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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:28 AM

 

SCREEN GRAB of CNN's Epic Dewey-Defeats-Truman FAIL

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Reply SCREEN GRAB of CNN's Epic Dewey-Defeats-Truman FAIL (Original post)
WilliamPitt Jun 2012 OP
GarroHorus Jun 2012 #1
johnfunk Jun 2012 #47
Brigid Jun 2012 #61
freshwest Jun 2012 #127
quispquake Jun 2012 #2
NJCher Jun 2012 #85
WI_DEM Jun 2012 #3
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #37
PatrynXX Jun 2012 #45
SusanaMontana41 Jun 2012 #52
annabanana Jun 2012 #79
lob1 Jun 2012 #131
jimlup Jun 2012 #4
liberalhistorian Jun 2012 #11
coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #19
Ian David Jun 2012 #27
boxman15 Jun 2012 #34
TalkingDog Jun 2012 #41
senseandsensibility Jun 2012 #53
TalkingDog Jun 2012 #66
Generic Brad Jun 2012 #95
psychmommy Jun 2012 #98
senseandsensibility Jun 2012 #99
daligirl519 Jun 2012 #102
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2012 #118
MADem Jun 2012 #115
WinkyDink Jun 2012 #134
MADem Jun 2012 #136
Odin2005 Jun 2012 #89
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #38
TalkingDog Jun 2012 #54
coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #55
Brigid Jun 2012 #60
NJCher Jun 2012 #87
freshwest Jun 2012 #104
Stardust Jun 2012 #119
freshwest Jun 2012 #122
Stardust Jun 2012 #126
Whisp Jun 2012 #72
coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #93
freshwest Jun 2012 #105
truebrit71 Jun 2012 #5
Casandia Jun 2012 #6
Jamaal510 Jun 2012 #46
KurtNYC Jun 2012 #7
GreatCaesarsGhost Jun 2012 #8
Whisp Jun 2012 #74
gateley Jun 2012 #82
malaise Jun 2012 #9
PM Martin Jun 2012 #10
savalez Jun 2012 #51
malaise Jun 2012 #112
femmocrat Jun 2012 #12
freshwest Jun 2012 #128
southern_belle Jun 2012 #13
Botany Jun 2012 #14
freshwest Jun 2012 #129
shcrane71 Jun 2012 #15
bupkus Jun 2012 #16
MissNostalgia Jun 2012 #17
lonestarnot Jun 2012 #18
HillWilliam Jun 2012 #29
The Wizard Jun 2012 #20
calimary Jun 2012 #111
jsmirman Jun 2012 #21
dascientist Jun 2012 #22
jsmirman Jun 2012 #24
rocktivity Jun 2012 #40
berni_mccoy Jun 2012 #23
rocktivity Jun 2012 #25
Misskittycat Jun 2012 #26
Tsiyu Jun 2012 #108
Ms. Toad Jun 2012 #123
Misskittycat Jun 2012 #137
Ms. Toad Jun 2012 #138
erpowers Jun 2012 #28
femmocrat Jun 2012 #30
boxman15 Jun 2012 #31
benld74 Jun 2012 #32
SoCalDem Jun 2012 #33
yardwork Jun 2012 #117
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NYC Liberal Jun 2012 #35
Overseas Jun 2012 #120
kirby Jun 2012 #36
Ms. Toad Jun 2012 #124
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TalkingDog Jun 2012 #78
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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. DU rec. n/t

 

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Response to GarroHorus (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:42 AM

47. I'll see your Blitzer and raise you a FARCE Newsmodel!!

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Response to johnfunk (Reply #47)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:19 PM

61. If she thinks that the SCOTUS has struck down the mandate,

why doesn't she look happy?

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Response to GarroHorus (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:15 AM

127. Do you know what those yellow signs said? It looked like a near riot out there.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:30 AM

2. Awesome...

I was hoping someone had this...

I'm loving that the corporate media REALLY wasn't expecting this!!!

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Response to quispquake (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:53 PM

85. it's more their usual schlocky reporting

Last edited Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:26 PM - Edit history (1)

An attorney friend just mentioned that the decision starts off with a point that would indicate the law is unconstitutional. This was just to get that argument out of the way, because it then went on to the point about it being a tax and therefore constitutional.

