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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:19 PM

Just now Santorum's spokesperson on MSNBC called talked about Obama's "radical Islamic" policies

. . .was actually talking about his "radical environmentalist" policies and slipped up with the "radical Islamic." She can spin it anyway she wants, it was locked and loaded in what Eddie Murphy once called "your mental Rolodex."

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Reply Just now Santorum's spokesperson on MSNBC called talked about Obama's "radical Islamic" policies (Original post)
wndycty Feb 2012 OP
peace frog Feb 2012 #1
NAO Feb 2012 #2
gtar100 Feb 2012 #14
SunSeeker Feb 2012 #19
emulatorloo Feb 2012 #26
SunSeeker Feb 2012 #29
wndycty Feb 2012 #3
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2012 #4
underpants Feb 2012 #20
zbdent Feb 2012 #5
KamaAina Feb 2012 #8
SemperEadem Feb 2012 #11
wndycty Feb 2012 #6
xxqqqzme Feb 2012 #7
usregimechange Feb 2012 #10
grantcart Feb 2012 #9
SemperEadem Feb 2012 #12
xtraxritical Feb 2012 #13
AlinPA Feb 2012 #16
Cali_Democrat Feb 2012 #15
underpants Feb 2012 #18
AlinPA Feb 2012 #17
Ruby the Liberal Feb 2012 #21
Jack Rabbit Feb 2012 #22
SemperEadem Feb 2012 #28
Bucky Feb 2012 #23
CAPHAVOC Feb 2012 #27
angrychair Feb 2012 #24
TheKentuckian Feb 2012 #25

Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:35 PM

1. It's a verbal tic

In today's lexicon, "radical" is nearly always followed by "Islamic". Santorum isn't sharp enough, or honest enough, to catch and correct his own errors.

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:38 PM

2. I'm just waiting for a talking head to say b/c is an issue in this erection year -nt

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Response to NAO (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:20 PM

14. A *real* reporter would follow up with questions like, "what policy are you referring to" and

"how is that related to Islam"...

Instead they let this stuff drift into the public media discourse as if it had any authenticity at all.

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Response to gtar100 (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:50 PM

19. Exactly. Reporters are now little more than stenographers.

They just repeat press releases verbatim, or at best, attribute it to the person who released the statement. But they almost never inform the reader as to whether the statement is true. I guess they figure that is Politifact's job, because, uh, they do it so well.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 11:27 AM

26. That is not true! They are very very skeptical of Democrats

Only Republicans get the free pass treatment.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #26)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 04:18 PM

29. You're right. They don't even bother to report stories that conflict with RW narratives. n/t

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:38 PM

3. Video added

n/t

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:40 PM

4. Walking back statements is becoming the single major activity of the Santorum campaign

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:51 PM

20. He speaks the code of the hard right wing. Walking things back is not how you win elections.

of course this "son of the coal fields" got obliterated in his last election run - he lost by 18% to Casey

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:42 PM

5. odd, since Ayatollah Santorum (borrowed from another poster) said that he accepts that O is

a Christian ...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002331718#post1

but then, I don't think this is a slip, or an "error" ... they are likely to keep hounding this ...

Kinda like, in court ... "The jury is instructed to disregard the statement." - but it's now in their minds.

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Response to zbdent (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 03:33 PM

8. Actually the Ayatollah is even walking that back

 

he just said that mainline Protestants, of which Obama is one, are "gone from the world of Christianity".

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 04:10 PM

11. so where is he going to erect the scaffold

for the burning of heretics when he becomes president?

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:58 PM

6. Andrea Mitchell spun it for her. . .

. . .just now.

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Response to wndycty (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 03:27 PM

7. 'get by with a little

from my friends'.

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Response to wndycty (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 03:36 PM

10. What did she say?

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 03:35 PM

9. 'Not ready for Primetime' can now be changed to 'Not ready for Kindergarten'.

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 04:14 PM

12. and Andrea let her get away with it

way to go, Andrea. Guess you just dont' have any kind of a spine or what should pass as journalistic integrity because the truth should have been charging out of your mouth when she said that.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:17 PM

13. My guess is she wasn't listening

 

like the rest of us.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:04 PM

16. Of course. Andrea Mitchell is a republican tool. No way she would challenge that.

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:46 PM

15. Andrea Mitchell is absolutely useless

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:48 PM

18. I would disagree with that

in a friendly type way.

When I was available to watch her show I always did. It is not that she actually reflects any specific point (see Kathleen Parker) or that she is an actual journalist - what it is is that she reflects the conventional wisdom of the upper most crust of the DC and Wall Street elite. That includes both and all sides. Watching her show lets one know exactly what we are up against. She unflinchingly (expressionless mostly) lets us know what the most powerful have already decided.

BTW she is a horrific journalist - when Freiss made his jackass comment she said nothing. .... she tweeted "What should I have asked???" - uh if you don't know then you shouldn't be on air.

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:08 PM

17. I don't think she "slipped up" when she said it. It was clearly said.

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 08:43 PM

21. Who among us hasn't done this on occasion?

I mean really. Happens every day.









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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 10:39 PM

22. I can believe it was a slip

After all, the talking point of the day was Santorum's support for the global-warming-is-a-hoax hoax.

Now, I suppose she really wanted to argue about how not blah man should ever be president.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 01:16 PM

28. I don't.

she's trying to retred a blown out tire from 2 years ago when the tea booggers were all in the streets with their side arms strapped to their legs.

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 11:40 PM

23. Can someone help me & explain Islam's theological teachings on energy exploration?

ty

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Response to Bucky (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 12:35 PM

27. Sell the oil to the Infidels at most high price.

 

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Response to wndycty (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 12:54 AM

24. This is no small thing

We should be shocked and horrified at this disgusting show of behavior by both of these ladies. First and foremost for Ms. Stewart saying it at all and second at Ms. Mitchell for allowing her to continue unchallenged and then to allow Ms. Stewart to interject herself back into the conversation by attempting to roll back her racist and unconscionable comments.

Andre Mitchell should have higher standards than this and MSNBC should hold their reporters to a higher standard than this. To even allow Ms. Stewart to call back and say, "oh, sorry, meant to say this....honest mistake" requires a level of cognizant dissonance on the part of the listener as to be in total free fall from reality. Everyone knows that she meant what she said and said what she meant to say. The whole incident is deplorable and we should not let it go unanswered:

andreamitchell@msnbc.com (not positive on this one but itís the only one I could find)
also find her on Twitter

phil.griffin@nbcuni.com (president MSNBC)

We must all make a point to start calling things like this out and shame them when they get it wrong.


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Response to angrychair (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 01:27 AM

25. Letting it go is malpractice.

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