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Fox News Cuts Off Interview on Benghazi When Reporter Refuses to Play Along

“Operating as a wing of the Republican Party”
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A classic moment today, as Pulitzer Prize-winning defense reporter Thomas E. Ricks took the fight to the epicenter of right wing propaganda, Fox News, and told anchor man Jon Scott that Fox is “operating as a wing of the Republican Party.”

When Ricks pointed out that Fox News never seemed to care one bit about the many civilian contractors killed in Iraq, Jon Scott cut the interview short. Notice that Scott has no idea how many contractors died.

The New York Times has more details: Guest on Fox News to Discuss Benghazi Attack Is Given a Quick Exit.

Thomas E. Ricks, the veteran defense reporter and author, said he expected his Monday morning appearance on Fox News to last about three minutes. It ended, in fact, after 90 seconds — his last sentence was a description of the network as “a wing of the Republican Party.”

After the interview, a Fox News staffer told Mr. Ricks that he had been rude.

The strange and unusually short interview segment quickly gained the attention of media critics, because criticism of Fox News is rarely aired on Fox News. Mr. Ricks said in an e-mail message afterward that he did not think he was being rude. “I thought I was being honest,” he said. “They asked my opinion, and I gave it.”

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86 comments

1 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 11:53:00am

honest = rude

2 darthstar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 11:54:34am

They asked for him to parrot their opinion, not formulate one of his own.

3 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 11:55:02am

re: #1 Sol Berdinowitz

honest = rude

How dare he stomp on the narrative!
;)

4 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 11:55:57am
When Ricks pointed out that Fox News never seemed to care one bit about the many civilian contractors killed in Iraq, Jon Scott cut the interview short. Notice that Scott has no idea how many contractors died.

He pwn3d them so bad. That had to hurt.

5 jaunte  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:05:34pm
When Ricks pointed out that Fox News never seemed to care one bit about the many civilian contractors killed in Iraq, Jon Scott cut the interview short. Notice that Scott has no idea how many contractors died.

No man (or news organization) has a good enough memory to make them a completely successful liar.

6 darthstar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:05:42pm

Jesus fucking Christ...

7 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:05:45pm

“They asked my opinion, and I gave it.”

HOW DARE HE!
/

8 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:06:27pm

re: #2 darthstar

They asked for him to parrot their opinion, not formulate one of his own.

That's sometimes an issue with analysts: The network wants to hear elaboration of its narrative, not hear actual analysis. This is because actual analysis is normally not packagable into sound bites and especially for FOx poses a problem when wingnuts go crazy after being contradicted.

9 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:06:52pm

re: #6 darthstar

Jesus fucking Christ...

[Embedded content]

More JFC from DJT

10 darthstar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:08:39pm

(There are six humans in space right now...and 32 fish)

11 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:08:54pm

re: #9 Vicious Babushka

More JFC from DJT

[Embedded content]

"I think I've got the black lung Pa."

12 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:11:59pm

re: #9 Vicious Babushka

More JFC from DJT

Someone tweet Donald a reference to the Exxon Valdez.
:p

13 Varek Raith  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:14:20pm

re: #9 Vicious Babushka

More JFC from DJT

[Embedded content]

I can play stats too.
Now, Heritage and Trump, add to the coal and oil list those who die from the pollution related illnesses brought on by burning said fuels.
Also, AGW.
;)

14 erik_t  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:14:20pm

Never, ever pick a fight with a magnificent beard like that. You will lose.

15 dragonath  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:14:20pm

Salvation Army Official: Gays Deserve Death

HO HO HO MEEERRRY CHRISTMAS

16 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:15:58pm

re: #15 dragonath

Salvation Army Official: Gays Deserve Death

HO HO HO MEEERRRY CHRISTMAS

"Don we now our gay apparel"

17 Varek Raith  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:15:58pm

re: #15 dragonath

Salvation Army Official: Gays Deserve Death

HO HO HO MEEERRRY CHRISTMAS

My scriptures say people like that should be kicked in the shin.

18 erik_t  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:18:14pm

re: #15 dragonath

Salvation Army Official: Gays Deserve Death

Ironically, in this case I will not be giving the Salvation Army my two cents on this issue.

19 dragonfire1981  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:19:21pm

re: #6 darthstar

Jesus fucking Christ...

