THE FOG OF BRIAN’S VARIOUS SONGS: Deferring to a wonderful friend!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

Part 2—All for the love of Rush Limbaugh:
On balance, the New York Times is doing a lousy job discussing Williams-gate.

In this morning’s Science Times section, Tara Parker-Pope seems to advance the assumption that we are dealing with issues of memory in the Brian-gate matter. The possibility that we’re dealing with issues of dissembling is barely voiced once Parker-Pope starts chatting with the nation's “memory experts.”

Has Brian Williams been dissembling—perhaps even lying—over these many years? We can’t exactly tell you! In this morning’s op-ed column, David Brooks seems to suggest that Williams has been “puffing up his Iraq adventures” in a way which carries a moral dimension.

That said, Brooks suggests that we need to show compassion about these “transgressions,” that we need to look for ways to build “community solidarity.”

For ourselves, we don’t favor moral stampedes concerning matters like this. But what kind of “community” really exists between people like Williams, who may perhaps be telling his tales in pursuit of fame and massive wealth, and the millions of regular people who may get conned in the process?

Brooks never asks that question. Neither did David Carr in yesterday’s mealy-mouthed column, in which he performed his standard function at the Times—giving readers the (false) impression that the New York Times plays a watchdog role with respect to the press as a whole.

In fairness, Carr’s assessment of RPG-gate was perhaps a bit revealing. Consider this peculiar passage:
CARR (2/9/15): Those of us who worked the Hurricane Katrina coverage rolled our eyes at some of the stories Mr. Williams told of the mayhem there, but it was a dark, confusing place and a lot of bad stuff happened, so who were we to judge? But armed service and its perils are seen as sacred and must not be trifled with. The soldiers who ended up in harm’s way and survived that day are calling him out because their moral code requires it.
Say what? According to Carr, journalists had been “rolling their eyes” for some time at Williams’ kooky Katrina stories. But who were they to judge?

In our view, it isn’t their primary role “to judge”—but these journalists might have thought that it was their role to challenge or question inaccurate statements.

Not to Carr! In the world of Carr, American soldiers have a stronger “moral code” than American journalists do when it comes to matters like this! That strikes us as a wonderfully accurate non-admission admission.

Should people be piling on Williams for the many ridiculous statements he seems to have made through the years? Brooks approvingly cites a point made by Carr. “Williams’s transgressions were not part of his primary job responsibilities,” he says, largely correctly.

As we noted yesterday, Williams’ many peculiar statements were mostly rendered in interviews or speeches—not on NBC Nightly News. That said, we thought we’d cite something he said long ago, right there in his anchor chair.

Have Williams’ “transgressions” mainly involved ancillary topics? Have they mainly been offered in secondary venues?

Maybe yes, maybe no—we’ll return to that question later in the week. But on Sunday, a commenter to Maureen Dowd’s column recalled some statements from Williams’ anchor chair, statements the handsome anchor made when it really mattered.

These statements were made in September 2002. Brian was still on the way up, chasing the truly gigantic millions that would come his way when he took over Tom Brokaw’s chair.

Brian was still one step from the top. This is what this New York Times reader said she recalled him saying and doing as the war with Iraq drew near:
COMMENTER FROM NEW YORK (2/8/15): I used to watch The News with Brian Williams which was broadcast on MSNBC and CNBC at 9 PM Monday-Friday before he got his Nightly News gig. I was a working parent and that was the only time I could catch up on the news.

I stopped watching during the run up to the war in Iraq. Al Gore had given a speech that day against a US invasion in Iraq. In his run up to his lede on the speech, Williams acted like Gore was an insignificant politician who had the gall to disagree with the Bush/Cheney propaganda machine's meme that the US needed to rush to war with Iraq. He wondered aloud what Rush Limbaugh would think of Gore's overreach. As far as Williams was concerned, Limbaugh was the statesman and Gore was the nut job. It was instantly clear to me Williams was the worst kind of journalist, one who embraced popular opinion, not a search for the truth.

I never watched that show again. I've never watched NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, either. I would be happy to see him go.
We fired up the Nexis machine. We were eager to see what Williams had actually said as the country he ostentatiously loves moved toward a disastrous war.

This reader’s recollection wasn’t completely perfect. But in some ways, Williams’ behavior was even worse than she recalled.

The reader was recalling Williams’ program from September 24, 2002. The day before, Gore had given a speech in San Francisco warning against the wisdom of waging a war with Iraq.

Much of what Gore said in that speech turned out to be prescient. But within the corporate elite where Williams was hoping to make the great score, the rush to war was underway—and this is the remarkable way he framed his lengthy discussion of Gore's remarks:
WILLIAMS (9/24/02): Is it un-American to speak out against the Bush plan to take on Iraq? Is it democratic to ridicule and threaten those who do?

Call it the loyal opposition, caught in the crossfire tonight as the nation prepares to go to war, perhaps, and a former vice president ignites a firestorm.

