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Old 12-08-2010, 06:31 PM   #151
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Re: Official MSNBC/Fox/CNN/cable news containment thread

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Well her questioning on the estate tax not being "fair" is ridiculous if you think about it for more than a half a second.
Care to enlighten us?



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Old 12-09-2010, 02:50 AM   #152
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http://www.time.com/time/business/ar...00.html?hpt=C2

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Old 12-09-2010, 02:55 AM   #153
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Why what is the problem
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:57 AM   #154
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Why what is the problem
my bad got links mixed up, shoulda been this one

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Old 12-09-2010, 03:06 AM   #155
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my bad got links mixed up, shoulda been this one

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Old 12-09-2010, 04:07 AM   #156
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thank god someone finally made this thread, lol.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:03 PM   #157
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did this actually happen?
http://www.manolith.com/2010/12/10/c...ea-clip-watch/
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:47 PM   #158
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Coverage of the student protest in London is a great thing....

......FOR CNN TO POOP ON!

WTF are you doing CNN?

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Old 12-17-2010, 06:25 AM   #159
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While I am admittedly a huge Daily Show fanboy, I think JS really crushed it with a couple segments this week in particular.

Monday:
Lame as F@#K Congress - Stewart takes Senate Republicans to task for continuing to filibuster the health care bill for 9/11 responders while hypocritically justifying their lack of support, and formally revokes their 9/11 alarmist card

Thursday:
Worst Responders - Stewart bashes the media (on both sides) for failing to cover the issue.
Things then got unusually serious as Jon interviewed four 9/11 first responders with health issues (two of whom have cancer) asking about their thoughts on the bill being held up in the Senate.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:42 AM   #160
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While I am admittedly a huge Daily Show fanboy, I think JS really crushed it with a couple segments this week in particular.

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Lame as F@#K Congress - Stewart takes Senate Republicans to task for continuing to filibuster the health care bill for 9/11 responders while hypocritically justifying their lack of support, and formally revokes their 9/11 alarmist card

Thursday:
Worst Responders - Stewart bashes the media (on both sides) for failing to cover the issue.
Things then got unusually serious as Jon interviewed four 9/11 first responders with health issues (two of whom have cancer) asking about their thoughts on the bill being held up in the Senate.
I love Colbert/DS but don't use feel the need to share. I was just thinking about how last nights TDS where he showed how the Republicans love using 9/11 to motivate when they want something then turned their backs on the first responders. And his bashing of the normal press for ignoring all this stuff.

Its one of those stories that will only be seen by people who already know but you wish would be seen by all. (and note to anyone who sees the story... Stewart isn't giving Democrats a free ride. But the republicans get most of his ire since they're the ones holding up the bill and the ones most known for using 9/11 as an issue when it suits them.)
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:54 AM   #161
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Deja vu?

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the internal e-mail from Bill Sammon, Fox News's Washington bureau chief, called into question the network's impartiality in reporting on climate change.

In an e-mail sent last December to Fox News's journalists after a global conference on climate change, Sammon asked Fox journalists to "refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...121506871.html
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:13 PM   #162
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Def. deja vu, as this was posted earlier
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:17 PM   #163
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Def. deja vu, as this was posted earlier
Can't call slow pony as it was not posted in this thread earlier.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:31 PM   #164
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New study from the U of Maryland finds that voters who watch Fox News are by far more misinformed about how reality actually works than voters who don't. MSNBC and public news viewers are guilty of idiocy as well, but nowhere near to the extent as Foxtards.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:37 PM   #165
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Not seen yesterdays Daily Show yet, but yeah, it was a good week for the show. Next year is gonna be pretty good for the show as the teabaggers raised hope only for the GOP to dash it as the realities of how congress works sets in.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:29 PM   #166
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Not seen yesterdays Daily Show yet, but yeah, it was a good week for the show. Next year is gonna be pretty good for the show as the teabaggers raised hope only for the GOP to dash it as the realities of how congress works sets in.
I am cynical that most people in the Teaparty movement actually thought it would do anything different. It all seemed to me a smoke and mirrors game to filter away any rage and still get people to vote republican.

