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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:11 PM
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Keith Olbermann Appreciation Thread...
...because he is a true patriot. :patriot:

I'll never stop watching Keith. I value his opinion a lot. I think he reacted to President Obama's speech last night...as we on DU did...as a person who has been immersed in this debate for a long time. He is very knowledgeable. That part of me was disappointed, too, in the speech.

But it wasn't given FOR us.


Keith Olbermann is a patriot.

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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:15 PM
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1. reality?
doesn't Keith understand changing Washington is like pushing a huge Dinosaur up a very steep hill?
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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:18 PM
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3. And who in Washington would even bother to push without
journalistic criticism? That is why we have a Fourth Amendment.
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:20 PM
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7. Pretty worthless when the journalistic critic accuses you of not pushing hard enough...
True journalism is suppose to be objective, based in reality and nonjudgemental.
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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:23 PM
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14. Your comment is contradictory and nonsensical. N/T
Edited on Wed Jun-16-10 12:24 PM by Big Blue Marble
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:32 PM
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19. Wow, that wasn't even a well crafted copout.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 09:29 PM
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79. yes the US media needs to be more balanced
left, center and right shooting their mouths off.

It is better to listen to the BBC
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 07:51 AM
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90. We all cheered when Keith
was judgmental of Junior...
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namahage Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:43 PM
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23. Don't you mean the First Amendment? n/t
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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:27 PM
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Whoops!
Thanks for the correction.
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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:17 PM
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2. It is sad that people require Fox-like cheerleading and
call it journalism. I do not always agree with Olberman. I was sure glad he was there during the Bush presidency.
I want him to call it as he sees it, period. I thought he was a little too critical of the speech, but that was his opinion.

It was not a great speech; in fact, it was not even a good speech. It was a wasted opportunity. He was calling that out.
Should he have lied?
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:19 PM
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4. I agree with...
...this:

"It is sad that people require Fox-like cheerleading and call it journalism. I do not always agree with Olberman. I was sure glad he was there during the Bush presidency. I want him to call it as he sees it, period. I thought he was a little too critical of the speech, but that was his opinion."


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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:19 PM
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K&R
n/t
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:19 PM
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5. A patriot?! ROLF
Good one. I didn't realize Keith has served his country in any way aside from, you know, cable chit chat and sportscasting. He reads a story every Friday night so I guess there's that.

:rofl:
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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:22 PM
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11. So you think journalists are not patriots?
Does the name Edward R. Murrow mean anything to you?

I wish all newsreaders were as committed to their country as Keith Olbermann is.
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nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:37 PM
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20. i agree. journalists can definitely be patriots.
look at Bill Moyers.

thomas jefferson said that "information is the currency of democracy." and we have a bunch of bootleggers pissin in our pockets and telling us its raining. i appreciate those speaking the truth when i hear it. KO is one of the few. i would agree that he is a patriot for that reason. regardless of whether he votes in elections or served in the military.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:38 PM
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22. Cable pundits are commentators, not reporters or Edward R. Murrow-type
Edited on Wed Jun-16-10 12:38 PM by Phx_Dem
journalists, as much as they like to think they are. They aren't even fucking close. In fact, I think Morrow would be disgusted with them. There are plenty of good journalists but none of them have a cable show.

Let's face it, they have to give journalistic awards to someone and since they all suck, it doesn't matter much who gets it.
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 07:23 PM
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70. Umm, KO won a Edward Murrow Award Today
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 10:16 PM
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82. Thanks for posting this! I hadn't heard...
...about it. Congrats, Keith!!!
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RichGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:30 PM
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51. I so wish we could....
...put a moratorium on the word "patriot" for about ten years. I getting to hate that word.
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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:57 PM
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54. So true.
Something about the last refuge of a scoundrel and all that! What an overused and misused word that thrown around
to evoke superficial emotions in non-thinking citizens.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 12:30 PM
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104. I actually think we citizens to a debate about what the word 'patriot'...
...means. I agree it is often misused.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 02:10 PM
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106. I actually think we citizens should debate what the word 'patriot'...
...means. I agree it is often misused.

{That's what I meant to say the first time. :7 )
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-19-10 04:28 AM
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108. Well said. Thanks. n/t
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:23 PM
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13. Yeah, that is worth a ROFLcopter
The man does not even vote.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 11:34 AM
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95. And do you know WHY he does?
:eyes:
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:37 PM
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21. how many death threats and stalkers do you think Keith gets?
How would you like to be the target of the right wing because of your openly expressed political leanings?

