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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:41 PM
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CNN Identifies Osama bin Laden as "Obama..."


7:30 pm, 1/1/07 on CNN's Situation Room...
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:42 PM
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1. dumb asses. nt
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The Gunslinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:28 PM
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52. There not dumb.
They know exactly what the're doing.
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:54 PM
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53. I agree, this was no accident
As when Faux kept identifying Foley as a Dem, this was deliberate. Anybody can look at a freakin keyboard and see that NOBODY would typo "b" for "s."

This is outrageous and completely pre-meditated.
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:36 AM
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84. Lots of people vote with their gut, not their brain.
This is subliminaly associating Obama with Osama for those who are not politically aware.
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:53 AM
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109. Aye
CNN is even worse than FOX because they enjoy a reputation as 'liberal'. Well, they did, at least.

Remember this?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22Mark+Foley%...

It's a shame that journalism is reduced to this.

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carnie_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:23 PM
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128. Like when they identified Foley as a Dem n/t
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:34 AM
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95. they just apologized and wolf is calling
obama to apologize personally.
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Lusted4 Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:53 PM
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129. This is blatant and congress should do some over sight on the FCC
It's like Jeff Greenfield trying to compare Obama to the Iranian leader because the way he wears his coat. What a bunch of partisan political messaging.
MISTAKES MY ASS.
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joeunderdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:41 PM
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136. This is why re-regulation of the Media should be Job 1 for the Dems.
Bush and his cronies rammed thru the changes allowing media consolodation in his first year in the face of bipartisan and popular outcry, but it was THE critical peice of his master plan. Once he controlled the media, he controlled the message. Game over.

No election theft stories. No stories about bogus Iraq info. No troublesome stories about Big Biz writing National policy and cutting checks from the taxpayers checkbook.

We need to break the stronghold on the media.
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dunn Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 02:23 PM
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148. I agree. And this should include getting rid of the GOP hack put in charge of NPR. They should also
work to restore the Fairness Doctrine in my opinion.
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Danmel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:42 PM
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2. Holy Shit
Who are they. Fox?

When are they going to apologize???

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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:38 PM
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74. Face it, Americans are just ignorant
Ignorant about any language other than English or any other culture other than Christian-European--freaking out if the Koran is used instead of the Bible for swearing in, and even Ted Kennedy got confused and mixed up Obama with Osama. Hopefully we as a country will progress out of our cocoon.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:37 AM
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99. Maybe consistency would help: either both last names, or both first.
Barack/Osama....Obama/bin Laden.
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 05:33 AM
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144. no, Americans are not ignorant
Some Americans are ignorant about the things you've mentioned. However, many are not, as can be seen from this thread. Personally, I speak more than one language and am not a Christian. There are others like me. :)
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:42 PM
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3. doesn't CNN proofread before insulting a prominent and respected
politician. How shameful!
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:42 PM
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4. LOL. And so it begins.
shakes head
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:19 PM
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33. You were expecting this, too?
I know I was.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:21 PM
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35. That's right. I'm sure it was no accident. They're playing to the idiot fringe.
Complete fools are easily confused. Every little bit adds up, especially among people who NEVER read the newspaper or magazines, or spend time reading on the internetS.

They gotta get those votes any way they can.
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:04 PM
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57. LOL! InternetSSSSSSSS. ...n/yt
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stonecoldsober Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:44 AM
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102. I read recently on the internets
that 50% of the population has an IQ of 90 or lower. These are the people they target with crap like this. No offense to anyone with an IQ of 90 or lower that actually reads.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:28 PM
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40. Well I guess this confirms our suspicion that CNN stands for Conservative News Network.
:eyes:

Gotta love that liberal bias. I mean the letter "s" is not anywhere near "b" on a qwerty keyboard. This wasn't just a random keystroke mistake, it was indeed intentional.
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frankly_fedup2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:03 AM
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81. I cannot wait to hear what "Obama" has to say about the whole thing.
:popcorn:

