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(Balloon Juice)   On Tuesday, Soledad O'Brien insulted a Romney spokesman by pointing out he was full of shiat. Well, she went on TV yesterday and apolog - wait, strike that. She pointed out again how full of shiat he was   (balloon-juice.com) divider line 227
    More: Followup, Soledad O'Brien, John Sununu, soylent greens, second shift, romney  
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2012-08-16 11:06:39 AM  
Wow, its like actual journalism or something.
 
2012-08-16 11:30:55 AM  

DamnYankees: Wow, its like actual journalism or something.


And it won't matter in the slightest. The people who are smart enough to see through the lies aren't going to vote GOP, and the people who aren't will attack anything that doesn't agree with them. The CBO will be a mouthpiece of George Soros, world-renown economists (liberal and conservative alike) will be communist conspirators, and confirmation bias will once again put the entire country at risk of economic meltdown.
 
2012-08-16 11:32:22 AM  
And the GOP shills will go on every other 'news' show, spout off the exact same lie, and the interviewer will let it slide without blinking an eye.
 
2012-08-16 11:33:30 AM  
soledad is shouting into the wind. the other 99.999 percent of the media will happily repeat the GOP's talking points or at least not refute them with facts, in order to maintain the illusion of 'balance.'
 
2012-08-16 11:39:09 AM  
Good. For. Her.

Every news org should be treating lies in this fashion.
 
2012-08-16 12:04:15 PM  
I believe Sununu's next crap will come from several different orifices.
 
2012-08-16 12:08:36 PM  

Dinki: And the GOP shills will go on every other 'news' show, spout off the exact same lie, and the interviewer will let it slide without blinking an eye.


And they'll toss in Soledad as an example of how the mainstream media is unfairly biased against bullshiat.
 
2012-08-16 12:16:20 PM  
Wow. I just watched the initial video and my god, the man really didn't have anything other than a talking point to continue repeating. He's clearly not used to having them debunked right in his face. You can see him looking dejected while she tears into him.
 
2012-08-16 12:20:46 PM  
Man, that lady is unflappable. She could not be flapped.
 
2012-08-16 12:45:29 PM  

Quasar: Man, that lady is unflappable. She could not be flapped.


Well, I'd flap her, if you know what I mean. Watching her kick Sununu's ass was kinda sexy.
 
2012-08-16 01:06:21 PM  

Quasar: Man, that lady is unflappable. She could not be flapped.



(looks at pic of Soledad) flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap
 
2012-08-16 01:15:51 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Wow. I just watched the initial video and my god, the man really didn't have anything other than a talking point to continue repeating. He's clearly not used to having them debunked right in his face. You can see him looking dejected while she tears into him.


For a second, you almost expect Sununu to say, "this is outrageous. I'm a politician; we're allowed to lie and you're not supposed to make a big deal abou it."

It wouldn't be a new tactic for people like him. Remember when Scooter Libby broke multiple federal criminal statutes in defending the Bush administration against charges of fraudulently ginning up support for the Iraq war? Enablers claimed that prosecuting Libby would essentially be "criminalizing politics."

These people seriously believe that lying is a perfectly legitimate political strategy...and any news organization or prosecutor who denies them that "right" isn't playing fair.
 
2012-08-16 01:18:24 PM  
Have no fear - the greatest thinker in the modern GOP has already crafted a ready-made response:

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."
 
2012-08-16 01:22:40 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Have no fear - the greatest thinker in the modern GOP has already crafted a ready-made response:

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."


Please tell me that's not a real quote. 

Please.
 
2012-08-16 01:23:42 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Have no fear - the greatest thinker in the modern GOP has already crafted a ready-made response:

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

Please tell me that's not a real quote. 

Please.


Sarah Palin quote.
 
2012-08-16 01:26:39 PM  
I wish Sununu would learn how to be a decent human being.
 
2012-08-16 01:28:19 PM  

mr_bunny: sigdiamond2000: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Have no fear - the greatest thinker in the modern GOP has already crafted a ready-made response:

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

Please tell me that's not a real quote. 

Please.

Sarah Palin quote.


For real? Wouldn't surprise me. She's the queen of "asking me a substantive, fact-based question is an attack."
 
2012-08-16 01:28:32 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Have no fear - the greatest thinker in the modern GOP has already crafted a ready-made response:

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."


So the greatest threat to the First Amendment is the First Amendment?
 