The point being, of course, that the reporters read only the first part and jumped to conclusions.

I didn't see the decision myself, so I don't know if it's true. Not sure where he got it--law forums or viewing the decision himself, but that's what he said.


Cher

Edited also to note that poster downthread provides more details on the length of the decision and the fact that it could be confusing.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:31 AM

3. CNN is getting more like FAUX every day.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:23 AM

37. "Clinton News Network" my arse

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:40 AM

45. that'll really help their already looooow ratings

bonk. Run it as bad as the Fox Biz network

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:07 PM

52. Exactly what I was thinking, WI_DEM. n/t

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:39 PM

79. They've been nothing but "Fox with it's pants on" for awhile now. . . .n/t

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:27 AM

131. Yep! Wolfe has started showing his legs, lately.

Let's all tell him to stop.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:31 AM

4. Can we make this the Picture of the moment! Skinner? Earl G?

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Response to jimlup (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:35 AM

11. Y'know, if I had the photoshop skills,

I would take that screen shot and juxtapose it with other such epic historic flubs, like "Dewey Defeats Truman", etc. Maybe someone with such skills could take that up??

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:52 AM

19. I have no idea how to PhotoShop, but you may be referring to this:

 



If so, please PhotoShop away (those who know what they're doing)

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:12 AM

27. Don't forget this...

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Response to Ian David (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:14 AM

34. Always cracks me up.

How come our comedians are better with the truth than most of our news people?

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Response to boxman15 (Reply #34)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:29 AM

41. You don't have to be smart to read a scripted news story.

I would wager that most of the news stories the big anchors read aren't written or even researched in depth by them. That's what staff is for.

Their job is to be "eye candy".

Welcome to DU!

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #41)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:09 PM

53. Wolf Blitzer? Eye candy?

Not only has he no talent or brains, he isn't even good looking.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #53)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:24 PM

66. He doesn't float my boat either, but the Pubs think anything

with the words: Wolf and Blitzer has got to be kinky somehow

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #53)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:31 PM

95. He's more like "eye gristle"

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #95)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:04 PM

98. lol

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #95)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:13 PM

99. DUZY!

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #95)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:39 PM

102. Heh. . .

Mistah Brad, he funny.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #95)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:45 PM

118. Damn it!!

I'm soo stealin' that.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #53)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:41 PM

115. Who knows? Maybe the "Human Toilet Brush" look appeals to some folks....? nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #115)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 07:38 AM

134. Bizarre description of a bearded face.

 

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #134)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:26 PM

136. Not all .... just his. nt

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Response to Ian David (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:02 PM

89. Wow, Wolf is an idiot!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:24 AM

38. Send me a few choice links

I'll make ya something pretty

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:11 PM

54. Here you go.



Sorry for the rush job. If it paid, it would look much better.

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #54)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:14 PM

55. Shit, I wish I could pay you for this. It's GORGEOUS! Thanks - n/t

 

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #54)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:18 PM

60. Harry would love this.

And didn't he try to do something about health care reform while he was in office?

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #54)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:56 PM

87. that's hilarious

and pretty damn good for short notice.


Cher

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #54)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:11 PM

104. That's wonderful. A photoshop of Obama holding one is on geardaddy's thread:

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Response to freshwest (Reply #104)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:35 PM

119. That's a might big iPad!!!

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Response to Stardust (Reply #119)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:56 PM

122. If they were that big, I'd try to get one. Must be an iObamapad!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #122)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:08 AM

126. LOL

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:35 PM

72. something similar...

 

[IMG][/IMG]

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Response to Whisp (Reply #72)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:20 PM

93. OMG, I'm starting to sense the beginnings of one of those

 

Neil Monroe-type threads, one that kept me in stitches of laughter for an entire weekend.

If it is to be, let it start here

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Response to Whisp (Reply #72)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:16 PM

105. C'mon, it's gotta be true, it's on teevee!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:32 AM

5. Thanks for posting this...I am spreading it far and wide...

 

....Fugging idiots...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:32 AM

6. Poor CNN - And they have the nerve to say they are

the Worldwide Leader in News.