[Embedded content]

Good strategy. First point of order: Completely disassociate with Donald Trump.

20 aagcobb  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:19:32pm

re: #6 darthstar

Jesus fucking Christ...

[Embedded content]

The Donald has a great relationship with the blacks. They would've totally broken for him if he had been the GOP candidate.//

21 dragonfire1981  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:20:53pm

re: #15 dragonath

Salvation Army Official: Gays Deserve Death

HO HO HO MEEERRRY CHRISTMAS

Good grief. It was a media relations rep who said this. I really hope someone doesn't have a job anymore in short order.

22 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:21:02pm

re: #19 dragonfire1981

Good strategy. First point of order: Completely disassociate with Donald Trump.

So seconded.

23 dragonfire1981  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:21:26pm

re: #16 Vicious Babushka

"Don we now our gay apparel"

I think you mean "homosexual apparel".

24 lawhawk  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:22:02pm

Fox: If we wanted your opinion, we'd have given it to you...

25 Varek Raith  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:22:33pm

You know where gay people come from?
Straight people.
SHOCKA!
;)

26 lawhawk  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:24:03pm

re: #9 Vicious Babushka

Trump's latest craziness has as much to do with trying to block a wind turbine power installation built near one of his golf courses in Scotland as anything else. NIMBY taken to an extreme.

27 Eventual Carrion  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:24:24pm

re: #15 dragonath

Salvation Army Official: Gays Deserve Death

HO HO HO MEEERRRY CHRISTMAS

Do unto others ...

Do not judge lest yee ...

28 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:24:40pm

re: #24 lawhawk

Fox: If we wanted your opinion, we'd have given it to you...

Have you seen this article? I wanted to get your opinion on it:

The Port Authority’s Cloudy Future

New Yorkers have watched One World Trade Center gradually define the downtown skyline. The massive glass-and-steel building should reach its full height and be ready for tenants within 18 months. But to those tenants, One World Trade may come to symbolize not victory over terror but rather their own miserable commutes. Most of the white-collar workers who will stream into the tower depend on subways, buses, tunnels, and bridges to get to Manhattan. And over the past decade, the government agency in charge of much of the region’s transportation—the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey—has neglected that core responsibility in favor of rebuilding lower Manhattan.

The good news is that the World Trade Center project (technically, the first big phase of a larger, two-phase plan) is closer to completion than to commencement. Over the past three years, not only has the $3.9 billion One World Trade Center (known in the planning stages as the Freedom Tower) risen ever higher; other projects have taken shape downtown as well, including a $3.7 billion train hub, a vehicle security center to receive the trucks that will serve the new office towers, and a remade streetscape. Even a long-running dispute over who will run the 9/11 memorial and museum at the site has been solved.

Unfortunately, the Port Authority has barely begun to pay for all this rebuilding. Its share of the bill comes to $7.7 billion, which it has borrowed. And to repay that massive debt, the agency will have to divert toll revenue from bridges and tunnels and fee revenue from airports—money that won’t be available for the transportation projects that New York badly needs.

29 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:25:40pm

Great stuff! Ricks is a serious hard-core war correspondent, meaning that he not only knows bullshit when he smells it, he knows how to convert the stench into words so it will be clear to the rest of us.

30 Mattand  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:25:54pm

re: #21 dragonfire1981

Good grief. It was a media relations rep who said this. I really hope someone doesn't have a job anymore in short order.

Fanatically religious, rabidly anti-gay, no social skills whatsoever.

Ladies and Gentlelizards, I do believe we've found our GOP Presidential nominee for 2016.

31 darthstar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:26:28pm

re: #29 Shiplord Kirel

Great stuff! Ricks is a serious hard-core war correspondent, meaning that he not only knows bullshit when he smells it, he knows how to convert the stench into words so it will be clear to the rest of us.

Yep...and Fox introduced him as such before he stuck the knife in and gave it a good twist.

32 Bulworth  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:28:14pm

re: #1 Sol Berdinowitz

I'm about all out of couches to faint on and pearls to clutch.

33 Bulworth  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:30:23pm

So Faux News is **still** going on and on about Benghazi?!

34 Varek Raith  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:30:57pm

re: #32 Bulworth

I'm about all out of couches to faint on and pearls to clutch.

Here, have some self building couches and pearls.
SCIENCE!