I call enduring that courageous, and patriotic.
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namahage Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 09:05 PM
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78. Well, by THAT yardstick, President Obama is the epitome of courage and patriotism. n/t
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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-19-10 07:46 AM
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110. By these standards, Obama is the greatest patriot ever.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:43 PM
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29. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator.
 
namahage Donating Member (678 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 09:00 PM
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75. And being in the military isn't the only way to serve your country, I imagine. n/t
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:27 PM
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50. Do you even know the definition of 'patriot'? Who is ROLF?
...Yes he is a patriot...he loves his country..Duh..
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 05:55 PM
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63. ^ LOL LOL LOL ^ n/t
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 11:32 AM
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94. The work he did as a commentator under Bush --
was important, patriotic work. He was out there telling the Truth when few were. And he continues to do so to this day. I'm just sorry some can't handle that anymore.
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:20 PM
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6. K&R...n/t
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:21 PM
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8. I like Keith. I am also free to disagree with him. He got this one wrong, in my opinion.
The speech was for regular non political types.

But KO is not the enemy. We all want the same thing, a move away from dependency on fossil fuels. KO wanted details. Not the time to do it last night. Carter tried with that and it got him no where. Get the people to think about it and agree on it first.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:41 PM
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28. Agreed.
:hi: I'm a huge fan of Olbermann and the entire crew at MSNBC. I think they're frustrated with the fact that so little can be done immediately and they blame the President.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:52 PM
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30. I am also free to disagree with...
...Keith, or any other person for that matter. Sometimes I do. :7


I think what got to me last night is watching the speech on C-Span, and then checking out media reaction across the board...MSNBC, PBS, CNN, FOX, etc....and to find ALL of them panning the speech at the same time. It makes it seem as if Keith is piling on at the same time the others are. That was hard for me to take.


But I respect KO and will always continue to, even when I disagree. Last night, I think he actually had a point...it wasn't the speech for those of us who are immersed in the issues of energy and climate change. (Pittsburgh was.) It was a speech to build momentum for change...and that is what I elected Barack Obama to do.

:patriot:
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:22 PM
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9. Meh, hopefully he'll be smart enough to give himself the "Worst Person in the World" Gold tonight
Since he complained endlessly and Obama turned around and got the $20 billion from BP.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:53 PM
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31. Wouldn't that be hilarious! But I don't think he...
...really deserves the WORST. Maybe just WORSE...for appearing to pile on. :7
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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:22 PM
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10. He has nice Hair
Yeah I recommended too but this is a silly thread.
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Aramchek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:22 PM
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12. had to make a thread to counteract the Olbermann backpedaling thread, eh?
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:01 PM
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44. Delete. Sounds like sarcasm.
Edited on Wed Jun-16-10 02:03 PM by politicasista
Duh. :)
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:04 PM
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47. Thanks, politicasista...
... :hi:
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:05 PM
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48. You're welcome
Thanks for the wisdom. :hi:
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:02 PM
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45. Actually, I hadn't seen that thread yet, but I will...
...look for it now. :7
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:28 PM
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15. I always thought it was the other party who refused to question their elected leaders.
I have no problem with Keith or Rachel what so ever.
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Child_Of_Isis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:28 PM
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16. I think what made Keith so angry
was Obama's description of the clean up.

Keith sputtered & almost went into a shout there at the end when reminding the viewers of dispersant, chemical poisoning & lack of proper protective clothing.

Keith is getting reports everyday about the atrocities of BP's calling the shots on the clean up,(and lack there of) yet Obama is trying to portray to the public that the government is in charge.

I understand his frustration.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:29 PM
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17. thank you for starting this thread
..and I'll take this opportunity to name the two things that I found disheartening about the speech:

1. the naming of a "commission" usually means there will be no real truth-finding and no real accountability. Those of us with a little history recall far too many of these presidential commissions.

2. the praying "to get through this" signified to me a racial or cultural connotation because so many residents of the Gulf region are religious and have leaned on that to get them through other hard times. I don't know if he was trying to evoke a ministerial tone, a la MLK Jr. Perhaps. But so often those people have had nothing but prayer to sustain them, and I thought this might be a calculated suggestion to imply they should endure yet another catastrophe. It made me more afraid for them and for us all.


Back to Keith. He is paid to give his opinion after a presidential speech. He did that. He's by far the most courageous, intelligent, compassionate and fair news man America has had in a while. I fully support him and allow him opinions.

Go Keith.
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Child_Of_Isis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:56 PM
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25. "commission"
Om my god, my heart sunk when he said that. Your words define "commission" perfectly...no real truth-finding and no real accountability.

I had flashbacks from the Bush era.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:39 PM
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52. I was thinking back farther.
Edited on Wed Jun-16-10 02:40 PM by grasswire
Warren Commission.

