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A'www, that's too bad

by Mac McMullen / September 7, 2008 4:40 PM PDT
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More.............
by Mac McMullen / September 7, 2008 5:42 PM PDT
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From the Yahoo! story:
by Paul C / September 7, 2008 6:51 PM PDT
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The change ? which comes in the home stretch of the long election cycle ? is a direct result of tensions associated with the channel?s perceived shift to the political left.

"Perceived shift" ? MSNBC is so far in the tank for Obama that it's unwatchable by anyone who has any sense of fairness and balance. After all, it was Chris Matthews who referred to the "tingle up my leg" that he had regarding Obsma's presence. Is he just enamoured with Obama's ideology or does he have the hots for Obama?

As for Olbermann: He was a lousy sportscaster - so bad, IMO, that I thought that there was no possible way for him to be worse. I was wrong, for Olbermann proved he could be worse when they made him a political commentator.

I know that this will be sad news for the 6 people who regularly watch MSNBC. Devil
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If Keith Olbermann loses his job....
by EdHannigan / September 7, 2008 8:16 PM PDT
In reply to: From the Yahoo! story:

he will always has his stipend from the DNC to fall back on.

They are both unwatchable and totally in the tank for Obama and the Dems.

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Please supply verifiable proof of accusation
by Angeline Booher / September 7, 2008 9:10 PM PDT

If it is opinion or "seems like" only, please identify it as such.

If we accuse politicians and the media of spinning and mangling the truth, lets be sure we don't do the same.

Angeline
Speakeasy Moderator

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Are you joking?
by EdHannigan / September 7, 2008 9:22 PM PDT

Have you ever watched Keith Olbermann?

It's wall-to-wall Obama campaigning, and Bush and McCain bashing.

Give me a break!

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Maybe
by critic411 / September 7, 2008 9:48 PM PDT
In reply to: Are you joking?

Lanny Davis could convince her.

Hint Hint Hint

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How do you see this?
by critic411 / September 7, 2008 11:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Are you joking?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090800008.html


"But NBC News journalists, who often appear on the cable channel, did see a problem, arguing behind the scenes that MSNBC's move to the left -- which includes a new show, debuting tonight, for Air America radio host Rachel Maddow -- was tarnishing their reputation for fairness. Tom Brokaw, the interim host of "Meet the Press," said that at times Olbermann and Matthews went too far. "
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....was tarnishing their reputation for fairness...
by EdHannigan / September 8, 2008 12:22 AM PDT
In reply to: How do you see this?

Hahahaha!! They have a reputation for fairness?

"at times Olbermann and Matthews went too far. "

That's the understatement of the century.

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No, EdH. I'm not.
by Angeline Booher / September 7, 2008 11:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Are you joking?

There are statements that can be made often enough that they almost become true.

I could say that you were getting financial support from Joe Doe, an unsavory character. Though you would deny it, if I, and a few others continued to say it, after a while some folks would think there might be at least some inkling of truth behind it. The doubt would remain.

So, I take it, in your opinion, those guys just seemed to be in the employ of the DNC.

Angeline
Speakeasy Moderator

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Yes, you could say that's my opinion.
by EdHannigan / September 8, 2008 12:17 AM PDT
In reply to: No, EdH. I'm not.

That was obviously a joke (and it referred to Olbermann only).

But they sure sound like they could be in the DNC's employ. There is no doubt whatsoever that they are "in the tank" for Obama.

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That was obviously a joke
by JP Bill / September 8, 2008 12:22 AM PDT

That's a joke.

I didn't think you were joking....you don't tell many jokes.

Never admit you misspoke EdH, Never!

When you're joking...post a smilie...then everyone will know.

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Holey moley!!!!
by EdHannigan / September 8, 2008 12:36 AM PDT

It was obviously and clearly a joke!

....you don't tell many jokes.
Actually, I do. Apparently you don't get them.

Never admit you misspoke EdH, Never!
BS. If I misspeak I have no trouble admitting it. But I didn't!