These things cannot be ignored like Kerry did in 04. Nip it in the bud right now.
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:43 PM
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5. This is inexcuable.
The fired nutcases from Fox must have gotten new jobs at cnn.
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 10:25 AM
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117. Ah, but do we know they were really fired for sure?
I'll bet they got a promotion and a bonus.
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sciouscience Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 11:13 PM
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140. "this is inexcubable." you must have meant.
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 02:17 AM
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142. The Grinch stole my letter.
My spelling would make a good "Bushism"
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:43 PM
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6. CNN is insidious
They're subtle sometimes, but overall they have the agenda as Fox. Just different means.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:44 PM
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7. Comments and corrections to:
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form6a.html?2

(Situation room, 7:30pm eastern)
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:58 PM
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22. Here is what I sent them.
Just so you know, Senator Barack Obama is not Osama bin Laden. They don't look alike. They don't think alike. They share no relatives, no common language nor do they have any business connections. Please quit confusing the two. Writing "Where's Obama?" across a picture of Osama bin Laden is shameful.

No wonder Americans are so ignorant of world situations- they have "trusted sources" like CNN informing them.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:22 PM
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36. Did you ask for a public apology to Obama?
Because one is owed.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:37 PM
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47. Here's mine:
"I watched "Where's Obama?" flashed over a picture of Osama Bin Laden earlier today.

I'm extremely offended that such bile would appear on a major news network. This couldn't have been a simple typing error either, because "s" and "b" are in very different locations on a qwerty keyboard. If typed with standard hand position, different fingers are used to strike the "s" and "b" keys. If done with a "peck typing" style, the keys are simply located in too different a location to be a mistaken.

I want a public apology aired on all hours of The Situation Room, as well as in a prominent area of your website, so that people will be able to see that this was intentional and that whoever did it is held accountable for their obvious bias."
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 10:34 AM
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120. Good letter!
:thumbsup:
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #120
139. K&R!!!
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:44 PM
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8. .
And it won't be the last time if he makes it clear that he's running.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:45 PM
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9. CNN has sunk so low, this isn't surprising
Glen Beck, need I say more.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:45 PM
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10. IMO, at best, it's a Freudian Slip. At worst, it was on purpose to implant
subliminal message associating Osama bin Laden with Obama Barrack.
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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:12 PM
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27. I doubt it was accidental. . .
This is how con-servative propagandists work - if you read their complaints about the media, you'll always see their contention that the media is subtle about "eroding American values." When the mindset of a con-servative ideology is subterfuge, that is exactly the technique they would employ themselves. . .and make it as innocent looking and as subliminal as possible.

I hope someone pointed this error out to CNN. . .and does it in a demanding way.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:23 PM
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38. Deliberate that's my take
The ratings noose is coming for CNN.
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EmmitFitzhume Donating Member (173 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:19 PM
Response to Reply #38
126. You may be right
CNN has been dropping in the ratings and "mistakes" like this at least have people talking about them.

I am willing to give anyone/channel a break, but taken together with CNN's comparison of Obama to Ahmadinejad last month and the general direction of programming, you have to wonder.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:46 PM
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11. OUTRAGEOUS and probably not accidental....
What a hatchet job. They spent all that time propping Obama up, just to tear him down piece by piece.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:54 PM
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17. I am with you VD... this was not an accident
no way
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:46 PM
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12. Answer: Why so many Americans are the most ignorant people on earth.
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 07:46 PM by LynnTheDem
US "media".

78% of Americans believed Iraq did 911. The only country in the entire world who ever thought such a totally wrong stupid bullshit thing.

Fucking embarrassing.

US media #52 in the world for press freedom.

It shows.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:50 PM
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15. the dumbing down of Americans continue
very sad indeed. Ignorance will be mankind's downfall.
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:12 PM
Response to Reply #12
48. Is that true?
52nd in the world. I would love to see the list if you have it.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:25 PM
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71. Actually it's 53rd. And yes it's true;
US now ranks 53rd in World Press Freedom Index
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1027/dailyUpdate.html

US plunges to 53rd place in Worldwide Press Freedom Index
http://www.netscape.com/viewstory/2006/10/29/us-plunges...

