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Media drum beat against Republican continues.

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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 12:36 PM
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The media has continued blaming and bashing Republicans as if they are still in charge. Of course this is to distract from what Obama and the democrats are doing. This is why you see the media and thew President going after radio show host for dissenting. Why is it that in this supposed disaster, our media is going after the people who A) aren't in charge or B) are practicing their rights?

On CNN we have Anderson cooper calling the Republicans "insurgents at war with Obama".
newsbusters.org...

COOPER: The larger question raised by Gregg's about-face, is it a sign that Republicans have no desire for real bipartisanship? Have they, in fact, declared war on President Obama? Republican Congressman Pete Sessions suggested they learn from the Taliban a while back and operate as insurgents against the Democrats. Blogger Andrew Sullivan today suggested the war against Mr. Obama is real. Republicans, he wrote, want failure. You can decide for yourself if that theory makes sense. Some facts now from Tom Foreman.

TOM FOREMAN: Despite President Obama's soaring popularity, members of the GOP have startled political analysts by launching vigorous assaults on his initiatives.


COOPER: Strange day, so much for a team of rivals. Judd Gregg foregoing a Cabinet job, sparking plenty of questions about why he did it and what it means for this president, who promised changed and an end to partisanship. [Certainly, they have taken plenty of hits, some of them self-inflicted, over personnel decisions lately. But do developments today also speak to something deeper,a war, an insurgency by Republicans against the President, against Democrats in the House and against their agenda?


Than there's this. Radio host Mike Malloy.

newsbusters.org...

"They're worse than useless. These are terrorists. These are domestic terrorists. They want the country to fail, for God’s sake. They want exactly what anyone who attacked this country on September 11, 2001 wanted. The real internal terrorists are the Republicans, I mean, isn't that clear? Rush Limbaugh is a bigger threat to this country than Osama bin Laden. He's a bigger threat than anybody that the CIA can invent. He's a bigger threat than any terrorist that ever leveled its sights against the United States, Limbaugh is, so why isn't he arrested and sentenced for treason?"


What is this obsession with the left wing and locking up people they disagree with politically? Think about it. Is there any prominent right wing figure that someone isn't trying or wishing to lock up?

You got MSNBC chilling for Obama's plan, while slamming Republicans.

The media love affair with the government conitnues...

I could go on all day, but you get the point. I'm taken back to 2001 when Bush was elected. The democrats and the media instantly attacked him as "elected not elected" There were protests at is inauguration and Democrats said loudly, "We are not unpatriotic for opposing this president". The democrats fought tooth in nail for every appointment and policy. When is it suddenly an evil thing to oppose policies you don't agree with?

I know most of you hate Rush, but he makes a great point in this clip with a clip of Hilary Clinton.


Where are all the people who said it was patriotic to dissent against the president? Why do they have one rule for us and another set of rules for themselves. We need to be wary and watch for things like the fairness doctrine. This current government and media want to wipe out Republicans. They want 1 party rule and if this country doesn't see through it, we're in real trouble.




posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by Cio88
They want 1 party rule and if this country doesn't see through it, we're in real trouble.


You've already got a "1 party rule". It has 2 faces though. Most people don't see that. THAT is the real trouble.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 12:52 PM
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You've already got a "1 party rule". It has 2 faces though. Most people don't see that. THAT is the real trouble.


Either way, the people in power right now seem to be closing the door on difference of opinion. I cant count the amount of times I've heard "the debate is over" or "its too important to debate", over the last few months.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:01 PM
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Originally posted by Cio88
Either way, the people in power right now seem to be closing the door on difference of opinion.


And you think this is new?


When Bush travels around the United States, the Secret Service visits the location ahead of time and orders local police to set up “free speech zones” or “protest zones” where people opposed to Bush policies (and sometimes sign-carrying supporters) are quarantined. These zones routinely succeed in keeping protesters out of presidential sight and outside the view of media covering the event.


www.amconmag.com...