I predict little to no outrage over teabagger candidates that not only don't get anything new done but completely abandon any pretense that things would be different.

Though it will be much more interesting if I'm wrong.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:37 PM   #167
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Tea Partiers are simply going to blame everything on the Dems/Obama for the next two years. It's not like the Republicans really gained enough power to start pushing their own agenda yet. The best they can really do is simply block legislation, which the Tea Party will actually like.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:58 PM   #168
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Care to enlighten us?
Note: I am not particularly smart or advanced politically and come here for the luls.

Never got to this, but most inheritence (might be wrong syntax there, idk whatever) is nontaxable on the federal level with the exception of I think 401ks and the like I'm fairly certain. Since I personally would count inheritence as "income", I think an estate tax is fair.

On personal level, I find this distasteful because it basically makes money and therefore your labor the governments and not yours to do with as you see fit, but within the current framework having an estate tax is logically consistent and that's all I'm looking for at this point.

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Old 12-17-2010, 04:07 PM   #169
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Just saw the ep from yesterday. That was a pretty brutal indictment of the US media and the Republicans along with it.

I thought the segment earlier in the week when they cut quotes from Senators calling 9/11 rescuers heroes and then have them vote down the first responders bill was more powerful, but the idea of there still being victims from 9/11 dying due to the failings of the government nearly ten years later is pretty damn offensive even for someone who isnt American. I hate the overuse of the word "hero" but i wouldnt fight the idea those guys are heroes and they certainly deserve all the help they can get.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:29 PM   #170
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More commentary on the 9/11 segment from the TDS.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theloo...-on-daily-show
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:07 PM   #171
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TDS put an exclamation on amazing year last night brilliantly. Really great stuff.

At first I was upset that he didn't just make the responders the guests (and I still think that would have been good) but since he kept the Huckabee interview on the topic it worked great too.
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:48 PM   #172
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, The republicans want to kill 9/11 firemen because they hate our freedom, nuance at it's finest.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:09 PM   #173
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Just stumbled on this and got a good lol.

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In October 2003 the creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, revealed that Fox News had threatened to sue Fox Entertainment - which makes the show - over the satirical use of rolling ticker lines on the screen. "Pointless news crawls up 37 per cent... Do Democrats cause cancer? Find out at foxnews.com... Rupert Murdoch: Terrific dancer... Dow down 5,000 points... Study: 92 per cent of Democrats are gay... JFK posthumously joins Republican Party... Oil slicks found to keep seals young, supple...," read the ticker on the program that sparked the threat. "Fox said they would sue the show and we called their bluff because we didn't think Rupert Murdoch would pay for Fox to sue itself. We got away with it.... But now Fox has a new rule that we can't do those little fake news crawls [tickers] on the bottom of the screen in a cartoon because it might confuse the viewers into thinking it's real news," Groening told National Public Radio. Fox denied that it threatened legal action. [25]
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:34 PM   #174
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New study from the U of Maryland finds that voters who watch Fox News are by far more misinformed about how reality actually works than voters who don't. MSNBC and public news viewers are guilty of idiocy as well, but nowhere near to the extent as Foxtards.
I liked their response to this:

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Fox News senior vice president for news Michael Clemente has responded to the study which found that his network's viewers are more misinformed about American political issues than any other channel. In a statement to the New York Times' Brian Stelter, Clemente disparaged the University of Maryland, where the study was done.

"The latest Princeton Review ranked the University of Maryland among the top schools for having ‘Students Who Study The Least’ and being the ‘Best Party School’ – given these fine academic distinctions, we’ll regard the study with the same level of veracity it was ‘researched’ with," Clemente said.

"For the record, the Princeton Review says the University of Maryland ranks among the 'Best Northeastern Colleges," Stelter notes. "It was No. 19 on the Review’s list of 'Best Party Schools.'"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/1..._n_798146.html
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:36 PM   #175
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so they were misinformed on U of Maryland?
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