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Breitbart dead at 43

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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:14 pm

Stebben84 wrote:So Briebert was just like them. Gotcha.


No, because the LSM would never have touched a sacred cow like ACORN or the esteemed Tony Weiner. Love how Obama's shock troops at ACORN were exposed for what they were and had some sunshine directed at them. Now that they're being monitored, the skull-duggery will be kept to a minimum.
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:16 pm

Except the fact it was proven he basically lied, but that was too late for acorn.
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:23 pm

Love how Obama's shock troops at ACORN were exposed for what they were and had some sunshine directed at them. Now that they're being monitored, the skull-duggery will be kept to a minimum.


Remind me again what law was broken and who was convicted?
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:25 pm

Stebben84 wrote:Except the fact it was proven he basically lied, but that was too late for acorn.

Proven by whom? Nobody that I'm aware of.

I know the left feels the job of the media is to cheer-lead for their guys and destroy Conservatives. Unfortunately that's neither true nor healthy for the nation. Whether you undertand it or not, Breitbart and Drudge are a tonic for the posers pretending to be "reporters" and their biased reporting and their "by omission" shaping of the media and political landscape.

The "gatekeepers" have criminally abused their franchise. People like Drudge and Breitbart have used the digital world as a battering ram to break down the gate, march through and render said "gatekeepers" irrelevant.

And none too soon.
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:29 pm

Whether you undertand it or not, Breitbart and Drudge are a tonic for the posers pretending to be "reporters" and their biased reporting and their "by omission" shaping of the media and political landscape.


Sounds like Media Matters.
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:32 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:
Stebben84 wrote:Except the fact it was proven he basically lied, but that was too late for acorn.

Proven that I'm not aware.

Oh, sorry, just some creative editing there to tell the story.

Ned Flanders wrote:I know the left feels the job of the media is to cheer-lead for their guys and destroy Conservatives.

Wrong, as usual.

The left feels it's the job of the media to root out the truth, whatever that may be. It just so happens that most subterfuge these days is conservative in nature. But that's ok, I know you don't realize this in your bubble-world.
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:33 pm

fisticuffs wrote:
Whether you undertand it or not, Breitbart and Drudge are a tonic for the posers pretending to be "reporters" and their biased reporting and their "by omission" shaping of the media and political landscape.


Sounds like Media Matters.


No, more of the same leftist pablum with a lot of crazy added for comedic effect.
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby DCB » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:36 pm

Ned Flanders wrote: People like Drudge and Breitbart have used the digital world ...

to lie, smear, and propagandize.
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:39 pm

ilikebeans wrote:The left feels it's the job of the media to root out the truth, whatever that may be.

You mean like the non-vetting of candidate Obama? Rathergate? Solyndra? Fast and Furious?

Spare me.

The mainstream media's last chance was the 2008 election. They not only embarassed themselves, but failed the nation and rendered themselves irrelevant.

They also gave rise to people like Drudge and Brietbart.

They have no one to blame but themselves.
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby minicat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:55 pm

Lying may be "free speech" but that doesn't make it not a lie.

It's way past time for liars (like Breitbart) to get called on it in the media, rather than the current model of false balance employed by many outlets (i.e., let two sides both give a position but don't make any distinction what is actually the truth). I know that times are tough all over for news budgets, but c'mon ... if you're gonna report on something, learn the damn facts already.
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby rrnate » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:56 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:You mean like the non-vetting of candidate Obama? Rathergate?


We STILL don't really know anything about Obama, do we?
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:00 pm

rrnate wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:You mean like the non-vetting of candidate Obama? Rathergate?
We STILL don't really know anything about Obama, do we?
And Dan Rather's complete dominance and saturation of the media continues unabated. Where will the madness end?
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:01 pm

rrnate wrote:We STILL don't really know anything about Obama, do we?

I have it on good authority that Breitbart was just about to blow the lid on that Chicago-politician-Muslim-anti-religious-socialist-communist-facist-Dear-Leader-America-hating-con-artist.

ASSASSINATION!
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:19 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:
rrnate wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:You mean like the non-vetting of candidate Obama? Rathergate?
We STILL don't really know anything about Obama, do we?
And Dan Rather's complete dominance and saturation of the media continues unabated. Where will the madness end?

Well, gee, the damage was done in 2004, now wasn't it? And CBS didn't have the balls to fire the SOB. He got to save face and "retire" months later...

Way to discipline a "trusted news anchor" who tried to throw a presidential election.
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Re: Breitbart dead at 43

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:23 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Way to discipline a "trusted news anchor" who tried to throw a presidential election.

He reported on documents that he (and his staff, don't forget) were certain were legit. The fact that they weren't might speak to sloppiness, but absent additional evidence it's a bald-faced lie to suggest that he "tried to throw a presidential election".
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