Clinton did it too.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:07 PM
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Whats your point? We should ignore a worsening sittuation, because others have done similar things? Bush never attacked his detractors and claimed that the media couldn't be critical of him. Unlike this democrat controlled media, white house and congress. Obama was attacking private citizens for criticism within days of taking the white house! I'd say the problem has taken a quantum leap in seriousness.

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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by Cio88
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Whats your point?


I made my point.


We should ignore a worsening sittuation, because others have done similar things? Bush never attacked his detractors and claimed that the media couldn't be critical of him. Unlike this democrat controlled media, white house and congress. Obama was attacking private citizens for criticism within days of taking the white house! I'd say the problem has taken a quantum leap in seriousness.


I don't see it that way. I also don't use one set of glasses for one and put the rose colored ones on for others.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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It is the fault of everyone in power, not just the Dems, not just the Republicans. They are all yahoos.

They don't work for us. They don't care about what we think. They work for themselves and their interests, not ours.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:16 PM
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I just noticed you're not even an American, so you don't really have the glasses on at all. Thanks for your opinion, but as a citizen of American I see this as a very serious threat to our freedom. There is no evidence that Bush had the media/Hollywood in his hand the way this democrat controlled government does. Thats a powerful alliance for deception and my fellow American should be on the look out.

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It is the fault of everyone in power, not just the Dems, not just the Republicans. They are all yahoos.


Thats fine, but we're talking about present time. The fact that the media is helping the white house to squash dissent in a very real way.



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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by Cio88
reply to post by intrepid
 


Bush never attacked his detractors and claimed that the media couldn't be critical of him.
[edit on 13-2-2009 by Cio88]


Well I say, where were you the last eight? HOW about FOX's campaign to deem decenting of the war unpatriotic, UNAMERICAN and terrorist lovers. Drum BEAT, thats rich...



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:20 PM
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Well I say, where were you the last eight? HOW about FOX's campaign to deem decenting of the war unpatriotic, UNAMERICAN and terrorist lovers. Drum BEAT, thats rich...


First of all Fox isnt Bush. Second of all, Fox is a single network. You're right, they did paint Democrats as unpatriotic for their dissent against Bush. They were a single network against ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and PBS (not to mention print and internet media) that was brow beating Bush on a daily basis. The media was championing democrats for their dissent!

Given this fact, why are you now apologizing for all these same networks doing what they claimed was wrong when Fox did it? How can it be wrong one time, but ok when its being done on a much larger scale by the other side?

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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by Cio88
I just noticed you're not even an American, so you don't really have the glasses on at all.


I seriously doubt that. I'm well versed in American politics. But hey, if you can't debate the member, attack him. Ah, the NEW American Way.


Thanks for your opinion, but as a citizen of American I see this as a very serious threat to our freedom.


As I pointed out, there have been many over the last couple of decades. This is but another.


There is no evidence that Bush had the media/Hollywood in his hand the way this democrat controlled government does. Thats a powerful alliance for deception and my fellow American should be on the look out.


He didn't need it in his arrogance. He did whatever the hell he wanted to.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by Cio88
reply to post by intrepid
 


I just noticed you're not even an American, so you don't really have the glasses on at all. Thanks for your opinion, but as a citizen of American I see this as a very serious threat to our freedom. There is no evidence that Bush had the media/Hollywood in his hand the way this democrat controlled government does. Thats a powerful alliance for deception and my fellow American should be on the look out.

reply to post by skeptic1
 


It is the fault of everyone in power, not just the Dems, not just the Republicans. They are all yahoos.


Thats fine, but we're talking about present time. The fact that the media is helping the white house to squash dissent in a very real way.



[edit on 13-2-2009 by Cio88]


Where was your outrage when I was deemed a terrorist lover and unamerican?

You are all loopy to believe the last ADMIN did not try to kill dissent... You wanna talk and complain about it, but you are obviously clueless to how it has been. I suspect because your folks were the ones quelling the dissent.

