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(CNN)   GOP: We're boycotting NBC for wanting to air a Hillary documentary. CNN: But what about FOX, they are the ones producing it? GOP: Um..Um...we only care who airs it, not produces, it...yeah, thats it   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 212
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2013-08-12 10:13:49 AM  
When did the Republican party turn into a collection of three year olds?
 
2013-08-12 10:21:02 AM  

Mugato: When did the Republican party turn into a collection of three year olds?


Since "compromise" became "my way or no way" and anyone who didn't agree was voted out.
 
2013-08-12 10:21:58 AM  
This Reince Priebus guy isn't exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer.
 
2013-08-12 10:22:50 AM  
They WANT to limit their appearances to the friendliest possible places.  This is just an excuse their folks will buy.
 
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2013-08-12 10:23:36 AM  
It's not like he can really attack a wing of his own party.
 
2013-08-12 10:24:43 AM  
Hey, wasn't there some big court case recently that Fox News supported about something regarding a documentary about Hillary Clinton?
 
2013-08-12 10:26:28 AM  
 
2013-08-12 10:32:31 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: This Reince Priebus guy isn't exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer.


In a very large drawer full of dull rusty knives
 
2013-08-12 10:33:01 AM  

Mugato: When did the Republican party turn into a collection of three year olds?


January 20, 2009
 
2013-08-12 10:35:27 AM  

Aarontology: Hey, wasn't there some big court case recently that Fox News supported about something regarding a documentary about Hillary Clinton?


Oh, you mean the Citizens United case - yeah, they don't want to talk about that now.
 
2013-08-12 10:37:00 AM  
I miss Michael Steele.
 
2013-08-12 10:45:00 AM  

Mugato: When did the Republican party turn into a collection of three year olds?


When they started referring to the "Democrat Party" as per the genius idea (allegedly) of Newt Gingrich in the mid-1990s.
 
2013-08-12 10:46:11 AM  
First step, limit debates. Fine. But the greater challenge remains: how to keep the candidates from saying stupid things. Maybe competing slideshows, with silent candidates.
 
2013-08-12 10:48:36 AM  

gilgigamesh: I miss Michael Steele.


Ditto. At least he was good for a laugh.
 
2013-08-12 10:49:12 AM  

DarwiOdrade: Oh, you mean the Citizens United case - yeah, they don't want to talk about that now.


It's weird how that case was supposed to be only about that documentary.

simplicimus: First step, limit debates. Fine. But the greater challenge remains: how to keep the candidates from saying stupid things. Maybe competing slideshows, with silent candidates.


I really don't think they understand that limiting the debates to friendly networks doesn't mean
other outlets won't pick up on the dumb shiat they'll say because they think they're in friendly territory.
 
2013-08-12 10:53:33 AM  

Aarontology: DarwiOdrade: Oh, you mean the Citizens United case - yeah, they don't want to talk about that now.

It's weird how that case was supposed to be only about that documentary.

simplicimus: First step, limit debates. Fine. But the greater challenge remains: how to keep the candidates from saying stupid things. Maybe competing slideshows, with silent candidates.

I really don't think they understand that limiting the debates to friendly networks doesn't mean
other outlets won't pick up on the dumb shiat they'll say because they think they're in friendly territory.


Pretty much like they haven't grasped that videos and sound recordings don't vanish, no matter how hard they try.
 
2013-08-12 10:56:13 AM  

simplicimus: Pretty much like they haven't grasped that videos and sound recordings don't vanish, no matter how hard they try.


Yep. And the more they complain, the more airtime the statement will get.
 
2013-08-12 11:04:14 AM  

gilgigamesh: I miss Michael Steele.


We all do. We all do.


trueslant.com
 
2013-08-12 11:11:30 AM  

Mugato: When did the Republican party turn into a collection of three year olds?


They have been rather whiny lately haven't they? Not very bootstrappy at all.
 
2013-08-12 11:11:32 AM  

Mugato: When did the Republican party turn into a collection of three year olds?


1996.
 
2013-08-12 11:13:00 AM  
Why would they care who produced the video?

This is more manufactured Farklib outrage.
 
2013-08-12 11:13:31 AM  
FTFA:

"The big question for me, Candy, is number one, which company is putting it on the air? Who is doing the work? I'm not interested if they're using the same caterer or whether they all drink Diet Coke and I'm not boycotting Diane Lane," Priebus said.

When Crowley pointed out that a film's production company includes the "people that write, produce and put together the shows," Priebus maintained his stance that networks which air the projects should remain the primary subjects of his boycott.

How can you hope to defeat New Israel if you don't understand New Israel?
 