The ranking
N Country Score
1 Finland 0,50
- Iceland 0,50
- Ireland 0,50
- Netherlands 0,50
5 Czech Republic 0,75
6 Estonia 2,00
- Norway 2,00
8 Slovakia 2,50
- Switzerland 2,50
10 Hungary 3,00
- Latvia 3,00
- Portugal 3,00
- Slovenia 3,00
14 Belgium 4,00
- Sweden 4,00
16 Austria 4,50
- Bolivia 4,50
- Canada 4,50
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5,00
- Denmark 5,00
- New-Zealand 5,00
- Trinidad and Tobago 5,00
23 Benin 5,50
- Germany 5,50
- Jamaica 5,50
26 Namibia 6,00
27 Lithuania 6,50
- United Kingdom 6,50
29 Costa Rica 6,67
30 Cyprus 7,50
31 South Korea 7,75
32 Greece 8,00
- Mauritius 8,00
34 Ghana 8,50
35 Australia 9,00
- Bulgaria 9,00
- France 9,00
- Mali 9,00
39 Panama 9,50
40 Italy 9,90
41 El Salvador 10,00
- Spain 10,00
43 Taiwan 10,50
44 South Africa 11,25
45 Cape Verde 11,50
- Macedonia 11,50
- Mozambique 11,50
- Serbia and Montenegro 11,50
49 Chile 11,63
50 Israel 12,00
51 Japan 12,50
52 Dominican Republic 12,75
53 Botswana 13,00
- Croatia 13,00
- Tonga 13,00
- United States of America 13,00
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 09:30 AM
Response to Reply #71
115. Thanks for that. fascinating read! You should start a thread on it
The Land of the free indeed...
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 10:29 AM
Response to Reply #71
118. Ah, don't feel too bad...
We're right up there with Botswana and Tonga. :eyes:
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 05:38 AM
Response to Reply #12
145. Not embarrassing to me
It's the result of a long-term, conscious attack by the right-wing on the government of the US. They've destroyed our infrastructure including our educational system. It's not solely the fault of the people.

The American far-right and their various international partners in crime are the ones who should be ashamed.
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:48 PM
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13. Assholes.
I would say they owe the Senator an apology, but they'd probably turn it into a media event and do even more damage.
They do owe him a private apology at the very least.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:56 PM
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21. and remind people that his middle name is
H U S S E I N

on the other hand, perhpas this is a sly way to see how many liberals are watching..maybe they are waiting to see how many angry emails they get :shrug:
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melnjones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:08 PM
Response to Reply #21
24. your sig line...
that is the cutest effin picture ever! holy crap! Sorry, totally off topic, but I had to say it :-)
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onecent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:10 PM
Response to Reply #21
26. Adorable kittens. I have one that will only drink water from the sink..
they're great, aren't they?
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:14 PM
Response to Reply #26
49. my cat will only drink running water...so wierd.
And yes, that is one of the best kitty pics I have ever seen.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:49 PM
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14. They're sooooo subtle when they do that crap. Remember when
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 07:51 PM by valerief
they kept switching the political parties of candidates? And kept calling Mark Foley a Dem?
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americanstranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:05 PM
Response to Reply #14
23. Actually, that was Fox News, not CNN.
Although I realize it's getting harder to tell them apart at this point.

- as
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:16 PM
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28. To me, they're two sides of the same wooden nickel but thanks for the correction. nt
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americanstranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:19 PM
Response to Reply #28
31. I agree with you.
CNN's management seems to believe that the best way to beat Fox is to be Fox.

- as
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:52 PM
Original message
What are the appropriate remedies?
-- Everyone involved in getting this graphic to air loses their job: the creator, the editor, and the producer.
-- CNN airs, multiple times, an apology to Sen. Obama.
-- Sen. Obama receives two minutes of uninterrupted airtime on a future Monday edition of "The Situation Room."