ANNOUNCER: The News on CNBC continues. Here again is Brian Williams.

WILLIAMS: Good evening once again, and welcome back.
It was odd to start the discussion by asking if Gore’s speech had been “un-American.” It was odd, but not plainly “wrong.” It would all depend on where Williams took things from there.

Uh-oh! As Williams continued, he immediately cited a friend. The commenter’s memory was correct on this score. The friend Williams cited was Limbaugh:
WILLIAMS (continuing directly): Today our friend, Rush Limbaugh, told his radio listeners he almost stayed home from work, not due to any health reasons but because he was so livid at the speech given yesterday by former Vice President Al Gore criticizing the Bush administration's apparent march to war in Iraq.

The anger that physically hobbled Mr. Limbaugh positively ignited his callers today, at least one of whom called Mr. Gore “un-American” for what he said yesterday.
Williams’ friend was so upset that he almost stayed home from work! And not only that! At least one of his callers that day had called Gore “un-American!”

This was a very strange way to frame a news discussion. But earlier that afternoon, Williams has done the same darn thing! Appearing on Ron Insana’s 5 PM CNBC program, he had teased his own upcoming show:
INSANA (9/24/02): Now, Brian, what about Al Gore's remarks? He's been talking about this potential war on Iraq of late and that the war on terror might, in fact, be injured by going after Saddam Hussein. What's the reception to that?

WILLIAMS: Well, for a lot of Democratic liberals, a lot of people in what passes for an anti-war movement, Al Gore broke the silence yesterday in his speech and he has absolutely ignited conservatives across the country. Rush Limbaugh said today he almost couldn't go on the air he was so angry at this speech yesterday. He did, nonetheless, and took non-stop calls of the like-minded for several hours.

Because of the content, we're going to talk about it on our broadcast tonight. Exactly who was willing to speak up against the notion of the US going to war? And as Gore was labeled today, is it anti-American to do so?

INSANA: All right. Brian, we'll see you in a little while.

WILLIAMS: All right, Ron. Thank you.
One caller to Limbaugh’s show had called Gore “anti- or un-American!” For whatever reason, Williams chose to use that hoary old claim as the framework for that evening’s discussion.

Judged most charitably, this represented terrible news judgment. That said, did Williams possibly have a motive for building his discussion around the fact that his friend, Rush Limbaugh, was hugely upset with Gore?

We can’t answer that question. We can tell you this—at this time, NBC News was working hard to make itself red state- and conservative-friendly.

The fawning to Limbaugh and Limbaugh’s perspective was hardly unknown to the network at this time. Jack Welch was no longer in charge at GE, NBC’s corporate owner. But conservative power was still on the ascent in Washington, and NBC had worked for years to dispel the thought that its regular guy, blue-collar anchors were part of the “liberal media.”

Long before Williams told silly stories about his heroism, he spent years telling silly, hazy stories about his alleged blue-collar roots as his role as a man of the people. His deference to his friend, Rush Limbaugh, fit nicely into NBC’s branding during this era, as well as to the branding of Williams himself.

Perhaps for these reasons—or possibly not!—Williams built his discussion this night around the horror felt by his friend, one of whose callers had called Gore “un-American.” One year before, Chris Matthews had played the same card with respect to Gore, telling Don Imus that Gore “doesn’t look American,” even.”

NBC News played these cards for some time as the network chased the Clintons and then Candidate Gore all over the land. For years, we liberals dumbly sat on our hands and allowed these attacks to persist.

(No one is dumber than we are! Try to keep this fact in mind as the same people who tolerated all these attacks try to sell you a new improved “liberal” approach.)

What kind of community can we built with hustlers who play the game this way? We aren’t sure, but that commenter to Dowd’s column recalled a memorable performance by Williams—and it was hardly the first time he had behaved in peculiar, even ridiculous, ways in the pursuit of Vile Gore.

(At this site, we began citing Williams’ peculiar work back in July 1999. Needless to say, the liberal world was asleep in the words at the time. We were sucking our thumbs and stroking our privates and displaying the world-class Dumb in which we persist to this day.)

That commenter said she never watched Brian Williams again. In closing, we want to show you what she missed if she turned off her set a little bit early that night.

She may have missed Bernie Sanders challenging Brian’s song! Late in the show, Sanders challenged the handsome anchor’s extremely hoary old framework.

Sanders was just a congressman then, but he knew how to push back. Meanwhile, give Brian credit! He fought back hard in defense of his wonderful friend:
SANDERS: I really am concerned about some of the language you used leading up to this discussion, the suggestion that it is un-American to criticize the president and we're supposed to be fighting for freedom.

This is not Iraq. It's not China, and I think the American people want a serious debate on this issue.

[...]

I think the position that Jim [McDermott] and I are advocating is what the vast majority of the people want. They want us to work with the United Nations. They are concerned about the impact of a unilateral effort on the war on terrorism, as Al Gore just said...