35 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:31:39pm

re: #33 Bulworth

So Faux News is **still** going on and on about Benghazi?!

Why? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT?
/

36 Varek Raith  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:32:09pm

re: #35 Kragar

Why? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT?
/

Aliens.

37 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:33:42pm

Hagee: Gays Defiling America's Purity

Televangelist John Hagee warns that America is in decline because of the size of government and same-sex marriage. The right-wing pastor who has claimed that the U.S. will face God’s judgment for electing “a leader who is for men marrying men” told his Cornerstone Church that Americans are beginning to experience “tyranny” and the loss of divine favor: “America does not have purity when men marry men and women marry women, it does not have purity.”

Having lumpy misshapen bigots lecture us on morality is a sign that God hates us.

38 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:33:50pm

re: #33 Bulworth

So Faux News is **still** going on and on about Benghazi?!

Thanksgiving has made it hard to come up with new OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGE!!1 "stories".

39 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:34:45pm

re: #37 Kragar

Hagee: Gays Defiling America's Purity

Having lumpy misshapen bigots lecture us on morality is a sign that God hates us.

Thank you, Reverend Hagee Brig. Gen. Ripper.

40 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:34:50pm

re: #38 Dark_Falcon

Thanksgiving has made it hard to come up with new OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGE!!1 "stories".

Right. Surprised there wasn't a huge sharia turkey redux for the holiday.

41 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:34:52pm

re: #36 Varek Raith

Aliens.

42 Bulworth  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:35:37pm

So, who in the GOP dumpster fire is in line to produce the inevitable movie/book detailing Fast & Furious Benghazi as The Biggest Political Scandal Of All Time?

43 Bulworth  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:36:36pm

re: #37 Kragar

Hagee: Gays Defiling America's Purity


Having lumpy misshapen bigots lecture us on morality is a sign that God hates us.

Sigh, just more gripe from the Blame-America First crowd. /

44 Varek Raith  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:36:54pm

re: #37 Kragar

Hagee: Gays Defiling America's Purity

Having lumpy misshapen bigots lecture us on morality is a sign that God hates us.

Ugh, me, too! I've come to hate my own creation! Now I know how God feels.
-Homer Simpson

45 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:37:41pm

Great point on the Iraqi contractors. Hadn't thought about that for a while. I remember watching some of the coverage about the truck drivers that had been shot there and then treated like dirt when they came back home. If they were lucky to get back home. This is all bullshit and highly politicized. This kind of treatment and reaction would be unheard of during the Bush regime.

46 erik_t  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:38:43pm

Every time I feel like the GOP is anywhere near pulling out of their self-radicalization death spiral, I look to equal rights for homosexuals. Defeated at the ballot? Better talk more about criminalizing gay sex.

47 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:38:50pm

Carnac: Illegal Aliens, Oysters, and IKEA fainting couch kits.

(Rips open envelope)

Carnac: Who are the major financial beneficiaries of the Benghazi Phenomena?

48 aagcobb  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:39:09pm

re: #37 Kragar

Hagee: Gays Defiling America's Purity

Having lumpy misshapen bigots lecture us on morality is a sign that God hates us.

I find his obsession with purity suspicious. Anyone else suspect that Hagee watches a lot of gay porn because he likes to feel "dirty"?

49 Lidane  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:40:05pm

re: #15 dragonath

Salvation Army Official: Gays Deserve Death

HO HO HO MEEERRRY CHRISTMAS

Related:

Start gatherin' up the gold, guns, ammo, and seeds, Ma! The gays are gonna get us all killed!

///

50 lawhawk  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:40:06pm

re: #28 Dark_Falcon

One can argue that the PANY would have undertaken more transit/infrastructure work but for the WTC work - that's the gist of the argument. There's some truth to the fact that the PANYNJ has had to focus on rebuilding at the WTC and that's taken away from its core job of improving transit infrastructure in the region but the Port Authority got away from its core job decades ago when it got into the real estate business in the first place when it went and obtained the land to build the WTC in the 1960s into the 1970s.

The agency is spending quite a bit on rebuilding, but at this point, the costs for rebuilding are largely on corporate entities (Silverstein for one). The Port Authority's responsible for overseeing more than $1.2 billion in overruns on the PATH hub (the same PATH hub that just got flooded out in Sandy and where PATH service resumed beginning this morning, but not without a hiccup).

