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Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by vibiker, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. vibiker

    vibiker Monkey

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    ..that the Great One has booted off reporters off his plane? Their sin was that their papers endorsed McCain. If true, is this SOP?

    Washington Times, NY Post , Dallas Morning News
     

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    Inclag Turbo Monkey

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    You mean people are still asking Wayne Gretzky questions about his wife's involvement in illegal gambling??
     
  3. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    I didn't know Wayne Gretzky had reporters on his plane to begin with. Intriguing.

    edit: damn you inclag. Now I have to switch to a Roberto Clemente joke.
     
  4. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I didn't know 99 HAD a plane. That dude is bad ass!
     
  5. Jesus_Christ

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    Yeah I kicked them b!tches off.


    They kept asking if I was anti-semitic.
     
  6. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    It's true that McCain fathered alien babies!!! He's an alien sympathizer!!!!1
     
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    So there are no NYT reporters allowed on McCain's plane?

    As for 0bama, his media list was trimmed once the parent paper did not endorse him. What a media production.
     
  10. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    99 wouldn't boot anyone off his plane. He'd have Marty McSorley do it.
     
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    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    McCain should know all about boycotting the media. Some examples:

    – McCain canceled an appearance on CNN’s Larry King Live after CNN’s Campbell Brown conducted a tough interview with McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds about Palin’s foreign policy experience.

    – Last month, the McCain campaign barred New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd from flying on both the McCain and Palin press planes after she wrote a negative column.

    – McCain campaign officials barred Time’s Joe Klein from traveling with them, after he asked McCain an uncomfortable question about foreign policy.

    – Campaign officials have repeatedly gone on air to bash journalists after tough interviews, saying that Katie Couric asked Palin “a series of trapdoor questions,” the New York Times “cast aside it’s journalistic integrity to advocate for the defeat of John McCain,” and demanded that the media treat Palin with “deference.”

    Yesterday, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani leveled similar charges against the Obama campaign, saying that the West debacle “gives an indication of what an Obama administration would be like. I mean, as long as you drink their Kool-Aid, you’re fine.” Earlier in the week, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney condoned West’s interview, saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”
     
  13. vibiker

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    Dowd and Klein are both columists. The x-"0"-force once reporters were beat reporters. A not so minor detail.
    Granted he can do whatever he wants, but he looks very petty and vindictive.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    There is absolutely no difference. It comes down to exactly the same thing, booting media off the plane you do not agree with. You could say the same thing for McCain cancelling Letterman or CNN.
     
  15. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    WTF do you know about the media?

    Oh, wait... :D
     
  16. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    OMG!

    Washington Times - owned by Rev Sun Myung Moon
    NY Post - owned by Rupert Murdock

    Dallas Morning News seems reputable, but those papers, who I have read extensively, has almost no objectivity, conservative or otherwise.

    From the DMN:

     
  17. vibiker

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    It their concern was about lack objectivity, why wait until their editorial side of the paper endorses the McCain? Why not oust them early on? Again, funny how this group seems to sever ties once you say the wrong thing about them.
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    You could probably criticize the Obama campaign for this, as long you understand this is normal behavior for every campaign on both sides.

    There is a limited amount of space on the plane, and yeah, not surprisingly the favored get the best access.

    Keep in mind that no reporter is denied to rallies or even access to the candidates. Just their travel arrangements on their employers now.
     
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    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    Wasted sentiment.