WILLIAMS: Congressman, Congressman Sanders, just to be fair, I was quoting, when I used the term “un-American,” a caller to Mr. Limbaugh's radio show accusing—

SANDERS: But who cares what—but who cares what Rush Limbaugh says?

WILLIAMS: Well, let's not attribute it to the broadcast. Let's attribute correctly.
Let's attribute correctly! Suddenly, Brian was very concerned about fundamental fairness! He was willing to float “un-American” rather widely with respect to Gore. But he sought fairness for Rush!

Later, the handsome chaser of multiple millions thoughtfully told viewers this:
WILLIAMS: For the record, we tried to get Rush Limbaugh on tonight. He had another engagement, sent his regrets. But I confirm that was the sound of a trash can hitting the wall during his broadcast today, a rough day for Rush.
Poor Rush! He had really had “a rough day,” all thanks to that speech by Vile Gore!

Brian has sung a lot of songs in his relentless climb to the top. Tomorrow, we’ll look at some of the ways he built his personal brand from (almost) the first days forward.

His misstatements concerning Ritz-Carlton-gate and Chinook-gate may not be that big a deal. But Brian has sung a lot of songs, as have some major TV stars who make their millions today as jumbled “liberal” journalists.

What kinds of “community” can we build with people who play it this way? Wealth and fame can attract the wrong crowd. We warned you about Williams long ago, much as we might warn you today about the branding of stars like Kristof.

Tomorrow: Just an unassuming blue-collar shlub who does his shopping at Target!

91 comments:

  1. M. Dowd also knew it all. From her latest column:

    WASHINGTON — THIS was a bomb that had been ticking for a while.

    NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that he needed Hemingwayesque, bullets-whizzing-by flourishes to puff himself up, sometimes to the point where it was a joke in the news division.

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    1. Nice to know that Dowd and Somerby are on the same hunt.

      "Kill the pig!"

      Jon Stewart's take last night was far better, though it always is.

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    2. Here is a commenter responding to the commenter Somerby quoted:

      "The denigration of Al Gore was horrendous and it took place here in Maureen Dowd's columns, too. All that being said, it's amazing that Gore actually did win the election. Are you listening, Supreme Court?"

      Are you listening Bob Somerby?

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    3. @12:49 -- Nice that you equate a mindless media feeding frenzy with legitimate criticism of a news anchor who isn't doing his job properly.

      You don't seem to know what "Kill the pig!" means. Perhaps you never read Lord of the Flies in school? Or maybe you just think it refers to any kind of attack. It doesn't.

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    4. I don't equate them at all. In fact, I clearly see the difference, hence the referral to Jon Stewart's take on this, who also sees the difference between legitimate criticism and mindless media feeding frenzy.

      And since you might not look up something that reveals how your hero has joined the feeding frenzy, allow me to recapitulate.

      First, Stewart hilariously mocked Williams for repeatedly telling a BS story that got bigger and better with every telling. That's "legitimate media criticism."

      Then he showed the Fox News feeding frenzy. Even more hilarious! Yep, they got the "liberal" pig in their sights, and out of all proportion to the "crime" Williams committed.

      And yes, they all duly proclaimed Williams' "credibility" has been shot to pieces over this! Come on!

      And what was particularly hilarious was when one of the Fox News hunters lavished heaps of "credibility" praise on host Megyn "Santa Is White" Kelly.

      But I will say this about both Stewart and Somerby. They have both relieved me of the burden of having to watch Fox News.

      The difference, of course, is that Stewart will show me what they say as grist for his comedy mill. Somerby is merely another echo the echo chamber. Don't have to watch Fox. I can read it all here.

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    5. You seem to be blaming Somerby for not being John Stewart. You are aware that the blogosphere is different than broadcast TV, that Stewart has a staff of writers and that Stewart's main function is to entertainment while Somerby's is to educate?

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    6. @1:48,

      Only FNC reports on B.W.'s woes constitute a "feeding frenzy"?

      "Brian Williams Loses Lofty Spot on a Trustworthiness Scale"

      http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/10/business/media/under-fire-brian-williams-loses-lofty-spot-on-a-trustworthiness-scale.html?_r=0

      "Brian Williams, Retreading Memories From a Perch Too Public"

      http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/09/business/media/brian-williams-and-memories-retread-from-a-perch-too-public.html

      "CNN: Brian Williams' Credibility Suffers 'Serious Blow,' His Apology Didn't Go Far Enough "

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5jniMGJRLs

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    7. cicero, I don't see 1:48 PM claiming that Fox Cable News ("We report, you decide.") is the only media entity engaging in a feeding frenzy over Brian Williams' transgressions. Nice strawman, though.

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    8. Somerby's main function is to educate?????????

      Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha.ha,ha.

      I thought he was a Lt. Commander on a Chimp Poopsweeper somewhere in the Muse-illaneous Sea.