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Response to Casandia (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:41 AM

46. "The most trusted name in news".

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:33 AM

7. the "Worldwide Leader is News" might not have been right but

they were first damn it ! Isn't that what counts??

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:33 AM

8. premature exultation

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Response to GreatCaesarsGhost (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:36 PM

74. LOL!

 

I think their source is Drudge, he got it wrong too.


hmmm, interesting

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Response to GreatCaesarsGhost (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:45 PM

82. Excellent! nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:33 AM

9. This is CNN, the Worldwide Leader in News

Fuggin' NOT!

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:35 AM

10. CNN: "We are Fox News"!

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Response to PM Martin (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:59 AM

51. LOL

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Response to PM Martin (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:22 PM

112. Fox News lite


Damn that was fall down funny

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:36 AM

12. Thank you!

Look at those flag-waving idiots. Hahahah

As if they would refuse to take advantage of the benefits of ACA -- yeah, sure they would.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:19 AM

128. Okay, what did the yellow signs say? They were against it, then?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:36 AM

13. hehe n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:43 AM

14. We will have to leave it there

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Response to Botany (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:20 AM

129. Look at that face! Busted!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:47 AM

15. CNN: "The Conservative News Network". nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:49 AM

16. At CNN, fact falls victim to the race to be first. nt

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:49 AM

17. so much to celebrate

TeaNN is done!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:50 AM

18. Dee dee dee fuckwads.

 

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:13 AM

29. Props for the Mencia reference!! n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:54 AM

20. CNN is Pox News

in a cheap disguise. They have just claimed the dingleberries of news award.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:20 PM

111. No, but they sure would like to be.

Fuck 'em.

I never watch them anymore.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:55 AM

21. I laughed

out loud

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:58 AM

22. youtubez

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Response to dascientist (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:00 AM

24. Oh facepalm

take the time and read the whole thing. Idiots.

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Response to dascientist (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:28 AM

40. Download it quick

I don't think it will be up there long.




rocktivity

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:59 AM

23. This one gets a bookmark.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:10 AM

25. This brings an entirely new dimension to the meaning of

out-"foxed"...


rocktivity

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:11 AM

26. I'm reluctant to give CNN a pass on this mistake, BUT....

As a lawyer, I just started reading the first several pages of the Court's opinion (that I posed in Latest Breaking News) and, frankly, the first few pages read as if the individual mandate had been struck down. It takes several pages to get to any glimpse that is an alternative theory on which it's upheld. A reporter skimming the decision could legitimately believe that the mandate had been struck down.

I was watching CNN and heard about it being struck down, then switched back to MSNBC, and heard it was upheld, and was thinking: "WTF?" I originally concluded that CNN blew it, big time, but this opinion is very, very confusing.

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Response to Misskittycat (Reply #26)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:22 PM

108. Well, here's a case where you're right or you're wrong



no middle ground.

With the money CNN has, they can afford an attorney for each page of the document; at the least they should have legal staff working to accurately parse an important decision like this one.

You're being too generous with folks who call themselves "news leaders" but only because you're probably just a forgiving sort


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Response to Misskittycat (Reply #26)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:05 AM

123. As someone who drafted such opinions for a lesser court once upon a time -

court practice (or in some cases something more formal) dictates where the holding of the case goes for each court. Any semi-competent reporter who has read more than one Supreme Court opinion (and I certainly hope they didn't send a rookie) should be able to jump to the punchline, then work back to the reasoning.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #123)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 11:04 AM

137. I read an explanation from CNN that suggested that the producer inside the courtroom

hadn't read or depended on the written opinion but was based his "jump-the-gun" action on listening to Justice Roberts reading the opinion. If one is merely listening to an opinion being read, it's easy to get it wrong.

However, I'll definitely concede that making a decision to broadcast the "result" based on only listening to the opinion was a big mistake, and one that any seasoned producer should have avoided.