Let's start there.
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shayes51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:56 PM
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19. So far, CNN has ignored the whole thing.
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:19 PM
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32. They can rebroadcast with 'edwards' 'kerry' and 'oprah'
Then everyone will laugh that some people too the bait of a deliberate goad-mistake
and misfired for the opportunity to take down the entire broadcasting company.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:20 PM
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34. Re-regulation of the corporate media
including putting cable "news" back under FCC jurisdiction with respect to these new rules.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:52 PM
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16. Did Blitzer at least catch it and correct it on the spot?
I admit, when my local station ended its news I decided to switch to CNN at about that time, but when they were going to talk about Iraqis watching the hanging of Hussein, I quickly turned it off.
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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:08 PM
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25. no corrections. no apologies.
and on to the next show even though they had to know about the FU. you can bet it was caught before the show was over.
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onecent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:56 PM
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18. THOSE STUPID MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
Goddammit this makes me mad. Fucking mad.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:56 PM
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20. Accidental? I doubt it.
This is typical of these "liberal media" assholes.
More like something FAUX would pull but not beneath Crash News Network
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Hailtothechimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:17 PM
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29. I sent CNN an email asking how much it cost the republicans
Think I'll get a reply???

What an outrageous error on their part. And not accidential, either.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:18 PM
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30. I was gong to post!
thanks for the screen cap!

Dumb motherf*ckers. So this is what the opposition to an Obama candidacy will look like....
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:22 PM
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37. where's the f*cking apology??????
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:24 PM
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39. Fucking jackasses. No mistake, This was no mistake.
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 08:50 PM by Skip Intro
Good God, that is just outrageous. I knew that kinda stuff was going to come around, but I expeted it from some sleazy right wing swiftboat liar style organization "not tied to any campaign (right)" - not the supposed cable news channel of record.

Its their JOB to report FACTS. That is what they are supposed to do. That is supposedly their whole reason for existence. There are proofreaders and editors galore because things must be checked and double checked to ensure that what is being reported is factual. This was not a typo. Not a mistake. CNN is the sleazy right wing swiftboat liar style organization. One of them, anyway.
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:32 PM
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43. Agree it wasn't a typo
Try it on your own keyboard--the s and the b are too far apart to make the mistake of swapping them.

And according to posters here it wasn't changed for a while.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:28 PM
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41. They "sold" us Bush as a leader and the Iraq War......
so what should we expect? :shrug:

This is what they do. And they are also "picking" our primary candidates as we speak....and unfortunately for us, many will go with those "they" recommend. It goes to say that we are only selectively offended with all that they do; in other words, they have us where they want us!
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rhombus Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:31 PM
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42. It's now a pattern from CNN
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 08:33 PM by rhombus
Please don't tell me this is an "innocent" mistake. Jeff Greenfield compared Obama's attire to Iran's president, and now this.

CNN has really sunk to a new low.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:09 PM
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61. True I forgot about Greenfield comparing Ahmadinejad and Obama's clothing style.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:33 PM
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44. Aren't they so clever?
Good ol' Leslie and his Shituation Room.

:eyes:
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:34 PM
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45. has anyone sent this to Obama's campaign committee?
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:03 AM
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82. They have now. n/t
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:35 PM
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46. Democrats. Terrorists. What's the difference? nt
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:20 PM
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50. This might blow up in CNN's face
If it gets to be a big PR nightmare, CNN will find some poor flunky to fire. So they can say they "did something".
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:27 PM
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51. Jeeze. This crap is too easy and too easy to pretend it's a mistake. (nt)
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:57 PM
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54. Corporate controlled media at it again.
CNN is Fox by another name.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:01 PM
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55. S and B are NOT next to eachother on the keyboard.
In otherwords, this was intentional. I wondered how long it would be before the simians learned how to play with his name in a derogatory manner. Leave them to be like 5 months behind. :eyes:
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:07 PM
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59. Yep. Of course this must mean Obama's done something to piss them off...
so it must mean he's one of the good guys. :-)
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:16 PM
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65. The M$M has a special contempt for young, chrismatic leaders
who are Dems. They HATE Edwards, Dean, Pelosi and Obama. The M$M is like a stuck record.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:18 PM
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67. Yep.
Freakin' assholes. And stoop so low to childish name calling. If they're going to be biasd, at least be a little bit more original.
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 05:39 PM
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137. This is nothing new
Rush Limbaugh has been calling him "Osama-Obama" for months.
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:02 PM
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56. If that's real it was SO not an accident
How f**king pathetic is that?
Scratch CNN off the list of watchables....
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:05 PM
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58. DU them and demand an apology, folks! This is asinine. Here's mine:
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 10:13 PM by Hekate
What on earth were you thinking to run a photo of Osama bin Ladin with "Where's Obama?" across it? Senator Barack Obama is owed a public apology by CNN. The person(s) responsible for such an egregious act of disrespect (propaganda?) should be harshly disciplined if not fired.