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    9. Really? 1:48 believes they can miss the "feeding frenzy" over Williams by not watching FNC. What other news outlet was mentioned in 1:48 diatribe?

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    10. Read comp fail for our resident freeper troll. Keep sniffing that wingnut moondust.

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    11. @ 2:23, and isn't it odd how I seem to get more of both entertainment and education out of Stewart than I do out of Somerby.

      The real difference between the two is that Stewart is actually very good at what he does.

      Meanwhile, Rachel Maddow -- one of Bob's favorite targets -- is discussing serious constitutional war power questions raised by the crisis in dealing with ISIS.

      Never mind that. Now that we've dispatched Kristof and his horrible, awful treatment of his high school pal's children, let's pick some more low-hanging fruit. Brian Williams will work nicely for the rest of this week.

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    12. Stewart was particularly entertaining when he admitted to Christiane Amanpour in a deadly earnest fashion that he didn't vote in the midterms last November. After some criticism, he later claimed he did vote and was only "kidding."

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0-yBzLiasg

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  2. Now B.S. is desperately trying to impugn B.W.'s liberal credentials using the Limberger connection as evidence. Except this supposed guilt by association can be applied to the most strident of liberals.. If Williams is a stealth conservative it is a case of unrequited love. Limburger lampoons Williams for his transgressions.

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/02/05/brian_williams_should_not_resign_his_job_as_nbc_narrative_reader

    Rachel Maddow had Pat Buchanan on her show numerous times as a MSNBC contributor. They were best buds. . Does that make Rachel a conservative?

    "Pat Buchanan it is always great to see you." R.M.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NiPZBBpLMo

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    1. No one is suggesting Williams is a closet conservative. The suggestion is that he is an opportunistic climber whose main goal is to advance his own career. Evidence is presented that he will say whatever pleases his corporate bosses to get ahead.

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    2. Just more tendentious counterfactualism by the resident freeper troll.

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    3. freepero, I know you are the butter utensil in the knife drawer,but what possesses you to think a blogger whose recent mantra about liberals is "dumb, lazy, disliked, and immoral" would "impugn" somebody by not calling them a liberal much less be "desperate" to do so?

      Do we need to melt the butter before letting you apply your cutting edge intellect to it?

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    4. Indeed, this "cicero" is a formidable piece of garbage. Real good comebacks there, you idiot! Anyway, beyond William's long standing man crush on Rush ("a great broadcaster"), Williams's equal praise for Peggy Noonan is equally stomach turning.

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    5. @Greg,

      Did you require Pepcid as the bile in your throat rose over B.W's . man crush on Carter, Clinton, Obama, and his mooning over FLOTUS?

      http://www.mrctv.org/videos/worst-reporter-history-man-award-nominee-brian-williams

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    6. MRCTV is an online media platform designed to broadcast conservative values, culture, politics, liberal media bias, and entertainment to a new and diverse audience on a social media optimized site.

      Our goal is to break down the boundaries between traditional conservative media and mainstream culture.

      MRCTV is brought to you by the Media Research Center, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit research and education organization. The MRC is located at: 1900 Campus Commons Dr., Reston, VA 20191. For information about the MRC, please visit www.MRC.org.

      Troll on freeper.

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    7. @ 2:42

      Are you saying the videos of Brian Williams posted on the link are faked? Do you believe the moon landings were faked as well?

      BTW: Are you aware that MEDIA MATTERS is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization that exists solely to criticize FNC?

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    8. BTW: yet another strawman from the freeper. Did your MRC internship app come through yet?

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    9. It takes a real cissy-row not to understand the difference between a softball tossing network ninny and a real man crush, bub.

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    10. Strawman? Who cares where the information comes from if it is accurate? If you can dispute the videos of Williams fawning over liberals please do so.

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    11. Reread 1:24 PM's comment and then return to your playpen for a nap. You're getting cranky again.

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    12. @ 3:09

      Perhaps you could enlighten us about "real man crush"? If calling Clinton, "Perhaps the most intellectually and physically active President " and Carter, " Is it fair to call him the best former President at a minimum in modern American history and perhaps the last 200 years?' is not your idea of a man crush I hate to see you in action.

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    13. Hey Howlerites! @ 3:09 here. I'm sending this out as an inquiry to all but cicero.

      Question 1)

      Is it fair to call cicero the best right wing troll since the invention of the leafy format or perhaps all Howler history?

      Question 2)

      Regardless of your answer to Question 1, does asking it make you think cicero sends a tingle up my leg when I read his comments aloud to my wailing analysts?

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    14. Brian Williams works/ worked for the same guys for whom cicero carries water.

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  3. That certainly brings back memories. Chickenhawks like Limbaugh literally ached for that war, and vapid tools like Williams were more than happy to enable them. With that the right wing in this country disgraced themselves once and forever in my eyes.

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  4. Did the left wing disgrace themselves in your eyes as well or was only your right eye open?

    List of some of the more famous liberals who actually voted for Iraq War II and those liberals in the news media who championed the Iraq invasion.