Lord almighty, spare us another commission. The proper alternative is Special Prosecutor or full-blown Congressional Investigation (when appropriate).
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:01 PM
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43. Great post. And you are very...
...welcome.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:29 PM
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18. I disagree with KO regarding his reaction to last
night's speech. He's not a continuous basher of the President like some pundits so there is no animosity ..just a plain disagreement.
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NatBurner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:07 PM
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27. i'm right here with this too
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:54 PM
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34. I think the problem was that he appeared to...
...be 'piling on'with others like FOX...who always do that.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:48 PM
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24. The fact that Message Discipline LLC threw him under the bus
..only confirms that he's correct. Keep speaking the truth, Keith.

And Rachel. And Thom. And Mike Malloy. And Ed Schultz. And Norman Goldman. And whomever else I'm forgetting (caffeine hasn't saturated the brain yet)
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 12:57 PM
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26. I like Keith Olbermann, and I usually agree with him.
When he's in error, he says so and apologizes for it. How many others do that?

The big issue with Obama's speech last night was the buildup in the M$M. People like Tweety, and Chuck Todd, and other assholes like them. They made this speech out to be something huge. With that expectation going into it, yes, it was disappointing.

Removing the M$M bullshit from the situation, I think Obama did what he intended to do, no more and no less.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:56 PM
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37. GREAT post, AndyA. I agree...
...with you. :)
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Milo_Bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:54 PM
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32. Thank the Gods for Keith Olbermann and Jon Stewart
Edited on Wed Jun-16-10 01:54 PM by Milo_Bloom
And other members of the "left wing media" who are actually willing to call things as they see them instead of sticking to a series of pre-approved talking points.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:57 PM
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38. Absolutely. Keith has been a voice...
Edited on Wed Jun-16-10 01:57 PM by YvonneCa
...for many of us...during dark times... that I will ALWAYS appreciate. :patriot:
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:54 PM
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33. You've got to be kidding me. There had to be a special thread for him.
Edited on Wed Jun-16-10 01:55 PM by vaberella
I can disagree with the man if I find his statements incorrect, it has nothing to do with whether I watch the show or not.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:58 PM
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39. ...
... :)
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KansasVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:55 PM
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35. +1000...Thank You! People here have SHORT TERM memory about how Keith has helped!!!
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:59 PM
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42. You are most welcome. I'd guess there are probably some...
...here who never knew. I'm really glad to know I'm not the only one who remembers. :)
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:55 PM
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36. I'll appreciate his admitting going too far in this instance
Especially in light of current developments
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:59 PM
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40. A K and R for Keith
:bounce:
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 01:59 PM
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41. Keith calls it the way it is
And no matter where we go from here, the Obama Administration is playing pickup from the last few months of "compromise."

Will they get ahead of things rather than trying to massage a status quo he inherited? I sure hope so.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:03 PM
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46. He's just some guy on TV
like all of them. Sometimes he's worth watching. Sometimes not.

Why invest any more energy into him than what that is worth?
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:25 PM
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49. I agreed 100% with KO last night. Still the bravest man on television..
...and a true American patriot..
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:48 PM
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53. I like KO, but I rarely watch his show. This has always been the case
the guy doesn't even vote. Hard for me to take him seriously at all.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 11:39 AM
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98. Jesus fucking christ --
do you people who keep spouting off about him "not voting" know WHY he doesn't vote??

Gak gak gak. :banghead:

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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 01:25 PM
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99. apparently not
gak indeed.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 01:50 PM
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100. It really fucking astonishes me sometimes.
I feel as if I've slipped down the rabbit hole here. :crazy:
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 02:59 PM
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55. I got a rec for that loudmouthed big head bastage. I consider him and Stewart
to be real American heros in these times.

Especially Stewart, he found a way to get the truth to a mass audience in the era of BushCo
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 03:17 PM
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56. That was also quite...
...amazing. :)
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 03:19 PM
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57. Like the President, Olbermann is not perfect!
And so what? Neither am I!

But we all have our good points,
and that's worth appreciating!
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 04:12 PM
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58. We're all human. I sure wish there was a little more...
...humanity around. :)
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 04:20 PM
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59. I stand with Keith, Rachel, Jon, and Stephen
even though we don't always agree

:patriot:
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 04:54 PM
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60. I didn't agree with KO or Tweety on the speech last night
Edited on Wed Jun-16-10 04:57 PM by RamboLiberal
But I'm glad that KO, Ed Schultz, Rachel and to a lesser extent Tweety don't march in lockstep like Faux personalities to the party. I'm glad they can take Obama and other Dems to task with equal vigor that they take to the RW. They are truly "Fair and Balanced" unlike the propaganda network that uses that slogan.

And IMHO some DU'ers today are crying like Glenn Beck because KO and Tweety dared to criticize Obama's speech.