Hekate

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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:28 PM
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72. I just sent them a correction & asked for apology. n/t
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shayes51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 07:40 AM
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92. I did, too. I hope they respond.
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:08 PM
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60. has anyone emailed this to Keith Olbermann or Mike Malloy?
How about Jon Stewart?

And I sure as shit hope someone sent that to SENATOR Obama

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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:10 PM
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62. Good idea. I'll get on e-mailing this to keith now!
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:19 PM
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68. E-mail sent to KO on Countdown. Is there an address for the daily show...
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 10:19 PM by originalpckelly
I'm not aware if there is one or not. :yoiks:
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Sapphire Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:11 PM
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63. You know, I wish their broadcast license could be revoked for stupidity & fox wannabeness.
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 10:18 PM by Sapphire Blue
(I'm really tired & couldn't come up w/a better word than 'wannabeness'.)


(Edited & edited because I'm really tired.)

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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:15 PM
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64. The Criminal News Network at it again nt
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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:16 PM
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66. Obama should just change his name I reckon.
:think:
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:31 PM
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73. Yes, to 'O', or 'Boy O' since Oprah uses O or BO, maybe BO's not
a good idea.
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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:01 PM
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75. How about this, it should get him some votes.
He should change his name to Good O'Boy, and then he can learn to speak with a Southern twang. Maybe do what some others use to do, wear white make up. That should help him a lot in some peoples eyes. :sarcasm:

Wasn't it Shakespeare that said, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet." Neither should any of us be judged by our names, or any physical characteristics. The record of our actions should be what we are judged upon. CNN (and anyone else that sinks this low) can put that in their pipe and smoke it.
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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:07 PM
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76. Oyboyma Goodman. Can't miss.
:sarcasm:
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:21 PM
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69. Horrible
Ignorance or purposeful...you decide.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:25 PM
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70. It was probably an accident.
Kennedy made the slip too but quickly corrected himself. It can happen to anyone.
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 04:32 AM
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88. It's an easier mistake to make in speech than in typing.
I just looked at my keyboard and the other posters are right. The B and the S are not close to each other at all, and this was the equivalent of a headline. It's impossible that a proofreader didn't catch it before it got on the screen if it was really a mistake--which obviously it WASN'T!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:41 PM
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77. what a supid and RUDE thing to do!
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:50 AM
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78. several weeks ago one of the regular guys gave an opinion just like this
He actually compared and asked the viewer to draw the conclusion as he did that similar clothing style and name somehow meant he was like or linked in thinking to the Iranian President as well as Bin ladin. My gut reaction was the CNN guy is a whore of the worst kind. I wondered why his opinion piece was so deliberate in trying to damage Obama before he has even said he would run for President.

Now this!
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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:56 AM
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79. Crap like this has to cause Obama to rethink whether he wants to engage in a run for the presidency.
His name will be used as a political weapon against him. Make no mistake about it.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:42 AM
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86. I think he already knows what could go down, we all do.But if he's the one,& I think he is,he'll run
I was shocked at the racism that reared its ugly head the last couple of election cycles -- mostly because I think that most of the country is past that kind of thing. An awful lot of people of all ethnicities are finding Barack Obama a very attractive possibility.

I hope very much that Obama himself is strong enough to withstand the Rovian tactics that are sure to come.

Hekate

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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:59 AM
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80. Glad to see most DUer's upset over CNN going with the KOS link
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katamaran Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:15 AM
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83. Too many people that should have caught it before air
Too many people that should have caught it before air. Depending on what they use to create supers like the "Where's Obama?" one, no less than five people should have caught that before it hit air. Several of these people were involved and didn't fix it: Graphics Department, Chyron Operator, Clarity Operator, Techical Director, Show Director, Producer, Promotions Producer and Master Control Operator. I'm a TV news graphic artist, and that shit would be caught in an instant in our low 40's market. Not to mention the B is nowhere near the S.