    Senate

    Baucus (MT)
    Bayh (IN)
    Biden (DE) then head of the Senate foreign Relations Committee
    Breaux (LA)
    Cantwell (WA)
    Carnahan (MO)
    Carper (DE)
    Cleland (GA)
    Clinton (NY)
    Daschle (SD)
    Dodd (CT)
    Dorgan (ND)
    Edwards (NC)
    Feinstein (CA)
    Harkin (IA)
    Hollings (SC)
    Johnson (SD)
    Kerry (MA)
    Kohl (WI)
    Landrieu (LA)
    Lieberman (CT)
    Lincoln (AR)
    Miller (GA)
    Nelson (FL)
    Nelson (NE)
    Reid (NV)
    Rockefeller (WV)
    Schumer (NY)
    Torricelli (NJ)

    House of Reps

    Dick Gephardt
    Patrick Kennedy
    Henry Waxman,
    Anthony Weiner

    Network News Anchors
    NBC Tom Brokaw
    ABC Peter Jennings
    CBS Dan Rather (On September 17, 2001, less than a week after the 9-11 attacks, Rather went on The Late Show with David Letterman and beat the war drums like a one-man Taiko group.")

    http://drewdellinger.org/pages/blog/807/dan-rathers-hypocrisy-re_pro-war-pundits



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    1. freepero reveals himself for the young and inexperienced lad he truly is.

      Here at THE HOWLER, we’ve never doubted that Saddam had WMDs. In fact, we’d be surprised if he didn’t.

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    2. As the Daily Howler did indeed do good work (check the archives) the "they voted for the war" meme brushes up on lightly against the truth. They voted to let W do what he wanted, kinda sorta.

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    3. See comment at 1:38 PM.

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    4. H.J.Res. 114 (107th): Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002

      Nothing in the resolution that says vote yea if you "kinda sorta" want to give the Bush 43 Administration the authority to invade Iraq.

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    5. Excessive literalism is a sign of an unbalanced mind.

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    6. Morse and Gruening are the only guys with real guts in my lifetime.

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    7. Hey @ 2:39, what happened to mental illness or brain injury?

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    8. Corrected: Excessive literalism is the sign of mental illness or brain injury."

      h/t to 2:52 PM

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    9. Is that the excuse given for MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry asking A.G. Holder to quack like a duck?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2lUGZx2mps

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    10. No, its to your response to "Greg" and its really a symptom and not an excuse.

      Keep digging that straw with your little troll shovel.

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    11. @3:09

      Greg is still recovering from Peggy Noonan's comments. Since you seem to diagnose comments as symptoms, what do you prescribe for Greg's chronic colic?

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    12. It is touching to note that cicero relies on Drew Dellinger to planetize his movements.

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    13. Peggy Noonan? Isn't she that east coast Irish Catholic MSNBC trotted out for martini money to make them look balanced?

      Wasn't she part of the famous Catholic gang that Jack Welch trotted out during the Bush-Gore debates. She was in the corporate sack with Lyin Brian and Chris "Almost Killer" Matthews back while Rachel Maddow was still making money working in mulch.

      This cicero kid is young. Too young.

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    14. I've never read the AUMF in detail but I was under the impression that it only authorized us of military force if Saddam refused to destroy his weapons of mass destruction.

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    15. Democrats in the House (2002) voted 60% against the Iraq UOF, but something entirely different occurred in the Senate where Byrd filibustered it. Bush promised assured senate Democrats that the UOF was only to force Saddam to allow WMD inspectors (ousted in 1998) back in, and there would be no war unless he refused...But Saddam accepted, inspectors went in in Nov 2002, they spent 4+ months discovering there were no WMDs, whereupon Bush/Cheney dumped the UN, and rushed an invasion as WMD inspectors fled for their lives from US invaders.

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  5. sissy-row isn't even tyke shovel material. He is below a spork in functionality. All he is good for is spreading his soft stuff.

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    1. Have you much experience with sporks? All that fast food and your corpulence will result in cardio vascular disease.

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    2. Sporks are the best when bailing out a bowl of Troll Weevil Soup.

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    3. That was on the menu at POTUS Obama's National Prayer Breakfast.

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  6. "I'm a NASCAR fan". "I shop at Target". "My pal Rush".
    Sounds liberal to me.
    Williams is entitled to like who or whatever he likes. I am liberal enough to not be offended by thoughts like that.
    As Marley said: "Every man has the right to decide his own destiny. In this I have no partiality".
    To the haters of liberals, I'm sure you are happy to describe Williams as a liberal. After all liberals are proponents and conveyors of hatred and evil. Plus conservatives have no responsibility for anything wrong that ever happened in the history of the world.
    e.g.
    Jesse Helms.
    Strom Thurman.
    Ronald Reagan.
    Richard Nixon.
    Life is always good.
    Your daddy is rich and your mama is good looking.