I'm not watching MSNBC again.....Waaaaaaaah!

Well fine, the damn RW likes to crow progressive liberal talk doesn't sell soap. Maybe they are right. Sure sounds like it from some of the bawling here today.

Just don't complain when the ratings drop and GE decides to go more Scarborough than Maddow.
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mochajava666 Donating Member (771 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 05:06 PM
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62. +1
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 05:58 PM
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64. Exactly. n/t
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democrat2thecore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 06:22 PM
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65. VERY well said. Some here want all Pro-Obama all the time -- yet they bash FOX! good post, Rambo -nt
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 09:03 PM
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77. KO's ratings are already in the toilet.
He's doing whatever he can to attract viewers... even if they are RW.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 02:27 AM
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86. That was a joke, right?
His ratings are just fine, and he doesn't give a damn about attracting right-wingers.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 09:07 AM
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91. Wrong - KO's ratings have actually climbed this month
The ratings were in a bit of a funk when he came back after his father's extended illness & death.

But right now his ratings are doing very well thank you. I'm kind of a cable news ratings junky so I look at them daily.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 09:30 PM
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80. Good post.
:thumbsup:
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Political Tiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 05:01 PM
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61. I like Olbermann except when he acts like the people he makes fun of
like Billo. Last night he wasn't acting like an objective news commentator but like, well....Billo!
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 06:25 PM
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66. K&R. I agree. //nt
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pundaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 06:30 PM
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67. He comes closer to journalism than most talking heads.
What I don't get is all those who maintain great respect for the president while having such low expectations for his job performance.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 08:36 PM
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72. I respect the President. And I think...
...his job performance is pretty damned good, considering the hand he has been dealt.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 06:41 PM
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68. Recommend
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 06:53 PM
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69. K&R
:woohoo:
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 08:02 PM
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71. K & Fookin' R !!!
:kick:
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Seneca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 08:42 PM
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73. He's a pompous blowhard
He's the flip side of O'Reilly, which explains his obsession with him. Two peas in a pod, they are - from opposite ends.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 02:28 AM
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87. If that's what you think, why are you on this thread?
It's a lie and you know it. KO, unlike Billo, deals in facts.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 07:37 AM
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89. For the same reason Obama haters jump onto those appreciation threads. (nt)
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 08:54 PM
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74. Screw Keith. He was the last show left on MSNBC for me, and now I can delete the..
whole damned channel. :puke:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 02:28 AM
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88. Well, aren't you just precious. n/t
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 11:34 AM
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96. Why, thank you! You have a good day now, ya hear?
:rofl:
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 09:02 PM
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76. Agreed, kick & R
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 09:49 PM
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81. I appreciate him, but I HATE that he stopped counting the days "since the previous
president declared 'mission accomplished' in Iraq" and replaced it with the number of days since the oil spill started. He was in the thousands and stopped for THIS.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 10:54 PM
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83. You make "THIS" sound like a leaking Starbucks cup.
It's a freaking hemorrhage in the floor of the ocean!
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 11:35 AM
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97. Seems appropriate to me. As tired of Olberman as I have been.
Sure he's a progressive voice and we need him. I'm free to be tired of it, however.

I prefer the blowhards of DU anyhow. More informative.
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 01:49 AM
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84. K&+R
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 02:23 AM
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85. K&R, nothing to add. n/t
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 09:11 AM
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92. .
Me, too.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 11:29 AM
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93. Yup.
He comtinues to tell the truth as he sees it, most times I agree, sometimes I don't, but I always respect him and find what he has to say worth hearing.

Those who supported him during Bush but are now tuning him out because of his O criticism are really only mnake themselves look as pathetic as those over at FR who wouldn't tolerate a negative word about W.

Blind hero worship is dangerous shit, no matter which side it comes from.
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 03:47 PM
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101. He's been saying "GODDAMN" a lot lately. SOMEONE needs to say goddamnit about oil spill.
As Craig Ferguson said on his show last night (after using a giraffe puppet as a BP spokesman, which was hilarious), "sometimes, only a curse word will do."
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LaFeminist Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 04:14 PM
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102. Kick. Keith stays inside my bus n/t
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krawhitham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-17-10 04:29 PM
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103. true patriot my ass is he a ratings whore and nothing else
He takes the angle that will get him the most press and ratings

The man does not even vote and true patriot would vote
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cleveramerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 12:45 PM
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105. I like the guy and I watch his show
I don't demand 100% of my opinions to be voiced by anybody but me.

controversy is good for TV shows.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 02:12 PM
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107. He's one of the ones I turn to for the truth. He has my respect and gratitude. nt
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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-19-10 07:45 AM
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109. as WE on DU??? WE??? Since when you're talking in everyone else' name?
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