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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:53 PM
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The Debate was a Right Wing Manipulative tool
trying to make Democrats out to be fools!

of the Democratic primary. It was nothing more, nothing less.

The debates were designed......by Karl Rove and his hinchmen.....

Democrats must promise not to do any more debates sponsored by Fox.

All Democrats must stop watching Faux News.......



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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:55 PM
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1. Why? I missed it. What happened?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:57 PM
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4. the debate was set up to
Cherry pick winners...hell, even the audience was Republicans.....Lieberman won!

The audience applauded when Lieberman justified Bush's war!

How bout them apples?
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:58 PM
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8. Oh GAWD, well...it was on FAUX, what do you expect?
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:16 PM
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10. I'd rather have Lieberman win..
than Kerry or Edwards....If you catch my drift. :7
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:55 PM
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2. Egotistic MediaWhores Looking For Sound Bites
and further ways to divide democrats. Furious the way the media makes a joke out of what's left of our democracy.
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:56 PM
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3. this is the battle in front of us
righteous indignation will get you nowhere
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:57 PM
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7. I am calling for action....
not indignation! that, I don't have......
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:07 AM
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15. what action?
bomb the transmitters?
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:24 PM
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11. The Corporate Media
they work like GWBush - they don't care what we think and once decissions are made they stick to them. If liberals threaten to boycott, they won't cave in like they do to the right-wing.

We've seen that over and over again.

Why? Because journalists and their bosses care more about getting Bush tax cuts vs integrity.

And, I used to work for evil empire radio corporation.

I write letters to editors, call program directors, vote in CNN polls, write e-mails.

Nothing ever changes - it's as if the media just gets worse instead of better.

Tonight's debate was one of the worst displays of the media at it's worst. I'm pissed off.



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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:57 PM
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5. Yeah but
now that the AWOL issue was talked about tonight, maybe some of the Foxheads will start questioning what chimpy REALLY did during 'Nam.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:57 PM
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6. The only way to beat them
is to organize somehow or lose what's left.
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frank frankly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:59 PM
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9. right-o, Frenchie
it is painfully obvious

our candidates must fight the media on every piece of their "Conventional Wisdom"

this was disgusting
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BrewerJohn Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:43 PM
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12. It was amazing how they ended it without ceremony
Just came back from commercial and said, OK, we're out of time, it's over,
now here's Fred Barnes to tell us what it was all about.
We should be picketing the offices of these media empires every day.
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Ramsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:45 PM
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13. Edwards called them on it
Kudos to Edwards. He called them on their whoring. And I had high hopes when I saw Peter Jennings.
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:47 PM
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14. I didn't see the debate, and I doubt Nightline will show this - what did
Edwards say?
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Ramsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:10 AM
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16. He said
Edwards took one of his questions to point out that all of the questions were about their personalities and the candidate but not about the issues important to the American people.

He essentially called the 4 reporters on the carpet for whore-mongering. In his usual polite way.
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:13 AM
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17. Missed that.
Had to put the kiddies to bed.

Kudos to Edwards though.

I can't imagine anyone in their right mind missed just how skewed the whole thing was. Noticed I said 'right mind'.

Sure hope Dems learned their lesson and refuse to use Faux as a forum in the future.

For someone who is so fair and balanced, they sure tried to turn this into shooting fish in a barrel.

And I think ALL the candidates did great not buying it.
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AnnitaR Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:23 AM
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18. Will ANY of the candidates speak out about
what went on there tonight??

I am still in total disbelief at the BLATANT puke control of that debate tonight! Sure I expected it to be a Faux debate... but my god what went on there tonight was unbelievable!

Even the fucking audience was puke filled!

Will any of our guys have the balls to call Faux on this?
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poopyjr Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:24 AM
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19. I agree. It was bizarre. The closing statements weren't even shown
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 12:25 AM by poopyjr
They messed the names up at the beginning and it was poorly produced. All the questions were baiting.
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:37 AM
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20. Not a bad idea.
They should have refused on the grounds that fux is nothing more than the propaganda arm of the extreme right. Only debates sponsored by actually news organizations, of course by that standard they would probably have to leave American soil. I can't understand them playing into rethug hands and giving credence to that BS machine.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 08:00 AM
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21. The candidates must boycott FAUX NEWS!
They must refuse to EVER have a debate on FAUX NEWS...never again! That was nothing but a RW hack job.

I NEVER watch FAUX NEWS...unless the debates are on and I have to. :(

Peter Jennings has been added to my list of "do not watch" and I'm going to email him and tell him so. Unless he opened this issue on purpose so Michael Moore could pick it up and RUN with it? Hmmm.... :think:
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