The PANY can raise tolls/fares, and it's done so - and the $1.2 billion it expects from the hikes fits the overruns on the PATH hub. The agency has a full slate of transit projects on its table including raising the Bayonne Bridge for post-Panamax shipping, rebuilding the Lincoln tunnel helix, restringing the GWB stringers, and airport renovations at LGA and EWR as well as planning for a Goethals Bridge replacement.

If the PANY didn't have to do WTC rebuilding, it's possible the agency could have moved ahead on a PATH expansion to Newark Airport, could have better funded the ARC/Gateway tunnel scheme, extended Airtrain to LGA, and expanded port facilities. Those are long term projects and some are moving ahead even with the full slate of projects on its hands.

It's also important to remember that the PANY is a bistate agency answerable to both governors of NY and NJ, so they're going to do what their respective governors want them to focus on. In effect, that means that infrastructure improvements in one state have to get signed off by the governor from the other - and reciprocity/"equal" project time/status comes in to play. That too leads to gridlock bureaucratically as the agency tries to balance what is done in both states leaving no one truly happy with what they're doing.

51 stabby  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:40:38pm

re: #48 aagcobb

I find his obsession with purity suspicious. Anyone else suspect that Hagee watches a lot of gay porn because he likes to feel "dirty"?

I doubt he has to download it. He probably just has to close his eyes.

52 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:40:58pm

re: #48 aagcobb

I find his obsession with purity suspicious. Anyone else suspect that Hagee watches a lot of gay porn because he likes to feel "dirty"?

This guy's idea of purity previously led him to state that God put Hitler on earth to hunt the Jews.

Such a charming person.

53 Lidane  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:41:37pm

Yeah, pretty much:

54 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:42:33pm

re: #49 Lidane

Related:

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///

Yes, because LGBT people are known for their tyrannical ways. Just look at, um, let me think here for a second. Let's look at, well...

//

This is of course where Scott Lively comes into play. Can't find any historical examples then, well, make shit up!

55 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:44:30pm

re: #50 lawhawk

Thank you for the thoughtful and detailed response. As ever, Lawhawk, the depth and breadth of your knowledge is a wonder to behold.

56 Lidane  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:47:41pm

re: #54 Gus

Yes, because LGBT people are known for their tyrannical ways. Just look at, um, let me think here for a second. Let's look at, well...

//

This is of course where Scott Lively comes into play. Can't find any historical examples then, well, make shit up!

LGBT people have the audacity to be open and out and proud about their lives instead of living in fear and shame in the closet like they should. And thanks to the black robed tyrants at SCOTUS, sodomy laws got struck down making gay sex legal. This is surely setting us on the same path as Sodom and Gomorrah.

See? Tyranny.

57 CuriousLurker  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:48:39pm

re: #37 Kragar

Hagee: Gays Defiling America's Purity

Having lumpy misshapen bigots lecture us on morality is a sign that God hates us.

They sound just like the Wahhabis.

In case anyone's still not familiar with it:
Jerry Falwell-Pat Robertson-Usama Bin Laden Quiz

Sources for the quotations are provided at the end of the quiz, with the answers.

58 Political Atheist  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:51:11pm

re: #57 CuriousLurker

Funny how the homophobes rarely (if ever) call for old world/old testament punishments for adultery or financial chicanery.

60 Lidane  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:51:33pm

Piggybacking off Jonah Goldberg's idiocy in the last thread, Charles Murray -- he of The Bell Curve infamy -- has decided to add his own bit of race fail:

Why aren’t Asians Republicans? (Google cache link)

Herp derp.

61 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:51:42pm

GOP outreach?

Why aren’t Asians Republicans? -- AEI
Charles Murray

Response

How Not to Appeal to Asian Americans -- American Prospect
Jamelle Bouie

Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve and NRO author.

Didn't look at this in depth yet.

62 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:51:56pm

re: #60 Lidane

Piggybacking off Jonah Goldberg's idiocy in the last thread, Charles Murray -- he of The Bell Curve infamy -- has decided to add his own bit of race fail:

Why aren’t Asians Republicans? (Google cache link)

Herp derp.

Hey!