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[edit on 13-2-2009 by mental modulator]



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:23 PM
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I agree, but is this any surprise with the media? They've been in the bag for Obama since the primaries. This shouldn't come as a surprise.

I avoid MSM like the plague most of the time....I prefer to get my news on my own, research it, and decipher it for myself.....not depend on talking heads and their opinions to form my own.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:23 PM
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We seem to be forgetting that the hard right has spent the last six years telling us that Democrats and others that opposed the Iraq War are traitors and "enemies within" who should be locked up


I believe their hero Ann Coulter has been quite insistent about that, even writing an entire book promoting the idea:


"Americans cannot comprehend how their fellow countrymen could not love their country. But the left's anti-Americanism is intrinsic to their entire worldview. Liberals promote the right of Islamic fanatics for the same reason they promote the rights of adulterers, pornographers, abortionists, criminals, and Communists. They instinctively root for anarchy against civilization. The inevitable logic of the liberal position is to be for treason."


But yeah, it's only the "left" that wants to lock up their opponents, sure


Now that the GOP is out of power, the hard right is going to stop pretending to be a "silent majority" that has a right to condemn anyone not with their program as "enemies of the state" and start whining and pretending to be a "persecuted minority"...

Cry me a river



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by Cio88
How can it be wrong one time, but ok when its being done on a much larger scale by the other side?


There you go. NOW you've got it. My point exactly.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:29 PM
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But hey, if you can't debate the member, attack him. Ah, the NEW American Way.



I don't see it that way. I also don't use one set of glasses for one and put the rose colored ones on for others.


So, this wasn't a jab at me?


I seriously doubt that. I'm well versed in American politics.


Not to the point you know America better than people who actually live here, sorry.




As I pointed out, there have been many over the last couple of decades. This is but another.


Ok great, I guess you'll be on your way than?



He didn't need it in his arrogance. He did whatever the hell he wanted to.


Perhaps, but at least there was a media there to criticize his every move. The media we have now WORSHIPS not only the president, but the ideology of the democrats.

reply to post by mental modulator
 


You all loopy to believe the last ADMIN did not try to kill dissent... You wanna talk about
and complain about it, but you are obviously clueless to how it has been - I suspect because your folks were the one quelling the dissent.


Go ahead, give me some examples. Show me when Bush actually came out and verbally lashed a private citizen for criticizing him. Show me where anyone in the media helped Bush in attacking not only citizens, but dissenting politicians?

Besides the examples provided, I could post about 2 pages worth more from just the last month! Again, I have to ask what your point is? That all of this is ok, because you didn't like Bush?




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Again, you're comparing 1 or two people to Hollywood and the MSM. Its not even comparable. Whats your point anyway? Two wrongs make a right?

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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by Cio88
So, this wasn't a jab at me?


Not personally, no. It's a tiring thing that many of your countrymen only see one side of things.


Not to the point you know America better than people who actually live here, sorry.


Your opinion. It would be incorrect though.


Ok great, I guess you'll be on your way than?


Hardly. There's ignorance to be denied. It would make it easier for some though.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:36 PM
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Not personally, no. It's a tiring thing that many of your countrymen only see one side of things.


Right, thats an insult on me and my country by you. Its also your opinion, no matter how ignorant and wrong.


The rest of the hypocrisy in your post speaks for itself. Is it typical for mods to troll threads?



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posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:38 PM
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Originally posted by Cio88
Right, thats an insult on me and my country by you.


Telling it as it is is an insult?


It's a fact. You want to see what REAL media control is like? Come to Canada. It's WAY worse here.



posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by Cio88
The rest of the hypocrisy in your post speaks for itself. Is it typical for mods to troll threads?



[edit on 13-2-2009 by Cio88]


Nice edit. Another attack. The death knoll of a failed debate. Oh, and then the trump card. The "mod" thing. Guess what:

Mods are people too.(And they have opinions)



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