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Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by $tinkle, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    from just before the election



    from just today:
    Obama White House bars press from press award ceremony
    but why should he care about something as innocent as an award ceremony presented from the NNPA? here's a couple of their member's publications which his foes will have a field day with: Final Call & The Muslim Journal


    there would have been no story here if hussein didn't bar the press. that's all we need now is a bunch of "i told you so back in the fall" blogs, cable news analysis, etc.
     

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  2. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    Good lord, the LATimes is trying hard (and the commenters in that thread are trying even harder), to find something to be indignant about.

    I don't see any truth to the idea that the press is barred from the event. Sounds like the LAT is bitter for not getting a press pass, and are trying to make something of nothing. Hilarious to watch the sour grapers hop on this like it's ****ing watergate.

    My favorite one:
     
  3. Defenestrated

    Defenestrated Turbo Monkey

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    :facepalm:
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Because of the Special Olympics...
     
  5. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    then how would the actual published text of the schedule fit into your conspiracy theory about a conspiracy theory?
     
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    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    That means that you don't get in just because you have a standard white house press pass. That doesn't mean there won't be any press at the event.

    edit: do you seriously, honestly, believe this is evidence that Obama isn't being transparent? That he isn't living up to his campaign promises? That this trumps everything else he has done to maintain transparency... the night and day shifts in white house processes versus Bush? You're right in there with the commenters on the article that Obama is part of some evil black cabal, and so is shutting the press out of what is certain to be some juicy, high-level, international intrigue?

    He's getting an award from a second-rate journalist organization. What could he POSSIBLY be hiding? It's not like he's meeting with Enron or the Saudi Royal ****ing Family here.
     
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    Defenestrated Turbo Monkey

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    I don't think anyone could have said it better.
     
  8. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    How can Obama NOT embrace TMZ at such a gala event :disgust1:
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    i didn't realize you had such insight into how the press corps works; mea maxima culpa
    "night & day shifts in wh processes"? this is another rhetoric gimmick much like silver's "...and you know it!", used to punctuate some bluster he hopes won't get challenged . seems to me you don't know wtf you're talking about. that's the way i see it. {{{ hugs -n- sh|t }}}

    not having read the comments, i can't speak to my posts. what i said at the outset was this could be (look! it has been!) used to whip up more avoidable froth. seems to me he bowled a clumsy gutterball by being so apparently flippant. you say the org is 2nd rate, but aren't you at all concerned he would have a presumable sizeable crowd w/ plenty of opinions/positions bandied about which could potentially be news-worthy?

    or...

    perhaps he's grown weary of having the cum-drunk press fawning after him & wants a break.

    oh, jet mag is part of the group as well. how's that for a black cabal?
     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Did you mean to do this?
     
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    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    It's $tinkle...he's nothing if not x-tra droll...


    Search for the tag: sickle cell anathema

    Tell me that's not a diamond in the rough...in relation to the thread...not some gay sex maneuver....cause that's not how he rolls...in public anyway...
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    Off the record? Like when AP talks to government sources?

    :facepalm:
     
  14. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    all the meetings should be held on the golf course....technically off the record.
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    stevew unique white person

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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    US CITES SECURITY MORE TO CENSOR, DENY RECORDS
     
  18. rideit

    rideit Bob the Builder

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    This whole thread lost all reason with the dropping of 'Hussein'.
     
  19. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    The fair gub'ner of Noo Yawk State said a transparent doozy the other day (in relation to long delayed fracking rules):

    http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3365015.shtml
     
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    ^ That Cuomo quote was with regard to the budget process. The fracking quote I think you're referring is here:

    http://polhudson.lohudblogs.com/2013/12/16/shah-fracking-transparency-will-come-works-done/
     
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  21. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    stevew unique white person

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    could have been a onion story.