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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 07:56 PM
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Peter Jennings - What a Funny Guy!
I assume most of us are aware - if we weren't watching it live - when ABC's Peter Jennings scolded Gen. Wesley Clark, in the New Hampshire debate 3 weeks ago, for refusing to disavow the words of his campaign representative Michael Moore who claimed GWB was a deserter.

The exchange, as I recall it, went something along the lines of:

Jennings - "will you disavow this baseless assertion?"
Clark - "well I don't know if he was a deserter."
Jennings - "the facts say otherwise."
Clark - "well I haven't seen the facts."

Tonight on ABC WTT, Jennings was getting his knickers in a twist when Terry Moran had the stack of new info released by the White House.

Jennings - "damn, it's Friday night. What's it say, huh? Huh?"
Moran - "can't see anything new here."

Jennings' credibility as a broadcaster is on the line and he knows it.
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Product of Evolution Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 07:57 PM
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1. No wonder he rejected his Canadian citizenship...
We have so many real journalists in Canada that we don't need the rat bastard.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:05 PM
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3. Next time Canada,
send us some of your great beer and keep asholes like Jennings. We have enough of those as it is already!

:hurts:
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Product of Evolution Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:06 PM
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4. We'd gladly take him back..
If you guys were willing to take...oh say...Belinda Stronach off our hands.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:19 PM
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7. Yeah, I was just jesting. When it comes to payback,
I'm afraid we deserve to be on the receiving end, big time. Still, sending us Jennings was a cruel blow by any standard. :evilgrin:
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NWHarkness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:01 PM
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2. Jennings is going for a record of some sort
He has pronounced this issue settled, what? Six, seven times now?
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RedSock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:11 PM
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5. i watched tonight
and jennings's crack was that the white house announcement was coming on a friday afternoon -- i thought he sounded like one of us, questioning the timing ....

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DrRang Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:14 PM
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6. Hey--don't knock Jennings
Peter Jennings may not be all we want, but he's definitely better than Rather or, GodHelpUs, Brokaw. Jennings' ABC show edges closer to the reality of a non-Ahmed 'N' Roses Iraq. If he hadn't tossed Bush's AWOL status out on the table, it's debatable whether it would be a media storm now. And I saw the Jennings/Moran exchange tonight. J. made a point that the Bush White House released material late on Friday when it wanted the stuff to escape media scrutiny. He also stressed that the pile of documents really added nothing to Bush's attemp at credibility.
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lastknowngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:21 PM
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8. inadvertanly he brought the AWOL thing into the mainstream
media so I know he's an ass however we kinda owe him.
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