2012-08-16 01:32:29 PM  

Diogenes: For real? Wouldn't surprise me. She's the queen of "asking me a substantive, fact-based question is an attack."


She said that about a week before the 2008 election. And 46% of people still voted for her,
 
2012-08-16 01:38:54 PM  
[HERO]
 
2012-08-16 01:42:01 PM  

DamnYankees: Diogenes: For real? Wouldn't surprise me. She's the queen of "asking me a substantive, fact-based question is an attack."

She said that about a week before the 2008 election.


Christ. I don't know how I missed that one. It's a classic.
 
2012-08-16 01:44:02 PM  

Diogenes: convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/10/palin-fears-med/
 
2012-08-16 01:46:22 PM  
What an interesting world it would be if more journalists acted like journalists instead of simpering yes-men cowering under Rupert Murdoch's great, wrinkled sack.
 
2012-08-16 01:47:37 PM  
You mean repeating a lie over and over again doesn't make it true?!
 
2012-08-16 01:55:38 PM  

simplicimus: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Have no fear - the greatest thinker in the modern GOP has already crafted a ready-made response:

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

So the greatest threat to the First Amendment is the First Amendment?


No no no: the greatest threat to the first amendment is the press. When they refuse to uncritically parrot Republican talking points and call it 'news,' liberty is well and truly dead.
 
2012-08-16 01:59:17 PM  
And there is John Sununu saying the exact point of any rebuttal of any republican talking point.....

O'Brien: "There is independent analysis of what this is about"
Sununu: "No there isn't!"
O'Brien: "Yes there is"
Sununu: "No, there's democratic analysis"

Basically, if anything isn't a talking point of the GOP, it is something from the "far left, liberal, evil democrats". There are no "independents" in GOP eyes.... anyone not toeing the line is a filthy commie.
 
2012-08-16 02:02:08 PM  

dletter: anyone not toeing the line is a filthy commie.


Personally, as a filthy commie I hate being bunched together with those Democratic twat-waffles.
 
2012-08-16 02:11:22 PM  

DamnYankees: Wow, its like actual journalism or something.


That was my thought, too.

Karac: Dinki: And the GOP shills will go on every other 'news' show, spout off the exact same lie, and the interviewer will let it slide without blinking an eye.

And they'll toss in Soledad as an example of how the mainstream media is unfairly biased against bullshiat.


It's time for good journalists to take a stand. This Soledad had me smiling from ear to ear to see a journalist doing their due diligence and calling a lie. Don't be afraid of their slander- just keep doing the right thing, and people will notice.

Having said that, the media is all owned by a few large conglomerates who only care about turning a profit. Less and less news, more and more sensationalism.
 
2012-08-16 02:22:22 PM  
Remember kids, a long-term reduction in growth or savings is the exact same thing as an immediate budget cut. But only when Democrats do it, and specifically to Medicare only. For virtually every other program, it's exactly how the GOP claims it will pay for more tax cuts everytime.
 
2012-08-16 02:48:19 PM  
Dear Romney campaign,

Please keep putting John Sununu on camera.

Sincerely,

An Obama supporter
 
2012-08-16 03:21:18 PM  

CommieTaoist: dletter: anyone not toeing the line is a filthy commie.

Personally, as a filthy commie I hate being bunched together with those Democratic twat-waffles.


Well prove it then! Speak proper grammar like stuff.
 
2012-08-16 03:52:33 PM  

DamnYankees: Wow, its like actual journalism or something.


That wasn't CNN. It was a clip from the HBO series The Newsroom.
 
2012-08-16 03:54:48 PM  
I called it right when this first came up

1) Boehner asks CBO what would happen if Obamacare was repealed
2) CBO says Medicare costs would increase by $716B
3) derpasphere: Obama cut Medicare by $716B
 
2012-08-16 03:57:02 PM  

mrshowrules: DamnYankees: Wow, its like actual journalism or something.

That wasn't CNN. It was a clip from the HBO series The Newsroom.


No it wasn't. The O'Brien clip was interesting...
 
2012-08-16 03:59:03 PM  
A "liberal conspirator" is not someone who lies to make Democrats look good. A "liberal conspirator" is someone who questions Republican assertions.
 
2012-08-16 04:00:01 PM  
Can somebody fill me in on the $700 billion Medicare lie? I can't watch the video at the moment.
 