Freaking idiots.
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melissinha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:09 PM
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125. exactly right
too many people had the opportunity to catch it, and they all let it slide. This was not mistake, period.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:32 AM
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85. What next, a (D) next to his name?
:eyes:
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angry_chuck Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:43 AM
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87. no coincidence
Edited on Tue Jan-02-07 02:47 AM by angry_chuck
Media bias does not occur in random fashion; rather it moves in the same overall direction again and again, favoring management over labor, corporations over corporate critics, affluent whites over inner-city poor, officialdom over protesters, the two-party monopoly over leftist third parties, privatization and free market "reforms" over public sector development, U.S. dominance of the Third World over revolutionary or populist social change, nation-security policy over critics of that policy, and conservative commentators and columnists like Rush Limbaugh and George Will over progressive or populist ones like Jim Hightower and Ralph Nader (not to mention more radical ones).

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Media/MediaManip_Pare...

When omission proves to be an insufficient form of suppression, the media resort to outright lies.

http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2007/1/1/194523/7128/9...

there are countless checks on the graphics department that should catch this sort of thing way before it gets to air. There are graphics created by an artist; the artist's work is then checked by their superior and then an associate producer or someone of that ilk whose job is to do nothing but read this stuff and then there are several other people including the show producer and director who should be looking at these graphics to make sure they say what they are intended to say. Rolling a "Where's Obama?" graphic over a picture of Middle Eastern dudes is pretty much not gonna happen by accident in the long sequence of stop gaps that they have in place. Please take a moment and think about how many times you have seen grossly inaccurate graphics over picture. It doesn't happen often and yet it happened repeatedly with Foley and I will just guess that it will happen a lot more with Obama in the future unless people really go after them hard.
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Hatalles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 05:52 AM
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89. This is the same network that has Glenn Beck on its payroll.
I stopped watching CNN a few months back.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 06:20 AM
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90. I caught that. I think it was deliberate.
You COULD blame it on a fuck up in the graphics dept., but that would just be too easy.
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 07:13 AM
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91. Soledad O'brien just apologized to Sen. Obama for the error on "American Morning".
Soledad O'brien, she's so hot right now.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:29 AM
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93. OH but they apologized, AT 5:30 AM
Soladad said they were sorry.
Will Wolfie do so as it was his show?
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:35 AM
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96. He just now said he is going to call up senator Obama and apologize personally for the error.
Edited on Tue Jan-02-07 08:35 AM by MGD
edit: on the air of course
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michaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:30 AM
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94. Just out of curiosity....
have they ever done this to a Republican?
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:35 AM
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97. I'm betting "ON PURPOSE", by some punk RW intern.
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:52 AM
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108. I think you're right. nt
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:35 AM
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98. Wolf Blitzer just apologized for the 'error'. Said they would be calling Obama.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:38 AM
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100. well, that makes it OK, then.......(sarcasm)
Wolf Blitzer, your mother is a coke harlot.....oh, wait, I'm sorry I said that, it was in error.


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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:47 AM
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103. As if Wolf typed up the message himself. Give the guy a break for Christ's sakes.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:48 AM
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104. sarcasm is lost on some people.
Edited on Tue Jan-02-07 08:49 AM by Lerkfish
but why are you defending this "error" in post after post? I notice you have a hillary avatar.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:51 AM
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107. Calling his mother a coke whore isn't sarcasm,
it's stupid and petty. I'm not gonna argue with you about it though.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:53 AM
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110. proving my point.
sarcasm is completely lost on you, even when labeled.
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MGD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:56 AM
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111. Like I said, petty and stupid,
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:57 AM
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112. LOL! you're calling me petty and stupid for being sarcastic
that makes you....um....petty and stupid.

:sarcasm:
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 09:00 AM
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113. Oh stuff it, you, you..
crackhead necrophiliac Leslie-basher.