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Response to Misskittycat (Reply #137)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 11:14 AM

138. It is a mistake that an experienced reporter

(the only kind they should have had in that position on that day) should not have made. It is fairly standard in legal opinions to walk through the arguments before stating the holding of the court. The first few lines were merely rejections (or affirmations) of what was argued. The CNN reporter (or producer) heard the argument was unconstitutional, and confused that accurate statement with the holding that would be made (the conclusion after stepping through all of the relevant arguments). There is no excuse for sending someone to the court who does not understand that basic principle, on that particular day.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:12 AM

28. Need Better Training For Producers

CNN might need to train their producers better. As far as I know no CNN reporters were in the Supreme Court when the decision was read. It is possible that no reporters from any networks were in the court. However, it seems a producer from CNN was in the court, only listened to Chief Justice John Roberts first sentence and then reported that the mandate had been struck down without realizing that the court had said the mandate needed to be a tax.

This also shows the need to get a story right as opposed to being first to report the story. It is also possible that the producer for CNN felt pressure to allow CNN to be first to report the story and as a result did not take the time to make sure he was providing the right information.

Finally, CNN and all the other news channels should have waited 30 minutes to an hour to pour over the decision before reporting on the decision. Beside that, maybe the Supreme Court should have and should in the future allow their decision(s) to be broadcast live via audio on c-SPAN or all news channels.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:13 AM

30. Can't rec this enough!

This will live on and on.... FU CNN!

This will be in the Newseum, for sure.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:13 AM

31. This perfectly sums up what's wrong with CNN and cable news as a whole

It's all about being first, not about being accurate.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:14 AM

32. CNN: We're 1st! We're 1st! We're 1,,What? Oh Crap,,


OK,
OK
HERE!

Breaking news
Supreme Court Upholds ACA

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:14 AM

33. we are series

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:45 PM

117. That's the best one I've seen.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #33)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:52 AM

130. SoCalDem (Original Post)


Absolutely hilarious!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:16 AM

35. SCREEN CAP from cnn.com:

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #35)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:44 PM

120. Nice!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:16 AM

36. To play devils advocate...

They did rule the the mandate was unconstitutional under the commerce clause. They were probably in such a hurry to make themselves relevant, CNN probably ran with that rather than wait an additional minute as the ruling made clear the mandate was constitutional if viewed as a tax and that is what the court was viewing it as.

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Response to kirby (Reply #36)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:07 AM

124. That's called dicta -

and anyone practiced in reading legal documents (and if they didn't send someone of that caliber they deserved to fail) should know the difference.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:27 AM

39. By the way...

FOX News also got it wrong and was initially reporting the Individual Mandate had been struck down.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cable-networks-fail-in-early-reporting-of-health-care-ruling_b135394

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:29 AM

42. They were sure ready weren't they?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:32 AM

43. lolz Pointing and laughing at those assholes.

Again.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:38 AM

44. FURST, WE WAS FURST!

BUTBUTBUT THEY HAD TO BE FURST!!!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:46 AM

48. Some respect for Soledad O'Brien.

She was guest hosting for Anderson Cooper last night and had Sen. John Mica on to discuss the Fast and Furious witch hunt. She repeatedly cited the Fortune investigation and went round and round with him and his bullshit. She did good.

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Response to moondust (Reply #48)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:22 PM

62. I saw that

she needs to take AC's job.

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Response to moondust (Reply #48)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:24 PM

64. Reverend Al was even better.

Did you see him go round and round with Mica? It was most excellent.

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Response to moondust (Reply #48)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:21 PM

107. I've been impressed with her work for a while now

 

She used to do a daily/regular gig on CNN way back and was like the rest of the idiots there but she has grown a lot and does important work now.

Good for Soledad!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:51 AM

49. I don't even know what station they're on.

Moved here (FL) at the end of December and I don't know and don't care what their channel numbers are. They are Izvestia to Fox's Pravda. Pitiful.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:53 AM

50. Thank You William Pitt..

A piece of theater...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:15 PM

56. K and R..nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:15 PM

57. this

This is why I stopped watching CNN year ago. At first they seemed like a middle of the road channel but after a time all that I was hearing was corporate right wing talking points. Plus they were not covering democratic events.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:16 PM

58. Will, here's your accompanying pic... :^D

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Response to Richardo (Reply #58)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:24 PM

64. That is awesome!!l! Well done! nt

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Response to Richardo (Reply #58)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:25 PM

67. Nice job!

You did that quickly. I'm impressed.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #67)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:33 PM

70. Not mine, I hasten to add.

But SOMEONE worked quickly.

