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apples and oranges Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:39 AM
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The Lean Forward ads on MSNBC - Which one is your favorite?
Edited on Mon May-16-11 11:43 AM by apples and oranges
The four new ads show Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell and Ed Schultz at various locations around the country, talking about different issues.


Spike Lee directed them. The ads can be seen here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/25/msnbc-lean-for...

I like Chris Matthews' and Rachel Maddow's ads the best.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:47 AM
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1. What does Lean Forward really mean in practical terms? nt
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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:51 AM
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4. Moving ahead...
not regressing, progressive, not looking back, in unison, away from the pack, making the strong long term effort, not flighty, in for the long haul.

That's what I get from Lean Forward
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:58 AM
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11. We don't lean Left, We don't lean Right. We lean forward in our view of the world. nt
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 02:07 PM
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25. In practical terms. Like does it mean we don't prosecute war criminals?
Edited on Mon May-16-11 02:09 PM by valerief
Or we don't prosecute environmental criminals? Or we don't prosecute election criminals? That kind of moving forward?
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:53 PM
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26. It's a television network, they don't do the prosecuting. nt
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 01:37 PM
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28. They do the messaging. Messaging that means nothing practical.
That's why I hate it.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:47 PM
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15. They trying to get the word out about their allegedly biased reporting. Even though..
they do nothing but rebroadcast winger clips all day.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 02:06 PM
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24. No, in practical terms. nt
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:48 PM
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16. They trying to get the word out about their allegedly biased reporting. Even though..
they do nothing but re-air winger clips all day.
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latinaliberal Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:48 AM
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2. lean forward
I like rachel's
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:48 AM
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3. I really like them all, Lawrence's is very good also and I love Rachel
in the hard hat..
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:54 AM
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5. I think Matthews' ad is the WORST. Because he's a finger-in-the-winder.
Is that a new term?

His ad is compelling if you nothing about him. But he's completely full of shit. He'll change his mind again when the company tells him to. I admit, he has some great shows when he's on fire and passionate...but how do you know if the passion is real, or if it's just grabbing the next paycheck? We've seen him fawn over GWBush's codpiece and "Shock and Awe." So now he does a commercial for his employers which says "Look, we're fair!" Bullshit. Fox did that, too.

Rachel, Ed and Lawrence have at least stood their ground. No ambiguity, whether you like them or not. Matthews is a whore.

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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:54 AM
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6. Hoover Dam w/ Rachel
is really good.

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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:49 PM
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17. I just loved the one with her hands and knees on the floor laying out
stacks of research on an issue so she can track all the points. The close up of her face and her fast writing are esp. riveting. Keeps your interest and gives you an insight into the way she works.
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:55 AM
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7. Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell are mine.nt
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CherokeeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:56 AM
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8. I like them all...
O'Donnell's are passionate, Rachel's are a powerful endorsement of why we need a strong government, but I love the one of Ed in the diner...his delivery of the line "I need two shows." is priceless and I love the chuckles that follow. Don't really like or understand the meaning of lean forward;I mean, I get that it means progress. However, most of these ads are extremely progressive. One just aired a moment ago which had O'Donnell discussing citizenship given to a soldier after his death, and I thought, how very liberal that message was and how did MSNBC allow that dramatic statement in a commercial.

Poor Chris, I know he's sitting with the capitol or White House in the background, but I don't remember what he says. I need to pay attention to his.

Love Rachel though; she is one amazing human being.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:57 AM
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9. I like the one where big Ed says he needs 2 shows.
I nominate the 7PM slot for that extra hour for him.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:24 PM
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21. I liked the ones with the boxcar crates. Both of them were really great.
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Shandris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:58 AM
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10. I really like Lawrence's...
...which kind of surprised me, given that although I ~do~ like his program, I probably like it the least of any of the other shows including Hardball. Still better than just about anything else on television, but he seems so...staid? Is that the word I'm looking for? Too calm, placid. (Sorry, having some serious vertigo problems today, words aren't flowing like they normally do). But that same placidity is what makes his Lean Forward the best imo.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:59 AM
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12. Lawrence O'Donnell
I like the background verses about the truth and lies.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:02 PM
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13. Rachel showing why we need big government
and then Tweety nailing the birthers
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:46 PM
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14. I can't stand Tweety, couldn't watch his entire ad. Rated it low.
I rated Rachel a 10. Others fairly high -- even O'Donnell, who I don't care for, either.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:58 PM
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18. I liked Ed with the empty shipping containers.
It was very strong. I am not a particular fan of the Ed Show.

But I approve of all the new ads. Rachel should be president.

--imm
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:24 PM
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19. Love them all.
If I had to choose, then Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz. But I liked all of them. I didn't see Cenk. Where was he?
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apples and oranges Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:47 PM
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23. Cenk... I forgot about him, but I don't think he adds much
to the discussion that can be summarized in a 30 second ad. I don't think he knows who he is yet. What does he stand for? I know he was a republican just a few short years ago!
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:24 PM
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20. I like Ed in the diner the best. nt
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:25 PM
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22. The one with Keith Olbe......Never mind....
.... :evilgrin:
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:42 PM
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27. Hoover Dam is probably the best one
Tweety's kinda sucks. He seems to be reacting to something that hasn't happened yet (the 2012 campaign).
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 01:53 PM
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29. Marching band and Hoover Dam.
Feelgood and the tragedy of the commons.
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