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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:15 PM
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Look at DailyHowler today (re: Jennings "deserter")
For ourselves, we dont much care about this part of Bushs life. But many other people do care, and Jennings performance in last nights debate perfectly captured the corps endless avoidance of this topic. Our news orgs have avoided this topic like a plague; as a result, the facts are completely unclear. By the end of Campaign 2000, the Boston Globe was still insisting that Bush almost surely failed to serve. But after November 2000, the press corps dropped this topic like a rock. In reality, there is virtually nowhere Clark could have gone to look at the facts about Bush and the Guard. Sadly, Jennings was willing to go on TV and scold him as if this were possible.

Indeed, we emitted low chuckles at Jennings performance. Last weekend, the Associated Press butchered the facts of this case, and so did the Dean of all pundits, David Broder (see THE DAILY HOWLER, 1/20/04). Is there any chance that ABCs handsome anchor skimmed his way through those bogus reports, gaining the misguided impression that he knew the real facts of this case? The AP and Broder both bungled the facts. Any chance that Peter Jennings doesnt know that?

How should Clark have handled Moores comment? Here at the HOWLER, we arent really sure. But during his exchange with Jennings, Clark was faithful to the record. Because of scribes like Peter Jennings, the facts on this matter are wholly unclear. Jennings and the rest of the corps have made a point of avoiding this topic. Now, Jennings wants Clark to fake the facts too. Look on his work and despair.

http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh012304.shtml
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:20 PM
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1. .
In memory of that other thread about the topic..
Jennings..
He's a dick.
It's not about journalism,it's only trying to be super smart and using every chance to hurt campaigns.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:21 PM
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3. sorry. didnt see the other one.
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:23 PM
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5. no
The other thread was about that topic but not about how the Daily Howler sees it.



"Jennings...he's a dick."
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:21 PM
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2. Because of GW Bu$h the facts are unclear
and he could resolve the whole thing very easily, by releasing his military records, which to date he has refused to do.

Has for myself, until Bu$h releases his military records, I will assume that it is true that he can not account for at least one year of service and was indeed AWOL.

Remember when the repugs made a big deal about Clinton not releasing his military records? Since he had never served in the military there were no records to release, so this was a red herring. Where are these repugs now that we have such serious questions about the CIC's military records?

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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:21 PM
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4. Moore's Like A Liberal Flame Thrower! Good Tactic
Serves a purpose! Michael should repeat it again and again and again!
Standard GOP style-only THEIR flame throwers are people like Fred Barnes,Robert Novak and Fox News!
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:26 PM
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6. One thing I'd like to try
is to force every news outlet to carry "The Daily Howler" for "balance" or FAIR and others for variety. Let the people decide. Lord knows forcing the pundits to read Somerby won't do any good.
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Loren645 Donating Member (516 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:37 PM
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7. Dick kick.
Thank you Howler.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:39 PM
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8. BOOO YAH!!! n/t
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