When you're joking...post a smilie...then everyone will know.
NO! I despise smilies. They are a crutch. The idea that people can't detect an obvious joke without a smiley is troubling.

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I guess no one understands you
by JP Bill / September 8, 2008 12:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Holey moley!!!!

More than one can't detect your sense of humor....this should be troubling for you.

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All those smiles have dumbed everyone down.
by EdHannigan / September 8, 2008 12:54 AM PDT

That's what it is.

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pish posh!
by JP Bill / September 8, 2008 12:56 AM PDT

Perhaps I should use smilies when I post to you.

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Go ahead....
by EdHannigan / September 8, 2008 1:01 AM PDT
In reply to: pish posh!

I have them blocked.

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Nope !!
by critic411 / September 8, 2008 1:00 AM PDT

One did not cause the other, goes hand in hand.

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I did...
by J. Vega / September 8, 2008 2:59 AM PDT

I did, just political satire. It's not like satirical cracks are uncommon around here. This particular one is just getting all the attention as the goal is to disparage the author.

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OK 1 got it 4 didn't.
by JP Bill / September 8, 2008 3:47 AM PDT
In reply to: I did...

Part of the problem was some didn't know a comic was posting.

Most comics don't last long if they have to tell the audience "it was a joke"

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you mean like
by oldie and goody / September 8, 2008 7:32 AM PDT
In reply to: No, EdH. I'm not.

the Bush can't read and Bush lied people died? That kind of statement?

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With all due respect, Ed,...
by Paul C / September 8, 2008 9:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Are you joking?

...the fact that Keith Olbermann is totally in the tank for Sen. Obama does not imply that he's on the DNC's payroll. What it does do is underline the lack of any semblance of objectivity that plagues MSNBC - which was the point of my post.

Time to retract that statement, buddy.

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Time to read the rest of the thread...
by EdHannigan / September 8, 2008 9:56 AM PDT
It was a JOKE!!! Honest!

Yeesh!
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I'd like to see that, too.
by Dan McC / September 7, 2008 9:54 PM PDT

I wish you more luck than anyone else has ever had.

Dan

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Yeah...last time I provided proof of somethihg...
by EdHannigan / September 7, 2008 9:59 PM PDT

Which was yesterday evening, it was deleted. So don't expect me to jump through hoops to prove something that's

Why do you think this is a story in te first place? Or is this another case of "everybody's deluded but me"?.

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A personal prejudice versus a paid for prejudice?
by grimgraphix / September 8, 2008 12:16 AM PDT

Well, there is a pretty significant difference.

That would be just like the news paper guy who got paid by the Fed to write some stories a few years ago in support of certain government programs. I can't remember what the subject of those news articles were. Wasn't it about education programs or something like that ?

Anyway, I know in Radio it is against the law to take payola, which is basically what you are accusing Olbermann of.

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(NT) I'm not reallty surprised that YOU didn't get it.
by EdHannigan / September 8, 2008 12:38 AM PDT
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Big old yawn for ya on this one Ed
by grimgraphix / September 8, 2008 1:22 AM PDT

As JP already pointed out, you so very rarely deign to share a laugh with us common folk, that you might make yourself a bit more obvious by tagging an emoticon on the end of your jape.

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No
by EdHannigan / September 8, 2008 4:14 AM PDT

that would be stupid.

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I missed that.
by Dan McC / September 8, 2008 1:57 AM PDT

Is it possible that your post was deleted for some reason besides your making the unprecedented effort to substantiate one of your claims as you allege?

Dan

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Possible.
by EdHannigan / September 8, 2008 4:20 AM PDT
In reply to: I missed that.

I didn't allege anything at all. Someone else said something about Obama and the surge and you said you needed proof that Obama said the surge was a fdailure. So I provided linked to three videos...one of which showed him saying the surge was a failure and two of him predicting the surge would be a failure.

All of my "claims" so-called are true and substantiated. The fact that YOU don't accept them is YOUR problem, not mine.

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