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Lawrence O'Donnell responds to AP's claim that Ron Paul fly's first class on government dime.

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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:17 PM
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One of the first times in about a year that I approved a MSM clip. Wow, and I wonder if they will take heat for doing this?




posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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disinfo on paul is a good thing means, hes the real deal



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 12:05 AM
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fox ,cnn cbs , abc msn scam yeh corp propaganda news nobody but the brain dead listens anymore anything they advertice gets blackballed and their sponccers also go on the # list . They will soon have 99 weeks to find a new job , please remember when you read their resumes # can them



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 12:12 AM
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Obvious because "they believe" he has no chance and propping RP up takes votes from Newt and Mitt...

Pretty simple actually...they still support their lizard overlord and are show as being centrists in the process...

Brilliant...but easy to spot...for shame...

sniper



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 01:23 AM
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The same Lawrence O'Donnell who just said this last week:






posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 01:52 AM
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Well I caught myself being dumb and jumping the gun.
See, I thought this thread was to put the guy down... for something so petty. I saw opportunity.

Damn being an opportunist..



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:21 AM
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Thank you Mr. O'donnell, real reporting is appreciated by people still, maybe not all but many of us have lost faith in the news due to crap like the AP wrote, and had you not come out and shown they were full of it, many would have believed it.

As for the AP, SHAME ON YOU. You're supposed to be an objective REPORTING SERVICE! Whoever wrote that, we need to flood their e-mail box immediately and demand a retraction



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 07:18 AM
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Originally posted by calnorak
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www.good.is...

Here's the exact quote, taped on a conservative cruise to the Mediterranean in 2009: "Last year, candidate Barack Obama stood on a sidewalk in Toledo, Ohio, and first let it slip to Joe the Plumber that he wanted to quote, 'spread the wealth around.' At that time, I have to admit, that I went on TV on Fox News and publicly engaged in what I guess was some rather mischievous speculation about whether Barack Obama really advocated socialism, a premise that privately I found rather far-fetched."

Did you even read that article? Mischievous speculation is not lying, admittedly its not what you would want in journalism. Even though he found it far fetched he went with it. If I heard someone say they wanted to spread the wealth around, I'd think socialist/communist, so its definitely not lying, spin it is.


I agree with you on that. Obama's own words, spreading the wealth around, imply distributionist ideals...to most of us, that means socialism/communism.

Every single news channel now has commentators. They comment on the news. They give opinions. They spin. Fox comments and spins in a way that makes the right wing happy. Other news agencies comment and spin in a way that makes the left wing happy. I don't think any of them LIE. A commentator "mischieviously speculating", in his own words...anyone who thinks these commentators are simply reporting facts doesn't understand the news media today. That ship has sailed. Journalists of the past would be appalled, but that's what the media is...ALL of these channels are like that.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 07:26 AM
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Originally posted by spyder550
Now I'm confuse how is spinning not a lie and how is an uncorrected mistake not a lie. Actually I love this uncorrected mistake thing - through a lie out there - gets called down - oops it was a mistake our bad, doesn't get called and it is pitchforks and torches.


It's like the political commercial I cited earlier, put out by a pac against Santorum, that they are currently playing in SC. In the commercial, they say he voted to support a teapot museum. We all know that Santorum didn't actually champion this teapot museum...it was an earmark in an appropriations bill.

Santorum voted for a large appropriations bill that included an earmark for the project, but there’s no evidence he specifically supported the museum.
www.politifact.com...

The ad is not a lie, because Santorum DID vote on legislation that included this teapot museum. The commercial spins it to sound like he's a teapot whacko, but they are not lying about his vote.

Unfortunately, how many voters don't understand that?

But ALL SIDES do it. Just wait until we have a Republican candidate vs. Barack Obama. Both sides are going to run some UGLY ads. Obama has a billion dollars to spend. It's going to be brutal.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by Cassius666
Suppose he would do that, why is it a problem, when everybody else does, many of them in goverment provided private jets?


Say it was your job to make certain that some person who had a certain notoriety, or position, is transported safely and efficiently you are aware that we live in a world where one in five people are having some sort of psychiatric unsettlement. Your only job is to make certain this person is safe, it maters not a wit if you agree with their politics their lifestyle anything about them. You have accepted the responsibility. The person has to move from point A to point B. You can

1) let them hitchhike
2) let them borrow your car
3) buy them a bus ticket
4) fly commercial (think of the crowds and the exposure)
5) charter or requisition a plane from an existing fleet
In order of probability of completing the flight safely lowest to highest
- Single engine piston
- Twin engine piston
- Single TurboProp
- Twin TurboProp
- Multi Turbine

Consider exposure, availablity, manpower, probability of success, resources.

Just what would you do if it was your job??

Sometimes the real world requires that one uses a few more brain cycles than just being an internet keyboard commando.


edit on 20-1-2012 by spyder550 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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So...is O'Donnell looking for a job now? That's what happens when you bite the hand that feeds you.

/TOA



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by GeorgiaGirl

Originally posted by spyder550
Now I'm confuse how is spinning not a lie and how is an uncorrected mistake not a lie. Actually I love this uncorrected mistake thing - through a lie out there - gets called down - oops it was a mistake our bad, doesn't get called and it is pitchforks and torches.


It's like the political commercial I cited earlier, put out by a pac against Santorum, that they are currently playing in SC. In the commercial, they say he voted to support a teapot museum. We all know that Santorum didn't actually champion this teapot museum...it was an earmark in an appropriations bill.

Santorum voted for a large appropriations bill that included an earmark for the project, but there’s no evidence he specifically supported the museum.
www.politifact.com...

The ad is not a lie, because Santorum DID vote on legislation that included this teapot museum. The commercial spins it to sound like he's a teapot whacko, but they are not lying about his vote.

Unfortunately, how many voters don't understand that?

But ALL SIDES do it. Just wait until we have a Republican candidate vs. Barack Obama. Both sides are going to run some UGLY ads. Obama has a billion dollars to spend. It's going to be brutal.


If I told you that 8 was larger than 9 would you call that spin or a lie?
cloudfront.mediamatters.org...
(Look at the left side and the right side of that graph)

If I told you that hacking 13 year old murder victims phones was the same thing as getting hacked, would you call it a spin or a lie?

edit on 20-1-2012 by narwahl because: (no reason given)




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