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Qtec
07-26-2010, 06:37 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Awhile back, particularly during the Clinton administration, the media would flagellate itself every so often for rushing, lemming-like, to cover some story or other that was being touted on the Drudge Report, and then, after a period of reflection, deciding that it shouldn't be. There was usually a Howard Kurtz column to demarcate such an episode. But the recidivism rate was high. Invariably, the media would chase the next Drudge rumor, and the whole cycle would repeat.

That doesn't seem to happen anymore, at least not with Drudge. But it does happen, and more powerfully than ever, with Andrew Breitbart, who has inherited Barnum's instinct for what will cause a circus and the certainty that suckers are still being born every minute. One difference is that Drudge usually focused on sex scandals and tawdry personal humiliations, which, in the end, is hardly worth getting worked up about. Yes, yes, shame on reporters for taking the bait. But c'mon.

Breitbart focuses on race. Today's episode with Shirley Sherrod, who was forced to resign from the Agriculture Department on the basis of a doctored and intentionally misleading videotape, is an especially ugly case in point, calculated to stir the very worst racial resentments. This time the political world--the NAACP, the Agriculture Secretary--moved as quickly as the media world to unthinking response, and I suspect it happened precisely because race was involved. I don't doubt that the administration's understandable desire to avoid racial issues played a big part in how this turned out.

<u>But what's galling to me--gut-wrenching, really, like watching old news footage of blacks being beaten and clubbed at lunch counters--<span style='font-size: 17pt'>is that Breitbart obviously understood the powerful effect his tape would have, posted it anyway,and then assumed the role of ringmaster, expertly conducting the media circus, fanning the flames.</span> It's hardly the first time. But the moral ugliness of what's just happened is glaring, and it's hard for me to see how the media can justify continuing to treat Breitbart as simply a roguish provocateur. <span style='font-size: 20pt'>He's something much darker.</span></u> </div></div>

link (http://mydd.com/2010/7/21/the-closing-of-the-conservativ)

Q

eg8r
07-26-2010, 09:22 AM
Is this a race you are part of to make 50 threads about the same issue?

eg8r

hondo
07-26-2010, 04:17 PM
Perhaps he'll keep posting til he gets an intelligent response.
Doesn't look like it's going to come from you.

pooltchr
07-26-2010, 06:37 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Perhaps he'll keep posting til he gets an intelligent response.
Doesn't look like it's going to come from you. </div></div>

You wouldn't recognize one if it walked up and slapped you in the face.

Steve

hondo
07-26-2010, 08:52 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pooltchr</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Perhaps he'll keep posting til he gets an intelligent response.
Doesn't look like it's going to come from you. </div></div>

You wouldn't recognize one if it walked up and slapped you in the face.

Steve </div></div>

Are you sure?

pooltchr
07-26-2010, 09:15 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
Are you sure? </div></div>

Based on your posting history.......yes!

Steve

LWW
07-27-2010, 12:31 AM
As long as you feed the troll it'll keep coming back.

LWW

hondo
07-27-2010, 05:39 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">As long as you feed the troll it'll keep coming back.

LWW </div></div>

I'm just not in the mood to indulge you in your name-calling today. Sorry.

eg8r
07-27-2010, 11:44 AM
LOL, more proof you should not be entering into a conversation that you don't belong.

eg8r

eg8r
07-27-2010, 11:45 AM
You didn't get the name honduh for nothing.

eg8r

hondo
07-27-2010, 09:24 PM
More name-calling. You and your buddies are truly hypocrites. Sad.

eg8r
07-28-2010, 09:22 AM
Why? Did I tell you not to call people names? What am I being hypocritical about?

Besides the duh part actually seems to be a way of life for you. For goodness sake you might as well embrace it since at your age there is no turning back. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r

hondo
07-28-2010, 06:54 PM
Sorry, eg. It's just not easy when a gentleman of my intellect
is basically called dumb by two characters of obviously
lower intelligence like you and Steve.

Plus, some character of average intelligence with a super-inflated ego like Larry.

Of course you three imagine that Palin and Bush are smarter
than Obama and Clinton so what should I expect.

eg8r
07-29-2010, 07:50 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Sorry, eg. It's just not easy when a gentleman of my intellect
is basically called dumb by two characters of obviously
lower intelligence like you and Steve.</div></div>When were you called dumb? I definitely call you ignorant because you still to this day don't know what "duh" means. Also, why do you need to try and compare your "intellect" to mine or Steve's? What benefit will that provide you? How will that make you any different than what you are blaming us of doing? Can't you see your hypocrisy?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Of course you three imagine that Palin and Bush are smarter
than Obama and Clinton so what should I expect. </div></div>Actually, turns out you are the only one that is comparing intelligence of all these people. The only time I have mentioned W's intelligence is when you people call him the most stupid President we ever had but then blame him for coming up with the plan to destroy the world. Don't you see how ridiculous you sound?

Now are you going to answer my questions from the previous post? You called me a hypocrite, I just thought a "gentleman" would be willing to explain himself.

eg8r