    God bless you.
    those f*cking liberals.

    God bless you all.

    I remain your musical correspondent.

    LG

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    1. @ 5:23
      Epic fail.

      Nobody who fancies NASCAR could possibly be an Obama cheerleader....Oh, wait...



      "Our country is in a rough spot, and we’re going to need some serious change. There’s only one candidate ready to deliver it — and that’s Barack Obama."

      "Every day I talk to someone else who’s never voted for a Democrat, but now they’re voting for Barack Obama. They realize that Barack understands what we’re going through here in North Carolina. And they’re ready for change.

      So I’ve made up my mind, and I’m ready to get involved. I know that I could never have won a race without my pit crew, and I know Barack can’t win this one without us."

      Junior Johnson, NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers

      Libs shun Target?

      "First Lady Michelle Obama Shops at Target / NBC Washington's Shomari Stone Reports "

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WfrmWwE8UY

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    2. Who said liberals "shun" Target?
      "My pal Rush"?
      Don't lie to yourself.
      Talk to me about Jesse Helms; Trent Lott; Strom Thurman; Nixon; Reagan. etc. etc.
      All nice guys except for their political proclivities.
      There is a reason why southern states moved from democrat to republican.
      To spell it out for you it is spelled "R-A-C-E'.
      Deal with it.

      You can't run away from yourself.

      LG

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    3. You said Brian Williams shops at Target which would disqualify him as a liberal in your litany of things liberals do not like.

      Rachel Maddow has a pal named Pat Buchanan. What else you got?

      Talk to me about Democratic Party Senator Robert Byrd, “no” vote on the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, Exalted Cyclops" and then “grand Kleagle,” in KKK.

      Then there is VP Joe Biden who said of candidate Obama:

      "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."

      You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent.” -- Joe Biden

      Who could forget Democratic Party Senator Harry Reid's description of candidate Obama in 2008,

      saying the race of Barack Obama – whom he described as a "light skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one" – would help rather than hurt his eventual presidential bid."

      A few years ago, (Barack Obama) would have been getting us coffee." -- Bill Clinton to Ted Kennedy

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    4. My little butter knife. Lord, I love him so.

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    5. Liberals have a lot in common with whipped butter. The butter knife is more than capable to push them around.

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    6. The hammers in the sack giggle amongst themselves over their imagined superiority to the nails. The rocks in the box gloat that they too, lack of moss.

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  7. Brian Williams lies to his audience and he has two job requirements: Be credible and be able to read a teleprompter. The math isn't hard. Why is he still employed?

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  8. Al Gore actually deserved a Profiles In Courage award for sounding the alarm against the invasion of Iraq, one of the biggest national security blunders in the history of our country.

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    1. Yep, but there were a lot more against that war, mostly Dems, than people seem to recall. Most House democrats, by a large margin voted no for the resolution.

      This whole "everyone was for it" in 2002 is complete bulls-it.

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    2. Too bad the current VP, the current Secretary of State, and the Democratic Party sole candidate for POTUS in 2016 did vote Yea for Iraq War II. Apparently, POTUS Obama couldn't care less about appointing those Dems who voted for the war to his cabinet.

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    3. He was following the example of that transformational POTUS R. Wilson Reagan who picked a baby killer as VEEP who called his financial policies "voodoo economics."

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    4. POTUS Obama following the example of a conservative POTUS? He would sooner say radical Islam. Oh, wait....Looks like Obama does wish to be the left's version of the Gipper.

      "The Role Model: What Obama Sees in Reagan

      Barack Obama realized long ago that Ronald Reagan was a transformational President who reshaped the nation and its politics. Now Obama is fashioning his own presidency to follow the Gipper's playbook"

      http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2044712,00.html

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  9. Is it time yet to bring this up?

    "I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."

    Making up war stories. Bad for a newsman, ok for a presidential candidate.

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    1. Like it's OK for Obama to pretend he opposes gay marriage when running for office, then "evolve" on the issue?

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    2. No, that was disgusting. He was hypocrite, not consistent when it comes to gay marriage like H. Clinton... oh wait.

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    3. His position was he was against it. He didn't say he was always against it and then, when pictures surfaced, say he forgot he was best man at a gay wedding because in the joy of the event he got scared and confused.

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    4. Obama lied to voters about his position. He didn't evolve. Clinton, who is genuinely religious, did not lie about her views to get elected. It is to her credit that she has changed her views. It is OK with me if you want to vote for the liar instead of the social conservative but ask yourself why Obama's lack of guts on gay marriage wasn't a preview of his lack of guts on so many other issues. I think these lies matter because they reveal character (or its absence).

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    5. @ 11:03 my guess is you are also @ 2:23. I hope so. You have got to be the funniest person on the thread.

      Somerby's main purpose is to educate. Hillary is genuinely religious.

      I sincerely hope there is but one of you.

      When your friend the educator said liberals are dumb and lazy he clearly didn't have you in mind, or he would have added gullible.

