's new?
Folks on DU do that all the time. No need for investigations, presumption of innocence, trial, silly things like that, but only when the person is someone who is on the "Most Hated" list or is a member of a disfavored group.

dg
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:52 PM
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13. facepalm
unbelievable. Can you imagine what would happen if he or anyone else in the MSM said something like this about Sarah Palin? If they called Christine O'Donnell a thief? If they called Bush a war criminal?
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 11:50 PM
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34. I imagine libel/slander laws matter more when talking about American citizens
Edited on Mon Nov-29-10 11:59 PM by RZM
Maybe they matter as much for non-citizens under the law as well. Perhaps they do, but Assange probably won't be presenting himself in a US court anytime soon over this.
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Boudica the Lyoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:55 PM
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14. Mathews is starting to piss me off
He's so off base. You're right, he did kiss Bush's arse in the lead up to the Iraq war.

If I remember right, he was one who was saying that to say anything against the war was unpatriotic and it made you a traitor.

Now he's saying that because the military is sacrificing over there to protect our freedoms, we should sacrifice our civil rights as far as the TSA goes.

He really is a stupid man.
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:04 PM
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17. I remember Matthews saying Bush was a hero when he declared mission accomplished
I remember watching him that night and saying to myself that I didn't want to forget that moment.
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 06:57 PM
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15. I don't watch him. But, KO is coming on. I watch KO. n/t
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:09 PM
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19. The Swedish appeals court upheld the detention order. Assange
can still be detained for questioning. So the jury is still out.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:10 PM
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20. "Can be detained for questioning" = "Rapist"
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:13 PM
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21. Not at all, but it's not accurate to say that the warrant was thrown out
because the evidence was not credible. Obviously, some authorities still feel there is a need to investigate further.
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:18 PM
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22. But that's what happened, the warrant was thrown out, within a matter of hours.
Some authorities may be feeling the need to invesitage further and want to question him, that is fine, thats what they probably should do. But as far as I understand they are investigating sexual misconduct, not rape. Nor is he is not under arrest. The bottom line is that to call him a rapist is downright slander, and obviously Matthews knew that since he quickly walked it back in a the form of a denial nondenial.
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Nailzberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 08:52 PM
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33. They are attempting to question him in a suspected rape, not misconduct.
The active warrant seeks his arrest and extradition for suspected rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:19 PM
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23. well, when you're a paid bootlicker for the powers-that-be...
...you'll damn well say on-air what they want you to say...
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:27 PM
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25. Super. From now on Matthews is a child molester.
Err, "accused" child molester.

J'accuse!
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:28 PM
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26. Chris Matthews is a blabbering moron who licks dog balls.
*Alleged*
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ChimpersMcSmirkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:30 PM
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27. What part of being an alleged rapist and molester(two incidents) is incorrect?
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:38 PM
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28. I'm gonna say you tried to rape me. Congratulations, you are now a alleged rapist
oh, and you molested me as well.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 11:58 PM
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36. You need to take it one step further though
And bring your accusation into a sovereign legal system. Then you can say that. I have no information on the accusations against Assange that isn't available to you or anyone else. Given the powerful enemies he's made, I'm pretty skeptical about them and I wouldn't be surprised that if the accusations are bogus, they were planted precisely so you can say 'alleged rapist' when mentioning his name. But I don't know that for sure, at least not yet.
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Marvinio Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 07:44 PM
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29. That's unprofessional behavior
Tweety can do better than that.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 08:19 PM
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30. Carrying government water. n/t
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 08:28 PM
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31. Matthews is just jealous. nt
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 08:34 PM
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32. Once a week, this ding dong says one good thing about a Democrat
you fools become wild with glowing praise for Matthews.
Why? Matthews plays to power, he does not fight it. There is nothing honorable about Matthews.
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Ramulux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 11:57 PM
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35. Seriously people
There is at least one thread a week talking about some dumb-ass statement made by Matthews, all of us just need to stop watching the show. Its not that we disagree with him ideologically, its that hes really, really fucking stupid but thinks hes like this old-time professional journalist who asks really hard-hitting questions but just doesn't get that he is seen as a joke by almost everyone. Its really sad in a lot of ways which is why I try to just ignore him instead of getting pissed about it.

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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-10 01:15 AM
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37. Tweety has his marching orders.
I'm actually surprised the trumped up charges weren't child porn. That works as character assassination without even requiring a shred of evidence.
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