2013-08-12 11:14:41 AM  

Relatively Obscure: They WANT to limit their appearances to the friendliest possible places.  This is just an excuse their folks will buy.


actually they want to intimidate the networks to play nice with their candidates and stop with the "gotcha" questions like "what newspapers do you read?"
 
2013-08-12 11:15:13 AM  
I just don't understand it at all.  If they ban the primaries/whatever from being broadcast on networks other than friendlies, I mean great, now the greater population won't be constantly bombarded with the stupid, obtuse shiat your candidates just can't help themselves but say and as such may be slightly insulated against it...but at the same time, now your broadcast audience is reduced to the people who were going to vote for you anyway, and you still risk turning some/more of them off via the aforementioned stupid shiat.

This is lose-lose, and they are gloating about it.
 
2013-08-12 11:17:08 AM  
Did they make this just so they could boycott it? Are they trying to buy derp points from their idiot base now? WTF?
 
2013-08-12 11:18:09 AM  
Wanting to have the primary debates on all friendly channels is like an ACC basketball team playing all their non-conference games against the NEC. Sure, they may go undefeated, but they're not ready for what is next.
 
2013-08-12 11:18:39 AM  
ftfa: Priebus, speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," was responding to a question from Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley about a report in The New York Times that Fox Television Studios was in the "early stages" of talks to produce NBC's miniseries about Clinton, set to star Diane Lane. Fox Television Studios is a corporate sibling of Fox News Channel and the Fox broadcast network.

Just as I thought, this is merely manufactured Farklib outrage.
 
2013-08-12 11:18:50 AM  

Elandriel: I just don't understand it at all.  If they ban the primaries/whatever from being broadcast on networks other than friendlies, I mean great, now the greater population won't be constantly bombarded with the stupid, obtuse shiat your candidates just can't help themselves but say and as such may be slightly insulated against it...but at the same time, now your broadcast audience is reduced to the people who were going to vote for you anyway, and you still risk turning some/more of them off via the aforementioned stupid shiat.

This is lose-lose, and they are gloating about it.


It's not even that. Blogs, commentary shows, TDS/TCR will constantly broadcast the stupid shiat candidates say at these events. They just want an environment where the moderators won't call them on their bullshiat.

Because the echo chamber worked so well in 2012, they're doubling down.
 
2013-08-12 11:19:10 AM  

Aristocles: Why would they care who produced the video?

This is more manufactured Farklib outrage.


Why care about the video at all?
 
2013-08-12 11:19:36 AM  
I'm sorry, did MSNBC hire Hillary Clinton or something?

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-12 11:20:12 AM  

Elandriel: I just don't understand it at all.  If they ban the primaries/whatever from being broadcast on networks other than friendlies, I mean great, now the greater population won't be constantly bombarded with the stupid, obtuse shiat your candidates just can't help themselves but say and as such may be slightly insulated against it...but at the same time, now your broadcast audience is reduced to the people who were going to vote for you anyway, and you still risk turning some/more of them off via the aforementioned stupid shiat.

This is lose-lose, and they are gloating about it.


No, the greater population will still hear the stupid shiat, just rebroadcast on less "friendly" networks and edited for "time".
 
2013-08-12 11:20:31 AM  

Granny_Panties: Did they make this just so they could boycott it? Are they trying to buy derp points from their idiot base now? WTF?


That would be a good idea, then they can keep the freakshow on as few networks as possible so nobody sees it. Mitt Romney was partially doomed by the right wing nutter stances he took during the primary.
 
2013-08-12 11:21:22 AM  

Aristocles: ftfa: Priebus, speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," was responding to a question from Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley about a report in The New York Times that Fox Television Studios was in the "early stages" of talks to produce NBC's miniseries about Clinton, set to star Diane Lane. Fox Television Studios is a corporate sibling of Fox News Channel and the Fox broadcast network.

Just as I thought, this is merely manufactured Farklib outrage.


Huh? You're calling the GOP chairman a 'farklib'?i dont understand....
 
2013-08-12 11:22:51 AM  

Weaver95: Aristocles: Why would they care who produced the video?

This is more manufactured Farklib outrage.

Why care about the video at all?


Exactly. I think it's because the Obama-Rodeo thread didn't quite hit it out of the park on this slow Fark.com news day.
 
2013-08-12 11:22:54 AM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Elandriel: I just don't understand it at all.  If they ban the primaries/whatever from being broadcast on networks other than friendlies, I mean great, now the greater population won't be constantly bombarded with the stupid, obtuse shiat your candidates just can't help themselves but say and as such may be slightly insulated against it...but at the same time, now your broadcast audience is reduced to the people who were going to vote for you anyway, and you still risk turning some/more of them off via the aforementioned stupid shiat.

This is lose-lose, and they are gloating about it.