:sarcasm:

:hi:

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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 09:54 AM
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116. LOL! now THAT"S what I'm talkin bout!
someone who gets sarcasm. Thanks!

and technically, I'm not a necrophiliac. I don't LIKE abusing corpses, I just haaaaaveeee tooooooo!

:sarcasm:
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michaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:49 AM
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105. I will give anyone a break...
who corrects this mistake and does it sincerely and properly. Doesn't matter at this point who did it, it matters how well they correct it and how much time they give to the correction!
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michaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:44 AM
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101. What they need to do is....
Post it and run it on their ticker for the next 3 days. They can also put up a picture of Obama, the same size as the one they did of Osama and run his name flashing.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 08:51 AM
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106. Embedded FreepTrolls and Psyops Busheviks working overtime
They are getting desperate...and it shows.

That's the funny thing about America...it is very difficult if not impossible to control in a one-party, hitler, Stalin, Pinochet, Marcos, or Bush mold.

Play your propaganda bullshit all you wish. It's gotten old. Propaganda is like heroin (and the Busheviks the pushers) in that they addicts needs more and more to get the same delusional high.

But I think the American People are done buying Bushevik Heroin for the moment.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 09:10 AM
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114. Heard this this morning
and I truly don't know what to think. It is appalling and inexcusable.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 10:32 AM
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119. I feel a slight bit better after sending my thoughts to CNN:
" Obama = Osama?? I am a combat vet and I am demanding my reps in Congress to put lousy, filthy purveyors of propaganda like yourselves out of business. I refuse to watch your garbage anymore and look forward to the day you end your filthy transmissions."

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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 10:36 AM
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121. hoooah! that was excellent!
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 10:39 AM
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122. the thing to keep in mind, folks, this was NOT a crawl typo, this was a
sig image for a prepared story. In other words, a typo of that magnitude was NOT because of being rushed.
It may have been freudian, but nonetheless, a sig image has time to go through several eyes before airing.

a crawl typo is more forgivable, as its being typed almost immediately before air.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 02:20 PM
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135. Thanks, I didn't know that yesterday when I posted that it was a simple mistake.
That definitely should have been caught beforehand.
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janetle Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 11:33 AM
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123. This is what I sent to CNN
Damn You! I cannot believe you actually put "Where's Obama?" on the screen when referring to Osama bin Laden. Clearly, this was not a mistake and was purposeful. I stopped watching CNN when your bias against John Kerry became obvious. I came back to you during the Katrina coverage. BUT, if you are going to trash the 2008 Democratic candidates, we will again block CNN from our TV. SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!!!!
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 11:41 AM
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124. Leslie Blitzer
Edited on Tue Jan-02-07 12:08 PM by The Wizard
jumped the shark with CNN a few years back when they threw a collective hissy fit over the Clenis' sex life. Blitzer, like most of his wing nut buddies, spends too much time monkey spanking.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:22 PM
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127. ATTN: CNN ..... Here's your sign ----->












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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:10 PM
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130. CNN is so obviously right leaning it's pathetic.
If one watches CNN International they see a completely different "news" show. One that is similar to a BBC newscast. They actually have informed debate there. Albeit CNN International is no great show either. CNN stateside is another thing altogether. It is pathetic watered down propaganda and debate for people with low IQ's. Can you say Glenn Beck? Anderson Cooper did a whole show on Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donell last week. These people have no shame and America eats this crap up. Here's a link to a clip of Ramsey Clark speaking of Saddams mock trial and execution on CNN International. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNA3t3guG90 I personally believe the whole U.S. is suffering from a personality disorder at this point thanks to Faux and CNN and General Electric owned MSNBC. We have military shows on the "Discovery" channel. Religious propaganda on the "History" channel and 27 channels of Religious freaks every Sunday morning. The Republicans kept us from being able to select what channels we really want this past summer so we are required to pay for all the crap if we want cable in our monopolized media. It's a farce. Capitalism my ass. Greed and extremism is what I see. Thankfully there is the internet for real information. Sheeple need to wake up in this country or even under the Dems it will continue to slide down hill.
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Mrspeeker Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:23 PM
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134. I agree 100%
YOU NAILED IT!
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:14 PM
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131. No doubt about it...CRIME OF THE CENTURY!
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CountessMZaleska Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:19 PM
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132. that was no mistake
Edited on Tue Jan-02-07 01:25 PM by CountessMZaleska
it was designed to associate both men. And the 'apology' only reminds viewers of the association once more.

