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thepurpose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:45 AM
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MSNBC will not release video of Rachel Maddow destroying Pat Buchanan
So, by now you've heard that MSNBC is holding hostage the last segment (five minutes?) of the July 30 edition of RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE. I say...
by jonibgud
"FREE THE MSNBC 5!!!"

Viewers -- be they Tucker & Gregory Fan Club members or simply those dutiful few who watch for the good of democracy (because SOMEONE has to) -- we butter MSNBC's bread. We make the ratings that sell the ads that pay the network bosses. We're adults (mostly). We can handle the ugly but fascinating scene of Pat Buchanan getting a little truth shoved up his nose, even if it leaves him drooling. It's no more gory than anything on CSI. We might even LEARN something (like we do sometimes watching CSI).

Tell MSNBC: "FREE THE MSNBC 5!!!"
letters@msnbc.com or call 212-790-2299.
Or we could just wait 'til someone posts it on YouTube.


Below the fold: A company exec explains the kidnapping...

network executive, seeking to explain MSNBC's apparent kidnapping of its own footage, spoke of his company's public-interest obligations.

Viewers are incredibly engaged this election season, with a real appetite for political news, said Phil Griffin, Senior Vice President, NBC News and Executive in Charge of MSNBC. "But sometimes, for viewers' own good -- and to maintain our good standing in the Village -- we have to self-censor. Some truths are just too painful, and we have a responsibility to protect the public as well as inform them."


http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/7/31/31818/8982/...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:50 AM
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1. "...Some truths are just too painful,
Edited on Thu Jul-31-08 05:51 AM by malaise
and we have a responsibility to protect the public as well as inform them."

Wow! What other truths have been too painful to GEM$NBC - never mind we know - GEM$NBC has been hiding the truth about Bushco for years.

Edit subject.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:55 AM
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8. Who are they to decide what we should know?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:22 AM
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13. They do this every day
We are not to see details leading up to the Stevens corruption indictments

We are not to see which books were read by the killer at the UU church

We are not to see details about Rove

We are not to see soldiers' caskets returning home

We are not to see funerals of soldiers

We are not to see the crimes against humanity in Iraq. Indeed we are not allowed to see anything in Iraq on GEM$NBC but the surge is working swimmingly.

We are not to hear from Griffin et al about the Pentagon hacks who they allowed to spin for Bushco.
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:44 AM
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18. k&r
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:47 AM
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19. That jumped out at me too.
We don't have the right to know diddly doo. At least he admitted it was the truth.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 07:26 AM
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25. so we get our news filtered through 'who'? who the fuck decides what we are allowed to know msnbc?
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:50 AM
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2. Is there a possibility it might be on YouTube?
I'd like to see it.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:53 AM
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6. Rest assured that there must be a DUer or two
who recorded the program. If it's not on UTube yet, it will be soon and very soon.

Rachel gave him one in the nuts. Bravo Rachel! :yourock:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:05 AM
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11. That would be cool!
I hope when it is, it's posted on here right after. :-)

That disgusting racist, homophobic piece of shit deserves a kick in the nuts. I hope Rachel gave him a HARD kick!
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:51 AM
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3. Phil Griffin thinks his network's viewers are stupid.
Nice to get that conformation.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:53 AM
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4. it amazes me that he said that
it's fucking scary. what the hell happened during those 5 minutes???
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:56 AM
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9. Here are two links from yesterday
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:01 AM
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10. thanks malaise
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 07:33 AM
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28. Read Hamlette's post on this thread
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 11:35 AM
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36. thanks malaise
i'll scroll down and look for the video, isn't it bound to appear at some point?

ot somewhat, but i often think of the guest on faux who just called them on their crap in the middle of a program. "parade of propaganda" he said among other delightful indictments of what faux calls news. it was so great. i had the video and within a day it was gone from youtube. do these things live somewhere? where? lol
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:53 AM
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5. I am so glad some fat, old white guy is protecting me from
seeing a woman best a fat, old, white male pundit in a political debate.

A woman with a brain. Oh, the horror of it all. Bring on the giggling newsreaders.



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mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:54 AM
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7. I imagine that Buchanan had a hissy fit! He threatened to walk out!
Edited on Thu Jul-31-08 05:56 AM by mediaman007
Thanks to Phil Griffin for watching out for the viewer's own good! (sarcasm)

John Kerry indicated in 2004, that its the media! The very first thing the new Congress and President should do is reinstall the Fairness Doctrine. Then it should overhaul the Federal Communications Commission. There is no way that corporations should have this much power in America!
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:06 AM
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12. DBCA from Kos is attempting an upload of a TIVO now...
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:32 AM
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15. UPDATE: 92 MB avi file is taking over 90 minutes to process????
Something doesn't seem right. Anyone with YouTube upload experience care to comment?
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Bill219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:48 AM
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20. I usually just burn the video off my DVR to DVD
Then use DVD decrypter to get the vid file

DVD shrink

Run it thru a FLV converter and then upload the vid to youtube.