63 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:52:04pm

Yesterday I got into a heated exchange with a local GOPer who happened to overhear me ridiculing the local GOP and its ever-weirder neo-confederate Buchananite positions. He said I must be in favor of mass violence and the murder of millions of babies. In response to my polite request for clarification ("What the fuck are you talking about, assuming you know yourself?"), he explained that I must favor baby killing because I was spending my time denouncing the GOP rather than attacking abortionists. I told him, no, I was against violence, and also against lying and gibberish, which is why he should get out of my parking lot before I kicked him into the middle of the street.

64 Lidane  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:52:53pm

re: #62 Gus

Hey!

Ha! I win for once, and I wasn't even trying.

Maybe that's a sign. XD

65 wrenchwench  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:53:34pm

re: #63 Shiplord Kirel

The inconsistencies in your narrative only enhance it.

66 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:54:26pm

re: #65 wrenchwench

The inconsistencies in your narrative only enhance it.

Just speaking to the base.....

67 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:55:58pm

re: #66 Shiplord Kirel

Just speaking to the base.....

"To the ordinary guy, all this is a bunch of gobbledygook. But out of the gobbledygook comes a very clear thing: you can't trust the government; you can't believe what they say; and you can't rely on their judgment. And the implicit infallibility of presidents, which has been an accepted thing in America, is badly hurt by this, because it shows that people do things the President wants to do even though it's wrong, and the President can be wrong."
(Name that speaker - no cheating! ;) )

68 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:56:18pm

re: #63 Shiplord Kirel

Yesterday I got into a heated exchange with a local GOPer who happened to overhear me ridiculing the local GOP and its ever-weirder neo-confederate Buchanite positions. He said I must be in favor of mass violence and the murder of millions of babies. In response to my polite request for clarification ("What the fuck are you talking about, assuming you know yourself"), he explained that I must favor baby killing because I was spending my time denouncing the GOP rather than attacking abortionists. I told him, no, I was against violence, and also against lying and gibberish, which is why he should get out of my parking lot before I kicked him into the middle of the street.

Abortion has gone down during Obama's watch.

69 CuriousLurker  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:56:32pm

re: #58 Political Atheist

Funny how the homophobes rarely (if ever) call for old world/old testament punishments for adultery or financial chicanery.

LOL, I wonder why...(not!)

70 Varek Raith  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:57:35pm

re: #68 Gus

Abortion has gone down during Obama's watch.

I just heard a lot of explosions.
/

71 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:57:39pm

re: #64 Lidane

Ha! I win for once, and I wasn't even trying.

Maybe that's a sign. XD

Get off my lawn!

72 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:58:18pm

Jonah Goldberg strikes out! Charles Murray strikes out!

73 gwangung  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:58:43pm

re: #61 Gus

GOP outreach?

Why aren’t Asians Republicans? -- AEI
Charles Murray

Response

How Not to Appeal to Asian Americans -- American Prospect
Jamelle Bouie

Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve and NRO author.

Didn't look at this in depth yet.

Also How Do You Make Inroads with Asian Americans

74 Varek Raith  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 12:59:19pm

re: #72 Gus

Jonah Goldberg strikes out! Charles Murray strikes out!

TOUCHDOWN!

75 Kragar  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:00:05pm

I think all right thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I'm certainly not! And I'm sick and tired of being told that I am.

76 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:00:17pm

re: #67 Feline Fearless Leader

"To the ordinary guy, all this is a bunch of gobbledygook. But out of the gobbledygook comes a very clear thing: you can't trust the government; you can't believe what they say; and you can't rely on their judgment. And the implicit infallibility of presidents, which has been an accepted thing in America, is badly hurt by this, because it shows that people do things the President wants to do even though it's wrong, and the President can be wrong."
(Name that speaker - no cheating! ;) )

I remember it from one of the Oval Office Watergate tapes but I am not sure Nixon was the speaker.

77 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:01:50pm

re: #76 Shiplord Kirel

I remember it from one of the Oval Office Watergate tapes but I am not sure Nixon was the speaker.

Correct. It was H R Haldeman though and not Nixon.

78 A Man for all Seasons  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:03:16pm

re: #72 Gus

Jonah Goldberg strikes out! Charles Murray strikes out!

We always call the infield fly rule on both of them anyway

79 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:03:49pm

re: #35 Kragar

Why? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT?
/

Magnets!