But let's face it, racist America would never vote for a black man for president, especially one named Obama Hussein, even though both bin Laden and Saddam were American creations. Obama's candidacy is DOA, unfortunately, since I believe he's a good honest man.

100 times better than both warmonger, right-wing whore Hillary and Senator Coward Heinz.

We'll have to go with John Edwards.
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Mrspeeker Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 01:21 PM
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133. Filed complaint with FCC
Thats what I do when I see this type of crap now. Not that the FCC does anything for anyone but themselves, but at least it documented. All of the corporate media outlets are right wing and sorry but even MSN is! the only news I listen to or watch is Democracy Now.
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 07:04 PM
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138. FCC has no control over cable programming. nt
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 02:06 AM
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141. In a certain way, it's flattering to Obama
At the risk of getting my privates caught in a sausage grinder, I would note that it could be a cry for Barack to run the country. As in "Where's Barack Obama? We need him to find these terrorists!" Lord knows that BushCo wouldn't find those two in the screenshot if they walked up to the White House and handcuffed themselves to the front gate.

But to most of the huddled masses, it's just (probably intentional) confusion.
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Malmo Blue Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 05:32 AM
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143. Re: C(onservative)NN
First Glenn Beck labelling Keith Ellison as a terrorist, and now this.
It sickens me.
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 05:40 AM
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146. CNN sucking up to the Machine for all those pesky flashes of honesty
Of course this was deliberate. It's the same as when they stick words like "loyalty" and "honor" on the wall behind President Dufus' head at speeches.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 06:29 AM
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147. I make similar typos all the time...
I mean, I can easily see how somebody could be typing "Osama" and come out "Obama" - a lot of the time when I try to type "Bush, it comes out "Asshole"


(sorry, had to repeat that one from yesterday)

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janetle Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 02:31 PM
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149. LOL
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 02:37 PM
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150. What's odd is we are entirely focused on this mistake - if they'd
gotten it right, they'd actually be questioning where's Osama, a sort of anti-chimp thing to do these days.

Though maybe the point of the whole story was to confuse the names.

Maybe the Democrats should focus on Obama's first name, and extend that to all the Repukes - call then Newt and John, etc., then use Barak and Hillary, etc.

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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-03-07 05:00 PM
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151. CNN has APOLOGIZED... on Tuesdaymorning, per this article
Obama has accepted the apology as well.

This could have a good effect over the long term. Between the Ed Rogers comments and this error, it will likely 'sensitize' people so that they aren't likely to make the mistake again--and if they do, they'll be recognized for what they are--mean, vicious, racist assholes.

It does get that whole Hussein middle name thing back out there for a final rehash...once those things have been run through the grinder several times, the usual media response is "Been there, done that." It's good to let any distractions be chewed over and digested early, be they names that are unusual to the ears of middle America, or cocaine use, or what have you. Bush would probably not have had quite such a close race were it not for that concealing of the DUI--he might have picked up a few votes from the nitwits who often don't vote had he gotten that out there and over with very, very early.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3347703,00.ht...

The blunder occurred Monday evening on Wolf Blitzer's news show "The Situation Room." Bloggers hurried to inform the network of the mistake, which was quickly corrected.

Tuesday, CNN issued an apology during its morning show, with both anchor Soledad O'Brien and Blitzer himself offering separate apologies. The network referred to the headline a "bad typographical error" by its graphics department.

"We want to apologize for that bad typo," Blitzer said. "We also want to apologize personally to Sen. Barack Obama. I'm going to be making a call to him later this morning to offer my personal apology."

A spokesman for Illinois Sen. Barack Obama said the apology was accepted.

"Though I'd note that the `s' and `b' keys aren't all that close to each other, I assume it was just an unfortunate mistake, and don't think there was any truly malicious intent," Vieto said.
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