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post #1 of 18
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Liz Trotta "mistakenly" called Obama "Osama", then jokes about killing them both if we could.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjYpkvcmog0

I don't care who you are, that is so not appropriate, particularly for the news.
post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Liz Trotta "mistakenly" called Obama "Osama", then jokes about killing them both if we could.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjYpkvcmog0

I don't care who you are, that is so not appropriate, particularly for the news.
This is one of the reasons that I called Dish Network and told them they were fired, and went back to watching network news and getting my news from news sites.
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Liz Trotta "mistakenly" called Obama "Osama", then jokes about killing them both if we could.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjYpkvcmog0

I don't care who you are, that is so not appropriate, particularly for the news.
OK and what was the context of the discussion? We're missing a lot from just that 15 second clip, especially when she says "some are reading that we should knock him off (Obama)". They were discussing something, not just her personal view. From the headline at the bottom, it appears that they were actually talking about Clinton's remarks saying that she's staying in because anything could happen, such as what happened with Bobby Kennedy who was the presumptive nominee until he was assassinated.

Look, I agree that it was bad on her part to say that in a joking manner. But to me, this clip looks like a witch hunt on Fox News. Sarah, thank you for saying that it was a "contributor" that said it and not Fox as the title of the clip indicates.
post #4 of 18
Thinking back to the Madrassa story that was a flat-out lie... I'm not surprised, though I'd also like to know more of the context.
post #5 of 18
i guess youtube forgot hillary comment last week, applying the same thing,

buy the way, who the heck is Liz Trotta.
i watch fox all the time, and never saw her before.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
i guess youtube forgot hillary comment last week, applying the same thing,

buy the way, who the heck is Liz Trotta.
i watch fox all the time, and never saw her before.
Well, Liz Trotta (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,34775,00.html) was talking about Clinton's reference to RFK.

She apologized the next day for the remark, saying it was a "lame attempt at humor". I mean, yes, it is usually a good thing to do something humorous when you misspeak so obviously. She definitely picked the wrong thing to be humorous about.

You can watch her apology at the end of the second video on this page http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/wash...ng-fox-ne.html

And a 3-minute version of the original clip in which she said it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T5eDDL1WuM

Most of it is much more negative towards Clinton
post #7 of 18
thanks, some reading to do at work
post #8 of 18
One should feel sorry for Obama, he has had a hard day today.
It must suck to be him on Memorial Day. I mean, really, what can he say?

If he had any cajones whatsoever, he would get his butt over to Iraq to see with his own eyes what is going over there. He has been there ONCE, just
ONCE, and he wants to be our President. Dang, my grandmother had more courage than Obama.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
One should feel sorry for Obama, he has had a hard day today.
It must suck to be him on Memorial Day. I mean, really, what can he say?

If he had any cajones whatsoever, he would get his butt over to Iraq to see with his own eyes what is going over there. He has been there ONCE, just
ONCE, and he wants to be our President. Dang, my grandmother had more courage than Obama.
I just can't feel sorry for him. You know that old cliche;

"If you can't run with the big dogs; stay on the porch!"

I'm sure he knew what he was getting into when he decided to run for the job. He needs to run with the big dogs, or pack it in.
post #10 of 18
And now Mike can get his Dish back.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
And now Mike can get his Dish back.


It's not just Fox, Tim, it's all of them. I just get the impression that all the cable news outlets are more interested in sucking up to their advertisers target market than actually conveying any news.

Besides, up here on the plateau, I've discovered that with the new digital televisions, a good antenna and a rotator, I can pick up 34 channels. I can find plenty of stuff not worth watching for free
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post

I just get the impression that all the cable news outlets are more interested in sucking up to their advertisers target market than actually conveying any news. :
Ain't that the truth!! But the networks do that, too, though they also manage to report stories where they get in a few plugs and teases for their newsmagazine shows.

34 channels OFF the AIR?!?!? Wow -- that's quite something!!
post #13 of 18
he may not go to Iraq, cause some muslim sites are calling for him to be killed for leaving Islam
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
One should feel sorry for Obama, he has had a hard day today.
It must suck to be him on Memorial Day. I mean, really, what can he say?

If he had any cajones whatsoever, he would get his butt over to Iraq to see with his own eyes what is going over there. He has been there ONCE, just
ONCE, and he wants to be our President. Dang, my grandmother had more courage than Obama.
I can't make heads or tails of what you're trying to say here... or what it has to do with the thread.

Don't you always say that senators, and anyone but President, has no business going overseas to do anything in an official capacity? Why is this different? How exactly is someone who is not yet President supposed to just pop over to Iraq? Also, what about the additional danger posed by his visits, once again, "just to see what's going on"? It is worth all the extra precautions, etc, to have the commander-in-chief there, but is it to have a presidential candidate?

McCain has been a few times, but then again, he's the minority leader in the armed forces senate committee.
post #15 of 18
I am so sick of political editorials being presented as news. I stopped watching Fox news years ago, then I stopped with MSNBC, then I stopped CNN. I get my news from reading different newspapers, sites and magazines. I hate political blow hards and pundits. They get people all stirred up and you just know after the show they are going to get together for drinks. They all know each other. I don't even think they believe half the stuff they say.

The joke was stupid. That is the kind of stuff I hate. I want facts and intelligent discourse not some dumb joke from some unknown woman.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
I can't make heads or tails of what you're trying to say here... or what it has to do with the thread.

Don't you always say that senators, and anyone but President, has no business going overseas to do anything in an official capacity? Why is this different? How exactly is someone who is not yet President supposed to just pop over to Iraq? Also, what about the additional danger posed by his visits, once again, "just to see what's going on"? It is worth all the extra precautions, etc, to have the commander-in-chief there, but is it to have a presidential candidate?

McCain has been a few times, but then again, he's the minority leader in the armed forces senate committee.
Many, many senators have gone to Iraq. McCain has been there much more than a few times Z.
Seeing as how Barak wants to be our next President and will have to deal with Iraq, one would think that he would go visit Iraq and see first hand how things are progressing and how well the surge is working.
But no, he just talks the talk.

And what I am against are the idiots that go overseas and talk to terrorist nations. But you know that already.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
One should feel sorry for Obama, he has had a hard day today.
It must suck to be him on Memorial Day. I mean, really, what can he say?

You're right, Obama had a tough Memorial Day, and it must definitely have sucked to be him when he said:

"On this Memorial Day as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes - and I see many of them in the audience here today..."


Sorry about getting off-topic, but couldn't resist answering Cindy's question...
post #18 of 18
Here he is in all his glory giving his Memorial Day Speech. Tee Hee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR8YaR3JEkE
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