2012-08-16 04:00:51 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Wow. I just watched the initial video and my god, the man really didn't have anything other than a talking point to continue repeating. He's clearly not used to having them debunked right in his face. You can see him looking dejected while she tears into him.


Even more surprisingly, Sunununununu thinks Romney has a plan.
 
2012-08-16 04:03:04 PM  

The Dog Ate The Constitution: Can somebody fill me in on the $700 billion Medicare lie?


The lie is the source of the $700 billion. Sunununununnuunununuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu (and the Romney campaign) is claiming that it's a reduction in services, when it's not.
 
2012-08-16 04:03:15 PM  

The Dog Ate The Constitution: Can somebody fill me in on the $700 billion Medicare lie? I can't watch the video at the moment.


I assume you can read at the moment

LINK
 
2012-08-16 04:05:20 PM  

Madbassist1: Well prove it then! Speak proper grammar like stuff.


Proper grammar is so bourgeois, btw, I was typing, not speaking, I don't speak when I type, that's just odd.
 
2012-08-16 04:06:18 PM  
That retarded old fark needs to have his index finger broken, but it looks like someone beat me to it.
 
2012-08-16 04:07:26 PM  
FTFA:
"When he acted like a dick, she pushed back hard..."

Giggity.
 
2012-08-16 04:07:30 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Quasar: Man, that lady is unflappable. She could not be flapped.


(looks at pic of Soledad) flap flap flap flap flap flap flap flap


I'd like to debunk her.

/If you know what I mean
 
2012-08-16 04:08:01 PM  
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2012-08-16 04:08:46 PM  

Nadie_AZ: DamnYankees: Wow, its like actual journalism or something.

That was my thought, too.

Karac: Dinki: And the GOP shills will go on every other 'news' show, spout off the exact same lie, and the interviewer will let it slide without blinking an eye.

And they'll toss in Soledad as an example of how the mainstream media is unfairly biased against bullshiat.

It's time for good journalists to take a stand. This Soledad had me smiling from ear to ear to see a journalist doing their due diligence and calling a lie. Don't be afraid of their slander- just keep doing the right thing, and people will notice.

Having said that, the media is all owned by a few large conglomerates who only care about turning a profit. Less and less news, more and more sensationalism.


Hasn't this demonstrated that actual journalism can be sensational? I mean, we're all talking about this event... but that's probably because it is unusual. Still, something to consider.
 
2012-08-16 04:09:13 PM  

qorkfiend: A "liberal conspirator" is not someone who lies to make Democrats look good. A "liberal conspirator" is someone who questions Republican assertions.


You really should put this in any thread talking about LSM-blah-blah. You could be like TPoC except not get paid by the post.
 
2012-08-16 04:09:35 PM  

mrshowrules: I called it right when this first came up

1) Boehner asks CBO what would happen if Obamacare was repealed
2) CBO says Medicare costs would increase by $716B
3) derpasphere: Obama cut Medicare by $716B


Pretty much this.

I still don't get how Republicans are trying to create this false outrage over lies about Obama cutting Medicare when Ryan's own budget plan would have really cut Medicare. I guess they are relying on the willful ignorance of their base not to want to notice the hypocrisy.
 
2012-08-16 04:09:36 PM  
Did some actual reporting slip past the corporate overlords at CNN? What are they going to do if this inspires other reporters to do their jobs for the first time in a decade or so?
 
2012-08-16 04:09:52 PM  
[applause.gif]
 
2012-08-16 04:10:14 PM  

Coolfusis: DamnYankees: Wow, its like actual journalism or something.

And it won't matter in the slightest. The people who are smart enough to see through the lies aren't going to vote GOP, and the people who aren't will attack anything that doesn't agree with them. The CBO will be a mouthpiece of George Soros, world-renown economists (liberal and conservative alike) will be communist conspirators, and confirmation bias will once again put the entire country at risk of economic meltdown.


It really goes deeper then that my friend. Beck et. al. has shown that Soros, through Obama, are tied to Marxist Illuminati members that planted and trained Obama to be the perfect Manchurian Candidate, if you will. Alex Jones has repeatedly and rightly pointed out that the New World Order (hereafter NWO) has worked with Obama to orchestrate the Wisconsin Shootings as a pretense to steal all of the guns in the US. The final piece of the puzzle was Sununu and Romney pointing out that Obama is personally stealing the billions that go to Medicare to line his own campaign pocket. I mean, how can anyone vote for Obama after all of these things are presented!?
 
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