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    6. 11:03PM - talk about carrying a grudge!

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  10. You are all so adroit at evading the issue.
    Lott; Helms; Thurman; Helms; Nixon; Reagan. Republicans.

    Talk to me (and deny the facts).
    A Salam Alaikum. Wah Alaikum Salam.

    LG.

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  11. Ready for the What Happened in Haiti Quiz?

    "At this site, we began citing Williams’ peculiar work back in July 1999. Needless to say, the liberal world was asleep in the words at the time. We were sucking our thumbs and stroking our privates and displaying the world-class Dumb in which we persist to this day."

    "These are the people that bring us the news, folks!

    Well, they don't. They bring us the narrative.

    This is not a fly-by-night change...They're not news readers anymore, and they're certainly isn't journalism going on here. It's not just NBC. It's the whole...Media. They're narrative readers.

    Imagine if this was, say, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. Imagine if this was John Chancellor. Imagine if it was Lawrence Spivak, who used to host Meet the Press.

    Any of those people would have already resigned -- and if not that, they would have been fired. It's a different day now. It's a changing world. It's a new era. It's a different world."

    "We’ve warned you for years about wealth and fame, about what “journalists” will do to obtain them. In our view, Williams has played a dishonest, sometimes destructive game as he has seemed to grab for the golden rail.

    But then again, so have quite a few of our leading “liberal” journalists. The liberal world has accepted this crap every step of the way, to the sands of Iraq and beyond."

    "There isn't journalism anymore. These people are not journalists. They're not reporters."

    "Does any of this self-serving foolishness actually matter? Not necessarily, no! If a journalist does outstanding work but sometimes enters Mitty mode, the caliber of his actual work would still stand on his own.

    That said, Williams doesn’t do outstanding work; on the whole, neither does his team at NBC News."

    Who am I quoting?

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  12. Someday maybe you'll be able to quote and think at the same time.

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    1. Does this mean you don't know?

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  13. Tell (what I think) is the truth if it fortifies my beliefs.
    Lie if it does not.
    The conservative mindset.

    You are all liars at the drop of a hat.

    Gutless worms.
    Bigots without the nerve to say what you really think.

    Punks. No guts & afraid to say what you really think about black people. Even those kids in the Baltimore schools.
    Nice job Bob.
    Your conservative commenters are gutless worms.

    LG

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  14. Sound to me like Williams was trying to question whether anti-war voices were being shouted down by war proponents who he deftly placed all in the ditto-head camp.

    He tip-toed around the subject and tried to finesse it a bit with the dark "My friend Rush Limbaugh" (who he described as being driven to a fit of crazed apoplexy by Gore's counter).

    It's a pity Williams felt he needed to couch the discussion in this window dressing. It smacks of artfulness and narcissism.

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    1. Good to hear from you again.

      On balance, the commenters are doing a lousy job discussing Somerby's post. You, however, put your unique spin on things.

      To Somerby, Williams seems to fawn over Rush and attack Gore. To you it sound like Williams is making Rush and his followers out to be an angry tribal bunch.

      It seems your two views sound very different. Maybe you are touching different parts of the elephant in the room. Perhaps a Parish Police sergeant can come along and rouse the poor pachyderm off his mattress so we can see what he looks like.

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  15. cicero and Brian Williams carry water for the same exact people.

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  18. My Name is Jones Benady from Australia..I never believed in Love Spells or Magics until I met this special spell caster DR ODIMILI when i went to Africa to Execute some business..He is really powerful..My wife divorce me with no reason for almost 4 years and i tried all i could to have her back cos i really love her so much but all my effort did not work out.. we met at our early age at the college and we both have feelings for each other and we got married happily for 5 years with no kid and she woke up one morning and she told me she’s going on a divorce..i thought it was a joke and when she came back from work she tender to me a divorce letter and she packed all her loads from my house..i ran mad and i tried all i could to have her back but all did not work out..i was lonely for almost 4 years…So when i told the spell caster what happened he said he will help me and he asked for her full name and her picture..i gave him that..At first i was skeptical but i gave it a try cos h ave tried so many spell casters and there is no solution…so when he finished with the readings,he got back to me that she’s with a man and that man is the reason why she left me…The spell caster said he will help me with a spell that will surely bring her back.but i never believe all this…he told me i will see a positive result within 3 days..3 days later,she called me herself and came to me apologizing and she told me she will come back to me..I cant believe this,it was like a dream cos i never believe this will work out after trying many spell casters and there is no solution..DR ODIMILI The spell caster is so powerful and after that he helped me with a pregnancy spell and my wife got pregnant a month later..we are now happy been together again and with lovely kid..This spell caster has really changed my life and i will forever thankful to him..he has helped many friends too with similar problem too and they are happy and thankful to him..This man is indeed the most powerful spell caster have ever experienced in life..Am Posting this to the Forum in case there is anyone who has similar problem and still looking for a way out........ CONTACT THIS POWERFUL SPELL CASTER TODAY VIA EMAIL:hamonyspellcaster1957@gmail.com

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  19. THANKS TO DR BENEDICT FOR SOLVING MY PROBLEMS

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  20. I will forever be grateful to a great spell caster who helped me to get my husband back who left me for 4 months and just on contact with this man everything changed and my husband came back to me just in a space of 48 hours its just absolutely amazing and i will drop his contact here for those in help to contact him via eduduzadsontemple@yahoo.com for any relationship challenge or financial distress...