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Response to Richardo (Reply #70)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:37 PM

75. I guess that makes it even more impressive

Some people can do this stuff so fast. It would take me hours and it wouldn't look very good when I'm done.

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Response to Richardo (Reply #58)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:27 PM

69. Yep, "Dewey Defeats Truman,"

updated just a little.

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Response to Richardo (Reply #58)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:39 PM

78. oooo.... I like yours better.

Snappy!

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Response to Richardo (Reply #58)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:06 PM

92. + Infinity!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:16 PM

59. Just like Fixed Noise, are we surprised????

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:23 PM

63. CNN and FOX and Huffington Post made same mistake...here is link:

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #63)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:46 PM

109. Did Huffington then edit that page ?

They refer only to CNN and Fox. Huffington is waste of space re-reporting outfit anyway.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:26 PM

68. bwahaha!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:35 PM

73. Proof

 

That the corporate media is corrupt. Worthless lying fucking assholes.

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Response to Magleetis (Reply #73)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:38 PM

76. and ....please don't forget "Stupid" nt

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Response to Magleetis (Reply #73)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 06:58 AM

133. ayup

OUR INSTITUTIONS ARE INFESTED WITH CORRUPT SOCIOPATHS

Nice icon, btw.

-90% jimmy

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:39 PM

77. Classic

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #77)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:41 PM

80. Great discription of this goof...."classic"

It will go down with the Truman headline..

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:44 PM

81. what happened?

I'm on lunch break with no tv.

How in the *uck* did they get it wrong?

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Response to MrsBrady (Reply #81)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:48 PM

84. A bunch of media jumped the gun

and didn't bother to wait for the full ruling to be read. The SCOTUS said the mandate would be a "tax" vs using the Commerce Clause.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:46 PM

83. The premature jizz-off with FOX

LOL

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:54 PM

86. Excellent.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:00 PM

88. That is worthy of FAILblog.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:05 PM

90. For Wolf and John everyday is a no-brainer

 

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Response to Whisp (Reply #90)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:28 PM

94. THIS ^^^^^^

LOL!!! Enough said!

When is America going to stop listening to these clowns?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:06 PM

91. cnn

 

this is cnn, the largest worldwide liar in news. faux news is the runner up.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:45 PM

96. CNN = CLOWN NEWS NETWORK

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:03 PM

97. And that passes for journalism in our country?

Here is how I approached reading court decisions back in the day.

When I read a court decision, I read the last paragraph in each section first. I didn't start at the beginning. I read those last paragraphs and if I didn't know what the holding was based on that, I went back to the earlier paragraphs. In fact, although tedious, I knew that I had to read every word of a decision carefully to understand it. Takes time. There are no quick fixes for this.

And when I read a decision for which there were headnotes, I had to be very careful. The headnotes are pretty accurate, but they are mostly a guide to reading the decision. Headnotes do not have the force of law.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:18 PM

100. the "worldwide leader in news".... FAIL!

more like "worldwide leader in STUPID"

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:27 PM

101. "Worldwide Leader in News," eh?

(giggles)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 03:58 PM

103. I wish Esquire magazine still did their "Dubious Achievements Awards"

. . .because that screen grab would be a winner for sure.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:17 PM

106. "This is CNN, the Worldwide Leader in News" - LOL





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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:53 PM

110. Based on the first part of the published opinion, it's not a fail

They just didn't read far enough:

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS concluded in Part III–A that the individual mandate is not a valid exercise of Congress’s power under the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause. Pp. 16

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:35 PM

113. Fox probably was thinking back to November 2000

 

and thought if they said it was struck down it would be true, just like the Bush v. Gore selection

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 08:46 PM

114. cnn thinks it is worldwide leader in news.

My brother thinks he is God too.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:43 PM

116. whoops

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:46 PM

121. More like, "Worldwide MISleader in News" n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 02:31 AM

125. K&R! This is CNN, the Worldwide Leader in News...

Not today...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:30 AM

132. K & R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:54 AM

135. Good thing CNN wasn't around on Dec 7, 1941

The Germans have bombed Pearl Harbor!

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