80 Gus  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:11:16pm
81 Mattand  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:22:51pm

re: #80 Gus

[Embedded content]

Thanks, Gus. The next time someone tells me there's no racism in the TP, I'm sending them this.

82 Lidane  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 1:25:26pm
83 jaunte  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 2:02:25pm

re: #80 Gus

Judson Phillips: When Sentences Go Bad

"Let’s see, those who are American, who lived in this nation before the insanity of the immigration policy of 1965 went into effect; before the absolute inanity of the War on Poverty; before the anti-constitutional legislation of civil rights, before the anti-constitutional legislation of racism, as in affirmative action; who lived when American history was taught, before the intrusion of the Federal government and the department of education; who understood that in this nation the constitution is the enumeration, the restriction, of the power of government; and that our nation is built on the idea that government is a necessary evil, not the god little (g), or as it was said recently that the president is our “lord?”

84 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Mon, Nov 26, 2012 2:51:44pm

re: #9 Vicious Babushka

More JFC from DJT

[Embedded content]

Why is he quoting an article from two and half years ago?

Also has it not occurred to him that working at extreme heights in any field of business has always had a high mortally rate?

85 Stentor  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:06:16am

I hope they keep getting punked by more & more guests who come on & embarass the hosts by saying things like that. Hell, Bill-O deserves a guest who will come on & say "loofah" that would be the ultimate burn. All those jackholes deserve it, especially Doocy or Hannity.

86 wheat-dogghazi  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:29:33am

re: #78 A Man for all Seasons

We always call the infield fly rule on both of them anyway

I'm tired. I read that as, "We always call the infidel fly rule on both of them anyway."

Makes sense either way.


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2 days, 4 hours ago
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EiMitch
Cracked: 5 Reasons The Classic American Summer is Totally Dead
They could've called this article "Look at how 'supply-side' economics, anti-environmentalism, and all-around pro-oligarch legislation and ideology has destroyed some of the most iconic, classic Americana." cracked.com Oh, and gentrification-based laws are also robbing us of the classic ice-cream truck ...

2 days, 4 hours ago
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_RememberTonyC
Qatar, Bergdahl, and Hamas
One thing we have learned in the current conflict is that Hamas has three main sponsors: Turkey, Iran, and Qatar. So when Bergdahl was released and the five taliban bigs were released into the "custody" of Qatar, we basically handed ...

2 days, 22 hours ago
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Outside Money Drives a Deluge of Political Ads
WASHINGTON -- An explosion of spending on political advertising on television -- set to break $2 billion in congressional races, with overall spots up nearly 70 percent since the 2010 midterm election -- is accelerating the rise of moneyed ...

4 days, 8 hours ago
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Rightwingconspirator
Washington, D.C., Handgun Carry Ban Is Ruled Unconstitutional
I agree. Bans are not an option. Jurisdictions like DC will just have to deal with the fact that regulation is the path. Bans don't work. Bans are illegal and unwise. It's simple. we as a society have chosen to ...

5 days, 4 hours ago
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Romantic Heretic
Preventing Poverty Not Allowed As A Goal for Charity
The Canada Revenue Agency (Canada's equivalent of the IRS) has told OXFAM Canada that it cannot list 'preventing poverty' as a goal, only 'alleviating' it. The reason is "Relieving poverty is charitable, but preventing it is not." This is just ...

1 week ago
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FemNaziBitch
Safer Era Tests Wisdom of ‘Broken Windows’ Focus on Minor Crime
While the apparent chokehold fueled much of the initial public outcry, community leaders have begun asking whether focusing police officers so intently on such petty offenses makes sense in a city that is far different and far safer than ...

1 week ago
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Mentis Fugit
Frisson
Over at the quirky Riddled blog, I encountered this music video link. I have the album, but I had last listened long ago, and I had forgotten the lyrics. The lengthy, moody intro slowly drew me back thirty five years, ...

1 week, 2 days ago
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BadExampleMan
The painful futility of war
This makes me furious. These men pledged their loyalty to their country and their country betrayed them. It treated them as disposable, throwing their lives away in a war that was premised on lies, that was chosen gleefully, and that ...

1 week, 4 days ago
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 Frank says:

Speed: It will turn you into your parents. -- 1970 public service announcement regarding drug (namely, speed) use