Less than an hour to complete the whole process

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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:43 AM
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16. Update II: DBCA just went to bed to try to get a few winks (West Coaster)...
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 11:54 AM
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38. Just wow. it's so incredibly blatant what they're doing......thanks for the heads up -
1st hearing about this.
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:25 AM
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14. kick...
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Tim4319 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:44 AM
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17. How about Crooks & Liars?
They usually seem to come up with videos like this.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:50 AM
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21. WTH? "Some truths are just too painful, and we have a responsibility to protect the public"
I mean, WTF

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AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 07:02 AM
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23. That is incredibly scary.
How dare they think they can determine what to 'protect' us from.
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 08:15 PM
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49. No better word than scary .
"We know what's best for you."
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 06:54 AM
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22. So...you wondered if MSNBC knew that Comcast was removing them from Basic Cable...
Oh, they know.

And they're taking steps to get back in the Good Graces of the Media Gods.
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sshan2525 Donating Member (311 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 07:07 AM
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24. Can we get a transcript.....
....at least?
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Shae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 07:30 AM
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26. video and transcript
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 07:32 AM
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27. Posted October 5th, 2007...Wrong smackdown. n/t
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sshan2525 Donating Member (311 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-01-08 07:26 AM
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50. Thanks!
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 07:36 AM
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29. FYI: That Phil Griffin "quote" is a satire of this quote...
http://www.multichannel.com/article/ca6539954.html

Viewers are incredibly engaged this election season, with a real appetite for political news, Phil Griffin, senior vice president of NBC News and Executive in Charge of MSNBC, said in a statement. As NBC News Chief White House Correspondent, David is the perfect person to lead this key hour of our election coverage.

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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:26 AM
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32. Thanks for pointing out what should have been obvious
I immediately knew that quote was satirical.

If Griffin actually felt that way, there's no way he'd actually SAY it...
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:28 AM
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33. Seems many are still satire impaired. n/t
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 11:47 AM
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37. so he didn't say that
i thought he did. did you know gullible isn't even a word in the dictionary?
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 08:10 AM
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30. Some truths are just too painful, and we have a responsibility to protect the public
If that's not chilling...
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 08:22 AM
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31. I hope he ends up eating those words! nt
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:30 AM
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34. That quote isn't real, is it?
Edited on Thu Jul-31-08 09:34 AM by Marr
*edit*- it isn't.

I really wish people would use quotes a little more cautiously around here. If you want to do that, 'put some of these around the quote' or something, not, "these". Or don't mix a satirical quote in the middle of a non-satirical post. You know what I mean.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 09:47 AM
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35. Blame jonibgud of DKos. The OP simply reposted a diary.
I was pretty sure it was satire, so I Googled the start of the quote. Sure enough, I found the original. See my post upthread.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 12:00 PM
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39. Here is the VIDEO
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 12:00 PM
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40. UPDATE: WITH VIDEO
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 12:12 PM
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42. AWESOME! She Nailed that Bigot
"uppity" indeed, Pat.

He doesn't have a problem with McCain acting with hubris and announcing himself as being the actual President but damn does he go out of his way to twist something Barrack has said to imply hubris.

Hey right wing... your full of shit ploy is damning you.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:35 PM
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47. Buchanan is the definition of that old school mindset n/t
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 12:23 PM
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44. WOW!!!
Did Rachel kick Pat's ass, or what???

:rofl:
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:50 PM
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48. Anybody find a transcript for us dialuppers?
I've been looking, no luck yet.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 12:01 PM
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41. More Proof the Right Wing Can't Defend Itself
without controlling the media.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 12:14 PM
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43. Oh man Rachael kicked his pomptuous sickening ass good and proper....

%$@%^$#!!!!!!! I am furious. Gotta few errands to run but I'll be emailing fast and furious when I get back.

A heartfelt thank-you to those who fight for the truth!!

There needs to be several dozen copies of this all over the 'tube.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:30 PM
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45. Letter, for all the good it will do.
Edited on Thu Jul-31-08 05:45 PM by tbyg52
Argh.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 05:34 PM
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46. Well hell. Satire impared here. Although I bet that's *just* what he's thinking. nt
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