It's not even that. Blogs, commentary shows, TDS/TCR will constantly broadcast the stupid shiat candidates say at these events. They just want an environment where the moderators won't call them on their bullshiat.

Because the echo chamber worked so well in 2012, they're doubling down.


Well, last time the chamber wasn't sound proof and they could still the voices and laughter from the outside.

Conservatism in action: Fix old. No new!
 
2013-08-12 11:23:01 AM  

Aristocles: Why would they care who produced the video?

This is more manufactured Farklib outrage.


More like more free publicity for a Fox Studios production.
 
2013-08-12 11:23:06 AM  

Weaver95: Aristocles: ftfa: Priebus, speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," was responding to a question from Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley about a report in The New York Times that Fox Television Studios was in the "early stages" of talks to produce NBC's miniseries about Clinton, set to star Diane Lane. Fox Television Studios is a corporate sibling of Fox News Channel and the Fox broadcast network.

Just as I thought, this is merely manufactured Farklib outrage.

Huh? You're calling the GOP chairman a 'farklib'?i dont understand....


Aristocles and Neighborhood Watch have really left a lot of tread marks in the past few weeks.  I suggest using a certain built in Fark feature to handle that.
 
2013-08-12 11:23:50 AM  

Aristocles: Weaver95: Aristocles: Why would they care who produced the video?

This is more manufactured Farklib outrage.

Why care about the video at all?

Exactly. I think it's because the Obama-Rodeo thread didn't quite hit it out of the park on this slow Fark.com news day.


That didn't answer my question. I'm wondering why the GOP cares about this mini series at all.
 
2013-08-12 11:23:51 AM  

Mugato: When did the Republican party turn into a collection of three year olds?



I never though I'd look back at the days when Newt Gingrich was the (de facto) leader of the Republican party and reminisce.

That's farking ridiculous, if you think about it.
 
2013-08-12 11:25:27 AM  

coeyagi: Weaver95: Aristocles: ftfa: Priebus, speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," was responding to a question from Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley about a report in The New York Times that Fox Television Studios was in the "early stages" of talks to produce NBC's miniseries about Clinton, set to star Diane Lane. Fox Television Studios is a corporate sibling of Fox News Channel and the Fox broadcast network.

Just as I thought, this is merely manufactured Farklib outrage.

Huh? You're calling the GOP chairman a 'farklib'?i dont understand....

Aristocles and Neighborhood Watch have really left a lot of tread marks in the past few weeks.  I suggest using a certain built in Fark feature to handle that.


I haven't really been paying attention. Same right wing blather, different login name. Boring really...at least I haven't missed much.
 
2013-08-12 11:25:50 AM  

coeyagi: tread marks


thread sharts
 
2013-08-12 11:26:00 AM  

simplicimus: Aristocles: Why would they care who produced the video?

This is more manufactured Farklib outrage.

More like more free publicity for a Fox Studios production.


Profit + Outrage = Happy Republicans
 
2013-08-12 11:27:16 AM  
Well that's it. We're not going to let you give out candidates free national media exposure (which might be a good thing) while also giving you free publicity on a documentary which normally most viewers could care less about. Brilliant!
 
2013-08-12 11:27:36 AM  
jgroome.com
/obligatory
//she should've raked him over the coals for that
 
2013-08-12 11:28:09 AM  
Diane Lane is delicious and way, way to hot to play the part of Hillary.  What was this http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Anne-Ramsey-Throw-Momma-from-the-Train -P osters_i8369235_.htm to availible?  Dead?
 
2013-08-12 11:28:54 AM  

Headso: coeyagi: tread marks

thread sharts


I honestly have trouble understanding the GOP shills on fark. They all use the exact same talking points and say the exact same things pretty much on cue.
 
2013-08-12 11:30:25 AM  

Fart_Machine: Well that's it. We're not going to let you give out candidates free national media exposure (which might be a good thing) while also giving you free publicity on a documentary which normally most viewers could care less about. Brilliant!


Oh, they'll still get national coverage, but just the highlight reels.
 
2013-08-12 11:30:49 AM  

Tyee: Diane Lane is delicious and way, way to hot to play the part of Hillary.


Julianne Moore played Palin. They might be bio pics but it's still Hollywood.
 
2013-08-12 11:32:10 AM  

Weaver95: Headso: coeyagi: tread marks

thread sharts

I honestly have trouble understanding the GOP shills on fark. They all use the exact same talking points and say the exact same things pretty much on cue.


Dude, how long have you been listening to Rush for? Years now?
 
2013-08-12 11:32:58 AM  

Weaver95: Headso: coeyagi: tread marks

thread sharts

I honestly have trouble understanding the GOP shills on fark. They all use the exact same talking points and say the exact same things pretty much on cue.


Remember what they said about fascism and trains running on time?
 
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