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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-28-05 02:22 PM
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As much as Id like to post this in the Late Breaking News section, its not, um, late-breaking newsAnyway, welcome to the third annual Rocknation/LBN You Call This NEWS? Awards ceremony.

HISTORY AND CRITERIA: Since joining DU in late 2001 (as a result of trying to find and ending up here by mistake), Ive noticed that certain stories in the Late Breaking News section--though eligible to be there by DUs criteria--had a striking redundancy to them. Further investigation revealed that this was due to either the headline being too obvious to defined as newsworthy; the story having been discovered, dissected, and disposed of by DU-ers months earlier, or both. I began replying to such LBN posts by asking, You call this NEWS? Now the time has come to do an advanced search with that as keywords to find out which story did the best job of catching the mainstream media totally flatfooted!

2003 Winner: Bush Ancestor's Bank Seized by Gov't (Grandad - Germany/Nazi)
2004 Winner: Cheney May Help or Hinder Bush's Chances

DISCLAIMER: These awards are NOT a negative reflection upon the DU-er who posted the LBN. Quite the oppositewithout the intestinal fortitude they exhibit by boldly going forth into the media mainstream to dredge up the contestants, neither DU nor these awards would be possible. To them, I say thank you most sincerely, and to stay the course! Now, without any further ado, lets hear a big hearty chorus of Well, DUH, Sherlock! for:

HONORABLE MENTION (in chronological order):
Study: Married Men Earn More If Wives Do The Chores (posted by Truthpusher 6/21)

Greenspan Says US Deficit Cannot Grow Forever (posted by Judi Lynn 11/15)

Murtha Believes U.S. Generals Fear Bush Administration (posted by Sabra 12/1)

Hurricane Fallout Hurts Bush, Could Hurt Republicans
Date: September 6
Media Outlet: Reuters
Poster: UpInArms
Best Post In Thread (Other Than Mine):
Mother Nature exposed the HYPOCRITICAL Bu$hco machine and their lackey Rethuglicans...close the door behind you, please! (Massachusetts)

Schiavo Case Taking On Political Tone
Date: March 24
Media Outlet: Associated Press
Poster: Rust1d
Best Post In Thread (Other Than Mine):
Just a wee slow on the uptake there, no? (Ixion)

U.S. Army Report: Military Lost Dominance In Iraq After Invasion
Date: March 1
Poster: NNN0LHI
Media Outlet:
Best Post In Thread (Other Than Mine):
(T)hey went to war with the troops Rumsfield demandedand not with what the generals said they needed. ***hole. (Applegrove)

And now, in closing, John Ashcroft will sing the hit song that's had the detainees spilling their guts from Gitmo to Abu Grhiab to the neo-gulags--Let The Eagle Soar!


Hee hee! I KNEW that would get everyone stampeding out of here--now I wont have to pay the full day's rental on the banquet room!

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