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  22. THANKS TO DR BENEDICT FOR SOLVING MY PROBLEMS

    An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my wife back to me.. My name is Andy Sowers,i live in Australia,and I'm happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife.so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce.she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she didn't love me anymore.So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife.So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.{benedictsolutioncentre@yahoo.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who didn't call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster DR benedict. So.
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  23. My Name is paul.I will love to share my testimony to all the people in the forum cos i never thought i will have my girlfriend back and she means so much to me..The girl i want to get marry to left me 4 weeks to our wedding for another man..,When i called her she never picked my calls,She deleted me on her facebook and she changed her facebook status from engage to Single…when i went to her place of work she told her boss she never want to see me..I lost my job as a result of this cos i cant get myself anymore,my life was upside down and everything did not go smooth with my life…I tried all i could do to have her back to all did not work out until i met a Man when i Travel to Africa to execute some business have been developing some years back..I told him my problem and all have passed through in getting her back and how i lost my job…he told me he gonna help me…i don’t believe that in the first place.but he swore he will help me out and he told me the reason why my girlfriend left me and also told me some hidden secrets.i was amazed when i heard that from him..he said he will cast a spell for me and i will see the results in the next couple of days..then i travel back to Germany the following day and i called him when i got home and he said he’s busy casting those spells and he has bought all the materials needed for the spells,he said am gonna see positive results in the next 2 days that is Thursday.My girlfriend called me at exactly 12:35pm on Thursday and apologies for all she had done ..she said,she never knew what she’s doing and her sudden behavior was not intentional and she promised not to do that again.it was like am dreaming when i heard that from her and when we ended the call,i called the man and told him my my girl friend called and he said i haven’t seen anything yet… he said i will also get my job back in 3 days time..and when its Sunday,they called me at my place of work that i should resume work on Monday and they gonna compensate me for the time limit i have spent at home without working..My life is back into shape,i have my girlfriend back and we are happily married now with a baby boy and i have my job back too.This man is really powerful..if we have up to 20 people like him in the world,the world would have been a better place..he has also helped many of my friends to solve many problems and they are all happy now..Am posting this to the forum for anybody that is interested in meeting the man for help.you can mail him to
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  24. Am Miss Natasha Hill from Australia. I was having serious relationship problems with my Husband and it had resulted in him moving out to his friend’s apartment. Everything got worse because he started going to bars and strip clubs frequently with his friend, getting drunk and passing out. He always threatens me on phone whenever I call him because of all the bad advises that his friend has given him. I really love him and we had been dating for 8 years which gave us a beautiful daughter and a mavalous son. I had also lost a lot of money on therapists until I was introduced to Dr. Osauyi by a friend whom he helped to marry her childhood boyfriend; this gave me total confidence and strength to get him back. I did all he asked and after 48 hours my Husband called me and rushed back home, things just changed between us emotionally. He has a job and stopped drinking and keeping irrelevant friends. It’s a miracle I never believed i twas possible because I had lost all hope until I found Dr.Osauyi . So that’s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe. All thanks goes to Dr.Osauyi for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that Dr Osauyi is the solution to all kinds Problem that can really help you in you sutoation Osauyilovespell@gmail.com Or Osauyilovespell@outlook.com call +2347064294395 web site http://osauyilovespelll.webs.com/

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  25. Am Miss Natasha Hill from Australia. I was having serious relationship problems with my Husband and it had resulted in him moving out to his friend’s apartment. Everything got worse because he started going to bars and strip clubs frequently with his friend, getting drunk and passing out. He always threatens me on phone whenever I call him because of all the bad advises that his friend has given him. I really love him and we had been dating for 8 years which gave us a beautiful daughter and a mavalous son. I had also lost a lot of money on therapists until I was introduced to Dr. Osauyi by a friend whom he helped to marry her childhood boyfriend; this gave me total confidence and strength to get him back. I did all he asked and after 48 hours my Husband called me and rushed back home, things just changed between us emotionally. He has a job and stopped drinking and keeping irrelevant friends. It’s a miracle I never believed i twas possible because I had lost all hope until I found Dr.Osauyi . So that’s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe. All thanks goes to Dr.Osauyi for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that Dr Osauyi is the solution to all kinds Problem that can really help you in you sutoation Osauyilovespell@gmail.com Or Osauyilovespell@outlook.com call +2347064294395 web site http://osauyilovespelll.webs.com/

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